July 2006: Q & A with Deene Ehlis

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July 2006: Q & A with Deene Ehlis

Postby Chris » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:59 pm

Deene Ehlis, Broadcaster for the AAA Iowa Cubs, has graciously agreed to answer questions from posters on NSBB! If you would like to send Deene a question or comment, feel free to post it here. The deadline for submitting questions is noon on Monday, July 17. Once Deene has had an opportunity to answer them, the responses will be posted in the Chats Forum.

This session will be coordinated as in accordance with The NSBB Q & A Guidelines.

Thank you to Deene for taking the time to interact with us on such an up close and personal level. As always, thanks to all of you for making NSBB such a wonderful community!

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Postby NCCubFan » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:33 pm

Thanks for participating. Participation from the minor league broadcasters really adds a lot to this site.

Felix Pie has been struggling somewhat this year. Do you think that's because of his limited experience above Class A prior to this year, or are they working with him on making adjustments at the plate which he may not be fully comfortable with yet?

Also, why do you think Rich Hill is so dominant in the minors but struggled in his previous major league callups? Do you see him becoming a good major league pitcher?
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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:40 pm

Do you have any insight as to why Wuertz is still toiling away in Iowa? His performance there more than justifies a promotion. Has he ticked someone off in his previous stays in Chicago? Is there a personality issue we're not aware of?

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Postby CuseCubFan69 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:41 am

Thanks for coming on!

Who are some of your favorite sports announcers?

What players have you seen play this year that you know will be stars at the MLB level?

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Postby Jon » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:06 pm

Is it difficult interacting with players after they've been set back down? Do you find that they're usually more mad or mostly just a bit down?

What have your impressions of Guzman been so far? It appears he's still building up arm strength after not pitching in the big league club's bullpen for over two weeks, but are there things that he has still yet to fully get back? According to a recent Cubs.com article, Mike Quade said that Guzman scrapped his curve in favor of his slider? Do you know when they made that decision? What are your impressions of his breaking stuff?

What about Hoffpauir? He seems to be struggling, but he's still walking and hitting for power.


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