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Ad Astra Per Aspera
2008-09-05 17:15
by Jon Weisman

Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.

Comments (559)
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2008-09-05 17:21:47
1.   Longhorn Bill
That was my high school's motto.
2008-09-05 17:22:33
2.   KG16
I see dead languages
2008-09-05 17:23:19
3.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
You're majoring in a 5000 year old dead language? You're out of my room.
2008-09-05 17:24:14
4.   Jon Weisman
In case anyone was wondering, I'm trying to convey a message of dedication, ambition and love. Because that's what it takes to be a fan in nervous times, right?
2008-09-05 17:24:14
5.   Alex41592
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
2008-09-05 17:25:41
6.   Jim Hitchcock
And here I thought it was part of the Stanford fight song...
2008-09-05 17:25:54
7.   Sean P
Amans iratus multa mentitur sibi...

the theme of the last 20 years of my relationship with the Dodgers

2008-09-05 17:26:52
8.   bhsportsguy
I had to look it up.

2008-09-05 17:27:30
9.   KG16
is it sad that I was raised Catholic and don't know any Latin? Does it help that I'm only 30?
2008-09-05 17:28:15
10.   Bob Timmermann
Dust in the wind ...

All we are is dust in the wind ...

2008-09-05 17:28:30
11.   fanerman
8 I had to look it up, too. During senior year of college, my roommate found a folder that had written on it "Finis Coronat Opus." He bought the folder just because of that. We spent the semester incorporating the phrase as a slogan in every project we had to do.
2008-09-05 17:28:33
12.   KG16
9 - actually, that's not entirely true. I did pick up a couple of phrases in law school.
2008-09-05 17:28:55
13.   Bob Timmermann
gpellamjr is going to be mighty upset that there was Latin used here and he wasn't the one to do it.
2008-09-05 17:30:16
14.   Alex41592
For the first time all season the Cubs are going through 'that' time of the season. But, Milwaukee hasn't taken advantage.
2008-09-05 17:32:08
15.   Jacob Burch
4 From the site owning the top google hit for "amo, amas, amat:"

"I love the Diamondbacks."

Bad Omens, Bad Omens.

2008-09-05 17:33:20
16.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
4 - Then you haven't enlisted in the South African Air Force?
2008-09-05 17:33:58
17.   UVaDodger
12 I took two years of Latin in undergrad, and I find it shocking sometimes how little of it people know here at law school.

Actually, I only find it shocking when there are obvious cognates. My favorite is how confused people were my first year by "in loco parentis."

2008-09-05 17:39:10
18.   underdog
15 Well hopefully the DBacks and that DBacks fan will be cum mortuis in lingua mortua after the weekend.

Contra spem spero!

2008-09-05 17:39:45
19.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Reminds me of the time I saw my first space shuttle launch.
I was at a souvenir shop about to buy a shirt bearing the mission patch ( Some guy looked at the names (Bloomfield, Frick, Ross...) on the logo's border and then asked the clerk in all seriousness, "Is that Latin?"
2008-09-05 17:41:19
20.   underdog
Or, as Monty Python would translate it from the Hungarian, "Mea navis aëricumbens anguillis abundat."
2008-09-05 17:41:51
21.   Gagne55
8 Ok, the title of the thread means "through hardships to the stars" but what does "Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant" mean?
2008-09-05 17:44:11
22.   Gagne55
Oh, looking it up they're different conjugations of "to love." I should have known since Amor is "to love" in Spanish.
2008-09-05 17:44:12
23.   sporky
21 If I'm guessing correctly, it's the conjugation of the verb "to love."
2008-09-05 17:44:31
24.   underdog
21 I believe they are all the conjugations of "to love." (I love, he loves, etc.)
2008-09-05 17:46:21
25.   underdog
20 refers to this, btw:

2008-09-05 17:47:07
26.   Johnny Nucleo
There's another DT'er leaving Latin phrases all over the internet:

2008-09-05 17:47:43
27.   Eric Enders
"to love" = to use one's unusually large hindquarters to push opponents out of the low post.
2008-09-05 17:47:59
28.   Sam DC
Somewhere, there's a very happy Mr. Corsello.
2008-09-05 17:50:34
29.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
27 - No, it's to hook up with a rock musician on the rise, eventually drive him to suicide and then use the tragedy to elevate your own career in music and film.
(Bitter? Of course not. Why do you ask?)
2008-09-05 17:50:48
30.   Gagne55
27 lol wut?
2008-09-05 17:51:14
31.   KG16
17 - I remember a case in contracts (or some other first year course) where the entire case was written in English, and then the judge says, "which brings us to the well settled rule..." and then proceeded to spell the rule out in Latin. Two full lines. No translation. Still don't know that rule.
2008-09-05 17:54:31
32.   UVaDodger
31 Ha. Was the vast legal research resource of Google not available at the time? Anyway, if the rule was all that important, you probably do know just don't know that it is the same one from that case.
I have found that the law is fond of repeating itself.
2008-09-05 17:56:03
33.   GMac In The 909
0 I need to get Manny to translate that for me.
2008-09-05 17:56:59
34.   The Trolley Dodger
I have a Star Fleet Academy coffee mug from the sadly defunct Star Trek Experience in Vegas. It has the Academy logo and motto, "Ex Astris, Scientia."

I will miss sharing a Warp Core Breach with my wife at Quark's Bar.

2008-09-05 17:58:35
35.   UVaDodger
33 He's too busy writing phony English-Hungarian phrase-books.
2008-09-05 18:00:18
36.   Bob Timmermann
Phillies up on the Mets 3-0 in the 7th.
2008-09-05 18:00:29
37.   Johnny Nucleo
The motto of my alma mater's engineering society is "Quis Dolor Cui Dolium", which means "Who suffers who has a cask of wine?". It's intended to be a loose translation of "What the hell, as long as there's free beer"
2008-09-05 18:02:37
38.   old dodger fan
0 I didn't know what it meant but my 13 y.o. daughter did!

In Chinese it's "ai" (pronounced "eye")

2008-09-05 18:05:55
39.   Andrew Shimmin
Didn't Pellam admit the other day that he reads DT the way people read Woodward books? He'd never have known about the Latin if Bob hadn't dropped his name in the thread. And now we're all doomed. Thanks Bob.
2008-09-05 18:06:08
40.   The Trolley Dodger
35 My hovercraft is full of eels!
2008-09-05 18:10:35
41.   MollyKnight
0,1,6, etc.

On the Northwestern application 10 years ago they asked me what I would write on some NU rock and they gave me about an inch of space for my answer. Ad Astra Per Aspera beat Think Blue.

2008-09-05 18:15:44
42.   KG16
32 - that prof turned off the internet connection in class.

41 - I'm glad no school ever asked me a question like that when I was 18. It would have been bad. Very, very bad.

2008-09-05 18:19:34
43.   JRSarno
That reminds me of something I said to Justice Kennard this week. Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius? Whatever, the Dodgers need to conjugate a WIN TONIGHT!
2008-09-05 18:20:50
44.   sporky
In my own words: Nomar Garciaparra.

Air it all you want now. It shall be useless in 2 months.

2008-09-05 18:29:54
45.   gpellamjr
39 You've made a horrible miscalculation, amicissime. While I only skim DT for my name, I also skip all of Bob's posts. You are the one who alerted me to the pernicious goings-on of this thread.

Si es quod es quod es est quod te est. Deus enim dixit esse esse esse.

2008-09-05 18:30:29
46.   68elcamino427
Dedication, ambition, and love - Dodger Love!

Message to Bison - Time to put the team on your back.

2008-09-05 18:32:43
47.   UVaDodger
42 That's downright criminal. What did you do during class?
2008-09-05 18:33:30
48.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
Pablo Ozuna back on the team - for what reason I have no idea. Mario Alvarez to the 60-day DL.
2008-09-05 18:37:47
49.   sporky
I've scheduled my weekend around this series. Please, please, please win.
2008-09-05 18:39:52
50.   sporky
The photo of Ed Wade on the BP website is muy creepy.
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2008-09-05 18:43:45
51.   LAbits
Well, here is my sentiment, I want to hear the Diamondbacks each say this after the series,

Tam examinus quam tunicum Nehru fio.

2008-09-05 18:54:04
52.   Andrew Shimmin
amicissime= my friend?

Si es quod es quod es est quod te est. Deus enim dixit esse esse esse.

Let's see. Hmm. If something who something who something is who you are. God something says, something something something?

