The Chicago Cubs picked Mike Quade as their new manager Tuesday, choosing to go with the guy who ran the team well for the last six weeks of last season rather than a higher-profile name.Aside from the whole non-sense about the curse, we really need to figure out why the Cubs couldn't win a World Series since 1908. At that we need to figure out why the Cubs haven't won a pennant since 1945. 102 years for a World Series 65 years since an NL pennant! Unbelieveable!
The 53-year-old Quade, the team's third base coach the past four years, was given a two-year contract and there's a club option for 2013. He served as interim manager after Lou Piniella abruptly stepped down in late August, leading the team to a 24-13 record.The job will be his first as a major league manager.The hire is the first under new owner Tom Ricketts, who watched the Cubs finish out of the playoffs yet again. Chicago's infamous World Series championship drought now stands at 102 years.
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