Friday, September 22, 2017

Congratulations/Exhale

Monday, September 18, 2017

Series Thread (Games 150-153): Sept 18-21 @ Phillies

The magic number for the NL West division is four. And after taking two of three from the Nationals this weekend (dropping, of course, the only game on national television; luckily the playoffs aren't nationally televised or anything), we stand a chance to clinch the division if the Padres can hold tough at home vs. Arizona, while we beat up on the last-place Phillies on the road.

Were the last two series, both of which were winning series on the road for the Dodgers, a fluke? Or the sign of the Dodgers finally getting gritty (and on a roll, so to speak), with 14 games left to play?

Monday 9/19 4p: Clayton Kershaw vs. (Doctor) Nick Pivetta (L, 3-4)

Tuesday 9/20 4p: Yu Darvish vs. Aaron Nola (L, 2-6)

Wednesday 9/21 4p: Alex Wood vs. Jake Thompson

Thursday 9/22 4p: Kenta Maeda vs. Mark Leiter

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UPDATE 9/20 (Sax): Please stop the Pedro Baez madness. Now.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Series Thread (Games 147-149): Sept 15-17 @ Nationals

Well, there's a couple of things we could do here in Washington, D.C. to help us get back on the winning tracks that seem to have eluded us for most of this month. For one thing, we could prepare for the playoffs by beating a division-leading team in a series on the road. In order to ensure we've got a good shot at this, let's send SoSG's own Alex Cora out to the series to watch at least one of the games. And then let's see if we can take care of those pesky Nats.

Friday: Alex Wood vs. Edwin Jackson (W, 7-0)

Saturday: Rich Hill vs. A.J. Cole (W, 3-2)

Sunday: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Stephen Strasburg

(late Series Thread from Sax)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Series Thread (Games...uh...I blacked out from sadness and lost count) Sept. 11-13 @ Giants


Dr. Ian Malcom recaps the last two weeks.

The Dodgers are dying a painful, inexplicable death. The Indians have usurped them as the best team in baseball (yet without a jinxy-ass Sports Illustrated cover declaring them such). Now, the funeral procession rolls into San Francisco. Fun!

So, here's a novel idea, Dodgers. WIN A DAMN BASEBALL GAME.

9/11: Kenta Maeda vs. Chris Stratton
9/12: Clayton Kershaw vs. Johnny Cueto
9/13: To be announced shortly before he gives up 5 in the first vs. Matt Moore UPDATE: it's Yu Darvish btw (Sax)

Friday, September 08, 2017

Series Thread (Games 140-143): Sept 7-10 vs Rockies

Thurs, 7p: who the hell cares we lost this one too

Fri, 7p: Yu Darvish vs German Márquez

Sat, 6p: Alex Wood vs Chad Bettis

Sun, 1p: Rich Hill vs Tyler Chatwood

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Series Thread (Games 137-139): Sept 4-6 vs D'backs

Mon, 5p: Rich Hill vs Robbie Ray

Tues, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Zack Greinke

Wed, 5p: Kenta Maeda vs Taijuan Walker

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Might Be Time For JOBU

With fan support hitting a lull...

...it's time to bring in a bit of that old Major League magic.

Even if he costs $60 on Amazon... and has Ohio allegiances... the Dodgers need all the help they can get.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Series Thread (Games 133-136): Sept 1-3 @ Padres

Yikes another late post! Dodgers took the first game behind our ace Clayton a Kershaw.  In the midst of a doubleheader today.  Let's go blue!

Sept 1 Friday: Kershaw vs Lamet (Dodgers 1-0)
Sept 2 Saturday, Game 1: Stewart vs Richard, Game 2: Darvish vs Lyles
Sept 3 Sunday: Wood vs Chacin

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Series Thread (Games 130-132): Aug 29-31 @ D'backs

Mon, 6:40p Rich Hill vs Zack Godley

Tues, 6:40p

Wed, 12:40p

Sunday, August 27, 2017

(Very Late) Series Thread (Games 127-129): Aug 25-27 vs. Brewers

Sorry. All of these new Players Weekend jerseys really threw us off. Friday: Kenta Maeda takes the 3-1 win. Saturday: Ross Stripling starts but Josh Ravin takes the 3-0 loss. Sunday: Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.83) vs. Jimmy Nelson (9-6, 3.79).