2008-09-05 18:55:41
53.   Andrew Shimmin
Personally, my bet is that God says: esse esse esse, oi oi oi.
2008-09-05 18:59:02
54.   Ghost of Carlos Perez
This thread made me look up my school's motto: "Leges sine moribus vanae"

My undergrad/masters school's motto was: "Enter to learn, go forth to serve"

2008-09-05 18:59:44
55.   Charenton
The other day when Manny did his translation for Berroa, I was wondering how many of the talking heads (media and fans) that like to denigrate Manny's intelligence would be able to handle a spontaneous translation from one language to another on national TV.
2008-09-05 19:01:00
56.   Alex41592
ESPN is blacked out for those in L.A.
2008-09-05 19:01:52
57.   trainwreck
Whoopie...More Orel and Steve Phillips.
2008-09-05 19:03:03
58.   Andrew Shimmin
My school's motto was: Get up on the downstroke, everybody get up.
2008-09-05 19:03:08
59.   UVaDodger
52 "quod" is "what", "es" is "you are."
"If you are what yo are, what you are is what you is"? Is that it?
"Esse" means "to be." Or, if you like metaphysics, it means the being of a thing, in contradistinction to its essence (essentia). "Enim" means truly and is often simply used for emphasis.
"God truly says to be to be to be"?
2008-09-05 19:03:36
60.   Bilshaw
I Love Vin Scully
2008-09-05 19:04:18
61.   Andrew Shimmin
Oops. You're supposed to get up for the downstroke, not on it. My mistake.
2008-09-05 19:05:53
62.   Andrew Shimmin
59- No longer will DT be held hostage to one smartypants Ohioan. We now have redundant Latin translators. World domination is just a little bit closer!
2008-09-05 19:06:06
63.   Bilshaw
Saito, Penny could return next weekend. Good News.
2008-09-05 19:06:36
64.   Bob Timmermann
Manny's translation was not exactly word for word.
2008-09-05 19:07:15
65.   Andrew Shimmin
Still no doctors, though, right? Although, with WebMD and the ability to loot drugstores at will, I think we'll probably be okay.
2008-09-05 19:08:24
66.   Bob Hendley
If my signal is intermittent, would it help at all to change from 800k down to 400k?
2008-09-05 19:08:27
67.   Ghost of Carlos Perez
I think D4P is a doctor
2008-09-05 19:08:43
68.   Jacob Burch
If you are, you are, if you wish to be. In fact, God be living is to be? That only works with another "en" in there, so that last triple esse has got me. I hope we get the answer.
2008-09-05 19:10:38
69.   underdog
I learned from Steve Phillips that not only is Manny critical to the Dodger offense (obviously) but Casey Blake as well. (No mention of Kemp, Loney or anyone else.) And that the DBacks are in better shape this year than last because of their veterans.


Let's go Blue!

2008-09-05 19:10:47
70.   Andrew Shimmin
67- Of city planning. D4P's medical advice for every ailment would be: lose some weighty, tubby. I take no pleasure in saying so, but I do not think he will long survive the revolution.
2008-09-05 19:11:02
71.   Gen3Blue
I seem to have up to 3 possible broadcast possibilities including DTV and ESPN. But the first one I tried was Vin, and with that kind of portent I think I will live or die here. I hope its a "good Lowe" night.
By some theories the later in the season, the more tired, the more sink.
2008-09-05 19:11:44
72.   Alex41592
Getting Drew is a big key for Lowe. Good start.
2008-09-05 19:12:04
73.   sporky
Wow, Eckstein is tiny.
2008-09-05 19:12:44
74.   UVaDodger
62 I can only transliterate, sadly.

68 What are the idioms in there? Are there any?

2008-09-05 19:13:54
75.   Alex41592
Zero on the board lets get some runs.
2008-09-05 19:14:19
76.   Bob Timmermann
But you need to measure his heart to see how good he is.
2008-09-05 19:15:38
77.   Jacob Burch
74 I seem to vaguely remember esse etc being an idiom, but it may just be from conjugation tables. But Latin Idioms are all over the place and I could certainly be lacking the vast vocabulary needed.

My girlfriend, in theory, has four years of latin under her belt. Any time I quiz her she comes up empty on memory, but I'll give it a shot.

2008-09-05 19:15:43
78.   Linkmeister
I remember seeing Illegitimi non Carborundum for the first time on a plaque on the back of a frat-house door; I didn't see the relevance then.

Now I do.

2008-09-05 19:15:49
79.   gpellamjr
"es" and "est" respectively are the third-person-singular forms of both "sum, esse" meaning "to be" and "edo, esse" meaning "to eat". Furthermore "esse esse esse" has the first "esse" is the accusative form of the gerund of "to be" and the final "esse" as the gerund of "to eat", the middle one being the infinitive in indirect speech introduced by "dixit".

So this little Latin saying, which I made up to impress a professor who had hitherto been thoroughly unimpressed by me, says:

"If you are what you eat, what you eat is what eats you. Indeed God says that being is eating (or 'that to be is to eat')."

The solution offered in 59 fails only in not recognizing the forms of "edo", and in not realizing that "te" would have no meaning without a transitive verb.

2008-09-05 19:16:59
80.   Indiana Jon
Thankfully the game has started. I haven't understood anything in this whole thread with the exception of the Phillies 3, Mets 0, and I have no idea why that was thrown in there.
2008-09-05 19:18:50
81.   Gagne55
I've noticed that on 3-0 pitches the strike zone grows significantly. Umpire don't like four pitch walks.
2008-09-05 19:19:21
82.   sporky
2008-09-05 19:19:30
83.   Alex41592
ETHIER! #20!
2008-09-05 19:19:34
84.   trainwreck
Ethier is on fire.
2008-09-05 19:19:39
85.   LogikReader
We're on the board!
2008-09-05 19:19:41
86.   Gagne55
Ethier has turned into quite a power hitter.
2008-09-05 19:19:43
87.   Uncle Miltie
Ethier is a stud. What a sweet swing.
2008-09-05 19:20:11
88.   Tripon
The Dodgers signed Andruw Jones for his 26 Home runs in 2007.

Ethier just reached 20.

The Dodgers may be in the playoffs in spite of Ned Coletti's wheeling and dealing.

2008-09-05 19:20:13
89.   Indiana Jon
That should be enough. Lowe will be tough tonight.
2008-09-05 19:20:17
90.   Rob M
Damn - waaaaaayyyyy out.

I think he's worked himself up to about 1.75 status.

2008-09-05 19:20:21
91.   Bob Timmermann
If Ethier truly knew how to humiliate a team, he would have done a pirouette after that home run.

Pirouettes have been known to kill the hopes of franchises for 10 or more years.

2008-09-05 19:20:51
92.   Andrew Shimmin
Not too clever, there.
2008-09-05 19:21:01
93.   Gagne55
If you make the turn, you got to try to go the second.
2008-09-05 19:21:07
94.   sporky
2008-09-05 19:21:20
95.   Tripon
Duncan needs to learn how to read a play.
2008-09-05 19:21:22
96.   Alex41592
That horrible 3 and 0 call costs us a run.
2008-09-05 19:21:46
97.   regfairfield
93 Duncan seemed pretty insistent about Manny going back.
2008-09-05 19:21:57
98.   Bob Timmermann
Gagne in to try to protect a 2-1 Brewers lead in the 8th.

After two pitches, Brian Giles tied the game on a home run.

2008-09-05 19:22:00
99.   Gen3Blue
Ah, Andre, the guy who spent a lot of time on the bench for Pierre and Andruw. And about due for arbitration.
2008-09-05 19:22:20
100.   Gagne55
91 Is "Pirouettes" another Latin word?
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2008-09-05 19:22:32
101.   underdog
Darn! Should be two on with one out. Oh well. Nice start all the same.

Belated "Squee-thier!" btw.

2008-09-05 19:22:48
102.   Gen3Blue
Manny being Manny.
2008-09-05 19:23:08
103.   Bob Timmermann
Pirouette is an English word taking from French I believe.
2008-09-05 19:23:20
104.   sporky
98 Gagne is anything but unpredictable.
2008-09-05 19:23:29
105.   underdog
Btw, I think Dodger Stadium needs to start an aggressive gnat eradication program. The pitchers will thank them at least.
2008-09-05 19:23:53
106.   Tripon
Andre Ethier, Jayson Werth, or Cody Ross?
2008-09-05 19:24:22
107.   Alex41592
98 - Goodness Gagne is hearing it from the fans.
2008-09-05 19:24:26
108.   Gagne55
a rapid whirling about of the body?
2008-09-05 19:25:11
109.   Bob Timmermann
Pirouette comes from Middle French. It's a mixture of "pir" meaning "peg" and "rouette" which means "little wheel."
2008-09-05 19:25:13
110.   Gagne55
107 I so wish I could change my DT alias.
2008-09-05 19:25:43
111.   LogikReader
I never thought, of all the incumbent Dodgers, Andre Ethier would be the first to 20 HRs. This is awesome!
2008-09-05 19:26:06
112.   Tripon
110 Eric Gagne wishes he could drown himself in beer.
2008-09-05 19:27:29
113.   Alex41592
I don't get it they let Sabathia pitch with a huge lead for 9 innings more than once. But, in a one run game they take him out to bring in Gagne. 106 pitches for Sabathia is nothing.
2008-09-05 19:27:47
114.   Tripon
I was listening to the local ESPN radio show today, Denholm and Long. For some reason, he kept on blaming Kemp, and Loney, and Ethier to 'stop being prospects' and 'start being superstars'. A bunch of eye rolling was commencing.
2008-09-05 19:28:00
115.   LogikReader
Bob's description of Gagne's appearance cracked me up big time. Well played, sir!
2008-09-05 19:28:16
116.   sporky
Did FSN ever do a special on Lowe?
2008-09-05 19:28:56
117.   MollyKnight
Eckstein is shorter than I am. Dustin Pedroia is my height.

I'm 5'6.

Turtle and E from Entourage are also my height.

2008-09-05 19:29:18
118.   Sam DC
110 Unless it's a personal commitment to that alias that is blocking you, you can.

Ask Bokonon42.

2008-09-05 19:29:22
119.   Tripon
Adam Dunn, personally trying to help Lowe reach type-A Free Agency.
2008-09-05 19:29:43
120.   Gagne55
Strangely, Ethier already has more PA than all of last year, despite 30 fewer games played.
2008-09-05 19:30:15
121.   sporky
119 Bless his high-OBP heart.
2008-09-05 19:30:17
122.   Bluebleeder87
20 jacks for Ethier, 3.5 will be a myth from now on...

Good Job Ethier.

2008-09-05 19:30:35
123.   Gagne55
118 You mean without creating a new account?
2008-09-05 19:31:01
124.   Tripon
120 He was doing a lot of pinch hitting due to Gonzo being on the team, and Grady Little having no guts to sit an aging vet.
2008-09-05 19:31:29
125.   UVaDodger
79 Yeah, the te really confused me...but thanks, that was fun. Haven't worked out the Latin part of my brain in far too long.

