Mike Quade added to NL All-Star staff
Reaction To Riggleman
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was added as a National League coach for the All-Star Game Tuesday by Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Quade will take the spot of Jim Riggleman, who resigned last week as manager of the Washington Nationals.
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"Bochy just called me and talked to me," Quade said. "Wonderful honor. Really wonderful honor. I wish I was calling him to come and manage with me, that's what I'd like to do someday."
The 54-year-old Quade is in his first full season as the Cubs' manager. Chicago has been beset by injuries this season, a factor in its disappointing start.
He replaced Lou Piniella, who retired during the 2010 season, and led the Cubs to a 24-13 finish.
Now that he's going to Arizona for the July 12 game, any plans for a mini-vacation Quade may have had for the break are now scuttled.
"You change whatever," Quade said. "Big plans were probably to go sleep for three days, maybe just relax on the lakefront."
Bochy, who guided the Giants to a World Series win last fall, also managed the NL squad in the 1999 All-Star Game. Quade will be joined by Arizona manager Kirk Gibson as well as the rest of Bochy's staff from the Giants.
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