LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled a four-year upgrade plan for Dodger Stadium on Thursday that owner Frank McCourt said amounts to a new home for the team built around the nearly 50-year-old core of the old.
It’s all planned to be completed by opening day in 2012, with a price tag of about $500 million, according to a news release from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office.
1. Why would you bring in Aaron Heilman to pitch in the sixth inning of a tie game with two runners on base after being burned by him three times already so early in the season?
It has often been said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Hasn’t there been enough history on Aaron Heilman to know that he is clearly ineffective so far this season? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that his fastballs are all up and he is relying to much on a changeup that lost its potency because he throws it too many times in the count.
What are we paying Rick Peterson for? Is there one pitcher you can name that has shown any improvement from last season? Why are John Maine and Oliver Perez still the same promising pitchers with the same lack of focus and inability to work deep into a game?
Am I the only one who thinks Heilman should have gotten the hook after he walked Lastings Milledge? Especially after seeing that scorching laser he drove down the left field line that just missed being a bases clearing double. Knowing how poorly Heilman has performed of late, shouldn’t have Joe Smith and Scott Schoeneweis have already been throwing in the bullpen and on call for the first hint of trouble?
Someone else beat me to this too! Feisty out there on the internet today!