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Triple Double
2008-09-12 22:24
by Jon Weisman

The 2008 Dodgers might not hit a lot of home runs, but Matt Kemp (37), Andre Ethier (36) and James Loney (34) are poised to become the first trio of Dodgers with 35 or more doubles in franchise history. Kemp and Loney each had doubles tonight.

* * *

All my best to those affected by tonight's train collision in Chatsworth.

Comments (192)
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2008-09-12 22:46:14
1.   Tripon
Yes, but do they know how to bunt?
2008-09-12 22:48:30
2.   fanerman
Another Dodgers win! Yesss.
2008-09-12 22:52:35
3.   Eric Stephen
...and no Dodger Duo have hit 40 doubles each since the magical pair of Babe Herman and Johnny Frederick in 1929 and 1930.
2008-09-12 23:18:34
4.   KG16
I still don't get bunting with both Young and Martin tonight. Like I said at the time, I can understand playing for the run, but to intentionally take the bat out of the guy who has been arguably the best hitter on the team the last three years just makes no sense.

Also, looking at the numbers, holy good gawd, Kemp is only 23?

2008-09-13 00:16:45
5.   LoneStar7
is the magic number unlucky 13?
2008-09-13 00:29:51
6.   Gen3Blue
I can't seem to sleep! Its 3:30 AM over here. Not only is Kemp 23 but he played very little baseball before being drafted.
He keeps gaining experience all the time.
While I expect Martin, Loney and Ethier to improve a bit with age(and now DeWitt),Kemp
could keep growing dramatically!
2008-09-13 04:19:54
7.   Sam DC
Another day, another Dodger win. Ho hum. ;)

Impressive job by Kevin Roderick at LA Observed pulling together news and updates on the Chatsworth crash yesterday/last night. I poked around the big news sites and other places for a while but there really was no where better to go for a clear and thorough take on the unfolding tragedy.

2008-09-13 06:28:50
8.   Dodger Dawg
In a year or two those doubles could become home-runs as their power increases with age.
2008-09-13 06:54:12
9.   D4P
Funny: I've long considered Loney to be a .300/.350/.450 kinda player.

His 2008 numbers thus far?


Guess I underestimated the guy.

2008-09-13 08:17:04
10.   preacherroe
I'm sure it was hashed out in the last thread but what is the point of having Slappy McPopup pinch hit with one out and the bases loaded.. His chance of driving the ball are nil so its a lucky floater or nothing.
Even Sweeney among the Nightengales or Jones would have been a better choice. Rumor has they have hit balls deep on occasion. I think it would have been a nice slot for A.J. Ellis.
Maybe he could have stolen Loney's thunder and banished Ardoin to Albuquerque for next year.
2008-09-13 08:39:19
11.   cargill06
9 I said almost the exact same thing a couple weeks back.
2008-09-13 08:54:49
12.   Jon Weisman
10 - Because he probably had the best chance of anyone to get on base as well as avoid a double play.
2008-09-13 09:03:01
13.   3upn3down
Here is the html code to add a Dodger's magic number widget to your blog or website.
2008-09-13 09:03:58
14.   3upn3down
Guess I can't post it. Get it here at this site.

2008-09-13 09:05:51
15.   DaDoughboy
Ok, stupid question: When do Kemp/Martin/Ethier/Loney become eligible to be 'paid'? Is it years service that determines when they can become unrestricted free agents? Can somebody explain this or give me a site for reference? We have one of the best young cores in the game, I'm just wondering how long we can expect them to grow together in Dodger blue.
2008-09-13 09:14:56
16.   MC Safety
Liverpool with a big 2-1 win over ManU today. Arsenal got a hat trick from Adebayor, and beat Blackburn 4-0.

The lead is growing Zak...

2008-09-13 09:15:17
17.   natepurcell
Will His Royal Thighness reach the mythical 200 strikeout benchmark!?!?
2008-09-13 09:16:42
18.   Bumsrap
15 - Another question would be, when will they convince the Manager and GM of their ability to carry the team without the help of a $18,000,000 to $27,000,000 veteran. The sooner they "prove" themselves, the better chance the Dodgers will use their budget to keep them together instead of using it on other team's players.
2008-09-13 09:18:03
19.   gibsonhobbs88
For one thing, I'm glad we won last night, thereby assuring this September trip to Colorado can not be the same fate as last year's ill fated trip.

