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"It was one of the best Fourths I've ever had, just being with the kids and a tourist in bathing suit and flip-flops. I mentioned that the other day and [his wife] Karla says, 'Well, you know what you have to do to recreate that.' And I said, 'I'm good. I'll hold off on that for a while.'"
-- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, reflecting on July 4, 2009, spent out of uniform and on the beach after he'd been dismissed as Colorado manager.

"It was one of the best Fourths I've ever had, just being with the kids and a tourist in bathing suit and flip-flops. I mentioned that the other day and [his wife] Karla says, 'Well, you know what you have to do to recreate that.' And I said, 'I'm good. I'll hold off on that for a while.'"
-- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, reflecting on July 4, 2009, spent out of uniform and on the beach after he'd been dismissed as Colorado manager.

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