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Sandberg waits for Cubs chance

Beginning fourth minor-league season, hall of famer eyes 2011

Originally Published: November 18, 2009
ESPNChicago.com

As a player, Ryne Sandberg didn't give a career in managing much thought. Now a manager for the past three seasons in the Chicago Cubs' farm system, the Hall of Fame second baseman has found his calling.

Now he just hopes the call will come from the Cubs someday -- possibly as early as 2011 -- to replace Lou Piniella whenever he decides to retire.

Sandberg, who managed the Class AA Tenessee Smokies after two seasons leading the Class A Peoria Chiefs, has angled himself for the ...

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