Posts in category "Mike Quade"

Unconditional Faith in Theo Must Endure

So, the lineup that needs NO introduction, because, even if I introduced it, nobody would care….your 2012 Chicago Cubs! DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Byrd CF, Soto C, Dempster P. A 22 year old third hitter, a Quadruple A poster boy, a miserable, godforesaken contract, a rookie-of-the-year who... 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 »

Quade out; Ryno removed from consideration, yet period of unconditional Theo support continues

Theo flew down to Florida to personally fire Mike Quade today.  Then he stated that the new Cubs manager must have “managing or coaching experience at the big-league level”.  Sorry, Ryno.  I guess this is just not your organization.  Apparently, and this was confirmed by more knowledgeable observers at yesterday’s press conference, Theo has someone... Read more »
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Now, Cubs fans, let's bring in the Ryno!

Now, Cubs fans, let's bring in the Ryno!
It appears that Ricketts has done it…he has brought in a Theo Epstein-esque figure.  It happens to be Theo his own bad self.  Kurt is right.  Bringing in Dusty Baker when we did was big.  Soriano was big.  Piniella was big.  This is big-cubed.  Get yourself to your local college, and learn some basic statistics,... Read more »

The 2011 Cubs - Insubordination, Disconnection, and the Pursuit of False Goals

The 2011 Cubs - Insubordination, Disconnection, and the Pursuit of False Goals
So, Cubs fans, here’s where it has come to.  The 2011 season, boiled down to its “simplest” form in one play.  Of course, nothing is simple, not when it involves 25 players, a front office, 162 games, 3 million attendees and many more millions of fans throughout the world, and 103 years since the last... 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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Monday Morning News-Blitz

The Cubs split a weekend series with the Giants, thanks in large part to the rain on Sunday. I highly doubt the Cubs were going to beat Tim Linecum, but I guess stranger things have happened. As always, lets look around the newspaper/online world to see what our favorite writers are staying about the Cubs.... Read more »

After 6 games, records mean squat in Cubs history

So, after a fairly miserable 2010, the 2011 Cubs have started the year 3 and 3. Guess what?  After a miserable 1983, the 1984 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After an awful 2002, the 2003 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After a pathetic 2006 (which started out 4-2, BTW) the 2007 Cubs started... Read more »

2011 Chicago Cubs Apocalypse Round Table

The 2011 Major League Baseball season is finally here. I don’t know about you, but I could only take so much more of debating whether Koyie Hill should be the back up catcher. In all likelihood, it’s highly unlikely that his inclusion on the roster will make or break the Cubs chances in 2011. The... Read more »
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Readers' Blog: Winning

When pitchers and catchers reported to spring training sometime around Valentine’s Day, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the start of baseball season. There was still a ton of snow on the ground, the streets were lined with awful looking ‘dibs’ furniture and Brant Miller was showing pictures of icicles on the 10 p.m.... Read more »