Road to Opening Day: #41

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Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now everyone else will report today with the first full squad workout tomorrow.  You can follow our countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh here. Managers Come and Managers Go… The Cubs have had more managers in their history than I care to keep track Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #41

The Trial of the Manager

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We’re going to pretend that it’s okay to panic about 10% of the season right now and talk a bit about the manager and what he brings to a rebuilding club. As you know from the previous poll, the 2013 Cubs, who have only played 17 games so far and Continue reading The Trial of the Manager

Dale Sveum, the Cubfather

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By all rights, Dale Sveum should have had a really bad time last season.  The 2012 Cubs lost 101 games, half of his starting rotation either got traded away or hurt, the other half not named Jeff Samardzija sucked, the offense sucked, and the only real bright spot was that Continue reading Dale Sveum, the Cubfather

Why oh why did you run?

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This play was a killer. Every now and then the Cubs will make a boneheaded play or coaching decision and we as fans pound our fists and scream “WHY” to the heavens.  Then I figure it might not be a bad idea to look at the expectancy charts and determine Continue reading Why oh why did you run?

On Managers…

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There has been much in the way of news as the Cubs fired Mike Quade and eliminated various candidates, including Ryne Sandberg, from their short list of names.  In the meantime, they’ve reached out to other guys like Dale Sveum (I know who he is, but you don’t, but that’s Continue reading On Managers…