If read one story this millennium about a Russian with healing powers the Dodgers paid several hundreds of thousands of dollars to channel positive energy their way, make it this one, by the LA Times' Bill Shaikin. The worst part, in my book? The implication that Mr. Vladmir Shpunt's heightened awareness of things might have influenced the decision to ax general manager Paul DePodesta and manager Jim Tracy. That or the part where the Dodgers commissioned Shpunt to fix Jayson Werth. Yeah, one of those two. Or maybe the part where this Shpunt fellow has used the Dodgers' success to embark on a career of helping athletes through healing touch and positive juju transmission.
Strange all around. For everyone's sake, the Dodgers had better make a Godfather offer to Zach Lee. Each new revelation of frivolous spending paints the depressed player budget a darker shade of black.
May 24: Dodgers vs. Cardinals
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