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Dodgers' third base coach Chris Woodward is learning on the job

Dodgers' third base coach Chris Woodward is learning on the job

Even under the most perfect of conditions, Chris Woodward works one of the most confusing jobs in baseball.

He's on the field, but he's not. He wears a batting helmet, but he never goes to the plate. He is credited for runs he doesn't score, blamed for outs he doesn't make, and generally exists in a limbo where the line between success and failure can be drawn with one windmill sweep of the arm.

Woodward is the Dodgers new third base coach, a job difficult enough without this one small additional burden: He had never really done it.

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