Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Game 83 Thread: July 6 vs. Mermaids, 7p

Vicente Padilla (2-2, 5.05) vs. Chris Volstad (4-7, 4.45).

COMMENTS: Do you want to know the terrifying truth? Or do you want to ogle some Marlins Mermaids?

1: Marc Serota/Getty Images

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Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Kemp
Ethier
Loney
Blake
Paul
Martin
DeWitt
Padilla

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT

karina said...

I wonder how the Dodgers do when you post mermaids pics on Game Threads.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, do you have a spreadsheet on mermaid GT posts?

Mr. Customer said...

That's an impressive display! I think that the disembodied hand in photo #2 is somewhat terrifying, though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Speaking of which, I'll probably drop by the Hooters in Burbank to see LA Sports Live tomorrow.

Josh S. said...

Mermaid spread what now?

Mr. Customer said...

A lot of pent-up anxiety from not being able to post yesterday, I see.

Dusty Baker said...

Right, Mr. C. I need to let this shit OUT, man!

*howls at the moon*

Steve Sax said...

where is glenda?

Greg Zakwin said...

I demand Manatees.

Josh S. said...

Using the Marlins tag, I only found one other GT with Mermaids pics (from earlier this season). A few PGTs, and lots of posts ABOUT the Mermaids, but one solitary GT.

So, the record stands at 0-1.

Neeebs said...

I was going to say something articulate and insightful, but I forgot.

How 'bout those Mermaids?

karina said...

@Josh I stopped watching Notting Hill to do some research and this is what I found:

When the Mermaids appear, the Dodgers have one win and two losses. When the Manatees grace the posts of this blog, the Dodgers have one win and no losses.

Way is clear and numbers don't lie, gentlemen.

karina said...

My bad, I counted PGTs.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats! And mean it even more than usual given that they are playing Pod Rays.

Eric Karros said...

Something about a photo of three smiling mermaids stuffed in a locker enchants me.

And is that their road oranges they're wearing or are they honoring the Netherlands' win?

Eric Karros said...

@karina 4:32 PM -

That suggests that in times of sorrow we look to the Mermaids for comfort yet in times of joy we prefer to celebrate with the Manatees.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The team with the lowest attendance rates in baseball is also the only team to employ a dance squad.

Coincidence?

Yes. Yes, it is.

Mr. Customer said...

EK in a Game Thread? Cats and dogs, living together!

Josh S. said...

EK mentioned the Netherlands. Perhaps he thinks this is the World Cup thread.

karina said...

If they comfort all of you in times of sorrow, let the mermaids be.

what do we have the girls to take comfort in?

Snark.

karina said...

@Josh the dutch soccer team deserve praise everywhere.

karen said...

That GT does nothing for me! Where's the eye candy for Karina, me and the rest of the ladies?

Neeebs said...

@Karen:

What, are we not worthy enough? You have us and our plentiful banter and wit. Throw in a snark or two as well. Hell some of us are practically bilingual too!

Curious Gene said...

I've noticed a trend. I only seem to post in game threads when I'm out of town.

On a possibly related note, I'm in Texas. Today's note from Texas: Rangers games are apparently on FM radio, not AM.

Paul said...

No guays left in the World Cup? What is a guay to do?

Paul said...

Yesterday I missed a Dusty tribute to Fresnans or at least this Fresnan and a Dusty Gin Song.

Damn you Blogger!!!

At least I didn't miss a free Flaming Menudos concert.

Dusty Baker said...

I might elaborate on the gin song and re-post in its enhanced form at a later time.

karina said...

@Neeebs if it wasn't for your banter, wit and snark, we wouldn't bother to come back every day. I adore all of you!

@Karen Joe Mauer has graced this blog. In fact, I asked for him in the campaign and got his picture. Suggest some eye candy! (if you're reading this, Betsy, I encourage to do the same)

I'll support whatever you decide. If you want more confidence, search for older Mermaids posts. Very funny comments, I admit, but one feels left out :(

karina said...

Epale karen! (and everyone else!)

Dusty Baker said...

Why is CC Sabathia being replaced by Jered Weaver in the ASG? (Other than he deserves it.)

Josh S. said...

Is CC pitching on Sunday?

Josh S. said...

Holy shit is this new pitcher rule ever dumb!

Weaver is replacing CC because CC is scheduled to pitch on Sunday. BUT...Weaver is also scheduled to pitch Sunday, so Girardi will need to name someone else. Weaver was named just to be named. (Plus he gets a 50,000 dollar All-Star bonus.)

karen said...

@Karina

I think the prettiest boy out there is Andre Either. I vote for a Dre thread, what do you think?

Steve Sax said...

Congratulations, Jered, enjoy your $50K bonus!

Spanky said...

Put up a picture of Merman for Karen.
I heard Flaming Menudos are headlining Ozzfest.
It's good to see XP back in the starting lineup.
I blame yesterday on Mexican food and the conundrum.
Had to get all that in before Blogger takes a crap again.
p.s. pictures of cheerleaders in lockers is muy caliente.

karen said...

Time to kick some NL East ass

Dusty Baker said...