It will be great to find a way to win today as it is my birthday, today. However, knowing Coors Field reputation for flattening out curve balls and the fellow Toaster's recommendations here that Kershaw skip this Colorado start that I concur with, that I feel a birthday win is against the odds. At least the day before will have to do unless the Dodgers tear it up offensively tonight and we get one of those old Coors Field 14-11 type games.:)

2008-09-13 09:19:38
20.   Bob Timmermann
Someone tell Cal to wake up.
2008-09-13 09:28:46
21.   Tripon
According to The Providence Journal, J.D. Drew is likely to miss the entire three-game series against the Rays beginning on Monday. Drew received an injection to treat his stiff back Friday and is expected to return from his grandmother's funeral on Monday, but the paper is suggesting he'll be out until next weekend. He hasn't played since August 17.

Not that I'm going to say he should play even when he's hurt but... why would a team sign any player to a $15 million a year contract when he's so injury prone?

2008-09-13 09:30:41
22.   D4P
"Grandmother's funeral"...? Likely story...
2008-09-13 09:31:44
23.   D4P
"Hey, University of California: wake up!"
2008-09-13 09:36:45
24.   Bob Timmermann
They're awake in Merced now!
2008-09-13 09:38:11
25.   silverwidow
Tony Jackson had the nerve to mention Eric Stults as a DFA candidate today. Ridiculous.

Jason Johnson, anyone?

2008-09-13 09:38:46
26.   Bob Timmermann
And they're underway in Boston, the Red Sox and Blue Jays play the first of 20 scheduled games today in the majors.

Minute Maid Park came through Ike in good shape, but most of Houston doesn't have power.

2008-09-13 09:39:19
27.   The Trolley Dodger
21 22 Didn't the president make fun of Manny Ramirez for missing the Red Sox White House trip for the same reason?
2008-09-13 09:40:03
28.   CajunDodger
I actually think that the Martin/Kemp/Ethier/Loney group helps us win by allowing us to sign an expensive FA to complement them. We just have a General Manager that is unlucky(Schmidt, Furcal) and a terrible FA talent evaluator (Jones, Pierre, Loaiza).

Overall, I think that the Cubs have proven this season that you can buy your way to a winning team if your GM has a decent sense of which guys to sign. If I am not mistaken, their payroll is basically the same as ours...

2008-09-13 09:40:50
29.   D4P
Merced students must find it hard to sleep anyway, knowing that they're the nation's "first public research university to be built in the 21st century".
2008-09-13 09:41:24
30.   Tripon
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said earlier this week that while he couldn't guarantee that McDonald will appear in a game at some point this month, there was a strong likelihood that he will.

2008-09-13 09:44:09
31.   Tripon
25 Jason Johnson actually pitched in Sept.

Its just as likely that either Greg Miller, or Justin Orenduff suffer a mysterious injury that forces them on the 60 man DL.

2008-09-13 09:45:49
32.   Bob Hendley
25 - Its terrible that Eric got into Torre's doghouse last time he pitched at Coors. He gave up some walks with a lead and Joe had a quick hook and a look of disgust on his face.
2008-09-13 09:50:01
33.   Bumsrap
Now would be a good time to trade Pierre for a person not to be on the 40 man roster.
2008-09-13 09:50:29
34.   Sean P

Are you saying that Loney has reached his peak... at age 24?

2008-09-13 09:51:56
35.   Tripon
32 Not that terrible. Eh, I'll be disappointed if Eric Stults gets DFA'ed, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Its clear he's not going to be a starter, and if he has a future with the Dodgers, its in the bullpen doing long relief, and set up work. A position we should be able to fill with Kuo or Park next year. Not that we should mind you, we should keep Stults just for that reason next year, but it wouldn't be the worst decision in the world if Stults got DFA'ed.
2008-09-13 09:52:27
36.   Tripon
33 wavier deadline ended on Sept 1st.
2008-09-13 09:56:27
37.   Tripon

Candidates to get 60 man DLed.

Greg Miller, Justin Orenduff, Lucas May, Xavier Paul.

I expect at least two of these names to go on the 60 day DL to make room. Sure its an horrible abuse of the rules, but its not like we're the only ones doing it. The Rays just DLed two guys on their 40 man roster just to bring up Price and make him eligible for the post season roster.

2008-09-13 09:57:03
38.   Eric Stephen
Only 11 strikeouts to go with at least two starts left. He might have 3 starts left, but rotation shuffling may be in order.
2008-09-13 09:57:32
39.   Bob Hendley
35 - Yes, I can think of worse decisions as well, but I try not to judge things on that basis.
2008-09-13 09:59:05
40.   underdog
Remind me again, why is Riley better for Cal's starting QB than Longshore?

