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Elvis Has Left the Parking Lot
2007-08-16 18:08
by Jon Weisman

But not before he filmed the 1966 pic Spinout there, writes Brent Shyer at

What made me do a double take, actually, was reading that Rita Wilson was in the film. The credit is not in her Internet Movie Database listing, but it was probably not a credited part. What made me do another double take was to see that she appeared in a Brady Bunch episode as a rival cheerleader to Marcia.

But enough about Rita Wilson, Marcia, and Elvis. Here's an update on the Dodgers' Spring Training move to Arizona, from David Davis at SoCal Sports Observed.

And oh yes, there's a ballgame tonight ...

* * *

Tonight's game:


Retro Gameday

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2007-08-16 18:20:57
1.   Dodgers49
No. Eric didn't win after all.

720. Dodgers49
On FOX Sports the caption on the photo of the Offerman tussle says:

Bat Man Begins

I couldn't help laughing. :-)

2007-08-16 18:23:19
2.   Jon Weisman
1 - You're all winners to me :)
2007-08-16 18:25:23
3.   El Lay Dave
5-4 AZ over FLA, top 8th, but Armando Benitez is on the mound.

After Byrnes lead-off walk, clean up hitter Conor Jackson bunts!?

2007-08-16 18:28:34
4.   Lexinthedena
Anyone else watching Airplane The Movie on the comedy central?

"looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines"....

2007-08-16 18:34:15
5.   D4P
"looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines"

A problem Neifi! will never have.

2007-08-16 18:35:35
6.   El Lay Dave
5 Ned used to love Neifi.
2007-08-16 18:37:10
7.   Lexinthedena cousin up in the bay use to date that guy when he played for the Orange and Black....for some reason I found this funny....Like of all the ballplayers to date....
2007-08-16 18:42:55
8.   D4P
Greater stupidity hath no GM than this: that s/he layeth down her/his boss's money for Neifi!.
2007-08-16 18:43:13
9.   Bluebleeder87

I guess you ain't scheduled to do your show today Lex?

2007-08-16 18:43:50
10.   Icaros

Are you sure it's only "used to"?

2007-08-16 18:44:39
11.   Bluebleeder87
I don't know about you guys but I'm glad Grady penciled in Ethier & Kemp today, I'm pretty impressed with Grady giving Gonzalez more time off.
2007-08-16 18:46:29
12.   El Lay Dave
Tension continues between the Marlins and Scott Olsen.

Now that character is no longer important (e.g., Hillenbrand is here), maybe Ned can get him for a song. He's still only 23. If the Dodgers are going to go for a left-handed head case, better the 23-year old than the 44-year old.

2007-08-16 18:47:53
13.   El Lay Dave
11 I'm happy anytime the lineup card has Loney, Kemp, Ethier, and Martin all on it.
2007-08-16 18:50:41
14.   Bumsrap
11, 13 - I am just happy Neifi is on the lineup card again.
2007-08-16 18:52:56
15.   Da Dodge
Re: the move to Arizona. Yes, being good stewards is important for the next Spring Training community. Many in Vero Beach used to think that about the team until they "forced" (under the threat of leaving)Indian River County to purchase Dodgertown and lease back for a whopping $1 per year. Tread warily with taxpayer money.
2007-08-16 18:53:54
16.   Bluebleeder87

I just googled him he pretty much looks like a serial killer [ ]

2007-08-16 18:54:18
17.   Andrew Shimmin
RIP Max Roach.

2007-08-16 18:55:48
18.   El Lay Dave
The leveraged situations have been few and far between, but Scott Proctor's number haven't been bad at all (the BBs are a bit high):

11 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 5 BB, 7 K, 0.943 WHIP

2007-08-16 18:56:54
19.   Eric Enders
Sad news about Max Roach. I saw him play a live show at the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City in 1994. He lived quite a life.
2007-08-16 19:00:15
20.   das411
GIGANTOR sighting in DC!

Sam DC (whatever happend to SC Sam btw?), does Kearns do that often? Or does that just even out Howard's brain cramp from last night?

