Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NLCS Game 5 Thread @ Quakers, 5p

A big tip o' the fitted cap to Erin at Robots Took My Medicine for those kickass buttons pictured above, as well as her piece, "A Home Away from Home", which could also be called "Your Guide to SoSG Game Threads."

Vicente Padilla (0-0, 1.23) vs. Cole Hamels (1-0, 6.75).

What? Another Game Thread? That's right, the season didn't end Monday night — it just felt like it. There's at least nine more innings of baseball left in the Dodgers' season, and so SoSG presents:

NINE REASONS DODGER FANS SHOULDN'T STOP BELIEVIN'
1. The "Don't Stop Believin' " Guy hasn't stopped believing. Hence his name.

2. This could be the last time. It's Splitsville for Mom & Dad. Kim Ng could be hitting the 5 South. Donnie Baseball could be headed to Cleveland or D.C. O-Dog and the Wolfman will probably be signing long-term deals elsewhere. If you like this year's edition of the Dodgers, you'll want to watch every moment they have left together.

3. If you don't watch, then the Phillie Phanatic will have won. And then Tommy would be sad.

4. We still have to hold up our end of the Freeway Series. Screw the TV ratings. Another East Coast World Series? Yawn.

5. Who has Game 6 tickets? 'Nuff said.

6. It's another chance to listen to Vin. Keep delaying that radio feed, KABC!

7. Everybody hurts. Especially Jonathan Broxton. Whatever you feel about him — and there's a lot of feelings about him out there — he needs the support of Dodger fans as long as there's still baseball to play (see Holliday, Matt).

8. What else are you going to do? Work? Spend time with the family? You're not going to check TBS just once? You're going to stay away from Gameday altogether? Yeah right.

9. Sí, se puede! Remember 1988? Get in on the ground floor. Remember the 4+1 game? Don't be the guy in his car way in the background whose taillights light up after the rally starts. Don't be that guy.

GO DODGERS!

DSBG: Orel/SoSG; Broxton: David J. Phillip/AP

796 comments:

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Orel said...

There's one, Manny.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RANCHO FUCKTHISNOISEINDO

Dusty Baker said...

Orel is right. I've lost several versions of my magnum opus to the dread conflicting edits monster. Society, really, has been the loser.

Orel said...

Okay, here's your moral victory situation, Fanerman.!

Orel said...

First-pitch swinging.

Nic j said...

you know, if i play with the color setting on my TV, and squint really hard maybe i can turn the red phillies unis blue and i can pretend the dodgers are celebrating a victory.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought comments get through that vile beast of the abode that I call Conflicting Edits.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOORAY FOR RUNS!

Orel said...

Five-run lead! TAKE THAT PHILLY

fanerman said...

There we go Matt! Little victories. Minor redemptions. Let's at least cleanse the palate somewhat.

Nic j said...

now kemp starts hitting, hopefully that carries over to spring training.

Orel said...

You might need some chemical assistance for that, Nic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's take a hit off a Doobie...


instructed batter.

Dusty Baker said...

Are they coming back just to dash my dreams even harder against the rocks? Or is this something?

Orel said...

Some comments elude the CE Beast, MLASF. Most don't.

Ubragg said...

ok, so it looks like I need to keep asking noobie questions for some reason. how do you keep it from scrolling back up to the top each time you refresh?

Orel said...

The former, DB.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You can't, Ubragg.

Fuck you, Loney.

Orel said...

WHY ALL THIS FIRST-PITCH SWINGING???

Nic j said...

one run is our max per inning.

fanerman said...

Damnit Loney.

Mr. Customer said...

If we shave it to one or two and still lose, I think several things in my house might get worse for wear.

Orel said...

I mean, with a pitcher who's dialed-in, it makes sense. But with a pitcher with control problems?

fanerman said...

Even if a comeback falls short, I'll appreciate the effort, and that'll ease the extra bruising.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At this point there's no such thing as a productive out.

Orel said...

New by-law, Nic.

Ubragg said...

looks like I'll have some bug reports/feature requests for the blogger folks tomorrow...

fanerman said...

Yeah. This first-pitch swinging is retarded.

Nic j said...

i hope russ is better next year.

Orel said...

I'm not getting my hopes up. Just enjoying the entertainment.

Orel said...

