Dodgers' lineup in need of repair

Updated: May 16, 2011, 3:54 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Eddie Murray, in one of the rare conversations he deigned to have with me during his season and a half as the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach a few years ago, once told me that his job was akin to that of a Maytag repairman. I don't remember exactly how the analogy went, but it was basically that a hitting coach isn't there to be proactive or to interfere when a player is performing well, but instead to repair whatever problems come up over the course of a season.

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