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Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. When Ryne Sandberg was named Manager of the Phillies, I was furious. I was furious about the fate of his predecessor, and just as furious about the fate he was going to see. Ryne Sandberg was taking on a really rough situation, and a team...
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