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November 2, 2001 | Jason Reid
The Dodgers rehired Joe Amalfitano, a longtime coach on Tom Lasorda's staff, as a senior advisor in baseball operations. Amalfitano, 67, will focus on player development and report to General Manager Dan Evans and Dave Wallace, senior vice president. Amalfitano and Wallace were coaches under Lasorda during Amalfitano's first stint with the club from 1983-98. For the last three years, Amalfitano served as a special assistant in player development for the San Francisco Giants.
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March 4, 2005 | Bill Plaschke
Fifty years in baseball, passed along a few words at a time. "I was just a little thing around there," Joe Amalfitano says. Nearly two decades of Dodger Stadium, shared in corner conversations and dugout nudges. "A fly on the wall," Amalfitano says. He was listed as a senior advisor, but he was really a safety net, and every successful baseball team has someone like him.
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April 26, 1986
The time has come for the Dodgers to make yet another change at third base. No, not Bill Madlock, but rather Joe Amalfitano in the third base coaching box. From Amalfitano's constant miscalculated holding and sending of base runners (costing the Dodgers run after precious run), to his failure to give an approaching runner a clear "stand up" or "get down" sign (costing the Dodgers an All-Star left fielder), he has clearly demonstrated he's not ready for the majors. D. SMITH Newport Beach
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November 2, 2001 | Jason Reid
The Dodgers rehired Joe Amalfitano, a longtime coach on Tom Lasorda's staff, as a senior advisor in baseball operations. Amalfitano, 67, will focus on player development and report to General Manager Dan Evans and Dave Wallace, senior vice president. Amalfitano and Wallace were coaches under Lasorda during Amalfitano's first stint with the club from 1983-98. For the last three years, Amalfitano served as a special assistant in player development for the San Francisco Giants.
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June 30, 1986 | ROSS NEWHAN
The recent firing of Tony LaRussa and Jim Frey by the White Sox and Cubs, respectively, marked only the second time in Chicago's baseball history that the teams have fired managers in the same season. It first happened in 1979 when LaRussa replaced Don Kessinger with the White Sox and Joe Amalfitano replaced Herman Franks with the Cubs. The new managers--Jim Fregosi of the White Sox and Gene Michael of the Cubs--haven't gotten off to the most cordial beginning.
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April 29, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Third base coach Joe Amalfitano, who was ejected by home plate umpire Bob Davidson in the 10th inning of Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs after protesting a balk on reliever Antonio Osuna, said he never misses anything. "Sometimes I wish I didn't see the things I see," Amalfitano said. "I was trained by some real good people to be an observer and to pay attention to details." * Catcher Mike Piazza, bothered by tendinitis in his right knee, extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
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March 4, 2005 | Bill Plaschke
Fifty years in baseball, passed along a few words at a time. "I was just a little thing around there," Joe Amalfitano says. Nearly two decades of Dodger Stadium, shared in corner conversations and dugout nudges. "A fly on the wall," Amalfitano says. He was listed as a senior advisor, but he was really a safety net, and every successful baseball team has someone like him.
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March 29, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
This was no routine spring game in Pompano Beach on Friday. This was the rubber match between Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda and his protege, Texas Manager Bobby Valentine. With the TV cameras rolling, naturally both men played it for all it was worth. "I take particular pleasure in beating Dodger blue," said former Dodger Valentine. "I want to watch (Lasorda) crying in his beer--or his linguine, one of the two." Lasorda: "I want to see tears rolling down his face."
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March 18, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You knew it would happen. In his 12th game, on a rainy Wednesday, in the sixth inning of an 8-5 exhibition victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, shortstop Jose Offerman committed his first error of spring training. But guess what? Offerman's miscue did not sound alarm bells around the complex. Ironically, the impact of his error was almost devoured on a day of sparkling Dodger defense.
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July 2, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
After announcing the names of his coaches and trainers for the July 11 All-Star game in Anaheim, National League Manager Tom Lasorda of the Dodgers said Saturday that he wished he was not involved in any further roster decisions. "I wish the fans would pick all the players, not just the starters, and I am serious," said Lasorda, making his fourth appearance as the All-Star manager. "You have guys around the league who take it personally if you don't select them.
