Billy Corgan: Not Interviewing Sandberg Is ‘Childish’
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(WSCR) Cubs fans upset that Ryne Sandberg won’t be the new manager aren’t alone.
One rock and roll star and Chicago native, Billy Corgan, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins, is just as upset.
“I think it does a disservice to someone like Ryne Sandberg, who did manage for the Cubs at the Triple-A level,” Corgan told The Mully and Hanley Show. “(He) obviously is a Cub legend. I think it does a disservice to him to not even be brought in for an interview.
“He’s an adopted Chicagoan in the way that Ditka is. I think a guy like that deserves a meeting, I’m sorry. He deserves a meeting. He deserves to be able to sit down, one hour, in an office and say, ‘This is why I should be the manager of the Chicago Cubs.’ Now, if he doesn’t make it from that point of view and they go, ‘He’s not our guy,’ whatever, but to not even let him through the door I think that’s a little bit childish. I don’t get that. I mean I’m all for Theo Epstein. I so glad that he is now a member of the Cubs organization. I like the way the Ricketts family is trying to change the team. I’ve actually had some personal contact. I feel their enthusiasm. They’re obviously committed, and I obviously love the Chicago Cubs, but I think it’s a little childish to not bring in a Cubs legend who at least deserves the hour meeting. OK, I’m not Ryan Sandberg, right, but if that was me I would be ‘peed’ off.”
LISTEN: Billy Corgan on The Mully and Hanley Show