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July 6, 1996
Let me get this straight. The Dodgers lose a game to San Diego that drops them back into a first-place tie in the NL West. Even as the Padres go 9-21 over their last 30 games, the Dodgers still can't put any distance between themselves and the rest of the NL Worst. And it is at this time that the Dodgers feel compelled to resurrect their sickening chest-thumping about how great they are? Didn't we go through this in spring training? Didn't the Dodgers vow to run away with the West?
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April 6, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
When former Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi watches Yasiel Puig, he is reminded of a player he knew well: Himself. But, Mondesi added, “He's bigger than me. He's like 6-4, huh?” Now the mayor of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic, the 43-year-old Mondesi was back at Dodger Stadium on Sunday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. He was also collecting used clothes for his hometown. As Puig is today, Mondesi was a five-tool talent. The National League rookie of the year in 1994, Mondesi hit .273 with 271 home runs and 860 runs batted in over a 13-year career.
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August 29, 1998
Mean-spirited things I want to say about the Dodgers: It's a good thing Tommy Lasorda is looking for a new GM. The other one ain't doing so hot. Has anyone seen a change of expression on Glenn Hoffman's face this year? Would you say he's in way over his head? Bobby Bonilla has to be the most overpaid player in the majors. No wonder he's always smiling. If you love the beauty of slow motion, watch Eric Karros run. You'd think that anyone who has watched hundreds and hundreds of pitches, like Charles Johnson has, that this guy could hit one once in a while.
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December 23, 2009 | By Kevin Baxter
When Raul Mondesi left baseball after 13 seasons as a major league outfielder, he returned to his dusty, overcrowded and impoverished hometown determined to make a difference. And both of the Dominican Republic's main political parties were only too happy to assist, with one helping him twice win election to the country's national Chamber of Deputies and another luring him away to run for mayor of the country's sixth-largest city. That's made the former Dodger and 1994 National League Rookie of the Year something of a rising electoral star here, though for reasons that have little to do with his politics.
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July 31, 2004 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The Angels on Friday became the second team this season to terminate the contract of Raul Mondesi after the troubled outfielder had taken an unauthorized leave of absence to return to the Dominican Republic and repeatedly missed appointments to rehabilitate his torn right thigh muscle. "The decision was made because he had an obligation to show up and try and get better," Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman said of Mondesi, who hit .
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August 17, 1999 | JASON REID
In an attempt to put the unpleasantness behind them, all the principles involved in last week's Raul Mondesi outburst-- Mondesi, Dodger President Bob Graziano, General Manager Kevin Malone, Manager Davey Johnson and Mondesi's agent, Jeff Moorad-- met for 90 minutes Monday at Dodger Stadium to discuss the events. "Everyone involved did their best to put the events of last week behind them. The spirit of the meeting was positive," Moorad said. "Raul apologized to Kevin and Davey personally.
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May 5, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
Dodger right fielder Raul Mondesi has staked out his territory in the clubhouse, putting a Dominican Republic flag over his stall. "It's just something different." Mondesi said of the flag, which was given to him by Manny Mota. "Last year Nike put the flag on the back of my shoes." But right field is really Mondesi's territory. Mondesi showed why he's one of the best defensive outfielders, making a running over-the-shoulder catch of a first-inning drive by Mark Grace.
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August 21, 1999 | JASON REID
Trying to finish the season quietly, Dodger right fielder Raul Mondesi has declined to comment further on his situation. Mondesi reaffirmed Friday that he won't speak about the fallout from his expletive-filled tirade Aug. 11 aimed at General Manager Kevin Malone and Manager Davey Johnson. Instead, Mondesi said he's going to keep his mouth shut and wait for things to be resolved during the off-season.
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July 13, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
A six-week investigation has uncovered no evidence that outfielder Raul Mondesi skirted baseball rules so he could abandon the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates and subsequently sign with the Angels, the major league executive leading the probe said Monday. "It had an unfortunate appearance of manipulation," executive vice president Sandy Alderson said. "But, as far as we can tell, it was not a manipulation of the system."
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May 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Raul Mondesi, his pay withheld for most of the season because of a civil suit, will sit out the rest of the year, he said Monday. "I won't play another game this season," Mondesi told Associated Press. "I can't concentrate well enough to play baseball. I don't want to become a distraction for the team. This is the best for the Pirates, for myself and my family." Mondesi, 33, said the decision was only for this year and he could return next season.
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May 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
In a move that could lead to the end of Raul Mondesi's career, the Atlanta Braves called up outfielder Kelly Johnson to be the team's starting left fielder. Mondesi, hitting .211, was told he had lost his starting job in right field. Mondesi was given a couple of days to decide whether he wants to remain with the team in a lesser role. Johnson, hitting .
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July 31, 2004 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The Angels on Friday became the second team this season to terminate the contract of Raul Mondesi after the troubled outfielder had taken an unauthorized leave of absence to return to the Dominican Republic and repeatedly missed appointments to rehabilitate his torn right thigh muscle. "The decision was made because he had an obligation to show up and try and get better," Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman said of Mondesi, who hit .
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July 13, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
A six-week investigation has uncovered no evidence that outfielder Raul Mondesi skirted baseball rules so he could abandon the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates and subsequently sign with the Angels, the major league executive leading the probe said Monday. "It had an unfortunate appearance of manipulation," executive vice president Sandy Alderson said. "But, as far as we can tell, it was not a manipulation of the system."
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June 4, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The first baseman is on the disabled list. So is the third baseman, and the center fielder, and the designated hitter, and the setup man. The closer could be next, or the shortstop, or maybe both. This might not be the preferred method for pursuing a championship, but so far it's working just fine for the Angels.
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June 3, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday he had ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding outfielder Raul Mondesi's departure from the Pittsburgh Pirates and subsequent acquisition by the Angels. "Our people are taking a look at the whole situation and how it unfolded," Selig said. "It needs to be looked at, and it is."
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May 31, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Raul Mondesi made his Angel debut at designated hitter Sunday, and after going through a rigorous workout in Angel Stadium today, Mondesi is expected to take over as the regular center fielder Tuesday night against Boston. But what happens when Garret Anderson returns from his arthritic condition later this summer, Tim Salmon returns from an inflamed left knee in June, and there are limited at-bats for Mondesi, who signed a $1.75-million deal with the Angels Saturday?
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May 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Pirates finally ran out of patience with outfielder Raul Mondesi, terminating his contract Wednesday when he didn't show up for the start of a three-game series against San Diego. The Pirates cited breach of contract in ending all dealings with Mondesi, who was hitting .283 with two homers and 14 runs batted in when he left them May 7 to return to his native Dominican Republic and fight a lawsuit. Mondesi was not disappointed by the decision.
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May 30, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
The Angels are fully aware of Raul Mondesi's stormy past, his run-ins with managers and his combustible clubhouse behavior, but that was hardly a deterrent to signing the outfielder Saturday to a $1.75-million contract for the rest of this season. "I don't know what situations he's been in before, but I think he'll come to this clubhouse, see how much everybody loves each other and will do what it takes to win," Angel pitcher Jarrod Washburn said. "We police ourselves pretty well.
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May 29, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Outfielder Raul Mondesi says he has reached agreement with the Angels on a $1.75-million contract for the rest of this season. The former All-Star told Associated Press in the Dominican Republic on Friday that he would start in center field for the injury-ravaged team Sunday. "I didn't hear that," Angel Manager Mike Scioscia said when informed of Mondesi's comments. "Maybe he's managing too. I don't know."
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