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June 1 Game Chat
2008-06-01 16:00
by Jon Weisman
Comments (351)
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2008-06-01 16:09:52
1.   Bluebleeder87
let's get the W blue crew.
2008-06-01 16:17:43
2.   underdog
Just reposting the line-up again from previous thread, for reference purposes.

Ye Olde (or young) lineup, courtesy ItD, and those of us looking for a Pee Wee start get our wish!

Alas, not at the expense of Pierre, but i really didn't expect that. Kemp's still in there.

Pierre, LF

Kemp, CF

Kent, 2B

Loney, 1B

Martin, C

Young, RF

DeWitt, 3B

Maza, SS

Kuroda, P

Pee Wee gets a start at last, and has to face some guy named Johan Santana.

2008-06-01 16:20:04
3.   Bluebleeder87
it will be a tuff task indeed
2008-06-01 16:23:21
4.   goofus
I'm not sure DY playing is a good thing. Given the manager and GM we have, this could be his last dance, DFAd tomorrow. Remember Cody Ross's last game, They'd already announced he was going to be dumped after the game.
2008-06-01 16:32:37
5.   Bob Timmermann
Tony Jackson reports that Schmidt's rehab could be extended for another 30 days because he took a line drive off the leg and if he doesn't pitch for seven days, he can get another 30 days to rehab a different injury.
2008-06-01 16:35:17
6.   underdog
4 That seems a bit pessimistic. I think they like Young. Whatever the PVL tradition I still think it more likely that Sweeney gets DFA'd this month then Young. But we'll see.

Rats, I forgot that I had plans late afternoon/early eve so I shall have to Tivo the game and thus miss the live Joe Morgan Watch comments here.

Ah well. Go Dodgers. I predict a 3-2 final score but won't predict the winner.

2008-06-01 16:37:57
7.   LogikReader
from the last thread...

Fox Sports Net making those errors is INEXCUSABLE. I've heard bad errors before but that's the worst, because FSR is based in Sherman Oaks. How do you flub fairly obvious information like that? I'm they're still on the air with their horrible on air talent.

2008-06-01 16:38:19
8.   LogikReader

Check that, I meant Fox Sports Radio, not FSN.

2008-06-01 16:39:18
9.   LogikReader

I'm surprised they're still on the air...

And if you're in the thick of Lakers country messing up those details, you're a really awful radio network.

2008-06-01 16:49:32
10.   bhsportsguy
9 What are the odds that Magic and Larry will be present at Game 1, even money?

Cal State Fullerton takes the early lead in the first game of what they hope is a doubleheader today.

2008-06-01 16:50:28
11.   bhsportsguy
5 I thought you only got one rehab per being placed on the DL but it makes sense you would get another if you had a different injury.
2008-06-01 17:05:21
12.   thinkblue88
Go Titans!

Oh yeah, go Dodgers!

2008-06-01 17:05:29
13.   Bob Timmermann
So some production guy at ESPN was told, "I want a snazzy graphic display with every single picture of Jose Reyes known to mankind. You can also use every type of dissolve or wipe you can think of. Then start playing around with the fonts. Then superimpose REYES over the field. If you can find some snazzy music that would be great."
2008-06-01 17:05:48
14.   still bevens
Jeebus ESPN, with that opening for Sunday Night Baseball you'd think the Mets were playing themselves. Only mention of anything Dodger related is that Joe Torre is our manager.
2008-06-01 17:09:27
15.   bhsportsguy
Greg Miller had another scoreless appearance with 1 IP, 1 hit and 3 strikeouts.
2008-06-01 17:09:43
16.   D4P
"The name of the game is to win".

Thanks Joe.

2008-06-01 17:10:19
17.   Alex41592
7 - I can't speak for the on air talent, but the editors working at FSR are good. I happen to be one of them. I don't work weekends. Don't blame me :)
2008-06-01 17:10:59
18.   D4P
"...Juan Pierre has done a great, fabulous job for the Dodgers this season."

Thanks Joe.

2008-06-01 17:11:08
19.   Eric Stephen
"Juan Pierre has done a fabulous job for the Dodgers this season."

-Joe Morgan

2008-06-01 17:11:29
20.   bhsportsguy
Please limit your Joe Morgan related comments to one word tonight.

I would say


2008-06-01 17:11:52
21.   PalmdaleSteve1

He hasn't...Oh my!

2008-06-01 17:11:55
22.   D4P
Um, Joe, Juan Pierre is a free swinger. He just doesn't hit the ball very far.
2008-06-01 17:12:00
23.   Eric Stephen
I may have missed a "great" there.
2008-06-01 17:12:44
24.   Gen3Blue
Oh my god, hearing JM's drawl has made this real to me. And the first point is the praise of Pierre.
2008-06-01 17:14:01
25.   skybluestoday

Pierre is beginning to grow on me a bit.

I feel like I should be admitting that I'm a severe alcoholic with massive drug problems to boot.

I'm just glad a Dodger -- any Dodger is getting on base.

"My name is Skybluestoday, and I'm a Dodgerholic."

[Everyone else: "Hi, Skybluestoday!"]

2008-06-01 17:14:12
26.   bhsportsguy
2008-06-01 17:14:21
27.   Bob Timmermann
The double by Pierre was first XBH against lefty although has hit them for a pretty high average in limited ABs.
2008-06-01 17:14:27
28.   Sam DC
Joe Morgan: "An excellent swing by Kemp . . . excellent plate coverage by Kemp."


2008-06-01 17:14:56
29.   PalmdaleSteve1
Gee Wiz, couldn't JP have tripped or something to make the JP haters happy? Gosh, he's supposed to be sulking and sucking.
2008-06-01 17:15:07
30.   dianagramr
shut up Joe
2008-06-01 17:15:09
31.   ucladodger
that was a great Ab by Matt. Really good job.
2008-06-01 17:15:39
32.   bhsportsguy
27 Were you working at the Main Library when they had the fire.
2008-06-01 17:15:42
33.   Bob Hendley
I must be on a delay here in el DF. Still don't know if I am getting Morgan or the Mexican announcers.
2008-06-01 17:15:48
34.   D4P
4th in SBs, but only 11th in runs/game.


2008-06-01 17:15:58
35.   ucladodger

He's got the sucking aspect of the game covered already.

2008-06-01 17:16:05
36.   dianagramr
Dear Joe .... Jeff Kent is a shell of his former self ... please note ...
2008-06-01 17:16:26
37.   Gen3Blue
They nicely danced around Kents OBP that was on the screen for a long time. .290!
2008-06-01 17:17:21
38.   bhsportsguy
29 It really has never been about Juan Pierre its more how is game is reviewed by the media and Dodger management.
2008-06-01 17:17:28
39.   Bob Timmermann
Are you referring to the Central Library fire of 1986?

If so, the answer is no, I was an undergrad at UCLA at the time and working as a student assistant shelving books in the deathtrap that was the old Powell Library.

