For Your Sunday Reading Pleasure

Knowing that Dusty was going to be shown the door, I had this bright idea of compiling some of the best (or worst) quotes of his Cubs tenure as a sort of farewell to the toothpick chomper. I figured Sir Dusty had enough head-scratchers come out of his mouth the last four years that it would make for a good read. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the Trib must have my computer tapped so they can steal my ideas, and they just went and did it themselves, hogging all the glory. 2003 2004 2005 2006 It's a fun read although Sullivan somehow missed the whole base-clogging quote. I guess there's one from this year where Baker states that he pushed for Rothschild to stay (I assume back in 2002) and really wanted Chris Speier here as well. I always though those were strictly Hendry boys but at least from that one quote it sounded like Baker was more than okay with them. The other article from the Trib that I need to point out is this one by Rick Morrissey. Morrissey lays out the qualities he thinks the next Cubs manager should have and it's quite possibly one of the most spot-on opinion pieces I've ever read. There's just too much good stuff in there to put up here, so you'll have to follow the link. Otherwise, go Padres and Bears! I've got a Q&A with The Daily Herald's Bruce Miles ready to go for Monday, so stay tuned.

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I'd like to see which Dusty quotes you think Sullivan should have been included and weren't, especially those gems of the "base-clogging" ilk. Thanks, Dude.

Dusty was a stockbroker? Wow. "Pets.com was our savior last year, I gotta go with it, dudes"

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    Arizona Phil 17 min 52 sec ago view
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    jacos 11 hours 42 min ago view
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    johann 12 hours 14 min ago view
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    The E-Man 12 hours 49 min ago view
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    Old and Blue 14 hours 40 min ago view
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    johann 14 hours 43 min ago view
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    crunch 14 hours 57 min ago view
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    crunch 15 hours 45 min ago view
  • And stay off the keyboard too

    Eric S 15 hours 54 min ago view
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    johann 16 hours 12 min ago view
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    crunch 16 hours 18 min ago view
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    Eric S 16 hours 21 min ago view
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    crunch 16 hours 22 min ago view
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