And yeah, get some caffeine flowing on the sidelines, stat!

2008-09-13 09:59:21
41.   Tripon
On that note, the Rays were able to keep JtD and out righted him to Triple-A.
2008-09-13 10:00:06
42.   Bob Timmermann
Aren't you tailgating at the "Insert Name Here" Coliseum?

If so, how do you do?

2008-09-13 10:03:55
43.   D4P
Are you saying that Loney has reached his peak... at age 24?


2008-09-13 10:04:27
44.   Vishal
arrrrrrrrrrrgh. wake up you bears. this is seriously maddening to watch.
2008-09-13 10:05:31
45.   Vishal
okay, that helped my mood.
2008-09-13 10:06:14
46.   Eric Stephen
I wish I was there, but at this moment, I'm in my apartment in San Diego. I a few hours, I will drive to Orange County to watch the game with my brother. I'll probably get to his house around halftime of the UCLA-BYU game.
2008-09-13 10:07:10
47.   underdog
Yeah, I wonder if the Dodgers DFA'd Orenduff if anyone else would notice or bother -- they may be able to bring him back to Vegas anyway. Or Jason Johnson.
2008-09-13 10:11:19
48.   Tripon
47 Or even care if somebody claims Orenduff. He doesn't seem to be in the organization's long term plans.
2008-09-13 10:12:41
49.   Bob Timmermann
Doubleheader between the Royals and Indians in Cleveland today. But the start is delayed.

I think the fans who sit through both games are going to be the only people in Ohio who don't like football.

2008-09-13 10:14:41
50.   D4P
Ohio sucks.
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2008-09-13 10:16:16
51.   Bob Timmermann
Although Minute Maid Park came through Hurricane Ike in good shape, Reliant Stadium didn't and the Ravens-Texans game for Monday has been postponed.

Perhaps it will only be made up if it affects the postseason.

2008-09-13 10:17:33
52.   Tripon
Neal (Pitt, PA): The LaRoche brothers; which one will prove to be the better? And should the Bucs keep both, neither, or just the good one?

Christina Kahrl: I think Andy, but I don't mean to slight Adam in saying so. I think it's fine to keep both, because it doesn't look like Steven Pearce is necessarily the (alternative) answer at first base. OTOH, once somebody loses on the Teixeira sweepstakes this winter, it will make good sense to shop LaRoche around, because anybody who might want Nick Johnson might instead prefer to have someone more likely to play 150 games.

2008-09-13 10:19:21
53.   whodat807
Watching this Cal game makes me glad I'm leaving DC today. This is ugly.

Geez, that was a huge hit on Best.

2008-09-13 10:19:34
54.   Bob Timmermann
That was some mighty puking that ESPN just showed on air.

Javid Best did not violate Rule 13 there.

2008-09-13 10:21:04
55.   whodat807
40 I have a huge pile of game tapes from last year and the MSU game that sums up why Riley's better.
2008-09-13 10:23:31
56.   whodat807
For a team coached by an 'offensive genius', the Bears sure have a habit of disappearing in games against presumably inferior opponents.
2008-09-13 10:24:23
57.   underdog
55 - Okay, just curious.

Yikes, that was... nasty.


51 I was wondering about that. If both teams had the same bye week I assume they could play then instead. But, alas, they do not. That'll be a pain. Doubleheader anyone?

2008-09-13 10:25:48
58.   LoneStar7
that would of been a wakeup call for call
2008-09-13 10:27:12
59.   Bob Timmermann
My guess is that Baltimore and Houston will play their game at a neutral site on Monday. Or even Tuesday.
2008-09-13 10:27:50
60.   whodat807
That safety non-call was some serious homecooking.
2008-09-13 10:31:48
61.   underdog
59 Kezar Stadium is free! And no rain in the forecast.
2008-09-13 10:36:23
62.   berkowit28
25 31 You don't think they might DFA a non-pitcher, if they don't use the DL escape route?
2008-09-13 10:36:30
63.   Jon Weisman
Is Stanford-TCU on TV?
2008-09-13 10:37:33
64.   underdog
62 Do I hear... Mark Sweeney? Going once... going twice...
2008-09-13 10:37:56
65.   LoneStar7
I just found out i get UCLA on VS. here in Dallas!
2008-09-13 10:39:52
66.   Bob Timmermann
The game was originally going to be shown on "The Mountain" network only.

