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Loney's Magic 8-Ball
2007-03-01 17:56
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Baseball America asks what James Loney's future looks like: John Olerud or Travis Lee?

I will be ... optimistic!

The question comes out of the publication's 2007 Top 100 Prospects List, which places Dodgers Andy La Roche at 19, Clayton Kershaw at 24, Scott Elbert at 31 and Loney at 44.

The Rockies led all of baseball with eight players on the list. Arizona has six. Of course, the Dodgers get hurt because of how many players graduated from prospect status last year, such as Jonathan Broxton, Matt Kemp, Russell Martin and Chad Billingsley.

Comments (183)
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2007-03-01 18:00:56
1.   Bob Timmermann
Ask again later
2007-03-01 18:04:44
2.   trainwreck
The blurb about La Roche is about as pointless as you can get.
2007-03-01 18:06:53
3.   Steve
I will go out on a limb and predict that Loney will be better than Travis Lee. And flatworms.
2007-03-01 18:08:49
4.   Bob Timmermann
Concentrate and ask again
2007-03-01 18:16:12
5.   bhsportsguy
Again for those of wondering about why Kemp, among others, isn't listed, here is Baseball America's limits on MLB ABs or IP to be considered a prospect:

All players who haven't exceeded the major league rookie standards of 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched (without regard to service time) are eligible.

Matt Kemp had 150 ABs last year for the Dodgers, Chad Billingsley pitched 90 IP while in LA.

2007-03-01 18:18:20
6.   Sam DC
No Pac 10 hoops in CT.

Rob Schneider is in some film appearing as a devotee licking a pretty woman's prosthetic leg.

And North Carolina basketball.

And St. Louis Blues hockey, which is the likely winner.

2007-03-01 18:21:53
7.   Steve
D4P is taping that Rob Schneider movie and you spoiled the ending. Shame.
2007-03-01 18:23:55
8.   LAT
"Hello, my name is Jon Weisman and I am an American Idololic."

This is proof of the devastating addictive power Idol. If you watch it just once you will become so hooked you will sell your worldly possessions to pirate Direct TV signals so you can get the East Coast feed three hours earlier.

If it can seduce someone as intellectual and discriminating as Mr. Weisman what chance do the rest of have. Don't do it Sam. One viewing and you will find yourself turned out on a street corner begging for money to buy Clay Akin downloads.

2007-03-01 18:25:45
9.   D4P
Rob Schneider peaked as "Richard" the "Makin' copies" guy
2007-03-01 18:26:26
10.   Sam DC
It took me a long time of going "what is that guy's name" to remember it for posting purposes.
2007-03-01 18:27:43
11.   Bob Timmermann
8
AI never hooked me. It must be the magic amulet I bought.

The Rob Schneider film is "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo."

2007-03-01 18:30:37
12.   Steve
D4P just got done watching "E! True Hollywood Story: Rob Schneider."
2007-03-01 18:31:48
13.   Sam DC
imdb prompts me to ask how you know it's not "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo"?
2007-03-01 18:32:00
14.   D4P
I don't think I've seen a single Schneider, Sandler, or that other guy (can't think of his name, but he was in that Ricky Bobby movie or whatever it was called) film
2007-03-01 18:33:23
15.   Greg Brock
I loved the Richmeister, AKA "Makin' Copies" guy.

Also, did you ever wonder what happened to the creepy twins from "The Shining?" Of course you did (complete with picture!).

http://horror.about.com/od/theshiningfaqs/f/faq_shining_fiv.htm

2007-03-01 18:35:13
16.   Bob Timmermann
13
I've seen the first "Deuce Bigalow" film and know the scene about the prosthetic leg.

You cannot routinely rule out watching Adam Sandler film because then you would miss "Punch-Drunk Love" which is an excellent movie, although you do run the risk of having the person you are watching it with say "Why did you make sit through that?" or, alternatively, about 10 minutes in, "Please turn it off."

2007-03-01 18:35:36
17.   twerp
Steve Dilbeck of the Daily News on the pull of spring training. Well done, IMO==

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_5319506

Excerpt:

"We grow up, file away all the kids who never delivered, all the stars who got old, all the weaknesses that weren't overcome.

"And you're certain you're past all that. Too many disappointments, too many false hopes and false starts. Too much distance from childhood.

"Where there were wide eyes, crow's feet stake a claim. Where there were baseball cards, tax forms invade. Where there was certainty, doubt takes hold.

"So it is unexpected when it reaches out to you after so many years, after so many springs."

