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The Giants have hired hall-of-fame manager Lou Piniella to advise their front office, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.Sweet Lou ended his storied career as a manager in a teary press conference last August, stepping down from the Cubs to care for his ailing mother. Obviously Chicago’s disappointing season didn’t help.
It’s good to see Lou still in the game.
Hiring Piniella is a win-win move, regardless of how much power Piniella actually wields. He’ll be a good voice in a front office that has drawn more criticism than praise over the years, and in some ways captured the World Series in spite of itself. Piniella can’t undo the horrid Barry Zito contract, but he can offer valued input based on his 43 years as a player and manager in the game.
Meanwhile for Piniella, and baseball fans everywhere, it ensures one of the sport’s legendary figures remains involved in the game.
(h/t Hardball Talk)
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