February 2010

A sign that things are looking up!

Look what showed up over Dodger Stadium last night…

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Baseball season is upon us…

Congratulations to Rowland Heights’s Jacob Martinez, who predicted the Saints’ would win 28-17 yesterday, coming within three points of the correct score. We’re going to send out a Dodger prize package, including an autographed baseball and other memorabilia.

And with that, football season has come to a close and baseball is upon us. Less than two weeks before we report to Camelback Ranch.

Are any of you planning on coming out?

Are you ready for some baseball?

It’s the last official day of football season, so get it out of your system now and get ready to start watching America’s pastime.

Just for fun, why doesn’t everyone list their prediction for the score of the Superbowl and we’ll send something out to the person who comes closest to getting it right?

Caravaning throughout Los Angeles…

It’s been an amazing two days hitting all areas around Los Angeles and seeing so many fans out there.

The stories are all over the news and on the front of the site, so check them out and be sure to check out the photo galleries, too. Some great shots.

It certainly has those of us at the organization counting down the days until pitchers and catchers report…17 days left, in case you’re wondering.

Off to Olvera Street for the finale of the caravan…

A memorable luncheon…

Just came from a very cool luncheon which takes place each year and is hosted by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association.

Vin Scully was receiving the President’s Award from the organization and Jim Hill was put into the Hall of Fame and both gave very moving speeches but the event turned into an impromptu lovefest for Vin that has rarely been equaled. It seemed that everyone who won an award talked at length about Vin’s role in their career and he was clearly humbled by the whole thing. He really is as classy as any individual I’ve ever been around and we are all very fortunate to have him be the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Other key Dodger people who won awards were Vin for best TV and radio play by play announcer, Jaime Jarrin for Spanish-language broadcaster, Ken Levine for talk show host (he gave props to Josh Suchon, his partner) and Eric Karros for pre or postgame host. We’re proud of all of them, and a personal shout out goes to Nancy Mazmanian, formerly of the Angels, who won the “High Five” award. And lots of love went out to the memory of Rory Markas, among others who we lost this year.

Meanwhile, at the same time that event was going on, we had the kickoff to the caravan at USC Hospital and tomorrow and Wednesday, we’ll be kicking around town and hope to see you all there.

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