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
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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
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
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