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2008-05-14 16:37
by Jon Weisman

Joe Posnanski makes a formidable case for buying The Soul of Baseball.

At some point, it may well become cheaper to give an inscribed book than a birthday card. (Something for me to keep in mind next Mother's Day.) I guess that's a good thing, unless you're a writer who doesn't write greeting cards.

* * *

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:05 p.m.

Comments (360)
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2008-05-14 16:50:20
1.   Xeifrank
Dodger Win Probabilities:

Simulator: 49.70%
LV Hilton: 50.50%
AccuScore: 54.80%
vr, Xei

2008-05-14 16:53:31
2.   SG6
Odd this new post in town isn't linked in the box on the right. Must be "really hot" from the toaster.
2008-05-14 16:57:41
3.   ImprobableImpossible
While everyone's at the JoeBlog, scroll down to yesterday's post about "the stew." It's tremendous.
2008-05-14 16:58:20
4.   Bob Timmermann
Current faves:
Maza (really!)

Past faves:

2008-05-14 17:01:59
5.   bhsportsguy
4 He did beat the deadline.
2008-05-14 17:05:08
6.   ToyCannon
The Maza pick just confirms that you are really a softie.

You never saw Allen play did you? I mean not being dragged to a game when you were a baby but actually cognizant enough to cheer for him? He hit some awesome shots between the flag poles.

2008-05-14 17:05:14
7.   bigcpa
Chipper Jones .400 watch:

2-2 tonite, Double, HR - .424 to date

With a 116-298 (.389) finish he would end up at 177-442 (.40045) with the requisite 502 pa.

2008-05-14 17:07:20
8.   Marty
After the first inning, that Hu, Lowe, Pierre, Jones order is a regular Murderer's Row.
2008-05-14 17:07:23
9.   bhsportsguy
6 I saw Frank Robinson play for the Dodgers (I mean I looked it up and saw that he played in a game I know I went to but I have no independent memory of the event).
2008-05-14 17:08:14
10.   Bob Timmermann
The first Dodger game I ever attended in person, Richie (as we called him then) hit a double. It was against the Expos. I was sad that John Bocabella wasn't starting because I had his baseball card and liked saying the name.

However, I had a John Bateman card too.

2008-05-14 17:09:08
11.   LoneStar7
wowee, here he comes?
2008-05-14 17:09:47
12.   bhsportsguy
10 I had to call Eric Stephen and let him know that someone got his vote in just under the deadline.
2008-05-14 17:11:17
13.   El Lay Dave
6 I remember being upset that, one year removed from being rookie of the year, Ted Sizemore, with others (Bob Stinson? more?), was traded for Allen.
2008-05-14 17:12:46
14.   Gen3Blue
I hope things don't hit a new Lowe.
2008-05-14 17:12:53
15.   Bob Timmermann
Ted Sizemore was such a forgettable Rookie of the Year that in comparison Todd Hollandsworth seems like Mike Piazza.
2008-05-14 17:13:31
16.   KG16
What does everyone think of trying DeWitt at the top of the line up? He seems like he could qualify as a decent enough lead off hitter right now. Besides the added benefit of allowing Ethier to play everyday.
2008-05-14 17:15:22
17.   KG16
Also, what does everyone consider a healthy enough sample size at the major league level to judge a player?
2008-05-14 17:15:46
18.   Bob Timmermann
When the Dodgers traded Allen to the White Sox, it was the only time he was in a trade that didn't involve a catcher.

The Phillies got Tim McCarver (but not Curt Flood) in the Allen deal.

The Cardinals got Stinson from the Dodgers.

The Braves got Jim Essian.

The Phillies got Essian in a deal also. Actually it was sort of the same deal.

2008-05-14 17:17:07
19.   KG16
7 - what's amazing is even at 442 ABs, one less hit would drop his BA 2 points.
2008-05-14 17:17:23
20.   Bob Timmermann
Many, many more ABs than what DeWitt has.

I would suggest at least 500 PAs.

2008-05-14 17:17:25
21.   regfairfield
17 200 at bats or so.
2008-05-14 17:18:10
22.   Jon Weisman
15 - The player so nice, the Dodgers traded him twice!
2008-05-14 17:18:42
23.   bhsportsguy
Good sign that Lowe got 2 ground balls in that inning.
2008-05-14 17:19:19
24.   KG16
hmmm, 21 suggests that DeWitt is half way there, 20 suggests he won't be there until next year.


2008-05-14 17:19:27
25.   Bob Timmermann
Sizemore was one of the few players who had that option to demand a trade and actually got traded.

It helped that the Dodgers didn't need him around.

2008-05-14 17:19:35
26.   bhsportsguy
17 A new poll but this is like the first level of the Price is Right.

I say 301 PAs.

2008-05-14 17:20:07
27.   Bob Timmermann
I would give more credence to 21 than my idle speculations.
2008-05-14 17:20:29
28.   Andrew Shimmin
17- Depends what you want to do with it. I was sold on Martin the first time his countenance shone upon me. I'm still iffy on Jeff Kent.
2008-05-14 17:21:08
29.   bhsportsguy
Also, Manny Mota and Vic Davillio deserve special mention on my favorite Dodger list for that 9th inning in Philadelphia in 1977.
2008-05-14 17:21:17
30.   ucladodger
Jeff Kent loves swinging at that first pitch. too bad he never does anything with it.
2008-05-14 17:21:17
31.   regfairfield
Of course you can't just say, he's doing good after 200 PA, he is good, you have to look at things like batted ball types as well.
2008-05-14 17:23:25
32.   El Lay Dave
That GIDP by Kemp was the Dodgers 41st this season, tying the league-leading Cardinals. The Braves are next at 39, having hit into two in their current game.
2008-05-14 17:24:15
33.   bhsportsguy
31 Like line drive pct.?
2008-05-14 17:25:35
34.   regfairfield
33 Yep, numbers like that begin to settle down into trends after around 200 PA.
2008-05-14 17:26:10
35.   bhsportsguy
34 Don't mean to bait you.
2008-05-14 17:28:40
36.   LoneStar7
I just randomly noticed that Sammy Saito bats left handed, I'd love to see that one day ha..
2008-05-14 17:28:50
37.   regfairfield
I've banned myself from talking about the subject, so it's okay.
2008-05-14 17:29:13
38.   fracule
The Brewers guys said that Russell Martin signed a six year deal in the off season? Is that true? Cause if it is I really missed something.
2008-05-14 17:29:30
39.   KG16
28 - with those kind of statements you are on the inside track to becoming a scout.

