Thursday, July 16, 2009

Game 89 Thread: July 16 vs. Astros, 7p

Randy Wolf (4-3, 3.45) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (8-6, 2.96).

COMMENTS:

Hooray for Mannywood
He's tanned and rested and it's understood
He can start his season a little later if he hits taters
And a double or two
And Chavez Ravine will be the quite the scene
The stadium will be psyched; how about you?

Welcome to Mannywood
Where Manny can be Manny and not be booed
Where if you just spend ninety-nine dollars you'll get a chance to holler
At Man-Ram in the field
And you get a T-shirt which is one of the features
Of this special deal

Welcome back, Mannywood
He would have been back sooner if he could
But as you know he did the crime so he did the time
And now he's feeling just fine
He hasn't got started, that's what the best part is
So welcome back, number ninety-nine

Hooray for Mannywood...

SoSG Delino DeShields is working the press box tonight, so stay tuned for updates!

photo from Diamond Notes

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I found out where you can get a better deal than Mannywood: Costco

Loney Fan said...

I'm driving out in an hour with Hong Like a Chi Kuo. Go Manny!

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS

Ethier RF

Manny LF

Blake 3B

Kemp CF

Martin C

Loney 1B

Hudson 2B

Wolf LHP

Josh S. said...

That can't be MATT Kemp, can it? That guy only bats 8th.

Neeebs said...

Oh how I love the title here: "Game 89 Thread." It's been so long since we had Dodger baseball I forgot how it feels to suffer through the dog hours of 3:00pm through 6:30pm.

Neeebs said...

Not crazy about Andre in the two spot.

Neeebs said...

LF: How do you concentrate on driving when you have someone who is Hung like a chi kuo sitting next to you?

Dusty Baker said...

I don't mind Hudson down there while he gets his mojo back (as he seemed to be doing the last coupla games before the All Star break.

rbnlaw said...

Going to the game!! Woohoo!

Taking the kids + 1. Not so woohoo.
Can't stop at the Shortstop on Sunset for my $2 PBR.
Bringing 3 tallboy Budweisers for motivation. Woohoo!

Delino, look for me in lower reserve above 1st base. I'll be the one with 4 kids in tow. . .all sportin' Dodger gear.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, I am wearing my Juanpierrewood shirt, so I'll be easy to find.

It's blue.

rbnlaw said...

Hey DB,
Don't forget O-Dog's rally extending single and his looong fly ball in the ASG. He's getting there quick.

Josh S. said...

"Not crazy about Andre in the two spot."

In the 4 games since being moved to the 2-spot, he's batting .300 with two HRs. Though, he does have something like 7 strikeouts and only 1 walk in that period.

Orel said...

Kemp in the fifth spot. That's progress.

Nic j said...

eric collins is broadcasting for the World Cup of softball right now on ESPN.

: /

Nic j said...

i heard that kemp made a fool of himself last night at the ESPY's. So if he looks a little sluggish tonight we know why.

Orel said...

Better there than at the ASG, I guess.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess next year, MADD will be the Dodgers' partner to get Kemp in the ASG instead of the Angels.

Neeebs said...

Josh S.: The seven strikeouts is what concerns me. It takes away from the running game.

Delino DeShields said...

Yes, the Delino is here amongst the more commonplace reporters. Look for postings soon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

http://tinyurl.com/mo7hle

I have lost respect for Erin Andrews

Steve Sax said...

nicJ, where's your info from re: Kemp at the espy's?

Nic j said...

my friend works at the ESPN studios in LA, and said he saw him stumbling out of the show pretty bad.

there are some other online "rumors" about some other stuff happening but he said he didnt see any of that.

With that being said, it was his day off so why the eff do i care?

Go Bison!

Orel said...

Matt Kemp: Likes His ESPYs Drunk, Dates Topless (SPORTSbyBROOKS)

Sorry, Matt.

Nic j said...

For her sake i hope there is nobody at the stadium who saw this. im sure shes at the stadium tonight.

*i passed on the easy ball on chin joke*

Mr. Customer said...

