Glad you found our new blog … this should be a lot of fun. A casual way to talk about the team and life on the road. Steve and I are hoping to update this blog more often than not before and after games, hopefully we can get a good dialog going with you and maybe it’ll spill over into the broadcasts. That’s the goal.
Today was the first regular season broadcast for Steve and I. I feel a bit guilty that the Dodgers’ 8-game winning streak came to an end on our watch … but what can you do? The Dodgers didn’t do a ton right for the majority of the game but they still had a real shot to tie or go ahead in the ninth. They fought and that’s got to make everyone happy. I think that Joe T. will take his chances with Russell Martin at the plate with the game on the line. He’s a special player.
For me … I had a blast doing my first TV Dodger game. There were a lot of 16-hour bus rides to Winnipeg to get to this point. A lot of pickled eggs and lutefisk sandwiches in Fargo to get to my first Dodger TV game. A lot of rainy nights pulling the tarp on and off in Rochester thinking about a chance like this. Thousands of hours of minor league games where no one was listening to get to this point where I could talk with you Dodger fans.
Unfortunately the final score wasn’t that memorable. But I’ll always remember it. And hey, the Dodgers have still won 8 of 9 …. and still can go 158-4 on the season.
Until tomorrow ….