It's no fun to doubt the Dodgers

Page 2's Eric Neel has some doubts about his beloved Dodgers -- but he's going to enjoy the good stuff while he can.

Updated: May 21, 2004, 6:05 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

Even after a sorry six-game losing streak, the Dodgers were tied for first in the NL West Thursday morning.

As a writer for the Worldwide Leader and a kid who's had his heart broken more than a few times, let me just say this: It's a smoke-and-mirrors job.

Kaz Ishii isn't as good as he looks. Jeff Weaver is probably worse than he looks. And Hideo Nomo might be done.

Adrian Beltre will cool off. Paul Lo Duca will tire. And the ball-slapping space alien inhabiting Cesar ...

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