Found September 12, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
As he attempts to prove he's a worthy candidate for the Houston Astros' managerial vacancy, interim manager Tony DeFrancesco is attempting to capitalize on one of life's basic truths: Kids like new, shiny toys. DeFrancesco has a friend in the electronics business, and the friend gave him a selection of $200 headphones to give to the player of the game after every Astros win. But since wins are few and far between in Houston these days, he loads up on days like Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. "Today was a thousand-dollar day," he said, smiling. Astros officials disclosed Monday that they have begun interviewing six to eight candidates to be the 2013 replacement for Brad Mills, who was fired last month. DeFrancesco, who was brought up from Class AAA Oklahoma City, is one of the candidates, and every win helps his cause. "I hope my presence on the field right now, the experience I'm getting right now, can lead me to a permanent posi...
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