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    Sweet Lou to retire

    Lou Piniella, former Yankees manager and player, will retire as manager of Cubs at end of season

    By Bill Madden

    Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 1:34 PM

    Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned.

    The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titles in 2007 and 2008, is in the last year of his contract but has endured a particularly stressful season in which the team is mired in fourth-place, 10 1/2 games out.

    Piniella currently ranks 14th in the all-time managers' win list.

    Piniella, who played for the Yankees from 1974-1984, managed the Yankees from 1986 to 1987. He was promoted to general manager to start the 1988 season and took over as manager after the firing of Billy Martin on June 23 of that year. Piniella managed the Cincinnati Reds between 1990 and 1992, a tenure that included winning the 1990 World Series against the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics.

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    LOU will always be one of the Yankees to me. He played during the time when I went to a LOT of games..both at SHEA and the NEW stadium (now gone).

    He was a terrific player.

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    Good for him. Like to see someone leaving on their own terms rather then being forced out

    (Then again, the writing was probably on the wall anyways that this was his last year in Chi-town, so perhaps he just beat them to the punch).

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    Lou was the rare Yankee you couldn't hate. Cubbies fans need a break and I thought he was it.

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    Damn. The Cubbies wore his ass out.

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    The depths of Despair.
    I have a special place in my heart for many of the Yankees of Sweet Lou's era, they were tough, hard drankin, SOB's.

    And they were winners.

    Lou said he is not giving up on the Cubbies this season and I believe him.


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