So, I'm thinking the answer is no unless there is an ESPN PPV option.

2008-09-13 10:50:00
67.   Sean P

I wonder at what point people will actually start to look at Andy's performance in MLB.

2008-09-13 10:55:34
68.   Tripon
67 Until he gets in a full year of work I suppose. But then again, he's hasn't been healthy enough to prove he can handle a full season. Tis a vicious cycle.
2008-09-13 11:17:12
69.   Tripon
Anyway the Pitt games get rained out?
2008-09-13 11:18:54
70.   Bob Timmermann
Good weather is in the forecast for next week in Pittsburgh except for a few showers on Monday.
2008-09-13 11:29:20
71.   Bob Timmermann
Reliant Stadium wasn't a little damaged it appears. It was a lot damaged. Reportedly, entire sections of the roof were completely destroyed.

The Texans may be road warriors this year.

2008-09-13 11:33:05
72.   Tripon
So could Grady Little or Jim Tracy lead this Dodgers team to the playoffs?
2008-09-13 11:35:31
73.   DaDoughboy
I don't know why it surprises me that somehow the Dodgers are 2nd in the ML in runs allowed at 587..I know our pitching/defense has been above average this year, but geez..imagine if they had an even decent Schmidt and Penny.
2008-09-13 11:36:22
74.   goofus
64 Hah!!! Mark Sweeney has job security that boggles the mind. He'll be there till Colletti gets fired. Also expect Lucy II back in some status.
2008-09-13 11:37:05
75.   Tripon
71 We might see pro football in L.A. yet! Or in Oklahoma like they did that one season with the Saints.
2008-09-13 11:39:15
76.   Tripon
74 Or he'll retire this off season. I would bet that Mark Sweeney knows this is the end for him.
2008-09-13 11:40:36
77.   tethier
A week or so ago I heard that Ned claimed "Angel Berroa really saved our butts this year." Someone here questioned that claim and I have to agree. It was nice that Angel could field his position adequately however, I don't think he "saved our butts."

If things go as they have been going, it looks like it will be a good year after all, despite all of the ups, downs and injuries.

So, who would get your vote, or votes for saving our butts this year? I'm thinking about those that we couldn't have counted on when the team broke from spring training. For me, outside of Manny and Blake, it would have to be DeWitt and Wade.

2008-09-13 11:46:46
78.   Eric Stephen
Count Kuo in the "saved our butts" category too. We didn't know what to expect from his injured left wing coming into the year.
2008-09-13 11:50:20
79.   Tripon
78 Put Park in there too. Nobody could expect that he'd actually contribute anything that he has this year.
2008-09-13 11:58:04
80.   Nestor
77 Let's put Bill's in the "save our butts" column. Career highs in Games Started, Inning's Pitched, Win's and ERA. He is our new staff Ace.
2008-09-13 11:58:22
81.   DaDoughboy
Does the Kuo/Wade/Manny/Blake/Park/DeWitt butt-saving level offset the carnage that was Andruw Jones this year? It looks like it should for now..
2008-09-13 12:02:27
82.   Tripon

Wade and Ethier gets love from today's ESPN Inside Edge's column.

2008-09-13 12:04:26
83.   tethier
I agree Park has to count as saving our butts too. In my mind, not ahead of DeWitt or Wade, but certainly up there.

Bills did everything I expected him to do. I thought he was out best starting pitcher from opening day. His year hasn't surprised me a bit. Same goes for Loney, Ethier, Kemp and Martin. Their contributions were not unexpected.

2008-09-13 12:06:09
84.   underdog
Yes, it was a team-wide butt-saving effort this season.

It definitely helped when Berroa started hitting and fielding with more competence (though his throws are once again looking a little high for my taste). I wouldn't say he saved our butts but that he was at least a better option than Nomar.

Meanwhile, Cal scores a TD at last. And then promptly gives up a TD right back, looking half-asleep on defense again after a dumb onside kick. Next!

2008-09-13 12:07:49
85.   underdog
82 Since that's locked behind the Insider Curtain, what does it say?
2008-09-13 12:09:09
86.   KG16
59 - I would hope so, since I have Baltimore's defense this week in one league.

I swear, the football gods have decided that they don't want me playing fantasy football or even paying more than passing attention to the NFL.

