Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Ryne Sandberg did everything right. Everything. The problem with hiring Hall of Famers to become managers is that it can be a PR stunt, giving them the job based on their past. They aren't willing to go through the minors again to learn how to be a manager. They aren't willing to ride the buses. They have made too much money to get that muddy again. Sandberg got muddy in Peoria. Paid his price in Des Moines. He has built up a reputation as an excellent minor league manager. And on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs' new savior, Theo Epstein, fired manager Mike Quade. The job was open for Sandberg to join his beloved Cubs. So Epstein called and told him . . . You are not a candidate for the Cubs job. As a Chicagoan who used to drop everything to watch every time Sandberg came to bat, let me say this: Epstein did the right thing. Despite what most everyone in Cubland is feeling, Sandberg wasn't right for the job. He is too Cubby. He has spent nearly his entire career in the Cubs organ...
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