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Doomsday Devising
2008-03-14 15:35
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

In case you've ever wondered what would happen when you gun your engine into the red zone ... meet Jason Schmidt.

From Anthony DiComo at MLB.com:

Perhaps tired of waiting for the pain in his surgically repaired right shoulder to subside, Jason Schmidt has now chosen to ignore it. On the advice of his trainers, Schmidt will now defy convention and pitch - within reason - through whatever pain he might experience for the remainder of Spring Training. ...

Back in early February, after Schmidt had progressed enough to begin throwing off a mound, fatigue set in and the Dodgers shut him down for three days. That's the type of precaution that he says won't continue to occur.

"As long as they're not panicking," Schmidt said of the Dodgers training staff, "I'm not panicking."

Schmidtty, I'll always remember that home run you hit for us.

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2008-03-14 15:46:30
1.   silverwidow
Just eat the contract and move on.
2008-03-14 15:49:18
2.   bhsportsguy
1 Why do you have to eat it, the man is going to try and pitch, its not a JP situation where he is going to play everyday, if he's hurt, he won't pitch.
2008-03-14 15:49:47
3.   bhsportsguy
There are so many puns I could use here but I would hope that the young lady in question will give him another chance.

http://tinyurl.com/2me58s

2008-03-14 15:50:18
4.   silverwidow
2 Just not optimistic he'll be effective ever again.
2008-03-14 15:50:23
5.   underdog
Who should eat it, though: Tommy, Andruw or Yhency?

New piece on Andy LaRoche on MLB.com:
http://tinyurl.com/237mnm

>>Right now, the only "things" he can do are non-baseball things. That won't change until he can remove his puffy white cast in two and a half weeks, and begin rehabbing his surgically repaired right thumb. Doctors reattached a ligament in the thumb on Monday, and predicted that he would need eight to 10 weeks to fully recover.

On his path back to health, LaRoche anticipates that hitting will prove much easier than throwing. As a right-handed batter, his thumb rests more or less idle when he grips a bat -- but there's no such convenience when he grips a ball.

"You don't realize how much you need your thumb," LaRoche said, "until you can't use it."

For now, though, he's worried mainly about his overall health. The throbbing pain in his hand has begun to subside, and slowly, he's beginning to sleep better at night.<<

2008-03-14 15:53:53
6.   silverwidow
Who should eat it, though: Tommy, Andruw or Yhency?

The Pitbull

2008-03-14 15:57:23
7.   Jon Weisman
2 - Well, and I say this mostly tongue in cheek, there is the question of whether he's the right role model for impressionable Tony Abreu.
2008-03-14 16:04:24
8.   Kevin Lewis
5

Tie it to your wrist. I know hindsight and all...that is a sad story.

2008-03-14 16:05:03
9.   silverwidow
Per Rotoworld:

Kazuo Matsui will undergo surgery on Monday to repair an anal fissure.

2008-03-14 16:08:08
10.   Jon Weisman
This made me laugh, though it shouldn't.
http://insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com/my_weblog/2008/03/gameday.html

"To think that this was built centuries ago, without modern technology, is simply astonishing and speaks to the will of the people here to accomplish what they set out to do. This despite losing countless lives throughout the process."

George Lombard will be the first to swing the bat for the Dodgers tonight.

2008-03-14 16:10:58
11.   ibleedbloo
I always like to look on the bright side of things. Perhaps by the end of next season, Darren Dreifort will no longer be the recipient of the worst contract in Dodger history.
2008-03-14 16:11:28
12.   Andrew Shimmin
Do people really not realize how important their thumbs are? If my pinky toe were eaten by a badger and I ever had cause to miss it, that would be remarkable. But prehensile digits seem pretty obviously useful.
2008-03-14 16:11:37
13.   Bob Timmermann
10
I hope the Dodgers don't make a trip to Egypt then.

Or Easter Island.

