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The Chicago Cubs' past is pretty much well known.
After all, when a team extends its World Series drought to 103 years, it's safe to say that history is a weighty issue in the Windy City.
On Friday, Dale Sveum did his best to put the past in place as he was introduced as the new Cubs manager.
"The past is the past no matter where you are,” Sveum said. “You’re only as good as you are right now. It doesn’t really matter what happened in the past."
"Dale won't get caught up in the trappings of the job," said Theo Epstein, Chicago's president of baseball operations.
Sveum, who served as the Milwakee Brewers' hitting coach the last three years, received a three-year contract with an option for the fourth year.
He replaces Mike Quade, who was fired after leading the Cubs to a 71-91 mark.
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The Chicago Cubs on Thursday hired Dale Sveum as their manager,
hoping the Milwaukee Brewers' hitting coach can help turn around
the long-suffering franchise. Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was
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