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Dodgers hire Grady Little as manager

Updated: December 8, 2005, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Grady Little's decision to leave Pedro Martinez on the Yankee Stadium mound cost him his last managing job.

And it helped him get this one.

"His explanation of everything gave me great confidence in who he is," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday after hiring the former Red Sox field boss in Los Angeles. "It's not easy being in that spot. But his way of handling it was very admirable."

The Dodgers gave Little, 55, a two-year deal with an option ...

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