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The Dodgers Win It 2-1 (sound familiar?)

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There is no better reason to call in sick to work than a Dodgers mid-week day game. So that's just what I did. To make the whole experience even better, the Dodgers won a close one to the joy of everyone except the 3 Arizona fans in the crowd. Ha ha, too bad for them, who's leading the division now, you Sedona wearing punks?

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Hendrickson pitched a great game. Went 5 innings with 3 hits and no earned runs. Plus he was an NBA player for 4 seasons and the tallest Dodger ever. Since the game ended around 3:30, he still has time to run on over to Phoenix and help the Lakers out tonight.

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Hendrickson tried to pick off Quentin, who decided to haul ass to second base. Nomar threw to Furcal and Quentin was out by a mile. Don't try that in our house, Arizona! We're too quick for you, you silly desert tortoises.

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All You Can Eat Right Field Bleachers: not a popular lunch spot I guess.

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It was a nice warm day out and people started taking off their clothes, for better or for worse. What can you do?

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Martin was really, really mad about striking out. I couldn't hear what he was saying, but I assume it was something like "come on, God. Help a brotha' out!"

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Furcal got on base by hitting the ball a million miles into the air so the center fielder apparently lost it in the sun. Juan Pierre hit him in and didn't commit any errors today! Hooray!

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Then Furcal decided to go bowling with his batting helmet, and ended up with a spare.

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Is there anything better than watching Vin Scully sing take me out to the ballgame? No.

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And say adios to Mr. Belligerent here. He apparently had to leave early, maybe he had a business meeting or needed to get back to work. He missed the excitement of Saito's save. Will he learn his lesson? Probably not.

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All photos taken by an exhausted and sunburned Malingering, who will miss the Dodgers until May 11th.