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Piniella to critics: 'Take your shots'

Updated: August 28, 2009, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella has offered himself up to critics looking to blame somebody for the Chicago Cubs' disappointing season.

"Invariably, when things don't go right, it's always the manager's fault," Piniella said before the Cubs lost 5-4 to the Nationals on Thursday. "You want to blame me? Take your shots. It doesn't bother me one bit, OK?"

Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central titles in each of his first two seasons -- the first time they reached the postseason in consecutive ...

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