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15 Responses to “Open Thread.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    What a miserable season for the Cubs…and Hendry is still here, getting ready to pick the next manager!?!?!? What a joke.

    UTTERLY PATHETIC.

    In other news, Tommy “FanBoy” Ricketts was seen texting from Wrigley Field.

  2. chucky Says:

    The Cubs today reached three million sheeple at Wrigley Field for the seventh season in a row.

    Why do I bring this up? Because Asshole Ricketts will change nothing in that fucking shithole as long as these goddamned morons continue showing up to the tune of 3 million a year. It will be more of the same shit. Hendry will continue to be a fucked up GM. Clown Kenney will continue doing…..whatever it is he does. Wrigley will still smell like piss. The goddamned horse troughs will stay right where they are. Fuck this team. And fuck Tom Ricketts. I want to take that fucking Harry Caray statue and stick it straight up his ass. Fucking rat bastard “fan”. Go fuck yourself Ricketts! You’ve made me miss the Tribune company already. That’s how goddamned pathetic you are as an owner. You don’t know your ass from third base you fucking jag-off.

  3. genrebuster Says:

    Yep. It is truly PATHETIC.

    For now, the clock is broken….

  4. genrebuster Says:

    very interesting, Check this out: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=5613688

    Perhaps the word — on how UTTERLY PATHETIC Tom Ricketts, Jim Hendry, Crane Kenney and the Cubs organization are — is spreading…like a bad virus.

    Now, if only the IGNORANT SHEEPLE would stay away…
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    (excerpts) “CHICAGO — Citing “personal and professional reasons,” Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly has withdrawn his name from consideration for the team’s managerial job.

    Brenly, who managed the Arizona Diamondbacks to the 2001 World Series title, was expected to be among the candidates who would interview with general manager Jim Hendry.

    “With all due respect to the organization, to the Ricketts family and to Jim, I just didn’t feel at this particular time that this was a good fit for me,” Brenly said. “I’ve said all along that I would love to get back on the field if I felt the situation was right, but for personal and professional reasons, this is not the right time for me. …Former Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez also withdrew his name.”

  5. ksmc2000 Says:

    Brenly can smell a steaming pile of shit at Wrigley Field for the next several years. I can’t say as I blame him for withdrawing his name for consideration. My guess for the next manager would be Sandberg.

    Rickett’s said on Sunday that payroll for 2011 would be significantly lower. At least if Ryno gets the gig, he will feel like he is still managing in the minor leagues

  6. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    The minor leaguers should be playing up here anyway. The veterans haven’t done shit. Plus, if Ryno is managing, he knows who can play and who can’t. I think Brenly also said no for the job for the fact that his son is in the minor leagues. It could be a conflict if he is brought up and he would have to manage his son.

  7. chucky Says:

    I don’t think there would be a conflict Matt. Wasn’t Moises Alou managed by his father? I think Keith said it best. Brenly smells a steaming shit pile at Wrigley and wants no part of it. Truthfully, who would?

    And don’t get too excited about Sandberg coming in. I heard he’s a leading candidate for the Toronto job. If he’s smart he’d take that over the Cubs job.

  8. genrebuster Says:

    I agree with Keith. And Chucky, too…Sandberg would be better off managing elsewhere.

    Ricketts has proven he is a dumb fanboy by allowing Hendry to stay…and we all know what Hendry has proven. Based on the results, it’s fair to say that working for those fools guarantees FAIL.

    Happy 103 years of losing!

    FIRE JIM HENDRY.

  9. chucky Says:

    Genre…don’t forget this: Flog Tom Ricketts!

  10. Yeti Says:

    “The Cubs today reached three million sheeple at Wrigley Field for the seventh season in a row. ”

    There is a distinct difference between “Purchased Tickets” and “Actual Attendance”. Teams always use the first whenever they say how many people showed up

  11. chucky Says:

    And that matters…..how?

  12. Yeti Says:

    It matters because the actual attendance has been substantially lower. I haven’t watched many games but from what I’ve seen is that the place is pretty empty. The reason they’ve sold so many is because they were already purchased well ahead of the time of the game. People are electing not to go because it’s not worth their time even though they have the tickets.

    Sure, Ricketts has the money from the ticket sales but don’t act like those are all they make money on. When I went this year, I spent $110 on my seats and about $55-65 on drinks/food/etc. so they’re losing a decent amount of money on concessions. I’m sure the local bars and shit are feeling it, too. No matter what, people will still go, but it is clear that people aren’t going as much.

    I hear tickets for the Cubs-Cardinals series were on StubHub for $9 or so.. That’s a clear indication on how valuable tickets are now.

  13. genrebuster Says:

    I hate that the local bars, etc. are feeling the pinch. Thius economy has been brutal without the Cubs stinking up the joint even more.

    As for Ricketts, he deserves to lose $$$ for the way he has mis-handled things so far.

    I understand that people go into business to make money, not lose it. That said, for a very long time now the people that have been running the Cubs appear to be more than OK with losing…as long as the bottom line is met/exceeded. Company men, indeed…to hell with the fans, screw the consumers!

    In the end, the long-time fans are the biggest losers having invested so much time — and in some cases, $$$ — following the Cubs. In this day and age many players change teams like musical chairs…they are clearly not so invested on a personal basis.

    It’s a business.

    For the Cubs, this season was a complete bust…a wasted year.

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  14. Nemo Says:

    Congrats to the Reds and their fans-not to Dusty, of course. The Reds organization has shamed the Cubs. Granted, that is not hard to do.

  15. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Dusty will find a way to fuck it up just like he did in ’02 and then ’03. Just wait and see.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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