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At Halftime
2008-02-17 18:06
by Jon Weisman

At around 8 p.m., which coincidentally figures to be around halftime of tonight's UCLA-USC basketball game if I'm not mistaken, I am scheduled to be a guest of Ken Levine on KABC 790 AM.

It's alternative programming, like the Lingerie Bowl, only completely different.

Comments (78)
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2008-02-17 18:12:40
1.   Bob Timmermann
Radio? You mean Jon will speak to us through the ether? How can this be?
2008-02-17 18:17:08
2.   Bluebleeder87
I love it, can't wait for it thanks for the heads up Jon.

On a brighter note is the D's signing four prospects from Latin America. Thats pretty good odds that we get something good!

It's also cool they inked some paisanos from Mex, woo!

2008-02-17 18:25:42
3.   bhsportsguy
Going back to the Plaschke article.

I have no other source to substantive information about the Dodgers than what gets reported through the media.

The fact that the management communicated their opinions and thoughts to Plaschke shouldn't surprise anyone, how else am I supposed to find out what they think.

Maybe I am not that protective of the youngsters so if they get some bad press, it doesn't bother me because that is what comes from playing in L.A. and starting to make hundreds of thousands to play a game.

Its true that I could see Kent's point of view probably a lot more clearly than someone in his 20's so I admit that bias.

I just hope that there are less and less stories about this and we concentrate to what happens on the field rather than about a trash can by someone's locker.

2008-02-17 18:33:26
4.   Bob Timmermann
I thought the trash can incident was initially reported by Dylan Hernandez?
2008-02-17 18:36:46
5.   bhsportsguy
4 No Galen Center for you tonight I am guessing?
2008-02-17 18:36:50
6.   Frip
Try not to ramble tonight. You get this way when trying to be too reasonable.
2008-02-17 18:44:22
7.   paranoidandroid
I'll be listening Jon. Does this mean we get to see a pic of you soon in lingerie? If so, I suggest red or black, those are my favorites. Although I can sometimes deal with pink.
2008-02-17 18:46:33
8.   Jon Weisman
6 - I'm just trying to make a living and doing the best I can. And when it's time for leaving, I hope you'll understand that I was born a rambling man.
2008-02-17 18:48:50
9.   Marty
8 Does this mean Cher will be on the program too?
2008-02-17 18:50:15
10.   jasonungar07
Sorta Jack Handyish around here...but...I was thinking, what if Pierre was my favorite player. Would I be upset that he has been treated so unfairly?
2008-02-17 18:51:06
11.   Sam DC
Yes, yes, but what about online streaming?
2008-02-17 18:52:45
12.   Jon Weisman
Ryan Ketchner update:

2008-02-17 18:56:47
13.   Eric Enders
1 - "I don't know what the organization's plans for me are," Weisman said. "But they control my rights, and there's not much I can do about it."

Oh, wait. You said speak to us through the ether.

2008-02-17 18:58:21
14.   Eric Enders
8 As long as you've prepared for every conceivable question about midgets, nothing could possibly go wrong.

Over/under on Tim Floyd technicals tonight: 1.

2008-02-17 19:01:06
15.   Jon Weisman
I was definitely guilty of trying to be too reasonable in answering the question about little people.
2008-02-17 19:05:05
16.   Sam DC
I read that Plaschke this morning and I really appreciate Molly's comments, and those of others. I read the thing basically slackjawed that he was so unconcerned about having passed off some management gossip without any interest whatsoever in that gossip's relationship to reality.

I was especially struck by Molly's (differently put) point that this is a thing that Kemp will have to live with for a long time while for the Times and its columnist it was just a traffic-driving story or two last fall. So true, so unfair.


Duke loses to Wake and the Wakies rush the court.

2008-02-17 19:06:30
17.   old dodger fan
Duke is down 10 to Wake with 1 minute to play. 5 Duke players (4 starters) have fouled out. I have never heard of such a thing at that level.
2008-02-17 19:07:59
18.   Bob Timmermann
Jon should be a like typical sports radio person and be completely unreasonable and just shoot his mouth off.

He should prepare a list of bullet pointed slams at various players. And then add a few cracks about the Giants and finally call Roger Clemens the antichrist.

2008-02-17 19:08:43
19.   Bob Timmermann
Illinois fans would want to remind you about a regional final they played a few years back against Arizona. I believe six Illini players fouled out in that game.
2008-02-17 19:09:20
20.   Eric Enders
I don't think a cheap shot at the Giants would be out of order. Their offense will resemble that of an AAA team.
2008-02-17 19:12:09
21.   trainwreck
Anyone like the USC black jerseys?
2008-02-17 19:14:00
22.   Bob Timmermann
Anyone remember when UCLA tried black jerseys for a couple home games in 1998?

They were, in a word, awful.

2008-02-17 19:15:40
23.   Bob Timmermann
USC has great road jerseys and horrible home jerseys no matter what the color.

