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Bradley's outburst ignites Mount Lou

Piniella says he still has fire

Originally Published: June 26, 2009
By Wayne Drehs | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- During the pregame media scrum in the visitors dugout at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, Lou Piniella finally cleared the air, finally addressed the topic everyone in the city had been worried about. Yes, he has smoked dope. Once.

"And it didn't do a damn thing for me, so I never tried it again," Piniella explained.

The news had to be a crushing blow to Piniella's Chicago critics, those convinced the 65-year-old manager has spent much of the 2009 season managing in a fog. ...

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