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Sunday Morning Open Chat
2008-06-01 04:01
by Jon Weisman

Happy June ...

Comments (148)
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2008-06-01 05:46:34
1.   Marty
Well, I'm off to Chicago this week. says to enjoy thunderstorms most of the week. The Cubs leave town as I get in so I can't take advantage of the Tribune box seats either. Oh well. Maybe some time away from the Dodgers will be a good thing.
2008-06-01 07:05:45
2.   D4P
Atlanta Braves:

Home: 22-7
Away: 7-20

2008-06-01 07:23:22
3.   fiddlestick
I'm still shaking my head. After doubling up on the sliders to Beltran and getting burned, doing the same thing to Hey Didn't You Used to be Fernando Tatis? Between Broxton and Martin, at least one of them should have known better.
2008-06-01 08:15:17
4.   DXMachina
I was at the game yesterday. It was a terrific game for 7.5 innings. This is now four straight games I've attended where the Dodgers have lost. Sigh.
2008-06-01 08:20:45
5.   underdog
Oops, posted in prev thread without seeing new chat.

Why did I still think it was a John Ford film? Weird. I forgot that he and Fonda had a big fight about the film. Okay, it's one of my favorite Mervyn Leroy films.

Did anyone remember the 80s TV remake? Robert Hays, Kevin Bacon, Charles Durning... Howard Hesseman as doc!

It was, ah, not as good as the original.

The thing that worries me about tonight's game is mostly that Joe Morgan will be involved.

2008-06-01 08:26:30
6.   underdog
ESPN presents a new Dodger drinking game:

If you want to get inebriated:

Drink everytime Joe Morgan talks about Jose Reyes' tools.

Drink when they talk about the Dodgers' offensive struggles the past 10 days.

...when Joe Morgan talks about how the Reds are doing, and Dusty Baker.

...when Morgan gets a name wrong for a Dodgers' young player.

...when Jon Miller says a name in overenunciated Espanol.

...when Morgan mispronounces Hiroki Kuroda.

If you want to stay relatively sober:

Drink when Morgan mentions Andy LaRoche or is aware of his existence.

...when Morgan proves he's aware of Rafael Furcal's injury.

To stay completely sober:

Drink when Morgan mentions someone's OPS or VORP.

2008-06-01 08:27:24
7.   underdog
Off to play soccer. Hope the coffee kicks in soon. Be well and think happy thoughts.
2008-06-01 08:44:26
8.   immouch
Where is Delwyn? This has been bugging me for awhile: With Jones and his contract on the operating table, what is our latest excuse as to why Young doesn't get get a few starts ahead of Pierre? I know, for a month or so, by many measures, Pierre was a productive - even above average - offensive player. That month ended about 30 games and many one-pitch outs ago. He's regressed to his norm, which is a so-so- reserve. (And, of course, I say this with nothing but pure love in my heart for the man himself) Meanwhile, Young languishes, with minor league (and very brief major league) stats that suggest he should get an extended shot. And if somebody says "outfield defense" I'll spontaneously combust.
2008-06-01 08:46:51
9.   Bluebleeder87

Finally saw "There Will Be Blood" on PPV Marty. The movie kept me entertained thru out but it just didn't do it for me, I will say this though, Daniel Day Lewis is an extraordinary actor.

probably the best thing about the movie was his acting (to me)

2008-06-01 08:47:10
10.   underdog
8 = Preaching to the choir. :-)
2008-06-01 08:50:34
11.   immouch
I know, but I can digest my food now.
2008-06-01 08:51:35
12.   Bluebleeder87

Broxtton never shakes off Martin from what I've seen thru the years... man, I was driving in the Prius yesterday when I heard Steiner make the call, just crushing man.

2008-06-01 08:52:17
13.   Bob Hendley
6 - Should be a lively DT with Morgan in the booth. Hope I get that feed, but sometimes I get the Mexican announcers.
2008-06-01 08:56:50
14.   Bluebleeder87
Here is some Schmidt stuff>>>Schmidt increased his workload from 45 pitches in a rehab start on Monday, this time allowing four hits and two runs while striking out three and walking three. Of his 65 pitches, 37 went for strikes.

"Every outing I feel a lot smoother mechanically," said Schmidt, in his 11th month of recovery from major right shoulder surgery. "I think I'm still off quite a bit. But it's just still a work in progress. I bounced back quicker this last time, so that's a good sign."

