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Kershaw XIX: Kershawrp Dressed Man
2008-09-13 16:04
by Jon Weisman

Andre Ethier has headed home to be with his wife for the birth of their child. What a month for him!

Update: Andruw Jones' 2008 season is over. The Dodgers placed him on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Takashi Saito. Tony Jackson of the Daily News writes that Jones will play in the Dominican winter league.

* * *

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:05 p.m.

Reds at Diamondbacks, 5:10 p.m.

Comments (311)
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2008-09-13 16:12:44
1.   D4P
The question that's burning in all our minds:

Does Andre still get his per diem...?

2008-09-13 16:15:48
2.   Bob Hendley
I prefer not to baby Clayton, apart from the innings count. Nobody wants to pitch in Coors, but if you are in the NL West you have to do it on a pretty regular basis so best not to shy away.
2008-09-13 16:16:20
3.   MollyKnight
This Metrolink disaster is beyond comprehension.
2008-09-13 16:16:35
4.   trainwreck
Once again, congratulations to the Ethiers!
2008-09-13 16:18:31
5.   Jon Weisman
Qualls takes over as D'backs closer

2008-09-13 16:25:10
6.   Daniel Zappala
I just want to thank UCLA for the easy win today. Made my weeding in the yard seem pleasant. Can BYU join the Pac-10 now, please?
2008-09-13 16:25:33
7.   D4P
The internet tells me that Purdue has missed 2 game-winning field goals.
2008-09-13 16:27:28
8.   D4P
Never mind. Purdue has only missed 1 game-winning field goal. I got confused.
2008-09-13 16:29:51
9.   Daniel Zappala
I'm thinking Oregon should play this Blount kid more often.
2008-09-13 16:31:01
10.   D4P
I think the Ducks are down to their (something like) 4th string QB now.
2008-09-13 16:31:22
11.   KG16
6 - they need to have someone come with them, so there can be 12 teams. and given the way the Pac-10 is currently structured, it should be someone from Utah.
2008-09-13 16:32:13
12.   Daniel Zappala
10 More hurt today?
11 Utah is pretty good.
2008-09-13 16:33:32
13.   D4P
I think so. I was just reading on the Register-Guard that Justin Roper (whom I'm think is the 3rd stringer) is injured, and that the second overtime session was led by a true freshman.
2008-09-13 16:33:54
14.   KG16
12 - the other question is could Utah and BYU hang in basketball?
2008-09-13 16:34:29
15.   twerp
An item in the Tennessean says Phil Niekro will work with R.A. Dickey in Atlanta this winter on refining his knuckler, which I think is just about all he throws these days. He has found more success with it than anything else.

Outside of Dickey and Boston's Wakefield, does anyone know of other pitchers who throw it, even in the minors?

In a nice but probably-ain't-gonna-happen future scenario, I'd love to see a Dodger knuckleballer reliever get batters good and frustrated, then bring in Brox or someone like him to blow them away.

Talk about impossible adjustments...

2008-09-13 16:36:19
16.   Linkmeister
The dreaded Oregon State Beavers have had their way with the post-Colt Brennan, post-all four starting receivers University of Hawai'i today.


2008-09-13 16:36:28
17.   Daniel Zappala
14 I think they'd be middle of the pack.
2008-09-13 16:38:35
18.   DXMachina
15 - Charlie Zink of the Red Sox also throws it, although it was mostly at Pawtucket. He got shelled (4.3 IP, 8 ER) in his one outing for the Sox this year.
2008-09-13 16:42:30
19.   old dodger fan
If Ken Noe is around, congrats on the VT victory over GA Tech. VT looks much better with the de-redshirted Tyrod Taylor at the helm.
2008-09-13 16:43:10
20.   KG16
Bill Lambeer doesn't think that Candice Parker should be the WNBA MVP because the Sparks have underachieved. The Sparks were a preseason favorite to win the WNBA title.

So I just looked at the standings. The Sparks are 19-14, 3rd in the West and going to the playoffs. San Antonio is first in the West, a whole 4 games better than the Sparks at 23-10.

Oh, and Candice Parker has pretty much had her way with the league - leading the league in rebounds, second in blocks, fourth in scoring.

I still dislike Lambeer. Though I have to admit, I still don't know much about the WNBA.

2008-09-13 16:44:41
21.   KG16
15 - I want to say there is a guy in Seattle that does. I think I read an article about it a while back. Him and Wakefield talked a lot, smallest of fraternities and all that jazz.
2008-09-13 16:45:11
22.   Jon Weisman
Jones is done for the year - to the 60-day DL to make room for Saito.

2008-09-13 16:45:18
23.   mwhite06
14 Utah went to the NCAA finals in 1998 and the Sweet Sixteen as recently as 2005. I don't think they would be embarrased in the Pac 10.
2008-09-13 16:45:25
24.   twerp
Same column mentions skydivers who were supposed to land in North Carolina's football stadium as part of pregame stuff but who instead landed at Duke's, 8 miles away. Better check that GPS, the column suggests.

Apparently was James Madison-Duke pregame where the JMU players got the surprise.

2008-09-13 16:50:04
25.   twerp
15 21 Dickey is the Seattle guy.
2008-09-13 16:50:43
26.   LogikReader
Hoo boy... It's tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime for USC football!!

and Dodger Baseball!

What a great night this could be, but I have a feeling that despite being a Trojans fan, the Buckeyes could not only keep it close, but possibly win!

I know this is a baseball blog, but OSU/USC may be one of the biggest regular season games of the decade. Meanwhile, the Dodgers this month could be on one of their better late season runs of the last 20 years.


Jon is worrying me with all the 1982 talk.

2008-09-13 16:51:42
27.   KG16
23 - ah, yeah, I forgot about that. I still doubt the Pac-10 would want to expand.
2008-09-13 16:52:48
28.   KG16
25 - ah, I saw the "in Atlanta" and figured he pitched for the Braves.

I do miss the knuckleball.

2008-09-13 16:59:50
29.   Marty
I'm thinking I just may record the Dodger game and watch the football game. If SC stinks it up I can always switch.
2008-09-13 17:02:11
30.   thinkblue88
Go Dodgers!


