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Tony La Russa likes Ryne Sandberg

Updated: November 3, 2011, 1:34 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Tony La Russa has confidence in his former front office to name his successor as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, but he believes Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is an impressive candidate.

The Cardinals have received permission from the Philadelphia Phillies to interview Sandberg, a baseball source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. Sandberg managed the Phillies' Triple-A Lehigh Valley team last season.

"I've heard he's done a really good job in ...

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