Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hall of Famer in the house

We're playing the Phillies' farm club - the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs - through Sunday. While that brings a few transplanted Philly fanatics to downtown Durham the real draw has been Lehigh Valley's manager, Ryne Sandberg. Cubs great. 2nd base standout. 2005 Hall of Fame inductee.

...and now he's working his way through the Minor Leagues hoping to become a Major League manager. He's doing well. Sandberg was voted Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League in 2010, and his east coast Iron Pigs are currently leading the North Division of our International League.

Ken Medlin of WRAL TV5 Sports (and his colleagues) talked to Sandberg in the dugout for about twenty minutes. He posted the raw video. Take a look...

Clearly, Sandberg loves the game of baseball, and he's been most gracious with the fans who have lined up for his autograph each evening.

Lee Montgomery of the Herald-Sun wrote about "Ryno" in Friday's edition. Click here for the story.