77 This is also my problem.

2008-09-05 19:31:38
126.   bokonon42
118- Shhh!
2008-09-05 19:32:01
127.   Bob Timmermann
Gagne was able to get out of the jam by retiring the formidable (in the eyes of Vin) Chip Ambres.

Sabathia, despite giving up only one run, wasn't particularly sharp. He looked to be laboring on every pitch.

2008-09-05 19:33:08
128.   Andrew Shimmin
123- No, you can't do it without creating a new account. But it's pretty easy to create a new account, and there's really no benefit from seniority around here.
2008-09-05 19:33:11
129.   Sam DC
123 Hmmm, by the looks of 126, I guess it does take a new account.

Or maybe bugging Ken?

2008-09-05 19:33:26
130.   UVaDodger
Looks like its good Lowe tonight. At least it does via Gameday.
2008-09-05 19:33:58
131.   underdog
114 Who are Denholm and Long? Sound like a couple of actors in a Merchant-Ivory film, but based on those comments you cite I assume they're circus clowns.
2008-09-05 19:34:00
132.   Tripon
You might even be able to recreate a memorable entry such as I Love L.A.
2008-09-05 19:34:31
133.   underdog
Just don't change your name to Dreifort55.
2008-09-05 19:34:40
134.   Gagne55
116 One of their reporters did.
2008-09-05 19:35:24
135.   LogikReader
Bob Timmermann had the description of Gagne's blown hold. MLB now has the video up on gameday:

If anybody can get it to work, it's on the "Video" tab, right side.

2008-09-05 19:36:29
136.   UVaDodger
134 Zing!
2008-09-05 19:36:58
137.   Alex41592
Well, this ump has a very wide zone.
2008-09-05 19:37:58
138.   natepurcell
2008-09-05 19:38:00
139.   sporky
Vin: "...unconscious Berroa..."
2008-09-05 19:38:06
140.   Gagne55
I thought Berroa hit it out for a second. Just short.
2008-09-05 19:38:07
141.   Alex41592
What the heck, Berroa.
2008-09-05 19:38:10
142.   underdog
2008-09-05 19:38:20
143.   Uncle Miltie
You've got to be kidding me.
2008-09-05 19:38:36
144.   Tripon
Just wondering, does the Elias rankings for Type-A, Type-B award for... special games? Really really interesting games? Or does it ignore them?

...And when the heck did Berroa turn into A-Rod?

2008-09-05 19:39:18
145.   regfairfield
144 Just ranks based on the season numbers for certain stats.
2008-09-05 19:39:24
146.   Tripon
Ah, Carolyn Hughes.
2008-09-05 19:39:42
147.   thinkblue88
Cool, Berroa being Marlon!
2008-09-05 19:40:08
148.   Uncle Miltie
Wow. Great at bat by Lowe not to chase.
2008-09-05 19:40:08
149.   underdog
Good eye Derek!

weird pitch selection from Haren there.

2008-09-05 19:40:16
150.   Alex41592
You start your expectations low. 'Just clear the pitchers spot'. Now, we're disappointed Berroa didn't hit the ball out. Crazy game. Now, Berroa has some confidence and it's a very surprising development.

And Haren is all shook up.

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2008-09-05 19:41:02
151.   Gagne55
Martin looked blind on that cut.
2008-09-05 19:41:07
152.   Tripon
One reason why McCourt will keep Manny.

His jersey sells for over $300 at Dodgers stadium.

2008-09-05 19:41:31
153.   Tripon
Russell Martin!
2008-09-05 19:41:39
154.   sporky
2008-09-05 19:41:52
155.   Alex41592
Berroa's hit leads to an unlikely two out rally. 2-0 Dodgers.
2008-09-05 19:42:05
156.   Gagne55
Conor Jackson wasn't even close with the dive.
2008-09-05 19:42:16
157.   regfairfield
Diamondbacks outfield defense is pretty bad.
2008-09-05 19:42:21
158.   Tripon
Lowe running the bases. But not too hard, its not like he wants to tire himself out.
2008-09-05 19:43:44
159.   Tripon
D'Backs might need to shut down Haren for a week or something.

And there's Vin saying that Manny's protecting ethier.

2008-09-05 19:43:48
160.   Bob Timmermann
Last night I rewatched one of my favorite movies ever. And it featured Conor Jackson's dad in one of earliest movie roles.

What film was it?

2008-09-05 19:43:53
161.   Alex41592
157 - It's basically Chris Young running between two statues.

The statue is insulted by being compared to Adam Dunn. I apologize.

2008-09-05 19:44:00
162.   Tripon
2008-09-05 19:44:03
163.   sporky
Oh my.
2008-09-05 19:44:10
164.   thinkblue88
woohoohooo!! andre the incredible!!
2008-09-05 19:44:19
165.   Uncle Miltie
Andre is a machine
2008-09-05 19:44:19
166.   Gagne55
Ethier is the man!!
2008-09-05 19:44:28
167.   Alex41592
4-0 Dodgers. Ethier is just great!
2008-09-05 19:44:43
168.   GMac In The 909
3.5 is so dreamy.
2008-09-05 19:44:55
169.   underdog
Woo hoo!
2008-09-05 19:44:59
170.   Gagne55
Manny being Bonds.
2008-09-05 19:45:09
171.   Tripon
Ethier being Manny.

Manny hates walking, and its all because Ethier keeps on getting doubles.

2008-09-05 19:45:24
172.   underdog
168 Who's this "3.5" of whom you speak? ;-)
2008-09-05 19:45:38
173.   Uncle Miltie
Ethier's SLG % is now over .500.
2008-09-05 19:45:51
174.   Gagne55
165 ,166 Ethier is cyborg?
2008-09-05 19:46:27
175.   Andrew Shimmin
Jerseys at the stadium get sold for different prices based on whose name is on the back? I didn't know that. I also didn't know they went for three hundred bucks. Aren't they, like, eighty on the website?
2008-09-05 19:46:29
176.   Tripon
What was Vin getting at with Haren's description?
2008-09-05 19:46:44
177.   regfairfield
160 Action Jackson?
2008-09-05 19:47:10
178.   underdog
160 A Few Good Men is one of your favorite movies? I assume you didn't mean JAG. (Those are the only two ones I know offhand.)
2008-09-05 19:47:28
179.   thinkblue88
that he has a tired look and struggles in the second half.
2008-09-05 19:47:29
180.   Bob Timmermann
I don't believe "Action Jackson" is anyone's favorite movie.
2008-09-05 19:47:36
181.   Gagne55
171 Except for that one game. You know, the game he got everything else?
2008-09-05 19:47:38
182.   Kuo-fax
159 - Wonder if Ethier will get mad at Vin? ;-P
2008-09-05 19:47:43
183.   Tripon
Eckstein has some range.
2008-09-05 19:48:55
184.   Sam DC
160 You and Al Gore share movie taste?
2008-09-05 19:48:55
185.   Andrew Shimmin
Wow. They range from sixty to two hundred and seventy-five dollars on the website. The biggest difference seems to be whether you want red numbers on the front, or not.
2008-09-05 19:49:08
186.   Jacob Burch
160 I'll go with Sid & Nancy

171 To be fair, today and Wednesday Ethier singled and reached second on a throw.

2008-09-05 19:49:20
187.   Gagne55
Well it's not like Blake hit a very hard ground ball.
2008-09-05 19:51:03
188.   Gagne55
Sure, fix the mound after Haren gets torched.
2008-09-05 19:51:23
189.   Bob Timmermann
I have no idea what Al Gore's favorite movie is. Does it involve PowerPoint?
2008-09-05 19:51:52
190.   Tripon
But don't get excited. It's only Pablo Ozuna, whom they DFA'd last week. They purchased his contract and cleared a 40-man spot by placing Mario Alvarez on the 60-day DL. And I BELIEVE this is the first time this season, spring training and regular-season combined, that I have ever typed the name Mario Alvarez. If you didn't know, he's a pitcher. We don't even know what's wrong with him yet, but Rawitch is trying to find out.

Something tells me the Dodgers are being a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit sneaky here. Does Ozuna see any time other than a pinch runner? There's no need of his defense at 2nd with both Hu and DeWitt here.

2008-09-05 19:51:54
191.   underdog
Wow, John Jackson was in a movie I was an extra in back in high school. "Dead Solid Perfect," a mediocre golf comedy.
2008-09-05 19:52:34
192.   Tripon
Lowe strikes out Dunn. He walks Young. Something is wrong here.
2008-09-05 19:52:40
193.   Andrew Shimmin
I'm guessing it's Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989).
2008-09-05 19:53:12
194.   Sam DC
2008-09-05 19:54:02
195.   Gagne55
Lowe got squeezed in the Young at bat. The umpire has been extremely inconsistent.
2008-09-05 19:54:21
196.   Tripon
Nice try Russell.
2008-09-05 19:54:36
197.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
Martin gave up a stolen base! Move him to 3B!
2008-09-05 19:54:39
198.   Gagne55
The pitch on the SB attempt was right down the middle!
2008-09-05 19:54:51
199.   GMac In The 909
172 The pride of Arizona State, of course. But you are correct. I meant 2.5 =)

And under different circumstances and such, I bet 2.5 and I would be close friends.

2008-09-05 19:55:10
200.   underdog
Those were three pitches that could've been strikes, one that looked clearly a strike, on that walk to Young.
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2008-09-05 19:55:20
201.   Bob Timmermann
Well, I'll be jiggered.
2008-09-05 19:56:14
202.   UVaDodger
Hanna has apparently arrived in Charlottesville.
2008-09-05 19:56:27
203.   underdog
Or, what everyone else said.

