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Welcome to China!
2008-03-14 21:06
by Jon Weisman

Picture postcards, anyone?

Unfortunately, it appears that Channel 9 isn't televising tonight's 10 p.m. game after all, so we'll have to settle for KABC 790 AM until Saturday.

Comments (162)
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2008-03-14 21:22:54
1.   Xeifrank
Ni hao ma?

vr, Xei

2008-03-14 21:25:46
2.   Xeifrank
Great slideshow. The pic of Steiner is funny. The climb is tough. I went to the top outpost at the same place. That's the BaDaLing portion of the wall. The pollution didn't look too bad, but hard to tell. Wonderful pics, looks like it was cold.
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 21:25:58
3.   ibleedbloo
Let go all the way to China and not let anyone see it. Great move Dodgers.
2008-03-14 21:26:52
4.   Jon Weisman
137 - I was gonna say 1939, but I was off by a year.
2008-03-14 21:30:46
5.   jasonungar07
Torre and Ned look like they are about to head over to Satriale's
2008-03-14 21:31:15
6.   Bob Timmermann
Washington's record is from 1953.
2008-03-14 21:36:06
7.   gpellamjr
I'll be watching-- staying up until 4 or so. It will make my normal nights staying up til 1 seem not so bad.
2008-03-14 21:41:14
8.   Dodgers49
I see Matt Kemp is showing proper respect to a veteran player and allowing Andruw Jones to start in the first game. He must have received a call from Jeff Kent. :-)
2008-03-14 21:53:39
9.   Xeifrank
Friends of DT, H2H Yahoo fantasy league is drafting tomorrow night. We have 12 so far and room for two more (fcfs). You can draft then watch the game from China. vr, Xei

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2008-03-14 21:56:28
10.   underdog
(Reposting from prev thread)
108 - Sigh, indeed, Train. :-( I knew that was going to be a trap game, they just couldn't beat UCI this year, don't know why. But as I told my dad tonight, if they couldn't beat UCI it's not like they'd win a game in the NCAA's this year either. NIT, here they come. (Did you watch the game on ESPNU? I only followed some of it via a gamecast.)

They have a superb recruiting class coming in the next two years so hopefully they'll make a stronger postseason showing then. Feh.

Darn, no Dodgers game on TV tonight. Guess I'll finish watching the rest of the DVD I have queued up - The Seven Ups. 2nd Best car chase ever.

2008-03-14 21:59:18
11.   Bob Timmermann
Looks like it will be Irvine vs Fullerton for Big West supremacy. The winner gets the 55 freeway named after them.
2008-03-14 22:02:44
12.   regfairfield
Looks like me leaving has paid dividends for another school.
2008-03-14 22:08:56
13.   Bob Timmermann
If Wazzu can't figure out a way to defend Brook Lopez in the second half, the ghost of Hank Lusetti will be awakened.
2008-03-14 22:09:11
14.   Andrew Shimmin
Bob's favorite announcer (maybe Derek Lowe's, too; you never know), has the play by play on the feed.

The stadium is not full. Lots of available seats in the LF pavilion, if anybody in the neighborhood is still thinking about dropping in.

2008-03-14 22:10:48
15.   LogikReader

No TV, no affiliates on radio. No gameday even.

Anybody here on DT want to log the play by play?

2008-03-14 22:15:37
16.   Bob Timmermann
Many a Cougar big man is going to foul out tonight.
2008-03-14 22:16:00
17.   Andrew Shimmin
Lombard grounded out to second to lead it off.
Hu grounded to short.
Kemp did the same.
2008-03-14 22:17:15
18.   WillieD
Not sure if anyone has mentioned, the game from China is on MLBTV right now. It's the San Diego feed.
2008-03-14 22:17:55
19.   Andrew Shimmin
Google says it's 59 in Beijing; looks like everybody in the stands is wearing a coat.
2008-03-14 22:18:53
20.   twerp
Scouts pick the majors' best. Martin and Broxton are on their team.

