Open thread.

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Your thoughts on the Bears’ first preseason game and anything else that’s on your mind.

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98 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Z wants back…

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/6864438/chicago-cubs-pitcher-carlos-zambrano-wants-remain-cubs

  2. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Wow…he doesn’t understand why he was punished?

  3. chucky Says:

    Yeah, I heard about that. Hendry better be shown the goddamned door this off season. Because I’m hearing that if Hendry returns, Zambrano most likely will too.

    This shit is getting to be just too fucking much.

  4. erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs beating the Astros is equivalent to beating the fellas from Clancy’s Bar.

    These wins are so irrelevant they’re funny.

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    “Yeah, I heard about that. Hendry better be shown the goddamned door this off season. Because I’m hearing that if Hendry returns, Zambrano most likely will too.”
    ————————————-
    You can bet the house on that one Chucky. Both Hendry and Zambrano will be back, I will guarantee it.

    That’s right I believe Ricketts is that stupid.

  6. MadCityMac Says:

    On a completely unrelated subject, are all redheads bi-polar, or is it just women in general?

  7. Robert Says:

    The ricketts family has announced jim hendry will be back next season

  8. Jimmy D. Says:

    Mac,

    C’mon. You know that if it weren’t for sex….we’d hunt ’em. I don’t know if all redheads are bi-polar, but I can attest that the couple of redheads that I hooked up with in my single days were crazy, good in bed; “fire in the hole”.

    Jimmy D.

  9. erniesarmy Says:

    “The ricketts family has announced jim hendry will be back next season.”
    ——————————-
    I am assuming this is legit, and Robert’s not dinkin around. But, the Ricketts are like watching destruction derby. You know the car that is going to get pummeled, but the driver hasn’t a clue.

    The Ricketts are the epitome of clueless.

  10. Robert Says:

    Our only hope is poppa joe

  11. Jimmy D. Says:

    Dempster ought to beat the ever-loving shit out of that no good, useless, “serviceable” excuse for a cLOSER. One out, single, single, walk, grand slam….game over. What a fucking douchecopter!!! Good thing Zambrano wasn’t the starting pitcher of this one…or, there would definitely be a blood bath in the clubhouse.

  12. Jimmy D. Says:

    A 32 pitch ninth inning (one third of an inning). That works out to a 96 pitch inning. And tell me again, we don’t have anybody that sucks a little less than this in the minors that we can give a chance to?

  13. Jimmy D. Says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting Chucky’s commentary. As Flounder so eloquently put it in Animal House…”This is gonna be great”.

  14. genrebuster Says:

    GEE WHIZ, I really thought the Cubs were going to win the NL pennant this year, they have been playing SO GREAT lately, just like they did last year at the end of the season when IT DIDN’T MATTER BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT OF IT!!!!

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

    BTW, Dempster had a 32 pitch 1st inning, too (cue Yeti). The Cubs seem incapable of focusing from start to finish.

    Marmol STINKS and this team is PATHETIC. Quade seems to be a poor judge of when to pull a pitcher…or maybe I’m just missing something…

    Ricketts and family continue to be IDIOTS…I don’t expect that to change.

  15. genrebuster Says:

    robert…can poppa joe manage, close or own a baseball team? if so bring him on

  16. Jimmy D. Says:

    Genre,

    It’s one thing for a starter to have a 32 pitch inning (that position is more of an endurance position). They can come back and finish out 6 or 7 innings and still keep the pitch count below 100 (or, at least, around the century mark). A reliever/closer, on the other hand is a sprinter and cannot throw that many pitches. However, more often than not, the Cubs cLOSER’s wind up throwing tons of pitches. You don’t see that on other rosters, just ours.

    Later,
    jimmy D.

  17. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Unbelievable. Marmol is giving Gregg a run for him money in the serviceable department. Yeti…Where have you been to tell us we are idiots? Remember? You said we all have a retard-like reaction after every loss.

    And seriously, how stupid is Quade? A total mismanage of a pitching staff. I cannot believe how dumb this guy can be.

