Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture, and life in general.
Chad Billingsley (6-4, 4.34) vs. Barry Zito (7-4, 3.45).
COMMENTS: How am I supposed to write a GT after last night's crapfest? And we're playing the Giants? In SF? With Bills coming off the DL and Zito having a comeback year? Really, just shoot me.
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Can this also serve as the I'm Still Pissed Off About Last Night And Can't Let It Go Game Thread (ISPOALNACLIGGT)?
This is the day. Today starts the turn around. By the break, we will be back in first place. I'm going with the power of positive thinking today.
That is a fine lookin' avatar you got there, Loney Fan.
A little over 90 minutes until I initiate Operation "No Looky No Peeky."
I hope Loney Fan has a lot to say tonight.
I'm going with the power of LoneyFan's avatar.
Loney Fan's avatar has as much power as Garret Anderson
He-Man is going with the power of Greyskull
@saxTo this day, no one has ever been able to adequately explain to me why Skeletor was so ripped.
Maybe Skeletor is only a skeleton from the neck up. ie, he has flesh (and thus muscle) below his neck.
Sorry the Skeletor bit has been weighing you down all these years, Mr. C. Maybe Skeletor has the same workout regimen as Ned Flanders?
Eternia had all those ripped dudes, but no gym or GNC.
@Mr C, Skeletor was obviously juicing. Look what it did to his gums.
No Kemp today? so the only five tools we will be working with tonight are in tonight's titles picture.
Ed Hardy and Tapout would sell a ton in Eternia.
Need some sexy avatar mojo for tonight's game like Loney Fan.
that should do it.
@MR. FIf he was a skeleton from the neck up, wouldn't Skulletor be more appropriate?
Yeah I'm due an avatar change, too.Hmmmmm...maybe I should just go right back to the surly Dusty. (Me and the avatar)
@saxSerious anger issues, too.
Orko was the steroid connect
How do you get rid of a really bad hangover? A little hair of the dog. Let's hope our boys in blue rise to the occasion.MB and her friend are still drinking in hopes of a win. If not, we will have a head start on drowning our sorrows.
Way to get right back up there on that horse, MB!
On the drive home, Vinny!
Aww, tonight's game is a KCAL game?Oh well, better than what we had to deal with the past two days.
DB - I'm a southern girl. We can hang with the best of them :D
Hmmm, sounds like kemp being held out tonight is disciplinary by what bowa said right now.
What if Skeletor is just an extremely buff skeleton?
good luck tonight, everybody. I won't be watching but i'll be pulling for you, especially you, Chadley.
I guess Fred had all the slivovitz he could take.
Havent seen you in a while MLASF. I figured you were in some sort of wall punching coma after last night.
I've had a busy few days. Thought I did voice my disgust with yesterday's affair on the PGT, and I wrote a post for SCSH on the bullpen's woes.
Just got back in town from Nashville. I'm still LMFAO at DB's comment yesterday about a right-handed specialist.I'm boycotting tonights game. I'll check out the 11:00 o'clock recap.
Boy, the Phone Booth looks empty. Couldn't be. Only in Los Angeles do the fans arrive late. It must be some kind of optical illusion.
Do umps just hate us, or what?
That was not an ideal first inning.
Anyone getting the Giants broadcast?Guy said "see ya later" after Johnson struck out.I hate him, I hate the Giants.
well that was fun.
I'm still bitter and I'm still pissed so my Epale, everyone is not enthusiastic today.
Salty Karina tonight.See what you have done dodgers
I'm not feeling too good about Bills today.
Dont worry we have the bullpen nice and fresh to back him up.Oh wait...
To be fair, Vin says "See ya later" all the time, but not as derisively.
If Ellis' throw was toward first, Torres would've been dead.
Game is on here at the in-laws. I didn't put it on, nor am I actively paying attention.
bills is throwing a ton of pitches already
I just don't have the energy for this anymore. I quit.
another pop up.
i appreciate the effort with the slide by manny, but be careful dont get hurt. He is one of the few guys hitting right now.
that was quite an at bat by the beard.at least he made him waste some pitches.
well we arent really hitting anything but we are fouling off a ton of pitches.
After 8 pitches, Carroll hits the weak grounder.
@Nic J I've been salty all day. Didn't sleep, there was Prisoner of the Azkaban on tv, so in lack of a better thing to do I went into the elliptical at 5 am. Then I went for a run and I was still mad. All I've achieved is pain in my body.I've wanted to pick up fights all day but I've sensible enough to bite my tongue. This is not like me at all.
