Saturday, September 26, 2009

Game 155 Thread: Sept 26 @ Pie Rats, 4p

Randy Wolf (11-6, 3.24) vs. Paul Maholm (8-9, 4.46).
DODGERS' MAGIC NUMBERS: 1 (to make playoffs), 3 (to win division)

So a man goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."

The doctor replies, "_________________________!"

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Kyle Baker said...

Furcal 6
Pierre 8
Manny 7
Kemp 9
Blake 5
Belliard 4
Loretta 3
Martin 2
Wolf P

Kyle Baker said...

Ahhhhhh....GT.....eases the pain.

Josh S. said...

Normally, I'd say Belliard in the lineup = Win, but Loretta may cancel that out.

Kyle Baker said...

Glad to see E the the day off. He needs a rest.

Beard Mode back, Belly 2.0 in, should more than cancel out Loretta.

Should the fact that we have no clever nickname or way to reference Loretta be a clue as to how we value his contributions?

By me saying that, I'm setting him up to make me so, so wrong. And I hope he does.

Kyle Baker said...

Cubs up 2-0 on Frisco.

Kyle Baker said...

So a man goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."

The doctor replies, "Then stop sticking your foot in your mouth, Milton!"

NicJ said...

Second that on ethier. There were a couple of balls yesterday that he should have sent into orbit but he looked tired.

Kyle Baker said...

Make that 3-nil to the Cubbies. Zito getting roughed up early. Braves bearing down on Hated Ones!

Nostradamus said...

...the doctor replies, "No shit, now get off my foot!"

Thank you!

I'm here all week. Try the veal!

Nostradamus said...

Can we just get this one win done? I'm dying over here!

Alex Cora said...

... Replies "win a fricken game so that you can clinch this. Sheesh it is the pirates for Christ's sake!!!"

Kyle Baker said...

Mr. C-

We tried the Veal yesterday!

Nostradamus said...

Nice. 1 vote for AC.

Nostradamus said...

@db

Just don't have the salmon mousse.

Kyle Baker said...

RB-

Did you make it back from softball last night? Hope the beer is cold and the burgers are on by game time.

Kyle Baker said...

Chelsea- shocked.
Razorbacks- being humiliated

I'm needing some serious sports mojo at this point.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The doctor replies, "You've been saying that for the last three years, Mr. Schmidt. I think it's time you quit."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Isn't it a little much to call them the "undefeated Falcons" when it's been only two weeks of football?

Kyle Baker said...

Right, MLASF. It's like that a pitcher "carrying a perfect game to the 2nd inning."

Kyle Baker said...

^ forget the "that"

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Has the baseball started yet?

karina said...

I hope the Dodgers remember they have to face the mediocre Pirates pitching tonight.

rbnlaw said...

Guy walks into a doctor's office and says, "Hey doc, it hurts when I do this."
Doctor says, "I'm a gynecologist."

What up, peeps?

karina said...

Was a baserunning blunder by Furcal or a good throw?

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Sorry to hear about Chelsea's day.
Well, not really, but Arsenal was only slightly better. One win away from the top 4.

rbnlaw said...

@DB,
Not only did I make it back, we won; I went 4-4 with 3 runs scored, and I ran for my buddy with bad knees.
It was like going to the gym, only harder. Lots of beer at the pizza place, now I'm comfortably into Bud #2 watching the Blue.

Kyle Baker said...

Don't be starting in on me now, RB!

Was that a tremendous play by Wolf to get the out at first our what??? I'm awake now.

FB, you looking forward to that Foreigner show?

Kyle Baker said...

Who do you think you are, Furcal, RB? (September Furcal, I mean.)

Kyle Baker said...

Jints go down 6-2. Go start the truck!

rbnlaw said...

I've got to get to Pittsburgh for a game. They just had a steamboat go past the centerfield wall. That, and I like to be alone.
PNC seems like a good place for solitude.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
I felt like September Furcal during the game, and August Furcal when I woke up this morning.

Kyle Baker said...

