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Mike Fontenot is getting a ring

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Think about that for a minute--little Mike Fontenot, who could never really hang on as a starter with the Cubs, is a member of the Word Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Good for Mighty Mite. Former White Sox Aaron Rowand and Juan Uribe are now two-time world champs. Couldn't happen to a better couple of guys.

Meanwhile, in the land of current Cubs and Sox, there is some news this week, though not nearly as awesome:

--Omar Vizquel was signed for another year by the Sox. He had a much more productive season than the Sox were expecting, and at times was the most consistent offensive and defensive player on the team. Still, he's 43, and the Sox can't possibly expect the same next season, can they?

--Joey Cora reportedly will not get the Brewers manager job. I don't whether I feel sorry for him more because he a bridesmaid once again, or more because he may have to spend another year with Ozzie (just kidding, Ozzie).

--Jim Hendry says Ryne Sandberg has declined to return as manager of the Iowa Cubs, possibility the least surprising news of the off-season so far. It would probably be good for Sandberg to get more experience in the minors, but by all appearances, he was jilted by Hendry after being told four years ago that he need to get some experience in the minors. Ryno is saving face, and allegedly will pursue other jobs with other teams, but I wish for his sake and for the Cubs' sake that he would stay in the organization for a bit more seasoning.

--Todd Ricketts is going to clean toilets on TV. Insert joke here about Alfonso Soriano's crappy contract.

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