2007-08-16 19:07:21
21.   JoeyP
Another 1-run win for the D-bax.
2007-08-16 19:07:48
22.   El Lay Dave
Arizona held on to its 5-4 lead for the win. Cubs won earlier, so the Dodger have to win to stay ahead of the Cubs, keep pace with Arizona and Philly (assuming Myers doesn't blow it), and not lose ground to the the SD/Rockies winner.
2007-08-16 19:09:27
23.   das411
and Hanrahan is the hard-luck loser as Myers does indeed not blow it!
2007-08-16 19:09:44
24.   El Lay Dave
The Nats 9th inning batters, Nook Logan, Robert Fick and Felipe Lopez. Ouch.
2007-08-16 19:11:37
25.   Bluebleeder87

the D-backs are unstoppable these days, I really feel they'll fall back to earth hopefully it will come sooner rather than later.

2007-08-16 19:18:36
26.   Bluebleeder87
Picture perfect bunt by Pierre
2007-08-16 19:20:27
27.   Curtis Lowe
That was nice.
2007-08-16 19:20:39
28.   Bluebleeder87
going 3 for 3, look at Kemp getting hot all of a sudden.
2007-08-16 19:20:51
29.   Andrew Shimmin
Pierre's 2007 bunt hit average is now .260. Only a hundred points off his career average.
2007-08-16 19:23:31
30.   Curtis Lowe
ha! That'll teach em to try and stop the Bison.

Why even try to stop Kemp when he would sent Gonzo to his doom?

2007-08-16 19:23:31
31.   Indiana Jon
Kemp ignores Donnelly. Kemp was right.
2007-08-16 19:23:44
32.   Marty
I just got back from getting an epidural cortisone shot for a herniated disc. I wouldn't wish a herniated disc on my worst enemy.
2007-08-16 19:24:02
33.   Icaros
Kemp reversed the windmill.
2007-08-16 19:24:14
34.   Sam in SC
why was the third base coach holding kemp?
2007-08-16 19:24:59
35.   NorCal-Dodger
Is the Stro's Pitcher's name really "Wandy"???
2007-08-16 19:27:02
36.   El Lay Dave
34 Being conservative. Only one out, so a "productive out" would still get Kemp home.
2007-08-16 19:27:27
37.   King of the Hobos
Have the blackout restrictions on been changed recently? I just realized that I can watch Dodger games on it for the first time all season.
2007-08-16 19:30:19
38.   Gen3Blue
Going against Donelly's judgement looks like a much better than 50/50 proposition to me.
2007-08-16 19:30:20
39.   Bluebleeder87

Marty was it a previously existing disc protrusion, sounds horrible I hope you get better.

2007-08-16 19:33:16
40.   Marty
39 It was something that's been nagging me for 6 weeks, but got a lot worse Monday.
2007-08-16 19:33:39
41.   Marty
That was a nice double-play.
2007-08-16 19:33:54
42.   Lexinthedena
9-I'm actually writing some sketches for the show right now....but we air the first Friday of the month...So Sept. 7th...
2007-08-16 19:36:45
43.   Andrew Shimmin
Could anybody tell if it would have been close, at the plate, if the cutoff man had tried to make the play? I didn't get any feel for where Kemp was (seems like he would have been holding near second, since it was possible the fly ball would have been caught).
2007-08-16 19:38:51
44.   Curtis Lowe
Maybe Donnelly was psyching out the cutoff man. He put his hands up but also jumped, I haven't seen him jump before.
2007-08-16 19:39:06
45.   King of the Hobos
35 It appears that his name really is Wandy, although I could be wrong.
2007-08-16 19:40:30
46.   Lexinthedena
45- I knew a girl named Wandy once....
2007-08-16 19:41:17
47.   Dodgers49
32. I know the feeling. Three years ago I fell backwards and injured my back and spent a week in ICU. It took me six months to get over it. To have to actually think before moving a muscle because of the possibility of experiencing pain changes your entire perspective about life. Never again will you take your health for granted.
2007-08-16 19:41:41
48.   NorCal-Dodger
45, 46, Wandy met Randy and together they made Mandy
2007-08-16 19:42:35
49.   nick
Vin is perhaps the last man alive who could manage to say "thank heaven for little girls" without any ironical or sleazy undertones....
2007-08-16 19:44:44
50.   Curtis Lowe
What's the deal with the Garlic?
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2007-08-16 19:44:49
51.   Lexinthedena
49- He really is....there are a few things he says that if said by a lesser man would be taken much differently...
2007-08-16 19:44:59
52.   Bluebleeder87

my last name is Baez & teachers always use to ask me "so any relation to Joan Baez" ugh! I can only imagine what Wandy went threw as a kid.

2007-08-16 19:45:39
53.   D4P
Astros are looking feeble tonight, at least on Gameday.
2007-08-16 19:46:04
54.   King of the Hobos
49 What if Danny Elfman is talking about his song?
2007-08-16 19:52:29
55.   Sam DC
Das -- Kearns is usually a smart player, though he's not hit much all year.

