Sunday, March 28, 2004
Dis' Town, Comin' Like A Ghost Town
Which naturally got me thinking about Dodgertown.
But Daily News columnist Steve Dilbeck is worried:
Gone is ace Kevin Brown. In return comes Jeff Weaver, the Simi Valley High grad who bombed so badly with the Yankees that New York reporters began questioning his mental makeup.Yeah, Steve, we are. And as Dodgertown in a few weeks will become a ghost town, maybe so will Dodger Stadium, populated by the ghosts of actual players.
Hideo Nomo, who has been truly remarkable in his second life as a Dodger, now is the de facto ace but is coming off shoulder surgery and will be 36 this season.
Kaz "Full Count" Ishii again was highly effective, despite making almost every start an adventure, but they're trying to change his delivery and the results are scary.
Edwin Jackson remains full of promise, but is only 20 and has yet to pitch in Triple-A.
And all four have spring ERAs over 8.30.