2007-03-01 18:36:31
18.   Steve
14 - you're thinking, of course, of Paul Newman.
2007-03-01 18:39:05
19.   D4P
18
Oh yeah. I don't think I've seen a single Paul Newman film, but I have eaten his pasta sauce...
2007-03-01 18:39:59
20.   trainwreck
15
They still look evil.

Rob Schneider is the Stapler!!

2007-03-01 18:40:18
21.   Greg Brock
19 You're kidding. I mean, you have to be kidding.
2007-03-01 18:41:33
22.   D4P
21
What? His pasta sauce is pretty good...
2007-03-01 18:42:48
23.   D4P
I take it back.

Paul Newman films I've seen:

Road to Perdition

2007-03-01 18:43:28
24.   Sam DC
Post has some preview info on tomorrow's big Blue/Red tilt.

Supposedly appearing on the mound for the Dodgers:
RHP Jason Schmidt
LHP Mark Hendrickson
LHP Greg Miller
LHP Matt White
LHP Joe Beimel
RHP Rudy Seanez
RHP Eric Hull

Nationals linuep:
Felipe Lopez -- 2B
D'Angelo Jimenez -- SS
Ryan Zimmerman -- 3B
Austin Kearns -- RF
Ryan Church -- LF
Alex Escobar -- DH
Brian Schneider -- C
Larry Broadway -- 1B
Nook Logan -- CF

Nationals' Pitchers
Shawn Hill
Chris Michalak
Luis Martinez
Felix Diaz
Jesus Colome
Emiliano Fruto

Seriously, those are the Nationals' pitchers.

Stop laughing!

2007-03-01 18:44:10
25.   Greg Brock
I'm sure you've seen HUD, Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, The Color of Money, or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
2007-03-01 18:45:45
26.   trainwreck
Don't forget Slap Shot.
2007-03-01 18:47:01
27.   D4P
25
I'm sure I haven't. In fact, I would guess I've seen fewer movies than any other DT poster, including XeiFrank...
2007-03-01 18:48:13
28.   trainwreck
Films you may forgot Paul Newman was in:

Hudsucker Proxy
Cars
Message in a Bottle

2007-03-01 18:48:17
29.   Bob Timmermann
I remember the scene in "HUD" where Paul Newman tells the family that the only would qualify for a Section 8 voucher if they could lower their family income under a certain level and file Form 75-T by the 15th of the next month.

It brought me to tears.

2007-03-01 18:50:39
30.   Greg Brock
HUD is a great movie. And it has Patricia Neal. Mmmmmm....Patricia Neal.
2007-03-01 18:51:43
31.   Steve
Yeah, The Sting is on tonight right after "Mother May I Sleep With Danger"
2007-03-01 18:53:09
32.   twerp
Ok, probably done posting links tonight after this. Nats'Jim Bowden on Dodgertown==

http://www.examiner.com/a-592349~Paying_Dodgertown_respect.html

2007-03-01 18:53:49
33.   Greg Brock
Wow..."Don't Touch My Daughter" is on the Lifetime Movie Network right now.

I'm not kidding.

2007-03-01 18:55:02
34.   trainwreck
There is a Lifetime Movie Network now?
2007-03-01 18:55:43
35.   Jon Weisman
Thumbs down on PDL.

There may be a good Sandler film, but it escapes me.

2007-03-01 18:57:17
36.   trainwreck
I guess I am the only one sophomoric enough to like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore.
2007-03-01 18:57:59
37.   Marty
Hud is a great book too. It's "Horseman, Pass By". Larry McMurty's first novel.
2007-03-01 18:59:27
38.   Marty
I really like Punch Drunk Love.
2007-03-01 19:00:58
39.   trainwreck
38
Me too. But as Bob said, all the friends I saw it with hated it.
2007-03-01 19:03:12
40.   Greg Brock
Huge Punch Drunk Love fan. Own the DVD.
2007-03-01 19:04:05
41.   Sam DC
Fun to watch this shootout tonight, or agonizing?

Washington Chris Clark (missed), Tomas Fleischmann (missed), Alexander Semin (missed), Alexander Ovechkin (missed), Jiri Novotny (missed), Kris Beech(missed), Ben Clymer (missed), Brian Pothier (missed), Donald Brashear (missed), Matt Bradley (missed).

Tampa Bay Vincent Lecavalier (missed), Brad Richards (missed), Martin St. Louis (missed), Vaclav Prospal (missed),Filip Kuba (missed), Ruslan Fedotenko (missed), Ryan Craig (missed), Doug Janik (missed), Dan Boyle (missed), Nick Tarnasky (goal).

