Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 213 – Talking about the losing

You’re in for a treat. On this episode of the Dugout Blues podcast, you’re getting an earful of me. Jared is MIA here because he wasn’t feeling well, so get ready for perhaps the best (worst) episode in the history of this silly progrum.

This is me speaking from the heart and head for 25 minutes about the current state of the Dodgers. It pairs well with Chad’s article from this morning.

At the same time, the losing is draining. It’s making a magical season feel ordinary. But there’s no use in dwelling so much on the negative. Trying to remain positive is the best course of action for fans. We have zero impact on the outcome of the games. No one saw the Dodgers losing 10 in a row and 15 of 16. No one. Just like no one saw the Dodgers winning 43 of 50. No one saw it. The hitting has sucked. The pitching has sucked. That’s the best and easiest way to explain this stretch of incredibly poor baseball.

The Dodgers might get swept out of the postseason. Conversely, they might sweep their way through the postseason. As usual, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. We’ll see how the team bounces back from this losing stretch. Baseball is a fickle bitch. It can make you feel on top of the world one day and punch you in the solar plexus the next. It’s the best and it’s the worst. But getting at least a few more wins before season’s end would be great.

No Q&A this episode. We’ll be back to regular programming next week.

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About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.