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The Winners Dividend
2008-09-25 17:44
by Jon Weisman

Some of you might remember the Losers Dividend. Tonight, we have the Winners Dividend: baseball for baseball's sake, a game with no stakes, played under the stadium-lit glow of success.

Enjoy it - and in addition, feel free to talk unencumbered about the season premiere of a certain wonderful comedy in the thread below.

* * *

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Comments (321)
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2008-09-25 17:53:23
1.   scareduck
Pedro is not what he Was.
2008-09-25 17:55:50
2.   gpellamjr
This is awesome. So so awesome. My staying up till 1am every night seems so vindicated.
2008-09-25 17:59:52
3.   scareduck
Micah Hoff-power. 6-3 Cubbies.
2008-09-25 18:00:10
4.   Bluebleeder87
i wonder if DT'ers up north wanted this [ ] by honest Icaros, underdog, Vishal & others?
2008-09-25 18:01:01
5.   Humma Kavula
3 But it wasn't a triple. He needed the triple!
2008-09-25 18:01:23
6.   underdog
Wow, if I didn't know M. Hoffpauir's name before I sure know it now. His name must mean "One who puts nail in coffin".
2008-09-25 18:03:18
7.   underdog
4 It would've been very exciting to see the Dodgers clinch vs the Giants in person, blue, but I am perfectly happy knowing they've clinched already. Now we can just relax, and maybe see some Raffy, and Hu and McDonald and so on. So I'm fine with their not being one more night. :-) See y'all later tonight.
2008-09-25 18:03:59
8.   underdog
There, not their.

Good luck to those of you who are Trojan fans.

2008-09-25 18:06:19
9.   scareduck
I know it's only rock n' roll, but I like it.
2008-09-25 18:06:20
10.   fanerman
4 I have to miss EVERY SINGLE GAME =(. I'm quite happy that the Dodgers clinched today so that I wouldn't really miss out on anything.
2008-09-25 18:09:36
11.   scareduck
And it starts to rain in earnest in New York. It's Met-aphorical.
2008-09-25 18:09:47
12.   Tommy Naccarato
Congrats to all Jon's Dodger Thoughts readers! Our second guessing this season really did pay off!
2008-09-25 18:12:22
13.   Sam DC
Finally made it in to say, YAHOOO!!

The Winner's Dividend, what a lovely thought/loop closing.

2008-09-25 18:15:50
14.   LogikReader
I think the Pac 10 is now officially the worst conference of the big conferences (including the ACC).

Case in point: Game in Corvallis, OR

2008-09-25 18:18:28
15.   Alex41592
White Sox blow it open on a throwing error by Slowey after taking a comebacker off his throwing arm.

6-1 White Sox

2008-09-25 18:21:12
16.   LogikReader

I saw the play... the ball was hit right off Slowey's forearm. I just hope he's ok, all bones in tact.

2008-09-25 18:22:38
17.   Alex41592
6-4 Cubs at Shea

1-1 in Milwaukee

2008-09-25 18:28:54
18.   Louis in SF

I had mixed emotions. A part of me wanted to see the Dodgers clinch up here with myself in attendance, to expunge 1982 and 1991. I attended the whole series in 82 and was at the game in 91 where on a Saturday Trevor Wilson did his Walter Johnson imitation. However, I am looking forward to going to the game Friday night and see how both Kent and Furcal do in the field.

2008-09-25 18:32:17
19.   Gen3Blue
2 I understand, it seem's truly rare for E.Coast D fans to be in this position!

7 I hate those(whatever they are-there is a name). For instance there are 3 2's:To,Too,and Two.

2008-09-25 18:33:59
20.   scareduck
Hoffpauir is 5-for-5.
2008-09-25 18:35:43
21.   Gen3Blue
11 Not to mention Met-apocryphal!
2008-09-25 18:39:06
22.   confucius
If Jeff Kent starts a playoff game I'll go ape.
2008-09-25 18:41:55
23.   D4P
I think the Pac 10 is now officially the worst conference of the big conferences (including the ACC). Case in point: Game in Corvallis, OR

But, the Pac 10 has the #1 team in the country and the team that's beating the #1 team in the country...

2008-09-25 18:42:28
24.   Alex41592
Marlins vs. Nationals Cancelled!
2008-09-25 18:42:40
25.   gpellamjr
So, what is Martin's playing time going to be like these last four games?
2008-09-25 18:46:05
26.   MSarg29
2 - I feel the same way. Staying up late nearly every night feels more satisfying now.
2008-09-25 18:47:43
27.   Louis in SF
Old friend Ramon Martinez coming to bat at Shea in the rain with 2 on and 2 out.
2008-09-25 18:52:08
28.   Bluebleeder87
the Cubbies don't look all that tuff... but they due have the best record in the NL.
2008-09-25 18:52:15
29.   scareduck
Cubbies 6, Metsies 5. Cubbies have Bob Howrie on the mound, which explains much.
2008-09-25 18:52:19
30.   Alex41592
Ramon makes it 6-5 Cubs.
2008-09-25 18:53:20
31.   Alex41592
Gagne is in for the Brewers. That game is still tied at 1 in the 7th.
2008-09-25 18:54:19
32.   Bluebleeder87
look at Piniella stone face...
2008-09-25 18:54:21
33.   Gen3Blue
I have conflicting feelings because I don't really need to stay up till 1:00 or 2:00 am. to see what is going to happen, yet I want to watch the games. Mostly this is to see the young guys who feel the most "Dodger" to me, progress. And thinking of that, I have to admit my latest obsession is DeWitt. He begins to remind me of Russell, a guy without any outstanding tool who always got it done. And Blake is still awfully young.
2008-09-25 18:55:34
34.   Alex41592
Mets tie the score at 6 on great baserunning by Church.
2008-09-25 18:55:58
35.   Bluebleeder87
that looks WAY out of base line if you ask me no? is it different for home plate?
2008-09-25 18:58:15
36.   Bluebleeder87
looking at Dodgers dot Com it looks like Stulze will get the start tonight.
2008-09-25 19:00:17
37.   Tripon
33 You can say he's.... scrappy?


