The Cubs Convention (which sadly I didn’t go to this year) was this past weekend. Breaking Sports News compiles this list of Ten things learned at the 25th Cubs Convention.
Most important on the list… Piniella has management backing
(Team president Crane) Kenney said the Cubs are satisfied with the job he has done. Kenney also pointed out they have the second-best record among National League teams (behind Philadelphia) in the three years since Piniella was hired.
"We think we have the best manager in baseball," he said, adding: "We like it when he gets a little hot."
Refreshing, I guess. Lou has what it takes to get the Cubs to the playoffs. He’s already shown that. My concern and maybe I’m putting the horse before the cart, is how to translate the success during the regular season to success in the postseason.
But in the end, I support Lou and am encouraged by the management’s backing of him rather than finding a quick fix or worse, pulling a PR move to look as if they are “doing something” to solve the problem.