2008-09-13 12:12:11
87.   KG16
84 - yeah, I'm going with "everyone not named Andruw Jones, Juan Pierre, and Mark Sweeney that wore a Dodgers uniform this year."
2008-09-13 12:13:47
88.   underdog
And Cal scores again, nice throw from Riley. Too bad their defense stayed home in Berkeley this weekend.
2008-09-13 12:13:58
89.   tethier
78 Yes - I forgot about him. You're right, we certainly didn't know what to expect from him either.
2008-09-13 12:14:05
90.   MollyKnight
Five minutes ago I discovered the joy that is Mint.Com. I've told two friends in that span, and they both already knew.

I have a feeling this is going to be like FreshDirect.Com, where everyone I knew had been using it for years and declined to fill me in.

Anyway, if you're a numbers geek, go check it out!

2008-09-13 12:14:38
91.   Tripon
85 Ethier having a really hot sept. That he's hitting high fastball this year, slugging .646 against high heaters compared to .246 against high fastball last year, and he already past his August walk totals in Sept.

the part on Wade just talks about his ability to throw strikes, and how little innings he pitched above A-Ball. (47 2/3 innings)

Wade throws 70% of his fastball for strikes, but he has an tendency of throwing it down the middle, and hitters are clipping his fastball for a .300 BA, and a .540 Slugging.

His money pitch is the breaking ball, which can induce a ground out 59% of a time, and hitters are only batting .113 against him on the breaking ball.

2008-09-13 12:15:28
92.   Tripon
87 Hey, Terry Tiffie didn't do squat for us either.
2008-09-13 12:15:36
93.   Nestor
84 back to back scores and then bad onside kicks. Cal finally woke up, it's just 2 hours too late.
2008-09-13 12:16:16
94.   Eric Stephen
Quick summary:

1) Ethier is hitting well because of his improved patience, and increased ability to hammer the high fastball

2) Wade's success has been largely due to amazing control, first-pitch strikes and pitching ahead in the count. Also, because of his control, his fastball is often in the happy zone but his quality curve and change, coupled with pitching in pitchers' counts has allowed him to succeed.

2008-09-13 12:16:23
95.   underdog
90 is awesome! Talk about butt-saving, it saved mine this year. Helped me organize all my finances, and I've set it to send me out reminders about bills and when I go over budget and so on. It rocks. I no longer use the awfulness that is Quicken.
2008-09-13 12:16:30
96.   Uncle Miltie
Is anyone really going to watch Michigan/Notre Dame other than for comic relief?

Is Oregon/Purdue being televised in LA (I think it's being nationally televised)?

USC is going to roll over Ohio State.

2008-09-13 12:18:12
97.   Eric Stephen
Molly, if it makes you feel any better I had never heard of until just now. Thanks for passing it on (I was going to say "pay it forward" but that was such an awful movie.)
2008-09-13 12:19:23
98.   Bob Timmermann
Oregon vs. Purdue is the ABC 12:30 game in the L.A. market
2008-09-13 12:20:56
99.   Bob Timmermann
Games on in Cleveland!

The 150:1s look to make hay as the Red Sox have already lost and the 150:1s lead the Yankees 7-0 in the 7th against an A-Rod-less Bombers team.

2008-09-13 12:21:48
100.   Eric Stephen
I didn't realize until last night that the 1974 Heisman Trophy ballots were due before the USC-Notre Dame game. Archie Griffin won the first of two straight awards, but there's no way he would have beaten USC's Anthony Davis if the vote was after his 6 TD game.
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2008-09-13 12:23:13
101.   Tripon
94 What suprised me is that the numbers don't show Ethier isn't hammering the low and outside fastball. He had at least 3 homers in 4 days when he hammered a couple of balls for homers.
2008-09-13 12:23:31
102.   Bob Timmermann
I think Griffin would have won anyway. That's just the way college football was in those days.
2008-09-13 12:26:32
103.   KG16
Cal is going XBox on this game. Waiting until the very end and just scoring like crazy.
2008-09-13 12:27:45
104.   KG16
Nice play by Oquendo to prevent Cal from recovering the onside kick.
2008-09-13 12:29:44
105.   underdog
Just a little too late for Cal. Too bad, it was a nice comeback but they showed up way too late for this game.
2008-09-13 12:29:44
106.   Eric Stephen
That may be true, but it helps me to build up my Buckire for tonight's game. There's nothing quite like revenge for a perceived slight.
2008-09-13 12:30:39
107.   underdog
Btw, Maryland's coach makes Rick Majerus look trim.
2008-09-13 12:31:38
108.   underdog
I think USC will win by 17 points. But that's not an official prediction, because I don't want Trojan fans coming after me for jinxing it.

