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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Quade appears blinded by the light

By Jon Greenberg



Mike Quade might have earned himself a new nickname Wednesday. It's more of a sobriquet, really.

Ol' Copernicus.

Like: "Remember that one season the Cubs had Ol' Copernicus as manager? Whatever happened to that dude?"

After yet another desultory loss -- 9-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies -- on a day on which the temperature on the field was in the triple digits, Quade pointed out that Starlin Castro losing a ball in the sun in the first inning set the tone for a miserable afternoon for the fans and Quade. And really, for baseball in general.

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