First time I've ever said in my life towards anyone: Los Angeles Dodgers, I love you but I don't have to like you right now.
Little did the Dodgers know that their failure would have violent global repercussions.
Dodgers have six minutes to regain my interest before I put on Persons Unknown.
Strangely enough im not mad at all. Disappointed, maybe even indifferent.Thats probably worse.
that worked out nicely.
A double play!
zito throws a ton of strikes.
Karina, let's hope for a better outcome and a good night's sleep. I'm signing off but will follow the game through the posts. Goodnight all.
goodnight and goodluck.
Sweet dreams, MeanieBreanie.Meanwhile, Dodgers runners at the corners.
That'll do 'Dre
Hello everyone!I just got home in time to see Andre score Raffy. I'm still bummed about last night but I'm trying to be positive
that was a weird at bat by manny.I liked the outcome.
Manny scores Johnson. WooHoo!!
2-1 Dodgers.Pretty cool to see it still sunny up there, as dusk falls here. You don't see that often out here.
Wake up Kemp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi all. I hate the giants.
Kemp is in a time out right now.Maybe he can play tomorrow if he acts like a big boy.
Blue keeps giving zito the stupid high corner on that curveball.
meh, looked like he slide a little too early
Hey everyone! Actually, I've been here, but I fell asleep the moment my are his the sofa today, so I felt I should re-announce. Paying for my sins, I'm sure. Woke up to see the DP, but we've got a lead.s
that was a pretty horrible inning.
small steps. We are still winning.
I am eating a BLT because it makes me happy. It is my zoloft. Bills made a nice pitch. Baby steps of positive thoughts.
I heard Zito scream "release the Gulls!!"
bills has calmed down.
Damnation, Steve Jobs needs leave my spelling alone. Autocorrected my comment, and the correction as well. That would be MY ARSE! Still not fully awake.
Vin cant even figure out why we suck so bad this year.
ATT is still pretty empty.I thought the arrival of Buster Posey was supposed to rejuvenate the franchise.
Fookie is in the zone now.
Raffy doing his Pops proud
@Nic - I think Molina cancels him out.
Johnson hitting a very good .309. We don't need that kind of bench production ruining our cred.
So they have a Buster, Maddison, Aubrey, Bengie, and a Freddy.Sounds like a tough group.
How is this game not even sold out in SF?Idiots.
How many white people can fit into one stadium?? Jesus christ get these lily white idiot Whole Food vegan chardonnay Gnats assholes off my otherwise pristine TV screen.
@DB, take a trip on down to Anaheim and you will find out how many white people will fit in a stadium.
I know and their stadium sits 10k.
Andre still off balance.
Holy shit, Karina is so mad, she wants to fight people?I don't believe it. The Patron Saint of Dodgers Optimism?Man, I love Karina.
What is the benefit of spinning in a circle while swinging at the ball, Andre?
@DBthey are not all white they are just frozen.
Aw shit ump that was the same pitch.
hopefully that walk is just setting up for comical DP by Molina.
Or Renteria.Still funny.
ps- I hope yall are making a lot of Johnson jokes.pps-I hope Loney Fan has posted a lot.
DB will be severely disappointed.
@Nic - Yeah, for both.
The Giants have an ad behind home plate with a guy crawling after McDonald's fries.Really?
Manny is working the pitch count well here
Rox fulfilling their end of the bargain, for the moment.
The Johnson jokes?
Um, you have to walk now manny.
@saxToo well, it seems.
Ball four, and Manny wanted to hang out and hit anyway.
Seems like our Johnson has shrank in the cold weather.
Oh man that sucks.
This slump is so bad The Beard is going gray
we need a few more runs, if we lose this one in the 9th im going to flip over my coffee table.
stupid big park.
I loved the comments about white/frozen people. You guys crack me up.I also liked this one from NicJ: "So they have a Buster, Maddison, Aubrey, Bengie, and a Freddy.Sounds like a tough group." (8:42 PM)It sounds to me like the cast of "Air Bud 4: Seventh Inning Fetch".
what self respecting adult wears a plush panda bear hat?I forget that Giants fans obviously arent self respecting.
and that was a beautiful strike. still pissed off about last night.
Where the hell have the other Sons been, anyway? I'm usually the absent one.
zito off the hook.
I am pretty numb but that hurt.
big props to the msb's of the world. effing tie games...
