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The ivy will still be there, but Cubs' new skipper Dale Sveum is looking to bring an attitude change to the friendly confines.
"This organization has got to change how this game is played on a daily basis. It needs to be played like it’s the 7th game of the World Series every day," he said from Wrigley Field.
The former Milwaukee Brewers' hitting coach faced the media Friday, a day after he was hired as the Cubs' new manager and the 52nd in the history of the organization. He said he's going to bring change to the organization that's mired in a 103-year championship drought.
"It starts with changing the culture," Sveum said. "Getting guys to be accountable and to understand this isn't okay, losing isn't okay, running a ball out isn't okay."
Sveum, who turns 48 next Wednesday, has little experience as a manager, other than an interim stint for the Brewers late in 2008 after Ned Yost was fired.
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The Chicago Cubs would like to re-sign reliever Kerry Wood.
"He makes us a better organization," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. "That's because of what he brings to the clubhouse as well as his leadership so I'd like to get him back in the fold and move forward with him."
Wood, 34, had a solid season as a setup man, going 3...
So, what do Chicago Cubs fans need to know about new manager Dale Sveum? Well, the correct pronunciation of his name seems like a good start.
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By RICK GANO
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dale Sveum was introduced Friday as the Chicago Cubs' new manager, rejoining Theo Epstein to attempt to end a 103-year World Series championship drought.
"The past is the past no matter where you are," Sveum said during an introductory news conference at Wrigley Field. "You're only as good as you are right now...
MILWAUKEE — The Cubs weren’t ready to make an announcement Wednesday, but all indications point to Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum being named the new manager. An official anouncement is expected Thursday or Friday. Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, considered the favorite from early in the process...
The Chicago Cubs announced Dale Sveum as their new manager on Thursday, hoping the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach can help turn around the long-suffering franchise. The Cubs said Sveum would be introduced at a news conference Friday at Wrigley Field. Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was fired by Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations.
Theo Epstein wants Kerry Wood back with the Cubs, and given the reliever's desire to retire rather than play for someone else, the new president of baseball operations should get his wish.