And they think Juan Pierre is best bunter.

2008-03-14 22:19:34
21.   Andrew Shimmin
Vasgersian says Chan Ho Park's comeback is a great story. The color commentator is more sensible.
2008-03-14 22:23:32
22.   Andrew Shimmin
Hairston grounds out to start the first for the Padres.
Robles grounds back to the pitcher.
Kouzmanoff strikes out swinging.
2008-03-14 22:25:09
23.   Andrew Shimmin
Third Border Patrol recruiting commercial I've seen so far.
2008-03-14 22:26:30
24.   Jon Weisman
2008-03-14 22:26:37
25.   Andrew Shimmin
Vasgersian can't tell Jones from Kemp.
2008-03-14 22:26:47
26.   berkowit28
Anybody here want to be a border patroller? ("Technically a commercial break" according to Padres announcers. What else would it be?)
2008-03-14 22:27:15
27.   LogikReader
Game is on MLB tv, but I do not have a subscription; I trust the game isn't free tonight, is it?
2008-03-14 22:27:25
28.   Bob Timmermann
No ads yet for home remodeling or pool maintenance that look like they were shot with a $100 budget?
2008-03-14 22:27:29
29.   Jon Weisman
2008-03-14 22:28:49
30.   Dodgers49
17 . Lombard grounded out to second to lead it off.
Hu grounded to short.
Kemp did the same.

The lineup posted this morning on Inside the Dodgers had Jones batting 3rd and Kemp in the cleanup spot. Did Jones get on base or did they change the lineup?

2008-03-14 22:28:54
31.   k0b3
guys you can watch the game on sopcast :) nice hit by lucas
2008-03-14 22:29:37
32.   k0b3
30. they changed the lineup. Kempt is DH-ing and hit 3rd. Jones lined out the center, Kemp grounded out to short
2008-03-14 22:31:56
33.   Bob Timmermann
Aron Baynes was unfouled out of the game after a video review. I've never seen that before.
2008-03-14 22:32:00
34.   Andrew Shimmin
Jones lines out to center.
Zappala's pet (Lindsey) singles to center.
Lucas May doubles down the left field line (Lindsey stopping at third).
Tiffee grounds out to the catcher (looked foul to me, but they didn't have the worm's eye view camera embedded in the dirt in front of home); runners stay put.
Ford-Griffin lines out to Robles, softly.
2008-03-14 22:33:20
35.   berkowit28
28 Now there is.
2008-03-14 22:33:38
36.   Andrew Shimmin
Vasgersian was quite pleased to see cheerleaders storm the field, just before the game went to commercial. Something Easterbrookian is sure to unfold, once the game comes back on.
2008-03-14 22:35:02
37.   Andrew Shimmin
Vasgerzian also can't tell Adrian Gonzalez from Kouzmanoff.
2008-03-14 22:35:45
38.   gpellamjr
This is a truly horrible broadcast team. Their normal awful announcing is only emphasized by the condescending way they are describing the Chinese fans.

"ha ha they make noise when the ball is hit. They don't know anything about baseball!"

