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Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors. His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing but the best." Running a star-crossed franchise like the Cubs in a town like Chicago is like no other managerial job, former manager Lou Piniella told me last year. "It was an experience," Piniella said. "Unless you're there and you do it … it's different than what you would think going in. You know, you win three or four games in a row and you're going to win the pennant....