Found October 01, 2013 on Brewers Bar:
(Image: Jared Wickerham/Getty) I can’t imagine many Brewers fans took joy in yesterday’s news that the Cubs fired Dale Sveum.  Although we’ve all had a good laugh at the Cubs’ expense over the last two years – with the Brewers going 26-10 against those jokers – it was a shame that Sveum had to take the fall.  Even Cubs president Theo Epstein’s statement on the firing acknowledged the unfairness of it all: “In his own authentic and understated way, Dale always put the team first and never complained about the hand he was dealt…I believe Dale, who felt the weight of losing perhaps more than any of us, will grow because of this experience and find excellence elsewhere.” On many levels, it’s hard for us fans to understand what managers need to do to be successful.  A lot of it seems like just playing (as Epstein said) the hand you’re dealt.  Given the roster Ron Roenicke had to work with in 2011, it doesn’t feel surprising he was successful in his managerial debut.  The
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