Jim Hill's a Star

We just got back from the ceremony in which KCAL/KCBS sports anchor Jim Hill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  For those of you not living in LA, this is quite an honor and the turnout of celebrities and athletes can attest to that.

JimhillcolorAmong those on hand from the Dodgers were Frank and Jamie McCourt, Don Newcombe, "Sweet" Lou Johnson, Jaime Jarrin, Jeff Kent, Rick Monday and Eddie Murray. Others lining Hollywood Blvd. were Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Don King, Luc Robitaille, Marcus Allen, James Worthy, Natalie Cole, Warren Moon, Jim Harrick, Kings announcer Bob Miller, Chief Bratton, Stu Nahan, Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, Jeannie Buss, Tim Leiweke, City Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti, Eric Dickerson, Willie Gault and the honorary mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant.

As the PR director, I can truly attest to the hard work and dedication that Jim brings to his job every day. The players trust him because he is always at the stadium, which isn’t always the case with TV personalities. He is respected by just about everyone in the industry because he outworks just about everyone in the industry.

It’s weird…at my wedding, someone told me to appreciate the fact that I had all my friends and family around because that only happens twice in your life and you’re only alive for one of those times. Jim is one of the lucky few who got to see just how much he means to this city and the sporting community and we were all honored just to be a part of it.

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This is for Roy Smith:

If you can, could you update us Dodger fans on the Hochevar situation?

Baseball America just published a write up on his first start here:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/news/261246.html

I was wondering the Dodger organization will try and make a sincere attempt to bring him into the fold. Are the Dodgers sending scouts to his starts? Are the lines of communication between the Dodgers and Boras open?

I think it would be a shame to lose Hochevar again since Logan White has drafted him twice now. And with him touching 97 and sitting in the mid 90s, it seems his stuff has improved from being a #2 caliber pitcher to possibly #1 type stuff.

again, thanks in advance for a reponse.

That would have been a great question for Kim Ng in today’s online chat !!

hey josh, did the dodgers aquire Giovanni Carrara?.. how and what did they give up for him?.. keep up the good work..

BELIEVE IN THE PONCHO!

Indeed, Giovanni was signed to a minor league contract today and will report to Las Vegas. We’ll pass along the questions to Roy. He’s been traveling, which is why you haven’t heard from him in a bit.

thank you very much.

I grew up watching Jim Hill in his various duties throughout the southland. He always has been and always will be a class act in the Los Angeles broadcasting circuit.

Congrats Jim Hill

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