UNCLE LOU IS SLIGHTLY BATTY
I can’t find the source, but valued reader MOD has a great Unca Lou quote: “We just need to win more than we lose over the next twenty games and we’ll be fine.” That’s kind of a Yogi Berra-Dave Wannstedt mix there.
At some point
when my boss isn’t in the office when I have some leisure time I think I will try and compile a list of the best Piniella quotes of the year. And we will also revisit the stellar Cubs predictions made by Zoner Sports readers and other luminaries.
On the way in I heard “Waddle & Silvy” discussing a rather suspect move by Piniella in Monday’s win over the Cards. In the 7th inning Piniella was calling for a pinch-runner for Daryle Ward. Piniella inexplicably chose Jason Marquis. Not only is Marquis a vital cog in the rotation, he’s the starter for today’s game!
Lou needs a history lesson. Strange and frightful things happen to the Cubs for no good reason. It’s best not to ask for trouble. I don’t even like it when he pinch-hits pitchers, let alone uses them for pinch-runners.