Category Archives : Skip Johnson (Jim Essian)

Mikey Quads Out as Cubs Manager

Considering that everyone has been talking about Mike Quade’s replacement since the hiring of Theo Epstein, it was really no surprise that today the Cubs announced that the bald incompetent won’t be back next season. (HT: Pre) Quade did more than enough goofy, nigh-indefensible things this season to merit his dismissal, and his reign as […]

Uncle Mike’s Friday BROWSing: The “Hire Jim Essian!” Edition

Yo, Washington! I hear you need a new manager. (HT: Martin) So, your old one was such a dope that he got your team back to .500 baseball with a nice little run, then had no idea what to do with himself, panicked, and made the worst bluff in managerial history. Jim Riggleman is the […]

Birthday Cake

Happy Belated Birthday, Skip!

Yesterday marked the- Let’s just say the, uh, 34th anniversary of the birth of HJE‘s patron saint, James Sarkis Essian, Jr. As if you weren’t hungover enough from your New Year’s Eve celebrations, I can only assume that they carried over into the celebration of Skip’s birthday. HJE extends its warmest belated birthday wishes to […]

Open Your Mind to Quade

Hey, gang! Skip here again. I understand that the Cubs officially took my name out of the running for their managerial opening and named Mike Quade the manager for 2011 and beyond. I, for one, would like to extend the most heartfelt congratulations to Mike. It must be nice to have that “interim” tag taken […]


So, Mike Quade is off to a pretty good start as interim manager. He’s won three games in a row and swept the mighty Nationals. Wow! I’m sooooooo impressed. What were the Nationals? 53-71 going into Monday night’s game? And they had to face whom? Livan Hernandez? Hell, that guy was practically around when I […]