Friday, June 05, 2009

Game 57 Thread: June 5 vs. Phillies, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 23 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 16-11

Eric Milton (2-0, 3.14) vs. Jamie Moyer (4-5, 6.75).

COMMENTS: It's hip to be a graybeard! Carl Fredricksen (above) is the protagonist of the number-one movie Up and Milton and Moyer (average age: 40) face off tonight at 47-year-old Dodger Stadium. Both old men are on winning streaks, Milton having won his last two starts and Moyer having won his 250th career game.

So fire up your walkers and get ready to tell anybody who will listen stories that don't go anywhere — like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones. You see, back in those days, rich men would ride around in zeppelins, dropping coins on people, and one day I seen J.D. Rockefeller flying by. So I run out of the house with a big washtub and — hey! Where are you going? Anyway, about my washtub. I'd just used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was known as a walking-bird. We'd always have walking-bird on Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings: cranberries, Injun eyes, yams stuffed with gunpowder. Then we'd all watch football, which in those days was called baseball. Eh, why didn't you get something useful, like storm windows, or a nice pipe organ? I'm thirsty! Ew, what smells like mustard? There sure are a lot of ugly people in your neighborhood. Oooh, look at that one. Ow, my glaucoma just got worse. The President is a Democrat! Hello? I can't unbuckle my seat belt. Hello? There are too many leaves in your walkway.

Earlier at SoSG: Pixar Power Rankings

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Josh S. said...

It's a good thing we're not facing the Cardinals, because I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground, before I recognize Missourah!

rbnlaw said...

Youth is wasted on the young.

fanerman said...

I should wear an onion on my belt sometime.

QuadSevens said...

Gotta love Grandpa Simpson!

rbnlaw said...

I'm out for this thread soon. 6:30 game time in our league tonight, then pizza and beer.
You'll all be in what's left of my thoughts.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You can't change your name! I got it from my father, and he got it from his father, and his father traded a mule for it, and that mule went on to save Spring Break.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sauerkraut was called liberty cabbage.

Josh S. said...

Tonight's old-timey lineup:

Pierre, LF
Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Blake (# Dickety-three), 3B
Loney, 1B
Martin, C
Ethier, RF
Kemp (# Dickety-seven), CF
Milton (# Dickety-eight), P

Orel said...

So many Abraham Simpson fans!

Nic j said...

is victorino hurt or something?

Orel said...

SF 2, FLA 1, top 7

karina said...

"I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me"

Orel said...

Victorino: strained left him, available to pinch hit

Orel said...

hip

Nic j said...

thanks orel

Orel said...

Milton off to a crappy start. Two on, one out, Howard up.

karina said...

Wait for the K pr the DP.

Nic j said...

i really hope we can take advantage of moyer tonight.

Orel said...

K's the Subway spokesman!

Orel said...

Wow, he escaped.

Nic j said...

nice way to work it out. way to go milton

karina said...

Good guys, score some first inning runs, bad thing they left that routine.

karina said...

Did you see the 1982 Dodgers?including the father of this blog.

Orel said...

Beast Mode slaps one by the drawn-in third baseman!

Nic j said...

alright good start. just wait it out guys.

Orel said...

"Did you see the 1982 Dodgers?including the father of this blog."

Did they do some ceremony since Davey Lopes is around?

Nic j said...

im waiting for moyer to yell at pierre to get off of his lawn.

Orel said...

BMSB!

karina said...

I'm watching Fox Latin America, it was like a 30 clip of that year.

Orel said...

Aaugh!

Orel said...

Utley caught it in foul ground and cut down Pierre trying to steal third.

Nic j said...

son of a bitch, pierre ran us out of the inning.

Orel said...

Can't really blame Pierre for trying to steal there.

karina said...

This double play was really awful. Let's cross fingers this doesn't haunt us by the end of the game.

Nic j said...

pierre is starting to lose his luster.

Orel said...

I mean, Utley had his back to the infield.

karina said...

Not complaining about the steal, it was a little bad luck.

Orel said...

another scoreless inning

Nic j said...

yeah i guess. Its not like utley is a slouch at second base though.

Orel said...

Feliz makes me unhappy.

Nic j said...

last night was horrible, there were tons on phillies fans there. There was actually a beat LA chant.

Nic j said...

crap

Orel said...

Mr. .122 with a single. Figures.

Orel said...

"last night was horrible, there were tons on phillies fans there. There was actually a beat LA chant."

That's the problem with baseball in L.A. It's such a cosmopolitan city there are lots of fans of all teams.

karina said...

Feliz makes me angry, he seems to own the Dodgers, right?

Nic j said...

yeah, sucks. im just glad we dont play the red sox often. That one of the few times i feel bad for angels fans. Being outnumbered in your own stadium.

Orel said...

