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We shouldn't be surprised the Lucy is wearing Dodger blue.

We shouldn’t be surprised that Lucy is wearing Dodger blue.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig

So, for two days, Yasiel Puig was the Great Blue Hope, coming in just in time to save a horrible, injury-plagued season. But just like Lucy with the football, the Dodgers have fooled us Charlie Browns again.

Why do we fall for it every time? We should know by now that the Dodgers of today are the most heartbreaking baseball team since the Dodgers of Brooklyn before 1955.

Perhaps it is the ongoing relationship with Frank McCourt that has jinxed the team’s chance of ever satisfying fully. No question that man is toxic, and the fact that the Guggenheim Partnership will defend to the death their right not to really tell fans how much they are paying him proves that they are owners with no morals, no respect for the intelligence of their fan base, and something to hide.

I have worked for people like that, and I know how frustrating it is to toil day after day, doing the best you can for people you can’t trust. I wasn’t getting millions for it, but the principle’s the same.

Bad karma is just bad karma, and there ain’t nobody you can bring up from AA Chattanooga that will cure that.

Brandon League looks like he knows what he's doing.

Brandon League looks like he knows what he’s doing.

He blew the save (not a surprise) and he got the win (say what!?!).

Brandon League, the Dodgers “closer,” lost an 11-pitch battle with Todd Helton when the Colorado pinch-hitter smoked a two-run homer into the cheap seats to tie the score, 5-5, in the bottom of the ninth. League sucks. I mean, Todd Helton is good, but Brandon League never met lead he couldn’t lose.

However, in the 10th, Ramon Hernandez singled and lightning bolt Carl Crawford took his place as a pinch runner. Crawford went to third on a sharp single by Skip Shumaker and then scored on a ground out by Luis Cruz. Yay!

That was all the Dodgers needed, but Juan Uribe, a startlingly good hitter these days, knocked a solid single into center to score Shumaker. Insurance run. Everyone knows the Dodgers can never have enough insurance runs.

Especially when Ronald Belisario comes in to pitch the bottom of the 10th. Another surprise! He retired the side in order, and the Dodgers won, 7-5.

That is all well and good, but it won’t mean anything if we can’t start stringing some together. C’mon!

Hell Is Now Frozen Over
After his RBI single in the 10th, Juan Uribe stole second.

banana copyHe actually said: “The trajectory of that curve ball looked exactly like a banana!”

Sorry, Charlie, but you should leave the color commentary to Rick Monday.

Oh yeah, and the Dodgers are still eight games under .500 with nearly a third of the season gone.

We’ve got Clayton Kershaw on the mound today, but I don’t want to jinx it like I did the last time he pitched. I thought we had a chance, but then he gave up three runs in the second inning. Nobody’s perfect!