  18. erniesarmy Says:

    “Yeti…Where have you been to tell us we are idiots? Remember? You said we all have a retard-like reaction after every loss.”
    ——————————-
    I am sorry, but Irish Betti has been having trouble finding a site that allows people as stupid as he is to post.

    Bleed Cubbie Blue kicked him out, so he is running out of sites that will put up with him.

    Or, perhaps he is visiting his local servicable bar having a servicable drunken binge.

  19. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Quade can’t even pronounce his last name right (Qua-DEE?) so why should anyone expect him to be able to manage a MLB pitching staff.

    Jimmy D – Supposedly, Chris Carpenter is the future at closer. Yeah, another prospect with zilch control.

  20. genrebuster Says:

    Screw it, bring back Mitch Williams…even at his age he’d be an upgrade…it’s a lost season, so let’s make it entertaining cuz this bs is anything but…

    HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HA

  21. chucky Says:

    Let me see here. Where to start.

    I know. Let’s play seperated at birth!

    Carlos Marmol……Kevin Gregg…..Kerry Wood. Jesus fucking Christ! Triplets!

    Mike Quade…a brain.

    Tom Ricketts…a brain, and common sense.

    Seriously, BULLDOZE THIS GODDAMN MESS!!!!! This shit must die. Enough with stupid, grinning, hairless Mike Quade. Enough with this spineless shitbag Ricketts. Enough with this goddamned half-assed effort by this entire fucking team. Screw it all! GET RID OF EVERY MOTHERFUCKING PLAYER ON THIS SHIT HOLE TEAM!!!! Yes, even Castro. Even Barney. At this point, nobody is “Untouchable” Take cocksuckers likes Zambrano, Ramirez, Sorianus, Geovanny Scroto, all of them, out behind the barn and shoot them all in the goddamned head. Take the rest of this team and trade them away for a bag of batting practice balls, then give those balls away to neighborhood kids. Bulldoze that outhouse known as Wrigley Field and turn it into a parking lot. Take all of the retarded, drunken sheeple who sing “Go, Cubs, Go” once a month when they do win and banish them to the planet Qanzar. And that includes Satan himself, Steve Goodman. Have the coaching staff become parking lot attendants. And have THAT USELESS SACK OF GODDAMN SHIT Tom Ricketts be a traffic cone that will get run over a hundred million times. BY ME!!!!!!!

    I’ve about fucking had it. The Cubs are a fucking joke. The Bears will suck meat missile this year, mark my words, the Bulls probably won’t even play this year, and I don’t like hockey. This winter is going to be soooooooo long. I guess I should stock up on AMA motorcycle road racing DVDs before the snow starts to fly. Seems that is the only sport that doesn’t piss me off on a daily basis.

    Right now, public enemy number 1 belongs to Tom Ricketts. Until he is captured and brought to trial, there is no justice.

  22. chucky Says:

    By the way, I’ll bet money Ricketts answer to this will be another statue. Maybe this time of Ronnie Woo Woo.

    I fucking hate Ricketts. BRING BACK THE TRIBUNE!!!!!

  23. genrebuster Says:

    “Bring back the Tribune”…..?

    As bad as they were, it would be an improvement.

    And that, my friends is truly PATHETIC.

  24. genrebuster Says:

    Why can’t Cub fans do this? it would guarantee change sooner rather than later.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2011/08/its-official-dodger-stadium-is-half-empty.html

  25. chucky Says:

    Why can’t Cub fans do this?

    Because they still believe they’re in the playoff hunt.

    You said it best yourself, buddy.
    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.

    As bad as the Dodgers are right now, the Cubs are 10 times worse. You hear that Ricketts, you dumb son-of-a-bitch?

  26. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Casey Coleman is seriously the only option we have in Triple-A that can be called up? We’ve called him up now like 50 times just this season and he’s failed each and every time.

    Well, I guess Quade could go back to using Ramon Ortiz in September.

