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Piniella's mixed messages bad for Cubs

Originally Published: June 27, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Lou Piniella couldn't even get his own age right.

"Look, I'm 66 years old," he said Saturday, before correcting himself. (He's 65.) "I feel like 68."

Sixty-five, 68 -- does it matter anymore? Piniella is aging in Cubs years. His team, the consensus preseason favorite to win the NL Central, the NL pennant and perhaps even the franchise's first World Series since 1908, is a mind-boggling 35-36 after Saturday's loss to the White Sox. With apologies to Dennis Green's legendary rant, ...

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