2008-09-13 17:02:21
31.   Marty
Brent Musberger, great. This will be like listening to the Ohio State broadcast.
2008-09-13 17:03:18
32.   old dodger fan
22 When asked if Jones is his Opening Day CFer next year Colletti said, "He's a young man. It's all up to him. It's never been up to anyone but him."
2008-09-13 17:06:32
33.   bhsportsguy
Actually, I think when Texas to Columbus and beat Ohio State was a bigger game.
2008-09-13 17:10:36
34.   MollyKnight
Wow. Andruw Jones 2008, RIP.
2008-09-13 17:10:44
35.   Marty
I'm sure there's been plenty of bigger games this decade. But this is a big one for sure.
2008-09-13 17:10:58
36.   Nestor
Can't believe it! Pierre didn't swing on the first pitch.... he waited till the second. Way to work the count.
2008-09-13 17:13:25
37.   Marty
This game should tell us a lot about Sanchez.
2008-09-13 17:14:24
38.   Uncle Miltie
What a great win for Oregon. Crazy game.

As far as the pac 10 expanding, my order of preference
1. Texas/A&M (pipe dream, Texas already turned the pac 10 down)
2. Colorado/CSU
3. Utah/BYU

The only problem with the third choice is that I don't think the Pac 10 wants any religious institutions in the conference (i.e. no games on sundays would be tough for the schedule makers).

2008-09-13 17:14:41
39.   KG16
James Loney working on the Gold Glove reel.
2008-09-13 17:15:33
40.   Marty
I think Fresno State would be the best candidate.
2008-09-13 17:16:05
41.   twerp
Didn't get to post this yesterday, but on Sept. 12 in baseball history==

In 1932 Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick hit his 6th pinch HR, a record, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-3.

It'd be great, great progress to get six hits of any kind out of the primary Dodger pinch-hitter the rest of this season, or maybe even all pinch hitters combined. Maybe the PVL one won't get even six AB and thus do only minimal harm.

In 1947 Ralph Kiner hit two HR, his 7th and 8th in four games, for a ML record.

In 1976 53-year-old Minnie Minoso singled in three ABs as DH for the White Sox. He became the oldest player to get a hit in a regulation game.

"Regulation" game? Has anyone older ever gotten a hit in postseason, or even been on a postseason roster? Maybe they mean someone might have been older in preseason.

And in 1984 Dwight Gooden fanned 16 to break the rookie strikeout record with 251, six more than Herb Score in 1955.

2008-09-13 17:16:31
42.   Uncle Miltie
40- mediocre basketball program, not a research university. For that same reason, Boise State won't be considered.
2008-09-13 17:17:06
43.   KG16
38 - Texas is a bit too far east for the Pac-10, I would think. I don't think the Colorado schools could survive basketball, which is an important consideration in the Pac-10. And as far as BYU's scheduling goes, I think they'd find a way to work around it.
2008-09-13 17:18:00
44.   Alex41592
1-0 Reds Top 1.
2008-09-13 17:18:18
45.   trainwreck
Texas A&M is not good at anything.
2008-09-13 17:20:21
46.   KG16
USC wins the toss, and will kick off.
2008-09-13 17:21:01
47.   KG16
anyone have thoughts on gameday mini?
2008-09-13 17:21:27
48.   Jon Weisman
Except for a hanger to Barmes for a single, pretty nice inning for Kershaw.
2008-09-13 17:21:44
49.   trainwreck
Erin Andrews dress will be the ultimate challenge for the coaches.
2008-09-13 17:23:47
50.   Alex41592
Casey Blake solo HR 1-0 Dodgers!
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2008-09-13 17:24:20
51.   MollyKnight
I think I mentioned this before but I grew up going to every home USC football game plus the UCLA away games and the bowls. My parents and all their friends went there, and they're obsessed much.
2008-09-13 17:24:33
52.   KG16
Sorry Kirk, if The Ohio State University has to throw the ball to spread out the defense in order to set up the run, The Ohio State University is going to be in trouble.
2008-09-13 17:26:23
53.   KG16
Wow, the elusive high strike.

Elusive because it was at the shoulders, and off the plate.

2008-09-13 17:28:45
54.   KG16
why do i feel like I'm the only one around here?
2008-09-13 17:29:55
55.   Bluebleeder87
The Dodgers placed him on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Takashi Saito


2008-09-13 17:30:29
56.   Alex41592
I am rapidly flipping back and forth from the Dodgers and U.S.C game.

Kershaw's 2nd hit.

2008-09-13 17:34:14
57.   Indiana Jon
54 You're never alone at DT. Even when you are talking to yourself, someone is watching.
2008-09-13 17:35:16
58.   Bluebleeder87

Dodgers Dot Com has some more news on it as well [ ]

This quote from Joe Torre is Tracy-esque -> Said Torre: "Could he have been in better shape? Probably. Do I think that's totally to blame? No.

2008-09-13 17:35:52
59.   Indiana Jon
What happened to the HD camera on the USC Game? That was weird.
2008-09-13 17:36:48
60.   MollyKnight
Did they say Myalgia?
2008-09-13 17:37:06
61.   Bluebleeder87

nice zip on his fastball as well today.

2008-09-13 17:39:57
62.   KG16
Ravens-Texans postponed, crud, need to change my defense back to San Diego.
2008-09-13 17:40:29
63.   MollyKnight
Ahh. Someone told them it was Malaluga.
2008-09-13 17:44:10
64.   mwhite06
62 I was talking to someone about this earlier; how does an NFL game get postponed unless both teams happen to have the same bye week? Why not simply change the venue? The Chargers have moved games to Arizona before.
2008-09-13 17:45:11
65.   KG16
Two questions:

First, did Vin just say that Saito and Furcal will be playing winter ball?

