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Blue Jays hire John Farrell as manager

Updated: October 25, 2010, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos had interviewed 18 candidates for the manager's job and still couldn't make up his mind.

"I think I drove my wife crazy," he said Monday.

In the end, Anthopoulos picked the person he'd felt a bond with right from the start: Boston Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.

Farrell was chosen to succeed Cito Gaston, who retired after the season ended. It will be Farrell's first managerial job.

"It's one heck of a unique ...

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