Aramis Ramirez, You’re Fired! Carlos Pena, Fired! Cubs Starting Rotation, Fired!

May 3, 2011 by  

A successful boss I had once told me that if a new employee doesn’t demonstrate their value within the first 90 days, they never magically turn things around and become good.  Sometimes you know sooner than that.

I fired the 2011 Cubs after three games this year.  That’s right, three games.  And I don’t think I’ve ever felt so good about an executive decision I’ve made.

Mind you, I am no bandwagon Cubs fan.  I can recite the starting lineup and most of the staff from the ’72 squad, which I watched dozens of times on WGN at 1:10 pm, following “The Leadoff Man.”  I was...

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