Second, why is Jones taking balls at first base? I was under the impression the Dodgers have a rather good first baseman/

2008-09-13 17:46:08
66.   KG16
64 - the game was moved to Nov 9. That was Baltimore's bye week. Houston had a game with the Bengals that is getting moved as well.
2008-09-13 17:50:01
67.   mwhite06
66 Thanks
2008-09-13 17:50:21
68.   KG16
How does Loney do against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium? I kind of wonder if he'd think about going to Colorado upon reaching free agency.
2008-09-13 17:52:19
69.   KG16
66 - to follow up, the Texans-Bengals game is being moved to October 29, which was the bye week for those two teams.
2008-09-13 17:53:09
70.   KG16
Touchdown Trojans. Wow, that guy just blew past the defense
2008-09-13 17:56:32
71.   Marty
During USC games I pace a lot. My dogs don't understand why I'm so tense.
2008-09-13 17:58:38
72.   MonkeyBlue
Kershaw got the sweet curve working!
2008-09-13 18:00:08
73.   KG16
why does Colorado have Tulo batting 8th? His numbers don't seem that bad for a guy that's missed half the season.
2008-09-13 18:02:52
74.   Marty
I guess My Morning Jacket has made the big time if ABC is playing their stuff.
2008-09-13 18:07:00
75.   KG16
Tommy's story about blowing out the candle only works if the Red's manager was lighting a candle for the game, and not for someone he knew dying of cancer.
2008-09-13 18:08:15
76.   KG16
Breaking News: USC is quite good.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

2008-09-13 18:09:42
77.   KG16
I think DiMaggio might be my all time favorite non-Dodger baseballer.
2008-09-13 18:10:22
78.   LogikReader
Touchdown! Wooooo!! Hi five, Marty! Hi five, Eric Stephen!
2008-09-13 18:10:54
79.   LogikReader
Berroa should bunt :)
2008-09-13 18:11:34
80.   Alex41592
Berroa gets the run back on the RBI double 2-1 Dodgers.
2008-09-13 18:11:50
81.   LogikReader
Go Berroa!! Hey Hey! Who needs bunting?
2008-09-13 18:12:07
82.   KG16
79 - chalk scrapper instead for a run.

Suicide squeeze would be kind of fun here.

2008-09-13 18:12:09
83.   gpellamjr
Where did this "Berr-o-ha" thing come from?
2008-09-13 18:15:09
84.   Alex41592
Martin RBI single 3-1.
2008-09-13 18:15:56
85.   KG16
wow, this kind of looks like a rally in the top of the 4th.
2008-09-13 18:17:13
86.   Alex41592
Juan Pierre sac fly to center 4-1 Dodgers.
2008-09-13 18:18:57
87.   tjshere
Vin just called the Dodgers 4-1 lead "comfortable". In Coors? Can't say I agree with that.
2008-09-13 18:22:31
88.   Alex41592
SCY just misses a three run HR as it hooks foul down the left field line.
2008-09-13 18:24:31
89.   trainwreck
I don't think I have seen a field goal attempt that missed that bad to the right.
2008-09-13 18:25:16
90.   Marty
That looked like a legitimate hold. I'd hate for people to say the refs played a part in the game.

Clay Matthews is an animal. Must be the genes.

2008-09-13 18:26:35
91.   Alex41592
Dunn grounds into a one out bases loaded 1-2-3 DP. 1-0 Reds Top 4.
2008-09-13 18:28:58
92.   Jon Weisman
Kershaw dominated that fourth inning.
2008-09-13 18:36:08
93.   trainwreck
Not looking good for Ohio State.
2008-09-13 18:36:44
94.   Ken Noe
19 Thanks odf, still might be a trying season for the Hurryin' Hokies.
2008-09-13 18:39:19
95.   The Dude Abides
Wow...slick DP there plus an easy third out to get young Clayton out of that inning.
2008-09-13 18:40:23
96.   Gen3Blue
I love the way Loney makes the first-second first double play even at this young age.
2008-09-13 18:40:55
97.   The Dude Abides
I was never impressed with Andruw's haircut. Perhaps if he had added Jeff Kent's stache to his repertoire, things would have turned out better for him.
2008-09-13 18:45:17
98.   KG16
Dodgers in business again in the 6th. Walk by the Solution, double (because of Taveras' dive) by Berrora, and the top of the order after Kershaw grounds out.
2008-09-13 18:45:27
99.   trainwreck
And the over-rated chants start early.
2008-09-13 18:46:47
100.   Ken Noe
Grandpa Snipes is having a big night.
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2008-09-13 18:47:01
101.   KG16
Question: what's the point of having a retractable roof stadium (Arizona, Houston, etc) if you always play with the roof closed? Why pay extra for a convertable if you're never putting the top down?
2008-09-13 18:47:56
102.   KG16
does that count as a fielder's choice against Martin?

Bah, that wasn't much of a rally

2008-09-13 18:48:27
103.   Indiana Jon
101 So you can grow grass.
2008-09-13 18:50:09
104.   KG16
103 - i would think that field turf would be a more cost effective alternative, if that's the only reason.
2008-09-13 18:51:00
105.   mwhite06
102 Wouldn't that just be scored as a force out?
2008-09-13 18:52:48
106.   Jon Weisman
101 - Well, they don't always play with the roof closed.
2008-09-13 18:54:55
107.   The Dude Abides
Just a groundout, but I think it gets scored 5-2-3.
2008-09-13 18:58:12
108.   LU Dodger
And Kershaw continues to serve crow to those of us who wanted this start skipped.

Kind of sparse at DT tonight.

"Echo!".........Echo, Echo, Echo

2008-09-13 18:58:15
109.   MollyKnight
Question: besides Auggie Ojeda and Orlando "The O-Dog" Hudson, who are Vin's favorite players on other NL West teams?
2008-09-13 18:59:31
110.   trainwreck
Eric Byrnes.
2008-09-13 19:00:01
111.   LU Dodger

I think he has a man crush on Jeff Francis.
With all due respect to Vinnie;)

2008-09-13 19:00:32
112.   KG16
106 - seems like all the stadiums with retractable roofs play the vast majority of their games with the roof closed.
2008-09-13 19:01:02
113.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness

Sort of. I don't think anyone wanted this start skipped because he wouldn't do well, but more to preserve his arm.

2008-09-13 19:01:02
114.   Bluebleeder87
the Colorado pitcher just REGISTERED an out.
2008-09-13 19:02:32
115.   Bob Hendley
Well, I said don't baby him, but even then I didn't expect him to do so well. Lookin good, Clayton.
2008-09-13 19:03:09
116.   Ken Noe
Mississippi State with a two-run homer, 3-2 Auburn in the 4th.
2008-09-13 19:05:11
117.   LU Dodger


2008-09-13 19:07:40
118.   Bob Hendley
Vin speculating on Sammy being used tonight. Hopefully not in a high leverage situation.
2008-09-13 19:08:47
119.   The Dude Abides
Actually Vinny, the remnants of Ike are supposed to hit Pittsburgh late Sunday night/early Monday morning. We should be OK for Monday evening if the field is covered properly.
2008-09-13 19:10:25
120.   The Dude Abides
Ugh...went to the well once too often with the hanging breaking ball.
2008-09-13 19:11:37
121.   Bob Hendley
Vin a little too comfortable for my taste. Says that the Rockies are on the edge of losing (we do have a good pen, particularly in comparison to what some of the other leading teams have) and that if we have troubles in Pittsburgh they would be weather related.
2008-09-13 19:13:05
122.   Jon Weisman
112 - Still, that leaves the answer to your question as "nice to have the option."
2008-09-13 19:14:35
123.   Andrew Shimmin
109- He loved Pedro Feliz, too. Actually, it's not entirely impossible that the reason Vin is coming back next year is because he was promised that Feliz would be the Dodgers' third baseman.
2008-09-13 19:16:08
124.   Bluebleeder87
I love MLB.Com's description of the Dodgers winning ways.

