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Wetteland removed as Nationals bullpen coach

Updated: June 15, 2006, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- John Wetteland was removed as the Washington Nationals' bullpen coach Thursday and offered another job with the team because of what manager Frank Robinson said were "philosophy differences."

Robinson said he asked Wetteland several times to get the team's relievers to focus more and cut down on practical jokes, such as lighting firecrackers.

"He just didn't conform with the way I wanted things done out there in the bullpen. I talked to him on a number of occasions," Robinson ...

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