A pair of southpaws
Today we signed two more non-roster invitees to Spring Training and you will recognize both names. Mike Myers and the former Dodger, Tom Martin will both be coming to Spring Training. For Martin, this is his second time in camp as a non-roster guy and I still remember the first time he showed up at Dodgertown in the Spring of 2003. He was sitting at a table in the clubhouse and none of us had any idea who he was or what he was doing there. I was about to go over and ask him for his media credential when our clubhouse manager told me that he was a friend of Paul Shuey’s and he had just tried out for the team and made it. A hard-throwing lefty, he was going to be with us throughout camp.
By the end of the year, Martin had appeared in 80 games, the most ever by a Dodger left-hander and a record that stood until Joe Beimel broke it last season. He had a 3.53 ERA and has stayed in the bigs for the last three years, which is pretty cool.
On a different note, I caught up yesterday with a former colleague of mine from my days at MLB.com. Doug Miller, who used to cover the Angels in 2002 when I covered the Giants, has moved over to MLB.com/entertainment, which ties baseball and the entertainment world together. There’s some very interesting stuff there, including a blog that Doug is doing on MLBlogs, so check it out if you’re surfing the Internet and looking to keep yourself "entertained."
And finally, for those of you who didn’t get to see a piece of Tommy’s magic at the Kings game last night, be sure to read about it. You really have to see it to believe it sometimes.