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Cubs news that will make you feel really, really old

Nov 29, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

I don’t really have much to add here, other than to say this made me feel really old and I’m “only” 29:

Harris graduated from college in 2009. 2009!

  1. icanspeel - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I don’t feel that much older, but feel like I accomplished less in my life. Thanks.

  2. manute - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    According to, dude was in intern in 2010. An intern!

    • historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      So, the question is: who is he related to?

  3. contraryguy - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Must have been one hell of a job interview. The resume’ discussion had to be kinda short, though.

    • blackandbluedivision - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      I don’t know…considering he was the Coordinator of Major League Operations with Major League Baseball for 2 years before he came to the Cubs.

  4. bostonboy82 - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Theo’s dad??

  5. proudlycanadian - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Hello Aaron! You are probably too young to know anything about the 1960’s slogan “Never trust anyone over 30”. Since you are already 29, it is time to stop growing older.

    • umrguy42 - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

      Damn, I’m too late (32)…

  6. historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Back in my day, you had to earn work your way up the ladder, by golly!

    • historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      strike “earn” there.

      Edit function!

  7. JB (the original) - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    You gotta be young to work at a Mickey Mouse operation! Ta-dum-dum.

  8. brewcrewfan54 - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Are the Cubs a professional baseball team or a fraternity?

  9. kevinbnyc - Nov 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    One wonders why, with hiring all these experienced baseball executives, the Cubs haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      This is great, the Cubbies got a guy whose kids will be able to attend the ceremonies commemorating the bicentennial of their last World Series championship!

  10. mybrunoblog - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Theo started very young in the baseball business so it appears he sees the potential in hiring a young man like this.
    Good for the both of them.
    Another thing. Young guys will work a lot cheaper than some guy who is 45 and providing for a wife and three kids.

  11. thestevejeltzexperiment - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I don’t need this news to feel old. I can feel old just by looking at my hairline.

  12. bat42boy - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Baseball is no longer baseball. College graduates who know nothing. I feel sorry for the Cubs. Their losing ways will continue because they have no one who knows baseball leading the way.

    • jlovenotjlo - Nov 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      Trouble with the Curve!!

  13. shynessismyelguapo - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Fun facts about Scott Harris:

    -He has no memory of Ronald Reagan being President
    -The first Presidential election he would vote in was 2008
    -The idea of 2 divisions in each league he last experienced at age 5
    -He was 4 when “Nevermind” came out and 7 when Green Day’s “Dookie” came out.
    -The first R rated movie he might seen without his parents was the Wedding Crashers.
    -Jaime Moyer had already been playing ball for a year before he was born..

    and many, many more.

  14. lazlosother - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Thanks Aaron, as if farting dust last night wasn’t enough.

  15. ducksk - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Cubs win! Cubs win! Not. Maybe never. Why are there so many cub fans? Why pain yourselves, don’t you have enough let downs in life?

  16. boyofzimmer - Nov 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Make all the corny jokes you want. Growing up a Cubs fan I have great memories of day baseball on WGN after school, great times spent at the best park in baseball and life lessons in loyalty and optimism. The future is bright, not this year or next, but soon after that. The Cubs are executing a plan, unlike the Hendry years. Soon enough the Cubs will dominate the NL Central.

    • 78mu - Nov 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM

      Hendry had a plan.

      Sure, it consisted of giving 7 year, $135 million contracts to any player that called him, but it was a plan.

  17. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Perhaps the good older baseball execs don’t hit the market very often, and the not-so-good older execs, well…might as well try the kids out.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      Yeah, how much farther down can they go? Start a rookie and develop him. Might as well.

  18. crisisjunky - Nov 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Nothing like the Cubbies to bring out harmony.
    Excepting bitterbatboy , who out downthumbed the entire rest of the thread, there were
    only 9 thumbs down on all other comments.
    … well until this one, anyway.

  19. illinoistoughguy - Nov 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Its the George Costanza theory, ” if every impulse you ever had was wrong, (104 years) the opposite must be right.” It’s the only logical explanation.

  20. dowhatifeellike - Nov 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Wat r u doin

  21. mazblast - Dec 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Theo was quite young when he parlayed Duquette’s work into a WS title, so he probably figures another young guy will be a success. Either that or Theo just likes ’em young and inexpensive.

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