Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Game 45 Thread: May 25 @ Cubs, 5p

Furcal's back! (Get it?) Batting leadoff tonight!

Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 3.23) vs. Ryan Dempster (2-4, 3.73).

COMMENTS: I could have been at this game.

It pains me to write those words, especially since I've been to Wrigley Field before (and loved it), and the good friend who offered me to join him in the first row behind the Dodgers dugout would have made a hell of a roadtrip buddy (there will be other opportunities, I'm sure). But life gets in the way--I have a meeting Wednesday morning; I travel enough that I don't want to be away another night; it just didn't make practical sense.

So I passed on this opportunity.

Instead, I'm spending this Wednesday like (most of) the rest of you: firing up your radios to listen to the game on the drive home, trying not to hear the 16-ounce cans of Old Style cracking open and pouring beautiful nectar to happy fans in the crowd, or the Cubs' Dixieland band playing songs in between innings, or Eric "The Curse" Collins' voice from the television broadcast. I want to hear Kershaw, who has two runs in 22 1/3 innings over his last three starts, keep up his great work and roll past Dempster, who has lost his last four decisions but is 6-3 with a 2.52 ERA against the Dodgers (almost two full runs lower than his career ERA of 4.42).

Maybe I'll just sit at home and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the #1 Billboard chart position of Wham's classic hit, "Everything She Wants". But hey, I don't want to celebrate alone, so now you can enjoy it too (make sure to check out how desperate and frustrated George Michael gets during the bridge, at around 4:50. GEORGE MICHAEL ANGRY! GEORGE MICHAEL SMASH!).

P.S.: Suns / Lakers, 6p tip-off.

Yeah, I know it's the 33rd anniversary of the debut of Star Wars. It's not like we didn't plug the hell out of Empire Strikes Back night. Oh, and that photo is via Harry How / Getty Images North America.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate you, Farmar.

NicJ said...

suns are just missing shots, lakers need to take advantage.

NicJ said...

now the suns will hit 5 threes in a row

NicJ said...

theres 2

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wish you were joking, Nic. But I know you're not.

NicJ said...

theres 3

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously? Three guys cover Dragic but nobody covers Frye? Fucking unbelievable.

Mr. Customer said...

Who ordered the parade of suck today?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Same for Dudley, and same for Barbosa.

NicJ said...

the starters need to come back in now.

the suns starters too, they are all negative in +/-

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Gentry was smart, he'd leave the bench in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GAHALHFAH GET A FUCKING BOARD

NicJ said...

im glad i was wrong.

NicJ said...

its hard to grab long rebounds.

NicJ said...

crap, its a little comforting that the suns cant win in LA. but id rather not drag this thing out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going to curl into a ball and cry now, muttering to myself "perimeter defense" over and over.

NicJ said...

oh come on now there letting the contact go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OMG they call a defensive three.

NicJ said...

now they call a defensive three.

NicJ said...

how was that not a foul on that putback by pau

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm getting sick of the Suns' offensive boards.

NicJ said...

suns starters back in, we can win this.

NicJ said...

nevermind

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fouling only works if we're making shots on the other end.

NicJ said...

well, there is only one more game in arizona.

NicJ said...

i cant believe this series is tied up.

NicJ said...

two games with the exact same failures on the closeout.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why are they even taking a timeout?

NicJ said...

lakers going down in flames and all kareem can do is talk about glamburgers.

NicJ said...

why are they fouling?

games over.

NicJ said...

looks like the lakers need to call Coach K for some advice on the zone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't wait for this series to return to LA.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Kareem is in shock right now.

NicJ said...

why are they saying the lakers struggle against the zone? 50% shooting, only 6 turnovers.

the lakers are just playing very undisciplined basketball. and ZERO defense.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who'd have guessed that those three straight 3s would make a difference.

NicJ said...

really wish we had someone that was good at cutting to the basket.

Whats trevor doing right now?

NicJ said...

i hope this turns out the same way as the thunder series.

NicJ said...

what a frustrating day. MLASF im coming to your house i need to punch a wall.

NicJ said...

kobe was three rebounds away from a triple double.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go ahead. I have plenty of walls for everyone!

Paul said...

Man what a long day and then I come home to two crappy games.

Kersh pitched great at least.

What injury can we make up for Tron?

I vote for strained medulla oblongata.

NicJ said...

so much sports failure in one day, it feels like a sunday.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

15-day DL w/ demomic possesion or DTD w/ beriberi

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

15-day DL with strained ovaries.

Mr. Customer said...

^ demonic

Josh S. said...

NicJ, it feels like this past Sunday, in fact.

Mr. Customer said...

Post a Wham video in the GT post, someone is going to end up with their fist through a wall.

Paul said...

Day to Day with the case of the Shivering Sherrils will require rest to prevent a more serious injury of Ocular Ortiz.

Paul said...

George Michael Sherrill?

Paul said...

I am not letting this day go away without something positive.

Nightcap time.

Mr. Customer said...

60-day DL, imbalanced chakras

Paul said...

30 day with turf tongue.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Somebody's karma ran over Troncoso's dogma.
He's going on bereavement for 60 days.

Seriously, WTF with all the errors?
The Minotaur deserved more.

Did anyone say, "Fuck me in the armpit" yet?

Josh S. said...

Tron to 60-day DL with the golbloots.

(He got it from a booshoo bird.)

Paul said...

60 day DL with Testicular cranberrying. (thanks Dr. Colbert).

Mr. Customer said...

50 day suspension for tainted aura sample

Josh S. said...

And the fucking Padres shut out the Cards?!

Paul said...

Remember Ortiz almost had a quality start at Petco. That place is not of this world.

Paul said...

Day to day with Broxton Bowels.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that's the last time I post a Wham video in the GT.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me in the armpit!

I wanted to throw up some LA signs last ngiht and instead LA threw up.

I am just going to sit in my office and brood all day. :-((

Dusty sad. Dusty mad. Can Dusty be sad and mad same time?

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