If you’re reading this, you’re probably a Dodger fan and if you’re a Dodger fan – or a fan of LA sports at all – you’ve probably read Steve Bisheff countless times in your life. For more than four decades, Steve has covered sports here in Los Angeles and today, he penned his final column for the Orange County Register before retiring.
It seems kind of strange to wish him well and congratulate him on a blog, given that in his final article, he talks about the days of crafting articles on a type writer, but the entire Dodger organization would be remiss if we did not congratulate him publicly. In the few years that I’ve known him, Steve has always been extremely professional and thorough and I’ve really enjoyed reading his work. In the farewell spread of today’s OCR, there’s an extremely complimentary quote from Tommy Lasorda, whom Bish covered for many years.
There’s no doubt, the world of sports media is changing almost every day. We even had someone post clips from yesterday’s press conference on You Tube, which is kind of hard to fathom. But there’s a lot to be said for an old school guy who did his job the right way and in all my time at the Dodgers, I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about Steve.
So get your last read while you can and be sure to check out his favorite ten columns over the years, including this one on Vin Scully from last season.
Good luck, Steve. You’ll be missed in the press box and we all wish you and Marsha well in retirement.