  27. Jimmy D. Says:

    I just got home from an evening of shooting trap with a couple of friends of mine. It’s been a while, and I shot quite poorly in the first round. In the second round, I imagined a picture of Jim Hendry on each of the targets; and I was “on fire”. I shot lights out in the second round and was able to release some of my pent up frustration. There; I feel much better.

  28. erniesarmy Says:

    genrebuster Says:
    August 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    Why can’t Cub fans do this?
    ——————————-
    Simple, they don’t care. They’re so used to losing that it just doesn’t matter any more. Dodger fans, and other franchises that actually care about winning, won’t put up with it. I live out here and I can tell you Dodger fans won’t come back until McCourt is gone.

    Cub fans warble “Go Cubs Go” while they wave to their friends on WGn, and have sites like “Bleed Cubbie Blue” where all they do is burp and say, “Ah well, wait until next year. At least they didn’t finish last.” Those are the “fans” that fill Wrigley every frikkin game. Ricketts doesn’t need to do anything, and from I’ve read he isn’t. He wants Hendry, Kenney, Zambrano, and Quade back.

    No, really, you just can’t make this stuff up.

  29. erniesarmy Says:

    Oh, and I would pay my next years salary to see Chucky interview Ricketts.

  30. genrebuster Says:

    I’d pay to see Chucky punch him in the throat…hell, i’d pay to do it myself! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  31. genrebuster Says:

    MATH 101, for delusional idiot sheeple, pay attention:

    The Cubs have 38 games remaining.

    if they win EVERY game, ie. go 38-0….(has anybody in baseball ever won 38 straight?), they will win 92 games, finishing 92-70.

    38 straight wins? BELIEVE (baaaaahhh)!

    if Milwaukee SPLITS their 38 remaining games, going 19-19…they will finish with 93 wins.

    Allow me to go out out on a limb and predict that the Cubs are not going to win the NL Central. Come to think of it, I think we all predicted that at least a year ago…anybody here have a degree in rocket science? (I don’t…does Crane Kenney?)

    With the exception of the lowly Houston Astros — who just won a series against the Cubs, imagine that (!) — all other NL teams currently have more victories than the Cubs.

    7 of those teams have 8 to 25 more wins than the Cubs.

    It doesn’t matter how well this team plays from here on out…just as it didn’t matter last year when they finished strong.

    They are out of contention, the pressure is off.

    They don’t play well when it matters…and haven’t in 103 fucking years.

    The Cubs ARE masters of one thing, that’s for sure: they wrote the book on “The Culture of Losing”…and how to perpetuate it.

    For you aspiring chefs out there, here is one quick & EZ recipe:

    *Hire idiots for key management positions. if they are “nice guys”, chances are you can keep them around for awhile, especially if your team plays in Chicago. Whether or not they are baseball savvy is of no significance.

    *No accountability for lackluster — or worse — performances. Reward underachievers or “unproven stars” with bloated long-term contracts that include no-trade clauses.

    *No accountability — or extremely delayed accountability — for players who can’t handle themselves professionally or put “the team” first. (Is anybody else sickened by this as much as me?)

    *One part wealthy owner/fanboy who doesn’t care about winning as long as he/she is paying the bills and making a few bucks. Erecting a few monuments to honor former players and selected corporate sponsors will distract the sheeple for awhile.

    *As the wheels are falling off — or in thisd, already have — act as if nothing is wrong, all is fabulous in Wrigleyville. Perpetuate ignorance…and enjoy the bliss (your money). Who cares about winning?

    ###

    I’ll be back in a week or so…(very busy with work). Take care everybody.

  32. genrebuster Says:

    “or in this case, already have…”..sorry for the typo, Mitch!

  33. chucky Says:

    You guys are trying to get me sent up on a murder 1 rap.

    Stay tuned.

  34. Nemo Says:

    Was up in the city this week for the Noir Film Festival at the Music Box Theater-had to go by Wrigley a couple of times and it made me sick. At least they were out of town.

