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Dodger Thoughts Slogan Ballot
2005-05-19 11:50
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Here it is - your Dodger Thoughts Slogan Ballot, which includes your suggestions and those that I have taken offline.

Ballot Revised at 1:20 p.m.: Three new slogans added. Those who have voted before 1:20 p.m. may revise if they like. If you do, please write REVISED BALLOT in your new vote.

Please vote for up to three slogans in the comments below. You may choose fewer than three slogans if you like. Please rank your choices: Your first choice will get 5 points, your second choice 3 points and your third choice 1 point. If you do not rank your choices, point totals will be split evenly.

If you wish to vote privately, feel free to e-mail me.

And again, thanks!

_____A Dodger blog with mustard or A Dodger blog with relish
_____Baseball is 99% mental, the other half is ...
_____Bleeding blogger blue
_____Blogging for the cycle
_____Caution: Deconstruction Site
_____Calm, cool and commented
_____Come for the game, stay for the comments
_____Come to think of it
_____Conventional wisdom debunked daily
_____Dodgers from the outside in
_____Great minds think unalike
_____Have you procrastinated today?
_____Heart and Soul and Numbers and Words
_____Keeping grown fans off the streets
_____Obscure but memorable
_____Passionately levelheaded
_____Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
_____Thera-Blue
_____"Think like a Weisman but communicate in the language of the people." - William Yeats
_____Thinking the Blues
_____Thinking outside the boxscore
_____Where the game is never over

Comments (147)
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2005-05-19 12:03:46
1.   JT Dutch
- Passionately levelheaded

- Dodgers from the outside in

- Calm, cool, and commented

2005-05-19 12:07:32
2.   Sam DC
1. Caution: Deconstruction Site
2. Come to think of it
3. Where the game is never over
2005-05-19 12:12:45
3.   Xeifrank
1. Bleeding blogger blue
2. Where the game is never over
3. A Dodger blog with mustard
2005-05-19 12:20:23
4.   Landonkk
1. Passionately Levelheaded
2. Bleeding Blogger Blue
3. Come to think of it
2005-05-19 12:21:47
5.   JSN
1. Where the game is never over
2. Come for the game, stay for the comments.
3. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
2005-05-19 12:21:54
6.   everett
___1__A Dodger blog with mustard

(no votes for others...that's how much i like this one...)

2005-05-19 12:22:46
7.   dzzrtRatt
1. Where the game is never over

2. Bleeding blogger blue

3. Heart and Soul and Numbers and Words

2005-05-19 12:25:23
8.   Howard Fox
1. Where the game is never over

that's it

2005-05-19 12:29:47
9.   Brent T
5 pt: Bleeding Blogger Blue
3 pt: Passionately levelheaded
1 pt: Conventional wisdom debunked daily

I can't help but feel that they'll all good, but that none are great.

I didn't get to suggest any before, so:
Blue Fan Group
Dodge work and log on
This is LA blogging

These are clearly not great either....

2005-05-19 12:35:13
10.   kngoworld
1: Passionately Levelheaded

and the new additions of:

2: This is LA blogging

3: Los Angeles Dodger Blogging of Cyberspace

2005-05-19 12:38:10
11.   everett
write in ballots? Hertzberg? Hahn? sounds like we might need a runoff :).
2005-05-19 12:39:35
12.   Marty
1. Where the game is never over
2. Conventional wisdom debunked daily
3. Calm, cool and commented
2005-05-19 12:39:47
13.   Chris H
1. Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2. Caution: Deconstruction Site
3. "Think like a Weisman but communicate in the language of the people." - William Yeats
2005-05-19 12:58:01
14.   DepoBall
1. Bleeding Blogger Blue

2. Caution: Deconstruction Site

3. Passionately levelheaded

2005-05-19 13:01:53
15.   gvette
1)Bleeding blogger blue
2)Thinking the Blues
3)Where the Game is Never Over

Suggestion: Blogging Blue Heaven

2005-05-19 13:03:56
16.   bigcpa
1) Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
2) Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2005-05-19 13:04:59
17.   Cliff Corcoran
Jon, I know I'm not a regular, but as a fellow Toaster I was intrigued and thought I'd add my two cents:

1. Where the game is never over
2. Bleeding blogger blue
3. A Dodger blog with mustard

Too bad #1 isn't Dodger-centric, it makes me want to steal it.

