Lou Piniella: Quick Retirement Ends His Overrated Career

August 22, 2010 by  

"A good ball club" - Yogi Berra, when asked about what makes a good manager.

Recent history has shown what a good baseball team can do to the perception of a manager.

Dusty Baker suddenly has his "magic" back now that the Reds have stocked up with great young talent, and veterans that still have the skills like Scott Rolen.

Joe Torre is suddenly just another guy now that the Dodgers consist of a mediocre roster.

Joe Girardi went from a failure in 2008 to a great manager again in 2009.

Terry Francona went from a failed Phillies manager to a great Red Sox manager.

Even the legendary Casey Stengel, winner of 7...

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