2008-09-25 19:00:30
38.   trainwreck
This could be a VERY good night.
2008-09-25 19:02:15
39.   trainwreck
So much for holding all the celebrating till after the game.
2008-09-25 19:07:43
40.   Bluebleeder87
the NL West T-shirt looks pretty cool, I'll probably end up buying it.
2008-09-25 19:10:04
41.   Alex41592
Kent with his four children. So cool.
2008-09-25 19:11:05
42.   Jon Weisman
A sweet moment with Jeff Kent.
2008-09-25 19:12:03
43.   scareduck
41 - indeed. Whatever you think of Kent, his kids are a reminder he is human, after all.
2008-09-25 19:14:10
44.   Bob Hendley
They should make Stulz wear a dog collar on the flight up to SF.
2008-09-25 19:14:41
45.   trainwreck
Maybe McDonald will get a lot of action.
2008-09-25 19:14:48
46.   scareduck
Stults gives up a two-run jack in the first. Ugh.
2008-09-25 19:16:06
47.   Alex41592
That was the least I've cared about a first inning HR by an opponent in a long time.
2008-09-25 19:16:37
48.   gpellamjr
43 My wife thinks that he should have given another kid a chance to get a Jeff Kent signed ball.

Why do I always have to defend Jeff Kent to her? Why do I want to?

2008-09-25 19:17:13
49.   scareduck
Rick Honeycutt is squirming in the dugout watching Stults.
2008-09-25 19:17:27
50.   Alex41592
Furcal with the cannon!
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2008-09-25 19:18:42
51.   Marty
Kiss it goodbye USC
2008-09-25 19:18:58
52.   Alex41592
There are two things I care about:

1) Health

2) Furcal

Everything else is inconsequential.

2008-09-25 19:19:09
53.   trainwreck
Let's get back into the swing of things, Raffy.
2008-09-25 19:20:04
54.   Gen3Blue
37 Tripon--scrappy indeed!!
2008-09-25 19:20:49
55.   Alex41592
Reyes leads off with a base hit in the 9th.
2008-09-25 19:21:19
56.   Bob Hendley
Let's go Rafi!
2008-09-25 19:21:22
57.   Gen3Blue
Wow, if Furcal can get half-way into shape, we could be a force in the playoffs.
2008-09-25 19:21:50
58.   Jon Weisman
I could have sworn that in the past 12 months that Stanford beat both the teams playing on ESPN tonight. But that can't be.
2008-09-25 19:22:32
59.   Alex41592
Kent is looking good. His bat could be nice off the bench.
2008-09-25 19:22:43
60.   CanuckDodger
We've seen Chad and Clayton give up first inning homers before. It really bothers me how little rope Stults has, and he hasn't faced batters in three weeks so lets forgive a bit of rustiness. He did get a K and his fastball was consistently at 90 MPH.
2008-09-25 19:25:10
61.   Bob Hendley
Nice for the future HOFer.
2008-09-25 19:25:32
62.   Alex41592
Mets keep shooting themselves in the foot.
2008-09-25 19:26:37
63.   Marty
I guess this is the price I have to pay for a Dodgers division.
2008-09-25 19:29:19
64.   JoeyP
21-0 USC getting hammered.
2008-09-25 19:30:43
65.   Tripon
USC apprently thought they clinched the Pac-10 already.
2008-09-25 19:30:56
66.   Alex41592
Mets win 7-6.
2008-09-25 19:31:23
67.   Alex41592
Pressure falls on Milwaukee.
2008-09-25 19:32:30
68.   Gen3Blue
Finally, Headcheese seems to go easily!
2008-09-25 19:34:38
69.   LoneStar7
wow is this too good to be true, cards win, mets win, sc down

i guess a dodger comeback and a pirate win would be great...and itd really be a dandy is SMU some how came back against Tulane

oh and it was good to have the office back

2008-09-25 19:35:12
70.   scareduck
Seeing Jamie McCourt makes me nauseous. Dodger win or no, there's something essentially creepy about her.
2008-09-25 19:38:12
71.   LoneStar7
just saw that avoided tag by church, incredible stuff lol
2008-09-25 19:39:17
72.   Jon Weisman
60 - Did Stults really get that much grief, or was it just one or two commenters?
2008-09-25 19:42:45
73.   LoneStar7
shoot bottom 9 in Milwaukee
2008-09-25 19:43:53
74.   overkill94
That rally on Sunday sounds pretty sweet. Who's planning on going?
2008-09-25 19:46:53
75.   scareduck
Dear Manny:

That was catchable.


- E.S.

2008-09-25 19:48:05
76.   Alex41592
Free baseball in Milwaukee.
2008-09-25 19:50:04
77.   sporky
Belated WOOHOO!!! (I had 7 hours of classes)

And Stults gets an audition!

2008-09-25 19:50:46
78.   Alex41592
Twins trying to rally in a game both teams need to win.
2008-09-25 19:56:40
79.   Gagne55
Wait USC is playing tonight?

Checks ESPN.

Wow. They really are getting beat down.

2008-09-25 19:57:22
80.   scareduck
Bobby Jenks gives up an RBI hit to make it 6-5 with one out in the 8th.
2008-09-25 19:57:34
81.   CanuckDodger
72 -- Actually, I was more addressing the Dodgers' attitude toward Stults. Whether it is Torre or Honeycutt or Colletti or all of them. We gave up two prospects to a division rival so we could have Maddux come in and put up a 5.71 ERA over six starts when I feel certain that Stults would not have been that bad over the six starts if he had been given those starts like he should have. And if it were all water under the bridge, maybe I would get over my anger, but I just know Stults is going to be ignored when the Dodgers make plans for 2009, and we are going to do something stupid involving a lot of money or more prospects traded because the Dodgers refuse to trust Stults in anything but a meaningless game.
2008-09-25 19:57:47
82.   Alex41592
6-5 White Sox in the 8th.
2008-09-25 19:58:30
83.   Alex41592
Kent out. Ozuna in.
2008-09-25 20:00:08
84.   scareduck
6-6 Twins on a triple by Denard Span.
2008-09-25 20:00:29
85.   LogikReader
This has been a big night for comebacks so far. After the Mets made their comeback, we have a comeback here in Minneapolis. WOW!!! 6-6 tie, the Twins Tie it!!
2008-09-25 20:00:30
86.   LoneStar7
wow and the twins tie it!
2008-09-25 20:00:48
87.   Alex41592
Great stuff in Minnesota.
2008-09-25 20:00:56
88.   Tripon
81 Rick Honeycutt always gets nervous when a Dodgers pitcher struggles. And well, as for Torre and the Dodgers, Stults might be a candidate to get DFAed, or left unprotected on the 40 man list. His future with the Dodgers is not a starter, I personally think Stults can be a reliably set up man/long relief guy, but that depends on Kuo, and Park and their status.
2008-09-25 20:02:01
89.   JoeyP
Twins are gonna make the playoffs after dealng Johan.


