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(AP)   Ryne Sandberg makes triumphant return to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field....as the Phillies manager   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 40
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2013-08-30 03:35:06 PM
I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?
 
2013-08-30 03:35:40 PM
Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!
 
2013-08-30 03:41:31 PM

coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!


Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know
 
2013-08-30 03:45:03 PM
The Phillies are playing at a 571 clip under Sandberg. I hope the front office takes this as a sign that firing Manuel solved all their problems and does nothing else to improve the team during the off-season.
 
2013-08-30 03:52:46 PM

Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know


It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.
 
2013-08-30 03:55:25 PM

Wellon Dowd: The Phillies are playing at a 571 clip under Sandberg. I hope the front office takes this as a sign that firing Manuel solved all their problems and does nothing else to improve the team during the off-season.


Well Ruben's probably not going to fire himself, so you're in luck.  He might try to improve the team but it's pretty clear he has no idea how.
 
2013-08-30 04:02:10 PM
At least the Cubs have that guy who looks like an extra from a movie about Alcatraz.
 
2013-08-30 04:12:27 PM

dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?


If I'm Sandberg, I'm not complaining.  Getting hired by the Cubs first might have ruined his managerial career.
 
2013-08-30 04:13:39 PM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


I love your self-help series.
 
2013-08-30 04:14:12 PM
  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.

I didn't know guys who write for a living were so hardcore.  Do you stab people with your pen if people mess with you?  I certainly won't.
 
2013-08-30 04:15:44 PM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.   So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


So, are you getting a kick - or do you have to be at the gym? Way to make yourself that guy.
 
2013-08-30 04:17:56 PM

Lifeless: coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.

I love your self-help series.


"World Just Ask Yourself Why We Are Living a Life Full of Lies and How I an Emotional Writer Made All of My Professional Dreams Come True Blocking Society's Teachings"

I see Carl Everett's new career is taking off.
 
2013-08-30 04:33:50 PM

dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?


I'm thinking the Cubs may have him in mind down the line when (if) they become a contender. They don't want to have a former fan favorite run out of town because he didn't take a 72-90 team and turn them into NL champs or something. Let Sveum who has no real connection to the team take that heat while the guys develop.

Might help that they got to see it happen to Robin Ventura on the other side of town, although I think Sandberg has a stronger personality than Robin (this coming from a Sox fan).
 
2013-08-30 04:37:34 PM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-30 04:38:05 PM

dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?


The story for why he was not picked, heck even considered, for the manager spot was because Epstein had "Must have experience manageing/coaching in the bigs" on his short needs list.  Ryno did not have that when Svem was chosen.
 
2013-08-30 04:47:29 PM

weknowmemes.com


coeyagi: It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know. So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.



/also, quit calling him "ace", chappy boy.
 
2013-08-30 05:20:52 PM
Unless of course the Phillies manage to blow it in the 9th inning, which for them is entirely possible.
//Life long Phillies fan who's thankful to have seen them win two WS
 
2013-08-30 05:21:27 PM
A simple "I'm wrong" would have sufficed.
 
2013-08-30 05:31:46 PM
His nephew was my neighbor back in his playing days. Is it still true that there aren't many Ryne Sandberg autographs?

/no. not the nephew who went on to play in MLB
 
2013-08-30 06:05:49 PM
looks like the Brewers traded Axford to the Cardinals for PTBNL
 
2013-08-30 06:06:07 PM

dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?


Theo said he wanted a manager with MLB-level managing or coaching experience. Sandberg's was all in the minors.
 
2013-08-30 06:14:15 PM
A good come-from-behind win.
 
2013-08-30 06:15:01 PM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


Your article in ITG Monthly really was something to behold. Truly a work of art.
 
2013-08-30 06:16:40 PM

Hoopy Frood: Theo said he wanted a manager with MLB-level managing or coaching experience. Sandberg's was all in the minors.


yeah because Cub baseball has had such a rich and distinguished history with other managers with big league experience....
 
2013-08-30 07:11:21 PM
I had to laugh at the game today. A Phillies player hit a ball into the ivy on the outfield wall, and another baseball popped out. No Andre Dawson sighting, though.
 
2013-08-30 07:12:51 PM
Well to be fair.

blog.iup.edu

/hot link
//who they get back for him again?
 
2013-08-30 07:31:31 PM
I have only seen two games at Wrigley. One was the only game Ryne Sandberg was kicked out of the game as a player.

