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Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich sent Cubs' manager Lou Piniella a note in 2007 during a particularly tough stretch for the Cubbies:
It began, "Dear Lou." Blagojevich included a Jack Higgins editorial cartoon that had run that morning in the Sun-Times, comparing Piniella's management to Blagojevich's.
Blagojevich then made his suggested line-up changes -- specifically recommending Alfonso Soriano bat third, followed by Derrek Lee and then Aramis Ramirez.
Surprisingly, no cash or favors were promised in exchange for the advice.
And for the record, Piniella ignored Blagojevich completely. Soriano only batted third seven times in 2007, but never once after the letter. Lee never once batted cleanup and Ramirez never once batted fifth.