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Andre Ethier takes the high road about limited role with Dodgers
Andre Ethier takes the high road about limited role with Dodgers

For years he was everywhere, but suddenly he's nowhere. He is not in the outfield. He is not on the video board. His name is not recited in chants. His face cannot be seen amid the bubbles. In all the recent Dodgers hoopla, he has been missing, a piece of the landscape gone, an old friend forgotten. Then Andre Ethier steps out of the dugout in the ninth inning, and Dodgers fans remember. What happens next is not so much a prolonged cheer as a giant embrace, loud and lingering, the biggest nightly roar for someone not named Kershaw or Puig, many folks even standing, everyone cherishing. The most difficult time of his career has also become the most inspirational, and Ethier hears...

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