2007-03-01 19:04:33
42.   Steve
I didn't think that the essence of Proust's Billy Madison translated to the big screen at all.
2007-03-01 19:04:59
43.   Bob Timmermann
There must have been some bad ice conditions. I wonder if the last guy just bounced the puck into the net.
2007-03-01 19:05:18
44.   King of the Hobos
Apparently, according to IMDB, I've never seen a Paul Newman movie. I have, however, seen some Adam Sandler movies (and while Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were entertaining, they're not really at the top of my favorite movies list). I've probably seen more movies during the last year than I have throughout my entire life, although I'm sure the total rivals D4P (before college, if a movie weren't Disney or Star Wars, I probably hadn't seen it).
2007-03-01 19:06:07
45.   Bob Timmermann
So, Marty and I will head to Greg's place to go watch Punch-Drunk Love!

I'll bring pudding!

2007-03-01 19:07:18
46.   Greg Brock
45 I could really go for a good batch of focaccia bread.

Ooooh, sorry...

2007-03-01 19:08:11
47.   Marty
Bring LOTS of pudding.
2007-03-01 19:10:35
48.   Bob Timmermann
I will be a big Stanford fan tonight, primarily because I find this year's Arizona team to be one of the most annoying teams in college basketball.
2007-03-01 19:11:36
49.   trainwreck
But they're the Standard!
2007-03-01 19:11:42
50.   Jon Weisman
Buddy Carlyle > Punch-Drunk Love
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2007-03-01 19:12:19
51.   trainwreck
Ouch!
2007-03-01 19:13:32
52.   Marty
50 What have you got against blue suits and harmoniums?
2007-03-01 19:17:21
53.   LAT
I thought Road to Perdition was Tom Hanks best performance (except for perhaps Philadelphia). I really liked that movie but it got almost no play when it came out. (First movie I ever saw at the Arclight--nice theater).

D4P, you can't go wrong with any of the movies listed in 25 except the Color of Money (not as good as the others and vile Tom Cruise is in it.) I especially recommend the Sting and Butch Cassidy--both classics.

2007-03-01 19:17:59
54.   Bob Timmermann
50
It's Robert Smigel's finest appearance in a film as an actor.

It also made me wish I had a sister like Mary Lynn Rasjkub.

2007-03-01 19:18:51
55.   trainwreck
Road to Perdition got no play?

Wasn't it the number 1 movie in the country?

2007-03-01 19:18:57
56.   Bob Timmermann
If you watch "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" you will catch on to a whole new world of pop culture references.
2007-03-01 19:23:44
57.   LAT
Another good Paul Newman movie was The Verdict. As an attorney, you don't have to look very far to see that kind of burnout.

BTW, I have tried a number of Paul Newman food products and I think most of them are fair at best. In addition, if you read the nutrition lables they are generally no better than anything else. For example,their sandwich cookies are no better tha Oreos and their popcorn has tons of fat and salt.

2007-03-01 19:26:15
58.   Bob Timmermann
Now that I double checked, I see that Stanford is playing ASU instead of UA. That probably explains why Stanford has held its opponent to 5 points through the first 10 minutes.
2007-03-01 19:32:56
59.   LAT
55. If it was No. 1, it was only for a week. It seemed to come and go quickly. Didn't even spend much time on cable. I just thought it deserved more respect. What do I know, I hate Adam Sandler movies. Including and especially PDL. (I only admitted that cause none of you know where I live).
2007-03-01 19:37:41
60.   ToyCannon
19
Don't you find it strange that you mentioned the "color of money" but neglected "the hustler" from whence it came?

How could anyone not mention Quintet? In looking at the Netflix list he's made a gazillion movies and I think I liked just about everyone I've seen. Course I've only seen about 50% of the list but still that is a heck of a career. I think "Hombre" was the 1st movie I saw on the big screen that wasn't a kid movie.

