It was a quiet day at Dodgertown today, but plenty of work still got done on the field and in the front office. One fan brought a dog the size of a baseball glove with her to Dodgertown and Brett Tomko proceeded to play with the puppy for a few minutes in between workouts. If it sounds like I’m setting up T.J. Simers for an easy line, don’t worry… I know he’s more creative than that.
There were several more arrivals at camp today, including new third baseman Bill Mueller, center fielder Kenny Lofton and outfield prospect Andre Ethier, among others. The rest of the guys will report tomorrow and take their physicals before the first full-squad workout on Tuesday.
For those of you who have been asking about pitching prospect Chad Billingsley, take a look at the feature on him by Tony Jackson in today’s Daily News.
And for those of you who are Jim Hill fans from KCAL/KCBS (and who isn’t?), be sure to watch today at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET for his live interview from Holman Stadium with Tommy Lasorda. Last night, Jim and his crew were at the stadium until 3 a.m., reporting live back to Los Angeles and they’ll be here again all night tonight. As most of you know, we’ve started a new relationship with KCAL this season for 50 of our home games, in addition to 100 games on FSN West 2. Both stations are always looking for interesting features to run on our players, so be sure to keep tuning it to get the latest news about the team.