Saturday, August 26, 2017

WE CAN DRIVE 55 (OVER .500)

Like Sammy Hagar, our sights are still higher.

And we're equally as comfortable in yellow...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GAMES OVER .500

Monday, August 21, 2017

Series Thread (Games 123-126): Aug 21-24 @ Pirates

Details to come!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Series Thread (Games 120-122): Aug 18-20 @ Tigers

AGon's back!

Fri, 4p: Rich Hill vs Jordan Zimmermann

Sat, 1p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Michael Fulmer

Sun, 10a: Kenta Maeda vs Justin Verlander

Friday, August 18, 2017

And He Can Swing A Bat Too...

Welcome to the family, Curtis!

Dodgers acquire Granderson from the team whose name I am not allowed to mention.

Ain't This Grand

The Dodgers got Curtis Granderson from the Mets in exchange for $ or a PTBNL. Here's a great profile on him:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Teams Gettin Woke


While The Dodgers May Be Superhuman....

... the rest of the world remains merely human.

Enjoy one of the best worst first pitches ever witnessed.

Somewhere, Howard Stern's cuckolded producer Gary Bababooey Dell'Abate is breathing a sigh of relief.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Series Thread (Games 118-119): Aug 15-16 vs White Sox

BJ & Scott Killeen made this bet before the season. Drinks will be on them in November!

Tues, 7p: Alex Wood vs Miguel Gonzalez

Wed, 7p: Yu Darvish vs Carlos Rodon

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hang with SooHoo This Thursday

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From a press release:

Jon SooHoo, Official Photographer for the LA Dodgers, is the Focus of South Pasadena Public Library Baseball Night on Thursday, August 17

A ‘Baseball Night’ showcasing the art of Jon SooHoo, official photographer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. Jon SooHoo, the Dodgers’ photographer since 1985, will be sharing many of his favorite photos, including some that have been permanently etched into the iconography of Los Angeles baseball history.

The event will be moderated by Mark Langill, the Historian for the Dodgers and the author of numerous highly-regarded baseball books. Mark can be seen frequently on the SportsNetLA television network and his articles appear regularly in Dodgers programs and yearbooks, as well as in The Quarterly. The free event for all ages is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Chinese American Club. Special thanks to 210eastsound and the Hospitality Committee of the Friends of the Library.

Jon SooHoo has snapped thousands of significant images through the years --first on film, then on slides, and now digitally—ever since he graduated from USC 32 years ago. Devoted Dodgers fans, particularly younger ones, now follow SooHoo’s photos in real time since many of them are uploaded immediately via the social media platforms: dodgersphoto.mlblogs.com, as well as his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Jon SooHoo has a Facebook fanpage as well.

Late last year, Jon Soo Hoo followed recently-retired broadcaster for the Dodgers, Vin Scully to the White House to record the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. A couple of months prior to that, Jon also recorded a poignant video clip of Scully, his wife Sandi, and their daughters in a Warner Bothers recording studio as they listened to a playback of Scully’s singing of “Wind Beneath My Wings” which was played at Dodger Stadium after Vin’s final game there.

Langill, a native of South Pasadena, is the author of 4 baseball-related books: "Dodgertown," "Dodger Stadium," "Los Angeles Dodgers," and "Game of My Life, Dodgers.” Prior to joining the Dodger front office in 1994, Langill covered the team for five seasons as the beat reporter for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, which includes the Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Langill has appeared on both radio and television to discuss Dodger history, including the MLB Network production of “Cathedrals of the Game: Dodger Stadium” and more recently on ESPN’s “30-for-30” documentary “Fernando Nation.” Mark’s articles appear regularly in Dodgers programs and yearbooks, and he is a frequent guest and host for programs on the SportsNet LA television network.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.. No tickets or reservations are necessary and stadium-type refreshments will be served. The Community Room is only about a block away from the Gold Line Station and free parking will be available at the Mission-Meridian Parking Garage, located at 805 Meridian Avenue next to the Metro Gold Line Station.