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@OzzieGuillen joins #Marlins on #Twitter – Parody

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OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
#ICanHonestlySay Thank you chicago y all the fans OzzieGuillen.com
14 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
All my players from 04 to 11 thanks very much for all the help and u friendship trainers coaches clubys security vendors from ofices people
13 minutes ago
 
 
KennyWilliams Kenny Williams
@ozzieGuillen Last and least? *sniff*
13 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
#ICanHonestlySay i love my people in chitown but love family and sun in #miami
13 minutes ago
 
 
OneyGuillen Oney Guillen
#mlb #baseball #whitesox #haters @ozzieguillen Thanks dad 🙂 🙂 🙂
12 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
sun not u son but love u son
12 minutes ago
 
 
OneyGuillen Oney Guillen
@ozzieguillen Thanks dad…
11 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
Hello #Miami
11 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
I can’t believe all of the planned festivities & former @Marlins players in town to see me surpass the 70,000 follower mark!
11 minutes ago
 
 
PeteyPipes Bryan Petersen
@OzzieGuillen Hi Coach!
11 minutes ago
 
 
MikeStanton27 Mike Stanton
@OzzieGuillen Hi Coach!
10 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@LoMoMarlins They here 2 hear me but will be here for u 2
10 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@OzzieGuillen You got it Boss!
10 minutes ago
 
 
bmarshall19 Brandon Marshall
I’m going to the Marlins games just to see @OzzieGuillen. Nice pick up
10 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@bmarshall19 what up bro thanks for support I will come to dolphins game and watch u ur a beast
10 minutes ago
 
 
JayCutler6 Jay Cutler
Tell me about it…#sadface “@OzzieGuillen: @bmarshall19 what up bro thanks for support I will come to dolphins game and watch u ur a beast
9 minutes ago
 
 
WaddleandSilvy Waddle and Silvy
Dueling press conferences. A Waddle and Silvy first. Jay Cutler and Ozzie Guillen speaking at same time. We’ll bounce between both
9 minutes ago
 
 
bmarshall19 Brandon Marshall
Mom I made it. I just got tweeted back by @OzzieGuillen. #Sweet
9 minutes ago
 
 
bags David Bags
@LoMoMarlins I can’t wait to see you and @OzzieGuillen take over the Twitterverse with #Marlins tweets! See you next year on Opening Day.
9 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@OzzieGuillen @bags They may actually name the new stadium the TwitterDome after all…
9 minutes ago
 
 
dougglanville Doug Glanville
@LoMoMarlins @OzzieGuillen Given the financial constraints, #Twitter is a cheap way to advertise.
9 minutes ago
 
 
JeffLoria Jeff Loria
No comment @LoMoMarlins @OzzieGuillen @espn @fox @FoxSportsSouth @FSMidwest @MLBOnFox @FoxSportsLat @FoxSportsWest @MLBOnFox @dougglanville
8 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
Oh no we won’t. RT “@LoMoMarlins “@OzzieGuillen @bags They may actually name the new stadium the TwitterDome after all…”
8 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@OzzieGuillen #quietlikeabunny
8 minutes ago
 
 
michaelhill michaelhill
@OzzieGuillen @DaveSamson @LoMoMarlins This is a great day in #Marlins history so we will be respectful of our heritage.
8 minutes ago
 
 
dougglanville Doug Glanville
Starts taking #Marlins notes…
8 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
wow lol who u egg? “@OzzieGuillen @DaveSamson @LoMoMarlins This is a great day in #Marlins history so we will be respectful of our heritage.”
7 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@OzzieGuillen Michael Hill is the interim GM. Our boss. #carefuler
7 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
@LoMoMarlins Situation’s under control.
7 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@DaveSamson Yes sir.
7 minutes ago
 
 
michaelhill michaelhill
@OzzieGuillen ‘People are waiting for you to make a mistake. They’re going to bait you on Twitter to say something inappropriate that you can never take back.
6 minutes ago
 
