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You Feel So Good to Me
2008-04-23 17:27
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Remember, we're gonna have fun tonight. Things go wrong, so all we're gonna do is enjoy the things that go right.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Update: According to Tony Jackson of the Daily News, the Dodgers may have decided that Hong-Chih Kuo is better suited for the warm-up-quick life of the bullpen ... after having previously decided that he was not as well-suited for that life (earlier this month) ... after having previously decided that he was (before Spring Training) ... after having previously decided that he wasn't (last year, before he got hurt) ... after having previously decided that he was (a year or two before that, right?).

See, isn't this fun?

Also, Yhency Brazoban is going to get a brief stop in AAA before possibly getting called up.

Update 2: Not quite yet for Brazoban.

Comments (491)
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2008-04-23 17:50:07
1.   underdog
Here here!

I shall only be watching it in the archives late tonight, so no spoilers! (Er, never mind.)

Hard to keep the faith at this moment but I am doing so anyway, Nomar in the clean-up spot or no!

2008-04-23 17:51:26
2.   Daniel Zappala
I am keeping the faith because Nomar is in the cleanup spot. Go Dodgers.
2008-04-23 17:51:32
3.   Kevin Lewis
From Wonder Years Chat:

I still feel Kevin being hung over Winnie and blowing it with Madeline was his undoing...his undoing I tell you!

2008-04-23 17:52:03
4.   Marty
Not me. I finally found a wobbly chair and I'm not going to let it go to waste.
2008-04-23 17:52:19
5.   Kevin Lewis
2

I said it before the start of the season... I would love for Nomar to have a great year. It's a win win for all

2008-04-23 17:52:43
6.   Marty
There's a Laker game on too, right?
2008-04-23 17:53:05
7.   Kevin Lewis
3

That should be "hung up on"

either way it is awkward

2008-04-23 17:53:37
8.   Bob Timmermann
Nuggets and Lakers tip off at 7:30 pm.
2008-04-23 17:54:07
9.   Kevin Lewis
The announcers on 13 just gave a promo for Flava Flave's show on UPN, and then they mocked the show along with Flava Flave
2008-04-23 17:56:13
10.   scareduck
Gonna wang chung tonight.
2008-04-23 17:56:43
11.   Daniel Zappala
8 PST.
2008-04-23 17:56:56
12.   Brent Knapp
Hey kevin, are u still trying to form a softball team? I'm looking to join a co ed one with my girlfriend but we are moving to playa del rey.
2008-04-23 17:57:29
13.   Bob Timmermann
11
No, PDT.
2008-04-23 17:59:49
14.   Jon Weisman
Kuo and Brazoban news above.
2008-04-23 18:01:33
15.   scareduck
2 - since this may have been left behind in the prior thread, this is aimed for Daniel Zappala -- I have much of the configuration you mention but am not seeing the usual MediaPlayerConnectivity icons.

Others have reported success with a new Python script but that seems to come with additional downloading behind the scenes which I am so far unwilling to do.

2008-04-23 18:03:19
16.   Bob Timmermann
I don't comment on Kuo's effectiveness anymore.
2008-04-23 18:03:31
17.   underdog
2 / 5 - I will have nothing but happy feelings if Nomar shows he can still hit, but I a) don't have as much faith that he can still field consistently; b) don't have much faith he can still hit as an every day starter (don't doubt that he'll get his share of hits here and there); and c) have serious doubts about him batting clean-up. But as I said, I'll be happy if he rakes tonight. Hope he does well in the month or so he'll be starting before Andy LaRoche takes over for him.
2008-04-23 18:04:30
18.   Marty
I want to know about Juan Castro.
2008-04-23 18:04:38
19.   underdog
Darnit, I'm missing the Lakers and Dodgers games live, both of 'em. Bless you Tivo and MLBTV archives. Cheers, all.
2008-04-23 18:05:55
20.   Suffering Bruin
I'm with you, gracious host. No matter what, this commenter will accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and I ain't messin' with Mr. In-Between.

Go Dodgers! Go life! UP with people!!!

2008-04-23 18:06:39
21.   Kevin Lewis
12

I am, but at this point it is going to be an all men's team in Pasadena (I just don't know any other women that want to play)

17

I can agree with everything you said.

2008-04-23 18:08:54
22.   D4P
I want to know about Juan Castro

His career OPS+ is lower than Gary Bennett's.

2008-04-23 18:10:30
23.   Bob Hendley
Go Bums! Let's start reeling in these D-Backs.
2008-04-23 18:10:46
24.   Hallux Valgus
22- that's because he's not a cheater cheater pumpkin eater.
2008-04-23 18:10:55
25.   Ken Noe
I'm feeling so good, I wrote a song:

Proctor, Proctor, give me the news
I got a bad case of using you
No runs are gonna cure my fun
I got a bad case of using you

2008-04-23 18:11:03
26.   Bob Timmermann
19
The MLB.tv archives are just a fairy story they tell little kids when they want to scare them into becoming economists.
2008-04-23 18:12:01
27.   Marty
I'm surprised no one has done a My Kuroda song yet.
2008-04-23 18:12:19
28.   Brent Knapp
21 . Ok, I play in a fun fast pitch league in san pedro on sundays. We practice sometimes on saturdays or friday early evening. Let me know if you would be interested in playing with us. You might remember chris hernandez, he just joined our team to be a third arm.
2008-04-23 18:14:43
29.   Daniel Zappala
15 Sent you email earlier.
2008-04-23 18:15:01
30.   D4P
I'm surprised no one has done a My Kuroda song yet

Too obvious. I'd go with something by Scandal.

2008-04-23 18:16:13
31.   LAT
I would rather see Kuo blow a game in the 4th or 5th inning than Loaiza blow it in the 1st or 2nd.
2008-04-23 18:18:17
32.   whodat807
What, one bad start by Kuo and all of a sudden he can't start?
2008-04-23 18:21:03
33.   Ken Noe
27 I did when we signed him--can't remember it though.
2008-04-23 18:21:45
34.   Linkmeister
Pre-game DVD player question:

I've got a cheapie in the kitchen that was given to us a few Christmases ago. It's rarely used, but I had an urge to put "The Last Waltz" in the other night and watch it.

I hit the power button and tried to open the tray (both with the remote and, when that didn't work) with the button on the front of this Coby machine. All I got was a whir and a moan of what almost sounded like disgust.

Any idea how to get the tray open? There's no nifty hole like there used to be for diskette drives and paper clips.

2008-04-23 18:24:57
35.   Bob Timmermann
Can you unplug the machine? If so hold it sideways.

Shake it really hard.

This has actually worked for me.

2008-04-23 18:27:26
36.   Bluebleeder87
Also, Yhency Brazoban is going to get a brief stop in AAA before possibly getting called up.

See which one sticks I guess, if anything it will be nostalgic watching him pitch at DS.

2008-04-23 18:28:50
37.   D4P
From Tony Jackson:

Torre said that way back when he first started managing 30 years ago and he wanted to get a slumping hitter going, he would bat him leadoff. He then said he wasn't willing to take Furcal OUT of the leadoff spot, so he batted Andruw second instead of first.

2008-04-23 18:33:43
38.   Brent Knapp
Two questions: has anyone ever heard of a contract where a players salary decreases towards the end of his contract? For those contracts that expire as a player approaches or exceeds 40 or so you'd think someone would try to get a player to sign a contract in which his salary decreases as he will most likely will become much worse. Even after 3-5% inflation some players last years are disasters.
Secondly, people love to complain about non-guaranteed contracts of the NFL. As far as I understand, its the media's fault for reporting optional years as part of a contract. In baseball, if a player signs a 8 million $ contract with an option but a 1 million $ buy out the media would say it is a one year 9 million $ contract with an option. In football they would write a two year 16 million $ contract and then later in the article write ' nine million of which is guaranteed'. I'm on a blackberry stuck in an airport for 3 more hours, my hands hurt from typing.
2008-04-23 18:34:26
39.   Bluebleeder87
Call it dumb faith but I really think we're gonna whale off of Haren tonight (he probably has family looking on cause he's from my neck of the woods MONTEREY PARK) I'm hoping he gets the jitter bugs cause he's a home town kid, LATES WHALE OFF OF HIM!
2008-04-23 18:35:57
40.   Eric Stephen
37
Sticking with the positivity theme, Andruw's extra PA will give the Dodgers the win tonight!
2008-04-23 18:36:11
41.   Zak
37 The theme of the Dodgers season so far... first you do a flip, then you do a flop and then you do a flip followed by a flop. Kuo's role, Jones' place in the batting lineup, reasons on where Nomar should bat, Juan Pierre - the bench player, and on and on. I don't even remember there being so many flip flops over decisions and reasons that are not even weeks old. Torre and Colletti need to stop listening to what the gnome is saying.
2008-04-23 18:37:07
42.   Bob Timmermann
37
He ain't lying!

On April 26, 1978, Mets cleanup hitter Steve Henderson was batting .167. Torre batted him leadoff against the Reds, who started Fred Norman. Henderson went 1 for 4.

2008-04-23 18:38:45
43.   Bob Timmermann
38
I can't imagine an agent agreeing to a deal like that. From what I know of present value and future value, that seems like a losing deal.
2008-04-23 18:39:08
44.   D4P
42
An 83-point jump in one's batting average is nothing to sneeze at.
2008-04-23 18:42:27
45.   Linkmeister
I'll give the brute force method a try, Bob.
2008-04-23 18:43:54
46.   Hallux Valgus
38 That's not really true. In the NFL, only your signing bonus is guaranteed. Technically, everything after that is an "option" year.

Roster bonuses and workout bonuses are often reported as "guaranteed" money, but they only get paid if their on the roster.

Also, agents are usually the people who report the contract terms, and do so with the information that makes their work appear in th most positive light.

