Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MLB.com Really Straining To Find Anything Positive About Dodgers

Check out the preview for our upcoming series against our archrival:

The Dodgers, meanwhile, were considered among the best teams in the NL prior to Opening Day but have stumbled through a tough season marked by ownership uncertainty, player injuries and surprisingly ineffective performances. They've conceded that they're a team undergoing a fair measure of transition and that their dwindling playoff hopes are all but dashed.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre fielded a lineup light on power and experience Sunday -- four of the eight position players have not homered in the big leagues -- but assured that the Giants will face the best possible lineup beginning Tuesday.

"In all fairness to the teams that are competing, we line up our best guys against the teams that are in contention," Torre said. "When you are dealing [with] where we are at and the teams that are still alive, when you are talking about San Diego, San Francisco and Colorado, I think for the good of the game you have to do that.

"You try to win with the people you have out there."

Maybe so, but why does it seem like the people we're putting out there seem less and less like our best try to win?

10 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Funny, I actually had a dream late this morning about watching a Dodger game and being extremely frustrated as it seemed they were about to blow a lead in the 9th.

I figured it was a dream when they got the third out and the win was preserved.

MR. F said...

Any Bay Area people (Paul?) gonna try to make a game?

MR. F said...

Expanding the question:
anybody on SoSG online right now?

Josh S. said...

I've been back in SoSG 2008, Mr. F.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm present, but distracted by this pesky workday I couldn't get out of.

rbnlaw said...

I'd love to be in the Bay Area. Not sure I'd want to go to the game.

Fred's Brim said...

I have a friend going to tonight's game. He's a Yankee fan and is one of the few who hates Torre and Jeter. If you hear a guy screaming at Joe to stop sleeping on the bench, it may be him

karina said...

I have something positive:

Vin Scully is returning next season

karina said...

So Josh is browsing all the silliness between the Sons, Erin, Quad and I in GTs :)

Josh S. said...

Yeah, 2008 was really the Karina & Erin show, with Quad going nuts on the puzzles.