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Dale Sveum: “We have all these jobs to someday be fired”

Mar 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Fired by the Cubs after going 127-197 (.392) in two seasons as manager, Dale Sveum is now the Royals’ third base coach and told reporters yesterday that he definitely wants to manage again some day:

I walked away with my head up with the understanding I knew what I wanted to do and did it (that) way, to get guys to play hard and prepare every day. People ask me, “would you do things differently?” I say “no,” if I could come up with something — I don’t have that big of an ego — but there’s nothing I would do differently.

He also had an interesting quote about the nature of the job, saying: “You better not lose sight that we have all these jobs to someday be fired. That’s just the way the business is.”

  1. chill1184 - Mar 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    He’s pretty much right

  2. mybrunoblog - Mar 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Most managers end up being fired. That said they usually are very well compensated so it’s mot like some guy whose company downsized his job to a few part time workers without benefits.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    I have to think that one thing he might do differently is to have taken a job with an organization that was….how is the most polite way to say this….less of a dumpster fire than the Cubs.

  4. musketmaniac - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    he did the same job Lloyd McClendon did a few years ago in Pittsburgh. Being a pirate minor league manager, Sveum obviously understood the job.

  5. nymets4ever - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    He looks like an older more grizzled Maynard James Keenan from the band Tool

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