Kevin Modesti of the L.A. Daily News sought out the person who had the biggest effect on the L.A. sports scene in 2006 and amid many great nominees, he chose the Dodgers’ Ned Colletti. Our congratulations go out to Ned, of course, as well as all of the people on his staff like Grady Little and his coaches, Kim Ng, Logan White, Bill LaJoie, Acey Kohrogi, De Jon Watson, Chris Haydock, Luchy Guerra, Ellen Harrigan, Adriana Urzua, Curtis Jung, Scott Akasaki, Travis McCourt, former employees like Terry Collins, Roy Smith and Bill McLaughlin and of course, every scout, minor league manager, coach, trainer, front office staffer and player development person who has had a hand in the impressive turnaround of our baseball operations.
Equally as exciting for the baseball operations crew was Newsweek Magazine’s list of Who’s Next, which came out yesterday and named Kim Ng as one of those people in business to watch in 2007. That’s quite an impressive honor and well deserved.
It’s been a great 2006, but there’s not a person in our organization who thinks our work is done. There’s always room for improvement and we’re hoping that 2007 will bring great excitement to Dodger Stadium and to all of you, the fans.