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Archive for the 'Stupid A-Rod Rumors' Category
Bob Raissman would have you believe that new Cubs manager Lou Piniella loves Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez from his frosted tips to his twinkle toes. Of course, Bob Raissman is an old timey-weightlifter.
“Twelve repetitions on each side, Cornelius! Ready? Hup! Hup! Hup!”
Raissman’s article suggests that when Piniella was managing Rodriguez in Seattle, Piniella kissed him, sat in his underwear with him until 2:30-3:00 a.m. to talk about his “swing,” and cried when he left Seattle.
The Good: Rodriguez can opt out of his contract with the Yankees at the end of this season, and Raissman makes it seem that he would like to reunite with his former manager.
The Bad: Piniella and Rodriguez apparently had the same slumber parties that Derek Jeter and Rodriguez had.
The Ugly: Piniella in his underwear.
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.