From the Wire … Listach to Serve as Quade’s Bench Coach

According to a report from the Washington Post, Pat Listach is leaving the Washington Nationals to rejoin the Chicago Cubs organization. Listach will become the Cubs’ new bench coach reuniting him with his close friend Mike Quade.

With the addition of Pat Listach as bench coach, the Cubs 2011 coaching staff is all but complete with a formal announcement expected this week.

Pat Listach (bench coach), Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) and Bobby Dernier (first base coach) are expected to join Mike Quade in the dugout for the 2011 season.

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You can’t create magic … don’t deserve magic until you play the game properly. It shouldn’t come your way. And, it won’t come your way. But, if you play the game properly, then all of a sudden, these little things start rolling in your direction and you start expecting them to happen on a daily basis because you’ve earned it.” – Joe Maddon

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