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Pete Mackanin bats, talks leadoff

Phillies bench coach first to interview for Red Sox managerial vacancy

Updated: November 1, 2011, 12:04 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Whenever a team parts ways with a manager, especially when the team has underperformed, the knee-jerk reaction is that the new manager will have a different look from his predecessor.

That is certainly the case with Pete Mackanin, the first candidate the Boston Red Sox interviewed to replace Terry Francona, his all-day audition ending with a 25-minute media session at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.

The biggest difference? Mackanin has a full head of perfectly coiffed ...

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