11-17-2011: So it looks like no one wants to be a part of the Boston Red Sox organization at this point. We didn’t even want Dale Sveum to be manager but even he turned down the gig to become manager of the Chicago Cubs. It looks like the Sox are now stuck with Bobby Valentine…
Despite Boston being an incredibly media heavy town and her husband being enemy #1 for a spell (thanks to his atrocious third base coaching), Dale Sveum’s wife Darlene Sveum is an elusive woman who remains almost entirely unknown. With Dale Sveum in the running, any many say the front runner for, the Boston Red Sox manager position vacated by Tito Francona, the PlayerWives.com staff has been looking high and low for information about Mrs. Sveum.
We clearly don’t have much to show for it, but we’ll tell you what we know. We know that Dale and Darlene Sveum live in Scottsdale, AZ with their two children Brittane and Rustin. We know that Dale is originally from Richmond, CA and graduated from Pinole Valley High School, where he played baseball in addition to football and basketball. According to a reader, Darlene also attended Pinole Valley High School. Thanks to a newsletter that we found, we can definitively tell you that Darlene used to organize the annual Halloween party in their community, but that they are now looking for a replacement since Darlene’s kids are all grown up. Entertaining, huh? That’s all we know for sure.
What else did our research turn up? Darlene Sveum donated money to a sorority at ASU. That could mean that she went to ASU (in fact, if that is true then she may have met Dale there, as he turned down a scholarship there to turn pro) or it could mean that her daughter goes there. Or it could mean absolutely nothing. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel huh?
There’s just nothing out there about her right now. That said, if Dale Sveum is named as Red Sox manager, we’re guessing that will change very quickly.