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Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts: ‘Normal Is Not Good Enough’ As Racism Continues To Divide America

The Los Angeles Dodgers organization has prided itself on being representative and inclusive of a community from all walks of life, but it was not until November of 2015 that they were led by the franchise’s first African-American manager in Dave Roberts.

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Dave Roberts: ‘People of color want to be heard’

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“You always hope for progress, but that just, unfortunately, isn’t the case,” Roberts says

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave a few interviews on Tuesday, regarding the hundreds of protests of systemic racism throughout the United States after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

“My wife, my kids, we’ve had a lot of conversations, obviously trying to stay in tune with what’s going on,” Roberts told SportsNet LA....

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AJ Pollock Believes Position Players Only Need ‘A Couple Games’ In Spring Training 2.0 To Prepare For Regular Season

Over two months have passed since Major League Baseball put its 2020 regular season on hold due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Roberts: Getting back to normal ‘is not good enough’

by Rowan Kavner In a nearly 10-minute conversation with SportsNet LA’s John Hartung, Dodger manager Dave Roberts expressed what’s gone through his mind over the last week as protests continue worldwide and people seek justice for George Floyd.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: 'The leaders of our country aren’t good listeners'

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says United States must listen and engage in meaningful conversation before real change can occur.

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Watch party: 1952 World Series, Game 7

Dodgers and Yankees, tied 3-3, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn

Of all the Dodgers’ World Series losses to the Yankees — eight of them in all, including five in a 10-year span in Brooklyn — 1952 might have been the toughest to swallow.

So it’s only natural that today’s watch party is Game 7 of the 1952 World Series.

Yes, it’s a Dodgers loss, but life is tough sometimes, and it still be informative and entertaining to power through, especially since this is one of the oldest baseball...

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Dodgers' Dave Roberts Says USA's Leaders 'Aren't Good Listeners' Amid Protests

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened up about protests across the country sparked by George Floyd's killing to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday: ...

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Dodger Stadium Coronavirus Testing Location Among 2 Open In Los Angeles On Tuesday, June 2

Last week, Dodger Stadium opened as the largest coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the state, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also touted it as likely second to none in the nation.

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DodgerHeads: MLB’s Latest Proposal For 2020 Season, Mookie Betts’ Voice, Under-The-Radar Dodgers Players & More

In the latest episode of “DodgerHeads,” host Jeff Spiegel and DodgerBlue.com’s senior writer and editor Daniel Starkand discussed all of the latest topics surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Chris Taylor Felt ‘Relief’ Being Traded To Dodgers, Credits Robert Van Scoyoc For Transforming Swing

Since being named Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations in 2014, Andrew Friedman has established himself as one of baseball’s most opportunistic executives.

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Justin & Kourtney Turner Pledge Support For ‘Desperately Needed Change In Our Society’; Dodgers’ Statement Evokes Jackie Robinson

Justin and Kourtney Turner joined Mookie Betts in addressing civil unrest and protests in response to George Floyd dying while in custody of Minnesota police, and the Los Angeles Dodgers followed suit shortly after with a statement on behalf of the organization.

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Reaching 2,000 strikeouts

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A Kershaw milestone in Milwaukee

Clayton Kershaw has been very good in his June 2 starts, and reached a milestone just three years ago on this day.

But first up was June 2, 2014, a start of an interleague series at home against the White Sox. Kershaw retired his first 10 batters faced before Adam Eaton singled in the fourth inning, followed by Jose Abreu hitting a home run for a 2-0 deficit. However, that turned out to be only a blip. From my game...

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The importance of Pee Wee embracing Jackie

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Hall of Famers galore in today’s Dodgers links

Pee Wee Reese putting his arm around Jackie Robinson is a famous moment in Dodgers history, and one of the most famous moments in baseball history.

It was portrayed in the movie ‘42.’ it was described by Red Barber in Ken Burns’ ‘Baseball’ documentary. But there has been some dispute over the years whether the moment actually happened.

Joe Posnanski at The Athletic wrote...

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OTD: ’88 Draft nets Karros, Piazza

by Mark Langill When the Dodgers lost 10 of 11 games to the Mets during the regular season in 1988, their only victory against their eventual National League Championship Series opponent occurred in a 4–3 decision at Shea Stadium.

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Mookie Betts Seeking ‘Equality For All,’ Says Commitment Must Remain After Protests End

As Major League Baseball and the Players Association work on agreeing to an economic plan and health and safety protocols for a 2020 regular season, their dispute has come against a backdrop of unrest and calls for action across the United States.

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Pedro Guerrero’s incredible summer

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Guerrero joined Babe Ruth and Roger Maris with a 15-homer June, part of a red-hot summer for the Dodgers star

“If I had a one-run lead, the bases were loaded and Guerrero was coming up to bat, I’d think about walking him,” former Dodgers reliever Terry Forster, then with the Braves, told Terry Johnson of the Daily Breeze (1).

That was how hot Pedro Guerrero was in June 1985, when he hit 15 home runs during the month. The hot streak...

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Dodger Stadium Coronavirus Testing Location 1 Of 2 Open In Los Angeles On Monday, June 1

Last week, Dodger Stadium opened as the largest coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the state, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also touted it as likely second to none in the nation.

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No. 77: Greatest Dodgers of All-Time: Yasiel Puig

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The Wild Horse

Yasiel Puig

Time with Dodgers: 2013-2018

Stats: .279/.353/.478/.831, 108 HR, 331 RBI, 686 H, 365 R, 127 OPS+, 712 G

Baseball Reference WAR: 17.6

FanGraphs WAR: 16.7

Combined WAR: 17.15

There haven’t been many players in franchise history who have captivated fans the way Yasiel Puig did. From his debut in 2013, all the way through he final few games in a Dodgers uniform, Puig electrified Dodger Stadium every time he took the field....

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Reds’ Trevor Bauer ‘Looking Forward’ To Playing For Hometown Dodgers One Day

Over the course of the years the Los Angeles Dodgers have consistently had some of the best players in the league, especially in recent years when they’ve won seven consecutive National League West titles.

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Dodgers Zoom Party: 1988 World Series Reunion Postponed To Monday, June 8

The Los Angeles Dodgers Zoom party that was set to be a 1988 World Series reunion has been postponed to Monday, June 8, at 6 p.m. PT. The Dodgers made the announcement Monday morning, seemingly in response to civil unrest that has impacted Southern California over the past week.

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