2008-04-23 18:45:55
47.   Jimi Shelter
The guys from Ozomatli are cracking me up on Dodgers Live.
2008-04-23 18:46:03
48.   68elcamino427
Maybe it's time for the old Billy Martin trick when things aren't going well.
Pick the line up out of a hat.
2008-04-23 18:47:57
49.   Hallux Valgus
43 why? isn't it more beneficial to get money now and have the chance to invest it, rather than defer and wait for inevitable inflation? Say, a 3 year/ 24 mil contract at 12/7/5 seems a lot more appealing than 8/8/8 because you're getting th dollars at today's rate, rather than the future rate, and you can earn interest off of it now. And for teams, it makes them more tradeable later.

I know the NBA is starting to do more of that.

2008-04-23 18:50:40
50.   Bob Timmermann
49
But the scenario described would have paid a significantly lower amount as the player aged. And it wouldn't have kept up with inflation.

I will also add that I will also glad you trade you a hamburger today for one next week. I really shouldn't have taken my econ classes from Wimpy.

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2008-04-23 18:51:52
51.   Brent Knapp
46 . So are u saying that this years first pick is getting a 30 million dollar signing bonus?
And if its up to the agents to report the numbers how come baseball agents seem to get more accurate information out? I can't imagine that baseball agents are simply more honest and forthright.
2008-04-23 18:52:27
52.   Bluebleeder87
Man, you know what, that Upton dude has a really REALLY nice swing...
2008-04-23 18:58:05
53.   Hallux Valgus
50 Even if the total value of the contact remains the same? I'm not suggesting you value a player as an 12 mil. player right now and then pay him 12 then 7 then 5. I'm saying you value him as an $8 mil. player and front load the contract as an incentive to sign. I thought that was the idea behind signing bonuses (and the lottery payout). I'd rather take 23 million right now and then 500k in each of the next two years than even it out.

The only downside I see is that the team is losing money based on interest/ inflation.

2008-04-23 18:58:31
54.   Brent Knapp
I totally understand from a players perspectoive why they wouldn't like it. I'm just surprised I've never heard of a team trying it. Obviously, a-rod is not going to be worth close to 30 $ million when he's 41 or 42, I guess its just something that comes with being a 20 year veteran.
2008-04-23 18:58:50
55.   Daniel Zappala
Angels win! In Boston!
2008-04-23 18:59:07
56.   Bluebleeder87
Here is the latest on Dan Haren >>>D-backs: Haren has been outstanding since coming over in a trade from the A's during the offseason. The right-hander is 3-0, but he could easily be 4-0 if the D-backs bullpen had held onto a lead in the season's second game. In his last outing, Haren tossed seven shutout innings in a 9-0 win over the Padres. The D-backs have provided Haren with early run support as they've scored 11 times in the first inning over his last three starts.

Trying to look for some Dodger positives.

2008-04-23 19:00:40
57.   Dodgers49
From previous thread:

1 If the Dodgers ever did need to replace Dodger Stadium, they could gut it and rebuild it in place, and just play in Anaheim Stadium that year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers of Anaheim. What an idea. :-)

2008-04-23 19:01:41
58.   Hallux Valgus
51 Baseball agents aren't more forthright, their numbers are just more concrete. Football is a lot more nebulous. There aren't too many different ways to report a baseball contract (for example, I've seen the Nate Clements contract reported about 20 different ways).

And Jake Long isn't getting a 30 mil signing bonus, but he's probably getting a huge signing bonus (which can be spread out over the length of the contract) and a big 1st year salary, and a roster bonus in the second year... and that's considered "guaranteed" because there's virtually no chance he'll get cut in that time frame.

2008-04-23 19:02:09
59.   Brent Knapp
53 I thought the point of signing bonuses was.to get around salary caps.
2008-04-23 19:02:55
60.   scareduck
55 - I had to rub my eyes when I saw it, too.
2008-04-23 19:09:51
61.   Bob Timmermann
1 down, 26 to go!
2008-04-23 19:10:38
62.   Bluebleeder87
Here are some D-Backs with good #"s against our boys in Blue:

Orlando Hudson
AB 11
Hits 3
OBP 385

Eric Byrnes
AB 13
Hits 6
OBP 533
BA 462

Justin Upton
AB 10
Hits 5
OBP 538
BA 500

Mark Reynolds
AB 13
Hits 4
Dingers 3 (yikes!)
slg 1.000

__________________________________-

I think Mark Reynolds gets over looked by our pitching staff IMO cause he has glaring holes in his swing yet he handles Dodger pitching very well (pitch him up & in or middle in!!) we'll see how the Dodgers pitch him tonight.

2008-04-23 19:12:15
63.   scareduck
So far all the fun belongs to the Snakes.
2008-04-23 19:12:25
64.   Bob Timmermann
Kemp has high socks tonight. But they're not stirrupy.
2008-04-23 19:12:43
65.   Sam in SC
that was a mighty fine throw back into the infield by andruw.
2008-04-23 19:12:55
66.   Bluebleeder87
Orlando Hudson grabs Russell Martin in the head (Russell Martin looked kind of annoyed by that) what was that all about?
2008-04-23 19:14:50
67.   Ken Noe
66 Hudson heard about rubbing the troll. Which reminds me, the troll better be there tonight.
2008-04-23 19:15:34
69.   scareduck
67 - Gnome, gnome!
2008-04-23 19:15:44
70.   Xeifrank
I'm disappointed that they might move Guo out of the rotation after only a couple of starts, of which only one was very bad and he had some bad luck in it. But I must admit, I was surprised that he was put in the rotation that quickly. He never got a chance to build up his arm strength and have a long pitch count. Oh well, fits perfectly with the start of the season that we've had.
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 19:15:48
71.   Bluebleeder87
Bullet by Furcal, yes!!
2008-04-23 19:16:09
72.   Hallux Valgus
If Furcal keeps this up, I'm going to get some very unrealistic expectations.
2008-04-23 19:16:14
73.   Gen3Blue
One thing about A. Jones. I've never seen him break the wrong way, or even hesitate, since he's been here. He makes fielding look so easy.
2008-04-23 19:17:44
74.   El Lay Dave
Furcal now hitting .405. I don't think Ted Williams is worried.
2008-04-23 19:18:15
75.   Ken Noe
69 I stand humbly corrected.
2008-04-23 19:22:08
76.   MollyKnight
I worry because most Dodgers have never faced Haren. Though he doesn't look THAT sharp tonight.
2008-04-23 19:22:33
77.   Bluebleeder87
one man wrecking crew in Furcal, I like the gutsy move by our shortstop, nice.
2008-04-23 19:23:28
78.   Sam in SC
76 haren beat LA when they were in Az earlier this month, I thought.
2008-04-23 19:23:36
79.   Gen3Blue
You know, it has the inevitable feeling of watching Haren be invulnerable, and Lowe eventually messing up. But I guess there is always a chance that Haren will blow up some time. Good for Furcal. And he's throwing some pitches.
2008-04-23 19:23:57
80.   Hallux Valgus
Due to a glitch in my rotowire auction league, 2 teams were awarded Furcal. I just had him taken from me today. I am not happy at all right now.
2008-04-23 19:24:16
81.   scareduck
Gnome-ar! Gnome-ar!
2008-04-23 19:24:34
82.   Hallux Valgus
Garciaparra is so clutchtastic. What a great move by Torre.
2008-04-23 19:24:40
83.   Bluebleeder87
Furcal stole 3rd but I'm sure he could have scored from 2nd base right guys...
2008-04-23 19:25:11
84.   El Lay Dave
Amazing.
2008-04-23 19:26:30
85.   Hallux Valgus
alright, Haren's control is definitely off right now. Pounce, boys. POUNCE!
2008-04-23 19:26:37
86.   Bob Timmermann
If Furcal couldn't have scored from 2nd with two outs on Nomar's single, then you would want to check to see if Lee Harvey Oswald is in the house.
2008-04-23 19:26:40
87.   Bluebleeder87
It feels so Loney when you ain't hitting.
2008-04-23 19:27:09
88.   scareduck
76 - Career .275/.302/.471 against the Dodgers, though that was years ago when he was with St. Louis and represents only three games.

http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/NUBP

2008-04-23 19:27:36
89.   StolenMonkey86
83 - my fantasy team thanks Furcal anyway
2008-04-23 19:27:46
90.   El Lay Dave
78 You're right.

The Dodgers don't have much experience with Haren though.

http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/EtAD

2008-04-23 19:28:30
91.   scareduck
Pasta diving Jackson.
2008-04-23 19:28:37
92.   scareduck
2-0 Dodgers.
2008-04-23 19:28:51
93.   Hallux Valgus
but Loney is the clutchiest!
2008-04-23 19:29:20
94.   El Lay Dave
Tex!
2008-04-23 19:29:37
95.   scareduck
Haren usually doesn't start to implode until the 6th inning. Interesting.

http://tinyurl.com/4yuaw3

2008-04-23 19:29:51
96.   Bluebleeder87
Sorry we had to screw things up (with your family being here & all) but we need a W bad!
2008-04-23 19:29:55
97.   Bob Hendley
Loney swings it like a kaiser blade!
2008-04-23 19:30:32
98.   Hallux Valgus
Those are definitely stirrups.
2008-04-23 19:30:58
99.   Bob Timmermann
Kemp really should have aimed for Jose Cruz Jr. style socks and not Brad Penny style socks. The latter make his legs look funny.
2008-04-23 19:31:31
100.   Bob Timmermann
Wait, I just noticed that Kemp does have the socks sort of right.
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2008-04-23 19:31:40
101.   Bluebleeder87
conspiracy I tell you! The Bison gets no love from the umps man!
2008-04-23 19:31:48
102.   ucladodger
Umpires seriously hate Kemp.
2008-04-23 19:32:02
103.   Icaros
Why do umps hate Kemp?
2008-04-23 19:32:31
104.   Hallux Valgus
99 agreed.

That was definitely a swing, but jeez- those are strong wrists. Piazza/ Sheffield level strong.

