Rick Renteria will be officially introduced to Cubdom this weekend at the annual Cubs convention.
This morning the new skipper was reintroduced to an old narrative.
Renteria was questioned during an interview on how he would be different from the managers that have failed before him.
Oh Rick, how will you ever be different from Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella?
What do you people want Renteria to say? That he is going to dress up in a bear suit with no pants?
Apparently these previous managers rode into town with answers in hand, and then left beaten down, bewildered, and defeated. It seems the throwback facet of the Chicago media really likes the angle. The Cubs job will crush you.
Let's face it, Baker wasn't cut out for the Chicago media. Piniella was transitioning into retirement half way through his time here. Besides, they both had some success here, mind you.
Do some actually believe it is going to take a "chosen one" manager to win the World Series and vanquish the 100 year old demons?
Come on, don't be silly, we already have Theo for that.
What will make you special Rick?
How about he does his job? The guy was brought in specifically to develop the young talent. If he does that, they just might win, and win big.
That will be special.
That really is the only way for Renteria to be different.
Oh, and he shouldn't say "dude" or stammer a lot.