WITH THE CUBS in the World Series, a fun bit of Cougar trivia, largely lost to the passage of time, comes to the fore: Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg once-upon-a-time signed a letter of intent to play quarterback for Washington State. He was a Parade All-American coming out of Spokane’s North Central High in 1978 and the man who signed him, Jim Walden, says the MLB Hall of Famer could have been “a sensational college quarterback.” But there’s a catch.
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Ryne Sandberg has been overlooked for a couple of major league managerial opportunities. This winter, things might be different, although the Phillies would prefer if Sandberg were to sit tight and bide his time until they have an opening for him.
September 19, 2012
Theo Epstein is close to moving from the Boston Red Sox to the helm of the Chicago Cubs. When that becomes final, it could wind up having an impact on the Phillies.
October 13, 2011
As a player, the Phillies let Ryne Sandberg go and he became a Hall of Famer. Now, they might face the same fate with him as a manager, and will see him exit Philadelphia before he shows what he can do at the major league level.
October 4, 2011
There are keys to every series. For Lehigh Valley, there are a few players that they'll need to step up for them if they're going to win their first International League title.
September 13, 2011
There was a strange image at Coca-Cola Park prior to the opener. There were the IronPigs, working on hitting the cutoff man and other basics of the game. In each of their previous three seasons, that's was something you just didn't see.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be welcoming a Hall of Famer to their manager's office for the 2011 season. Ryne Sandberg comes back to the Phillies organization after being passed over to manage the Cubs.
November 15, 2010