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Dodger Doggerel
2007-01-03 12:44
by Jon Weisman

The Opening Day 2006 Dodger Starting Lineup
Furcal, SS
Cruz, LF
Drew, RF
Kent, 2B
Saenz, 1B
Mueller, 3B
Alomar, C
Repko, CF
Lowe, P

Boy the way Bill Mueller played
Saenz just made the hit parade
Guys like Cruz, they had it made
Those were the Dodgers

And you knew who you were then
Drews were Drews and Kents were Kents
Mister we could use a man like Jason Repko again

Derek Lowe was in a state
Sandy Alomar pulled his weight
Gee our old Furcal ran great
Those were the Dodgers!

(Actually, there is a legitimate version of the song with Dodgers in the lyrics.)

2007-01-03 14:54:47
1.   50 years a Dodger Fan
Archie Bunker lives!!!
2007-01-03 14:59:00
2.   D4P
"Michael Jackson still was black...
Those were the days!"
2007-01-03 15:00:19
3.   trainwreck
That made me think of In Living Color's version of All in the Family, All Up in the Family.
2007-01-03 15:01:01
4.   trainwreck
D4P seems to be thinking the same way.
2007-01-03 15:02:25
5.   Jon Weisman
2 - It was in my head, too.
2007-01-03 15:06:46
6.   still bevens
I will go to great lengths to be there for Opening Day 2007. For '06 I escaped from my golden prison in Houston, TX where I was locked up for work related reasons for about a day or so. Spent the whole day tailgaiting, braving wet weather and enjoying my pathetic excuse for a moustache that I grew out in honor of Jeff Kent.
2007-01-03 15:22:36
7.   Midwest Blue
April 2 or April 9?
2007-01-03 15:42:01
8.   bigcpa
How about this 2007 fantasy lineup?

Furcal SS
Martin C
J Drew RF
J Kent 2B
Garciaparra 1B
M Bradley CF
Betemit/Laroche 3B
FA/Kemp LF
D Lowe P

2007-01-03 15:51:58
9.   still bevens
7 I reckon it was the 9th. I basically flew out from Houston at night, slept in my own bed for the first time since xmas, went to the game for the 11-10 loss against the Braves (kind of indicative of the season, eh? high scoring yet disappointing in the end) then flew back later that night to go back to my horrible job.

I guess the only good Dodger related thing that happened when I was in Houston was when I got to see Nomar hit the game winning grand slam against Lidge. The other games were pretty awful. Its no fun when you pay money to see Wandy Rodriguez make your home team look bad.

2007-01-03 15:57:44
10.   Vishal
my din tai fung dinner last night was the best dumpling experience of my entire life. i was quite impressed. the dumplings were like little explosions of flavor that disintegrated on your tongue. highly recommended.

i still think it's a strange coincidence that someone mentioned it on DT yesterday, as i had been planning to go last night for about a week.

2007-01-03 16:08:14
11.   bhsportsguy
10 Did you have the red bean dumplings for dessert, sometimes I think it is a little much. Have not been there for a while, I too have memories of going there with a former girlfriend but I would probably still go again.
2007-01-03 16:16:30
12.   Vishal
for dessert we had some red bean steamed buns, and two absolutely marvelous shaved ice concoctions.
2007-01-03 16:29:13
13.   El Lay Dave
The Frick-Eckert-Kuhn version:


And you knew who you were then
Cards were Cards and Reds were Reds
Mister we could use a man like Albert Spalding again

Curtis Flood was in a state
Harry Blackmun threw his weight
Gee the reserve clause was great
Those were the days!

(I hope every free agent this offseason thanked Curt Flood, Marvin Miller, Dave McNally, Andy Messersmith and Peter Seitz as he signed his multi-million dollar guaranteed contract.)

Looking at the original lyrics, it seems only half were actually used in the opening sequence.

2007-01-03 17:10:21
14.   El Lay Dave
171, 173 from the previous topic: As long as we're discussing fantasy fleecing of the flummoxed Bavasi - and just whose rumor is this? - how about Brad Penny and Jean Pedro for Ichiro, Clement and some other highly-touted prospect? There probably needs to be special dispensation from the college of labor cardinals to trade the FA one just signed to a multi-year deal, but that's a trivial obstacle in a wild speculation.
2007-01-03 18:52:07
15.   overkill94
For the music fans out there, another Toaster blog "The Juice" has been having some year-end discussion of best albums and songs.
2007-01-03 19:30:09
16.   thinkingblue
ok, just wondering, what are people's opinions on this site about Sandy Koufax's pitching?

I've heard a lot of people say he's overrated because of the park and era he played in or whatever. But c'mon, he was putting up insane numbers, WHILE HURT. I'm sorry, but I can't possibly think him overrated.

2007-01-03 19:56:20
17.   Bob Timmermann
Popup Stan will come by to tell you everything you need to know about Mr. Koufax.
2007-01-03 19:57:21
18.   Marty
I got to see Koufax twice. He's still the best I've ever seen in person. As the HBO special said, "In the decade of the pitcher, Koufax was the pitcher of the decade".
2007-01-03 20:02:51
19.   Suffering Bruin
16 It's true, Sandy put up insane numbers at home as opposed to pitching on the road. His career home/road splits do not show a dramatic difference ( but of course, Koufax was not Koufax for his entire career. From what I recall from reading some of the Bill James stuff, Koufax at Dodger Stadium was basically an unhittable pitcher in the 1960's. On the road, he was very good to great.

My own opinion of people who think Sandy Koufax is overrated is that they're akin to the people who complain that Marilyn Monroe couldn't sing so how could she possibly be considered talented? Or Duke Ellington couldn't read all of his music so how could he be considered a composer?

Sandy Koufax, when given three or fewer runs to work with, won 80% of the time, IIRC (source: Bill James Historical Abstract, 1986). Even in the 60's when runs were scarce, that's someone you want on the mound.

2007-01-03 20:18:25
20.   Icaros

In a battle between Stan's love for Koufax and his reverence for Vin Scully, which do you think would win?

2007-01-03 20:22:55
21.   Andrew Shimmin
Koufax, by four.

2007-01-03 20:34:46
22.   Icaros

Small sample size.

2007-01-03 20:59:10
23.   Xeifrank

I voted for DT in the Sports Blog of the Year category. I figure if enough of us vote, perhaps we can bring the award home where it belongs. vr, Xei

2007-01-03 21:01:24
24.   Greg Brock
21 All the proof you'll ever need.

2007-01-04 06:03:09
25.   Midwest Blue

I will go to great lengths to be there for Opening Day 2007.

I was actually asking if you were planning to attend the MLB opener on the road on April 2 or the home opener April 9. I am planning to attend 4/2 in Milwaukee.

2007-01-04 08:09:57
26.   Sushirabbit
Just thought I'd post that my wife had a baby boy New Years Eve, he and mom are fine.

I'm sure I missed alot, but I'm almost always late to the party anyway.

2007-01-04 08:15:05
27.   Jon Weisman
26 - Congrats!!!

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