2008-03-14 22:37:22
39.   Andrew Shimmin
Nice curvball from Chan Ho park to Myrow.
2008-03-14 22:38:47
40.   Dodger Tony
I don't see any explanation for the cancellation of this evenings KCAL telecast. Both newspapers listed the game in today's paper. I can't help but feel that this is a bit of a PR debaucle. The first professional baseball game ever played in China, what could have happened? Problems with licensing the MLB broadcast? Acrimony left over from the KFWB exodus?
Something smells fishy here.
2008-03-14 22:40:45
41.   Andrew Shimmin
Gonzalez grounds out to first.
Myrow lines out.
Louis Rodriguez grounds to Hu, who muffs it (obligatory who's on first nonsense from the booth).
Will Venable grounds out to second.
2008-03-14 22:42:15
42.   Andrew Shimmin
Scott Fence will sell you used chain link fence for $3.90 a square foot!
2008-03-14 22:42:18
43.   Bob Timmermann
I would guess KCAL couldn't get announcers on short notice or pay for the satellite feed.
2008-03-14 22:44:25
44.   Xeifrank
41. Please keep the updates coming.
Xie Xie Ni.
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 22:45:03
45.   Andrew Shimmin
Lucille II bounces out to short.
Lombard goes long!
2008-03-14 22:45:10
46.   Dodger Tony
Lombard's lumber
2008-03-14 22:46:37
47.   Andrew Shimmin
Hu strikes out swinging at a curveball in the dirt.
2008-03-14 22:48:02
48.   Andrew Shimmin
Kemp does the same.
2008-03-14 22:49:06
49.   Bob Timmermann
Stanford up by 3 with 24 seconds left.
2008-03-14 22:50:25
50.   Bob Timmermann
The Stanford band is playing Holst.
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2008-03-14 22:50:42
51.   underdog
This is off subject for a second - and I'm glad to see the game is on MLBTV at least, even if not KCAL. But...

so I found one of my favorite Kids in the Hall sketches on YouTube and had forgotten that the kid in the "Paint your chair" sketch was wearing a Dodgers shirt. How random.

2008-03-14 22:51:12
52.   Dodgers49
At least FOX is tracking the game on their scoreboard for whatever that's worth. Although they're about half an inning behind.

2008-03-14 22:52:45
53.   Dane Bramage
50 I'm not watching, but I imagine if Stanford band was playing anything by Holst, it must be "Mars" from "The Planets"...
2008-03-14 22:53:13
54.   underdog
Park induces a grounder to 3rd and then strikes out the next batter, Drew Macias. Have to admit, Park looks good so far.
2008-03-14 22:53:44
55.   Andrew Shimmin
Hundley grounds out to third.
Drew Macias strikes out looking.
Hairston flies to right.

End of the third, Dodgers one, Padres squat.

2008-03-14 22:54:07
56.   Jon Weisman
Well, Stanford tried to give it away.
2008-03-14 22:54:30
57.   gpellamjr
Chan Ho looks awesome today. Great control, awesome movement. Makes me feel nostalgiac.
2008-03-14 22:55:25
58.   Andrew Shimmin
Fourth Border Patrol recruiting spot. I smell a drinking game. . .
2008-03-14 22:58:05
59.   underdog
The drinking game is when you become a Border Patrol agent. That job would just make me fear running into Anton Chigurh somewhere.

So Jones has a poor at bat and strikes out on 3 pitches, and then Lindsey grounds out.

2008-03-14 22:58:47
60.   Andrew Shimmin
Jones strikes out on a check swing.
Lindsey grounds out to third, hard.
May strikes out swinging at a curveball in the dirt.
2008-03-14 22:59:21
61.   underdog
And May strikes out, too. Germano looks good as well.

And I'm calling it a night. On media overload here.

2008-03-14 23:00:22
62.   Andrew Shimmin
59- You should keep doing the play-by-play (we have an obligation to Xei). I have to step outside for a minute.
2008-03-14 23:01:31
63.   Andrew Shimmin
No! Alright, somebody else, though.
2008-03-14 23:02:09
64.   gpellamjr
Jones held up on that strike 3 call. I think that's the third questionable strike call on check swings.
2008-03-14 23:03:08
65.   Xeifrank
Yes, please keep the play by play going. Sounds like quite a pitchers duel. Andrew stepped out for some dumplings and cracker jacks?
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:03:56
66.   gpellamjr
Insightful Padres announcers seeing things no one else can see:

Grant: "Do you think Andruw Jones has lost some weight? Trimmed down a little?"

Vsgrgn agreed.

Now Grant is mocking the Chinese fans some more for making noise on a throw to first.