2008-04-23 19:33:08
105.   Eric Stephen
Were the Dodgers 2 for 3 with RISP that inning? Did Furcal steal 2nd with Nomar up or was it Ethier?
2008-04-23 19:33:33
106.   ucladodger
101 , 103

Its really gone on his whole career. It gets me all riled up and frustrated, i cant imagine what it does to him. It also cant help his approach at the plate, knowing that he cant rely on the umpires to do their job.

2008-04-23 19:33:52
107.   Hallux Valgus
105 Furcal. then he stole 3rd.
2008-04-23 19:33:56
108.   El Lay Dave
105 Yes twice.
2008-04-23 19:35:00
109.   StolenMonkey86
105 - Furcal stole both 2nd and 3rd during Nomar's AB.
2008-04-23 19:35:54
110.   Bluebleeder87
Scouts have the golden touch cause I don't think I would have Inked Reynolds in a million years with that ugly swing of his... but I guess they saw the massive power though.
2008-04-23 19:36:03
111.   StolenMonkey86
hey, I didn't know Hu's birthday was on groundhog day
2008-04-23 19:38:32
112.   Sam in SC
'tis sometimes better to be lucky than good.
2008-04-23 19:38:34
113.   Hallux Valgus
oh lord. I just saw an ad for What Happens In Vegas. Don't see it. Also, don't see Deception, which opens this weekend. It is crap. I'm sure this is very obvious.
2008-04-23 19:38:58
114.   Bluebleeder87
Looks like the baseball gods are finally coming around, with plays like that, you gotta think luck is finally coming our way.
2008-04-23 19:40:06
115.   El Lay Dave
23 pitches for Lowe in 2 IP. 30 in 1 for Haren.
2008-04-23 19:42:53
116.   scareduck
87 - seven is the Loney-st number.
2008-04-23 19:42:57
117.   Bluebleeder87
woah, Haren has a nice splitty cause Hu swang at a pitch that bounced a few feet from home plate.
2008-04-23 19:43:06
118.   StolenMonkey86
that slider in the dirt must be really tempting
2008-04-23 19:43:13
119.   Hallux Valgus
Vin just said that Hu, Dewitt, and Young are wasting away on the bench

I also love Derek Lowe's choice of at bat song

2008-04-23 19:43:57
120.   StolenMonkey86
what is Lowe's AB song? Gameday isn't playing it.
2008-04-23 19:45:21
121.   Hallux Valgus
120 It's a hip hop song called Low by Flo-rida. It's funny because there's no way that Derek actually chose it.
2008-04-23 19:45:49
122.   Longhorn Bill
"Low" by Florida
2008-04-23 19:46:24
123.   Longhorn Bill
121 haha absolutely not
2008-04-23 19:46:48
124.   Nagman
Gagne not closing tonight.
2008-04-23 19:47:04
125.   Bluebleeder87
Let's face it the Snakes were do for a game like this one, I like it!
2008-04-23 19:47:40
126.   StolenMonkey86
Lowe really believes in the whole pitch count thing. Great AB.
2008-04-23 19:48:28
127.   JoeyP
Maybe the Tigers really are the best offense in the majors--they've scored 29 runs over the last two games.
2008-04-23 19:49:36
128.   Hallux Valgus
122 I swear to Jeebus, if I had the time, I would absolutely start a website dedicated to stadium music, with players' at bat music as it's core.
2008-04-23 19:50:21
129.   JoeyP
Haren with 50 pitches in 2ip.
If they keep that approach, he shouldnt pitch more than 5 innings tonight.
2008-04-23 19:51:32
130.   StolenMonkey86
127 - had to happen sometime, Pudge can't bat leadoff for 162
2008-04-23 19:52:55
131.   Bluebleeder87
It looks like D-Lowe really went with the scouting reports & IMO two things have to happen for him to be successful a) he has to execute & b) the batters have to bite, BOTH ARE HAPPENING IN THE EARLY GOING.
2008-04-23 19:53:19
132.   Longhorn Bill
128 I went to see an Astros game last year, and when Carlos Lee came to the plate "Bye, Bye, Bye" by Nsync was played. Most of the people in the stadium were laughing.
2008-04-23 19:53:34
133.   Hallux Valgus
"It's going to be tough for Allen Iverson to stay with Derek Fisher." Um, no it won't be. It's going to be tough for AI to get interested in any form of defense that isn't steals, period.

By the by- now I'm relying on you guys for Dodger news.

2008-04-23 19:54:59
134.   Hallux Valgus
132 That is amazing. My favorites are now that and Andy LaRoche with You're The Best (Around) from the Karate Kid soundtrack.
2008-04-23 19:57:56
135.   scareduck
134 - "Who Are You?" by the Who for Hu.
2008-04-23 19:58:44
136.   MollyKnight
I hate American Idol so much right now.
2008-04-23 19:59:33
137.   LAT
Wow that was some serious booing when Jones poped up.
2008-04-23 19:59:43
138.   Bluebleeder87
I wonder if you get a refund if a ball player drops your soft drink, hot spicy nachos, freshly made grilled Dodger Dogs™ etc...
2008-04-23 19:59:44
139.   trainwreck
113
Funniest thing about that movie is that they are trying to convince me that Ashton Kutcher's best friends would be Rob Corddry and Zach Galifianakis.
2008-04-23 20:00:01
140.   StolenMonkey86
it'll take Haren 20 pitches for a 1-2-3 inning. Nice.
2008-04-23 20:00:13
141.   scareduck
Jackson, diving for pasta again!
2008-04-23 20:00:36
142.   Bluebleeder87
Andruw Jones looked pretty bad in that swing...
2008-04-23 20:01:03
143.   StolenMonkey86
141 - He landed on Tommy Lasorda?
2008-04-23 20:01:53
144.   Jacob Burch
136 right now?

If jones hits a 1+ OPS over a week or so, someone make sure Jon doesn't make a post about it. I was exited to see him end the funk.

2008-04-23 20:02:16
145.   trainwreck
Craig Seger called Kimbo Slice, Bimbo Coles. lol
2008-04-23 20:03:20
146.   JoeyP
What's the appeal of The Hills?
2008-04-23 20:03:33
147.   Greg Brock
145 It was pretty hilarious.
2008-04-23 20:04:03
148.   Bluebleeder87
yup, Martin is officially out of his slump, he's really on pitches now, wootza, yah ha ha yaya
2008-04-23 20:05:05
149.   Jon Weisman
Correction: Brazoban hasn't been sent to AAA yet.
2008-04-23 20:06:08
150.   scareduck
143 - heh.
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2008-04-23 20:08:20
151.   Bluebleeder87
Haren just doesn't have it tonight (sorry fantasy owners)
2008-04-23 20:08:48
152.   JoeyP
Dodgers have 3 2-out RBI singles tonight.
2008-04-23 20:08:53
153.   StolenMonkey86
I don't have Haren, but this is what I get for reserving Lowe tonight.
2008-04-23 20:09:14
154.   MollyKnight
144- Yes. RIGHT NOW.
2008-04-23 20:09:31
155.   ucladodger
Matt needs to absolutely crush that pitch. Something is just off with his swing right now.
2008-04-23 20:09:38
156.   Bluebleeder87
I'm thinking Brazo will be shipped straight to the Dodgers when he's ready or when we need him no?
2008-04-23 20:10:00
157.   Hallux Valgus
139 Zach G. HATES Ashton, from what I understand. Hates. So you're right.
2008-04-23 20:11:32
158.   Branch Rickey
What is up with really good pithcers pitching really badly? Chris Young of the Padres looked like a talentless batting practice pitcher when we faced him and Haren looks worse. He's lucky to still be in the game. Usually when a great pitcher is off he simply isn't great. Young and Haren have looked like they are talentless.
2008-04-23 20:11:39
159.   Jacob Burch
154 Is that specific to tonight or a sudden realization that its a guilty pleasure at best?

I'm breaking one of my social golden rules by "don't mess with people and their reality TV," but ah well.

2008-04-23 20:12:49
160.   scareduck
158 - There are mere mortals in the world.
2008-04-23 20:13:32
161.   Gen3Blue
I love Vin, but I feel he is going to jinx Lowe, if he keeps upthese comparisons to Haren tonight.
2008-04-23 20:14:38
162.   Eric Stephen
I hate that call in the NBA. Gasol didn't finish the alley-oop, and the ref called the foul after the miss. If he would have made it, there probably wouldn't have been a foul call.

It's either a foul or it's not...when it happens, not dependent on the result of the field goal.

2008-04-23 20:14:41
163.   MollyKnight
Loving that Huuuuuuuuuuu from the crowd!
2008-04-23 20:15:04
164.   LAT
Molly, are you hating Idol becasue you looked to see who got the boot and don't agree? I have already looked. I don't want to give anything away if that's not why you are hating right now.
2008-04-23 20:15:09
165.   Bluebleeder87
Really nice execution & cooperation by the Snakes, we needed a good game like this specially how well the D-Backs were playing.
2008-04-23 20:15:40
166.   Jon Weisman
159 etc. - AI has not aired on the West Coast, so don't spoil it for others.
2008-04-23 20:16:21
167.   MollyKnight
154-I hate it always. But I really hate it tonight because the only person I liked got eliminated.

Anyway, baseball.

2008-04-23 20:16:49
168.   StolenMonkey86
160 - aren't announcers void of jinxing power, and thus exempt from rule 9?
2008-04-23 20:17:09
169.   Eric Stephen
Kobe on fire (8-10, 20 pts), but Lakers only up 1, 33-32 at the end of 1.
2008-04-23 20:17:13
170.   JoeyP
Kobe's got 20 points in the 1st quarter.
33-32 Lakers at the end of 1.

Farmar was a ballhog on that last possession. Give the ball to Kobe.

