Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times Dodgers Blog sums up yesterday’s game pretty well.
JhallWally and trublue4ever provided the inspiration for today’s post.
Both the Dodgers and I have flown into a place that we don’t want to be. I am having some major plumbing work done and have spent the last week trying to coordinate everything.
Today, I found out that my insurance is not going to cover everything and I have to come up with $1500 which I don’t have. I am totally stressed by this problem and other similar problems. They all involve people wanting money from me to fix things. Then I think about the silly game of baseball where even the greenest rookie makes $414,000 a year. I am trying to support a family of four on 6% of that amount.
What is tearing me up inside from worry about how I can pay the plumber, or the auto mechanic, or replace the microwave oven that just broke yesterday would not even be a passing thought for a major league player. Just write a check and the problem disappears.
The winds are the same. They just affect me and the Dodgers in different ways.
Maybe a wealthy Dodger would consider sending a donation to my PayPal account brian at brianoconnell dot net to help me out of my s**t storm. Unfortunately, only some new players that are actually good can help the Dodgers out of theirs. A new owner wouldn’t hurt either.
Warning – Do not watch this video if you are offended by scatological humor.
This Day in Dodgers History
On August 16, 1964 – St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but takes the nightcap as Curt Simmons tosses a six hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.