For the second straight start Schmidt's fastball topped off at 91 mph, hitting that mark 12 times on Saturday.<<<

2008-06-01 08:56:53
15.   Bob Timmermann
You make it sound like a bad thing that you wouldn't get to hear Joe Morgan.
2008-06-01 08:57:00
16.   Bob Hendley
8 - The long lost Pee Wee. Though he was on deck last night suggesting that he has at least supplanted M. Sweeney in Joe's mind. I am guessing, however, that Torre would feel naked without the traditional lead-off guy that he sees in JP. So unless he gets really creative and sticks the Bison there, with Rafi out I don't see Pee Wee getting onto the field.
2008-06-01 09:00:58
17.   Bob Hendley
15 - I'll hear about him in any event on DT, so I want to get the full pleasure of reading the rants (and make sure that you guys don't make up any outrageous stuff).
2008-06-01 09:11:16
18.   Bluebleeder87
I like it that Kuroda gets the sunday nationally broadcast game on ESPN, him & Billz are our most consistent pitchers, Penny & Lowe not so much.
2008-06-01 09:20:50
19.   Bob Hendley
16 - On second thought, with Wagner on the mound, never mind...
2008-06-01 09:22:19
20.   Greg Brock
Libraries in the new age:

2008-06-01 09:34:43
21.   Gen3Blue
The combination of needing good news and imagining the D's in their present state facing Santana is not comforting--maybe a good long fishing trip first will help.
I also know more than one group of people who were planning on going to this game but had to give up when ESPN picked it up. There's no way you want to take kids from here to a night game in Queens.
I was actually pretty lucky to get the game yesterday, and it was a good game. What can I say, I just didn't get the result I wanted.
2008-06-01 09:54:23
22.   Bob Timmermann
But I'm a librarian who rarely works with books. So where do I fit in?

I don't even keep my books at home organized.

2008-06-01 10:00:42
23.   Bob Hendley
20 - "libraries operate as nerve centers for transmitting electronic impulses" and for receiving calls from irate consumers.
2008-06-01 10:13:39
24.   Bob Hendley
According to Colleti, the Dodgers are a young team that hasn't figured out how to win yet. ``We're still in the process of doing it,'' he said. ``It's not like you're going to go to sleep Thursday night and wake up Friday and it's there.'' Unless they start bunking with Bowa.
2008-06-01 10:19:11
25.   Bob Timmermann
The Ole Miss-Missouri game is no longer interesting.

You can read that many different ways.

2008-06-01 10:22:12
26.   Megaballs
Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.

The answers are and must be within the organization. No more trades.

Youth offers the prospects of getting better. Youth is the future of this organization. Embrace it.

Why is Laroche in AAA?

Show Brox some love right now. He's too valuable to our future. Share that 8th inning job.

The Dodgers are not that far off.

2008-06-01 10:28:44
27.   Bob Timmermann
Old friend Brian Jordan is doing commentary on ESPNU for the NCAA baseball tournament.
2008-06-01 10:33:35
28.   kachang
I'm wearing my DodgerThoughts t-shirt to tonights game!

I was in the Field level seats on Friday with just a Dodger hat and got some abuse, not too bad...
I guess leaping out of my seat and pumping my fist when Chan Ho Park struck out Wright didn't help either.

Even though we're facing Santana, I'm feeling optimistic. Now that starting pitching isn't an issue, I think we're just a few hot batters from a win streak.

Enjoy the game!

2008-06-01 10:44:46
29.   Andrew Shimmin
The Phillies are wearing some uniforms. I remember the jerseys, but not the hats. What year are they throwing back to?
2008-06-01 10:47:00
30.   regfairfield
Broxton needs to learn that he shouldn't give up home runs in important situations.
2008-06-01 10:47:23
31.   Bob Timmermann
The Phillies wore blue hats in the 1940s I believe.

And it's good that the Phillies are doing a throwback to an era when they were laughingstock of baseball.

2008-06-01 10:49:05
32.   Bob Timmermann
It looks like the Phillies last used blue in 1949. They switched to all red in 1950. And they won the pennant.
2008-06-01 10:52:22
33.   D4P
Broxton needs to learn that he shouldn't give up home runs in important situations

The thing is, why hasn't Ned/Torre/Bowa told him that yet? Why is Management waiting for the young players to figure out how to win rather than simply telling the young players the secret?

