Saturday, October 17, 2009

SoSG Readers AOK with DSBG

A note from the irrepressible Julie Hibbard:

After reading Sax's post this morning, I had to send you this photo...
I actually just ran right into him while heading back to my seat Thursday night!
I was so excited!
[...]

His name is Jamison and HE was thrilled that I wanted to have my picture taken with him.

Good to hear that DSB is a nice guy. After all, he is currently the face of Dodger fandom. Thanks, Julie!

44 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wonder if any non-Christians live in South Bend.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

There was this one guy, a while back...

Dusty Baker said...

As a Razorback, I'm watching the AR v FLA game with some interest.

I have to say these announcers are the WORST FUCKING ANNOUNCERS I HAVE EVER SEEN OR HEARD. How do they keep jobs announcing college football games? They have no idea whatsoever about very basic rules of the game. Tried to claim that after a fumble, the ref just blows the whistle to blow the play dead. Forget about that small matter of needing to determine possession before the play is called dead or the ball goes out of bounds. Or into the end zone, as was the case just now, which meant that the ball was still live, and therefore covered by the Razorback for a TD. Duh. That's 6th grade shit.

Sorry for the OT diatribe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - If the Razorbacks don't win, I blame you.

Dusty Baker said...

If Razorbacks don't win, I'm going to have to send for an ambulance for my mom.

Mr. Customer said...

Man, that Florida QB is pretty good. He'll really get some media attention if he pulls this off!

Dusty Baker said...

Tebow can suck my jesus.

Mr. Customer said...

Would it be too much to ask for a runback TD?

PenosCabell said...

I hate Tim Tebow. That was a great game though.

USC/Notre Dame going down to the wire too.

Dusty Baker said...

Penos-

I always loved that set of cards like the one you use in your avatar. 86 Topps is it?

Mr. Customer said...

I remember being sad when the faux-wood grain '87 Topps were so hideous.

PenosCabell said...

Dusty - yeah 86 Topps.

PenosCabell said...

The wood bordered cards were awful. I think all the 1987 sets were ugly. Things didn't start to look goos again until 1989 UpperDeck.

PenosCabell said...

^good

PenosCabell said...

USC looks terrible right now.

Mr. Customer said...

@PC

I never made it that far. I think I stopped collecting in '88 when I really started following games

Mr. Customer said...

Anything but a TD.

PenosCabell said...

What an ending.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a close one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One second left

PenosCabell said...

Wow. 1 second.

PenosCabell said...

Unreal. This is another classic USC/ND game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, now they win.

Mr. Customer said...

So much for the tenet of omnipresence.

PenosCabell said...

How about some Anaheim/Yanks?

Mr. Customer said...

@PC

Do we have too?

I guess I can just pull for whoever's behind, since the chances of the earth opening up to swallow them both increase the longer they're out there.

PenosCabell said...

Mr.Customer - Lol.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr. C-

Yeah, 1987 was the last year I bought cards. All of the sudden there were all sorts of companies flooding the market, and I was heading off to school, so I just faded away. Saw how well that economic underpinning worked out for the baseball card market, eh?!

Not that I don't always insist, like a 6 year old kid, that Mrs. Dusty buy me some baseball cards every time we go to Target or a place that has them. I tend to just pick out the Dodgers, put them in a special Dodgers bowl we keep in the living room, then throw the rest in the bottom of an old sack.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lost in the drama of USC/Touchdown Jesus and Touchdown Jesus/Arkansas, UCLA was throttled by Cal.

PenosCabell said...

Mr. Customer - 1988 is when I started getting serious about baseball cards. I was 10 years old, and I wanted every Dodger card I could get my hands on.

PenosCabell said...

Now, I have sons, and we are putting a 1958 Topps set together.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

The Dodger's Bowl thing cracked me up. A man's gotta have his incentive for spending time shopping.

Dusty Baker said...

That is very cool, PC. I'm in the process of sorting out what I have (meaning, what survived all the different moves, weather, parental divorce, etc.). I had some cool stuff back in the day and I think I still have a chunk of it left. For one I have a lot of full sets from the late 80s to late 1990s, so some good rookie cards if nothing else. Though I guess the steroid scandals have drained the value of a lot of those guys! Nonetheless, they retain a lot of sentimental value for me.

Mr. Customer said...

@PC,

That's really cool. Talk about a great way to learn about the history of the game and spend some quality time with the old man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll take some of the ones from the old sack if you don't mind, Dusty. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. I mean, if something should slip into your pocket, what's the harm? After all, negotiations make strange bedfellows.

PenosCabell said...

Dusty - Nice. Late 80's early 90's had a lot of great stuff, especially when Upper Deck hit the market.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C-

In case you haven't noted, I'm permanently 8. So the idea of having a Dodgers cards bowl where the heroes go, and the rest passive-aggressively get tossed, is part of that whole mentality.

Actually Mrs. Dusty and sister-in-law are real enablers on this. They like having Dodger cards close for use in trivia and conversational pieces. They can't be bothered with cards of players who play for them pesky other teams.

PenosCabell said...

Mr Customer - It's fun. But very expensive. Finding cards in good condition is tough.

Dusty Baker said...

@PC-

That 1958 Topps is one bad-ass looking set of cards. Sweet Drysdale one in the set.

https://www.gfg.com/baseball/astar58.shtml

PenosCabell said...

Dusty - I always loved the look of the 1958 set.

Dusty Baker said...

The old man had the Ted Williams from the 58 set. I remember the old man telling me stories about Ted while showing me the card. Have no idea what ended up happening to it.

PenosCabell said...

Dusty - The Koufax I bought when I was about 12 years old. It's my favorite.

http://www.vintagecardprices.com/card-profile/65775/1958-Topps-Sandy-Koufax-187-Baseball-Card-Value-Prices.htm

Dusty Baker said...

What a beautiful card, PC. I'd give Lance's Armstrong's nut for one of those.

The images from the 50s era cards looked so innocent, just the player and his name and the team logo. Like the times. Now everything is flashy with too much information and shit included that we don't need. Like the times.

PenosCabell said...

Dusty - agreed.