Sep 6th 2008, 10:51 am
Lou gets lost!
Even the trip to the ballpark is becoming an odyssey these days.
Manager Lou Piniella and first base coach Matt Sinatro decided to drive to Cincinnati from Chicago on Friday. With Sinatro behind the wheel and directions at hand from a Google search, the two set out at 8 a.m. and headed across the northern part of Indiana and Ohio.
With Piniella catching up on sleep, the pair kept going past the turnoff for Interstate 75 that would take them south to Cincinnati. They kept going east and were closing in on the Pennsylvania border when they realized something was badly wrong.
"We stopped at one of the (gas) stations along the way, and I bought a map to see exactly where we were," Piniella said. "And we realized we were in the opposite end of the state.
"It wasn't his fault. I was in the car also. I probably shouldn't have taken the nap."
They worked their way back toward Columbus in the middle of the state, navigating across rain-slicked, two-lane roads.
They finally made it to Great American Ball Park at 5 p.m., completing a trip that took eight hours across two time zones.
"Let me tell you: I wanted to get my mind off baseball for a little bit, I sure as heck did," Piniella said.
Didn't he manage in Cincy for awhile?
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?