A listener could have even heard the steamboat take a toot off the air horn it was so quiet in the park.

Actually it has always looked like a lovely ballpark that I would love to go visit sometime. Of course, I can't really tell because it's in super blur-o-vision today - no HD.

rbnlaw said...

Just checking ticket prices at PNC. Seats right behind the Dodger dugout go for about 20 bucks. Even with airfare, that's cheaper than Dodger Stadium with parking.

karina said...

Rbnlaw, how was your daughter's volleyball game?

Kyle Baker said...

Isn't Pierre due for his annual HR?

rbnlaw said...

DB,
I've got the game in HD on PT. Is your cable working?

rbnlaw said...

I've yet to meet the man who drinks Tecate light.

Thankfully.

rbnlaw said...

@karina,
The Saints of Saint Anthony HS were victorious, defeating the Saints of Crean Lutheran South HS 3 games to 0.
Daughter started in the second game and got 5 kills to begin the game.

Thanks for asking.

rbnlaw said...

Martin with the CANNON!

Kyle Baker said...

Cable working, RB. Charter must not have picked up Dodgers today. I cannot for the life of me figure out what their broadcast package is or isn't.

Kyle Baker said...

RB, and with LA traffic, it's probably easier to fly all the way to Pitt than it is to get to Chavez Ravine.

rbnlaw said...

Belli2 with the Web Gem!

Kyle Baker said...

Oh, Belly#2, what would we be doing without you?

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Especially when you come from OC like me.
I'm checking the schedule now.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw Awesome!

Saint Anthony? as in Saint Anthony of Padua?

rbnlaw said...

Crap. We open the season vs. the Buckies.
Can't go.

Maybe Cincy?

rbnlaw said...

@karina,
That's the Saint. As in San Antonio.

Kyle Baker said...

Oooh, 2010 calendar time. Is it downloadable yet?

Kyle Baker said...

Anyone ever been to Nats' yard? It's a beautiful park with a lot of character. I work in DC frequently so have gone a number of times. Apr 23-25.

Nostradamus said...

Was that...Loretta?!

Kyle Baker said...

No, couldn't have been Loretta. Must've been Blake in disguise.

Nostradamus said...

Alright wolfie, make them pay for that.

Kyle Baker said...

3-0 going to bottom of 4th. I like this so far.

Nostradamus said...

ah, well...

karina said...

Early season Loretta!

Kyle Baker said...

The funny thing is, Mr. C, true to form, I was typing almost that same thing you just said then had a bad keystroke that erased it all. So when I refreshed, you had said it.

Kyle Baker said...

Rain coming back. Hurry up and get this one in, lads!

Kyle Baker said...

Bills, that's the way to give up a long ball, when it's early and no one else is on base. Just get it out of the way like that.

Nostradamus said...

@db

Clearly, our brains must be damaged in similar ways;)

(Forgot my wolfie suit, too. Hopefully no bad juju.)

Kyle Baker said...

@ Mr. C

And the weird thing is I was going to refer to him as "Wolfie" though I honestly can't remember ever in the past calling him that.

Yeah, similar drain bamage.

karina said...

Let's see : if we get early season Loretta-Bills, September Furcal and 2007 Russell Martin, we could be unstoppable!

Kyle Baker said...

Raffy! Beautiful defence! Loving this infield.

Kyle Baker said...

@ Ka(t)rina-

Can we get July 2003 Manny?

Kyle Baker said...

Per ESPN, "Sources say Rays interested in Milton Bradley."

Boy, that franchise is going downhill quickly if this is part of their strategic vision.

Kyle Baker said...

Fuck off McCutcheon, you scrawny little shitbag! Let it drop!

karina said...

@Rbnlaw i pray to that Saint every day of my life and my whole family is very devoted to him.

Kyle Baker said...

http://tinyurl.com/y9y4j7n

Nice article from Dodgers website re" pitching prospects in postseason. Gives some Torre decision making insight.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker i don't know, it's up to Manny, but it really is a very nice thought.

NicJ said...

just started watching the game. What happened to Eric Collins?

