Friday, June 25, 2010

Game 73 Thread; June 25 vs. Yankees, 7p

Vicente Padilla (1-1, 6.67) vs. Carsten Charles Sabathia (8-3, 3.68).

You may not have heard much about this, but apparently there's another MLB team in New York (besides the Mets). And this lesser-known, fledgling squad is coming by our stadium for a visit this weekend, a fact that the Dodgers marketing team has kept under the radar. But since they don't come out to Dodger Stadium often, they must not be anyone of note, right? Otherwise we might have heard about this somewhere? Maybe?

So game 1 against this club is tonight, and there may be a couple of extra people interested in seeing this other team (they're starting a pitcher named Carsten! How cute!), but frankly I'm finding out about this contest so late that I don't know what to expect. Hopefully this visiting squad at least knows the rules of baseball.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal 6
Martin 2
Ethier 9
Ramirez 7
Kemp 8
Loney 3
Blake 5
Carroll 4
Padilla 1

Josh S. said...

Great, now I have to read six other game threads featuring the National League's best.

Josh S. said...

In all seriousness, aside from the marketing fiasco and how badly the Dodgers have played against the AL, I am still looking forward to this.

rbnlaw said...

I thought today was an off-day, so I went to Mr. C's site for the puzzle (at least I can solve his).
When did we add the Yankees to the schedule? They're pretty popular with all the displaced Yorkies, so I figured the Dodgers would have publicized this.

Go figure.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa...



Who are the Yankees?

Dusty Baker said...

Finally...the three-hour BevMo saga has ended. I'm locked and loaded.

@Paul

Are you there yet?

Dusty Baker said...

Great...now the Rally Monkey keps texting me and asking when we can see each other again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Avatar change made.

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter SS
Jeter CF
Jeter 1B
Jeter 3B
Jeter 2B
Jeter C
Jeter RF
Jeter LF
Jeter P

rbnlaw said...

DB,
What was the final verdict at BevMo!?

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

24 oz Pacifico for my warmdown after the booze run

6 pack Firestone DBA

12 pack Dos XX amaber

12 pack Dos XX lager

2 bottles Renwood Petite Sirah

2 bottles Little Penguin Pinot Grigio

6 pack Schweppes tonic water

1 Sioux City Sarsaparilla

Dusty Baker said...

^ That should get me through tonight

Mr. Customer said...

Damn! That's cuarenta y ocho equises!

Spanky said...

Dusty's booze line-up will score more than dem Bums.

Erin said...

Hi guys. Won't be able to check in much, but I am at Dodger Stadium for my first game of the season. Sitting in section 49 Field, first row. Anyone else here?

Dusty Baker said...

@Erin

Paul is there, or will be soon.

Dusty Baker said...

Hello! Is this thing on?

Paul said...

I made it!!! 5 hours later. Traffic was a jeter.

Lots of Yankees fans. Some of them count as two fans. They like to eat back east.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty bringing home some BBQ from Ribs USA. Beer cold. Game ready.

Life=good

Nats also winning.

Paul said...

GAARP is bad even in batting practice.

Paul said...

The Yanks have taken the field early basically pissing on our turf.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

GAARP just can't catch up to those BP "fastballs" any more.

Dusty Baker said...

Have I mentioned lately how much I FUCKING HATE THE YANKEES?

Dusty Baker said...

Slacks just DFA'd.

Dusty Baker said...

Link recalled from Albuquequrqueqrequery.

NicJ said...

I highly doubt the yanks can stop our massive wave of momentum that is a one game winning streak.

I actually pity them a little.

Dusty Baker said...

Yanks won't know what hit 'em when they run into the buzzsaw that is the June Dodgers.

Josh S. said...

So Haeger shows moderate improvement and he gets chucked?

Eh, whatever.

NicJ said...

everyone root for GAARP to hit a grandslam tonight. maybe it will buy him a ticket to ABQ.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
That's a prodigious shopping trip. What do you mix with sarsaparilla?

Typical Dodgers; get a pitcher healthy, let him start, he pitches well enough to get into the 6th, then release his ass.

Meanwhile, a man named Garret still takes up space at the end of the bench.

rbnlaw said...