2008-03-14 16:12:33
14.   Bob Timmermann
9
Whatever you do, don't do a Google image search for "anal fissure."
2008-03-14 16:13:00
15.   ibleedbloo
I was scrolling up and read 9 than 8 . The story is much more interesting that way.
2008-03-14 16:16:18
16.   FirstMohican
14 - I started with Wikipedia. On prevention: "Carmex lip ointment (the version without sunscreen-protection chemicals) also helps and is much less expensive than Analpram ($70.00 small tube)."
2008-03-14 16:19:58
17.   Andrew Shimmin
Carmex, duct tape, and WD40 are the holy trinity of fixing things. Whatever it is, if it can't be fixed with any of them, you should get a new one.
2008-03-14 16:28:21
18.   FirstMohican
Guess you just gotta make sure you don't use the same one you used on your cold sore.
2008-03-14 16:28:40
19.   fiddlestick
If Jason Schmidt wants to really show how tough and manly he is, he should simply retire and live without the rest of the money he's not going to earn on his contract.
2008-03-14 16:28:44
20.   Dodgers49
>> And infielder Tony Abreu, bothered by an abdominal problem, may also make the trip, though the Dodgers would prefer Abreu test himself in a minor league game first. <<

http://tinyurl.com/3cb2b8

Why the concern about a minor league test? This is spring training. These games don't count. Or is Lasorda worried about going 0-8.

2008-03-14 16:29:26
21.   underdog
Poor Kaz. The teasing will be merciless and cruel.

---

Darnit, the UCSB-UCI Big West semi-final is on ESPNU, the ESPN channel my lazy cable provider doesn't offer. I tried to see if there's a way to watch it online, but doesn't appear to be. Ah well, Gametracker for me, then.

2008-03-14 16:35:59
22.   Kevin Lewis
So, the game is not on KCAL 9?
2008-03-14 16:37:45
23.   fiddlestick
20. In a minor league game, can't they bat him every inning if they want and stuff like that?
2008-03-14 16:38:27
24.   Gen3Blue
I admit I am too lazy to look, but have the Monks brought a similiar complement and line-up for the Kaching in Beijing?
2008-03-14 16:39:50
25.   Bob Timmermann
San Diego's frontline players who are in China are Adrian Gonzalez, Trevor Hoffman, and Kevin Kouzmanoff.
2008-03-14 16:40:31
26.   Andrew Shimmin
24- http://padres.scout.com/a.z?s=315&p=2&c=735558
2008-03-14 16:42:14
27.   Bob Timmermann
Heath Bell said he wanted to go because his wife is Chinese.
2008-03-14 16:42:54
28.   Dodgers49
23 Yeah, I think they're free to do whatever they want. So that could be it.
2008-03-14 16:52:00
29.   Gen3Blue
Looks somewhat comparable, although the pious may have a bit more depth. I like the idea of Jones and Kemp, combined with Loney and Martin when they get back. And provided Jones doesn't get a liking for Chinese food.
2008-03-14 17:01:00
30.   Eric Stephen
I know it's only spring training, so please find the largest grain of salt with which to take this, but I never thought I'd see a headline that's currently in the LA Times online sports section:

Dodgers' Loaiza Dominates Again

http://tinyurl.com/2mldj2

2008-03-14 17:05:42
31.   El Lay Dave
http://tinyurl.com/2mwbln

Matt Kemp in China.

"I'm going to the top. That's where we're going this year, all the way to the top," said outfielder Matt Kemp, who reached the summit, which once was a military outpost and now houses a souvenir stand.

Most of his teammates focused on making the climb up the steep section of stone, but Kemp paused repeatedly to joke with vendors, stopping at a concession stand near the bottom to kick around a hacky-sack with feathers.

Kid likes to have fun; gee no wonder Kent dislikes him so.

Apparently we will see some of this sooner or later. From ItD (Rawitch):

We should have some great footage of the visit to share with everyone when we come back, as FSN Prime Ticket had a camera crew there following Matt Kemp around.

2008-03-14 17:07:28
32.   Eric Stephen
31
That comment represented all that is wrong with the blog world, but at least you're not the king of useless information and bad puns! :)
2008-03-14 17:08:30
33.   jasonungar07
Jason Schmidt: Pitching coach for your 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers.
2008-03-14 17:09:43
34.   El Lay Dave
11 A certain, current, five-year, $44M contract springs to mind.
2008-03-14 17:14:36
35.   El Lay Dave
32 Have you been holding that for my arrival? I have trouble reconciling a poster that uses a Lebowski reference for his handle but takes only time-wasting and pointless (but 50% accurate) shots.

