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Friday, October 31, 2014

Articles tagged: Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella’s Tearful Farewell Speech

Whether your last name is Holtz, Brown, or Piniella, there’s something about guys with the first name Lou — they’re all hard as nails coaches. With that in mind — not to mention his 60+ ejections — it was a surprise to see Cubs manager Lou Piniella get as emotional as he did during his…Read More

It Was Time for Piniella to Call it Quits

On Tuesday, word leaked that Chicago Cubs skipper Lou Piniella would be retiring at the end of the 2010 season. ┬áPiniella said that he made this decision at this point in the season so that GM Jim Hendry would have ample time to find his replacement. I say it’s about time. Piniella’s four years in…Read More

Lou Piniella Is Right: Cubs Need to Live Up to Their Salaries

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella vented his frustration on Sunday by saying that team needs to start winning games and earning their big salaries. He couldn’t be more right. The Cubs have some pretty big names on their roster like Carlos Zambrano, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. Zambrano used to be praised by Cubs fans…Read More

Rod Blagojevich Shared Batting Lineup Advice with Lou Piniella

I’m pretty sure the cartoon above reads “That SOB is Lou Piniella. He’s the Rod Blagoyevich of Major League Baseball.” As the Chicago Tribune shares, Blagoyevich sent a note to Piniella after seeing it when it ran two years ago. The note, pictured above, reads: Dear Lou, I saw this in this morning’s Sun-Times. What…Read More

Lou Piniella Screwed Up Yet Again; Mismanaged Playoff Rotation

Last year at this time I was criticizing Cubs manager Lou Piniella for his decision to yank Carlos Zambrano after six innings in Game 1 of the NLDS with the score tied 1-1, while Arizona elected to stick with ace Brandon Webb for another inning. At the time I criticized Piniella before the series ended,…Read More

What the **** Was Lou Thinking?

Let me go on record here: before the home run ball was served up, I was vehemently questioning why Lou Piniella, in the middle of a complete pitcher’s duel, screwed with the rhythm of the game and yanked his starter. I just couldn’t believe what he’d done. It was completely beyond me. There is no…Read More

Lou Piniella Has First Blow Up

Not happy about his team blowing a 5-0 lead (5-0!) with their best pitcher, Carlos Zambrano, on the hill, Lou Piniella blew up at a reporter who asked him what's not working. Listen below to hear Lou's first blow up of the '07 baseball season. MP3 File

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