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919191
07-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Just heard it on MLB Network

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100720&content_id=12429328&vkey=pr_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc

TRF
07-20-2010, 02:42 PM
sad end to a very good career as a manager. to end with the Cubs? ugh. it's like eating out of a dumpster.

top6
07-20-2010, 02:46 PM
he never should have left the Reds. so ridiculous. there's no reason he couldn't have managed 20+ years here.

SunDeck
07-20-2010, 02:46 PM
Good, now I can go back to liking the guy.

westofyou
07-20-2010, 02:54 PM
he never should have left the Reds. so ridiculous. there's no reason he couldn't have managed 20+ years here.

The guy after him was better skipper, he's the one who shoud have never left. But they both left to get away from Marge.

MrCinatit
07-20-2010, 02:57 PM
It's about time. Lou was once again getting the same look about him that he got in his last years with Tampa Bay - scraggly beard, far out look, look of hopelessness.
I see only one chance for the Cubs to get the team back on top: Hire Frank Chance. He has been the only in the history of the club able to figure out how to get the Cubs the trophy.
Ever.


(ties don't count, 1885).

RichRed
07-20-2010, 03:03 PM
The lesson here: being a Cub makes you want to quit baseball entirely.

JaxRed
07-20-2010, 03:03 PM
Ryne Sandberg will help him pack his things.

savafan
07-20-2010, 03:08 PM
The guy after him was better skipper, he's the one who shoud have never left. But they both left to get away from Marge.

Tony Perez? Or were you referring to Davey Johnson?

westofyou
07-20-2010, 03:17 PM
Tony Perez? Or were you referring to Davey Johnson?
Tony wasn't manager long enough to leave any sort of impression

savafan
07-20-2010, 03:59 PM
Tony wasn't manager long enough to leave any sort of impression

True, that's why I was confused.

Ron Madden
07-21-2010, 03:13 AM
Lou Pinella has had a long and successful career. He should be proud.

I do agree with WOY though about Johnson being a better Manager.

Ghosts of 1990
07-21-2010, 03:48 AM
I saw this coming. Seems like the game has passed him by a bit. Thanks for being perfect for 1990 when I first discovered baseball, Lou

The Operator
07-21-2010, 03:51 AM
Can't remember much about when Lou was The Reds skipper but I'll always hold a fond place for him in my baseball heart simply because he was once a great Reds skipper.

I'm really sad he chose to go out as a Cub. Not only do I hate the Cubs with a passion reserved for only the most loathsome of the loathsome, they're just an all around terrible franchise with terrible fans. I really wish he had chosen somewhere better. Somewhere not in the NL Central.

Either way, I wish him the best in his retirement. And ya never know, we may see him back some day. Jim Leyland came back, after all.

cumberlandreds
07-21-2010, 08:33 AM
The little I have watched the Cubs in the last year,Lou just didn't seem to have that fire he once had. So this didn't surprise me at all. He is 66 and I'm sure he's tired of all the headaches you have to face day in and day out being a MLB manager. He will always be remembered well in Cincy and best of luck to him in the future.

WVRed
07-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Ryne Sandberg will help him pack his things.

I'm surprised the names being floated out already for the job. LaRussa and Torre's contracts are up after this season, and Girardi was even discussed as a possibility (wife is from Chicago and they have a house there).

If I were the Cubs, I would look at giving the job to a veteran manager such as LaRussa or Torre at a two year deal (or even one year with an option), and then promote Ryno to bench coach. Give him an extra couple of seasons to learn from a seasoned veteran before throwing him into the fire. Odds are, Torre and LaRussa likely won't be interested in a long term job anywhere.

As for Lou, I could see him taking a year or two off and making another comeback with the right situation. Lou reminds me of Jim Leyland with the Marlins. Lost the spark that made him such a great manager, but some time away and the itch to come back will ultimately prevail.

Tornon
08-22-2010, 11:46 AM
ESPN is reporting that Pinella has announced he's retiring after today's game now

11larkin11
08-22-2010, 11:47 AM
SportsCenter reports Sweet Lou will retire after today's game vs. ATL.

George Anderson
08-22-2010, 11:49 AM
If I recall his mother is in very poor health, maybe that is why.

RedLegSuperStar
08-22-2010, 12:02 PM
If I recall his mother is in very poor health, maybe that is why.

This is probably 85% of the reason.. I'm sure the rest is that the Cubs flat out are garbage. Ryan Sandberg might get his shot to showcase what he can do. I'd promote him.

Reds Fanatic
08-22-2010, 12:13 PM
Cubs have named their 3B coach Mike Quade as the manager for the rest of the year

BCubb2003
08-22-2010, 12:24 PM
It sounds like Vin Scully is retiring today, too.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/08/vin-scully-please-tell-us-these-fears-will-not-be-realized.html

redsfandan
08-22-2010, 12:33 PM
It sounds like Vin Scully is retiring today, too.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/08/vin-scully-please-tell-us-these-fears-will-not-be-realized.html
That probably deserves it's own thread.

Tornon
08-22-2010, 12:45 PM
It sounds like Vin Scully is retiring today, too.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/08/vin-scully-please-tell-us-these-fears-will-not-be-realized.html

Is he really? I heard it reported that he just got picked up for next year

_Sir_Charles_
08-22-2010, 01:03 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=5483829

Yep, Scully coming back for next year.

BCubb2003
08-22-2010, 01:15 PM
Never mind, now back to Lou.

CTA513
08-22-2010, 04:51 PM
Its looking like his last game will be a loss now that the Cubs are down 14-3.

Ghosts of 1990
08-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Its looking like his last game will be a loss now that the Cubs are down 14-3.

I thought they'd win today in honor of their skipper. I was slightly off.

