Saturday, March 20, 2010

STGT: SS vs. Padres, 7p

Gameday

Ronnie Belliard serenades his teammates with a lively round from "Carmina Burana" before last night's game.


Kuo throws.

photos by Juan Ocampo/Dodgers

51 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS
Johnson RF
Kemp CF
Ramirez LF
Blake 3B
Carroll 2B
Belliard 1B
Ellis C
Padilla P

Orel said...

Gameday link added to post.

Dusty Baker said...

Lucas May
Jon Link
James McDonald

All optioned to minor league camp just now.

Dusty Baker said...

Tweet from TBLA:

"Brad Ausmus (lower back pain) shut down until Wednesday. He received an epidural injection today (thanks to @dodgerscribe for the note)"

Jeez. At least I heard that Martin was ahead of sched.

Waht are we, the Mets?

Alex@DodgerFan said...

looking forward to watching the thread tonight from the pressbox @ camelback ranch!

Dusty Baker said...

Keeps us posted, Alex.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

just announced first pitch and 66 degrees!

Betsy said...

The weather is perfect behind homeplate!

Alex@DodgerFan said...

That 4-5-3 double play to take us to middle of the 1st was the only excitement do far.

Dusty Baker said...

we can see people behind homeplate clearly, betsy. wave to us game thread nerds. just don't be one of those people who talk on their cell phones the whole time!

Betsy said...

Funny you should say that....had to tell the guy next to me to shut up!

Orel said...

Thanks for checking in, Betsy! Nothing like having a source behind home plate.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

sounds like there are more Padres people here based on that last HR...

Neeebs said...

Betsy: did you hear that they canceled March Madness at SOSG for three weeks? No need to check the site. Stay in AZ as long as you like.

Dusty Baker said...

Can we feed you phrases to heckle with, Betsy? ;-) Not that you aren't coming up with plenty on your own.

Dusty Baker said...

ManRam didn't quite get all of that one, but GOD DAMN I wanted him to. I need a Manny HR tonight.

Neeebs said...

Padilla not looking so hot tonight. And what's up with JMac's fall from grace?

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

I don't think Young Mc really had that far to fall. He's just not ready yet for either SP or even bullpen.

Nic j said...

Wade fucking LeBlanc, not this again.

Dusty Baker said...

VPad: throw at LeBlanc!

Nic j said...

there goes the perfect game.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

watching the Cabrera clothesline maneuver was positively priceless...and you could see it coming a mile away!

Betsy said...

Heckling away and getting disparaging looks from Padre fans close by. Neeebs my skills are so fast i could be in taiwan and still beat you :)

Orel said...

SoSG MM trash talking spreads to the STGTs. Love it!

Nic j said...

finally.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

Belliard's homer brought out some serious cowbell action from the crowd.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

just announced in pressbox that Sherrill is in.

fanerman said...

Wooh. First video of the Dodgers season.

Dusty Baker said...

Constructive criticism for Steiner:

Mrs. Dusty and I just made a Chipotle run. We left the telly and turned the radio broadcast on right away. [This is our idea of a romantic Saturday night.] We listened to the call of the sequence where Manyy stepped up to his 2nd plate appearance. Steiner described a huge cut and long fly ball Manny hit, saying something like "If it stays fair it is goooone!" He and Monday went on to talk about Manny's swing, his new-found balance in the swing this Spring, etc. It wasn't until the pitch that Manny popped up to the pitcher (I believe) (was it the next pitch, or was there another one in between? the radio listener had no way of knowing) that the radio listener was able to ascertain whether the ball had indeed gone for a HR or had gone foul.

Charley, you got to tell the tale, man. I can't freaking see the television when I'm listening in the car.

rbnlaw said...

Is it wrong to say, "I love Betsy!"

She is bringing the sauce, and Neeebs is the dish. Woot.

Alex@DodgerFan said...

13,506 show up tonight for Padres-Dodgers game...a new cactus league record. How off the wire...

rbnlaw said...

DB, my kid's team beat Chelsea (from Yorba Linda) 1-0. Ha!

Is that trash talking? Let me get another beer.

rbnlaw said...

Who's at the game?

Dusty Baker said...

RB-

I can't say shit given Gunners' place in the table right now.

But it will be as short-lived as a Rosicky clean bill of health.

Oh, and thanks for shit as my fantasy defender Vermaellen (sp?) got a red card.

Dusty Baker said...

ps-

Let me get another beer, too.

Orel said...

So right about Steiner, DB. Can't tell you how many times I've been in the car, saying to the radio "...and? AND???"

Alex@DodgerFan said...

wow blanks has had the magic bat tonight...

Nic j said...

Dodgers have more errors than hits. Yay.

Dusty Baker said...

Continuing the Steiner criticism:

WE KNOW MILLER HAS A LOT OF TATTOOS. We got it. What else you have on the guy?

Nic j said...

He tattooed his arms solid blue? Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

Completing the hat trick of Steiner criticism tonight:

That Belly#2 fly was not going to leave the park. Why, then, did the inflection in your voice and your commentary lead me to believe that I needed to put down what I was doing in the kitchen and run in really quickly, only to see the outfielder catch a routine fly?

PenosCabell said...

Steiner's biggest problem is that he'll go innings without giving a score.

Nic j said...

Sorry Meg Whitman. I'm not voting for you just based on the ridiculous volume level of your commercials.

Plus I always think of Anne from arrested development when I see her.

Vote for Meg Whitman… She's really funny.

Dusty Baker said...

Lindblom making him look bad. Nice curve!

Alex@DodgerFan said...

crowd is getting boisterous...Van Slyke got an earful at the plate.

Dusty Baker said...

Commercials with over-the-top stereotyped Indian fellows...who signed off on this shit?

Dusty Baker said...

Just got this Twitter from some dude thinking I was Dusty Baker the Reds mgr, or pretending I was:

@dustybkrdodgr put down the toothpick + promise me you will take the "cuban missle "north-east"- tired o hearin yo crap bout "seasonin" ...

Wrong thing to send a man who is current president of the National Organization of Learn How to Fucking Use Quotation Marks Correctly.

Josh S. said...

@Nic j:

Her?

Mr. Customer said...

Do close quotes mean nothing to these savages? Plus they neglected the apostophe on their aw-shucks midwest vernacular.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In just twenty-five and a half hours, we will get to hear the master return.

TGVIB: Thank God Vin Is Back

Dusty Baker said...

I can't wait to utter my traditional pre-game phrase when Vinny comes on and advises us that, indeed, it's time for Dodger baseball. When he says "...wherever you may be" I MUST say (or the world will fall apart) "I'm on the sofa, Vinny." It's been this way forever, and forever shall be. Amen.