2005-05-19 13:10:14
18.   Jon Weisman
Thanks for voting, Cliff (and everyone so far). I think "where the game is never over" is intended to be slightly Dodger-centric on one level, a play on Game Over/Eric Gagne. Perhaps its creator can testify. Anyway, we'll see what happens ...
2005-05-19 13:10:16
19.   mikethinksblue
__1___A Dodger blog with mustard
__2___Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
__3___Where the game is never over
2005-05-19 13:14:30
20.   Kevin Maxwell
went to ballot before I could post
my submissions.

VOTE:
1. thinking outside the boxscore (bigcpa's write in)

2. where the game is never over

3. calm, cool, commented

MY late offerings:

4. Where the game is never over until the last post.
5. Where BLUE thoughts collect and multiply
6. Keeping grown fans off the streets
7. L.A. Blogers (typed font like Dodgers logo - also maybe useful in a logo idea)

Some Yogi-isms modified for DT

-Baseball is 99% mental, the other half is DT
--yogi's quote "DT" subst. for "physical"
6. 99% of this "blog" is half mental
-- yogi again "blog" sb for "game"

2005-05-19 13:16:44
21.   Eric Enders
1. Where the game is never over
2. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
2005-05-19 13:17:47
22.   scareduck
1. Blogging for the cycle
2. Bleeding blogger Blue
3. Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2005-05-19 13:21:38
23.   Jon Weisman
I kind of like Kevin's #6 and his first Yogi. I'll add those and Big CPA's "thinking outside the boxscore" to the ballot. Those who have voted already may revise if they like. If you do, please write REVISED BALLOT in your new vote.
2005-05-19 13:22:16
24.   Kevin Maxwell
Did I hear - runoff? Not possible. We don't have any Chads to dangle.
2005-05-19 13:23:04
25.   Benaiah
1 Bleeding Blogger Blue
2 A Dodger Blog with Mustard
3 "Think like a Weisman but communicate in the language of the people." - William Yeats (its wordy but it is a nice pun)
2005-05-19 13:31:01
26.   Owen
1. Caution: Deconstruction Site
2. Come to Think of It
3. Where the Game is Never Over
2005-05-19 13:32:33
27.   mcrawford
unranked:

Bleeding Blogger Blue
Conventional Wisdom Debunked Daily
Caution: Deconstruction Site

2005-05-19 13:33:30
28.   Dave
The list is "okay" but not awesome. I think you should keep the nominations open for a few days. The ideas will get better as these guys have time to think about (and sleep on) it. Is there a reason to hurry?

That said, my votes for what's out there:
1. where the game is never over
2. a Dodger blog with mustard
3. talking Dodgers, wherever you may be

2005-05-19 13:37:54
29.   Eric Enders
"The list is "okay" but not awesome."
------

I would agree with this. There are several suggestions that make me say "Hey, that's not bad," but not a single one that I am blown away by.

Maybe we expect too much of ourselves...

2005-05-19 13:39:03
30.   Eric Enders
runoff? Not possible. We don't have any Chads to dangle.
------

Well, there's the Chad we dangled in front of AZ when we were trying to acquire Randy Johnson last July...

2005-05-19 13:40:59
31.   Kevin Maxwell
As I DT-post I must look pretty happy here at work. I just received the nod of confidence from my boss. He is absolutely certain that I am coming up with new and fascinating ways to make him more money.
2005-05-19 13:41:17
32.   JJoeScott
Of the choices, I only really like "A Dodger blog with mustard."
2005-05-19 13:41:42
33.   Jon Weisman
How about?

Dodger Thoughts: Okay but not awesome

I'll keep an open mind about extending the deadline. People can continue making suggestions.

