Friday, August 31, 2007

Some of Those That Throw Pitches, Are the Same That Blog Baseball

Via Diamond Leung comes news that some of our favorite Dodgers have their own blogs:


I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the latest blogger, and his name is Chad Billingsley. You can find his blog here.

Billingsley joins Takashi Saito as the other member of the Dodgers' pitching staff with a blog. Saito's blog can be found here.

Billingsley likely takes after his agent, former Dodger Dave Stewart, who blogs here.

If anyone reads Japanese, we'd love to know what Sammy's blogging about.


Thanks to Dodger Thoughts poster GoBears for the following translation:

In case the non-Japanese readers can't decipher the Babel Babble, the gist of the first 2 paragraphs is:

35th Save!

1. He's noting how late they got into LA after the 3rd game of the Mets series. Blames it on TV, which made it a night game, and said it's pretty tough (kitsui) on an old guy. But, they won, so he and the team feel good.

2. Talks about Wells joining the team. The word used is "dai-beteran" which means not "large veteran," (though that would be funny) but something like "true veteran," or "super-veteran" (how would we say that?) The anecdote is that, on his way into the dugout after the last out, he saw a Dodger fan in the stands (he explains that there are a lot of such folk in NY, because of the team's Brooklyn roots), and instinctively gave him the ball. When he remembered that Wells is a big collector, he went over to apologize to Boomer for not giving HIM the ball (to mark his first win as a Dodger), but Wells told him, "it's OK, it's OK...don't worry about it." Wells is really a nice guy.


Unknown said...

Let's see what Babelfish makes of Sammy's blog...

As for forerunner of yesterday, of 44 years old large veteran pitcher.
As expected, you call pitching of dignity, or call the intimidating of the veteran or, unique atmosphere
Having, it is not perturbed completely even in pinch. Cripes, but the it is groovy. It is .
The after the transferring listing the first victory star, everyone blesses.


Orel said...

"Cripes, but the it is groovy. It is ." It's depressing to know that the Takashi Saito-Babelfish battery is a better writer than I am.

Eric Karros said...

I haven't found it yet, but I'm searching Saito's blog for the following passage:

Tomko がだったたわごとかのなんと無用袋。しかし熱い妻。

Translation: "What a useless sack of shit that Tomko was. Hot wife though"

Steve Sax said...

EK, I'm surprised Saito knew who Tomko was, considering they were never in the same game together.