Can I just say I hate Cody Ross. And pretty much anyone named Cody.*

*Unless anyone who posts here is so named, in which case I don't hate you and I apologize.

Dusty Baker said...

VPad is already sweating like...Sax.

Josh S. said...

Tad early for a plunking, no?

karen said...

Nice throw Russ

Dusty Baker said...

It's never too early for a plunking or a beer, Josh.

Mr. Customer said...

That CS was a bailout. I hope Battletoad settles down.

Dusty Baker said...

VPad will be fine. He just had to calibrate.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW:

Epale, everyone!

Made it home from work in time to actually be watching in real time.

Volstad is one big ugly mug.

Dusty Baker said...

Plus, Volstad reminds me of the Volstead Act.

Dusty Baker said...

I beat Vinny to the punch re Volstead!

Dusty Baker said...

Vin will pop into this GT and say "DAMMIT"

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit, Blake. You can't watch that go by with a runner ISP.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice spear by Kemp.

Wait a minute, is Blogger down again? Or is everyone gone?

Paul said...

Present!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Thank heavens i'm not alone!

karina said...

Testing, 1...2...3

Josh S. said...

Vin: "DARNIT!"

Paul said...

Ain't no party like a blogger party cause a blogger party don't start!!!

karina said...

I don't know but my Safari keeps closing itself :(

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, I'm convinced your Safari is haunted. That is my technical assessment.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought it was a Scranton party that doesn't stop.

Dusty Baker said...

What version of this haunted Safari are you running? I'm using Version 5.0 (6533.16) and it's flawless. Mostly.

Paul said...

A Scranton party doesn't stop blogger parties are hard to start or continue or finish.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I upgraded when I was told to. I don't know if it has to do that I'm working on Illustrator and Photoshop at the same time.

karina said...

Raffy this is a wonderful time for RBIs

Mr. Customer said...

Raffy!

karen said...

YAY RAFFY

Paul said...

The Adventures of the Sons of Steve Garvey Volume 22: The curse of the Safari ghost.

Spoiler alert: The Ghost is a Giants fan.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I'm guessing it has a LOT to do with that, as both of those take up a lot of memory.

karina said...

@Karen I support whatever you want! but I'll refrain about discussing the attractiveness of any Dodgers player.

Paul said...

Furcal you are the awesome. Curse me for cursing you early this year and last year and the year before that.

Dusty Baker said...

LFP gets a Kemp gift!!!

Mr. Customer said...

BISON BOMBA!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm liking this pitcher!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KEMP IS ALIVE!!!

karen said...

"Half way up the pavillion" Vin

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

We could say that about everyone, from time to time.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I think I have enough RAM memory, but I'm working on large files.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, did Kemp's bomb land on your doorstep?

Fred's Brim said...

sweet jesus he crushed that

Mr. Customer said...

Ramiro, Vin?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

One thing I've noticed re Safari is that if you leave it open for a long time, the memory it's using grows. Closing it and waiting a few seconds before re-opening will clear this out. I have this problem b/c I usually have a lot of tabs open and if I want to remember to read an article, I just leave that tab open. Doing so overnight or a long period of time eats up a lot of memory.

Steve Sax said...

It says 49 comments on the outside, but 83 on the inside. Oh Blogger, you toy with our hearts.

4-0 Dodgers! Whoo hoo!

Dusty Baker said...

Kuo wearing a poncho just cracks me up every time I see it.

Dusty Baker said...

Blogger can toy with my ass.

#WordPress

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

If you'll forgive the IT talk in the GT, Abobe programs are notoriously memory-hungry. On PC version, you can change the "scratch disk" settings. I don't know the Mac equivalent, if there is one.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I think you're right. I had a video to watch later, because it runs 76 minutes and had that tab open all day long.

karina said...

So, how nasty is VPad? or the Marlins want to go to bed early?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BEARD MODE

karen said...

BEARD POWER

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for listening to the constructive comments I had for you earlier in the GT, Casey!

Mr. Customer said...

Bordering on a beatdown. Keep it coming.

Fred's Brim said...

Casey!

Josh S. said...

Damn! I just got home from the market and missed Beard's homer while I was rewinding to see Kemp's.

Dusty Baker said...

Cards whacking the Rox, per VIn. And per the scoreboard I just looked at.

karina said...

Thanks, Mr C. I'll try to find the equivalent on Mac...if I can remember what "disk scratch" is.

Thank you very much to both.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh XP...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GAARP could have done that.

Dusty Baker said...

This conversation makes me want to scratch some vinyl.

karina said...

@Mr LASF but we can count on XP to have decent at bats

karina said...

MSTI is complaining about Xavier Paul in Twitter too.
It was that bad?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina-

No, it wasn't that bad at all. Some of those whiners need to just calm down. It's the time of day where there's weird light and it's understandable that X lost the ball.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Sent you a link.

Paul said...

I just ran into my wall.

#xpauled.

Fred's Brim said...

DB you gonna break out the SP1200s?

Fred's Brim said...

damn you Cody Ross, get out already

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate you, Cody Ross.

