First full-squad workouts

The first full-squad workout took place today and I’m glad to report that the sun has come out in Vero and things seem to be getting better by the day. There were no injuries to report, unless you count my pulled groin muscle from our nightly football games among the front office staff. I’m not going on the DL, though…this one should be day-to-day.

Along those lines, though, Yhency Brazoban took a huge step today in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, as he threw off the mound for the first time since injuring his elbow. Tony Jackson of the Daily News had a nice feature on him in this morning’s paper and though he does seem like a forgotten man at times because he’s not in the news a lot, you can rest assured that no one here has forgotten his abilities.

One really important thing to mention to those of you who haven’t filled your thirst for Dodger news – tomorrow is the start of Dodgers On Demand straight from Vero Beach, where our partners at Time Warner Cable will be posting 5-7 minute reports every day from Vero Beach, making them the only place on TV where you can get original news every day from Dodgertown. For any subscribers of Time Warner Digital Cable, you get this completely free. Just go to channel 1 and look in the "local" folder. This is a huge benefit to Dodger fans and TWC has a crew of four guys who have been working around the clock since they arrived to get this off the ground, so be sure to check it out.

Today was also a busy day in the PR Department, as we sent off the final proof to our yearly media guide, which we’re no longer calling a media guide. It’s now an information guide because the truth is, it’s equally as valuable to fans as it is to the media. You’ll be able to purchase copies at the Top of the Park Gift Store once the season starts and inside, you’ll find 500 pages of player bios, executive bios, history and records, player development bios and information and all sorts of other really interesting info for true fans. On the cover this year is Jackie Robinson because as you probably have heard, we’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of his Major League debut all season long.

And finally, we have had our partners from KCAL/CBS out here the last couple days, so Jim Hill taped about 20 interviews with various Dodger players. Be sure to check that out in the next couple of weeks, as they’ll be airing throughout the spring.



    Getting up there in age ah Josh. I really hope Brazoban has a good work ethic, The Kid has tons of talent.


    Sorry Josh on the 40 spot and its just getting worse….. was on my knees abit today working on subflooring termite and water damage. The standing part after really ******.But on the upside we have kids in the farm to do the work we don’t want to do anymore send out an upcommer to play football Plenty of golf and its gonna kill me if you don’t go get some Bass while still in Fl.Those fish have a deathwish in Fl.Brokenback Rapala’s twitched next to reeds really get hammered there when its warm.


    Josh, thanks for the daily updates. just got laid off after 19 yrs on the same job. James Earl Ray was right, the only constant is baseball, especially Dodger baseball.helps with my attitude.
    have an idea for Saito’s song, “Mr. Roboto” by Styx. it has a japanese flavor AND he pitched like a robot last year. domo arigato


    As for Sammy’s Song, I have a few suggestions:

    Thunderstruck – ACDC

    Dr. Feelgood – Motley Crue

    Unchained – Van Halen

    Bodies – Drowning Pool

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