Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mannion Continues Proud McCourt Head-in-Sand Tradition

Kudos to Bill Shaikin for asking the tough questions to Dodgers President Dennis Mannion. Get ready to hear more about "portable concession stands":

Dodgers President Dennis Mannion addresses state of the club (LA Times)

Dodger Thoughts and True Blue LA have already picked this turkey clean:

And Jeff Fuller isn't the only former Dodger employee making a splash overseas:

Raul Mondesi is a rising star again -- in Dominican Republic politics (LA Times)


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, I don't know about you, but I sure as hell want more portable concession stands in lieu of players. My only problem is that it might cut into the 100 baseball fields for kids.

Fite Club said...

I'm wondering who told Mannion that Dodgers fans love corporate gibberish speak? What a load.

Kyle Baker said...

Meanwhile, more specs are rolling in re: next season's promotional schedule:

Five bobblehead nights. What, are they going to have a Troncoso bobble?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who needs John Lackey? We can have a 50,000 Ronald Belisario bobbleheads!

Kyle Baker said...

D Fish on Tonight Show tonight, for those of you who follow Lakeshow and/or just like Fish.

rbnlaw said...

Bottom line?
Enjoy 2010, because 2011 will likely see the departure of much of the core and no prospects to fill the gaps.

As long as I don't see Kemp in Angel red, Yankee pinstripes, or (gulp) the hideous Halloween colors of the Gnats, I might be able to handle it.

Sell, Frank, sell!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Frank's PR is already hanging on a wing and a prayer. If he sells the core, he'll have hell to pay from a fanbase that's still licking the wounds left by Murdoch and News Corp.

Kyle Baker said...

For today, and just for today, I'm going to set aside cynicism.

Let's wait and see what happens, and think positively. All told, Frank has not let us down so far. I know circumstances are now different now, with the divorce and all, but let's not pre-mope. We still have the core of our team - a team that has gone to the NLCS two years in a row. Lost, admittedly, but hey, you have to be in it to win it.

Pitching. We all know we need probably not just one but two SPs. Jury is still out. But I could have written the same thing last year at this point, pre-divorce, right?

For now, I think I'll head out to the mall, sit on Santa's lap, and ask for another shot in the NLCS.

And hey, if we don't get SP and the squad starts to implode, then there will be easier access to concession stands and, therefore, beer.

rbnlaw said...

DB: Mr. Brightside!!!

At least the Angels signed Rodney. Still getting no respect. . . boy, I tell ya, it's rough. Rough I tell ya.
Guy comes up to me and asks if I have any naked pictures of my wife. I tell him, "No."
He says, "Wanna see some."

Kyle Baker said...

Brightside: going, going, gooooone.


Can Chelsea borrow a striker? Oh wait, you guys are down several strikers, too.

Kyle Baker said...

Can't wait for tomorrow so I can go back to being pessimistic again.

rbnlaw said...

Freakin Lakers.

More wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!