Archives for category: 2013
The only bright spot, another Hanley Ramirez home run.

The only bright spot, another Hanley Ramirez home run.

If this is what the postseason is going to look like, don’t get too set on a World Series at Chavez Ravine.

Cincinnati swept the Dodgers with a 3-2 win on Sunday, after two other one-run victories on Friday and Saturday.

It’s not like the Dodgers didn’t stand a chance. They had plenty of opportunities, especially in the 6th and 7th innings. They could have gone ahead and perhaps hung on, but once the Reds brought out the smokin’ Aroldis Chapman to uphold the 2-2 tie in the 9th, our faltering batters were flailing at 100+-mph blurs.

Meanwhile, Don Mattingly turned to Ronald Belisario in the bottom of the 9th, bafflingly unaware of what all Dodger fans know by now: Belisario will give up a run to the first or second batter he faces. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter, because the Dodgers have a four- or five-run lead, but in a tied game? Mattingly lives in a state of denial if he thinks he can bring in Belisario in a tied game.

So here is our losing streak. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Let’s just hope it doesn’t last all month.

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laI may have been wrong when I said that the Dodgers organization and Stan Kasten only care about money and not about the true blue fans.

The other day, after my vow to renew my boycott of the Dodgers and never give them another dime of my money, I got a call from Billy Hunter, vice president of ticket operations. I was not around, so my husband took the call, in which Mr. Hunter apologized for my unhappy experiences this season with Dodger ticketing representatives.

According to my husband, Mr. Hunter was extremely nice, knew about all of my grievances and graciously apologized for the misdirected postseason ticket invoice.

It was a classy move for this highly placed executive to take the time and call one unhappy fan. I am impressed and greatly appreciative.

Pitch Imperfect
The Dodgers lost the third game in Colorado, 7-5, and, because I’m feeling generous toward them today, I’m not going to say anything about three “reclamation projects” taking the ┬ámound in the same game.

Drop It!As anyone who sits near me during a game knows, whenever a Dodger hits a fly ball, I yell, “Drop it, drop it, drop it!” as the opposing team’s outfielder readies himself to catch the ball. I’ll admit, it doesn’t work 99% of the time. But once in a while, it does.

Thanks to Colorado left fielder (just converted from infielder) Charlie Culberson, the Dodgers held on to beat the Rockies, 7-4, in the second of three games in Denver behind another strong start by Ricky Nolasco, quickly becoming one of my favorite Dodgers.

Poor Culberson dropped a can-of-corn fly ball by Mark Ellis with the bases loaded in the ninth inning yesterday, allowing three runs to score, which proved to be crucial when Ronald Belisario gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Let’s see the sweep today!