31 - of course, I'm just wondering when we have enough of the macro stats to make a judgment.

And with the walk it seems to me that pitchers have recently been trying to work DeWitt away.

2008-05-14 17:30:05
40.   bhsportsguy
38 Not true.
2008-05-14 17:30:46
41.   KG16
40 - can we make it true?
2008-05-14 17:31:17
42.   El Lay Dave
Do head-to-head matchups ever reach a meaningful sample size? One might think that the number of variables is reduced....
2008-05-14 17:31:31
43.   Eric Stephen
OK, I received 101 entries (some only entered one poll), and here are the top five in each category:

Current Dodgers
1) Russell Martin - 361 pts (94 total votes; 32-30-20-9-3)
2) Matt Kemp - 343 pts (88 total votes; 36-23-16-10-3)
3) James Loney - 240 pts (78 total votes; 9-22-23-14-10)
4) Takashi Saito - 106 pts (40 total votes; 5-7-8-9-11)
5) Chad Billingsley - 99 pts (42 total votes; 4-2-10-15-11)

All-Time Dodgers
1) Mike Piazza - 173 pts (60 total votes; 10-11-11-18-10)
2) Orel Hershiser - 155.5 pts (47.5 total votes; 14-8-11-6-8.5)
3) Sandy Koufax - 127 pts (29 total votes; 18-7-2-1-1)
4) Fernando Valenzuela - 91 pts (31 total votes; 3-9-9-3-7)
5) Jackie Robinson - 65 pts (16 total votes; 7-6-1-1-1)

Piazza was the only person in either poll to receive 10 votes in all 5 spots.

I'll email the final results to Jon shortly, if he wants to post them as a table. (BH, Garvey was 8th!)

2008-05-14 17:33:01
44.   fracule
40 Oh well, maybe they we're drinking from the same wishing well as I.
2008-05-14 17:34:19
45.   underdog
"But chicks dig the long ball!" -- Brewers announcer, during discussion on the Brewers' newfound patience.

Sigh, I miss Vin.

2008-05-14 17:34:30
46.   bhsportsguy
43 No disagreements with current Dodger list.

But I guess I needed to start a Vote for Pedro campaign much earlier.

2008-05-14 17:35:29
47.   underdog
There's that bum luck again. Hope it doesn't do in Lowe today.
2008-05-14 17:38:34
48.   LoneStar7
that was big from 3-0 lets go now
2008-05-14 17:39:38
49.   El Lay Dave
Counsell 7-20 vs. Lowe, career. 350 .423 .450 .873
2008-05-14 17:42:02
50.   underdog
Arrrrgh. If I see another opposing pitcher get an RBI hit against the Dodgers I may burst a blood valve.
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2008-05-14 17:42:24
51.   Berkeley Doug
That was unfortunate.
2008-05-14 17:42:40
52.   LoneStar7
does ethier make a thoow home on that ball? or was there no chance
2008-05-14 17:43:00
53.   underdog
Is this all just bad luck or poor pitching, or a bit of both?
2008-05-14 17:43:08
54.   El Lay Dave
Pretty effective, this pitcher hitting eighth thing. AAUURGH!
2008-05-14 17:43:38
55.   Berkeley Doug
And I was about to say good thing the pitcher was batting eighth, but didn't in order to not jinx Lowe. Oh well, didn't matter anyways.
2008-05-14 17:43:46
56.   Reddog
The entire starting pitching staff sucks.
2008-05-14 17:43:59
57.   Andrew Shimmin
52- The runner probably wouldn't have gone with Ethier in LF. I'd say 50/50 whether he would have made it, had he tried it on Ethier. Too bad, all the way around.
2008-05-14 17:44:32
58.   bhsportsguy
Sounds like the first two hits were bloopers and the ground ball found a hole.
2008-05-14 17:45:01
59.   underdog
That was a really nice DP turned by DeWitt there.

At least something went right that inning.

2008-05-14 17:45:11
60.   Berkeley Doug
Well we took the early lead yesterday and still lost. Hopefully we will have a reversal of fortune tonight.
2008-05-14 17:45:12
61.   Ken Noe
52 Brewers' awful color guy: "The Brewers have been running wild on Juan Pierre's arm for the last two days."
2008-05-14 17:45:25
62.   bhsportsguy
You cannot give up a hit to the pitcher.
2008-05-14 17:47:41
63.   Jacob L
We need a pitching gnome.
2008-05-14 17:48:02
64.   Greg Brock
Current Dodgers:
Russell Martin
James Loney
Chad Billingsley
Matt Kemp
Jonathan Broxton

All time Dodgers:
Sandy Koufax
Orel Hershiser
Don Drysdale
Jackie Robinson
Kirk Gibson

2008-05-14 17:48:30
65.   Berkeley Doug
Why can't our pitcher get base hits? Or our #8 hitter for that matter?
2008-05-14 17:48:45
66.   Andrew Shimmin
Sent for you yesterday, and here you come today.
2008-05-14 17:49:50
67.   Berkeley Doug
OK Jones - time for your once a month HR.
2008-05-14 17:50:08
68.   Andrew Shimmin
Perfect throw from Kendall.
2008-05-14 17:50:27
69.   underdog

Pierre's speed giveth and Pierre's speed taketh away.

2008-05-14 17:50:28
70.   LoneStar7
Love that chain of events baby!
2008-05-14 17:50:34
71.   scareduck
JP owes Torre $100 for being thrown out by Kendall.
2008-05-14 17:51:02
72.   JoeyP
Juan with the rally killer.
2008-05-14 17:51:10
73.   Berkeley Doug
Well at least Druw made contact. Baby steps, baby steps.
2008-05-14 17:51:36
74.   scareduck
54 - it seems to me to be an AL affectation.
2008-05-14 17:52:00
75.   bhsportsguy
Rafael Furcal is making a case for an extension by his absence.
2008-05-14 17:52:09
76.   fanerman
73 Druw got a single today already.
2008-05-14 17:52:33
77.   El Lay Dave
71 Somehow Kendall has now thrown out 15 of 31 this year.
2008-05-14 17:53:08
78.   ucladodger

not really. Lowe has been hit hard all day. Fielder hit a shot, Parra hit a shot, Kendall's ball was hit hard. Most of the outs have been hit hard as well. Just bad location another night from a Dodger starter.

