By Jon Weisman
Zack Greinke, tonight’s starting pitcher, is a well known front-office aficionado. In this piece for the Register, Bill Plunkett explores with Greinke how realistic a career in baseball would be.
Read the whole piece, but here’s a small sample:
“I’ve thought about what I’m going to do after baseball for probably the past 10 years now and that’s always been one of the possibilities,” Greinke, 31, said. “A lot of that depends on family and if I’d be willing to be away from family as much as it takes to do a job like that. Especially to do a job like that well, it takes a lot of time. And if you get pretty high up in the front office, it takes a lot of time. You’re pretty much saying goodbye to your family.”
For now, Greinke’s focus is on the Padres and maintaining his strong 2015 performance. As Eric Stephen notes at True Blue L.A., “Greinke has started 83 different innings this season, and has allowed multiple runs in just four of them, never more than two runs in a single inning.”
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Tonight is the first time the Dodgers have started Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, Justin Turner, Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal and Jimmy Rollins together this season — which is essentially the Dodger starting lineup for the time being.