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Rod Blagojevich gave advice to Cubs manager Lou Piniella about the lineup

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blagojevich_singing.jpgDespite being very publicly tossed from office like an angry manager arguing balls and strikes, ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich continues to provide material for the Chicago media.

Today we learn of Blago's correspondence with Cubs manager Lou Piniella -- one that offered some unsolicited advice about the lineup.

"Yeah, it was on my desk when I came in one day,'' Piniella said of the letter, which came to light Thursday in a chicagotribune.com report. ''He's a big Cubs fan. He was giving me advice on what to do with the lineup. He wanted me to move Soriano out of the leadoff spot to No. 3 [with Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez fourth and fifth]. Obviously, he follows the Cubs very close.''
Let's set aside for one moment the fact that the former governor took time out of his day to cull together a multimedia package that included a newspaper clipping, which is something that just doesn't happen enough these days. Instead, let's focus speculate on what advice the ousted Blagojevich would offer Piniella on his 2009 Cub team.
Some speculation:

  • Selling the leadoff spot to the highest bidder (allegedly). Who cares if Candidate A has an OBP of .286? We're looking at you, Derrek Lee.
  • Appointing Mike Fontenot as president of the Kangaroo court unilaterally.
  • Mandatory jogging suits to be worn on road trips.
  • Trips to Disney World on days off during southern road trips.
  • Insisting Aramis Ramirez appear on the "Late Show" with David Letterman whether he'd like to or not.
  • Increasing team unity with matching haircuts.
What'd we miss?

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