2008-05-14 17:53:48
79.   Berkeley Doug
73 Two ABs without a K - a definite improvement. FYI - I'm not trying to be snarky with this comment.
2008-05-14 17:54:22
80.   scareduck
78 - worse than that, Lowe's sinker has added a 't' after the 's', i.e. he's giving up line drives instead of getting groundball outs.
2008-05-14 17:55:41
81.   LoneStar7
why do we always seem to settle down after the mandatory crap inning
2008-05-14 17:55:43
82.   underdog
Well, that was much better, Derek.
2008-05-14 17:55:47
83.   Jacob L
7 pitch inning. Lets get some hits!
2008-05-14 17:56:04
84.   scareduck
80 - and just as I write that, Lowe gets two consecutive bouncers to the infield. But there is no question that his G/F ratio has taken a brutal downturn this season.
2008-05-14 17:56:41
85.   underdog
Okay, people, I couldn't take it anymore and created a petition -- which is fruitless, but at least it'll make us feel slightly better.

If anyone has any suggestions for ways to tweak the explanatory text there let me know! Sign and pass it on.

2008-05-14 17:57:13
86.   MC Safety
Martin seems like the ideal leadoff hitter. I'd really like to see him get that opportunity. The guy is an OBP machine.
2008-05-14 17:58:27
87.   underdog
84 "...that his G/F ratio has taken a brutal downturn this season" could be misinterpreted, though it, too, would explain why Derek isn't as successful or happy so far this year.
2008-05-14 17:59:20
88.   Jon Weisman
75 - But his absence is making a case for not trusting in his health.
2008-05-14 18:00:08
89.   bhsportsguy
88 Its a puzzlement to be sure.
2008-05-14 18:01:41
90.   Linkmeister
3 Oh, my. Thanks for the pointer to the stew story at Posnanski's place.

Y'all gotta read that.

2008-05-14 18:02:58
91.   underdog
I remember those days (like a week ago) when our offense showed patience and was effective. Ah well, turn, turn, turn.
2008-05-14 18:05:02
92.   Eric Stephen
So our offense is now for the byrds?
2008-05-14 18:05:34
93.   LoneStar7
Dodgers as a team...............have hit.......25
2008-05-14 18:06:54
94.   Eric Stephen
Yet they're 5th in the NL in runs scored, and close enough to 3rd.
2008-05-14 18:07:03
95.   underdog
92 Yep, after being 8 Miles High just a week or two ago.
2008-05-14 18:07:56
96.   underdog
Lowe's really settled down. Be nice if the offense would then do him the favor of waking up.
2008-05-14 18:08:13
97.   Icaros
Wow, none of my all-timers made the top 5.
2008-05-14 18:09:14
98.   bhsportsguy
Its hard to believe 4 games could make that much difference but Pierre went 9 for 16 in those last 4 games of the previous road trip. His other 86 PA have not gone as well.

His line for those 4 games: .563/.588/.625
For the rest of the season: .218/.291/.256

2008-05-14 18:09:40
99.   LoneStar7
94 no i was laughing at steiner's pauses i realize may not be listening to him though
2008-05-14 18:09:48
100.   Greg Brock
92 95 Good work, everybody!
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2008-05-14 18:10:27
101.   fanerman
43 Can you make expanded lists? ie, more than the top 5? Perhaps the top 10?
2008-05-14 18:10:57
102.   LoneStar7
the solution baby
2008-05-14 18:10:58
103.   Andrew Shimmin
Not a line drive.
2008-05-14 18:11:03
104.   fanerman
98 Uh-oh. Don't bring that Hee Seop Ch-i logic here.
2008-05-14 18:11:45
105.   Reddog
DeWitt could be rookie of the year.
2008-05-14 18:11:47
106.   scareduck
88 - I was going over my 2006 preseason column when I noticed this Will Carroll column containing a paragraph about Furcal:

You can read the relevant excerpt here:

But long story short, back problems were part of the Furcal portfolio before he played a single game in a Dodgers uniform.

Blake DeWitt is a terrible player. He needs to be traded for a pair of mediocre middle relievers.

2008-05-14 18:11:51
107.   D4P
Poor Andy.
2008-05-14 18:11:58
108.   underdog
Hooray DeWitt! The Solution solves our home run drought.

Way to go, rook.

2008-05-14 18:12:17
109.   Jon Weisman
98 - I made a similar comment the other day. The DT irony is, a similar argument was made against Choi (regarding that homer spree he had).

Basically, we can look at Pierre in toto and not be impressed.

2008-05-14 18:12:20
110.   scareduck
96 - your wish is apparently Blake's command.
2008-05-14 18:12:24
111.   Ken Noe
Nomar's calf just started to throb.
2008-05-14 18:12:59
112.   Jon Weisman
Mercy, DeWitt has broken the .900 OPS barrier.
2008-05-14 18:13:01
113.   underdog
107 - Naw, the "solution" there is bring LaRoche up and have him play a lot of 2nd. Since Kent apparently can only effective once a week at this point.
2008-05-14 18:13:43
114.   D4P
Nomar's calf just started to throb

So did Andy's back. And wrist. And toe.

2008-05-14 18:14:13
115.   Ken Noe
113 One of DeRoche to second increasingly makes sense to me. How much worse can the defense be?
2008-05-14 18:14:31
116.   KG16
103 - it was according to gameday
2008-05-14 18:15:18
117.   fanerman
113 115 Maybe we can make an thing about it.
2008-05-14 18:15:37
118.   scareduck
106 - I should add that back problems were a problem before Furcal played a regular season Dodger game. He may have had a history with Atlanta, but I don't know anything about that.
2008-05-14 18:16:12
119.   underdog
100 The G Brock Seal of Approval™
I feel a whole lot better. ;-)
2008-05-14 18:16:30
120.   Eric Stephen
Arrrrgh. If I see another opposing pitcher get an RBI hit against the Dodgers I may burst a blood valve.

Including Parra's RBI single tonight, opposing pitchers are hitting .107/.171/.107 with 6 RBI in 90 PA (1 RBI every 15 PA) against the Dodgers this season.

NL pitchers as a group are hitting .150/.189/.194 with one RBI every 19 PA. So we don't have it bad at all.

2008-05-14 18:16:41
121.   KG16
115 - considering we basically have the Venus di Milo playing second now? not much worse.
2008-05-14 18:17:33
122.   underdog
117 That one's all yours. I only got so much petition-ing in me.

Boy, an interview with the Brewers bullpen coach, gives me goosebumps.