  35. chucky Says:

    Check this shit out.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/08/18/report-mayor-interested-in-cubs-new-wrigley-funding-plan/

    If Rahm Emanuel falls for any of the bullshit this asshole Ricketts is trying to pull, he deserves to be kicked in the nuts just as much as Ricketts does. God-fucking-damnit! This cocksucker spends upwards of $900 million to buy this team, and now says he needs help rebuilding Wrigley Shithouse? He can’t afford it? Fuck you Ricketts! Pay for the fucking renovations yourself you cheap motherfucker. Stop trying to get on the public dole. Take some of your budget that you have set aside for useless fucking statues for the pigeons to use as goddamned target practice. Or go ask the 40,000 moronic fucking sheep who fill the stands of that fucking shithole you call a baseball stadium you son-of-a-bitch.

    I swear this bastard does not want to get anywhere near me. I’ll verbally shred the bitch before he knows what happened to him.

    What a worthless piece of shit Ricketts turned out to be. And to think Mark Cuban was interested in buying this team.

    Un-fucking-believable.

  36. Pie in the Sky Says:

    So he wants $200 million from the public.

    With the results that are currently on the field, he could just cut payroll in half for three years and quit building statues. That should cover almost all of $200,000,000 that he is asking.

  37. Nemo Says:

    I haven’t won the World Series either-can I have $200 million?

  38. Pie in the Sky Says:

    VINCE MCMAHON: Jim Hendry…

    YOUUUUUUU’RE FIRED!

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/6876743/chicago-cubs-fire-general-manager-jim-hendry

    I kind of feel bad for him. Still glad they finally did it, however.

  39. Yeti Says:

    Pack it up boys. Shut down your site. Your job is done: http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/6876743/chicago-cubs-fire-general-manager-jim-hendry

  40. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!!

  41. genrebuster Says:

    HELL YES!!!

    C’mon Yeti…are work is not done yet…after all, we are still waiting for that elusive World Series title.

    So, when will the door hit Crane Kenney in the ass?

    Clean house.

  42. Nemo Says:

    Stoney on am 670 right now talking about it.

    I know we’re very happy, but is our standard for god existing so low as simply firing a bad gm? I think not. There is much work to be done.

  43. chucky Says:

    Yeti….It’s not nearly time to “pack it in”. There is still a shitload of abuse that needs to be doled out.

    On you.

  44. chucky Says:

    Oh yeah, one more thing.

    Later Hendry, you stupid fuckwad. Go fuck yourself, you piece of shit.

  45. Nemo Says:

    Ricketts says new GM will come from outside the organization, so Hendry protoge Randy Bush will NOT get the permanent job!

  46. robert Says:

    pie you used one vince mcmahon quote so i will use another….mr ricketts thank you for showing some testicular fortitude….ps he was informed july 22nd he would be canned but he wanted hendry to stay and help sign the draft picks and with the july 31rst trade deadline…that explains a lot

  47. MadCityMac Says:

    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY- I wonder how many people who saw me smiling in my truck this morning knew why. 1 down, 2 to go, 3 if you count “FanBoy”!

  48. genrebuster Says:

    Outside the organization is good…as THE ORGANIZATION STINKS!

    Still PATHETIC….but hopefully the beginnings of positive change…we shall see.

    tick tock.

  49. genrebuster Says:

    C’mon Pie…you don’t really feel bad for him, do you? 😉 He’ll end up somewhere else, I’m sure…maybe his pal Andrew MacFAIL will have a job for him…

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  50. GOD Says:

    I know it took longer than you all had hoped for but I’ve been pretty busy….

  51. Satan Says:

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  52. Nemo Says:

    I am willing to get off Ricks back if he fires Kenney and replaces him with a good baseball man like Gillick AND hires a good gm who hires a good manager. Ruling out Randy Bush is such a good sign that I am hoping that Ricks just had a slow learning curve and is finally ready to take same action. Stoney thought more changes were on the way-I think we all hope so!

  53. chucky Says:

    Nemo….Did you hear the press conference? I’m not so sure Clown Kenney is going anywhere. At times Ricketts said some good stuff today, but if he’s serious about Kenney, todays events mean nothing. Wholesale changes must be made, from top to bottom, or else it’s all bullshit. We’ve all been down this road before. I for one will be goddamned if I fall for it again.