How could he be worse, Nic?

fanerman said...

Yeah. Same, Orel.

Fred's Brim said...

Ubragg, that is one of the greatest questions of our time

turn off javascript in the browser?

Dusty Baker said...

U don't, Ubragg. You have to scroll the fuck down every time. I've used up several months of my life doing this, all for a good cause.

fanerman said...

Vin: "And the huge crowd trying to root Martin home." At least that's how I heard it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This AB will sump up Martin's season perfectly.

Orel said...

How about a WP, Phillies? You owe us some of those too.

fanerman said...

I like to double click on text and then press "end" on the keyboard. Or sometimes I don't even bother what other people are saying.

Nic j said...

uhhhhhhhhh. ill need some time to research that.

He could turn into jason kendall

Orel said...

I smell K. I'm sorry.

Orel said...

That was so predictable.

fanerman said...

Damnit Russell.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh. Vin said "huge" and "root."

Nic j said...

bye russ, dont suck next year please.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin K's. His season in a nutshell.

fanerman said...

RUSSELL NATHAN JEAN COLTRANE MARTIN (or whatever it is). You know better than that!

Fred's Brim said...

good comparison, Nic

Orel said...

A five-run lead with four outs left? This isn't the Giants.

Fred's Brim said...

Jim Thome to lead off the ninth

Orel said...

WHY'D YOU TAKE THAT FIRST STRIKE?

Just kidding.

fanerman said...

Please Casey. Come through here. Come through here.

Orel said...

I trust Casey more than Russell.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, the more swearing my post contains, the less likely I am to scroll to the end.

Orel said...

But that's not saying much.

Orel said...

Sax is calling!

Dusty Baker said...

Casey, my next shave is on your shoulders. It's either in about 10 minutes or possibly at least not until Friday.

Dusty Baker said...

And I don't mean I'm going to shave Blake's shoulders.

Nic j said...

To think i actually wanted the phillies in the first round.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Wasn't that the case last year?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm trying to wave my rally towel and distract Madson.

fanerman said...

Home and end are useful keyboard buttons.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm too nervous to go get a beer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is a Game 2-esque AB for Blake.

Fred's Brim said...

Casey dragging this out

Orel said...

This AB is Beardesque.

Orel said...

666!

Nic j said...

just end it already.

Nic j said...

madson just wiped his ass with your rally towel DB

Fred's Brim said...

all for that

good effort though

fanerman said...

Damn.

Nic j said...

man we suck

Orel said...

Wow, that was TOTALLY unexpected.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. That's your game, your series, your season.

fanerman said...

At least it wasn't a strikeout? Damnit Casey. Orlando should have been batting.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, that sums it up pretty well, doesn't it?

fanerman said...

Orel, I didn't expect it. I figured he'd strike out.

Dusty Baker said...

My rally towel tastes like ass.

Ubragg said...

Damn, sorry guys, I ran out of stupid questions and started watching the game too intently. Now I am reminded that doing it that way wasn't working.

Nic j said...

we have to figure out how to get the playoffs moved to april, before the rest of the league catches up to us.

Fred's Brim said...

Famous WC Fields quote about what his gravestone would read upon his death: "Here lies WC Fields: I'd rather be living in Philadelphia."

i am feeling similarly right now

Paul said...

Out of the shower

Martin still sucks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Our season has been reduced to three measely outs.

Fred's Brim said...

Ubragg, I figured you were testing the Home and End buttons on your computer

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@FB - No, that's me.

Nic j said...

i like how the announcing team still has to make this sound like a game.

Nic j said...

hit ruiz in the ribs please.

Mr. Customer said...

Normally, I wouldn't be able to tolerate this, but I know this is all the beisbol I'm going to get for a while.

Ubragg said...

FB, obviously if I had been, Martin would have hit it into the gap, and then Casey would have tied the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp went for that like we were still in this game.

Fred's Brim said...

some asshole/comic genius on the radio is playing Hall & Oates' Out of Touch (out of time) before Vin came back on

Nic j said...

didnt even get a chance to.

Fred's Brim said...

Time to drill Matt Stairs

Nic j said...

ok matt stairs, ribs please.

Dusty Baker said...

Hit him in the fucking ribs!

Fred's Brim said...

drill the hoser, eh!