I don't know if you saw that play on gameday or tv, but it was a heavily slicing fly that got caught leading to his getting doubled off. He should have stayed closer, but it wasn't a total flub.

2007-08-16 19:52:41
56.   Linkmeister
52 Try sharing the same last name with Justin Timberlake.

And no, we're not.

2007-08-16 19:54:31
57.   NorCal-Dodger
56 Ok, but did you date Cameron Diaz?
2007-08-16 19:55:21
58.   Linkmeister
57 Regrettably, no. On the brighter side, neither have I been linked to Britney.
2007-08-16 19:55:55
59.   D4P
Steiner: "Generally speaking, if you've got an on-base percentage of .330 or above, that's pretty good."
2007-08-16 19:57:59
60.   Curtis Lowe
That worked out really swell.
2007-08-16 19:58:08
61.   Bluebleeder87
strike 'em out throw 'em out.
2007-08-16 19:58:45
62.   Gen3Blue
2007-08-16 19:59:14
63.   Lexinthedena
52- He is from Venezuela...I lived in Venezuela...It is a country of funkdafied names...
2007-08-16 19:59:17
64.   sporky
I wish I had a kid/pet to name after Russell.
2007-08-16 20:00:02
65.   Gen3Blue
56 your Meister aren't you? I'm so gullible.
2007-08-16 20:01:59
66.   Lexinthedena
Man, that was smoked...
2007-08-16 20:03:47
67.   Gen3Blue
the only thing I can think of is; Wandy are you any relation to Henry. Ehh?
2007-08-16 20:03:51
68.   Dodgers49
The reason Kemp ran through that stop sign was because he was well aware of how Jeff Kent feels about African American runners who stop at 3rd when he hits a double. :-)
2007-08-16 20:03:55
69.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Today is the first day in a week that I've been able to stomach a Dodger game and visit this board.

It feels good.

Pops open a Corona and downs a shot of Patron ... Okay, it was only Casadores.

2007-08-16 20:05:19
70.   Bluebleeder87
an OBP/AVE of .364 is pretty darn good for a 20 year career right?
2007-08-16 20:07:06
71.   NorCal-Dodger
2007-08-16 20:07:59
72.   Lexinthedena
C'mon home scorer, give Andre a hit....those 300. averages look so pretty on the back of a baseball card.....
2007-08-16 20:09:42
73.   D4P
Looks like the Dodgers will head into the big series with Colorado on the heels of a 2-game winning streak.
2007-08-16 20:09:44
74.   Marty
69 Try some Casa Noble, or Lapis.
2007-08-16 20:11:55
75.   Marty
Chinaco is a nice anejo too.
2007-08-16 20:13:50
76.   Gen3Blue
Wandy has about 60 pitches in 4. Do you think we could make him throw some pitches.
It would be better to score some more, but making him throw would be a good second. At the same point Lowe only had about 45 pitches.
2007-08-16 20:14:14
77.   D4P
Lowe hasn't thrown many pitches tonight. Could see a Complete Game, maybe even a Shutout.
2007-08-16 20:15:11
78.   NorCal-Dodger
Lowe is looking really good on Gameday...lots of ground balls...

Looks like Stults gets the ball tomorrow

2007-08-16 20:15:54
79.   Bluebleeder87

that spells out dehydration which = hang over (I'm glad I don't drink anymore) make sure you drink plenty of water if you gonna mix those bad boys.

2007-08-16 20:19:16
80.   Lexinthedena
so he is bad...
2007-08-16 20:20:12
81.   NorCal-Dodger
Rabbits on the corners.
2007-08-16 20:20:22
82.   Andrew Shimmin
Lamb's going to have to pay a locker room attendant to start his rental car, tonight.
2007-08-16 20:20:59
83.   Bluebleeder87

I thought he was Boricua?

