Will the extra rest help Clayton Kershaw pitch better or make him want to throw every pitch 150 MPH? We shall find out soon.
- Pierre, LF
- Furcal, SS
- Hudson, 2B
- Blake, 3B
- Loney, 1B
- Martin, C
- Ethier, RF
- Kemp, CF
- Kershaw, P
At LAdodgerTalk.com, we are at a critical juncture. Tony Jackson wants to join with us, and essentially be the “beat writer” for the LA Dodgers. He will provide you updates daily (he thinks 20-30 each day) about the Dodgers. To do this, he has to travel with the Dodgers and be at every game with them. He has to be at the ballpark when they arrive, and he has to be the last one to leave. It may sound like fun, but believe me, it is a very hard job. I am just going to be frank – in order to day this, he needs to make enough money to live on, and cover his travel expenses. The big question is whether or not we can generate enough revenue to pay him. How do we do that? Well, there are 4 basic ways:
- Donations (I ruled that out right away – it just isn’t appropriate);
- Sponsors (two or three companies or individuals who want to “sponsor” Tony to report on the Dodgers on LAdodgerTalk.com);
- Advertising (pay-per-clicks or companies who want to appear on our site); and
- Special “insider info” area on our site (this is simple a subscription area, where Tony Jackson’s blog will be – it might cost $4.95 a month or $39.95 per year).
I am open to suggestions and I have promised Tony that by June 15, 2009 we will know the answer to that question. Will he stay and be a permannet part of LAdodgerTalk.com or will he have to get a job somewhere else? I know what I would like to do, but in reality, this is YOUR blog!
So, what do you say?
Look, we will go on with or without Tony, but Tony brings a unique perspective to this blog. He has an amazing insight and quite a Rolodex of contacts. He is also my friend!