 
JackMcKeonIRC Jack_McKeon
/msg #marlins ex I like Ozzie. I’m going to have to like him right?
6 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
hi jack love u bro still here? @JackMcKeonIRC “/msg #marlins ex I like Ozzie. I’m going to have to like him right?”
6 minutes ago
 
 
JoshWillingham Josh Willingham
#marlinsex @JackMcKeononIRC Coach?
6 minutes ago
 
 
JackMcKeonIRC Jack_McKeon
/msg #marlins ex I’ll still be on call out of loyalty t
6 minutes ago
 
 
JimmyRollins11 Jimmy Rollins
@LoMoMarlins @DaveSamson @MichaelHill @OzzieGuillen lol haaaa RT “@JackMcKeonIRC /msg #marlins ex I’ll still be on call out of loyalty t”
5 minutes ago
 
 
dougglanville Doug Glanville
@jimmyrollins11 You’d think they would’ve learned about the power of the RT since last time…
5 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@LoMoMarlins @DaveSamson @MichaelHill @OzzieGuillen @jimmyrollins11 I am loyal http://wp.me/p1NXKl-U #cringe #flashback HTP
5 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@JackMcKeonIRC love you but #Miami #Marlins family my family now and i love my family 1st
5 minutes ago
 
 
OneyGuillen Oney Guillen
@ozzieguillen Thanks dad…
5 minutes ago
 
 
LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
@OzzieGuillen JUst found out that tonight was my last game as a #Florida #Marlin but did not mean that!
4 minutes ago
 
 
BetOnCubs2015 Go Cubbies
@OzzieGuillen back 2 futur II say cubies kick ur ass 2015! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnmw6K1H-gQ yay
4 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@betoncubs2015 #miami = more stinky games at #wrigley #ihaterats #ihatecubs #ihateu #twit u #twitnoob fuk
4 minutes ago
 
 
JackMcKeonIRC Jack_McKeon
.msg #marlins ex I’ll still be on call out of loyalty to marlinsex organization
4 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@JackMcKeonIRC wtf? u gay?
4 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
@MichaelHill You can put Jack to bed and retire him now. @OzzieGuillen you will be disciplined tomorrow.
4 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@davesamson u mad bro?
3 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
@OzzieGuillen I am not your bro. New #marlins Orientation for @ozzieGuillen tomorrow in @JeffLoria’s office
3 minute ago
 
 
dougglanville Doug Glanville
@DaveSamson And my exclusive? I have #marlins notes.
3 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@davesamson @dougglanville wtf I do?
3 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
@dougglanville Yes. Usual fee.
2 minutes ago
 
 
OzzieGuillen Ozzie Guillen
@kennywilliams help?
2 minutes ago
 
 
DaveSamson Dave Samson
@OzzieGuillen End of Line.
2 minutes ago
 
 
JayCutler6 Jay Cutler
@bmarshall19 Where did everybody go? #sadface
1 minute ago
 
 
bmarshall19 Brandon Marshall
@JayCutler6 @OzzieGuillen told #gayjoke on #twitter and getting disciplined already #newrecord
1 minute ago
 
 
JayCutler6 Jay Cutler
@bmarshall19 #gayjokes are not cool. Should stop #gayjokes.
1 minute ago
 
 
SouthParkStan Stan Marsh
@JayCutler6 You suck but my dad says you might be good someday. #whatever Go #Broncos!
50 seconds ago
 
 
JayCutler6 Jay Cutler
@bmarshall19 Never mind back to #gayjokes… gonna get tackled on Sunday unless I get some protection #please #bears
28 seconds ago
 
 
JoshWillingham Josh Willingham
@JackMcKeonIRC @OzzieGuillen Coach?…
1 second ago
 
 
COMMENTARY: Just like the last one, I put a lot of work into this and hope people enjoy it without being overly offended. I respect everyone mentioned (except maybe, sorta Jeff Loria and Brandon Marshall). I also think Ozzie will be an awesome Marlins manager (if he can survive). All impersonations of tweets were done without permission but with the intent to have some good fun. Please do not read this little parody and assume I had some inside knowledge or feeling on any of the parties mentioned.
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#Chicago #Cubs Day Off

