Working presumably from ESPN Page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson's somewhat inexplicable column about racism and Cubs manager Dusty Baker earlier this season, satirical Onion-esque site SportsPickle "reports" that Cubs Management Unsure How To Fire Baker Without Exposing That They're Racists.
"It s a risk-reward kind of thing, said Hendry. If we fire him we get to act on our deep-seeded racist instincts, which would be a lot of fun. But for me, at least, in the excitement of firing a black guy I d probably struggle to hide my giddiness and the media would be on to all of us."
Cubs fans have been clammoring for Baker's firing for almost two years now too, though more because of his role in Steve Stone's firing and his inability to control his children than the team's performance. (Same thing happened to Felipe and Moises Alou this year, by the way.)
Cubs Management Unsure How To Fire Baker Without Exposing That They're Racists [SportsPickle]
Color Blind [ESPN Page 2]