So, for the last couple of weeks, many of you have wondered just what happened to my tremendously informative and entertaining Twitter account? Many of you follow me at twitter.com/desipiodotcom and your days are empty and meaningless without a dozen or so non-sensical tweets from me to get you through your horrible days.
That account has been suspended by Twitter, because I impersonated the Cubs Twitter account on Friday, November 15. Who complained about it? Well, the Cubs naturally.
So the Cubs finally have a new manager. I for one was getting pretty antsy about the whole thing. Mostly because they have a game coming up…in four months.
They have hired Rick Renteria. Renteria has served the last few years as the Padres bench coach, dispensing pearls of wisdom to Bud Black. He spent eight years in the minors as a manager, including a season in lovely Geneva, Illinois managing the Kane County Cougars.
Our buddy Al Yellon took a break from his annual vacation on Fire Island to voice his depression that Theo Epstein FAILED AGAIN and couldn’t talk Joe Girardi into dumping the New York Yankees for the Cubs. Al says he’s going to write just a few words, but goes on for…ever, but let’s just hit the highlights.
I wish Joe well — and wish him luck, too, because the Yankees seem poised to enter a decline phase.
Terrible decision, Joe. The Yankees are about to suck, and you could have been basking in the glow of the mighty Chicago Cubs! Hell, the Yankees don’t win the World Series every year, they’ve only won 27 of them in 100 years, so on average they have to wait nearly FOUR YEARS before they can celebrate another world’s championship. It’s gonna be a rough two fifths of a decade, Joe!
So game six of the 2003 NLCS was ten years ago today? You don’t say.
The good folks over at Comcast Sports Net have assembled a 9o minute special to air tomorrow night just to talk about how the Cubs were five outs away from the World Series that night. Gee, that should be fun viewing. I’d better set my TiVo to capture those treasured memories forever.
Allow me to put what that night means into perspective.
Those of you who sleep under a rock probably just realized that the Cubs fired Dale Sveum yesterday. You probably noticed because you rolled over and he wasn’t there.
On Sunday night, Theo Epstein and Dale had a couple of beers and chatted for a couple of hours. During the chat, Theo fired Dale. Given Dale’s crack communication skills he probably didn’t notice.
So yesterday they met at Wrigley Field and Theo fired him again. Some (well, let’s be honest almost all) of the media are proclaiming Theo’s first managerial hire with the Cubs a failure.
They are, of course, wrong.
So today, Gordon Wittenmyer of what’s left of the Chicago Sun-Times decided to play Snopes and debunk five things he thinks are myths about the Cubs rebuilding plan. Because two years of rebuilding 100 years of suck is more than enough, so it’s time to expose Theo Epstein for what he really is, a big fraud who poops his pants.
Cubs’ rebuilding project has taken on as much fiction as fact
Myths? Fiction? Hey, it’s not like a headline writer’s got time to actually read the article.
How quickly will the on-field misery for players and fans continue? How many more doomed-from-the-start seasons will be endured until somebody besides the opponent is celebrating at Wrigley?
Well, it’s been 105 years of on-field misery for players and fans, so what’s a year or two or five more?