Happy afternoon all!

2008-09-13 12:35:12
109.   Uncle Miltie
Nice win for Maryland. My dad is very pleased.
2008-09-13 12:38:11
110.   trainwreck
Got to beat the fighting Zappalas.
2008-09-13 12:40:14
111.   trainwreck
Wow, Rick really has been hanging around Carroll.
2008-09-13 12:40:38
112.   Uncle Miltie
Incredibly bad defense by Oregon on that drive.
2008-09-13 12:45:31
113.   MollyKnight
95, 97--
I was all excited until it calculated my net worth. Then I reached for the whiskey in the bottom drawer of my desk.
2008-09-13 12:48:31
114.   Eric Stephen
I haven't used it yet, but I hope it uses a minus sign rather than bright red for negative numbers when calculating net worth! :)
2008-09-13 12:48:33
115.   trainwreck
Coach Walker has not conquered his enemy known as the spread offense yet.
2008-09-13 12:50:00
116.   Eric Stephen
Jimmy Clausen almost made Bob's (and America's) day by almost losing a fumble inside the 10.
2008-09-13 12:52:58
117.   MollyKnight
114-Oh, it uses minus signs instead of bright flashing red FAIL signs. I hadn't considered the kindness, there.
2008-09-13 12:57:35
118.   Eric Stephen
Speaking of Whiskey, the Irish are up 14-0 four minutes in.
2008-09-13 13:20:11
119.   UVaDodger
118 Keep drinking.

21-0! Go Irish!

2008-09-13 13:21:55
120.   trainwreck
This is gonna be a long day.
2008-09-13 13:24:28
121.   MonkeyBlue
Hope the three turn some of those doubles to HR.
2008-09-13 13:29:35
122.   Nestor
They just posted the lineup over at Inside The Dodgers and it says Andre returned home for personal reasons so Pierre is starting in the two hole. Why not Repko?...... I guess it's better than Jones.
2008-09-13 13:34:15
123.   MollyKnight
It looks like I'm interviewing DT favorite Joe Beimel tomorrow for a one-pager in the mag. Anyone have any burning questions they'd like answered? The theme is what it's like to be a go-to set-up man.
2008-09-13 13:34:40
124.   UVaDodger
122 Is Baby 'Dre arriving?
2008-09-13 13:37:01
125.   Marty
Pac 10 not looking too good at the moment.
2008-09-13 13:37:27
126.   Johnson
124 Didn't say, but sounds like it to me. Congrats to the new father!
2008-09-13 13:38:00
127.   Tripon
Andre had to leave town for personal reasons, so here's tonight's lineup. Looking to go a season-high six games over .500

Martin, C
Pierre, CF
Manny, LF
Loney, 1B
Blake, 3B
Kemp, RF
DeWitt, 2B
Berroa, SS
Kershaw, P

Looks like it. Its kinda hilarious that Pierre's batting right in front of Manny. I just hope Martin gets on base a couple of times, or Manny's going to look at a lot of IBBs today.

2008-09-13 13:38:06
128.   D4P
Ask him about that time he cut his hand on a glass at a bar and had to miss the playoffs or whatever. That was fun.
2008-09-13 13:38:31
129.   Marty
123 Ask him if he's worried about that stalker he's acquired?
2008-09-13 13:38:54
130.   Nestor
124 I hope that is what it is, and all is well but I can't verify.
2008-09-13 13:39:34
131.   Tripon
123 Ask him who has the better Mullet, him, or Clayton Kershaw?
2008-09-13 13:52:20
132.   underdog
But seriously folks...

Ask Joe who the biggest cut-up in the bullpen is, besides himself.

Ask him if he'll grow dreadlocks to get around the haircut rule...

And ask him who he thinks is the toughest lefty to face?

2008-09-13 13:53:07
133.   underdog
Maggie Ethier was due to give birth yesterday, so I'm pretty sure that's why he's taking off. Hopefully it's a healthy and happy birth and baby!
2008-09-13 13:59:22
134.   MollyKnight
How is it that I spend more on Indian food a month than I do on health care?
2008-09-13 14:00:16
135.   trainwreck
Why do I get excited for football every year?
2008-09-13 14:00:44
136.   trainwreck
You should marry an Indian doctor.
2008-09-13 14:01:59
137.   MollyKnight
136-Ha! Come to think of it, my brilliant ENT is an attractive young Indian fellow. (Wheels turning...)
2008-09-13 14:06:49
138.   bhsportsguy
135 I am shocked by all the people being upset, in the end its a loss.

