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Girardi: Cubs job won't be distraction

Updated: July 23, 2010, 7:11 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted growing up as a Chicago Cubs fan in Peoria, Ill., but he said he won't let his expiring contract and the impending opening for a Cubs manager become a distraction.

After Lou Piniella announced Tuesday that he will retire after this season, Girardi's name bounced to the top of the charts speculating about possible replacements. Girardi interviewed for the job before Piniella was hired in 2006.

"My responsibility is to this organization ...

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