Was his shot at me ironic, since it was a perfect example of what he was complaining about?

2008-03-14 17:16:10
36.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
Does this mean we'll see Clayton Kershaw in the Bigs for certain this year? I mean, when Schmidt blows up again and has to rehab for another year, and Loaiza proves ineffective, and they shy away from Kuo because they messed with him as a reliever again, and Hull and Stults and McDonald aren't given much rope, they can't be far way from rushing Kershaw, can they?

My question is, wouldn't it be far better to not waste a year of his pre-arb pitching? I am far more optimistic about 2009 anyway, and would love to see the Dodgers go all the way and celebrate 50 years since their first LA title at the same time...

2008-03-14 17:19:53
37.   natepurcell
36

It all depends on how Kershaw is progressing in AA...or where ever they put him. If he is having a season like everyone expects him to, then yes, mostly likely we will.

2008-03-14 17:19:59
38.   Marty
I hope the Bison researched the trash can laws before he made this trip.
2008-03-14 17:20:16
39.   MC Safety
33 Spread some butter and jam on that shoulder because that thing is toast.
2008-03-14 17:20:52
40.   silverwidow
36 If he comes up around the all-star break, we still control his rights from 2009-2014.
2008-03-14 17:24:11
41.   MollyKnight
Well, at least he won't have to deal with Jeff Kent questioning his heart in the LA Times.
2008-03-14 17:26:02
42.   Icaros
Boy, do I hate basketball, and ankles.
2008-03-14 17:26:22
43.   Bob Timmermann
40
Kershaw's contractual rights that is. As far as I know, he is still free to peacefully assemble, petition Congress for a redress of grievances and not have soldiers billeted in his house during peacetime.
2008-03-14 17:26:53
44.   silverwidow
Looks like Kevin Baxter hasn't been clued in that Andy doesn't go by "La Roche" anymore.
2008-03-14 17:28:50
45.   fanerman
42 Yeah =/.
2008-03-14 17:31:46
46.   MollyKnight
38- Ha!! Haha!

In related news, anal fissure? For serious? Yikes. I just looked up all the causes on wikipedia, and, well, none of them are all that awesome.

2008-03-14 17:32:34
47.   Icaros
45

I swear that same injury only happens to the Lakers, and it happens all the time.

2008-03-14 17:32:39
48.   El Lay Dave
43 That is uber-unfunny, but does lack puns. ;)
2008-03-14 17:33:13
49.   Zak
42 How bad are they saying it is? Is he coming back today, soon? Out for long time?
2008-03-14 17:33:24
50.   MollyKnight
This is also the first I've ever heard of a sphincterotomy. I feel like I'm in the middle of Wayne's World.
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2008-03-14 17:34:25
51.   Icaros
49

Not coming back tonight. Have they ever come back less than a long time?

2008-03-14 17:36:26
52.   Zak
51 uggh. this is depressing.
2008-03-14 17:37:33
53.   El Lay Dave
50 The Dodger clubhouse could use that procedure.
2008-03-14 17:38:51
54.   Jon Weisman
Since no name is being mentioned, I can only assume you're talking about D.J. Mbenga.
2008-03-14 17:38:52
55.   Bob Timmermann
St. Joseph's, listed as the last team in, by Joe Lunardi, has knocked off top seed Xavier in the A-10 tournament. (Or will soon enough). They will have to beat Charlotte or Temple to move up from the most precarious spot in the NCAA tournament to an impregnable one.
2008-03-14 17:40:25
56.   El Lay Dave
53 sorry, read the word in 50 as -ectomy, not -otomy. I would like the retract the joke that doesn't work. Feel free to make your own better joke about anal fissures in the vicinity of second base.
2008-03-14 17:40:47
57.   fanerman
Pau Gasol stepped on Vlad Rad's foot and apparently rolled his ankle or something. He's out of the game now.
2008-03-14 17:41:00
58.   El Lay Dave
54 I fear it is the player who started and has played only 2 - 3 minutes.
2008-03-14 17:41:51
59.   Zak
58 That's how I figured it out from my office desk.
2008-03-14 17:43:54
60.   Icaros
Yes, Gasol is officially a Laker, as he has now suffered the team's signature land-on-a-teammate's-foot ankle sprain.
2008-03-14 17:45:25
61.   fanerman
X-rays are negative, commenter TCO from FB&G reports.
2008-03-14 17:46:06
62.   Zak
I hurt my ankle last Friday playing soccer and missed my game on Tuesday. The good news is I'm playing tonight and I feel 80-95% ready. I hope Gasol is, at worst, no worse than that.
2008-03-14 17:48:13
63.   Icaros
61

