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Tom Schieffer is cryptic and transparent

MLB-appointed monitor understands importance of restoring faith in Dodgers' tradition

Updated: June 2, 2011, 2:47 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Got a chance, my first chance actually, to sit down with Tom Schieffer on Wednesday. Met him for lunch in the cafe up at the old police academy near Dodger Stadium, where we were joined by a Major League Baseball public-relations representative and an MLB-appointed security official.

If you haven't been there, it's not exactly high-falutin', as we used to say back home in Arkansas. But that was one of the first impressions I got of Schieffer, that for all his accomplishments ...

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