Great interviews in Earth history: A.J. Ellis

Thanks to Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness for catching this. We were talking about it on Twitter today and at the game Monday: A.J. Ellis can basically write his own ticket as a broadcaster after his playing career is over, assuming he doesn’t write his own ticket as a manager. For my part, I’m not sure I can wait that long. Wire him up and have him do commentary during Game 1 at St. Louis on Friday.

  • Joe Jimenez

    I agree completely Jon. I was lucky enough to be watching I.T. live this afternoon and posted 2 pictures (Pre-Tape, Post Tape) with the caption. “Greatest interview ever.” P.S. Is there any way to add ( to the list of reputable Dodger Blogs? Any info and/or direction would be appreciated, Thanks Jon!

    • foul tip

      Enjoyable read.

      Question coming from your “about” section: “This year I’ve attended 50 games and in the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of working at Dodger Stadium as a supervisor.”

      Not clear on how if you’re a supervisor/employee you didn’t attend all home games? No intent to be snarky, just curious.

      • Joe Jimenez

        Thanks for reading, foul tip. Didn’t take your comment as snarky at all but I appreciate it. Your confusion got me back, read, and fix it as I can see how it could be unclear. In short, I attended 50 games this year (at time of publishing) I was a supervisor in 2011. (I added a more about my working there and how that did not mean watching 81 games.) Thanks again!

  • ASW1

    So, 5 pm Pacific time start Friday, huh ?

    • RBI

      My birthday…

      • foul tip

        For your birthday, may you get a Greinke 4-hit shutout and a 7-0 Dodger victory powered by Andre Either’s two 2-run homers and great catch in CF, followed immediately by an outfield assist for a double play.

        All wrapped in a nice package wrapped with a Dodger blue bow.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Great scenario, but I’d settle for two words . . . “Dodger victory.”

          • foul tip

            Yup. But reach for the stars, you might get the moon, etc.,

  • SaMoDodger

    Too funny.

  • Linkmeister

    Glib, that’s what he is. Witty, too.

  • LittleBlueBicycle

    Vin needs to stay at least until AJ is retired. I want weekly commentary now on the Trader Joe’s-Sledgehammers rivalry..

  • WBBsAs

    Dodger notable Andy Pafko has died at 92:

  • WBBsAs

    This is the St. Louis baseball tradition that deserves to be emulate this weekend:

  • WBBsAs

    There’s a certain discomfort among many Dodger fans because in the past, even when the team has been very good they’ve usually been underdogs. Now they’re overdogs.

  • Jon Weisman


  • peter drysdale

    That was the funniest thing I’ve seen in quite a while.