Yeah, they're negative, but that doesn't really mean anything with an ankle sprain.

Okay, I'll stop whining now, but would it kill the universe to show me something different once in a while?

2008-03-14 17:58:23
64.   natepurcell
I severely sprained my ankles on New Years while i was in Vegas. There was a pop and I just collapsed to the ground in my drunken stupor. The swelling didn't subside for 2 weeks and I wasn't able to play b-ball for about a week or so after that. To this day, it still doesn't feel 100% and is always sore after a b-ball sesh.
2008-03-14 17:59:18
65.   natepurcell
I severely sprained my ankles

Actually, just one ankle. The left one!

2008-03-14 18:04:35
66.   Icaros
Both of my ankles pop audibly when I walk due to numerous sprains. It's the reason I can only do home invasion at Bob's when he isn't there.
2008-03-14 18:12:52
67.   trainwreck
What time is the Pac-10 Tournament Championship tomorrow?
2008-03-14 18:17:55
68.   MollyKnight
I swear, Bill Plaschke must get tired of himself sometimes:

Not the dunk, but the whistle.

Not the basket, but the loose-ball foul that nullified the basket.

From out of nowhere it swooped, a stunning, mind-blowing, season-changing hand from the heavens.

From out of nowhere it swooped, a horrible call with 16 seconds remaining

Could it be that the two local head coaches cast an imposing figure on the sidelines?

Could it be that the two local histories cast an intimidating image in the referees' minds

This kind of repetition only works in speeches by Barack Obama.

2008-03-14 18:20:09
69.   overkill94
Bob (from the last thread), if you don't know what you've done to draw my ire then I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of repeating it.

Or some guy on that blog stole my uber-awesome gmail name.

I have proof that I was nowhere near a computer at 2:47 pm, but you'll have to get the information from two Japanese dudes who were up in a 200-ft. high crane with me at the port of LA. One of them speaks little to no English and it took me about 10 minutes to explain to the other one what I needed them to do before I come back on Monday.

2008-03-14 18:20:44
70.   trainwreck
67
Nevermind, I found it. 3:15 PT tomorrow.
2008-03-14 18:26:55
71.   LogikReader
Lakers vs Hornets
Clippers vs Hawks
Spurs vs Pistons
USC vs UCLA
UCSB vs UC Irvine Big West conference final
WSU vs Stanford
Dodgers vs Padres in China

It's non stop on my tv tonight!

2008-03-14 18:34:28
72.   trainwreck
Dragovic playing in a close game?
2008-03-14 18:38:48
73.   Brendan
71

UCSB VS UC Irvine Big West SEMI Final. The Mighty Titans of Fullerton play in the other Semi against Northridge at 8pm on ESPNU

2008-03-14 18:40:39
74.   LogikReader
73

Oh yes, that's right. I stand corrected. This is going to be fun!

2008-03-14 18:45:27
75.   Andrew Shimmin
Lower left leg is, I guess, another way of saying ankle.
2008-03-14 18:47:23
76.   Johnny Nucleo
13 Just so that you don't fret, the Pyramids weren't built by slaves. They were built by "loyal workers".

This is according to the narrator at the fine Giza sound and light show.

2008-03-14 18:49:31
77.   Andrew Shimmin
By the way, I blame Luc Richard Mbah a Moute's injury on you Laker people, by way of the transitive property of jinxing.
2008-03-14 18:49:42
78.   Bob Timmermann
I need a boring historical anecdote.

Maybe I come off as Grampa Simpson. I should take the onion off of my belt.