2008-06-01 10:54:19
34.   Bluebleeder87
This ESPN thing kind of thru me off man, I really thought the game was ganna start at 10ish.
2008-06-01 10:56:20
35.   Bob Timmermann
Buck Martinez:
"The Phillies are more balanced on offense than the Marlins because they can do the little things to score runs."

The little things apparently being having guys who hit lots of home runs.

2008-06-01 10:58:53
36.   Lexinthedena
Is there any news on Laroche? he going to be called up or is Ned going to sign Rafael Bournigal to teach this team how to win.
2008-06-01 10:59:44
37.   Lexinthedena
35 Chase Utley is small-ish in stature. Jayson Werth is lean.
2008-06-01 11:00:44
38.   regfairfield
I don't see what's wrong with getting a utility infielder. I wouldn't mind never seeing Luis Maza again.
2008-06-01 11:01:10
39.   Bob Timmermann
Interesting how the Rockies and Dodgers were so keen to sign Juan Castro. And Castro signed with the Rockies because he thought he would have a better chance of making it to the majors.

And the Rockies have lost TWO starting shortstops and have a gaping hole at second base. And they still haven't called up Castro.

Did he get hurt? Or is he just Juan Castro?

2008-06-01 11:02:02
40.   Eric Stephen
The Jay Bruce Story continues. He just homered, and Griffey is up.
2008-06-01 11:02:49
41.   Bluebleeder87

talking about 4 baggers, Jay Bruce just went yard again.

2008-06-01 11:02:56
42.   Bob Timmermann
Looking at Colorado Springs stats, Castro looked like he was injured for a while, but he's back now.

But I guess Omar Quintanilla is too powerful of an offensive force.

2008-06-01 11:03:18
43.   Andrew Shimmin
38- Want to bet that Maza isn't the one getting displaced?
2008-06-01 11:03:44
44.   Bluebleeder87
Hey Eric you wanna feel old? he was born in 1987...
2008-06-01 11:04:02
45.   D4P
I don't see what's wrong with getting a utility infielder

Getting a utility infielder is only wrong if viewed as anything close to a panacea.

2008-06-01 11:04:26
46.   Bob Timmermann
Bad day for the Bison, Bucknell is down 13-1 to Florida State in the third inning.

The Bisons (Lipscomb) play later.

2008-06-01 11:04:26
47.   Lexinthedena
Jay Bruce wow.....I can't wait to see him.
2008-06-01 11:05:05
48.   Eric Stephen
That's OK, Kershaw still can call him "Old Man Bruce". :)
2008-06-01 11:06:52
49.   twerp
OT but maybe good for a chuckle or two, which Dodger fans need right now--

From the give a contractor a cookie dept., or maybe the contractor version of Goldilocks and the three bears...

A Washington Post survey of issues people had with contractors found 64% of respondents generally pleased. Twenty percent were not. In addition to the usual concerns about getting the job done well and on time, there were the following concerns==

---30% said that while fixing one thing, a contractor broke another

---14% of survey repondents said a contractor had asked them to help

---3% said a contractor had asked them out on a date

---4% said a contractor took food or drink from the fridge without asking

---And 2% said a contractor took a nap on their bed or couch

No percentages given for how many were the obnoxious cheap seat fans at Dodger Stadium referred to here from time to time.

2008-06-01 11:08:28
50.   Bob Timmermann
You'll have to settle for TV as the Reds don't come to L.A. again this year. The Dodgers will go back out to Cincinnati later this month.

The Reds are the only team out of the division that the Dodgers play twice on the road.

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2008-06-01 11:15:53
51.   Bob Timmermann
Chip Caray:
"The Era of the Lopsided Trade is over. GMs know too much about other team's players."

Let me tell you about a hypothetical GM, let's call him Ned.

2008-06-01 11:16:24
52.   Lexinthedena
50 I actually prefer watching new guys on T.V. I rarely get the chance to sit field level, so T.V gives me a better look.

Though I was at Kaz ishii's first ever start!!! Will savor that moment like a grilled scallop.

