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Bitter.....Sweet Lou.

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Lou Piniella manager of the Chicago Cubs scratches his head before the start of a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at the Surprise Stadium on February 27, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Luis OrtizContributor IJune 19, 2009

Chicago, June 18th after a great comeback from the Chicago Cubs in their annual game against their crosstown rival White sox winning 6-5. There will be a lot of bragging rights for the cub fans after a win like that! But....

This story is about sweet Lou Piniella does he have a chance to take the Cubs to the world series,  with a season record of 31-31 with a little less then a month to the all-star game the expectation of the Cubbies were very high, just like it is every year!

By the looks of it Lou Piniella had a better chance of winning the big game with the Tampa Bay Rays, not taking anything away from current manager Joe Maddon but if Sweet Lou would have stuck around with the Rays (2003-2005) with all the talent that they have build over the years and the experience of Piniella as a manager the Rays would have given the Phillies a run for the money if they dint just out right win it.

Some would argue and say that he has a better chance of winning with the cubs but teams tend to not be successful when there is a good amount of talent just look at the New York Mets, 3rd baseman Aramis Ramirez isn't due to join the club on the field til after the All-star break hurts the cubs for the next month.

As respected Major league manager and the smarts of the game with players such Carlos Pena, Carl Crawford and rookie of the year Evan Longoria with the bats and stats that they are putting up this season and the young talented bullpen Piniella would not have any problems winning.

I guess it is the curse of the goat!!!         



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