Monday Evening my VP of Engineering and I flew to Ft. Lauderdale for a quick meeting with some inventors of a new water treatment technology on Tuesday Morning and caught a flight back at 5:15 PM Tuesday. Long-story short, the layover in Charlotte stretched from one hour to two hours and in that time, my travel partner developed a severe case of pancreatitis and had to be rushed to a hospital here in Charlotte. I was able to watch most of tonight’s game on my Chromebook, but here I am at 12:30 AM in Charlotte with nothing to do but write this blog. I’m not sure how long we will be here or even if they will admit him as he is in the ER.
But, that’s my problem… not yours. The Dodgers are our problem, so I’ve just got a few Rants and Raves for today.
Rants & Raves
- Just a reminder: Feel free to disagree with anyone, but most takes that a person has different from you are not dumb. I will remind you that when the argument has been lost, the loser often resorts to slander. Feel free to disagree, but if you can’t articulate your position and you have to resort to “slander” we already know who the loser is. Have a take and do not suck!
- Hopefully, Brian stops “Dozing.” I saw hope last night.
- Maybe Kenley’s “trick play” will get him going. He has had trouble with the old ticker and now has a new baby. Each thing can create issues, to say nothing of both. Hopefully he pulls it together. He should only pitch in games like Tuesday for a while.
- 15 hits and only 8 runs is not good.
- Stripling has been pushed back because his back still is not right.
- They are pausing on Urias… evidently for a few days. We should still see him is September.
- I have been one of Dave Roberts biggest supporters since he was hired, but I value the Dodgers over Roberts and if I were in charge, I would have fired him to try and salvage the season. Maybe they will win with him. I still believe this team is built for the Post-Season.
- Alex Verdugo hit HR #10 last night! I’m anxious to see him in September.
- Yadier Alvarez pitched 5.2 innings last night and did not suck big time… although he wasn’t great either.
- Is Gavin Lux now the Dodgers #1 prospect?