2008-06-01 17:17:43
40.   D4P
Woah: what's that big thing out beyond the centerfield fence...?
2008-06-01 17:17:49
41.   skybluestoday
Here's my one-word input:


2008-06-01 17:18:15
42.   Bob Timmermann
The new stadium.
2008-06-01 17:18:42
43.   dianagramr
are the Dodgers the youngest avg. age team in the NL, after the Marlins?
2008-06-01 17:18:46
44.   sporky
41 Mine would be "douche."
2008-06-01 17:19:10
45.   Bob Timmermann
So, Bob Brenly was right!
2008-06-01 17:19:12
46.   ucladodger
Yuck. At least he got an RBI
2008-06-01 17:19:44
47.   bhsportsguy
39 I was already working so I guess I assumed that you were too.
2008-06-01 17:19:47
48.   dianagramr

the revenue-generating machine for the next 30 years ,,,,

2008-06-01 17:20:16
49.   Lexinthedena
And Kemp fuels the fire....
2008-06-01 17:20:17
50.   bhsportsguy
43 And the D-Backs.
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2008-06-01 17:20:21
51.   Bob Timmermann
Speaking as the "responsible" person here tonight, please stop flirting with Rule 1.
2008-06-01 17:20:44
52.   D4P
It's funny that someone can justify spending hundreds of millions of dollars to build a new stadium, right next to the old one no less.
2008-06-01 17:20:57
53.   bhsportsguy
44 Such language. :)
2008-06-01 17:21:19
54.   Jacob Burch
I've been out of town/computer access for a few days--when did the Kent-out-of-cleanup begin?

...Not that the 3-hole is at all better. But its at least some sign of shake?

2008-06-01 17:22:02
55.   Bluebleeder87
dude, the fact that we got a run off of Santana is the first is huge!
2008-06-01 17:22:55
56.   bhsportsguy
49 Fortunately they did not talk about it that much.

Now the last time Kuroda faced the Mets, it was not good.

2008-06-01 17:23:13
57.   Bob Timmermann
Coastal Carolina scored 13 in the second inning against East Carolina.

The game is listed as being played in Conway, SC, but isn't Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach?

And what's with all the Carolinas not saying where they are?

I think the storm must have hit Raleigh and Cary because the scores haven't changed for a while.

2008-06-01 17:23:38
58.   Bob Hendley
Andale. I have Joe, and not the Mexican announcers. And I know some words in Spanish that will get by Mr. I'm Responsable Tonight
2008-06-01 17:23:45
59.   Tom Meagher
The Dodgers have no one but themselves to blame for that pick-off. Trying to steal second against a southpaw is just a pointless endeavor. If they had coached Kemp correctly, that would not have happened. Whether Kemp is worse than average at trying to steal second should be irrelevant, but the Dodgers seem to want to make it relevant just to denigrate. Smart.
2008-06-01 17:23:49
60.   dianagramr
Mariah Carey "throws" out the first pitch at a game in Japan ...

2008-06-01 17:23:55
61.   D4P
Always nice to get Rule 9 out of the way early.
2008-06-01 17:23:59
62.   Alex41592
Randolph went lefty HEAVY at the bottom of his lineup. I could easily see a Kuo two inning appearance tonight or Beimel will see a good amount of work tonight.
2008-06-01 17:24:52
63.   Bob Timmermann
Nobody likes Shea Stadium. Not even Mets fans. It's one of the worst places to see a game on the planet. If I had to choose between sitting in a portable toilet all day and sitting at Shea all day, I'd choose the former.
2008-06-01 17:25:14
64.   D4P
Martin didn't clutch just once.
2008-06-01 17:25:48
65.   Bob Hendley
Did Martin double clutch in honor of Maza?
2008-06-01 17:26:16
66.   dianagramr

As a New Yorker, I must agree. :-(

2008-06-01 17:26:43
67.   D4P
If I had to choose between sitting in a portable toilet all day and sitting at Shea all day, I'd choose the former

"in" or "on"...?

2008-06-01 17:28:02
68.   dianagramr

I miss the organist as Shea .... she was classy. Now we're bombarded with loud music every 3 minutes.

2008-06-01 17:28:22
69.   Bob Timmermann
I don't think it makes a difference.

The portable toilet is more likely to have soap and toilet paper and fewer people throwing garbage at you.

2008-06-01 17:28:26
70.   Andrew Shimmin
Good throw, at least.
2008-06-01 17:29:25
71.   Lexinthedena
I did not know that Pee Wee could make such a nice throw.
2008-06-01 17:29:47
72.   Jacob Burch
Is it just me or does his helmet get tagged in that angle they keep showing? JM went early quiet after it was shown.
2008-06-01 17:29:50
73.   Bob Hendley
Reyes was going all the way. So unlikely that Pew Wee could have caught it.
2008-06-01 17:30:19
74.   Bob Timmermann
I think Loney ultimately barehanded it.
2008-06-01 17:30:26
75.   sporky
Sorry Carlos!
2008-06-01 17:30:35
76.   D4P
Yankee Stadium sucks too. I don't question the desire to build a new stadium, I'm just kinda surprised someone's actually willing to pay hundreds of millions for it.
2008-06-01 17:30:57
77.   dianagramr
I think Loney didn't quite have control of it ....
2008-06-01 17:30:59
78.   Jacob Burch
(referring to the SB, as my feed seems to be late a bit)
2008-06-01 17:32:10
79.   Bob Timmermann
Rudolph Guiliani used to have a lot of influence. And he got the deals done.
2008-06-01 17:32:21
80.   nick
Morgan seems to like Kemp.....
2008-06-01 17:32:36
81.   dianagramr
I see Delgado, and I see Serrano from "Major League" ...

and the trivia question is, which now-famous actor and TV pitchman played Serrano ...

2008-06-01 17:32:58
82.   Bluebleeder87
Seriously guys if they DFA Pee-wee I'm gonna be PO'ed, why is Weeney still on our team, sigh.
2008-06-01 17:33:38
83.   Bob Timmermann
Dennis Haysbert.
2008-06-01 17:34:12
84.   Bob Timmermann
I wish I could craft a sentence that worked so well.
2008-06-01 17:34:21
85.   Lexinthedena
Lakers v. Celtics!!!
2008-06-01 17:35:16
86.   Andrew Shimmin
They're not going to DFA the fourth OFer.
2008-06-01 17:35:24
87.   dianagramr


2008-06-01 17:35:52
88.   Lexinthedena
Pee Wee time.
2008-06-01 17:36:34
89.   PalmdaleSteve1

Other roles, including commercials for Mr. Haysbert?

2008-06-01 17:36:46
90.   dianagramr
Score update: Dodgers 36, Utley 20
2008-06-01 17:36:57
91.   D4P
All these walks for Martin must be driving Bowa crazy.
2008-06-01 17:37:54
92.   dianagramr

President David Palmer on '24'
Currently appearing on "The Unit" on CBS
Pitchman for Allstate

2008-06-01 17:37:55
93.   Travis08
79 It still took Giuliani eight years to get the deal done.

