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Dodgers Devoted Diehards Demoralized

Posted on: August 27, 2008 5:07 am
 

O.K. Who doesn't enjoy a good alliteration in a title?

Well I can't say enough about the heart breakers against the Phillies, Giants, & now even the Nationals.  Although disheartened by these losses, it's the continuous posts of doom that have taken their toll

I'm amazed at how quickly things have turned with our own fans.  It's only been about two weeks since our own sweep of the Phillies.  Do you remember our posts after that?  I certainly do.  Most of us were talking about how sweet the lineup was, Kuroda on fire, Kershaw impressing and Broxton being ready to be our next star closer.  No worries, tied for first & soon to be alone at the top. Now most of the posts are of condemnation, who should get fired & what we need for 2009.

You know I hadn't been familiar with the term front-runners until recently but maybe we're guilty of just that very term?

So we've had some disastrous embarrassments of late.  Is it enough reason to capitulate on the rest of the season?  I don't think so.  I've been a fan for over 30 years now and I remember times being down 3 games with only 3 to play and I was still cheering for the miracle.  This is a shame what I'm seeing.  We're 3 games back with about 28 games left.  That's hardly a time to call it a day and start the season ending sulk.

There's a phrase that comes to mind.  Something about "enjoy the journey not just the destination" .  Sometimes you get a few bumps and bruises along the way or for us a few gun shots and stab wounds, still that just makes it all the more sweeter when you reach your goal.

Now I'm not saying we're going to win the World Series let alone our division.  A matter of fact at this point I'm worried about getting passed up by the Rockies.  At least let the games play out and then see where we stand.  I would never give up on the season until it's mathematically impossible to win and you know what either should you.

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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2008 2:13 pm
 

Dodgers Devoted Diehards Demoralized

Batabings,

I, too, am still pulling for the turnaround. The first series with the Phillies was awesome. The Dodgers were putting up runs and the pitching was solid -- just what we need to win the division. Since then, I can't figure out what made the team go flat. In the second series with Philadelphia, the offense was putting lots of runners on base but no one could get the big hit to break it open and Jonathan Broxton couldn't hold a 2-1 lead in the 9th.

On offense, we can't rely on Manny Ramirez to drive in 5 runs a game. It's got to be a team effort.

The Diamondbacks didn't run away from us despite the losses but when you get a series against the Nationals, you've got to take advantage. We must win these next two. It was a killer to waste a strong outing by Derek Lowe. He's hasn't had much support all season.

There are still two big series coming up. LA can win this thing by going head to head with Arizona. But we've got to take advantage of the softer schedule while we've got it.

Cut me and I bleed Dodger Blue, but I'd rather be Dodger Blue in the face from cheering the victories.

Go Blue!



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