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Badlands
2008-08-23 14:47
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

A cloud of fatigue hovers over us. A cloud of weary despair. It's quiet, too quiet, like the moment after the sheriff rides in to clean up the town, and just muddies himself in the process. Who can we trust? Who can we believe in now?

The dust chokes the back of our throats. What happens next? Is there a hero left among us? Will outlaws forever rule the West?

Comments (151)
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2008-08-23 15:02:32
1.   underdog
Speaking of Westerns, the Dodger game today has been the Bad and the Ugly, without the Good -- except for a few innings from Clayton who didn't get much help out there from Kemp. What can you do? It happens. Bummer it's happening on semi-national TV.

Btw, Kenny Albert is much less offensive than Joe Buck but he's also incredibly dull. There are what feel like minutes between where he says anything. And McCarver can't exactly make up for the dull-ness.

Oh well. A split in this series would be nice at this point.

2008-08-23 15:02:46
2.   Bob Timmermann
Yellow alert for Pat Burrell. This is a yellow alert.
2008-08-23 15:04:28
3.   underdog
This game makes me want to yellow alert but not in a good way. Or maybe that's all the coffee I drank today.

Sigh.

2008-08-23 15:04:59
4.   Ken Noe
How many days until Gary Cooper rides in and fires Ned?
2008-08-23 15:06:38
5.   Alex41592
I wish they'd switch to the Rays/White Sox game.
2008-08-23 15:08:32
6.   fracule
5 It's amazing how sometimes a curse can become a blessing. (I'm on the West coast, but am watching the CWS vs. Rays game.)
2008-08-23 15:08:33
7.   D4P
Gameday has decided not to provide in-game video highlights today.
2008-08-23 15:09:29
8.   underdog
4 People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care. They just don't care.
2008-08-23 15:13:38
9.   Bob Timmermann
8
Perhaps we can go the opposite way with Gary Cooper to a different film.

"A reliever with bad sideburns, some kids, and a guy with dreadlocks. Is that all you got?"

2008-08-23 15:16:23
10.   Alex41592
Rays have the bases loaded and nobody out down by two in the 8th for Iwamura.
2008-08-23 15:18:43
11.   das411
Um....you guys do realize that there will be a Clay Condrey and/or Ryan Madson sighting in this game now, right? By no means is this one over, so can we hold off on all of the wrist-cutting until at least the last six outs of the ballgame actually get made?
2008-08-23 15:20:26
12.   fracule
It always starts with an error....
2008-08-23 15:21:53
13.   Alex41592
Iwamura is in a 14 pitch at bat.
2008-08-23 15:23:08
14.   Icaros
I knew the Phillies would return the sweep this series. They are a much better team.
2008-08-23 15:23:09
15.   Alex41592
13 (not 14) pitch at bat draws an RBI walk. Bases loaded for Upton.
2008-08-23 15:25:38
16.   Alex41592
14 - They are a much better team than they showed in L.A.

We are a much better team than we've shown in this series...so far. It's a four game series with two to go.

Upton infield hit makes it 3-3 in Chicago. Bases loaded for Pena. Base hit 5-3 Rays!

2008-08-23 15:25:53
17.   underdog
9 I'm stumped! Hrm.

11 Nice try, but we've already slit our collective wrists today. Fortunately, they'll heal in time to begin it all over again tomorrow.

2008-08-23 15:26:43
18.   underdog
14 Bet you 20 bucks they don't sweep the Dodgers back.

Okay, 20 Schrute bucks?

2008-08-23 15:27:28
19.   Bob Timmermann
17
A game-legged old man and a drunk. That's all you got?
That's WHAT I got.
2008-08-23 15:29:46
20.   trainwreck
16
Really? Because we are going to be 11-10 since getting Manny.

We are pretty dang mediocre.

2008-08-23 15:31:58
21.   das411
Whiles the back ends of the bullpens fight this one out...does Dodger Stadium have anything like the "Amazin' Fan Photos" they do at Shea?

The Mets have an usher-seat attendant-type employee go around in the stands and take pictures of people, and then they give you a card that says "Friday August 22, Gallery xx" and you can go online and find (and buy for what I'm sure are reasonable prices) your photo in their gallery the next day? It seems like a pretty cool idea...much cooler than talking about '77, McCarver...

