Cubs’ News… yes, they still matter

A few tidbits re Chicago Cubs:

GM Jim Hendry has essentially fired the coaching staff by saying the new manager will be hiring his own staff. Last year’s coaches were hitting coach Gene Clines, first-base coach Gary Matthews, bench coach Dick Pole, pitching coach Larry Rothschild, third-base coach Chris Speier, bullpen coach Juan Lopez and special assistant Sonny Jackson.

I assume that doesn’t preclude the new skipper from re-hiring the coaches but I doubt that would be the case.

The 22nd annual Chicago Cubs Convention has been scheduled for January 19-21 and will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Weekend passes will cost $50 and will go on sale November 6.

More convention details here.

I’m planning on attending if Teddy Ballgame will put me up. The Hilton is a little rich for my blood.

And finally, Al Yellon from Bleed Cubbie Blue, has come out and endorsed Girardi for manager for the Cubs. He has a thoughtful, researched posting on the subject.

Update: This one almost slipped under my radar. The Cubs interviewed Girardi for a job today.

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