Dusty Baker said...

It's a long way to mid-March if someone doesn't get plunked.

Dusty Baker said...

Throw it at him, Russ!

Orel said...

Now THAT'S how you pitch to Matt Stairs!

Fred's Brim said...

ARRRRGGHHHH


that was the most frustrating AB of the night

Nic j said...

we need to make it a priority to sign some bad sports in the offseason.

fanerman said...

Thank you Ronald.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone put up a Hot Stove League thread?

Fred's Brim said...

who was that? Steve Carlton? Brian Wilson?

Orel said...

What a hideous sweater that was.

Nic j said...

maybe torre can send manny to the showers and he can make a detour to the phillies clubhouse and piss in their champaign bucket.

Fred's Brim said...

Orlando would have gotten that

Paul said...

Letting my better half watch top chef now.

I knew this is how this game would turn out but I still had to watch it thinking our team was a team that would show some balls.

Philly is really good. They will not dive to the Yanks. Don't know if they can win but they will not fold like some teams would.

Fred's Brim said...

Is Vin broadcasting from home?

fanerman said...

I am going to be the biggest Yankees/Angels fan next series. I can't believe I just typed that. And I'm not going to watch any of the games. Maybe I'll just follow on gamecast. No Vin, no thanks.

Dusty Baker said...

Wake the fuck up, Howard.

fanerman said...

I hope they fold.

fanerman said...

RONALD! UGH.

Fred's Brim said...

The Yanks will feast on the Philly pitching. CC will beat Lee in a close game but the other games could be brutal

Ubragg said...

wow, pretty sure this is the first time I've ever cracked the top commenters list. yes I'm trying to change the subject.

Dusty Baker said...

Belly #1 has sucked giant monkey balls this series. As money as he's been lately, he's pitched liked my sister in 3rd grade, if I had one.

Mr. Customer said...

No pitch, no hit, no bench, no bullpen.

What the fuck are we good at anymore?

Mr. Customer said...

No pitch, no hit, no run, no bench, no bullpen.

What the fuck are we good at anymore?

Nic j said...

Mr. C, Showering.

fanerman said...

Russell fail.

Nic j said...

and giving away runs.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I was at the stadium but i felt i had to be here with you, for better or worse.

Fred's Brim said...

I am mentally prepared to cheer for the Yankees next series

Me cheering for a team usually means they lose, so I guess that wouldn't be so bad

Dusty Baker said...

Can we get that keyboard cat to play us out of this game?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woopy

Fred's Brim said...

Joe making sure Belli's arm is cooked before spring training?

fanerman said...

I'm on a roll
I'm on a roll
This time
I feel my luck could change

Dusty Baker said...

I've never been happier to have you here, Karina.

fanerman said...

Thanks karina.

Ubragg said...

I guess now is as good a time as any for a miracle of miracles.

Fred's Brim said...

hi karina

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's go (ugh) Yankees!

(turns around, vomits)

karina said...

Miracles happen, boys and girls.

Let's do this, go Blue!

Paul said...

Well good thing we didn't face the Yanks. It would have been worse than that bay area series.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Karina, please tell me we'll get a decent starter in the offseason.

fanerman said...

MRLASF,
At first, I was disgusted by that thought. I hate the Yankees. But right now, I hate the Phillies and city of Philadelphia SOOO much more.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale karina!

Did the Aguillas win, at least?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Will the two teams take a bus between New York and Philly? Google Earth tells me they're not that far apart.

Josh S. said...

I'm back. Luke decided to cut in the dinner line, meaning I have a few more minutes to mope with you guys.

Still not watching the game, though.

karina said...

I gotta confess i left the game Aguilas losing 8-4 and it's currently 10-4. Sigh.

My "winter family" didn't want me to go but it is what it is.

Nic j said...

Lucy=Phillies
Charlie=Dodgers
Football=World Series

karina said...

For the record, Aguilas lost last night 13-4, with a team that had just one win and eight losses.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good grief

Josh S. said...

7-run homer by Thome coming up.

Ubragg said...

I like Lidge here, if there is anyone I could imagine having a complete and utter meltdown, it would be him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - That would be impressive, considering it's Mark Loretta batting.

Fred's Brim said...

thank you for Game 2, Mark!

karina said...

