• Not So Sweet Now

    Posted by on March 20th, 2013 · Comments (4)

    I liked Lou Piniella as a player. And, I am forever grateful for that play he made on October 2, 1978. I cannot imagine how miserable my life would have been if not for that play. Dealing with 2004 as an adult was bad enough. If something like that happened when I was 15-year old…well…I may have turned to the bottle or worse.

    And, I have no problem if someone wants to make a case that Piniella should be in the Hall of Fame as a manager someday.

    Yet, that all said…

    oh, my, God…is he terrible in the YES broadcast booth.

    It’s like listening to an old coot in some barbershop. Ugh.

    Comments on Not So Sweet Now

    1. March 20th, 2013 | 8:42 pm

      I was surprised YES retained him for a second season (shocked is more like it). Piniella was a great Yankee, but his association with the team ended more than 20 years ago. If hiring him was a forgivable lapse in judgement, how does anyone justify bringing him back for a second season.

      It’s funny you should bring this up, earlier in spring training Lou was doing a game with Ken Singleton and the subject turned to places they had played in. Lou fondly recalled a town he hadn’t visited since 1962, Selma, Alabama! Selma, 1962, I don’t think a black man wants to hear fond recollections of 1962 Selma. Ken was a gentleman and moved the topic on to something else but……. .

    2. March 20th, 2013 | 9:59 pm

      I think part of it is that Hank, for sure, and maybe Hal, look at Lou as some sort of favorite old uncle or something.

      And, I have no issue with that. Make him an adviser or something. Just don’t stick him in the booth.

    3. Evan3457
      March 20th, 2013 | 11:14 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I think part of it is that Hank, for sure, and maybe Hal, look at Lou as some sort of favorite old uncle or something.
      And, I have no issue with that. Make him an adviser or something. Just don’t stick him in the booth.

      Yeah…Lou in the booth is…not good.

    4. March 22nd, 2013 | 8:56 am

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