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Lima Lumps: Is for Dodger fans to PANIC?

Lima Lumps this week is all about one question: is it time to panic!?!?
The Dodgers went into their weekend in San Francisco hoping to find some sort of momentum. They left without their starting shortstop, without any real confidence in their bullpen, and without a victory.
Is this grand experiment of shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars for marquee names worthwhile? So is it time to panic in LA?
The simple answer is no. It is too early to freak out. We are not even a quarter into a season with 162 games and the marginally talented NL West to compete with. The Dodgers will hopefully recover from injury, find their stride in the bullpen, and figure out how to score a runner in scoring position (.216–fact).
However, this is Lima Lumps. This space is meant to emphasize what shitty things the Dodgers have done this week. So without further delay, here are the reasons why we all should START PANICKING AAAAHHHH!!!!!!:… Read more...

Lima Lumps: A solid start for the LA Dodgers

(Each and every week, we’ll be running two posts: Dodger Digs and Lima Lumps. Aside from out obvious obsession with alliteration, we’ll look at the most good and bad of our beloved Los Angeles Dodgers. Here is Que-Ese’s maiden voyage into the world of the Lumps. Enjoy.)
While my esteemed friend and Washington DC-phobic colleague KOBEsh uses this space each week for his insightful and well thought out Dodger Digs, I plan on keeping things punchy and exciting (and mostly based on what I’m seeing with my eyes).
Jose Lima, the man who was once sued for spreading a particularly lumpy disease around Houston, was a starting pitcher who carried the Dodgers to a 2004 playoff victory, remarkably their first since the 1988 Kirk Gibson-led World Series team. I am naming this assortment of weekly thoughts in his honor. Though all Dodgers fans at heart hope for a return to World Series glory, we all know at some point no matter how well we are doing, the wheels will probably fall off. It is with that woeful optimism that I present Lima Lumps.… Read more...