Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Game 71 Thread: June 23 @ Angels, 7p

John Ely (3-4, 4.15) vs. Joel Pineiro (6-6, 4.45).

COMMENTS: Losing to the Angels sucks. Losing five in a row sucks. Losing eight straight interleague games sucks. Watching your rookie pitching sensation fall back to earth sucks. Seeing a team below us in the standings beat the AL team that just swept us sucks. But being a Dodger fan? Still doesn't suck. No matter how bad the losses sting, and for all the bitching we do, somehow we're back for the next game. Why? I don't know. But it beats suffering alone. Game on!

154 comments:

Josh S. said...

Furcal 6
Ethier 9
Ramirez DH
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Anderson 7
Blake 5
Martin 2
DeWitt 4

Ely 1

RAFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Josh S. said...

I can only assume the reason GAARP is starting again is that he told Torre he's retiring after this series and he wanted to play three more games at the Big A.

One can dream.

KempKershaw said...

Since John Ely's signing, he's been bad.

Do I expect this to continue? No. I think there's a happy medium.

Am I glad I got my autograph while he was still pitching well? Yes.

Josh S. said...

KempKershaw is Jim Tracy! I knew it!

Neeebs said...

Somehow I almost feel like I'm about to crawl back upon that ledge that I managed to abandon back in April.

Krusty Baker said...

You know what else sucks? TheYankees.

MR. F said...

I think Neeebs broke the blog.

MR. F said...

Nevermind. Seems like it's working. Neeebs posted in the Smonk thread, asking that MRLASF and I both get a Smonk. Then I tried to post after him. But my post wasn't showing up. I was concerned that he broke Blogger and would have won the Smonk since nobody would be able to post after him... while making a post saying that MRLASF and I should both win one.

Now THAT would have been ironic.

Josh S. said...

"Mets tab red-hot Dickey with Seinfeld behind mic"

Headline of the year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If we don't take at least one game against the Angels then I forfeit this season.

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

Then we can all become lame ass, part time futbol fans.

Ah... if only there wasn't so much activity between the 20 yard lines, the sport might catch on.

*ducking shoes thrown my way from DB*

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I wrote and erased about 4 snotty responses to that, but decided to just get a beer instead.

Krusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Hah! I'm still chuckling at your comment the other day that your lack of futbol knowledge has been well chronicled. I picture going to a library and pulling down large, leather-bound volumes of background information and reams of references to your lack of the aforementioned football knowledge. The image just cracked me up since the time you said it.

Krusty Baker said...

I also expect it to be made into a major motion picture with Guillermo del Toro directing.

Neeebs said...

Notice how I intentionally left MC out of this mess, but he managed to insert himself into the fray. I can't battle both of you. I'm a one front soldier.

One of my closest friends who lives, eats, and breaths everything soccer mocks my four year fascination with this world-loved game. Now you guys get to mock me too.

And DB...I play myself and Penelope plays opposite my character. OK?

Mr. Customer said...

@neeebs

I'm like William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution. I can't resist a good argument, even if it doesn't involve me!

KempKershaw said...

Josh- I was pleasantly surprised at how incognito I remained at the event.

I figured Dodgers fans would be throwing themselves upon me, begging me to return, throwing that wretched Joe Torre onto the stakes.

Without, I, Jim Tracy, where would the Rockies be? Where I ask!

You will all rue the day you let me go! Rue I tell you!

Neeebs said...

MC:

The only glorious revolution involved George Washington and his lads.

KempKershaw said...

http://bit.ly/aFO1AV

G Lick said...

Kinda wish you used a different Ely reference, *spoiler* Since Eli was blind....

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Oh, come now. I'm ok with patriotism and all, but are we really going to let national pride usurp historical convention?

Besides, if it were not for that event, half the world might now be French!

Paul said...

I am declaring victory.

Ely has a solid outing. Andre kills the ball.

Brox scares us but gets the save and we make party.

Do we still remember how to make party?

Paul said...

Oh god here we go with the William the Orange references again.

James was robbed.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S / Dusty

It was only a matter of time

Josh S. said...

Lyons' first key to the game: Beat the AL.

Fuck off, Psycho.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Did we already cover William of Orange? I lose track now and then. The Old Pretender wuz certainly robbed, but who really pines for the good old days of the House of Stuart, anyway?

It probably would have been an issue if he weren't so spectacularly incompetent.

Josh S. said...

Dodger highlights set to Muse: Awesome.
Said highlights intercut with a Knight and Day ad: Crap.

Josh S. said...

I'm effing cranky. Only a win will placate me.

Although baboon attack news makes me grin a bit.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

*sigh*

If you must have a new world example, would you accept von Steuben?

Mr. Customer said...

Can we declare Dre back?

karen said...

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen!

MR. F said...

