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Dews still enjoys role with Braves

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (WALB) -   Calhoun County native Bobby Dews just completed his 52nd spring training in the major leagues.

Dews is back for a fifth season working as a consultant with the Braves.

He started with the Braves in 1975 and has held several positions at the major and minor league levels.

His current  title may sound like it is ceremonial but Bobby Dews remains a valuable instructor in the Braves organization.

In the early 90's, he supervised instruction in the Braves farm system when it produced a number of players including Chipper Jones, Javy Lopez and Ryan Klesko.

Dews still is teaching the Braves prospects the game of baseball but doing it differently than he did 20 years ago.

Bobby Dews said. "I know the way for me to work and be most effective if I do see something or think that change is necessary then I work through the coach."

When he is not teaching baseball, Bobby Dews is writing.

He says his latest book is on sandlot baseball in south Georgia.

It is titled "Unpublished Poets" and Bobby says it should be released later this spring.

The Braves open the 2011 season Thursday in Washington.

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