I’m posting from the press box in Las Vegas in a 2-2 tie right now. I wanted to answer a few of the questions we’ve had, as I’m not sure I’ll get to post again tonight.
In terms of the Blue Man Group footage, you’re in luck. KCAL was on site last night and will probably use a lot of the footage of the guys that took part in the show during their pregame shows this week. I’m not sure if we’ll get the players involved in the commercials yet, but we’ll see what fans think of the spots. There’s a good chance we’ll also use some of the Blue Man Group footage on DodgerVision this year, as these guys add a pretty neat entertainment element to the telecast and can do the same for in-game entertainment.
As for how to follow the prospects this year in Las Vegas, the 51s PR Director Jim Gemma just informed me that you can listen to all their games online on the 51s website.
And finally, there was a question about Tim Hamulack and the story behind him. Most of you know that he came over with Jae Seo in the deal with the Mets for Duaner Sanchez and Steve Schmoll. Tim made his big league debut last year with the Mets and only played in six games, but he had a 1.02 ERA in 28 games at Norfolk and 1.26 ERA in 21 games at Binghamton. He grew up in Maryland and played at Montgomery Community College there before being drafted by the Astros in the 32nd round of the 1995 Draft. He bounced around to the Royals, Mariners, Red Sox and Mets organizations before reaching the bigs last season. Tim’s a pretty quiet guy, but is also quite nice and I know he was surprised to find out that his contract was purchased yesterday.