I have called for you to walk the plank for a long time, but with a chance to pull to .500 tonight, this Dodger team has made me look like an idiot! So, I’m sorry!
I still have some concerns, but boy, oh boy, you have shut me up, Donnie Ballgame!
There are still some concerns about Ned Colletti, but he is looking a lot better with Ricky Nolasco on the team. I may have to apologize to him too.
What is real, is whether this team can stay healthy. If they can, they are going to be a factor… a big factor!
I still have concerns about some of the big contracts to damaged good (Carl Crawford, et al) but that’s just me.
This is the biggest game of the year for the Dodgers, as they can pull to .500 after being 12 games below that threshold a couple of weeks ago.
Of course Puig and Ramirez have been getting all the ink, but let’s not forget that Andre Ethier is playing a serviceable CF while raising his BA to .272 and Adrian Gonzalez. A-Gon is no longer one of the best first basemen in baseball, but he’s still very, very good and a great guy to have on the team. James Loney is still hitting .316 with a .370 OB% but A-Gon is better (I want to know what happened to James – this is what I always thought he would be?).
Nalasco is an excellent #5 or even a #4.
Capuano and Lilly can’t both be on the roster.
Will the Dodgers really make a run at Garza? You never know.
Here’s the only think to remember: DO NOT TRADE ROSS STRIPLING! EVER!
I wish I had time to post more, but for the past two months I have been acting as the General Contractor on my wife’s ice cream shop (now open). WYLIEPALOOZA
Now, I acting as the GC on our new venture into a neighborhood water store: http://timmonswatersystems.com/ (site a long way from done)
We are tearing it up from the floor up.
…and my day job is running US Water… which is growing a a 38% clip this year. Yikes!
Plus, I am MR. Mom lately, running my son to football practice, the orthodontist and all that stuff since my wife is tied to her new venture for a while. Wyliepalooza is named after our grand daughter Wylie.
The construction at Timmons Water will be done this month with the Grand Opening August 1st, but Wyliepalooza is open and getting lots of publicity. This came out today:
Someday, I will be back to normal.
…. uh, what’s normal?