2008-06-01 11:20:52
53.   Andrew Shimmin
Mike Jaccobs is having himself a day. Having himself a year, too.
2008-06-01 11:21:03
54.   Bob Timmermann
The Marlins still can't do the little things on offense, but they lead 5-1 in Phiadelphia as Mike Jacobs has two homers and 4 RBI.
2008-06-01 11:23:04
55.   Bob Timmermann
Will the Marlins get more than one player on the All-Star team?

Ramirez and Uggla perhaps?

2008-06-01 11:23:47
56.   D4P
Mike Jaccobs having a great day against Phiadelphia.
2008-06-01 11:28:09
57.   Ken Noe
The Phillies wore blue caps from 1934 through 1949, although that particular uniform was 1946-49.
2008-06-01 11:29:01
58.   Lexinthedena
Will the Dodgers have any all-stars outside of Martin? I can't think of anyone. Maybe Bills if he wins a couple in a row.
2008-06-01 11:32:43
59.   Eric Stephen
Jacobs is shooting for Dave Kingman, for the highest OPS+ with a sub-.300 OBP.

Jacobs came into today with a 120 OPS+. After his 2 HR in his first two PA, his OBP rose to .302, so maybe this is a moot point.

His line right now: .262/.302/.604

2008-06-01 11:33:07
60.   Bob Timmermann
The NL has four catchers battling it out for three spots: Martin, B. Molina, Soto, and McCann.

The Giants will have to have a mandatory choice, but it could end up being Lincecum.

2008-06-01 11:45:11
61.   Bob Timmermann
Cueto's no-hit attempt bid in Cincinnati is ended by a bunt single from Gregor Blanco.

Bob Brenly is outraged!

2008-06-01 11:45:16
62.   Eric Stephen
Top NL Starters in May
Jorge Campillo, ATL - 3 GS, 23.2 IP, 2-0, 1.14 ERA, 1/21 BB/K (includes 6 relief apps)
Jason Bergmann, WAS - 4 GS, 27.2 IP, 1-1, 1.30 ERA, 6/30 BB/K
Edinson Volquez, CIN - 6 GS, 38.2 IP, 3-2, 1.63 ERA, 20/50 BB/K (+1 relief app)
Chad Billingsley, LA - 6 GS, 38 IP, 3-2, 1.89 ERA, 17/31 BB/K
2008-06-01 11:46:30
63.   Eric Stephen
I was thinking there would be limited Brenly outrage, but then I realized the game was already in the 6th inning. I didn't realize that game was that far along.
2008-06-01 11:47:38
64.   Bob Timmermann
Bob Brenly's outrage only comes in one size.
2008-06-01 11:48:54
65.   D4P
If an opposing pitcher is no-hitting you, you should let him.

If an opposing pitcher is shutting you out, you should let him.

2008-06-01 11:50:04
66.   Bob Timmermann
It was Mike Lieberthal Retirement Day in Philadelphia!

The Cardinals called up Mike Worrell from Memphis. He is not related to the other Worrells.

2008-06-01 11:52:17
67.   Bob Timmermann
Update on college teams that are nicknamed after Matt Kemp:

Georgia 6, Lipscomb 0 - 2nd inning
Florida St. 17, Bucknell 4 - 5th innning

2008-06-01 11:53:45
68.   Bob Timmermann
Sound the JoeyP alarm:

Home run for Mark Texeira!

2008-06-01 11:54:14
69.   Eric Stephen
Teixeira just homered. Still awaiting the official announcement of world peace.
2008-06-01 12:00:00
70.   D4P
JoeyP will have to learn not to point out the poor performance of DT favorites.
2008-06-01 12:00:06
71.   Bob Timmermann
The Rays blew a chance to hit for the cycle in order. They went single, double, triple, and ground out.

Akinori Iwamura has no sense of the dramatic.

2008-06-01 12:01:40
72.   Bob Timmermann
It's one thing to say that Loney is not playing well, but it's another thing to claim that Mark Texeira will solve every problem.
2008-06-01 12:10:44
73.   Eric Stephen
Mike Jacobs hit his 3rd hard hit ball of the day (all on first pitch swings), but this one was a line out to Ryan Howard, who stepped on first to double off Jorge Cantu.
2008-06-01 12:13:01
74.   twerp
What's the current status of Scott Elbert?

Has the outlook for Greg Miller improved much? His stats at Vegas show IP, hits allowed, walks and strikeouts all in the mid 20s, with a 5.76 ER. His ERA may be down from infinity, or near it.

