Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts Announces Search for New GM

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Friday that the search for Jim Hendry's replacement as general manager begins immediately, but there's no timeline for when the position will be filled.

Jim Hendry is out as general manager of the Chicago Cubs and assistant GM Randy Bush will take over the job on an interim basis, the team said Friday.

"It's professional baseball ... if you don't win enough games over a couple of years, you can't fight change," Hendry said in an emotional news conference atWrigley Field

The message that many Chicago Cubs fans had longed to hear was finally delivered on Friday.

Jim Hendry is out as the team's GM after nine World Series-free years on the North Side.
The way that owner Tom Ricketts made the move, however, was not as encouraging.