On the other hand, Laker fans are everywhere.

Orel said...

another tight inning, but Miltie escapes

karina said...

Milton has been shaky, if he continues like that, this going to be a tough game.

Nic j said...

true, but the lakers are the most rivaled franchise in (united states of)American sports. So they get the beat LA chants everywhere.

Nic j said...

speaking of the Lakers i heard Sasha Vujacic threw out the first pitch tonight, i hope he didnt brick it.

Orel said...

I guess "Yankees suck" is the NY equivalent of "Beat L.A."

Orel said...

"speaking of the Lakers i heard Sasha Vujacic threw out the first pitch tonight, i hope he didnt brick it."

Hopefully they'll send us pictures.

karina said...

Wait, isn't there a NBA finals game tonight?

Nic j said...

the "suck" chants are stupid. I hate the fact that the Anti-LA chant works so well. Beat NY, that doesnt sound good, Beat Philly, Beat AZ?

it only works with LA.

Nic j said...

no that was last night karina.

next game is on sunday.

Nic j said...

the dodgers could use a big bat in the middle of the lineup. I wonder where we could find one.

karina said...

I know it was last night, thought there was a game tonight. Geez, NBA playoffs now take forever.

karina said...

Awww, clip of Steve Sax in 1982. Sweet.

karina said...

Orel, are you the one who doesn't like to see children on the first row? those baby twin girls could be an exception.

Nic j said...

no, i think the final take two day breaks in between games now.

Nic j said...

damn you werth.

Nic j said...

werth looks like he could of played a power ranger.

Nic j said...

howard 1, shift 0

karina said...

Too much contact off Milton.

Orel said...

"Orel, are you the one who doesn't like to see children on the first row? those baby twin girls could be an exception."

No exceptions!

Orel said...

"I know it was last night, thought there was a game tonight. Geez, NBA playoffs now take forever."

more time = more $$$

Orel said...

Only down by one after three innings? I'll take it.

Nic j said...

i hope 1 run is not an insurmountable lead tonight.

Orel said...

Dodgers' scoreless streak at 13 innings.

Orel said...

Warning track power.

Nic j said...

i knew we should have moved the fences up ten feet tonight.

Orel said...

It must be frustrating to get beat by a pitcher with a fastball in the 80's.

Delino DeShields said...

Delino is at the game with baby deshields.
80s night! They played our house. We're hoping for space age love song or break my stride.
Aside from busted double play, a legit game so far.
Look for tomorrow's post _" dirty diapers in the parking lot"

Nic j said...

this is becoming like a facsimile of last night so far. JP gets a lead off hit, and then the bats go cold.

Orel said...

Aflac: Jamie Moyer is the oldest active player (36).

Who is the oldest player ever?

Orel said...

80's Night: Music selection or Moyer's pitch speed?

Orel said...

Marlins have men on 1st & 2nd in the bottom of the ninth, two out against Brian Wilson. Hanley Ramirez up to bat.

Orel said...

Oh, Dog.

Nic j said...

o dog, come on.

Orel said...

At least that sets up the DP.

Orel said...

Bases loaded in Florida. Cantu up.

Nic j said...

ramirez walks, bases loaded.

(remember how nice that sounds)

Nic j said...

apparently philly is 14-4 against lefties this year.

Nic j said...

wow, this is getting painful

Nic j said...

SF won.

Orel said...

SF wins.

3-0 Phillies.

The hits just keep coming.

Orel said...

"apparently philly is 14-4 against lefties this year."

Left Angeles

Nic j said...

july cant come fast enough.

Orel said...

This is frustrating. I want to kill.

Nic j said...

i havent seen the dodger play this bad since, well, this time last year.

Orel said...

age: Satchel Paige (59)

Nic j said...

HEY WE GOT A HIT!!

Orel said...

Pierre's sleeve HBP. Rally time!

Orel said...

That wouldn't have happened in the old times.

Nic j said...

everybody just lean out over the plate.

Nic j said...

wow, that was close

Orel said...

another BMSB

Nic j said...

please, just get the sacrifice.

Nic j said...

thank you.

Orel said...

SCORELESS STREAK IS OVER

Nic j said...

another flyout, it seems like there always just a bit short.

Orel said...

Who do we have to sleep with to score more runs?

Delino DeShields said...

Strange moment...they showed some girls and claimed it was the bangles. I want my hoffs.
They showed the video for hazy shade of winter but didn't play the music. NOW HALL AND OATES!!!!!!! Kiss is on my list. Aka me and sax's theme song

Orel said...

Coste looks like he is drinking urine in the dugout.

Orel said...

O-Dog makes up for his error?

Orel said...

"I think Torre's decided that Eric Milton has been bobbing and weaving, but we're going to stop this with eye cuts." —Vin

Nic j said...

mota is quitely becoming less hateable

Nic j said...

lean into those inside pitches, moyer doesnt throw hard.