"Dominating Dodgers hope to crush Rockies"

2008-09-13 19:17:22
125.   superbas
kemp has regressed so much he's back to hacking at everything.
2008-09-13 19:18:28
126.   Bob Hendley
123 - Felix at 3rd would pretty much make you Princess Maria, in my book.
2008-09-13 19:18:56
127.   Alex41592
DeWitt with a three walk special.
2008-09-13 19:19:43
128.   eusmus
125 I'm sure someone can find some stats to prove me wrong, but Kemp seems to lose focus when the Dodgers have a sizeable lead and his plate discipline (which already needs work) seems to suffer.
2008-09-13 19:19:57
129.   Bluebleeder87
well, it's all tide up Reds 1 Snakes 1 top 'o six.
2008-09-13 19:20:44
130.   Johnny Nucleo
RIP David Foster Wallace.
2008-09-13 19:23:51
131.   berkowit28
109 Lincecum.
2008-09-13 19:23:54
132.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness

Doesn't really seem to be the case, re: Kemp

2008-09-13 19:24:59
133.   eusmus
132 I stand corrected.
2008-09-13 19:25:09
134.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
127 - DeWitt's been nails since returning to The Show, and I hope that's been noticed by the casual fan - and Rob Neyer, who was so confident DeWitt would never hitt.
2008-09-13 19:25:40
135.   MonkeyBlue
Park is hot!
2008-09-13 19:30:30
136.   trainwreck
That was one fancy run by McKnight.
2008-09-13 19:30:58
137.   Bluebleeder87
Russell Martin is swinging for the fences.
2008-09-13 19:31:20
138.   Alex41592
Cubs and Astros will be forced to play tomorrow and Monday in Milwaukee. Cubs must be ecstatic as that place will be practically three 'home' games despite being the road team.
2008-09-13 19:31:43
139.   Bob Hendley
Pee Wee must be close to .400 OBP as a PH.
2008-09-13 19:32:43
140.   The Dude Abides
Manny against Rusch really should be a mismatch in our favor.
2008-09-13 19:32:47
141.   Alex41592
138 - Here's the link:

2008-09-13 19:33:25
142.   Alex41592
138 - Two 'home' games, not three.
2008-09-13 19:34:21
143.   The Dude Abides's up to The Ox now.
2008-09-13 19:37:17
144.   Sam DC
Volquez batting in the 7th inning of a tie game with 110 pitches already under his belt.

Dusty not feelin his bullpen, I guess.

2008-09-13 19:37:44
145.   Duranimal
Anyone know our best W-L for a month?

I did some quick scanning, and the best I found was 21-7 in July of 2004.

2008-09-13 19:38:19
146.   The Dude Abides
Heckuva slider, Oxy!
2008-09-13 19:43:30
147.   The Dude Abides it's down to the Arizona bullpen.
2008-09-13 19:43:46
148.   Alex41592
Series victory in Coors.

Magic number down to 12.

1-1 tie in AZ Bot 7.

2008-09-13 19:43:49
149.   MonkeyBlue
Congrats Clayton a well deserve win.
2008-09-13 19:44:21
150.   LU Dodger
HIP HIP...........12!!!!!
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2008-09-13 19:44:30
151.   Ken Noe
2008-09-13 19:44:56
152.   thinkblue88
Kershaw is now 5th in IP and K's for the 2008 Dodgers.
2008-09-13 19:45:15
153.   Reddog
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that USC is going to be favored when they meet UCLA.
2008-09-13 19:46:02
154.   thinkblue88
woohoo! TD!! U S C!
2008-09-13 19:46:14
155.   trainwreck
It's nice of Ohio State to continue to stink in these huge games.
2008-09-13 19:46:14
156.   Alex41592
Total domination at the Coliseum.
2008-09-13 19:46:31
157.   Bluebleeder87
man on 2nd with no outs in Cincy & Clark at the bat.
2008-09-13 19:47:46
158.   The Dude Abides
Brent Musberger es una idiota.
2008-09-13 19:48:04
159.   MollyKnight
Annnnd, the pick and roll comes to college football.
2008-09-13 19:49:21
160.   Bluebleeder87
with the Snakes batting Clark draws a walk, men on 2nd & 1st... Dusty Baker brings in a hook.
2008-09-13 19:49:27
161.   Bob Hendley
Once you are out there, there are several people here that might commence sawing. ;)
2008-09-13 19:49:37
162.   nick
130 .... a very great novelist. rest in peace, indeed. I am in shock....
2008-09-13 19:49:51
163.   MollyKnight
I think the Trojans have no choice but to win this game 52-10.
2008-09-13 19:51:16
164.   Bluebleeder87

una = lady

un = man

2008-09-13 19:51:26
165.   Sam DC
The Volquez experiment didn't really pay off for Dusty. After striking out in his suprising 7th inning PA, Volquez came out in the bottom half to allow a double to the #8 hitter and then a walk, and then he's pulled.
2008-09-13 19:51:29
166.   trainwreck
Peter Carroll has no concept of mercy.
2008-09-13 19:52:38
167.   MollyKnight
130- He hung himself? And his wife found him?

Oh my God.

2008-09-13 19:54:29
168.   Lexinthedena
162 I thought he was talking about Dave Wallace, the pitching coach. I guess I'm not that cultured after all.
2008-09-13 19:55:22
169.   The Dude Abides
That too ;-)
2008-09-13 19:55:52
170.   LU Dodger
Ground out in AZ. Runner holds. Still tie with two outs. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Pitching change....
2008-09-13 19:59:52
171.   KG16
I don't think it's good form for an announcer on a national broadcast to yell, "Someone's got to pick up the blitz. COME ON!"
2008-09-13 20:00:18
172.   Bluebleeder87

bases loaded in Cincy & Adam Dunn coming up to bat, The Reds Pitchers throws heat so I'm kind of confident the CIncy pitcher can get the job done. Veremos.

