First class

When the Cubs and White Sox travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday, they’ll be going in the same plane. That doesn’t mean Cubs manager Lou Piniella has to fight White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen for a seat in first class. Guillen has already left for Vegas to celebrate an anniversary with his wife. No Ozzie, no problem, Piniella said.

“I can relax on the plane,” Piniella said, laughing.

Cubs and White Sox on the same plane? Who gets the seats in the front of the plane and who gets the back?

“I don’t know,” Piniella said. “I don’t know if they’ll do it that way or right down the middle, left and right.”

Guillen and Piniella won’t share a ride back to Phoenix after Thursday’s game either. The White Sox manager is traveling on his own. Piniella will go with the Cubs.

“I’m a team guy,” Piniella said.

Just for the record, Piniella’s wife didn’t want to make the quick trip.

— Carrie Muskat


Thanks for the comments about Lou’s wife. Women read this, too, and you know we love the human aspect. Pictures would be great too…

Hope he gets on the right plane, we know what his navigation is like!

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