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September 30, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reorganization of the Dodgers continued Tuesday when Manager Glenn Hoffman and his coaching staff were removed by General Manager Kevin Malone, club sources said. Hoffman and coaches Manny Mota, Joe Amalfitano, Mike Scioscia, Charlie Hough, Mickey Hatcher and John Shelby will be offered positions in the organization. The move, which had been expected since Malone assumed control of baseball operations three weeks ago, paves the way for the Dodgers to pursue Felipe Alou of the Montreal Expos.
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May 24, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Although the Dodgers have sorely missed a consistent leadoff hitter, they have been woefully inept hitting with runners in scoring position. They are hitting .224 with runners in scoring position and .175 with two outs and runners in scoring position. The heart of the order has been most to blame: * Mike Piazza is hitting .194 with runners in scoring position and .100 with two outs. * Eric Karros is hitting .158 with runners in scoring position and .100 with two outs. * Raul Mondesi is hitting .
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April 29, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Third base coach Joe Amalfitano, who was ejected by home plate umpire Bob Davidson in the 10th inning of Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs after protesting a balk on reliever Antonio Osuna, said he never misses anything. "Sometimes I wish I didn't see the things I see," Amalfitano said. "I was trained by some real good people to be an observer and to pay attention to details." * Catcher Mike Piazza, bothered by tendinitis in his right knee, extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
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May 2, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger outfielders weren't pelted by batteries and coins. No fights broke out in the stands. There were few taunts or insults. Why, considering the gorgeous weather, the tranquil setting and the quaint crowd of 6,413 Monday afternoon, the Dodgers almost forgot they were playing at Candlestick Park during the 7-0 loss.
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March 18, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You knew it would happen. In his 12th game, on a rainy Wednesday, in the sixth inning of an 8-5 exhibition victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, shortstop Jose Offerman committed his first error of spring training. But guess what? Offerman's miscue did not sound alarm bells around the complex. Ironically, the impact of his error was almost devoured on a day of sparkling Dodger defense.
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March 5, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The baseball man with the gray sideburns stands behind the young, wide-eyed shortstop and shouts in a voice strong enough to span generations. "That's it!" Joe Amalfitano shouts. "That's how you do it! You see there? Do you see it?" Jose Offerman sees it. He takes the throw in front of second base and returns it to home plate, where the catcher makes the tag. Last year Offerman's return throw often went into the screen. Other times, he was too paralyzed to even make a throw.
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May 24, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Although the Dodgers have sorely missed a consistent leadoff hitter, they have been woefully inept hitting with runners in scoring position. They are hitting .224 with runners in scoring position and .175 with two outs and runners in scoring position. The heart of the order has been most to blame: * Mike Piazza is hitting .194 with runners in scoring position and .100 with two outs. * Eric Karros is hitting .158 with runners in scoring position and .100 with two outs. * Raul Mondesi is hitting .
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March 5, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The baseball man with the gray sideburns stands behind the young, wide-eyed shortstop and shouts in a voice strong enough to span generations. "That's it!" Joe Amalfitano shouts. "That's how you do it! You see there? Do you see it?" Jose Offerman sees it. He takes the throw in front of second base and returns it to home plate, where the catcher makes the tag. Last year Offerman's return throw often went into the screen. Other times, he was too paralyzed to even make a throw.
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July 2, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
After announcing the names of his coaches and trainers for the July 11 All-Star game in Anaheim, National League Manager Tom Lasorda of the Dodgers said Saturday that he wished he was not involved in any further roster decisions. "I wish the fans would pick all the players, not just the starters, and I am serious," said Lasorda, making his fourth appearance as the All-Star manager. "You have guys around the league who take it personally if you don't select them.
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August 4, 1987 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
Dodger spirits soared nearly as high as Mike Marshall's grand slam here Monday night. The ball hit by Marshall eventually came down deep in the center-field seats, but it isn't certain yet when the Dodgers will fall. A few more games like their 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 27,224 fans at Riverfront Stadium and the Dodgers might be able to move up into higher atmosphere in the National League West race.
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