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There's no spinning out of Cubs' woes

North Siders need to get on a roll

Originally Published: June 28, 2009
By Wayne Drehs | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- He had a straight face. There was no laughing, no smiling, no sarcastic wink. Lou Piniella seemingly wasn't kidding around.

Some five hours before his lifeless Cubs lost 6-0 to the crosstown White Sox, falling a season-low two games under .500, the manager tried to put a positive spin on his team's 1-6 week by focusing on the one good thing he could think of: His team's impact on the economy.

Seriously.

"Sure, we went to Detroit, to Michigan ...

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