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Pinella's Cubs got sloppy

It became apparent at the end of the Piniella era that the Cubs needed a new voice

Updated: July 21, 2010, 12:20 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella said it as only Lou Piniella can: Look, I told you I wasn't going to be a lifer.

"I said when I came here, one of my first statements, I wasn't going to be a lifer," he reminded us at his unexpected early-retirement news conference Tuesday afternoon. "I did say that. I said also this was going to be my last job. I wouldn't manage anywhere else. And I'm holding true to those."

Piniella is almost 67. He was signed as an amateur free agent in ...

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