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Skipper: 'Not a lot of changes to make'

Updated: July 15, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- To hear Jim Riggleman talk, it's a wonder that the Washington Nationals didn't give Manny Acta a contract extension -- instead of firing him.

Riggleman took the reins Wednesday of the worst team in baseball, holding his first team meeting, running his first practice and holding his first news conference. He spent much of his time praising his predecessor and former boss, who was dismissed Monday after 2½ seasons and a 26-61 record in 2009.

"Manny did all the right ...

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