2008-08-23 15:33:01
22.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers have people going around taking photos, but they don't put them on the board. You can log on to dodgers.com and put in a code and see the photo or pay for one at the stadium.
2008-08-23 15:38:32
23.   Alex41592
20 - We've seen two different teams in two different weeks.

The team that won 6 out of 7 from the Phillies and Brewers. Great week.

The team that lost 4 of 5 to the Rockies and Phillies. Bad week.

Hopefully a good week is coming so we can leave with a split and get healthy in D.C before getting into Arizona.

2008-08-23 15:40:25
24.   trainwreck
Time to save us again, Marlins.
2008-08-23 15:41:41
25.   underdog
Playing in Philly vs. a good team and one of the best pitchers in baseball is not a real promising matchup in the first place and not a sign itself of a team's impending collapse or doom. Winning the next two will be really helpful however, then they go on to what should be a more winnable series.

19 Ah! Rio Bravo. But I thought were still doing Gary Cooper movies, thus my confusion. Dean Martin, you're no Gary Cooper.

2008-08-23 15:43:15
26.   underdog
I'm surprised this one wasn't reused in Big Lebowski:

"Sorry don't get it done, Dude. That's the second time you hit me. Don't ever do it again. "

Ah well. Off to water the plants and get some air, take baseball off the table for awhile.

2008-08-23 15:44:27
27.   trainwreck
26
You have a garden? What part of SF do you live in?
2008-08-23 15:46:39
28.   underdog
27 I live in a hole in Golden Gate park.

No, but seriously - have three large planter boxes (in Glen Park) that we used to plant various herbs (the edible kind) and vegetables. This house has a yard, too, but I don't generally have access to it.

2008-08-23 15:52:47
29.   Linkmeister
Ah well. The Waipio Little Leaguers came back from four runs down in the sixth to win the US Championship 7-5. They go on to face Mexico for the World Championship tomorrow. I'm one for two on baseball today.
2008-08-23 15:54:04
30.   trainwreck
28
Yeah, figured you lived somewhere in that area.
2008-08-23 15:54:58
31.   Ken Noe
"Talk about a dream, try to make it real
You wake up in the night with a fear so real
Spend your life waiting for a moment that just don't come"
2008-08-23 16:03:33
32.   scareduck
The Dodgers are now 11-10 on the month, two games over .500. A tit-for-tat road sweep by the Phils would make that 11-12. The month ain't over, but the fact remains that this is not an especially good team; if the Dodgers fail to make the postseason, it's been a REALLY expensive trade deadline.
2008-08-23 16:06:31
33.   D4P
The Dodgers would be better if they were allowed to play all their games at Dodger Stadium.
2008-08-23 16:09:25
34.   Marty
Tit for Tat was just on TCM this morning. In fact, it's been all Laurel and Hardy on TCM. That and the 50 beans I found have made this a pretty good day.
2008-08-23 16:10:42
35.   regfairfield
It's strange how we can't score runs when Manny doesn't hit .600.

It's rare I can say I'm glad I decided to dye my hair instead of watching the Dodgers.

2008-08-23 16:11:28
36.   scareduck
20 - the Dodgers are 11-10 in August.
2008-08-23 16:14:58
37.   D4P
It's rare I can say I'm glad I decided to dye my hair

What color?

2008-08-23 16:16:24
38.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Something old (Maddux)
Something new (Kershaw)
Something borrowed (Manny)
Same ole blue
2008-08-23 16:17:39
39.   Marty
37 Gray
2008-08-23 16:18:48
40.   underdog
The Dodgers stand to become a much better team in September. Even though they won't get all the players back that are currently out, they will get a few of them back, as well as adding some useful players from the minors. There's a lot of "ifs" and "depending on"s, and the bigger question is will they still be close enough when that comes, but they have the potential to be a quickly improved team in a couple of weeks. They need to stay close though for it to matter.
2008-08-23 16:21:40
41.   Frip
Liz Habib, public annoyance #1.
2008-08-23 16:23:52
42.   regfairfield
37 According the the box, caramel kiss. I dropped off my man card this afternoon.
2008-08-23 16:25:52
43.   sporky
42 Now you can use emoticons!

