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Blue Sky
2006-02-21 09:34
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Vacation extended, I am on a chairlift, experimenting with a phone I may not keep. But the important thing is, it's a beautiful day.

Comments
2006-02-21 09:53:26
1.   Bob Timmermann
Quick let's all swear and talk about politics!
2006-02-21 10:07:23
2.   2atlow8
what kind of phone?
2006-02-21 10:10:36
3.   D4P
1
And speculate endlessly about unsubstantiated trade rumors.
2006-02-21 10:22:50
4.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
1, 3 - We could even bash Stanford while we're at it.
2006-02-21 10:27:29
5.   Ken Arneson
I hear Hee Seop Choi is about to be traded to the Rangers for that old s**ky Stanfurd prof Condoleeza Rice!
2006-02-21 10:29:21
6.   Marty
Pittsburgh blogs are not happy about some of the life-time Tracy club members:

Giovanni Carrera finally made it to camp! I know you were holding your breath, but his visa problems have been cleared up and he's here and ready to have a slot in the bullpen handed to him no matter how he pitches this spring.

http://whereisvanslyke.blogspot.com/

2006-02-21 10:31:02
7.   Sam DC
I expect many just got the same email, but Frank McCourt will be chattin' at Dodgers.com at 2:00 pm today.

Mostly full chat schedule for the season also posted. I know what Nate'll be doing on June 6.

Frank McCourt 2/21 2 p.m.
Player TBA 3/7 2 p.m.
Tommy Lasorda 3/21 2 p.m.
Ned Colletti 4/4 2 p.m.
Player TBA 4/18 2 p.m.
Kim Ng 3/9 2 p.m.
Ron Cey 5/23 2 p.m.
Logan White 6/6 2 p.m.
Fernando Valenzuela 6/20 2 p.m.
Jamie McCourt 7/11 2 p.m.
Steve Garvey 7/25 2 p.m.
Roy Smith 8/8 2 p.m.
Player TBA 8/22 2 p.m.
Ned Colletti 9/5 2 p.m.
TBA 9/19 2 p.m.

2006-02-21 10:33:13
8.   Bob Timmermann
What do we know about this TBA guy? Can he hit lefties?
2006-02-21 10:34:51
9.   natepurcell
the june 6th logan white chat is right after the draft so that was good timing. Ill prepare my questions about our 3 first round choices (drabek, parmelee and giardina) ahead of time.
2006-02-21 10:39:34
10.   Sam DC
Once you take the phone on a chairlift, aren't you pretty well obligated to buy it?
2006-02-21 10:39:56
11.   Sam DC
er, keep it.
2006-02-21 10:42:21
12.   Daniel Zappala
This thread exists only to distract DT readers from Andrew's egregious spelling mistake.
2006-02-21 10:42:28
13.   sactofan
Regarding DT with a phone, the Treo 650 with the Xiino browser (which you have to buy separately for $30) works great for mobile browsing. Very quick load times. I'm on vacation at the moment as well, using the phone to check DT and the Griddle for my daily baseball fix.
2006-02-21 10:45:40
14.   Sam DC
Get your grapefruit spoons ready. Ken Gurnick reports that Maury Wills is working with Jason Repko (and some others) on baserunning also offered some bunting tips to Kenny Lofton.

This is LA Baseball!

2006-02-21 10:48:11
15.   Andrew Shimmin
12- {Richard Nixon voice} You'll pay for that, Zappala. Don't think you won't pay! {/RNV}
2006-02-21 11:21:29
16.   Steve
Frank Robinson Jr. is going to lead off Jose Reyes and bat Paul LoDuca second.
2006-02-21 11:25:48
17.   Joel
I think you've hit upon something...a better way to work.
2006-02-21 11:28:12
18.   Bob Timmermann
13
[Lee Iacocca voice] If you can warmed over news about the WBC in any place other than the Griddle, you should buy it! [/Lee Iacocca voice]
2006-02-21 11:55:30
19.   Andrew Shimmin
Ah HA! See 18 Daniel? He actually omitted a whole word! Let the rats eat Bob, that's my motto.
2006-02-21 12:02:16
20.   Daniel Zappala
19 Yes, but his spelling of the missing word was perfect.
2006-02-21 12:09:53
21.   Bob Timmermann
Better to leave out words rather misspell.
2006-02-21 12:12:48
22.   Vishal
[21] so you're saying that sins of omission are less egregious than sins of commission?
2006-02-21 12:14:53
23.   Bob Timmermann
Do as I not as I
2006-02-21 12:27:06
24.   D4P
"Nellie has blown us all "
2006-02-21 12:30:18
25.   Andrew Shimmin
If Jon really isn't here, maybe now's the time to say: Bruce Springsteen is okay, I guess; but, outside of Darlington County, I could take or leave him. The sax player was pretty good, though.
2006-02-21 12:37:29
26.   D4P
Now's also a good time to make fun of "Becker," since Jon's not around to get his feelings hurt.

If/when Bob leaves, we can resume complaining about the Carter trade.

2006-02-21 12:39:12
27.   Bob Timmermann
You can complain about the Carter/Baez trade from about 2:15 to 5 with no repercussions from me.
2006-02-21 12:50:24
28.   Jon Weisman
10 - Not until I drop it.

Let's not confuse readers by conflating Becker and Bruce.

2006-02-21 12:53:42
29.   Jacob L
Those Stanford guys never really go on vacation, do they?
2006-02-21 12:54:51
30.   Bob Timmermann
Cheese it, the heat's on!

Hide all the Stanford jokes! Don't give him your real name!

2006-02-21 13:08:08
31.   Andrew Shimmin
Update to 25: 10th Avenue Freeze-Out (I don't know what that means, but it doesn't matter) goes on the list of exceptions, too. The thing I don't understand about Springsteen is, if he was able to write honkeytonk, and had a band that could play it, why did he, um, devote so much time to, er, stuff like My Hometown and War? The crie de coeur quotient is too high.
2006-02-21 13:14:07
32.   Colorado Blue
Ok, if we are intent on creating unsubstantiated rumors in Jon's semi-absence, then surely no rumors are more unsubstantiated than those originating at ESPN Insider:
Rumor Central: Izturis trade bait for Dodgers?

Any "Insiders" here who might wish to summarize...

2006-02-21 13:16:44
33.   Daniel Zappala
I'm happy to clamp down on the Stanford jokes while Jon is gone.
2006-02-21 13:23:04
34.   Bob Timmermann
32
It's just a note referring to the LA Times story where Izturis is wondering why he has become a second baseman.
2006-02-21 14:32:39
35.   regfairfield
Ooh, ooh, I know why!
2006-02-21 14:56:36
36.   Johnson
35 Is it because of Bud Selig's edict that this year everybody is to run the bases backwards?
2006-02-21 20:46:19
37.   Bob Timmermann
Griddle post about Vin Scully that may be of interest.

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