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This is the current state of the AL East. The Yankees in 1st place at 12-8, and the Red Sox in last at 9-12. That’s not to say this is the way it will end. That would be absolutely absurd. The Yankees still have 142 games left to play.┬áIt’s just nice to see a complete reversal of the projected standings thus far, based on many experts in the pre-season.

AL East Standings

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Lou Piniella spent 18 years in the major leagues as a player (NYY, KCR, CLE, BAL), 23 years as a manager (Yankees, Reds, Mariners, Rays, Cubs), won three World Series rings and ranks 14th on the all-time managerial wins list (1,835 Wins).

From ESPN.com:

CHICAGO — Lou Piniella’s long and colorful career has spanned 48 years, from an aggressive outfielder with a sharp batting eye to a successful manager whose highlight-reel base-throwing tantrums sometimes overshadowed his baseball acumen.His family, from his relatives to his teammates and players, always has come first. And that’s why the leader of the Chicago Cubs decided to step down after Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves — he wants to spend more time with his ailing mother.

“My mom needs me home and that’s where I’m going,” Piniella said before one last game in the dugout.Chicago quickly named third base coach Mike Quade manager for the remaining 38 games of the season, starting Monday at Washington.

I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of “Sweet Lou.”

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