2008-09-25 20:04:31
90.   scareduck
89 - we'll see. It's only tied in the eighth.
2008-09-25 20:05:30
91.   OhioBlues12
88 - I agree with Canuck. What is frustrating is that we are going to need pitchers next season and Stults seems like a pretty competent one to me. I would definitely rather see us bring Stults and Park back and wave goodbye to Penny.
2008-09-25 20:05:36
92.   Alex41592
Jenks keeps it tied.
2008-09-25 20:06:38
93.   LogikReader
and a TOUCHDOWN for USC!!

and it's still 21-7, Beavers.

Again, no matter what happens, this hurts the reputation of the Pac-10.

2008-09-25 20:06:53
94.   scareduck
"Dodgers go, that's ten in a row..." You was a poet and didn't know it, Vinny.
2008-09-25 20:06:55
95.   LoneStar7
91 agreed if we don't make any huge pitching moves, stults is an ok back of the rotation guy, bullpen candidate in ym mind

I feel like penny is done

2008-09-25 20:06:57
96.   Betting with Johnny Podres
Just logging in from Missouri. It's good to be a Dodger fan tonight. Went to the one game in St. Louis about 5 weeks ago when Pujols went deep on us for a slam and I thought that was the beginning of the end. I should have had more faith, as Jon always reminds us.
2008-09-25 20:07:43
97.   Tripon
There's a team willing to pick up Penny option. Dodgers just has to find that team.
2008-09-25 20:08:31
98.   CanuckDodger
88 -- Stults should be the Dodgers #5 starter in 2009. He IS a starter. He doesn't have to be a reliever. There are worse pitchers in the rotations of even very good MLB teams. And I repeat: he is BETTER than Maddux, a guy a team contending in a pennant race was very happy to keep throwing out on the mound every five days.
2008-09-25 20:08:49
99.   LogikReader
The game in Milwaukee is also coming down to the wire! Tie game, 1-1 in the 10th with two on for the Brewers.

You know what's scary? If it was 3 years ago, this game would be called by Daron Sutton.

2008-09-25 20:08:53
100.   trainwreck
I am surprised Manny is still in.
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2008-09-25 20:09:12
101.   trainwreck
Of course, as I say that.
2008-09-25 20:09:29
102.   eusmus
Jake Peavy is a master at inducing line drive outs.
2008-09-25 20:09:40
103.   KG16
93 - I don't think upsets in conference play reflect badly on conferences. They make more sense in conference than they do out of conference. These teams see each other every year (or almost every year), that's a lot of familiarity with players, a lot of game films, and a lot of chances to get things right.
2008-09-25 20:10:04
104.   LoneStar7
93 all i hope for this year is that UCLA wins a couple more games and people realize how terrible the Big 10 is
2008-09-25 20:10:42
105.   Jon Weisman
81 - Oh, well, that I agree with. It looked to me liked you were addressing the commenters.
2008-09-25 20:10:52
106.   Alex41592
It's like Fall training for the postseason.
2008-09-25 20:11:33
107.   scareduck
Nick Swisher goes down on a check third swing in the top of the ninth with Joe Nathan on the mound for the Twinks. One out.
2008-09-25 20:11:49
108.   LoneStar7
wow swisher went down on a huge check swing strike out he was sent back, and it looks liek he didn't go
2008-09-25 20:12:15
109.   Tripon
98 McDonald and Elbert are higher in the pecking order. And yes, there are worst guys starting in the majors at the moment (Doug Davis, or Baek of the Padres comes to mind) but that doesn't mean the Dodgers should start Stults over McDonald who is ready to start next year. And its not the end of the world if Stults is in the bullpen, actually I think he'll last longer in his MLB career if he fully coverts, because I can't see him last long as a starter. He'd get blown out too many games to allow teams to have confidence in him.
2008-09-25 20:13:04
110.   scareduck
98 - and back to the Dodgers, agreed 100%. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why Ned felt compelled to trade for a washed-up Greg Maddux.

The drama in the dome is quite compelling.

2008-09-25 20:13:53
111.   trainwreck
Frank McCourt, a man of the people.
2008-09-25 20:14:14
112.   Alex41592
Frank McCourt is in the pavilion!
2008-09-25 20:14:35
113.   Alex41592
Grand slam Ryan Braun! Brewers win! WOW!
2008-09-25 20:15:11
114.   Alex41592
That was the Brewers 'moment'.
2008-09-25 20:15:11
115.   overkill94
Braun pulled a Finley!
2008-09-25 20:15:19
116.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
I'm getting douche chills watching McCourt strut around like a peacock. I can see Peter O'Malley doing that. Why don't you wait until they get to the World Series to gallavant around the stadium?
2008-09-25 20:15:43
117.   Gen3Blue
89 That is something!

While in some ways it doesn't seem like much of an accomplishment winning the weak NL West, it means not having to face some great pitchers in the playoffs. These include a couple from each team, and even a few more, as we analyzed at DT before the season. Avoided from now on are Webb,Haren,Cain,Lincecum,Peavy, Young,Francis,Cook and Zito,Liv Hernandez, Randy Johnson, Scherzer, Hoffman, and some others. Some of these guys get better in the play-offs! And we won't see any of them in a crucial situation.

2008-09-25 20:16:50
118.   Bob Hendley
Seeing Peavy reminds me of when asked about the Dodger pitching staff in ST, all he could bring himself to say was "shew".
2008-09-25 20:17:06
119.   Gagne55
93 If anything, I'd say it kills the Big 10 reputation. At least before when Ohio State got torched, they could say it was by powerhouse USC. And this shows Oregon State may have been underrated.

(Note: I kept wanted to type "OSU" during this post but that would have been extremely confusing.)

2008-09-25 20:17:40
120.   LoneStar7
man i just switched from the pirates game to the twins game and just missed the granny...but wow the atmosphere is pretty electric in the dome...awesome baseball today
2008-09-25 20:18:44
121.   LoneStar7
here come the trojans
2008-09-25 20:18:45
122.   LogikReader
I cannot get over that Braun Grand Slam. That was incredible!!

And now we have the Twins in the bottom of the ninth.

An hour ago, the Mets gutted it out to come back and win in the bottom of the 10th

I can't believe all this is happening on the same night!