2008-03-14 23:05:34
67.   arbfuldodger
single to center by old friend Oscar Robles, ground out to second by Kouzmanoff...Robles advaces to second
2008-03-14 23:06:42
68.   arbfuldodger
they also seem to have a thing for cheerleaders between the innings
2008-03-14 23:08:18
69.   arbfuldodger
grounder to short w/ Hu bobbles but gets Gonzalez out @ 1st ...Robles to 3rd
2008-03-14 23:08:53
70.   Dodgers49
65 Inside the Dodgers is offering play-by-play also. So if the guys here have to go to bed you can switch over there. :-)

2008-03-14 23:09:09
71.   Xeifrank
Padre announcers sound pretty lame. They should have them try to announce a game of mah-jong and see how they do!
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:11:59
72.   arbfuldodger
Wow Lucas May just threw the ball to the SS (looked like he tried not to throw the ball but couldnt hold up the throw) instead of CHP and now its 1-1 ...someone from the dugout (not sure which one asked did you grip that?)
2008-03-14 23:15:10
73.   arbfuldodger
Terry Tiffee leads off the inning and singles to center
2008-03-14 23:15:34
74.   Andrew Shimmin
The judges reject Vasgersian's theory that it's ironic that Tiffee's first MLB at bat was against Chan Ho Park.
2008-03-14 23:17:13
75.   arbfuldodger
single to right for John-Ford Griffin... Tiffe to 2nd
2008-03-14 23:23:18
76.   arbfuldodger
Lucille II works a walk from Germano ... bases juiced, no out
2008-03-14 23:24:32
77.   arbfuldodger
Lombard K's looking... Hu up
2008-03-14 23:25:17
78.   arbfuldodger
Hu softly lines into a double play
2008-03-14 23:30:33
79.   CanuckDodger
74 -- From the Blackadder TV series:

Edmund: "Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?"

Baldrick: "Yeah, it's like goldy and bronzy, only it's made of iron."

2008-03-14 23:31:23
80.   Xeifrank
What's the score?
What inning etc...?
xie xie ni
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:32:08
81.   Bob Timmermann
For those concerned about such things, the SECOND tournament is supposed to restart tomorrow afternoon at Georgia Tech. And the winner of the first game will likely have to play again that night.

Kentucky and Georgia do not like this.

2008-03-14 23:32:54
82.   arbfuldodger
CHP gets the Pads out 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 5th, the last 2 on grounders to left side of the infield
2008-03-14 23:33:13
83.   underdog
80 And... I'm back! For a few. My g/f seems to have developed a snoring habit. Either it's allergies, or she just suddenly got old.

Xei, it's 1-1, now 5 complete. Park looked really sharp.

2008-03-14 23:33:28
84.   Andrew Shimmin
Everybody drink!
2008-03-14 23:34:37
85.   dodgergabe
Score is 1-1 around the 5th inning. Park is pitching really good. Only 1 run (unearned) and 1 hit allowed. Maybe Park like Giovanni Carrara can only pitch well in a Dodger uniform?
2008-03-14 23:35:42
86.   Xeifrank
I'm just sad they didn't take me along on the trip to be the token white guy translator. I could atleast order them some good food without having to point at the pictures. I could also help ask for directions to the nearest bathroom. That's about it. What else is important?
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:36:50
87.   arbfuldodger
1-1 top of 6th ...CHP goes 5 one hit innings and gives up one unearned run
2008-03-14 23:37:00
88.   dodgergabe
BISON almost hits one out. Caught at the warning track.
2008-03-14 23:38:02
89.   arbfuldodger
Kemp skies out to the deepest part of the park caught against the wall in CF
2008-03-14 23:39:00
90.   arbfuldodger
Druw draws a walk
2008-03-14 23:39:40
91.   Xeifrank
wow, it's playing just like Petco Park.
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:40:31
92.   underdog
"Remember, this is still a land where not all things Western are considered good." -- Vasergian

Okay, I'm out of here for real - snoring's better than this. Night!

