Monday, September 28, 2009

ESPN's Steve Berthiaume Pimpsocks The Dodgers, For The Record

ESPN's Steve Berthiaume, in reviewing the porous bullpens of the postseason contenders, isn't very confident about the Dodgers' pen (last night's Jonathan Broxton meltdown only added fuel to the fire of what would have otherwise been likely a non-issue). Says Stevie:

As far as the Dodgers go, they won't win. In fact, they won't survive the division series. I'll go you one better: Put me down as the Dodgers going three-and-out in the first round. That's my bold prediction. Nearly every year, one September favorite forgets to show up in October. This year, it will be the Dodgers.

Stevie likes the Yankees' bullpen. WHAT A FRICKIN' SURPRISE for the worldwide leader in New York sports? And who would bother looking at the Dodgers' bullpen statistics, rather than making shit up about a team you haven't even seen (nor a Dodger reliever you even mention)?

All the more reason we will show him wrong.


JuanLove said...

this is like the craziest espn super duper east coast bias i've seen in a while.

lol we freakin lead in everything for bull pen stats, at least for teams going to the playoffs


karina said...

Not only that, JuanLove. The Yankees might have a great bullpen, but it's overworked due to poor starting pitching.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He's making all of his assertions based on the idea that the Dodgers will follow a recurring trend. Nothing statistically based, nothing insightful. He didn't even talk about the fucking bullpen in an article about bullpens!

koufax said...

im pretty excited to see this. i dont know how i would react to everyone at the world wide leader picking us to win the world series. just wouldnt seem right.

Rob said...

I dunno. This series with the Buccos reminds me an awful lot of those same deer-in-the-headlights Cubs -- but on the opposite side -- in last year's NLDS, whose infield committed one error apiece in Game 2. It's like they're playing nervous or tired or something.

Nostradamus said...


You said it, but I was thinking the same thing, too. It's like watching a belly-flop in slow motion. You're going to get in the water, but it'll hurt like hell.

PenosCabell said...

Rob - Yeah, this all seems so familiar. The Dodgers seem to be playing like the last place team right now.

Now's the time to get things back on track.

mpearse89 said...

If you've ever seen this tool do a Dodger highlight, you aren't surprised that he skipped over us. I doubt he could name ten players on the team.