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2013 Dodgers programI will let my appropriation of Willard Mullin’s classic cover to the Dodgers Year Book of 1955 (World Series, anyone?) speak for me today, after two more victories (4-2 on Tuesday and 5-4 in 12 innings last night) and another sweep.

Except for one thing! Way to go, Captain Clutch!

Andre Ethier pinches in a two-run homer in the ninth to tie the game. Adrian Gonzalez would go on to single in Yasiel "Don't Make Me Stop at First" Puig in the 12th.

Andre Ethier pinches in a two-run homer in the ninth to tie the game. Adrian Gonzalez would go on to single in Yasiel “Don’t Make Me Stop at First” Puig in the 12th.

Vin Scully has taken to calling Dodger Stadium the "Magic Castle."

Vin Scully has taken to calling Dodger Stadium the “Magic Castle.”

So I’m walking out of the first Dodger game I paid for myself this year — we won, 4-2 — and this Mets fan in full jersey and frown walks past me. Obviously jealous that I can’t stop smiling, he mutters, “We’ll get you tomorrow.” To which I reply, “That’s what they all say!”

That’s what the Rays said (sweep!), that’s what the Cards said (we took 3 of 4), and that’s what the Cubs said (another sweep). So you can dream, Mets fans, but don’t count your chickens before the Dodgers have a chance to fry them up.

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!