Lou Piniella, who moved from a career playing with Major League Baseball teams that included the New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles to a managerial career with the Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and, finally, the Chicago Cubs, announced yesterday his plans to retire at the end of the season.
- KC's View:
- I’ve always loved Piniella’s fiery approach to the game, and wished many times that he’d come to the Mets, a team that could use that kind of passion and maybe even a little bit of fear of the manager.
I also wish that he could’ve brought the Cubs to the promised land - the World Series championship that has eluded the team for more than a century. It would have been fitting, but it seems a remote possibility at best. no matter - Piniella always has been fun to watch, and we here at MNB wish him the best.