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April 13, 2009 | dylan hernandez
Two international music acts that performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration events will take center stage at Dodger Stadium today. Vin Scully will throw out the first pitch. But how special can opening day be when the season started more than a week ago? "There's always a different atmosphere on opening day," pitcher Randy Wolf said. Particularly because the Dodgers were gone from home for so long.
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September 26, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO -- Catcher A.J. Ellis won the seventh annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodgers player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award was voted on by Dodgers players and coaches. Ellis will be presented with the award on Saturday at Dodger Stadium by Campanella's daughter, Joni Campanella Roan. Ellis is 31 years old but in his first full season as a major leaguer. Ellis ranks fourth in the major leagues with 125 games caught.
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October 5, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Outfielder Juan Pierre, who was traded by the Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox earlier this season, has sold his 17th-floor condo in Marina del Rey for $1,125,000. The 1,900-square-foot remodeled unit has views of the marina, Malibu, the Hollywood Hills and downtown L.A. There are two bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and a 500-square-foot terrace. The condo is in the Azzurra, which has a swimming pool, a gym, a 24-hour doorman and a rooftop spa and party deck. Pierre, 33, led the major leagues in stolen bases in 2010 with 68. Danny Brown of Prudential California Realty, Los Angeles, had the listing.
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September 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
This post has been updated. See details below. On the eve of the Dodgers' biggest series of the year, in San Francisco, word comes that the team is closing in on a multiyear contract extension with General Manager Ned Colletti. Talk about a setup. Colletti seems a divisive figure among some team followers, many of whom cannot forgive him of his Giants roots or the bad contracts he gave ex-Giants Jason Schmidt and Juan Uribe. Or when he battled tears of joy when the Giants won the World Series in 2010.
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December 16, 2009 | By Dylan Hernandez
Juan Pierre became an every-day player again Tuesday. Relegated to a bench role only two seasons into his five-year, $44-million contract with the Dodgers, Pierre was shipped to the Chicago White Sox for two minor league pitchers to be named, ending what he admitted was the toughest stretch of his major-league career. "I'm excited about the opportunity to play again," said Pierre, who first asked the Dodgers to trade him last winter. The Dodgers freed themselves of $8 million of the $18.5 million Pierre is owed over the next two seasons, as the White Sox agreed to pay $3 million of his salary in 2010 and $5 million in 2011.
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May 24, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
John Lackey was back. Unfortunately for the Angels, so was the shakiness of their bullpen -- or, from the view in the opposing dugout, the Dodgers' offense. Scot Shields blew a one-run lead in the eighth inning by serving up a run-scoring single to Casey Blake, setting the stage for Jose Arredondo to hand the Dodgers a 5-4 victory Saturday night at Dodger Stadium by issuing a bases-loaded walk to Juan Pierre in the 10th inning.
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February 16, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Juan Pierre strolled into the Dodgers' clubhouse at Camelback Ranch on Sunday, turning the heads of his teammates and prompting a number of them to walk over to embrace him. "A pro," Manager Joe Torre called Pierre, who was forced into an unwelcome position on the bench last season. But as much praise as the popular outfielder drew from Torre and teammates for the way he handled his demotion, he said doesn't want to have to endure a similar season this year.
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March 5, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Juan Pierre said he was expecting Manny Ramirez to re-sign with the Dodgers. But he had no answers Wednesday when asked how this affected his future with the Dodgers. "I have no idea," he said, shaking his head. "I can't even speak on it." Would this make him any more inclined to demand a trade? "I haven't even looked into that," he said. "I don't know what this does for me right now. I can't speak on it."
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July 19, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
He has been dogged on blogs and ridiculed on radio. At one point the venom was so bad Juan Pierre surfed the Internet only cautiously. And he wouldn't even listen to talk radio to avoid hearing his name taken in vain. Then came last Thursday, when Pierre heard something he'd heard only rarely in his 2 1/2 seasons as a Dodger. It was the sound of cheering. A standing ovation, in fact. "I heard it," Pierre said. "But I didn't realize they were standing up. For the fans to do that, it means a lot.
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June 24, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
As the trade deadline approaches, General Manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday he has not had a definitive conversation with owners Frank and Jamie McCourt to determine whether the Dodgers can take on a big contract through a trade this summer. The Dodgers' gate revenue has dropped this season. The team did not raise prices on tickets or parking, and attendance has dropped 6%, as compared to the same number of home games last season. The Dodgers refused to take on a big contract last summer.