2008-09-25 20:18:51
123.   KG16
USC says, "ok, we were just kidding. we're going to start playing now."
2008-09-25 20:21:00
124.   John Hale
The Pac-10 has a reputation? As a lifelong bruin I hope that the pac-10 reputation keeps going down like this. But its too good a day to show my bitterness.
There is great baseball in wisconsin and minnesota on. I will stick to that.
2008-09-25 20:21:08
125.   eusmus
I know this game doesn't matter, but I'm still annoyed that Joe pulled Stults in that situation.
2008-09-25 20:21:18
126.   LogikReader
and it's 21-14 Beavers!!!

Wow, this is intense!!! It got shades of the USC game at Arizona State about 3 years ago.

2008-09-25 20:21:32
127.   LoneStar7
more free baseball
2008-09-25 20:22:02
128.   scareduck
116 - because Frank is a notorious chicken-counter?
2008-09-25 20:22:10
129.   Alex41592
More free baseball! Drama in Minnesota.
2008-09-25 20:22:32
130.   Gen3Blue
98 You are so right it is painful--to an extreme.

110 I think I have awoken with the shakes a couple of times in the last few weeks dreading what we may have given up for the batting practice, home run derby version of Maddox. I think this will end up something the suits will try anything to disguise and obscure but I fear I will find out soon and have days of nausea.

2008-09-25 20:23:52
131.   scareduck
This is not pleasant.
2008-09-25 20:24:34
132.   JoeyP
Its good the D-bax lost today.
2008-09-25 20:25:00
133.   Humma Kavula
Winners dividend, fellas.
2008-09-25 20:25:16
134.   LogikReader
I think whoever does the games for the Brewers now is fairly good. I thought his call of the GS was pretty good. Well, not horrible, at least.
2008-09-25 20:26:16
135.   Alex41592
This is merely an exhibition. Furcal is out so just stay healthy.
2008-09-25 20:26:50
136.   Tripon
Maddux starts game 4 if we have a 2-1 lead in the first round. Kershaw starts game four if we're down 1-2.
2008-09-25 20:26:58
137.   Humma Kavula
The clubhouse covered in plastic is beautiful, just beautiful.
2008-09-25 20:28:21
138.   Gagne55
134 Bob Ueker?
2008-09-25 20:29:21
139.   JoeyP
ESPN said Lowe would pitch game 4.
2008-09-25 20:30:19
140.   Alex41592
134 - Brian Anderson does TV play by play. It's good that you like him because he'll be the play by play guy for one of the TBS Division Series.
2008-09-25 20:30:23
141.   Bob Hendley
109 Stults certainly didn't get blown out in any of his six starts this year. While he did allow 4 ER if 5 IP against the Stros and he had let in 3 ER before the early hook in Coors, his performance didn't justify basically shutting him down since July 21.
2008-09-25 20:30:49
142.   Gen3Blue
I think with a bit of ML experience Stulze could be fine. After all, first try, he gave up 2 in the first and then held for several.
And I don't think it's wierd that the Dodgers can't get a run off of Peavey.

I just have this awful feeling that the Pads got 2 out of McDonald, Elbert, and Hu for dumping half of Maddux's salary on us.

2008-09-25 20:31:04
143.   Alex41592
139 - But, does what they say about the Dodgers mean anything?
2008-09-25 20:32:03
144.   Alex41592
142 - No 40 man involved in trade.

Hey, we won the West y'know.

2008-09-25 20:32:04
145.   JoeyP
I dont think those players are eligible to be picked by the Pads.
2008-09-25 20:33:48
146.   Tripon
142 Padres wanted both McDonald and Elbert for Maddux. Dodgers laughed at that, and suggested lower level guys.
2008-09-25 20:35:48
147.   Gen3Blue
146 I sure hope so.
2008-09-25 20:36:27
148.   Alex41592
2008-09-25 20:37:42
149.   LogikReader

Riiiight, right. I was referring to the TV broadcast. Boy, I'd love to hear Uecker's account of the GS later tonight!

Uecker is a broadcasting legend, and I'm really happy for him tonight.

2008-09-25 20:38:22
150.   scareduck
Twinks win 7-6 off Bobby Jenks, and Minnesota goes up a half game in the AL Central with a sweep.
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2008-09-25 20:38:28
151.   LoneStar7
twins in first
2008-09-25 20:38:29
152.   LogikReader
There it is!! The Twinkies win the game!!! The Twinkies win the game!!!

Wow, what a huge comeback for the Twins this week. Sweeping the division leading Sox to take the lead in the Central.


2008-09-25 20:38:33
153.   JoeyP
Twins win
2008-09-25 20:42:18
154.   LoneStar7
the has been just a wonderfully exciting day of sports so far
2008-09-25 20:42:18
155.   LoneStar7
the has been just a wonderfully exciting day of sports so far
2008-09-25 20:43:43
156.   scareduck
Don't blame Peavy for being peeved at that last call. That looked like strike three to me.
2008-09-25 20:44:18
157.   LeeLacy
Dodgers are battling Peavy very well this inning. Jake's pitch count is now up to 90.
2008-09-25 20:44:54
158.   Bob Hendley
I don't think that Jake was yelling shew to the ump.
2008-09-25 20:45:48
159.   Alex41592
Fun moment. Ethier vs. Peavy.
2008-09-25 20:46:52
160.   KG16
Andre's helmet looks very bright and shiny.
2008-09-25 20:47:10
161.   Alex41592
Ethier with an amazing at bat.
2008-09-25 20:47:22
162.   scareduck
4-3. My.
2008-09-25 20:47:25
163.   LeeLacy
Nice AB, Andre!
2008-09-25 20:49:13
164.   KG16
wow, ball 1 and ball 2 looked like they were in the same spot.
2008-09-25 20:50:35
165.   Alex41592
That was fun.
2008-09-25 20:51:14
166.   KG16
that was not the result you want on a full count with two out and the bases loaded. But it was a pitch to hit, at least.
2008-09-25 20:54:29
167.   scareduck
Tron tron, not so good. Of course, it's A. Gonzalez.
2008-09-25 20:55:42
168.   LeeLacy
Great at-bats that inning (even though leaving the base juiced was unfortunate). Peavy threw 53 pitches in the 5th, running his count for the game to 105.

The Dodgers should get plenty of opportunities to tee off against the Pads' bullpen tonight.

