An Interview with The Chicago Tribune’s Fred Mitchell

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The Sports Bank and The Backdoor Cut were proud to host Fred Mitchell, columnist of 36 years for the Chicago Tribune, who was nice enough to join me to talk Cubs, White Sox, and the season to come for the Chicago Bears, in that order.

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A Fond Adieu to Sweet, Sweet Lou

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Despite all of the rancor, the calls for his head, the snarky comments that he should have been managing this season from the dugout while wearing a smoking jacket and drinking a martini…yes, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will be missed. [Read more…]

Piniella’s Gone, Cubs begin Search for new Manager


It’s official – the post-game press conference at Wrigley Field is going to be a hell of a lot less interesting next season. And if the product on the field is worth a damn, Cubs fans and the media covering them won’t mind a bit.

Lou Piniella announced today this season will be his last as Cubs manager, with the next few months serving as his farewell tour. Piniella’s announcement comes in the midst of what has been one of the most joyless seasons at the corner of Clark and Addison in recent memory. The atmosphere both on the field and in the stands at Wrigley has been more mausoleum than mayhem this season.

Matt Lindner’s first in a six part series highlighting who could be the Cubs‘ next skipper.

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Cubs Manager Lou Piniella Retiring when Season Concludes

Under my “Lou Piniella, ella ella, eh, eh” is a song we will no longer hear. The hilarious, but very poorly sung parody of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” about the Cubs’ 2007 division title season, must now be retired.

Cubs manager Lou Piniella today gave the following statement to announce he has made the decision to retire following the 2010 season.

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