Some of my buds say no, but Cheryl Rae-Stout from NPR says yes.
Losses aside, players and coaches are impressed with the patience Sveum has shown and the straightforward way he’s managed his first season. According to Cubs broadcaster and former Arizona manager Bob Brenly, patience is mandatory for a manager. “I think [Sveum] knew it was going to be a struggle,” he said, “but it doesn’t take away from your competitiveness.” Even during a 12-game losing streak the Cubs manager never lost his cool. “It would have be real easy for him to blow up,” Cubs player Darwin Barney said. “[But] he gets where we are as a club and an organization.”
Just FYI, I used to babysit Cheryl’s husband. Yes, I am that old.