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April 2006



Stinkin’ thinkin’

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Stinkin’ thinkin’ is when you make the same dumb moves over and over expecting different results. Andy Warhol once said that “in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes;” Glendon Rusch had his fifteen minutes of fame in 2004 when he went 6-2 with a 3.47 ERA. Otherwise his career record bespeaks of a very poor baseball pitcher. In 1308.7 innings pitched, Glendon has given up 1517 hits and 399 walks. This is a guy who is very familiar with baserunners and this year his performance is worsening.

Jim Hendry puzzled many of us when he offered a two year $6 million contract to this baseball piÒata. Let’s face it, we all make idiot mistakes – but when we make mistakes do most of us go out the next day and do the same dumb things? Jim Hendry and the Cubs management need to explain to the Cubs why they insist on putting Rusch out there, this ain’t gonna get better and the Cubs cannot afford to give away every fifth game if they are really serious about contending. C’mon Hendry, don’t put losers out on the field, Cubs fans deserve better!