2008-09-25 20:56:13
169.   Gen3Blue
With guys coming up who could make a pitcher throw a lot of pitches like Ethier and Loney, I hoped LaRoche could be part of that equation. But it was just a fantasy, and it may not have been important.
2008-09-25 20:58:22
170.   Tripon
169 Instead, you get DeWitt, who walks all the time anyway.
2008-09-25 21:02:54
171.   underdog
Hey guys and gals, I just got back from futbol -- just after the Gonzalez home run. What's been the most positive thing I've missed from the game so far? How'd Raffy look?
2008-09-25 21:02:55
172.   Gen3Blue
Alright--Vin caught up.
2008-09-25 21:02:55
173.   trainwreck
The chances of MLBTV staying to show celebration are not very good, are they?
2008-09-25 21:04:17
174.   underdog
Blake DeHitbypitch.
2008-09-25 21:04:45
175.   Gen3Blue
Underdog--I think it was how many pitches Ethier and Loney made Peavey throw in the fifth. He had like 52 pitches that inning.
2008-09-25 21:09:44
176.   underdog
Good job Scrappy! Er, Slappy! Er, Pierre!

Okay, time to eat dinner. Someone ping me if anything bad happens. ;-)

2008-09-25 21:10:17
177.   underdog
175 Nice! Well done. Thanks. Reading through everyone's comments now. It would still be nice to win today, even if it's now meaningless.
2008-09-25 21:15:31
178.   trainwreck
YES!!! Oregon State is going to win!

What a day!

2008-09-25 21:15:31
179.   underdog
Btw, I think 116 had the weirdest or funniest typo in these parts in a long time. Assuming it was a typo and I'm not just missing something. Hee.
2008-09-25 21:20:58
180.   underdog
Darnit (or yay), my Tivo remembered the Office was on so it switched before I could see the end of the SC-OSU game.

178 ...and that's where Eric S and trainwreck part company when it comes to football. ;-)

2008-09-25 21:21:38
181.   KG16
USC does not appear to be done
2008-09-25 21:23:25
182.   Bob Hendley
179 - Think that honor goes to Bleeder, who yesterday admist the incessant use of the word clinch by the commentors, managed to spell it "clitch". Of course, I think he is of Latin dissent.
2008-09-25 21:28:25
183.   Gen3Blue
Ahhh- we are not after a win here.
2008-09-25 21:29:45
184.   underdog
182 - But that's less, uh, dirty...

Nice to see Repko get a hit!

Okay, off to catch up to The Office and dinner and then check back to the end of this one.

2008-09-25 21:30:56
185.   Bob Hendley
Jeez. You'd think that with Ellis around, emergency catcher Pee Wee might get a look tonight.
2008-09-25 21:31:59
186.   Bob Hendley
Jeez. You'd think that with Ellis around, emergency catcher Pee Wee might get a look tonight.
2008-09-25 21:33:19
187.   The Dude Abides
I've been out on the road all day with lousy radio coverage. Anything exciting happen?

Oh, I guess our boys clinched. And I get back just in time to watch Sweeney strike out and the crowd shower him with boos. Hey Joe, I hope you're listening to the fans! Oh, and woot woot!

2008-09-25 21:35:29
188.   LoneStar7
haha i jsut watched that vid of dodgers reacting to playoff birth

the rookies still have dora the explorer and kiddie back packs hanging up, must be some more rookie hazing stuff HA

2008-09-25 21:36:43
189.   Tripon

The heck happened to Conor Jackson, is he only going to be above average?

2008-09-25 21:36:58
190.   ucladodger
I've now decided that my first born will be anmed Jacquizz. That dude is a beast. And to USC - cheaters never prosper.
2008-09-25 21:37:17
191.   caseybarker
Oh, to be in Corvallis.

I guess Stanford has an argument that they are the best team in the PAC-10.

2008-09-25 21:38:24
192.   preacherroe
Sweeney cannot ...I repeat cannot be on the post season roster.
2008-09-25 21:38:52
193.   underdog
Where's the link to that video, Lone?
2008-09-25 21:44:43
194.   underdog
nm, found it on

192 I agree of course. Though I have to say I have less hard feelings about him personally than I used to. I've seen him interviewed a bunch of times lately where he seems like a decent enough guy and I know people like him in the clubhouse. So I've let go of my "former Giant/PVL jerk" fixation on him. The problem unlike last year, he is not a good PH any more and serves no purpose. So while I might now feel a little bad for him if he's left off... I still think he should be from a personnel standpoint. They're much better off with DY.

2008-09-25 21:45:39
195.   underdog
Uh oh. And Saito's struggling. That's not a good sign.

But... back to the Office.

2008-09-25 21:48:28
196.   underdog
But he gets out of it well enough. One run given up but that was after a weak infield hit, a ground out scores a run and then a K.
2008-09-25 21:49:31
197.   Gen3Blue
I would like to think that Joe is using these late innings not to try and win, but to make postseason decisions.

So far he has seen Saito is almost ready, but not quite, and Sweeney is just as bad as all year.
as the Preacher says--Sweeney can not be on the roster or Joe is trying to lose.

2008-09-25 21:50:08
199.   The Dude Abides
Bison power!
2008-09-25 21:50:51
200.   Eric Stephen
Hey God, remember that time I said I'd trade a USC victory for a Dodger division title? I was just joking about that one.
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2008-09-25 21:51:59
201.   The Dude Abides
Time to let the Bison rest and graze off in the corner. We want Pee Wee to pinch hit and stay in RF, with Repko moving over to CF. Come on Joe!
2008-09-25 21:52:38
202.   Eric Stephen

Underdog, here's the link.

