June 29, 2015 |
When the Chicago Cubs bypassed Ryne Sandberg for a managerial vacancy immediately after Sandberg had been voted the triple-A Pacific Coast League's manager of the year for that organization in 2010, the back-channel reason given was that the Cubs didn't want to be in the position of having to fire a franchise legend. What general manager Jim Hendry, a protege of former team president Andy MacPhail, didn't explain, however, was why the Cubs were so sure they would have to. Sandberg never got the opportunity to be a franchise legend with the Phillies, the team that drafted him in 1978, but it is where he did get his chance to manage a major-league team, such as it was. That tenure ended Friday, when Sandberg resigned his position 22 months after replacing Charlie Manuel.
February 12, 2012 |
Question: I recently rented an SUV from Enterprise in Tenafly, N.J. A manager and I walked around the car before I left the lot. Neither of us saw any damage. A week later, when I returned the car, a regional manager, who was taller than both myself and the store manager, noticed two outward-facing dings in the roof of the vehicle. He even asked if anyone had gotten mad and punched the roof, or carried any cargo that could have caused the damage. The store manager who had missed the damage on the first inspection had to climb up into the car to get a look at the top; at that point, he said he never could have missed it. Enterprise wants us to pay for the damage.
June 13, 2012 |
Jeff Trout tries never to miss a Los Angeles Angels game since his son, Mike, is a fixture in the outfield. And Jeff Trout enjoys seeing his old manager, Charlie Manuel, guide the Phillies, a team the elder Trout has been following his entire life. Jeff Trout is a former minor-leaguer who reached as high as double A. After finishing second in the nation in batting at Delaware in 1983, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Twins. He began his pro career with the single-A Wisconsin Rapids, where his manager was Manuel.
August 26, 2014
Rand Greenblatt , senior director of financial planning and analysis at Independence Blue Cross, George Hall , adjunct professor of business administration at Strayer University, and Sun Lee , managing director of tax at KPMG, were named to the board of the American Cancer Society . Matt Hager , senior manager of procurement and strategic sourcing at Sunoco, was named to the Campus Philly Corporate Advisory Council ....
March 2, 2011 |
In August 1969, Philadelphia Mayor James H.J. Tate, surveying another dismal baseball season for the Phillies, proposed his press secretary and deputy to the mayor, Anthony P. Zecca, as the team manager. "I think Tony Zecca could manage it," Tate told the Philadelphia Daily News as the team was floundering toward a 63-99 season record, 37 games behind the division-leading New York Mets. "He is a good manager. He does a good job for me. " As a 1975 profile in Inquirer Magazine put it: "Over the past 17 years the dapper little man has walked unscathed amid the corpses and walking wounded of the city's political wars, serving a succession of three mayors.
October 29, 2012
Anthony P. Browne, 70, a onetime rock-and-roll manager turned interior designer whose star clientele included media magnate Oprah Winfrey, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Washington socialites Pamela Harriman and Evangeline Bruce, died Oct. 13 at the Capital Caring hospice in Washington.. He had a tumor near the optic nerve, said a friend, David Helfrich. Helfrich said Winfrey visited Mr. Browne on the day he died. Mr. Browne's career received a huge boost after the talk-show host praised his work in a national magazine.
September 2, 2014
Sue Aistrop has been promoted to director of community services and RSVP/Philadelphia at Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. She had been hunger-relief volunteer coordinator. AIM Academy , Conshohocken, has named Allison Enslein head of the Lower School and Edward Gallagher head of the Middle School. Enslein formerly was head of school at the Center School in Abington; Gallagher was assistant Upper School dean at Girard College. YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties , Mount Laurel, has named Dana Collins vice president-operations and Valeria Galarza vice president-strategic expansion.
November 22, 2011 |
RYNE SANDBERG will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization. Dusty Wathan has been promoted to manager for Double A Reading after spending the last 2 years as the manager for Class A Clearwater. At Clearwater, Chris Truby takes over as manager, moving up a level from Lakewood, where he managed last year. Mickey Morandini, who returned to the organization full time last season as the manager for Class A Williamsport, will take over at Lakewood.
August 12, 2011 |
THE SOUTH STREET jewelry-store owner was shaking in the darkness, a pillowcase over his head and his body tied up by a team of armed, masked men. The bandits then ordered Mustapha Abdallah, 27, owner of VIP Jewelers, to kneel and say a Muslim prayer, according to a store manager, who declined to give his name to reporters yesterday. They wanted him to say the prayer "to finish him off," the manager said. They wanted to scare him into giving them the keys to the store, he added.
March 12, 2012 |
They came together to help a coworker in need, but Saturday was all about bright faces, sunshine, and upbeat music at Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook. One of the smiling faces making her way through the crowd of about 700 was Lizanne Dathe, a wife, mother, and employee at IFM Efector, a control-systems company in Exton. Dathe, 45, is also battling cancer. IFM Efector, where Dathe is a corporate editor and production manager, sponsored Saturday's event - the first Big Orange Run. IFM is one of the world's largest electronic-sensor manufacturers, with branches across the country and its parent company in Germany.