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Posts Tagged ‘Starlin Castro’

Mid-Season Review, Part Deux

Posted by dannmckeegan on July 2, 2010

Part Deux, as one might guess, implies that this entry will focus on the Cubs middle infield.  With the May promotion of Starlin Castro to the majors from Double A Tennessee, everyone else’s role changed.  Ryan Theriot moved from short to second.  Fontenot became a backup at second.  And Jeff Baker found himself on the bench, for the most part, pinch hitting until Aramis Ramirez went to the DL in June.  As a group, the best descriptor is probably “frustrating,” but each man merits that adjective for different reasons.  So without further ado, let’s begin.

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…and introducing Starlin Castro as Luke Brower

Posted by dannmckeegan on May 11, 2010

Growing Pains

Kirk Cameron and Starlin Castro, a dangerous pairing: both are likely to cause even their respective faithful some trouble along the way

That’s a Growing Pains reference, Growing Pains being a sitcom that ran from 1985 to 1992.  So it was wrapping up when Castro was in diapers.  Luke Brower was a character that showed up in about two dozen episodes in the series’ final two years.  He wasn’t an Oliver, to reference the Brady Bunch in the Growing Pains reference.  Anyhow, after Starlin Castro’s 3-error performance in his Wrigley Field debut on Monday night, there is now a well-defined sense of perspective from which expectations for the 20-year-old shortstop might be judged, and it does have something to do with a character played by an 18-year-old actor named Leonardo DiCaprio. Read the rest of this entry »

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