2008-06-01 12:13:36
75.   Andrew Shimmin
Michael Kinsley (on CSPAN2, right now; it was recorded a month ago) is bashing the Times. "Everything bad in the newspaper industry was much worse at the L.A. Times."
2008-06-01 12:15:05
76.   Greg Brock
It's almost impossible to ruin anything like Kinsley ruined the Op/Ed page.
2008-06-01 12:15:14
77.   Eric Stephen
From May 6 by Diamond Leung in the Press Enterprise:

Lefty Scott Elbert, also a first-round pick, had a setback in his recovery from arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Elbert suffered minor tightness after pitching in extended spring training. That tabled his return to Jacksonville, but he has since resumed throwing.

2008-06-01 12:17:50
78.   Andrew Shimmin
Ah: A pitch for Silverlight from the interviewer! Fantastic!

Kinsley: "What is Silverlight?"

2008-06-01 12:19:45
79.   Eric Stephen
Griffey's up again.
2008-06-01 12:20:17
80.   Reddog
I think we should trade Ned Colletti to another team for some prospects. Maybe we could get some promising utility guy.
2008-06-01 12:21:36
81.   Eric Stephen
Jay Bruce is 13 for 22 with 2 HR and 6 walks so far.

Bruce is hitting .591/.690/1.000. Heck of a start.

2008-06-01 12:25:38
82.   Bob Timmermann
Not realizing he was back from commercial, Chip Caray referred to USC as "the Harvard of the West."
2008-06-01 12:38:11
83.   68elcamino427
"Fight On" Chip!
2008-06-01 12:48:49
84.   Bob Timmermann
Chip Caray attended UGA.
2008-06-01 12:56:25
85.   Greg Brock
So long, Mark Prior. We hardly knew ye.
2008-06-01 13:00:39
86.   68elcamino427
The perfect criss cross combo! My cousin Joe in Elberton loves the Bulldogs as I love the Trojans.
2008-06-01 13:02:05
87.   Bob Hendley
Ned didn't look outside the organization at third base, though there were some fears that he might. Two of the names mentioned at the time: Inge with 120 ABs - 214/304/400; Crede 177 ABs - 271/342/480. The Solution with 155 ABs 303/372/465.
2008-06-01 13:10:20
88.   Bob Timmermann
If there any Elon alums on the board, I would suggest they not check what's going in the NCAA tournament.

Then again, who, besides D4P (I think), knows where Elon is.

2008-06-01 13:12:09
89.   LAT
Things that go together:

Cookies & Milk.
Carona & Lime.
Ned & Crack.
Mark Prior & Surgery.

2008-06-01 13:16:20
90.   D4P
I went to a wedding near Elon just last month.
2008-06-01 13:18:25
91.   LAT
88. I have two nephews who graduated from Elon and another who just finished his frosh year there. One of the grads is the linebackers coach for Wagner. Then again, who knows where Wagner is.
2008-06-01 13:20:07
92.   sporky
Andy is starting at 2B again.
2008-06-01 13:20:17
93.   Bob Timmermann
There are fans in Tampa Bay. And they're cheering loudly. For the Rays!
2008-06-01 13:20:35
94.   Bumsrap
I went to a wedding near Wagner just last month
2008-06-01 13:22:38
95.   Bob Timmermann
Elon gave up 11 runs in the top of the ninth to turn an 11-4 lead into a 15-11 loss to UNC Wilmington.
2008-06-01 13:23:30
96.   Bob Timmermann
Gabe Gross ends it at the Trop!
2008-06-01 13:25:21
97.   Bob Hendley
I saw Wagner get a bad call against the Solution. (Wedding Thoughts?).
2008-06-01 13:25:41
98.   LAT
Nats killing the Dodgers in the first.
3-0 Az.
2008-06-01 13:25:42
99.   Bob Timmermann
3-0 AZ over DC in the first.
2008-06-01 13:26:58
100.   Bumsrap
The bright side of Loney's hitting is that he hit about .272 the first half of last year in Vegas and then stepped it up in the second half for the Dodgers.
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2008-06-01 13:27:22
101.   Eric Stephen
I worked with a graduate of Elon.
2008-06-01 13:29:20
102.   Bumsrap
I once dated an Elon cheerleader
2008-06-01 13:30:15
103.   Bob Timmermann
OK, so what about Lipscomb?
2008-06-01 13:41:53
104.   LAT
One of those days in AZ
2008-06-01 13:42:58
105.   D4P
I once married a cheerleader in Lipscomb
2008-06-01 13:50:49
106.   Bob Timmermann
Was her name Elon Wagner?
2008-06-01 13:59:55
107.   D4P
Before the wedding, yes. It's now Elon P, of course.
2008-06-01 14:00:00
108.   Sam DC
I shot Elon Lipscomb in Wagner, just to watch him die.
2008-06-01 14:03:02
109.   Bob Hendley
Didn't LAT, in the last thread, admit to having to borrow the jeans and tee shirt that he got married in?
2008-06-01 14:05:24
110.   underdog
Didn't Chip really mean to say that USC is the UGA of the West?
2008-06-01 14:08:20
111.   silverwidow
Jay Bruce is the best young hitter since Pujols.
2008-06-01 14:14:56
112.   68elcamino427
That is what my cousin maintains regarding the football programs.
2008-06-01 14:17:06
113.   underdog
The Portland pitcher struck out the side versus Vegas in the 1st inning, including LaRoche. The announcers spoke a little about Andy's playing 2nd again and the little nuances he's working on, but so far he's looked pretty comfortable over there. I still think DeWitt would be better at 2nd and LaRoche at third, but whatever works.

