Manager Lou Piniella #41 of the Chicago Cubs gets ready in the dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California.

Lou Piniella

Posted on September 28, 2009

Manager Lou Piniella #41 of the Chicago Cubs gets ready in the dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

 

The Chicago Cubs were in town this past weekend to play the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco and as usual I hung out in the visiting dugout on the first base side to shoot some candid photographs of the Cubs as they prepared to take on the Giants. While most of the team was stretching in right field Cubs skipper Lou Piniella came out to the dugout top relax before the first pitch. While shooting a few frames of Lou we chatted a little bit about how great the weather was and what a beautiful day it would be for a ballgame.

When I got home after the game and edited through the 1,285 images I shot I noticed something familiar about the above frame of Piniella. It reminded me of a similar image I shot of him way back in 1990 when he was piloting the Cincinnati Reds and they were in town to play the Giants at Candlestick park. I went through my archive to compare the two images and I though it was a fun comparison.

Manager Lou Piniella of the Cincinnati Reds sits in the dugout and talks to Chris Sabo before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California in 1990.

Manager Lou Piniella of the Cincinnati Reds sits in the dugout and talks to Chris Sabo before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California in 1990. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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  1. Max February 22, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I shot a D-Rays game when Lou was their manager and never before or sense have I heard language like that. Later in the game (it was a blowout) he took a half inning nap. It was hilarious. I’ve gotta say that he was one of the most interesting managers I’ve come across.

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