:)

2008-08-23 16:26:25
44.   Bob Timmermann
Forgot to cancel the cycle alert.
2008-08-23 16:26:58
45.   regfairfield
And I only did the front, so I'm instantly hateable from a distance.
2008-08-23 16:30:37
46.   D4P
I just don't know what to say.
2008-08-23 16:34:38
47.   regfairfield
I realize that if I did this in high school I'd be getting a severe beating on Monday.
2008-08-23 16:35:08
48.   Andrew Shimmin
This? Dark Iridescent Blonde?

http://www.mysimon.com/9015-10955_8-34434064.html

2008-08-23 16:35:53
49.   regfairfield
48 Yep. My hair's dark enough that it came out darker than that.
2008-08-23 16:36:25
50.   D4P
Rats. I missed the first 3 minutes of the men's marathon.
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2008-08-23 16:45:46
51.   Bob Timmermann
The most important part of any marathon is the start. If you can't get out of the blocks fast, you're in trouble.
2008-08-23 16:47:18
52.   Marty
The Olympics are still going on?
2008-08-23 16:48:01
53.   Andrew Shimmin
It's got Pure Prismatic Colour. So, that's something. My hair has always been pretty catadioptric.
2008-08-23 16:58:32
54.   D4P
The announcers just said that Kenya has never won the men's Olympic marathon.
2008-08-23 17:01:46
55.   Bob Timmermann
52
I believe the marathon is supposed to be the last event. But they don't try to combine the marathon finish with the Closing Ceremonies. That turned out to be a logistical headache back in 1984.

But there are still a few team sports having their final games today: water polo, basketball, handball, field hockey.

For a time, the final event used to be the individual show jumping in equestrian. But that just didn't have the same appeal as the marathon.

2008-08-23 17:05:25
56.   Alex41592
54 - Best they've done is Silver.
2008-08-23 17:07:57
57.   Bob Timmermann
54
And he calls himself an Oregonian...
http://tinyurl.com/marathonwinners
2008-08-23 17:10:41
58.   D4P
57
Error: Unable to find site's URL to redirect to
2008-08-23 17:19:53
59.   regfairfield
53 If having prismatic hair is wrong then I don't want to be right.
2008-08-23 17:23:22
60.   Sam DC
I'm just glad I'm alive.

That ain't no sin, is it?

2008-08-23 17:31:02
61.   Bob Timmermann
http://tinyurl.com/5qc8l6
2008-08-23 17:36:00
62.   Sam DC
On the picture thing, I think I mentioned that at PNC they put up an email address and ask people to send in their cameraphone pix, and then they run a set up on the big screen.

They also have a thing asking folks to text in and they run those on the ribbon boards.

It's silicononghahela valley out there I guess.

2008-08-23 17:39:23
63.   Bob Timmermann
In Cleveland, you can send text messages in and they are supposed to run them on the board. Since there was a rain delay and I was board, I kept sending in text messages making fun of Travis Denker.

Because I was bored.

They didn't get put on the board.

However, numerous marriage proposals for Casey Blake and Grady Sizemore were run.

2008-08-23 17:43:11
64.   Andrew Shimmin
63- They would have run yours, if your hair weren't so amygdaloidal.
2008-08-23 17:49:42
65.   Bob Timmermann
Reading about the controversies in taekwondo at the Olympics made realize that the World Taekwondo Federation has a rather unfortunate set of initials.
2008-08-23 17:49:49
66.   regfairfield
New money making idea: create line of hair dye with manly names like Joe Namath Black so I don't have to tell people my hair is Caramel Kiss.
2008-08-23 17:51:36
67.   Andrew Shimmin
C-SPAN ran something like seventeen hours of people milling around after a political event from this morning. Then cut off the tape in the middle of Jackie Wilson's singing Higher and Higher. Please join me in sending your hate mail, here: viewer@c-span.org
2008-08-23 17:52:59
68.   Andrew Shimmin
I don't think marketing is the limiting factor in the male hair dye market.
2008-08-23 17:55:14
69.   Alex41592
Hanley Ramirez goes deep to tie the game at 1 in Arizona.
2008-08-23 17:57:16
70.   Andrew Shimmin
Whatever happened to claymation, anyway?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2_zhLs_T4