2008-09-13 20:01:19
173.   KG16
I've not read any of Wallace's work. If I were to pick something up, what would y'all suggest?
2008-09-13 20:01:37
174.   Alex41592
172 - Throws heat but no strikes. He hits Dunn. 2-1 AZ.
2008-09-13 20:02:00
175.   MonkeyBlue
Damn Red relievers.
2008-09-13 20:02:02
176.   KG16
Dunn takes one for the team to give the Snakes the lead.
2008-09-13 20:02:16
177.   Bluebleeder87
well, from what the broadcaster are saying, the Reds pitchers is debuting today.

baptism of fire as Vinnie would say.

2008-09-13 20:02:16
178.   LU Dodger

You can't expect the Reds to help us.

2008-09-13 20:03:07
179.   Bluebleeder87

he's got some "patting" i'm sure Dunn is o.k.

2008-09-13 20:03:37
180.   The Dude Abides
Maybe the better move was to leave Affeldt in, walk Young intentionally, then go lefty to lefty with Dunn. Oh, and also to pinch hit for Volquez in the top of the 7th.
2008-09-13 20:04:05
181.   KG16
Is it just me, or does it seem like USC's fullback would be a halfback on just about any other team in the nation?
2008-09-13 20:05:16
182.   The Dude Abides
I guess Carroll is leaving Sanchez in for the purpose of getting him more experience.
2008-09-13 20:07:28
183.   trainwreck
Doesn't help that his backups apparently stink.
2008-09-13 20:07:48
184.   Alex41592
Slaten gets the first out...

But, here comes RAUCH!

2008-09-13 20:08:03
185.   LoneStar7
tough luck in AZ just there, another good win for the Blue, and congrats to the Ethier family.

Go Reds!

2008-09-13 20:11:03
186.   Alex41592
Rauch walks his first batter.
2008-09-13 20:11:16
187.   LU Dodger
LOL Rauch is getting boo'd heavily
2008-09-13 20:11:53
188.   LU Dodger

he looks like he's about to snap because of it too

2008-09-13 20:14:14
189.   Alex41592
Rauch strikes out Dickerson. 2 away. Jay Bruce is the batter.
2008-09-13 20:15:03
190.   trainwreck
Gigantor angry! Gigantor smash!
2008-09-13 20:15:12
191.   Alex41592
Rauch strikes Bruce out.
2008-09-13 20:18:55
192.   Bluebleeder87
hehe, I just noticed the game is actually being playing in Zona...
2008-09-13 20:18:59
193.   LU Dodger

Gigantor escape inning unscathed:(

2008-09-13 20:24:17
194.   LU Dodger

play at the plate in AZ. Runner gets gunned down, and in process leaps like a fish out of water to try to reach base. very amusing

2008-09-13 20:30:17
195.   Johnny Nucleo
173 Infinite Jest would be my pick. You might need two hands to pick it up though. By glancing through it you'll get an idea if it's your thing pretty quickly. For such a long book, I found it extremely worthwhile.

Also, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" is a collection of shorter pieces written for magazines, mostly very humorous. He was a tennis fan; there's a piece he wrote in that book which made me look at the game in a deeper way, where he profiled a young tennis star and provided considerable analysis on the playing styles, strengths and weaknesses of Agassi and other professionals.

He had a great voice; I'll miss him.

2008-09-13 20:35:14
196.   Bluebleeder87
oh man... the Reds tie it up with a weird play but Upton!!
2008-09-13 20:35:23
197.   LU Dodger
2008-09-13 20:35:34
198.   Indiana Jon
Throw gets away at the plate and the Reds tie it up.
2008-09-13 20:38:54
199.   KG16
195 - thanks, from what I'm seeing about Infinite Jest, it looks like something up my alley. Interviews with Heinous Men also looks like something I might like
2008-09-13 20:40:03
200.   Bluebleeder87

it was actually a great accurate throw by Upton but i don't know if the catcher missed it or what, it seemed like a perfect throw.

bad Karma in Zona I guess.

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2008-09-13 20:40:45
201.   MonkeyBlue
Nice Reds nices.
2008-09-13 20:42:31
202.   KG16
K-Rod into the game in teh ninth for save #58.

Angel Stadium sounded a bit like Dodger Stadium when Vin would say, "Bein venue monsquir Gagne"

2008-09-13 20:47:36
203.   KG16
Double followed by a 4 pitch walk for K-Rod to start off the ninth. And now Ichiro is up.
2008-09-13 20:50:00
204.   Gagne55
So I just got back from a conference for Intervarsity that started on Wednesday. It is nice to see that the Dodgers have won three straight during my absence. It would have been nice to have witnessed them but oh well. Good thing they're getting over the road woes.
2008-09-13 20:51:51
205.   KG16
according to wikipedia, K-Rod practices Santeria. That makes me root for him just a bit more, for some reason.
2008-09-13 20:56:24
206.   KG16
K-Rod has 58 saves
2008-09-13 20:56:59
207.   silverwidow
Congrats K-Rod! Save King.
2008-09-13 21:00:47
208.   Jon Weisman
Owings is pinch-hitting against Arizona with a runner on for Cincinnati.
2008-09-13 21:02:18
209.   Indiana Jon
Micah Owings drives in the go ahead run for the Reds against his old team!
2008-09-13 21:02:19
210.   arborial
208 I was just going to post that, I had to double check that I had the teams right.

Lets see how the D-Backs like it

2008-09-13 21:02:25
211.   silverwidow
2008-09-13 21:02:50
212.   silverwidow
2008-09-13 21:03:25
213.   Gagne55
Oh snap! Micah Owings might have the game winning RBI against the D'backs.
2008-09-13 21:03:43
214.   Gen3Blue
BT Micah Owings may have sunk the snakes with a bat.
2008-09-13 21:04:22
215.   Gagne55
It would be awesome if Owings stays in and gets the save too.
2008-09-13 21:05:10
216.   Louis in SF
Unfortunately the Direct TV feed only has the Cincy feed. What I would have given to heard the Owings hit, by our non-biased Zona announcer Mr. Sutton.

