Finally getting a chance to post after quite a long day and hopefully you all got the chance to see the news conference honoring Jeff Kent. If not, there’s video, photos and all sorts of awesome coverage on the front of dodgers.com and mlb.com, but it was certainly an honor to emcee the event and be a part of his “last day” in the Major Leagues. I think a lot of people have seen a different side of Jeff over the last four years with the Dodgers but he certainly let down his guard a little today, and it was pretty cool to witness.
I actually got to spend the morning with Jeff and his family and just seeing how important they are to him seems to validate his decision to “go home” and spend more time with them. As I told him today, he’s got the best years of his life ahead of him and with his motorcycle dealership and the golf course he just purchased, he will certainly be busy.
One thing I think is for certain…we can mark our calendars five years for now for a trip to Cooperstown, where Jeff will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame as the greatest offensive second baseman of all time.