You can’t tell a whole lot about a manager or a team from just one game, nor should anyone form any opinions based on such a small sample size. Still, Mike Quade did not have a great managerial debut for the Cubs.

For one thing, the Cubs were beaten by the long ball in their 6-3 loss to the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. The offense contributed its share of hits, but didn’t produce the run support that you might expect when facing a team like the Bucs.

As a longtime, die-hard Cubs fan and critical observer, I have been squawking about all things Cubs since Bleacher Report first started. So, naturally, I have some thoughts. I’d like to share those thoughts with you.

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