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Podcast: Remember This Crap? 2010 Cubs
Lou bolted in August...we got stuck watching the whole thing
It was a season so bad that the manager made up an excuse to go to Florida to take care of his mother to get out of it early. Most of the last vestiges of the 2008 Cubs were either leaving after or during the season.
Opening Day was a bad omen for the rest of the season and a Barves rookie had a big day and has been stealing money from the Cubs ever since. Starlin Castro had a huge first game and a really good first season.
One of the catchers nearly killed one of the outfielders by plunging a bat shard right into his chest. Jim Hendry made his worst ever first round pick (and that’s saying something) and then after Lou Piniella quit, Jim hired a hairless person to manage the team.
A late surge under Mike Quade convinced the Cubs to bring him back. That did not go well. The guys somehow also talk about the Kane County Cougars bogus Midwest League attendance record, a Rockford TV announcer taking ball three right on the field, A League of Their Own and so, so much more, including famous pinch hitters and what’s Bobby Scales up to these days?
Listen to Chip lose his mind. (Big shock.)
Welington tries to murder Tyler.
Brooks Conrad. Oof.
The Rockford Expos? They were really a thing. Check out good old number 82. Probably a Ken Margerum homage.