CHICAGO–Lou Piniella was officially announced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs Tuesday afternoon. Piniella has mentioned his desire to bring Alex Rodgriguez to the Cubs and to retain Larry Rothschild as a pitching
Once those plans are in place, Piniella hopes to bring back bellbottoms, segregated bathrooms, and the Dutch Boy haircut.
It is unlikely that the frugal Cubs will do anything to get Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in baseball, even though the Texas Rangers are still paying a portion of his salary. The Cubs are, however, likely to bring back Rothschild, who was a holdover from the Don Baylor
disaster era, and who has not yet destroyed the careers of at least one or two Cub pitching prospects.
It is unlikely that the Cubs will be able to influence any rebirth of bellbottom pants, segregated bathrooms, or the Dutch Boy haircut at Piniella’s request. Cubs interim president John McDonough did mention, however, that he will be contacting Piniella about the possibility of Dutch Boy purchasing advertising space on Piniella’s head.