The main reasons the new stadium is being built next door to Shea are twofold: the location is highway and mass-transit accessible AND it's near-impossible to get approval to build stadiums/arena elsewhere in New York City. The Jets/Olympic bid and the Nets found out the hard way.

2008-06-01 17:38:59
94.   PalmdaleSteve1
Wait for it...Joe Morgan can't bring himself to talk about "The Solution"..even said his name. Say it ain't so Joe.
2008-06-01 17:39:05
95.   D4P
Bad swing, Blake.
2008-06-01 17:39:25
96.   D4P
Actually, Bowa probably liked that swing.
2008-06-01 17:39:33
97.   Bob Timmermann
I'm just revisiting Santana's other start against the Dodgers back in 2006.

Odalis had such an Odalis-like first inning. Ground out, pop up, single, single, single, GRAND SLAM.

I didn't see that game on TV, but did Odalis pound his glove on his thigh after he threw the home run pitch to Hunter and make an unhappy face?

2008-06-01 17:39:35
98.   PalmdaleSteve1

Pedro....Major League too I think.

2008-06-01 17:42:08
99.   PalmdaleSteve1

Max 'Hammer' Dubois, Mr. Baseball.

Dude gets around for sure...Stan.

2008-06-01 17:43:31
100.   D4P
Has anyone calculated the % of ESPN/ESPN2 games that involved the Yankees, Mets, and/or Red Sox?
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2008-06-01 17:43:51
101.   thinkblue88
Nice job by the bottom half of the lineup making Satana work.
2008-06-01 17:45:39
102.   Sam DC
These Cialis people have a giant glass pyramid in their backyard?
2008-06-01 17:46:15
103.   D4P
Lou Piniella endorses water.
2008-06-01 17:48:52
104.   Bob Timmermann
So far, it's been about half. The Cubs and White Sox show up a lot.

The second half of the season's game haven't been set yet.

2008-06-01 17:49:14
105.   Bluebleeder87
D. Young has a really nice arm out there plus hits both right & left & can play multiple positions, I really really hope Torre doesn't DFA him.
2008-06-01 17:49:23
106.   Gen3Blue
Now we get some comments from Peter Gammons.
I this just a visit or will it go on all night?
2008-06-01 17:50:13
107.   Jacob Burch
106 He tends to come in ever 2-3 innings to give welcome insight.
2008-06-01 17:50:44
108.   bhsportsguy
105 He won't be DFAed

106 I would expect 2 more visits.

2008-06-01 17:51:34
109.   Andrew Shimmin
Colletti is trying to get in touch with Corey Koskie, too, but for an unrelated reason. Though, brain damage is part of it.
2008-06-01 17:51:53
110.   D4P
Heck: these announcers are so bad that even Joe Morgan could add welcome insight.
2008-06-01 17:52:56
111.   Gen3Blue
Man, if there is one thing that makes me gag, it is Will Ferrill in a sports movie situation. I'mnot sure why,but it's true.
2008-06-01 17:53:27
112.   underdog
Waiting for some friends to show up for dinner so I watched the game for a bit. Heard just a taste of The Wit and Wisdom of Joe Morgan but nothing worth repeating. Anyway, good to see Kuroda get a 10 pitch inning, even if Church's out was ripped. That was efficient though.

oh, and speaking of Lou Pinella, funny you should mention him. I'm finally reading Jim Bouton's "Ball Four" and there are a few hilarious anecdotes about a young Lou, when he was trying out for the Seattle Pilots with Bouton that are worth a read. He was quite the hothead even then.

Okay, as you were. Hope the Dodgers do something in this inning while I'm still watching it...

2008-06-01 17:54:08
113.   D4P
$800 million for the new stadium.
2008-06-01 17:54:15
114.   Gen3Blue
107 I guess it could be welcome compared to some of these announcers.
2008-06-01 17:54:39
115.   scareduck
102 - Cialis people have strange priorities.
2008-06-01 17:54:56
116.   Bob Hendley
80 - Even JoeyP likes Kemp, as long as he stays in CF. ;-)
2008-06-01 17:55:41
117.   the count
I don't post here very much. Can someone familiarize me with the rules? I see them mentioned often, but never actually see them. If they are unwritten rules, I'll just keep it clean and figure it out.
2008-06-01 17:55:44
118.   scareduck
Nice play by Wright but Kemp beat it out.
2008-06-01 17:55:45
119.   Gen3Blue
Oh, that Kemp is fast.
2008-06-01 17:55:47
120.   Jacob Burch
110 Which? I read some fun on Keith Hernandez the other day, but mostly have just been getting small snippets of Rick Monday over the weekend.

I would mostly always take Monday over Morgan, but what I heard this weekend was painful. And score-free, for good-ole Rick-Measure.

2008-06-01 17:56:03
121.   Andrew Shimmin
David Wright is pretty good at baseball.
2008-06-01 17:56:48
122.   D4P
I'm watching the ESPN telecast...
2008-06-01 17:56:57
123.   Bob Timmermann
They're on the sidebar on the right hand side. You'll have to scroll down. They start with "Thank you for "
2008-06-01 17:57:07
124.   underdog
117 Scroll all the way down and look on the right hand side.
2008-06-01 17:57:22
125.   Gen3Blue
Well, they finally managed to turn that around to, well Wright made a perfect play, it was only ruined by Kemps speed.
2008-06-01 17:57:41
126.   scareduck
118 - but it doesn't matter. GIDP.
2008-06-01 17:57:42
127.   Jacob Burch
Gammons has rarely annoyed me unless he's noting a Boston story. I'm not always blown away by his journalism (and thus, can't completely comprehend his praise), but I've never seen him make some out-right silly comments.

Boo Reyes.

2008-06-01 17:57:43
128.   Andrew Shimmin
Reyes is pretty good, too.
2008-06-01 17:58:20
129.   Bob Timmermann
UVA is not doing its required job of making CSUF use a lot of pitchers today. The Cavaliers are going down meekly.
2008-06-01 17:58:24
130.   Gen3Blue
What joyous announcing when the Mets do well.
2008-06-01 17:58:33
131.   underdog
That was a great play, unfortunately, to end the inning. And the Mets fans stand and cheer emphatically there at the Giant Toilet.

Dinner time!

2008-06-01 18:00:07
132.   the count
123 - Thanks
2008-06-01 18:00:58
133.   scareduck
David Wright believes this is a test.
2008-06-01 18:11:43
134.   skybluestoday
2008-06-01 18:12:11
135.   Jacob Burch
2008-06-01 18:14:00
136.   scareduck
1) So maybe they don't trade Beltran. Or was it Delgado? Not like anybody's job is safe unless the Metsies are leading the division.
2) Kuroda is leaving stuff out over the plate. That is not going to work with guys the caliber of Wright, and arguably Beltran though he hasn't had the best season this year, at the plate.
3) How many innings does Kuroda have in him?
2008-06-01 18:15:31
137.   Bob Timmermann
Coastal Carolina's score by innings so far
2 13 1 5

And they're still batting in the fourth.