Go Cincy

2008-09-13 21:06:12
217.   KG16
215 - that would have been awesome.

I really wish they'd stop showing Charlie Weis's knee getting blown out. The slo-mo was the nastiest.

2008-09-13 21:06:27
218.   Bluebleeder87
is that the same Owings that was with the D-Backs? if so, how ironic.
2008-09-13 21:10:05
219.   KG16
Upton strikes out, Arizona down to their final out.
2008-09-13 21:11:24
220.   Gagne55
218 Do you know any other Micah Owings?
2008-09-13 21:11:26
221.   silverwidow

4 1/2


2008-09-13 21:11:30
222.   dontraiseplz
haha, that is great when I refreshed and saw who hit that RBI for the Reds...

great day for LA unless you are a UCLA fan.

2008-09-13 21:11:34
223.   KG16
Magic Number: 11
2008-09-13 21:11:42
224.   Indiana Jon
Reds win.
2008-09-13 21:11:50
225.   Gagne55
4.5 game lead!
2008-09-13 21:11:53
226.   Gen3Blue
Snakes--a Bat--a trade--the animal Kingdom puts Arizona 4 1/2 back. Yeah...!!!
2008-09-13 21:13:47
227.   KG16
good sports day, i'd say.
2008-09-13 21:14:04
228.   JRSarno
Go Reds! I'm smellin' NLDS baby!
2008-09-13 21:15:17
229.   Gen3Blue
221 Any way you express it--it's 4 1/2, 4.5, or Four and a half and its wonderful!!
2008-09-13 21:16:23
230.   Louis in SF
Best thing Dusty Baker has done for his old team since he pitched Tores on the last day of the season in 93
2008-09-13 21:16:54
231.   Gagne55
The Dodgers have gained 9 games on the D'backs in fifteen days, two of which were mutual offdays. Amazing.
2008-09-13 21:18:11
232.   bhsportsguy
Speaking for myself, its a great day to be LA fan even if you are a UCLA fan.
2008-09-13 21:18:37
233.   Gagne55
229 How about 9/2?
2008-09-13 21:22:01
234.   Gagne55
The Dodgers' win puts their playoff % at 94.6 per ESPN per coolstandings.. They haven't updated for the D'backs loss yet.
2008-09-13 21:22:56
235.   LeeLacy
D-backs go down.

If the Dodgers play .500 ball the rest of the season, Arizona will have to go 12-3 to force a 1-game playoff.

I'm liking the Dodgers' odds.

2008-09-13 21:23:55
236.   MC Safety
Arsenal won. ManU lost. Dodgers won. D backs lost.

I'm a happy camper.

2008-09-13 21:28:39
237.   Indiana Jon
Lincecum having another Cy Young performance tonight in San Diego.
2008-09-13 21:30:25
238.   Gen3Blue
233 or 18/4 or 36/8!!! I don't care!
2008-09-13 21:33:35
239.   Gen3Blue
If the D's could have got Lincecum.. but if they work Clay, Mac, and Elbert as starters it could be fine.
2008-09-13 21:36:25
240.   Gagne55
And the Giants are suddenly in third place. The Giants are now a bigger threat than the Rockies, not that either is can be considered a threat at this point.
2008-09-13 21:42:58
241.   KG16
I just read the story about Zito on the NYT (linked on Bronx Banter), I have this strange feeling that next year we are going to see the old, dominating Zito. The Giants, I'm afraid, are going to have the pitching to be very good next year. Luckily, they won't have the line up.
2008-09-13 21:44:19
242.   Alex41592
I just got back from dinner.

208 - Micah Owings beat the Diamondbacks with his bat!?!?


And the Diamondbacks...LOSE!

4 1/2!

2008-09-13 21:47:29
243.   Jon Weisman
138 pitches for Lincecum tonight
2008-09-13 21:48:25
244.   Gen3Blue
241 No worries, I hope. If we continue to develop our farm for pitchers it should be no problem. If our pitching is anywhere near SF's, overall we should be fine. Come on in--the water's fiiiiine!
2008-09-13 21:48:49
245.   bigcpa
138 pitches for Lincecum. 127 five days ago.
2008-09-13 21:49:25
246.   Tripon
Left-hander Joe Beimel hasn't given up a home run in his last 96 appearances, the longest active streak in the majors and Los Angeles Dodger record. Asked if he wasn't afraid that talking about the stretch would jinx it, Beimel replied, "I'm too mentally strong to succumb to jinxes.",0,6575593.story

2008-09-13 21:51:28
247.   Louis in SF
Lincecum could definitely win the Cy Young, but the one little bit of good news tonight-he needed 138 pitches for his shutout. I hope he does real well against the D-Backs next week, but has another long outting, preventing him from pitching against the Dodgers.
2008-09-13 21:54:02
248.   Johnny Nucleo
Late to comment, but as someone who advocating skipping Kershaw's start in Coors, it was nice to see that my worries about how his arsenal would survive Coors turned out to be unfounded. Great outing for Clayton.
2008-09-13 21:58:40
249.   KG16
244 - oh, no, don't get me wrong, I love the idea of the NL West being a Pitcher Dominant Division - Billingsly, Kershaw, McDonald(?), Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Webb, Haren, Lyon, Peavy - it'll be fun.

My concern is that San Diego and San Francisco have more pitcher friendly parks than most, and that could lead to a more competitive division than I would like.

2008-09-13 21:59:04
250.   Bluebleeder87


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2008-09-13 22:00:17
251.   Bluebleeder87
I do like what FJM said about the over use of Lincecum.
2008-09-13 22:04:23
252.   berkowit28
240 And with another win or two, and a loss by the Cardinals, the Dodgers soon might have the record to be equivalent to 4th place in NL Central, instead of 5th!
2008-09-13 22:06:46
253.   berkowit28
240 And with another win or two, and a loss by the Cardinals, the Dodgers soon might have the record to be equivalent to 4th place in NL Central, instead of 5th!
2008-09-13 22:08:08
254.   whodat807

Some discouraging news for old friend, Hee Seop Choi:

2008-09-13 22:15:23
255.   Tripon
254 ``A pro player should manage himself,'' Cho said. ``If he felt bad swinging on Sunday, he should have had physical therapy Monday, instead of asking to be send down without previous notice. It is not professional.

Wow... that sounds abusive. If Choi was still in America, he'd just be DLed, and would actually be sent to a doctor.

