Monday, November 01, 2004


Let me be the first to publicly endorse the hiring of Bob Brenly as a replacement color announcer for the Cubs broadcast booth. This is a man who, like Steve Stone, tell it like it is. And is not afraid to bash stupidity on the field.

Bob was with the Cubs' on WGN radio team back in the "three man booth" days in the early 90's. On the occasion of the Cubs' last game before the All-Star Break in 1990, Les Lancaster had a nice start going against the Cardinals. In the seventh, Les was starting to tire. It was obvious to everyone. Essian refused to quickly use his bullpen. Four runs scored and the Cubs eventually lost the game.

Brenly lambasted Essian. It was the last game before the break. Go ahead and use the pen early as everyone was going to be getting three days off.

Hire this guy. If anyone thinks that Stone went tough on Baker, they haven't seen anything like what Brenly will do. Hell. Brenly might even have designs on Baker's job.

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