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Quade Views Managerial Tenure As 'An Audition'

Via Paul Sullivan at Chicago Breaking Sports, new Cubs manager Mike Quade knows exactly what’s at stake for him in the last 37 games of this year:

“I know what I’ve done in the past and how I’ve gone about it. And I’ve been around so many good people. You have to be yourself. You just have toi approach it and do it my way and whatever happens happens. But in some way, shape or form, it absolutely is an audition.”

Quade has already made a change from Lou Piniella’s standard lineup — he’s inserted Blake DeWitt in the leadoff spot for tonight’s game and regarding Lou’s promise to play Tyler Colvin at first base:

Quade said Colvin may play first down the road, but “nothing is imminent.” They may use him in the late innings of a blowout game to give him some experience before a start, and even Quade said it will be “sparingly, probably.”

There’s no doubt the Cubs have a man in charge; he has wasted no time turning the page.