It appears we are all of the same mind regarding roster moves.

Can we all agree a play for Cliff Lee should be made? All in favor?

NicJ said...

so is this our world series?

they are giving out rally towels at the gate apparently.

Dusty Baker said...

Lyons just said it was probably the most anticipated regular-season matchup in Dodgers history.

Eh....

Dusty Baker said...

I saw those rally towels on the pre-game opening. Good god. How lame.

I WANT ONE OF THEM.

Paul said...

I wish the towels said "this is my town. Yanks get the fuck out and take GAARP with you"

Yankess are evil they make my stomach hurt just lookin at them.

Bartender!!!

NicJ said...

i have seen like four or five yankees flags on cars today.

I need to carry around post its so i can write them "then get the hell out of LA" notes.

NicJ said...

The Dodgers will win the series based off the fact that Joe Girardi has adult braces.

Dusty Baker said...

The adult braces factor cannot be underscored enough.

Paul said...

Permission to kill the assholes in Lakers jerseys and Yankees hat.

NicJ said...

Joe torre talking about when he was a kid living in New York

"The dodgers were always like the poor kids on the block and the Yankees were always the elite"

My how the tables have turned, oh wait...

Dusty Baker said...

Just showed the Campy/Dodgers v Yanks exhibition game at the Coliseum footgage. Always makes me almost numb.

NicJ said...

haha, i love all these yankees fans on TV popping their jerseys on the pregame right now.

Just wait till the house fills up and the dodger fans get a few pops in them. Win or lose fans at the ravine know how to give shit.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't condone violence, but if there are some asshole Yankees fans trying to stir shit up, the boys in blue in the stands will know how to do their job on them.

Paul said...

A guy with a Ruth jersey was just told he is too good of shape to be the babe and he is like 300 bills. Good times ahead.

NicJ said...

i think i need to go to the hospital, hyperbole overdose.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul, if you get into any trouble let us know...we know some pipe-hittin' boys. Alternately, Neeebs and RB can present as legal counsel if need be.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I need to go to the hospital. Bad pinstripe shirt and tie combination from Lyons. At least wear some fuckin Blue tonight, Lyons! Jeez. Represent!

Dusty Baker said...

Flea wearing the Jackie Robinson jersey. STRONG. LA!

Dusty Baker said...

I have a feeling I'm going to talk a lot of smack tonight. Pleaes don't judge me for it.

Josh S. said...

Oh goody, Rosenfail.

NicJ said...

Rosenthal on the TV, maybe he will propose the dodgers trade kemp to the yanks midgame.

NicJ said...

Doesnt Rosenthal have to get back to the Keebler tree and make some cookies?

Josh S. said...

Thank god my nephews are talking louder than the TV.

Dusty Baker said...

God I hope Manny crushes the shit out of these ass-smacks.

Dusty Baker said...

Rosenthal! Bake me some shortbread, bitch!

Josh S. said...

I don't know haw Manny's past performance against the Yankees is supposed to be relevant.

Josh S. said...

Two of Padilla's favorite plunking targets in the lineup tonight.

Josh S. said...

That wasn't meant as a knock on Manny, btw.

Dusty Baker said...

Of course not, Josh. I follow ya.

NicJ said...

i love tommy.

NicJ said...

tommy gave Pau a pep talk?

HA!

Paul said...

It's is on. My legal dream is set.

NicJ said...

SD about to win.

rbnlaw said...

In order to represent Paul or other "pipe boys," I must disclaim any violence that may or may not occur before, during, or after the game; either on or off the field, or parking lot, or sports bars that may be in the vicinity. Further, any alleged violence, or acts attempting violence that may or may not have been fueled my alcohol will likely be explained by lack of mental capacity or good judgment for buying a $12 beer at the stadium. It should also be noted that Paul is believed to be an attorney himself and is hereby advised not to represent himself.

Nothing in the above paragraph should be construed as legal advice, but used by the reader for sheer entertainment value only. Satire, sarcasm, and general "snarkiness" is assumed by the reader.

Copyright 2010 rbnlaw, Inc.

Paul said...

They have rivalry renewed merch? Should have known

karen said...