2008-04-23 20:17:21
171.   Hallux Valgus
162 There were many rule 1 violations in the Valgus household on that call.
2008-04-23 20:17:48
172.   Branch Rickey
160. Right. They populate places other than the front of the rotations of the Diamondbacks and Padres. My point isn't that they should never be off, it's that they shouldn't look THIS flat.
2008-04-23 20:19:13
173.   Eric Stephen
170
I was thinking the same thing (Farmar, get the ball to Kobe), but I can't fault him since he got a decent short running shot in such a short time (of course, Camby sent the ball to the Dyan Cannon seats).
2008-04-23 20:19:16
174.   trainwreck
Lakers are not going to beat any good teams in the playoffs with defense like this.
2008-04-23 20:19:48
175.   Bob Timmermann
172
If aces didn't have bad outings from time to time, we couldn't use adjectives like "Non-Jake Peavy like" during last year's Pads-Rox playoff.

I think Joe Orsillo used it a dozen times.

2008-04-23 20:21:03
176.   Eric Stephen
171
Yeah, I don't really think it was a foul -- at least on first viewing -- but it's bad form by the refs. It's like the strike zone, either it's a strike or not; in this case, a foul or not. It needs to be called right away.
2008-04-23 20:21:13
177.   Hallux Valgus
174 The Nuggets make everyone look like that. On offense and defense.

Mostly offense.

2008-04-23 20:21:24
178.   ucladodger
172

Young and Haren dont have overpowering stuff. When they dont have their control, they aren't as good. Its not really that complicated, and over the course of 35 starts, it will happen a few times.

2008-04-23 20:21:36
179.   Branch Rickey
175. I've never once seen Peavy look like this and that's my point. He can be worse that usual but he never looks like he doesn't belong in the majors. I'm just surprised that Young or Haren can.
2008-04-23 20:21:53
180.   Longhorn Bill
Aramis Ramirez just hit a two-run HR in the ninth to put the Cubs ahead of the Rockies by a run.
2008-04-23 20:22:01
181.   JoeyP
The Nuggets are the worst opponent for the Lakers to play in the 1st round bc its like summer league defense.

Utah is going to be a very tough opponent in the 2nd.

2008-04-23 20:22:22
182.   Gen3Blue
"Not too close, what da ya think, I've got that insurance"

Whats that Yogi?

It's Eric Karros in 1995!

2008-04-23 20:23:02
183.   Eric Stephen
174
I agree, they need to approve defensively, but keep in mind also the pace the Nuggets play at. Points allowed per possession is the key; not necessarily total points allowed, but that stat isn't as easy to find or track.
2008-04-23 20:23:10
184.   JoeyP
Mbenga!
2008-04-23 20:25:42
185.   Eric Stephen
181
I think the Suns, Spurs, Jazz, Hornets, or Mavs would have been a worse opponent for the Lakers.

Agreed about the Jazz, but the Lakers matchup pretty well against them. Both teams are deep, but the Lakers 2nd unit is a bit better, and if Bynum can give them anything (10 minutes a game maybe) it's a huge advantage for LA.

2008-04-23 20:25:50
186.   Branch Rickey
178 That's a fair point. Speed never slumps (goes for pitches too) but finesse can.
2008-04-23 20:26:03
187.   Hallux Valgus
Jeez. This is the worst defensive team I've ever seen. And I've seen Paul Westphal teams.
2008-04-23 20:27:24
188.   LAT
The fans at the Stadium are not yelling "Hu" at Jones.
2008-04-23 20:27:51
189.   Gen3Blue
Chris Snyder is perfect for the part of a big, solid, loyal, catcher type in a movie about some ephemoral pitcher.( and perhaps---oh never mind--I'll jinx us).
2008-04-23 20:28:13
190.   Hallux Valgus
188 Are they yelling Hu-urns?
2008-04-23 20:28:51
191.   StolenMonkey86
short inning, Haren now at 88 pitches through 4.
2008-04-23 20:29:16
192.   ucladodger
179

Peavey is on another planter stuff wise from those two. Peavey is a true ace- TCY and Haren aren't. Very few pitchers can still look good when they dont have their good stuff, and comparing a guy like Peavey to Haren and Young in that aspect isnt really fair.

2008-04-23 20:29:32
193.   Bob Timmermann
Manny Corpas has been un-Manny Corpas like this year.
2008-04-23 20:29:37
194.   MollyKnight
164- Yes, I don't agree.

And I won't spoil it for the few of you who watch AI on the west coast.

Anyway, BASEBALL!!

2008-04-23 20:30:10
195.   dzzrtRatt
182 Unless Yogi works at that barber shop, AFLAC wouldn't kick in for a scissor misadventure.

Oh, nice throw Nomar. I guess he used to be really good.

2008-04-23 20:30:28
196.   Gen3Blue
Wow Andruw really looks bad. But he truly holds down so much defense in center, that he could hit under .200 if he hits it with power.
2008-04-23 20:30:36
197.   Bob Timmermann
192
Stop putting Jake Peavy in a planter! He'll get mad.
2008-04-23 20:31:05
198.   JoeyP
185--Those opponents would have been more difficult, but I also think they would have toughened the Lakers up in preparation for the 2nd round/WCF etc.

Getting used to playing the Nuggets style, and then adjusting to the Jazz will be tough.

2008-04-23 20:31:40
199.   Bob Timmermann
Two out single by Podsednik and then Barmes triples him home to tie the game in Denver.
2008-04-23 20:31:54
200.   StolenMonkey86
197 - but maybe then he'd get thrown out in a game against the Dodgers
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2008-04-23 20:31:56
201.   Bob Timmermann
Excuse me, Spilborghs tripled.
2008-04-23 20:32:11
202.   Bluebleeder87
I wonder how the home run looked on gameday (dback player home run) it looked kind of away in real time.
2008-04-23 20:32:53
203.   LAT
Rox give up two runs in the top of the 9th and fall behibd to Cubs 6-5. In the bottom Kerry Wood gives up 2 out single and triple to tie it 6-6 and send it to extra innings.
2008-04-23 20:33:10
204.   Bob Timmermann
Maddux tonight in San Diego: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 61 pitches.
2008-04-23 20:34:48
205.   LAT
Naturally. while I'm still typing the ink is already dry on Bob's post.
2008-04-23 20:34:58
206.   StolenMonkey86
202 - outer edge of the plate, slightly below belt high
2008-04-23 20:35:08
207.   Bluebleeder87
192

That reminds me, I don't think I ever saw Orel Hershiser have a lopsided game, I could be wrong but I can't remember right now.

2008-04-23 20:35:09
208.   Bob Timmermann
Yellow alert for Geovany Soto in Denver.
2008-04-23 20:36:43
209.   Gagne55
198 I don't see it. Everything the Lakers have learned playing together over the season won't be lost in a week. Jackson's game plan against the Jazz won't be any different from what it would be had they played Dallas in the first round. I'm glad the Lakers don't have to face an opponent who might beat them in the first round as they earned with the #1 seed.
2008-04-23 20:36:52
210.   Bob Timmermann
Soto singled. But since it's extra innings, the alert could be in place for a while.
2008-04-23 20:37:32
211.   Gen3Blue
204 damn!! but I still think something was wrong, Like maybe his agent was Boras?

203 Wasn't Kerry Wood a SD experiment? or was it some other wounded Cub? I really don't know and am curious.

2008-04-23 20:38:15
212.   StolenMonkey86
211 - Prior
2008-04-23 20:38:42
213.   StolenMonkey86
211 - boras client, he wanted 2 years
2008-04-23 20:38:59
214.   Bob Timmermann
Hershiser's last game in the majors was a very, very, very, very sad thing to watch.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/B06260LAN2000.htm

2008-04-23 20:39:14
215.   Hallux Valgus
okay, if Kobe keeps doing this, the game is over.
2008-04-23 20:39:18
216.   Bluebleeder87
Were acting like it's 10 zero or something, it's only 3-1, what!? Haren looks alot worse than that.
2008-04-23 20:39:50
217.   Gagne55
211 That would be Mark Prior.
2008-04-23 20:40:27
218.   JoeyP
Its nice that the Arizona manager is playing the "let struggling pitcher with high pitch count hit in top half of inning, then pull him in bottom half" game.
2008-04-23 20:41:23
219.   Rob M
Hit and run - now? Come on.
2008-04-23 20:41:38
220.   StolenMonkey86
218 - "If he gets a hit here, and couple more guys get hits, he could be in line for the win."
2008-04-23 20:42:08
221.   StolenMonkey86
219- well, they wanted Martin to bunt on the first pitch
2008-04-23 20:42:23
222.   LAT
I agree. It is only 3-1. Seems like Dodgers should have more. If we lose it will be crushing. Need some insurance right here.
2008-04-23 20:42:41
223.   ucladodger
Give Torre that strikeout. That, my friends, is called overmanaging.
2008-04-23 20:43:25
224.   LAT
Chan Ho? Are you kidding me?
2008-04-23 20:44:18
225.   JoeyP
VladRad belongs on the Nuggets given his defensive abilities.
2008-04-23 20:44:59
226.   Bluebleeder87
214

It wasn't pretty... but I'm talking about his prime years Bob.

2008-04-23 20:45:50
227.   StolenMonkey86
only 1 year - wasn't clutch enough for Loney
2008-04-23 20:45:56
228.   Jon Weisman
I think Orlando Hudson just likes patting people on the head.
2008-04-23 20:46:02
229.   Sam in SC
kemp got the RBI, AND kept the second baseman from falling over.
2008-04-23 20:46:04
230.   StolenMonkey86
1 out. I need more caffeine
2008-04-23 20:46:23
231.   Bluebleeder87
Let the record show I kind of don't like Orlando Hudson all that much.
2008-04-23 20:47:06
233.   LAT
I don't know why I bother. . .
Cubs go ahead 7-6 in 10th
2008-04-23 20:48:14
234.   LAT
233. Bob must be making a sandwich
2008-04-23 20:48:33
235.   3upn3down
We are having a terrible storm in the Dallas area, and my DirecTV signal has just gone out.

Just my luck, and we are playing well. On to Gameday I suppose.

2008-04-23 20:48:53
236.   Bluebleeder87
228

I thought they were gonna start ball room dancing the way they were holding each otherd hands kind of weird, hehehe.

