Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Somber SoSG Three-Year Anniversary

This was supposed to be a great post, a post on an off-day when we would be two games away from advancing to the World Series. But with two out in the ninth inning last night, storylines change. Series change. Hairstyles change.

I'm going to postpone words on our third anniversary here at Sons of Steve Garvey, for when...make that IF, we cross the 1,000,000 hit threshold. It would be presumptuous for me to think we're going to get there, even though IMHO, we have written some of our best content this year, and in kind enjoyed the best-trafficked year in our short existence. I'm very proud of what this blog has become, of the Sons with which I share an office, and of the great community that we've been able to build here at SoSG. But for now, I'm feeling pretty bummed out, just as our team must feel, down three games to one. I need a moment, please. And I promise I can encapsulate better and more insightful thoughts than I can this evening.

Happy third anniversary, Sons of Steve Garvey. And please excuse me if right now, I don't feel much like celebrating.

31 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Sax,

I probably racked up a good 500 hits yesterday alone, so you're not being all that presumptious.

Though I suspect not taking things, like 9th inning leads, for granted was more of the point.

Dusty Baker said...

If I keep hitting the back button real fast, is it possible to go back in time to, say, the ninth inning last night, and try to affect a different outcome? Your hit count would decrease, but I think it would be worth it.

Mike Scioscia's tragic illness said...

Congratulations. I guess. Sigh.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Shit! (Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Z...)

rbnlaw said...

No matter what we do, the guys on the field decide the outcome. We just get to live and die a little with each game.

Unfortunately, we died a little more last night. Welcome to my 40 something year roller coaster ride I like to call, "Being a Dodger Fan."

In another cruel twist of fate, I'm also a UCLA fan. I've had exactly one National Championship and one heartbreak in 1998 to live for. At least the Dodgers have given me a few WS titles to be happy about.

Congrats on three years Sons. Many more to come.

Fred's Brim said...

Congratulations, Sons!

I only found this place while searching for timely Manny news this winter and haven't left since. The combination of humor and thoughtfulness really works for me, and clearly others appreciate it as well. It's been a helluva ride with the team, the Sons and the rest of the posters this year (i really hope it's not over).

I hate watching games I care about in bars and don't deal well with fans of other teams, so this is where I come instead. Thank you for that

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Congrats on getting past the terrible twos. I woke up this morning and realized this is a best of seven series, not a best of four.

Get yourselves together boys and girls we're in for a wild finish!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Last night was craptacular.

Josh S. said...

Well, I feel like celebrating! Celebrating SoSG, anyway. The camaraderie I enjoyed here has been one of my personal highlights of what was already a fantastic season.

Here's to many more years of fun, whether the Dodgers win or not!

Mr. Customer said...

Josh S. with the correct perspective. A big huzzah for you guys. It's a nice little thing you got goin' here.

Neeebs said...

Congrats to the SOSG.

I'm going to hibernate for a while.

Do not disturb.

QuadSevens said...

Congrats on 3 years guys! I've had a great time riding the ups and downs of the season with you guys for the past couple years and look forward to much more in the future.

fanerman said...

It's not over yet, baby blue.

fanerman said...

Is this the thread where we can go to and cry together?

Eric Stephen said...

Happy anniversary to a great site and a great bunch of Dodger fans.

fanerman said...

Oh yeah, a sincere congrats and keeping the 3rd year anniversary. Hopefully it gets better from here. At least, it can't get no worse.

Paul said...

Congrats! You guys make this site fun interesting and highly addictive. What a great community and thanks all for giving me a forum to curse and cry.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Was watching the highlights with my 7-year old daughter this morning, and after Rollins' hit she goes, "I hate the phillies!"

I tried to explain the logistics of a Best of Seven Series, but I'm not smart enough to break it down in childspeak. Maybe Mrs. King can plan a lesson on baseball's postseaon scenarios.

Ultimately, my kid understood the gist of it... Dodgers must win tomorrow night, so that we can go to the Ravine on Friday night.

In words she can understand, I explained, the Dodgers must win the next three games to advance to the "nationals."

She's pumped up and ready to go.

We can win 3 straight. We beat the Cards in 3.

Josh S. said...

Breaking: Jonathan Broxton to the DL with severe bathmophobia.

fanerman said...

You're a good parent, Dusty Baker's Toothpick!

fanerman said...

Finally, Josh S.! A website made specifically for me...

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty Baker's Toothpick: if you're with Mrs. King, does that make you the Scarecrow?

@Josh S: Shoot, I had that joke queued up. Nice pull!

Josh S. said...

Sorry for the yukblock, Sax. I really need to get my own blog one of these days.

rbnlaw said...

Tomorrow is a must win just so I have something to watch after my softball game on Friday.

And yes, this site is highly addictive and populated by like minded Dodger fans. We don't always agree (where is KempKershaw?), but we can still hash it out here with good cheer. I've only been here since the home opener, but something must work to come back for 150+ games.

I do kind of wish there was a NLCS Off Day Puzzle today to distract from the lingering bitterness I have in my mouth from a certain shortstop's 2-out double.

Dusty Baker said...

Congrats, Sons! More importantly, thank you, Sons!

I think I finally realized how much I liked this blog and the people who inhabit it when I was actually at a game in maybe May or so, and had the thought, "I'd rather be sitting on the sofa with the game on and posting masterful insight/useless snark on SoSG instead of being at this bad old ballgam...wait! What the hell is wrong with me?"

Keep up the great work, and let's hope the McCourts will forgive me if I make it to a few fewer games because I chose to spend my time in the SoSG GTs instead of in their ubiquitous beer lines.

Cheers, guys!

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Bringing the ubiquity!

Dusty Baker said...

BTW, the sentence structure I left the readership with is somewhat ambiguous, and could be construed to mean that SoSG would have or sanction a beer line. This was not what was meant. I am quite certain that any event, ceremony, ritual sacrifice, bris, etc. organized by SoSG would feature an orderly method in which to obtain beer, without the hassle of lines as at Dodger Stadium and, I trust, at a significantly lower price. Apologies for any misunderstanding.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for 3 years of the Sons!

midnightdrive said...

Quick question:

Is it still pronounced "sausage"?

Neeebs said...

For year 4 of the SOSG, I'm going to organize an informal SOSG night, with permission from the powers that be, of course.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs, when you come out of hibernation hit me up and I'll help you.