Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Andy Green Newsbeat

Monday, January 20, 2020

Andy Green ‘fired up’ to be with Cubs, help David Ross any way he can

It’s quite fitting Andy Green’s introduction to Cubs Nation came at the team’s annual fan festival this weekend.

Green, whom the Cubs officially hired as bench coach in December, grew up a Reds fan in his native Lexington, Ky. It wasn’t long before his allegiances changed to one of Cincinnati’s geographic neighbors, however.

“I went to [former Reds ballpark Riverfront Stadium] as a kid at like 5, 6, 7, first time I saw big-league baseball,” Green told NBC Sports Chicago on Saturday. “But my mom took me up to Wrigley at 12 or 13. I was like ‘This is big-league baseball.’

“I switched over allegiances that time as a Cubs fan, watched Ryne Sandberg — Mark Grace was somebody who jumped off the page to me at that point in time. It was late 80s, early 90s.”

He isn’t preparing for the next step if David Ross turns out to be as poor a choice for this role as many of us suspect, is he?

 

QLE Posted: January 20, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: andy green, cubs, david ross

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogUS-based pro sports leagues monitoring coronavirus outbreak
(3653 - 10:20pm, Mar 31)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogPosnanski: Baseball 100 Rules
(1145 - 10:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogIs It Wrong for Baseball Players to Get Tommy John Surgery?
(18 - 9:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMLB Isn’t Losing TV Revenues Yet
(7 - 9:22pm, Mar 31)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-30-2020
(39 - 9:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogA FanGraphs Update: We’re Asking for Your Help
(4 - 8:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: puck

NewsblogOne more season? MLB veterans may have played final innings amid coronavirus uncertainty
(8 - 8:21pm, Mar 31)
Last: Jay Z

NewsblogReport: Mets Trying to 'Drum Up Interest' in Sale During Coronavirus Hiatus
(14 - 8:04pm, Mar 31)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogBaseball Question of the Day: Which player do you love to hate?
(61 - 7:00pm, Mar 31)
Last: Doug Jones threw harder than me

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1925 Ballot
(6 - 4:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogIf 2020 season is cancelled, which teams would be hurt the most?
(10 - 1:52pm, Mar 31)
Last: bobm

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1925 Discussion
(10 - 1:16pm, Mar 31)
Last: DL from MN

Gonfalon CubsBeing cheap is not a plan
(106 - 12:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: Due to the leadership of Zonk...

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(1996 - 11:44am, Mar 31)
Last: Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield

NewsblogBaseball Question of the Day: Who’d you think would be a star but wasn’t?
(154 - 1:39am, Mar 31)
Last: Alex Vila

Page rendered in 0.9817 seconds
44 querie(s) executed