2008-04-23 20:48:58
237.   Jacob Burch
I wonder if Juan Cruz has met Sam Cassell before.
2008-04-23 20:50:01
238.   JoeyP
Dont you have to IBB Hu here?
2008-04-23 20:50:01
239.   StolenMonkey86
232- That's a much less offensive phrase when you use this:

http://www.lolcats.com/view/8815/

2008-04-23 20:50:57
240.   StolenMonkey86
238 - well, Lowe is hitting .273
2008-04-23 20:51:02
241.   Jacob Burch
238 Lowe is done for the day, so a pinch hitter (kent?) would not be a wise person to see instead of Hu.

Make that Sweeney.

2008-04-23 20:51:40
242.   KAYVMON
HUUUUUUUU
2008-04-23 20:51:50
243.   Bluebleeder87
O.k. I feel a little more comfortable with a 6-1 lead & Park coming in to relieve.
2008-04-23 20:51:58
244.   dzzrtRatt
Thank-yHu!

With Lowe seemingly sidelined for the rest of the night, we need to go the nine-run route.

2008-04-23 20:52:24
245.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry, I was off researching how many black players there are on the UCLA baseball team.

It really shouldn't have taken me that long to count that number.

2008-04-23 20:52:26
246.   StolenMonkey86
243- Lowe's not on deck??!!
2008-04-23 20:52:29
247.   Rob M
Hu! (he's on 1st!) How many times has bad joke been used this year so far?
2008-04-23 20:52:46
248.   trainwreck
Why does Vlad get so much playing time? I do not get it. He has not even been the dead-on three point shooter he was supposed to be.
2008-04-23 20:53:02
249.   JoeyP
That some pretty bad managing by the Dbax in that inning. First letting Haren hit in the top half of the inning, then not walking Hu with Lowe on deck.

Dodgers have 10 singles tonight, will all 6 runs coming on 2-out singles.

2008-04-23 20:53:23
250.   Bob Timmermann
Cycle alert canceled in Denver. Stand down.
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2008-04-23 20:53:44
251.   Hallux Valgus
I think the Nuggets legitimately hate defense. Hate. They completely refuse to play anything resembling it.
2008-04-23 20:53:48
252.   StolenMonkey86
67 pitches is too much for Lowe, or does Torre just really like using the bullpen? This is a little silly.
2008-04-23 20:55:02
253.   Bob Timmermann
Stan Conte was talking to Lowe so I don't believe he's coming out for performance reasons.
2008-04-23 20:55:02
254.   Hallux Valgus
At least the Dodgers are winning.
2008-04-23 20:55:23
255.   dodgerinlv
Anybody have 5 tix for Sunday. I'm visiting LA for the weekend and would like to make the game.
2008-04-23 20:55:33
256.   Bluebleeder87
oh shucks, I really wanted to see D-young do something in that situation, I really hope he sticks around man.
2008-04-23 20:56:31
257.   StolenMonkey86
253 - ah, ok.

Hope he's ok.

2008-04-23 20:56:34
258.   trainwreck
245
Definitely should not have. At least, Jermaine Curtis is good. Or was.
2008-04-23 20:57:34
259.   Bluebleeder87
O.k. Park just try & keep it at a minimum...
2008-04-23 20:58:55
260.   ucladodger
258

Jermaine has been good this year. It's been Cody Decker and Gabe Cohen that have stunk on offense. Murphy and Brooks havent pitched anywhere near their capabilities and Brewer has been a bust in his 2 years here. That team should be a lot better than they are.

2008-04-23 20:59:21
261.   LAT
Being Bimel and Brox have seen limited action, Park should be on a short leash.
2008-04-23 20:59:36
262.   Bob Timmermann
258
UCLA is 2-0 since I upbraided them on The Griddle.
2008-04-23 21:00:32
263.   ibleedbloo
255 email ibleedbloo at gmail dot com. I am at the game so it may be a bit before I respond
2008-04-23 21:01:26
264.   Bob Timmermann
260
That team should be a lot better than they are.

That is the slogan above the door to the home clubhouse at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

2008-04-23 21:01:35
265.   trainwreck
262
Too bad you did not post that before the Stanford series started.
2008-04-23 21:01:35
266.   Jacob Burch
249 Taking your 'ace' out of the game before five is done was likely an ego decision. Lowe was also not coming out to bat.
2008-04-23 21:01:49
267.   Bluebleeder87
oh I was gonna say, I really liked the way Eric Byrnes backed up Chris Young when he [Young] misplayed a hit that's how we were tought (sp) how to field when I was playing tournament ball.
2008-04-23 21:01:54
268.   Gen3Blue
212,213 Thank you--thats good info--thanks again.

Good Hu. Best we could get
out of whats his name(Ari. reliever.)

Vin is right. Furcals stealing 2nd and 3rd may have helped undermine an already unsteady Haren.

Chan Ho; uh oh!

2008-04-23 21:04:13
269.   overkill94
255 ebay's your best bet for that one unless enough of the DT season ticket holders are willing to hook you up
2008-04-23 21:06:48
270.   Gen3Blue
Why did Lowe have to leave? Doubt it was pitch count. Maybe just Karma. But exercise
and Chan Ho and anything else all make me nervous.
2008-04-23 21:08:23
271.   Bob Timmermann
There has been no official word on why Lowe departed.
2008-04-23 21:08:28
272.   Jacob Burch
270 Stan Conte and Joe were looking at his towel-wrapped pitching arm after the 5th--no hint at all on what it was about. day to day tightening up, hopefully.
2008-04-23 21:08:44
273.   trainwreck
260
Do you know what the average numbers for college players are? Every time I see stats they all look ridiculous.
2008-04-23 21:08:56
274.   LAT
Fans are really letting Jones hear it.

Ned must get ill every time Jones comes up.

2008-04-23 21:09:21
275.   Bluebleeder87
o.k I'm feeling really bad for Andruw, like Steve Lyons said, NOBODY FEELS WORSE THAN Andruw right now for not performing.
2008-04-23 21:09:43
276.   Nagman
It looks like Jones' back foot slides back (away from the plate) when he swings. Has he always done that?
2008-04-23 21:10:37
277.   Eric Stephen
271
If this were Major League on regular TV instead of the Dodger game, Pedro Cerrano would be on the top step of the dugout yelling at Brandon Medders to "bring that stuff to me, man".
2008-04-23 21:11:49
278.   dodgerinlv
What happen to the kink in Jones' armor that mattingly thought he could fix when he was our hitting coach for 4 days?
2008-04-23 21:12:21
279.   3upn3down
Ned should be getting ill, because that move is likely going to cost him his job. You can't get away with making a $36M mistake. It is no different in the corporate world.
2008-04-23 21:12:49
280.   Bob Timmermann
273
That's pretty hard to say with any certainty. College baseball suffers from small sample sizes, fluctuations in pitching and defense, and aluminum bats.

However, I asked someone who follows college baseball closely and asked why UCLA wasn't that good and he said:
1) UCLA was vastly overrated to start the season. Baseball America had them #1.
2) The players who were supposed to be stars and top picks in the draft have all had subpar seasons.
3) The offense is similar to the Dodgers. It's an all or nothing type offense. 1 run one day, 11 runs the next.

2008-04-23 21:12:56
281.   Gen3Blue
Lowe seems to have 67 Pitches.

Oh, that hurts. I know, because I got hit just about there, and my "good" friend fell down laughing. Poor Ethier. I had a bruise that showed the detail of the stitches on the ball for three weeks.

2008-04-23 21:14:48
282.   Bluebleeder87
276

take a look bro [ http://tinyurl.com/4247yu ] & [ http://tinyurl.com/4maorp ]

2008-04-23 21:14:59
283.   dzzrtRatt
Jones will hit...something. Soon. Probably another couple home runs.
2008-04-23 21:15:34
284.   OhioBlues12
Anybody else having problems with MLBTV or Gameday? Neither one are loading for me.
2008-04-23 21:15:47
285.   Bob Timmermann
Molina homers off Hoffman in the 9th and Maddux won't win #350 tonight.
2008-04-23 21:16:33
286.   trainwreck
280
I know Carrithers has gone off. Based off numbers, it looks like the pitching has been terrible. Only Murphy seems to have good numbers.
2008-04-23 21:16:44
287.   Gen3Blue
Who the heck is pitching. They are threatening to give it away!
2008-04-23 21:17:18
288.   overkill94
Tightness in the right elbow for Lowe according to Vin...not always a good sign
2008-04-23 21:17:38
289.   Sam in SC
vin just said that lowe came out because of stiffness in his right elbow.

ugh.

2008-04-23 21:17:40
290.   berkowit28
I still don't understand why that excellent Dos Equis commercial ends with such a dumb punchline. "Stay thirsty, my friends" = "Don't drink this beer (or anything else)". Dumb.
2008-04-23 21:17:48
291.   Bluebleeder87
Vinnie just said D-Lowe left the game because of tightness in the right shoulder, it's not a big deal I suppose.
2008-04-23 21:17:55
292.   trainwreck
I do not believe for a second that Reggie Miller grew up in Riverside rooting for the Angels.
2008-04-23 21:18:25
293.   Bob Timmermann
286
Rivals.com does not have UCLA in its mock NCAA tournament. UCLA needs to sweep Washington this week to get back on track.
2008-04-23 21:19:25
294.   LogikReader
Bengie Molina pulls a McLouth. It is now a tie game 1-1, into the bottom of the ninth! Giants vs Padres
2008-04-23 21:19:34
295.   Bluebleeder87
It's probably nothing serious, we'll see how serious it is in a few days.
2008-04-23 21:20:54
296.   Eric Stephen
292
Haven't you seen Reggie Miller: Beyond the Glory? There's video and everything!
2008-04-23 21:22:06
297.   3upn3down
Say Scott Proctor and Joe Beimel to their agents:

Maybe we should work some appearance clause bonuses into our next contract if Torre is going to be around here for a while...

