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Ryne Sandberg is back at Wrigley Field. Only this time, he's sitting in the visitor's dugout.
The Hall of Fame second baseman is the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, who opened a weekend series at the Chicago Cubs on a steamy Friday afternoon. Sandberg says he left about 15 tickets for family members, including five grandchildren.
Sandberg's consistent, steady play over 15 seasons with Chicago turned him into one of the most beloved figures in the history of the woebegone franchise. Nicknamed ''Ryno,'' he finished his career with a .285 batting average, 282 homers and 1,061 RBIs.
This is his first trip back since he was elevated to manager on Aug. 16. He says it feels good to be back in Chicago.
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Phillies manager and former Cubs star Ryne Sandberg weighed in on the PED debate and says he wants harsher penalties for violators.
Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg said Friday that performance-enhancing drug users should receive two- to three-year suspensions.
"The message can't get much clearer that drugs don't belong in baseball and don't belong in sports" said Sandberg the Philadelphia Phillies' interim manager. "Every time baseball takes a hit it is another step backwards in what...
Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune posted this picture: evidence that the team was covering up some memories of former Cub and now-enemy Ryne Sandberg. This comes in the form of "Ryno's Bank" being covered up with blue tape. Sandberg was a spokesperson for National City Bank in Chicago. Sullivan's...
This week the Pat and Corey cover the first week under new Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. Was his hiring the catalyst for a team that won 5 of 6 games? Or perhaps it was Roy Halladay’s first start since going on the DL that will serve to energize the team. Still, like C.C. Sabathia in New York, the guys discuss how Roy’s performance is still below expectations.
Even though Chicago Cubs management didn't want Ryne Sandberg to return, their fans will surely give him a very warm welcome back to Wrigley Field.
It long seemed Sandberg was in line to manage the team with which he became a Hall of Famer, but instead he'll be in the opposing dugout Friday for his first game at Wrigley as a manager as he leads the Philadelphia Phillies...
Ryne Sandberg had a terrific time in his first game back at Wrigley Field since he became the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.
His second game didn't go so well.
Cliff Lee struggled to get through five innings and Zach Miner surrendered Starlin Castro's tiebreaking homer in the sixth as Philadelphia lost 4-3 to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Ryne Sandberg made his first appearance at back at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was greeted with a barrage of cheers in appreciation for his Hall of Fame career as a member of the Cubbies. His team would come back from a 5-0 deficit to earn him […]
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly knows exactly what new Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is going through. Mattingly was once the face of the New York Yankees much like Sandberg was the face of the Chicago Cubs. Both were faces of their franchises but were both passed over for those franchises managerial positions. Mattingly is content with his current situation...
Roy Halladay had trouble gripping the ball in the steamy conditions. Domonic Brown’s sore right heel started to bother him again. Yet the Philadelphia Phillies just kept plugging away.
It turned into the perfect homecoming for Ryne Sandberg.
Michael Young had four hits including a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the Phillies rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Chicago...
The Phillies are 8-5 since Ryne Sandberg became "interim" manager. They've also won two series in a row and can make it three with a win this afternoon against the Mets. Ethan Martin gets the opportunity to make up for the 2/3 inning debacle he had last start in the marathon 18 inning game. Matt Harvey was scheduled to start for the Mets, but he might be heading...
Ryne Sandberg returns to the ballpark that made him a Hall of Famer. Roy Halladay is making his second start since returning from the DL. Facing him is Chicago workhorse, Jeff Samardzija who is 8-11 with a 4.05 ERA. Cody Asche is still sitting out with Michael Young at third...
There have been many changes made in the Phillies’ clubhouse during the month of August. In the last 31 days, former manager Charlie Manuel was fired, Ryne Sandberg was named interim manager, and Michael Young was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers to cap off the month. Changes to the everyday lineup have become common […]