The 2011 L.A. Dodgers season has been an unmitigated disaster. As a Giants fan, I’ve loved it. As a baseball fan, even I’m starting to feel sorry for Dodgers fans. Well, almost.
Part of what makes the Giants-Dodgers rivalry so great is that both teams are equally steeped in tradition and baseball lore. It is fun to hate the Dodgers because they are just as important to the history of the game as the Giants.
However, seemingly overnight, Frank McCourt and the Dodgers ownership have managed to overshadow years of baseball history and success. It has been a season filled with follies and drama, and sadly there is no end in sight.
Although it was tough to narrow down, here are the nine most embarrassing moments of the 2011 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. And to Dodgers fans, let me apologize in advance for the painful recounting of events that is about to unfold...