After two and a half years in the post, embattled Kevin Malone, called a distraction Dodgers chairman Bob Daly, resigns as the team's general manager. Despite having the league's largest payroll, Los Angeles has failed to make the playoffs during his tenure, compiling a mediocre 178-176 record.
At Wrigley Field, Odalis Perez is perfect for six innings against the Cubs, only giving up Corey Patterson's bad-hop infield single leading off the seventh in the Dodgers' 10-0 rout of the Cubs. The 24-year-old southpaw faces the minimum 27 batters in his first career shutout when Chris Stynes, the next hitter, grounds into a double play.
Brad Penny's 96-mph fastball is missed by Dodger batterymate Russell Martin and knocks out umpire Kerwin Danley. After the players leave the field, the home plate arbitrator, who lost consciousness briefly, is placed on a stretcher and leaves the Dodgers-Rockies game in an ambulance.
"We can't tell you to survive the storms of life, we can tell you to dance in the rain, and you can do it. You really can do it. Very difficult, but possible." - VIN SCULLY, delivering the commencement address at Pepperdine University.
Vin Scully receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, the institution's highest honor. The Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster delivers a stirring commencement address to the 2008 Class of Seaver College, telling the graduates that achieving dreams may be "very difficult, but possible."