Orel said...

Moyer is getting veteran calls.

Nic j said...

it seems like the blue is opening up the strike zone for gramps.

Nic j said...

if moyer pitches a complete game ill kill myself.

Delino DeShields said...

They played 'bad'
The crowd erupted.
Surprising

Orel said...

Is it Moyer or is it our bats?

Nic j said...

well the bats have been the one constant in these past two weeks or so.

Nic j said...

it doesnt really seem like they have a gameplan when they go up to bat, either that or they arent following it.

Delino DeShields said...

The bangles sang the national anthem and I missed it!!
Moyer and hoffs both look older but still ogt the stuff

Delino DeShields said...

Its tricky!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is it just me or has Hoffmann done nothing beyond his homer against the Angels and his game against Chicago?

Delino DeShields said...

Bloop looked good and bloopy from here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it."

Orel said...

Hoffmann had some RBIs in Colorado.

Orel said...

Great running catch by Kemp!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Another great catch by Kemp!

Orel said...

Kemp 1
Howard 0

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Werth gets picked off.

Orel said...

Very nice and cute GBA tonight.

Orel said...

A HIT
ALL HANDS ON DECK

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh thank goodness, Furcal doubles.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not a good day for the O-Dog.

Orel said...

We're only down two but it feels like twenty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He dropped the ball!

Orel said...

Bad D by Bruntlett makes it 3-2 Phillies!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wanna see Lidge come in for the ninth, and then watch the Dodgers use him for batting practice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm all alone. I feel like I'm in some sort of retirement facility where my family never visits and my best friend has the strangest beard.

Orel said...

Next thing you know you'll be taking a football in the groin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There is no escape from the fortress of the Moles!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Really not a good day for the O-Dog.

Orel said...

C'mon Bruntlett, stay a goat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is a tricky situation for Tron.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron goes full to Dobbs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dobbs flies out to Beast Mode. Two away.

Nic j said...

I hate stairs. What's the probablity that rollins makes us pay?

Orel said...

Great, Tron about to walk in a run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Full count to Rollins.

Orel said...

Good crowd support.

Orel said...

Beast Mode saves the day!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Rollins flies out. The Phils are certainly helping the Dodgers out with their poor clutch hitting.

Orel said...

We are not striking out. We are not walking. We are just hitting EVERY SINGLE BALL at them.

Orel said...

Kemp walks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, when did Romero get back?

Orel said...

Is Kemp really a threat to run in this situation?

Nic j said...

damn, thats about as good as loretta is gonna hit the ball

Orel said...

June 4

Nic j said...

i think this is only his second appearance

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ok so I didn't miss anything.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta had a great April, but his May/June leaves a lot to be desired.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp takes second.

Orel said...

I guess he is a threat to go!

Nic j said...

lucked out on that one.

come on beastmode!

Nic j said...

i miss manny

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that was an effort in futility.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ox is in for the potential win.

Nic j said...

that was a quick picture change

Nic j said...

did anyone see that david carradine died? i guess i totally missed that

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm the Superman of Edit Profile.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That Carradine story is getting so weird.

Nic j said...

cant get any weirder than autoerotic asphyxiation

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Death by orgasm. I guess you can have too much good stuff.

Orel said...

At 72!

Delino DeShields said...

They played the right stuff by nkotb. I went ballistic

Nic j said...

why crappy players always kill the dodgers when they come back to LA?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Twins take 2-1 lead over Mariners in the 10th. Ichiro due up in the bottom of the inning with his streak on the line.

Nic j said...

nice pitch!

Delino DeShields said...

Massive wave in progress. BAby deshields opted out of participatimgi

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Howard goes down swinging.

Orel said...

Broxton's slider has made him so much more effective.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ibanez strikes out!

Orel said...

RALLY TIME

Nic j said...

lidge lives in Inglewood?

Nic j said...

lidge has been returning to form recently, lets see what we can do.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have a hearty dislike for Brad Lidge.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Count runs full to Raffy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And he strikes out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ichiro's streak runs out.

Nic j said...

why isnt anyone swinging the bat?

Orel said...

weak

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for some good ole' fashioned Beard Mode.

Nic j said...

what the hell is up with this umpires zone?!?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Blake keeps the Dodgers alive.

Nic j said...

alright loney give us a walk off homer

Orel said...

Beard singles! Winning run at the plate in Loney!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Down to the last strike.

Nic j said...

what the hell

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Count goes full to Loney. Blake will run.

Orel said...

*breath held*

Nic j said...

it seems like jmarts facial hair changes style on a daily basis.

Orel said...

Winning run at first!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He walks! Now the game is in the hands of Russell Martin.

Nic j said...

was torre just playing the air drums?

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