Friday, January 01, 2010

What Are Your (Dodger-Related) New Year's Resolutions?

Happy new year! Got any resolutions? Feel free to share them in the comments.

I, SoSG Orel, resolve to:

  • NOT BLAME all the Dodgers' problems on Frank and Jamie McCourt's divorce. After all, I'm sure some of it is Drew McCourt's fault too.
  • NOT FREAK OUT if Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier doesn't have a great April. It is totally reasonable to expect that Kemp will win another Gold Glove (who called it, baby?) and Ethier will collect at least six more walkoff hits in 2010. Yes, totally reasonable.
  • CONTINUE BELIEVING Russell Martin's 2009 was an aberration. One Drop in the bucket, so to speak.
  • SUPPORT Chad Billingsley. Plunking batters isn't your style, I get it. (Not just one? Maybe a Phillie? Okay, never mind.)
  • KEEP ON THINKING Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum will dominate the NL West for years to come. And the Dodgers are better off having selected Kershaw instead of Lincecum in the 2006 draft.
  • HOPE Manny plays like someone earning $20 million, and not like your typical 38-year-old. Because he can't be both, right?
  • NOT WORRY about the starting rotation. We got it done last year with only three guys with more than 30 starts, right? We can do it again...without Randy Wolf, right? Hello...is this thing on?

7 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My Dodger-related resolution is to put more trust into the young guns. Guys like McDonald, Elbert, and Lindblom need support.

My non-Dodger resolution is to watch more hockey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Though that second one could be Dodger-related due to EK's post from a while back.

Dusty Baker said...

Agreed, MLASF. Great point. I'll do the same.

rbnlaw said...

My Dodger resolution for 2010 is to be more positive about our chances in the upcoming season.


Even though I'm certain we have too many questions to answer before April.

Damn. These resolutions are hard to keep.

Neeebs said...

More Hockey? That's not really possible in the Neeebs house.

Dodgers resolution would be not to freak out if 50 percent of the starting line-up gets off to a slow start.

Fred's Brim said...

my resolution continues to be to go to more Dodger games, including some in LA (thinking the Yankees series)

I also resolve to hate the Giants more

Dusty Baker said...

That's a tall order, FB, re Gints hating. But it can be done. And I know you can accomplish it. Let's tailgate on my patio for the Yank-mes series.

I resolve to go to at least as many if not more games than I did last year (25).