  54. Jimmy D. Says:

    OMG!!! I’ve been on the golf course since mid-morning. What happy news this is. Good Riddance you pile of shit!!!

  55. erniesarmy Says:

    Ricketts:

    “”We didn’t win enough games,” Ricketts said Friday, before praising Hendry as a baseball man and person. “In a culture of accountability, we need to look at these kinds of results. Secondly, our goal is to win the World Series, and to do that, we have to get better. I just believe that by bringing in new leadership for the baseball organization, we’ll get some different perspectives and maybe some different ideas on where to go in the future.”

    If you are serious about winning a World Series Mr Ricketts you will follow this up with the firing of Kenney and Quade, if not you are just blowing smoke!

    As the posters above have said, this organization needs a housecleaning from top to bottom. One or two moves will not be enough. The entire organization needs a complete overhaul in philosophy. Then, after you have done that, hire proven baseball people who know what they’re doing and can come up with a new philosophy and a new plan. That new vision must include a new stadium out from the city where the team can play as many night games as the rest of MLB. Whether you move or not, you have to eliminate all those day games.

    This is a good move, but you cannot be serious about winning if you stop here.

  56. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Ernie,…I’ll have to say that the day/night game argument in my opinion isn’t a factor. A lot of past and present players complain about playing day games. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter. the ’84 team won the division playing 82 day games. The players complain because they want to sleep in after being out all night.

    This is something I have been wanting for years and that’s to clean house. Changes in management as well as scouting need to be done. Kenney, Quade, all coaches, scouts, etc. need to be shown the door.

    Next up would be the talent. I don’t think anyone is untouchable but it’s hard to want to get rid of players like Barney and Castro. I would also be OK if Pena stayed and that’s because he plays good defense and is a power hitter. I would also give Colvin another shot to play full-time next year. However, assholes like Soriano, Ramirez, solo along with all of the pitchers can take a hike. Ricketts is going to pay all these guys with the back-loaded contracts anyway so he might as well trade them off and try to get a prospect or two in return. Whatever it takes, it needs to be done. The kids need to be up here to see what they can do. If it takes a few years to build a contender, I am fine with it as long as they are going in the right direction.

  57. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I wouldn’t bring Pena back unless it’s on discount. I can’t stand having a cleanup hitter who has a RISP that’s less than .200. No way that’s worth $10 million per year.

    They can save over $50 million this season by cutting ties with Fukdome (done), Silva (done), Grabow (will be done) Pena (maybe), and Ramirez (probably not). Z comes off the books in 2012 so that’s another $18 million.

    I think the contract situation will correct itself pretty fast as long as they don’t get a mega contract to Fielder or Pujols.

  58. MadCityMac Says:

    Guys, I hate to be cold and callous, but please do not feel sorry for Moe Hendry. Yes, he’s probably a nice guy. I have a co-worker who is a nice guy, but he’s also highly incompetent like Moe. Hendry does not need our pity. He had his chance and he did not get the job done. I know this one has been beaten to death, but as far as I’m concerned, the Milton Bradley signing was the final straw. If signing him at all wasn’t already a huge mistake, giving him 3 years guarenteed? Are you fucking kidding? Good fucking riddance Moe, and please take Crane “Assclown corporate lawyer” Kenney and Mike Quade with you- I’m 1/3 of the way back to actually cheering for the Cubs again.

  59. Jimmy D. Says:

    WOW!!! Marmol had a CLOSER-like outing today. 12 pitches, 7 strikes, no base runners, 1-2-3 inning. Well, even a blind squirrel will find a nut every now and then.

  60. Jimmy D. Says:

    Fro,

    I guess you’ll have to change the “title page” now that Moe is gone. We should have a contest, of some sort, to see who can come up with the most creative new banner page.

    Jimmy D.

  61. Nemo Says:

    How ’bout “Fire Unsatisfactory Crane Kenney?” Makes a great acronym.

  62. chucky Says:

    Fire Jerry Angelo.

