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Red Sox manager reaches out to former Orioles skipper Trembley

Updated: June 5, 2010, 2:45 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Dave Trembley had just been ousted as manager of the Baltimore Orioles and was sitting at the airport Friday afternoon, waiting to board a plane home when his cell phone rang.

The voice on the other end was the Red Sox's Terry Francona, who was sitting in the visiting manager's office at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, watching the press conference of newly appointed Baltimore skipper Juan Samuel.

Francona reached out to Trembley because the managerial fraternity ...

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