Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
by Luke Stuckmeyer
It's come to this. Twittering managers. I thought 10 distinguished journalists snapping Facebook pictures and twittering tidbits all day was the end of the world...but this is a much clearer sign. Ozzie Guillen has a Twitter account and word spread to Lou Piniella in Mesa. When we explained that Ozzie was posting his thoughts in 140 characters or less, Lou was amusingly surprised by the idea.
"Ozzie, he needs more space than that," Lou joked. "I'm not a Facebook or Twitter guy, you know? I'm more of a prime rib and baked potato."
I quickly ran back and twittered the quotes before entering the blogosphere at Bricks and Ivy. By the way, my Twitter name is @CSNStucky.
OPENING DAY STARRING STARLIN?
If Ryan Theriot suffered some sort of injury in this spring, the Cubs 1 prospect would get a chance. Lou Piniella told the media on Wednesday that he'd be more than comfortable letting 19-year-old Starlin Castro fill in at the Major League level if Theriot was banged up. That doesn't mean Theriot won't be there all year, it just speaks volumes about how high the Cubs are on this kid. Castro looks smooth in the field and has quick hands at the plate. He played this winter for former Cub Moises Alou who was extremely impressed.
CUBS WEEK 1-ON-1 INTERVIEWS
Starting this Sunday the 28th, we'll have Cubs week on SportsNite. Five full length sit-down interviews I did with five key pieces to the Cubs' season. Lou Piniella, Rudy Jaramillo, Carlos Zambrano, Derrek Lee and Marlon Byrd. Guess which guy went for a dolphin ride this winter? This blog entry is now over. Tweet.
Luke Stuckmeyer covers the Cubs for Comcast SportsNet. Follow him on Twitter @CSNStucky.