Day: August 17, 2017

The time we had an oral history on the Cubs hiring Theo

It seems perfectly sensible now that Theo Epstein left the Red Sox to take on the task of rebuilding the Cubs, but at the time it was a complete shock.  First, that Theo would want to come, and second, that the Ricketts didn’t screw it all up.  Here’s the Oral History that first ran on October 11, 2011.  The footnotes are new. After what seemed like an ill-fated two month courtship, the Chicago Cubs have actually hired Theo Epstein away from the Boston Red Sox to become President and General Manager.   Epstein is one of the highest regarded GMs...

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The time Lou Piniella sat in on a GameCast

Remember in 2007 when Lou Pinella lost his shit and kicked dirt all over a third base umpire?  He got suspended and the Cubs went on their first decent winning streak of the season. We did a running diary of game two of his suspension on June 4, 2007 against the Brewers in Milwaukee.  And Lou dropped by.  The footnotes are new. Here it is in all its glory. Pitching matchup: Cubs: Jason Marquis 5-2, 2.93 ERA Brewers: Dave Bush 3-5, 5.64 ERA Yeah, we’re going to do this again. I’m ready to beat this into the ground. But...

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