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5 responses to “Obsessive New Manager Watch: Bob Brenly Explains Why He Pulled Himself Out of the Running, and Part of the Explanation Hurts”

  1. Butcher

    That was a chickenshit interview.

    1. jstraw

      How so?

      FWIW, it’s my opinion that if the Cubs were on their World Championship trajectory, beginning this minute…that it’s going to take long enough that the next manager will not get us all the way there. I still think this is the case for that guy to not be Ryno. With the sense I’m getting from how Ricketts plans to get there and manage payroll, I give the gig to Quade.

      1. Butcher

        Remember his post-game interview after someone (can’t remember who) tried to break up Schilling’s no-hitter with a bunt? “That was a chickenshit play.”

        Just referencing that interview. Too obscure a reference, obviously.

  2. J. Spoonmore

    I am a die hard cub fan and feel Brenly could do the job if management would let him do it his way. Good luck Bob

  3. BT

    I wouldn’t get too worked up about this. How many managers would have told you last September that the next World Series winner could be San Diego, San Francisco, Cincinnati or Texas? The 2011 Cubs might suck (and I think there is a better than decent chance they won’t), but there is too much turnover in baseball to even pretend to know how good the 2012 and 2013 Cubs will be.