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Why are the Dodgers doing this to us?

Yesterday’s come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning was great. Never could I have imagined the Dodgers would execute the Earl Weaver (a three-run homer) perfectly to take the lead. It was only the third time this season the Dodgers had won a game when trailing after eight innings; they had lost 59 times in that situation.

As high of a high as that was, reality starts to creep in.

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Last year after that glorious September 18th back-to-back-to-back-to-back homer game, the Dodgers went on to lose the next two games to the woeful-as-ever Pirates at home. What’s to say the same won’t happen again?

Perhaps playing in San Francisco will help deter the let down. The Dodgers have won 11 consecutive games at Telecom-of-the-Month Park, and tonight they have Chad Billingsley going up against rookie Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez, making his second start of the season, had been in the bullpen racking up a 5.30 ERA in 29 games pitched. In his first start against the Washington Nationals he gave up six hits and three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings for a 4-1 loss.

Basically the Dodgers have a good chance of winning this game, but like I said earlier they have found ways in the past to screw things up after an emotional victory.

Speaking of screwing things up, the MLB has unveiled a new plan today in order for postseason ticket availability to be more equitable and efficient. Anyone who thinks they might want to go to a Dodger postseason game must register at the Dodger's ticket opportunity website. The deadline to register for the NL Divisional Series tickets is September 24th. A random drawing will take place after September 24th where the winner will be able to watch the Dodgers choke in the playoffs yet again purchase one game for the NLDS.

As for the NL Championship Series and World Series (they can dream, can't they?) the deadline for registration will be announced at a later date.

I only have one word in response to this: BINGO! Now where's my Pepto?

AP Photo by Jerry Lai