Asked why he benched Figgins then and not numerous other Mariners for their many mental mistakes and lack of effort in recent weeks, Wakamatsu said Figgins' laziness "was cut-and-dry."
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"What people have to understand is, everybody in that dugout cares. And tempers fly a little bit," Wakamatsu said, without detailing what happened. "What happens in there stays in there."