North to South
SAN DIEGO - The two-hour drive from Dodger Stadium to downtown San Diego took close to three hours because of construction delays tonight. A trip on Interstate 5 is an exercise in defensive driving.
Anyway, it gave me plenty of time to think about Sunday's game and to plan a trip or three to the nearest In-N-Out before I leave. If you haven't heard, or read, Ken Griffey Jr. had some interesting things to say when myself, C. Trent from the Post and two other L.A.-based reporters interviewed him after the game.
Q: What's the best thing the team can do as it heads to San Diego for the Padres series?
Griffey: Keep playing. That's the only way you're going to get out of things.
Q: You've been in this situation before, how do you handle it?
Griffey: Eventually it's going to turn around. We need to learn to have some fun because right now we're in baseball hell. We can't buy a break. Hopefully we start getting some.
Q: Are players still optimistic this can get turned around?
Griffey: Stormy (David Weathers) and I were talking about it today. Just keep playing. That's it. The season doesn't stop because you're going through a little rut.
Q: Will it be a lift when the team gets Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and possibily Gary Majewski back in the fold?
Griffey: Anytime you get some guys back it's always a lift. But, still, we have to do the job until they get back.