Originally Posted by medford
Had the team not melted down following the Bartman Ball, and went on to win the WS, nobody in chicagoland would give 2 cruds about how much Prior was used by Dusty.
Apparently Dusty didn't think the Reds front office was mocking Cub fans enough, hence asking them to sign Prior to a minor league deal.
I like Prior on an MLC and stashed at AAA, you can never have too much pitching.
I give Dusty credit, he hasn't been near as bad with young pitchers than I thought he'd be or had been with SF and Chicago. In the grand scheme of things the Cubs as a whole franchise let them down and it was the pressure from the fans (I think) that started the snowball and ownership kept applying pressure.
A couple of my favorite Cubs Songs in honor of this thread.