2008-05-14 18:17:40
123.   LoneStar7
hypothetically, who would be better suited to play 2nd base blake or andy
2008-05-14 18:17:53
124.   Berkeley Doug
Now Lowe strikes out the pitcher.
2008-05-14 18:18:47
125.   Berkeley Doug
Not based on anything - but Blake seems more athletic than Andy.
2008-05-14 18:18:51
126.   LoneStar7
well that play may have provided some answers, great play blake haha
2008-05-14 18:19:11
127.   underdog
120 - Yah I was just looking it up, too, after the Brewers announcers talked about NL pitchers hitting this year. Definitely doing well as a group. Especially with Micah Owings stats thrown in.
2008-05-14 18:19:16
128.   KG16
123 - I think DeWitt spent a little time there in the minors. I don't know about LaRoche playing there at all. Might not be a bad idea to let the Vegas manager know Andy needs a few innings at second.
2008-05-14 18:19:55
129.   scareduck
112 - There was a demon that lived in Milwaukee. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their bats would freeze up, their defense would buffet wildly, and their team would disintegrate. The demon lived at .900 OPS, where useless veterans could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no rookie could ever pass. They called it the Colletti barrier.
2008-05-14 18:21:14
130.   D4P
While my initial reaction to the idea is positive, it's hard to imagine Management benching Kent in favor of DeRoche.
2008-05-14 18:21:53
131.   JoeyP
Dewitt's first 100 Abs have got to be the most surprising 100abs I've ever seen.

Its not to the level of Marlon Anderson, but wow.

2nd highest OPS on the team.

2008-05-14 18:23:13
132.   Icaros
Boy, that was an awful bunt. Why does he get credit for being good at that? He isn't.
2008-05-14 18:23:40
133.   dzzrtRatt
I'm having a psychic flash that Andruw going to do something nice with this at-bat.
2008-05-14 18:23:45
134.   scareduck
A line-drive bunt to the pitcher.


2008-05-14 18:24:17
135.   scareduck
133 - probably just indigestion.
2008-05-14 18:24:56
136.   dzzrtRatt
That was nice.

But I was envisioning him leaving the yard.

Maybe the next at bat.

2008-05-14 18:25:14
137.   scareduck
135 - or not.
2008-05-14 18:25:18
138.   LoneStar7
hes on again!
2008-05-14 18:26:11
139.   Ken Noe
130 Hu already was playing fairly regularly at second, just sub in Andy and work him in until Kent pulls his whatever.

136 Right now, contact and knowing the strike zone is a positive step.

2008-05-14 18:26:13
140.   Gen3Blue
Ok--keep using Pierre as a lead off. I think if our starting pitching is not poor, it is going through a terrible time, and if you don't have Martin and Ethier at the top of the order---you get just what you deserve-Joe.
2008-05-14 18:26:25
141.   underdog
Boy, Kemp's having a rough day so far.
2008-05-14 18:26:56
142.   Berkeley Doug
The Bison is not having a good day.
2008-05-14 18:28:17
143.   underdog
140 -

Hah. Y'all are too funny with your signature comments and names.

2008-05-14 18:28:54
144.   LoneStar7
yikes, come on guys can we stop leaving andruw hanging...did i just say that
2008-05-14 18:29:07
145.   dzzrtRatt
Kent wants to retire. Right now.

Unfortunately, the feeling will pass.

2008-05-14 18:30:37
146.   Berkeley Doug
At least I can take solace in the fact that we are not the Padres. Padres down 4-0 in the 4th - even with Peavy pitching.
2008-05-14 18:32:38
147.   scareduck
144 - you've confused Jones with his effigy.
2008-05-14 18:33:55
148.   Berkeley Doug
Cleveland with another 9 scoreless innings from its starting pitcher. I beleive they call that a shutout, but I would have to double-check since I never see it in the Dodger vocabulary.
2008-05-14 18:34:00
149.   68elcamino427
#33 has Hot Wheels Power!
2008-05-14 18:36:20
150.   JoeyP
Will the Dodgers ever draft a Ryan Braun type player?

Or did Bubba Crosby and Glenn Davis ruin it for everyone?

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2008-05-14 18:37:00
151.   LoneStar7
Whoa! that was nasty Blake
2008-05-14 18:37:32
152.   scareduck
Gettin' it done with the leather!
2008-05-14 18:38:01
153.   underdog
Blake DeWitt, One Man Band today.


Okay, where's that bring Andy up to play 2nd base petition, fanerman?

2008-05-14 18:39:52
154.   D4P
There goes the Quality Start
2008-05-14 18:39:56
155.   dzzrtRatt
That's right, Rick. They're raking him. Don't mess around.
2008-05-14 18:40:27
156.   underdog
Another bad break for the Dodgers, ball hitting the bag, slowing the ball down to the outfield, allows runner to score. And la la la, here we go again.
2008-05-14 18:43:25
157.   JoeyP
I'm watchin the Celtics-Cavs on TNT, and the commercial about the WNBA is bizarre to say the least. You'll know the one I'm talking about if you see it---They have a player talking about how bad the league is...
2008-05-14 18:44:35
158.   JoeyP
You gotta pinch hit for Parra here. He's got at most 1 inning left.
2008-05-14 18:45:19
159.   underdog
Nope, they didn't, and that could've been a lot worse for the Dodgers.

C'mon offense -- wake up!

2008-05-14 18:46:02
160.   JoeyP
That was really poor managing by the Brewers. Dodgers need to take advantage.
2008-05-14 18:46:30
161.   El Lay Dave
158 Ned Yost pulling a Grady Little?

159 Right, the offense needs to make the Brewers pay for that.

2008-05-14 18:47:03
162.   68elcamino427
Done pulled it! Kent is having a very difficult time moving around out there.
2008-05-14 18:50:03
163.   68elcamino427
#7 Delivers!
2008-05-14 18:51:12
164.   LoneStar7
hes just a smart ball player
2008-05-14 18:51:21
165.   El Lay Dave
Loney singling in front of the Solution&trade
2008-05-14 18:51:32
166.   Icaros

Yeah, I haven't quite been understanding those.

