View Full Version : Lou Pinella to retire after todays game

08-22-2010, 12:07 PM

Good luck Lou. You will be missed in Cincinnati.

08-22-2010, 12:37 PM
MLB.com (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100822&content_id=13777148&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) says it's for "family reasons".

New York Red
08-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Lou is loved here where I live now and will always be loved in Reds country too. My second favorite Reds manager ever - behind Sparky of course. Best of luck, Lou!

08-22-2010, 01:17 PM
YouTube - clubhousecancer.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMlSOxUHhZg&feature=related) great rant by Lou.. lol i didn't know this one existed until today

08-22-2010, 01:23 PM
The cubs are such a train wreck. Bye Lou, thanks for the cubs going 0-6 in the playoffs under your management!

08-22-2010, 01:58 PM
I thought there was no crying in baseball?

08-22-2010, 02:06 PM
Well, I know this won't be popular, :D but I hope the Cubbies get a win for Lou in his last game.

Goodbye Lou, this family will miss you.

ETA: On WGN they're saying it's because of his mother's failing health.

08-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Sad to see sweet Lou leaving, hope he gets kicked out today in his best rant ever!

08-22-2010, 03:14 PM
Sad to see sweet Lou leaving, hope he gets kicked out today in his best rant ever!

My favorite rant will always be throwing 3rd base... :thumbup:

08-22-2010, 03:29 PM
I think it's clear that Lou has lost his spark as a manager, at least he knows when to get out of the game.

08-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Sad to see sweet Lou leaving, hope he gets kicked out today in his best rant ever!

I like Lou. And the greatest manager in the world couldn't save the Cubs right now. Not his fault. Poor upper management decisions.

I think it would be hilarious if with 2 outs in the 9th, he came out and argued a call with a wink in his eye and the umpires played along and ejected him. Then Lou could go around and throw all the bases. That would be funny, funny stuff.

08-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Best of luck, Lou.

Loved you as a Minor League player.

Loved you as a Major League player.

Loved you as the Mariner's Manager.

Loved you as the REDS' Manager (only World Championship since the Big Red Machine, and you did it in style with a sweep of the A's).

Loved all of the passion and heart you had for the game.


08-22-2010, 10:30 PM
Lou was a great one. Always loved the flat bill of his hat.

08-22-2010, 10:41 PM
will miss lou , he was good for the game

08-22-2010, 11:26 PM
We'll miss you Lou. Wish you could have been in Cincy longer to lead us to more championships but know you had to get away from Marge. Loved you also when you were with the Yankees. Best Wishes.:thumbup:

08-23-2010, 02:58 AM
Is Lou Piniella a HOFer?

Redeye fly
08-23-2010, 07:33 AM
Is Lou Piniella a HOFer?

Good question, and tough to say. He won a lot of games but only 1 World Series title. Of course, the same could be said for Bobby Cox, and in my opinion Cox should be a shoo in for the HOF as a manager. But he also won a lot of division titles and National League pennants. Lou only had the won pennant and one world series trip, which he did win.

My guess is he gets some consideration but comes up short. But I don't know, because Herzog just got in and he also only won 1 World Series, but 2 more pennants. Lou had more career wins, which isn't surprising since he managed 5 more years than Whitey did. Whitey's career winning percentage was a bit higher than Lou's, which really took a beating those 3 years in Tampa.

I think it's a bit trickier with managers than it is players, and it's not exactly simple there in all cases. Sometimes it's a matter of not only the numbers, but did they give the impression of being an all time great, both for players and managers.