Mackanin has nothing to lose
"I'm in a precarious situation," he said the other day, in the visiting manager's office at Shea Stadium. "I'm aware of it."
But the circumstances are liberating for him, in a sense. He can do what he wants, when he wants to, and do everything he can to take advantage of this opportunity and help build his case to be a major league manager -- if not with the Reds, then with some other team.
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