2008-05-14 18:54:25
167.   underdog
Well, we'll take a little luck with the bat for once today.
2008-05-14 18:54:35
168.   El Lay Dave
Gotta be DY PHing here, yes?
2008-05-14 18:54:58
169.   underdog
Come on PVL McSweeney!
2008-05-14 18:55:31
170.   Bob Timmermann
The idea behind them is that the WNBA wants to have people talk about them as men would. And they want to face their criticism head on.
2008-05-14 18:55:53
171.   El Lay Dave
WHAT???? Where is the RIGHT-handed stick to face the lefty?
2008-05-14 18:56:14
172.   LoneStar7
Thats why we love to have princess fatty over there at first, he makes errors
2008-05-14 18:56:33
173.   Andrew Shimmin
That's the awesomest thing Sweeney has ever done. It's nearly worth his being on the team.
2008-05-14 18:56:40
174.   Bob Timmermann
The Lord above made man to help is neighbor,
No matter where, on land, or sea, or foam.
The Lord above made man to help his neighbor-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
When he comes around you won't be home! Jim and Harry
With a little bit...with a little bit...
With a little bit of luck, You won't be home.
2008-05-14 18:56:41
175.   underdog
And we'll take one more bit of luck with the bat. Thanks Prince, you're a prince!
2008-05-14 18:56:42
176.   scareduck
The quartet of clank comes through! And DeWitt scores!
2008-05-14 18:57:04
177.   LoneStar7
and yes at the same time I have no idea why we didnt put a righty up there, well time for Juan to possibly do anything...
2008-05-14 18:57:40
178.   JoeyP
And an error.
And a poor managerial decision.

Now's the time for a 3-run homer.

2008-05-14 18:57:44
179.   underdog
171 I'm telling ya, Pee Wee is our designated late inning pinch hitter these days. Unless we wanted Gary Bennett to come up and hit...
2008-05-14 18:57:49
180.   D4P
Thanks Prince, you're a prince!

But, apparently, not much of a fielder...

2008-05-14 18:58:14
181.   El Lay Dave
I send up DY. If they switch to a righty, then I send up Sweeney.
2008-05-14 18:58:53
182.   El Lay Dave
178 Now's the time for a 3-run homer

From JP?

2008-05-14 18:59:04
183.   D4P
Actual headline on

Jack Black confirms: Twins for Jolie, Pitt

2008-05-14 18:59:16
184.   Bob Timmermann
See 174
2008-05-14 18:59:23
185.   underdog
These announcers aren't bad but they sure do love their Brewers.
2008-05-14 18:59:40
186.   LoneStar7
Look at franky out there all by himself, regardless of problems we have with managemnt, I like the guy....and are you kidding me!

How fortunate can we be right now!!

2008-05-14 18:59:59
187.   underdog
Okay, this inning may be our luckiest inning of the year, wouldn't you agree?
2008-05-14 19:00:06
188.   Linkmeister
Now that was a weird outfield play.
2008-05-14 19:00:48
189.   LeeLacy
Jones could be forgiven for many past sins if he could come through in the clutch now.
2008-05-14 19:00:55
190.   JoeyP
Good job by the Dodgers of taking advantage of the bad decisions by the other team. Of course the error helped, but not pinch hitting your pitcher with the bases loaded when he has at most 1 inning left kills so many teams. It's like its inevitable that it'll happen. It happens so much.
2008-05-14 19:01:03
191.   underdog
183 -- Whaa...?

Jack Black is now their publicist? Is there anything that man can't do?

2008-05-14 19:01:28
192.   Ken Noe
"I've got it and...AIEEE!'s a ring in a box!"
2008-05-14 19:01:37
193.   Bob Timmermann
The smaller market teams really need boosterish announcers.

Of course, that doesn't explain why John Sterling is alive.

2008-05-14 19:02:49
194.   LoneStar7
He wants it, come on druw
2008-05-14 19:02:56
195.   Icaros

Are the White Sox small market?

2008-05-14 19:03:12
196.   underdog
It's a little Riske, the pitching change the Brewers made here, wouldn't you agree?

My pasta is a little overcooked now because of this inning, wouldn't you agree?

2008-05-14 19:03:31
197.   El Lay Dave
What happened exactly on JP's hit?
2008-05-14 19:03:32
198.   Bob Timmermann
No, they're just a blight on society.
2008-05-14 19:04:17
199.   El Lay Dave
196 If I say that your pasta is a little overcooked now, you would agree.
2008-05-14 19:04:56
200.   LoneStar7
oh man I thought he had that
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2008-05-14 19:05:02
201.   scareduck
191 - and more importantly, when did Terry Ryan make him Minnesota's AGM?
2008-05-14 19:05:15
202.   Bob Timmermann
An ill-advised dive by Braun jarred the ball loose.
2008-05-14 19:05:18
203.   LeeLacy
189 The sins remain on his head.
2008-05-14 19:05:20
204.   underdog
2008-05-14 19:06:08
205.   LoneStar7
197 shallow bloop to left, a seemingly unnecessary dive leads to a dropped ball and a score..
2008-05-14 19:06:19
206.   underdog
The White Sox announcers truly are the most egregious example of booster-ish announcing, truly awful.
2008-05-14 19:07:23
207.   El Lay Dave
Ah, thanks. Ryan Braun must have watched the how-to-play-LF video by Eric Byrnes.
2008-05-14 19:07:28
208.   JoeyP
Gagne's likely unavailable tonight having pitched 2 innings monday,and 1 last night.
2008-05-14 19:09:31
209.   D4P
Jones could be forgiven for many past sins if he could come through in the clutch now

No, no, no. Even the worst players (given enough opportunities) will get a "clutch" hit eventually. That doesn't make up for being terrible the rest of the time.

2008-05-14 19:09:41
210.   underdog
Hearing Dick Stockton's voice announce a Celtics playoff game takes me back, way back.
2008-05-14 19:09:44
211.   Icaros
My favorite sports highlight of the week is still LeBron James yelling at his mom to sit down when she tried to get involved in his scrum with Pierce and Garnett.

Just wanted to mention that.

2008-05-14 19:10:18
212.   JoeyP
Reds just blew a 6-0 9th inning lead courtesy of a Cody Ross 3-run Hr.
2008-05-14 19:11:36
213.   El Lay Dave
208 Not sure for whom that is good and for whom that is bad.
2008-05-14 19:13:01
214.   dodgers82
I didnt watch the game yesterday....can someone tell my why Chan Ho isnt pitching???
2008-05-14 19:13:42
215.   Icaros

I forget, did you have Cody Ross as one of your top five?

I wanted to keep him, too.

