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MadFriars Interview: Missons' Doug Dascenzo

MadFriars Interview:  Missons' Doug Dascenzo

SAN ANTONIO: Doug Dascenzo ended his playing career with the San Diego Padres in 1996. He joined the organization in 1997 as a roving instructor, managed the Eugene Emeralds in 2006, took over the Fort Wayne in 2007, then the Wizards - including leading the newly named TinCaps to the MidWest League title in 2009, before taking over the San Antonio Missions, his current position, in 2010.

The current Missions team, with many of the same players he worked with in 2009 in Fort Wayne, are tearing apart the Texas League. Through June 26 they had posted a 53-21 record, easily the best in the Texas League and the Padres' organization. Always extremely popular with his players Dascenzo's philosophy basically comes down to two tenets; play hard and have fun. We sat down with him at the...

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