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November 2, 2000
* Manager/coaching record: Named manager on Nov. 1, 2000, after two seasons as Dodger bench coach. Also coordinated all on-field activities during spring training. . . . Served as interim manager for four games in 2000, going 3-1. . . . Before joining the Dodgers' major league staff, was bench coach for four seasons under Montreal Expo Manager Felipe Alou. . . .
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April 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The aftermath of the Dodgers' losing Zack Greinke to a fractured collarbone Thursday will take a while to sort out, though I would have paid good money to hear what the emotional Ned Colletti honestly had to say after the game. For now, all the Dodgers know that Greinke is headed to the disabled list. Maybe for six weeks, maybe twice that. A medical report is expected later Friday. Meanwhile, though, the Dodgers have a fifth spot in their rotation to fill. The hard reality. And with the trade of Aaron Harang , those three extra starters they had in spring camp are down to Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano.
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November 18, 2009
Jim Tracy, whom the Colorado Rockies promoted to manager from bench coach after Clint Hurdle was fired in late May, was selected National League manager of the year Wednesday. Less than an hour after the announcement, the Rockies rewarded Tracy with a three-year contract. The Rockies were 74-42 under Tracy and won the NL wild-card spot. Colorado lost to Philadelphia in the playoffs. "What we're talking about this afternoon, it's probably as flattering an experience as I've come to realize during the course of my professional career in athletics," Tracy said.
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October 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Colorado Rockies Manager Jim Tracy resigned Sunday, stepping down after the team set a franchise record for losses. The Rockies said a search for Tracy's successor would begin immediately, but they have no time frame for making a hire. Colorado finished last in the National League West this year with a record of 64-98. Tracy was promoted from bench coach to manager in May 2009. He was voted the NL manager of the year that season after guiding Colorado into the playoffs. ETC. Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at Las Vegas for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with a five-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.
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April 2, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
The former baseball player was a box salesman. Eighty-seven career games had landed him in towering butter tubs and giant cardboard cans of soup. He sold grocery displays. He worked the phones until his ear swelled and his ego shrunk. Still, it was not enough. He and his wife had one young child, another on the way, little left after paying the mortgage. "I'll get a job," she said. "No," he said, wanting her to stay with the children. "I'll get a second job."
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October 3, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
His future cloudy, Jim Tracy plans to get some sunshine today watching his son's football practice at Claremont High. The Dodger season is finally, mercifully over after a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Petco Park. The Dodgers finished 71-91, their most losses since 1992. And their victory total represented a drop-off of 22 from last season, the steepest decline since 1991 and '92. The Padres (82-80) avoided becoming the first team to enter the playoffs without a winning record.
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June 24, 2009 | Bill Brink
That the Colorado Rockies are on a big roll, at this juncture, cannot be questioned. But the question is, how? Did firing manager Clint Hurdle and replacing him with bench coach Jim Tracy really spark that much of a turnaround? Or was the clubhouse in such a funk that a change, any change, would have been positive? Some suggest the answer is this: Guilt. "We know we messed up, we basically got Hurdle fired, and we have to turn this thing around," shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said.
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December 17, 2003
"They'll like him every fifth day, I'll guarantee you that." Jim Tracy, Dodger manager, on whether the New York Yankees will like Kevin Brown's moodiness.
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April 7, 2001
I am not a regular reader of the sports page. Yet I was curious to learn a bit about the Dodgers' new manager, Jim Tracy. Said simply, Bill Plaschke's April 2 article did more than satisfy that curiosity. It left me with awe that such an illuminating and substantial view of a person could be delivered with such economy and style. I've never met Jim Tracy. But I am delighted that the Dodgers have. MICHAEL COLLINS Glendale
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June 1, 2002
Will someone in the Dodgers' front office tell Jim Tracy that it's perfectly permissible to use two relief pitchers in the same inning? Herbert M. Schoenberg Tarzana The Angels are just finding out that Aaron Sele is not a starter, but a high-priced batting practice pitcher. Jerry Mazenko Garden Grove
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October 1, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
By Josh Beckett's estimation, the most important play in the Dodgers' 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday was a third-inning double play started by second baseman Mark Ellis . "That was huge," Beckett said. "Play of the game for me. " On the play in question, the Rockies had the bases loaded with one out. Jordan Pacheco hit a grounder to Ellis' left. Beckett thought the ball might reach the outfield and allow two runs to score. "That would have put us in a hole," Beckett said.
