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Hendry: Sandberg is welcome back ... in Iowa

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Hendry: Sandberg is welcome back ... in Iowa

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 201010:38 AM

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Ryne Sandberg can return to his post as the manager of the Iowa Cubs, Comcast SportsNet's David Kaplan has learned.

One day after hiring Mike Quade to patrol the dugout at Wrigley Field, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry told Kaplan that he Sandberg is "welcome to return to Iowa."

"We think he did a great job there," Hendry said. "This was a very tough decision and one that I tossed and turned over. However, I love Ryne Sandberg and have tremendous respect for him."

And would Ryno return?

"I don't know," Sandberg said on Tuesday after being passed over in favor of Quade. "I'm hoping there's something else out there. I'm hoping to manage or coach at the big-league level. I'm just kind of digesting it right now and I have my agent getting feelers out."

Read Kaplan's full blog entry on this story here.

2020 MLB season: All-Star game canceled, Dodgers awarded 2022 game

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2020 MLB season: All-Star game canceled, Dodgers awarded 2022 game

Major League Baseball announced Friday they've canceled the 2020 All Star Game, which was scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Braves are scheduled to host the 2021 Midsummer Classic, so MLB awarded the Dodgers the 2022 game.

"Based on the health circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic that are beyond MLB’s control along with governmental directives prohibiting large gatherings, the league determined it is unable to conduct the All-Star Game and its week of surrounding fan activities this year," MLB said in a statement.

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“Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.  “I want to thank the Dodgers organization and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic.  

"The 2022 All-Star celebration promises to be a memorable one with events throughout the city and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.”

California has seen a 92 percent increase in COVID-19 cases this week compared to two weeks ago.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Is there change coming to baseball's diversity problem?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Is there change coming to baseball's diversity problem?

While trying to get the season going, the MLB and baseball as a whole are starting to address another problem: the lack of diversity. NBCS Cubs reporter Maddie Lee is joined by former Cub and professor Doug Glanville, Laurence Holmes and Eugene McIntosh of "The Bigs" to discuss ways MLB and baseball need to address the issues and how they can benefit from it.

(2:00) - Ian Desmond's comments really struck a chord in baseball

(12:06) - Youth baseball for young Black athletes

(26:09) - Glanville remembers being the only Black athlete on teams in MLB

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(30:14) - Current Black players in majors are still dealing with racism

(32:26) - Ways Theo Epstein is trying to help find solutions to the lack of diversity in baseball

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