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No experience necessary?

Hiring a rookie skipper is risky, but there's reason to believe Ausmus might work out

Updated: October 16, 2012, 9:20 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Hire a manager without previous managing experience in either the majors or the minors?

That hasn't been the Red Sox style. The last time they tried it was with Joe Kerrigan, the pitching coach promoted by Dan Duquette after he fired Jimy Williams in 2001. And we all know how that worked out. Manny Ramirez jumped the team, Carl Everett accused Kerrigan of using a racial slur and Pedro Martinez ripped off his practice jersey and stormed off the field.

Kerrigan would ...

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