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A calmer, more mature Andre Ethier is taking it all in as Dodgers head to postseason

A calmer, more mature Andre Ethier is taking it all in as Dodgers head to postseason

Andre Ethier has returned from his deathbed as a baseball player so many times, it can’t really be a surprise that he’s played his way on to another postseason roster.

For the second consecutive year, Ethier sat out the first five months of the regular season because of an injury, only to return in September to show the brain trust in the Dodgers front office there was still more baseball in him than their computers anticipated.

Overcoming adversity wasn’t always an Ethier trademark. Earlier in his career, he was known for his emotional volatility, which he would display by slamming helmets and attacking bat racks. Former manager Don Mattingly once said in frustration that...

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