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May 18, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Is that a shudder going down your spine? Ned Colletti told The Times' Dylan Hernandez that after speaking to the Dodgers' new owners, he expects to have more financial flexibility at the trading deadline this year. Colletti with money, and thoughts turn to Andruw Jones, Juan Pierre, Juan Uribe and Jason Schmidt. Pricey free agents have been his downfall, and then there's his penchant for signing aged veterans. But all those eager to take continual swipes at Colletti need to take one giant step back.
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September 27, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix — When considering whether to sign a free-agent position player to a long-term contract, what would be a greater cause for concern: a player being overweight or a player being old? Ned Colletti, the Dodgers' general manager, laughed. "Next question," he said. The question was prompted by Colletti's intimation that the bankrupt Dodgers could make a run at Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols this winter. Fielder is a large man. Pujols will turn 32 in January.
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July 15, 2011
It was indeed a treat to watch Fox Sports' Tuesday night coverage of Simon Cowell's new show, the trailer for "Captain America" and the riveting interview of Justin Timberlake by the Chase Field swimming pool hyping "Friends With Benefits. " I kind of hoped for Justin to finagle a costume malfunction of Mark Grace's exposed nipple, but I realize that Fox is a serious network. The only thing distracting and off-putting were the occasional shots of some kind of boring baseball activity going on in the background.
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June 28, 2011 | Dylan Hernandez
Five players who are no longer on the Dodgers are among the team's top dozen creditors, according to the team's bankruptcy filing. The Dodgers' two largest creditors are Manny Ramirez and Andruw Jones. Ramirez signed a two-year, $45-million contract with the Dodgers before the 2009 season that called for more than half of his salary to be deferred. He will receive his final payment on June 30, 2013. Jones, who hit .158 with three home runs in his only season with the Dodgers, agreed to restructure his two-year, $36.2-million deal in exchange for his release after the 2008 season.
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May 23, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from Houston — Kenley Jansen's epic ninth-inning meltdown transformed Andre Ethier from hero to footnote. After being held out of the starting lineup Monday against Houston at Minute Maid Park in the wake of his collision with an outfield fence the previous day, Ethier stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with the score tied and two runners on base. Astros starter Bud Norris badly fooled Ethier with his first two pitches, a pair of sliders that Ethier swung and missed.
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May 22, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Chicago After crashing into the chain-link fence in front of the Dodgers' bullpen, Andre Ethier slowly walked back toward his position, put his hands on his knees and dropped his head toward the grass at U.S. Cellular Field. The wind had been knocked out of the Dodgers' right-fielder Sunday, but that wasn't all: He also had bruised his right elbow and lower right back, and had sprained his left big toe chasing a fly ball hit by former Dodger Juan Pierre in the fourth inning.
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June 2, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Several fans e-mailed recently suggesting something probably needs to be written -- given Juan Pierre's tremendous play of late -- after he was referred to here in the past as a Little Leaguer. So I stopped by Dodger Stadium on Monday to let the little guy know he has 27 games to go before returning to the bench to make way for Manny's return. "You don't talk to me all last year," Pierre said with mock outrage, "and now you talk to me."
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December 11, 2009 | By Dylan Hernandez
When the Dodgers departed from baseball's winter meetings Thursday, Roy Halladay still belonged to the Blue Jays. Joel Pineiro and Jon Garland were still free agents. But the Dodgers didn't leave without adding a couple of pitchers to their roster: Carlos Monasterios and Armando Zerpa. Never heard of them? You're probably not alone, which is probably why the Dodgers had to spend only about $120,000 to acquire them in a couple of player-for-cash swaps with the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays.
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October 5, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Outfielder Juan Pierre, who was traded by the Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox earlier this season, has sold his 17th-floor condo in Marina del Rey for $1,125,000. The 1,900-square-foot remodeled unit has views of the marina, Malibu, the Hollywood Hills and downtown L.A. There are two bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and a 500-square-foot terrace. The condo is in the Azzurra, which has a swimming pool, a gym, a 24-hour doorman and a rooftop spa and party deck. Pierre, 33, led the major leagues in stolen bases in 2010 with 68. Danny Brown of Prudential California Realty, Los Angeles, had the listing.
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September 19, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: Texas Friday through Sunday: Chicago White Sox He's back! Former Dodgers sulker — er, we mean slugger — Manny Ramirez , who played one game in Los Angeles in his final two months with the team, returns to Southern California this weekend with the Chicago White Sox. With the White Sox all but eliminated from the race in the American League Central, perhaps the spotlight will...
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