2008-08-23 17:59:37
71.   sporky
66 I hope your eyebrows are within a few shades of Caramel Kiss.
2008-08-23 18:01:44
72.   sporky
I thought there would be no market for the Axe shower tool (a black/red manly sponge that costs more than the standard wussy pastel sponge). I thought wrong.
2008-08-23 18:13:50
73.   Sam DC
72 How do you know you were wrong?
2008-08-23 18:16:33
74.   Ricardo
Here people is excited for the volleyball final. Are you in US? It may be the last game of the best volleyball team ever, they need to win just more three sets. Vamos Brasil!
2008-08-23 18:17:18
75.   underdog
Didn't see this posted before. Headline in The Onion:

Manny Ramirez Likes Red Sox's New Blue Uniforms

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/manny_ramirez_likes_red

2008-08-23 18:18:09
76.   underdog
I'm excited for the volleyball final. And the basketball final late tonight.
2008-08-23 18:21:07
77.   sporky
73 If there's a market for 66 , there should be one for 72
2008-08-23 18:22:11
78.   Andrew Shimmin
71- But then they wouldn't match the back of his head. Really, I think the way to go is to shave off the eyebrows. It would really compliment the two tone hair, and is a generally debonair look, I find.
2008-08-23 18:23:58
79.   Ricardo
76. Ah, I see. Good luck against Spain, but I hope we beat you twice at indoor volleyball, haha. It will be tough and a great game, if a team can beat us it´s definitely US, Marcelinho will have to play really well in order to beat you.
2008-08-23 18:25:26
80.   sporky
78 Paul Bettany would be a bit more debonair if you could see his anemic eyebrows.
2008-08-23 18:31:05
81.   underdog
The US volleyball coach looks like Buster Bluth so it's hard for me to take them too seriously, but, yah, still rooting for them. Good luck!
2008-08-23 18:46:49
82.   D4P
I managed to miss every single long, high, and triple jump in this Olympics. What the heck happened...?
2008-08-23 18:56:29
83.   Bob Timmermann
81
Glad to know you're sticking up for the coach while he goes through a lot of personal turmoil...
2008-08-23 19:01:05
84.   MC Safety
70 Not sure, but this guy rules:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Bickford

Highly recommend Monster Road for claymation and/or Frank Zappa fans.

2008-08-23 19:05:13
85.   D4P
Among other things, the Olympic commercials have taught me that Budweiser is a type of beer.
2008-08-23 20:06:07
86.   D4P
Live from Los Angeles...It's Saturday Night Dead!
2008-08-23 20:08:56
87.   underdog
83 Ay caramba, I'd totally forgotten about that awful story, that connection. It's great that he's able to come back and coach, must be so hard. Well, he still looks like Buster Bluth - and of course, I'm rooting for them even more now.

Btw, I don't usually watch marathons in their entirety on TV but this one's pretty interesting, the pace is amazing.

2008-08-23 20:10:03
88.   underdog
I'm going to take a wild stab at this and predict someone from Africa will win this marathon.
2008-08-23 20:37:57
89.   whodat807
I encourage any and all to watch women's high jump. It's awesome.
2008-08-23 21:05:15
90.   trainwreck
Right now on Sci-Fi channel is a movie called the Flu Bird Horror.
2008-08-23 21:40:45
91.   Benjamin Miracord
Does anyone in the Los Angeles area know if the flame is burning at the Coliseum during the time the Olympics are active? Thanks in advance.

vr, Ben

2008-08-23 21:51:57
92.   regfairfield
71 Its a subtle difference no ones noticed yet. I'm glad I've managed to make this post mainly about my hair.
2008-08-23 23:28:11
93.   trainwreck
Matt Leinart's line vs Raiders:

4-12 24 yards 3 ints

2008-08-24 07:34:57
94.   Jon Weisman
Farewell, Dottie Baseball:

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-collins24-2008aug24,0,7452880,full.story

2008-08-24 08:05:30
95.   Paul Scott
The way I look at it is that Ned will at least be responsible for a number of Dodgers making it to the playoffs with a decent chance of winning it all.
2008-08-24 08:26:30
96.   D4P
95
Good point. Ned's actually pretty good at building a team: just not his own.
2008-08-24 08:48:48
97.   Jon Weisman
Via Bronx Banter, this story is worth reading:

