Monday, October 10, 2011
Super Joe to join Robin in Windy City
By Adam Rubin
Joe McEwing, who most recently managed the Triple-A affiliate for the Chicago White Sox, will join the major league staff as newly named manager Robin Ventura's third base coach, Doug Padilla reports at ESPNChicago.com.
Mets fans know Robin Ventura as a Met, but the new White Sox manager played in the Windy City from 1989-98.
(McEwing) has spent the last four seasons with the White Sox, managing Triple-A Charlotte this past season. Known as a people person, McEwing also can be stern when he needs to be while still maintaining the respect of those around him. McEwing, though, is mostly known for his infectious energy which earned him the nickname "Super Joe." He played nine seasons in the major leagues, his last a short stint with the Houston Astros in 2006. He also played for the Cardinals, Mets and Royals.