LOU PINIELLA RUMORS & GOSSIP

M's to induct Piniella into team Hall of Fame

The Seattle Mariners will induct former manager Lou Piniella into the team Hall of Fame on Aug. 9. Piniella will become the eighth member inducted. The team inducted former outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. last season. Piniella was Seattle's manger from 1993-2002. He led Seattle to its first division title in 1995 when the Mariners rallied late in the season to win the AL West. Piniella...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Piniella declines Mariners' overtures

Lou Piniella, back in the dugout? The Seattle Mariners recently contacted Piniella about the possibility, asking him to come out of retirement to manage their team again. One source with knowledge of the discussions described the Mariners' pursuit of Piniella as "a full-court press." Piniella, however, declined the Mariners' overtures. "I talked to them...
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lou Piniella: Today's baseball players work out too much

It has been said before that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.Not everyone agrees with that statement, obviously. But one person who probably does is former Major League Baseball player and manager Lou Piniella. Simply put, Piniella believes the modern baseball player works out too much. He also believes a signicant change in the way players approach strength training...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lou Piniella: Blue Jays raped the Marlins in blockbuster trade over the winter

Retired MLB manager Lou Piniella signed a deal to work as a commentator for the YES Network this year. The regular season has yet to begin, but on Wednesday we got a taste of why someone who is a little rough around the edges like Piniella may be better off in the dugout than the broadcaster’s booth. During the third inning of a spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT SO SWEET

Lou Piniella makes an odd reference

Lou Piniella wanted to discuss the big Marlins/Blue Jays trade that occured this offseason and used a rather unfortunate word when making his analysis. 

Via Hall of Very Good
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
DID YOU JUST SAY THAT?

Lou Piniella makes odd reference during broadcast

Lou Piniella wanted to discuss the big Marlins/Blue Jays trade that occured this offseason and used a terrible word in his analysis. 

Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to Sweet Lou Piniella

The last man to lead Cincinnati to a World Series title is celebrating his 69th birthday today. That man is none other than retired MLB player and manager Lou Piniella. In his first season as manager of the Reds in 1990, "Sweet Lou" led the club to a 91-71 regular season record and a sweep of the heavily-favored Oakland A's in the World Series. He would go...
Via Redlegs Review
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lou Piniella hired by Yankees' YES Network

Former Yankees manager Lou Piniella has been hired by the team's YES Network as a special contributor. Piniella will help with 20-30 events this year, including some game telecasts. He also is with the team as a spring training instructor in Tampa, Fla., near his home. A member of the Yankees' World Series-winning teams in 1977 and `78, Piniella managed them from 1986-87...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest Coach Profiles: Lou Piniella

MLB Baseball: Lou Piniella Seattle sports fans have a lot of respect for Lou Piniella.  After all he is the ONLY Mariners manager to take the team into the post season in their 35 year history. Born: August 28, 1943 Place of birth: Tampa, Florida Championships: 3× World Series champion (1977, 1978, 1990) Lou was born, raised and educated in Tampa Florida, those that were the closest...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Piniella on Verge of Signing on with YES

From the NY Daily News:Sweet Luigi is headed back to the Yankees. Lou Piniella, a fan favorite as both player and manager, is deep in negotiations and close to signing a deal to return to the Bombers as an analyst for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. He also will likely serve as a spring training instructor. According to industry sources, Piniella will do a limited...
Via Sliding Into Home
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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