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THIS COULD GET UGLY: VOTE FOR MANAGER OF THE ALL TIME CHICAGO CRYPE TEAM


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:36 AM

If you have been following my series, then you know our team is shaping up nicely.

We have four outfielders: Earl Cunningham, Ryan Harvey, Brooks Kieschnick, Darren Jackson

We have a 3B in Gary Scott, and we just added a first baseman in Hee Seop Choi.

The pitching staff includes the little known(but very crypy) Herman Segelke and Rick James, as well as Ben Christenson and Mark Pawalek(who Brett reminded us suffered a serious injury by tripping over his Playstation)

So we have about half of the All-Time Chicago Cub CrypeRoster filled; but something struck me yesterday amongst all of the talk of Quade and Ozzie and now Francona: We need a manager for this team! (I think we can all agree that Rudy Jaramillo will be the hitting coach).

Simply put, I see only two choices: Dusty Baker or Lou Piniella. Both of which came in with MASSIVE hype. I know which way I am leaning on this choice...but I would like to open it up for discussion. I may change my mind(Brett has done that for me a few times, like with my now seemingly stupid support of Hendry)

So who deserves to manage the team full of hyped prospects who either sucked or just had a sucky career.

Dusty or Sweet Lou?

#2 Fishin Phil

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

If I have to choose between those two, I choose Dusty.
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#3 EQ76

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:15 AM

hard to say, both got us to moderate success, but both also pissed us off.. If I had to choose, I'd say Dusty for 2 reasons... 1) that toothpick annoyed me 2) he will always be the guy blamed for blowing out the arms of Wood & Pryor.

but at least under Dusty we won a playoff game. so it's hard not to go with Lou.. oh well, I'm sticking with Dusty.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:41 AM

Between those two, considering the hype and the performance, in my mind it's Dusty and it's not too close.

In recent memory, Don Baylor would have been an interesting choice, too.

#5 Oswego Chris

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

Baylor might have been very worthy..I knew these guys would be close...but I also felt most people would say Dusty...I am not sure....If Dusty did ruin Prior then my decision becomes easier...but I think Lou got a free pass on many things...like not knowing who certain guys were...constant befuddlement after losses, putting guys in the line-up who weren't on the team anymore...pitiful play-off preperation and managing..and would he have left to be with his mom if the Cubs were in the middle of the race?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

It's Dusty, I'd like to s**t on his front porch.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:33 PM

It's Dusty I trusty.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:26 PM

I'd have to say that Quade has to be the coach of all these failed kids. After all he was sooooo good at developing young players.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:48 AM

I'd have to say that Quade has to be the coach of all these failed kids. After all he was sooooo good at developing young players.


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