Piniella to retire as Cubs manager

Updated: July 21, 2010, 11:23 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- After all those dirt-kicking, base-tossing tantrums, Lou Piniella is going out with more of a whimper.

This isn't the way he envisioned his final days as the Chicago Cubs' manager.

The team had bigger plans, too.

Piniella announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season, completing a storied and often colorful career that included 18 years in the majors as a player and another 22 as a manager.

The 66-year-old Piniella, who made five trips to the World ...

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