There has been a lot of discussion on the intertubes in the last day about who can possibly replace Bob Brenly. Alvin has helpfully compiled a list of candidates from various sources and included his opinion of the probability that they are hired. You can go over to see his commentary if you want, but I'll just give you the list and his estimated likelihood of hiring:
Dave Campbell: 0%Mark Grace: 0%Todd Hollandsworth: 20%Darrin Jackson: 20%Eric Karros: 50%Steve Lyons: 20%Gary Matthews: 5%Keith Moreland :0%Steve Stone: 10%Rick Sutcliffe: 30%Kerry Wood: near 0%
Yes. Bill Fuckin' Murray.
Something has to entertain us as the Cubs flail about on the field as all of their real talent plays out in Kane County next season.
I managed to find a clip of his work in 1987 when he filled in for Harry Caray after his stroke. You can't tell me this work isn't one billion times better than Todd Hollandsworth on his best day, so I submit this on behalf of Mr. Murray to the Cubs.
I don't think any further research or due diligence is even necessary. Hire. This. Man.
Note: This was not my original idea. I first saw it floated out on Twitter by @rightfieldsucks. However, I endorse this idea 100% and will do what I can to put the entire weight of the OV Corporation behind this effort. (Which pretty much just involves making this post. The OV Corporation needs more tax breaks so we can truly become job creators.)