Managing it all

Entering his 46th year in pro baseball, Piniella knows his place in dugout

Updated: March 21, 2010, 5:41 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Lou Piniella stood down the third-base line on still another perfect Arizona morning this week, a bat in his hand and no more than the usual worries for a Cubs manager.

Ted Lilly's shoulder, his No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, rounding out his bullpen, getting run out of town. But whether Piniella is managing his last season in a Cubs uniform or not, there is no sign of a stutter in what he is doing here.

Tactically, he speaks of his coaching philosophies ...

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