A cycle that’s really not worth pursuing … right?

Heard this one on this afternoon’s DodgerTalk on KABC-AM (710), following the Dodgers’ 5-3, 10-inning victory at Philadelphia:


A caller voiced some concern over the fact that play-by-play man Eric Collins, hired this year to do all the road games for Prime Ticket and KCAL Channel 9 in Vin Scully’s absence, seemed to miss the point about a possible cycle that Matt Kemp could have accomplished.

Kemp’s double in the 10th drove in Russell Martin with the second run of the inning and the fifth run for the team — seemingly a decent cushion headed into the bottom of the 10th (although, Dodger closer Jonathan Broxton blew a two-run lead with two outs and no one on in the bottom of the 9th).

Added to a single and a triple earlier, Kemp’s double meant …

“You know, if this game continues, Matt Kemp has a chance to hit for the cycle,” said Collins.


“Unless you’re talking about the Dodgers batting around in this inning,” said Steve Lyons, “most Dodger fans would just as soon not have Matt Kemp come to the plate again.”

“History is history,” Collins added.

“I think Dodger fans would like to get this one over as quickly as possible,” said Lyons.

The caller to DodgerTalk wondered if Collins was joking, or if he was missing the point. We’re taking this a bit out of context, but watching the replay of that moment again, we’re inclined to believe the former rather than the later.

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