Sandberg in, Manuel out
Not many Hall of Famers in this day at least, would suffer through a long grooming process that included being buried in the minors.
After being bypassed by the Chicago Cubs for the since-fired Mike Quade Who, Ryno was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies — to manage its Triple A affiliate.
Well, those days are over.
Sandberg has replaced the folksy Charlie Manuel, who’s managed the Phillies since 2005. Manuel has a record of 780-636, presiding over five division titles and a World Series victory. He also managed the team to its 10,000th loss, the first franchise in professional sports to reach the milestone.
Sandberg began his career with the Phillies. He was drafted in the 20th round of the 1978 amateur draft and was called up three years later. At 21, he played 13 games in Philadelphia.
In one of the most lopsided trades in history, the Phillies on January 1982 sent Sandberg and Larry Bowa to the Chicago Cubs for Ivan De Jesus.
It would help the Philllies more if he could play third base, with the keystone occupied by another prospective future hall of famer, Chase Utley.
Sandberg will be evaluated throughout the rest of the season, and will be hired on an interim basis.
Hat tip and shout out to DiamondVisionDude.
Congratulations, Blackhawks! Here is a photo of the Stanley Cup at Wrigley Field from 2010.
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Gotta love a gnome. By Sarah.
ArtPrize opens tomorrow in Grand Rapids. Can’t wait to see all there is to see.