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Watch out for a hard-charging Ryno

Cubs' managerial snub may give Ryne Sandberg some extra motivation

Updated: November 21, 2010, 1:21 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Ryne Sandberg was well into his Hall of Fame career by the time I met him. As a newcomer to the Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster I remember my jaw nearly hitting the rubber floor in our locker room in Mesa, Ariz., upon walking toward my locker for the first time. There was Ryno's jersey, hanging neatly next to my locker. He would be my lockermate for a spring and it was a moment when I realized that the big leagues was where I needed to be, somehow, some way.

It wasn't long after that ...

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