Orel,

Nice pull for Matty. (pun entirely intended.)

Mr. Customer said...

*double entendre, that is. But who's keeping score...

karina said...

Now, we are gossiping, he said he was going to take his mom to the ESPYs:

http://twitter.com/mattkemp27

I'm suspicious he confused mom with "mamacita"

Sorry, Matt.

Can we get back to the game?

Orel said...

Yes, mamacita!

Orel said...

Delino's first report has been filed.

Orel said...

Manny: "I'm back, Part Two! Remember: We always leave the last part for the best. So that's what we're going to do."

Orel said...

Larry Bowa just called Roy Halladay the best pitcher in baseball.

Orel said...

Bowa says right now, Weaver or Elbert for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Delino DeShields said...

EXCLUSIVE: Apparently there was already a run on Manny wigs today. You heard it here first.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd like to see Stults return to the rotation. So far, he's the only pitcher to have gone the distance (unlike Richard Jefferson - Zing!).

Delino DeShields said...

Mark and Brian throwing first pitch. I've been trained by Howard Stern to despise them.

Delino DeShields said...

Internet spotty - much to catch up on. First, food choice. In the media cafeteria, I had the tri tip, chinese chicken salad, and some greens. This is how the other half lives.

Delino DeShields said...

Manny's name got all of one boo.

Delino DeShields said...

Overheard in dining room: There's a FAN in left field (and reporters seem to use the word like they're lower creatures) who's REAL NAME IS ANAKIN SKYWALKER. Personally, I'd rather be named after Jek Porkins

Delino DeShields said...

Matt Kemp rocking out to AC/DC

Nic j said...

Must of been a ghost.

Delino DeShields said...

Left field fans just erupted for Manny. The seats are easily three times as filled as right.

Nic j said...

Wades on the DL again?

Delino DeShields said...

First pitch 7:11. 76 Degrees. Thank goodness they announced that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The stadium looks empty. They do know Manny's back, right?

Delino DeShields said...

One up, one down.

Dusty Baker said...

Wade to DL. DeWitt back up.

[Read this quickly before DeWitt is sent back down and it's out of date!]

Nic j said...

It's los Angeles. Give it a few innings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nicely done, O-Dog!

karina said...

Poor DeWitt, at this time he should have clothes and gear in Los Angeles and Albuquerque.

Josh S. said...

How did he DO that?!

Nic j said...

Still has a little of that allstar magic leftover.

Delino DeShields said...

Keep having to stop myself from showing emotion in the booth. Like a pod person.

Alireza said...

UZR be damned!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Keep having to stop myself from showing emotion in the booth. Like a pod person."

That explains a lot about so much.

Delino DeShields said...

News Break, courtesy of Dodgers PR. Friday Night to Feature the Music of the Beatles during Fireworks. I'm more of Monkees man myself, but should be a good time.

Delino DeShields said...

Ethier up - from what I could see, nicest guy in the dugout. ( Or the biggest phony.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here's Manny.

Delino DeShields said...

Manny up. Crowd erupts. Reporters smugly looking at fans and shaking their heads.

Delino DeShields said...

Manny almost got a haircut with that one.

Delino DeShields said...

Something tells me a Manny foul ball in this seat might kill me

Josh S. said...

All kinds of leftover All-Star magic, I guess.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

$185?!?! The hell I will!

karina said...

Venezuelan announcer on TV makes Plaschke look like a Manny worshipper.

Manny got robbed by Pence.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice stab by wolf.

Delino DeShields said...

Jeez - already three fielding gems.

karina said...

Beautiful Furcal&Loney!

Nic j said...

when did the dodger turn into the Harlem Globetrotters of defense?

Josh S. said...

Loney clocked him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ESPN could use this game for all their web gems, but they won't because they hate the west coast.

Josh S. said...

Pence is only 6'4"? He looks about 7'. Must be the skinny legs.

Delino DeShields said...

That pitch made him look like a jive turkey.

Nic j said...

wolf is a man on a mission tonight.

Delino DeShields said...

