CHICAGO–The Cubs hired Gerry Perry to serve as hitting coach during the 2007 campaign, completing new manager Lou Piniella’s coaching staff.
The Cubs interviewed several candidates for the position, including Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Frank the Tank, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Busta Rhymes.
Local Cubs fan Robbie Hart was asked what he thought of the acquisition. “Gerry Perry! That’s funny!” Hart said. When asked why it was funny, Hart replied, “I don’t know.”
Robbie Hart: Amused.
Asked about the hiring of Lou Piniella, Hart did not wish to comment. He replied, “Hey, my parents died when I was ten, would you like to talk about that?” Hart then asked that someone kill him, please.