2007-03-01 19:37:47
61.   D4P
Tom Hanks usually bugs me, but I liked him Road to Perdition as well.
2007-03-01 19:42:10
62.   Sam DC
Holy Guacamole -- Pac 10 Basketball on my tv.
2007-03-01 19:42:19
63.   ToyCannon
57
I thought "absence of malice" was better but the Verdict was a fun movie even if a bit predictable, the only question was how was he going to humble James Mason.
2007-03-01 19:42:50
64.   ToyCannon
61
How can he bug you if you don't watch any movies?
2007-03-01 19:43:53
65.   D4P
64
Exactly. He's that annoying.
2007-03-01 19:44:10
66.   Greg Brock
60 I think you were addressing me, since I brought up Color of Money. I wasn't talking about movies he should see, I was listing Newman movies that he had probably seen.
2007-03-01 19:46:27
67.   LAT
61. First non-kid movie I ever was Breezy with Robert Mitchim and Kay Lenz. I was with my parents at the Avco on Wilshire. The movie opens with Robert Mitchim and Kay Lenz in bed and in the first 60 second the well endowed Ms. Lenz takes off her top. My mom had a fit and my Dad started laughing at her maling her madder. That is the only thing I remember about the movie.

62. He has really aged poorly. Whatever was going on with him in Divinci Code was bad.

2007-03-01 19:49:21
68.   Greg Brock
Jeff Kent hates the new batting practice hats, so he's using marker to draw the stupid gray part on his regular cap...HI-larious.

http://tinyurl.com/35l6ra

2007-03-01 19:49:28
69.   LAT
My posts were supposed to be 60 and 61. . .duh.

64 Bosom Buddies, of course!

2007-03-01 19:51:48
70.   natepurcell
are those uniforms with the grey side striping the regular season uniforms....?
2007-03-01 19:52:17
71.   LAT
I knew it!!! 68 unequivocally proves once and for all that Jeff Kent has a serpents tongue.
2007-03-01 19:55:23
72.   Sam DC
I love it so much, I think I'll stay here.
2007-03-01 19:55:55
73.   Greg Brock
72 LOL
2007-03-01 19:57:19
74.   old dodger fan
67
I think that was William Holden with Kay Lenz.
2007-03-01 20:00:37
75.   trainwreck
I think the fans in Pullman are excited for this game.
2007-03-01 20:03:26
76.   LAT
74. You are right. See, I really didn't remeber the movie other than Kay Lenz's nudity. That's a big deal to a 11 yr. old boy (although preferably not with his mom sitting next to him).
2007-03-01 20:04:46
77.   Bob Timmermann
The fans are going to get a technical eventually for throwing objects on the court. When you start doing it in the first half, you're in trouble.

Wazzu is the only school I've ever seen get a technical for throwing objects on the court.

2007-03-01 20:05:47
78.   Bob Timmermann
Kay Lenz turns 54 on Sunday.
2007-03-01 20:08:20
79.   old dodger fan
78 That's not the way I will remember her.
2007-03-01 20:08:28
80.   Bob Timmermann
Also "Breezy" was directed by Clint Eastwood.
2007-03-01 20:12:08
81.   LAT
80. Wow, I had no idea he was directing that long ago. I always though he didn't start until the '80s. I need to brush up on my IMDB work.

79 Ditto!

2007-03-01 20:14:02
82.   Bob Timmermann
Clint Eastwood had already directed "Play Misty For Me" before "Breezy".

I think that was the first time ever I saw your face.

2007-03-01 20:23:47
83.   LAT
82. Actually I think I knew that. I thought Misty was a really scary movie. Beware the one night stand who takes your keys so she can get you breakfast. Now that I think about it the Rabbit in the Pot movie wasn't much diffrent. (I forget the name)
2007-03-01 20:27:10
84.   Bob Timmermann
Fatal Attraction
2007-03-01 20:29:18
85.   LAT
Yes! A lot like Misty--Same moral.
2007-03-01 20:41:30
86.   trainwreck
Woah we just got a nice sized earthquake here in the bay.
2007-03-01 20:42:52
87.   Bob Timmermann
Preliminary report:
http://tinyurl.com/yuwfdd
2007-03-01 20:43:18
88.   D4P
ESPN Page 2's "The Most Mediocre Team Money Can Buy":

First base: Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers (2 years, $18.5 million)

Why this was a bad contract: This is a great test to see if your GM read "Moneyball" or "The Winner Within." Do you sign the creaky comeback veteran (who still missed 40 games in his "injury-free" season) or play the rookie (James Loney) who tore it up in the bigs after hitting .380 in Triple-A? The difference in your decision: about $9 million per season.

Why this signing may work out: Tie games will be decided by penalty kicks starting in 2008.

Center field: Juan Pierre, Dodgers (5 years, $44 million)

Why this is a bad contract: Pierre's ranking the last four years in outs made among NL hitters: 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 1st.

Why this signing may work out: Pierre regains his 2004 form. (Hey, always pay for the highest potential a player may produce at, just in case he actually does!)