2008-05-14 19:14:41
216.   bryanf
Cameron is the perfect leadoff hitter...he's fast.
2008-05-14 19:14:47
217.   Ken Noe
214 He's starting Saturday.
2008-05-14 19:15:27
218.   JoeyP
No, I should have put Werth in the top 5 though.
2008-05-14 19:17:21
219.   underdog
That was about the best I've seen Proctor throw all year so far.
2008-05-14 19:19:11
220.   LoneStar7
well down a run these are the guys we want, come on boys..
2008-05-14 19:19:18
221.   underdog
211 You know, I saw the highlights of that odd fracas on ESPN but with the sound turned off, and had no idea 'til now that was LeBron's mom. Hilarious. I was wondering why he was talking back to some woman in the crowd. Happy Mother's Day, Mrs. James!
2008-05-14 19:20:23
222.   Eric Stephen
I thought that ball by Kemp would Bison its way out of the park.
2008-05-14 19:20:48
223.   underdog
Man, that ball was ripped. Bummer.

It was ripped so hard it hurt the pitcher.

2008-05-14 19:22:11
224.   dianagramr
BBTN's new analyst Eric Young makes Tony Gwynn sound like James Earl Jones.

(covering my ears)

2008-05-14 19:22:44
225.   underdog
Paul Pierce gets an Emmy nomination for his performance on that flop.
2008-05-14 19:24:35
226.   Icaros
I would be the happiest boy in town if we had an outfield of Werth-Kemp-Ethier.

Speed, power, youth for pennies on the dollar.

2008-05-14 19:26:06
227.   underdog
I wanted us to keep Werth so bad, too, but I knew with his injuries and his status at the time they'd probably let him go. Don't think it was an easy decision, but it was the wrong one.
2008-05-14 19:26:29
228.   Eric Stephen
fanerman, sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. Here are some expanded lists:

1) Martin
2) Kemp
3) Loney
4) Saito
5) Billingsley
6) Ethier
7) Furcal
8) Broxton
9) LaRoche
10) Kuo
11) Kent
12) DeWitt
13) Penny (only 4 3rd place votes)
14) Nomar
15) Pee Wee
16t) Andruw, Beimel, Repko (2 pts each)
19t) Hu, Wade, Maza (1 pt each)

1) Piazza
2) Hershiser
3) Koufax
4) Valenzuela
5) Robinson
6) Guerrero
7) Gibson
8) Garvey
9) Gagne
10) Cey (beat next guy by one point...)
11) Beltre
12) Scioscia
13) Nomo
14) Smith
15) Drysdale
16) Mondesi
17) Green
18) Martin (highest active player)
19) Ramon
20) Sax
21) Baker
22) Welch
23) Snider
24) Bradley
25) Karros

2008-05-14 19:26:48
229.   Icaros

Funny, I saw it first with the sound off as well.

2008-05-14 19:27:49
230.   Eric Stephen
I just finally saw that play by Manny. I absolutely love that guy.
2008-05-14 19:27:52
231.   JoeyP
Kent's season OPS is .670
2008-05-14 19:29:24
232.   Bob Timmermann
Thanks to a six-run ninth by the Marlins to send the games to extras, we have an orange alert for Jerry Hairston in Cincinnati.
2008-05-14 19:30:01
233.   underdog
Nice work, Golden God! Nice at bat.
2008-05-14 19:30:08
234.   DodgerSinceBirth
at'a boy Russ!
2008-05-14 19:30:39
235.   Bob Hendley
Golden God.
2008-05-14 19:30:44
236.   Eric Stephen
Incidentally, I believe Ron Cey was the only player on either list whose ranking matched his uniform number.
2008-05-14 19:30:52
237.   underdog
Jeez Louise, Yost. I've got a basketball game to watch! And work to do.
2008-05-14 19:31:01
238.   DodgerSinceBirth
Now c'mon Loney show us some of your leftie on leftie talent.
2008-05-14 19:31:28
239.   underdog
Yay! My vote pushed the Penguin into the top ten.
2008-05-14 19:31:30
240.   Icaros
I love how Russ is pissed at himself.
2008-05-14 19:32:51
241.   MollyKnight
I just got home and just put the game on. What's happening? And what's with these lists?
2008-05-14 19:33:05
242.   dianagramr

I hear there has been an amber alert for Andruw's bat since Opening Day 2007 ...

2008-05-14 19:33:07
243.   Bob Timmermann
2008-05-14 19:33:14
244.   LoneStar7
darn, well hit james...thats too bad
2008-05-14 19:33:25
245.   DodgerSinceBirth
2008-05-14 19:33:35
246.   Bob Timmermann
Bhsportsguy suggested that you go with the jade.
2008-05-14 19:33:59
247.   underdog
That's two that inning I thought were going out.

Either I'm turning into Charlie Steiner, or the Dodgers just missed hitting a couple.

2008-05-14 19:35:11
248.   Eric Stephen
Apparently tonight's game is being played at Petco. I thought both balls were gone too.
2008-05-14 19:36:10
249.   El Lay Dave
DeWitt, Young, Ethier due up in the ninth?
2008-05-14 19:36:10
250.   LoneStar7
sorry to say but thats when i hate the friggin restricted area...paul pierce is so fat and out of control and he gets a blocking call there..
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2008-05-14 19:36:30
251.   MollyKnight
246- Ha. I've worn a fire engine red dress to the last two weddings I've been to. I feel like such a subversive harlot for doing it again, but I do love a red dress.
2008-05-14 19:37:32
252.   DodgerSinceBirth
God....Prince Fielder is severely overweight.
2008-05-14 19:38:33
253.   Indiana Jon
Can anyone tell me why the Reds don't call up Jay Bruce? He's putting up some great Pacific Coast League numbers this year. He's putting them up in the International League though. Do they really believe he's not ready to replace Corey Patterson?
2008-05-14 19:39:12
254.   Bob Timmermann
I didn't realize people were so passionate about irregularly shaped outfields and the "no charging" zone in the NBA.
2008-05-14 19:39:22
255.   El Lay Dave
251 When the world has more subversive harlots, I feel like we as a society have taken a step forward.
2008-05-14 19:39:28
256.   underdog
Funny, I wore a fire engine red dress to the last wedding I went to, also. My girlfriend was terribly embarrassed though.
2008-05-14 19:39:56
257.   LoneStar7
the garden is eerily quiet this last couple minutes..these guys are on edge
2008-05-14 19:41:01
258.   Eric Stephen
Do the Brewers have any other former Dodger relievers they could pitch tomorrow's 9th inning?
2008-05-14 19:42:04
259.   LoneStar7
Man Boston got so lucky int he end there..
2008-05-14 19:43:23
260.   LoneStar7
well here we go..I used to like guillermo when he was around, lets pelt him though
2008-05-14 19:43:25
261.   MollyKnight
Here we go! Let's get 'em! Let's go get 'em! Let's go! Let's!
2008-05-14 19:43:31
262.   underdog
Good to see Broxton coming back nicely after his bad outing the other day.
2008-05-14 19:44:16
263.   Bob Timmermann
Cycle alert canceled in Cincinnati. Stand down.

