A Rookie Again – Mark Langill
When Tom Goodwin joined the Dodgers as a rookie outfield prospect in September 1991, he walked into the Dodger Stadium clubhouse on a Sunday morning in a purple-colored suit. Fifteen years later, Goodwin arrived at Dodgertown in shorts, a T-shirt and white tennis shoes, the kind of attire which the modern-day ballplayer might wear on a typical day in Spring Training.
But Goodwin is 37 and perhaps embarking on another career. He will join Rick Monday this weekend on the Dodger radio booth, the third guest analyst in 2006 following former catcher Steve Yeager and pitcher Jerry Reuss.
"I feel a little nervous," said Goodwin, who had two stints with the Dodgers (1991-93 and 2000-2001) during his 14-year career in the majors in which he batted .268 in 1,288 games with 369 stolen bases. "It’s a funny feeling not getting ready for a game, physical-wise. Hopefully, I’ll be more relaxed by the time the game starts."
Today’s broadcast will be carried by MLB.com; Saturday and Sunday on KFWB 980 in Los Angeles.