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For Marlins, does 'out of the box' mean creative or doomed?
For Marlins, does 'out of the box' mean creative or doomed?

Dan Jennings already has two strikes against him, and we're not even counting the fact that he works for Jeffrey Loria. On Sunday, Jennings was the Marlins' general manager. On Monday, as the Marlins introduced him as their new manager, Jennings acknowledged there was "an element of surprise" to the "out-of-the-box" choice and said he had taken "a different avenue to arrive in the dugout." Said Jennings: "Even my mom, whom I love, asked me, 'Are you crazy?' " Mother knows best.  This might be unfair but it is true: Managers who did not play in the major leagues do not command as much respect as managers who did. That is...

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