Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Scooped by the Best
I guess I’m learning as I go. If you sit on a great story, eventually someone else will beat you to it.
I had a posting a month or so ago in which I recommended Tom Seidler be selected by Bud Selig to be the new conservator of the Dodgers.
Tom, as many of you know, is the grandson of Walter O’Malley and owner of the Single A Visalia Rawhide in the California League. He is the only remaining O’Malley in organized baseball.
I fired him off an email and he kindly responded. I then sent him a request for an interview and he said, “anytime, come on out and visit.” So I sat on the story. I even marked my calendar for a trip out there in July, to speak with Tom and watch the Quakes play the Rawhide. My mistake because now Kurt Streeter at the Times beat me to it. I'll still go out there though. I look forward to seeing the Visalia facility and personally experiencing the Visalia baseball experience.
It’s a great piece from last Saturday. Take a look at it.
It looks like Tom Seidler is a great fit for minor league baseball where he found the passion of the game that existed years ago. When money wasn’t the only driving force in the game. I can’t help be feel extremely disappointed that he isn’t providing those personal touches and attention at Chavez Ravine as the owner of the Dodgers. That's where he should have been in the first place. L.A.'s loss is Visalia's gain.
A big thank you to Martin over at http://truetotheblue81.blogspot.com who sent me a message and tipped me off on the article.
About the Dodgers...uh, sometimes, I find it healthy to step away from the happenings of the big club. I must say though, things can't get much lower than they are right now. With the tough part of the schedule coming up, we're probably in for a long, rough ride.