Writes Ben Schwartz,

Chicago™s race for the basement, between the Cubs stats and Tribune Stock that is, continues, and the talk all over the Tribune Empire today is about job cutting. The Cubs™ Dusty Baker and Tribco CEO Dennis FitzSimons both dodge questions, but remain this year™s two write-offs for Tribco Employees Of The Year. In Chicago, Baker™s employers at the Trib turn him into the new cursed goat of Wrigley. I mean, if the crack sports department of the Tribune itself can™t even find one exec in the Cubs parent company to back Dusty in print, it looks like he™s leaving town. Whereas in NYC, the guy about to smash the company to pieces is about as convincing as a Kerry Wood announced start date.