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/moresports/27324954.html

2008-08-24 09:32:45
98.   Ken Noe
95 96 The Dodgers last regular season game is on September 29. McCourt fired DePo on October 29, but the weeks of Tracy and post-Tracy drama intruded. While still hoping for a miracle finish, I'm taking dibs on October 6 for Freedom From Ned Day.
2008-08-24 09:36:49
99.   berkowit28
Someone mentioned Ardoin's pronunciation of his name yesterday. As you might expect, he knows how to pronounce his own name, and everyone else on TV and radio has been getting it wrong. It's pretty much the same (with limited variation) for all varieties of French accent - Cajun, Quebec, French French. The "n" is not fully spoken as in English, it's more of a nasal approach to an "n" that doesn't quite get there.

The essential difference is in the vowel sound. Everyone else has been pronouncing it as if the French spelling were "Ardois" - ar-dwah, more or less. The correct pronunciation has a hard "a" sound, as in the English "can" - ar-dwa - the way you'd say it with the "n" to follow, but not quite getting there. It's a harder and more nasal sound in rural Quebecois (and, it sounded like, Cajun, which I don't otherwise know) than in French French, but it's close enough in all three. And nothing at all like "Ardois" which Vin and everyone else has been saying. I keep cringing when I hear it said that way. I found it a relief, and a minor pleasure, to hear Ardoin say his own name.

2008-08-24 09:39:58
100.   underdog
I stayed up til 130 am to watch the hoops final. I regret nothing!

Amazing game, truly. No defense at all, but super.

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2008-08-24 10:01:02
101.   Bob Timmermann
I really wanted to stay up to watch the final event of the Olympics, the team handball final.

There is no joy in Reykjavik. France beat Iceland for the gold.

2008-08-24 10:04:22
102.   D4P
There is no joy in Reykjavik

Iceland earned a grand total of 1 medal in the Olympics.

2008-08-24 10:06:05
103.   Bob Timmermann
Frozen H2O land wanted Au, not Ag.
2008-08-24 10:19:05
104.   Marty
97 That was a great story.
2008-08-24 10:36:17
105.   underdog
From Diamond's blog:
"Andruw Jones ended up playing after all for Class AAA Las Vegas, returning to action after four days off with a tweak of his right knee. He went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a stolen base, playing first base instead of center field."

--

Btw, do we get Joe Morgan today? As if this weekend series couldn't get better, it gets better!

2008-08-24 10:45:32
106.   D4P
Andruw Jones has great AAA stats. Then again, he's a little old for that league, so he's probably not much of a prospect at this point. Looks like a career AAAA kinda player.
2008-08-24 11:06:59
107.   old dodger fan
97 Thanks for the link. What a great story and well written as well.
2008-08-24 11:21:32
108.   The Dude Abides
Anyone know Manny's stat line since Joe forced him to get a professional haircut? I suspect it isn't all that great, and the haircut is a psychological factor.
2008-08-24 11:31:43
109.   68elcamino427
Almost Cut My Hair ...

1. Manny cuts hair (a little off the back).

2. Martin plays third (Blake plays first).

3. Dodgers hitters go cold (I cant's see it! ... I can't see it! ... Everythings gone dark!).

4. Dodgers pitchers experience flameout (But Captain! ... I'm giv'in her all she's got!).

5. Tumbling onward to the finish - with Joe Stengel at the controls.

2008-08-24 11:46:08
110.   Alex41592
Andy LaRoche's line as a Pirate:

.138/.242/.276/.518

And is being benched today in favor of Chris Gomez against lefty C.C Sabathia.

2008-08-24 11:47:07
111.   Kevin Lewis
this place is getting kinda eerie. Was that a tumbleweed that just went by?
2008-08-24 11:51:16
112.   D4P
LaRoche has only 6 hits in his last 32 at-bats, but only 1 strikeout.

The guy simply isn't hitting it where they ain't, for whatever reason.

2008-08-24 11:56:19
113.   Charenton
99 .
Quite an accurate linguistic analysis - especially the point about the difference between French and Québecois pronunciation.

