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Jamie Quirk leaves Astros to become Cubs’ bench coach

Nov 29, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

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Dale Sveum has decided on a right-hand man, with Jamie Quirk leaving his job as the Astros’ bullpen coach to become the Cubs’ new bench coach.

Quirk called it “a great opportunity” and told Brian McTaggart of that Sveum reached out to him about possibly joining his hypothetical staff before he’d even finished interviewing for jobs.

Sveum was hired by the Cubs and Quirk apparently passed an interview of his own with team president Theo Epstein.

  1. 78mu - Nov 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    “It’s the Cubbies. Who wouldn’t watch that job? They have a very famous tradition in baseball, and it will be nice to be part of turning it around.”

    Is Quirk going senile? Their famous tradition is losing for over 100 years and I doubt the lack of a really really really good bench coach is the reason for the futility.

    but Quirk is eager for a chance to get back on the bench and stay more involved in the game.

    If Zambrano is on the team, someone will have to break up the fights.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 29, 2011 at 4:03 PM

      “Bad form Peter, bad form.”

  2. Francisco (FC) - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    This man has the appropriate surname.

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