2008-03-14 18:52:26
79.   Marty
I wrecked my left ankle about 4 months ago just walking down the front porch steps. It must have been quite a sight to se a 52 year old fat guy writhing and moaning on my front lawn. It swelled up like there was a baseball attached to it. The ankle still doesn't feel right.
2008-03-14 18:53:26
80.   trainwreck
Please close out faster on Wilikson guys.
2008-03-14 18:54:06
81.   trainwreck
*Wilkinson
2008-03-14 18:56:00
82.   overkill94
78 Wasn't that the style back then?
2008-03-14 18:59:03
83.   Bob Timmermann
UCLA has diggety-four points.
2008-03-14 19:04:10
84.   Bob Timmermann
Jim Watson is hosting a "Deal or No Deal" thing now at halftime. Oh to be hit with a mallet now!
2008-03-14 19:09:09
85.   Daniel Zappala
What is it with you people and your ankles? I have never seriously injured any part of my body, except for the time I was 2 and I cut the fingertip off of my left index finger while trying to pull a piece of grass. Wicked grass cut! I got it sewn back on and it is shorter than my other index finger but otherwise OK. I learned how to tie my shoes using my middle finger instead, but it certainly doesn't bother me at all to this day, like your silly ankles.

May I continue to live a long and healthy life, knock on wood.

2008-03-14 19:11:19
86.   twerp
SEC basketball tournament interrupted in Atlanta due to high winds causing top of the dome to rock, booms to sway, some debris to float in the air, and people to become rather alarmed--for good reason.

But apparently no one hurt. Play to resume shortly, as things stand. Some damage visible near the top of the dome.

TV announcers mentioned the "freight train" sound often described as accompanying tornadoes, and apparently there was a tornado warning for the downtown Atlanta area. But no one has said one hit the dome for certain that I know of.

Mississippi State and Alabama, in OT as this happened, will have stories hardly any other teams will be able to match.

2008-03-14 19:13:13
87.   LogikReader
Oh my...

Ankle injuries are the theme of the night. Not Chris Paul too!

2008-03-14 19:17:48
88.   twerp
Left out my oh-so-wise remark about Atlanta dome SEC tournament situation possibly giving the "Doomsday Devising" thread a whole new meaning.

But--fortunately--there has been no mention of injuries. From the broadcast I'd think if there were any they would have been people hit by flying debris.

2008-03-14 19:22:09
89.   Bob Timmermann
The guy sitting behind does not like USC one bit. Rule 1 violations abound. Brave talk from the last row of Staples.
2008-03-14 19:25:54
90.   twerp
On a bit lighter note, something else earlier today at the SEC tournament might make some highlight films==

A basketball got stuck at the very top of a backboard, wedged against something (not the side of the goal as happens fairly often). Play had to be halted. Eventually some guys came out with a ladder and got it.

They resisted the temptation to dunk on TV, however. This is probably good for their job security.

2008-03-14 19:26:04
91.   trainwreck
This getting the ball to Kevin Love strategy seems to be working.
2008-03-14 19:30:16
92.   Andrew Shimmin
I'm not sure I understand why Howland is playing the white guy who isn't Kevin Love instead of Lorenzo Mata-Boutros-Boutros-Real.
2008-03-14 19:32:16
93.   trainwreck
Because Keefe can shoot. With Lorenzo in there they could just sag off him and double team Love.
2008-03-14 19:34:01
94.   Bob Timmermann
Love and Mata-Real don't mix well on the court at the same time. Howland tried it early in the year.
2008-03-14 19:38:06
95.   trainwreck
Oh lord, more Dragovic.
2008-03-14 19:40:11
96.   trainwreck
At least he got a rebound.
2008-03-14 19:43:26
97.   Bob Timmermann
Anteaters move on in the Big West, which is quite suburban this year.
2008-03-14 19:46:08
98.   MC Safety
I got hit in the ankle/foot by a runaway skateboard as I was having a conversation with a friend at Huntington High skate Park. The word painful doesn't do it justice. It just happened to be pro skateboarder Brian Sumner, so I got a board and some shoes (which I couldn't wear for a long while). It took me about a year to get it back into proper football form, but the foot still gets fatigued pretty fast when I snowboard. That seems to be the only limitation.
2008-03-14 19:47:17
99.   Vishal
is "defy convention" somehow code for "embody every archetype of the injured athlete who insists on playing through pain"?
2008-03-14 19:48:26
100.   twerp
Play resumes in Atlanta. Apparently only minor damage to the dome, none to people.

