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After a highly successful run with the Atlanta Braves, Mazzone left for Baltimore after the 2005 ...

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After a highly successful run with the Atlanta Braves, Mazzone left for Baltimore after the 2005 season. He received a hefty raise and got to work with his best friend, Sam Perlozzo. But if he had it to do over, Mazzone would accept whatever Atlanta offered and assume his customary place in the dugout next to Braves manager Bobby Cox. "At the time it was a great move, but now I regret it. You see the difference in organizations and how things are run and, believe me, the Atlanta Braves are about as good as it gets," Mazzone said. "I got a chance to go back to my home state. My dad’s 86 and my mother’s 81, and they got to see me more in two years than they had in the last 16. Then I have three boys that live up in western Maryland. So we were able to get a lot closer. That part of it was good. But now, as I sit here on my back porch, I second-guess it." He’s out of the game and desperate to get back in. He has no expectations of matching his salary with the Orioles, and won’t subject a would-be employer to dealing with an agent. If you want Leo Mazzone to be your pitching coach, just dial him up and make an offer. "I’ve let it be known to general managers in the big leagues that money is not an issue. I don’t want them thinking it is," he said. "I’m ready to bounce whenever somebody calls. I’ll have my bags packed in 10 minutes."

Leo Mazzone is BORED

The worst pitching staff in the American League will add another piece Saturday night, when Sidne...

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The worst pitching staff in the American League will add another piece Saturday night, when Sidney Ponson makes his first start in nearly a year.

HE'S BAAAAACK!

PERLOZZO SPEAKS "I'm not going to sit here and say I haven't thought about it, I...

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PERLOZZO SPEAKS "I'm not going to sit here and say I haven't thought about it, I have," Perlozzo said from the Safeco Field clubhouse this week. "There are a lot of great people around that city. I made a tremendous amount of friends. The fans have been great and I would hope the fans would appreciate the things that I did over 12 years in Baltimore." Baltimore Sun
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