2008-04-23 21:22:16
298.   Eric Stephen
292
Also, I have a friend of a friend who roomed in college (Pomona) with Darrell Miller, Reggie's brother. Darrell did grow up in Riverside with the whole Miller clan, and also ended up playing and working for the Angels.
2008-04-23 21:23:37
299.   trainwreck
296
No, no I have not.

Sad.

2008-04-23 21:23:40
300.   Eric Stephen
297
Beimel already has it: $40,000 each for 50, 60, 70, 85 games
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2008-04-23 21:24:18
301.   Bluebleeder87
There's video and everything!

so there is evidence, o.k. :o)

2008-04-23 21:24:33
302.   Gen3Blue
Come on. Joe had Chan Ho. He could be great, but he could also cause a disaster.
He has begun a disaster, and hopefully we can stop it, but it is at 50-50 already.
2008-04-23 21:24:37
303.   trainwreck
293
I noticed that. They were predicting UCLA to win it all too.

I blame Nikola Dragovic.

2008-04-23 21:25:06
304.   Bob Timmermann
298
If my older brother were playing for the Angels, I'd be rooting for them.

Then again, I'm apparently one of those fossils who thinks it's OK to root for the Dodgers AND Angels.

2008-04-23 21:25:29
305.   guy clinch
I think there are some baseball-ref gurus here, so maybe someone can help me. How would I search by position for a given year. For example, the statistics for NL shortstops in 2005? There is probably something simple that I'm overlooking, but I'm tired.
2008-04-23 21:25:38
306.   3upn3down
It is safe to say that Beimel will be $160K richer than his base salary will provide after this season comes to a close. Easy.
2008-04-23 21:26:26
307.   Bluebleeder87
The Blue Ox™ will take us to the promised land.
2008-04-23 21:26:31
308.   Kevin Lewis
Trevor just blew the save with a homerun.
2008-04-23 21:26:56
309.   Bob Timmermann
"just"?
2008-04-23 21:27:27
310.   Nagman
If I'm at the Padre game tonight and I didn't drive my own car, I'd be asking the driver to promise me right now which inning we're leaving after. 15 innings would be my preferred limit.
2008-04-23 21:27:31
311.   trainwreck
304
That is like rooting for the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA!
2008-04-23 21:27:51
312.   Eric Stephen
305
Go to the Play Index, then Batting Season Finder.

From there you can specify your criteria, then near the right side you can choose positions as well (via checkboxes; they are defaulted to all positions checked).

2008-04-23 21:28:33
313.   Gen3Blue
This is the kind of disaster you can see coming quite a way ahead. At this point my own magnetic brain areas give us about a 50-50 chance of winning. I wish I knew how to use that probability site. What do they say?
2008-04-23 21:28:38
314.   guy clinch
312- thanks a lot.
2008-04-23 21:29:20
315.   Gen3Blue
How much recent experience does Broxton have.
2008-04-23 21:29:20
316.   Bluebleeder87
304

I root for the Halos only when my Dodgers don't make it to the playoffs & on days when the Dodgers have off-days (Thurs or Mondays usually)

2008-04-23 21:29:46
317.   Kevin Lewis
309

Oh crud, how long ago was it discussed?

2008-04-23 21:31:05
318.   Bluebleeder87
who are the geniuses who make up the traveling schedules...
2008-04-23 21:31:14
319.   Sam in SC
drama. wonderful.
2008-04-23 21:31:31
320.   Eric Stephen
318
The same ad wizards that came up with that one?
2008-04-23 21:32:06
321.   LAT
The Dodgers are not making this very easy on us.
2008-04-23 21:32:30
322.   Xeifrank
91.2% WE for LAD.
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 21:32:37
323.   Bluebleeder87
Broxton versus Young is a K made in heaven.
2008-04-23 21:33:14
324.   Sam in SC
now byrnes is in a position to hurt them. byrnes just bugs me
2008-04-23 21:34:02
325.   Bob Timmermann
Can't you use BP to get the stats for each position in a league?
http://tinyurl.com/6xnjdj

Except I can't figure out what positions 11 and 12 are.

I think 11 are pinch hitters. 10 is DH. But what is 12?

2008-04-23 21:34:32
326.   Eric Stephen
324
Maybe they can get him out trying to slide into first just like the NLCS ended. Then the world would win.
2008-04-23 21:34:34
327.   LAT
Nedimeyer.

Broxton should be using a golf club and a horse.

2008-04-23 21:35:00
328.   Xeifrank
Game Channel is not reporting what happened to Montero. What happened, so I can update the WE?
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 21:36:20
329.   Bluebleeder87
oh yes, the blue ox gets 'er done.
2008-04-23 21:36:30
330.   Eric Stephen
325
Maybe 12 is pinch runner. Lots of steals for that position, very few ABs. Must be all the bat around innings where a pinch runner gets to hit.
2008-04-23 21:36:33
331.   LAT
What me worry? Nah!
2008-04-23 21:36:34
332.   Xeifrank
Heck, I'm just gonna flip on the t.v.
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 21:36:42
333.   overkill94
Heck of a job by big Brox there. Saito for two now? Jonathon did just pitch yesterday...
2008-04-23 21:36:56
334.   Sam in SC
whew

this is going to be a long game, by the way . . .

2008-04-23 21:37:36
335.   Eric Stephen
328
Montero walked, followed by a K and popout.
2008-04-23 21:37:48
336.   Xeifrank
WE: 97.7%
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 21:37:57
337.   Bob Timmermann
330
The old "no position" situation I guess.
2008-04-23 21:41:18
338.   Eric Stephen
Not quite "Kobe...TO SHAQ!!!", but that was just a sweet oop from Pau to Kobe.
2008-04-23 21:42:27
339.   Bluebleeder87
I'm still debating if I like Kemps new look, I guess I like it, specially when he gets apposite field hits like the one he got just now.
2008-04-23 21:43:18
340.   Sam in SC
another 2 out RBI in our future, perhaps?
2008-04-23 21:43:46
341.   Daniel Zappala
I'm with Molly on American Idol. I wasn't a fan of the person who got voted off, but the wrong two singers were in the bottom two. The vote was obviously based on popularity, not talent, but I guess that's what the show is about.
2008-04-23 21:43:52
342.   imperabo
I see many doubles in Kemp's future.
2008-04-23 21:45:11
343.   Gen3Blue
What a trip for Hu. Getting an intentional walk. Must be nice.

Come on DeWitt!

2008-04-23 21:45:37
344.   LogikReader
For every problem there is...

The Solution&trade!!!

Go DeWitt!! Go go go!

2008-04-23 21:45:38
345.   Gen3Blue
Hu has great Wa.
2008-04-23 21:46:08
346.   LogikReader
dang. Solution strikes out.
2008-04-23 21:46:35
347.   Sam in SC
looks like brox is coming back out for the 8th
2008-04-23 21:46:52
348.   Gen3Blue
Oh well. Let's hang on!
2008-04-23 21:49:13
349.   LAT
341. Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber night I agree, but that person was my least favorite contestant.
2008-04-23 21:50:24
350.   Bob Timmermann
There was a merging of American Idol and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber?

That retroactively churns my stomach and turns my face white.

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2008-04-23 21:51:14
351.   LogikReader
I have to think Broxton would be rusty after all that time being left on the shelf, so to speak.
2008-04-23 21:53:05
352.   LAT
350. Not only that but Sir Andrew was on the show last night and met and coached every contestant.
2008-04-23 21:53:36
353.   Daniel Zappala
350 Actually, there were a couple of really good performances. 2 out of 6 isn't bad.
2008-04-23 21:53:44
354.   LAT
See 321 .
2008-04-23 21:54:16
355.   Daniel Zappala
And two former AI finalists are on Broadway right now.
2008-04-23 21:54:40
356.   Hallux Valgus
The Nuggets defense makes me very rule 1 violation worthy. This is pathetic. I want to punch George Karl in the face. Sto. Playing. Zone.
2008-04-23 21:55:25
357.   overkill94
That was a WICKED slider by Broxton there
2008-04-23 21:55:50
358.   trainwreck
356
You guys should hire Lute Olson.
2008-04-23 21:55:52
359.   LAT
That was a vicious pitch to get Reynolds.
2008-04-23 21:57:27
360.   Daniel Zappala
Kobe Bryant always plays well against Utah, so I'll be expecting the Lakers in the finals.
2008-04-23 21:57:55
361.   overkill94
Either it's raining in San Diego or Yahoo's box score is frozen. Anything exciting happen in that game since the end of the 10th?
2008-04-23 21:58:30
362.   Bob Timmermann
358
Is Colorado a community property state? Lute should look into that before moving there.
2008-04-23 21:58:40
363.   Eric Stephen
360
Glossing over the conference finals?
2008-04-23 21:59:36
364.   Bob Timmermann
2nd and 3rd with 2 outs in the bottom of the 11th.
2008-04-23 22:00:02
365.   trainwreck
362
But his marriage to Kevin O'Neil is over.
2008-04-23 22:00:10
366.   LAT
Pods with bases loaded in bottom 11th. 2 out
2008-04-23 22:00:40
367.   Hallux Valgus
358 he can't be less drunk than Karl. After several text messages, it is confirmed that this is the worst defensive team ever.

And I don't believe Colorado is a community property state.

2008-04-23 22:01:29
368.   StolenMonkey86
we might get to see Saito bat.
2008-04-23 22:02:24
369.   LAT
Giants get out of it. Going to 12th
2008-04-23 22:03:05
370.   Bob Timmermann
The Giants are out of position players. The Padres just have backup catcher Colt Morton left.
2008-04-23 22:04:57
371.   overkill94
370 The Fall Guy?
2008-04-23 22:05:03
372.   LAT
Anyone else having fun? Cause I'm not.
2008-04-23 22:05:38
373.   Bob Timmermann
That was Colt Seavers.
2008-04-23 22:06:12
374.   Eric Stephen
The good thing about technicals is that it makes it easier for the Lakers to cover the 8 point spread.

You know, if gambling was legal.