2008-03-14 23:42:27
93.   Xeifrank
92. hmmmm, what the heck was that suppose to mean?
vr, Xei
2008-03-14 23:43:06
94.   underdog
But not before saying, a hit by Lindsay and a hit by May drives in Jones. Then Lindsay's caught in a run down, stops down low, sending Kouz tumbling. Which makes Kouz upset and the Padres announcer upset for the "duck and roll." Whatever.
2008-03-14 23:44:51
95.   arbfuldodger
fly out to right by Tiffee to end the top of the 6th inning ...2-1 Dodgers
2008-03-14 23:46:37
96.   arbfuldodger
Guo now pitching for us
2008-03-14 23:48:11
97.   Xeifrank
94. Was it called as a "Beijing duck and roll"?


vr, Xei

2008-03-14 23:48:52
98.   arbfuldodger
Hairston flys to Kemp in center out Robles up
2008-03-14 23:49:56
99.   arbfuldodger
grounder to 3rd ... 2 outs Kouzmanoff up
2008-03-14 23:52:12
100.   arbfuldodger
grounder to Hu, bobbles the ball for the 3 or 4th time in the game but gets him at 1st ...easy inning for Guo ....2-1 Dodgers heading to the 7th
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2008-03-14 23:52:21
101.   dodgergabe
What's up with Hu today? He's bobbled every ball that has come to him.
2008-03-14 23:53:40
102.   xaphor
ESPN Taiwan for the ethically challenged:
2008-03-14 23:53:55
103.   arbfuldodger
I dont know if it's new or not nut Hu is now wearing #14 now ...Mike Scoscia's old number.

Trevor Hoffman pitching this inning.

