The Cubs are openly seeking a replacement for Paul Friedman, Wrigley Field’s public address announcer for the past 16 seasons. One interesting candidate who used a popular career website to apply was former second baseman and minor league manager Ryne Sandberg.
“I’m determined to work at Wrigley this year,” said the Hall of Famer, who was passed over for the manager’s job which fell to Mike Quade. “And I’d rather be the ‘voice of the Cubs’ than a member of the grounds crew.”
To apply, Sandberg filmed himself announcing the starting lineup, ending with what he calls his “trademark” finish.
“… and the Cubs are managed by some bald guy who was drafted 560th by the Pirates in 1979, never had a cup of coffee with a big league team, never won nine gold gloves, and sure as hell never led the National League in home runs as a second baseman in 1990!”