A tough day for the Dodger family
Yesterday was a very tough day all around, with the worst news coming from Las Vegas, where minor league hitting instructor Bill Robinson passed away while visiting our Triple-A team. I only met Bill a handful of times, but he was extremely friendly and every person I’ve spoken to that knew him well is really saddened by this stunning loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the family of Brett Butler, who suffered a minor stroke over the weekend, too.
Under these circumstances, losing yesterday’s game seemed rather insignificant, and with Jeff Kent hurting himself in the final inning, it was a day that we’d all just as soon forget (while honoring Bill’s memory, of course).
Today, in the spirit of giving, Manny Mota is hosting his annual golf tournament that benefits the kids in the Dominican Republic and Derek Lowe is hosting his first (the Dodgers Dream Foundation’s third) annual bowling event in Hollywood to benefit the DDF and UCLA’s Mattel Children’s hospital. He’ll have about 10 teammates there and just about everyone involved in the Dodger organization will be doing something today to make a difference in someone’s life who is less fortunate they we are. Hopefully each of you can do the same…