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A message from Major League Baseball before I start this drivel. For one lucky baseball loving, red blooded, testosterone raging man or lesbian comes an opportunity of a lifetime. He/she gets a DATE WITH ALYSSA MILANO!

If you want to as close to her as Barry Zito, Carl Pavano and Tubby have been, just fill out the entry form here and good luck. And from the looks of this list all you need to show is promise – actual performance in the clutch is not important.

As for the Dodger’s game my oh my oh my. I could easily sit here typing away words that trash the club and bemoan the fact it looks like they’ve given up the season and will go nowhere. But they’ve done this too many times and always seem to be in contention of a division title.

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Take last year for instance. After the All-Star break they promptly lost 12 of 14 games before going on a tear in August and September to end up in a tie in first place. So I’m not going to say everything is hopeless. But we have to face the facts. If the Dodgers do not get the offense going, they have absolutely no chance to compete in September for a division title.

The Dodgers have been proactive this week in trying to remedy this. To the delight of the Dodger Faithful they brought up Matt Kemp and James Loney from the minors, and Grady Little has moved Useless to batting in the eighth spot. The youngsters will hopefully provide the pop and energy that will oil up the creak in the club.

And that pop and energy is sorely needed from the Dodgers.

When a starting pitcher has given the team three complete games and have been pegged with a loss in each of them, I start to feel real bad. At this point I want to go up to Prozac, give him a hug and tell him everything is going to be all right. If I was in Prozac's shoes, there would be at least one person now on the DL with broken arms and a concussion (*cough*Useless*cough*).

Other Notes

There is some debate over whether it was all right to boo Bob's Big Boy at Friday night's game on the heels of the complete ninth inning meltdown in San Diego Thursday night.

I was at the game Friday night, and I was part of the booing. I wanted to let him know that I did not approve of his performance. Thursday night aside, he had been struggling lately. Yes it's negative reinforcement, but he's an adult and a professional athlete.

I was also booing because Grady took out Tubby on only 86 pitches with two outs in the top of the eighth. It seemed like a boneheaded move to me.

I couldn't watch while Big Boy pitched to his only batter, but when he got the strike out I did stand up and applaud.

People just need to be less sensitive about things.

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Things are going to get worse for the Dodgers before they get better. See the Dodgers lose this next series against the New York Mets and next weekend's series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of California and maybe San Diego of Rancho Cucamonga. It's going to be tough for the Blue Crew until the young guys get comfortable in the majors. But they will improve, and I still say the Dodgers will be in the World Series. For reals yo.

AP Photo by Jeff Lewis