Earlier this week Los Angeles Times writer Steve Dilbeck posted an article about the Dodgers’ new-look front office that was full of cliched, hack jokes about “geeks” and “nerds” and statistics and all the crap the baseball world seemingly moved past years ago.
Here was one of his lame references:
The Dodgers have formed their very own Geek Squad. Not exactly sure how much baseball wherewithal they actually have, but I know where I’m taking my laptop the next time it has a virus.
And so today, when new general manager Farhan Zaidi met with the media during his introductory press conference, he started by saying this:
New Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi opens press conference with this: “Is Steve Dilbeck here, by the way? I brought my mini-screwdriver with me.”
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) November 7, 2014
Smart, respected within baseball, and funny. Or at least funnier than Dilbeck, which admittedly isn’t saying much.