I am very happy to hear that Mike Quade has been named the manager of the Chicago Cubs.
Quade took over the reins of the club last August after Lou Piniella abruptly left to be with his ailing mother. Under Quade's quiet leadership, the Cubs went 24-13 down the stretch under.
I've been a fan of Quade since he managed the Ottawa Lynx (which was for many years the Triple A affiliate of the Montreal Expos) during their inaugural season in 1993.
Naturally, Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is disappointed and doesn't know if he'll remain in the Cubs organization.
I can understand Sandberg's disappointment but Quade is their guy.
I think good things will happen with the Cubs next year.