Piniella: ‘It’s Going To Happen In Chicago’
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CHICAGO (WSCR) The Chicago Cubs’ World Series drought is at 103 years, that fact is pretty well known. But few people know what’s like to actually try and break that drought, and the pressure that comes with it, like former manager Lou Piniella.
There are some who attribute the team’s struggles to a curse or a weird vibe. But Piniella, however, isn’t one of those people.
“I don’t say weird, but it’s a little tougher situation than it looks like, coming in from afar,” Piniella said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “I don’t know if it’s the combination of all the starting times. The weight in the playoffs gets a little big knowing the weight is on your shoulders, becuase of the fact that it has been such a long time.
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“But look, they did it in Boston, and they will do it in Chicago. I was in Chicago for roughly four years and I had three different ownership groups, that’s not the easiest thing in the world either. Give these people, the new ownership group, the Ricketts family their due. They are fans, but at the same time, they want that’s best for this organization. They’re business people. I think they’re going to do a really really nice job. It’s going to take them just a little bit of time. But look, it happened it Boston, and it’s going to happen in Chicago, and what a wonderful wonderful franchise for it to happen to and what a wonderful wonderful city for it to happen to, and it will. It’s just a question of giving it a little time. I know it’s been 100 years, but boy I tell you what, with no corporate ownership, run by a family that has the best interest of the Cubs at hand, I think it’ll get done.”