Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

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Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby David » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:49 pm

This just occurred to me and I'm curious as to whether anyone else remembers anything about this. I think it was Benito Santiago in 1999...he briefly got a player profile or something like that before the signing was announced.

EDIT - I will gladly delete this stupid thread as soon as ONE person confirms. SSR, I'm looking at you...
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Re: Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby Derwood » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:12 pm

Didn't they have someone's jersey in the team store or something?

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Re: Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:47 pm

David wrote:This just occurred to me and I'm curious as to whether anyone else remembers anything about this. I think it was Benito Santiago in 1999...he briefly got a player profile or something like that before the signing was announced.

EDIT - I will gladly delete this stupid thread as soon as ONE person confirms. SSR, I'm looking at you...


I vaguely remember this. It wasn't Dusty Baker, was it?

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Re: Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby David » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:49 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
David wrote:This just occurred to me and I'm curious as to whether anyone else remembers anything about this. I think it was Benito Santiago in 1999...he briefly got a player profile or something like that before the signing was announced.

EDIT - I will gladly delete this stupid thread as soon as ONE person confirms. SSR, I'm looking at you...


I vaguely remember this. It wasn't Dusty Baker, was it?


OH WAIT

Don Baylor I think.
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Re: Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby David » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:49 pm

YEP

http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/ ... -SITE.aspx

CUBS CAUGHT PUTTING UP PREMATURE NEWS ON BAYLOR ON WEB SITE

Published October 25, 1999

In an "unusual case of jumping the cyber-gun," an
"official" announcement stating that the Cubs had named Don
Baylor as their manager "was accessible through the Cubs'
official Web site Friday," according to Sullivan & Rivkin of
the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. A Tribune staffer "came upon the
material while researching a story on the team's managerial
candidates." Cubs GM Ed Lynch "denied Friday" that the
hiring of Baylor "was a done deal," while the team said that
a Cubs employee "was trying to be prepared in case Baylor is
named" and had put the information "in a hidden spot in the
Cubs' Web site." But the announcement "went so far as to
name the date of the Baylor press conference: '11-1-99,' the
day after a seven-game World Series would end." Lynch: "I
can't believe they put that on our site" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
10/23). The announcement was taken down by Friday evening
(CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/24). Cubs President Andy MacPhail and
Lynch called Baylor on Saturday morning "to apologize."
Baylor: "But I had already read it on the Internet myself.
I wasn't too outraged about it, because I knew it wasn't the
truth." Cubs Exec VP/Business Operations Mark McGuire: "My
understanding is that it was in (a location) not available
to the general public. It would take several steps to get
there" (DAILY SOUTHTOWN, 10/24).
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Re: Does anyone remember when the Cubs accidentally leaked a signing on their website?

Postby yanrslatr » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:27 am

"unusualcase of jumping the cyber gun"


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