They're playing a MASH UP of Queen and AC/DC

Josh S. said...

Was it the beard (not The Beard) holding Randy back?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just throwing out a name the Dodgers might want to consider since he will be a free-agent: Orlando Hernandez

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're hitting the ball well. Wandy's not getting easy outs.

karina said...

J. Martin singled!

Delino DeShields said...

An out?!!? Kemp really didn't deserve an all star bid!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Kazuo

Delino DeShields said...

Another web gem. Well, maybe not a gem. But one of those jewels that Joan River hawks.

Nic j said...

this game is going to be shorter than the allstar game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A commercial about Pablo Sandoval.

Delino DeShields said...

Damn you Matsui

Orel said...

Tonight feels Web Gemmy.

Nic j said...

that was close

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre could have caught that.

Delino DeShields said...

That's one more hit than he got during his whole tenure with the Mets

karina said...

Orlando Hernandez, risky due to age but it could work: he's an innings eater, not spectacular but good and efficient, it wouldn't cost prospects.

Delino DeShields said...

Humberto Humberto's up

karina said...

Oh boy, Humberto Quintero...

Orel said...

Enough of this Matsui hooey.

Orel said...

Siddown, ya oatmeal-eatin' mutha!

karina said...

Humberto Quintero is an extraordinary defensive catcher, if he could hit a little bit more, he might be a star. Former Aguilas del Zulia, was traded on early March and we're still mad at the organization.

Delino DeShields said...

Wandy sporting the .030 average. But like a sleeping bear, he's ready to strike...

Nic j said...

kinda looked like he hurt himself with that swing.

Delino DeShields said...

Press Booth is a quiet place, entirely free of the homophobic and racist taunts I got to hear during one of my more recent visits to Dodgers stadium. (Given, that was a phillies game)

Delino DeShields said...

Damn, Bourn's got some speed. But even Barry Allen wouldn't have been safe that time.

karina said...

On the Astros broadcast, they showed a split screen of Martin and Quintero swings, they are exactly the same, Martin's mechanics at the plate changed and for the worse.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Delino - Welcome to my world.

Delino DeShields said...

Broke another cardinal press booth rule - I clapped for Fernando.

karina said...

100!

Nic j said...

apparently we have a ghost man on third, according to kcal.

karina said...

Ghost man? maybe they're talking about Anakin Skywalker.

Orel said...

Vin: "The Dodgers will get Roy Oswalt tomorrow night."

My heart skipped a beat before I understood what he meant.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ever since 2005, the 'Stros think they can contend. It's not gonna happen.

Orel said...

"Broke another cardinal press booth rule - I clapped for Fernando."

Are you being forcibly removed by the Press Box Police?

Delino DeShields said...

Another Press Release: "Ogden Raptors to Retire Tommy Lasorda's number"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wandy strikes out the side.

Orel said...

Wow, Jackie!

Orel said...

What's the temperature, Keppinger?

Nic j said...

well so far this looks like a randy wolf pitched game, tie score.

Orel said...

Nasty curve by Wolf there.

Orel said...

Lance Berkman looks a little crazy.

Delino DeShields said...

A guy right above me just caught a foul ball - and I didn't even notice.

Delino DeShields said...

And the gems keep coming..

Orel said...

Nice catch by Ethier. Good jump.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Obviously tonight's theme will not be poor defense.

karina said...

Another great defensive play by Ethier!

Alireza said...

UZR be damned again.

Let's see a nice catch and a homer.

Delino DeShields said...

Here Comes the Man...

Orel said...

Finally, a non-spectacular defensive play.

Delino DeShields said...

Press Coffee is hotter, more dangerous than commoner coffee.

Delino DeShields said...

The Ump makes Frank Drebin's strike calling seem subtle.

Delino DeShields said...

Don't play angry, Manny.

Orel said...

Delino: Fifth inning. Free Dodger Dogs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Manny just uttered a swear.

Orel said...

Add a quarter to the clubhouse swear jar, Manny.

Orel said...

COL 1, SD 1, bot 3

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard works the walk.

Orel said...

