Dodgers All-Access Features Baseball’s Top Team

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Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, General Manager Farhan Zaidi, President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and former Dodger great Orel Hershiser were among the featured guests as the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission partnered with Dodgers Foundation to host the fourth annual Dodgers All-Access at Dodger Stadium.

The Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, hosted the fourth annual Dodgers All-Access at Dodger Stadium on Monday. This officially sanctioned Dodger event afforded 400 guests the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at the iconic franchise’s stadium.
The evening included a panel discussion with current and former Dodger players, coaches and executives. Guests had the opportunity to take batting practice in the Dodger batting cages, pitch in the Dodgers’ bullpen, tour the stadium, call play-by-play action on historic Dodger moments, take photos throughout the stadium with current and alumni legends, bid on Dodgers memorabilia in the silent auction and enjoy a dinner on the infield.
The program included two panel discussions. Dodger Manager Dave Roberts, Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi participated in the first panel discussion, “The Business Perspective.” To close the evening, former Dodgers first basemen Steve Garvey and Eric Karros joined current first baseman Cody Bellinger in an exclusive interview with emcees John Hartung (SportsNet LA anchor) and Orel Hershiser (former Cy Young winner and World Series MVP).
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Pasadena’s Friedman Helps Build Dodgers Into World Series Contenders

Andrew Friedman
Photo courtesy Jon SooHoo / Dodgers Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, who resides in Pasadena, has helped change baseball culture in Los Angeles since joining the organization in October 2014. The Dodgers boast the league’s best record as they seek their first World Series appearance since 1988.

The Dodgers have ruled the Los Angeles sports scene for the past several years, but the
beloved team is now the talk of Major League Baseball, and for good reason.
“The Dodgers are absolutely amazing,” ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian said on television after L.A. defeated the White Sox last Thursday. Los Angeles had notched its 31st win in the last 35 games, a feat that had not been accomplished since the 1977 Kansas City Royals. “They lead the league in ERA, they lead the league with 10 shutouts and they’re second in the league in runs scored.”
As of Tuesday, the Dodgers also have a major-league-best 69 victories and a double-digit lead in the National League West, which they have won the past four seasons.
“I think it has to do with the number of different guys who have had their fingerprints on the success of the team to date,” said Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, who resides in Pasadena. “We’ve had a few guys who have been consistently way above average, and a number of other guys who have chipped in to give us length in the lineup and rotation.” Continue reading “Pasadena’s Friedman Helps Build Dodgers Into World Series Contenders”