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Dusty Baker says he's looking for closure in 'final' stop of managerial career

Dusty Baker says he's looking for closure in 'final' stop of managerial career

The Washington Nationals introduced new manager Dusty Baker to the media Thursday morning and he wasted no time explaining why he coveted the chance to take over a star-studded team in the nation's capital.

He wants another one of those diamond-studded rings like the one he won in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, only this time as a manager. It's really the only thing missing from a terrific baseball career as a player, coach and manager, and Baker has had a couple of near-misses over the years.

"That's the exact void I want to fill," he said. "I haven't missed much in my life. Like I tell people, I signed out of high school. My parents got divorced, so I...

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