Nostradamus said...

@db

If you click through the link, Joe Maddon just lost one of the Js his travel scrabble set.

(sorry, old gag but still can't resist)

Kyle Baker said...

Nic-

HOLY SHIT! I hadn't even noticed! Don't know what that says re Collins.

NicJ said...

i think the only reason i knew was because i was listening to the radio and it was Rick Monday solo.

Kyle Baker said...

Actually Rick Monday solo would be the best alternative, if Vin is not in the equation (eg East Coast swing).

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wait, I'm confused. What the hell is going on with the announcing staff?

Kyle Baker said...

Excellent avatar, MLASF.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The only way the Pirates can get fans to come is with fireworks and some band I've never heard of.

NicJ said...

hopefully they benched Eric Collins, i blame every east coast loss on him.

Kyle Baker said...

Jeez, it's already the bottom of 6th. Quick game. I need to pick up my beer drinking speed.

Kyle Baker said...

Yeah, Collins has been pressing...he needs a few days off to rest and think about it.

NicJ said...

"The only way the Pirates can get fans to come is with fireworks and some band I've never heard of."

Just replace the band with some crappy salsa dish and you could be talking about the angels.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If there would ever be a bright spot to Vinny retiring, it would be the stability brought to the announcing team. Right now, for the east coast games, we're using a guy mostly known for dropping his pants and Steve Lyons.

NicJ said...

everytime i watch a stupid softball game or little league world series game on ESPN and hear Collins i hang my head in shame.

Kyle Baker said...

Totally hear you, Nic.

But I have to ask, how much softball on ESPN are you watching?

rbnlaw said...

I'm pretty sure Collins is doing college football for FSN.

@karina,
Since I'm not Catholic, you need to fill me in on the significance of St. Anthony of Padua.

DB,
You misspelled "defense," and thus gave you up as a Brit. Or a Canadian posing as a Brit.

My grandmother was from Newcastle and Grandfather from Glasgow. Hence, I'm also a Rangers supporter, but can do without the Toon.

NicJ said...

haha DB, it was mainly during the college softball world series.

I swear, uhhhh, LOOK OVER THERE!!!!

(runs)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Rbnlaw - I would suggest we hang him, but since he complimented my avi, I shall allow him to live.

Kyle Baker said...

I believe you, Nic. I sure do... *rolls eyes*

Kyle Baker said...

re: "defence"

Haw! I didn't even notice that. I read way too many UK publications and many of my close friends are Brits, so I guess it has accidentally sunk in. But no, for better or worse, I'm a red-blooded Amurrican born and raised in Arkansas (more embarrassing to admit given Hogs performance on national TV today).

Nostradamus said...

@rbnlaw

"...gave you up as a Brit..."

Don't let that colour your judgment of him.

NicJ said...

thats not a good way to start off the inning.

Kyle Baker said...

"Easy play for Manny." -Steiner

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Kyle Baker said...

Great game, RDub! HCK to the rescue.

NicJ said...

quick nobody mention anything about the pen being good.

Kyle Baker said...

Speaking of, where's HLACK? Haven't heard much from him in awhile.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Dusty - If you are a fan of Arkansas, how good is Mustain? Does he deserve to be at least #2 on the depth chart at SC?

NicJ said...

DAMN YOU CHARLIE!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steiner: You know, Julius Caesar has never been stabbed once in his life? Oh wait, hang on, he's being stabbed 23 times!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Argh, almost a line 'em out - throw 'em out DP

Kyle Baker said...

Mustain is a bad apple. I think he should be #3 on depth chart. He is a stage-managed (through his dad) pouty little snot. He certainly has athletic potential, but his opportunities for success are dwindling at this point. Given Carroll's system for competition at every spot, clearly Mustain hasn't proven himself. Which, again, I think speaks mainly to his mental state and lack of preparedness and guts.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, that certainly is different from what Mychal Thompson has said. Thank you for the info, Dusty.

rbnlaw said...

100

Kyle Baker said...