The white, gold, and black ones are all terrible. The cardinal ones on the road are very good, probably because they are closer in style to the football uniforms.

And as a UCLA guy, I have to say that USC's football uniforms are really sharp.

2008-02-17 19:19:58
24.   trainwreck
Anything to off-set the horrid jerseys and helmets of the Beavers and Ducks.
2008-02-17 19:20:04
25.   Eric Enders
There's going to be a ton of movement in the top ten this week, particularly if SC wins tonight.

Quick guess, assuming UCLA wins:

1. Memphis
2. Tennessee
3. Carolina
5. Kansas
6. Duke
7. Texas
8. Butler
9. Purdue
10. UConn, Georgetown, or Stanford

2008-02-17 19:22:11
26.   Eric Enders
This will come as no surprise, but Oregon's home jerseys yesterday were really weird. Neon yellow with the names stitched on the back in -- get this -- the same neon yellow. You couldn't read the name unless you were like a foot away from the player.
2008-02-17 19:22:51
27.   trainwreck
By the way, Pepperdine fans storming the court for beating Santa Clara was the worst thing I have ever seen.
2008-02-17 19:25:28
28.   Marty
When was the last time two Tennessee teams were number 1 and 2?
2008-02-17 19:27:33
29.   Eric Enders
My guess: Never. The Vols have not traditionally been a strong team. And Memphis has only been ranked #1 once until now.
2008-02-17 19:28:31
30.   Eric Enders
Of course, Memphis and Tennessee would only be ranked 1-2 for a short time since they play each other soon.
2008-02-17 19:30:16
31.   trainwreck
The Prince needs to stop shooting jumpers and I mean forever.
2008-02-17 19:37:35
32.   Andrew Shimmin
Bob picks on people who have to get on planes and can't respond. I wonder how he would have felt if my plane had gone down, and the last thing he ever said to me was so hurtful. . .

I've been secondarily screened six times in the last two days. I'm always going to fly with an expired ID from now on. The only way to end this idiotic tyranny is to make it completely impossible. Rage against the machine! Who will stand with me? Which of you are brave enough to fight?


2008-02-17 19:39:27
33.   Andrew Shimmin
Since I'm using an airport hotspot, this is probably not the time to sound the horn of liberty. So, let's just say that was a joke, government minders, spying on my DTing.
2008-02-17 19:41:23
34.   Jon Weisman
27 - Pepperdine has had a really rough year. Without knowing any details about tonight, I'm inclined to forgive.
2008-02-17 19:43:08
35.   Jon Weisman
USC women 49, UCLA women 36 - final.
2008-02-17 19:44:24
36.   Jon Weisman
2008-02-17 19:48:01
37.   trainwreck
Nice to see a big crowd came out to watch the game.
2008-02-17 19:49:45
38.   Daniel Zappala
12 That would be a great story if he makes it to the majors.
2008-02-17 19:56:11
40.   bhsportsguy
32 I hope you wore shoes that can be easily removed.

Also, don't forget to put your toiletries in a ziploc bag.

2008-02-17 19:53:53
41.   bhsportsguy
32 I hope you wore shoes that can be easily removed.

Also, don't forget to put your toiletries in a ziploc bag.

2008-02-17 19:56:57
42.   bhsportsguy
37 I guess Pete didn't get the black out memo?
2008-02-17 19:59:06
43.   Bob Timmermann
Matt Leinart didn't wear black either.
2008-02-17 20:00:06
44.   Bob Timmermann
Looks like the Gauntlet is headed to Figueroa and Exposition.
2008-02-17 20:02:24
45.   LAT
Ha! I jusr discovered my clock radio of two years has AM radio.
2008-02-17 20:02:31
46.   Gen3Blue
Anyone have a link for an East coast guy for Jons interview. I guess I can get it later if I have to.
2008-02-17 20:05:22
47.   bhsportsguy
44 Its an even year.
2008-02-17 20:09:07
48.   arbfuldodger
here ya go:
2008-02-17 20:09:58
49.   MollyKnight
I am so lucky to be able to watch this game on my television in NYC. I had to go to ESPN Zone in Time Square to watch the Stanford basketball game yesterday. Fox Sports is showing this game nationally though, I think. Yesss!!

Was that Matt Leinart's son they showed with him? I wasn't really paying attention, but I wonder..

2008-02-17 20:10:43
50.   MollyKnight
42. My dad is at the game with my godparents. They are all wearing black. I think there was a memo.
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2008-02-17 20:11:35
51.   Bob Timmermann
I doubt that was Leinart's kid visiting. I don't think he and the mother have much to do with each other now. And the mom had a game earlier today.
2008-02-17 20:13:08
52.   LAT
I hope these guys at KABC learn more about the Dodgers by the time the season rolls around.
2008-02-17 20:14:41
53.   Bluebleeder87

You need to be a subscriber to listen on line.