2008-03-14 23:55:54
104.   Louis in SF
Hu is concerned that if he plays to well, China may make an unexpected attempt to reunite the two China's!
2008-03-14 23:57:44
105.   arbfuldodger
John-Ford Griffin K's on a change by The Hoff... Lucille II pops out to short right 2 outs
2008-03-15 00:01:18
106.   arbfuldodger
walk to Lombard ...Hu up
2008-03-15 00:01:53
107.   Xeifrank
Keep it going Arb. Hen hao. You are doing a great job. Hao jie le.
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:02:52
108.   arbfuldodger
Hu K's to end the inning... 2-1 Dodgers going to the bottom of the 7th
2008-03-15 00:05:15
109.   arbfuldodger
Guo in for his 2nd inning of work ..Adrian Gonzalez leads off the inning
2008-03-15 00:07:34
110.   arbfuldodger
seeing eye grounder between 3rd and short ...infield single for Gonzalez. Myrow batting for the Pads
2008-03-15 00:08:39
111.   arbfuldodger
Myrow sends a low liner to right out
2008-03-15 00:10:52
112.   arbfuldodger
wild pitch on a high fastball nearly hitting the batter Gonzalez to 2nd ...ball 4 for to the SD batter, 2 on 1 out
2008-03-15 00:12:11
113.   Xeifrank
112. Uh oh, getting wild.
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:12:13
114.   arbfuldodger
weak grounder by Venable to 2nd ...gets the runner @ 1st, runners advance ...2nd & 3rd 2 out
2008-03-15 00:12:54
115.   Xeifrank
114. Ok, please no wild pitches.
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:13:13
116.   arbfuldodger
grounder to 3rd, Guo gets out of a jam ... 2-1 Dodgers heading to the top of the 8th
2008-03-15 00:14:02
117.   Xeifrank
116. woohoo! Time for Broxton to get up in the pen. :)
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:15:31
118.   Andrew Shimmin
Was that just a weird camera angle, or were the windows on that building beyond the stadium really crooked?
2008-03-15 00:15:44
119.   arbfuldodger
Jared Wells pitching for SD ...Kemp greets him w/ a single to left
2008-03-15 00:16:48
120.   arbfuldodger
Bison steals 2nd easily
2008-03-15 00:17:10
121.   Andrew Shimmin
That throw actually was right on target, but when the ball saw that it was Matt Kemp running, it decided it better tail away to the third base side.
2008-03-15 00:19:02
122.   arbfuldodger
Andruw singles Bison in but is caught in a rundown between 1st & 2nd and is out... 1 out 3-1 Dodgers
2008-03-15 00:20:08
123.   arbfuldodger
Lindsey draws a walk
2008-03-15 00:20:39
124.   Xeifrank
Yay, and insurance run.
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:21:25
125.   LogikReader
Man, just from the description, this game is exciting!
2008-03-15 00:21:47
126.   arbfuldodger
Angel Chavez (who?) pinch running for Lindsey.
2008-03-15 00:22:19
127.   arbfuldodger
Lucas May k's on a check swing strike out
2008-03-15 00:23:03
128.   arbfuldodger
Tiffee lines out to left ...going to the bottom of the 8th 3-1 Dodgers
2008-03-15 00:23:26
129.   Xeifrank
Is that it for Guo?
vr, Xei
2008-03-15 00:26:05
130.   Andrew Shimmin
129- Yep. Falkenborg is in.
2008-03-15 00:26:47
131.   arbfuldodger
Thats all for Guo ...Brian Falkenborg on to pitch for LA ..gets the 1st batter to fly out to left. Scott Hairston doubles of the CF wall.
2008-03-15 00:28:43
132.   Dodgers49
The LA Times is reporting Pau Gasol could miss two weeks.
2008-03-15 00:29:22
133.   arbfuldodger
a repeat of the Hairston double, Stansbury doubles in Hairston, Kouzmanoff up runner on 2nd 1 out.
2008-03-15 00:30:21
134.   arbfuldodger
Kouzmanoff grounds to Hu ...out at 1st ...runner to 3rd 2 outs
2008-03-15 00:34:50
135.   arbfuldodger
Adrian Gonzalez deep to right ...not sure who the OF is (best guess is Xavier Paul)but whomever it was it should have been caught, it wasn't ... tie game 3-3 Gonzalez on 2nd 2 out
2008-03-15 00:36:08
136.   Andrew Shimmin
Wouldn't it be great if this ended in a tie?
2008-03-15 00:36:19
137.   arbfuldodger
grounder to 2nd to end the inning ... going to the top of the 9th 3-3
2008-03-15 00:36:49
138.   arbfuldodger
yeah ...confuse them even more LOL
2008-03-15 00:38:16
139.   arbfuldodger
Heath Bell in to pitch for SD.
2008-03-15 00:41:03
140.   arbfuldodger
Xavier Paul grounds out to 2nd ...Lucille II up.
2008-03-15 00:44:14
141.   arbfuldodger
Lucille II gets on ...dont know how was getting a snack ... Lombard up one on one out ...and the SD announcers have recieved word that there will be no extra innings. So we may get a tie game.
2008-03-15 00:45:21
142.   arbfuldodger
Lombard strikes out swinging badly.
2008-03-15 00:46:47
143.   arbfuldodger
Hu walks .. Bison up ...runners on 1st & 2nd, 2 out
2008-03-15 00:48:57
144.   trainwreck
Sorry to break into Dodger chat, but tonight sucked for me.

Got held for over half an hour by police for being brown and having short hair.

Anyways, go Bison!

2008-03-15 00:49:11
145.   arbfuldodger
Wilkin Ruan pinch running for Lucille II, no matter The Mighty Bison strikes out ..going to the fianl 1/2 inning of the game tied 3-3.
2008-03-15 00:52:10
146.   arbfuldodger
Troncoso into pitch for LA .
2008-03-15 00:53:00
147.   Bob Timmermann
I don't think a tie game is going to bother the Chinese fans at all. There are ties in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
2008-03-15 00:53:10
148.   Andrew Shimmin
Alright, Troncoso. Odalis this up so the locals don't go home thinking there are ties in baseball.
2008-03-15 00:53:51
149.   Andrew Shimmin
147- It's still wrong. Like driving on the left. Or communism.
2008-03-15 00:54:12
150.   natepurcell
I saw Explosions in the Sky tonight. It was fun. They played for almost 2 hours.
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2008-03-15 00:55:23
151.   arbfuldodger
Troncoso gets the SD batter to fly out to Andruw (who plays all nine ...I like that), grounder to 2nd two outs... SD top prospect Matt Antonelli up to bat.
2008-03-15 00:58:03
152.   arbfuldodger
Troncoso strikes out Antonelli, ball game ends in a sister kisser 3-3.
2008-03-15 00:59:29
153.   trainwreck
Well that is sad.
2008-03-15 01:01:17
154.   LogikReader

Its disappointing, but its just a game, spring training no less.

