Cubs Fire GM Jim Hendry

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 19, 2011.  The Chicago Cubs announced that they have fired general manager Jim Hendry after another disappointing season.  Hendry has been the Cub’s GM for nine years.

Cub’s owner and President Tom Ricketts issued a statement saying: “My family and I appreciate Jim’s dedication during our time with the Cubs and thank him for his overall 17 years of service to the Cubs organization.  It is time for a fresh approach in our baseball leadership and our search begins immediately for our next general manager.”

Assistant General Manager Randy Bush has been named interim general manager. The Cubs are currently 18 1/2 games out of first place.

Source: WGN TV