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Towers spent 26 years with organization

Updated: October 3, 2009, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Towers, a gunslinger if ever there was one, marveled at how he always managed to stay one step ahead of the posse.

He never got fired from a job while growing up in Medford, Ore., he said; never got cut from a team, released as a professional ballplayer or fired from any of the baseball jobs he held before becoming the San Diego Padres' general manager in November 1995.

"Today they got me," Towers said about getting fired by Jeff Moorad, who has been vice chairman ...

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