Hi Karen!

Paul said...

@Mr. C

No I think I confused this with the other blog I post on "King Louie is not my papi"

Mr. Customer said...

Hey Karen!

karen said...

Matty tagged that one

*sighs*

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

I may have to add that to my reading list...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT KEMP

karen said...

@Mr.F Are you feeling better tonight or is it something only a victory can cure?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh, Dodgers batter. Automatic out.

Mr. Customer said...

*yawn*

Wake me when we do something of consequence.

MR. F said...

I am physically still very exhausted, but mentally/emotionally I feel a little better.

Krusty Baker said...

As if Peter Crouch isn't himself funny enough just to consider, now his presumably giraffe-like parents have been snookered by a baboon.

EK- that's not irony BTW

Paul said...

Mr. F

I hope a win will help you feel better.

Mr. Customer said...

Come on, Manny!

Krusty Baker said...

Napoli got a ball wedgie!

Krusty Baker said...

Let's make some runs!

Paul said...

Fuck. We can't do anything right. (kicks dirt).

Mr. Customer said...

KEMP!!!!

Paul said...

Eye of the Bison baby. Eye of the Bison.

Mr. Customer said...

GA doin' what he does...

Paul said...

Boooo


What did Johnson do to piss off Torre?

Neeebs said...

@MC

The only Von I'm fond of is Von Joshua.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Neeebs - I'll be damned if you ignore Von Wafer.

Paul said...

It is funny to see the Dodger promos for up comming games AY (after Yankees). They are bush league. No joke the look triple A.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boston better not lay an egg like the Rays. Damn those Rays.

Paul said...

That is okay Raffy.

Neeebs said...

@MC
Is he that thin guy?

I suppose Bernardo O'Higgins had a noble revolution when he overthrew Spain.

Paul said...

Andre 2 for 2. Let's make it a hat trick E.

NicJ said...

seems like we are content on just scoring the one run tonight.

NicJ said...

pinero threw 52 pitches in the first three innings and just 12 in the past two.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Who, William? Yeah, he was a little fella.

The Glorious Revolution is just how they called the play on the field. Not enough evidence to overturn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy needs more time on the inactive list.

Mr. Customer said...

@NicJ

Yeah, I'm getting tired of that pattern. It's like they see the opposing pitcher struggling, and forget what got them there.

Paul said...

Fuck that Vinny said it was gone it is gone!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WHY MUST THESE THINGS HAPPEN???


WHY!?!?!?!

NicJ said...

the dodgers approach at the plate has just completely changed. Everyones just swinging early in the count at bad pitches.

NicJ said...

pinero just 22 pitches in the past three innings now.

Paul said...

GA sucks again. Seriously why can't we try something else. I hate these fuckin unwritten managing rules.

karen said...

Matt has nailed the ball each time tonight, that's a good sign at least.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Red Sox can just go straight to hell.

Paul said...

Wait we have lost twenty of the last twenty seven we have played here? Doesn't that make us like 14-40 against the Anglos?

karen said...

Johnny boy gets out of the jam

NicJ said...

casey, three pitches.

NicJ said...

Jmart, 4 pitches.

NicJ said...

Dewitt, 2 pitches.

NicJ said...

Its like they all just quit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe they all really want to see Twilight on Jimmy Kimmel tonight.

Paul said...

How much lower can in get when the highlight of the night is Vinny's call of the Matt Kemp homerun that was an out?

NicJ said...

two pitches for raffy.

NicJ said...

dre works a walk, im calling that a victory.

NicJ said...

that was a quick hook.

Josh S. said...

Now! Kill the bullpen!

Paul said...

Release the hounds!!!!

Neeebs said...

@MC

Von Wafer=thin

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Ah, that was MLASF.

Would Monsieur like another bucket?

NicJ said...

just no luck with the hard hit balls tonight.

Paul said...

All line drives are right at someone. Amazing.

Paul said...

Downward Onto the fifth circle of hell.

Krusty Baker said...

@ MLASF

I just read ur tweet from earlier. You said "@dustybkrdodgr On behalf of every part-time fan, see your sorry English ass in the next round."

What type of shit is that? A bit crusty today?

Damn man. Keep calm and carry on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't dish it if you can't take it.

MR. F said...

A belated thanks, Paul.

Krusty Baker said...

@ MLASF

Eh - Don't recall dishing anything toward you nor would I have a reason to. Whatever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I took offense to your "part-time fan" bashing.

NicJ said...

You see dodgers, MLASF and DB are fighting and this is all your fault.

JUST WIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!

Mr. Customer said...

Can we just get a win so we can have our rainbows and unicorns back?

Mr. Customer said...

Umm. Not winning sucks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Fuentes sets us down in order, I'm giving my wall an Irish kiss.

Neeebs said...