Hi Ladies and Gents,

and oh yeah SCREW YOU BILLY CRYSTAL

rbnlaw said...

^by alcohol.

My alcohol is assumed at this point as I have a softball game in an hour.

Erin said...

Just had my first Dodger Dog of the season. Photo evidence on my blog.

Good lord, I missed this place.

rbnlaw said...

Yeah, BILLY CRYSTAL CAN CARRY MY JOCK.

If I just had a jock for him to carry. Wait, he's the size of a jockey. That's what I meant to say.

Dusty Baker said...

Brooklyn up in dis bish!

http://twitpic.com/1zz26l

Dusty Baker said...

I want to see Billy Crystal and Ken Rosenthal fight to the death in a pink steel cage with only old lady purses as weapons. Loser dies, winner gets my boot to his face for being a miniature douche.

NicJ said...

Edwin Jackson just threw a no hitter.

NicJ said...

but 8 walks, thats kinda tainted in my book.

149 pitches!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Gasol throws like a...Spaniard.

Dusty Baker said...

I love how many comments we have before the game even starts.

Erin said...

Maybe I've been gone too long, but what the hell is up with playing "I Love LA" before the game? I'm all flustered.

Dusty Baker said...

Brilliant opening to the game tonight, narrated by Vinny. As usual, I'm crying like a schoolgirl.

THINK BLUE

Josh S. said...

THAT was all the hype they needed.

Bless you, Vin.

NicJ said...

@erin, new this season. No complaints from me because that song instantly makes me happy.

NicJ said...

not enough jeter on that ball up the middle.

NicJ said...

If Vin wants to call him Gunderson then so be it.

Erin said...

Me too, Nic. I sang along. I was just confused.

I love the massive applause just for a groundball out from Jeter.

Someone in my section tried for a "Let's Go Yankees" chant. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I really hate the Yankees.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Erin

Since the beginning of the season, before the game they have played this amazing video at the stadium to the tune of I Love LA. It's a great video and as Nic just said, of course it gets our LA blood pumping...but playing it BEFORE the game is in fact weird. Jury's still out...

Josh S. said...

Prime busting out new camera angles for the occasion.

NicJ said...

the left field pavilion will drown out all pro yankee chants.

Dusty Baker said...

LFP! LFP! LFP!

NicJ said...

Anyone else think that Tex looks like Rachel Maddow?

karen said...

1-2-3 for VPad

WooHoo!!

Betsy said...

hanging out in the shuttle feastful we aren't sitting in the car...so close we can taste the goodness of a dodger dog...but not close enough.

Dusty Baker said...

Is that 4 no hitters and 3 perfect games this season?*

Ridiculous.

Dusty Baker said...

Betsy! Represent!

Should we call him "vPad" since it's the internet/Apple age?

Dusty Baker said...

Can hear "Yankees suck!" chants already.

They do!

Josh S. said...

Year of the Pitcher (of margaritas)!

NicJ said...

@dusty, if you hear a knock at its a man in a turtleneck and mom jeans dont answer it.

Steve is gonna git ya!

Dusty Baker said...

Josh said "Year of the Pitcher (of margaritas)!"

That's every year.

NicJ said...

wow that was a crappy throw to second.

Dusty Baker said...

That was one strange story from VIn re CC's imaginary friend.

Dusty Baker said...

Wow was that a crappy at bat by Karina's son.

Dusty Baker said...

If Dodgers don't do well this season, it will be the Year of the Bitcher from me.

NicJ said...

HA! vin just used the phrase "Owns him"

Betsy said...

I hate wahhnkee fans almost as much as angel fans. one last decked out in jeter gear, shes confused as to why we are cheering on the bus.

Dusty Baker said...

We love you Manny, we do!
We love you Manny, we do!
We love you Manny, we do!
We love you Manny, we do! Oh Manny we love you!

NicJ said...

damn the ravine looks pretty full already.

Mr. Customer said...

Manny!

I timed my return nicely!

NicJ said...

kemp, i just dont have words anymore.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Erin, you're the best, enjoy your very first game!

Dusty Baker said...

It's as though Kemp held a bat for the first time. He's just totally lost the plot.

karina said...

