Who’ll Be The Next In Line…Or The One After That, Or The One After That, Or The One…
‘‘[Cubs general manager] Jim Hendry called me on a Tuesday to say I did not get the job in Chicago,’’ Sandberg said last week before his IronPigs beat the Pawtucket Red Sox. ‘‘Which, later on, I was not surprised about. Because later on, he mentioned I wasn’t even the third or fourth guy in line. There was no other job offering other than, ‘We’d like you to come to spring training, hit a couple of fungoes and walk around.’ At that point, I knew it was time to move on.
‘‘I said I was talking to somebody else that has an appealing job for me to stay on the path I’ve chosen.’’
...Some think Sandberg was spared from the carnage that became the 2011 Cubs.
‘‘Why would they spare me?’’ he asked. ‘‘If I was the third or fourth choice, I wasn’t even in line to be the next guy.
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