Let us celebrate the manager we have seen the past few years. We agree with some of his moves, and there are some we don't agree with. Lou overall did as best as you could possibly do given the financial constraints. It did not help the ownership he signed on with changed halfway through his term, each side with different agendas. In all, Lou is doing what is best for the organzization for 2006 and beyond by walking away. He leaves with a better team than when he first arrived, and the internal changes will make it a more attractive job for the next guy. Wheather the next guy is Howard Johnson, Bill Evers, or Bobby Valentine, whoever gets this job is walking into a goldmine.