Found October 24, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
St. Louis Cardinals fans adore the "Secret Weapon."  After a solid playing career in a Cardinals uniform, Jose Oquendo has been on the St. Louis Cardinals coaching staff since 1997.  Most of that time, Oquendo served as the Cardinals third base coach and as an understudy to future Hall of Fame and former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Oquendo has put in his time, but has never landed a MLB managing gig. Oquendo did manage Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic in both 2006 and 2009, but has never been able to secure a managerial position at the Major League level. It is not as if Oquendo has not tried.  The former middle-infielder, who played every position on the field during his career, has interviewed with the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and the New York Mets in the past, only to be overlooked by each organization.  Oquendo even interviewed for the job left vacant by La Russa after last year's World Series win, but that job of course went to Mike ...
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