@MR LASF "Starting pitcher, Manny really back", if we call them, they will come.

Nic j said...

stupid ring.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina-

You have some UEFA Champions League news to celebrate, though, right? :-)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll wait for two out to exchange goodbyes.

Josh S. said...

Hey, I said I wasn't watching, didn't I?

Dusty Baker said...

Is it genetic for Phillies fans not to be able to recognize a foul ball?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I bet right now, Lidge is trying to decide who to thank first.

Nic j said...

get back loretta!

bye

Paul said...

I hate the Yanks more and all they stand for and how everyone drools over them.


I hope they both lose.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, I just figured out why I hate Lidge. That son of a bitch went to Notre Dame. Bastard.

Dusty Baker said...

Catch the ball, Raffy, then throw it back and HIT Lidge in the ribs.

fanerman said...

Vin pokes fun at Showergate.

Nic j said...

it all comes down to who wants to be the final out of the season.

i always hated being the last out of a loss, which i rarely ever was. Honest....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can see the defeated look in Raffy's eyes.

fanerman said...

Aw. Loretta didn't get on base. Get back home anyway, sweet Loretta.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Cole won't get the win.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

I had the same moment of clarity about lidge a few games ago.

Nic j said...

ruiz almost fell on his ass there. that would have been nice.

Josh S. said...

Had to turn on Vin, even if it is painful.

Delino DeShields said...

The Delino will be available this Friday night for all events. Inquire within.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One precious out left. It's been a great year, guys, and I've enjoyed being with you guys for every twist and turn. Though I can't say the same for the games themselves.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho it's been a good season.

Get me some tissue, Tito.

Ubragg said...

good season guys, maybe next year we can get 2 in the NLCS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Of course Shane makes the final out.

fanerman said...

Well, that's that. It was a good season.

Nic j said...

i told you assholes billingsley should have pitched but you wouldnt listen.

Paul said...

Torre is the new Bobby Cox?

Orel said...

Congratulations to the better team.

Delino DeShields said...

Those aren't fireworks. That's the start of the philly nightly fires.

Josh S. said...

Ugh. Of course HE caught it.

GOOOOO AMERICAN LEAGUE!!!!!

(Though if the Angels come back from 3-1, I may puke.)

Fred's Brim said...

can the Dodgers trade some players to the Mets so the Phillies can't win next year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So does Lidge thank God first, or Jesus?

fanerman said...

I'll listen to Vin until the end. How long is it until I can hear him again? Damn.

Mr. Customer said...

Baseball, you're a cold-hearted bitch, that would as soon run over you with a Peterbuilt as look at you.

...

I'll miss you.

Delino DeShields said...

In other news, I just met a dog that looked like my mutt hybrid. And Glee's on the DVR.

fanerman said...

My disposition towards Hawaii has changed for the worse because of Shane Victorino. Hawaii should consider disowning him.

Josh S. said...

Oh now Vin's just being kind of a dick. What up, Vinny?

(I kid, man. We're all pissed.)

Orel said...

MFGDSOBPGTUP

karina said...

Guess i'll bond with my father and watch the Yankees win over those suckers.

I also expect Victorino and Howard to suck in the World Series.

Delino DeShields said...

Last year had a bit more passion

Nic j said...

watch it dodgers, soak in the defeat and use that for next years motivation.

Paul said...

I plan on going to Az in March!

It was fun guys. I think you all are the best.

karina said...

You could entertain yourselves with some winter baseball, dominican baseball for instance.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm doing that, too, Nic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Baseball, a beautiful mistress that tempts the most honest of men with promises of glory and excitement, only to rip out their hearts and feed it to dogs. And yet, year after year, I find myself lured by this temptress into here grasps, hoping I may be the one who can enjoy her bountiful gifts.

Fred's Brim said...

I am with you, karina. They are this year's D-Rays

fanerman said...

Go Angels. Then go Yankees.

fanerman said...

So that's that for Vin? No see you next year? Just end with "and Charlie and Rick will be back"?

Fred's Brim said...

it's gonna happen someday, folks, and it will be so sweet when it does. After my experience here this season, I hope that when it happens, I get to enjoy it with you guys

6th chair said...

Well that's the season. I don't know why but it hurt much more last year. Maybe it hasn't sunk in yet.

Still, awesome season.

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