But I think we should really give Vin credit for making a valiant effort (he's just a swallowed final nasal'N' from being perfect…)

I can imagine the Phillie's announcers(and most others…) completely messing up his name saying something like: Ar-Doyn as in groin…
-------
And is there any way to see if there has ever been another MLB team with 2 catchers from Québec ?¿?

à tout à l'heure…

2008-08-24 12:01:47
114.   Alex41592
108 - Manny is 8 for 30 with a HR and 5 walks since he cut his hair on August 14th.

He hasn't had an RBI since August 17th. But he absolutely destroys Joe Blanton, so tonight that could change.

14 for 23 with a HR and 8 RBI's.

.609/.630/.783/1.412

Including going 6 for 11 this season.

2008-08-24 12:07:58
115.   RELX
David Lennon in Newsday loves Ned:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ny-splennon0824,0,2078839.column

2008-08-24 12:08:24
116.   dzzrtRatt
97 Thanks for that link. I've been seeing Bob Klapisch's byline for so long, I was surprised he would still be playing ball.

The little episode with Lou Piniella was cool:

"Did you know that was coming?" I asked dumbfounded.

"What do you think I've been doing here all day?" Piniella said. "I've been figuring out what you throw on different counts. It was easy."

I think this is what they mean by "PVL."

2008-08-24 12:08:33
117.   68elcamino427
114
108

8/30 = .267

2008-08-24 12:11:10
118.   Bob Timmermann
There have been only two players in the majors born in Quebec who have played catcher: Pete LaForest and Ed Wingo. The latter caught one game in 1920.

Russell Martin was born in Ontario.

2008-08-24 12:11:53
119.   underdog
113 Ardoin is from "weesiana", er, Louisiana, not Quebec.
2008-08-24 12:14:42
120.   Alex41592
But, as for our lack of offense lately.

In the last week:

Kemp: .231/.231/.462/.693
Ethier: .227/.227/.682/.909
Kent: .333/.333/.381/.714
Manny: .300/.391/.450/.841
Loney: .389/.421/.722/1.143
Martin: .263/.333/.474/.807
Nomar: .150/.150/.150/.300 {!!!}
Blake: .150/.227/.250/.477

Our top three have zero walks. Nomar and Blake have had an awful awful week. You can see why we'd have problems scoring runs in the past week.

2008-08-24 12:14:57
121.   Bob Timmermann
Supposedly, there has been one major leaguer born in every Canadian province, but I think people are skeptical of the birthplace of the lone representative of Newfoundland and Labrador.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mckeeji01.shtml

So far there have been no players born in any of the three Canadian territories.

2008-08-24 12:16:09
122.   D4P
Nomar: .150/.150/.150/.300

There's no "Iso" in "Nomar".

2008-08-24 12:19:35
123.   Bob Timmermann
O Canada! Jason Bay (BC) guns down Matt Stairs (NB) trying to score from first on a double.

Jays (ON) lead the Red Sox 5-4.

2008-08-24 12:21:47
124.   Bill Crain
115
From that Newsday article:

Colletti is thinking of moving one of his starters to the bullpen when Penny is ready.

Wouldn't Joe expect to make that decision?

2008-08-24 12:25:10
125.   underdog
124 Yeah, just another sign that Newsday article is kind of clueless. Plus, I thought it was Penny who was going to the bullpen, if he pitches at all?
2008-08-24 12:25:37
126.   berkowit28
113 118 Russell Martin may have been born in Ontario, but stayed there a year at the most. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec. I'm pretty sure he'd say he's "from Quebec".

But Danny Ardoin is from Louisiana, not Quebec (replying to 113).

The Dodgers did, however, for one brief moment on June 6, 2006, play a battery entirely from Québec (Gagné, Martin). I don't that think has ever happened before or since.

