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Whitesox4ever
10-01-2006, 04:28 PM
as cubs president.

Looks like the flubs will have alot of changes next year

ScottyTheSoxFan
10-01-2006, 04:30 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-061001cubsmacphail,1,3578314.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

goon
10-01-2006, 04:30 PM
hes on comcast right now.

Soxmissy
10-01-2006, 04:33 PM
Per the Score: Andy McPhale has resigned!:D:

SoxSpeed22
10-01-2006, 04:35 PM
This is gonna be some offseason in Chicago. Time to bring back the bomb shelter.

Sox-o-matic
10-01-2006, 04:42 PM
LOL. New guy is talking about winning the World Series!!!

Exact quote: "We WILL win the Wrold Series."

Sox-o-matic
10-01-2006, 04:46 PM
LOL Another one!!!

"Winning is the greatest marketing idea of all time."

Haha, he's going to fit in great there.

*Edit: man, I pity anyone who is not watching this. This is hilarious.

Another one:

"We will win the World Series soon."

Hitmen77
10-01-2006, 04:49 PM
Andy McFail - HE GONE!

What is his job compared to Hendry's? If Hendry is their KW, what role did Andy McPhail fill?

Brian26
10-01-2006, 04:49 PM
McDonough isn't a new guy. He's been around the Tribune Co for years.

Sox-o-matic
10-01-2006, 04:49 PM
"We have seen success here."

MrRoboto83
10-01-2006, 04:50 PM
LOL. New guy is talking about winning the World Series!!!

Exact quote: "We WILL win the Wrold Series."

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4907&stc=1&d=1159739406

cubhater
10-01-2006, 04:53 PM
Strawberry fields forever...........

soxwon
10-01-2006, 04:54 PM
From the cubs to the commishiners seat
Great Just Great For The Wsox
A sox hateing commish.
and you think selig had it out.

Brian26
10-01-2006, 04:57 PM
Andy McFail - HE GONE!

What is his job compared to Hendry's? If Hendry is their KW, what role did Andy McPhail fill?

MacPhail was the President, a position/role that doesn't exist with the Sox.

John McDonough was their Vice President in charge of marketing and broadcasting, similar to Brooks Boyer's role with the Sox.

Hendry was GM/VP of baseball operations, same as KW.

Reinsdorf is the Chairman, Einhorn is the vice-chairman. The Cubs just have a board of directors underneath the Tribune Co.

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 04:57 PM
"We have seen success here."
Well, that's actually true. They were around last year! :D:

Brian26
10-01-2006, 04:59 PM
A sox hateing commish.
and you think selig had it out.

Selig doesnt hate the Sox. He's had a good relationship with Reinsdorf over the years.

SOXSINCE'70
10-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Strawberry fields forever...........

If McDonough were on acid,you might call him a "Day Tripper".:roflmao:
Or maybe he'd say he's getting high "With A Little Help From My Friends".
As long as 3 million "believers":rolleyes: walk through those turnstyles year in
and year out,nothing will change for those hopeless losers.


"We will win the World Series",my ass. Hopefully,not in
this Sox fan's lifetime.

buehrle4cy05
10-01-2006, 05:10 PM
The only way the Cubs will ever be successful is if
A) The Tribune Co. sells the team
B) Fans hold the team accountable by not showing up when the team sucks

Because both of those things won't ever happen, the Cubs are destined to suck for a long time.

zmz723
10-01-2006, 05:13 PM
I sure am going to miss murph saying "andy the clown" and honking the horn 50 times during his show

thomas35forever
10-01-2006, 05:18 PM
What a shocker.

tebman
10-01-2006, 05:33 PM
Here's what I think is the key quote from the blah-blah of the Tribune's announcement of McPhail's "resignation:"

Andy has always recognized the tradition and importance of Wrigley Field and he always put the fans first during the renovation process," said Crane Kenney, Tribune Company senior vice president and general counsel. "He has been a careful steward of the ballpark, preserving its traditions while also modernizing the facility to improve the experience for Cub fans."

