Baseball Fever

I’m a bit of a baseball nut, so I’ve really been looking forward to baseball season. This hasn’t been helped by the fact that I got the Ken Burns baseball documentary series on DVD for Xmas. Even though I disagree with a lot of the trades that the Dodgers made, both late last season and during the off-season, not to mention the whole “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Ventura County, and let’s not forget the Inland Empire” thing, I’m still very excited about the start of baseball season.

That said, I pose an open question to Jim Tracy (for those of you who don’t know, he’s the manager of the Dodgers):

Haven’t you learned by now that you can’t leave Jeff Weaver in for more than 4, maybe 5 innings, tops?

I mean, seriously. Every time that surfer boy starts, he pitches fine for the first 4 innings. By the fifth, he’s usually tiring, but most of the time he can manage to get through that inning without any kind of spectacular screw-up. But, hey, Jim? Do me and every Dodger fan in this city a favor and NEVER, EVER leave him in after the 5th. PLEASE. I beg of you.

Case in point: tonight, Weaver pitched fine for 5 innings, giving up only one run, and then gave up two base hits in the 6th, which led to a 3-run homer for Guerrero. Exciting for the Orange County Angels of Riverside, sure, but not so good for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of Los Angeles.

So, Jim, pretty please, with sugar on top, will you get someone in there to relieve our fair-haired starter if he starts to tire in the 5th? The fans would really appreciate it. We might even consider forgiving you for not getting rid of Dreifort.*

*Please note: The opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the author. Other Dodger fans are not required to forgive Tracy for keeping Dreifort.

5 thoughts on “Baseball Fever”

  1. I am going to keep repeating “Opening Day, Opening Day” and attempt to forget who we let go of in the off-season, who we didn’t get in the off-season, and especially the fact that Gagne just went on the DL.

    Ohhmmmmmmmmmmpening Day.

    Ohhmmmmmmmmmmpening Day.

  2. I can’t wait for the season to start! I want the Dodgers to do well, but all of the off-season moves have gotten me so angry. However being the complete sucker, I will still remain a fan.

    Tracy has nothing to do with the Dreifort deal. If I remember correctly, the FOX ownership signed him to a long term deal after a superb season. Then he got injured and never recovered. So there’s really nothing anyone can do. *shrugs*

  3. Yeah. The Dodgers are my first love. I’ve turned my back on the Lakers and refuse to forgive them until Shaq retires. But the Dodgers can tease me and break my heart year after year and I’ll keep coming back.

    I’m with you on the Weaver thing. And what is with that big ass chain, anyway?

  4. What’s up with all of you baseball fans learning of my super-secret homegirl backroad Dodger-traffic avoiding resident way home? Those of you that do know the way, KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES…lest we residents near Dodger Stadium start closing local roads and making your traffic worse. BTW, there is free parking and a free shuttle from the Avenue 26/Figueroa Lincoln Heights Gold Line station to Dodger Stadium. Keep the secret back way on the DL please.

  5. Jeff Weaver takes like half a season before his arm builds up enough stamina to go a full 7 or 8 innings. And than he’s a stud. I’d wish they send him to play winter ball so he’d be sharp when he starts the real season.

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