2008-09-13 22:21:56
256.   silverwidow
The Giants are incredibly stupid.

It's a miracle Tim's arm is still intact.

2008-09-13 22:25:22
257.   Tripon
The folks at AznSnakePit are advocating firing Bob Melvin and promoting bench coach Kirk Gibson.

I do not even know who the Dodgers bench coach is. Talk about an unassuming guy.

2008-09-13 22:30:17
258.   Tripon
256 Boche is trying to get Linicium the Cy Young. True this is going to screw up his arm, but they're playing to win now.
2008-09-13 22:31:36
259.   KG16
257 - that's because Bowa and Mattingly get all the press. Bust since you asked...

2008-09-13 22:35:17
260.   KG16
Has Lincecum shown any signs of injury this year? Everything I've seen about him this year has shown that he's handled the work load just fine. With a guy like him, there's no reason to try and stretch his arm out so that he can go deeper into games and get closer to being a 125/gm pitcher rather than a 100/gm. I'm not the biggest fan of hard pitch count limits, especially for strike out pitchers, but really, I see nothing wrong with using Lincecum the way the Giants have.

Wow, looking like an interesting finish in Fresno.

2008-09-13 22:37:27
261.   KG16
253 - yeah, but the Dodgers would have had 12 more games with the Reds and 12 fewer games against the Padres if they were in the NL Central. That's got to count for something.
2008-09-13 22:53:41
262.   underdog
Wow. Came back from seeing Tropic Thunder (which made me pee myself with laughter, sorry), to see the Dodgers final (they were winning 4-1 when I left) and the Reds-DBacks result -- yay and huzzah for both. 4.5!

And the David Foster Wallace then made me incredibly sad. So young, such a tragic ending, so utterly sad.

Of his works, I loved Infinite Jest but it is a really long one as noted above. It's not a heavy read but a heavy book and his love of crazy long footnotes, even if satirical, sometimes make it hard going.

I also really liked A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and The Girl With Curious Hair. Read a couple of his other short essays, too. May he RIP.

2008-09-13 22:55:57
263.   underdog
From "Kershaw gave the Dodgers back-to-back winning starts by their former first-round Draft picks, apparently for the first time since Rick Sutcliffe and Bob Welch, Sept. 19-20, 1979."
2008-09-13 22:56:56
264.   gpellamjr
I've heard a lot in the last couple of years about how Dodger Stadium is no longer a pitchers' park. But according to ESPN, it is the most pitcher-friendly park in MLB:

Is this the wrong state to look at? or has the stadium reverted this year to being more pitcher-friendly?

2008-09-13 23:01:28
265.   CeyHey10
257 The folks at AZSnakePit have another thing to be sad about: ASU 20, UNLV 23 (!) Fire Dennis Erickson and replace him with ... his bench coach?
2008-09-13 23:02:02
266.   whodat807
262 I didn't know Wallace died until I read your comment. That's incredibly sad. He was probably the most talented writer of his generation. Everything he wrote had this irresistible manic quality to it. Reading Infinite Jest for my 12th grade English class was the most fun I've ever had in a classroom.
2008-09-13 23:04:45
267.   CeyHey10
249 Lyon? Zito? (cue music) "Two of these kids... are doing their own thing"
2008-09-13 23:05:25
268.   CeyHey10
(sorry, I sing when I'm giddy, and 4.5 has tipped me over into giddy)
2008-09-13 23:07:54
269.   underdog
266 Yah someone here mentioned it earlier in the thread. Here's a link to the sad story:


2008-09-13 23:09:09
270.   Eric Enders
So tonight after the game I stopped by the Rocky Mountain Diner for a bite to eat. A few minutes later Pierre and Kemp walk in and sit two booths down. It's cold, raining, and windy outside, but Kemp is wearing shorts and a light shirt. After they're done eating he asks the waiter for a couple of garbage bags to use as makeshift raincoats. They put their trash bags on and run pell-mell down the street, disappearing into the night.

I guess I can now cross "witness a Bison wearing a garbage bag over his head stampeding down the streets of Denver late at night" off my list of things to do before I die.

The waiter wasn't a baseball fan and had no idea who his customers were, but he said he figured Pierre must be a nice guy since he left a $10 tip on a $30 check.

2008-09-13 23:12:47
271.   underdog
Aw. There's something kind of cute about the image of Kemp and Pierre eating out together and then running down the street in the rain. Wish I'd seen that! Neat. What'd they eat?

(Don't tell me buffalo wings...)

2008-09-13 23:22:35
272.   Tripon
Asked if he would have done anything differently looking back on the process in signing Jones, Colletti said, "Looking back on what? Twenty-six home runs and 94 RBI last year? Did we have a scouting report saying he's likely to do what he did this year?

...Didn't the Braves say publicly that Jones was lagging on the field, and that he lost interest in baseball? And with that 26 homers, an 94 RBI was an .224 BA. Did Coletti even send scouts to watch Braves games last year?

2008-09-13 23:23:03
273.   Tripon
272 Forgot the link.
2008-09-13 23:23:37
274.   Eric Enders
Heh. I didn't notice what they ate, but the place does serve bison burgers.
2008-09-13 23:24:59
275.   Jon Weisman
270 - I'm not usually one to go for the obvious moving-the-trashcan joke, but come on - that anecdote is begging for it.
2008-09-13 23:35:19
276.   Tripon

The SF Chronicle writes a Torre-Manny story. Because you know, apprently San Fran is Dodgers territory now.

2008-09-14 06:44:02
277.   Ken Noe
270 Gee, we did that in college during rainy football games. What a couple of endearing kids. And JP wins back a point on the "nice guy" scale.
2008-09-14 06:47:53
278.   Ken Noe
So now that Beltre wants to be a Dodger again after all, what would he cost in players?

2008-09-14 06:52:47
279.   D4P
Pierre must be a nice guy since he left a $10 tip on a $30 check

I'm not saying Pierre's a jerk, but come on: a 33% tip isn't that extravagant, especially for a guy who makes $9 million a year.

PS: I hate/love it when Ned gets defensive about his incompetence. The guy just makes himself look even more clueless.

