The Fundamental Counting Principle: Ways for nothing to occur.
It will take years before Theo Epstein’s “scouting and player development machine” is up and running.
The buzz the Cubs generated with this hire will eventually wear off and everyone will see just how patient the fans will be with a rebuilding project.
“From my experience, patience wasn’t a real virtue here,” Dusty Baker said Monday. “They’ve been patient for a hundred years. That’s a hard sell in Chicago – more patience. They might be patient for a little while, but unlike any other place I’ve been, they count. People count. They can add real good in Chicago. Everybody – men, women and children.”
...It sounds like Sveum plans to be more insulated from the media than Piniella or Mike Quade, who seemed to take the pulse of the city. Sveum isn’t on Twitter, doesn’t follow blogs and won’t listen to talk radio.
“I don’t do anything like that now, so I’m not going to start,” Sveum said. “Basically, all I know how to do is get on the Internet and check scores on my phone and e-mail a little bit. But I’m not searching out articles. To me, that doesn’t even make sense why you would read good or bad (stuff). Obviously, we know there’s going to be more bad than good, so it’s kind of irrelevant to look at (that).
“I got better things to do than seek out articles on myself or the team. I’m living the team the nine innings every single night. (I) don’t have to look to find out what somebody else thinks. I know what’s going on.”