Hey, my rainbows and unicorns were funny, weren't they? See what I started.

Paul said...

Well let's see what we can do against Chester.

NicJ said...

fuentes still sucks right? RIGHT?!?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp?

Paul said...

We have a leadoff man.

Kemp looks pissed off all the time.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

If this goes on much longer, I'm going to have to insist on rainbow-colored unicorns.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Trading one inept bench player for another must work at some point, right?

Josh S. said...

Viva Inept Bench!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It works! Hooray!

karen said...

Belli2!!!!

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Paul said...

We have two on. Beard wake up!!!!

Neeebs said...

HomeRun would be acceptable

Krusty Baker said...

Weeeeeeellll....I do have an issue with part-timers so if you took offense then I guess you are self-identifying as such.

My issue is with people who follow soccer for about 2-4 weeks every four years, become instant "experts" on the sport, make it the Most Important Thing on Earth for the USA to win, criticize the sport and/or recommend a bunch of "fixes" to it based on newfound knowledge, and as soon as US is out the tournament, then go back to not caring and or bashing the sport. That's my beef.

If you fit this category then I'm sorry to have offended you with my opinion.

NicJ said...

your wall isnt safe yet mlasf, blake could hit into a triple play.

Josh S. said...

Too fat to run.

Paul said...

Casey is olllllllllllllllllllllllllld!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shave the Beard.

Josh S. said...

Krusty just described the Olympics.

Paul said...

Remember when Russ was a great hitting catcher?

Steve Sax said...

My god, this is going to be another dicktease. Men on first and second with none out in the ninth inning in a one run game, and we ain't gonna score.

Mr. Customer said...

Casey should go with the muttonchops.

Krusty Baker said...

I can see how batters have a hard time picking up Fuentes' delivery. It's confusing just to watch.

NicJ said...

gift strike.

Mr. Customer said...

I call BS on that strike.

Josh S. said...

FUCK YOU KEMP!

NicJ said...

fuck this, im out.

Steve Sax said...

@Krusty, I have to admit I'm a part-timer, in that I don't follow soccer all that much (I did follow a EPL team, but they've been relegated; I need a new one). But I still found today's game thrilling, and the national pride was a cool emotion to feel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

COLLETTI WAS RIGHT YOU BITCH

Paul said...

Kemp you suck.

Steve Sax said...

what the fuck, how did Kemp get picked? Was he asleep?

Mr. Customer said...

OH FUCK ME WILL IT NEVER END!!!!

karen said...

How much more shit can we take from Matt?!?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And, of course, MARTIN FUCKING WALKS.

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

could have been rancho ardiendo here with one out

Paul said...

Jeff Kent was right.

Steve Sax said...

and it's all up to wide eyes

Krusty Baker said...

I looked up and when I returned Kemp was picked off. Please tell me it wasn't his fault.

I can only envision a few instances where it wouldn't be so hopefully it falls into that category.

Paul said...

Jeff Kent is still an asshole.

NicJ said...

can you get kicked out of the game when it is already over?

MR. F said...

W T F

Mr. Customer said...

I HATE THIS FUCKING GAME TODAY

MR. F said...

We are cursed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YOU'VE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME FUCK THIS SHIT FUCK IT ALL I'M FUCKING TIRED OF THIS FUCKING SHIT FUCK IT FUCK IT FUCK IT FUCK IT

Josh S. said...

WORST GAME EVER.

Paul said...

What the fuck. I might cry.

Krusty Baker said...

All bias aside Martin looked safe. Was it just my angle?

Wow. Vin seemed pissed off even.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm about to declare a one week suspension for myself from games, I just want nothing to do with what I just witnessed.

Josh S. said...

They will never sniff the World Series if this boneheaded bullshit doesn't stop.

Krusty Baker said...

It troubles me that these kids are meant to be growing up, getting smarter to go with their young athleticism. Two years ago we could just say they're learning. Now we're embarrassed. I am always loathe to blame coaching, but in the case of base-running at least, we are going to have to look at what these guys are learning (or not) and who is teaching them.

Spanky said...

I still love my Dodgers but this showing was:
PURE SHIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So let's see how the fine folks at DodgerTalk explain this one.

Spanky said...

You know KB, I was thinking the exact same thing. The players get it from somewhere.

Paul said...

I am not a big fan of the Samuel Adams summer ale.

Oh and fuuuuck. Heading into the Yankees series on a 7 game skid. Karma.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess it would be somewhat ironic if the Dodgers were swept in the most hyped series of the year.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up.

(cry)

Paul said...

Jeff Kent was concerned about the young guys approach to the game.

Manny came and made the game fun cause he destroyed the ball.

Manny is old now and now time to step up and they can't do it.

Jeff Kent is still an asshole but I always remember his rant.