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    Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Amusing little snippet from a Dodgers story I thought I'd pass along

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    It's not Oakland: Little said he gave Ethier the hit sign on a 3-0 pitch, but the lefty took a strike.

    "I was a little scared he was into that Oakland thing," Little said, referring to Oakland's emphasis on patience and on-base percentage. "We swing here on 3-0."

    Ethier said his new manager was right about his old approach at the plate.

    "It's been ingrained in me since I was young," Ethier said. "I've been successful with that approach, not chasing balls out of the zone. It can be a tough adjustment."

    Ethier has a Minor League career on-base percentage of .382. Here's how that compares to other top Dodgers prospects: Guzman, .323; Andy LaRoche, 354; James Loney, .352; Russell Martin, .391; Young, .367; Kemp, .336.

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Yeah cause walks suck..ground outs and double plays are cool.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Ethier said his new manager was right about his old approach at the plate.

    "It's been ingrained in me since I was young," Ethier said. "I've been successful with that approach, not chasing balls out of the zone. It can be a tough adjustment."
    It's kind of sad to see a guy getting ruined right as it happens.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Little would have played real well here
    Can't win with 'em

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    If Bob Boone somehow ever gets another managerial job, Little can be his hitting coach. What a joke.
    Actually, I have no problem at all with certain hitters swingin 3-0 IF they get a pitch they can drive out of the park. Adam Dunn is so selective and has such power that I would let him swing away.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Dodgers will be such Wild and Crazy Guys

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    I thought only Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich were swinging baseball players?

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Hollywood Swingers! Yeah Baby!

    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    I think Orioles players really want Grady Little to manage them.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    That's just stupid.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    That's just stupid.
    Yeah, but it's Grady Little. Not exactly the brightest porchlight on the block.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    well we all know that no one walks in LA anyway.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    well we all know that no one walks in LA anyway.
    Good one.
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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Good one.
    he doesn't want the bases to get congested like the freeways.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: Grady Little: 'This isn't Oakland - we swing here'

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    he doesn't want the bases to get congested like the freeways.
    Does that mean they will just play innings 3, 4, 5 and 6 now?
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