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Piniella defends pride

Manager takes exception to story

Updated: September 29, 2009, 10:02 PM ET
By Bruce Levine

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was livid when he learned a Sun-Times article questioned his commitment to doing his job as manager this season.

"I've been in it from the first day I've been here to the last day I leave here," Piniella said before Tuesday's game. "I take pride in the team winning and playing well to please our fan base, which to me, is the best in baseball. We work extremely hard as a staff, and if you want to stick around 'til 1-1:30 a.m., 'til the parking lot ...

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