A little less than two weeks ago, the Cubs named Padres bench coach Rick Renteria their new manager. The club reportedly sought someone who could help their young players develop at the big league level, something that did not happen under previous skipper Dale Sveum. Renteria's impressive interview convinced Chicago's brass he was their guy.

The interview was so impressive, in fact, that the Cubs hired him even though he was wearing sweatpants.

Alas, Renteria did not wear sweatpants because he is a man dedicated to comfort and leisure. He had a legitimate reason for the informal attire: he had just undergone hip replacement surgery after years of putting it off.