Dale Sveum will have Cubs watch Cardinals’ ring ceremony
BY GORDON WITTENMYER firstname.lastname@example.org April 13, 2012 11:14PM
Updated: May 15, 2012 8:10AM
ST. LOUIS — When the St. Louis Cardinals receive their World Series rings in a pregame ceremony Saturday, Cubs manager Dale Sveum wants to make sure it’s a must-see event for his team.
“I’ve already asked them to be out there for the ceremony,” said Sveum, who has one ring as a player with the 1998 New York Yankees and another as a coach on the 2004 Boston Red Sox.
“I think it’s a special day. I think it’s to show your respect for the world champions, and we’ve got one of our own getting a ring, so I think it’s very important for us all to be out there and be part of that and see it and show our respect to the world champions.”
Cubs first-base coach Dave McKay, who spent the last 16 years on the Cardinals’ staff, will collect his third World Series ring as a coach.
Respect might be the best reason for the Cubs to be on hand. But Matt Garza’s “pissed off” sentiments Thursday, along with possible jealousy and/or incentive, also come into play.
“In a way, how you look at it, it pisses you off because you’re not getting one,” Sveum said. “You’re jealous, there’s no doubt about it.”