'Nuff said.

RadioheadRocks
10-01-2006, 06:40 PM
Strawberry fields forever...........


"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see...", looks like you hit the proverbial nail square on the head there, cubhater! :cool:

SOXSINCE'70
10-01-2006, 06:44 PM
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see..."

"It's getting hard to be someone,but it all works out,
It doesn't matter much to me".

chisoxmike
10-01-2006, 06:46 PM
:o: :o: :o: :o:

Did not see that coming at all.

Lip Man 1
10-01-2006, 07:03 PM
The Tribune story says MacDonough is the TEMPORARY guy in charge. They are going to hire a baseball guy to take over as soon as possible.

Lip

Viva Medias B's
10-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Murph was on the Score and said that McDonough should be the official replacement for MacPhail. He also said that Hendry is not long for his job.

Lip Man 1
10-01-2006, 09:07 PM
That's funny coming from Murphy a supposed knowledgeable Cub fan. McDonough is in charge of marketing. He knows very little about the actual nuts and bolts of being in charge of the on field part of the game.

Lip

chaerulez
10-01-2006, 09:18 PM
Murph was on the Score and said that McDonough should be the official replacement for MacPhail. He also said that Hendry is not long for his job.

And the Trib is just going to eat the two year salary of Hendry if they let him go? Not likely.

DrCrawdad
10-01-2006, 09:21 PM
The Tribune story says MacDonough is the TEMPORARY guy in charge. They are going to hire a baseball guy to take over as soon as possible.

Lip

I honestly think I saw Dan Evans at the Cub game today. They showed him briefly on the screen but I wasn't listening intently.

Soxfanspcu11
10-01-2006, 09:45 PM
LOL. New guy is talking about winning the World Series!!!

Exact quote: "We WILL win the Wrold Series."

"We have seen success here."


:kneeslap:

STOP IT!!!! I CAN TAKES NO MORE!!!! LOL!!!!:gulp:

LongLiveFisk
10-01-2006, 10:02 PM
The only way the Cubs will ever be successful is if
A) The Tribune Co. sells the team
B) Fans hold the team accountable by not showing up when the team sucks

Because both of those things won't ever happen, the Cubs are destined to suck for a long time.

I believe you have hit the nail on the head. A very favorable position for us Sox fans. :bandance:

dickallen15
10-01-2006, 10:24 PM
I wonder how much the White Sox world championship and subsequent popularity has weighed in the changes that will be occurring at Clark and Addison. If I where a Cub fan, I would be estatic over this. I think it means the days of having the number 1 priority keeping the park from caving in and basically neglecting what goes on out on the field could be coming to an end. The Cubs have some decent players. They aren't going to be totally relying on Wood and Prior anymore. They have money to spend. You don't have to be very good to be a contender in the NL.

Hitmen77
10-01-2006, 10:33 PM
Here's some perspective of the Cubs failure on the field. I mean wow - most of this happened under McPhail's watch. Good thing for them that attendance is more important to them than winning:

Best Chicago baseball record since 1990:
2005 White Sox 99 63 .611 -
1994 White Sox 67 46 .593 -
2000 White Sox 95 67 .586 -
1993 White Sox 94 68 .580 -
1990 White Sox 94 68 .580 9.0
2006 White Sox 90 72 .556 6.0
1998 Cubs 90 73 .552 12.5
2004 Cubs89 73 .549 16.0
2003 Cubs 88 74 .543 -


Worst Chicago baseball record since 1990:
2000 Cubs 65 97 .401 30.0
2006 Cubs 66 96 .407 17.5
2002 Cubs 67 95 .414 30.0
1999 Cubs 67 95 .414 30.0
1997 Cubs 68 94 .420 16.0
1994 Cubs 49 64 .434 16.5
1996 Cubs 76 86 .469 12.0
1999 White Sox 75 86 .466 21.5

Martinigirl
10-01-2006, 10:43 PM
John McDonough was their Vice President in charge of marketing and broadcasting, similar to Brooks Boyer's role with the Sox.


