Recently in Stone Zone
When Jerry Hairston Jr. played for the Cubs in 2005 and 2006, there was something about the guy that rubbed me the wrong way.
Two out of three, as Meatloaf sings, ain't bad - but in baseball it shouldn't be anything to brag about.
It's obvious that Lou Piniella is starting to crack under the pressure of his underachieving team when he resorts to an ad hominem attack against White Sox TV broadcaster Steve Stone while also reminding us of what a great manager he is.
Steve Stone ripped Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella on Monday night's Chicago Tribune Live for mishandling several players at once. We have to agree.
USA Today's Paul White writes about the recent phenomenon of minor leaguers who share an unusual first name with a Cubs Hall of Famer and the manager of the team's Triple-A Iowa affiliate.
Steve Stone on Chicago Tribune Live:
Carlos has averaaged less than 14 wins a year. Those are the numbers, I'm not making them up.
Stone also repeated what Cubs commentators have said for years:
Clearly, he's capable of doing much more.
Clearly he's not! Those are the numbers, I'm not making them up.