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Postby ironman » Tue May 09, 2006 10:59 am

FI - RE! DUS -TY!

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FI - RE! DUS -TY!

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue May 09, 2006 11:06 am

I'm going to bring out the same questions I used when this came up last year.

1. Who do you replace him with?
2. Does it make the Cubs better?

Because as bad as Dusty is the injuries are biggest factor in the Cubs record right now.
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Postby ironman » Tue May 09, 2006 12:04 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm going to bring out the same questions I used when this came up last year.

1. Who do you replace him with?
2. Does it make the Cubs better?

Because as bad as Dusty is the injuries are biggest factor in the Cubs record right now.


Are they though? Look back at his tenure with the Cubs. His ability as a manager to lead and motivate his players through adversity is lacking, BIG TIME.

I don't have an exact candidate picked out, but there's bound to be someone out there that can get these guys to snap out of it.

And to answer #2, how can they honestly get any worst at this point?

I realize when Prior and Wood, and Lee get back that things will hopefully improve. But I'm with the growing consensus that 2006 needs to be Dusty's final year.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Wed May 10, 2006 10:47 am

It's hard to think of a candidate during the season, because *we* don't know who's available. Hendry shouldn't have that problem.

My nominees off the top of my head are Billy Williams and Oscar Acosta. If Dusty lasts through the whole season, I suggest Greg Maddux as new manager next year. If necessary, he can be a player/manager. That would rock. Especially when he's pitching and has to go into the dugout in order to make a trip to the mound.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Wed May 10, 2006 10:26 pm

Here's two more: Bob Brenly and Steve Stone.

And Dan Plesac. And Mike Ditka.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed May 10, 2006 10:46 pm

Wendell Kim wouldn't be a downgrade.
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Re: All together now!

Postby ironman » Fri May 26, 2006 2:51 pm

FI - RE! DUS - TY!

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FI - RE! HEN - DRY!

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Postby EugeneStyles » Fri May 26, 2006 10:59 pm

I wouldn't really be for firing Andy MacPhail or Jim Hendry. Unless they refuse to fire Dusty, in which case, out with all of them. Stupid Dusty. Gah!

When an entire team of good, professional baseball players all completely forget fundamentals and go into a slump for over a month, who else can you blame but the manager?
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Postby ThatDude » Sun May 28, 2006 2:30 am

There's only one change that can be made that will actually matter, and that's changing ownership. Until that happens, changing around the personnel in the GM, Manager and all other front office positions is pretty much meaningless.

I'm not even sure exactly what the hell McFail does, but the Tribune absolutely loves it.
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 30, 2006 1:54 pm

ThatDude wrote:There's only one change that can be made that will actually matter, and that's changing ownership. Until that happens, changing around the personnel in the GM, Manager and all other front office positions is pretty much meaningless.

I'm not even sure exactly what the hell McFail does, but the Tribune absolutely loves it.


Funny you should mention that...

(CBS) CHICAGO The Cubs need all the help they can get these days and one well-known sports figure is talking about the potential of buying the team.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he'd make a pitch for the team if it went on the market.

CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports one e-mail response generated a lot of talk and led to a picture of Cuban on the back page of the Chicago Sun Times with the headline "Eyeing the Cubs."

The Cubs' abysmal game play and speculation in the last year the team could go on the block prompted Chicago newspaper columnist Jay Mariotti to fire off an e-mail to the Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire.

He asked Cuban if he'd be interested in Cubs ownership and reported Cuban very quickly responded that he might be.

Mariotti says Cuban wrote "if they produce a book, I certainly would take a look at it."

On the Cubs and Wrigley Field, he apparently told Mariotti, "I've been there a bunch of times and had a blast every time. It's attractive because (the Cubs) are an institution in Chicago."

Cuban took time to respond even as his Dallas Mavericks work their way toward the NBA finals.

"I think he's done a really good job especially with the Dallas Mavericks. You remember how awful they were. So maybe he can turn it around here," said Cubs fan Matthew Levi.

According to Mariotti, Cuban has gotten e-mail from Cubs fans asking him to buy the team.



This is just idle chatter at this point, but it's a tantalizing thought. Lord knows he couldn't do any worse than the Trib. 8-o
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