A big thank you to everyone who came out for the Isotopes’ eighth-annual job fair. A grand total of 1,325 people came to Isotopes Park last Saturday, which was the largest turnout in the history of the event by almost 300. While a turnout like that shows the high regard people in Albuquerque have for the Isotopes, it’s also a rather somber sign that a lot of people in these economic times are still hurting. Nearly every age and socio-economic background was represented, showing how pervasive these hard times have become. To that end, if it were possible to hire everyone who showed up we would but unfortunately there are only around 150 openings, which means a lot of people are going to still be out there looking for any type of work. If you came out to the Job Fair, you will be notified within the next two weeks if you will be offered a position or not.
Major League Weekend tickets go on sale this Saturday and the match-up between the Rockies and Mariners is shaping up to be really intriguing. Many are predicting the Rox and Dodgers to battle it out for NL West supremacy this season, while the Mariners were extremely aggressive over the off-season and are suddenly a favorite to win the AL West. It’s not often you get to see two playoff-caliber teams battle it out in your home town. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM at Isotopes Park and on-line. Click here for details.
Dodgers.com has a great story on infielder Ivan DeJesus, who broke his leg last spring and is nearly all the way back. There’s a very good chance that DeJesus, one of the Dodgers’ top prospects, will start the season in Albuquerque, where he was slated to start last year before the injury.
How awesome are the Winter Olympics? As you spend the week rooting for Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis, and Shaun White, don’t forget that Pitchers and Catchers report to Dodgers Spring Training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona this Saturday! Spring is neigh!