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I've already admitted my Cubs fandom to you. So bear with me having to instantaneously share this info (H/T Tomuban) with you ...

Lou Piniella cited a desire to spend more time with his family in announcing plans to step down today as Cubs manager after this afternoon's game against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field.

"When I previously announced my intentions to retire at the end of the season, a primary reason for my decision was that it would allow me to spend more valuable time with my family," Piniella said in a statement released by the ball club. "That time has unfortunately gotten here sooner than I could have ever expected." [ChicagoBreakingSports]


I think the title of this post — that Ryne Sandberg will lead the Cubs to World Series glory — summarizes my thoughts aptly, even if they've already named somebody else. I don't care what this guy says to the contrary. And now, I pray.

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