    Fire Lovie Staff and his Smith.

    Fire Clown Kenney.

    Tar and Feather Tom Ricketts.

    Bitch slap Joe Ricketts.

    And I’m just getting started!

    Hire Beavis and Butthead. Could they do any worse than any of those guys? Plus the entertainment value would be off the charts!

  63. Jimmy D. Says:

    Nemo,

    Close, but it doesn’t quite “flow” off the tongue. How ’bout something like “Finish Unseating Crane Kenney”, same acronym. Or, “Fans Unseat Crane Kenney”. Or, “Fans Upset, Can Kenney”.

    Jimmy D.

  64. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Hmmmm how about

    Oh my God! Please Kill Kenney!

  65. genrebuster Says:

    “Crane Kenney-Assclown at Large”

  66. chucky Says:

    Pie….That won’t work because the Ricketts will spend the rest of his life looking for someone named Token. He actually thinks South Park is reality TV.

  67. Yeti Says:

    The entertainment level of a couple cartoon characters for a TV series geared towards teens in the 1990s would be so hilarious.

  68. Robert Says:

    What about dont hire billy beane.com……i realize you are a fan of his yeti and i respect ypur opinion

  69. genrebuster Says:

    Pie…did you mean TheyKilledKenney.com?

  70. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Aramis Ramirez booked a flight home before Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS

    http://www.suntimes.com/7222056-573/espn-bartman-documentary-cubs-alou-ramirez-booked-flights-home-anticipating-game-7-loss.html

  71. genrebuster Says:

    Big surprise. He didn’t “show up” this year until it was too late. I think we’ve heard that song before…

    When is Kenney being fired? The culture of losing is still in place. I’m happy that Hendry is gone — he deserved it — but that alone will not change much…trust me.

    I’ll be happy to see a housecleaning when it happens. How can it not?

  72. chucky Says:

    Can somebody remind just who thought Casey Coleman was a good idea?

  73. Yeti Says:

    FIRE RANDY BUSH

  74. Jimmy D. Says:

    C’mon. You WALK a guy who’s batting .136 and only has 44 at bats this year to get to a guy who’s batting .303??? Really???

  75. Christopher K. Says:

    YOU STINK TYLER COLVIN!!!

  76. genrebuster Says:

    17 games below .500. I’m still hoping they finish 25 under as maybe that would facilitate more housecleaning (?); getting rid of Hendry alone doesn’t change the direction…

    That said, it is a good start.

  77. Jimmy D. Says:

    C’mon, Yeti. You’re better than that.

  78. chucky Says:

    Indeed, let’s fire Randy Bush.

    And Clown Kenney.

    And Mike Quade.

    And let’s fire anybody else that is a part of this shithole organization. Fucking fire all of them.

    And I’ll ask again: Can somebody remind just who thought Casey Coleman was a good idea?

    Blow this motherfucker up. Get rid of EVERY-FUCKING-BODY!!!!

  79. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    “C’mon, Yeti. You’re better than that.”

    Actually, no he isn’t.

    Chucky, I am in no way trying to be funny here but here is my take on the Casey Coleman thing. This is just speculation but I think one day while Hendry was peeing in the sinks known as the troughs, he asked the guy cleaning them who he should call up.

  80. genrebuster Says:

    Keep a few of the kids around but ALL veterans must go and I am including A-Ram…he who always plays his best when it doesn’t matter, I am sick of his annual slow start, those games count, too…get something for him while you can.

    Until Kenney is out of the picture expect the same result. The regime must be broken up; Ricketts has a golden opportunity here…

  81. chucky Says:

    Yeah Matt, that sounds about right.

  82. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Carlos Pena and his spectacular sub .200 RISP just claimed off waivers…trade possibly in works.

  83. genrebuster Says:

    …for a bag of shells?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  84. chucky Says:

    Pie…check this out. Len Kasper is talking about how Carlos Pena had been claimed off of waivers by the New York Yankees. He also said that his sources are saying the Cubs probably won’t let him go.

