I noticed a couple days ago that Josh Segal, the guy who runs Dodgerblues.com, got married and went on a honeymoon (yes, I read that site for a laugh just like the rest of you). He took a couple of weeks off from posting and our congrats go out to him and his wife.
Well, he’s not the only Dodger blogging Josh to take a break, as I’ll be gone starting Monday for a couple weeks with the pending birth of our first child. I should be back in the office in late October, so in the meantime, I hope you all will moderate the comments and put new topics up for discussion from time to time so the site doesn’t go stale. In fact, three of the great women who work in our department got an outfit for the soon-to-be-born child that says, "Check out my daddy’s blog" so hopefully you’ll take that advice.
Meanwhile, I played poker last night with the same group of guys I played poker with last year during the NLCS and I learned two things. The first is that I hate playing poker during the NLCS. I’d much rather be working games at Dodger Stadium than watching another team on TV. The second thing is that someone asked me last night what I did for a living and the topic of conversation shifted to the Dodgers for a bit. He is a huge fan and was a season-ticket holder until about five years ago. When I asked him what he thought we should or would do this offseason, he said that he thought we’d sign a big-name free agent just so that we can fill up the stadium but that it won’t help us win.
That actually made me really sad to think that some real Dodger fans – no matter how many or few – truly believe that anyone here is satisfied with just setting attendance records. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I know that all of you won’t necessarily agree with how everyone here goes about trying to win, but as someone who spends more than 3,000 hours a year at this stadium, I’d like to leave you with one assurance: That everyone here – from ownership to baseball operations to the team on the field and those of us on the business side of the organization – wants nothing more than to celebrate a World Championship with the fans of Los Angeles. You deserve it and we will all work as hard as humanly possible in the coming months and years to make it come to fruition.
Enjoy the next couple of weeks and Go Dodgers!