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"The List" says baseball managers in the playoffs are the most scrutinized people in sports.

Updated: October 21, 2003, 10:48 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2 columnist

More than likely, Grady Little is finished as manager of the Red Sox, done in by his inability to foresee Pedro Martinez's impending demise in Game 7 of the ALCS. To a lesser degree, Dusty Baker is being second- and third-guessed for his handling of the Cubs' pitching staff, specifically his over-reliance on Mark Prior in the post-Bartman hours of Game 6 of the NLCS.

There is no sense in engaging in any further re-rehashing of our inability to coax a Red Sox-Cubs World Series out of this ...

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