At this point, after 10 losses in a row and 15 defeats in 16 games, the metaphors write themselves. On Sunday afternoon, during an 8-1 trouncing by Colorado, the Dodgers distributed a gift to thousands of fans at Dodger Stadium: A plastic trash can.
The timing was cruel. This season does not yet belong in the garbage bin of history, to be told as a cautionary tale of a group who flew too close to the sun. It only feels that way. The Dodgers (92-51) still own the best record in baseball.
And yet . . .
The losing streak equals the longest in Los Angeles Dodgers history — the 1961 and 1987 teams also lost 10 straight — and is the longest in the major leagues this...