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Albany Native Earning Dews Respect with Braves

April 1, 2007

Lake Buena Vista, FL -- The Atlanta Braves play their season opener in Philly Monday, and Albany's Bobby Dews will have a new role with the team this year.

Dews has been the Atlanta bullpen coach for the last eight years.

This season that job belongs to former Braves catcher Eddie Perez.

Bobby Dews is now serving as a special adviser to general manager John Schuerholz.

Dews will work with the team when they are at Turner Field.

While on road trips, he will split his time between the Braves minor league team in Richmond and his home in Calhoun County.

There Dews will have time for his other passion, writing, when not scouting players for his boss.

"There aren't too many part time jobs in baseball," says Dews.  "So, this is a great fit for me at my age."

The other addition to the Braves coaching staff is Chino Cadahia who will serve as bench coach.

Cadahia replaces Pat Corrales, who has the same job with the Washington Nationals.

The Atlanta Braves open Monday at 1 p.m. in Philadephia.

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