chicago cubs logoWe’ve got another wedding today, and The Wife is in the wedding. That means I’ve got the kiddos for most of the day today before I head out to the wedding, myself, this afternoon. I’ll keep tabs on any breaking managerial stuff, but you might otherwise not see me around much today.

  • It should be no surprise that a broadcasting award that saw Tim McCarver win last year has Hawk Harrelson nominated this year. Apparently the criteria for the Ford C. Frick Award, which is given each year at the Hall of Fame, include (1) be a broadcaster for a long time, and (2) be talked about a lot. More attention for the award, I suppose. If Harrelson wins, however, hopefully he’ll include one of his 30-second-long silent pouting fits in the acceptance speech. Now that’s broadcasting!
  • Jesse Rogers continues his review of the Cubs, taking a look at the bullpen.
  • The Cubs remain happy about their decision to partner up with Kane County at the low-A level.
  • The Onion with a poll on the next Cubs manager.
  • Dusty Baker says he received racist hate mail during his time in Cincinnati (Baker was let go yesterday). You may recall similar stories from his time in Chicago upon his exit, which painted the city in a particularly negative light. With it happening in Cincinnati as well … I mean … it’s almost like you could conclude that there are racist idiots everywhere. (Also: stop being racist idiots, you racist idiots of the world.)
  • Filmmaker Matt Liston unearthed some old footage from 2002 that he shot with Joe Girardi. In it, Girardi says he’d trade his then three Yankees World Series rings for one with the Cubs. Now, Girardi was being interviewed for a Cubs-focused project, and he’s wearing a Cubs jersey, but still … it’s fun to hear him say it:

  • ClevelandCubsFan

    “If you do a web-analytics search you will find that the predominant number of visitors to this site are old, white, middle to upper class men,”

    Browser? Yea.
    Version? Check.
    Resolution? Yes
    rime on page?

    • ClevelandCubsFan

      Accidentally hit submit.

      Look. There’s a lot of great info analytics can give you. Race and income aren’t among them.

      • Gutshot5820

        Wrong. Try again. Expand your research skills.

        • ClevelandCubsFan

          You can make general conjectures based on where hits seem to be coming from based on IP address. Unless you work for the NSA.

        • Internet Random

          You spent 45 minutes typing your screed on the subject. Take 45 seconds to link to your source.

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  • Jon

    When was the last time David Ortiz took a piss test? Forgive me if I don’t think this is all “natural” ?

  • Bill

    The problem with Castro is a problem with a lot of former and current cub players they are more concerned with where they are going to party after the game than they are trying to win the game.

  • jon

    GunShot, I got to say, with all due respect, you’re a real jagoff at times.

  • Curt

    Why would dusty want to actually admit tht he sucks when there’s the escape race card.and gutshot yr just an idiot.

  • ajbulls23

    Rays need to move David Price. The Cubs have a log jam at shortstop. Would love to see the Cubs trade Castro to the Rays for David Price. If the Cubs planned to keep Castro once Baez was ready, then either Castro or Baez would be working at their new position. Castro can still hit, probably even better on a team with some protection. He has a very team friendly contract which is something the Rays would love. It could be a great trade for both teams.

    • Voice of Reason

      Yeah let’s trade for a starting pitcher who is already having arm trouble.

      Let price go somewhere else. I don’t want to get fleeced by the rays again.

  • ClevelandCubsFan

    Can anyone here give intelligent analysis to whether Girardi is a sabermetrics guy?

  • Die hard

    If Cubs offer include % of gross attendance over 2 million how could Joe resist?