Old-style manager perfect fit for Cubs

Dale Sveum's no-nonsense approach leads his players to respect him -- and the game

Updated: November 18, 2011, 8:19 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- As Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Dale Sveum made their way down Interstate 94 on Thursday, it marked a life-changing event for Sveum, who spent perhaps the most meaningful years of his professional life in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

So, to mark his milestone, Sveum, the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, asked that his new bosses stop in Racine. There was one important task he needed to complete before he left for fame and fortune in Illinois.

"He had to get ...

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