I think that song is appropriate for your LA Dodgers. Listen, read the lyrics and weep! The Dodgers are deeply entrenched in last place!
The Dodgers have the third worst record in the NL. Only the Cubs and Marlins are worse than the Dodgers. Throw in San Diego (the team just ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West) and you have a total three team payroll about the same as the Dodgers. I mean you can finish last by spending just $50 million. Maybe Stan Kasten needs someone to explain to him that $216 dollars is a lot to spend to finish last. This is a train wreck…. or worse!
Excuse of the Day (you pick):
- But it’s early.
- It’s not the training staffs’ fault.
- It’s just the injuries.
- It’s not Mattingly’s fault.
- Kasten knows what to do.
- It’s a long season – they will be OK.
- That’s just baseball.
There’s a lot more excuses you could add, but this is a bottom-line business. You lose, you go home. You lose, someone gets blamed. You lose, someone get fired, You have injuries, the training staff has to share some of the blame – it’s delusional to think otherwise.
This bunch is averaging 3.3 runs a game while giving up 4.1 runs a game. Their clutch hitting has had it’s clutch go out. Big Mac is just a sandwich, not a batting coach. This team is flirting with disaster.
How Do You Measure…
- Laziness?Deeply Entrenched
There is no barometer, but I know it when I see it.
The same is true with the LA Dodgers. My son-in-law stayed with us Tuesday night because we live near the airport and he had a 5:00 AM flight to catch. He’s a big Red Sox fan, but he watched the Dodger game with me. I think it was in the 5th inning that he said “They look tired. They have no energy.”
Yeah, even Ray Charles can see that! There is no silver lining…