Reasons not to extend the deadline: 1) I'm eager and impatient, 2) this isn't life or death, 3) there's always T-shirt #2

2005-05-19 13:42:25
34.   heato
1. Passionately Levelheaded

2. Conventional Wisdom Debunked Daily

3. Thinking Outside the Boxscore

2005-05-19 13:46:33
35.   Kevin Maxwell
yes pun intended

dangling kreuters was also a possilbe play

2005-05-19 13:57:49
36.   GoBears
Forgive me, but howzabout a small (punnier, if not as spicy) variation on a popular one:

A Dodger Blog with Relish

Otherwise, I like

Thinking Outside the Boxscore

2005-05-19 13:58:41
37.   Fearing Blue
Here's a slight different take on one of the proposed ones:

Dodger Thoughts: The Thinking Man's Blues

2005-05-19 14:01:57
38.   Rainman
Gotta go with:
1) Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2) Bleeding blogger blue
3) Passionately levelheaded
2005-05-19 14:03:51
39.   Icaros
Even points for:

A Dodger blog with mustard

Bleeding blogger blue

Caution: Deconstruction Site

2005-05-19 14:05:50
40.   Jon Weisman
36 - If relish were on the list, how would you rank your choices. What's your ballot?
2005-05-19 14:06:03
41.   bigcpa
*REVISED*
1) Thinking Outside the Boxscore
2) Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
2005-05-19 14:06:16
42.   Fearing Blue
1. Where the game is never over
2. Thinking outside the boxscore
3. Thinking the blues
2005-05-19 14:06:51
43.   Bob Timmermann
1. Passionately levelheaded
2. Come for the game, stay for the comments
3. Obscure, yet memorable
2005-05-19 14:11:04
44.   tomb
1. where the game is never over
2. bleeding blogger blue
3. conventional wisdom debunked daily
2005-05-19 14:33:13
45.   Colorado Blue
1. conventional wisdom debunked daily
2. conventional wisdom debunked daily
3. conventional wisdom debunked daily

:)

Hope you're not using a Perl script or something of a software nature to count these!

2005-05-19 14:40:58
46.   brendan glynn
1)Thinking outside the boxscore
2) Where the game is never over
3) Come to think of it
2005-05-19 14:45:03
47.   Kevin Maxwell
REVISED

Dodger Thoughts:

- Thinking outside the Boxscore
- Keeping grown fans off the streets
- Where Dodger Fan's collect, comment and multiply (online)

- GAME never OVER
- The Dodger Fan's online "Bull" Pen
- Baseball is 99% mental; the other half is Dodger Thoughts – yogi spin-off
- When you want to know exactly where your hands have been.
- intelligent fan life discovered
- The game's never over until the final thOUghT.

2005-05-19 14:45:15
48.   brendan glynn
31. Kevin Maxwell
As I DT-post I must look pretty happy here at work. I just received the nod of confidence from my boss. He is absolutely certain that I am coming up with new and fascinating ways to make him more money.

I nominate this for Post of the Day.(Post of the Day award should be next after the t-shirt business)

2005-05-19 14:46:30
49.   Linkmeister
#1 Come for the game, stay for the comments
#2 A Dodger blog with mustard or A Dodger blog with relish
#3 Bleeding blogger blue
2005-05-19 14:49:35
50.   Jon Weisman
45 - scoring being done by hand. Do not attempt to duplicate, as I am also getting ballots by e-mail.
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2005-05-19 14:51:24
51.   Berkeley Doug
#1 Where the game is never over
#2 Come for the game, stay for the comments
#3 Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be

Even though, I also like this suggestion from earlier: Where the game is never over until the last post.

2005-05-19 14:51:29
52.   the OZ
Non-ordinal preferences:

- Dodger Blog w Relish
- Game Never Over
- Outside the Boxscore

Has the ballot-counting method been disclosed? Are we going with a first-past-the-post, Condorcet method, Instant Runoff, or what?

[PoliSci habits die hard...it's not often I get to use this stuff]

2005-05-19 14:57:13
53.   Dave
Okay, this is weak, but I think it should be something like this. (Like what I think matters.) Maybe someone can put my idea on steroids for us. (We're not competing, is it okay for our ideas to be on steroids?)

