Many brave men are vying to fill the Chicago Cubs managerial void. In fact, it’s beginning to feel a bit like a political race. Andre is backing Ryno! Randy Wells supports Mike Quade! Were photos to emerge of fans marching around Wrigley with signs reading “Bob Can Do The Job” or “Ryno is A-OK” or “Say NO to Wedge” I would believe my eyes.
I figured it was about time The FBB started taking a closer look at some of the candidates. It is my intention to sift through the hype and bring you the information that matters! OK… that isn’t entirely true. But it sounded good, didn’t it? I’ll present the candidates to you one at a time in the same way I present everything on this hack blog; with wishy-washy conviction, a well-intentioned heart and my tongue in my cheek.
Contestant #1, Mike Quade
Mike Quade, come on doooown! Is our current skipper qualified to handle the job, or is he just a competent interim manager? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons for Mr. Q.
– He’s a local guy who grew up a Cubs fan. So he must have a rooting interest, right? This point provides a major “aww” factor, in the very least.
– I enjoy writing the letter “Q,” but so rarely get the chance.
– Has yet to make any monumentally stupid decisions in his role of Cubs manager.
– Mr. Q is already familiar with the club, so no getting-to-know-you period would be necessary.
– According to the Cubs Cookbook, Mr. Q is a pretty good chef!
– Though probably a really nice guy, Mr. Q kinda looks like a monster sometimes. Many others have been quick to notice this.
– Despite his many years spent serving time at both the minor and major league levels, one can’t help wondering if he is really the best man for the job.
The Bottom Line:
The Cubs have played well since Mr. Q took over. I’m not convinced that he would be a really good manager. Of course, I’m not convinced he would be a very bad one, either. I’m open to hearing more intelligent opinions.