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" - Wrigley Field

 

On october 1st at 5:30pm, Wrigley Field will host a viewing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the movie’s release. This is due in part to Wrigley Field being featured in some of the scenes in the movie and in part to the way Wrigley Field (and many of John Hughes’ movies) feature Chicago. As an added kicker, there’ll be an attempt to break the world record for people singing “Danke Schoen”, the song that Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) lipsynched during the parade scene. People can get $10 bleachers, $25 lawn seats or $75 VIP outfield lawn seat tickets. However, the idea of paying to see a movie in October instead of, for example, a Chicago Cubs playoff game is inciting some ridicule from Cubs fans and mockery of Cubs fans.

So, I decided to troll the ESPN story’s comment board for quotes. Here’s a snippet of what’s been said so far:
ImAYankeeFanBUT: why would you want to cram yourself in a urine smelling stadium in the freezing cold to watch a crappy movie?
 
Gosioux77: YAY! Postseason action at Wrigley!!!! Oh wait…..

tgwelch666: What a rip-off! Proceeds go to the Alfonso Soriano Extrication Fund.
Those are just some of the more “reprintable” quotes. Then, there is this quote from kingofdukezSMH that criticzes the promotion from a different angle:

kingofdukezSMH:”…when I first read they were doing a movie night at Wrigley, common sense told me that either it would be a) free to the public or b) a movie that’s now in theaters…why pay $10 to see a movie you can get from Redbox or Netflix (or buy a copy of) for less? The whole point of going to the movie theater nowadays is because a) you can’t see the movies they have at home and b) movie theaters have Imax/3D.
 
Even as a White Sox fan, I feel bad for the ACTUAL Cub fans out there (you know, the ones who don’t just go to Wrigley Field to get their picture taken and make @$$es out of themselves…and know who Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Greg Maddux, etc are). As long as there is a contingent of consumer $@%!$@ out there willing to overpay for anything Wrigley-related…you’re in a tough position.”

 

kingofdukezSMH makes a valid argument about the logic of paying so much to see a movie that could be seen on your local TV station for free. He also notes how “actual” Cub fans should be upset that Wrigley Field is drawing attention not for the talent on the Chicago Cubs but because it is being used as a marketing gimmick.

Yet, even with those arguments in mind, I take a different tack on the situation.

First, I should disclose that I am the type to pay $25 for a lawn seat. Out here in Denver, one of my favorite things to do is catch a Colorado Rockies fireworks game and pay $35 for a pavillion ticket just so I can go on the field. The grass, the dirt, it looks, smells and just plain-out feels great. Then, when the lights go off and the fireworks show goes on, sharing the field with another 30,000 to 40,000 people oohing and aahing is wonderful and an experience I happily pay for. Thus, if you ask whether I would want to see “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, a Chicago movie in Wrigley Field with the lights turned off, clapping and laughing with a larger crowd than what you can pack in a movie theater? Yep, definitely sign me up for that. I might even pay $75 because I’d consider that a lifetime experience. Going to Wrigley Field to enjoy a movie (which I admittedly have seen too many times to count) set in Chicago with fellow Chicagoans is an experience I would pay for. I’ll also throw in the extra possible perks like chatting with people about Chicago, the Cubs, Wrigley Field or the movie before and after the game. Even in modern movie theaters, you don’t get many people standing outside after a premiere and talking about it. Most just walk off. I doubt people would be so in and out at such a showing at Wrigley Field.