Jon's Weismen
bloggin' Blue

(or ignore it, just an idea)

2005-05-19 15:00:14
54.   Blue in SF
1. Passionately levelheaded
3. Bleeding blogger blue
2005-05-19 15:02:04
55.   Kevin Maxwell
"the game's not over till the last ThOUghT."
"the game's not over till the last post."
-GAMEs thought OVER
-For Fans with way too much time on their hands
2005-05-19 15:02:39
56.   Jon Weisman
54 - Did you just cast votes for first and third place?
2005-05-19 15:03:38
57.   Smirk
Thinking outside the boxscore
Bleeding Blogger Blue
Talking dodgers, wherever you may be

Also some new ideas...

DT: If you have a computer...throw it to the sky
DT: Never a No Hitter

And a spin on Weisman's earlier idea...

DT: Often Times Awesome

2005-05-19 15:07:54
58.   Spageticus
This is such a great idea. Wish I'd participated.

1. Thinking Outside the boxscore
2. Bleeding blogger Blue
3. Come to think of it

2005-05-19 15:27:20
59.   rubdawg
Here's my vote GO BIG

1. Thinking Outside the boxscore
2. Have you procrastinated today?
3. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be

2005-05-19 15:28:41
60.   Langhorne
1. Where the game is never over

Re:#18 Yes Jon, I was thinking of Gagne when that came to me. I considered the alternate "Where the ghame is never over" but I think Yhency is done as the closer for now.

2. Thinking outside the boxscore
3. Blogging for the cycle

2005-05-19 15:31:28
61.   Suffering Bruin
1. Where the game is never over

2. Passionately levelheaded

3. Come for the game, stay for the comments

2005-05-19 15:35:12
62.   Suffering Bruin
REVISION?? or did I miss the deadline?

1. Where the game is never over

2. A Dodger blog with mustard

3. Passionately levelheaded

2005-05-19 15:37:56
63.   Voxter
1. A Dodger blog with mustard

2. Blogging for the cycle

3. Passionately levelheaded

I like the mustard one rather than the relish one, but it has an edge, you know . . .

2005-05-19 16:00:48
64.   Blaine
1. Bleeding Blogger Blue
2. Where the game is never over.
3. Come for the game, stay for the comments.
2005-05-19 16:02:30
65.   Marty
'Resistance is futile' may have worked too...
2005-05-19 16:05:28
66.   Eric Enders
"If you have a computer...throw it to the sky"

I think this is my favorite so far. I am very much in favor of the shirt being a Vinny reference, thus my vote for "wherever you may be."

2005-05-19 16:08:26
67.   db1022
1.Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2.A Dodger blog with relish
3.Passionately levelheaded
2005-05-19 16:09:05
68.   Bob Timmermann
What was the exact phrasing that Vin used for Finley's slam in Game 161?
2005-05-19 16:09:55
69.   db1022
My fave comment from Vinny: "In the year of the improbable, the impossible has happened!"

However I'm not creative enough to do anything with it.

2005-05-19 16:14:08
70.   bigcpa
I believe that goes... "In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened."

The Finley slam was something along the lines of "whereever it comes down the Dodgers win, and it's a GRAND SLAM."

2005-05-19 16:15:10
71.   Strike4
5 - Bleeding blogger blue
3 - Thinking outside the boxscore
2005-05-19 16:17:20
72.   Jonny6
1. Bleeding blogger Blue
2. A Dodger blog with relish
3. blogging for the cycle

My own belated offering along the procrastination/lack of work theme:
Dodger Thoughts - where workplace productivity goes to die

2005-05-19 16:17:29
73.   Eric Enders
If you wanted something from the Gibson call you could do: "Dodger Thoughts: All year long, it answers the demands."
2005-05-19 16:19:11
74.   Jon Weisman
"In a year that has been so improbable, Dodger Thoughts has happened"? I don't know...

I don't know if "If you have a computer...throw it to the sky" works. Love the idea, but it seems clunky to me. (I think I keep waiting for the computer to fall back down and crash on my head.) On the other hand, it obviously has great design potential.

2005-05-19 16:21:06
75.   db1022
#70 - nice catch. Out of practice, since everytime that homer is replayed on non-Dodger entities, they seem to always use Jack Buck's call.
2005-05-19 16:25:00
76.   db1022
Adding to that Vin call on Gibson's homer. Is that a beautifully crafted line or what? Obviously completely spur of the moment too.

