Sunday, May 16, 2010

7 In A Row!

It's amazing how quickly the tide can turn.

It was only a short few weeks ago when it seemed like the whole of Dodger nation was about to tear itself apart at the seems. We were in last place in the Western Division, had a pitching staff bordering on unwatchable and defense only a T-ball coach could appreciate.

Screams for Colletti's head and pitchforks aimed at Torre and Honeycutt could be read daily from blog to blog, message board to message board, and from water cooler to desk.

Unsurprisingly, as quickly as the naysayers gained steam the Dodger pitching staff regained their composure. Starting last Sunday the Dodgers have pulled off 7 great starts with 7 great relief appearances by the pen. Not only that, the Dodgers offense, one of the only bright spots in this young season, has not regressed. They continue to hit the cover off the ball.

As it stands tonight, the Dodgers are on a 7 game winning streak. They are only 2 games behind the division leaders and take the mantle as the hottest team in the league.

Blog Kiosk: 5/16/2010

What is there to worry about? We got 6 wins in a row.
  • Night Owl Cards writes about Dodger stickers. I use to love these too.
  • Check out the Baseball Die-Hard Index, via Trolley Dodger. Although I agree with most of it, I do believe the Dodger Die-Hard numbers are a little light. After all, it's telling me that Houston Astros fans are more Die-Hard than us- NO WAY!
  • Reed Johnson has a blog called Reed Between the Lines.
  • Read what ballplayers have to say about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's batting stance. It's some fairly light-hearted stuff.
  • The real life "Field of Dreams" is for sale in Dyersville, Iowa. For $5.4Mil you could own the 193 acres that Ray Kinsella used to plow over for a Baseball field. This field was built by Universal Studios for use in the movie and has been maintained by the property owner ever since.
  • Frank and Son Collectible Show is still alive and kicking. I remember this weekly show from the mid-90's.
  • What a disaster. Incredible photos, as always, from Boston.com.
  • Lenny Dysktra is now selling stuff on Craigslist, via Sports Locker.
  • Star Trek: The LOST Generation.

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