I had fun! Later everyone.

2008-03-15 01:03:04
155.   trainwreck
Travel all that way and don't even get to have a winner.
2008-03-15 01:05:51
156.   arbfuldodger
wasn't that bad... CHP pitched 5 great innings only gave up one fluke run when May had a brain fart and threw away the toos back to the pitcher, Guo pitched well in his 2 innings. If Paul had made the catch on that fly ball we win. Plus there is another game tomorrow.
2008-03-15 01:22:34
157.   Gen3Blue
Insomnia sucks. So does a tie. At least no one got hurt, and the Pads and D's didn't get in a rumble.
2008-03-15 02:49:18
158.   Eric Enders
Explosions in the Sky is really good. And so is Brook Lopez. And so, at least tonight, was Chan Ho Park. I mean, he looked incredible. If that's what we're going to get from our 5th starter, sign me up. But it was probably just a fluke.

Has the better-seeded team won every game in the Pac-10 tourney? Has that ever happened before?

I never much minded Matt Vasgersian before, but after tonight I think I would like to do the world a favor and strangle him. The same goes for his knuckleheaded partner, Mark Grant (he of the awful pitching career), who provided some Bill Singer-style Chinese gibberish which both he and Matt found rather amusing.

2008-03-15 04:52:54
159.   walbers
i was at the game.....very exciting for China. i was surprised at the number of chinese who attended. lots of expats, quite a few americans who were delighted to have american baseball in the country.

they tried to sell what they were calling hot dogs...pretty bad. the peanuts were bad too...but hell, it's china and it was all made up by the fact that you could buy a case of local beer at the concession stand for 100rmb (about $13) and bring it back to your seat! there was a dodger fan in front of me who made a point of sharing his case with other dodger fans but not the padre fans nearby! LOL

I'm no judge of talent but the Dodgers looked tired, tentative and out of shape i thought. Jones and Kemp timing seemed off. Hu was pretty shaky. i thought Park Chan Ho pitched well. this kid Lindsey is slow as molasses in January. I don't even know the name of the kid pitching in the 8th (announcing was unhearable and nothing on the scoreboard) but he got hammered by everyone who came up against him.

was interesting to listen to the Padre corporate lawyer (who looked like a surf bum) talk about how they and other MLB teams are just drooling to get into here and market their brand. a billion potential customers!

the park looked like a minor league park but apparently is not the main ball stadium. two others still under construction next door. the grass looked pretty awful. it was a beautiful day for March in Beijing and the sky was uncharacteristically clear but it was breezy and the ubiquitous dust blew in quite often.

looking forward to tomorrow....we'll be on the first base side this time. not a sellout today so will be interesting to see how many show up tomorrow.


#158..i'm a big Explosions in the Sky fan....

2008-03-15 06:00:06
160.   Gen3Blue
159 Good stuff. thanks
2008-03-15 08:15:35
161.   Xeifrank
159. Great stuff, wish I was there. Watch out for those dreaded dust storms. Glad the pollution blew away somewhat. Yeah, beer is cheap and good in China. $0.25 for a bottle at a restaraunt in China. Hit N miss on whether they serve it at room temperature though. They haven't caught on to the concept of cold drinks there. They tried to put ice in a glass for me one time. That was a double whammy because you ain't suppose to drink the tap water/ice either. I said, no thanks I will drink it warm, then actually sipped my tea instead.

vr, Xei

2008-03-15 08:17:38
162.   Jon Weisman

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