2008-09-25 21:55:21
203.   Gen3Blue
I hate to say it, but if the players taken into the playoffs are determined politically rather than by talent, it will be a short run.
2008-09-25 21:55:45
204.   LU Dodger


2008-09-25 21:56:12
205.   Gen3Blue
Oh Pierre.
2008-09-25 21:56:28
206.   Eric Stephen
I have a bet with my brothers to see who goes to the gym the most days in September. I have a streak of 8 straight coming into today. I drank quite a bit watching USC's loss to Oregon St., but I'm Cal Freakin' Ripken so the streak must not die tonight, my division celebrating friends.
2008-09-25 21:56:39
207.   The Dude Abides
Ugh...Slappy was safe. He beat the tag, AND the tag never touched him.
2008-09-25 21:57:37
208.   Eric Stephen
Remember that time when Pierre was safe at 3nd? That was awesome.
2008-09-25 21:58:29
209.   Eric Stephen
3nd should have been 2nd. My bad (stupid Beavers).
2008-09-25 21:59:07
210.   The Dude Abides
No Vinny, Ozuna won't make the roster. At least, I hope not.
2008-09-25 22:01:22
211.   Gen3Blue
To me JP looked safe, but he got there so much after the ball, that is was embarassing.
Hu. on the other hand, got there fast but a lucky off line throw probably got hin out with a tag an the back foot.
2008-09-25 22:02:30
212.   Tripon
Broxton's in the game.
2008-09-25 22:05:27
213.   Eric Stephen
Here's an idea: In honor of the 9th NL West division title in my lifetime, I will match donations to Jon via PayPal up to a total of $100. If anyone wants to use this opportunity to thank Jon for all his hard work, please click the PayPal logo on the right sidebar, and email me to let me know at eric d stephen (all together) at gmail dot com.
2008-09-25 22:05:27
214.   underdog
Belated YAY! for Kemp's dinger.

Be nice to see Broxton do well here. Er, and right then he gives up a double.

2008-09-25 22:06:25
215.   underdog
{in Gary Cole from Office Space voice} Er, we're going to kind of need you to do better than this when it counts Brox. Great, great. Thanks.
2008-09-25 22:07:52
216.   Eric Stephen
We might have to have Broxton come in on Sunday. Yeah, at 9 o'clock, that would be great.
2008-09-25 22:11:53
217.   underdog
Yeah, hi, still waiting for those TPS reports, Brox. Great, great.
Oh well, time to rally in the 9th, let's see what these backups are made of. Every Dodger pitcher tonight gave up at least a run.
2008-09-25 22:12:19
218.   LoneStar7
held on by that Vin said lol?
2008-09-25 22:13:01
219.   Gen3Blue
Well, whatever Joe's motives, this has been a revealing game. I'm for bed on the E. Coast, because I can.
2008-09-25 22:13:18
220.   underdog
How did Furcal look at the plate today btw? I know he was 0-2.
2008-09-25 22:18:50
221.   Bob Hendley
He stroked it pretty good in first AB.
2008-09-25 22:19:19
222.   Bob Hendley
Pee Wee!
2008-09-25 22:19:53
223.   Eric Stephen
The locker room is fully covered in plastic. It's still time for celebration! NL West champs!!!
2008-09-25 22:20:25
224.   Bob Hendley
2008-09-25 22:21:16
225.   trainwreck
Let me see celebration, MLBTV!
2008-09-25 22:21:55
226.   trainwreck
I feel bad for Furcal during these celebrations.
2008-09-25 22:23:00
227.   MonkeyBlue
{pops the champagne]
2008-09-25 22:23:34
228.   trainwreck
Dangit, I want to see the party!
2008-09-25 22:23:56
229.   Eric Stephen
Jake Peavy is the first Padre starter pitcher to win 10 games 6 years in a row.
2008-09-25 22:24:10
230.   underdog
Well, it would've been nice to celebrate after a win, so it's probably gonna feel slightly odd. They can pretend they won! Plenty to celebrate. I do hope they can win a couple of games in SF. Let's not lose momentum, Blue!

Okay, night folks.

2008-09-25 22:27:39
231.   trainwreck
Someone please give the party play-by-play.
2008-09-25 22:28:11
232.   LoneStar7
thanks for the 1 minute of celebration..
2008-09-25 22:29:44
233.   MonkeyBlue
Nice much so far, Just Manny being Manny. Also is Clayton old enough to be there? lol
2008-09-25 22:33:21
234.   larry slimfast
they are out on the field spraying the fans with champagne. manny just said thank you to "mannywood"
2008-09-25 22:33:36
235.   Eric Stephen
Just want to reiterate:

In honor of the 9th NL West division title in my lifetime, I will match donations to Jon via PayPal up to a total of $100. If anyone wants to use this opportunity to thank Jon for all his hard work, please click the PayPal logo on the right sidebar, and email me to let me know at eric d stephen (all together) at gmail dot com

2008-09-25 22:34:32
236.   larry slimfast
berroa has a snorkle on.
2008-09-25 22:38:54
237.   MonkeyBlue
Biemel came out with bath robe lol.
2008-09-25 22:40:15
238.   superbas
chad always give the most cliched interviews, i love it!
2008-09-25 22:40:40
239.   Eric Stephen
On the video from the D-Back loss today, I think it's poetic that Mark Sweeney is interviewed with Gary Bennett's jersey/locker in plain view behind him.
2008-09-25 22:42:27
240.   silverwidow
Damn, Kershaw is LOVING it.
2008-09-25 22:42:41
241.   nofatmike
238 What did he say?
2008-09-25 22:43:50
242.   trainwreck
Being 20 and being a part of that celebration has got to sweet.
2008-09-25 22:44:21
243.   superbas
jesus d-lowe is such a girly man
2008-09-25 22:45:20
244.   Tripon
In Banking news today, Wa-Mu went under. I am never trusting their commercials ever again.
2008-09-25 22:46:52
245.   silverwidow
Beimel just said he's going to "chain himself to his room" this time.
2008-09-25 22:49:16
246.   superbas
sweeney not that wet and no one doused him during the interview [world's smallest violen playing somewhere]
2008-09-25 22:49:28
247.   Tripon
Coming out of the mouth of the unflappable one, it just sounds so funny. "I'm a mess," Joe Torre Joe Torre says.,0,6627352.column

New T.J. Simers article out. Its hilarious that Simers is the voice of optimism, and Plaschke is the pessimistic one.

2008-09-25 22:49:37
248.   MonkeyBlue
LOL Matt Kemp dumped Champagne all over Mccourt!
2008-09-25 22:50:34
249.   underdog
238 Chad B: A good friend of mine used to say, "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Think about that for a while.
2008-09-25 22:50:36
250.   superbas
oops violin! and kemp is now topless...larry bowa is shaking his head in the corner
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2008-09-25 23:01:15
251.   Neal Pollack
That celebration was awesome. Did you see McCourt wearing the snorkeling gear, getting dumped on, and then losing his head and jumping around with the guys? It wasn't quite that cool in 2006.

I love this team. And I really think they could win it all. They certainly think so themselves.

