CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella said it as only Lou Piniella can: Look, I told you I wasn't going to be a lifer.
"I said when I came here, one of my first statements, I wasn't going to be a lifer," he reminded us at his unexpected early-retirement news conference Tuesday afternoon. "I did say that. I said also this was going to be my last job. I wouldn't manage anywhere else. And I'm holding true to those."