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.