Giants Hire Lou Piniella

By RJ Middleton
|  Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011  |  Updated 8:44 AM PDT
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Giants Hire Lou Piniella

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CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 14: Manager Lou Piniella of the Seattle Mariners argues with umpire Rick Reed during Game four of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians on October 14, 2001 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mariners won 6-2. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Heavily traveled -- seasoned, even -- Lou Piniella has added the San Francisco Giants to the back of his baseball card, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Piniella will work from Florida as consultant, scout, expert and confidante for Giants' front office types.

He's managed five teams, won a World Series with the Cincinnati Reds by sweeping the Oakland A's in 1990, and swing a mean right hook. Just ask Rob Dibble.

Giants GM Brian Sabean worked with the NY Yankees in the 1980s, when Sweet Lou was (off and on) running the team on the field.

Piniella also played the field for 18 years, finishing with a .281 average. He most recently managed the Chicago Cubs.

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