Second, the Chicago Cubs are out to make money. I don’t blame them, baseball is a business. Chairman Tom Ricketts did raise some ticket prices in 2010 while keeping the other half of the ticket inventory frozen other half of the ticket inventory frozen. On the other hand, that same Tom Ricketts walks the aisles and the concourses to mingle and question the fans which is a far cry from the entropy the Tribune Company’s ownership brought to Wrigleyville. The Ricketts may have looked (or been) a bit inert while waiting for some untradeable contracts to come off the books but the optimist in me thinks there are better things in store for the future of the Cubs. Given that perception that I have, I much prefer the Ricketts raise money through this kind of a promotion instead of, say, replacing the ivy with advertising, replacing the old-fashioned scoreboard with a blaring “Pick Your Song Sponsored by…” jumbotron or renaming Wrigley Field to Ameritrade Park. And yeah, those kinds of things may still come but if an event like this helps to stall a decision like that just for a year, I’m all for it.

Ironically, people pay even more money for concert tickets at Wrigley Field better watched for free on YouTube than in a public stadium not ideally built for acoustics. Some might argue, given the quality of play, that watching the Chicago Cubs for free on TV is better than paying for the privilege to watch them lose in person. However, the Chicago Cubs hosting this promotion won’t make a difference in their probably abysmal 2012 standings and maybe it’ll give them a few extra bucks to invest into their next contending team.

Respecting @KerryWood

Kerry Wood tore the meniscus in his left knee, ending his 2011 season and possibly his major league career. If so, I find it odd to write about the end of a career for someone I grew up enjoying and yet, is just a year and a few weeks younger than me.

I remember Kerry Wood on WGN shortly after he was drafted. Quiet kid, and at my ripe old age of 19, anyone just out of high school was a kid. I also remember him being very respectful. I enjoyed his twenty strikeout game, a game I was fortunate enough to see live on television. The way his slider dove across the plate reminded me of 20-rated movement pitches on the SNES Baseball Stars game. It was unreal, and beyond that, fun as hell to watch. So much fun, I started doubting my other favorite rookie at the time, Kevin orie, who botched a grounder hit in that game that could’ve been called an error, giving Kerry a no-hitter before he was old enough to drink. Kevin orie, back to him in a bit…

I don’t remember ever disliking Kerry (though that incident with the wall was a little offputting). If I did, I probably would’ve disliked myself. Even though I weighed about 20 lbs more than him (and no, not in the arm), people said I looked a lot like him. Got his goatee and his blond hair and general facial structure (though he has a thinner nose) and used to get a second look if I was wearing my Kerry Wood jersey. Not that I minded since he was my favorite Cub of that era (sorry, Grace). Like him, I loved baseball, tried to be respectful of others and liked helping people. Sure, I would get a bit frustrated with his injuries, with his wildness, but that was balanced by how apparent it was that he always seemed to be trying. The kid had struck out twenty in one game, a feat rarer than no-hitters. He could’ve just “dialed it in”, let an ego creep into his head. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know him personally, but I like to think that the Kerry Wood I saw on television was the same kind of guy without the cameras on him. He was the kind of guy who would take the ball in the playoffs because his team needed him, even if his elbow had been sore, even if his future was in jeopardy. If there is such a thing as playing the game “the right way”, I’d lump him in that category of “favorite Cubs” right next to Andre Dawson and his sore knees.

Wood would do other things to help the Cubs. He would pinch-hit when called upon. He would try different grips, different pitching motions, keep try to get better, even after his elbow blew up once. Made it through a torn rotator cuff and a bad knee and when his body said he couldn’t start anymore, he went to the bullpen to help the Cubs. Perhaps there was a huff and puff, maybe he was upset about sometimes being the closer and sometimes not. Maybe he was upset about being “babied” and not alloweed to throw on back-to-back days, but if so, it didn’t hit the headlines much if at all.

He turned down multiyear, more lucrative contracts from other teams because he liked being on the Cubs, once in 2007 he took a one year contract and again, a one year contract to return to the Cubs for 2011. In between those contracts, he was pushed out for financial reasons in 2008, took out a full page ad in the paper thanking Cubs fans, had some more successes and failures and injuries but was still welcomed back to Wrigley with a standing ovation. I know when the Cubs came out to Denver this year, he got one from us Cub fans too. And yeah, I had to convince one drunken Cub fan during that Cubs-Rockies series that I, at the time 40 lbs heavier, was not Kerry Wood. And yeah, he is still my favorite Cub.

