Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella won’t be managing the Cubs out in San Francisco this week. Not because he’s tired of watching the crap, mind you; it’s because his mother is in the hospital, you jerk.

Piniella was to leave after Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds to return home to Tampa to be with his mother, Margaret, 90, while the team would travel to San Francisco for a four-game series beginning Monday.

Margaret Piniella, who has been in fragile health, was hospitalized late Saturday for the third time within recent weeks, and only a week after the death of her brother, Joseph Magadan. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

Alan Trammell will manage the team in Piniella’s absence, as he did last week when Piniella went to Tampa for his uncle’s funeral.

  • Hawkboy64

    First let me start by saying that Lou should b at home if his mom is I’ll and I hope she gets better but he should just stay where he’s needed cause it’s nt here watching thisdaily dose of crap let tram finish it

    • slove

      Agree, he should be with his family,there is no reason to finish,this years verion of the Cubs should give the club a refund,so the Cubs can give their fans a refund.

  • http://www.realfakesports.com RFS

    Tough to see a guy go out like that though.

Bleacher Nation Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Bleacher Nation is a private media site, and it is not affiliated in any way with Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs. Neither MLB nor the Chicago Cubs have endorsed, supported, directed, or participated in the creation of the content at this site, or in the creation of the site itself. It's just a media site that happens to cover the Chicago Cubs.

Bleacher Nation is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Need more baseball goodness? Check out BN Baseball - Videos, Plays, and Other Baseball Fun.