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Why the Royals owe Hall of Famer Robin Yount for hitting coach Dale Sveum

NEW YORK — Here’s a cool story: Dale Sveum is the Kansas City Royals’ hitting coach in part because of an endorsement from Hall of Famer Robin Yount. 696 more words


In MLB's most strikeout-heavy era, the Royals are a massive outlier

KANSAS CITY — A funny thing happened in baseball over the past couple of decades: At the same time the sport’s front offices, coaches, analysts, fans and players themselves came to destigmatize the strikeout for hitters — considering it just another out like any other, and valuing patient hitters unafraid to take huge hacks with two strikes — those same groups, somewhat paradoxically, grew to understand strikeouts as the hallmark of dominant pitching. 976 more words


Grote: Dale Sveum Reflects After Helping Set Cubs' Foundation

By Mark Grote–

(CBS) Pay no attention to what you’re seeing on the field right now, because it’s all being taken care of backstage.

That was the vibe in shortly after Theo Epstein took over baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs in October 2011. 455 more words


Selig Experience Attracts Out-of-Town Visitors

The Selig Experience, a state-of-the-art attraction at Miller Park to honor Commissioner Emeritus and former Brewers Owner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, has been open for just about a month now and fans have been lining up for it at every game. 211 more words

Levine: Former Chicago Manager Dale Sveum Praises Present-Day Cubs

By Bruce Levine–

CHICAGO (CBS) — Returning Friday to Wrigley Field for the first time since he was fired in October 2013, former Cubs manager Cubs Dale Sveum had only good memories of his time in Chicago. 464 more words


Levine: Renteria Can Walk Tall After Firing

By Bruce Levine-

(CBS) Former Cubs manager Rick Renteria must wonder what he did to deserve the public humiliation of being fired in favor of Joe Maddon. 322 more words


The Short History of Recent Cubs Skippers

Well, the 2014 MLB season has come to a close and the San Francisco Giants have become the world champions for the third time in five years. 722 more words