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Yankees hoping Lou Piniella will accept advisory role

Nov 18, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

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When Lou Piniella stepped down from his post as Cubs manager in August, he did so in order to make time for his ailing mother.

It wasn’t the way he wanted to go out and he expressed great emotion during his final press conference about leaving the game of baseball behind.

Good news, Lou.  You can always come back.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner had a 30-minute conversation with Piniella on Thursday and offered the 67-year-old an open invitation to return to the game in the form of a front-office advisor for the Yanks.

Piniella played outfield in New York for 11 seasons before turning to coaching.  He won a World Series championship in pinstripes in 1977 and 1978, and he posted a 224-193 managerial record for the Yankees from 1986 until the middle of the 1988 season.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Nov 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    Welcome back, Sweet Lou!

  2. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Nov 19, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    Unfortunately, Lou now has loser tattooed on his head. Nothing like an ex-Cub as a consultant to help you win. First recommendation, sign A-Rod to a 5-year $200 million extention with $50 million incentives.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM

      He gave the Cubs the best two back-to-back years in recent memory. He’s hardly a “loser.”

  3. BC - Nov 19, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Would love to see him come back to manage somewhere. He threw the greatest tirades this side of Earl Weaver.

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