I know it is supposed to be a temporary thing, but I saw at least one media outlet speculating it would be permanent. Does anyone find that so perfectly Cubbie? The fact is, marketing is much more important to the Cubs, far more important than actual baseball success, so they might as well have a marketing guy in charge.

Because as long as the marketing of the ivy and the "lovable losers" is sucessful in filling the park and the Trib makes money, that is all they really care about.

Hitmen77
10-02-2006, 08:02 AM
I know it is supposed to be a temporary thing, but I saw at least one media outlet speculating it would be permanent. Does anyone find that so perfectly Cubbie? The fact is, marketing is much more important to the Cubs, far more important than actual baseball success, so they might as well have a marketing guy in charge.

Because as long as the marketing of the ivy and the "lovable losers" is sucessful in filling the park and the Trib makes money, that is all they really care about.

Mr. Morrissey agrees with you.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-061001morrisseyim,1,6493035.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed

Hangar18
10-02-2006, 08:41 AM
What I love, is the fact that everywhere Andy McPhail went, he succeeded. Then he became the Cubs President. HAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAH A

tebman
10-02-2006, 08:43 AM
I know it is supposed to be a temporary thing, but I saw at least one media outlet speculating it would be permanent. Does anyone find that so perfectly Cubbie? The fact is, marketing is much more important to the Cubs, far more important than actual baseball success, so they might as well have a marketing guy in charge.

Because as long as the marketing of the ivy and the "lovable losers" is sucessful in filling the park and the Trib makes money, that is all they really care about.

Mr. Morrissey agrees with you.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-061001morrisseyoncubsmacphail,1,5034139.column?col l=chi-sportscolumnistfront-hed

I read that too, along with the one he wrote in Sunday's paper blasting FitzSimons (Tribune Empire Chairman). I wonder how long it'll be before Morrissey gets sent off to the Colonel McCormick Memorial Re-Education Camp?

Steelrod
10-02-2006, 04:40 PM
I honestly think I saw Dan Evans at the Cub game today. They showed him briefly on the screen but I wasn't listening intently.
Vultures were flying over the corpse!

Soxfanspcu11
10-02-2006, 06:15 PM
Here's some perspective of the Cubs failure on the field. I mean wow - most of this happened under McPhail's watch. Good thing for them that attendance is more important to them than winning:

Best Chicago baseball record since 1990:
2005 White Sox 99 63 .611 -
1994 White Sox 67 46 .593 -
2000 White Sox 95 67 .586 -
1993 White Sox 94 68 .580 -
1990 White Sox 94 68 .580 9.0
2006 White Sox 90 72 .556 6.0
1998 Cubs 90 73 .552 12.5
2004 Cubs89 73 .549 16.0
2003 Cubs 88 74 .543 -


Worst Chicago baseball record since 1990:
2000 Cubs 65 97 .401 30.0
2006 Cubs 66 96 .407 17.5
2002 Cubs 67 95 .414 30.0
1999 Cubs 67 95 .414 30.0
1997 Cubs 68 94 .420 16.0
1994 Cubs 49 64 .434 16.5
1996 Cubs 76 86 .469 12.0
1999 White Sox 75 86 .466 21.5



Thanks HITMEN! This is a GREAT set of stats! I actually never thought of records this way, as far as stats by city, but this is REALLY telling!

This is a PERFECT example of the difference between the 2 franchises. On one hand, you have a franchise that is comitted to winning, putting a quality product on the field ALL YEAR, developing and sticking with players, listening to the fans and taking their advice, and being one of the classiest organizations in professional sports.

On the other hand, you have a franchise who bases their ENTIRE organization on being a joke. Embracing being a loser, continuing to be a loser and doing NOTHING to fix it. Promoting ignorant, drunk losers by naming an entire section of their palace after a beer :rolleyes: , encouraging fans to throw garbage on the field and calling it "passion", ignoring city regulations, intentionally treating their fans like garbage, etc. etc. etc.

I really can not believe that we have to share the best city in the world with these losers.:(: