Billy Corgan: Not Interviewing Sandberg Is ‘Childish,’ Pumpkins Might Play Wrigley Field
[pullquote quote=”He’s an adopted Chicagoan in the way that Ditka is. I think a guy like that deserves a meeting.” credit=”Billy Corgan”]Cubs fans upset that Ryne Sandberg won’t be the new manager aren’t alone.
[lastfm]Billy Corgan[/lastfm], lead singer of the [lastfm]Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm], 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 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.”
[photogallerylink id=57147 align=left]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.”