Direct TV just had their post-All-star game free preview the past week, so I got a chance to watch some teams I generally don't see much of. Since I was unfortunate enough to choose the Dodgers to win the NL West, I tried to focus on them, to see what has happened. Of course, being a regular of reader of Under the Knife (written by the imcomparable Will Carroll) I'm aware that the Dodgers have suffered so many injuries you would think the players worked at a meat packing plant, but even keeping this in mind, the Dodger's dullness is stultifying.
Actually, take away Gagne and the 2004 version of Beltre and the Dodgers have been this boring for the past 5 years. Outside of Jeff Kent, the starting lineup is filled with players that even Matthew Lesko couldn't get excited about. I'm shocked that Vin Scully doesn't nod off, ala Jack Brickhouse, when calling the game. So here is my question to Dodger fans. How is it that you can keep your passion for this team? Please explain, because the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles are about as exciting as the NBA regular season.