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Placido Polanco

Phillies third baseman

"I followed baseball a lot when I was growing up. Mariano Duncan, Juan Samuel, Jorge Bell and Alfredo Griffin played when I followed baseball then. They were the players that were most talked about at the time. I had a lot of respect for them, and I still respect them a lot. I wanted to play like them.

"I like having Juan Samuel as my third-base coach now. Imagine, when I was a kid I used to watch him play. I wanted to learn from him. Now, I have him here and I still want to learn from him. It gives me an advantage."