Congrats to Ryne Sandberg for being named the new third base coach of the Philadelphia Phillies.
It’s been frustrating watching Sandberg get passed over time and time again for a big league coaching position.
However, his latest promotion from Triple-A Lehigh Valley appears to have positioned Ryno to take over the reins for incumbent manager Charlie Manuel, whose contract expires after next season.
I’m probably getting ahead of myself, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Sandberg replaces Manuel even earlier if the Phillies struggle out of the gate in 2013.
Here’s wishing Ryno all the best, except when the Phillies face the Cubs, of course!