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Win or Else!
Stephen Cannella
May 21, 2001
With new manager Larry Bowa laying down the law, the formerly phlegmatic Phillies have gone from grim to grins
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May 21, 2001

Win Or Else!

With new manager Larry Bowa laying down the law, the formerly phlegmatic Phillies have gone from grim to grins

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Some Phillies shake their heads in amusement or bewilderment, others in annoyance, at Bowa's antics, but most of them say that his crackling presence has energized them and that winning makes his high-strung personality bearable. "I don't know what better start I could be having," says Rolen, despite having gotten off to the worst batting start of a six-year career, with a woeful .221 average and a meek .382 slugging percentage. "We're winning. I've never been on a winning team. If I keep playing like this right on into the playoffs, I'll take that."

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