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Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

by Chol Souders | Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg says goodbye to the Phillies. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

It was just a matter if time. Ryne Sandberg took his name off the mess that has been the Phillies’ 2015 season by resigning as the team’s manger today. Pete Mackanin will serve as the team’s interim manager.

There has been much speculation in recent weeks with regard to Sandberg resigning or possibly being let go. The Phillies loss to Baltimore two weeks ago, when the team gave up 19 runs, contributed more gas on the fire and, ultimately, Sandberg felt it was best to leave now before it gets worse.

“I hate to lose, I hate to lose. I think that is the biggest thing that weighed on me,” an emotional Ryne Sandberg said during his press conference.

In Sandberg’s two seasons as manager, he did enough losing that it must have driven him insane. He never seemed to gel with veteran players and, although he did his best to rebuild a team that thrived under former manager Charlie Manuel, he never gained full support from Phillies fans, and many fans have been pressing for the firing of both he and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

Mackanin is a former Phillies player and coach who is basically filling a void until the season is over. Then the Phillies management will most likely go looking for the skipper to lead the team for the next era of Phillies baseball. The Ryne Sandberg era ended much sooner than what most fan expected. Hopefully, the next era will be a step in the right direction.

Post By Chol Souders (127 Posts)

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Chol enjoys fun in the sun, long walks on the beach and all types of water sports." American and Wiz With" is how he orders his cheesesteak and drinking a cold Neshaminy Creek Brew while watching the game is his favorite pastime. After receiving his B.A in Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University he has been working in sales for 5 years, while still maintaining a strong passion for all things sports and all things Philadelphia. You can usually find him at Citizens Bank Park during the summer or at McDuffs Tavern watching every other sport during the off-season.

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