This just in.


The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Ron Turner has been fired.

One stooge down. Two more to go.

50 Responses to “This just in.”

  1. Nemo Says:

    They are also reporting the POSSIBILITY of Marinelli being promoted to Defensive Coordinator. AND, possibly Joe Cullen (naked drive through guy) as Defensive Line coach.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Oh what do you know. It looks like the Bears are going to become the Detroit Lions in a few years. Marinelli and Cullen are sure moving up that ladder to what they were a couple years back.

  3. genrebuster Says:

    Great news that Turner is gone but whose butt is Lovie licking to keep his job? Angelo’s? Then who does Angelo have in a liplock? What a joke. Money is always an issue, too.

    The Bears are really giving the Cubs a run for their money…TRULY PATHETIC.

    I hope they are telling the the truth when they say Lovie will be accountable if the Bears don’t win…

  4. Dan from Madison Says:

    I will admit that I will soak this in for a few days, I am very happy that Ron is gone. But the bottom line is that Angelo and Lovie stay, and that means that we are fucked for the forseeable future.

  5. MadCityMac Says:

    Listening to the spin/bullshit on the press conference on The Score, was just unbelievable; I really feel sorry for you guys!

  6. chucky Says:

    That’s it for me and this goddamned, bullshit football team. Every one of them are lying cocksuckers.

    To the entire McCaskey family, Ted Phillips, Jerry Angelo, and for some reason, mostly you Lovie Smith….FUCK YOU ALL AND DIE!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS, ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From now on, as long as any of you lying motherfuckers are a part of this team, I’ll be cheering against you. No, I won’t just pick some other team to cheer for. From now on, my favorite team is whoever is playing against the Bears. You hear that you old bitch, Virginia McCaskey? I hope your entire family ends up poor, broke and destitute. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!!!!


  7. robert Says:

    back in november someone said he wants 2 jobs the bears and the texans…gary kubiak is safe in texas… could this be a one year reprieve for ms howell and angela jerry so they wont have to pay them so much to get rid of them and to give full control of the team to bill cowher

  8. robert Says:

    well the cardinals resigned matt holiday and added brad penney what has moe hendry done..

  9. robert Says:

    oh i forgot he got a rule 5 pitcher and more arms for a potential big bat…is jimbo the jackass on the cardinals payroll

  10. genrebuster Says:

    I hear you Chucky.

    Yes, the Bears organization is officially TRULY PATHETIC. Congratulations to all involved: it starts at the top and trickles down, great job.

    Is McCaskey dating Zell? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  11. ksmc2000 Says:

    Congratulations to Andre Dawson….

    He was just voted in to the Hall of Fame with 77% of the vote. Signing the blank check to play for the Cubs prior to the 87 season spoke volumes about the character of the person. He went on to win the MVP that year.

  12. chucky Says:

    And he won it while being on a last place team too. Long overdue.


  13. genrebuster Says:

    Well-deserved!!! Congratulations Mr. Dawson!

  14. Nemo Says:

    Congratulations, Hawk!

  15. robert Says:

    congrats hawk but as bowie kuhn said the day frank robinson was hired as the first black manager it is not a day to celebrate it is the day an injustice was corrected andre you should have been a first ballot hall of famer…unlike that last piece of shit who played your position you were class

  16. jimmy d Says:

    Hey all,

    Well, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to shout out a HUGE congratulations to The Hawk. Long overdue (as has been the case for Ron Santo for far too long) and so truly deserved. God Bless you Andre, and thanks for being such a class act!!!

    Jimmy D.

    P.S. Happy New Year (a little belated) to all of my brethren here at the site.

  17. robert Says:

    happy new year to you to jimmy d and some of the people who have not posted in a while aka gramps ron santos legs bobby d etc

  18. robert Says:

    Andre Dawson did not fit one of billy beanes credentials for a great player…you know that moneyball that preaches ops….taking a shit on the third tuesday of every month at precisely 2:45 PM you know that stuff stat geeks love….Milton Bradleys Ops was way better than Dawson but Dawson had the intangibles that that Nintendo baseball cant match….Andre stopped more runners going from first to third or second to home on a single….could steal a base…and for those Milton Bradley apologists who say he got a bad rap cause he got off to a slow start….Andre Started 5-47 in his cub carrer and was one of the most beloved cubs in history….

  19. genrebuster Says:

    let’s not forget captain kirk, erniesarmy, skijcm, bonk, jfucilla, baaaaa, davy rosello, loucub, the ghost of leo durocher…

  20. genrebuster Says:

    Here is a classic post from the wonderful 2006 season….enjoy!

    Special Thanks to Mac and Fro!