Jason Johnson looking to go 8-2! I might be wrong but I think he had some kind of out in his contract if he's not with the big club this month. Doesn't look likely. Anyone know for sure?

2008-06-01 14:20:16
114.   LogikReader
Hi everyone! I'm back after being gone for a couple of days (I doubt anyone missed me). I had a great time yesterday on a trip to SF.

I had a chance to really get to explore AT&T park during the Giants game vs the Padres. Everywhere you go you get great views, whether its the view of the skyline from the upper concourse, or the marina along the arcade. The food here is really quite excellent, and the Giants have to have the best popcorn in MLB.

Is it sacriligious to say AT&T is the best ballpark in the NL West?

2008-06-01 14:21:59
115.   underdog
114 Oh fine! And did you look up your pals underdog and Icaros while here? Noooooo! ;-)

Yes, it's a beautiful park and locale. Miserable, horrible team, but beautiful park.

2008-06-01 14:22:21
116.   silverwidow
LaRoche can play 1B, 2B, 3B, and LF. Plenty of options now.
2008-06-01 14:22:54
117.   underdog
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

2008-06-01 14:22:57
118.   LogikReader

Is it sacrilegious to think, I meant to say

2008-06-01 14:24:03
119.   underdog
Poor Pee Wee, finally gets another start and it's versus Johan Santana. Still, I'll be rooting hard for him. The better he does the more likely it is Mark Sweeney will be looking for work soon.
2008-06-01 14:24:20
120.   LogikReader

Next time, my friends, next time... =)

2008-06-01 14:25:46
121.   LogikReader
I feel like today the Dodgers are going to get shut out. Usually when that happens, they score 3-6 runs.
2008-06-01 14:28:13
122.   Bob Timmermann
Liking AT&T Park in thought, words, or action is punishable by law and open mocking in the court of public opinion.
2008-06-01 14:30:41
123.   Bob Timmermann
Pierre actually has a much higher OPS against lefties than righties. Against righties, Juan Pierre is ... Juan Pierre. Against lefties this year, he's been more like ... someone who isn't Juan Pierre.
2008-06-01 14:36:35
124.   Bob Timmermann
Oakland scored 9 runs in the top of the 7th and three Rangers pitches combined for 67 pitches.
2008-06-01 14:43:39
125.   LogikReader
I should say though that the regular hot dog at AT&T is not as good as our Dodger Dogs here. The bun alone is twice as good on the Dodger Dog.

I hear the A's serve some good ones from Saags.

2008-06-01 14:46:52
126.   underdog
125 - Yah. They have good sausages there, though. Even chicken! Er, except, for Bob's sake, they're terrible. And that place smells really bad. And it's horribly designed. It's a pit! No wait, that's how I feel about the Giants.

I may end up going to the A's-Giants series in a couple of weeks and will have to root loudly for the A's.