    Hell, why should they trade him? Why trade a player and get something back for him when you can keep him and let him become a free agent at the end of the year?

    Jim Hendry may be gone, but his stupidity remains. This organization is beyond fucking hopeless.

  85. MadCityMac Says:

    Castro and Barney are still the only so-called “untouchables” on this team. Trade anybody and everybody if you can get someting of value in return. BUT…. my problem with that is, Randy Bush is not going to be part of the future organization of this team. I don’t know if I want him doing a damn thing except sitting back and playing with himself. Wait for the new GM/Head of Baseball Operations to come in and make the moves. (Please let it be Pat Gillick, please let it be Pat Gillick, please let it be Pat Gillick…) And BTW, fire assbag corporate lawyer Crane Kenney RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

  86. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Why the fuck is he on waivers then? WHOOPS! Didn’t mean to put him on waivers, our bad! Sorry!

    I just hope he doesn’t re-sign in 2012 so we get some compensatory picks for him. Knowing them however, they’ll re-sign him and keep using their .160 RISP man in the cleanup holes even next season.

  87. MadCityMac Says:

    Scott, you haven’t mentioned the old “bag of shells” in some time- kudos my friend!

  88. genrebuster Says:

    Mike, wasn’t it JFucilla from the old site who coined that phrase? Regardless, it’s a good one…glad you approve! BTW, I agree with you for now on Castro and Barney.

  89. chucky Says:

    I actually don’t agree. I won’t lose any sleep if Barney and Castro get traded. They may well have great careers. But I just don’t see anybody on this team as being “untouchable”. Hell, touch them all.

    I thought you might like that statement Pie. That was exactly my thought too. I guess Moe didn’t have a monopoly on stupidity there.

  90. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Fuck it. Trade anyone and everyone. After what Castro was pulling Sunday night by not paying any attention to what is going on, it’s fine with me for the right price. Did anyone hear what Quade said after that? He pulled something that Dusty and Louser pulled a time or two by saying he wasn’t aware that Castro was paying attention.

    This is pathetic in every way. I hate to say this but it seems contagious that every manager we get doesn’t see what’s going on in the field.

  91. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    By the way, does anybody know where Fro is at? The site hasn’t been updated in a little while. He needs to remove Jim Hendry’s name and replace is with Fire Crane Kenney!

  92. chucky Says:

    He’ll be around Matt. I wouldn’t worry about him.

    He wasn’t aware that Castro was paying attention? Anybody ask Quade if HE was paying attention. Seriously, they need to fucking dump this guy. This buddy-buddy nickname giving crap is bullshit Fucking manage the team.

    Stop trying to be their goddamn friend.

    A friend in need is a pest.
    Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

  93. chucky Says:

    Can anyone give me a reason why this retarded cocksucker is employed by the Tribune? This dipshit is too stupid to be delivering the paper, let alone write a bullshit column in it. What a stupid, retarded motherfucker!!!!!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-0824-haugh-cubs-chicago–20110824,0,2984548.column

    I swear I want to punch this asshole right in the fucking nutsack. If he even has one. Wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t. Fucking moron.

  94. genrebuster Says:

    Never read him before…no desire to read him again. Another idiot jagoff that is clueless.

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  95. Nemo Says:

    The fact that Castro got to the bigs with such concentration issues is the real problem-and obviously shows the “I wasn’t aware of what he was doing” issue is systemic. Keep Castro for now and bring in guys at every level in the organization who WILL be aware of shit like this and who will teach kids FROM THE START that it will NOT BE TOLERATED.

    BTW, Pie, is it Pie as in Apple Pie? or Pie as in Pee-ayyy?

  96. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Nemo –

    Good point. Between Felix Pie and Mike Quade, no one can pronounce their names right for the Cubs. Guess we’re not winning many World Series spelling bees neither 😦

  97. genrebuster Says:

    I just Googled “bobbyd, fire dusty baker” and this link came up:

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/open-thread-15/

    Lots of posts and some classic rants for sure!

  98. genrebuster Says:

    check out “Irish Yeti”‘s contributions…

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