Jim Hendry saw the nightmare from his Wrigley Field box, near the glass door that opened into the October air and the sellout crowd waiting to explode.
The Yankees are working to give Joe Girardi what the New York Post screamed across Wednesday’s back page: “OFFER HE CAN’T REFUSE.”
This could get messy for the Cubs. Theo Epstein’s front office is still trying to figure out if they should fire Dale Sveum and pursue Joe Girardi or another free-agent manager.
Mike Quade kept talking, insisting his team could get back into the playoff race, so a reporter jokingly asked the manager if the Cubs would become buyers at the trade deadline.
Darwin Barney had a theory that Ryne Sandberg needed to get away from the Cubs if he wanted a real shot at managing in the big leagues, that it could be the best thing to happen to the next phase