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Dodger's Terror Alert: Severe
I’ve had it with this Dodger’s team.
They remind me of the Laker’s team this past season where the only thing that could be counted on was their inconsistency.
Right now I’m tired of guessing which Dodger’s team will show up to the park. After destroying the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Tuesday night, the Dodgers decide to be charitable and then some Wednesday night getting spanked 12-1.
Things were so bad even home base umpire Eric Cooper decided he had enough after six innings. He pulled a muscle and left the game.
Boy I envied Cooper.
The game was over when Frank Thomas doubled to left to start off the bottom of the second. It was the start of the eight run, six hit inning that chased Hong-Chih Kuo out of the game after 1 2/3 innings. Incidentally Kuo's last batter was Frank Thomas who belted a grand slam.
Let's get one thing straight: Toronto is not a good team. They have been wracked with injuries sending 12 players to the disabled list this season. This isn't like being beaten by the Angels who have the second-best record in all of baseball.
So are the Dodgers good or bad? I don't know, and I'm pretty close to not caring anymore. So I made a nice little graphic as seen above. If the government can protect us from the ominous danger of the terrorists, consider this my way of protecting you the Dodger fan from the horror that is the Dodger's 2007 season.
And horror is not an exaggeration by any sense of the word.
How is Juan Pierre still in the line up? Yeah he fast on the bases, but you can't steal first base.
Why is Andre Ethier still there? Matt Kemp is hitting far better right now, and it's doing Kemp an injustice by not playing him on a more regular basis.
James Loney? Why bother bringing him up when Nomar Garciapopup insists on managing to score an out.
Jeff Kent's been in a slump since his family went back to Texas.
Tony Abreu has some great at-bats but always strikes out.
Russell Martin is in some kind of funk.
Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that the only reliable bat would be Luis Gonzalez's?
The situation is not helped when our General Manager goes up to San Francisco to dumpster dive for a pitcher.
I just don't get it anymore.
Thankfully it's only June, and there's still more than half of the season left to play. But the longer this goes, the more I smell 2005's 71-91 season on the horizon.
Now I know what Cubs' fans go through.
Graphic produced by Moi courtesy of frustration and 10 minutes to kill.
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