2008-02-17 20:15:04
54.   Bluebleeder87


2008-02-17 20:15:35
55.   LAT
Why are these guys having Jon on? They barely let him speak and when they do they keep intrupting him.
2008-02-17 20:16:23
56.   arbfuldodger
LOL @ Jon's Olmedo Saenz reference
2008-02-17 20:22:33
57.   Gen3Blue
48 Thanks Artful--it may take me a bit to put this together.
2008-02-17 20:25:33
58.   Gen3Blue
55 These guys must be from the east coast for what they know!
2008-02-17 20:25:50
59.   bhsportsguy
They went to Jon's wheelhouse with the Dodgers and injuries.

Now if they ask him about concessions, he's all set.

2008-02-17 20:27:33
60.   Bluebleeder87
uh, great point by Jon saying that if K/Guo stays healthy for at least the first month it could give Schmidt good time to fully recover/keep the seat warm for him.
2008-02-17 20:27:39
61.   MollyKnight
59- hehehehehehehe.

The Trojans need to pick it up.

I can't wait for baseball. I'm going to spring training in Arizona in two weeks.

2008-02-17 20:31:50
62.   LAT
Nice job JW.
2008-02-17 20:32:53
63.   Bob Timmermann
USC has only used six players this game.
2008-02-17 20:33:24
64.   arbfuldodger
Great job Jon... You need to be hosting that show.
2008-02-17 20:34:04
65.   Jon Weisman
They kept me for a second segment. If this were Carson, I'd be made.
2008-02-17 20:35:33
66.   Bluebleeder87
You know what, I've seen some vids of the boys in blue working out in Vero & Loaizas arm almost ALMOST looks like it wants to fall off every time he throws a ball.
2008-02-17 20:37:29
67.   Jon Weisman
Lucas May feature by Tony Jackson. Forgive the non-Daily News URL:

2008-02-17 20:38:48
68.   bhsportsguy
65 For our younger viewers, Jon is not referring to Carson Daly.
2008-02-17 20:48:56
69.   Jon Weisman
Weird that the men's UCLA-USC game is almost as low-scoring as that really low-scoring women's game.
2008-02-17 20:50:06
70.   Bob Timmermann
Duke having five players foul out tonight tied a school record. They've done it four times before and as recently as 2005.

The NCAA record for most players fouling out is 8 by St. Joe's against Xavier in 1976.

The unnamed school holds the record for most fouls in a game. The unnameds had 50 in a game against Northern Arizona in 1953.

2008-02-17 20:51:18
71.   Bob Timmermann
There is the problem that there are 10 players on the floor now who couldn't pee in the ocean at this time.
2008-02-17 20:52:00
72.   MollyKnight
I think it's funny that Torre may make Beimel may have to cut his hair.

Do you think he'll make Kent shave his 'stache?

2008-02-17 20:54:22
73.   trainwreck
Where does the Pac-10 find their refs?
2008-02-17 20:56:34
74.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.
2008-02-17 20:56:37
75.   trainwreck
I really hope we don't put in those stupid Yankee hair rules. I don't want to be annoyed by Joe Torre so soon.
2008-02-17 20:59:00
76.   raygu
First time long time, Jon...great blog and thanks for your efforts. Long time Dodgers fan living in NJ.
Saw this on tonight:

Four Teams Considering Trot Nixon
According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, four teams watched 33 year-old outfielder Trot Nixon audition in Tucson today: the D'Backs, Blue Jays, Mariners, and Dodgers. Nixon earned $4MM in '07 while hitting .251/.342/.336 for the Tribe in 354 plate appearances. He was pretty much injury-free.

Nixon's calling card had typically been his ability to rake right-handed pitching. He hit .256/.352/.345 against righties in '07, drawing plenty of walks but displaying no power. Rather than a platoon he seems in line for a bench job this year

Why do we need him? we already have a 3 left-handed hitting left fielders in Ethier, Pierre and Young-although he is a switch hitter.
I read a rumor a few weeks back that LA had interest in Blanton, and that if Ethier went in the deal, LA would look to sign Shawn Green. Probably just a rumor, and wasn't sure it was posted here already as I do not read all the comments.
Looking forward to a great year. There will be alot of late nights here watching the 10:00 games.

2008-02-17 21:01:04
77.   Jon Weisman
Hi Raygu. Welcome to the comments. I wouldn't take those rumors seriously.
2008-02-17 21:08:34
78.   MollyKnight
Is anyone else wondering if Joe Torre is the best manager for a team of burgeoning young stars? I think about Joe Girardi and what he did for the Marlins in 2006, and I wish we'd gotten him. Although I do respect Mr Torre, I'm a little sad Girardi decided to go manage the Yankees. I imagine he was Ned's first choice.
2008-02-17 21:30:08
79.   LAT
But I want to take that rumor seriously.

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