Thursday, June 05, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 6/5/2014 - Dodger Links - RIP, Don Zimmer

Some eager youngsters are captured reaching for some Baseballs by Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
“I always go out to do my best and to enjoy myself on the field,” Puig said in Spanish. “I don’t do the things I do to bother anyone. If they have been bothered, I apologize again. I’m just trying to enjoy myself and give my best to the fans, who are spending their leisure time coming out to see us.”
"Tommy [Lasorda] says it all the time -- it seems corny at times, but we all have to get on one end of the rope and pull," Mattingly said Wednesday. "Anytime you've heard Tommy say that, it's absolutely true."
But Mattingly did get in one more zinger, a profane one, when he was asked about the Dodgers' 13-19 record at Dodger Stadium.

"Well, home, away, whatever, I don’t know that that’s got anything to do with it," Mattingly said. "It’s just being basically s----. We’re just not that good." 
I am increasingly concerned by this.  In one sense, we clearly have the talent, but in another sense Mattingly is right.  Maybe, we just aren't that good and it's time to make some moves to the roster, or maybe it's an issue of motivational leadership at the top.  Maybe,we need to make the kind of change that tells the players to get their rear end in gear.  Maybe, we get rid of some players and change the coach.  It just seems more clear to me that a culture change is needed, and it might be best to cut off the heads of this two-headed dragon.

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