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.



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