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Managing with a human touch

Terry Francona, Charlie Manuel face tough decisions concerning franchise favorites

Originally Published: May 28, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Unlike love, literature and season finales of "The Bachelor," baseball is an operation that allows very little room for sentiment.

But tell that to Terry Francona in Boston, as he contemplates what to do about the face of his franchise, David Ortiz.

Tell that to Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia, as he mulls the fate of his town's most beloved 46-year-old pitcher, Jamie Moyer.

Tell two of baseball's most humane managers they should just go ahead and make franchise-altering decisions ...

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