2007-08-16 20:21:40
84.   NorCal-Dodger
Well another score with RISP...but would be nice if we can get it with a hit...but take anything we can get
2007-08-16 20:21:50
85.   ucladodger
good job by Matt to get the run in. Good approach that AB.
2007-08-16 20:23:46
86.   Gen3Blue
I sure hope our offense doesn't slow here, as often happens with this kind if lead. It won't be enough if we quit.
2007-08-16 20:24:58
87.   Bluebleeder87
games like this can get the Dodger bats back in a groove I'm really glad we're having a game like this.
2007-08-16 20:25:33
88.   Gen3Blue
How can they leave Rod in. Oh well.
2007-08-16 20:27:43
89.   Gen3Blue
Another line drive out for Loney. We should like them all day.
2007-08-16 20:32:26
90.   NorCal-Dodger
How many ground ball outs have Lowe tossed??
2007-08-16 20:32:36
91.   Dodgers49
Meloan gets his first AAA win:

Las Vegas
Pollok 4.2 7 2 2 0 0 0 5.59
Meloan (W, 1-0) 1.1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2.57
Fussell (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.75

2007-08-16 20:34:44
92.   sporky
Does anyone know the state of Lowe's hip?

I hope his pitching is representative of his health.

2007-08-16 20:36:55
93.   Robert Daeley
90 13 groundouts versus 2 flyouts through the 6th.
2007-08-16 20:38:23
94.   NorCal-Dodger
93 Thanx...Well it's gonna be
Penny and Lowe and 3 days of Who Knows?
2007-08-16 20:39:03
95.   Bluebleeder87
Wandy didn't have his magic wand today. (bad joke I know but I just couldn't help my self)
2007-08-16 20:40:26
96.   NorCal-Dodger
95 Now is Wandy pronounced like the word Wand with a y...or like a little child trying to say Randy??
2007-08-16 20:44:34
97.   dzzrtRatt
The signal characteristic of the slump was the other team scoring first, often in the first inning, usually in crooked numbers.

Break that spell, and maybe the slump is broken.

Lowe is known for getting hot this time of year if his team is in the race. I can't see or hear the game--is there any comment about his hip from the announcers?

2007-08-16 20:44:35
98.   King of the Hobos
93 Well, 2 of those "groundouts" were actually DPs, but both men out at second had reached on groundball singles, as did the third single.
2007-08-16 20:46:56
99.   NorCal-Dodger
Little drama in the air as we have 2 RISP, with 2 outs......we'll see howthis plays out. C'mon Ferkel!
2007-08-16 20:48:00
100.   NorCal-Dodger
Who's hurt??
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2007-08-16 20:48:03
101.   Bluebleeder87

I think it's like saying Randy, but I really don't know to be honest.

2007-08-16 20:49:52
102.   King of the Hobos
100 Stephen Randolph
2007-08-16 20:50:21
103.   NorCal-Dodger
101 Wonder how Vin was saying his name if it is like Randy...

Try saying Wandy Rodriquez 3x real fast..

it'll sound like Wandy Wodwigez

2007-08-16 20:50:46
104.   Bluebleeder87

Vinnie hasn't mentioned anything about Lowes hip, but I do know Randolph (the Stros lefthaded pitcher) just left the game with somekinde of leg injury.

2007-08-16 20:51:45
105.   King of the Hobos
Unfortunately, there's no "ph" in Randolph's middle name. It's LaCharles.
2007-08-16 20:53:14
106.   Michael D
Wow things are going our way for once, how rare that seems. Plus we're getting timely hits, haven't seen those for awhile.
2007-08-16 20:53:54
107.   King of the Hobos
Padres signed Brady Clark.
2007-08-16 20:54:25
108.   NorCal-Dodger
Ferkel!!! Clutch hit with 2 outs and 2 RISP!
2007-08-16 20:55:23
109.   NorCal-Dodger
107 Thought he went to Japan?
2007-08-16 20:57:11
110.   NorCal-Dodger
Lowe may finally get his 9th win..seems like he's been stuck at 8 for quite awhile! Don't think he has ever felt the relief of a 6 run lead all season!
2007-08-16 20:57:29
111.   Hallux Valgus
Craig Biggio looks like the raisin version of a junior high schooler.

I'm not exactly sure what that means, but that's what I see.

2007-08-16 20:58:27
112.   Im So Blue
96 Vin has been saying "Wand-E".
2007-08-16 21:01:33
113.   Nagman
Padres have scored 9 runs with two outs. Now lead 11-6.
2007-08-16 21:02:25
114.   Gen3Blue
I just realized what I was saying when I gleefully said "getting into their bull-pen.
If you get into a bull-pen by beating on the starter is much different from being behind . If you were playing the D's you would probably see Hernandez and Seanez, which is actually better than most. It is far removed from seeing the guys in winning games.(in our case Procter, Broxton and Saito).
So get into the opposing bull-pen you intrepid Dodgers!
2007-08-16 21:04:06
115.   Hallux Valgus
I reember when I used to hear Ross Porter say, "another Dodger double play..."