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August 7, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes.   Ah, the wonders of Vin Scully never cease. He's a Renaissance man who no doubt could have chosen a multitude of professions to entertain the masses, but we've been blessed in Los Angeles for the past 54 years to hear him broadcast the Dodgers. He's 84 and still delighting his listeners, as evidenced during Monday night's televised Dodgers game against the Rockies. It was the night that "blinkin'" officially replaced "bleeping" as the substitute word of choice for that certain expletive.
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July 15, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
You gotta believe. Or trade for Fred McGriff. Or have Johan Santana in your starting rotation. Or get Ken Griffey Jr. back from a debilitating wrist injury. Wiping out a double-digit deficit in your division after the All-Star break isn't as easy as one, two, three, though it certainly helps when you win 21 of 23. That was one particularly hot stretch the Minnesota Twins put together during a 2006 playoff run after being 11 games back in the American League Central at baseball's unofficial midpoint.
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April 9, 2011 | Wire reports
Colorado Rockies Manager Jim Tracy said he was "extremely encouraged" by how Ubaldo Jimenez responded to a Friday long-toss session and said the right-hander, who has a cut cuticle on his right thumb, will throw a bullpen session Sunday as he aims to come off the disabled list. "It was a very, very aggressive form of long toss," Tracy said. "The report I got was that he was really, really letting it go. I was extremely encouraged by that. " Jimenez gave up six runs, five earned, in his opening-day start April 1 against Arizona and has not pitched since.
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April 5, 2011 | Wire reports
The Colorado Rockies plan to take a cautious approach with the cracked cuticle on Ubaldo Jimenez's pitching hand. Manager Jim Tracy said Tuesday he hasn't ruled the right-hander out of a scheduled start Friday in Pittsburgh, but won't make any definitive decisions until Jimenez tosses a bullpen session Wednesday — his hand willing, of course. In Friday's opener, Jimenez couldn't generate spin on his breaking pitches, giving up six runs — five earned — in six innings against Arizona.
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May 15, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Average attendance is down for 27 of the 30 big league teams entering the weekend, continuing a trend that has seen ticket sales decline every season since 2007. Business is certain to grow when schools let out and the weather improves, but that may not help much in places such as Toronto, Baltimore and Cleveland, where clubs long have been drawing record-low crowds. Besides, even Sun Belt teams are struggling. The Florida Marlins played nine of their first 17 home games in front of crowds of less than 14,000, and Tampa Bay, with the best record in the majors, has drawn two home crowds of less than 11,000.
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May 14, 2005
After sending Hideo Nomo out to collect losses for the entire first half of last season, you would think that Jim Tracy might have learned his lesson. Yet, here we go again with Scott Erickson. When a pitcher has a 7.26 earned-run average in the middle of May and he has not put together a respectable major league season since 1999, there is no reason to think he is going to turn things around. Every game counts, Jim Tracy. Please, pull the plug on Scott Erickson. Dodger fans can get to the park earlier if they want to see the opponents take batting practice.
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November 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Jim Tracy, whom the Colorado Rockies promoted to manager from bench coach after Clint Hurdle was fired in late May, was selected National League manager of the year Wednesday. Less than an hour after the announcement, the Rockies rewarded Tracy with a three-year contract. The Rockies were 74-42 under Tracy and won the NL wild-card spot. Colorado lost to Philadelphia in the playoffs. "What we're talking about this afternoon, it's probably as flattering an experience as I've come to realize during the course of my professional career in athletics," Tracy said.
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