June 2009

Preparing for the Draft


68355.jpgSince January 1st, I have traveled more than 68,000 miles to promote the Dodgers and spread the baseball gospel to all those who will listen.

Tomorrow I leave for New York, actually Secaucus, where Major League Baseball will hold its annual first-year player draft.

The Dodgers have the 36th pick this year, which is a pick in the compensation round.  We lost our first round pick when we signed Orlando Hudson.

If you want to wacth the draft, you can watch on the MLB Network, or on mlb.tv.


Dodgers and Dalmations


Cook-off.jpgYesterday I went down to Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles Fire Fighters Relief Association was holding its 12th annual “Hope for Fire Fighters” event, which benefits widows, orphans and disabled fire fighters.

“Hope for Firefighters” is the largest fundraiser of its kind in the nation.  Each year, fire stations from throughout the Los Angeles area line Hope Street in Downtown L.A., cooking their “firehouse specialties” for the community and competing for “best food” and “best dessert” and “best theme” trophies.  Tens of thousands of employees from the Los Angeles Financial District and high-rise office buildings of Bunker Hill pour out to attend this lively, lunch-time, street fair.  The event also includes a silent auction, live bands and corporate sponsored “Muster Teams” competing in the Bucket Brigade, Hose Cart Pull and Suit-Up and Life Ring Catch Competitions.

My role was that of celebrity judge, and I was responsible for trying a dish from each fire house that was competing in the cook-off.  Station 3, which is located on Alvarado and Sunset, was nice enough to grill Dodger Dogs, and while the other houses did an outstanding job with the carne asada, ceviche, fish tacos, jerk chicken, and tri-tip, you konw where my heart lies.

Hey, I know it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

It was great to see all the support for the firemen.  They risk their lives on a daily basis for our welfare, and I would like to publicly thank them for their sacrifice and bravery.

Young and the Restless


yr_evergreen_wallpaper_yr_evergreen_wp_1280x1024.jpgIn today’s episode of the Young and the Restless (KCBS 2), I have a voice role as I host a call-in show.  I end up playing a pivotal role in helping Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Amber (Adrienne Frantz) find a new path. 
The show starts at 11:30 a.m. PAC.  If you can’t watch it at 11:30, don’t worry, it will be replayed on SoapNet later today.