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April 29, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Atlanta Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave Friday while they investigate allegations that he made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend. McDowell also is accused of using a baseball bat to threaten a fan who objected to his actions. The former major league reliever apologized in a statement, but the team barred him from the bench heading into a three-game series against St. Louis.
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April 29, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Atlanta Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave Friday while they investigate allegations that he made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend. McDowell also is accused of using a baseball bat to threaten a fan who objected to his actions. The former major league reliever apologized in a statement, but the team barred him from the bench heading into a three-game series against St. Louis.
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February 18, 1988
Relief pitcher Roger McDowell settled with the New York Mets on a one-year contract for $615,000, a raise of $310,000. McDowell had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Friday. He had requested $800,000. The Mets had offered $555,000.
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December 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
The San Diego Padres agreed to sign 35-year-old right-hander Bob Tewksbury on Monday for $1,625,000 guaranteed. Tewksbury will make $1.5 million in 1996. The Padres have an option for 1997 at $1.75 million, or they must pay a $125,000 buyout. Tewksbury is 85-66 with a 3.72 earned-run average in his 10-year career. He was 8-7 with a 4.58 ERA with Texas in 1995 after six seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. He tied for the Rangers' team lead with four complete games and gave up 0.
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August 2, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Roger McDowell poked his head into Lasorda's office Sunday morning and Manager Tom Lasorda greeted him with: "Roger, you made it!" McDowell, the subject of trade talks recently, said he hid Saturday night until the midnight trading deadline passed. "I didn't answer the phone and I was not to be found," McDowell said. "My role is not as great as it used to be here . . . But I like it here . . . "Besides, if I go somewhere else, I might have to pitch." McDowell is 4-0 with a 1.
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September 24, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because the Dodger relief corps is suddenly the trendiest part of the team, because the once-criticized relievers are cheered after giving up walks and are interviewed on television even though they haven't shaved for days, there is something everyone should know. Their bullpen at Dodger Stadium is adjacent to a sewer. "It really smells," Jim Gott said. "Horrible," Roger McDowell said. "The whole game," Gott said.
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October 4, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In three moves that were not unexpected, the Dodgers put Jim Gott, Roger McDowell and Cory Snyder on a designated-for-assignment list, signaling the end of their careers with the team. Fred Claire, executive vice president, said he made the moves to clear space on the 40-man roster for four players from triple-A Albuquerque whom he believes deserve a chance to make the team. They are left-handed reliever Al Osuna, catcher Tom Prince and outfielders Jerry Brooks and Reggie Williams.
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December 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
The San Diego Padres agreed to sign 35-year-old right-hander Bob Tewksbury on Monday for $1,625,000 guaranteed. Tewksbury will make $1.5 million in 1996. The Padres have an option for 1997 at $1.75 million, or they must pay a $125,000 buyout. Tewksbury is 85-66 with a 3.72 earned-run average in his 10-year career. He was 8-7 with a 4.58 ERA with Texas in 1995 after six seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. He tied for the Rangers' team lead with four complete games and gave up 0.
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August 2, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the Dodgers claim to have finally fixed their problem bullpen, a question needs to be asked of their newest relief pitcher. What on earth was Roger McDowell doing wearing a sombrero while standing in the middle of a mariachi band in center field before a game at Dodger Stadium last week? "I was singing 'Feliz Navidad,' " McDowell said Thursday from his Mississippi home. "Why?"
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October 4, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In three moves that were not unexpected, the Dodgers put Jim Gott, Roger McDowell and Cory Snyder on a designated-for-assignment list, signaling the end of their careers with the team. Fred Claire, executive vice president, said he made the moves to clear space on the 40-man roster for four players from triple-A Albuquerque whom he believes deserve a chance to make the team. They are left-handed reliever Al Osuna, catcher Tom Prince and outfielders Jerry Brooks and Reggie Williams.
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May 19, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda faced questions concerning his use of the bullpen for the second consecutive day. Lasorda relies mostly on closer Darren Dreifort and set-up reliever Jim Gott, often overlooking Roger McDowell. The other three relievers are left-handers, whom Lasorda uses in spot situations. McDowell has appeared in only 11 games, Dreifort has pitched in 19 and Gott in 20. Most of the Dodgers' games have been close, which would seem to warrant using Gott or Dreifort.
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December 6, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON and HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers and Angels arrived at the baseball winter meetings Saturday with major holes to fill and no desire to spend significant amounts of money to fill them. The Dodgers indicated their frugality by re-signing free agent reliever Roger McDowell to a two-year, $3-million contract, filling a need in the bullpen while cutting his salary by nearly $1 million.
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September 24, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because the Dodger relief corps is suddenly the trendiest part of the team, because the once-criticized relievers are cheered after giving up walks and are interviewed on television even though they haven't shaved for days, there is something everyone should know. Their bullpen at Dodger Stadium is adjacent to a sewer. "It really smells," Jim Gott said. "Horrible," Roger McDowell said. "The whole game," Gott said.
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August 11, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Dodgers thought nothing could be stranger than losing a game in which the winning run was knocked in by a guy's shoulder, a perfectly good Saturday was ruined when a ground ball suddenly became a fly ball. On a day when baseballs and accusations swirled around Candlestick Park like so many hot dog wrappers, this thing the San Francisco Giants have for the Dodgers suddenly got serious when the Giants scored a second consecutive unusual victory, 4-3, before 53,096.
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