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Brenly for Grace Would be a Lousy Deal for the Cubs

Cubs color man Bob Brenly interviewed for the Brewers' managerial job on Thursday, leading Paul Sullivan to wonder if former Cub and onetime Chicago playboy Mark Grace would replace Brenly in the Cubs' booth, assuming BB lands the Milwaukee job.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers GM Doug Melvin will probably limit the number of candidates to three, with Brenly competing for the slot against former Mets manager Willie Randolph and former A's manager Ken Macha. Brenly's appeal vis a vis the other two options includes his having won a World Series with the Diamondbacks and his deep knowledge of the Cubs personnel. Melvin expects to make his selection next week.

kcab si yaraC yrraH (That's "Harry Caray is back," spelled backwards)

Years before most of the English-speaking world was convinced it could do a passable Harry Caray impression, Jim Volkman was a regular on Chicago radio and had established himself as the master Harry mimic.

Well, Harry (Jim) is back now, at 1908worldchampions.com, where he recently started a game-by-game commentary on the Cubs season, with assistance from two other great voices from the Cubs past, who, like Caray, happen to be dead: Jack Brickhouse and Lou Boudreau.

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    Arizona Phil 8 hours 30 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 13 hours 48 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 13 hours 49 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 14 hours 41 sec ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 14 hours 2 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 14 hours 2 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 14 hours 9 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 14 hours 23 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 14 hours 56 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 15 hours 11 sec ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 15 hours 12 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 15 hours 30 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 15 hours 50 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 15 hours 52 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 18 hours 52 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 19 hours 4 min ago view