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Gathering Spots
2008-10-01 11:57
by Jon Weisman

Places you won't have to convince anyone to put the game on:

The three Barney's Beanery restaurants are hosting Dodger viewing parties, with Ken Landreaux appearing in West Hollywood, Bobby Castillo in Pasadena and Rudy Law in Pasadena. Dodger Dogs will be sold for $2 each.

Rush Street on Washington Boulevard in Culver City will also have a baseball-themed day with food and drink specials.

2008-10-01 12:15:36
1.   bhsportsguy
BTW, the reason you will not hear the Dodger radio broadcast in most if not all public areas, that little announcement about blah blah public enjoyment not for commercial broadcast etc., etc. that they read at the beginning of each game. That means that unless you get permission, you can't publically broadcast any radio broadcast.

There is also the issue about the delay which can be annoying.

2008-10-01 12:15:36
2.   Disabled List
"Rush Street" sounds like a Chicago bar.
2008-10-01 12:16:25
3.   Branch Rickey
I have a rant that I will keep to a minimum due to the spirit of the day... But I believe this is the only Major League city where you would have to be notified of where you can watch the home team play a Post Season game! This city stinks when it comes to caring a lick about this team. Imagine such a thing in Boston. You couldn't find a dry cleaners where the game wasn't on!
2008-10-01 12:17:18
4.   Branch Rickey
1 But the same goes for TV broadcasts.
2008-10-01 12:17:20
5.   old dodger fan
Playoff have started!!
2008-10-01 12:18:16
6.   Alex41592
Have the Cubs released their lineup yet?
2008-10-01 12:19:23
7.   Ken Noe
I've been stopped all day by students and colleagues who want to see the Cubs go down. It's a curious reaction to those supposedly lovable North siders.
2008-10-01 12:20:56
8.   Andrew Shimmin
The spirit of the playoffs gets the beer peddlers a day of free pub, but my time shares and eBay shoes get left out. Typical.
2008-10-01 12:21:25
9.   bhsportsguy
4 Direct TV or cable televison have different packages for commercial locations (which is why some try to sneak residential systems in them which is a lot cheaper).

Since you don't have to pay to bring radio into your commercial location, its more of an hassle to regulate.

2008-10-01 12:25:16
10.   cargill06
If the Phillies-Brewers game has a weather delay, will they delay the start of the Dodger game?

I hope so.

2008-10-01 12:27:49
11.   Bob Timmermann
The Brewers and Phillies aren't delayed.
2008-10-01 12:28:09
12.   Eric Stephen
My guess is no,at least not more than a couple of minutes. A rerun of Charmed on TNT might have to get bumped.
2008-10-01 12:29:27
13.   ToyCannon
The Griddle is carrying the first postseason thread in case anyone missed it.
2008-10-01 12:30:29
14.   DaDoughboy
That would be awesome.
2008-10-01 12:33:30
15.   underdog
Jon forgot to mention "Underdog's apartment" as another game-showing location.
2008-10-01 12:34:18
16.   Disabled List
15 Will Rudy Law be there?
2008-10-01 12:34:47
17.   Eric Stephen
Today is the 8th playoff start of Derek Lowe's career. He is 2-2 (team is 4-3) with a 3.62 ERA in those games.

Ryan Dempster has never made a playoff start.

2008-10-01 12:37:59
18.   Eric Stephen
Hopefully the Claim Jumper in Carlsbad will also be a location (I'm 99.7% sure it will be) showing the game as well.
2008-10-01 12:43:25
19.   trainwreck
I love Claim Jumpers. Just so much damn food. I go into a food coma every time I go.
2008-10-01 12:45:38
20.   Andrew Shimmin
I like asking the barkeep to turn on the game. I also like calling him or her, barkeep.
2008-10-01 12:49:06
21.   Eric Stephen
They enjoy that better than "Jeeves" or "Garson".
2008-10-01 12:52:28
22.   Eric Stephen
The last time I watched a Dodger playoff game at a bar and/or grill, two Dodgers got thrown out at home plate on the same play.
2008-10-01 12:54:22
23.   underdog
16 No, he's busy. I did invite Jacks Perconte and Fimple though. They may show up later.
2008-10-01 12:55:09
24.   capdodger
21 Or garçon.
2008-10-01 12:55:23
25.   caseybarker

A couple of months ago, I was in the Red Robin bar in Ventura. There were at least 10 TV's throughout the restaurant. All but one of them was showing the Olympics. The other one had a Minnesota-Baltimore football game.

The Angels and the Dodgers had games at that time.

I know it's Ventura, but come on.

2008-10-01 12:56:23
26.   blue22
Oh sure, LA-based gathering spots are easy.

What about Portland and/or Seattle? Anyone?

2008-10-01 12:57:46
27.   trainwreck
You can drive down to SF and hang at underdog's apartment.
2008-10-01 12:58:21
28.   blue22
22 - Same here. Santa Barbara Brew Pub on State.
2008-10-01 13:02:21
29.   Disabled List
There are no LA Dodgers groups on or Yelp. Somebody ought to rectify this situation.
2008-10-01 13:02:30
30.   trainwreck
I can no longer remember if I liked the beer there or not. I do remember there was one really attractive waitress.
2008-10-01 13:06:00
31.   Harold M Johnson
Rush St. is a Chicago Style bar so beware, maybe Chicagoland natives will be there
2008-10-01 13:06:35
32.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
This brings up a question I've had for a while. Are there no Dodgers bars in NYC? If you've never been, there's a team-specific sports bar here for just about everything; just last night I walked past bars that support the Steelers, the Tigers, and Virginia Tech. Yet, as far as I know, no Dodgers bars.

Is it because the 50-year grudge hasn't healed yet?

2008-10-01 13:11:58
33.   Alex41592
For anybody wondering the wind is blowing in at Wrigley and quite well.
2008-10-01 13:14:04
34.   Tripon
Kevin (Eugene, OR): The Dodgers made a bold move this morning placing James McDonald on their playoff roster with a total of 6IP in the big leagues this year. Can McDonald be another force in the Dodgers bullpen during the playoffs without any true experience? What are his chances at replacing Derek Lowe (should be leave via free agency) in the Dodgers starting rotation plans in 2009?

SportsNation Jim Callis: I don't think he'll be a "force," a la K-Rod in 2002, but McDonald can be a useful middle reliever. If Lowe departs, McDonald will get the opportunity to crack the rotation. He won't replace Lowe's production right away but he could be a No. 3 starter in time.

2008-10-01 13:16:38
35.   LogikReader

I hear you, Branch Rickey, but you can bet every place in LA with two chairs and a bartender will have the Lakers Playoff games when they happen.

It's definitely just a Dodger thing.

2008-10-01 13:17:05
36.   mwhite06
26 I went to school in Portland. If you are looking for a place that will show the game, my favorite place is Tom's Pizza and Sports Bar in North Portland. The owner of the bar (Tom) was briefly in the Dodgers organization after college.
2008-10-01 13:18:55
37.   Jon Weisman
2008-10-01 13:19:24
38.   blue22
36 - Awesome, thanks. I'll be in Portland Saturday and will need a place to watch.
2008-10-01 13:20:00
39.   Branch Rickey
32 I know of two Red Sox Bars in LA but zero Dodger bars. I don't even know of a bar that's likely to have the game on. I'm guessing the Barney's thing was set up by the Dodgers given that there will be Community Relations related ex-players there.
2008-10-01 13:20:20
40.   overkill94
Anybody heading over to the Barney's in Santa Monica to watch the game?

If anyone is, we should make it a very small DT gathering. Look for me, I'll be the one in the Dodgers gear.

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