At the time, I thought it was because we had some sort of patent. When I discovered that we were near the bottom of the league in double plays, I was crushed. Damn you, alliteration! Granted, I was eleve.

2007-08-16 21:06:41
116.   Bluebleeder87

I haven't heard Vinnie call him "the baby faced assassin" in quiet some time now so you might be on to something. :o)

2007-08-16 21:11:06
117.   Greg Brock
Matt Kemp limping is not one of my favorite things in the world.
2007-08-16 21:12:05
118.   NorCal-Dodger
Kent has been a doubling fool...guess we know what he'll order at In'n'Out
2007-08-16 21:12:16
119.   D4P
When Kent goes, so goes the Dodgers.

I suppose that has something to do with being the cleanup hitter.

2007-08-16 21:12:46
120.   Marty
Kemp is going to rip that hamstring if he's not careful
2007-08-16 21:13:38
121.   NorCal-Dodger
{117} Hope he is not hurt?? Maybe Grady needs to put in LuGo for Kemp at this juncture for 'injury protection'
2007-08-16 21:15:54
122.   Lexinthedena
118- Saw Kent at the super market last year at like 1 in the morning....was buying white bread...


2007-08-16 21:18:28
123.   NorCal-Dodger
122 In the dark of the night getting some Wonder bread?
2007-08-16 21:18:58
124.   D4P
Saw Kent at the super market last year at like 1 in the morning....was buying white bread...

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous

2007-08-16 21:19:34
125.   Bluebleeder87
It seems like Kemp has little wings in his shoes when he runs.
2007-08-16 21:20:39
126.   King of the Hobos
Why is Seanez pitching? Lowe was only at 84 pitches. It won't matter for the outcome of this game, but with Stults (I think) starting tomorrow, having Seanez, and the entire pen, rested would be advantageous.
2007-08-16 21:23:25
127.   D4P
Wild game in San Diego.
2007-08-16 21:23:40
128.   Dodgers49
Colletti still seeks missing piece

>> The team has made approximately 40 waiver claims in the last three weeks, he said, but the players he was interested in either had their waivers withdrawn or wound up with other teams. <<

## Tony Abreu's return to the active list -- and the lineup -- at triple-A Las Vegas this week doesn't mean the Dodgers and the infielder's agent have reached agreement on when the player was hurt. ##

%% Colletti said the dispute won't affect Abreu's future with the organization. The 22-year-old Dominican could be recalled when major league rosters expand Sept. 1. %%

2007-08-16 21:23:55
129.   NorCal-Dodger
126 I would tend to agree with you, but maybe his hip may still be bothering him..might not want to push it too far.
2007-08-16 21:24:56
130.   Marty
If the Dodgers had actually gotten Teixeira somehow, I'd like to think no one on this board would have done this:

2007-08-16 21:28:02
131.   Greg Brock
I find it dumb to walk two batters when you're up six runs. And it's your first inning of relief.

But I'm picky like that.

2007-08-16 21:30:24
132.   King of the Hobos
There for a moment, I thought Wigginton would pull an Arod.
2007-08-16 21:30:36
133.   MJW101
Ned seems to be searching for pitching. However, will he try to acquire someone on the slide like Willis or a throwaway like Wells?

Contreras for Pierre would be a fair trade. Contreras has been terrible this year and is owed $20 million for 09 & 10. Ned would probably see that as a plus.

2007-08-16 21:32:09
134.   Gen3Blue
This is where a really good team would score another run or two or maybe get out of the way quickly.
2007-08-16 21:35:13
135.   D4P
Good idea to get Hillenbrand out of there. No need to risk your starting third baseman getting hurt in a game you've already got in the bag.
2007-08-16 21:37:41
136.   Bluebleeder87
So I guess these are the last cuts Biggio we'll be taking at Dodger Stadium, It's gonna be weird seeing a Stros game with out Beggio.
2007-08-16 21:38:55
137.   King of the Hobos
Steve Finley is active?
2007-08-16 21:43:38
138.   NorCal-Dodger
137 Yes, Finely has been actively looking for a job for most of the season.
2007-08-16 21:44:10
139.   Gen3Blue
Hey, we are going to fool around with a convenient way to win this game. Its not important that we win? That may be true, unfortunately.
2007-08-16 21:45:10
140.   Bluebleeder87
The Killer B's will be no more for the '08 season.
2007-08-16 21:47:32
141.   King of the Hobos
I was just thinking of how much I missed Lance Carter creating all those save situations for us.
2007-08-16 21:48:38
143.   Gen3Blue
I approve of trying to lose this game, if we are going to play Kemp and Ethier the rest of the way---so go for it.
2007-08-16 21:49:07
144.   Gen3Blue
Keep going--but play the kids.
2007-08-16 21:49:28
145.   Marty
Do you see? Do you see what happens when you send Rodriguez to the mound?
2007-08-16 21:49:33
146.   silverwidow
DFA's please: Hernandez, Martinez, Saenz, Hillenbrand.
2007-08-16 21:49:42
147.   Greg Brock
Is there a more useless player than Ramon Martinez?

