From his Monday show on The Score via The Trib: "Since the Bartman drop," he said, referring to Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, "they've lost two broadcasters, one third-base coach and two trainers.
The rest of the staff, those in the decision-making process, has stayed exactly the same."
And since they were five outs away from the World Series, each and every year the team has gotten progressively worse."
Stone also was taken aback by manager Dusty Baker's admission the Cubs didn't know how to pitch to Padres catcher Rob Bowen, who burned them in back-to-back games.
"We have to go to school on him and how to pitch him," Baker said. "Right now, we're not really sure."
Said Stone: "When I see a quote like that, it scares me."