Dodger Stadium Is Safe
Another day, another win for the Dodgers. Currently having the best record in all of baseball at 12-5, the Dodgers show no signs of falling apart like the deep depression of 2005*. Even when a high-priced starting pitcher** goes down, the Dodgers have a lizard-like quality to replace him with someone just as effective. While I’m deeply impressed with what they’re doing now, 2005 is still in the back of my mind. I’m happy but very cautious.
One thing that’s really irking me now is the lack of media attention given to the Dodgers on a national level. You’d be hard pressed to find any mention of the team on ESPN. Granted they have a heavily East Coast bias (read: Red Sox-Yankee bias), but this is a little ridiculous. I realize that the Dodgers have hit less homers than A-Rod alone has. I realize that watching a Dodger’s game now is a bit boring. But say something about the hitting and pitching at the very least. The Dodgers don’t have the best record in baseball just by luck.
However this might be a blessing in disguise. With little attention when the Blue play east coast teams that worry me (i.e., the Mets and Braves) they can get a couple of cheap wins. Or worse yet they’ll tank like they did in 2005 saving the embarrassment of being hyped up in April just to have the entire nation scoff in July.
Meanwhile, let's talk about the class of Dodger fans and overall safety at Dodger games - two things that are questioned each season.