Monday, July 05, 2010

Five Things I Learned in Yesterday's LA Times Sports Section

1. Occasionally I agree with Bill Plaschke. You gotta go with the players who give you the best chance to win — right, Charlie Manuel?

2. Kirk Gibson is pretty blunt. "I shouldn't say this, but we have a lot of really good ballplayers. I'd rather have a lot of bad ballplayers who win ballgames."

3. Except for parking, prices at Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium match up fairly well (from print edition):

2010 price list
Parking: Dodgers $15, Angels $8
Cheapest seat: Dodgers $4 (game day only), Angels $12
Hot dog: Dodgers $5, Angels $4.50
Peanuts: Dodgers $5.50, Angels $6
Bottled water: Dodgers $5, Angels $4
Cheapest beer: Dodgers $6, Angels $4.50
Small soda: Dodgers $3.75, Angels $3

4. The Angels are not popular outside of Anaheim. "The Angels ranked last in the major leagues in road attendance last year, next to last in the previous year." (Although SeatGeek only places them in the bottom seven this year).

5. Some stadium giveaways weren't so popular this year.

20 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

I went to the New Yankee Ballpark In The Bronx yesterday. It was fun to see the perfect, flawless, pope-of-the-ninth Mariano Rivera blow a game. They also had three different players get thrown out at the plate, 2 in one inning. And we left before they won the game in the 10th.

What wasn't fun was the constant "Send Swish" hustling, their campaign to get Nick Swisher voted in to the all star game via the Final Vote. I had to go vote for Paul Konerko a couple of times this morning

Josh S. said...

Wow. I knew they would have leftover Brox bobbleheads, since the giveaway was the same night as a Laker playofff game. I had no idea they would have enough left to do the 4-pack promotion on three additional nights!

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe it's just because the Brox bobble was so slim that they were able to make and store more of them?

Dusty Baker said...

Twitter humour:

"Hi, Kyle Baker.

Mexican Food (MexicanFood) is now following your tweets on Twitter."

Mexican food is now following me?

Greg Zakwin said...

Fred's Brim- Should have been Youkilis.

It seems some of Plaschke's "paragraphs" are actually starting to take the form of real paragraphs.

Neeebs said...

@DB:

Is Kyle your brother? Evil twin?

Paul said...

I wonder what type of Mexican food is stalking DB.

Paul said...

Tonight's Game will include a fly over, no word on a drive by.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

"I wonder what kind of Mexican foes is stalking DB."

Peeping Tamales

Dusty Baker said...

@ Neeebs

My twin and I are both evil.

Dusty Baker said...

I hope a margarita is following me!

Spanky said...

Just heard that DB is being chased by a flaming bowl of Menudo. A stack of tortilla's not far behind.

Paul said...

Flaming menudo is the name of Neeebs ' cover band!

Paul said...

@Mr. C

he better hope it isn't mr. Chorizo. That dude just got out of prison.

Dusty Baker said...

I think the chilaquiles that Mr C and I knocked down the other morning are exacting their revenge!

Dusty Baker said...

I've allied with habanero to defend myself!

Neeebs said...

@DB:

I won't even ask you which of the OTHER twins is the evil one. Don't want to get you into the dog house.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty is definitely the evil twin, she freely admits. MDIL is an angel. Mrs Dusty can get mean as a snake and twice as scary - usually when watching the Gnats.

Dusty Baker said...

GT up!

I'm headed out to hit some tiny white balls into the the mountain range at Eaton Canyon. Back later for the game.

Neeebs said...

@Paul

Flaming Menudos like to play the Loverboy hits.