Ah hah! Bob's favorite movie is "Career Opportunities." I knew it.

2008-09-05 19:57:17
204.   regfairfield
I forgot how much Haren contributed to the A's lead in bad facial hair.
2008-09-05 19:57:37
205.   Kuo-fax
160 - Gotta be Eve of Destruction, right? Gregory Hines, whatever happened to him?
2008-09-05 19:57:44
206.   Gagne55
202 To bad Hanna couldn't be in Montana.
2008-09-05 19:58:06
207.   KG16
I kept saying that the Dodgers would have rued the day the traded Ethier.

I'm glad that day didn't come.

2008-09-05 19:58:18
208.   Alex41592
Interesting that most managers lately choose not to have their pitcher bunt with a runner on second and one out.
2008-09-05 19:58:38
209.   Gagne55
2008-09-05 19:58:53
210.   Tripon
207 I remember people being mad that the Dodgers traded LaRoche instead of Ethier in the Manny trade.
2008-09-05 19:59:26
211.   Tripon
205 He died a few years back, I believe.
2008-09-05 20:00:04
212.   Bob Timmermann
Gregory Hines' career was derailed greatly by death.

The correct answer for those not clicking on Sam's link is "Local Hero."

2008-09-05 20:00:24
213.   Tripon
Lowe strikes out the side!
2008-09-05 20:00:30
214.   thinkblue88
alright D-Lowe! getting it done
2008-09-05 20:00:48
215.   Alex41592
Lowe getting Drew again and striking out the side. Lowe coming up big so far tonight.
2008-09-05 20:00:55
216.   UVaDodger
2008-09-05 20:01:01
217.   Gagne55
208 If there is already an out, a sacrifice doesn't have much value (from 2nd to 3rd) since a sac fly or slow grounder still doesn't score the runner. It only opens up the wild pitch and infield single (and hard single right at an outfielder).
2008-09-05 20:01:56
218.   Gagne55
210 Who?
2008-09-05 20:02:15
219.   Kuo-fax
211, 212 - Oops, thats right. Death'll do that.

Good sign so far that we're discussing Bob's movie watching and not agonizing on the game!

2008-09-05 20:03:10
220.   Gagne55
219 Agonizing? The Dodgers are laying a beat down!
2008-09-05 20:03:13
221.   Tripon
217 Yeah, but you don't see pitchers sacrifice much with zero outs and a man on base either. Not that I think they should, they should be trying to give professional at bats, and swing for the fences.
2008-09-05 20:03:26
222.   underdog
Local Hero happens to be one of my favorite movies as well. Love it.
2008-09-05 20:04:19
223.   scareduck
202 - bad dog!
2008-09-05 20:05:24
224.   underdog
Hey, did you know the Dodgers don't hit a lot of home runs? I have Steve Phillips to thank for the bit of information.
2008-09-05 20:05:45
225.   Gagne55
221 you mean with the runner on second? They almost always do with the runner on first. I guess with a runner on second, a grounder to the right side is a good as a sac, but I still see the sac quite a bit with a runner at second and no outs.
2008-09-05 20:05:58
226.   KG16
221 - nothing wrong with using the pitcher to sacrifice. Generally, I want to see it with a runner on first with zero or one out - really, just about the only time I'm ok with a sacrifice. I would prefer more squeeze plays, particularly of the suicide variety.
2008-09-05 20:05:59
227.   MSarg29
Orel is doing a great job in the booth tonight.
2008-09-05 20:06:09
228.   Kuo-fax
220 - Yeah, badly worded, but thats what I meant - nice to see the game going smoothly in our favor and the conversation carefree and loose here!
2008-09-05 20:06:11
229.   Tripon
218 I don't remember names, but the argument was that the Dodgers could have helped solved their outfield problem(with Manny, there was six outfielders on the team, including D. Young) by trading Ethier instead of LaRoche, and creating a 3rd base hole again. Basically, some people thought LaRoche was worth more than Ethier.

LaRoche might be in the long run, but Ethier blocks both Jones and JP. That's a great thing.

2008-09-05 20:06:51
230.   underdog
227 He is. He almost makes up for Steve Phillips.
2008-09-05 20:07:04
231.   Gagne55
229 But Manny came after Blake.
2008-09-05 20:07:20
232.   Tripon
DeWitt is returning to earth in this game.
2008-09-05 20:07:51
233.   KG16
225 - a runner at second and no outs also makes sense. a runner on third with one out has more ways to score.
2008-09-05 20:08:10
234.   Tripon
231 A hole at 3rd base next year. A lot of the mood at the time was that the Dodgers should be planning for 2009 and beyond.
2008-09-05 20:08:17
235.   Johnson
226 Generally, I want to see it with a runner on first with zero or one out - really, just about the only time I'm ok with a sacrifice.

I agree. The sacrifice with a runner on first and two outs is a bad play.

2008-09-05 20:08:53
236.   Alex41592
Maybe Orel needed to come back to Dodger Stadium. I didn't hear such rave reviews last game he called when the Dodgers were playing. So, maybe he needed to come home.
2008-09-05 20:08:59
237.   UVaDodger
232 Striking out against Dan Haren isn't particularly shameful. Even if it is an off-night for Haren.
2008-09-05 20:09:01
238.   Gagne55
230 Meh. I'm sticking with Scully.
2008-09-05 20:09:02
239.   MC Safety
Dan Haren is killing my fantasy team.

Just kidding.

And it's not looking like my prediction is going to stand. This Angel Berroa is the Dominican David Eckstein. Just throw the previous numbers out the window. Don't be surprised if he makes a run at WS MVP.

2008-09-05 20:09:34
240.   scareduck
Trivia question was pretty obvious: Duke Snider.
2008-09-05 20:09:42
241.   Jacob Burch
As is so often the case, The Duke rules AFLAC today.
2008-09-05 20:09:49
242.   Gagne55
I'm thinking Piazza is the answer to the AFLAK trivia.
2008-09-05 20:09:51
243.   Bob Timmermann
The Angels magic number is now 5.
2008-09-05 20:10:11
244.   regfairfield
239 He's not nearly scrappy enough.
2008-09-05 20:10:25
245.   MSarg29
Good hearing his opinion about how Haren is bothered more by mechanics than what Melvin thinks - adjustments.

Also loved his comment about Berroa's positioning.

2008-09-05 20:10:26
246.   Tripon
238 236 Vin's contract does end this year. A team of Steiner and Oral wouldn't be terrible.
2008-09-05 20:10:27
247.   Gagne55
Nope only one 40 HR Dodger season.
2008-09-05 20:11:03
248.   regfairfield
It's not Sheffield is it?
2008-09-05 20:11:23
249.   Tripon
246 Orel, not Oral.
2008-09-05 20:12:16
250.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
246 Vin has one more year, I believe.
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2008-09-05 20:12:17
251.   MC Safety
244 I don't know, he's pretty gritty. All he needs to do to seal the deal is hit a few grand slams.
2008-09-05 20:12:44
252.   Tripon
There's the end of the interesting game.
2008-09-05 20:13:24
253.   Tripon
250 I thought his contract ended in 2008?
2008-09-05 20:15:55
254.   Bob Timmermann
Ultimately, Vin Scully's contract ends when he wants it to end.

In negotiations with the Dodgers, Vin has "hand."

2008-09-05 20:15:58
255.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness

From this week's Sports Illustrated:

But here's Vin Scully, age 80, at least one more year on his contract,

2008-09-05 20:16:00
256.   whodat807
I wouldn't think Dodgers would let Vin retire without publicizing his year long farewell.

I just got into New Hampshire and am delighted to find that the Dodgers are winning! This is a nice turn in what was a really terrible day. :)

2008-09-05 20:16:01
257.   scareduck
247 - huh? The Silver Fox had five straight 40-or-more homer seasons with Brooklyn.

2008-09-05 20:16:13
258.   68elcamino427
Berroa Power due to lead off
2008-09-05 20:16:37
259.   Alex41592
Unless he signed an extension this is the last season on his current contract:

2008-09-05 20:16:43
260.   GMac In The 909
246 Champ, maybe sit the next couple plays out.
2008-09-05 20:17:25
261.   underdog
It looked like Lowe was irked with Berroa for not trying to get the out at 1st in Dunn after getting the out at 2nd, but maybe I'm imagining things.
2008-09-05 20:17:36
262.   Jacob Burch
I believe the contract is up in 08, but as Bob says, that's really not an issue. If he wants to leave before its up, he will, if he wants to come back, he will.
2008-09-05 20:19:53
263.   KG16
why are we even breaching the subject of the Dodgers without Vin?

I need some sort of filter to block that whole string of comments.

2008-09-05 20:20:25
264.   Tripon
255 Ah cool. Has Vin said if he's continue to do NLwest road games? I can see it if he'll start to just confine himself to games at Dodgers stadium and Angels games.
2008-09-05 20:20:27
265.   Gagne55
250 July 28, 2009
Dodgers Trade Vin Scully to ESPN for Orel Hershiser, Erin Andrews, and a commentator to be Named Later

Quoted Colletti, "Scully has been great for fifty nine year, but we don't know how much longer he has left or whether we could re-sign him. We needed to get younger and felt that Orel was the right man. Plus Andrews gives us a babe field side."

Quoted Scully "I don't feel bad about this at all. I've been a Dodger since before most of my listeners were born. But I'm nearing the end of my career and this will give me a chance to announce in the postseason. I understand the Dodgers' decision to get younger and respect that. It's just how this game goes."