I know there a lot of this oh, how come we are not prepared stuff and the turnovers don't help but why should the score itself matter, its a loss, chalk it up to the lack of experience and talent that no coach can make up for.

2008-09-13 14:07:31
139.   D4P
Why do I get excited for football every year?

Dunno. Football sucks.

2008-09-13 14:07:49
140.   trainwreck
This mostly speaks to Raiders. Tennessee win already made my season for UCLA.
2008-09-13 14:08:33
141.   trainwreck
I can cook a mean chicken curry, by the way.
2008-09-13 14:09:32
142.   MollyKnight
Yeah, but the Raiders are so young. You can't really have high expectations for at least a few more seasons. Don't get too upset. :/
2008-09-13 14:10:52
143.   MollyKnight
134- At least I'm branching out. Just called Curry Express instead of my usual Curry in a Hurry.
2008-09-13 14:11:39
144.   D4P
You'll have to try Flurry Curry next time.
2008-09-13 14:11:46
145.   trainwreck
2008-09-13 14:13:53
146.   trainwreck
I now have a craving for chicken tikka masala.
2008-09-13 14:14:38
147.   D4P
We're having our 8th anniversary dinner tonight. Looks like I'll be having one of the following:

1. Cornmeal-Crusted Alaskan Halibut on
Baby Artichokes "Barigoule" with
Rose Gold Potatoes, Yellow Wax and Fava Beans,
Grainy Mustard Emulsion

2. Grilled Alaskan King Salmon in Lemon-Crab Vinaigrette on
Chanterelle Succotash with Apple Bacon & Herb Salad

2008-09-13 14:15:59
148.   Tripon
There can't be any expectations for the Raiders until Al Davis lets go of the team.
2008-09-13 14:17:20
149.   D4P
I see that Oregon scored 6 1st half points, on the strength of 23 and 21-yard field goals, respectively.
2008-09-13 14:18:37
150.   bhsportsguy
142 On the otherhand, the Rams are just bad.
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2008-09-13 14:18:41
151.   trainwreck
I thought you don't eat meat aside from fish?
2008-09-13 14:19:21
152.   UVaDodger
Grainy Mustard Emulsion

Does it make me immature or repressed that this sounds dirty to me?

2008-09-13 14:19:57
153.   Tripon
So how many runs do you think the Dodgers are going to score? I say 4 tonight.
2008-09-13 14:20:22
154.   D4P
I generally don't. Are you referring to the Apple Bacon? If so, that (and the crab vinaigrette) are the reason I'll probably get the halibut instead.
2008-09-13 14:21:08
155.   underdog
Curry in a Hurry sounds like an apt way to describe me after the last time I ate the stuff.
2008-09-13 14:21:41
156.   trainwreck
Yes, the bacon. Congratulations on the anniversary!
2008-09-13 14:22:47
157.   trainwreck
There's a quick Indian restaurant in Isla Vista called Naan Stop.
2008-09-13 14:25:27
158.   D4P
Congratulations on the anniversary!

Thanks. I strongly recommend getting married in the year 2000, as it maximizes the ease of remembering the anniversary number. Those of you who missed 2000 may want to wait for 3000, or if you can't wait, get a job as a pizza delivery person and make a delivery to a cryogenics lab and accidentally fall into one of the tubes that will freeze you (though presumably not in carbonite) for another 992 years.

2008-09-13 14:29:46
159.   trainwreck
Woo hoo! Go, Rahim Moore!
2008-09-13 14:32:18
160.   trainwreck
The girl in the Spanish ad I am getting at the bottom is pretty cute.
2008-09-13 14:33:18
161.   trainwreck
Dang, back to stupid RPG ad.
2008-09-13 14:34:40
162.   underdog
Wow, I had no idea what y'all were talking about until I saw the score. I guess, like Cal, they too decided to show up real late for the game and some of their defense is back on Pacific Time.
2008-09-13 14:41:30
163.   trainwreck
Know what BYU needs?

Another touchdown.

2008-09-13 14:43:25
164.   MollyKnight
Curry in a Hurry is the best thing that ever happened to me. A nice cab driver I had a year ago told me about it, and I haven't looked back.

