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Former big-leaguers manage in Israel; Six teams preparing to play inaugural season; Rolen and La Russa make nice
[ONT Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Date: Feb 27, 2007
Start Page: B.4
Section: Sports
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Tel Aviv, Bet Shemish, Modi'in, Ra'anana, Netanya and Petach Tikva were announced yesterday as the six clubs to play this summer in the inaugural season of the league. Former Boston Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette is the director of baseball operations.

[Ken Holtzman] (Ra'anana), [Ron Blomberg] (Bet Shemesh) and Shamsky (Modi'in) will be managers, along with former Houston pitcher Steve Hertz (Tel Aviv) and Shaun Smith (Australia's Auburn Orioles).

RIFT PATCHED UP St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and third baseman Scott Rolen are talking again and both agree the rift that began during the 2006 post-season is over.

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