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Phillies' Sandberg calls Nats 'bush league' for playing soft pregame music

Teams always find new ways to try to get an advantage on their opponents, and the Washington Nationals' latest ploy has gotten under the skin of Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. While hosting the Phillies for a recent series, the Nationals played a variety of soft pop songs, often with gloomy undertones, while the Phillies were taking batting practice. Sandberg was hardly...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg is Not Thrilled with the Nationals

Prior to the season, Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen wrote that “Centerfield” by John Fogerty was the song he never wanted to hear again at the ballpark. Something tells me the Philadelphia Phillies would’ve killed for something by the former Creedance Clearwater Revival frontman when they faced the Washington Nationals this weekend. Apparently, the Nats have replaced standard...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could a Move Back to the Infield for Odubel Herrera Help Ease the Outfield Situation?

After getting his first day off of the season Sunday, and as Ryne Sandberg begins to get a little more experimental with the outfield on a daily basis, let’s take a look at this season’s outfield star, Odubel Herrera, and another option Sandberg could have for him. Odubel came to Philadelphia in the Rule 5 draft this offseason, and has proven to be one of Ruben Amaro’s best...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: BlueClaws OF Cord Sandberg

Cord Sandberg, image- Jay Floyd Lakewood outfielder Cord Sandberg is off to a quiet start this season in the Class A Sally League.  The 20-year-old, through 24 games, is batting .235 with three doubles, eight RBI with a stolen base. Praised by coaches for his toolsy skill set, his leadership qualities and his professionalism, the Phillies have high hopes for the 2013 third round...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: The blame runs deep

View image | It was an up-and-down week for Ryne Sandberg and his Philadelphia Phillies. Consecutive wins over Miami (6-2) and Atlanta (5-2), put the team in position to get its first winning streak of the season. However, the Fightins were also shut out twice, and outscored 31-19 overall,...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandberg Looking For Phillies to Play Small Ball This Year

Even though Citizens Bank Park is a hitter’s park look for the hometown Phillies to lead the league in bunts and not homers this summer.  As the team starts to rebuild manager Ryne Sandberg is changing the offensive approach and playing more ‘small ball’. Sandberg is looking for more bunts, hit-and-runs, and stolen bases this season.  The Phillies are going to win more games...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Is Sandberg Right for the Phillies?

While trade-related articles are dominating the local headlines, the Philadelphia Phillies enter the second campaign of manager Ryne Sandberg. But after they dealt away starters in right field, at shortstop, and a left-handed reliever, will the front office take a weaker 25-man roster into consideration regarding number 23? And what kind of skipper is the Hall of Famer? If the...
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven MLB managers on the hot seat looking to salvage their jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent. The unlucky seven on this list all field ball clubs in the red (as far as wins and losses are concerned), and should be well-prepared to received the dreaded pink slip. 3. Ryne Sandberg, Phillies If you thought getting two years to prove your managerial acumen was not enough time, Sandberg...
Via The Sports Daily
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg has a lot to learn about player management

If there is one thing over anything else that made Charlie Manuel the winningest manager in Phillies history, it was that he knew how to manage people. He knew which players needed to be coddled, which need a swift kick in the $#@, and which need the manager to just stay away. Whatever the method, it worked for Charlie Manuel. Ryne Sandberg does not seem to have that touch quite yet...
Via PhilsBaseball
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

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