Opinion of Kingman's Performance

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It Gets Worse Everyday...

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Just how bad can things get?  Apparently pretty bad.  30 wins out of 72 games is a pace to set team records for futility.  Even if the Dodgers ran the table with wins up to the half-way mark of the season, they’d still be under .500.  And if that happened, we’d all be giddy with excitement because aside from the first week of the season, the Dodgers haven’t rolled up a three game winning streak.

Puig brings excitement, and that makes the games fun to watch still, but after his plate appearance is over, what are we doing?  Well I know that I’m counting how many men are in the batting order before Puig comes to the plate again.

Even Clayton Kershaw can’t save this club.  He’s bound to have some lackluster performances, but they are magnified when this ball club is awful, which has been pretty much the entire season.  A 5-5 record with a 2.06 ERA says it all.

If the team returns from San Diego with two more losses, heads have to roll.  Simple as that.  I’m not publicly calling for Mattingly to be fired, but enough is enough and maybe a  mix up in the management ranks of this team will amount to a few wins.  That’s too bad, because Don is a nice man.  But we all know what Leo Durocher said...

It's getting to the point that I'm actually thinking that perhaps a last place finish won't be so bad since they'll be selecting one of the top 5 players in the draft next year.  That is pathetic and something that Dodger fans do not deserve, but it is what it is.  

One thing that has certainly gone unnoticed is that Dodger fans lead the major leagues in attendance this year.  I credit our "fickle" fan base for sticking with these guys, because they certainly don't deserve it.  Baseball fans can poke fun at the beach balls, the wave and the "arrive late-leave early" stereotype, but there's no denying that more Dodger fans move the turnstiles than fans of any other team in baseball.  Kudos to us for sticking with these under-performing millionaires through this awful, awful season.



  1. Just seeing if I can post. Test. test.

  2. Right now the Dodgers would get a #5 overall draft pick. Unfortunately, one would think they will finish middle of the pack so get a middle round pick.

    A hard lesson to learn that you can't buy immediate success. Takes time to build but they have had 25 years to build.

  3. Harold, It's a hard lesson and crushing reality. $220 million can't even buy a .500 team. The mismanagement of resources is astonishingly bad and there is no reason Colletti should keep his job.