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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:14:31 -0800
San Francisco Giants special assistant Lou Piniella has left the organization to take a broadcasting job with the YES Network based in Tampa, Fla. He decided to take the job in order to be close to his family.
Sat, 05 Feb 2011 13:21:49 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants adviser Lou Piniella will scout American League clubs, while continuing to reside in Tampa, according to ESPNChicago.com. "First of all, (general manager) Brian Sabean and I have been friends for a long time," Piniella said. "But more important than that, I get a chance to just do baseball and at the same time be able to come home just about every night and I'll be able to get out of the house every night." Piniella turned down an offer to do television work and job offers from several other teams to join the Giants organization.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:29:03 -0800
Former Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will reportedly sign on with the San Francisco Giants' front office as a special adviser, according to MLB.com's Doug Miller. The Giants did not confirm the report.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 06:58:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has announced that he will retire after the game Sunday, Aug. 22, in order to spend more time with his family, according to The Associated Press. "I need to be home," Piniella said. "My circumstances have changed a heck of a lot the last year, especially the last month or so. I just need to be home. I'm concerned about my mom. I love baseball but I love my family. When you talk about your family, it's a little more important than baseball, it's a lot more important." The 66-year-old Piniella missed four games earlier this month to visit his ailing mother in Florida and had initially planned to step down at the end of the season. Third base coach Mike Quade will serve as the interim manager.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:10:28 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella (personal) is set to rejoin the team Friday, Aug. 13, according to ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:33:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will miss a minimum of four games this week as he visits with his sick mother, according to the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 02:22:16 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella may miss part or all of the upcoming road trip because his 90-year-old mother has been hospitalized, the Chicago Tribune's Dave van Dyck reports.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:39:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will miss the last two games of the series and the opener of the home series with the Milwaukee Brewers to attend his uncle's funeral in Tampa. Bench coach Alan Trammell will manage the team in Piniella's absence, according to The Associated Press.
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:33:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will retire after the 2010 season, according to ESPN.com.
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 03:45:17 -0700
The Chicago Cubs are expected to have a managerial opening after the season, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports. It's just a matter of whether manager Lou Piniella steps down or they fire him.