We will also accept Roberto Hernandez.

2007-08-16 21:50:22
148.   Greg Brock
145 This is what happens Marty.

This is what happens.

2007-08-16 21:50:36
149.   Marty
Where did I get Rodriguez? Sheesh
2007-08-16 21:50:38
150.   Gen3Blue
What strategy is this--try to lose and then bring in Saito? I think we need a new M. and probably a new General.
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2007-08-16 21:51:04
151.   Marty
148 I blew that quote six ways to Sunday.
2007-08-16 21:51:49
152.   Gen3Blue
This is a good way to ruin Saito.
2007-08-16 21:52:09
153.   King of the Hobos
150 It's quite simple: we're using the old Lance Carter strategy, where we'd use him in a gimme just to give Baez a save opportunity.
2007-08-16 21:52:21
154.   NorCal-Dodger
Darn, with a tough series agains the Rox, we have to waste Saito tonite due to Mr. Dumberto
2007-08-16 21:52:43
155.   Greg Brock
151 I thought it worked quite well, actually.

I like Saito. He's a good man...And thorough.

2007-08-16 21:52:44
156.   bryanf
Under the heading of the best laid plans of mice and men...those of us with Saito on our fantasy team are happy for the save situation...though it is indeed a waste.
2007-08-16 21:53:55
157.   Andrew Shimmin
152- Bringing him in to get two outs?
2007-08-16 21:54:12
158.   NorCal-Dodger
Guess, this would be consdiered a 'S' situation for Saito?
2007-08-16 21:55:12
159.   Gen3Blue
Saito is even cooler than I thought.
2007-08-16 21:55:25
160.   Greg Brock
We win!

No thanks to our gas can middle relievers.

2007-08-16 21:55:40
161.   NorCal-Dodger
Ok..only 5 pitches for 2 outs..
2007-08-16 21:58:31
162.   Andrew Shimmin
Poll on

The Dodgers will. . .

Win the division: 472 votes (20%)
Win the Wild Card: 732 votes (31%)
Not qualify for the postseason: 1184 votes (50%)

2007-08-16 21:58:40
163.   Gen3Blue
157 If they brought him in for the inning, he wouldn't have anyone on base, and more important, he wouldn't have to try to figure out what the heck Grits is thinking.
But you are right--I don't think he cares, he is too cool.
2007-08-16 22:03:11
164.   Andrew Shimmin
Making Saito play RF (where the man-eating scoreboard lives) would be a good way to ruin him. Asking him to get two outs in the ninth seems well within his purview.
2007-08-16 22:04:27
165.   D4P
Look for that poll to suffer the Alyssa Milano fate.
2007-08-16 22:10:13
166.   King of the Hobos
Any official word on tomorrow's starter?
2007-08-16 22:10:36
167.   Andrew Shimmin
Matt Kemp: "We swang the bat good."

Yeah you did.

2007-08-16 22:11:25
168.   Gen3Blue
164 You are exactly right. I just wish they did it sooner, and didn't make me CMP.
2007-08-16 22:16:36
169.   Greg Brock
So Matt Kemp needs his own personal coach to "get in his face" and "teach him how to play this game."

Good to know. Thanks, Lyons!

2007-08-16 22:22:28
170.   KG16
169 - I've been trying to figure out why Steve Lyons has a job on TV, particularly with the Dodgers - I mean, can't one of the teams he played for take him?
2007-08-16 22:24:17
171.   bryanf
170 Well, is available.
2007-08-16 22:25:13
172.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.
2007-08-16 22:25:41
173.   KG16
Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but ESPN is reporting that the Bums have expressed interest in signing Wells. Um, that's an improvement over Tompko, right?
2007-08-16 22:26:25
174.   KG16
171 - actually, I was thinking

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