2008-09-25 23:03:50
252.   MonkeyBlue
2008-09-25 23:04:15
253.   silverwidow
2008-09-25 23:04:48
254.   silverwidow
2008-09-25 23:05:35
255.   silverwidow
Cory Wade = I Dream of Genie
2008-09-25 23:05:38
256.   MonkeyBlue
WADE noooo! hahahhahahahaha
2008-09-25 23:09:00
257.   Greg Brock
Today was a good day.
2008-09-25 23:09:47
258.   Bluebleeder87
WOOO!! DODGERS! '08 NL West CHAMPS! WOO~~!!!!!!
2008-09-25 23:10:20
259.   Alex41592
I'm watching the celebration delayed. This is FANTASTIC!
2008-09-25 23:11:06
260.   Bluebleeder87
Sweeney out did him self with the out fits this time around.
2008-09-25 23:12:10
261.   Linkmeister
What a happy bunch of players that was. Berroa's snorkel and mask might have been the hit of the night.
2008-09-25 23:12:12
262.   Bluebleeder87

the celebration of an entire season, the ups the downs & everything in between!! i'm glad they didn't cell them selfs short.

2008-09-25 23:12:47
263.   Tripon

ESPN has photos up.

2008-09-25 23:17:26
264.   Tripon,0,4678512.column

New Plaschke article out.

2008-09-25 23:19:01
265.   underdog
{sniff} I want to see this video. :-( Will it be up online somewhere? Probably on YouTube tomorrow I bet.

Okay, really off to bed now.

Hey, a Greg Brock sighting! Welcome. Pull up a seat next week.

2008-09-25 23:21:41
266.   bhsportsguy
257 You don't mean what happened in the Pacific Northwest do you.
2008-09-25 23:28:07
267.   LoneStar7
wait what about the outfits?
2008-09-25 23:34:56
268.   LoneStar7
i wonder if videos will go up of the post game celebration on kcal or something...i saw Jim Hill getting doused on an ESPN highlight lol
2008-09-25 23:37:42
269.   JRSarno
Didn't see Pierre or Kent involved in the festivities. Something tells me they're devising some sort of counter-insurgency plan to destroy locker room chemistry before the NLDS.
2008-09-25 23:39:38
270.   JRSarno
Chad was unquestionably hammered, BTW. He was slurrrrrrrrrring.
2008-09-25 23:49:16
271.   Tripon
The locker of Brad Penny was empty Thursday and Penny himself was nowhere to be seen. The Dodgers' opening-day starter, Penny was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Furcal. Penny is ineligible for postseason play.Torre said he had no idea about Penny's whereabouts."I didn't get a chance to say hello or goodbye," Torre said. "He was here yesterday and he disappeared. I didn't ask him to leave.",0,1065974.story

2008-09-25 23:53:06
272.   Eric Stephen
Welcome back!
2008-09-26 00:06:33
273.   Greg S
Rookies in dresses? Sure!
Here are my pics from tonight. Sorry they're not very good, cell phone pics and all. But you'll get the idea
2008-09-26 00:09:42
274.   Branch Rickey
Let's try that again as myself...
Rookies in dresses? Sure!
Here are my pics from tonight. Sorry they're not very good, cell phone pics and all. But you'll get the idea
2008-09-26 00:27:22
275.   Jacob Burch

By far the most enjoyable experience at a loss ever. I had to leave before the costumes as my dad has work early in the morn, but we stayed for a good half an hour of the celebration. What an ecstatic, happy team. I think I'm going to curb my SABR, calculating fandom ways in the playoffs and really just be happy for this team (and put aside cynicism of the likes of Berroa, Pierre et al). They all appear to be quite a collective and really easy to root for. Things really are coming together at a wonderful time for the boys in blue, and anyone that takes this team for their record only will be surprised.

Whether or not that will lead to even one win, we will see. Better teams have done terrible, worse teams have done better. I have nothing but hope and excitement.

I was very lucky my dad bought the seats he did, as we were fairly close to the home dugout during all of the celebration (just outside of champagne range).

Awesome, Awesome night. Until someone tells me to take it off, I'm wearing my NL West Division Champs hat to work.

2008-09-26 00:29:30
276.   Jacob Burch
And Bill Plaschke has typed "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.

Another to check off the "Not going to see" list.

2008-09-26 03:15:31
277.   CodyS
Penny is pretty bitter. His economic future is in doubt. He has only earned $32 million in his life, so he's understandably very worried. That's why he pitched hurt, and that's why he hates the Dodgers, and that's why he bailed on his team.

At this point, you almost can't bring him back no matter how much economic sense it seems to make. But hey, they brought back Beimel after he gave an apologetic speech to the team, and he seems to be in everyone's good graces now.

2008-09-26 06:08:12
278.   old dodger fan
277 It seems odd to use the word "only" to describe $32 million (I think with the $2 million buyout it will be $35 million but the point is the same). I also think that unless there is sturctural damage to his arm or shoulder he will play next year. But even if he is done, he's made far more money than most people ever will. I hope he realizes how blessed he is to have had the talent and opportunities to enjoy a pro sports career, even if it ends long before he thought it would. Hopefully he just needs some time to sort it out.
2008-09-26 06:38:40
279.   PDH5204
Jeff Kent, proud parent:

2008-09-26 07:09:59
280.   D4P
Kent: "And to see it happen now, it's special. These kids are enjoying themselves, and most of them are going through it for the first time. And having a taste of it, this will add to their experience and exposure to what it takes to win."

Step 1: Play in division where all other teams have losing records.

2008-09-26 07:29:23
281.   Ken Noe
Wonder what LA could get for Penny if they pick up his option and trade him? I'd guess he's hurt his trade value too, but who knows.
2008-09-26 07:31:14
282.   Disabled List
Check out where Ethier was when he found out about the D-backs loss yesterday:

Andre Ethier, a young outfielder who has thrived since Ramirez's arrival, was having lunch at Philippe's in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon when a fan approached him.

The boy's got excellent taste.

2008-09-26 07:32:59
283.   Ken Noe
By the way, say what you will about Berroa's stats, but I admire any man who brings his own snorkel.
2008-09-26 07:36:44
284.   bhsportsguy
280 Like the Angels.
2008-09-26 07:43:57
285.   MC Safety
276 Rule 12+1.

Hack sports writing and phony claims of supporting terrorist activities, all rolled into one!

