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The book on Dale Sveum

New Cubs manager held in high regard by baseball men who know him best

Updated: November 19, 2011, 1:49 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- So, what is it about Dale Sveum, recognized in these parts mostly as a third-base coach with baserunners' blood on his hands, that made him so attractive as a manager to both Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington?

There are clues. And even though Sveum isn't coming to the Boston Red Sox, having been introduced Friday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs while the Sox switch to stealth mode in their search, we figured Sox fans might want to hear a little about the one who got away.

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