Sandberg arrive in August and finished the season 20-22 but I consider him one of the six new mangers. I think the Phillies have a plan in place to get back on top and keeping Sandberg in the dugout is a good starting point….
There was a newness to the first full squad workout yesterday. It’s all because Ryne is running his first spring training camp, a fresh new approach. Oh, there’s still BP, fundamentals, stretching, long toss, PFP (pitcher’s fielding practice), base running, etc.
Base running, for example, got more notice yesterday. It is all part of Ryno’s philosophy of being prepared to play the game right. And, it will continue into the season.
In a feature story about him in today’s Tampa Bay News, he once again referred to his first spring training camp with the Phillies 35 years ago and the impression Rose, Schmidt and Bowa made on him. “They didn’t want anyone to work harder than them and I never forgot that.” That work ethic carried Ryno to the Hall of Fame.
Yet, he remembers how hard it is to play the game. Even though he has a plaque…
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