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Curse of the Scapegoat? Chicago Cubs fire Gerald Perry

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Sunday, in a move that can be described as nothing more than blaming the easiest target, the Chicago Cubs fired hitting coach Gerald Perry.

General Manager Jim Hendry threw around the cliche sound bites, saying that a "new voice" was needed and that the team's stars aren't performing to their historical abilities.

What Hendry didn't say was: "I paid $30 million for an overrated right fielder and, with a series of questionable moves, destroyed the chemistry on the best team in the National League."

But what was important was that he stuck to the cliches.

Last season, the Cubs had the best record in the NL and were one of the top offenses in all of baseball. The Cubs scored 855 runs last year...

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