The Curse of Larry King

As if injuries, hitting with runners in scoring position and trying to keep Andre Ethier gritty weren't enough problems to have, the Dodgers suddenly faced a new one last night, and he has a familiar face.
 
For reasons unknown, Larry King cursed Adrian Gonzalez and the rest of the Dodgers last night.

The Dodgers were screwed
before they even got on the field.
Ryan Walton @Rcpwalton
Larry King was supposed to be at Dodger Stadium so he could umpire the Old Timers Game against the Yankees. As is the goal of any effective umpire, that game ended in a 1-1 tie, so Larry decided to go about screwing up a real game.

You see, Larry didn't choose just any seats. He chose to sit in that sweet front row that's actually closer to home plate than the pitcher's mound.

So there he was, sitting right behind Dodgers hitters making weird gestures and eating pudding. The Dodgers got only one hit the first time through the lineup and they ended up losing the game.


Don't believe in the curse of Larry King?

 
First AB of the game...
Yasiel Puig tried to bunt.
 
In the 1st inning, Larry refused to even look at Nick Punto...
who grounded out to the pitcher.


Larry hypnotized Adrian Gonzalez...
who ended the 1st with a flyout to right field...
while clucking like a chicken.

He stared at Andre Ethier's wood...
and the 2nd inning limped open with a groundout.

Even the catcher saw Larry use his telepathic powers...
and Scott Van Slyke struck out looking.

Eating soup at the ballpark makes Larry happy...
so he let Skip Schumaker get a single...
to continue a hitting streak he finds amusing.


Larry then realized, in horror, he packed butterscotch pudding...
so Tim Federowicz flied out to RF to close the 2nd inning.

When Larry got up for a minute in the 2nd, Kris Medlen bowed in respect.
Luis Cruz didn't, so Medlen struck Cruz out.
 
Larry closed out his curse by getting Stephen Fife to ground out...
after he released an alligator up the first base line.

 
6-8-2013 Complete box score and play-by-play at Baseball-Reference



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