2008-06-01 18:17:11
138.   scareduck
131 - In honor of Archie Bunker, shouldn't that be the Giant Terlet?
2008-06-01 18:17:48
139.   Jacob Burch
2008-06-01 18:17:53
140.   Bob Timmermann
I'll be switching back to Fullerton now.
2008-06-01 18:18:04
141.   scareduck
Is Kuroda a Girl Scout? I'm seeing a lot of cookies out there.
2008-06-01 18:18:32
142.   D4P
Church is a stud, when he's not getting concussed.
2008-06-01 18:18:48
143.   nick
wow...not many lefties can hit that pitch out...
2008-06-01 18:19:12
144.   still bevens
Ugh. Its always something.
2008-06-01 18:19:23
145.   overkill94
While of course I'm bummed that Beltran is tearing the Dodgers a new one, I am pleased that my "Beltran will break out of his power slump soon enough" philosophy finally came true since I was getting a lot of trade offers for him in my NL-only league.
2008-06-01 18:20:21
146.   D4P
Kuroda's not bearing down tonight.
2008-06-01 18:21:05
147.   Andrew Shimmin
Nobody tell Xei who's warming up in the pen.
2008-06-01 18:22:41
148.   D4P
2008-06-01 18:23:07
149.   68elcamino427
Down by five, who ya gonna call?
2008-06-01 18:23:12
150.   Jacob Burch
147 At least it's national exposure. Still, would have liked to see him in non-junk time as well.

Sort of sad that I consider a five run difference absolute junk time. damn pessimism.

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2008-06-01 18:27:40
151.   Andrew Shimmin
Russ get's the Reyes treatment (minus having his name digitally carved into the playing field)!
2008-06-01 18:28:14
152.   Andrew Shimmin
Extraneous apostrophe, my old nemesis; we meet again.
2008-06-01 18:37:12
153.   Bob Hendley
Not too pleasant out there, but so nice to have Pee Wee in the line up.
2008-06-01 18:38:03
154.   Bob Hendley
Kent is going to feel those on the plane trip.
2008-06-01 18:38:08
155.   Andrew Shimmin
Cripes. The Rose Bush still has some hops.
2008-06-01 18:38:47
156.   Andrew Shimmin
Alex Cora would have gotten that.
2008-06-01 18:39:12
157.   scareduck
Kent might have the smallest range of any second baseman in the National League.
2008-06-01 18:40:32
158.   D4P
But the largest ranch.
2008-06-01 18:41:47
159.   scareduck
We went for the full-on home theater in our new house, and we're getting every bit of wind noise coming out of Jon Miller's and Joe Morgan's microphones. I keep thinking our neighbors are dynamiting stumps in their back yards.
2008-06-01 18:42:16
160.   D4P
If we lose tonight, we'll be closer to the Giants than the DBacks.
2008-06-01 18:47:47
161.   Bluebleeder87
Kuroda had nothing tonight...
2008-06-01 18:48:16
162.   LogikReader
Maybe the Mets really are getting back on track. Johan Santana looks pretty good tonight so far.


Nah, I highly doubt it was you personally who made that kind of mistakes. Besides, I'd expect even if there was something of that nature, someone else would of caught wind of the mistake. Good point also about "weekend crews."

2008-06-01 18:48:22
163.   Vishal
157 might? is there any doubt?
2008-06-01 18:48:40
164.   Bluebleeder87
I feel like there just wasting Kuo tonight.
2008-06-01 18:48:54
165.   LogikReader

If we lose tonight, we'll be closer to 2005 than 1988

2008-06-01 18:53:32
166.   Alex41592
If we lose tonight, some will need to take more anti-depressants than less.
2008-06-01 18:55:43
167.   berkowit28
But if the batters can't hit, what difference does it make? He'll always be wasted. And if they can hit, then heat not be. They got 5 runs in an inning two days ago.
2008-06-01 18:55:50
168.   Bob Timmermann
Way to roll over and play dead Virginia.

Enjoy the trip to back to Charlottesville. May your luggage get lost.

2008-06-01 18:59:12
169.   Bob Timmermann
Texas A&M will play Arizona State in the Women's College World Series finals.
2008-06-01 18:59:17
170.   68elcamino427
Kuo is so strong, he can pick up a Bison!
2008-06-01 19:00:27
171.   bearlurker
Including tonight, Kuo has not struck out a batter in his last three appearances (5 plus IP). Is his velocity or movement down?
2008-06-01 19:00:39
172.   berkowit28
167 And if they can hit, then he won't be wasted. (iPhone issues blotched it last time.)
2008-06-01 19:01:46
173.   Bluebleeder87
I'm looking at my little wallet size calender & I'm glad we're leaving the east & coming back home...
2008-06-01 19:01:53
174.   Bob Hendley
168 - Jeez, looks like someone doesn't want to face Cal State Fullerton again.
2008-06-01 19:02:41
175.   Andrew Shimmin
That was quite a thing.
2008-06-01 19:02:45
176.   Sam DC
2008-06-01 19:03:19
177.   Bluebleeder87
I ain't gonna miss Kent when he retires.
2008-06-01 19:03:26
178.   bhsportsguy
I'd welcome Juan Castro at SS.
2008-06-01 19:04:01
179.   Bob Timmermann
As I am a normally (or should be normally) fatalistic UCLA baseball fan, I expect Cal State Fullerton to beat UCLA handily tonight and tomorrow.
2008-06-01 19:04:15
180.   bhsportsguy
177 I will, he's been one of my favorites since he's been a Dodger.
2008-06-01 19:04:18
181.   LAT
Nice effort by Kemp to try and break up the DP . . .NOT!
2008-06-01 19:04:43
182.   bearlurker
177 Me either, especially if he inexplicably continues to be inserted into the middle of the lineup. He should be hitting 7th.
2008-06-01 19:04:45
183.   Bluebleeder87

the ESPN gun has him at 92-94 & he touched 96 once today.

2008-06-01 19:05:48
184.   Jacob Burch
179 Not having a clue how the regionals work in the CWS, would a win by UCLA tonight give them the nod--CSF requiring two wins?
2008-06-01 19:06:30
185.   bhsportsguy
184 Yes.
2008-06-01 19:06:54
186.   LAT
Nice play by Kuo
2008-06-01 19:07:00
187.   Bob Timmermann
I don't have a favorite Tom Seaver/Napa Valley story.

I feel so left out.

2008-06-01 19:08:06
188.   bhsportsguy
That was quite a story Joe.

Vin used to always point out how good Seaver's form was as he pitched. And how you would see dirt on his knee because he would scrap it on his follow through.

