The Chicago Cubs are in the market for a new team psychologist after the Lovable Losers fired their old one.
According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the ultimate decision was made by president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, who could no longer take the oddness of team shrink Marc Strickland's presence in the organization.
Not only was Marc Strickland available for consultation with players, the specialist in sports psychology had his own locker at home and on the road, dressed in team workout gear and played catch and shagged balls before games during batting practice.
Early in his first year in the majors, Strickland even stood in the dugout tunnel at Wrigley Field after victories, bumping fists with players as though he was part of the team.
That's just weird, guys. If Strickland's goal was to confuse the heck out of Cubs players and coaches, I think he managed to accomplish it.
Via Eye on Baseball