There’ve been a lot of Cubs over the years. Some, more surly than others, throwing a fit in the papers or in the dugout or the locker room. Some others get their public images shattered worse than a broken bat, forever changing your opinion of them and of baseball in general. So many millions of dollars, too egotistical to be satisfied by those millions or to be paid to play a game or wonder why people don’t love them. Others, like Kevin Orie, disappear. Traded to the Marlins after 1998, some say because of the “error”, Orie spent a few years bouncing around the major league and up and down to the minor leagues. He made a brief appearance as a Cub in 2002 then disappeared. I didn’t realize until tonight that he kept grinding away until 2006, kept trying to slug his way back to the majors. For some, no matter how hard they try, how much they want to play, they get forgotten, even by a former fan like me.

And then there is Kerry Wood. Whether he’s entered in the final line of his baseball card or not, I’ll remember the numbers that he racked up that counted to me…

Career statistics as of 2011: Chicago resident, raised over $2 million for Chicago children’s charities, made it through fourteen stints on the disabled list to help four Chicago Cubs teams reach the playoffs, many standing ovations long after the best game of his career and perhaps a quiet, respectful bow as he leaves the game satisfied he tried his best. Thus, will he be remembered.

Talentless Cubs on Nationwide Broadcast

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Sometimes, it’s a bad thing when your favorite team has a game broadcast nationally. Case in point was the 8/28/11 Cubs vs Brewers game on Fox Sports. Now usually, I am not a big fan of Fox Sports broadcasters and overall I prefer listening to WGN but they did a commendable job this afternoon.

In the early part of the game, there was a nice little discussion with some pointed comments by John Smoltz about Casey Coleman’s mechanics. Casey Coleman has this odd hitch in his windup where he stutters halfway through, then turns and steps sideways so that it looks like he is pitching from the stretch. They noted that such a hitch is done for one of two reasons: to gain velocity or to add deception thereby making the pitch harder to hit. To gently hammer the point home, a silence in the broadcast ensues as a meaty, flat 75 mph pitch limps low and away from the strike zone, barely making it to catcher Koyie Hill’s glove. The silence breaks to note that Coleman obviously isn’t using the hitch for velocity. Thus, they make the assumption that Coleman might use the hitch for deception which is followed by the comment that Coleman currently allows more hits per innings pitched.

That might have been enough (and is usually, more to expect) from Fox broadcasters. However, they weren’t quite done yet because a graphic comes up on the screen showing Coleman walks a batter for every one he strikes out, suggesting the hitch isn’t something that is helping his control. So then, Fox brings the pieces together. They note that Coleman is a pitch-to-contact guy who gives up more than a hit for inning and for extra salt in the wound, indicate that “The Chicago Cubs have the most errors in all of baseball.” In other words, a recipe for relative disaster, and the words seemed like they might have come true as Casey Coleman walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the third with Prince Fielder coming up.

The Cubs turned a pretty nifty, though not necessarily clean, double play to end the inning with no damage done. In the box score, Casey Coleman registered a quality start, yielding only three runs over seven innings. However, the happy result of that double play and of Coleman’s start overall, shouldn’t prevent people from looking at the issues at hand.

They say that a good team is one that can capitalize on an opponents mistakes. Whether there is some aspect of momentum in play or not is a moot point. However, given two teams of equal talent, the one that makes less mistakes will tend to win more than the team that makes many mistakes. Similarly, if there are two teams of unequal talent, the team with more talent will tend to win more than the team that has lesser talent.

If you have a pitcher who tends to give up hits, doesn’t strike out many people and walks his fair share of hitters, he will tend to produce bad outings. If a team commits a lot of defensive errors, unless they excel in some other area of the game, they will also tend to lose. As of right now, the Chicago Cubs are a losing team, though not just for these reasons.