Eyewitless News signing out at the SEC tournament.

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2008-03-14 19:52:51
101.   Bob Timmermann
"Defy convention" is valid only in Michigan and Florida.
2008-03-14 19:55:28
102.   Bob Timmermann
Jokes like 101 is why overkill hates me.
2008-03-14 19:56:11
103.   overkill94
102 I'm glad you're finally catching on
2008-03-14 19:56:17
104.   twerp
Couple questions--

1) What team is The Tomko trying to inflict himself on this spring?

2) Bob, you'll probably be the only one who knows if there's more news on how DJ Houlton is doing in Japan? I think you posted that he'd been bombed his first time out or so. On the mound, that is. Doubt you knew if he'd been bombed in any other ways.

2008-03-14 19:58:15
105.   overkill94
85 Pretty much my only physical injury ever was when I rolled my ankle while playing basketball. It wouldn't have been a big deal except:

a) after walking it off for about 10 minutes I proceded to immediately roll it again when I got back in the game

b) I was on my high school team at the time and had to have it taped for the game. Later my coach mentioned "I went back in the game tape and couldn't figure out how you hurt your ankle".

2008-03-14 20:00:54
106.   Bob Timmermann
I haven't been checking all the spring training results in Japan. They're a little spotty. I think Houlton will fare better than Mitch Jones.
2008-03-14 20:05:19
107.   Daniel Zappala
101 That was funny!

106 That snide remark will get you black-listed.

I'm of two minds about you today, Bob.

2008-03-14 20:06:27
108.   trainwreck
Sigh, poor USCB. Win the conference and it means nothing in the end.
2008-03-14 20:07:45
109.   Sam DC
Well, can bookend my day by adding another link to a sorta funny fake conversation (or 7).

http://tinyurl.com/36u53w

2008-03-14 20:09:39
110.   Bob Timmermann
Seatbelts are fastened.
2008-03-14 20:10:03
111.   Icaros
Wow, Drew Carey is awful as Price is Right host. He seems visibly bummed to have to be there.
2008-03-14 20:10:19
112.   Sam DC
Crikey. If UCLA loses twice to USC this year I'm gonna be pretty irked.
2008-03-14 20:14:35
113.   Sam DC
Exhales.
2008-03-14 20:16:46
114.   Daniel Zappala
Hey, BYU is headed to the finals of the MWC Conference tournament.
2008-03-14 20:19:13
115.   Dodgers49
104 . 1) What team is The Tomko trying to inflict himself on this spring?

Tomko is being Tomko in Kansas City:

Ugly line belies Tomko's solid start

>> Don't take that Brett Tomko pitching line in Friday's box score too seriously. At least that's Royals manager Trey Hillman's view on that matter.
The line shows Tomko went 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk.

"Great outing," Hillman said. "The line was bad, but with what he did, it was very good. He took the bullpen session right into the game." <<

http://tinyurl.com/3979kv

2008-03-14 20:22:00
116.   Andrew Shimmin
114- Are they going to the NCAA tournament if they don't win the MWC tournament? I bet three cents on them to win it all; I'd hate to see that go down the drain.
2008-03-14 20:23:09
117.   Bob Timmermann
The crowd has thinned out considerably at Staples. Time to stetch out!
2008-03-14 20:24:32
118.   Dodgers49
115 >> He took the bullpen session right into the game. <<

Yep, that's the Tomko all know and love. :-)

2008-03-14 20:24:50
119.   Bob Timmermann
BYU is going to the Big Dance regardless.
2008-03-14 20:26:10
120.   trainwreck
The perfect place for Tomko. The lowest expectations possible.
2008-03-14 20:32:08
121.   Daniel Zappala
120 They're definitely a lock at this point, since they didn't lose in the early rounds.
2008-03-14 20:32:50
122.   Daniel Zappala
Last bracketology had BYU matched up with Notre Dame if they could win a game or two.
2008-03-14 20:34:44
123.   Dodgers49
120 We play against Kansas City on March 24th. Maybe Tomko will pitch in that game.
2008-03-14 20:36:02
124.   Icaros
123

He'll throw a CG shutout.

