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Looking 'Silky' -- in a bad way

Originally Published: May 31, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Just when you think you've heard every Silky Sullivan reference, Lou Piniella comes up with another one. I know, I know, another Silky Sullivan story?

Piniella confused the usually enraptured media before Sunday night's series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers by comparing the lagging Cubs to Silky Sullivan, a late-1950s California race horse that wowed fans by making up 28 lengths at the Santa Anita Derby in 1958, and 27 lengths in another race the year prior.

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