2008-09-05 20:21:56
266.   Tripon
Martin has rediscovered plate discipline for at least one at bat.
2008-09-05 20:22:07
267.   68elcamino427
Vin sounds great tonight ... savor the moment.
2008-09-05 20:22:07
268.   Gagne55
265 isn't meant to be serious btw.
2008-09-05 20:22:07
269.   KG16
265 - Get your pitchforks here! Pitchforks! Got torches too! Who needs a torch?!
2008-09-05 20:22:56
270.   Gagne55
Martin looked out by a lot.
2008-09-05 20:23:05
271.   Tripon
Russell Martin. Base stealer. Those whites look awfully dirty.
2008-09-05 20:24:25
272.   thinkblue88
cycle alert!!!
2008-09-05 20:24:25
273.   Tripon
Another double by Ethier, almost a homer.
2008-09-05 20:24:27
274.   Jacob Burch
Yellow Alert.
2008-09-05 20:24:27
275.   GMac In The 909
Alert for Andre!
2008-09-05 20:24:28
276.   Alex41592
Ok, single, double and HR.
2008-09-05 20:24:30
277.   trainwreck
Cycle alert!
2008-09-05 20:24:31
278.   LogikReader
en fuego!
2008-09-05 20:24:31
279.   Johnson
We have a yellow alert. A yellow alert for Andre Ethier.
2008-09-05 20:24:38
280.   underdog
Andre is on FIRE.
2008-09-05 20:24:42
281.   68elcamino427
Andre Ethier - Remember the name.
2008-09-05 20:24:43
282.   Bob Timmermann
Yellow alert for Andre Ethier. This is a yellow alert.
2008-09-05 20:24:48
283.   Marty
I love Ethier
2008-09-05 20:25:27
284.   Alex41592
D'Backs might want to look into walking Ethier.
2008-09-05 20:25:27
285.   underdog
IBBooooooo! IBBooooo!
2008-09-05 20:25:43
286.   Tripon
Come on, you'll pitch to Ethier, and not to Manny?
2008-09-05 20:26:06
287.   sporky
285 Hee.
2008-09-05 20:26:13
288.   Eric Stephen
Andre Ethier is now slugging .507.

Perhaps 3.5 is the over/under on hits tonight!

2008-09-05 20:26:57
289.   Gen3Blue
Yellow it is indeed.
2008-09-05 20:27:15
290.   tsundstrom
/channels Mugatu

That Ethier is so hot right now!


2008-09-05 20:27:43
291.   Jimmyv11
i think ANDRE has made a case for being in tonights headline
2008-09-05 20:28:14
292.   Jacob Burch
I'll bite on two DT-isms that I am late/missive on.

Grabowski Principle? (Aware of the Jason, not the Principle)?

2008-09-05 20:29:10
293.   Eric Stephen
I did feel like I was taking crazy pills when Ethier wasn't starting as much.

Maybe one day Pierre will break out Magnum on us and we will all fully appreciate his greatness. :)

2008-09-05 20:30:08
294.   Eric Stephen
3.5 was a nickname given to Ethier in 2006, when it was discussed that he would never quite be good enough to be a starter. A cross between the 3rd & 4th OF, if you will.
2008-09-05 20:30:15
295.   scareduck
287 - Hee? Squee!
2008-09-05 20:30:39
296.   Tripon
But Juan Pierre has speed.
2008-09-05 20:31:03
297.   KG16
292 - there were some who said Ethier was at best a third outfielder but likely just a fourth outfielder. 3.5 became a compromised nickname.
2008-09-05 20:31:13
298.   LogikReader
Not saying it'll happen per se, but Dbacks broadcasters take a lot of pride in not getting shut out. If the Dodgers shut down Arizona tonight, that would be sweeeeeeet.
2008-09-05 20:31:44
299.   scareduck
292 - we need a DT Wiki.

3.5 - from when Andre Ethier looked like he was almost a regular.

Grabowski Principle - see

2008-09-05 20:31:50
300.   Eric Stephen
Grabowski Principle
When a pitcher does something bad in a situation he should have obviously have gotten an out -- i.e. a hit to Jason Grabowski -- that pitcher should be immediately replaced.
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2008-09-05 20:35:50
301.   Tripon
Chris Young is confused.

Confused because Manny has the ability to throw.

2008-09-05 20:35:59
302.   Alex41592
Haren done after 4 innings.
2008-09-05 20:37:19
303.   Bob Hendley
298 - Talk of Ethier and now a shutout reminds me of the game against that team when Dre threw out the runner at the plate. He is really sumpthin.
2008-09-05 20:37:45
304.   Kuo-fax
Nice to get Haren out of there. I'm hoping we can put some pressure on the AZ relievers, wear 'em out for the series!
2008-09-05 20:38:51
305.   Bob Timmermann
So is the film titled "Lakeview Terrace" and not "Lake View Terrace" right? It's not set off the Osborne offramp of the 210 right?
2008-09-05 20:41:28
306.   Bob Timmermann
The Mariners-Yankees game is surprisingly interesting.
2008-09-05 20:41:50
307.   LogikReader
It has occurred to me that this year, the Dodgers could be playing the same team in Dodger Stadium's first game as they'll play in their last game, if they get the breaks.

Can you guess the team?

2008-09-05 20:41:59
308.   Tripon
Peter Gammons in his weekly piece(which is about the D'Backs and Dodgers this week) did list that he thought that Ethier was the best young player that the Dodgers had. (From a list of Kemp, Loney, and Ethier.)
2008-09-05 20:42:47
309.   Tripon
Matt Kemp has plate discipline.
2008-09-05 20:42:52
310.   trainwreck
The Bison roams free to first.
2008-09-05 20:44:56
311.   KG16
307 - I'm still holding out hope that the AL Central teams make that an impossibility.
2008-09-05 20:45:12
312.   Tripon
Dominos selling Pasta. This is... er. Yeah, who would order that?
2008-09-05 20:45:13
313.   Tripon
Dominos selling Pasta. This is... er. Yeah, who would order that?
2008-09-05 20:47:10
314.   Tripon
Berroa has an arm. I think.
2008-09-05 20:47:22
315.   Alex41592
The Borg takes the loss in Milwaukee.
2008-09-05 20:47:47
316.   Bob Hendley
313 - The same people who buy their pizza?
2008-09-05 20:47:55
317.   old dodger fan
2008-09-05 20:47:57
318.   Tripon
Manny is a defensive presence.
2008-09-05 20:48:13
319.   Indiana Jon
See, Manny can hustle.
2008-09-05 20:49:12
320.   Gen3Blue
Darn, classic late season Lowe game. Come on offense, you don't have to stop now. Make me comfortable.
2008-09-05 20:50:37
321.   Tripon
320 5-0 isn't comfortable?
2008-09-05 20:51:27
322.   Alex41592
Pay attention to the Yankees/Mariner game!
2008-09-05 20:54:29
323.   Eric Stephen
One of the little things I love about baseball is a leadoff man taking his time in the on-deck circle to allow his pitcher extra time to get back to the dugout.

It's in the same category for me as the mutual respect between catchers and umpires, who will stall if the other is hurt, either via taking a trip to the mound (catchers) or cleaning the plate (umps).

I eat that stuff up.

2008-09-05 20:54:36
324.   Tripon
Russell Martin is a leadoff man.
2008-09-05 20:54:48
325.   Bob Timmermann
Someone is a big Matt Tuiasosopo fan I see.
2008-09-05 20:55:40
326.   scareduck
306 - in what way(s)?
2008-09-05 20:56:45
327.   Alex41592
322 - Is there any other reason to be interested in that game? He got his first hit today!
2008-09-05 20:57:02
328.   jasonungar07
I think this would be my Wall-E time capsual moment. Hit play on DVR. Each day. Listen as it is 5-0 and Vin explains the up-coming schedule and how even though we are in 2nd as of right now, you gotta love our chances more than the backs. Listen as Vin says that we are 10-0 in our last 10 games we scored 5 runs and then as he repeats the score, 5-0 Dodgers the DVR stops...
2008-09-05 20:57:31
329.   fanerman
2008-09-05 20:57:40
330.   sporky
2008-09-05 20:57:42
331.   Alex41592
2008-09-05 20:57:44
332.   Tripon
2008-09-05 20:57:44
333.   UVaDodger
Andy Pettitte is pitching a hell of a game.
2008-09-05 20:57:58
334.   old dodger fan
so close
2008-09-05 20:58:22
335.   scareduck
That was the craziest out-making, run-scoring play I've seen the Dodgers make in while.
2008-09-05 20:58:39
336.   whodat807
Why would Andre Ethier play with my heart that way?
2008-09-05 20:58:50
337.   Andrew Shimmin
That stinks. You have to let him try, in a blowout.
2008-09-05 20:59:25
338.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
Looked to me like he slipped, not that Bowa held him.
2008-09-05 20:59:29
339.   sporky
332 My dad just called to yell "TRIPLE!!!!!!" and then hung up.
2008-09-05 20:59:36
340.   KG16
332 - he tripped up a bit rounding second. but man, i'd be so sad if Andre was playing somewhere else
2008-09-05 20:59:46
341.   68elcamino427
That was not a look of endearment that Ethier gave to Bowa after the out at second.
2008-09-05 21:00:21
342.   caseybarker
Andre Ethier: This is my best chance to hit for the cycle.

Larry Bowa: You're to young to hit for the cycle.

