We’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: