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Notes from a diehard

Page 2's Eric Neel is a Dodgers fan, and he lived and suffered watching L.A. fight it out all weekend with the Giants.

Updated: September 28, 2004, 12:59 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

Game 1, Friday, September 24, my living room The Dodgers have lost seven of 11 coming into this series. I'm reeling.

Gil Hodges has been narrating my dreams.

This morning, I looked in the mirror and I saw Brian Johnson's evil mug staring back at me.

Two nights ago, after Jake Peavy and the Padres put us in a headlock, I paced for hours in the garage, swinging a bat, throwing a ball against the wall, and hurling real epithets at a thousand imaginary Joe Morgans.

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