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Cubs World Series will be biggest sports event ever: Sveum

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Cubs manager Dale Sveum knows the baseball profile of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Cubs are probably the highest in baseball. He's been around all three teams as a player, coach and manager.
But he also knew in taking the Cubs manager job, he could be part of what he said will be ``the biggest event in sports''--a Cubs World Series championship.
``That's our goal,'' he said. ``It's going to happen and that's just the way I think. We're building to that goal and we're building to that every day.''
Sveum, who coached in Boston when the Red Sox broke their 87 World Series drought, said he was never offered the Red Sox job last season, contrary to some opinions.
``Theo [Epstein] offered me the job here and I took it,'' he said. He said he didn't think much about the rebuilding job ahead, ''especially your first managerial job,'' he said. ``A place like this, you don't hesitate [to accept.] You understand where the organization might be and where it's going.. You're just thankful they offered the job. When you get offered a job like this, and this organization and getting a chance to come to Wrigley Field every day, you just at the chance.
``It'll be the biggest event in sports, that's for sure,'' he said of a Cubs championship.

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