Pinella is douche
Now there's a haircut you can set your watch to.
A little pressed for time at the moment, but I just gotta get off a short response about the Pinella/Schilling feud.
As much as I appreciate everything Lou did for the Mariners in the '90s, there's just no doubt that this man is a world-class pantload. Everything Schilling said was dead on. His response that 'he didn't pitch the ball' was garbage. Yes, I suppose managers never have any say in what their players do. That's why they're giving Pinella all that money, so he can have no influence on what happens during the game.
And my favorite part was Lou asking around the clubhouse if anyone's ever called him an idiot. They said 'no', and why would anyone lie if their bi-polar, foaming at the mouth jackass of a boss asked them that? The comparison drawn on yesterday's show to Bobby Knight is apt. According to former coaches, Pinella was an asshole who didn't listen as a player and he's an asshole on the bench as well. Realizing he has nothing in the way of talent in Tampa, he's going the 'thug' route and trying to turn them into a bunch of cheap-shot artists.
Lou should hurry up and retire so they can bring someone level-headed like Jose Canseco to manage the team.