Brewers Fire Yost...the Chicago Way

offers a historical perspective on the Brewers' firing of Ned Yost while in the thick of the race for the post-season.

Turns out the 1932 Cubs were the first team to change managers mid-season (Rogers Hornsby out; in) and then go on to win the pennant. The 1938 Cubs repeated the maneuver (Grimm out; Gabby Hartnett in) and again, the result was a National League championship.

Cub-related names are all over this phenomenon:

, who steered the Cubs to the 1984 NL East title, was canned by the Royals on their way to the second half AL West title in the strike-shortened 1981 season.

And also in 1981, Yankees manager , who managed the Cubs for part of the 1987 season, was replaced by Bob Lemon, whose team went on to capture the AL pennant.

All in all, the Brewers' situation sounds like , orchestrated by an impetuous owner.

I hope Mark Cuban never does anything like this to us.



is Yost a verb? Damn, who yosted Transmission?

Rumor mill says it was a female who is *not* Johann's mom.


You have inspired a complete overhaul of the headline.

By the way, the answer to your question is yes, it is a verb:

Transmission passed away peacefully in his sleep. Unlike the passengers in his car who were screaming for dear life.

that's a load of crap. the real story is transmission is spending a lot of time with a lovely woman who happens to be amish and she dont have the internet on her oil lamp.

Amish only date other Amish.

why you gotta be bringing facts into this? hehe...

Amish date? I thought the marriages were just arranged?

no they use A-Date. They go down to the church and read the other single profiles.

Actually, they're segregated in church. Women on one side, men on the left. But no, they don't go out on modern-type dates. They slip away during barn-raisings and, if they're naughty, hold hands.

They must have a way to deal with the pent up sexual frustration. I'm envisioning manually-powered sex toys made out of wood. Watch out for splinters!

"Rogers Hornsby was my manager, and he called me a talking pile of pigshit. In front of my parents! Did I cry? No! You know why??? BECAUSE THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!" - Jimmy Dugan

Chestnuts yosting on an open fire.......

While I think that Yost is an idiot everyone over looks the fact that... THE BREWERS ARE NOT A GOOD TEAM! Prince Fielder is one dimensional and way overrated. Ryan Braun is a very good player but is not as good as last year would make you believe. His line this year: .290 .335 .564 is going to be his career line. Very good. But not: .324 .370 .634 Which he put up last year. JJ Hardy is a good player as is Corey Hart. Besides that the rest of the team is weak. Very weak. Then there is the pitching staff. Yes, CC is great as is Sheets. But besides that, the rest of them are garbage. I mean terrible. And yes, I know they are missing a young quality pitcher in Gallardo (sp?) but even then, if their starters can't go the distance, you are never out of a game with them. Screw the Brewers! I hate them more than the Cardinals.

tells us how you really feel chad

Blah blah blah overrated; they have a chance. Plenty of "hot" teams get in the PS and stay there not because they're all that, but because they're hot at the right time.Last year's Colorado Rockies anyone? 2006 Cards? I'm not taking anyone lightly. look how bad we've been.

"Joe Torre, Ron Santo and Gil Hodges are among 10 players on the latest Hall of Fame ballot for Veterans Committee voters." [ ] "Voting results will be announced Dec. 8 at baseball's winter meetings in Las Vegas. A player needs 75 percent to be elected -- the living 64 Hall members will vote."

Now Sharon Pinazo is gone who's job is it to call Ron to tell him he didn't get in? i keed.

CF Cameron 2B Durham LF Braun 1B Fielder SS Hardy RF Hart 3B Counsell C Kendall P CC

Cubs lineup per S-T

sori, riot, lee, rami, soto, dero, jhnsn, cdno, demp

notice what Svuem (or however he spells his name) bats the pitcher 9th? Tells you what he thought of Yost's lineups.

Yost scrapped the pitcher batting 8th around May 25th.

replacing manny parra with seth mcclung is not a good way to start your new managing tenure, imo. great arm...wild as hell, though.

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  • crunch 4 hours 30 min ago (view)

    side note...k.wong is on 1st putting on one of those "baserunning mitts" (hand protection for sliding) that's extending past the length of his hand/fingers by at least 2-3 inches.

    they're going to have to start regulating this piece of equipment if this keeps up...


  • crunch 6 hours 36 min ago (view)

    Q with LAA in his debut for them...HBP, a wild pitch, and BB through 7 pitches...then 3 pop-outs to follow.

    blah blah spring training...

    baseball on TV...neat.


  • First.Pitch.120 9 hours 51 min ago (view)

    We just traded for Maddux!!!   ......... nope, the other one.


  • crunch 22 hours 22 min ago (view)

    yeah, i'm just saying i did consider piling onto it with a troll-level post about the's practically asking to be written that way.

    jeff passan did it quite well...

    that said, i had no idea zach bryant existed before today, but his early numbers looked oddly good (which means nothing without context that early in his career).


  • Charlie 23 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Oh, I mean the trade. You were quite diligent in posting!


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    i contemplated writing the post totally trolled out as hell with "zach" coming after a wall of text.

    i decided the cubs being cheap was enough pre-season punishment without piling on.


  • Charlie 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    This is a straight up troll 


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    rsox aquiring ZACH bryant from the cubs.

    ptbn from the josh osich deal.

    totally useless trade...hopefully not a terrible loss.


  • Hagsag 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 11 hours ago (view)

    Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal


  • crunch 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...

    first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.

    radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised.  the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.


  • crunch 4 days 5 hours ago (view)

    dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.

    looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.


  • Arizona Phil 4 days 21 hours ago (view)

    AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August. 


  • Mike Wellman 6 days 5 hours ago (view)

    I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 6 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.

    This team has no direction at the moment.


  • Sonicwind75 6 days 6 hours ago (view)

    As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer.  Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague.  Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio.  I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.