I could jump on the bandwagon with other Cub fans who think the sole reason the Chicago Cubs is losing is because Mike Quade instead of Ryne Sandberg is the manager. There was even a heated debate on a Chicago Cubs fan page about how the Cubs would become a “winning team” if they beaned Matt Holliday in response to a hard slide he made into Starlin Castro. Since Jim Hendry has been fired, calls for Quade’s removal will intensify. However such a change will not magically make the Cubs a better team no matter how many dollars are thrown at the problem.

The last year the Chicago Cubs had an average offense or better in terms of OPS in the National League was in 2008 when they actually lead the National League. Before that, you have to go back to 2005 to find an above-average offensive Cubs team. Similarly, the Chicago Cubs have not had an average pitching staff in terms of WHIP or ERA since 2009 and have not had an average team defensively since 2007. In summary, the Chicago Cubs organization lacks talent. (Courtesy of http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/batteam.shtml)

Some of the fault does lie with Jim Hendry, though Cubs fans are quick to forget that some of his gambles like Ryan Dempster and Mark DeRosa did work. Even factoring in the change in playoff format and the Cubs massive ability to spend money on payroll, the Chicago Cubs went to the playoffs under Hendry’s watch more than they had in the previous century. He also accomplished all that while going through two ownership changes. However, though the dollars gave Hendry the room to make _some_ mistakes, the lack of an ability to develop and properly value talent throughout the Chicago Cubs organization is a hurdle so strong that the Cubs haven’t been able to overcome that as of yet.

Many Cubs fans think the team could contend with just a managerial change. Many of these Cubs fans also think that Darwin Barney is a potential star in the same breath that they chastized Kosuke Fukudome despite Fukudome’s superior offensive numbers. They think that a player like Barney is a defensive asset while posting range factors and fielding percentages third to last in the NL surpassing reputed “stone-hands” Rickie Weeks and Dan Uggla.

But why does it even get to this? Why does a team with a payroll in the multimillions of dollars get in a position where it thinks Darwin Barney is the best the organization has to offer as a second baseman and its fan base thinks that Darwin Barney is not only a serious Rookie of the Year candidate but a valuable long-term asset? Ultimately the fans, like the Chicago Cubs organization, value talent incorrectly.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Darwin Barney has value as a cheap “placeholder” player who contributes a bit more than replacement level. However, he is the kind of player who makes the man he replaced, Ryan Theriot, look like a star offensively and defensively. Similarly, a player like Casey Coleman has his uses either in a mop-up or middle relief role or as a trade chit to an organization that has the defensive talent to make an asset of his pitch-to-contact skills. Yet instead, Barney and Coleman are starters for a team that believes, all evidence to the contrary, that they are just a small step from contention.

I could cite other statistics. some mentioned by the Fox broadcasters mentioned regarding the lack of talent on the Chicago Cubs. “The Chicago Cubs have the fewest walks in all of baseball” or “The Chicago Cubs allow the most walks in all of baseball”. Either one works.

The ironic, and pretty sad part, is that a broadcasting team (and their statisticians) that covers the Chicago Cubs a handful of games a year can indicate in so many ways how talentless the Chicago Cubs are in merely a two hour broadcast. We see Casey Coleman’s statistics and Casey Coleman’s pitching motion and then hear the analysis of those visuals which makes it evident that he either needs to develop things in the minors or that he needs to be on a team other than the Chicago Cubs? With all that evidence, why does it even get to that point where Casey Coleman is pitching for the Chicago Cubs?

Overall, if the lack of talent on the Chicago Cubs is so obvious that even national broadcasters can see them, why haven’t the Cubs or we as fans seen it? Why can’t we realize that these problems are ones that require more than just a manager change or a general manager change but a systematic change throughout the organization? No, Cubs fans, hiring Ryne Sandberg or signing  Prince Fielder will magically fix all of the Cubs woes no more than firing Hendry did or replacing Quade will. Systematic changes take time and patience and involve better tools to evaluate and/or develop players properly. With the lack of talent currently on the Cubs and barely inching its way through the minor leagues, we’ll have to endure losing for quite a while longer. Hopefully if you watched the Fox broadcast or looked at some of the stats, you’ll realize why we’ll need to wait too.