2008-06-01 15:13:34
127.   Marty
Its actually good weather in Chicago. There's a nice Italian restaurant and bar in my hotel. I think I'll watch the game from there. Chicago finally got civilized and banned smoking in bars. I'll actually be able to breath in a bar here now.
2008-06-01 15:45:54
128.   D4P
Torrential downpour with lightning here in NC right now. The weather here is crazy.
2008-06-01 15:47:00
129.   D4P
Quarter sized hail and winds in excess of 58 mph are likely with this storm.
2008-06-01 15:47:00
130.   Eric Stephen
Adrian Gonzalez is the master of the extra inning 3-run jack.

4-1 Padres, top 10.

2008-06-01 15:53:38
131.   Indiana Jon
130 He's not the master of the 3-run jack that you think he is! It was only a 2-run jack.
2008-06-01 15:53:54
132.   Eric Stephen
I'm the master of not being able to count. 3-1 Padres. It was a two-run HR.

SF has tying runs in scoring position and 1 out.

2008-06-01 15:56:56
133.   D4P
Rowand and Melina are surprisingly good this year.
2008-06-01 15:57:28
134.   Indiana Jon
132 Don't you hate it when you almost catch your own mistake before anyone else, but then that anyone else decides to type only two sentences and you spend the extra 16 seconds to type three?
2008-06-01 15:58:14
135.   Indiana Jon
Tie game in SF.
2008-06-01 15:59:43
136.   Bob Timmermann
So are the games in Raleigh and Cary suspended for the time being. I can't tell from the NCAA website.
2008-06-01 15:59:47
137.   D4P
I wonder when the Padres will realize that Trevor Hoffman sucks, and has for a long time now.
2008-06-01 16:01:16
138.   D4P
The storm is moving west to east, and both Raleigh and Cary are east of Durham. Plus, they're both south, so the storm might pass to the north of them.
2008-06-01 16:02:42
139.   underdog
137 - In that SF-SD game, after the Padres scored 2 to take the lead in extras, and then the Giants came back to score two to tie it, Hoffman not only blew it, but much to the amazement of the Giants announcers (and me) threw Fred Lewis about 6 or 7 straight fastballs. No change. And pretty flat n' fat. Not an impressive inning.
2008-06-01 16:03:26
140.   Bob Timmermann
That's the first time I've seen a team lose because the infielder didn't know where to be stationed before the pitch in a game-ending situation.
2008-06-01 16:03:35
141.   Eric Stephen
Adrian Gonzalez gave the Padres an extra inning lead. His brother's defensive gaff at SS allowed the Giants' winning run to score (he should have tried to turned two).
2008-06-01 16:04:07
142.   D4P
Ozzie (of OzzieBall fame) is unhappy again.

"I expect [general manager] Kenny [Williams] to do something Tuesday. Because if we don't do anything Tuesday, there's [going to be] a lot of change in the lineup. That's all I'm going to say about the offense," said Guillen, whose comments were spiced with an occasional expletive.

I get no sense that Ned looks for opportunities such as this upon which to pounce.

2008-06-01 16:05:39
143.   Bob Timmermann
Going to the 9th at Sunken Diamond, UC Davis leads Stanford (visiting team for this game) 4-3.
2008-06-01 16:10:03
144.   Bob Timmermann
Stanford's first batter reached on an error and the next batter homered. Cardinal lead 5-4 in the 9th.
2008-06-01 16:12:24
145.   D4P
the next batter homered


2008-06-01 16:13:13
146.   Eric Stephen
On Baseball Tonight, Joe Morgan said:

"Johan Santana has always pitched better in the 2nd half. Last year, he didn't pitch well in the 2nd half."

2008-06-01 16:16:30
147.   Eric Stephen
This is one of those "why was I listening to Fox Sports Radio" moments. A couple hours ago, I was driving and flipping around on the AM dial and stumbled across some NBA Finals talk on FSR. Not sure who the guest/caller was (I think it was the NBA TV fantasy host but not 100% sure), but he mentioned that it was amazing that the Lakers were able to close out the Western Conference Finals in Game 5 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Then co-host Lincoln Kennedy (the former NFL lineman) asked how good the Lakers will be next year when Ernest Bynum comes back from injury. I hope Andrew doesn't fumble.

2008-06-01 16:16:45
148.   underdog
NPUT alert people, NPUT!

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