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Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, right, talks with reporters after having a two-year contract extension announced by Phillies Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr., left, before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2011.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, right, talks with reporters after having a two-year contract extension announced by Phillies Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr., left, before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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