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MLB Players Agree: Chicago Teams Have Worst Managers

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ESPN Insider Link: A survey of 100 random major league players are asked 20-some questions. One of the results bothers me greatly: Who is the last manager you’d play for? 1. Ozzie Guillen: 30% 2. Lou Pinella: 29% 3. Tony LaRussa: 7% 4. Dusty Baker: 5% T5. Five managers tied with 3% T10. Seven managers tied with 2% It seems to me that if nearly 1/3 of players list your manager as the "last person" they would play for, then you really need to look into some alternative options. I've been somewhat agnostic about the whole Lou debate, but reading this has changed my mind on the matter. If 1/3 of each year's free agents are not interested in coming here simply because of our manager, then I think we need go in a new direction. Also interesting to see Dusty and TLR on the list!

Let’s face it. Cub fans know the guy is a problem. Not everyday, of course. When things are going w...

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Let’s face it. Cub fans know the guy is a problem. Not everyday, of course. When things are going well, all is good with the world. But when things don’t go his way, his behavior is just unacceptable. Do we really need the tantrums? The way he looks like he’s going to clock an ump? Ripping people in his own clubhouse? Ripping up the clubhouse itself? Ripping his own management? Always finding someone else to blame? And maybe most unforgivably of all, the crazed antics on the field–all that’s a disrespect to the game itself. But you know what? Cub fans love it. Because this guy is Lou Piniella.

One of the best comments I've ever read at FanGraphs.

Let’s face it. Cub fans know the guy is a problem. Not everyday, of course. When things are going w...

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Let’s face it. Cub fans know the guy is a problem. Not everyday, of course. When things are going well, all is good with the world. But when things don’t go his way, his behavior is just unacceptable. Do we really need the tantrums? The way he looks like he’s going to clock an ump? Ripping people in his own clubhouse? Ripping up the clubhouse itself? Ripping his own management? Always finding someone else to blame? And maybe most unforgivably of all, the crazed antics on the field–all that’s a disrespect to the game itself. But you know what? Cub fans love it. Because this guy is Lou Piniella.

One of the best comments I've ever read at FanGraphs.

Milton Bradley is Mad about 3 Pitches and He is Not Going to Take It Anymore

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Analysis of how Milton Bradley has been treated by umpires before and after he was suspended for debating called balls and strikes.

Blagojevich gave Piniella advice in 2007

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This really makes me laugh. I love the oh-so-nonchalant little tip he gives at the end. This guys is wild!

Expectations Rays'd

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Over the course of the history of this weblog and my blogging in general on the Internet, I've had some problems with the Tampa Bay professional baseball franchise. I've had some problems with the...

Ozzie and Lou Rap -- Hope they got paid well

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Ozzie and Lou Rap -- Hope they got paid well

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