1/28/15-Something Current–Dodgers Caravan/Bank of America-by Jon SooHoo,Juan Ocampo, Patrick Gee and Jessica Sterling/LA Dodgers
Long Beach Rescue Mission Visit with Justin Turner, Kenny Landreaux and Matt Luke by Jon SooHoo
Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena with Al Downing and Steve Yeager by Patrick Gee
Taking place from 1/13-1/15, our program is titled “Strong Minds, Healthy Bodies.” We are thrilled to be hosting 27 of our young men (listed below) at Dodger Stadium, as well as our minor league coordinators and managers.
The focus of our program is on developing stronger players and men through creating a family environment, developing a culture of trust and communication, and challenging them mentally. Though there is time for players to stay on their standard off-season routine, we are not presenting a physical showcase. Instead, we will feature 3 full days of guest speakers and thoughtful sessions on topics such as nutrition, sleep, and communication.
In Player Development, and throughout the Dodgers’ organization, we believe strongly in intellectual flexibility. We are asking all invitees to come prepared to question assumptions, ask the question why, and absorb new information. Additionally, communication is a fundamental requirement for our refreshed Dodger Way, and it should always be viewed as a two-way street. This program provides an opportunity for our players and staff to get to know each other and share ideas, philosophies, and beliefs.
We expect this program to be an engaging, educational addition to our off-season, and one that will aid in preparing us for a tremendous 2015 season.
Congratulations to Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez….
While I was the Chief Photographer at the Daily Trojan, I hired Randy to be a staff photographer in hope of beating the Daily Bruin in football. It didn’t work but I am glad I hired him as he was and is a really good photographer.
In 1991, I followed Orel Hershiser up to Bakersfield to photograph his rehab game and I took this photo of a young Pedro Martinez waving to the ladies in the grandstand.
It was great working with and photographing both of you Hall of Famers.