Congratulations to Reds rookie Paul Janish with a GWRBI in his second major league plate appearance.

2008-05-14 19:46:18
264.   Icaros

I thought the grab-eye stat was banished to the cornfields years ago.

2008-05-14 19:46:23
265.   Eric Stephen
Yost is determined to make us all late for the Laker game!
2008-05-14 19:46:39
266.   scareduck
Ball doctoring? Misannounced reliever?
2008-05-14 19:46:50
267.   underdog
What just happened?? I was watching the basketball game for a second.
2008-05-14 19:48:11
268.   scareduck
Guillermo Mota refused to give up the ball to the home plate umpire, and it briefly looked as though he were ejected from the game.
2008-05-14 19:48:16
269.   underdog
If this is two straight nights where a former Dodger reliever gets the save vs. us, I'm gonna weep quietly.
2008-05-14 19:48:52
270.   Eric Stephen
Some argument before Mota threw a pitch regarding switching baseballs, the complaint perhaps coming from the Dodger dugout.
2008-05-14 19:50:10
271.   Andrew Shimmin
251- I think you give The Bride way too much credit for allowing you to choose the color of the dress she picked for you. Dressing your closest friends up as the help, as a way of celebrating your marriage is obscene. Picking the degree of formality is fine, but presuming to tell adults what to wear would have passed for a declaration of war in more civilized times.
2008-05-14 19:51:05
272.   underdog
Whew. Pee Wee held up just in time.
2008-05-14 19:51:13
273.   Bob Hendley
Nice Pee Wee. (goodbye Sweeney).
2008-05-14 19:51:20
274.   scareduck
I was just looking up and both Pierre and Jones are 2-for-4. What a tragedy for Ethier.
2008-05-14 19:52:29
275.   underdog
Tonight must be Umpires Get in Free Night at Miller Park.
2008-05-14 19:53:12
276.   Eric Stephen
Andre the Giant!!!
2008-05-14 19:53:15
277.   DodgerSinceBirth
2008-05-14 19:53:37
278.   Indiana Jon
They should not have held Ethier there.
2008-05-14 19:53:49
279.   underdog

Yay, it's up to Pierre again.

{Cries quietly to self}

2008-05-14 19:53:55
280.   El Lay Dave
Hooray for Andre!
2008-05-14 19:53:55
281.   LoneStar7
ok vamos lets gooo...o no please don't say its so..please juan
2008-05-14 19:53:59
282.   jtrichey
bunt, how much you wanna bet?
2008-05-14 19:54:05
283.   scareduck
274 - if Pierre is the hero tonight, they may as well DFA Ethier right now.
2008-05-14 19:54:18
284.   Eric Stephen
Crap, I just realized Ethier's hit wasn't a double.
2008-05-14 19:55:05
285.   LoneStar7
oh man juan had decent contact there..
2008-05-14 19:55:30
286.   DodgerSinceBirth
2008-05-14 19:55:46
287.   Eric Stephen
Woo hoo! Bravo Pierre!
2008-05-14 19:55:47
288.   Indiana Jon
Gotta say it. Nice job Juan.
2008-05-14 19:55:47
289.   Bob Timmermann
God bless Guillermo Mota!
2008-05-14 19:55:53
290.   LoneStar7
he did it, by golly he did it i don't believe my eyes
2008-05-14 19:56:06
291.   Andrew Shimmin
Clutchy McGoaheaderstein!
2008-05-14 19:56:09
292.   scareduck
It was nice knowing you, Andre.
2008-05-14 19:56:10
293.   fanerman
2008-05-14 19:56:16
294.   jtrichey
Holy guacamole
2008-05-14 19:56:37
295.   Eric Stephen
This would be a good time for a HR.
2008-05-14 19:56:51
296.   underdog
283 - I think that's a bit much (and I'm the one with the Free Ethier petition!)

and I'm very happy that Pierre just drove in two runs and we have the lead.

2008-05-14 19:56:55
297.   LoneStar7
wouldn't an Andruw RBI here just make this game unbelievable after the luck and improbable things.
2008-05-14 19:57:02
298.   Uncle Miltie
Juan Pierre is a manchild!
2008-05-14 19:57:02
299.   Andrew Shimmin
I'd give anything to have him get picked off, here. Anything.
2008-05-14 19:57:03
300.   fanerman
Win probability went up 70%.
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2008-05-14 19:57:10
301.   Hallux Valgus
279 I had (literally) the exact. same. reaction. Thanky G that Mota is off the juice.

So who plays short? It seems to me that Martin is the best option.

2008-05-14 19:57:11
302.   DodgerSinceBirth
keep working him pierre!!!
2008-05-14 19:57:24
303.   El Lay Dave
Way to go JP.
2008-05-14 19:57:30
304.   Reddog
That Pierre is a helluva player. Should be hitting clean-up.
2008-05-14 19:57:32
305.   Indiana Jon
Mota always seemed like a strange duck to me.
2008-05-14 19:57:52
306.   El Lay Dave
301 One of Timmermann's favorites.
2008-05-14 19:58:00
307.   fanerman
299 Err, nope.
2008-05-14 19:58:22
308.   scareduck
299 - nope. Successful steal of third instead.

Ethier will be DFA'd with extreme prejudice now.

2008-05-14 19:58:27
309.   underdog
Thank you Gil Mota! Thank your kind, giving soul.

Hey, maybe Pierre will impress so much here that a team in need for an OF watching this game will make a call to the Dodgers.

2008-05-14 19:58:28
310.   LoneStar7
oh jeez, I cant believe Druw bit so hard on the first one
2008-05-14 19:58:46
311.   Andrew Shimmin
He's still on base. He could still get picked off.
2008-05-14 19:59:05
312.   fanerman
308 Oh can't we just enjoy this comeback?
2008-05-14 19:59:11
313.   DodgerSinceBirth
I dont know, but this is about as clucth as it can get for Jones....but its not like he'll perform or anything like that.
2008-05-14 19:59:16
314.   underdog
Ducky, you've made the same worried point like four times now. I feel your pain, I really do, but, you know, we get it, yah?
2008-05-14 19:59:30
315.   El Lay Dave
Is Saito available tonight, or still out?
2008-05-14 19:59:38
316.   LoneStar7
2008-05-14 19:59:41
317.   dodgerstang

Isn't that why Maza was called up?