2008-09-26 07:47:12
286.   D4P
Yes. Like Los Angeles.
2008-09-26 07:47:21
287.   MC Safety
284 The Angels would have been competitive, though, no matter the division.
2008-09-26 07:53:34
288.   cargill06
Kent or Pierre no where to be seen in the locker room
2008-09-26 07:58:06
289.   D4P where to be seen in the locker room

Champagne's not good for headphones, or motocross mags.

2008-09-26 07:58:53
290.   bhsportsguy
287 Yes, but I believe right now they are 15 games above their adjusted wins for the year.
2008-09-26 07:59:56
291.   bhsportsguy
289 I saw Kent on video being interviewed in the locker room after the game.
2008-09-26 08:03:39
292.   MC Safety
Pitchfork a little late to the party, this time. And props again, Molly:

2008-09-26 08:09:10
293.   oshea2002
I have come off of the ledge. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine being so upset while watching the Dodgers celebrate a division title. I'm really excited to see how the rest shakes out this weekend, and for us to get started.

Hopefully Steve Sarkisian and Nick Holt are walking home. They should be making it to the Oregon border some time today.

2008-09-26 08:09:10
294.   berkowit28
291 And then maybe he had to go meet up with his kids (his real kids).
2008-09-26 08:22:19
295.   Tripon
Jeff Kent looked pretty invincible wearing a jacket zipped up to the top and a baseball cap. Assistant GM Kim Ng got him with some champagne and said, "Sorry!" "These kids are enjoying themselves," Kent said. "It's special for me to stand back and watch."

- Diamond Leung.

2008-09-26 08:24:28
296.   CodyS
278 I'm just trying to explain Penny's thought process. I certainly don't empathize with him. He put himself above the team in a very clear and direct way by pitching hurt. Now, he has literally abandoned them. And all this because he is dissatisfied with his $32 million.
2008-09-26 08:43:59
297.   Disabled List
BP's current postseason odds:

Dodgers 100.0%
D-backs 0.0%

On August 30, after their 8th straight loss, the Dodgers' odds were at 16.6%.

2008-09-26 08:44:10
298.   LogikReader

The good news is, we won't have to worry about his ERA at Shea Stadium.


2008-09-26 08:44:24
299.   Tripon
Greg Maddux dumped some pasta on Kershaw. Every bit as random as it sounds.

2008-09-26 08:47:24
300.   D4P
I would make a point to avoid Maddux at all times in the locker room/shower, especially after he had a lot to drink.
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2008-09-26 09:01:28
301.   ToyCannon
Penny has a reason to be worried. He followed the Colbert investment guide and had a very diversified portfolio.
As of March 1st, 2008
20% in Lehman Brother Stock(25$)-Priceless
20% in Merril Lynch Stock(50$)-Priceless
20% in AIG Stock(45$)-Priceless
20% in Washington Mutual Stock(11$) - Priceless
20% in the Los Angeles Real Estate Market- 2 Millon$ Home

On Sept 26th
Lehman (.16) - Worthless
Merril Lynch (25$) - he can live off this for the winter
AIG (3.14) -
WMU (.16) - Worthless
Home 1 Millon - Walk away

2008-09-26 09:05:51
302.   Marty
Evidently, I'm a happy JP Morgan/Chase customer today.
2008-09-26 09:08:38
303.   Ken Noe
299 The ceremonial laying on of rotini goes back to Rube Wadell. It's known as the Apastastolic Sucession.
2008-09-26 09:11:12
304.   lerryjee
Going to the game tonight!

The only drawback to clinching yesterday: We don't get to do it at AT&T Park in front of all these Giants fans I have to live among.

2008-09-26 09:20:41
305.   fanerman
Where are pics of Little Bo Peep?
2008-09-26 09:21:07
306.   ToyCannon
From Rotowire:
Penny (shoulder) was nowhere to be found during Thursday's pennant-clinching celebration and appears unlikely to return to the Dodgers in 2009, the LA Times reports. The club can buy out Penny's $9.25 million option for $2 million. We won't entirely blame Alyssa Milano for Penny's downfall this year, but considering past suitors included Carl Pavano and Barry Zito among others, perhaps there is something to the "Alyssa Curse". Seriously though, don't look for Penny back in Dodger Blue next year.

Maybe a concerted effort should be given to keeping Alyssa away from Russel Martin?

2008-09-26 09:23:57
307.   D4P
Maybe a concerted effort should be given to keeping Alyssa away from Russel Martin?

Martin'll need more help than that.

2008-09-26 09:28:19
308.   underdog
304 Me too! "See" you there. I'll be the one shouting "PeeWee Over Sweeney!" in the club section.

Still hoping for a win tonight.

2008-09-26 09:37:41
309.   D4P
"PeeWee Over Sweeney!"

We don't technically mean "Reese", but we'd be OK with that too.

2008-09-26 09:37:57
310.   Bob Timmermann
But Brad Penny was going out with Eliza Dushku.
2008-09-26 09:40:59
311.   goofus
Can I step into the breech and take that bullet for the team? I regret that I have but one...etc, etc...
2008-09-26 09:45:22
312.   Branch Rickey
305 --274
2008-09-26 09:47:18
313.   MollyKnight
I'm late to the party, but YESSSSSSS!!!

Congratulations, everyone! This is so sweet.

2008-09-26 09:54:05
314.   Bluebleeder87
wearing my DT shirt when they clinched = a lot of thumps up & smiles.
2008-09-26 09:55:44
315.   Branch Rickey
During the celebration I heard a couple of people yelling at Matt Kemp "Way to go Bison!". I have to assume that means they were DTers.
2008-09-26 09:56:28
316.   unlazy4sports
306 So Alyssa is kinda like the anti-slumpbuster? Opposite in looks, opposite in results..
2008-09-26 09:56:47
317.   Im So Blue
305 There are some pics at Sons of Steve Garvey. You'll have to scroll down 4+ entries:
2008-09-26 10:04:03
318.   underdog
315 The nickname has actually spread virally, beyond DT at this point. We heard Steve Lyons use it, and it's been mentioned elsewhere. So it could be non-DT folks at this point, and that makes us all very proud.
2008-09-26 10:04:38
319.   fanerman
318 Matt Kemp acknowledges it himself!
2008-09-26 10:05:27
320.   fanerman
317 Cool thanks. LOL at Kim Ng about to douse Colletti.
2008-09-26 10:07:47
321.   Jon Weisman
2008-09-26 10:09:02
322.   underdog
I think AJ Ellis' Carmen Miranda may be the most disturbing of all the rookie get-ups. I dig Kuroda's pimp attire.

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