Everybody deserves a day off now and then. Not bloggers, of course, but regular people. Maybe major league players aren't exactly Regular Joes, but they do play a grueling 162-game schedule and report to work almost every day for 7-1/2 consecutive months.
So they deserve a blow now and then, even if you play like you're oblivious to it all, such as
Gonzalez has appeared in 105 of the
The Dodgers will try, without Gonzalez, to break their record for consecutive road victories Saturday against the Cubs, but that’s fine. Manager
Mattingly is also planing to temporarily go to six starting pitchers and call up
Gonzalez only leads the Dodgers in games, home runs (15), RBIs (66) and runs (40), and is understandably Mattingly's team MVP to this point.