Just a little tired
It’s 7:51 and we put our postseason guide to bed about half an hour ago. I’d like to publicly thank everyone in our department who helped crank out 111 pages of information practically overnight. Joe Jareck, Crystal Fukumoto, Mary Logue, Mark Langill, Ryan McGrady, Oscar Delgado and Jorge Martin were all here until the wee hours of the morning putting out a really cool guide.
The cover, as you might have heard, was painted by Brett Tomko and features the six "kids" on the team – Ethier, Kemp, Broxton, Billingsley, Martin and Loney. My counterparts in other cities were also up overnight churning this thing out so that the broadcasters and media have good information to pass along to you all starting tomorrow. It will get printed and bound today and shipped out overnight to my hotel in NY tomorrow morning.
We leave on our flight at 10:30 today, with workouts at Shea tomorrow at 1 p.m. (Mets) and 3 p.m. (Dodgers). Vin Scully will be on the trip, to answer your question. He’ll do the first two innings and the last three on KFWB while Rick Monday and Charley Steiner call the middle four innings.
As for the NLCS, the Dodgers would not have home field advantage against St. Louis, even though we have a better record. The Wild Card cannot have home field advantage. But it was really great to see us finish as co-champions of the division, having won six games on the road to force a tie.
I’m off for a little walking tour of the stadium now to see what our auxiliary press conference area looks like. Imagine a concourse under the field level that goes from being a storage area to a place where hundreds of media members from across the world will be hanging out during the next week, covering a bi-coastal playoff series. Pretty crazy stuff.