Open thread.


10 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. MadCityMac Says:

    Dale Sveum huh? I know Jimmy doesn’t think too much of him but I’m willing to give him a chance. Appearently, FanBoy isn’t a fan of Sveum’s tattoos, or that he loves heavy metal, or that he rides a Harley. That said, I think I like Sveum even more only if it makes FanBoy uncomfortable. Fuck him. Theo must have thought enough of him, and if Theo had the authority to hire him despite FanBoy’s discomfort, that bodes well for Theo and Co. to do what they have to do to get this franchise’s head out of it’s collective ass. Now, time to fire Clown Kenney!

  2. jimmyd Says:


    Yeah, you’re right…I don’t think much of Sveum. However, putting that aside for a moment, what happened to the approach of “we’re going to bring in a manager who has major league experience and can create a winning culture” that Theo said a couple of short weeks ago? 12 regular season games and 4 playoff games of “experience” is what we decided “fit the bill”??? Really???

    The only thing that I’m thinking is maybe Sveum is just going to be a puppet for this year while the Cubs wade through the season to get to the end of some of these boat anchor contracts that remain. Then, they might dump Sveum and make a play for a real manager.

    I don’t know. Because I love this franchise, only God knows why, I hope that I’m wrong about Sveum. I’d be glad to see him prove me wrong and turn out to be a terrific manager…I’d be good with that.

    Jimmy D.

  3. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I believe Theo was referring to the fact that he wanted someone who has been a bench/pitching/hitting coach in MLB more than actual managing experience.

    I have a friend who is a Milwaukee Brewers fan. I know he didn’t think much of Dale Sveum. The fact that he was passed over the Brewers job twice would also concern me.

    It won’t matter anyway unless they surround him with better talent than Alfonso Soriano.

  4. genrebuster Says:

    Anything is better than where the Cubs were 2 months ago. We’ll see how it plays out next year…I’m ok with it for now.

  5. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I am good with it as well. For the first time, I am actually putting faith in management because I believe they have people that actually care and won’t spend a ridiculous amount of money on average talent players.

    I read the comments that Epstein made concerning Zambrano. I think this is some sort of tactic to try to get a team to take him off their hands. I do not believe he is staying around. We all have the idea that they are going to pay him regardless so he might as well be someone else’s problem. I am sure Epstein would be more than satisfied if he gets a prospect or two of any level in return.

    These next two seasons are already going to be watered down. It is going to be spent clearing out contracts and restocking the farm system. This is what should have happened a long time ago.

  6. ambrose Says:

    That sound you just heard was the Iowa State Cyclones breaking the BCS.

  7. Yeti Says:

    Fro, CBS mentioned how accurate Gould has been in his career, and he still made it. AMAZING!

  8. chucky Says:

    Just now heard that Cutler may have a broken right thumb and may be done for the year. Dan Roan from WGN tv just announced it on the nine o’clock news. Forget the playoffs if it’s true.

  9. Joe Says:



    I like Hanie. A lot. In fact, he could start for a few teams in this league.
    But we all know that he doesn’t have Cutler’s magic. Not a knock on Hanie–few quarterbacks do.
    But if this doesn’t show Bears management how protecting Cutler should be their #1 priority and how you can’t protect him with other teams’ unwanted castoffs and seventh-round draft choices, nothing will.
    FIRE THIS CLOWN NOW and find the Theo Epstein of football GMs.

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    I’ve seen this movie before; “Fill in the blank is going to be the “one” to move the Cubs into the Playoffs, World Series, etc.”

    They said it with Leo in 1966, then they went out and finished dead last, and they said it with Dallas Green and Jim Frye, then Popeye Zimmer, Jim Lefebvre, Don Baylor, Dusty Baker, and Lou.

    Forget it!

    Until this team gets out of that dump called Wrigley they go nowhere.

    I will go on record right now by predicting that the Cubs will never, I mean NEVER, win a Pennant, much less a World Series while still playing in Wrigley.

    They need a complete, and total, break with that sewage stained stadium and all the failure it represents.


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