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Dodgers' 2016 promotional schedule includes Justin Turner chia pet

And now for your off-season shopping pleasure, the Dodgers bring you their 2016 promotional schedule.

They’ve scheduled 40 giveaways for the coming season, and if the quality of the freebies has gone up in recent years, their possession does still require you to purchase a ticket, which ain’t getting any cheaper.

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Manager Dave Roberts is in place, but Dodgers' coaching staff is in flux

So the Dodgers have chosen their manager, a significant to-do scratched off their busy off-season list.

The list, of course, is Rapunzel-hair long, but somewhere in its upper reaches will be new Manager Dave Roberts naming his coaching staff. Assuming he gets to.

The staff figures to be dramatically different from the one last seen under Don Mattingly.

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Gabe Kapler has great Twitter reaction to Dodgers hiring Dave Roberts

Dodgers players are happy with the team's decision to hire Dave Roberts as manager, but the best reaction may have come from Gabe Kapler, whom Roberts beat out for the job.

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Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on Dodgers picking Dave Roberts: 'Great hire'

Dave Roberts was a finalist for two managerial jobs this fall -- first with the Seattle Mariners, then the Dodgers. 

Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners' new general manager, selected Scott Servais as the Seattle manager. Dipoto and Servais had worked together in the Angels' front office for the past four years.

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Dave Roberts officially named Dodgers manager

The Dodgers officially named Dave Roberts as their new manager Monday.Roberts, 43, will be formally introduced at a news conference on Dec. 1 at Dodger Stadium.Roberts was an outfielder for the Dodgers for 2½ seasons, starting in 2002.“It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts said in a news release.

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Taking a breath on this Dave Roberts/Dodgers lovefest

Not to rock the waters on this Dave Roberts love boat cruise we all seem embarked upon, but you do realize he has managed exactly zero games in his entire life? (OK, one as an interim manager.)

That there are going to be agonizing growing pains along the way? That rookie managers have won the World Series exactly four times in baseball history and just once since 1961?

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