2008-05-14 20:00:17
318.   Bob Timmermann
Saito is warming up.
2008-05-14 20:00:46
319.   underdog
An RBI for Smiley McDribbler!

I'm enjoying this comeback.

And with Sheets going tomorrow, this would be a big win.

So do we know if Saito is available, or is he still under the weather?

2008-05-14 20:01:08
320.   Jimi Shelter
299 - I can't go that far.
2008-05-14 20:01:33
321.   underdog
Ah, good, thanks. The Brewers broadcasters are too busy moaning about another blown save to talk about the Dodgers' bullpen.
2008-05-14 20:01:47
322.   El Lay Dave
How about a Bison Bomb for another insurance run?
2008-05-14 20:01:49
323.   DodgerSinceBirth
maybe with Kemp's slump tonight (just tonight) Either might get the start tomorrow.
2008-05-14 20:01:54
324.   Ken Noe
Right now, we just need to break this losing streak, I don't care if it was Darryl Strawberry driving in Juan Samuel.
2008-05-14 20:02:19
325.   LoneStar7
In a game that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!

Juan And Druw are responsible for 3 RBI's in the 9th inning to give us a lead Ha..

2008-05-14 20:02:22
326.   Hallux Valgus
317 was he? I've been away. My sense of continuity right now is limited to seeing Matty Kemp with his back pocket flailing. Either way, Martin STILL seems like the best option at short.
2008-05-14 20:03:11
327.   MollyKnight
I knew we had a chance when I saw Ethier in the on-deck circle. Credit Pee Wee for working that walk, and Ethier for being Ethier. And JP for splitting the gap, obvs. (!)
2008-05-14 20:03:18
328.   Icaros
Bet I can guess which outfielder is benched tomorrow.
2008-05-14 20:04:12
329.   scareduck
Well, hooray for Pierre and Jones -- for once they come through.
2008-05-14 20:04:49
330.   underdog
324 Hah hah. That's basically how I feel, too. Heck, Don Stanhouse could get the save here and I'd be pleased, still. Surprised maybe, but pleased.
2008-05-14 20:05:04
331.   gpellamjr
Today I did a crossword puzzle for the first time in my life. It's not so great.
2008-05-14 20:05:41
332.   Ken Noe
330 Did I mention how much I despised those two?
2008-05-14 20:05:47
333.   underdog
And yay, we have a real arm out in left field for once.
2008-05-14 20:06:00
334.   Eric Stephen
Well, Sheets is a "Tough Righty"™
2008-05-14 20:06:08
335.   Bob Timmermann
Did you do the New York Times crossword or the TV Guide crossword?

Try the New York Times crossword on a Saturday.

2008-05-14 20:06:15
336.   dodgerstang
I'm hoping Torre spent some time in that inning with Pee Wee at first, "I wish I still had Juan on the bench to steal me a base here" and ignores the gapper that followed.

Also hoping he doesn't start looking at Ethier as his go-to pinch hitter.

2008-05-14 20:07:34
337.   gpellamjr
355 I did the one in my school's newspaper. One of my students was doing it during class and I demanded that she let me finish it for her. I had "Q" and "I" and couldn't figure out the five-letter word for "somewhat". I still think it was a bad hint.
2008-05-14 20:07:37
338.   El Lay Dave
Sit DOWN Counsell!
2008-05-14 20:08:21
339.   dodgerstang
also hoping you can figure out where to put the words "thinking to himself" in that first sentence
2008-05-14 20:08:21
340.   Eric Stephen
Counsell overruled by Sammy.
2008-05-14 20:09:47
341.   DodgerSinceBirth
ahh.... Tsunami Saito just blowing them away....HaHa i just made that up.
2008-05-14 20:10:01
342.   underdog
Siddown, Gabe Kaplan! or whatever your name is.

Brewers fans, meet a real closer, real closer meet Brewers fans.

2008-05-14 20:10:05
343.   Eric Stephen
It's backwards K city!
2008-05-14 20:10:26
344.   DodgerSinceBirth
or wait a minute that should be washing them away...right? ah what the heck
2008-05-14 20:10:33
345.   Eric Stephen
Welcome the bench!
2008-05-14 20:10:50
346.   El Lay Dave
342 Welcome back to the dugout, Gabe.
2008-05-14 20:11:34
347.   Eric Stephen
Heh heh heh [puffs out chest].
2008-05-14 20:11:42
348.   underdog
345/346 - Hee.

Say, did I ever tell you about my Uncle Fred?

2008-05-14 20:12:12
349.   scareduck
2008-05-14 20:12:25
350.   JoeyP
Well deserved win tonight.
Yost lost that game.
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2008-05-14 20:12:41
351.   underdog
All I know is Ethier will be in the line-up tomorrow, book it.

And the Bison will probably sit, alas, book it.

And now, I've got to book it to the Lakers game.

2008-05-14 20:13:39
352.   Ken Noe
I love Sammy Saito. Night, all.
2008-05-14 20:13:56
353.   Andrew Shimmin
Gabe Kapler is better than the Dodgers' (depending on how you count) fourth outfielder.
2008-05-14 20:14:22
354.   shamrok
I browsed, but didn't see anything, so forgive apossible repost, but there's a new Passan piece on Kershaw.

2008-05-14 20:15:19
355.   Daniel Zappala
That was a nice top of the ninth I got to watch while on the treadmill. I wish it was that nice every night.
2008-05-14 20:16:50
356.   El Lay Dave
Kemp last had more than a 1/2 game off on 4/20. Hard to sit him when Old Man Kent will already be sitting for the day game. Martin too, maybe.
2008-05-14 20:18:44
357.   madmac
well it's about flippin time
2008-05-14 20:18:46
358.   LeeLacy
It's amazing how a win can completely change one's outlook. Not to say that I was losing perspective, but before tonight's W, it was beginning to seem plausible to me that the Dodgers could close the season on a 129-game skid. This game rescued me from the abyss.
2008-05-14 20:20:38
359.   68elcamino427
Nice win for the Dodgers, they really needed that one!

Thanks to the Brew Crew defense for helping to make it happen.

2008-05-14 20:20:50
360.   Jon Weisman

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