Mota grounded by rules technicality

Due to the fact that the commissioner’s office has suddenly decided to start enforcing the limit on uniformed coaches in the dugout during games. longtime Dodgers fixture Manny Mota won’t be on the bench this season. More notably, he won’t be on the road. At home, Mota will dress for batting practice, hit fungoes, work with hitters in the indoor cages, etc. But when game time comes, he’ll put on his regular clothes and head upstairs to the press box. Rules are rules, I suppose. But this is a case where a good, respected man will be kept from making as much of a contribution to the game as he otherwise could. This game could use some decentralized governing, in my humble opinion. But to his credit, Manny, one of the classiest people I have ever met in this game, seems to be taking it all in stride.

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