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Tim Wallach seizes chance in minors

The Dodgers' Triple-A manager forges ahead with an eye toward the big league.

Updated: September 14, 2010, 2:13 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ALBUQUERQUE -- It was 5 o'clock in the afternoon, hot, and nothing about this mid-August New Mexico afternoon was signaling mercy.

Tim Wallach had just thrown two rounds of batting practice to the top of his team's lineup. The only shade nearby was a corner of the Albuquerque Isotopes' dugout near the bat rack. Wallach grabbed a seat.

There were no fans in the stadium yet. This is Triple-A. Unless there's a promotion to get a coupon to some local restaurant that requires fans ...

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