In this Thursday, June 17, 2010, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella stands during the national anthem before an interleague baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The longtime skipper told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, he has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to work as a special assistant for the World Series champions. Sweet Lou will report to general manager Brian Sabean. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Photo by: Charles Rex Arbogast

In this Thursday, June 17, 2010, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella stands during the national anthem before an interleague baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The longtime skipper told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, he has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to work as a special assistant for the World Series champions. Sweet Lou will report to general manager Brian Sabean. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)