I can't hate the Yankees. I strongly dislike them, hate is a very intense word.

There are decent Yankees fans and my dad is one of them.

Dusty Baker said...

Sometimes I think Ethier may be slower than Manny.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't be saying nice things about Yankees, Karina!

Feel the hate, feel the hate.

karina said...

Heard on TV: this a great match, the team from the capital of the world and the team from the second most important city in the US.

cute, right?

Dusty Baker said...

Cute if LA is the former and NY the latter.

Steve Sax said...

For the record, we were winning this game at the end of the first inning.

That's right, we were beating the Yankees.

For a split-second there.

karen said...

It always shocks me when I see Sabathia just what a fat ass he is

Josh S. said...

The Dodgers have to beat the Yankees to stay three back of the Padres.

Tell me, Baseball Gods, how that sentence makes ANY sense to you.

karina said...

Dusty, you have to hear my dad talking about the (his) Yankees, the tone of his voice, the look of his eyes.

From a few years now, he's more of a Yankees fan than a baseball fan.

I hate the fact the Yankees have won 11 of their 27 rings against the Dodgers, but I can't hate them.

karina said...

Admiral Ackbar with all the hustle of a MSB!

karina said...

VPad works the walk, go Blue!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, make him pay, Raffy!

Dusty Baker said...

I like how vPad had a better, more intelligent AB than Kemp.

By like I mean hate.

Dusty Baker said...

Some day we'll get you to hate something, Karina. Some day. ;-)

Paul said...

Lakers did the code of conduct. Sweeeeeet.

Dusty Baker said...

Last time I was there, DFish did the "This is MY town" DodgerVision thing. I wept.

karina said...

My room, 5:30 am. My dad opens the door so Coper sleeps a little bit with me.

I woke up, after the "bendiciĆ³n", I tell him that tonight starts the series. He says he was waiting how much time I'd take to mention it.

Then he asks, Sabathia right? yes dad, who starts for the Dodgers? Vicente Padilla, who's Vicente Padilla? (I smile because I don't know if he was joking or not and I wasn't biting that bait).

Then he says sorry but the Dodgers will be swept and I was like no, they won't. Bonding time between father and daughter.

He says who's good in the Dodgers and I give him some scoop. His answer? the Yankees can't lose, they have Derek Jeter.

I told him if he wanted to work at ESPN. He looked confused and applied my same strategy. I won!

karina said...

My dad is sleeping. PT is too late when he's not drinking.

Dusty Baker said...

Hilarious, Karina!

"He says who's good in the Dodgers and I give him some scoop. His answer? the Yankees can't lose, they have Derek Jeter"

This is exactly the typical Yankees fan (no cut to your dad!). "Who else other than the Yankees play professional baseball? Are they any good?"

Dusty Baker said...

I'd love to get hammered with your dad, Karina.

karina said...

Isn't this K proof that absolute beauty exists?

Dusty Baker said...

What is A Rod whining about? Lil bish.

karina said...

Dusty, if you need company for drinking and/or playing Poker, my dad is the man.

He's also the happiest when he's in charge of a barbecue. He's very cool

karina said...

I bet Erin enjoyed greatly that K.

Mr. Customer said...

Way to be, Russ! Now let's make it pay off.

karen said...

Cano takes one in the ass for the team

Dusty Baker said...

You and your father are welcome at my pad any time, Karina. Pasadena, CA only a few minutes from Chavez Ravine. And we have plenty of BBQ/grill space. I'll bet your dad has some great dead cow and pig stylings!

NicJ said...

sooner or later one of the yankees are going to plant that balloon padilla throws in the seats.

Dusty Baker said...

there's more where that came from, cano!

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

I just made everyone on my patio put on helmets for when someone connects with vPad's eephus pitch. That thing would land right on top of us, I figure.

NicJ said...

@dusty, i hope he doesnt spill your beer.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

You know me better than that, man. This XX is NOT going to be spilled.

Josh S. said...

I'm diggin' the hell out of this game. Don't ruin my buzz, Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

We're still not losing! Woo hoo!

NicJ said...

i miss the days when kemp wasn't disappointing.

Josh S. said...

