We haven't heard that much from new Cubs manager Dale Sveum since he got hired last November, have we?
(That's because the actual game part of baseball hasn't really started yet - give it a couple weeks!)
Yes, I'm picking on Soriano here, but when Sveum said those 7 little words I have up in the drawing, didn't that sound cool?
"Not running a ball out isn't okay."
Lotta weight in that sentence.
Of course every new manager says he's gonna come in and whip the team into shape, but I don't know...Sveum feels genuine.
He's got that naturally deep man-voice you used to hear in beer advertising.
His expression and demeanor convey a real sense of maturity and leadership.
I can't wait to see him once people are smacking baseballs around.
Complete change of subject.
Well, actually not since I'm talking about leadership.
I was lucky enough to be invited to Bob Scarpelli's intimate and super cool retirement party last night.
You can google him and find out all he's accomplished in advertising over his career, but simply put Bob has been the creative heart of DDB for a very long time.
In any business, there are certain guys who become giants and still never lose their sense of self.
Bob's one of those guys.
He's also a giant Cub fan, and he reads here.
Bob, I hope you set a personal record for Cub game attendance this season and who the hell knows - after a hundred some odd years maybe Cubs Time is just beginning.