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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal discusses Lou Piniella's decision to retire at the end of the season.
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This is Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com. Not exactly -- surprise today did you Lou Piniella of the Cubs announced his retirement from magic. For awhile now it has been that little more than maybe in into it and -- had been in the past. If ever there was a team that would drive you into retirement it's this year is cut. Now earlier this season I wrote at some point when it comes we're struggling. And maybe the teams you changed managers if they did not revive. It didn't Duke Energy new dynamic. Looking back. The Cubs did not you do that and the problem with this team would have very little to do with Lou and everything to do with the cast of characters have been assembled. And that goes from them bottled right on down. The concept of the play good young players by. It just didn't seem to be eighteen -- get together this year and just simply too much went wrong. Now the question becomes weird they go from here. One -- the triple -- manager in the man widely identified as he knows most likely successor. But frankly that would be a mistake the Cubs need someone with a little bit more experience. From what we've been through the ups and downs. Maybe not someone older like no awards or even Dusty Baker when his job. But someone like Joe Girardi. Would -- him a regular type would at least before. You're considered Girardi name in the coming weeks but the Yankees are not going to let ago. The Cubs need to find their own Girardi. Someone who have the energy and the intellect and everything else you need to be a modern day Patrick. That's not to say that -- no lack these things. -- talk about three time manager of the year. Sports pub manager in more than seven years produced a 500 record or better in each of -- first he's he's. Who added that was one of the best managers in the game history. -- -- you remember that way not for what happened with call them bottle this and not run well at these. And the ball went on when cub during the final days of the range.