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Lou Pinella Retiring

Tampa's own Lou Piniella has announced his retirement as Chicago Cubs manager, effective at the end of the 2010 season.

He told TBO.com that he needs to get home: "I knew even then that this was going to be it. After this year, it's over. My family needs me home, my friends need me home and I need to be home. That's it."

And already the boo-birds are buzzing, with John Romano saying that Lou's years in Tampa Bay may keep him from entering the Hall of Fame.

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