    MadCityMac wrote:
    “In a world where there is a law against people ever showing their emotions, or ever releasing themselves from the grayness of their days, a drink is not a social tool. It is a thing you need in order to live”.
    —Jimmy Breslin, journalist, author

    “Or an absolute fucking necessity to be a fan of the Chicago Cubs”
    -MadCityMac, noted Wisconsin lush

    FroDogs, you absolutely fucking rock! Pushing the envelope where it is needed my friend! Jimmy D., wondering if you were able to give Douchebag his very much deserved earfull with those great seats last night, and wondering if the brownshirts of the Trib (Andy Frain ushers; are they still there?) gave you the bum’s rush? Enquiring minds want to know!!

    Okay, I’m on my (at least) 7th beer, and time to vent. Goodbye to Mark Prior (don’t forget the Vagisil pal!), Kerry Wood (not his fault, but how long must we wait?), Jackoff Jones (cutoff man? We don’t need no stinkin’ cutoff man!!), Juan Pierre (yeah, he’s leading the NL in hits, but down in the 40’s for OBP? Not acceptable! But a good outfielder; Murph thinks he’s headed to the Southside), Dumpster (do I even have to expand on this loser?), ARam (love his bat, WHEN THERE’S NOTHING TO PLAY FOR YOU SALARY WHORE!), Freddy Bynum (“can’t blow Dusty if he’s not the manager now, can I?”), Jim “Moe” Hendry (you gutless bastard; should have fired Baker at the A.S. break), andy macFAIL (I hate him almost as much as Baker; maybe more. A supposed “baseball man” who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about winning; only lining the pockets of his corporate masters – YOU FUCKING WHORE!!), Gene Clines, Sarge, Rottenchild, and the object of our unending vitriol, the Lizard, the toothpick chewing prick, Douchebag, shit-for-brains Dusty Baker!! What fun to hear the news on Monday that “his contract will not be re-newed because we feel the need to go in another direction”, i.e., “Dusty sucks dog balls”.

    Guys, we need to keep this going somehow. I’ve gotten to know some of you as friends, most of you as fellow travelers in this insanity that we call Cub’s baseball. I hope someone picks up the ball and runs with it (Christ, can I use anymore metaphors here?) so we can continue as a community (Boycott, no offense!).

    Dammit, out of beer! (and I gotta go to work Thursday!) Let’s keep this going, even if Bobby D bailed on us! Good night now!
    09/27/06 22:50:44

    FroDogs wrote:
    You guys would not believe it. Security was really tight when I sat down behind home plate. I still managed to get the sign up. I had a little help from everyone around me as well. They all stood up and helped me out. Thanks to anyone who was there. Also, as soon as the game was over, a bunch of security guards came down where my seat was at and I made a run for it. Who knows what they would of done. I will try to get pictures of the game up tomorrow but I am not sure because I have classes all day. Again, thanks everybody. 09/28/06 00:05:13

  21. chucky Says:

    Genre….how did you find that? It’s from the old site, right? That was truly outstanding!!!!

    Thank you for the smile and a real good laugh first thing on a very snowy Thursday morning. And thank you MadCityMac and FroDog. All of you guys kick ass!!!

  22. Sandberg23 Says:

    Chucky, what you posted earlier was classic! I know you were pissed when you wrote it, but I was laughing my ass off reading that. Awesome post dude(Dust lingo). I know hoping someone dies or goes broke is not nice, but I know how you feel. It’s just a figure of speech (ok Yeti). I agree with you for rooting against them. I was rootingagainst them at the end of the season cause I knew if they finished good that they would find a way to spin that as a positive in keeping Lovie.

  23. robert Says:

    someone wrote about kerry he came back got healthy had 1/1/2 good years then we let him walk just so we would have money to sign milton bradley…I guess it wasnt so bad we ended up trading for a reliable closer….you know that goggled cocksucker kevin fucking gregg

  24. genrebuster Says:

    chucky, I saved a few posts from the old site….I’ll post more as time allows….there were some classic moments for sure!

  25. Al Swearingen Says:

    “Goggled cocksucker”? That’s my line, you fucking hoopleheads!

  26. robert Says:

    al i dont care who came up with that line there is nothing else nicer to say about him

  27. chucky Says:

    Genre…thanks man! I’ll be on the look-out for them.

    And thank you for the kind words Sandberg. I’m glad to know you knew my true intent with what I said. You are correct, I was royally pissed off when I wrote that rant. I just hope I don’t have to do it again. I may end up blowing an artery. And at my age it could happen.

    And what is a “hooplehead”? Anybody?

  28. MadCityMac Says:

    Scott, thanks for the shout-out about that old post; I had completely forgotten about that! I believe it was sometime around there where you told me a should read Charles Bukowski. Along with trying to lose 45 pounds (35 to go; hope it goes fast-I can’t take this “on the wagon” crap much longer!), I need to pick up Bukowski. Any recomendations?

  29. MadCityMac Says:

    It’s amazing how creative my writing gets whem I’m absolutely hammered. You know what they say about great writers (or even okay ones like me!) and alcohol!