I read that Al Michaels had thought of the "Miracle" line the night before the '80 game against the Russians. Kind of took the luster off that one, and makes Vin's line that much more genius.

2005-05-19 16:30:19
77.   bigcpa
I have, in my humble possession, a tape of Don Drysdale's call of the Gibson HR on 790AM. Knowing how monotone his play-by-play was, his call will absolutely floor you. "There's a fly ball to right field... WAY BACK... THIS BALL... IS GOOOOOONE!!!"

Can anyone get a wav file from a cassette?

2005-05-19 16:35:45
78.   Jon Weisman
They used to play that Drysdale call among the clips before every Dodger game on the radio, until fairly recently I think.
2005-05-19 16:36:05
79.   Bob Timmermann
Drysdale's voice goes up two octaves on that call. It's freaky.
2005-05-19 16:44:21
80.   Johnson
1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Conventional wisdom debunked daily
3. Keeping grown fans off the street
2005-05-19 16:44:29
81.   Jon Weisman
Voting Update
Five hours in ... with e-mail votes included ... we have a tie for first place and a tie for fourth place. Six slogans have what I would call strong backing.

Polls will be open throughout the night and into Friday ...

2005-05-19 16:45:13
82.   Linkmeister
bigcpa, I've looked into that a little, and all options are fairly expensive. I tossed about 40 reel-to-reel tapes because I couldn't see an easy way to transfer them. I still have about 350 vinyl albums I'd like to convert, though.

That said, here's one site which tells how.
http://www.blazeaudio.com/howto/lp-overview.html

2005-05-19 16:45:47
83.   franklin
1. where the game is never over
2. a dodger blog with mustard
3. passionately levelheaded
2005-05-19 16:45:54
84.   Eric Enders
I think the Ohio voters are going to screw everything up again. Wait, do we have any Ohio voters?
2005-05-19 16:47:12
85.   franklin
no but the Florida contigent is preparing their lawyers.
2005-05-19 16:47:50
86.   franklin
I found the missing "n"
2005-05-19 16:55:04
87.   Bob Timmermann
It likely belongs to me.
2005-05-19 16:55:08
88.   Doug N
1. A Dodger blog with mustard
2. Bleeding blogger blue
3. Keeping grown fans off the streets

Also, way off topic, interesting article about Beane, Moneyball, etc: http://tinyurl.com/a6w7h

2005-05-19 16:57:20
89.   alex 7
_5__Where the game is never over
_3__Keeping grown fans off the streets
_1__Come for the game, stay for the comments
2005-05-19 17:00:34
90.   Icaros
You have enough "n"s, Bob. Save some for the rest of us.
2005-05-19 17:01:51
91.   yofan
1. (5pt) Blogging for the cycle
2. (3pt) Conventional wisdom debunked daily
3. (1pt) Passionately levelheaded
2005-05-19 17:32:28
92.   Rick
Keeping grown fans off the streets
A Dodger blog with relish
Bleeding blogger blue
2005-05-19 17:47:38
93.   tjshere
Do those of us who primarily lurk count? I swear I'm a dedicated fan of the blog, I just don't get an opportunity to comment much. Honest!

1 - Bleeding blogger blue

2 - A Dodger blog with mustard (and relish?)

3 - Calm, cool and commented

2005-05-19 17:47:41
94.   bobduck
1 Have you procrastinated today?
2 Blogging for the cycle
3 Keeping grown fans off the streets
2005-05-19 17:56:14
95.   Roee
1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Come for the game, stay for the comments
3. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
2005-05-19 18:15:19
96.   JSN
A favorite Scully quote of mine goes something like "And if he didn't get that out he'd be up to his waist in crocodiles..." I don't think it's totally correct but you get the idea.
2005-05-19 18:34:23
97.   scareduck
77: my wife has an elaborate studio with all kinds of audio cleanup software. Contact me at rlm@scareduck.com if you wish to avail yourself.
2005-05-19 18:42:28
98.   MrTim
5 pts. Debunking conventional wisdom...
3 pts. the Yeats quote
1 pt. passionately levelheaded

I'm really just a lurker, but I love the site regardless, hope you don't mind my votes.

