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Dodgers Fire Steve Garvey

It seems fitting that as the Dodgers are set to play the Padres in a weekend series at Dodger Stadium, Steve Garvey's name would come up. After all, the former first baseman was an eight-time All-Star in Los Angeles and provided a great playoff moment and got his number retired in San Diego. However, the news wasn't positive for Garvey on Friday, as he was fired by the Dodgers. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports has the details:

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Though he drew a regular paycheck from [Frank] McCourt and had been asked by the club to cease efforts that would undermine McCourt’s ownership, Garvey continued to seek community and financial support.

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Garvey had worked in the Dodgers front office for the last 15 years, in marketing and community relations department. Per the Dodgers media guide, Garvey's duties included making "numerous appearances on behalf of the team in the community and in conjunction with the club's corporate sponsors," which essentially boils down to numerous public appearances.

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As is usually the case, the next owner of the Dodgers, if we may be so bold to look ahead to the eventual end of the McCourt era, is likely someone we have never heard of. The loudest noises heard now are from pretenders, seeking short-term publicity from themselves.

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For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.