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Letters: Dave Roberts can do great things for the Dodgers

Letters: Dave Roberts can do great things for the Dodgers

I was very disappointed to see the hiring of Dave Roberts. He is clearly a class act, fan favorite, well respected by the players, intelligent and a consummate team leader. I will find it very difficult to root against him. However, as a lifelong Giants fan, I will find a way.

Mitch Shatzen

Irvine

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Dave Roberts is the first minority manager in Dodgers history. It's ironic that the MLB team with the first black ballplayer took so long to break the color barrier when it comes to managers. Though Al Campanis was fired by the Dodgers in 1987 for his comments that blacks may not have some of the necessities to be a manager, it took them 28 years to give a nonwhite...

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