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He understands the passion of Chicago's long suffering fans and how the criticism comes when the team is going poorly -- especially after a good season. He knows what Cubs manager Lou Piniella is dealing with.
"When you've gone through years of that here in Chicago if you're the current guy managing the club, you're the one who is going to catch the heat," said Riggleman, managing at Wrigley Field for the first time in a decade. "Lou will survive it."
NOTES: Nationals CF Nyjer Morgan was out of the lineup with flu-like symptoms and replaced by Willie Harris. .... Cubs LF Alfonso Soriano was scratched with a sore left knee and Jake Fox got the start.
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