Chicago Cubs defeat Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4

PHOENIX -- It hasn't been easy, he said.

It definitely wasn't what he expected. And the way this season has gone might make it the most trying of his 23 as a manager.

But Cubs manager Lou Piniella said he's certain of at least two things as he nears the All-Star break of what might be his final season as a manager.

The first: He has no intention of bailing out on this season, regardless of how the Cubs respond in the next three months or what the roster looks like a ...