  30. robert Says:

    does anyone but me think the reason lou stayed with gregg for so long last year was due to the fact he looked like chris sabo

  31. Dave Says:

    So I was looking at and I see that someone has predicted the fate of the top 10 remaining free agents. He has Ben SheetsHisPants signing with the Cubs, and several free agent White Sox such as Thome and Dye going to the Tigers.

    Also here come the Cardinals with all new “enhancements.” Mark McGwire as a coach? Uh oh. Also with the huge signing of Matt Holiday for a long term deal they have become the Yankees of the NL

  32. Dave Says:

    That is if the Cubs didn’t already have that title, though I think you need to win a championship first before you get that moniker.

  33. robert Says:

    Dave did you hear Larussa said if the cardinals are in contention he is going to activate McGwire to pitch hit down the stretch

  34. genrebuster Says:

    Mike, my pleasure. And, as for Bukowski….man, there are so many…but here’s a few that come to mind:

    (poetry) “Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame” (maybe start here, selected poems from 1955-1973), “Love Is A Dog From Hell”, “The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills”; (novel) “Post Office”, “Factotum”; (short stories) “The Most Beautiful Woman In Town”…

    I’m revisiting “Burning In Water Drowning In Flame”

  35. genrebuster Says:

    novel: “Ham On Rye (Bukowski)

  36. genrebuster Says:

    Question And Answer

    he sat naked and drunk in a room of summer
    night, running the blade of the knife
    under his fingernails, smiling, thinking
    of all the letters he had received
    telling him that
    the way he lived and wrote about
    it had kept them going when
    all seemed

    Charles Bukowski

  37. MadCityMac Says:

    Sweet! Thanks Scott! I’m off to Frugal Muse! (used bookstore in Madison)

  38. Dave Says:

    Yeah Robert, I heard that. I didn’t think he would be allowed to do that, though I can’t imagine McGwire still has the power that he used to, or the swing timing. Still makes a Cub fan nervous though.

  39. genrebuster Says:

    I don’t think it really matters (Cards)…I believe that as long as Hendry is in place as GM the Cubs destiny is unchanged.

    In other words, in 9 months I’ll likely have the opportunity to post “103 years…tick tock.”

  40. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I am still amazed at how Jim Hendry still has a job. I’ve mentioned this several times in the past and I will say it again: If any of us performed at our jobs like Jim Hendry has at his, we would be sleeping in cardboard boxes on the streets.

  41. robert Says:

    The definition of insane is is repeating the same thing over and over and hoping the results turn out diffrent….Jim hendry to quote rage against the machine you are insane in the membrane

  42. chucky Says:

    This deal about LaRussa putting McGuire on the active roster isn’t about what McGuire could do to help the Cards during a playoff push. It’s about resetting McGuires Hall of Fame chances. As it stands now, Big Mac doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of getting in. The hope here is that the outrage over McGuires roid use will have died out.

    What a bunch fucking assholes. They make Santos campaigning for his induction seem noble.

  43. robert Says:

    So what you are saying Chucky is Mark Mcgwire has about as much chance of playing this year as Ron Santo does of winning the Ford C Frick award

  44. robert Says:

    get the funny feeling Dawsons hall of fame speech will be as good as Sandbergs

    His opinion on the steroid era

    This was something that probably could have been nipped in the bud very early on, but it wasn’t, as you know, in the best interest of baseball, so this is something that has come back to really bite them in the rear end,” Dawson said. “I did what I had to do to play and get 20 years under my belt. I look back on it and I wouldn’t do it any other way. I didn’t need (steroids) in my body; I was blessed and talented and I took advantage of that.”

    Nipped in the bud wonder if a pun was intended

    The best interests of baseball is one of seligs favorite phrases

  45. chucky Says:

    That is basically correct, Robert. I would really doubt he would see any time at all at first base, but I’d bet he would get an at bat or two. Remember, it’s not about helping the Cardinals, it’s about McGuire getting into the Hall of Fame.

    I only wish there could be a way to ban them from doing it. I don’t know how that could be done. And quite honestly, I think Santo deserves the Frick award more than McGuire deserves to be in the Hall. Which means neither one of them deserve it.

  46. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    How long will it be until Dusty ruins this guy’s future?


  47. chucky Says:

    Matt…I hear he’s tentatively scheduled for Tommy John surgery this coming September.

  48. genrebuster Says:

    any agent that doesn’t warn their clients (pitchers) to saty away from Dusty should be sued for misrepresentation….or at the very least, bitch-slapped to their knees!


    p.s. I hope Kerry Wood writes a book someday and tells all.

  49. robert Says:

    genre any agent that has a client who is a fringe player who needs a long term deal and doesnt talk to moe hendry should be shot

  50. genrebuster Says:

    agreed robert….I hope Ricketts’ gamble (keeping Hendry) pays off….but I’m not betting on it.


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