I have come down to earth finally. The Dodgers have lost three games in a row. Last night they got clobbered by the Cardinals. I had forgotten what it was like to love a team that loses. I have been spoiled by their last minute heroics. They always seem to pull a rabbit out of a hat and come out on top. But the last three games, they were not successful.
I am trying to get some rest but it is difficult since I am working 84 hours this week. I suppose that is the penalty to pay when you love the Dodgers as much as I do and want to go to every home game. That 84 hours translates into 7 12 hour night shifts. I work from 7:30 PM to 8:00 AM. Often I go home dead tired and too weary to sleep much. Then I get up and do it again. They say you can never catch up on lost sleep. Well, I am working hard on being the best I can be for the next homestand coming up. Only a few days to go.
I am spoiling myself. I got baseline seats for the first 3 games of the homestand. I am ready to take some more closer than life pictures. I am celebrating the fact that our Andre Ethier was chosen the NL player of the week. Yay Andre. He definitely is playing better now that Manny is back. I am a little worried about Manny’s sore hand. I know he hit that grand slam homerun. But I know that he is still hurting since his bat has been somewhat quiet.
The Cardinals have been very tough. I hope that our guys can eke out a win tomorrow. I don’t want to get used to them losing. At least everyone lost yesterday including the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rockies. But. the Padres won. Yaaay Padres. There you go Kaybee and Hyung Young. Your guys did good. The Dodgers remain on top of the pile for now. It’s getting further and further into the season: there is August and September which will be over in a blink of an eye, then post season. I am already planning on buying postseason tickets. I will be able to buy some for Marynell who wants to come too. I totally plan on going to the World series. I think the Dodgers have a shot at it. But first, I hope the Dodgers can get out of this series with one win.
I thought I would end this entry with a few pictures I took during the last couple of games I miss my guys.
That long walk from bullpen that the pitcher, catcher and pitching coach make to homeplate and the pitchers mound always gets me excited.