That sucked ass.
That drastic shift didn't help matters. Johnson was nowhere near the ball.
oh Troncoso is warming.lets just have him throw the ball over the outfield fence.
Oh, Tron Tron, I hope you're up to it tonight. We can't spare a run this time.
Vin mocks the "beat LA" chant! I love it!
I always thought they were yelling "Chardonnay"
I thought it was "Brie and grapes"
how come we aren't using weaver?I must be missing something.
Bills could potentially lose this game. What a turn of events.
And here comes the Bills meltdown.
Just get the out, pleeeeeze.
1-2 count, all you gotta do is get one by him.
what could possibly go wrong?
We only have two-and-a-half relievers in our 'pen. Broxton, Tron, and Kuo every other day.
Whew! Let's rustle him up a win!
It could be a sitcom. Two And a Half 'Pen.
Great outing by Bills coming off the DL.Lets try and get him a win boys.
Every version of Gameday is stuck in the bottom of the 5th with 2-0 count to KFP. 2-1 Dodgers. I take it that's not the case anymore.
Yeah, what's up with Shaggy, anyway? Blister?
look at that, AJ is already better than martin.Kidding, Karina.
Let's go, Dodger MSB
Uh Oh, SD making a run at COL
good sac, Carroll
Carroll is lucky Sandoval didn't eat him on that tag
uh oh, GAARP up
Garret, even Travis Squishikawa got a double. What you got?
tron back in the dugout.Who is warming?
Man I hate when people flake on me. Well I guess it isn't a flake if they cancel a month in advance. More good news GAARP is up. Kemp is snoozing.
Garret is 0-2 and quickly en route to his typical K
See what you are making us have to watch Kemp?!?
Garret Anderson just struck out on a ball that traveled fifty feet.SOMEONE STOP ANDERSON! TAKE HIM OUT BACK AND PUMMEL HIM! SWEEP THE KNEES! DO ANYTHING, JUST STOP HIM FROM HITTING PLEASE! HE IS A LINEUP CANCER
Giants clearly not intimidated by our Johnson.
Let's show those Jints how big our Johnson can get in the clutch.
Rox up 8-4. Snakes already lost.
"SOMEONE STOP ANDERSON! TAKE HIM OUT BACK AND PUMMEL HIM! SWEEP THE KNEES! DO ANYTHING, JUST STOP HIM FROM HITTING PLEASE! HE IS A LINEUP CANCER"Father time is doing a pretty good job of stopping him from hitting.
Every time I look at this batter's visage, I can't tell what he's thinking. I mean, I can't Reed Johnson.
Johnson in a tight spot now.
good catch NicJ. Fallacy in my rants, nice catch.I have much to learn.
that was a pathetic AB, Johnson
Ah, that wasn't so good.
This BMW commercial's got more balls than our team right now
where is jackie johnson when you need her
how the hell were we scoring a decent amount of runs off of the Yanks and we are stymied by Zito?
Got pulled away by business now I'm really pissed. Are things going any better here? What's the score?
"...so the game is in the hands of the bullpen." --VinMan, this sounds like a bad horror film.
Don't go out there late in the game! You'll be slaughtered!
how was that 1-2 pitch not a strike, ump
Taking me forever to catch up. I'm just now in top of 7th.
what the fuck, Belliard, why did you bail out on that ball? Carroll covered about twice as much ground as you there (and I'm not talking about your gut)
A nice cutoff by Manny.
Nice defense, Manny
should have caught that pop up.
If Carroll had caught that ball, this wouldn't have happened.If Woody had gone to the police, this would never have happened.
I think the sad part of the "panda gear" is that it's made of real panda.
Hi, I'm Aaron Rowand, and I'll be here until 2012. And I'm pinch running tonight.
Panda wanted to be a shortstop? Is Vin sure that he didn't mean he wanted a short stack?
At least Bochy feels like using his underwhelming centerfielder.
Hey Jeff keep the ball down.
this AB doesn't end well
Jeff working pretty hard for his first out.
Come on Dusty, you can do it, you can condense this game
You get the feeling that at some point Weaver will throw a really bad pitch, be it a ball or a fat one to hit out of the park.
that guy (?) with the panda hat should be punched in the nadsi'm not for violence against kids, but the kid with the panda hat should at least have his lunch money taken.
@Sax - Don't deprive the kid of his sushi and Perrier.
11 pitch AB.what could possibly go wrong?
This is probably why Broxton and Kuo are abused.
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