Posts in category "Jim Hendry"

Building for tomorrow, today

Building for tomorrow, today
And other platitudes that don’t actually mean anything. Last night I was relaxing with the wife, watching an old rerun of Parenthood, when my brother Facebooked me a question: are you watching the game? It’s actually good. I had to think for a second about what he could’ve been writing about, and then I remembered… meaningful... Read more »

One week with the New Cubs. Seven games. Five losses. Why?

One week with the New Cubs.  Seven games.  Five losses.  Why?
Or: The Most Important Statistics to the 2012 Cubs – Redux First of all – A. J. got himself hitched!  Now we’re all old married guys!  We can all start discussing mulching mowers and man caves (aka we get a WHOLE room in our houses to OURselves? Who cares if its the basement or garage?... Read more »

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself
PROLOGUE: next time you want to say something snide to us about grown men caring too much about a meaningless sporting event, I want you to recall this, then STFU. It is a little-known codicil that, in the case of Carrie Muskat actually writing something worthwhile on cubs.com, we must follow it up with our own... Read more »
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Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?

Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?
Jim Hendry didn’t believe in arbitration cases.  This is one of the reasons why I don’t routinely savage the guy for his many failings as a general manager.  It appears he didn’t have the “guts” to stand in a room with one of his players and systematically discredit him, in order to save money.  The... Read more »

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »

A shortlist for improvement, pt 3

Or: Offensively Obvious Statements About Baseball Welcome to Part 3 of the 4 part “fix the gawddamn team” series that I’m writing mostly as an exercise to get back into the swing of things.  (Hey, it’s been, like, years since I last regularly blogged.  Not every post I write can be a total PWNage of... Read more »
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Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »

This shouldn't be surprising

I remember not too long ago that the Chicago Cubs were brightly looking toward a very promising future.  In this future, they were competitive, well-managed, and brimming with expensive talent.  The only problem is that “not too long ago” was the winter of 2006 and the “very promising future” was the 2008 baseball season.  Here... Read more »

We listen to Cubs related banter on the radio, so you don't have to

Over the past few days, I have had the opportunity to listen to tons of Chicago sports radio, nearly all of which are concerned with the upcoming Cubs/Sox series.  Of that, most of it has devolved into comparisons between the good-pitch/no-hit Sox being torn apart by the constant bickering between their manager and Gm, and... Read more »
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After 2 days to digest and think: The Hug

What do you think of this?  Is this a HINT?  A sign of big things to come?  Or was it just two socially awkward guys, not knowing how to appropriately greet one another? Personally, I have given a man-hug on occasion.  For I am a socially awkward man.  But I have standards.  I generally don’t just... Read more »