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The Blue Jays Give John Gibbons a Lame Duck-Proof Contract

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The Blue Jays Give John Gibbons a Lame Duck-Proof Contract
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Walter Alston managed the Dodgers on one-year deals from 1954 through 1976 and no one ever really got bent-out-of-shape about him being a “lame duck” manager. These days, however, any manager who is only under contract for the current calendar year are supposed to be all antsy and in the cross-hairs and their contractual status is supposed to create all kinds of problems and distractions.

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