Saturday, July 10, 2010

Congrats, Raffy!

From "Furcal replaces Reyes in All-Star Game" at Dodgers.com:

Furcal was on the Dodger Stadium field with his children, ages 2 and 4, and wife for the Dodgers players' family day after Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Cubs.

"I'm waiting for my family, and then I got lucky -- I grabbed my phone and [general manager Ned Colletti] called me and asked me what I'm going to do on Monday and Tuesday," Furcal said. "I said, 'I got a plan to go with my family to Miami.' He told me, 'No, you made the All-Star team.' It made me so excited."

photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

17 comments:

Keith said...

Very Nice

Hopefully i'll see him hit a homer from a nose bleed seats!

NicJ said...

he should probably start then, right?

Who else does the NL roster besides utility man Infante?

NicJ said...

NVM, i forgot about Hanley.

Late inning sub then.

Dusty Baker said...

Bill Plaschke I'm going to rip your fucking eyeballs out and use them in my martini. You have just bought yourself and the dying medium you write for a canceled subscription. You fat vile shitsucking muckraker.

Read his piece on Angels Stadium and how much better he thinks it is than DS, but don't pay for it.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty out. 187 on Plaschke.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Fuck Plaschke. That man is a disgrace to fat guys with pony tails.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, I wish you'd get off the fence about Plaschke and take a stance on him one of these days.

berkowit28 said...

Why do you say that? Plaschke is absolutely right. The setting of Dodger Stadium is incomparable. Everything else he says is right. McCourt was supposed to have fixed up each level - Loge was supposed to be 2009, Reserve 2010. Nothing's happening. Part of that was Camelback in 2009 took the resources. Now it's the divorce. Of course they should fix it up, and completely redo the parking, too.

You can't stand to hear someone criticize Dodger Stadium? How feeble. It's a beautiful setting and field, but amenities are fairly crappy. Why wouldn't you want them fixed up? Why are you getting so defensive about someone pointing out the faults?

I just don't understand these reactions.

Fix it up. Get it done.

Dusty Baker said...

Plaschke is absolutely right? So "Southern California baseball's heart...is in Anaheim"??? You've gotta be kidding me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My problem with Dodger Stadium is the exposed concrete. Get some more blue paint, dammit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But anyways, at this point I couldn't give a rat's ass about what Plaschke talks about anymore, especially stadium-related. I'm a little too focused on how the rotation can improve, and if Derek Fisher might get swayed by Miami.

DON'T DO IT FISH. FOR THE LOVE OF JERRY WEST DON'T GO TO MIAMI.

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Fred's Brim said...

watching Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I forgot there was a Braves/Tomahawk Chop reference in there. Leave it to Mel Brooks for the timeless humor

Fred's Brim said...

Well done Raffy!
Please don't enter the homerun hitting contest (even though I think you could beat Nick Swisher)

Dusty Baker said...

The "heart of baseball" in So Cal is a half empty stadium that features a concrete fountain with whirly twirly lights and sounds?

Dusty Baker said...

Josh said:

"I thought the All-Star game was on some nebulous coast somewhere.

7/10/2010 2:30 PM"

That comment made my morning. And yes, my morning consists of reading the previous day's GT.

berkowit28 said...

Oh, I just ignore the guff. Sure, that "heart" comment is dumb, I grant you. But Plaschke (for once) is writing a sensible article about how Dodger Stadium's condition and amenities are second rate, and he's right. It's not bad enough to prevent serious fans from enjoying the games, of course not. But it's not first rate, and I wouldn't be surprised that he's right that it's not the sort of place MLB wants to highlight for an AS game until it's fixed up.