Saturday, June 20, 2009

Game 69 Thread: June 20 @ Angels, 6p

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

Old Dodger Weaver (3-1, 3.72) vs. Young Angel Weaver (7-2, 2.08).

COMMENTS: What's the big deal here? I've pitched against my brother at least a hundred times before. He's got a mean splitter and fastball, and was never afraid to come inside with the chin music. I relied on changing speeds often to keep my opponents off-balance. I think I won more often than not, but unforunately, there was no way to keep lifetime head-to-head records on RBI Baseball, so I don't have the stats.

Meanwhile, everyone is making a hullabaloo about the first career Weaver matchup, the eighth time in Major League history that brothers have gone head-to-head. Shaggy vs. the Subway-named guy. Complacent looks of stoic expression are certain to abound!

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Erin said...

Ha! Tricked you all. But now I'm really leaving.

rbnlaw said...

Big K for Belly.

Nic j said...

Andre is pretty well know for not wanting to crash a wall for a play. With that being said I can't totally blame him. Those things are hard.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HBP for Hunter.

rbnlaw said...

Hunter plunked.

Tell Belly, Hunter is not Douche Mode.

Alireza said...

That had to hurt.

Alireza said...

Who did we name Douche Mode again?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When Belly K'd Vlady.

Alireza said...

That was a beautiful pitch Belly used to K Vlad.

rbnlaw said...

Andruw Jones = Douche Mode.

Alireza said...

rbnlaw - How could I have forgotten that?

Gubizca has a man crush on Belly.

rbnlaw said...

In other words, we should've wasted a plunking on him, not Hunter.

Although it's one way to keep Hunter from hurting you.

rbnlaw said...

Now if Belly plunks Rivera, the Angel fans will love it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice job by Belly.

rbnlaw said...

Ali,
are you watching the Angel broadcast when Vin is on PT?

Alireza said...

Hunter is the Angel one least wants to face this year.

Dominant work by Belly.

Orel said...

Pretty gutsy by Belly-sario.

Nic j said...

So does anyone think we are getting plunked now. It feels like it could be that kind of game.

karina said...

Belisario struck out his countrymen. Love it!. The Angels are stacked on venezuelan players.

rbnlaw said...

"Here comes 8 Gold Gloves after it."
Gawd, I love Vinny.

Alireza said...

rbnlaw - Don't have cable. Long discussion on this in another game thread. ;-)

rbnlaw said...

I could see them plunking Ethier, maybe.

and how many 0-2 counts for the Beard this weekend?

Nic j said...

Ouch, Casey

rbnlaw said...

Ali,
Sorry to hear that.

Did someone start a fund to get you out of that mess?

Alireza said...

LOL rbn. Actually, my fiancee won't let us get it because she thinks it would be a waste (and that I would monopolize the TV to watch baseball.)

rbnlaw said...

Imagine if Bills didn't walk anyone last night. Good work from JW.

rbnlaw said...

Ali,
When she's right, she's right; but what are you doing now?

Alireza said...

Belly is striking out guys who are really tough to punch out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow. For the Angels guys, it's become "Who the hell is Belisario, and how is he striking everybody out?"

Alireza said...

Rbnlaw - I annoy her by listening on the radio in the living room. Eventually we will get multiple TVs and cable.

That said, since we live in the middle of the city, we get close to 30 HD channels over the air.

Orel said...

That's five straight Ks by Belisario.

Alireza said...

I wonder if Russ speaks Spanish?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You could've called three of those pitches strikes.

rbnlaw said...

Joe with the hook.

Alireza said...

Jack in the Box has the best commercials

Nic j said...

Maybe belli knows French.

karina said...

I'm clapping quietly in my room for you, Belisario. I don't care you left two runners on base.

Nic j said...

Easy work for tron tron.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One advantage to watching the game on Angels: the deflated announcers when they aren't winning.

rbnlaw said...

Sacre bleu!

Orel said...

The actor in the Jack in the Box tacos commercial also seems to be in the Quiznos commercial.

Alireza said...

Nic - I wonder is Vlad speaks better French than English.

Alireza said...

Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vlad's Vulcan is better than his English.

Alireza said...

That is as far as Loretta can hit it anymore.

Alireza said...

I like the look on Russ' face these days. Focused and determined.

rbnlaw said...

Frank Francisco now facing San Francisco.

Nic j said...

The angels announcers are barely even talking now. Haha

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They don't know how to react when they see a good bullpen.

Orel said...

And inside of Chad Billingsley it's too dark to read!

Nic j said...

Brian Wilson does it again!! Tie game up in the bay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron gets the DP.

Orel said...

