Apparently today's the day former Milwaukee Brewer hitting coach Dale Sveum will be named the new Cubs manager.
And I guess I have no choice but to be super-excited, so dammit I AM SUPER-EXCITED!
He played for 12 years under guys like Tony LaRussa, Gene Lamont, Jim Leyland, Joe Torre and Lou Piniella.
If I did the math right, those guys combined for 9,030 wins!
Well, that doesn't really mean jack.
But probably it's better than choosing a manager who played a dozen years under Gene Michael, Lee Elia, Jim Essian, Bruce Kim and Mike Quade, right?
I mean, hopefully he learned some good things.
Dealing with huge egos from ex Yankee skipper Torre.
Maybe he picked up the instincts of LaRussa, or how to bark from the dugout for 3 hours straight.
Jim Leyland knew how to win at Wrigley Field, that's important.
And Gene Lamont had big Chicago roots, growing up in Kirkland a big Cubs Fan and winning the AL Manager of the Year with the White Sox.
On the other hand, if the Cubs lose their first game and Dale says, "What are you gonna do?" I'll go stand on the el tracks.