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Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about the series against the cubs and the double header.
CHICAGO - The Phillies arrived home no better or worse than when they departed for a six-game, season-opening trip. They won three, lost three, and led at one point in every game but Sunday's 8-3 clunker against the Cubs. Given that, Ryne Sandberg lamented the .500 record.
CHICAGO - It was Ryne Sandberg's first chance to have an umpire's call reversed, but the Phillies manager declined. With runners at first and second and one out in the top of the fourth inning, catcher Wil Nieves hit a grounder at Mike Olt that was a tailor-made double play for the Chicago Cubs third baseman. He fielded it cleanly, moved toward the bag at third, and threw over to first for the final out of the inning.
Manager drags out victory in opener at Wrigley Field that brings no peace to home team in freezing park on dreary dayShortly after dawn before the home opener for the 100th anniversary season of Wrigley Field, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was trying to get inside the ballpark.
Whether you know him as Rich, Rick or Ricky Renteria, all three names are appropriate for the Cubs’ new skipper, who did the managerial work of three men in the 34 innings that made up the season-opening series in Pittsburgh. Challenging umpires, arranging favorable pitching matchups or conjuring a double-play grounder from a five-man infield deployment, Renteria appeared to be on top of his game. That he had only one victory to show for his work speaks to the...
CHICAGO – Former Chicago Cubs great Ryne Sandberg joined fellow Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams in throwing out the first pitch before the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Sandberg is the manager in Philadelphia after a 15-year playing career with the Cubs and then coaching in their minor league system. He was passed over to manage the Cubs and joined the Phillies organization in 2011 before being promoted to manager last season.
After record spring training crowds and an opening series in Pittsburgh, the Chicago Cubs begin the 100th-anniversary season at Wrigley Field with a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The series: Friday, 1:20 p.m., Travis Wood versus Roberto Hernandez; Saturday, 1:20 p.m., Jeff Samardzija versus Cliff Lee; Sunday, 1:20 p.m. Carlos Villanueva versus A.J. Burnett Sandberg returns: It’s not his first visit as an opposing manager, but Ryne Sandberg is back at Wrigley as he guides the Phillies in his first full season at the helm.
Welcome to Opening Day at Wrigley Field as the Cubs take on Ryne Sandberg’s Phillies. It’s No. 101 in the history of this ballpark and the 99th for the Cubs, who moved in after the Federal League went out of business. The day is cloudy and cool, with the wind howling out. If there’s one consolation it’s that the wind is not coming in off the lake. But gusts could hit 40 mph or more today. We’ll get to a few of the highlights of the pregame here on the blog, with much more in the paper tomorrow from several of us from the Daily Herald out here at the ballpark. Cubs chairman Tom...