TEX 1, SF 1, top 9
ARI 2, SEA 2, top 7
OAK 3, SD 3, top 6

Nic j said...

Matt Cain and bills stay tied in the win column for the week.

Alireza said...

Does the Bison run?

Alireza said...

Wow. A beach ball actually dropped in front of the KCOP camera.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ouch.

Nic j said...

Hope that isn't a torn hand ligament or broken bone.

Alireza said...

Ouch. Looks like Bison is ok.

Orel said...

That's an ouchie.

rbnlaw said...

Aybar gets one in the ribs next at-bat.

rbnlaw said...

There's the extent of Pierre's power.

Orel said...

Vin talking international news!

karina said...

Is there any explanation for the large beach balls?. I find people throwing those things very strange.

Orel said...

Russell heating up? Furcal heating up? Can you imagine?

Orel said...

R-Rod in for the Angels.

Orel said...

"Is there any explanation for the large beach balls?. I find people throwing those things very strange."

That's Los Angeles-area baseball fans for you, Karina.

Nic j said...

Having Russ and raffy heat up is very promising. Add that to the fact that we are only two weeks away from Manny's independence day and it looks to be a very good summer.

Orel said...

RANCHO RANCHO!

Erin said...

The beach balls are annoying, and at every game I threaten to pop one if they come near me. Christine threatens to leave me if I do that, even though she hates them, too. The worst is listening to the boos when there is no activity on the field to warrant that, knowing that people are likely booing because an usher took away a beach ball.

After making a lovely batch of lemonade, I'm back.

Orel said...

My greatest fear is that we are peaking too early, but it's not exactly like we are on fire right now.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo, no hay donde ponerlos!

Orel said...

"Lemonade, that cool, refreshing drink."

Nic j said...

At least we don't use thunder sticks.

karina said...

Orel, isn't enough with the wave?

Orel said...

Giants and Rangers in extras.

Erin said...

I should say that all I did was cut the lemons and strain the juice.

Erin said...

Although, when the Dodgers played the Mets in the playoffs in 2006, they gave out plastic bats at Dodger Stadium. The bats were filled with rice or something, and they made noise. Beating those things together, or against the chairs, or whatever, was a lot of fun. We lost that game, of course, but it was still a good time.

Orel said...

"Orel, isn't enough with the wave?"

You would think. Add to those the whole arrive-late-leave-early thing and you can see why Dodger fans have a bad reputation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate it when people boo because they lose the beachballs. What the hell is the point of a beach ball? What entertainment does it provide? Why do you pay for tickets, parking, food just so you can smack a beachball at other people.

karina said...

That's different, Erin. I'd be extra annoyed if a beachball interferes with my vision of the game.

Alireza said...

What was Vinny saying?

karina said...

It could have been great. Just three more outs and it'll be a win.

Nic j said...

Haha yeah I remember the stupid things. Why not just give out laser pens.

The rays cowbells are pretty awful.

Alireza said...

First pitch at 100 for the Ox. Sounds like his toe is better.

karina said...

Get it. Thanks!.

Orel said...

Broxton is taking a lot of time between pitches.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton's still a little rusty.

Nic j said...

Earlier in the season someone was blowing up condoms using them as beach balls. Haha

needless to say everyone was less enthusiastic about hitting those.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One down, two to go.

Orel said...

Morales Ks on a 97-mph (98 according to the TV radar) fastball.

Orel said...

Nic, like this?

Orel said...

Broxton is definitely rusty.

karina said...

Inflated condoms is a common sight here.

Orel said...

Anyone know how long the Dodgers have had the pant-leg pinstripe on their away uniforms?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice catch by Juan.

Orel said...

Nice pick by Beast Mode!

Nic j said...

Of course

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. Good thing this isn't a save situation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid fireworks.

Orel said...

That ought to wake Broxton up.

Orel said...

Actually, a great time for Broxton to get a HR out of his system.

Nic j said...

When is the last time we have had a convincing win.

Orel said...

Awesome. Just an awesome game tonight.

Nic j said...

That's a sad starting pitcher stat for us.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hah, the Angels guys can't believe they lost. "But...Matthews hit a homer. How did we lose? Doesn't that mean we win?"

Nic j said...

Maybe broxton just wanted to give a little more to charity.

karina said...

But it's a win, Nic j. At the end, for the NLDS, nobody thinks on the unconvincing wins.

Nic j said...

I'm just hoping were not last years angels. Come from behind wins all year. Then the playoffs come and they can't buy a clutch hit, but we have manny so that's a big difference.

Nic j said...

Ah WTF Rex hudler on the post game show? LAME!

Steve Sax said...

Why do we get the FS Live show with Rex Hudler behind the desk? We WON the game! Why should we be punished?

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up!

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