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In the fourth and final part of his conversation with Indians manager Terry Francona, Pat McManamon talks with Francona about the way things ended in Boston, and the way things are beginning in Cleveland.
Missed the beginning of the conversation? Here's part one,part two, andpart three.
Q: What was life like when you werent in baseball?
A: It wasnt very long. I did one thing when I got done playing that year. I went to take a real estate course. My wife started looking at me like, are you going to sit here and watch Gilligans Island the rest of your life? So I started to take this real estate course just trying to stay busy and thats when Buddy called me about halfway through. He was like, hey, do you want to coach. I was like, yeah. I went to Sarasota, Fla., and the first day I was there I knew. I loved it. Those first couple years with the White Sox in the minor leagues were probably the most fun of my life.
A: I wasnt making any money. It was fun. I probably keep ...
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Cleveland Indians left-handed starting pitcher Scott Kazmir
has been scratched from his first scheduled start of the regular season due to
an abdominal injury, according to Nick Camino of WTAM 1100.
Kazmir not starting Saturday night in Tampa Bay.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) April 3, 2013
Kazmir suffered his abdominal injury during a workout
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