Billy Corgan: Not Interviewing Sandberg Is ‘Childish’

(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.”

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  • Babble Central

    Comments from someone no one wants to hear from…that’s MY job!

  • Cameltoe Rancher

    Despite all his rage, he still seems to never get hired. WAAAA!!!!!

    I value Billy Corgan’s opinion on music, film or heroin. On baseball, I’ll listen to and trust Theo every day and twice on Sunday.

    Shut up Corgan!

  • Spoon

    When was Billy Corgan last relevant?

    When was he ever relevant in regards to baseball?

    • simpkins

      when was the last time you were relevant?

  • Larry Horses neck collar

    Corgan needs to worry more about making bad music. AND SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

  • sheadp

    He interviewed Sandberg last year.

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  • Andrew

    Billy Corgan’s baseball analysis is almost as bad as his music. Theo already talked to Sandberg last year. Get your facts straight and get your mouth shut, Corgan.

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    Acting like a homer fanboy is childish.

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    This makes me burn for whatever Jim Belushi thinks about the subject.

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  • Kilo Bravo

    Another rock star not getting his way. Boo Hoo!

  • Kilo Bravo

    Loved Sandberg when he was a Cub. I have a different opinion now after I saw Sandberg pull up at the Western Open at Cog Hill in a limosine and then approached a 70+ year old man who was directing cars in the lot. Apparently, there were suppose to be some golf carts for him and his people (that weren’t there). He was screaming at this poor guy, asking where the carts were. The old guy tried to walk away and told Sandberg that he had nothing to do with the arrangements, and that he was just a volunteer. Didn’t matter, Sandberg followed the old guy screaming at him. He’s a fkn lunatic. Maybe Theo saw that in him.

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  • Able

    Why would they put this butt plug on the radio about baseball?

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