At the start of this we had some technical difficulties so LA Dodger Great Reggie Smith took over till we got Fred Claire online, what a great job by both. Fred Claire Dodgers GM from 1987 to 1998. Discuss so much with Mr. Claire. His battle with cancer and message to all who have to deal with this horrible thing. His book outlines the battle with cancer, support levels, and also the way to the World Series trophy. How the Dodgers build that incredible culture called the Dodger way which Reggie Smith was part of through his career as a player/coach. How Mr. Claire started off in Journalism to being one of the best, classist and more respected GM’s in the game. Building continuity, trust and having great ownership. What made coaches like Tommy Lasorda and others so successful. Building the grassroots level of the game and why so important. Helping the game develop on a worldwide scale along with his owner Peter O’Malley. Helping baseball get into the Olympics. Umpires and the technology they want to use to replace some umpires. Large market teams vs smaller. His thoughts on the player/owner negotiations going on through these tough times, 2020. If you were a GM today what adjustments would you have to make. Your relationship with Amateur coaches in the game, why so important? Integrity of the game is so important. Relationships with players are critical. When making a trade what are some of the protocols to follow? And more. Fred Claire Twitter @Fred_Claire Order his book online, Amazon, or google it, etc.
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