2008-03-14 20:46:06
125.   twerp
SEC tourney second game scheduled tonight, Kentucky-Georgia, postponed due to weather/Georgia Dome damage situation.

Fun times for SEC folks as they try to figure out whether one team will be asked to play two games in one day tomorrow. Or??

SEC Eyewitless News signing off. Courage. Or something.

2008-03-14 20:50:28
126.   jasonungar07
120 Which in turn for Tomko would make it a tough place to play: (I could see the quote now)

"No one here is pumped up and the games are meaningless. In the NL west (Tomko has been in the NL West 6 out of the last 7 seasons) each game is a dogfight and the stadiums are full. When I am on the mound I think sometimes about painting the most perfect waterfall or bird rather than pitching, and you don't do that in a pennant race."

2008-03-14 20:55:40
127.   Bob Timmermann
Just move Kentucky on. Georgia has a losing record.
2008-03-14 21:00:12
128.   Jon Weisman
TrueBlueLA should get a lot of hits tonight.

http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/derek-lowe-hates-vin-scully-16609

2008-03-14 21:01:35
129.   twerp
127 Guess you can forget about any complimentary peaches from the Peach State after that idea.

However will you handle the disappointment?

2008-03-14 21:03:47
130.   regfairfield
128 I'm already really regretting writing that. I'm no good at the Deadspin thing.
2008-03-14 21:06:20
131.   Xeifrank
Glad to hear that Kemp had fun kicking around the hacky sack with feathers. We got one of those over there and it's sitting in my daughters room right now.
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 21:07:46
132.   Xeifrank
128. I commented that that post shouldn't have been written unless you actually witnessed it yourself. Anybody could make up such a story. If Lowe didn't say it, he sure gets a bum rap. Who wants to be known for badmouthing Scully. Especially if it's not true.

vr, Xei

2008-03-14 21:09:41
133.   regfairfield
132 I figured people could consider the source and draw their own conclusions. I just figured the guy would have no reason to lie when the only other thing he had to add was "the chick that was with D-Lowe was hot. So was Mia Hamm".
2008-03-14 21:17:40
134.   Bob Timmermann
Learning that Derek Lowe may have said something stupid is as surprising as learning that the sun rises in the east.
2008-03-14 21:21:48
135.   Jon Weisman
Game thread is open :)
2008-03-14 21:22:22
136.   Xeifrank
133. True but your blog gets a decent amount of exposure, so it's likely to eventually make it's way to Lowe/Scully. Then what?

vr, Xei

2008-03-14 21:24:18
137.   Bob Timmermann
Bhsportsguy noticed this Wednesday but Stanford has the longest standing single game scoring record among Pac-10 schools.

How many years old is the record?

2008-03-14 21:27:24
138.   regfairfield
They can dismiss it as some idiot with a blog making a third hand report.

As I said, I regret doing it, but I gave my sources and didn't report it as fact. Sadly, I'm probably going to break traffic records because Deadspin style dirt is what sells.

2008-03-14 21:28:00
139.   Jon Weisman
Next time, just break some copyright laws.
2008-03-14 21:33:31
140.   Johnny Nucleo
128 I really don't approve of making a post like that about something he heard secondhand from a bartender. Black mark for True Blue L.A.
2008-03-14 21:35:32
141.   underdog
108 Sigh, indeed, Train. :-( I knew that was going to be a trap game, they just couldn't beat UCI this year, don't know why. But as I told my dad tonight, if they couldn't beat UCI it's not like they'd win a game in the NCAA's this year either. NIT, here they come.

They have a superb recruiting class coming in the next two years so hopefully they'll make a stronger postseason showing then. Feh.

Darn, no Dodgers game on TV tonight. Guess I'll finish watching the rest of the DVD I have queued up - The Seven Ups. 2nd Best car chase ever.

2008-03-14 21:38:07
142.   Jon Weisman
135 - In case that wasn't clear:

NPUT

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