Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sandy Koufax Back in the Fold

From "Dodgers to be joined by Koufax at Spring Training" by Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:

The Dodgers, who will take eight starting pitchers to Spring Training next month, will also take the greatest pitcher in franchise history.

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax has returned to the club as special advisor to chairman Mark Walter. Koufax will spend a portion of Spring Training working with the club's pitchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale and consult during the season.

"I'm delighted to be back with the Dodgers," Koufax said. "I'm looking forward to spending time with the team during Spring Training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles. Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium."

Koufax's return is another in a string of fan-friendly decisions by new ownership.

"The Dodgers are thrilled to have Sandy back with the organization," president and CEO Stan Kasten said. "Sandy's experience and perspective will be invaluable as we endeavor to do everything in our power to bring the city of Los Angeles a World Series champion."

Chalk up another victory for the Guggenbros. Welcome back, Sandy!

photo: @TommyLasorda

6 comments:

BJ Killeen said...

This is great news; so excited!

Fred's Brim said...

Yes Yes Yes!

Spank said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

The Dodger Way, indeed.

Hideo Nomo said...

Loving everything about this offseason!

Now, uh, don't play like shit.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I might head to Cameltoe Ranch for the first time!