As you have probably now read on the front of the site, the McCourts were honored last night at the Scopus Awards and it was as classy of an event as I think I’ve ever attended. In addition to the former Vice President Al Gore, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Governor Gray Davis and the famous comedian Don Rickles, it was a who’s who of the Dodger organization.
While that doesn’t sound all that surprising, I can’t remember the last time that all of these people were in the same place: Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, "Sweet" Lou Johnson, Rick Monday, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Grady Little, Nomar Garciaparra, James Loney, Rudy Law, Bobby Castillo, Wes Parker, Ned Colletti, Jaime Jarrin, Charley Steiner and of course, the McCourts, just to name them off the top of my head.
The event, which raised $3 million for Hebrew University, was definitely something I’ll remember for a long time to come. If you’re interested in learning more about the cause, check out the AFHU web site.
On a different note, I’d also like to point out a new Dodger blog that has hit cyberspace. Dodger Junkie seems to do a pretty good job of analysis and I’ve added the site to the navigation bar at the left, along with some of the other Dodger blogs and notable websites.