Roy Smith – Minor Leagues
Dodgertown is now up to full capacity as our minor league camp started its third day of full squad workouts. Farm Director Terry Collins addressed the entire camp on Friday morning and outlined our objectives as an organization. Terry pointed out that not only did our minor league players receive national notice over the winter, six members of our minor league staff are now members of big league staffs. We replaced the coaches with such notable ex-major leaguers as Danny Darwin, Lance Parish, Bill Robinson, Richie Lewis and Mike Easler. Following Terry, Tommy Lasorda spoke for about 20 minutes. It was a fiery speech in which Tommy reminded the players of the Dodger tradition and the importance of giving it your all as only Tommy can. Owner Frank McCourt spoke yesterday and Ned Colletti talked to the players today. As I said, the activity here in Vero is at full blast and it is an exciting time.