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Dodgers go on fire

June 16, 2007

Interesting scenario:

The Dodgers hire the famously crabby Eddie Murray as their hitting coach after he runs Cleveland's bats into the ground; Colletti and Little say Murray's doing a great job, although the players grouse off the record that nobody can talk to him; the Dodgers sweep the Mets, outscoring New York, 18-5; then the Dodgers fire Murray.

I guess there's a lot about baseball management I don't understand.

BONNIE SLOANE

Los Angeles

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Memo to Dodgers fans: When booing former Dodgers, you need to know the reason for their departure.

For example, when booing players such as Paul Lo Duca or Shawn Green, who played their hearts out for the team and were unceremoniously dumped for their efforts, you appear ridiculous to an actual fan. However, when you see players such as Eric Gagne, or Adrian Beltre, feel free to boo yourself silly. Those players were offered huge contracts and chose to go elsewhere.

Your homework assignment before going to your next game is to research why the player you are now booing is no longer wearing Dodger Blue.

STEVEN LEVINE

Manhattan Beach

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Bill Shaikin's article on the Dodgers game Tuesday night mocked latecomers who missed history.

I was there, got there early and saw the three homers on three pitches ... on the TV over the concession stand.

NELSON COSTELLO

Los Angeles

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