Much like many of you, this has been a somewhat normal week in the office. We took our interns to lunch to thank them for their hard work this season and we’re playing catch up on emails and other things that have sat on our to-do lists for months. As you can imagine, there’s not a lot of down time during the season despite the fact that days can start at 9 a.m. and go until 11 p.m. on a regular basis.
We’re also hard at work on the Season in Review guide and we’ll post the PDFs when they’re finished like last season. When the team goes to the playoffs, everyone stays through the night to make sure it’s ready by Game 1 of the Division Series but we’re able to take more time now to ensure that it has less (hopefully no) errors in it. This will serve as a guide for the media until the new 2008 Information Guide comes out in early March.
We’re also hard at work starting to plan for the 50th anniversary celebration, which will be a huge part of next season at Dodger Stadium. This will take the hard work of countless people in the front office, as will the numerous other initiatives that will be unveiled or introduced in the weeks and months to come.
Demolition has also started taking place on the Field Level, which will look completely different next year and hopefully provide the fans with many of the amenities that are in other ballparks across the country. It should also decrease the time spent waiting in line dramatically, which is one of the biggest complaints we’ve received over the 10-plus years I’ve been here. If you don’t usually sit on the field level, please be patient, as we’ll be working our way up during future offseasons.
Otherwise, it’s relatively quiet around here, which is never fun in October. But just like the fans, we’re watching the postseason every day and I, for one, am glad to see the NL West representing well so far. As we all know, anything can happen (just ask Derek Lowe, Dave Roberts and the rest of the 2004 Red Sox), so I’m not counting the Phillies or Cubs out just yet.
Anyone care to place their predictions for the postseason in the comments? At least you’ll have proof that you "called the Indians over the Cubs in the World Series" when and if it actually happens.
That’s about it for now. Have a good weekend.