2008-06-01 19:08:10
189.   Bob Hendley
180 - I wouldn't say one of my favorites, cuz he is so grumpy, but I remember wanting to Bums to have picked him up when he left the team by the bay.
2008-06-01 19:09:48
190.   Bob Timmermann
The Gametracker application on has a really hard time recording the last out of any game.

It's very annoying.

2008-06-01 19:09:48
191.   Bluebleeder87
I'd like Kuo to throw pure cheese to Wright.
2008-06-01 19:10:19
192.   Bob Hendley
David Wright is up again!?
2008-06-01 19:11:37
193.   Bluebleeder87
inside cheese does the trick, I feel if Kuo would have hung that off-speed pitch Wright would have taken Kuo deep. I'm glad he missed by a lot.
2008-06-01 19:12:55
194.   68elcamino427
Kuo >|'s Wright!
2008-06-01 19:15:54
195.   LoneStar7
well at least we were able to come in and take a little media pressure off Willy by coming in to town..

but as I type this disgruntled comment, Lonestar gets aboard...can we at least chip at this thing?

2008-06-01 19:16:26
196.   Bluebleeder87
seriously guys, WHY not tag up & take 2nd in those deep flies, why not?
2008-06-01 19:19:34
197.   D4P
Why ask why?
2008-06-01 19:19:46
198.   LoneStar7
Should Pee Wee be here? I know we've all agreed that Hu was not ready for big league pitching, but what about Pee he ready to be a big league outfielder

and Dang! the solution got a hold of that, too bad

2008-06-01 19:20:54
199.   bhsportsguy
198 He has to be here, he's out of options.
2008-06-01 19:23:23
200.   ucladodger

And maybe if started played more than once a month, we'd find out if he can hit at this level.

I also love the fact i come home from my softball game and Kuo is pitching when we are down 5. Torre never ceases to amaze.

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2008-06-01 19:24:15
201.   Bluebleeder87
PW is a superb hitter but PVL Sweeney is taking all of his playing time away, it's that simple.
2008-06-01 19:24:27
202.   OhioBlues12
198 - He should be here and Pierre should be elsewhere.
2008-06-01 19:25:07
203.   larry slimfast
198 in 60 something MLB at bats
.313/.370/.463. i'd say he belongs until he proves otherwise
2008-06-01 19:26:02
204.   Bob Timmermann
Oh great, a paean to Darryl Strawberry and I'm about to eat dinner.
2008-06-01 19:26:10
205.   Bluebleeder87
Sweeney is on notice.
2008-06-01 19:26:59
206.   Bob Hendley
198 - The jury's still out on Pee Wee, but so far with 67 ABs 313/370/463.
2008-06-01 19:27:46
207.   Bob Timmermann
At least Maza didn't double clutch.
2008-06-01 19:27:49
208.   LoneStar7
203 Yea I'm not down on him, the comment more stemmed from the fact that he sees no playing time whatsoever. Its gotta be nearly impossible to sit for a month then be thrown in against Johan..
2008-06-01 19:28:00
209.   bhsportsguy
201 That is not true. It simply is false that Mike Sweeney is taking his playing time away.

The reason he is not playing is because the Dodgers were playing 4 other outfielders ahead of him.

2008-06-01 19:28:28
210.   Bob Hendley
The rush out of the playhouse to defend Pee Wee.
2008-06-01 19:28:45
211.   CodyS
198 The entire team is just killing time this year. Doesn't really matter who's on the team or who's not, or who plays or who doesn't. My advice: just enjoy each game as much as you can without expecting them to win or play well or be non-embarrassing. Take pleasure in the little things. There will be no big things, so don't wait.
2008-06-01 19:28:56
212.   Bob Timmermann
Mike Sweeney isn't taking away any time from anyone on the Dodgers.
2008-06-01 19:29:02
213.   ucladodger
Can we just move Blake to SS and bring up Laroche so we never have to see Maza again? Plus, if we did that we might have the the SS-2B combination with the least range in baseball history!
2008-06-01 19:29:33
214.   Bob Hendley
207 - I'm thirsty.
2008-06-01 19:30:21
215.   Bob Timmermann
I'm surprised the Mets are able to play this well without Jose Valentin.
2008-06-01 19:31:26
216.   Bluebleeder87
Pee-Wee would play more if Sweeney wasn't with the club, I feel.
2008-06-01 19:32:27
217.   bhsportsguy
If Furcal is not playing in rehab games by the end of this week, the Dodgers will have someone from outside the organization playing SS by the end of the homestand.
2008-06-01 19:32:29
218.   Bob Timmermann
Through 6 plus innings today in Long Beach, Kyle Blair of USD has given up two hits and struck out 7 against Fresno State.
2008-06-01 19:33:02
219.   Bob Timmermann
Perhaps it's time for Jose Valentin to make his triumphal return!
2008-06-01 19:33:29
220.   bhsportsguy
218 And he is their 3rd pitcher.
2008-06-01 19:34:23
221.   JoeyP
2008-06-01 19:34:41
222.   Bluebleeder87
as a Dodger Sweeney has:

1) lost track of outs.

2) has crummy #'s

3) just stands there & admires his outs / doesn't run out his outs.

2008-06-01 19:35:24
223.   gpellamjr
215 Do you mean The Best 8-hole Hitter in Baseball?
2008-06-01 19:35:44
224.   bhsportsguy
221 Christian Guzman.
2008-06-01 19:37:12
225.   JoeyP
Neifi Perez isnt available?
2008-06-01 19:37:24
226.   ucladodger

That makes me really sad. All over what, $500,000? Thats like 8 days of Paying Andruw Jones and Jason Schmidt.

2008-06-01 19:37:28
227.   68elcamino427
Why do we have to wait that long?
2008-06-01 19:39:27
228.   Bob Hendley
219 - Jose had the same OBP .326 when he was with the Dodgers in 2005 as JP had that year.
2008-06-01 19:39:33
229.   bearlurker
Hopefully Torre figures out a better way to use Kuo. If he's willing to let him throw 63 pitches on two days rest after having thrown two innings, he should be willing to let him start every 5th day.
2008-06-01 19:40:02
230.   Bob Timmermann
Cristian Guzman tends to bat second. And he's actually not that bad this year. He's certainly a lot better than Maza or Hu.

But once Furcal got back, he'd be without a position.

2008-06-01 19:41:15
231.   JoeyP
The good thing is Dodgers get 3 games with the worst team in baseball coming up.
2008-06-01 19:42:30
232.   ucladodger
nice swing by Matt.
2008-06-01 19:43:03
233.   gpellamjr
Kemp's OPS is now back up over 800!
2008-06-01 19:43:04
234.   scareduck
207 , 214 - I'm glad my meme is getting traction!
2008-06-01 19:43:04
235.   Eric Stephen
Laker related games on ESPN Classic this week:

Tues @ 11am: Game 6, 1988 Finals vs. Detroit (Lakers win 103-102, defying Lawler's law, scoring 4 points in the final minute)

Wed @ 5am: 1985 championship video (30 min), "Return to Glory"

Wed @ 5am: 1987 championship video, "Drive for Five"

Wed @ 5:30am: 1988 championship video, "Back to Back"

I actually thought there would be more stuff. It's disappointing that they can't even get 1987 Game 4 on TV this week.

