January 22, 2003 |
Robert Daly was in New York on Monday, where he reported the temperature to be 14 degrees, much too bitter to be construed as an invigorating break from the hot seat that comes with being chairman of the Dodgers, a position that now could become even hotter as the flames of another potential distraction licks at a franchise that has known only turmoil since News Corp. bought it in 1998.
October 7, 2000 |
There was only one statement during Friday's Dodger news conference that rang absolutely true. There was one phrase that didn't make you shake your head in disagreement or disbelief. It came when Chairman Bob Daly said, "Certainly, it's a tough day for the Los Angeles Dodgers." Sure was. Pathetic, even. Was that really the general manager begging for forgiveness and asking for another chance?
October 7, 2000 |
The Dodgers finally made the firing of Manager Davey Johnson official Friday while apologizing for this season's missteps in a tense Dodger Stadium news conference. Chairman Bob Daly, President Bob Graziano and General Manager Kevin Malone stoically answered questions about the decision to fire baseball's winningest active manager, the continuing management upheaval under Fox and the impact of the disastrous Malone-Johnson partnership in the organization's latest change in direction.
October 1, 2000 |
As besieged Dodger Chairman Bob Daly begins his evaluation of General Manager Kevin Malone and Manager Davey Johnson (if Johnson's status hasn't already been determined), one person with whom he talks frequently and who seems to have become something more than just a player agent, club and industry sources say, is Scott Boras.
April 9, 2000
If they made a movie about Robert Daly ("Hemorrhaging Dodger Blue," by James Bates, March 12), a young Jimmy Stewart might play the lead. Daly has that same original, all-American quality--that of a friendly, modest man who exudes fundamental decency and common sense. However dire a crisis the Dodgers may face, Daly's calm voice always would have a way of reassuring the team. Clarence Evan Dale Santos Adelanto
March 12, 2000 |
New Dodger chief Robert Daly squints into the glare above Chavez Ravine, looking through the glass walls of his office, just a pop fly from the foul pole marking left field. "This is my field of dreams," he says. Some field of dreams. On this day, Dodger Stadium is a field of dirt. Lots of it, thanks to a $50-million make-over that must be finished before the Cincinnati Reds show up on April 14 for the home opener.