Drew and Lugo also made the list.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=schoenfield/070301

2007-03-01 20:46:17
89.   Bob Timmermann
The earthquake trainwreck felt is clocking in at 4.3 according to Caltech.
2007-03-01 20:48:04
90.   Sam DC
Well, if Banks keeps clearing out with that elbow, he's certainly going to be able to get that shot off.
2007-03-01 20:48:49
91.   Bob Timmermann
I believe you're referring to Baynes.
2007-03-01 20:49:01
92.   trainwreck
Lafayette being the epicenter explains why we felt it so strong. Thankfully, it was short.
2007-03-01 20:49:28
93.   Uncle Miltie
Woah we just got a nice sized earthquake here in the bay.
I didn't feel it. I have slept through earthquakes in the past.

UCLA is playing really well in the 2nd half. I wish I was in the beautiful town of Pullman right now.

2007-03-01 20:49:39
94.   Sam DC
Ah - have the sound down so as not to disturb my neighbors, who I seriously doubt are watching Pac 10 basketball this evening.
2007-03-01 20:49:57
95.   trainwreck
Trying to watch a game here plates.
2007-03-01 20:50:56
96.   trainwreck
93
I have to. Lafayette is right next to Walnut Creek.
2007-03-01 20:51:14
97.   Greg Brock
I've slept through many earthquakes as well. Sometimes I don't even feel them when I'm awake.

I did wake up during the Northridge quake. That was terrifying.

2007-03-01 20:52:29
98.   Bob Timmermann
The old footage of the WSU star from the 1940s was quite cool. It's amazing how different the game is.
2007-03-01 20:53:29
99.   Sam DC
98 I was thinking those WSU fans sure come late to the games.
2007-03-01 20:53:58
100.   Bob Timmermann
The Cardinal chalk up a W.

Washington appears to be headed for a win over USC.

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2007-03-01 20:54:03
101.   Sam DC
Second baseman Ronnie Belliard and shortstop Cristian Guzman will not make the trip to Vero Beach on Friday.

Alas.

2007-03-01 20:55:04
102.   Bob Timmermann
101
Courage, Sam. Courage.
2007-03-01 20:56:49
103.   Bob Timmermann
The earthquake is down to a 4.2

Sell! Sell!

2007-03-01 20:58:12
104.   Greg Brock
Sam, I promise I'll become a huge Nationals fan as soon as Bowden is fired. I'm just not gonna get invested in that trainwreck (no, not you trainwrek).
2007-03-01 20:59:43
105.   Uncle Miltie
Darren Collison is a much better point guard than Jordan Farmar.

Has Collison said anything about testing the waters in the NBA draft next year?

The Clippers could sure use him.

2007-03-01 20:59:55
106.   D4P
If you haven't read the article I linked in 88, I encourage you to do so. It's by an ESPN writer who actually appears to have a clue. He compiled a team of really bad contracts, and then run a simulation to see how they'd do.
2007-03-01 21:00:42
107.   Bob Timmermann
Trojans go down to Washington by 15.

Cal and Arizona neck and neck.

2007-03-01 21:01:08
108.   trainwreck
105
He has not yet. Most expect him to return, but if UCLA h as a big run in the tourney then I do not know. If he leaves, UCLA is screwed for 07 at the position.
2007-03-01 21:01:11
109.   Xeifrank
27. You sure about that? I saw one movie last year "Cars" and have already met my quota for 2007 with a movie viewing earlier this year. I actually see about one movie each year on a consistent basis, it's the network tv programming (non sports, news etc...) that gets the humungous thumbs down from me. vr, Xei
2007-03-01 21:01:50
110.   Uncle Miltie
D4P- not sure if I've told you yet - I got into Oregon.
2007-03-01 21:02:51
111.   D4P
109
Wow, I'm impressed. I saw twice as many movies as you did in 2006:

The penguin movie and Al Gore's powerpoint presentation.

2007-03-01 21:03:30
112.   D4P
110
No, you hadn't told me. Does getting in mean you've decided to go there...?
2007-03-01 21:04:55
113.   Greg Brock
110 Congratulations.
2007-03-01 21:07:41
114.   Bob Timmermann
110
Did Phil Knight sign the congratulatory letter with a swoosh?
2007-03-01 21:09:27
115.   D4P
114
Beware the green-eyed monster...
2007-03-01 21:11:47
116.   Bob Timmermann
115
The green-eyed monster wearing a weird yellow hat and black pants.
2007-03-01 21:11:57
117.   Greg Brock
I wonder how much money Bill Bowerman pulled in from Nike. I'll bet it was a pretty good chunk of change.
2007-03-01 21:14:40
118.   trainwreck
Will Uncle Miltie be a Duck? The Saga continues...

