What a great time to be a baseball fan. 70 Degree weather outside, the leaves start to turn color and once again there is postseason baseball all day long today with no Chicago teams involved. All is well in the world. As exciting as the kick off of baseball's postseason is, there seems to be something missing and once again it is the disappointing fact that no Chicago team is involved.
Some would say if "we" have no horse in the race than why should "we" care. Some root on former players/managers who have made their way through the windy city to their current destination representing that team on the journey to the fall classic. Some just watch baseball because the constant barrage of Chicago Bears coverage gets sickening to a certain extent.
However there is a lot to do here at home in Chicago with both baseball franchises as one tries to decide to give it one more go-round for a shot at a title, and one looks for a new manager. Peter Gammons visited with Mully And Hanley back in early July and warned Cubs fans of the possibility of Mike Quade being successful that it would be tough not to give him the job. With a 24-13 record to finish the year helping spoil the postseason dreams of the upstart San Diego Padres at the end of the season, Mike Quade is indeed the top candidate right now to be manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2011.
He may be the leading candidate, but he cannot be the ultimate winner for the job.
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