2008-09-14 06:59:54
280.   Johnny Nucleo
263 1st round draft picks by the Dodgers that have pitched in the majors since 1974 (Sutcliffe):
2006 Kershaw; 2005 Hochevar; 2004 Elbert; 2003 Billingsley; 2000 Ben Diggins; 1993 Darren Driefort; 1989 Jamie McAndrew; 1979 Steve Howe; 1977 Bob Welch; 1974 Rick Sutcliffe
2008-09-14 07:00:24
281.   Ken Noe
279 The wealthier people I know count out that 10 or 15 percent down to the penny.
2008-09-14 07:07:52
282.   tethier
278 It would be great to get Beltre back. Imagine: Loney-DeWitt-Furcal (if he can be signed to a reasonable deal)-Beltre for next year. That infield with Manny-kemp-Ethier in the outfield would be some team. Though it seems unlikely to me that Manny can be signed.

Even without Manny it would be a good team. Who knows, maybe Jones can come back to be even a passable power hitter.

2008-09-14 07:09:37
283.   D4P
Cheapskates. I routinely tip 20-25%, and I make...less than $9 million a year.

Not that I'm Mr. Big Tipper or Mr. Wonderful or anything.

2008-09-14 07:11:16
284.   tethier
278 Probably DeJesus and others? Too bad it couldn't be Pierre.
2008-09-14 07:12:28
285.   Johnny Nucleo
Maybe this was noted earlier, but Meloan pitched for the Indians for the first time last night. Scoreless inning, struck out two.
2008-09-14 07:21:35
286.   D4P
Boy. USC's home/road split is pretty favorable this year.

The Ohio State
Notre Dame

Oregon State

All 4-5 ranked teams are played at home.

2008-09-14 08:26:32
287.   D4P
Any fans (or at least, ESPN2 viewers) of women's professional billiards around here?

We're going to watch the semi-finals and finals today of the Carolina Classic here in Durham. Unfortunately, the players I most wanted to see (e.g. Allison Fisher, Karen Corr, Xiaoting Pan, Ga-young Kim) have been eliminated already. But we will get to see Jeanette Lee (aka "The Black Widow").

2008-09-14 08:49:49
288.   Bob Timmermann
D4P rode in a taxi once and gave a $20 bill for a $2.50 fare and told the driver to keep the change.
2008-09-14 08:55:34
289.   D4P
I've heard of wealthy librarians who pay $20 for a cup of Starbucks coffee.
2008-09-14 08:57:52
290.   scareduck
287 - wait. There's a separate league for women in billiards?

This seems slightly ridiculous.

2008-09-14 09:02:41
291.   ToyCannon
Lincecum has a rubber arm, of all the pitchers in baseball he'd be the one I'd be least worried about when it came to innings pitched. He's a freak and has always been a freak. I hope he wins the Cy Young.

Glad to see Beltre wants to come back for another run on his contract year.

2008-09-14 09:08:37
292.   Bob Timmermann
Lincecum and Oswalt have pitched my fantasy league team into the lead. Whether I can hold on is another matter.
2008-09-14 09:08:37
293.   D4P
I've wondered about that before too. There's no obvious reason why one gender would be better at billiards than the other. The only difference I can really think of is that men might be able to hit the ball harder than women on average, but I don't necessarily think that's a huge advantage. The situations that call for being able to hit the ball harder than the average woman can don't seem very common, if there even are any at all.
2008-09-14 09:10:50
294.   Andrew Shimmin
Ten dollars on a thirty dollar bill sounds like a change mitigation strategy. If he only did it to avoid walking around with smaller bills, I give him no credit for being a nice guy. This calls for a hard-nosed investigation.

How much are rich guys supposed to tip? I've read several etiquette books, and never seen an alternate tip schedule.

2008-09-14 09:12:40
295.   Bob Timmermann
The women probably formed their own league for billiards because men didn't want to play against them.
2008-09-14 09:13:51
296.   D4P
I wonder if players tip more on the road (i.e. from their per diem) than they do at home (i.e. on their own dime).
2008-09-14 09:20:52
297.   Disabled List
Last night's $10-tip-on-a-$30-check performance raised Pierre's average Gratuity Over Replacement Diner, but he still really doesn't bring that much to the table.
2008-09-14 09:22:18
298.   Andrew Shimmin
296- I don't get it. Do you really think they have to give the unspent balance back? It's all their own dime.
2008-09-14 09:40:35
299.   Branch Rickey
259 So perhaps I'm reading too far down Schaefer's bio but he has two grandaughters: Kate and Alli? Could that be on purpose? Or is it that people having kids these days are potentially too young to remember the show? I'm going with the girls are not sisters but belong to two of his kids. Gee, I hope so.
2008-09-14 09:49:18
300.   KG16
Dear NFL:

Please stop showing the Rams and Raiders.

Thank you,

The Greater LA Area.

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2008-09-14 09:50:25
301.   Disabled List
BP's postseason odds:

Dodgers: 97.8%
D-backs: 2.2%

Magic number is 11. Before anyone gets too comfortable with that, please take note of the Brewers, whose playoff odds were at 93% a week ago and currently stand at 67%. This is also roughly the same point in the season last year when everything started to go to hell for the Mets.

2008-09-14 09:54:45
302.   LAT
If Pierre can have and pay for dinner with the guy that took his job, he must be a nice guy.
2008-09-14 09:55:41
303.   LAT
So does this mean that when USC and UCLA play the score will be 94-0.
2008-09-14 09:56:59
304.   Icaros

They're only showing the Rams because it's a NY Giants game. Has nothing to do with their former LA home.

2008-09-14 09:58:33
305.   trainwreck
My cousin is apparently friends with Jeannette Lee.
2008-09-14 10:00:21
306.   Bob Timmermann
The Black Widow!
2008-09-14 10:00:47
307.   Bob Timmermann
They'd probably go to a running clock in the second half in that case.
2008-09-14 10:01:03
308.   Jon Weisman
2008-09-14 10:02:10
309.   Bob Timmermann
I also think that UCLA will have a pretty good chance of getting a win Saturday at home against Arizona.

Perhaps UCLA fans will storm the Rose Bowl field after that. But only if they are drunk beyond belief.

2008-09-14 10:03:02
310.   bhsportsguy
301 The Mets had a 7 game lead going into a 3 game series with the Phillies a year ago this weekend, the Phillies swept on their way to close out the season 13-4, while the Mets went 5-12.
2008-09-14 10:07:00
311.   Icaros
Whoa, I'm just now realizing a whole world of attractive female pool players. Look at this one named Shanelle Loraine from Guam.

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