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FWIW: MacPhail steps down as Cubs' prez

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    I posted this on the baseball thread, but in case no one caught it or read it yet. I'm listening to the Cubs' post-game and MacPhail is addressing the media and have announced he is resigning as team president.
  2. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    This Cubs fan wants to see the Tribune Company sell the team to an owner who is actually interested in winning a championship instead of just racking up profits.

    Of course, the latter is exactly the reason why there is zero chance of the Tribsters getting out.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    He's basically falling on the sword right now.

    This season may well have featured the worst baseball coverage of any team in any major market by a print medium. Phil Rogers and Paul Sullivan have been absolutely abysmal in every possible area, and they should be the next ones out the door.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I agree with DyePack. Not sure what, if any, difference having McDonough at the top makes.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    McDonough comes from the marketing wing, so let's hope the interim stint is quite short.
  6. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

  7. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    In due time.
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Didn't the Tribune Co. (owners of the Cubs) had a sit-down with the Tribune Cubs beat writers and tear into them for ripping the team in their own newspaper? I could have sworn I heard something of this during the summer.
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    News conference in 10 minutes, likely to announce Dusty will hit the road.
  10. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Dusty made it official, he's walking. Since his contact was up at the end of this season anyway, it's not a firiing.

    But it is apparent that the suits at the Tribune are clueless about what they want in a new manager. But they are happy that the second-largest attendance in team history crammed into Wrigley this year.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Listening to the press conference questions about what the Cubs are looking for in a manager was a painful experience.
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