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Dodgers name Dave Roberts new manager

Dave Roberts #10 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during batting practice before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Dave Roberts #10 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during batting practice before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

The Dodgers have confirmed that Dave Roberts has been named the team's manager, succeeding Don Mattingly.

The Dodgers have confirmed that Dave Roberts has been named the team's manager, succeeding Don Mattingly.

Roberts is currently a coach with the San Diego Padres and a former right fielder for the Dodgers, but he has no prior management experience. With an African American father and Japanese mother, Roberts will be the team's first minority manager.

What does he bring to the job? And what are the benefits and pitfalls of hiring a rookie into high level management?

Guest:

Pedro Moura, baseball reporter for the OC Register

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