2008-09-05 21:00:33
343.   scareduck
Stand down.
2008-09-05 21:00:43
344.   fanerman
The ground moved in Berkeley.
2008-09-05 21:00:43
345.   old dodger fan
Andre is having fun tonight.
2008-09-05 21:01:13
346.   fracule
Andre is absolutely unhinged. Also, he better have made the decision to stop all by himself, cause Larry Bowa is already on my list.
2008-09-05 21:01:38
347.   Alex41592
Andre 4 for 4. The moment was there. So close.
2008-09-05 21:01:53
348.   scareduck
338 - Vinny clearly thought that if he weren't looking over his shoulder but at Bowa, he wouldn't have tripped and he'd have a triple instead. Oh, well.
2008-09-05 21:02:31
349.   dodgerinlv
he looked in the outfield, lost his footing and that was that. should have just kept going and not turned his head
2008-09-05 21:02:34
350.   Bob Hendley
Halfway to third! Mmmph 3.5 it is.
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2008-09-05 21:02:40
351.   trainwreck
Stupid earthquake making me go stand in a doorway.
2008-09-05 21:02:48
352.   KG16
I love the story of Ruth hitting a home run into the back of a truck that then drove across two states.
2008-09-05 21:03:13
353.   Bob Timmermann
The USGS recorded the magnitude of that event officially as ?
2008-09-05 21:03:39
354.   natepurcell
Andre's ISOp is 219....!!!!
2008-09-05 21:03:41
355.   Tripon
350 Wouldn't 3.5 be caught between 3rd and home?
2008-09-05 21:03:46
356.   Alex41592
He would have been dead if the relay were not dropped. But, it was dropped. Ethier would've had third easily. Somehow, in this crucial game where we are up 6-0 I am disappointed.
2008-09-05 21:03:48
357.   scareduck
346 - it was clearly a confluence of events. Andre looked back to see what had happened to the ball. That caused him to trip, but by that time he had committed to go for the triple. Unfortunately, he was too far advanced past second to stick with the double. A string of events that, by themselves, were unimportant that amounted collectively to an out.
2008-09-05 21:03:50
358.   sporky
350 2.5!
2008-09-05 21:03:55
359.   fracule
Ok, I feel better about the fact that it was all Andre.
2008-09-05 21:03:58
360.   KG16
351 - big earthquake? It usually has to be at least a 6.0 for me to move to a doorway, anymore.
2008-09-05 21:04:48
361.   68elcamino427
Will Ferrell ... meet Adam Dunn
2008-09-05 21:04:52
362.   Eric Stephen
BTW, I have Ethier at .291/.353/.510 right now. He is 10 for his last 13 with 3 doubles, a triple, and 3 HR. Sweet.
2008-09-05 21:04:58
363.   KG16
357 - the sum, if you will, greater than it's parts.
2008-09-05 21:05:38
364.   trainwreck
Well it made a couple things in my house fall down, which is stronger than usual. I am never worried, but I listen to GI Joe, because knowing is half the battle.
2008-09-05 21:05:49
365.   scareduck
Who is this green-eyed robot pitching Cialis? He manages to make an already-creepy product pitch have the same cast as if the T-1000 were retired from the assassination biz and gone Mad Ave.
2008-09-05 21:05:59
366.   fracule
Did Lowe just chide Maddux for not watching the game?
2008-09-05 21:06:25
367.   Eric Stephen
What's that? I can't hear you. I have two Heismans in my ears.
2008-09-05 21:06:41
368.   Tripon
Meanwhile, we forget Kemp ever existed.
2008-09-05 21:06:43
369.   scareduck
363 - lesser than its parts, actually, but you get the idea.
2008-09-05 21:06:46
370.   Eric Stephen
That should be 2 HR in his last 13 AB, not 3.
2008-09-05 21:07:18
371.   Bob Hendley
355 - In relation to the cycle.
2008-09-05 21:07:19
372.   Indiana Jon
Betemit breaks up the no hitter in the 8th.
2008-09-05 21:07:27
373.   scareduck
351 - where are you?
2008-09-05 21:07:53
374.   silverwidow
Ethier slugging .510 is mind boggling.

This is a guy who tons of people said had no power. Amazing.

2008-09-05 21:07:54
375.   underdog
That was a weird quake up here in the Bay. Very sharp, almost shockingly so, and over in about a second. I kept waiting for the real quake... Maybe I shouldn't say that.

Er, I'm going to watch the rest of the game from under my desk just in case.

2008-09-05 21:08:03
376.   Bob Timmermann
The earthquake is shaking the seismograph at 4.0.
2008-09-05 21:08:16
377.   thinkblue88
2008-09-05 21:08:18
378.   Alex41592
Morrow's no hitter bid ends at 7 2/3 innings by Wilson Betemit's RBI double.
2008-09-05 21:08:22
379.   Tripon
Don't see why Lowe wants to leave Dodgers Stadium. He loves pitching here.
2008-09-05 21:08:22
380.   scareduck
351 - you're not talking about this little thing, are you?

2008-09-05 21:08:26
381.   KG16
369 - I suppose it all depends on your perspective. Like the difference between here and there.
2008-09-05 21:08:31
382.   Jacob Burch
Two old friends break up two Rule 9s. Yikes.
2008-09-05 21:08:44
383.   thinkblue88


2008-09-05 21:08:45
384.   Jacob Burch
382 Within a week, that is.
2008-09-05 21:09:10
385.   Tripon
375 You're scared of an earthquake? Really?
2008-09-05 21:09:15
386.   underdog
Apparently that quake was centered near Alamo there in the East Bay and measured .5 more than 3.5.
2008-09-05 21:10:11
387.   trainwreck
Sweet, right near me.
2008-09-05 21:10:38
388.   Bob Timmermann
I've noticed that my cable system dropped the HD feed of the USA network once the Olympics were over.

I will have to watch a snowy version of "Monk" later.

2008-09-05 21:10:55
389.   Bob Hendley
375 - The kitties didn't feel it first?
2008-09-05 21:10:57
390.   Tripon
Aren't the D'backs better fielders than this?
2008-09-05 21:11:21
391.   68elcamino427
#7 - James Loney too hot to handle
2008-09-05 21:12:14
392.   Eric Stephen
...Too cold to hold.
2008-09-05 21:12:34
393.   KG16
wow, 4-6 ft with the occasional 7 ft at the Wedge. I may just have to ignore the poor conditions and spend a weekend there.
2008-09-05 21:12:54
394.   Tripon
Can you tire out a twenty man bullpen? Lets find out.
2008-09-05 21:13:04
395.   KG16
392 - that should be automatic grounds for "NPUT"
2008-09-05 21:13:14
396.   Eric Stephen
Mr. Bases Loaded coming up!
2008-09-05 21:13:15
397.   fanerman
More Bison Patience™
2008-09-05 21:13:16
398.   Gen3Blue
Loney smoked that one.
I guess If you put Loney and Kemp at 6 and 7 they may act like they aren't neccesary.
2008-09-05 21:13:57
399.   Eric Stephen
I would have just started the next thread with "we are the Ghostbusters and we're in control." :)
2008-09-05 21:13:59
400.   Alex41592
Blake DeWitt bases loaded


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2008-09-05 21:14:50
401.   Tripon
400 That's some crazy states.
2008-09-05 21:15:05
402.   Alex41592
Productive bases loaded out.
2008-09-05 21:15:05
403.   Gen3Blue
Yeah DeWitt.
2008-09-05 21:15:09
404.   trainwreck
But instead we are on our own.
2008-09-05 21:15:19
405.   Eric Stephen
14 RBI in 9 PA with the bases juiced for DeWitt.
2008-09-05 21:15:50
406.   KG16
I'm quite impressed with Torre for sticking with Lowe in this spot.
2008-09-05 21:16:02
407.   Eric Stephen
I think it's time for a Lowe bat flip.
2008-09-05 21:16:12
408.   Andrew Shimmin
Derek Lowe has pregnancy panels sewn under the arms of his uniform. Never noticed that before.
2008-09-05 21:16:32
409.   KG16
did that count as an AB or just a PA for DeWitt?
2008-09-05 21:16:34
410.   dodgerinlv
The best thing about this inning is that Andre will get another chance.
2008-09-05 21:16:34
411.   Tripon
Real Ghostbusters, or Extreme Ghostbusters?
2008-09-05 21:17:14
412.   KG16
408 - I'm not entirely sure I want to know what "pregnancy panels" are.
2008-09-05 21:17:19
413.   Eric Stephen
An AB. 0 for 1.
2008-09-05 21:18:25
414.   KG16
413 - ok, wasn't sure if it might count as a sacrifice. but still, i'll take it.
2008-09-05 21:18:34
415.   trainwreck
Ghostbusters II.
2008-09-05 21:18:58
416.   Bob Hendley
That should have been Pee Wee time.
2008-09-05 21:19:04
417.   Tripon
I thought sacrifices didn't count as an at bat?
2008-09-05 21:19:31
418.   Tripon
415 I was talking about the cartoon series!
2008-09-05 21:20:03
419.   underdog
389 One cat slept through it, the other woke up startled, and then went back to sleep, unimpressed.

Hu's in! And the bad jokes ensue.

