Cubs go for more than a name

November, 17, 2011
11/17/11
4:41
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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It's been tough, but I'm working to get over my distrust of management in, and around, the city of Chicago. I've got a 12-step thing going on. Right now, I'm on Step 9: Get excited about Dale Sveum.

See, I'm a positive guy at heart.

I want to believe Rahm Emanuel will clean up the debilitating waste in government. I want to believe Lovie Smith can find that mythical continuity at safety. I want to believe that Kenny Williams' tragic touch is gone. I want to believe Stan Bowman ... ah, I don't really care about the Blackhawks. I want to believe DePaul can win multiple Big East games before the conference vanishes.

And I really want to believe in Dale Sveum, the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. Sveum isn't Mike Maddux. He isn't Sandy Alomar Jr.He also isn't Mike Quade, so that's a plus.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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