Hello from one of baseball’s jewel settings, Vero Beach. The town is nothing special, but Dodgertown remains a throwback. The place has some wear, but is well maintained. Of course, walls of the press room and dining hall is a photo montage of Dodger history.
They old timers say the place hasn’t changed much since the Boys of Summer. The stars, of course, have condos and don’t stay in dorms anymore. Can you imagine Nomar Garciaparra sharing a room?
The Dodgers are moving west again after this year. When Sandy Koufax was in Mets camp last week he said it was time for a change, that most of the transplants who moved south from New York to follow the Dodgers had passed.Economically, the Dodgers’ sponsors are on the other side of the country. I understand the economics of this, but also appreciate the sentiment.