MLASF-

Also looks at the other Hogs transfer now on USC, D. Williams. He has risen to the top at his position, and has shown that doing so was possible given hard work combined with talent. Mustain has taken the opposite path.

Nostradamus said...

It's like an epileptic quail hunt out there.

rbnlaw said...

Funny, Mustain could've been the starter at UCLA for three years.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw he came from an aristocratic family but decided to turn himself into a Franciscan Friar. Performed on a number of miracles, like the day he multiplied bread, just like Jesus. His day is on June 13th, when Mass is celebrated. That day holy bread is distributed among devotees. In some places in my country, there are parades and fairs held on his honor.

He's the Saint of lost things and impossibles and a sort of "matchmaking Saint for single ladies" for some people, there's a strong tradition to that. For example, most of my family travel to some small town to honor him, but i'm not allowed to go because i'm single and there's a weird superstition single ladies can't go there because they remain unmarried (which is very funny because i decided i'm not getting married).

Bread is sanctified and you eat it when you feel the need to be closer to God or meditate.

Kyle Baker said...

Mr. C- It's like Tim Howard pitching.

rbnlaw said...

What the hell?

NicJ said...

kuo is struggling out there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, Kuo. If you can't get the guy batting exactly Mendoza, you should not be pitching.

Kyle Baker said...

Jesus jumped up christ, what is wrong, Kuo?

rbnlaw said...

What the HELL?

Not directed at you, karina.

Nostradamus said...

yikes

NicJ said...

is this going to be another game of crap play? Seriously this is going to be the 4th game in a row where we have played like we dont care.

Nostradamus said...

Rox down 3-0 in the third

rbnlaw said...

@karina,
Very interesting about San Antonio. Being the patron saint of lost things kind of explains my daughter's HS. Lots of "lost souls" hanging around.

Kyle Baker said...

I'm going to turn myself into a Franciscan Friar if we can't beat these jackasses.

rbnlaw said...

Does Wolf look like he wants to hit Kuo?

rbnlaw said...

Flat Brim Reaper
clap clap, clapclap
Flat Brim Reaper
clap clap clapclap

NicJ said...

"Does Wolf look like he wants to hit Kuo?"

it looks like he wants to slice his hand off with a lightsaber.

Kyle Baker said...

I can see Wolf and Kuo sitting there trading punches to the shoulder like 5 year olds in the back seat of a station wagon on a family trip.

Kyle Baker said...

Bullshit! That was a strike.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GET A FUCKING OUT

Orel said...

@Karina "which is very funny because i decided i'm not getting married"

That sound you hear is many hearts breaking at once.

NicJ said...

Well this is a nice little tune up game for the playoffs.

rbnlaw said...

Ball 3 was strike 3

Nostradamus said...

[covers eyes]

Kyle Baker said...

Get this scrawny bastard out!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This all goes back to Steiner.

rbnlaw said...

This
is
ri
god
damn
diculous

Kyle Baker said...

Mr C-

Are you covering your eyes like Karina in AC before she went in for the kill?

Kyle Baker said...

It does, it goes back to Steiner. It's all on his fat ass and fashion forward, age inappropriate glasses.

NicJ said...

damn, why do we load the bases for their best hitter?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steiner: The Hindenburg has never collapsed in its history of flight...wait, it's collapsing right now! Oh, the humanity!

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C,
Quick, back to the cavalier.

Josh S. said...

F

THIS

NOISE.

rbnlaw said...

This is a bunch of shit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT TO HELL FUCKING ASS SHIT DAMMIT TO HELL CRAP IN A BUCK RI-GODDAMN-DICULOUS

NicJ said...

this is a great time for our bullpen to start breaking down.

Kyle Baker said...

You have to be kidding me. Honestly, folks, of all the playoff teams, we look the least of them the way we're playing. Good thing we're finishing against Nats, Pirates, Padres, etc., right? What if we were playing Braves or Marlins?

mpearse89 said...

There was really no reason to take Wolf out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steiner: No president has ever been assassinated in Ford Theater...wait, John Wilksbooth has just killed Lincoln! There goes the Ford Theater's perfect record of living presidents!

