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Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2005


    If you are a Dodger fan, this book is definitely the book to read! It will give you many insight stories of Dodger's history. I personally have been inspiried by Fred's great dedication to sports. Also, it is a interesting book for those of you who want to be part of the baseball organization. His experience is absoultely helpful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2005

    Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

    Although I must admit that I am not a baseball fan, I was pretty amazed by this book. First of all, all the politics and power struggles that goes on behind closed doors among the people working at Dodger Stadium was extremely surprising. It really opened up the complexity of baseball (the ins and outs of managing a team, trading players, negotiating contracts, etc.) of which I was previously completely unaware. Also, although it would be expected for Fred Claire to come off distant, angry, or even bitter about his ending with the Dodgers, the writing style was very objective. Not too objective to where the meaning and perspective is lost, but it really lets the reader come to their own opinion about the Dodger administration. Over all, a great read for a Dodger fan- or not! - Fred Claire has a very insightful story to tell, and he does it quite well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue

    Althought I must admit that I am not really a baseball fan, this book really caught my attention- as I was unaware of the corporate politics floating around the Dodger Stadium. With the first and last chapters discussing his last night in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium, Fred Claire really gives you a peak inside his management career- though not in an obtrusive way. Although one may assume his bitterness or resentment in his firing, Claire never lets that get through in the story, really allowing the reader to get the full picture. His objective writing style and love of baseball really come through in this read.

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