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New manager says it'll be a challenge; he's right

Updated: October 18, 2006, 2:26 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Well, it was interesting; I'll give Lou Piniella that much.

In the hour or so he spent at Wrigley Field talking to the media Tuesday, the newest Chicago Cubs manager sweated through his white dress shirt, casually flashed his 1977 New York Yankees World Series ring, declared all Billy Goat-related curses non-existent, accidentally referred to the White Sox as being on the city's North Side, and playfully proposed to increase the Cubs' crummy on-base percentage by "getting ...

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