2008-09-05 21:20:03
420.   Andrew Shimmin
2008-09-05 21:20:05
421.   Tripon
Hu's in for DeWitt. Replace a defensive presence with an even more defensive presence.
2008-09-05 21:20:21
422.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
I guess Ozuna demanded #14 back from Hu?
2008-09-05 21:20:50
423.   trainwreck
Real Ghostbusters and Filmation's Ghostbusters are both good.
2008-09-05 21:21:08
424.   old dodger fan
Dewitt's at 3b
2008-09-05 21:21:37
425.   Alex41592
421 - Hu in for Casey Blake. Vin corrected himself. Probably because the score is 8-0 but he was hit by a pitch last inning.
2008-09-05 21:23:03
426.   Alex41592
425 - 7-0*
2008-09-05 21:23:09
427.   Indiana Jon
425 When Casey came in to the dugout it looked like he made some sort of comment about his right arm when he passed Honeycutt and Torre.
2008-09-05 21:23:39
428.   Eric Stephen
Sacrifices don't count as an AB, but DeWitt wasn't bunting in his groundout.
2008-09-05 21:24:17
429.   Eric Stephen
Vin is way off. I can remember a few other times in which Torre has gone to the mound and not removed his pitcher. It is rare, though.
2008-09-05 21:25:06
430.   Indiana Jon
427 Actually, I replayed it and Torre asks him, "Are you OK?" then Blake points to his arm.
2008-09-05 21:25:14
431.   Alex41592
First time I've seen Torre jog to the mound. So, that was the giveaway he wasn't pulling Lowe.
2008-09-05 21:25:40
432.   Eric Stephen
Casey was just explaining why the move wasn't a triple switch. His arm was simply too sore to pitch. :)

Hats off to Lowe. My money says he gets a CG.

2008-09-05 21:25:42
433.   old dodger fan
Lowe is increasing his value and doing it on ESPN.
2008-09-05 21:25:43
434.   Alex41592
Derek Lowe coming up huge tonight.
2008-09-05 21:26:00
435.   scareduck
425 - Vin was HBP?
2008-09-05 21:26:16
436.   Tripon
Hopefully Blake's okay. Don't know if the Dodgers can afford to lose him.
2008-09-05 21:26:48
437.   fracule
429 Vin also doesn't see a bunch of the games these days.
2008-09-05 21:26:53
438.   old dodger fan
I don't think we will see Lowe in the 9th.
2008-09-05 21:26:55
439.   Tripon
433 And yet, he still only a Type-B. o/~
2008-09-05 21:27:03
440.   fanerman
Steve Philips said he'd have pulled Lowe.
2008-09-05 21:27:17
441.   Eric Stephen
Not unless Ben Christensen was facing the Dodgers. :)
2008-09-05 21:27:22
442.   whodat807
Man, Lowe has been incredible lately.
2008-09-05 21:27:29
443.   Tripon
That Instant auto title loan commercial just screams scam.
2008-09-05 21:27:40
444.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
By definition, that means leaving him in was the right move.
2008-09-05 21:27:58
445.   Gagne55
Lowe says: Type A this!
2008-09-05 21:28:11
446.   fanerman
No way Lowe can be a Type A?
2008-09-05 21:29:14
447.   Alex41592
Ethier will have to triple off a lefty.
2008-09-05 21:29:25
448.   Eric Stephen
Andre Ethier was 5 for 5 against the Angels in May 2006:

2008-09-05 21:29:46
449.   Tripon
Russell Martin seems to have more pop up outs they the average player. ...And why the heck is Jason Repko batting for Manny? That's... just odd.
2008-09-05 21:30:27
450.   Alex41592
If Ethier can pull it down the line he'll have a shot.
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2008-09-05 21:30:39
451.   thinkblue88
andre is awesome.
2008-09-05 21:30:43
452.   fanerman
Andre should have kept going.
2008-09-05 21:30:43
453.   Tripon
That's no triple. That's no triple at all.
2008-09-05 21:30:48
454.   68elcamino427
Five for Five!
2008-09-05 21:30:48
455.   Alex41592
5 for 5 night! STANDING OVATION!
2008-09-05 21:30:51
456.   LogikReader
WHOA!!! 6-6 baby!! NICE!!!!!
2008-09-05 21:30:51
457.   old dodger fan
5 hits for Andre
2008-09-05 21:31:08
458.   underdog
Who cares about the cycle? 5 hits is pretty darned impressive regardless.
2008-09-05 21:31:16
459.   Eric Stephen
2008: .292/.355/.511
Career: .294/.356/.480
2008-09-05 21:31:21
460.   LogikReader
Oops, I erred... yes, 5-5
2008-09-05 21:31:21
461.   scareduck
"What a show he's put on!" Indeed, Vinny, indeed.
2008-09-05 21:31:36
462.   Indiana Jon
449 That's why!
2008-09-05 21:31:40
463.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
I'm really happy to see Repko not suffer through an 0-2008.
2008-09-05 21:31:41
464.   trainwreck
Repko producing already.

The Journey is blasting.

2008-09-05 21:31:48
465.   Alex41592
I hear Journey.
2008-09-05 21:31:48
466.   Tripon
Repko being Ethier.


2008-09-05 21:31:53
467.   thinkblue88
2008-09-05 21:32:00
468.   Eric Stephen
LogikReader expects a long 8th inning!
2008-09-05 21:32:01
469.   whodat807
En fuego. Ethier's been as locked in as any Dodger I've seen all year, including Manny.
2008-09-05 21:32:12
470.   The Dude Abides
I'm glad Joe stuck with Lowe there. I would have been royally peeved if he had taken him out, because he let him bat with the bases loaded. If he had used a pinch hitter instead, I'm sure it would have been Sweeney and his professional haircut, which would have been pretty lame because there is not much difference between Lowe and Sweeney at the plate these days. I went over all of the NL's batting stats, and every team but three have at least three pitchers who are hitting better than Sweeney, two teams have two pitchers who are hitting better, and one team (Mets, I think) has only one pitcher with a higher avg than Sweeney.
2008-09-05 21:32:18
471.   Tripon
463 Didn't Repko had a hit in his last game?
2008-09-05 21:32:38
472.   underdog
20 baserunners is pretty darned nice, too. Hope they saved some for the rest of the weekend.
2008-09-05 21:32:39
473.   trainwreck
Let's go, Hu!
2008-09-05 21:33:38
474.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
I was under the impression that this was his first at-bat since his recall, did I miss one?
2008-09-05 21:34:18
475.   fracule
Was 'I love LA' on the board tonight? Just wondering what his reactions have been to a laugher.
2008-09-05 21:34:26
476.   scareduck
Furcal looks one-hundred-percentum drunk.
2008-09-05 21:34:40
477.   Gen3Blue
Way back to 321, Tripon, this year 5-0 hasn't been comfortable sometimes, but I can admit to being a worry-wart (whatever that is) sometimes. When lowe's sinker works right, oh boy is it awesome.
2008-09-05 21:34:43
478.   Tripon
Hu strikes out. Furcal sighting. Jones sighting too. They got the best seats in the house, and they're being paid $15 million and $18 million respectively to do it. Its a cushy job if you can find it.
2008-09-05 21:34:44
479.   68elcamino427
You are correct
2008-09-05 21:34:45
480.   The Dude Abides
Yes, but don't you people realize that Juan Pierre would not have been thrown out between second and third on Andre's previous hit? One thing we've been missing these past six games is Pierre's "spark."
2008-09-05 21:34:53
481.   thinkblue88
he had two games in houston.
2008-09-05 21:35:22
482.   whodat807
Whoa, is that Furcal in the dugout?
2008-09-05 21:35:53
483.   scareduck
464 , 466 - fooey. Journey has no more to do with good or bad fortune by the Dodgers than my recent visit to Chicago has to do with the Cubs' seven-game slide.
2008-09-05 21:35:56
484.   Eric Stephen
What a difference 7 days makes!
2008-09-05 21:36:33
485.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
481 He had four games in Houston. I said "since his recall".

Now that I looked it up, he did get a hit in SD the other day.

2008-09-05 21:36:39
486.   fracule
483 You're responsible for the Cubs slide?! Kudos to you my friend.
2008-09-05 21:37:33
487.   old dodger fan
470 Sweeney last 23 PA's
5 hits and 6 BB
2008-09-05 21:38:04
488.   68elcamino427
Hu and Loney not doing well as pitch inspectors in the 8th
2008-09-05 21:38:15
489.   Indiana Jon
483 Will you be in Chicago during playoff time?
2008-09-05 21:39:12
490.   scareduck
486 - actually, my wife, but so far I am 1-5 while watching the Cubs at Wrigley, and Helen is 1-8, including the embarrassing end to the 2004 season that included the losing final three to a horribly inept Reds team that basically took them out of the Wild Card race.
2008-09-05 21:39:35
491.   Gagne55
Park is getting an inning.
2008-09-05 21:40:15
492.   Indiana Jon
Would have liked to see McDonald here instead of Park.
2008-09-05 21:40:18
493.   Tripon
McDonald is never leaving the pen. Never.

Actually, I like the move since Park needs the work to keep fresh. And its not like Park can give up back to back Grand Slams.

2008-09-05 21:40:20
494.   Bob Hendley
487 - Passed a couple of pitchers with that little streak, no doubt.
2008-09-05 21:40:38
495.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
I do have to question why CHP is pitching here. Why not give him a rest and let someone lower on the totem pole (Stults, McDonald, etc.) pitch the 9th of a blowout game?
2008-09-05 21:40:38
496.   scareduck
490 - I should say that was the last three of a four-game set with the Reds in 2004.
2008-09-05 21:40:54
497.   Alex41592
Pretty incredible that all season we've been struggling to climb into first place.

Tomorrow will be our ONLY chance to beat the Diamondbacks AND climb into first place at the same time. All we have to do is beat Brandon Webb. It's never easy...

2008-09-05 21:40:57
498.   Tripon
Wow, that was nasty. This is good Park we're seeing so far.
2008-09-05 21:42:18
499.   old dodger fan
495 No shortage of pitchers now.
2008-09-05 21:42:38
500.   Eric Stephen
5-0 hasn't been comfortable sometimes

The largest lead the Dodgers have blown this year has been 3 runs, and they are 49-6 when they score 5 or more runs.

