Skid over, Sveum points to positives

Skid over, Sveum points to positives

Skid over, Sveum points to positives
CHICAGO -- Dale Sveum said Monday morning the mood in his clubhouse was loose, even with the Cubs mired in a 12-game losing streak.

After Monday's 11-7 win over the Padres, the Cubs manager admitted there was a lot of excitement in the clubhouse. Tuesday morning, however, it was business as usual.

"The one nice thing about doing what we did for 12 games was the clubhouse was exactly the same from when we were playing well for a few weeks, too," Sveum said. "That's always nice to see, that the guys don't sit there and hang their heads and carry over day to day, knowing the next day is certainly different."

Sveum admitted snapping the streak was a monkey off the team's back. But, he added, how the players handled the lengthy skid showed their true colors as people and professionals.

"When you have people that care as much as these guys do and they go through the preparation and they work hard and they played hard for the first two months of the season, it's a reflection on them and the way they go about their business," Sveum said.