Curry Express was pretty good, but not GREAT. Their naan was tasty, but the sauce tasted too marinara-ish for me to be blown away. Still, for $10--and having it brought to you in ten minutes--it's hard to beat.

2008-09-13 14:47:57
165.   trainwreck
Marinara like sauce?

I sure wish I could get various foods delivered to me aside from pizza.

2008-09-13 14:49:29
166.   Disabled List
Molly: if you can, please find out the name of the bar Beimel was at the night he got loaded and cut up his hand. I've never been able to find out, and for some reason, I really want to know.

If the Dodgers make the playoffs this year, I want to go that bar and perform a curse exorcism before the first game.

2008-09-13 15:03:16
167.   D4P
I sure wish I could get various foods delivered to me aside from pizza

Move over by Icaros. I'm pretty sure he can get all kinds of stuff.

2008-09-13 15:08:52
168.   MC Safety
146 When I was in England last summer I stumbled into this kebab shop that made the best chicken tikka pizza. I also witnessed the yumminess that is doner kebab. Why can't I get a chicken tikka pizza over here that easily. It really is sad.
2008-09-13 15:11:05
169.   underdog
There's a really good Indian pizza place here in SF called Zante's. Tandoori chicken pizza with a sort of cilantro-ish pesto. So good.


This has to be one of the Pac 10's worst days in a long time. At least Oregon's making a good game of it, and there's still USC.

2008-09-13 15:13:13
170.   MC Safety
I hope no one took Scott Long's advice on the BYU v UCLA game. Yikes.
2008-09-13 15:38:46
171.   JRSarno
166 - You may need to find the Chicago equivalent.
2008-09-13 15:41:40
172.   trainwreck
Time to check BRO. This ought to be entertaining.
2008-09-13 15:41:47
173.   Marty
As much as I enjoy making fun of Charlie Weiss, I'm sorry about his knee injury. The replay of that sideline hit is gruesome.
2008-09-13 15:44:23
174.   Bob Hendley
169 USC is down by a touchdown to Georgia.
2008-09-13 15:47:47
175.   Icaros

City-wide delivery! Thanks for the recommendation.

2008-09-13 15:50:10
176.   Marty
174 You mean Southern Car? :)
2008-09-13 15:51:11
177.   underdog
174 Okay, thanks Lou. ;-)

175 Expect a real long wait. Service isn't their strong suit but it's worth it.

2008-09-13 15:52:13
178.   Jon Weisman
25th fatality in Metrolink crash is Oaks Christian English teacher Paul Long.

2008-09-13 15:52:35
179.   Alex41592
Tony Jackson has confirmation on why Ethier's absence is considered "personal reasons".

2008-09-13 15:52:46
180.   Ken Noe
{thump} Oh good, my heart's pounding again. Another too-close game vs. Georgia Tech.

Prediction: Baby Ethier won't be named Ned or Jeff.

2008-09-13 15:52:46
181.   trainwreck
Not surprising, Indians are always late.
2008-09-13 15:55:32
182.   trainwreck
Running joke in our family to invite people an hour earlier than you want them to come.
2008-09-13 15:55:41
183.   D4P
Baby Ethier won't be named Ned or Jeff

I'm going with "DeAndre".

2008-09-13 15:56:13
184.   Tripon
Ethier kid will be named after the greatest Dodger ever.
Nomo Ethier.
2008-09-13 15:57:45
185.   Bob Hendley
Sorry, not really a follower of college footbal since I moved away and left the Bruins behind. Never knew before that calling those guys Southern Cal was considered to be a insult. Make me feel great to know now.
2008-09-13 15:57:48
186.   trainwreck
Sweet D.
2008-09-13 15:58:45
187.   Tripon
Braves beat the Mets 3-2, after the Mets had a 2-0 lead in the top of the 8th, and after blowing two opportunities with the bases loaded. This is the 7th time the bullpen has blown a lead for Santana.

You have to love the Mets bullpen.

2008-09-13 16:04:34
188.   tethier
180 My money's on Manny.
2008-09-13 16:07:29
189.   Bob Hendley
2008-09-13 16:09:12
190.   Bob Hendley
184 - Sounds like a JP rant.
2008-09-13 16:10:26
191.   Tripon
Due to extensive damage at Reliant Stadium and the devastation in Houston and the surrounding areas caused by Hurricane Ike, the Houston Texans' home game against the Baltimore Ravens this weekend has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9 (1 p.m. ET) at Reliant Stadium.

2008-09-13 16:10:57
192.   Jon Weisman

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