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So as band wagon fans jump off the Dodger bus in droves as the Dodgers go through their first losing string of the year and tumble back to .500, I’ll switch gears as this team we follow with such loyalty is completely depressing me. I could address the injuries, the slumps the bullpen failures and the questionable lineups. But the struggles will happen over 162 games and re-group is a constant during the season long marathon.
Tomorrow is another giveaway day at the Stadium, something that I usually look forward to if it happens to be a game I'm attending. I love collecting Dodger giveaway collectibles as most do. They could hand me a frayed apron, held together by a couple of strands of twine, slap a flying baseball Dodger logo on it and suddenly that $1.50 worth of shredded cloth is a super cool grilling apron.
Give me a cheap plastic license plate frame with an interlocking LA logo on it and I'll attach that thing to my vehicle because I think it looks great.
A giveaway Dodger beach towel is hanging in my bathroom and it's about as ratty and worn as any towel I own. My wife has a collection of plush towels from Bed Bath and Beyond that are of top quality. I don't touch those things, 'cuz my Dodger towel is there.
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