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August 24, 2010
Piniella vs. the curse Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune We were nearing the end of Lou Piniella's first spring training as Cubs manager when we saw him conversing with a Japanese TV reporter near the Cubs dugout at HoHoKam Park. All of a sudden, Piniella started shouting "I don't believe in curses," and stepped on a stuffed animal that was supposed to represent a billy goat, grounding it into the dirt with his right foot. We were all shocked. As it turned out, Piniella, and later Ernie Banks, had been asked to snuff out the curse for a Japanese TV show.
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August 24, 2010
Piniella vs. the curse Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune We were nearing the end of Lou Piniella's first spring training as Cubs manager when we saw him conversing with a Japanese TV reporter near the Cubs dugout at HoHoKam Park. All of a sudden, Piniella started shouting "I don't believe in curses," and stepped on a stuffed animal that was supposed to represent a billy goat, grounding it into the dirt with his right foot. We were all shocked. As it turned out, Piniella, and later Ernie Banks, had been asked to snuff out the curse for a Japanese TV show.
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July 14, 2007
"I don't know him, but the guy basically, he's a winner. He's a character. He has obviously got the resources." Lou Piniella Chicago Cubs manager, on Mark Cuban's interest in buying the club.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES - For the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers will head back to Philadelphia, the site of a four-game sweep in late August that started a season-worst eight-game losing streak for the Dodgers. But memories of Philadelphia don't necessarily elicit negative emotions for the Dodgers, who were outscored 27-5 by the Phillies in that series. Because of the beatings they absorbed, the players say, they found out how much manager Joe Torre believed in them.
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October 23, 2001
He said it "They play human all summer, and then in postseason, they turn it up a notch. But they can be beaten." Lou Piniella, Mariners manager, on the Yankees before Game 5. He said it "One reason why ... nothing ever really fell apart was because of the veterans. They didn't allow that." Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks pitcher, who is going to his first World Series.
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July 27, 2002
On deck The Twins will broadcast their first game in Spanish tomorrow, with former star Tony Oliva as the analyst. He said it "You're not going to win the division just because you win the series. Let me emphasize this is just July." Lou Piniella, manager of the AL West-leading Mariners who play the second-place Angels this weekend
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July 4, 1998
Quote: "If it were [the Mariners'] Lou Piniella [managing], he'd take [Alex] Rodriguez. If it were [the Yankees'] Joe Torre, he'd take [Derek] Jeter. If it were me, I'd take Nomar [Garciaparra]. You can't go wrong with any of them." -- Red Sox manager Jimy Williams, on AL All-Star shortstop selections.It's a fact: Tony Fernandez's double last night was his 1,319th hit as a Blue Jay, tying him with Lloyd Moseby for most hits in franchise history.Who's hot: The Red Sox's Nomar Garciaparra had three hits last night to extend his hitting streak to 24 games.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | September 2, 2008
I'll have to say, I'm a little surprised that Dan doesn't think the Cubs and the Red Sox are going to meet in the World Series this year. It's the matchup everybody wants to see, and there are certain karmic forces at work to make sure everybody gets to see it. OK, maybe not everybody wants to see it. I'm sure there are some Yankees fans who don't want to watch the Red Sox play in the Series, but nobody outside Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards really cares...
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By Los Angeles Times | October 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES - For the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers will head back to Philadelphia, the site of a four-game sweep in late August that started a season-worst eight-game losing streak for the Dodgers. But memories of Philadelphia don't necessarily elicit negative emotions for the Dodgers, who were outscored 27-5 by the Phillies in that series. Because of the beatings they absorbed, the players say, they found out how much manager Joe Torre believed in them.
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By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | October 7, 1992
TORONTO -- After three tumultuous seasons (and one World Series title) in Cincinnati, Lou Piniella has decided to go home.Piniella resigned as manager of the Reds yesterday, following a bittersweet season in which he won 90 games with an injury-riddled team but finished a distant second to the Atlanta Braves in the National League West. Upon tendering his resignation to Reds owner Marge Schott in a four-hour meeting Monday, Piniella drove from Cincinnati to his home in Allendale, N.J., to ponder his options.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | September 2, 2008
I'll have to say, I'm a little surprised that Dan doesn't think the Cubs and the Red Sox are going to meet in the World Series this year. It's the matchup everybody wants to see, and there are certain karmic forces at work to make sure everybody gets to see it. OK, maybe not everybody wants to see it. I'm sure there are some Yankees fans who don't want to watch the Red Sox play in the Series, but nobody outside Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards really cares...
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | September 14, 2007
Wednesday's 18-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels hardly evoked memories of past Orioles glory, but for a moment at least, manager Dave Trembley channeled predecessor Earl Weaver. After a seemingly blown call at second base in the fourth inning, Trembley stormed out to argue and was quickly ejected. But before leaving, he drew a line in the sand with his cleats and motioned as if he were ejecting umpire Paul Emmel. The blowup gave Orioles fans a rare reason to cheer. Trembley, however, will have to manage a long time or show a much hotter temper to join these kings of the on-field outburst: Earl Weaver - The greatest skipper in Orioles history was also the most-ejected manager in American League history (97 times)
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July 14, 2007
"I don't know him, but the guy basically, he's a winner. He's a character. He has obviously got the resources." Lou Piniella Chicago Cubs manager, on Mark Cuban's interest in buying the club.
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October 16, 2005
Piniella says he might stick with TV gig Lou Piniella is having so much fun with his postseason TV gig that he's considering spending the 2006 season in the booth. "I might be doing this next year," Piniella told the Associated Press yesterday before working the Fox Sports broadcast for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Angel Stadium. "It's not for sure - nothing's for sure. I like it. I'm enjoying this." Piniella, 62, parted ways with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays earlier this month after three difficult seasons as manager.
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By Rick Maese | September 16, 2005
PREDICTING the Orioles' future is about as easy as spotting Robert Frost poetry in a bowl of alphabet soup. But it's certainly possible, perhaps even likely, that the future manager of the Orioles will be on the field tonight at Camden Yards. I just can't tell you which dugout he's sitting in. On the third base side, wearing a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap - at least for the next three weeks - is Lou Piniella. Across the diamond is his understudy and friend, Sam Perlozzo, the Orioles' interim manager.
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By Laura Vecsey | April 30, 2005
APPARENTLY, the Orioles were as eager as their fans to get back into the swing of things. A rainout in Boston and a day off meant 48 hours of jet cooling. What a waste of a five-game winning streak, especially one capped by a 20-hit, 11-8 comeback win at Fenway on Tuesday night that begged for a quickie encore. We are relieved to report that the fun never stops at the fun factory. Last night, leadoff hitter Brian Roberts sliced a hard liner to left field to start the game. Up next, Melvin Mora pushed another one of his masterpiece bunts down the third base line.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2003
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Lou Piniella looks relaxed and very much at home in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays uniform, which only makes sense if you know a little bit about Lou Piniella. It's easy to be relaxed when you have nothing to prove. What other living manager has won 116 games in the regular season? Who else could enter a season with a perennial losing franchise with so little concern about his job security? The target for 2003: 70 victories. Talk about a case of diminished expectations.
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July 27, 2002
On deck The Twins will broadcast their first game in Spanish tomorrow, with former star Tony Oliva as the analyst. He said it "You're not going to win the division just because you win the series. Let me emphasize this is just July." Lou Piniella, manager of the AL West-leading Mariners who play the second-place Angels this weekend
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