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I've always thought that NL managers are at a disadvantage in interleague play in AL ballparks. Not because of strategies, but because most AL teams have legit Designated Hitters, many of whom are the best hitters on the team. NL teams don't often have the luxury of carrying the kind of big stick that can be an effective DH, but be relegated to pinch-hitting in his own league.

As for Willie, I'll go with your take on it but wanted to share something you don't see to often:

''I always say, managers don't win games, managers lose games,'' Guillen said. ''I feel like I lost the game today.

"I didn't pull the plug. I thought about leaving Neal in there; all of a sudden, I should bring in Cliff. But I was worried about Jones facing Cliff Politte.

''I never thought [Barrett] would get a triple, and the matchup was fine. But I let my team down. They played good, and I screwed it up for them.''

Exiled in New Jersey

Billy Wagner, like Charley Dressen, will finish 3-4 games ahead of his team. I can only tell you that last September, when two flawed teams were battling head-to-head for the wild card, Billy Boy blew two of the three games to his former mates, and this at home also. Yes, he was a man and took responsibility, saying 'I stunk' but later his words about his teammates were not exactly those of someone in the same lifeboat.

Tug McGraw used smoke and mirrors. In 1979 he was awful; in 1980 he and Mike Schmidt practically willed the Phillies to the pennant and their only World Series victory.

Everyone mentions the Goose in the pantheon, but the guy he replaced, Sparky Lyle, was no slouch either.

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