Congrats!

2007-03-01 21:16:08
119.   Uncle Miltie
112- 99.9 % sure.
113- thanks
114- no, but I am barred from wearing my Asics running shoes to the rec center.
2007-03-01 21:20:55
120.   trainwreck
I guess it won't be much of a saga after all.
2007-03-01 21:22:28
121.   D4P
99.9 % sure

When would you start?

2007-03-01 21:22:55
122.   Bob Timmermann
We need some Vikings for a good saga. You should go to Portland State!
2007-03-01 21:24:04
123.   trainwreck
122
With new football coach Jerry Glanville.
2007-03-01 21:29:39
124.   Uncle Miltie
121- fall '07

You should go to Portland State!
Only if you visit Oregon.

Do we have any Washington Huskies here?

Pac 10 posters
UCLA Bob, Greg Brock
Stanford Jon
Arizona nate
Cal Vishal?
Oregon D4P

2007-03-01 21:31:39
125.   Greg Brock
Occasional poster "godvls" is our ASU man.
2007-03-01 21:32:11
126.   trainwreck
Woo hoo! Outright Pac-10 champs!
2007-03-01 21:32:48
127.   Uncle Miltie
Nice win for UCLA.
2007-03-01 21:33:26
128.   D4P
Woo hoo! Outright Pac-10 champs!

Storm the court!
Storm the court!
Storm the court!

2007-03-01 21:34:02
129.   D4P
fall '07

Sweet. It will be fun to hear about your experiences. Do you have any idea where you'll be living?

2007-03-01 21:35:32
130.   Bob Timmermann
Pac-10 standings
1) UCLA
2) Washington State
3) USC
4) Oregon
5) Arizona
6) Stanford
7) Washington
8) Cal
9) Oregon State
10) Arizona State

UCLA has clinched #1, Washington State has clinched #2, Washington has clinched #7, California has clinched #8, Oregon State has clinched #9, Arizona State has clinched #10.

If USC, Oregon, Arizona, and Stanford all finish 11-7...

I'll get back to you.

2007-03-01 21:36:41
131.   Bob Timmermann
Cal is also represented by Samuel and GoBears.

USC is represented by Marty and dan reines.

2007-03-01 21:38:48
132.   Bob Timmermann
Since Arizona and Stanford play each other Saturday, there can't be a four-way tie at 11-7.
2007-03-01 21:40:37
133.   Daniel Zappala
I represent Stanford, but I technically can also represent USC and Oregon.
2007-03-01 21:41:13
134.   Daniel Zappala
Bob, note the active tense instead of the passive tense. You never listen!
2007-03-01 21:43:02
135.   Bob Timmermann
If I were to listen, then I would write correctly.
2007-03-01 21:43:07
136.   natepurcell
come to arizona miltie. today was cold, in the 50s :(
2007-03-01 21:48:23
137.   Bob Timmermann
If USC, Oregon, and Arizona all finish tied for third at 11-7, USC would be #3, Oregon would be #4, and Arizona #5.

If USC, Oregon, and Stanford all finish tied for third at 11-7, USC would be #3, Oregon would be #4, and Stanford #5.

So this means USC is locked into the #3 spot win or lose Saturday. Oregon will be #4 if they beat Oregon State.

The difference between being #4 and #5 is pretty much meaningless.

2007-03-01 21:51:05
138.   trainwreck
Gammons has a new blog entry on the Dodgers.

Grady reveals to Gammons that he thinks Martin is the second best catcher in the majors, behind Jason Varitek.

Uh, Joe Mauer anyone?

2007-03-01 21:53:28
139.   natepurcell
138

yea, i think thats pushing it a bit.

2007-03-01 21:53:34
140.   Greg Brock
So, Southern Cal looks to have a really tough first round game in the Pacific Ten tourney, no matter what...

Excellent {taps fingers}

2007-03-01 21:54:38
141.   Andrew Shimmin
And Brian McCann.
2007-03-01 21:54:40
142.   Greg Brock
Good for Grady, pumping up his kids.

But Mauer...Yeah, pretty much.

2007-03-01 21:54:55
143.   natepurcell
gammons headliner...

Dodger job unlikely for 'Mr. White'

my immediate reaction...

