As we begin a New Year with Spring Training and Opening Day right around the corner, we want to wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year from Lasorda’s Lair!
A brand New Year brings hope that a World Series championship will be brought back to Los Angeles. We have a lot to look forward to with the new ownership group at the helm. We will not be satisfied with a second place finish! This year will be the year. Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw will be leading the way to the playoffs.Brand new Dodgers like Zack Greinke, Ryu Hyun-Jin, and Carl Crawford will get the chance to shine. Others like Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley will have the opportunity to seize redemption after injury plagued their 2012 seasons. Veterans like Ted Lilly, Mark Ellis, Jerry Hairston Jr., and Skip Schumaker will try to leave their mark on the season. Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez will try to carve their niche in L.A. A.J. Ellis will work those walks once again while rookie Tim Federowicz will get his feet wet in the bigs. Luis Cruz and Andre Ethier will try to prove the naysayers wrong. Kenley Jansen, Ronald Belisario, Scott Elbert, and Brandon League will work to create a truly formidable bullpen. Third year manager Don Mattingly will look to improve on his first two seasons.
We all have the same goal in mind. To score runs. To win games. To play in October.
Go Blue in 2013!