I can’t say that I expected to come back to the office on Monday to all of the craziness of the past few days, but needless to say, it’s been quite the whirlwind.
Thanks to all of you on the well wishes. I’m happy to report that everyone is great back home and life has gotten infinitely better. Anyone with kids can certainly attest to that.
As for things here in Dodgerland, I want to thank Grady for everything he’s done for the organization and for me, personally, over the past two years. While many of you seem to be happy with the change and have been advocating for it, most of you have also let it be known that your opinions are not personal towards him and I’m glad to know that. I really think that you’d be hard pressed to find a finer person in any walk of life. He’s honest, loyal, hard-working and the consummate professional. The sort of burnout that happens in this game has been seen numerous times, most recently up in Seattle back in July, and I applaud Grady for his actions.
While there’s been a ton written about us over the past few days, I believe Tim Brown’s account on Yahoo is the closest I’ve seen to being accurate. That’s not to say it’s perfect but I’ve long respected him for getting the story right and I think he did that here.
I’m obviously not in a position to comment on any negotiations currently going on, but we’re all hopeful that this gets resolved soon and that we can move forward as an organization and start improving the other areas of the team that need improvement.
As soon as I have more information that I can share, I certainly will and hope to start updating the blog on a regular, if not daily basis.