Games that pretty much have to be shown:

1962 Game 7 (not sure if available)
1969 Game 7
1984 Game 4
1985 Game 4
1985 Game 6
1987 Game 4

2008-06-01 19:43:37
236.   MC Safety
226 I hate the word principle.
2008-06-01 19:43:56
237.   Alex41592
Kemp going 3 for 4 and Pierre getting on base three times against Santana is impressive. And Kuo. That's about it tonight.
2008-06-01 19:44:06
238.   Bob Timmermann
But Juan Pierre didn't make an error on Opening Day of the 2005 season that apparently doomed the Dodgers entire season.
2008-06-01 19:44:16
239.   LogikReader

NBA TV might have some stuff too, I'll check it out for you.

2008-06-01 19:46:11
240.   Bob Hendley
238 - Oh, that.
2008-06-01 19:46:26
241.   scareduck
A literal pain in the arse.

It could get interesting now.

2008-06-01 19:47:15
242.   Bob Hendley
OK Nicknamelessone, staighten it out!
2008-06-01 19:47:48
243.   Bob Timmermann
Joe Smith's appearance today can only be described as Gary Lucasian.
2008-06-01 19:48:54
244.   LogikReader
235 , 239

NBA TV has a lot of "TBA" this week. We may get all those games that you mention on NBA TV, especially Game 4 of the '87 series.

2008-06-01 19:49:12
245.   bhsportsguy
235 I doubt they have video of any of those games in 1960's, the NBA was playing games in college gymnasiums back then.
2008-06-01 19:49:26
246.   Tom Meagher
I've kind of been wondering about the Furcal hype lately. Does the LA Dodgers' history of never having a good-hitting shortstop play into Furcal being overvalued by the front office, fans, and/or media? I am just curious if anybody has thoughts.

2008-06-01 19:50:23
247.   bhsportsguy
229 Instead of who, Kershaw?
2008-06-01 19:51:11
248.   Eric Stephen
Yeah but there was a series hosted by Robin Roberts a while back that had limited footage of old games, combined with some studio time, trivia, etc. I was thinking more along those lines.
2008-06-01 19:51:21
249.   fanerman
James the Terrible.
2008-06-01 19:51:47
250.   scareduck
242 - Indian name: Taps Meekly To Short.
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2008-06-01 19:52:19
251.   bhsportsguy
248 They would rather run out old NBA films.

Loney swung at a pitch he could not do anything with except hit a groundball to left side.

2008-06-01 19:52:43
252.   Bob Hendley
245 - Sports Arena and the Garden, no?
2008-06-01 19:52:55
253.   nick
frustrating to see Loney apparently regress...
2008-06-01 19:53:09
254.   Eric Stephen
Yeah, I was hoping he'd be more selective on a 3-1 pitch.
2008-06-01 19:53:15
255.   bearlurker
247 Yes. Or just commit to pitching him the next time a reliever is needed. The guy needs to pitch more and in more critical situations than when we're done big.
2008-06-01 19:53:38
256.   Vaudeville Villain
On a 3-1 count he hit that ball, no less. C'mon, James.
2008-06-01 19:54:07
257.   Alex41592
According to my guide NBA TV is showing Game 7 of the 1966 Finals between Boston and L.A on Thursday. That's about it, but it'll probably change soon.
2008-06-01 19:54:42
258.   bhsportsguy
252 Yes, but as a league, the NBA was definitely third in the 1960's and probably no one outside of Boston and LA cared that the Celtics were winning all those titles.

I tend to believe that it was really the Knicks winning in the early 1970's and then Dr. J/Magic-Bird/Jordan that elevated the NBA.

2008-06-01 19:55:05
259.   Bob Timmermann
I'd bet on Boston in that game. I'm taking action on it.
2008-06-01 19:55:50
260.   bhsportsguy
255 Its always possible though he's probably done until Friday.
2008-06-01 19:56:15
261.   still bevens
Can Morgan and Miller shut up about Manny Ramirez for 5 seconds?
2008-06-01 19:56:24
262.   Bob Timmermann
Boston residents claim that even during the Celtics heyday in the 1960s, you could get playoff tickets on a walkup basis.

Bostonians weren't quite sure what to make of a sport where the players tended to have a dusky complexion.

2008-06-01 19:56:44
263.   nick
the way Jon Miller sounds perpetually amazed by the most banal events is just infuriating...
2008-06-01 19:57:53
264.   Alex41592
Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals

Chopped up but 'it is what it is'.

Part 2 and 3 are in the related section.

2008-06-01 20:01:18
265.   Louis in SF
I watched some of the game after tennis at a bar in the Marina in SF, got home in the bottom of the 6th, Kuo as usual pitching great against the Mets, Dodgers refuse to hit in the clutch, but most frustrating-the commentary. Am I correct or did I just miss it, but everything is about the Mets, Manny and NY-no saliant comments on the Dodgers!
2008-06-01 20:01:19
266.   scareduck
261 - <checks the network>

Eastern Sports Propaganda Network?

You were expecting Fox Sports West or something?

It would be good for baseball if the Yankees and Red Sox were in a division all by themselves so the rest of us could get on with our lives.

2008-06-01 20:03:01
267.   Bluebleeder87
there was one game in '88 I think when the Lakers beat the Celtics by like 100 points, that game was pretty cool...
2008-06-01 20:03:55
268.   Eric Stephen
There was a Gammons piece on Martin, although I think he incorrectly said Martin was drafted in 2004 (did he also say 17th round?).
2008-06-01 20:05:11
269.   Bluebleeder87
West coast could not come soon enough, adios east.
2008-06-01 20:05:31
270.   68elcamino427
You are correct.
2008-06-01 20:06:14
271.   Eric Stephen
The game I remember from the 1987-88 season was December in Boston. Magic hit a running banked in long 2 at the buzzer to win it. I believe the Lakers were down 17 at one point.

(Winning shot is at about the 3:30 mark).

2008-06-01 20:07:21
272.   CodyS
253 Yeah, it's so weird. It's almost as if Loney's more like the mediocre hitter (for a ML 1B) that he showed to be his entire life versus that nice flash in the pan we were all sure would continue indefinitely.
2008-06-01 20:07:27
273.   Bluebleeder87
268 they also showed all of his sick stats for a catcher & he pretty much owned all of then except for one, he was 2nd place for it.
2008-06-01 20:09:34
274.   Vaudeville Villain

Uh oh.

2008-06-01 20:13:18
275.   LogikReader
East Coast bias isn't going to be any easier for the NBA Finals. Can you imagine how much hype Boston will get this week? It reminds me so much of when the 76ers made the finals 7 years ago.