2008-04-23 22:06:35
375.   StolenMonkey86
does Joe Torre's handling of the pitching staff make sense to anyone?
2008-04-23 22:07:32
376.   Eric Stephen
My favorite part of the Fall Guy was in the intro to the show, they drove by the Hwy 111 "Palm Springs" (my hometown) exit on Interstate 10.

That, and the other Heather.

2008-04-23 22:08:31
377.   Hallux Valgus
game very over
2008-04-23 22:08:56
378.   LAT
What me worry? Hell yes!
2008-04-23 22:08:59
379.   KAYVMON
And cue deep breath
2008-04-23 22:09:12
380.   Eric Stephen
Time for Saito's first MLB homer.
2008-04-23 22:09:56
381.   Greg Brock
Far be it from me to engage in basketball analysis, but I don't know why the Nuggets are considered underachievers. Iverson is a midget, Camby is made of glass and never done anything, Carmelo scores and, yeah, Carmelo scores.

Why are they underachievers? Is this the roster of a possible title contender?

2008-04-23 22:10:44
382.   StolenMonkey86
that was also Saito's first walk of the year.
2008-04-23 22:11:12
383.   overkill94
Yahoo's box score seems to (understandably) skip over the Giants' at-bats and go straight to the bottom of every inning. Very strange.
2008-04-23 22:11:21
384.   Gen3Blue
Now is the time a good team's offense does something. Many teams offense would go down on 4 pitches at this point.

That is not helpful.

2008-04-23 22:12:37
385.   Eric Stephen
381
They could be better. Aside from AI, Melo, and Camby, they also have two bench guys that scored 40 in a game this year. The disappointment is that they are so inconsistent. They have a ton of blowout losses; not something you'd want to see from a title contender.
2008-04-23 22:13:00
386.   StolenMonkey86
384 - Furcal is on. We just might be a good team.
2008-04-23 22:13:01
387.   scareduck
Andruw is a GIDP waiting to happen.
2008-04-23 22:13:39
388.   Hallux Valgus
381 Denver has 2 offensive players- Anthony and Iverson. Denver has 2 defensive players- Camby and Martin. Never the two shall meet. also, there is Anthony Carter.

and George Karl is telling Najera to shoot MORE 3's.

2008-04-23 22:14:06
389.   scareduck
Wow, those catcalls to Andruw are amazing. I don't think I've ever heard anything like that at Dodger Stadium for a Dodger.
2008-04-23 22:14:18
390.   Gen3Blue
Andruw's cooked-----Furc should go!!! Just to make the pitcher think.
2008-04-23 22:14:55
391.   scareduck
387 - or not. Nice single!
2008-04-23 22:15:17
392.   dzzrtRatt
I love the Dodger fans. They boo Andruw when he's for crap, but they give him a lusty cheer when he gets a hit.

It didn't sound sarcastic.

2008-04-23 22:15:37
393.   StolenMonkey86
and Andruw goes juan-for-five
2008-04-23 22:15:51
394.   Hallux Valgus
385 This is true, but JR Smith abhors defense. Linas would be good if not for Karl's philosophy. I think Karl hates basketball.
2008-04-23 22:15:52
395.   Eric Stephen
389
Reminds me of Wesley Snipes' character in "The Fan". Except Dodger Stadium isn't an awful movie.
2008-04-23 22:15:57
396.   Gen3Blue
Go furc. Don't let this pitcher concentrate you fools.
2008-04-23 22:16:11
397.   Greg Brock
Denver just needs to trade their biggest albatross for Pau Gasol. It's pretty simple, really.
2008-04-23 22:16:27
398.   StolenMonkey86
or concetrate
2008-04-23 22:16:28
399.   Jacob Burch
392 I think its a cheer of relief (similar to a cheer when the home team breaks up a no-no in a blowout). Not all the way sarcastic, but not "you've paid your dues" either.
2008-04-23 22:16:47
400.   LAT
By going 1-5, Jones actually raises his average.
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2008-04-23 22:17:23
401.   Bob Timmermann
Wasn't Petit once a fabled Mets prospect? Someone who has talked about in reverential terms by Mets fans?
2008-04-23 22:17:25
402.   Eric Stephen
Kobe is amazing.
2008-04-23 22:18:34
403.   Bob Timmermann
The solution for Denver is two words:
Smush
Parker
2008-04-23 22:18:41
404.   Gen3Blue
Comne on Furc. Don't let this guy pitch.
Big lead at third-please.
2008-04-23 22:18:49
405.   Daniel Zappala
Kobe can come out of the game now.
2008-04-23 22:19:53
406.   Greg Brock
401 Petit had ungodly win/loss and ERA numbers in the minors, despite really bad peripherals. He also struck out a lot of guys with absolutely no stuff.

It caught up to him when he moved up. But yeah, Petit was was a wunderkind for awhile.

2008-04-23 22:20:02
407.   LAT
Furcal was safe. Just got finger tips on plate before tag.
2008-04-23 22:20:14
408.   overkill94
Heck of a slide by Furcal there - and he actually was safe - but I don't fault the umpire for calling him out given how close the tag was to landing
2008-04-23 22:20:37
409.   LAT
Let's get a Saito bat flip here.
2008-04-23 22:20:53
410.   Bob Timmermann
Incomplete batting totals for Saito in Japan:

7 for 77.

That's just for three seasons.

2008-04-23 22:20:57
411.   Jacob Burch
401 10:14:07 PM Jacob Burch: wasn't petit a mets starter prospect
10:14:10 PM Jacob Burch: or am i confusing names
10:14:19 PM Scott Kelley: yeah
10:14:22 PM Scott Kelley: yusmeiro
10:14:36 PM Jacob Burch: why is he pitching junk bullpen innings with the diamondbacks
10:14:42 PM Jacob Burch: OH MY GOD ANDRUW JONES GOT A HIT
10:15:07 PM Jacob Burch: who did the marlins deal with the dbacks
10:15:10 PM Jacob Burch: trying to remember
10:15:11 PM Scott Kelley: because he was wild
10:15:13 PM Scott Kelley: hard thrower
10:15:17 PM Scott Kelley: poor locater
10:17:01 PM Jacob Burch: March 26, 2007: Traded by the Florida Marlins to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Jorge Julio and cash.
10:17:03 PM Jacob Burch: hehe
2008-04-23 22:21:21
412.   Hallux Valgus
Alright, I'm done with this. Back to happy Dodger Thoughts. Jim Tracy > George Karl.
2008-04-23 22:21:34
413.   Eric Stephen
Kobe tonight is the 5th 49+ point, 10+ assist game since 1986-1987, the first in the playoffs during that period.

http://tinyurl.com/4q6255

2008-04-23 22:21:42
414.   dodgerinlv
Why not double switch when Saito came out?
2008-04-23 22:22:48
415.   LAT
Odds of a Saito HR: Bill Gates fortune to 1.
2008-04-23 22:23:36
416.   Eric Stephen
Lakers cover! I mean, win! Hooray!
2008-04-23 22:23:43
417.   LAT
Bottom 12: Pods have 1st and 2nd. 2 outs.
2008-04-23 22:24:21
418.   StolenMonkey86
maybe one day we'll get to see Takashi Saito swing a bat.
2008-04-23 22:24:38
419.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers already double switched to get the third baseman out of the game. DeWitt had made the last out, that meant a double switch would have had Hu at third and Kent at second. And it doesn't make sense to put in inferior defense.
2008-04-23 22:25:33
420.   Eric Stephen
The blue Dodger Thoughts t-shirt / Kobe Bryant jersey combo seems to have worked smashingly thus far this evening.
2008-04-23 22:26:04
421.   StolenMonkey86
loaded for Loney
2008-04-23 22:26:12
422.   Gen3Blue
We are getting reamed on these appeal calls

Come on James.

2008-04-23 22:26:36
423.   Zak
LOL
2008-04-23 22:26:58
424.   LAT
Giants out of it. On to the 13th.
2008-04-23 22:27:04
425.   overkill94
That...was...awesome
2008-04-23 22:27:04
426.   scareduck
Watching Upton botch that catch was worth all of last inning.
2008-04-23 22:27:07
427.   Zak
Watch Vinny go off on casual Justin.
2008-04-23 22:27:36
428.   KAYVMON
Thats what AZ gets for relying on kids to play profession baseball (kidding)
2008-04-23 22:27:37
429.   Gen3Blue
All-right Upton
2008-04-23 22:27:43
430.   Eric Stephen
I like to say "Upton" like the bike thief pronounced Francis's last name in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
2008-04-23 22:27:54
431.   Bob Timmermann
427
It was like he was cued up.
2008-04-23 22:27:56
432.   dzzrtRatt
AZ's magic spell is gone. Right then and there, at 10:26 p.m. on April 23, they became merely a good team. But no more fairy dust.
2008-04-23 22:28:28
433.   Jacob Burch
426 If only for Vin breaking out ye olde "Two-Hand" routine.
2008-04-23 22:28:35
434.   Hallux Valgus
Does anyone (everyone) remember Scott Radinsky? He was the lead singer for the punk band Ten Foot Pole, which became Pulley after Radinsky got the boot because he wanted to play baseball instead of scream for a punk band. Happy thought.
2008-04-23 22:28:36
435.   Eric Stephen
That was not a strike to Kemp. Again.
2008-04-23 22:28:37
436.   dodgerinlv
I hate to see a closer go more than one inning. Especially when you have to spend so much time on the bench in between innings.
2008-04-23 22:28:38
437.   Bob Timmermann
Cue people complain about the umpires being unfair to Kemp.
2008-04-23 22:28:50
438.   Daniel Zappala
Maybe we can get a Lakers-Angels-Dodgers triple play today.
2008-04-23 22:28:55
439.   overkill94
Another questionable strike three against the Bison
2008-04-23 22:29:02
440.   StolenMonkey86
gameday says that was the other batters box
2008-04-23 22:30:35
441.   Bob Timmermann
434
Of course we remember Scott Radinsky. Scott Radinsky couldn't hold the closer job in 1998, so the Dodgers turned to Antonio Osuna. And then he blew a save. And then Tommy Lasorda decided to trade Paul Konerko for Jeff Shaw.
2008-04-23 22:30:58
442.   overkill94
According to the FSPT promo - "and the hot-hitting James Loney..."

