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Lou Piniella has not considered broadcasting future

Aug 23, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

VIDEO: Lou Piniella got a bit emotional when reflecting on his career as a manager Sunday and told reporters that he has not yet considered a return to broadcasting. For now, he's simply headed home.
Lou Piniella got a bit emotional when reflecting on his career as a manager and his most recent tenure with the Cubs at his final press conference following Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Braves. 

Sweet Lou, of course, announced his retirement on Sunday morning.  He’s headed home to aid in the care of his ailing mother and told the Chicago media that he hasn’t yet thought about a return to broadcasting.

  1. Utley's hair - Aug 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Hopefully he keeps it that way. Though the man has quite a wealth of baseball IQ points, does anybody remember how he fared behind the mic before? It was enough to put a tweaker to sleep.

    He should just take some time off and enjoy–as much as one can enjoy time caring for an ailing loved one–some family time.

  2. RichardInBigD - Aug 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    I don’t think I remember Lou behind the mic, but is there any way he could be any worse thab Buck Martinez? I think not…

  3. kpweaver27 - Aug 24, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    If you’ve listened to Lou over the last few years, I think you’ll know that he is happy to go quietly and, while he’ll surely keep in contact with many players, coaches, and managers, and will surely miss the game of his life, he seems at peace. As a Cubs fan who has cheered and booed many of his decisions throughout these last four years, but he has handled himself with humility, respect, and he’s done good things for this franchise.

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