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In 2008, the Dodgers announced a $ 500 million project to build a Dodger museum, shops, and restaurants around Dodger Stadium.
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The 2008 season began with the release of fan favorite Mike Sweeney and the trade of Angel Berroa to the Dodgers.
Behind strong pitching from the rotation and stellar offensive production from virtually all members of the starting lineup, the Phillies won the 2008 National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers ; Hamels was named the series ' Most Valuable Player.
Returning to the Yankees as a coach in 2004 for manager Joe Torre, he followed Torre to the Dodgers in 2008, and succeeded him as the Dodgers ' manager in 2011.
* Preacher Roe Born Elwin Charles Roe ( February 16, 1916 – November 9, 2008 ), major league baseball left-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers.
He plays second base for the Chicago Cubs and was a starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2008 playoffs as a rookie.
They did not reach the playoffs in the three subsequent seasons, were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2007 NLDS, were swept again by the NL West champions LA Dodgers in the 2008 NLDS, and missed the playoffs from 2009 on.
The team has had several different major league affiliations: the Pirates ( 1954 – 58 and 1966 – 68 ), the White Sox ( 1959 – 65 ), the Pilots / Brewers ( 1969 – 70 ), the Tigers ( 1971 – 75 ), a Tigers / White Sox co-op ( 1976 ), the Dodgers ( 1977 – 79 ), the Giants ( 1980 – 94 ), the Padres ( 1995 – 98 ), the Reds ( 1999 – 2000 ), the Expos ( 2001 – 2002 ), and the Rangers ( 2003 – 2008 ).
On June 6, 2008, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers ( who were looking for a temporary replacement for injured starter Rafael Furcal ).
For the 2008 season, after being the opening day starter for the Dodgers for the last three years, he was moved to the second starting position, behind Brad Penny.
Since then it has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners ( 1991 – 1994 ), the Detroit Tigers ( 1994 – 2000 ), the Los Angeles Dodgers ( 2001 – 2008 ), and most recently the Miami Marlins ( 2008 – present ).
After the 2007 season, Major League Baseball made it mandatory for coaches to wear helmets with the 2008 season, although some coaches, such as the Los Angeles Dodgers ' Larry Bowa, have disagreed with the decision.
" While the Cubs did win the NL Central Division title in 2007 and 2008, they were swept in the first round of the playoffs in both years: by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008.
Though Piniella's Cubs clinched the Central Division with the best record in the NL in 2008, the Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2008 NLDS.
The Dodgers hoped to have Schmidt back before the end of the 2008 season, but manager Joe Torre later said that Schmidt would not be back, making only a few rehab starts in the minors during the year.
John Joseph Podres ( September 30, 1932 – January 13, 2008 ) was an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
* Randy Wolf, P, Philadelphia ( 1999 – 2006 ), Los Angeles Dodgers ( 2007 ; 2009 ), San Diego ( 2008 ), Milwaukee ( 2010 – present ) played in four games for Reading in 1998 ( and in a total of five rehab games )
On August 21, 2007, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that their Spanish-language broadcasts would come to KHJ for the 2008 season, leaving KWKW after 20 years.
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On January 17, 2008, NYSE Euronext announced it would acquire the AMEX for $ 260 million in stock ; on October 1, 2008, NYSE Euronext completed the acquisition.
In a June 2008 issue of the journal Autoimmunity Reviews, researchers S Planque, Sudhir Paul, Ph. D, and Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Ph. D of the University Of Texas Medical School at Houston announced that they have engineered an abzyme that degrades the superantigenic region of the gp120 CD4 binding site.
On 26 September 2008, the university announced its intention to return swimming to a varsity status in September 2009.
Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility, who operated AMPS networks in Canada, announced that they would observe the same timetable as outlined by the FCC in the United States, and as a result would not begin to dismantle their AMPS networks until after February 2008.
Both Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility had announced that they would observe the same shutdown guidelines as in the United States, and decommissioned their AMPS networks in 2008.
In 2008, Foundation director Inder Singh announced that deals to reduce the price of anti-malaria drugs by 30 % in developing nations.
On May 7, 2008, Borland announced the sale of CodeGear division to Embarcadero Technologies for an expected $ 23 million price and $ 7 million in CodeGear accounts receivables retained by Borland.
In February 2008, the Malaysian government announced the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy plan to harvest the virgin hinterlands of Northern Borneo.
On 30 October 2008 a spokesman for the team announced that the team would complete its last three performances of the year with five jets instead of six.
On May 11, 2008 Sudan announced it was cutting diplomatic relations with Chad, claiming that it was helping rebels in Darfur to attack the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
In a letter dated 18 February 2008, Castro announced that he would not accept the positions of president and commander in chief at the 24 February 2008 National Assembly meetings, saying " I will not aspire nor accept — I repeat I will not aspire or accept — the post of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief.
The UK's National Health Service announced in 2008 that more therapists would be trained to provide CBT at government expense as part of an initiative called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ( IAPT ).
In 2007, he announced he would release his autobiography, planned for March 2008, published by Hodder Headline and titled On the Rocks, which would cover the recent incidents in his life.
On 13 November 2008, Cessna announced that a total of 665 jobs would be cut at its Wichita and Bend, Oregon plants starting in January 2009.
In May 2008, the NLCC and The JAM Brands announced a partnership to produce The U. S. Finals-Final Destination.
On July 11, 2007, PBS announced that it had greenlit an animated adaptation of Car Talk, to air on prime-time in 2008.
It was announced on 31 December 2007 as a policy to be implemented by the Rudd ALP government, and initial tests in Tasmania have produced a 2008 report.