I'm not sure a .167 average in his last 9 games (coming into today) is considered "hot-hitting"

2008-04-23 22:31:03
443.   Zak
437 LOL. This just means that you are spending too much time on DT. :)
2008-04-23 22:31:37
444.   LAT
432. Hopefully its Intacto, and we stole their luck.
2008-04-23 22:31:47
445.   StolenMonkey86
harsh words from a Google search on Mike Reilly

http://www.lookoutlanding.com/story/2006/7/19/13247/1430

2008-04-23 22:32:26
446.   neuroboy002
I realize he is 2 for 5 but Matt Kemp is still disappointing me in his at bats.
2008-04-23 22:32:27
447.   neuroboy002
I realize he is 2 for 5 but Matt Kemp is still disappointing me in his at bats.
2008-04-23 22:32:51
448.   StolenMonkey86
Saito gives Chris Young a new hat.
2008-04-23 22:32:56
449.   Bob Timmermann
Giants lead 2-1.
2008-04-23 22:33:03
450.   scareduck
Sammy getting squeezed on that strike zone... just kidding. Seriously, he looks like he's having control problems.
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2008-04-23 22:34:03
451.   Hallux Valgus
wow. Even without the out, Hu is a ridiculous fielder.
2008-04-23 22:34:09
452.   Zak
449 I thought that both teams would score one run in the 14th before playing 8 more innings. I guess, this will have to be a 21 inning game.
2008-04-23 22:34:46
453.   Bob Timmermann
445
That was pretty disgusting to read.
2008-04-23 22:35:19
454.   LAT
SF goes up 2-1. Dodgers could gain on everyone. (except Sf but who cares about that.)
2008-04-23 22:35:41
455.   fanerman
451 Yeah, I was amazed he got to that ball.
2008-04-23 22:35:51
456.   Hallux Valgus
441 that ruined my memory. But Ten Foot Pole was still awesome, so not completely.
2008-04-23 22:39:11
457.   scareduck
"Notice Andre caught that ball with both hands."

God bless you, Vinny...

2008-04-23 22:46:16
458.   Gen3Blue
Darn, Do we have anyone who could stop this nonsense at the end of the game.

I fear this shows that Broxton and Saito are all to human, and it would help to have
one more ace up our sleeve, perhaps not the blonde interviewing Loney just before my DTV screen wnt blank.

2008-04-23 22:49:08
459.   LAT
Bottom 13: Pods have bases juiced. No outs.
2008-04-23 22:51:12
460.   Eric Stephen
Sac fly. 3-2 Giants, 1 out, runners on 1st & 2nd for Khalil Greene now.
2008-04-23 22:51:37
461.   LAT
That Dodger game seemed a lot tougher than it should have been.

3-2, One out. Still 1st and 2nd

2008-04-23 22:52:35
462.   LAT
Would love to see a Greene DP
2008-04-23 22:52:58
463.   Eric Stephen
Greene flied out. Bard now up, 2 outs, 1st & 2nd, 3-2 SF.
2008-04-23 22:53:20
464.   68elcamino427
458
Brazoban is coming to town.

Maybe he can help spread the innings around.

2008-04-23 22:55:22
465.   Eric Stephen
Walk to Bard. Iguchi up with the bases juiced.
2008-04-23 22:56:56
466.   Eric Stephen
Iguchi forced out Bard at 2nd. Giants win. Thaaaaaaa Giants win.
2008-04-23 22:57:33
467.   trainwreck
456
I remember Radinsky and Ten Foot Pole, even though I did not get to see a lot of Dodger games back then.

I remember Spiezio was in Sand Frog, I think they were called.

2008-04-23 23:03:11
468.   FirstMohican
I remember Scully explaining once (probably way more than once) that "Scott is in a punk rock band named... Pulley", then chuckling. Hah.
2008-04-23 23:11:07
469.   trainwreck
I looked it up, I got name right but there is no space. Sandfrog.
2008-04-23 23:16:47
470.   Xeifrank
if/when Brazo gets called up, whom is likely to be optioned/released? vr, Xei
2008-04-23 23:24:04
471.   bhsportsguy
I went to the game tonight thanks to ToyCannon, I don't know if it got mentioned but it was Salute the U.S.A. Softball Team night or something like that so maybe a 100 or so high school/middle school girls were all around the left field corner loge section. From the moment the game started, they screamed, every time a Dodger was introduced, scream, something good happen on the field scream.

At one moment, while I think I was talking to ToyCannon about bringing up a pitcher, he said he couldn't hear me due to the screaming.

Other than that, it was a smooth 5 innings followed by some nervousness by the pen. But hey, everybody got a hit or two and the Dodgers are tied for second place. I'm taking my 4-1 record (4-0, if the Dodgers score) to the Stadium on Friday, would love the team to be on streak.

2008-04-23 23:26:36
472.   68elcamino427
470
That's a good one.
The Dodgers could really use two fresh arms in the pen right now.
Hope that Billingsley can find himself and locate so that he can get past the 5th inning.
2008-04-23 23:27:47
473.   Xeifrank
471. Good job! You guys peeled two numbers off the Dodgers "magic number", which is now down to 139. Diamond had a blog entry about the "Team USA" softball girls at the game. Sounds like they had fun.
vr, Xei
2008-04-23 23:36:29
474.   still bevens
So was the consensus that the Kemp check swing K from the first inning was actually a swing? I had work tickets tonight right on the first base line and I could have sworn he didn't go around. Loney gave some good hate stare to the ump after the AB, which I truly enjoyed.
2008-04-23 23:40:14
475.   bhsportsguy
473 Just to be clear, Jennie Finch and Lisa Hernandez were no where in sight but I plan to email Josh R. and tell him to give more tickets to those kids, they screamed so loud at one point, Broxton looked from the pen and laughed.

Another thing, in the top of 7th, ToyCannon wondered why no one was warming up, 2 batters later, even with the runners on 2nd and 3rd, no one was warming as Martin went to talk to Park, as Martin arrives, Beimel starts throwing, Martin goes back, and then Nomar goes to talk to Park. He goes back and then Torre takes a slow walk to the mound. By now Beimel has thrown about 12 pitches, and when umpire finally signals for Joe Beimel, he had thrown about 16 pitches. I guess he does need that many to pitch.

2008-04-24 00:07:01
476.   natepurcell
Kanye, Lupe and Nerdey tomorrow. fo shizzzz.
2008-04-24 00:26:43
477.   Eric Enders
I like Kanye West, but he's going to get upstaged at his own show. Lupe Fiasco is crazy good.
2008-04-24 00:35:51
478.   natepurcell
477

I know. Thats the set I'm most excited for.

2008-04-24 01:37:33
479.   trainwreck
Kanye West is no Dirt Nasty.
2008-04-24 03:54:02
480.   DGutierrez32
I have been away from this website for the past few days...did anybody catch this?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?name=franchise08rank77

"It makes me thankful for two things," wrote Xeifrank on dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com. "Home games are televised and parking in my driveway is free."

Props to Xeifrank!

2008-04-24 05:17:44
481.   Ken Noe
A happy morning. So I assume this will continue to be Positive Dodger Thoughts tonight?
2008-04-24 06:26:17
482.   Sushirabbit
Hey did anybody notice that Lowe warmed up to the strains of Louie, Louie? Just kidding.
2008-04-24 07:14:22
483.   Daniel Zappala
We've had both Negative DT and Positive DT. Jon's blog is now NP Complete.
2008-04-24 07:26:09
484.   Terry A
As a DT SuperDelegate, I am waiting to be swayed by either Negative DT or Positive DT.

I remain uncommitted to this point.

2008-04-24 07:41:32
485.   okdodge
476 I just scored free tickets to see Kayne this coming Tuesday, you'll have to post what you thought of the show.

479 RIP Dirt McGirt

2008-04-24 08:10:28
486.   ToyCannon
15-18 year old softball girls think Ethier is the bomb. Most of the season ticket holders did not show up so the girls took over the empty seats and 3 old guys were surrounded by healthy girls whose screams could split an atom.
They all left at one point to take a picture with Jenny and Lisa and came back excited to have a USA Team Photo signed by all the players. It was cool to see so many kids excited about baseball.
2008-04-24 08:20:19
487.   Kevin Lewis
Didn't Upton drop a flyball one or two years ago at Dodger stadium? I remember being very pleased when it happened.
2008-04-24 08:26:15
488.   OhioBlues12
470 - I am really worried that when we make the call for Brazoban that DY will be odd man out. He has not performed in his limited ABs and he is not even allowed close to a glove. He must be really terrible defensively. Personally, I would've liked to have seen him get some field time at 3B during a couple of these blowouts that we have been involved in. Surely, he could be adequate enough to give Nomar a rest and bridge us until LaRoche is available in a couple of weeks. But then again, maybe not.
2008-04-24 08:41:42
489.   Branch Rickey
487. Yeah, I remember that too. But it wouldn't have been two years ago. Two years ago I believe he was in 7th grade.
2008-04-24 08:46:51
490.   Kevin Lewis
489

That made me chuckle. I think it was the same kind of play, but it may have been a closer game at the time. He had just come up that year, and he was looking pretty embarrassed.

2008-04-24 08:52:16
491.   Daniel Zappala
In keeping with Positive Dodger Thoughts, take a look at this exhibit we saw at the Peterson Automotive Museum:

http://tinyurl.com/6qfl57

2008-04-24 08:55:02
492.   Jon Weisman
Sorry, Daniel. NPUT
2008-04-24 09:40:52
493.   Xeifrank
480. Yes, Molly saw it earlier in the thread, but thanks for the props. SI and now ESPN, what's next? :)
vr, Xei

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