Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker cheer as Clayton Kershaw singles in two runs in the second inning.

Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker cheer as Clayton Kershaw singles in two runs in the second inning.

Another weekend, another sweep! What can I say? The Dodgers took care of the ball-hiding Rays with aplomb, routing them, 8-2, on Sunday.

That whole “hidden-ball trick” thing was really something. Sure, it’s clever, but I heard one stupid sportscaster say, “The Rays helping their case with the old hidden-ball trick.” How did that little ruse (instigated by James Loney, by the way) help their case? They lost that game 5-0!

I used to like James Loney, when he was a Dodger. I know he got traded, and people hold grudges against employers who let them go. But that first game, when the Rays jumped out to a 6-0 lead, Loney was all over the base paths with this big, shit-eating grin on his face, like, “Yeah, we got this!” You guys got it all right! You got swept!

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