Well, the dream is oh-so-close. Ryne Sandberg is now the third base coach of the Phillies
. He even joins 1982 Cub Steve Henderson on the coaching staff!
(Henderson might have been one of 3 1982 Cubs with no ties to the Phillies at the time.)
Sandberg joins such luminaries such as Larry Bowa, Lee Elia, Greg Gross, Richie Hebner, Davey Lopes, Peanuts Lowery, Gary Varsho and John Vukovich to coach the Phillies after significant time with the Cubs.
Interestingly, Pete Mackanin was let go, so Sandberg is definitely the heir apparent to Charlie Manuel. Should work out well as Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay will be 36 and 37 and Ryan Howard 34 in 2014.