2008-08-24 12:26:25
127.   underdog
Okay, off to play in an inconveniently scheduled early afternoon soccer game. Hopefully the Marlins will be cooperating with us today. See y'all.
2008-08-24 12:27:05
128.   toycannon45
Hey All,

I'm looking for four tickets to the Sunday September 7th game. Anyone have a lead? If so, please email me at eric.neel@gmail.com

Thanks,

Eric

2008-08-24 12:28:50
129.   Bob Timmermann
Now there will be as many ToyCannons here as there are guys named Sam.
2008-08-24 12:32:15
130.   Bluebleeder87
was in my car ealier wondering why the game wasn't on (my little calender says 10:35am) but checking Dodgers Dot Com they changed the time to 5:05pm the only question I have is is it gonna by a nationally televised game or what?
2008-08-24 12:33:18
131.   trainwreck
I am just waiting for Bob Timmermann II.
2008-08-24 12:34:21
132.   berkowit28
121 In 1861, Newfoundland was not part of Canada. In fact, there was no Canada to be a part of in 1861 - though there were two British colonies known as Upper Canada, now Ontario, and Lower Canada, now Quebec. Newfoundland didn't make it into Canada until 1949, so even when McKeever died in 1897, he still couldn't be considered of Canadian origin (Canada by then being a Dominion, and a country, since 1867). Hence the "skepticism", no doubt.
2008-08-24 12:37:38
133.   Alex41592
130 - The Dodgers are on ESPN tonight.
2008-08-24 12:39:50
134.   Bob Timmermann
132
Actually, I think people just don't trust the provenance of the guy's birth record.
2008-08-24 12:47:29
135.   underdog
134 And the province.
2008-08-24 12:48:23
136.   Bluebleeder87
97 104

It truly was.

2008-08-24 13:18:14
137.   Alex41592
1-0 Marlins Bot 1. Nolasco vs. Davis.
2008-08-24 13:21:15
138.   Alex41592
1-1 tie. Drew solo HR.
2008-08-24 13:48:45
139.   Alex41592
Ricky Nolasco RBI double 2-1 Marlins Top 2.
2008-08-24 14:09:37
140.   Ken Noe
115 "I see them playing with more confidence," [Ned] said. "I don't think there's any doubt we're better than we were a month ago." We're 11-10 since signing Manny, right?
2008-08-24 14:45:25
141.   Tripon
Tony Jackson speculates that Andruw Jones is playing 1st base so Torre can play him at 1st against tough lefties. And instead of doing the shifting of the whole field of Martin to 3rd, Blake to 1st, and Ardoin starting, he'll just start JOnes at 1st.
2008-08-24 15:11:56
142.   Alex41592
From ITD:

Kemp, CF

Ethier, RF

Kent, 2B

Manny, LF

Loney, 1B

Nomar, SS

Blake, 3B

Martin, C

Kuroda, P

2008-08-24 15:22:46
143.   Johnny Nucleo
129 Well at least he didn't post as an Eric. I can't keep track anymore.
2008-08-24 15:33:09
144.   Bluebleeder87
The electricity went out on the part of my home where my computer is at... My phone will have to do for now.

Let's spilt the series blue crew!

2008-08-24 15:40:54
145.   Marty
Going for the gold in the Olympic City. Could be NSFW

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4582421.ece

2008-08-24 15:58:07
146.   Jon Weisman
Bottom of the ninth, Arizona trails 5-2, two on, one out.
2008-08-24 16:04:03
147.   gpellamjr
Marlins take 2 of 3 from Arizona. Thank you, Marlins.
2008-08-24 16:04:41
148.   Tripon
Kurt Warner is in, and Matt Leinart is out as the Starting QB for the Ariz. Cards. And a team puts way too much importance on pre season again.

Well, okay, Leinart is a horrible NFL QB but still... trusting Kurt Warner? You might as well start planning for the 2009 draft for a top five pick.

2008-08-24 16:19:11
149.   trainwreck
Warner was solid last year, they had to make this decision.
2008-08-24 16:29:36
150.   The Dude Abides
114
117
Thanks guys. Just as I suspected, and it seems that TJ Simers thinks so as well, not that he's normally a fountain of inspiration.

Watching Baseball Tonight on ESPN, and now I can understand why Joe Morgan has a blog dedicated to his cluelessness. The ESPN anchor asked him where he came down on the Manny hair issue, and Joe answered that he has no problem with Manny wearing it the way he likes it, as it's an act of expression...which wasn't the point of the question. The subject was Manny's performance pre-haircut and post-haircut, and Morgan totally missed the point.

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2008-08-24 16:31:58
151.   Jon Weisman
NPUT

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