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New Cubs skipper Piniella: 'Urgency is important'

Updated: October 19, 2006, 1:07 AM ET
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CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella vows to make a winner of the Chicago Cubs, whose last World Series appearance came in 1945.

Wojciechowski's Take

The Cubs appear unsolvable. They are America's leading cause of gray hair, primal screams and sub-.500 records. Lovely Wrigley Field, whose famous red marquee flashed "Cubs Welcome Lou Piniella," is a managerial graveyard. Piniella is the latest manager to try to solve the riddle that is this franchise. And if he fails, not many options ...

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