Two on, one out!

Orel said...

Wandy is doing a Wolf imitation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hangovers are bitches

Delino DeShields said...

Kiss Cam set to David Lee Roth's "Just A Gigolo".. into a PROPOSAL! And she said....

Delino DeShields said...

YES! (though the guy looks a little thuggy)

Delino DeShields said...

Pray tell, where do I get these so-called free dodgers dogs ?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Son of a bitch

Orel said...

Wolf's face says it all.

Delino DeShields said...

Announcement: "That home run number one for Quintero. Came on the first pitch."

Nic j said...

and theres a loss.

Orel said...

"Pray tell, where do I get these so-called free dodgers dogs ?"

Same place where you got the other food.

karina said...

I can't believe Quintero homered off Wolf.

Delino DeShields said...

Hot Dog hunting. Wish me luck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least it didn't take a toll on the pitch count.

Delino DeShields said...

Success! I got my dog. (and Loney got a hit)

karina said...

King James lead off single.

Delino DeShields said...

Two in a row!

Orel said...

2nd & 3rd, no out!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOT-(O)DOG!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Perhaps a squeeze play?

Delino DeShields said...

Wolf knows how to miss a pitch like a champ.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was an uproductive out.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bases juiced for Andre.

Orel said...

Keep it up, Andre!

Delino DeShields said...

There's ants on my desk. That's no way to treat a Son of Steve Garvey.

Delino DeShields said...

If there's an opposite of the word clutch, that was it.

Orel said...

Fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fan-fucking-tastic

Nic j said...

I was hoping he would just strike out

Mr. Customer said...

Damn you, Andre!

Delino DeShields said...

Why are they saluting MArio Lopez on the big screen? I'm about to give up baseball forever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is going to be a long night.

Delino DeShields said...

Birds are circling the field. Kind of creepy.

Orel said...

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Orel said...

Audrina Partridge + mute button = win

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny just looked foolish on that pitch

Delino DeShields said...

Manny swung like Randy.

Nic j said...

Wolfs pitching gems always get wasted.

Orel said...

Wandy's approaching 100 pitches, maybe we can get to the bullpen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just going to say that Orel.

Beard-single.

Orel said...

Kemp's body language told us everything.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This just keeps getting more and more frustrating.

Nic j said...

Dissapointing.

Mr. Customer said...

If they make Steiner do another live add for the "man groomer", I may need therapy.

Orel said...

Rockies sign Matt Herges.

Delino DeShields said...

Speaking of taint-free athletes... here's Miggy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf is running out of gas.

Orel said...

RA for Astros.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, at least it won't be a 1-0 loss.

Orel said...

Another tough outing for Wolf.

Alireza said...

Troncoso would be the better choice here. Are they holding him back to close?

Orel said...

Maybe, I read Brox still might not be available.

P.S.: Alireza, it's your turn in the Chain Fiction project.

Orel said...

Okay, triple play here.

Orel said...

2-0 Astros. Insurmountable.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And Mota couldn't have stuck out his glove...why?

Orel said...

Deflected ball could have allowed two runs to score.

Nic j said...

Randy was pissed because he heard that all the free dodger dogs were gone.

Orel said...

Two outs for a run. 3-0 Astros.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That helps, I guess.

Alireza said...

Wolf was PISSED. I can't blame him.

Delino DeShields said...

Meh

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOW it's insurmountable

Alireza said...

Orel - Working on it. Been busy between work and my articles for Kensai.

BTW, this woman's voice is terrible.

Nic j said...

There is still some game left to play. We got this.

Delino DeShields said...

I still think this song should only be played when the 1970s Flyers are on the ice.

Orel said...

No close-ups of the GBA singer? Not that she deserved any, but the Dodgers will be hearing from her agent.

Orel said...

BTW Alireza, congrats on (imminently) joining MoKM!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time to attack the bullpen

Orel said...

Kurt Warner is pitching?

Delino DeShields said...

A number 7 hitter with 54 RBIs this point in the season. Man, the Dodgers really are like the Yankees of ten years ago.

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