NicJ said...

why have we only scored three runs!?! this is ridiculous.

Nostradamus said...

@rbnlaw

were it that easy...

Bayareadfan said...

If we were playing the Braves and Marlins, we'd probably be doing alot better than this. Everything was fine when we were playing the Giants and Rockies.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Manny walks! Now the comefrombehind begins!

Nostradamus said...

promising...

NicJ said...

Lakeritis strikes again.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Time for some Bison No. 27

Kyle Baker said...

Bison Mode: Engage

NicJ said...

what the hell was kemp waiting for?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, c'mon Kemp, at least lift the pine off the shoulders

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Belly 2.0! We can rebuild him!

NicJ said...

lets go road loney!!

Kyle Baker said...

I will never use the phrase "Bison Mode: Engage" again as it always brings bad luck. I'm not sure I've ever typed it and it led to success.

Call me Steiner.

Nostradamus said...

Lets show Mr. 8.10 ERA something he's seen many times this season.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steiner: James Dean has never died in a car accident in his life an - wait, James Dean has just been killed in a head-on collision! The first time Dean has died in a car accident ever!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I have a million of them, I can keep going.

Kyle Baker said...

Mr. C-

Ahhhh, all is right with the world now that your avatar is back in place.

Kyle Baker said...

Come on, Road-Lo!

Kyle Baker said...

that was NOT a strike.

NicJ said...

on the bright side the brew crew tied it up 5-5

Kyle Baker said...

Brewaz tied with Phiwwy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is it possible to clinch the division berth before the generic postseason berth? Because we're on pace for that.

NicJ said...

and we load the bases for....

Oh, him.

Kyle Baker said...

Bases loaded for JMart. Or whomever will be hitting.

Kyle Baker said...

Rancho we should be beating fuck out of these ass clowns!

Kyle Baker said...

Cards and Rox tied at 3 now.

Kyle Baker said...

Ethier: It's the bottom of the 9th.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre in.

Nostradamus said...

@MLASF

Charlie Steiner's Day Planner

8:00 - Christen Lusitania
9:30 - Interview Amelia Earhart
10:45 - Lindbergh Baby Shower
12:00 - Donner going-away party
1:30 - MC at Harrison Inaugural

Shall I continue?

NicJ said...

make him pay for that one andre.

Kyle Baker said...

Guess LaRoche is still on our payroll.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was close

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

STOP POPPING IT UP, ANDRE

Kyle Baker said...

"12:00 - Donner going-away party"

Nice.

NicJ said...

ill take a sac fly right here

NicJ said...

or a walked in run

NicJ said...

oh sweet, sweet walked in runs!!

Kyle Baker said...

My arsehole is a little less clenched now.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Release the hound

NicJ said...

c'mon O Dog!!!

Kyle Baker said...

Come on, O. Talk the ball into the outfield stands.

Nostradamus said...

E, I want to be like you when I grow up.

Kyle Baker said...

Rancho do you really want to be here next year, O!

NicJ said...

wow, did the fans really think that was a strike?

Kyle Baker said...

Sammy is flowing nicely now...I was afraid the game would be over and I would only be into 2 1/2 beers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Nic - You would think they'd be used to things not going their way.

NicJ said...

damn, should of let it hit him.

Kyle Baker said...

Mr. C-

Clearly your avatar mojo is back.

NicJ said...

the Pirates are issuing more walks than an AIDS charity.

Nostradamus said...

At least we weren't the only ones to misplace the strike zone!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The O-Dog is loose(ish)!

Kyle Baker said...

"Obviously it has not been a very good team." Lyons re Pie Rats.

Nostradamus said...

@db

If it works, who am I to question it?

Kyle Baker said...

Almost, Thome. Man, he's due.

NicJ said...

damn Charlie and his excitable voice.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

THOME TIME!

NicJ said...

that what thome does? Hit singles?

Kyle Baker said...

THOME!!!! CLutch!

Nostradamus said...

w00t

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