The Lakers dispatched the Sixers in 5, as I remember.

2008-06-01 20:19:27
276.   Bob Timmermann
Yes, but Game 1 gave Raja Bell lifetime employment in the NBA.
2008-06-01 20:23:15
277.   D4P
The good thing is Dodgers get 3 games with the worst team in baseball coming up

So do the Rockies.

Oh snap!

2008-06-01 20:27:22
278.   Eric Stephen
Not to mention somehow Tyronn Lue turned not being able to stop AI (only slightly better than Fisher) into a big free agent deal.
2008-06-01 20:31:24
279.   Bob Timmermann
And UCLA's lingering demise begins.
2008-06-01 20:35:46
280.   Indiana Jon
Have all you people and your East Coast Bias talk not seen Kobe Bryant every 2 minutes on ESPN for the last month??????????

The entire Celtics team plus Manny Ramirez don't get mentioned as much as that one guy!

There, I feel better now. Plus, this week Jay Bruce has been the talk of ESPN. He plays in Ohio! The middle of the country does exist in sports!

2008-06-01 20:42:02
281.   bhsportsguy

The NBA playoffs have been going on since the middle of April.

Kobe Bryant was named the league MVP and the Lakers won a competitive Western Conference to go to the NBA Finals.

Certainly the Celtics and their struggles have been mentioned.

No matter what you think about Kobe, where he was a year ago and where he is today is a compelling story.

2008-06-01 20:43:28
282.   bhsportsguy
280 The one advantage compared to New York that Joe Torre has right now, no one is talking about the Dodgers right now in LA.
2008-06-01 20:44:05
283.   Bluebleeder87
280 he happens to be one of the best to ever play the game... Im sick of the Joba ESPN love affair
2008-06-01 20:45:23
284.   Bob Hendley
279 - Already 10:45 en el DF. Don't think that I will be able to linger with you on this one.
2008-06-01 20:51:17
285.   LogikReader

I thought the same thing. Sadly, though, that's probably why most folks aren't making a bigger deal of the Dodger's futility for a quarter century.

Imagine if the Lakers went 20 years without winning a playoff series. That would be one amazing firestorm on the local and national airwaves.

2008-06-01 20:51:57
286.   LogikReader

Nice!! Virtual hi-five!

2008-06-01 20:53:00
287.   Bob Timmermann
After 46 minutes of play, it's still in the top of the second. You might as well put the Yankees and Red Sox in odd colored uniforms and give them aluminum bats.
2008-06-01 20:56:44
288.   Indiana Jon
281 Kobe being named MVP proves my point, not yours. Should have been Chris Paul in a landslide.
2008-06-01 21:02:48
289.   bhsportsguy
285 Its two very different sports and histories. The Lakers have missed the playoffs 3 times in my lifetime. They had made the NBA Finals 23 times and won 9 titles.
2008-06-01 21:05:44
290.   Bob Timmermann
If the Dodgers just needed to finish in the top 8 of the NL each year, they'd make the playoffs a lot more.

Right now, this would not be one of those years.

2008-06-01 21:07:20
291.   Bob Timmermann
All these catcher's interference calls are giving me agito.
2008-06-01 21:23:00
292.   Sam DC
Holy cow that was some catch Ankiel made today off Nady.
2008-06-01 21:23:41
293.   Bob Timmermann
I think the UCLA-Fullerton game is inspiring me to go back to the NY Times crossword.

Or learn knitting.

2008-06-01 21:25:40
294.   silverwidow
Instead of watching the Dodgers lose, I spent my evening with some great MMA on Versus (headlined by Faber vs. Pulver). Fantastic match - I'd highly recommend catching the replay for those interested.
2008-06-01 21:40:16
295.   LogikReader

It isn't quite an apples to apples comparison. I think the Lakers are better compared with the New York Yankees. Like the Yankees, the Lakers have made a championship series appearance in each of the last seven decades. That's staggering!!

For the Lakers, that means they've made the NBA Finals in every decade of their existence.

2008-06-01 21:57:44
296.   bhsportsguy
285 In their 60 year existence, the longest period between playoff series wins is 4 years. This season's success ended the third time it has gone on this long.
2008-06-01 22:08:21
297.   bhsportsguy
295 1940's - 1 appearance, 1 title
1950's - 5 appearances, 4 titles
1960's - 6 appearances, 0 title
1970's - 3 appearances, 1 title
1980's - 8 appearances, 5 titles
1990's - 1 appearance, 0 title
2000's - 5 appearances, 3 titles
2008-06-01 22:12:41
298.   Greg Brock
I loathe the Mets almost as much as I loathe the Dodgers.
2008-06-01 22:22:45
299.   Bob Timmermann
After two hours and 16 minutes, they've gotten to the top of the 5th in Fullerton. And UCLA is still batting.
2008-06-01 22:23:38
300.   Bob Timmermann
If I ranked all 30 teams in the majors by how much I liked them, the Mets would rank 31st.
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2008-06-01 22:26:27
301.   LogikReader

Where would the Dodgers rank? :-)

2008-06-01 22:26:49
302.   Greg Brock
300 The first article in the Timmermann/Brock Accord is a mutual loathing of the Mets.

It's the foundation from which all other relations are laid.

2008-06-01 22:27:51
303.   Jacob Burch
300 Any particular reason for the loathsome ways? All I have to go on is recent struggles against the Dodgers.

Also, is the UCLA game on TV at all, or is the CBS GameTracker the only resource?

2008-06-01 22:30:26
304.   Bob Timmermann
A Mets fan on a message board called my dead father, whom he know was deceased, by a profanity and told me that I was lucky he was dead.

And he was a nice Mets fan.

The UCLA-Fullerton game is on ESPNU.

2008-06-01 22:32:30
305.   Greg Brock
I could write a Simmons-esque 10,000 word treatise on the Mets and their fans.
2008-06-01 22:34:00
306.   Jacob Burch
As entrancing as my Milton paper is, I'm beginning to wonder if I should embark on a trek to find a TV that has ESPNU near by.
2008-06-01 22:36:19
307.   Bob Timmermann
Better make sure it's a TV near a bathroom. They're in the bottom of the 5th and it's 7-4 Fullerton and the Titans are threatening more. And there's another pitching change.
2008-06-01 22:39:32
308.   Bob Timmermann
The fact that the 1986 Mets existed and won the World Series proves that the world is inherently unfair. Darryl Strawberry's problems, the 1988 NLCS, and Wally Backman losing his job as manager of the DBacks is part of some karmic payback.
2008-06-01 22:39:50
309.   KG16
I'm going to announce my loathing of the University of San Diego for eliminating my alma mater from the College World Series and ruining my prediction of Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State.
2008-06-01 22:41:30
310.   KG16
308 - would the world really be a better place if the Red Sox would have won in '86? Would it have drastically altered the program of ESPN over the last 22 years?
2008-06-01 22:42:17
311.   KG16
Very close play at second, replay looks like he might have been safe. The 1-6 double play is always tough though.
2008-06-01 22:42:45
312.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, I think the Astros should have won the NCLS and they would have beaten the Red Sox.
2008-06-01 22:47:37
313.   Greg Brock
At least the Red Sox and Astros didn't decapitate any cats, ruin 20 year old Doc Gooden, rape any flight attendants, or drill holes in the bullpen to go upskirt on fourteen year old girls.

