Normally at this time of year, our department is in the initial planning stages for the following season as well as moving full speed ahead on the next year’s media/information guide which takes months to compile.
However, since yesterday’s announcement of Joe Torre’s hiring, the phones have literally been ringing off the hook here and there’s not enough time in the day to respond to every email request that comes in. It’s a great "problem" to have and clearly there’s a lot of enthusiasm for his arrival, as well there should be.
We’ve spent all day putting together what will surely be the largest press conference we’ve ever staged at Dodger Stadium. It will take place on Monday down on the field, which is a first, and we hope it will reflect the class and dignity of a baseball legend like Joe Torre.
Though the press conference is not open to the public, you all can watch it live on dodgers.com if you’re at your computer or FSN Prime Ticket and KCAL, our TV broadcast partners. It will start right at 10 a.m. PT and will hopefully give Dodger fans some answers to the questions they’ve been wanting to know since yesterday’s announcement.
After that, it’s off to the general managers meetings for Ned, Kim and their staff as they lay the groundwork for the trades and free agent signings that lay ahead.
There’s no other real news to report as we head into the weekend. Still nothing on the coaches despite public reports to the contrary and it’s a big day tomorrow for Brad Penny, whose horse, Excess Temptation, is running locally.
Have a nice weekend and be sure to watch the live press conference Monday morning for the latest news.