A couple of weeks ago I received an email from the Dodger PR folks about the 3rd annual Dodger Blogger Night. With it so late in the season already I had thought they would choose to forgo the festivities this season. Fortunately, I was wrong about that.
Yesterday evening was the day and it was really a treat to meet everybody there. First, I would like to thank the organizers Amy Summers and Josh Rawitch for putting it all together. I really feel fortunate to have been a guest of the Dodgers for the 3rd straight year and really appreciate their desire to reach out to us.
I had met many of the bloggers there before; like Steve Sax with Sons of Steve Garvey, Eric Stephen with True Blue LA, Robert Timm with Dodger Dugout, Chris from Dodgerfan.net. I must say, though, it was a great pleasure to met, for the first time, Roberto with Vin Scully Is My Homeboy. He is the mad genius behind one of my favorite blogs. Click on any of the links above for their post about the evening. There were many more there so I apologize for missing anybody.
For the skinny on any important revelations go and check out Dodger Dugout or True Blue LA above. They have done a much better job than I could have hoped to do. Anyway, on to a couple of photos. Below is Ned Colletti answering some of our questions (Josh Rawitch is standing behind him). Nothing really substantive was shared- other than to let us know that he doesn't read any of us. Thanks Ned!
Then Ron Cey came in to say hello and spent a good amount of time in the suite. He even turned to the free food, opened up one of the trays and remarked about the spicy chicken wings before pulling out a plate for himself. He wondered aloud how we bloggers could go so long without finishing off the wings. Hearing this, I dutifully crawled over and helped myself to a second helping.
After all this many more Dodger folks showed up. Dennis Mannion, the team President, stopped by along with Kim Ng, the teams Vice President and Assistant GM. The highlight of the night was yet to come. Windell Middlebrooks, better known as the Miller Lite Guy, unexpectedly walked into the suite to say hello. In one word meeting him was "awesome!"