Also, I'd tried to think of something clever, but I really couldn't. The only thing I could think of was "The Ron Coomer of Baseball Blogs." But I mean it in a good way!

2005-05-19 19:31:37
99.   LAT
I guess there is no dispute about whether we are a red site or a blue site. Jon, notice how I co-opted the site with that reference to "we."

My vote:

1. Where the game is never over. (even though he's done as the closer I would use "ghame". Hey, it got the site ink in the Times.)

2. Write In: from Smirk: "0 Runs, 300 Hits, 0 Errors" (although I would raise the hits to 500 or 600.

2005-05-19 19:32:30
100.   GoBears
re 52: Oz,

Clearly, it's a modified Borda count (points system).

Sorry to hear all that poli sci is still infecting your brain. Probably my fault, or the fault of "friends of mine" (cue the Sopranos theme....)

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2005-05-19 19:34:14
101.   Brian Y
#1 Game Never Over
#2 Bleeding Blogger Blue
#3 Thinking Outside the Boxscore

And some new ones maybe?
- Where the Real Fans go after the game!
- Not for the casual fan
- You gotta bleed it!

2005-05-19 19:39:54
102.   LAT
My favorite Vin is:

"Duces wild. Two on. Two out. Two Strikes. Two Balls."

My least favorite baseball call of all time is Chris Berman with his ridiculous "Back, Back, Back, Back, Back, Back." Could he be less original and more annoying? Someone needs to tell him that fat and loud doesn't make you good.

2005-05-19 19:47:27
103.   Im So Blue
What was the exact phrasing that Vin used for Finley's slam in Game 161?

Franklin set, Wayne ready and deals.
Swung on, a high fly ball to deep right field.
Wherever it goes, the Dodgers have won!
And it's a grand slam home run!
...
What a finish! as Steve Finley hits it into the seats in right field,
and the Dodgers come up and roll a 7 in the bottom of the 9th inning & beat the Giants, 7 to 3.
...
And in all the storied history and glory, frustrations and heartbreak
that both of these teams have inflicted upon the other, this one had to be a killer.

(Source: Dodger Dugout broadcast, 10/3/04)

2005-05-19 19:50:34
104.   Bob Timmermann
Thank you!

I was actually listening to that game instead of watching since I was at a UCLA football game.

Probably the greatest single day in Southern California baseball when you realize that both the Dodgers and Angels clinched their divisions by beating their rivals from the Bay Area in come from behind fashion, although the Dodgers win was a lot more dramatic.

I even remember watching some of the football game. UCLA beat San Diego State.

2005-05-19 20:00:46
105.   Eric Enders
I was at a Springsteen concert when Finley hit the slam.

It wasn't televised in this part of the country anyway.

2005-05-19 20:39:53
106.   Sushirabbit
1_A Dodger blog with relish
2_Thinking outside the boxscore
3_Passionately levelheaded

and
4_Great minds think unalike
5_Where the game is never over

... 'cause I like those,too.

2005-05-19 20:57:29
107.   Bob Timmermann
Eric,
Why would anyone in New York care about an exciting pennant race coming down to the end of the season?

After all you could be watching, something else. Don't tell me they made you watch a Mets game.

2005-05-19 21:01:22
108.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
A Dodger blog with relish
Thinking outside the boxscore
2005-05-19 21:01:49
109.   Ryan Jerz
1. Convention wisdom debunked daily
2. Passionately levelheaded
3. Keeping grown fans off the streets
2005-05-19 21:04:48
110.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
"no but the Florida contigent is preparing their lawyers. "
You rang?
Actually, I'll be moving to Tempe/Meas, Az in a few weeks. Finally, back in the NL West...
2005-05-19 21:06:00
111.   Dennis Cozzalio
1) Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2) Have you procrastinated today?
3) A Dodger blog with mustard
2005-05-19 21:06:53
112.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Meas=Mesa.
And because it's past midnight EDT, I'm going to bed.
2005-05-19 21:09:05
113.   The Saul
1st Thinking outside the boxscore
2nd Come for the game, stay for the comments
3rd Passionately levelheaded

Man, that was hard.

