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March 18, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has some interesting baseball thoughts:

“Theo Epstein is going to have to be tough-minded and thick-skinned as he tries to convince Cubs fans that they need to exhibit patience as he rebuilds.

“Reds manager Dusty Baker, who spent four seasons at the Cubs helm (which included an NLCS appearance), said of Chicago fans, “From my experience, patience wasn’t a real virtue. They’ve been patient for 100 years. That’s a hard sell in Chicago, more patience. They might be patient for a little while, but unlike any other place I’ve been, they count.

“People count. And they can add real good in Chicago. Everybody - men, women, and children.’’

Cafardo also predicted the Detroit Tigers “are going to strike again with another significant starting pitcher. Their scouts are on the prowl to augment what could be an extremely powerful lineup.”



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