Mike Quade reportedly marked the one-year anniversary of his hiring as Cubs manager this week by locking himself in the team clubhouse and weeping uncontrollably.
Quade — who took over as the team’s interim manager last August before being named the full-time manager during the off-season — did not leave the clubhouse for more than 30 minutes as he sobbed and vented all of his frustration at being the Cubs manager.
In his first calendar year as the club’s manager, Quade has had to face being in fifth place in the division despite one of the league’s highest payrolls, Carlos Zambrano’s supposed retirement, and the firing of GM Jim Hendry. Sources say that all of these factors contributed to Quade’s prolonged emotional display, but added that working for the Cubs is pretty depressing in general.
By Jeff GoodSmith