2005-05-19 21:13:39
114.   Robert Tagorda
1. Come for the game, stay for the comments
2. Passionately levelheaded
3. Thinking outside the boxscore
2005-05-19 21:30:38
115.   walbers
wow, so many great slogans. Jon, can you put Dodgers on a t-shirt without clearance from the club? there may be licensing issues...you know McCourt will need his share to pay for Depo's mid season trades! LOL

1. Dodger blog with mustard (because i prefer mustard but i like relish too)
2. Keeping grown fans off the street
3. "Think like a Weisman..." because cool shirts have quotes, you get the props, we get the inside joke

I'll bet you could easily get away with a couple different versions and not have to worry about an inventory overstock.

how about bumper stickers too?

rgds, will

2005-05-19 21:39:22
116.   walking g
1 Come for the game, stay for the comments
2 Thinking outside the boxscore
3 Calm, cool and commented
2005-05-19 21:43:30
117.   Xeifrank
Enjoyed the phone interview with Tommy Lasorda on 710AM on the drive home today. They were giving Lasorda a hard time about the Anaheim vs Los Angeles name change for the Angels. Then Lasorda said something great. (Paraphrasing now) He said that the name Dodgers was synonymous with baseball. He said if someone told you they were a Padre, you'd think they were a priest. If someone told you they were a twin, you'd ask them where their brother was. If someone told you they were an Angel, you'd tell them all the Angels are in heaven, and they're all Dodgers.

He shut the smart ass radio host up right away. Not easy to match wits with Tommy!

vr

Xei

2005-05-19 22:47:38
118.   Jeromy
1) Thinking outside the boxscore
2) Come for the game, stay for the comments.
3) Passionately levelheaded
2005-05-19 23:16:56
119.   Im So Blue
1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Bleeding blogger blue
3. A Dodger blog with relish
2005-05-20 00:09:01
120.   Louis in SF
Realize nominations are probably over, but I have 1 new one and votes on two others.

1.) Conventional Wisdom, Unconventional Thoughts

2.) Where the Game is Never Over

3.) Passionately Levelheaded

2005-05-20 00:29:35
121.   Another Tom
Penny & Lowe and Pray for Snow

We Still Owe Dreifort How Much?

Fred Claire's Revenge

2005-05-20 04:28:58
122.   franklin
Im So Blue--Thanks for Vin's call. Minor correction for the folks at Dodger Dugout broadcast...game was 10/2/04.
2005-05-20 05:19:17
123.   jtshoe
1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Where the game is never over
3. Come for the game, stay for the comments
2005-05-20 06:13:22
124.   CT Bum
1. Thinking Outside The Boxscore
2. Talking Dodgers, Wherever You May Be
3. Where The Game Is Never Over
2005-05-20 07:28:37
125.   Sam DC
87 -- ha ha, pretty good.
103 -- thank you thank you for tracking that down. I listened on the radio to that one with my wife and son on a beautiful early fall afternoon, sitting around our kitchen wih the back door wide open, hot dogs grilling outside, ice cold Rolling Rock (went to college in PA, can't help it), and it all ended with the three of us jumping up and down and singing the National Anthem (3 year olds are funny that way). smile.
2005-05-20 07:30:13
126.   Sam DC
OT -- from Catfish Stew: "Billy Beane was on KNBR radio this afternoon. He's not going to attend the A's-Giants series; instead he'll be at Stanford with Paul DePodesta, scouting the Cardinal as they host Arizona."
2005-05-20 07:53:45
127.   Mark
Please, Jon. Please. Please. Whatever you do, please do not allow the word "blog" to be in your slogan. Or on a t-shirt. Or anything. That will immediately doom whatever design you come up with.
2005-05-20 08:00:49
128.   Im So Blue
Im So Blue--Thanks for Vin's call. Minor correction for the folks at Dodger Dugout broadcast...game was 10/2/04.

I know the game was on 10/2, but the KCOP-TV Dodger Dugout broadcast was the 10/3 pregame show (the day after). In that program, they replayed bits from the previous day, using Vin's radio call. I had DVRed the program and replayed it.

