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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, SEPT. 7-8 - FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013,, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg watches from the dugout during a baseball game in Philadelphia. Charlie Manuel is gone, replaced by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies are heading toward their first losing season since going 80-81 in 2002. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, SEPT. 7-8 - FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013,, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg watches from the dugout during a baseball game in Philadelphia. Charlie Manuel is gone, replaced by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies are heading toward their first losing season since going 80-81 in 2002. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

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