Found November 18, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
Dale Sveum learned from the best not to give anything away in the dugout: The difference, I think, is that Sveum played in the major leagues for several managers — Jim Leyland, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre — who have combined to win multiple World Series. Sveum cited those three in particular as his managerial influences. He mentioned how those men never give away body language in the dugout. At the post, there are four videos of Sveum showing how he always looks the same in the dugout. So he’s not going to be like Ursula:

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