Chip R
08-22-2010, 05:13 PM
I thought they'd win today in honor of their skipper. I was slightly off.

They are the Cubs.

_Sir_Charles_
08-22-2010, 05:23 PM
16-5 loss for Lou's final game. I know it's the Cubs, but Lou deserved better. He's leaving the game with a pretty bad taste in his mouth. Shame.

hebroncougar
08-22-2010, 05:25 PM
16-5 loss for Lou's final game. I know it's the Cubs, but Lou deserved better. He's leaving the game with a pretty bad taste in his mouth. Shame.

+1......one of my all time favorite Reds managers.

paulrichjr
08-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Isn't it ironic that Lou is retiring and Dusty is getting an extension? I don't think there was one person on Redszone that wanted Dusty over Lou. :)

Mario-Rijo
08-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Isn't it ironic that Lou is retiring and Dusty is getting an extension? I don't think there was one person on Redszone that wanted Dusty over Lou. :)

Had they chose different paths who knows?

mth123
08-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Lou in tears.

Chip R
08-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Lou in tears.

Tears of happiness from not having to manage the Cubs anymore.

mth123
08-22-2010, 05:49 PM
Tears of happiness from not having to manage the Cubs anymore.

I could see that, but the tears came when he said he wouldn't be putting on his uniform anymore.

Chip R
08-22-2010, 05:50 PM
I could see that, but the tears came when he said he wouldn't be putting on his uniform anymore.

He's retired like Favre is retired.

_Sir_Charles_
08-22-2010, 06:00 PM
He's retired like Favre is retired.

I don't think so. I think he's done. Sad day.

Chip R
08-22-2010, 06:02 PM
I don't think so. I think he's done. Sad day.

Everyone thought he was done after TB too.

Brutus
08-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Everyone thought he was done after TB too.

He didn't say he was retiring after Tampa Bay. That was an assumption by people that wasn't the case.

Not everyone is Brett Favre. Some people say they're retiring and don't have any indecision about it.

You used Favre as an example for Chipper too. Not sure why. Favre doesn't apply to every athlete that says they're retiring.

Chip R
08-22-2010, 06:15 PM
He didn't say he was retiring after Tampa Bay. That was an assumption by people that wasn't the case.

Not everyone is Brett Favre. Some people say they're retiring and don't have any indecision about it.

You used Favre as an example for Chipper too. Not sure why. Favre doesn't apply to every athlete that says they're retiring.

But I was right about Chipper, wasn't I?

Brutus
08-22-2010, 06:18 PM
But I was right about Chipper, wasn't I?

Right about what? He hasn't said anything with any certainty either way. Some of us speculated he might hang it up based on indications he's made prior to this injury, but he's never said he's retiring for sure. And even then, he hasn't made a firm decision.

He said he would go into spring training and see how the rehab went before making a decision. That didn't sound very conclusive.

westofyou
08-22-2010, 07:10 PM
Isn't it ironic that Lou is retiring and Dusty is getting an extension? I don't think there was one person on Redszone that wanted Dusty over Lou. :)

Me.

I was never enamored with Lou's skill as a manager

Ghosts of 1990
08-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Everyone thought he was done after TB too.

He's done. No doubt about it

Chip R
08-22-2010, 08:18 PM
He's done. No doubt about it

We shall see.

RBA
08-22-2010, 08:29 PM
He's done. No doubt about it

Also of note, Vin Sculley announce he will return next season and it looks like he will be one of those guys that has to have the mic pried away from him.

vaticanplum
08-22-2010, 08:42 PM
Also of note, Vin Sculley announce he will return next season and it looks like he will be one of those guys that has to have the mic pried away from him.

He's about the only one in baseball that I'm happy to see clinging to the mike forever. Apart from maybe Ron Santo whom I find endlessly entertaining.

Always Red
08-22-2010, 08:57 PM
He's about the only one in baseball that I'm happy to see clinging to the mike forever. Apart from maybe Ron Santo whom I find endlessly entertaining.

:)

http://johnmarkhicks.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/santo-shea.jpg

RedLegSuperStar
08-22-2010, 09:02 PM
I hope all is well with Sweet Lou and family. I can see Bobby C offering him an office gig down the road. A HOFer for sure.

KronoRed
08-22-2010, 09:34 PM
Also of note, Vin Sculley announce he will return next season and it looks like he will be one of those guys that has to have the mic pried away from him.

Unlike some he's still good enough in the booth to keep at it.

HeatherC1212
08-22-2010, 11:21 PM
Poor Lou was so broken up in his press conference after the game today that I just wanted someone to give him a hug. :( It sounds like his mom is really not doing well health wise and that on top of what sounds like a crappy game today probably made for a tough afternoon. Best of luck to Lou in whatever comes next for him and I hope his mother's health improves soon.

Hoosier Red
08-23-2010, 02:47 AM
This is probably 85% of the reason.. I'm sure the rest is that the Cubs flat out are garbage. Ryan Sandberg might get his shot to showcase what he can do. I'd promote him.

I think the Cubs are doing the right thing in not promoting Sandberg. Not to say he shouldn't get the job next year, but if you hire him as the interim manager, he's probably pretty impossible to replace.

GAC
08-23-2010, 04:53 AM
Ryne Sandberg will help him pack his things.

Chicago FO says Sandberg is not in consideration for the job. Now maybe they just don't want to throw him out there THIS SEASON due to the direness of the situation, and want to give him a fresh start next season. We'll see.

IslandRed
08-23-2010, 09:18 AM
I think the Cubs are doing the right thing in not promoting Sandberg. Not to say he shouldn't get the job next year, but if you hire him as the interim manager, he's probably pretty impossible to replace.

Exactly. They'd get killed if they brought in Sandberg and then didn't keep him next year, so if they weren't ready to make that decision today, they did the right thing.