The only NL clubs with a better record when scoring 5 runs are the Cards (62-7) and Cubs (67-8). No other NL clubs have lost fewer than 10 such games. When the Dodgers score, they win, just about better than everyone.

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2008-09-05 21:42:45
501.   scareduck
489 - There is a fairly long story about this that cannot now come to light. After the postseason is over, that may change.

493 - bitter, party of one!

495 - excellent question.

2008-09-05 21:43:00
502.   Gagne55
495 Meh. Yesterday was an off day. Today, only Park pitches. Wade, Kuo, and Broxton are all ready for tomorrow.
2008-09-05 21:43:06
503.   Bob Hendley
488 - Hu wasn't hacking too badly, but he sure didn't see that last one (even glanced back at the ump).
2008-09-05 21:43:46
504.   Tripon
495 Chan Ho Park hasn't pitched in a while, and he needs work. Park's going to be on the post season roster, McDonald isn't.

I think Elbert's going to have a chance to make the post season roster as well as a 2nd LOOGY. McDonald just has to somehow poke at Maddux's brains during bullpen sessions or something.

2008-09-05 21:45:44
505.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
And the initial rains of Hannah have reached New York City...
2008-09-05 21:45:53
506.   Tripon
503 sounds like Hu's eyes are still bothering him. I don't know what Hu can do about it, but he can't be an everyday player if he can't see the ball.
2008-09-05 21:46:13
507.   old dodger fan
Park needs to stretch his arm in prep to come in in the 6th for Maddux.
2008-09-05 21:46:19
508.   scareduck
I love LA.
2008-09-05 21:46:19
509.   Tripon
1/2 game out of first. woooooooooooooooooo!
2008-09-05 21:46:22
510.   Gagne55
"McDonald just has to somehow poke at Maddux's brains during bullpen sessions or something"

That made me lol. I could just imagine Maddux with a piece of skull removed and McDonald poking at his brain.

2008-09-05 21:46:28
511.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
504 Depending on how many of the injured come back, and in what condition, the postseason roster discussion will be a VERY interesting one.
2008-09-05 21:46:34
512.   fanerman
2008-09-05 21:46:36
513.   Alex41592
There's one. Dominating performance by the boys tonight.
2008-09-05 21:47:20
514.   whodat807
I'm fine with Chan Ho getting some work in. He's always been a guy who has trouble with his composure and confidence, and giving him some low-leverage innings to get back to good Chan Ho instead of the Chan Ho of recent weeks isn't such a bad idea.
2008-09-05 21:47:43
515.   LogikReader
What?! No Angel Berroa? Just kidding :D
2008-09-05 21:47:47
516.   Alex41592
I really wish Vinny would do radio tomorrow afternoon.
2008-09-05 21:47:57
517.   Gagne55
Tomorrow will be the only game I attend in person. And it may be the game the Dodgers claim first place. Awesome.
2008-09-05 21:48:12
518.   Alex41592
Look at Ethier crediting Manny for his success.
2008-09-05 21:50:24
519.   LogikReader
There seems to be a lot of us going to tomorrow's game. I'm headed to the game too. This game has all the makings! I can't wait.
2008-09-05 21:51:03
520.   Alex41592
You can't help but to like Andre Ethier.
2008-09-05 21:51:27
521.   Alex41592
I'll be at the game too!
2008-09-05 21:52:29
522.   underdog
Well, that was nice n' easy. Hope there are a few runs left in the tank, and that Bills is on tomorrow.

G'night everyone. Don't let the bed-quakes bite.

2008-09-05 21:52:43
523.   sporky
6 in a row!!!!
2008-09-05 21:53:08
524.   underdog
So we can blame several of you if they lose tomorrow then? ;-)
2008-09-05 21:53:17
525.   The Dude Abides
Yes, and that small sample size has brought his season's numbers up to a scintillating .134/.250/.171 with three extra-base hits. Your pinch hitting specialist should be able to do one of two things: get on base, or hit for power (or both). Even if he somehow makes contact, there is almost no chance of him driving in a runner on first. Anyway, I shouldn't complain on a day Andre goes 5 for 5.
2008-09-05 21:54:42
526.   Gagne55
524 Dodgers are 6-2 lifetime when I attend.
2008-09-05 21:55:47
527.   fracule
Can someone tell me why my Portland (West Coast) Fox station is showing the Tigers game tomorrow. Why does Fox have so much hatred?
2008-09-05 21:56:06
528.   LAT
Was a great night at the Park. Got there nice and early no traffic and nofood lines. Lot of fun. Seemed like a lot of people didn't know about the change in start time cause first few innings were empty. Bummer for Dre in the 6th butwhat a great game.

Perhaps the best news for the Dodgers is that Haren looks cooked. I don't know if he's tired or hurt but he does not have anything on his pitches. I don't see him recovering in the next three weeks either. Thus a critical component of the D'Backs line-up may be missing down the strech. (IMO, of course).

2008-09-05 21:56:08
529.   Tripon
525 Sweeney walks at a pretty good rate for a Pinch hitter. With sept, we can always sub him for a pinch runner.
2008-09-05 21:57:04
530.   Tripon
Bet the D'Backs wish they had Micah Owings for the stretch drive.
2008-09-05 21:57:20
531.   Eric Stephen
2006 Dodgers
In July, lose 8 straight and 13 of 14, immediately followed by an 11 game winning streak and winning 17 of 18

2008 Dodgers
Lose 8 straight, followed by 6 straight wins and counting...

2008-09-05 21:59:21
532.   Bob Hendley
529 - Great, but Pew Wee has an OBP of .386 as a PH.
2008-09-05 21:59:54
533.   Gagne55
527 Because Portland is Mariners terretory
2008-09-05 22:01:10
534.   Tripon
532 Hey, I never said it makes sense!

Kinda interesting that Repko is the de facto 4th outfielder now, which I mean defensive left fielder replacement.

2008-09-05 22:01:26
535.   The Dude Abides
Yes, but a .250 OBP won't cut it in the post season. If he takes up a roster spot at the expense of someone more versatile (AKA every player in the organization from A to AAA), a lot of us won't be happy. When a substantial percentage of the league's pitchers are outhitting your pinch hitting specialist, that should be a sign.
2008-09-05 22:05:26
536.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
527 This doesn't help you, but everyone else who's not in LA, root for the Mets game to get rained out. If it does, the Dodgers game gets picked up for all those areas.
2008-09-05 22:07:26
537.   Bob Hendley
534 - Yeah, JP seems really buried now. Hasn't started two games in a row since early August.
2008-09-05 22:07:31
538.   LAT
524. I'm going tomorrow too.
2008-09-05 22:10:00
539.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
534 537
I don't think Repko's overtaken Pierre. JP's got a sore back and is out for a few days.
2008-09-05 22:10:39
540.   Bob Timmermann
I'm going to work tomorrow! It will be just as much fun!
2008-09-05 22:15:13
541.   Jacob Burch
The Bob Carpenter Book is 1-0! Granted, this was a 'pratice' score while watching on TV. I debated whether or not to do it, but I decided it was too different from what I had been using that it deserved one test go before it was reserved for in-attendance events.
2008-09-05 22:18:49
542.   LAT
That look back at 2001 was nice. Daughter loved seeing footage of Shawn Green again. Not sure Green's decision to sit out Yom Kippur was on par with 9/11 but still enjoyed the clip.
2008-09-05 22:19:36
543.   Gagne55
539 And the last couple days were as a defensive replacement. Pierre is the fourth guy as a starter. Repko is the defensive replacement. Repko haz cannon.
2008-09-05 22:20:22
544.   whodat807
Ugh, was not aware Tropical Storm Hannah was hitting the east coast tomorrow.
2008-09-05 22:20:42
545.   LAT
540. At least your work is air conditioned. Those books must be kept cool.
2008-09-05 22:23:11
546.   Bob Hendley
539 - Agreed, but the rationale for him getting into a game, even as a late inning replacement, has narrowed now that there is an actual defensive outfielder available and Dre is hot. Not saying that he won't, as Torre might want to keep him sharp, but he is on a pretty short leash.
2008-09-05 22:24:42
547.   ryu
Will Hannah Storm be reporting on tropic storm Hanna?
2008-09-05 22:25:40
548.   kinbote
A near perfect game. No complaints at all. Maybe we should look into re-signing Lowe after all!
2008-09-05 22:26:27
549.   Jon Weisman
A delightful evening at the ballpark! I couldn't believe the Ethier near-triple. He and Cesar Izturis get honorable mention for sure.

Did Orel say anything about the Dodgers' passion tonight?

2008-09-05 22:26:39
550.   Gagne55
540 You'd like to think so.
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2008-09-05 22:27:37
551.   trainwreck
Nope, did not say anything bad about the Dodgers.
2008-09-05 22:28:26
552.   Icaros

We aren't passionate enough for D. Lowe.

2008-09-05 22:30:28
553.   Bob Hendley
548 - With a 2.64 ERA going into tonight at DS, one would think that he would want to stay, but a big fat three-year contract is likely to lure him away, no?
2008-09-05 22:32:52
554.   Bob Hendley
552 - Yes, we lack pa$$ion.
2008-09-05 22:34:08
555.   Tripon
We lack enough money to pay Lowe, Manny, C.C., and Texiera.
2008-09-05 22:36:57
556.   68elcamino427
And the Dodgers roll on.
They have me on the edge of my seat for sure.
2008-09-05 22:39:05
557.   Bob Hendley
556 - 'I Love LA' must have been on a ledge.
2008-09-05 22:44:49
558.   68elcamino427
Yeah, I'm not that much of a worry wort, but I was retiring Torre about eight days ago - ha!
2008-09-05 22:46:19
559.   Jon Weisman

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