The kid was a gamer. A part-time pitcher in high school, he racked up a state-record 27 consecutive victories, even though Webster said he didn't possess outstanding stuff -- a fastball that sat in the 83-86-mph range to go with "a little cutter and changeup."
The folks back home were watching or listening to what he did then, and they'll continue to do so regardless of where he plays.
Cruze said KRHW's broadcasting deal with the Dodgers is contingent upon DeWitt being on the major league roster and that if DeWitt is sent to triple-A Las Vegas, the station would try to acquire broadcasting rights for that team.
Marshall, who attended high school with DeWitt's parents and whose daughter is the same age as DeWitt, said he will spend his 30th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis watching the Dodgers face the Cardinals.
"The only thing that would be better is if he was playing for the Cardinals," Marshall said. "But it could be worse, I guess. He could be playing for the Cubs."