LOGAN WHITE IS LEAVING!??!?!!

gammons almost gave me a heart attack. who cares about matt white, come on!

2007-03-01 21:54:56
144.   Steve
Jason Varitek?
2007-03-01 21:56:07
145.   Bob Timmermann
Washington State will play in the last game of the day on Thursday, starting around 8:30. I'll give people my phone to call me to check if I'm still awake. That four-game day is long, but I like it!
2007-03-01 21:56:23
146.   El Lay Dave
134 tense or voice?
2007-03-01 21:58:53
147.   El Lay Dave
Late for Kay Lenz talk, but I appeared in her TV movie "Unwed Father" that was filmed at my junior/senior high school. She commanded our attention.
2007-03-01 21:59:39
148.   Bob Timmermann
130
Where are the tenses, voices, or moods wrong in that post?
2007-03-01 21:59:46
149.   Uncle Miltie
come to arizona miltie. today was cold, in the 50s :(
lol. It was in the mid to low 40's at my school and it rained all day. I really liked UofA, but there's a few reasons why I liked Oregon better.
1. The campus is smaller and easier to get around.
2. I'm a runner and Arizona is hot! I was running at my school in August when it was 95 degrees and felt like I was going to die. I'm pretty sure that would become a reality in Arizona.
3. While I'd feel extremely comfortable at Arizona since the people are similar to those in Southern California, I am also looking for a change. The people in Oregon are different (not in a bad way). I want to experience something new. I have a friend at UofA and a few people from my high school go there. They all love it in Tucson. I don't know anyone at Oregon.
4. I did not really like Tucson, while I loved Eugene. Eugene is a great college town with lots to do. Unfortunately, I won't be able to longboard much in Oregon. The deciding factor came down to Eugene having 3 Walmarts!

One of my friends wants me to go to San Diego State, but I don't think I'd ever graduate there. That's the reason why I didn't go there in the first place. If I had applied to out of state colleges out of high school, I probably would have ended up at Arizona.

2007-03-01 22:03:10
150.   Steve
I mean, ok, but his closest comps are Mike Macfarlane, Darrin Fletcher, Mike Lieberthal, and (positions broken shot glass above eyes) Charles Johnson.
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2007-03-01 22:04:17
151.   Greg Brock
143 At 6-4-2, Rob called Matt White "A man who has gotten his schist together."

That one made me laugh for quite awhile...

2007-03-01 22:05:24
152.   D4P
The deciding factor came down to Eugene having 3 Walmarts!

Don't rub it in

2007-03-01 22:06:17
153.   El Lay Dave
97 Late for earthquake talk too. The Northridge quake was beyond terrifying at 1 - 2 miles from the epicenter. Felt like the end of the world. I have never had so much adreniline pumping into my body than at that moment.
2007-03-01 22:10:48
154.   El Lay Dave
148 Wasn't the professor referring to post 131? That is a classic example of passive voice.

151 Well, you knew the schist jokes were coming. Isn't the difficultly factor a little low?

2007-03-01 22:15:19
155.   Bob Timmermann
131

How about "Marty representin' the Trojans!"?

2007-03-01 22:15:57
156.   Greg Brock
154 What can I say? I was amused.

Derrick Low had 2 points tonight, with no rebounds, no assists, and one steal. He had two turnovers. PWNED.

2007-03-01 22:20:29
157.   Samuel
Whoo hoo, the Bears clinched the 8 spot in the pac-10.

Speaking of that earthquake, it gave Haas Pavilion a nice jolt. It brought on some cheers of "Welcome to California" when we had a 3 point lead or so...and the Bears went meekly into the night.

2007-03-01 22:27:23
158.   Greg Brock
In the career redemption department, Josh Hamilton hit a homer about nine miles today in a Reds victory.

Good for him.

2007-03-01 22:28:10
159.   underdog
Apparently the earthquake up here happened when I was playing soccer. I blame that on our loss which, like the quake, was 4-2. I missed that but at least did not miss "30 Rock," which was funny, and Ridickalus.
2007-03-01 22:28:26
160.   Bob Timmermann
Cal vs. Oregon State at 6 pm on Wednesday. The winner of that game gets UCLA.

Washington vs. Arizona State at 8:30ish Wednesday. The winner gets Washington State.

USC will play Arizona, Stanford, or Oregon (arranged in order of likelihood).

A combo of Arizona, Stanford, and Oregon will be in the 4-5 game.

