Saturday, April 03, 2010

STGT: vs. Angels, 1p

UPDATE: Kinda cool, Kinda horrible. From @DodgertownUSA:

From @truebluela:

Alvin & The Chipmunks just sang "America The Beautiful" at Dodger Stadium. Ellen DeGeneres called it the best vocal of the night

Clayton Kershaw last night.


Reed Johnson hits a home run.

From Dodgers.com:

For the Dodgers, right-hander Chad Billingsley will be making his fifth and final preseason start as he hopes to build on his strong Cactus League showing in Arizona, where he had a 1.84 ERA over 14 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are expected to rest a few regulars during the day game including Manny Ramirez while catcher Martin is expected to serve as the club's designated hitter to get more at-bats before the Dodgers play in Pittsburgh on Opening Day.

photos by Francis Specker/AP

77 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal SS
Martin C
Anderson LF
Ramirez DH
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Johnson RF
DeWitt 2B
Kershaw P

MR. F said...

D-O-D-G-E-R-S!

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Apparently, you'll be enjoying the breakfast of champions a lot more this year. Monasterios is officially in, per Torre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I must warn you, I'm about to become very excited...

CARLOS MONASTERIOS HAS MADE THE TEAM!

AFJ:LAJOKAJHOHAKFHGFKJASHFKJHASG

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A round of Monasteri-O's for everyone!

Josh S. said...

MLASF is making his Monasteri-O-face.

KempKershaw said...

Fantasy League, need an owner now. Yahoo.

Password: Piazza
League ID: 601284

1 spot left, hurry. Please haha.

KempKershaw said...

Never mind, just filled it.

Orel said...

Not at Dodger Stadium? See what you're missing — post updated.

MR. F said...

Simon Manny. Nice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This hasn't started too well.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, it could've been worse. Torii Hunter awarded the RBI of shame.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The RBI is so shameful, it doesn't even exist at all.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MLB providing free trial of At Bat. Looks pretty good so far.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Indeed. Actually, that term was shamelessly lifted off of Jay Jaffe, and I have proudly made it my own.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vin Scully providing some light at the end of the spring training tunnel.

Dusty Baker said...

Belly #2 legging that one out.

Mr. Customer said...

Ausmus legging an out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Move, bitch. Get out the way, get out the way, bitch. Get out the way.

Dusty Baker said...

"I think they showed Fernando on the screen" - Vinny explaining the large cheer that seemingly was for Johnson at first thought.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So DeWitt can hit. Who knew?

Mr. Customer said...

How the hell didn't Carroll score?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Everyone's safe! Except for Carroll. Because he scored.

MR. F said...

I forgot that I'm in SoCal, so I can actually watch the games on TV.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm feeling OK with not winning the Pineiro sweepstakes this winter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

XP!

Mr. Customer said...

XBXP

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vin seems resigned to the fact that it's only a spring training game.

Dusty Baker said...

Remind me where Ethier has been? He didn't play yesterday either.

[Weird to type Ethier and either in same sentence.]

Dusty Baker said...

Abreu looks like a fucking pumpkin head.

Is Chad two innings ahead of his usual 5th inning meltdown? For one, he's telegraphing his pitch location. I can tell if the ball is going to be outside based on where he lines up, and for Ausmus to snag it, he has to scoot out and the batter knows not to swing.

MR. F said...

Damn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game means nothing, this game means nothing, this game means nothing, this game means nothing, this game means nothing, this game means nothing, this game means nothing...

dodgerbobble said...

Jesus H Christ.

dodgerbobble said...

Please stay confident Chad. This is just an exhibition.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuuuu-UUUUCK this game. I'm going for a walk.

MR. F said...

Did Vin's comment about the Yankees and Red Sox playing every day have any undertones?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, everyone's decided that Chad's going to suck this season. Awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

I've only decided that he's sucking today.

Dusty Baker said...

That was a short walk, by the way. Forgot my phone.

Nic j said...

"Fuuuu-UUUUCK this game. I'm going for a walk."

so your gonna have Chad pitch to you then DB?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who the hell is Corcoran?

Mr. Customer said...

I may have mentioned that I really hate losing to the damn Angels.

MR. F said...

XP!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

XP!

dodgerbobble said...

XP!!

MR. F said...

Can't really complain about a line drive hit straight to the LF.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game certainly is not a pitching clinic.

Dusty Baker said...

Those Lakers promos they run during commercials...I love LA stuff...gets me a little weepy. Hearing Chick's voice is what does it, but also the Big Shot Rob moment, and Fish clutching the trophy.

I want there to be one of those with the Dodgers. I mean, a modern one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why has Nick Green played center recently?

Nic j said...

The new kcal dodgers promo is pretty cool. Minus the Eric Collins call of a matt kemp play.

Dusty Baker said...

Fernando Rodney = the REAL Flat Breezy

Dusty Baker said...

re new Dodgers promo:

Ironic to hear Broxton talking about sealing the deal.

Nic j said...

Broxton better watch out with the seal deal. Might lose a hand.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Kuroda looks good.

Dusty Baker said...

DSB in full effect.

Mr. Customer said...

If the Angels can get a come-from-behind victory at home, I demand equal compensation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Carroll looks hot today.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I love that story Vin just told about how there are more Dodger fans in the OC than Angel fans in LA...as someone who works in the OC, I hear it all the time about how the Angels are the best team in Southern CA. Yeah right

Mr. Customer said...

@GLG

From someone the works in LAC; You poor, poor bastard. I wouldn't last a week in such conditions.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday, Real baseball Monday,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hell, real baseball tomorrow, if you're willing to stomach Yankees/Red Sox.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still looking for an answer as to the earlier question I posed: "Who the fuck are Man United?"

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF:

"Carroll looks hot today."

You got a little man-crush?

Nic j said...

Fat Martin sucks too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm a sucker for the wide eyes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FROM NOW ON THEY COUNT

Nic j said...

What's that like 5 losses in a row? I guess that makes us due for a win.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, I have to say something. Where the hell did the media love affair with Ubaldo Jimenez come from? Seriously, his ERA was 3.47 last season and everyone's tabbed him to be the runner-up Cy Young winner behind Halladay.

Nic j said...

Well now inmust look for something to do before the kings take the Ice.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Mr. C - It does try the patience but I am quick to point out that the Angels were cellar dwellers until they got former Dodger greats Scioscia and Hatcher to run their team. That usually shuts them up

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Re: Utd

I don't know, but if I had the wings of an sparrow and the arse of a crow, I'd fly over Old Trafford tomorrow and...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - It's called Final Four basketball.

Nic j said...

The rox are the sexy team this year. It's the same reason everyone always includes "plus they'll have Jeff francis back this year" ignoring the fact that he is coming of surgery and hasn't pitched for over a year.

Dusty Baker said...

And that Francis is starting on the DL.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Nic You could watch the new episode of Doctor Who as I am

Josh S. said...

Did you like it, GLG? I'm losing my shit over how good it was.