Who thought that, of the three matchups, this one would be the pitchers' duel?

Dusty Baker said...

If CC is 290 lbs, I'm 155.

NicJ said...

Haha, padilla held onto his bat for quite a while down that baseline.

NicJ said...

ohhhhhh now he is throwing to first.

NicJ said...

its times like these i miss jeff kent.

Dusty Baker said...

SIT THE FUCK DOWN POSADA, YOU GOOSENECK BITCH!

Josh S. said...

KAFUCKA!

NicJ said...

god damn we can just not get anything going tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Hit him, vPad!

NicJ said...

CC, dont mess with a man who shoots himself in the leg.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I can faintly hear the A Rod boos from my patio.

NicJ said...

fuck.

NicJ said...

it was nice while it lasted.

NicJ said...

vPad responds by throwing at someone in the pavilion.

NicJ said...

nice play by kemp, now if only he could hit.

karen said...

Matty makes a good play!!

Dusty Baker said...

Can't wait to see Tron face this lineup in the 7th.

Mr. Customer said...

*shudders*

Dusty Baker said...

Our batters need to stop swinging for the fences at every pitch. Just put the ball in play, lads!

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, E was either hitting the ball to my house or striking out on that one.

Tranqilo, fellas!

Mr. Customer said...

Good holy christ, Matt.

NicJ said...

setting up CC to hand the game off to mariano pretty much.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats 4 - ReSox 3 in the 6th

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp may need to be sent down. Wow. Putrid.

Dusty Baker said...

Jackie stealing home eases the pain.

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Dusty Baker said...

Stick him in the robs, vPad!

Mr. Customer said...

Remind me which part of our lineup is not supposed to suck?

NicJ said...

once interleague is over the bats will come back. We always slump in june.

Dusty Baker said...

i tend to slump in june, too. i'm totally in rhythm with the team, annually.

Mr. Customer said...

Pedroia couldn't have saved one of those HRs for the Giants?

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NicJ said...

Kemp is looking a lot better tracking down balls tonight.

thats something at least.

Spanky said...

I would rather listen to a Nancy Bea solo version of G.B.A. Especially if she's on crack.

Josh S. said...

Dr. Cameron is a Yankee fan!

("Stick him in the robs" is my new favorite phrase.)

Paul said...

I don't give a fuck if you have his family's permission anyoe who still wears 42 is a fuckin idiot.

NicJ said...

seeing how we started in the first inning this game has been quite the tease.

Spanky said...

YANKEE'S SUCK! YANKEE'S SUCK!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who's Dr. Cameron?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me in the robs!

NicJ said...

when i glance at your avatar MLASF i keep thinking its the Angels logo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So I hear Edwin Jackson threw a no-hitter. That's great. I still love that guy. He deserves that, for all the shit he went through here in LA and in Tampa Bay, and to throw it against the Rays no less.

NicJ said...

belliard pinch hitting?

was GAARP asleep in the clubhouse?

Mr. Customer said...

Credit to the hypnotoad, he put together a nice game. Hopefully the bats will bail him out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Avatar updated. A little less retro, but still.

Dusty Baker said...

GAARP is dozing on my futon. Give me a heads up if he's going to be needed to pinch hit and I'll rouse him.

SSSSShhhhhhhhh....

Spanky said...

BELLI SUCKS! BELLI SUCKS!
Why can't they hit this mutt

Josh S. said...

Jennifer Morrison, Dr. Cameron on House, was spotted in the crowd during GBA wearing a Yankees hoodie.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So does the Yankee bullpen suck. Oh wait, I forgot, it's the bullpen created by the heavens with the blessing of Jeter. It's bulletproof.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, that Cameron. I thought it was something else.

But no Chase?

NicJ said...

so this is what a team with money looks like.

Dusty Baker said...

this is what it sounds like when doves cry.

Spanky said...

Otro pinche Belli! mmmnooo

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - I'm looking at a draft summary from today, and I notice the Kings traded their pick to Florida. Who'd we get in exchange?

Paul said...

Livin on a prayer brothers and sisters.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why couldn't we play with the DH?

Dusty Baker said...

manny, manny, manny.

karen said...

Oh no Manny! Noooooooo!

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