Someone with MLB Gameday Audio could listen to the actual radio call to see if I missed anything.

2005-05-20 08:42:50
129.   MackJohnny
1: Caution: Deconstruction Site
2: Caution: Deconstruction Site
3: Caution: Deconstruction Site

No, that is not a mistake. I simply believe the above slogan to be far and away the best of the bunch offered. It's 3 for 3: brilliant, true and timeless.

2005-05-20 09:05:28
130.   Vishal
wow, leave for a day and miss all the action, it seems.

1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be.
3. Passionately levelheaded.

2005-05-20 09:21:36
131.   The Anc
1. Thinking outside the boxscore
2. Passionately Levelheaded
3. Caution: Deconstruction Site
2005-05-20 09:58:54
132.   Daniel
1. Thinking outside the boxscore.
2. Where the game is never over.
3. Passionately levelheaded.
2005-05-20 10:06:44
133.   PeterB
1) Passionately levelheaded
2) Caution: Deconstruction Site
3) Thinking outside the boxscore

Narrowly missing the cut:
Why Dodger fans show up in the 4th
All Dodgers. No Beachballs
liked "The Thinking Man's Blues", too

2005-05-20 10:13:00
134.   misterjohnny
1) Bleeding Blogger Blue
2) Keeping Grown Fans off the streets
3) Thinking outside the boxscore
2005-05-20 10:16:56
135.   HomelessDave
1) Dodgers from the outside in
2) Where the game is never over
3) Keeping grown fans off the streets
2005-05-20 10:16:59
136.   Jon Weisman
Voting Update
Close to 100 votes have been cast. The top two choices are within one first-place vote of each other. Top four choices are within four votes.

Voting momentum hasn't really died down. Once it does, I'll set a deadline clock.

2005-05-20 10:38:21
137.   Eric L
1. Passionately levelheaded
2. Talking Dodgers, wherever you may be
3. Where the game is never over
2005-05-20 10:55:10
138.   Midwest Blue
1. Conventional Wisdom Debunked Daily
2. Thinking Outside the Boxscore
3. Passionately Levelheaded

And in honor of all of the @$*&% moves of our brilliant manager, how about "Thinking Blue, Seeing Red"?

2005-05-20 11:31:39
139.   dzzrtRatt
Jon, my vote is REVISED due to the addition of 'thinking outside the boxscore' to the ballot.

1. Where the game is never over
Because this is the reality of the DT experience.

2. Thinking outside the boxscore
A brilliant twist on one of the most annoying Dilbertisms of our times.

3. Bleeding blogger blue
I disagree with whoever said above that the word 'blog' didn't belong on the shirt. That word, for better or for worse, is here to stay, and it fits perfectly into the old Lasorda phrase.

2005-05-20 12:22:06
140.   Jon Weisman
Voting Deadline

Voting will be closed at 5 p.m.

2005-05-20 12:52:42
141.   DodgerBlueBruce
1. Bleeding Blogger Blue
2. Talking Dodgers, Wherever You May Be
2005-05-20 13:03:10
142.   wkk
1. Bleeding blogger blue
2. Calm, cool and commented
3. Conventional wisdom debunked daily
2005-05-20 15:43:41
143.   joekings
#1 Bleeding Blogger Blue
#2 Conventional wisdom debunked daily
#3 Thinking Outside the Boxscore
2005-05-20 16:10:08
144.   willhite
As they say in radio-land "Long Time, First Time." Couldn't pass up the chance to vote:

1) Thinking Outside The Boxscore
2) Come for the Game, Stay for the Comments
3) Passionately Levelheaded

2005-05-20 17:02:13
145.   Jon Weisman
*Voting Is Closed*

Results to be announced before the end of tonight's game. Thanks for participating!

2005-05-20 19:34:38
146.   Mick
1. Where the game is never over.
2. Passionately levelheaded.
3. Thinking outside the boxscore.
2005-05-20 20:23:40
147.   Bryan T
Calm, cool and commented

"Think like a Weisman but communicate in the language of the people." - William Yeats

Where the game is never over

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