Lou Pinella was expected to retire at the end of this season as manager of the Chicago Cubs. Lou realizes family comes first and called it quits after yesterday's game against Atlanta so he can spend the time he needs with his 90 year old mother.
Lou gave something for Cubs fans to get excited about and was a good leader for the ball club. Although the team hasn't performed worth a damn this year, Lou will be remembered as an intense manager that held the interests of his players and his ball team close to his heart.
As Cub fans say every year..."there's always next year". Maybe Ryne Sandberg will indeed become manager.