Ryne Sandberg note to Lou Piniella (photo)


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In light of Ryne Sandberg or “Ryan Sandburg” as some Chicago Cubs “fans” refer to him, getting the gig managing the Philadelphia Phillies for the rest of the year, I felt the need to re-publish this photo from a few years ago.

It’s from when Ryno came to Wrigley Field to manage the Low A Peoria Chiefs in the “Road to Wrigley.” He left a note for then Cubs manager Lou Piniella.

“Piniella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh.”

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And here’s some pictures of Ryne Sandberg on the field that day.

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I wonder if “Ryan Sandburg” people think the Orland Park high school is named after him, and not Carl Sandburg

Congrats to Ryne Sandberg for becoming a major league manager today. It’s not with the Cubs, but it’s still something.

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Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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