2007-03-01 22:28:39
161.   Greg Brock
Toe Nash went hitless.
2007-03-01 22:31:51
162.   El Lay Dave
155 LOL, something like that. I represent the Bruins, also.
2007-03-01 22:31:59
163.   Bob Timmermann
"This wine tastes like the urine of Satan after eating asparagus" funny, but I wonder if the joke didn't make sense to a lot of people.
2007-03-01 22:33:54
164.   El Lay Dave
163 I find that line you quoted funny and it makes sense to me, even though I have no context for it all.
2007-03-01 22:34:02
165.   Steve
TMNT? Really?
2007-03-01 22:51:24
166.   Xeifrank
4.2 quake, that's for rookies.
http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/Maps/122-38.html
vr, Xei
2007-03-02 00:14:56
167.   overkill94
Put me in the UCLA category (alum) although I root for Arizona with more fervor (family ties).

165 I saw the same preview. All I can say is "ugh".

2007-03-02 00:40:27
168.   Dodgers49
>>> Wolf is the choice for No. 2 spot in Dodgers rotation

By Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
March 2, 2007

Discussions over whether Jason Schmidt or Brad Penny is more deserving to occupy the No. 2 spot in the starting rotation behind Derek Lowe can cease, as least temporarily.

It's going to be Randy Wolf.

http://tinyurl.com/2mltdh <<<

2007-03-02 00:51:13
169.   Uncle Miltie
168- I guess it only matters if it means fewer starts for Schmidt. Does anyone know the difference between the number of starts for a #2 and #3 pitcher?
2007-03-02 01:08:33
170.   berkowit28
169 It was quite possibly done to give Schmidt the home opener on April 9. (There's a day off so no 5th pitcher is needed in the first rotation.) It also inserts a LHP (Wolf) between two RHPs in the rotation - keep the opposing teams on their toes. There will be lots of opportunities to readjust the rotation if necessary.
2007-03-02 01:10:01
171.   trainwreck
Could that mean Kuo in the 4th spot?

Lowe Wolf Schmidt Kuo Penny

2007-03-02 01:11:59
172.   trainwreck
Once we add a 5th starter that is.
2007-03-02 01:38:31
173.   Ken Arneson
124 Count me as a Cal alumnus. I don't know if I count as a DT member, though.

159 I don't know how I didn't feel that earthquake tonight. I was just sitting around quietly. We've had a bunch of 3.x earthquakes in Berkeley lately, and I felt all of those, but I miss a 4.x quake just a few miles further away? Weird.

2007-03-02 04:30:04
174.   dan reines
Cal is also represented by Samuel and GoBears.
USC is represented by Marty and dan reines.

good god, man! dan reines represents california! not southern california -- california!

yikes. i feel filthy now.

2007-03-02 05:30:56
175.   Bumsrap
171, 172

Until I see Ned and Grady playing more of Loney and less of LuGo I will assume that that lefty in the 4th spot will be Hendrickson.

2007-03-02 05:34:01
176.   Bumsrap
In regards to the OSCARS and those best dressed lists maybe a mention should be made of Kelly Pickler as best bressed on Idol. (intentional)
2007-03-02 05:39:46
177.   Bumsrap
Just maybe Betemit will force Nomar to wear a third baseman's glove and Loney can begin his string of 12+ years starting at first in 2007.

Maybe it is Betemit instead of La Roche that should be taking fly balls in the outfield this spring.

As the season nears I am finding myself more and more aggravated over the apparant committment to Gonzales to be a starter.

2007-03-02 05:44:23
178.   Bumsrap
For now it looks like I have this thread all to myself. I am thinking that there is a great chance that the 51s will have a great rotation of Miller, Billingsley, Kuo, and maybe Elbert. The closer should be Meloan unless they make him a starter as I believe they should.
2007-03-02 05:44:42
179.   Bumsrap
Bla, Bla, Bla
2007-03-02 05:45:44
180.   Bumsrap
Just in case I need one more post to get the record for most consecutive posts....
2007-03-02 06:12:21
181.   Daniel Zappala
LA Times says the NFL is trying to trademark the phrase "Big Game" and is of course receiving opposition from Stanford and Cal. They want to cut down on people advertising for the Super Bowl by mentioning the "big game" instead and thus avoiding the rights fees.

What a bunch of clowns.

2007-03-02 06:38:53
182.   Greg Brock
The Geico cavemen are getting their own sitcom on ABC. No, seriously, they are...

http://tinyurl.com/28dgo9

2007-03-02 08:14:08
183.   Greg S
I am a UCLA alum. Was also born at the campus hospital for extra bonus points.

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