Monday, October 16, 2006

Torre back with Yankees, again, Pinello headed to the Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lou Piniella is coming to Wrigley Field, agreeing Monday to a three-year contract to manage the Chicago Cubs and accepting a job that has long been one of the most challenging in baseball.

His assignment: Get to the playoffs and win a championship with a franchise that hasn't been to a World Series since 1945 and hasn't won one since 1908.

According to: By Rick Gano, AP Sports Writer | October 16, 2006

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Opinion by SoxSpot:

Too bad he's not going to the Yankees this next year. He'd be a wake-up call for the over-paid there as well as he'd create some life again in Red Sox vs. Yankees games. He's a fighter and the Yankees could use someone like him. I've said before that I don't think he'd work out well in NY, and I still believe that he wouldn't fit in with the over-paid players they have, but I do believe that Pinella would get the team in gear and create some life where it is currently lacking...

At the same time, he could do all of the above for the Chicago Cubs, and I'd look forward to seeing them become a threat in the years to come. In fact, I'd love to see the Cubs break their own curse - the "Curse of the Goat" they call it.

Cubs fans deserve a WS victory, or at least a chance or a good run at it.

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