View Full Version : M-O-R-O-N spells Rick Telander

03-20-2002, 01:15 PM
I read Ricky's article in the Sun-Times today. First, he manages
to paint dugout sticky fingers Ruben Rivera as a heinous crim-
inal for swiping Derek's glove. More heinous, presumably, than
athletes who beat their wives or get drunk and smash their
cars into telephone poles or innocent people. Anyway, he man-
ages to take this subject and segue it into another mournful
ode to his poor little hapless 1969 Cubbies. UNNNGHHH!!

The tone of that part goes like this: Babe Ruth set a trap for
a Yankee clubhouse thief. When he found out it was Leo Dur-
ocher, he beat him up. Durocher was exiled to the NL, where
he became the Cubs manager in 1966. He was never color-
ful, just a big ol' meanie. Then came 1969, when my precious Cubbies blew the pennant with Leo at the helm, breaking my
little heart. I just wonder (sniff, sniff) what would've happened
if..(sniffle, sniffle, snort) Babe hadn't caught that thief and he
hadn't been exiled to the NL...then (SOB!) he wouldn't have
been Cubbie manager and then (tremble, tremble, quiver)
they might've WON IT ALL IN 1969!!!!! WWWWWAAAAAAA

"...put all sports columnists on Prozac." Mike Royko

03-20-2002, 01:22 PM
Anything to mention the Scrubbs

03-20-2002, 01:24 PM
what he fails to realize, maybe, just maybe if they didnt have that manager, they, would have failed to make the playoffs. just a thought, if it goes one way, why not the other