If there is a God, Citi Field will be hit by a meteor on opening day.

2008-06-01 22:48:12
314.   KG16
312 - just looked up the '86 NLCS, wow, Games 5 and 6 were, wow...

But then we'd be deprived of the Bill Buckner call. But then again, maybe that would also have been a good thing, given all that has happened to Buckner.

2008-06-01 22:48:36
315.   Daniel Zappala
I'm back from Dinosaur National Monument and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. I've been making good use of my federal tax dollars. I got to see some dinosaur bones still stuck in a hillside, some fish fossils, a marmot, a very fast Green River, and a homestead built and maintained by a single woman from 1914 until 1964 when she died at age 90 of a broken hip.

Did I miss anything this weekend?

2008-06-01 22:50:06
316.   Greg Brock
And it's always nice to hear Keith Hernandez talk about how to play baseball.

When he's not doing coke off a hooker's bombs and getting run out of town.

2008-06-01 22:53:28
317.   Daniel Zappala
The Angels should have won the whole thing in 1986.
2008-06-01 22:54:41
318.   KG16
317 - I forgot about that being '86. Had the Angels won in '86, I may have ended up an Angels fan rather than a Dodgers fan ('88 being the first time I really remember following baseball)
2008-06-01 22:55:15
319.   Bob Timmermann
Clearly, Greg Brock hates the Mets more than I do and that's tough to do.

But don't underestimate how much I loathe Darryl Strawberry.

2008-06-01 22:56:43
320.   KG16
319 - don't you mean old friend Darryl Strawberry?
2008-06-01 22:57:50
321.   Bob Timmermann
Just let it burn.
2008-06-01 23:01:20
322.   Greg Brock
Straw, like Doc, was a young kid ruined by a toxic atmosphere. They were young kids, surrounded by Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, Kevin Mitchell, Keith Hernandez, and Kevin Elster. Jeff Pearlman may be a pencil neck non-athlete, but his book ain't wrong.

And Kudos to Davey Johnson for controlling the clubhouse. Oppo.

2008-06-01 23:03:35
323.   KG16
the Cal State Fullerton catcher seems to be a fan of Russell Martin, he's picked off two guys at first
2008-06-01 23:04:19
324.   KG16
Also, I'd like to express my loathing of Cal State Fullerton
2008-06-01 23:05:18
325.   Bob Timmermann
The Fullerton catcher hasn't picked anyone off as much as the two UCLA guys ran into outs.

If UCLA were to pull out this game, they would have to make several sacrifices to the Baseball Gods.

2008-06-01 23:09:56
326.   KG16
The DH and aluminum bats? College baseball is On Notice
2008-06-01 23:11:10
327.   LoneStar7
and then the bruins hit a homer..
2008-06-01 23:11:44
328.   Bob Timmermann
You can also double switch with the DH and move him around in the order.
2008-06-01 23:13:05
329.   KG16
328 - intriguing
2008-06-01 23:13:43
330.   trainwreck
Greg Brock needs to talk about the Mets more often.
2008-06-01 23:14:02
331.   Bob Timmermann
UCLA's best pitcher is the DH tonight.
2008-06-01 23:14:50
332.   Greg Brock
326 Be happy that the bats have been dialed back. You must have missed the CWS games of old.

Alex Cora crying on the infield will always be personal fave.

2008-06-01 23:17:20
333.   KG16
332 - yeah, college baseball has never been of that much interest to me, I think I might have gone to a couple of Beach games when I was there, but other than that, never really been that interesting to me.

Plus the ping of the bat is strange to my ear.

2008-06-01 23:17:21
334.   Bob Timmermann
1998 final:
USC 21
ASU 14

And among the 21 runs for USC was a straight steal of home!

2008-06-01 23:19:26
335.   Bob Timmermann
But what other sport speaks reverentially of Omaha?


2008-06-01 23:20:28
336.   KG16
335 - the National Steak Grilling Federation?

I believe it is shown on ESPN 8, the Ocho

2008-06-01 23:23:27
337.   Greg Brock
330 I'll be up in NorCal next month. I assume A's baseball is still all about drums in center and yoda in the parking lot.
2008-06-01 23:25:45
338.   KG16
odds of the Dodgers getting the Cal State Fullerton short stop? Or would they even want him?
2008-06-01 23:29:15
339.   trainwreck
Yes on the drums and the air is definitely ripe with Yoda in that parking lot.
2008-06-01 23:30:53
340.   trainwreck
Then again, there is a good chance to find the Yoda in every parking lot in Oakland.
2008-06-01 23:39:46
341.   Greg Brock
340 I've had three or four amazing times at the A's yard. My buddy's family has silly tickets behind home plate. We sell the tickets in the parking lot, engage in the silliness in the parking lot, and hang out in the outfield seats.

I love hitting the drums: BOOM BOOM...TEJADA!

2008-06-01 23:48:01
342.   LogikReader

I'd love to try their $1 hot dog night.

2008-06-01 23:50:44
343.   Jacob Burch
Chat quickly turning into "How I learned to stop rooting for the Dodgers and love the A's.

But still hate the Mets."

UCLA looks toast, but not before giving Bob more time on his crossword.

2008-06-01 23:53:58
344.   Bob Timmermann
I finished the crossword a long time ago.
2008-06-01 23:57:50
345.   Jacob Burch
Despite being pretty good at amateur trivia, I seem to stall half way through a crossword. I suppose its a slightly different mindset
2008-06-02 00:12:15
346.   bhsportsguy
When you get the tying run at the plate down by 6 in the top of the 9th, that really is all you can ask.
2008-06-02 00:13:47
347.   Jacob Burch
Bob tried to warn me and yet I kept watching and watching. Egads. I don't need two infuriating baseball teams.
2008-06-02 00:15:05
348.   LoneStar7
well the opportunity was there to come back was there for the bruins, gotta avoid errors and mental mistakes tomorrow and hope for the best..
2008-06-02 00:18:12
349.   regfairfield
342 Oakland dogs are really terrible. It's not worth it.
2008-06-02 00:35:29
350.   trainwreck
I am sad you have participated in more activities at the Coliseum than I have.
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2008-06-02 07:27:00
351.   berkowit28
NPUT alert! Although Jon is putting up mini-two-word daily threads, as he said he would be doing over the weekend, he is neglecting to put NPUT indicators in the current thread. So here it is. There's a new one that's been going a while UT.

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