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Padres hire Angels coach Bud Black as manager

Updated: November 9, 2006, 11:43 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Bud Black waited years for his chance to manage a team, and he's ready to start at the highest level.

The San Diego Padres introduced their new manager Thursday night at a news conference before the club's annual awards banquet, and Black was asked if his lack of managerial experience at any level was a concern.

Elias Says

BlackBud Black was 121-116 during his playing career. Only two major-league managers over the last 40 years had playing careers in which ...

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