/did someone really type " next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace."? Now that is funny.
 
2013-08-30 07:36:54 PM

Mole Man: Well to be fair.

[blog.iup.edu image 345x435]

/hot link
//who they get back for him again?


He and Bowa went to Chicago for the immortal Ivan DeJesus.  And people wonder why the Phillies got to 10000 losses faster than anyone else....
 
2013-08-30 07:51:12 PM
 UNC_Samurai: dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?

If I'm Sandberg, I'm not complaining.  Getting hired by the Cubs first might have ruined his managerial career.


Not to mention, if Sandberg did manage to get the team turned around, it would have been harder for Epstein to move some of the people he did in the last couple of years. I think it was a good call by Epstein to not consider him, and while I was perplexed by Sandberg's reaction at the time, I hope he does well in Philadelphia. He was my favorite Cub for many years, and I've always thought he was a class act on top of that. That town isn't particularly lenient with their sports teams, and Sandberg's playing career doesn't mean a lot to Phillie fans.
 
2013-08-30 07:53:18 PM

FriarReb98: Mole Man: Well to be fair.

[blog.iup.edu image 345x435]

/hot link
//who they get back for him again?

He and Bowa went to Chicago for the immortal Ivan DeJesus.  And people wonder why the Phillies got to 10000 losses faster than anyone else....


And now both Bowa and Sandberg have managed the Phillies.

/The ciiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiife...
 
2013-08-30 08:32:31 PM

JohnnyRebel88: So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.

I didn't know guys who write for a living were so hardcore.  Do you stab people with your pen if people mess with you?  I certainly won't.


That pen is mightier than a sword, muthafuka.
 
2013-08-30 09:55:25 PM
Dear Jeff,
Your nickname 'the Shark' is out of date. It is now 'the Shart'. Please update your records accordingly.
 
2013-08-30 10:39:16 PM

IlGreven: FriarReb98: Mole Man: Well to be fair.

[blog.iup.edu image 345x435]

/hot link
//who they get back for him again?

He and Bowa went to Chicago for the immortal Ivan DeJesus.  And people wonder why the Phillies got to 10000 losses faster than anyone else....

And now both Bowa and Sandberg have managed the Phillies.

/The ciiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiife...


Wait, I thought that Sanberg got the phillies Larry Anderson....
 
2013-08-30 10:53:40 PM
Will he still be on SNL?
 
2013-08-31 12:36:20 AM

UNC_Samurai: dletter: I'm not nearly the baseball fan I was 10+ years ago, but, I was always a Cubs fan, so, I was pretty shocked when Sandberg basically rose through the Cubs minor league system as manager, going from A to AA to AAA, and then when the Cubs position opens up, they go "Yeah, we don't want you".

Anyone who was following that more and has some insight know why they didn't go with him?   Especially since it wasn't like they got Joe Torre or LaRussa.   At the very least, even if he didn't pan out long term, having Sandberg as the manager would have invigorated some of the fan base.  Was it a case of the newer GM/ownership not wanting a revered player of old like Sandberg basically taking the spotlight away from others?

If I'm Sandberg, I'm not complaining.  Getting hired by the Cubs first might have ruined his managerial career.


This. The best thing the Cubs ever did for Sandberg, was to not hire to manage this shiatbag of a team.
 
2013-08-31 12:57:43 AM
I'm a White Sox fan all the way...but Sandberg rocks.
 
2013-08-31 01:28:55 AM

coeyagi: So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


i184.photobucket.com
/2edgy4me
 
2013-08-31 06:15:25 AM
Thank god I am a Ryne Sandberg fan and was drawn to this thread because of it.

If I wasn't, I would never have known not to mess with a man who writes for a living.  This info might save my life someday if I'm ever accosted by a pack of Lifestyle section newspaper editors.

Thank you Fark, I am blessed.
 
2013-08-31 06:57:56 AM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


You sound douchey
 
2013-08-31 07:05:07 AM

coeyagi: Barry McCokiner: coeyagi: Yes, the same capacity he's been serving in for about 15 games now.  Shocking!

Maybe it's a story because he played for the Cubs forever. Shocking concept for you to grasp I know

It wasn't funny.  It wasn't insightful.  It was stating the f*cking obvious to anyone who follows baseball and the ellipsis is usually done to show something provocative or mysterious and all it did was show us what we already know.  So piss off and next time don't mess with the guy who f*cking writes for a living, ace.


Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.arent in Africa?  Who are you, Sarah Palin?
 
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