CHICAGO -- Dale Sveum should feel right at home this weekend when the Cubs travel north to face the Brewers. The Cubs manager played for the team from 1986-91 and was on the Brewers coaching staff for six years.
"It's like when they came here, it's just another series," Sveum said Wednesday. "Yeah, I have a lot of memories there and a lot of friends, but when the games start, you don't think about anything like that. You just think about winning the game and managing the baseball game. Obviously, I know them very wel,l but you're just managing a game. It's no different."
The Cubs and Brewers squared off in Spring Training and have already played a four-game series at Wrigley Field in April. Milwaukee won three out of four of those games.
Sveum was happy to see his former bosses, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke, get contract extensions this week.
"I know Doug's been waiting, and he's done a great job as well as Ron," Sveum said. "It's good for them and good for the players, because they're great people and great baseball men for the city of Milwaukee. It's nice to have the stability and keep it going. I'm happy for those guys."