Mr. Customer said...

I walked away and he was still at the plate when I returned. Go away, Cody!

Fred's Brim said...

there we go

OK lets give VP some time to rest with a long bottom of the inning

karina said...

No damage! I'll take it!

One question: it's almost 9 pm and it's still sunny in LA?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Actually, it's a bit past 8:30, as the time stamps will tell you, and the sky is a very dark blue.

Paul said...

If you going to use California Sun All Star people at least use the Ramones cover

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more Volstad.

Fred's Brim said...

it's after 11:30 and it's still 91 in New York

Josh S. said...

"No more Volstad."

So we can drink now?

Dusty Baker said...

Volstad Act: repealed!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

New York has been freakishly warm lately.

Josh S. said...

Speaking of freakish weather, this was my view of Downtown L.A. from my office parking lot this morning.

Josh S. said...

I'm not in front of my TV at the moment...DeWitt stole a base?

Paul said...

Come on Kemp. Eye of the Bison baby.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

That's funny b/c back in April I took a similar shot with the same app (posted here: http://span.posterous.com/15473224)

Dusty Baker said...

Technically he didn't steal it because he was out, but we'll take it. So yes, a stolen base.

Josh S. said...

Huh? Gameday says he stole it.

Ah, well, doesn't matter now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why does the Andre figure fart?

Steve Sax said...

While you all have been distracted by Mermaids, I've snuck up a post recapping last night's Q&A with Ned Colletti.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm sorry - I was not clear. He appeared to be out but was called safe, so yes he stole it.

Steve Sax said...

Only you erudite gentlemen would reference prohibition in a GT.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, V-Pad

clap, clap, clap clap clap

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of Pads, Pods lost to Nats on a walkoff Zimmerman HR.

Going to vote for him and Konerko another 100 times now.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

We've been cheating.

#vin

Steve Sax said...

Koghlan!

Dusty Baker said...

I didn't cheat! I mentioned it before Vinny did.

Steve Sax said...

Nah, I heard Vin reference it too. I just wanted to give you guys the cred'.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE BOMB

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

ANDRE!!!

Dusty Baker said...

That's our All Star right fielder there!

Mr. Customer said...

My boy E!!!

Steve Sax said...

Boom Dre!

Third HR of the game

why couldnt this have happened last night?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre!!!

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

This is plenty for the Battletoad.

Steve Sax said...

Shot of Ackbar in the dugout there, makes me worry about why the Fish have spotted us six runs...

It's a trap!

karina said...

Prepare yourselves, ARod hit his third Grand Slam this season. He's done that 4 times, the only player with the same numbers is Jimmy Foxx.

Do you think you're going to hear that info more this week?

karina said...

3 Hrs in a game! I'll take it!

Paul said...

Ackbar looks like a lobster so he knows the fish better.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

How does Jeter fit into the ARod stat, though? The media will figure out how to make it about Jeter.

Fred's Brim said...

Think Joe will start Reed Johnson tomorrow, so there can be a Johnson vs Johnson sword fight?

Dusty Baker said...

California Love coming up.

Pasadena, where you at?

Fred's Brim said...

Can't stand that song very much

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Jeter scored in all three slams.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, FB, meant to give you props earlier for the SP1200s reference.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre lost the funk somewhere during Doggystyle

Fred's Brim said...

DB cut it up so def

Steve Sax said...

Bad K for XP

still 6-0 Dodgers

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

I prefer to think he was saying how they couldn't resist firepower of that magnitude.

Josh S. said...

Proposal behind home plate? It was Larry King, wasn't it?

Fred's Brim said...

FJL with the nice snag

Fred's Brim said...

I am already dreading Padilla using that curve in some crucial game in September and having Ryan Spilborghs or somebody similar take it way out

Paul said...

Padilla kind of looks like Landos co-pilot Nien Nunb. I had to look that up.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I hear ya re: Dre, but I do kinda dig on California Love and Tupac's collaboration with Dre on it. Mainly because Pasadena receives a shoutout at the end. Coincidentally, Mr. C and I happened to be in a drinking establishment the other morning and looked up to see a sticker on the bar that said "Pasadena, where you at?" I couldn't tell if the sticker was a reference or what. Had to be.

Mr. Customer said...

VP's rebound after coming of the DL is refreshing. I had become used to pitchers going on the DL just because they suck.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina's Son with the strong slide to first - makes it in safe! Good hustle, Pornstache!

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin hasbeen driving me crazy lately, but that slide at second rocked the house.

Fred's Brim said...

i thought that was going to dunk in too, Cody

Shows how much contact Raffy is making these days

Steve Sax said...

Almost, Kempy

karen said...

I don't much like Cody Ross

Paul said...

inglewood always up to no good. It is so funny it makes the song memorable.

Fred's Brim said...

summunabich that was close

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Mrs Dusty will note that it is physically impossible for me ever to say "Inglewood" without also saying "always up to no good."

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it had to be. Was there a sticker with some Jan and Dean lyrics on the other side?

Fred's Brim said...

I say Inglewood with the emphasis on the "wood"
West Up!

Dusty Baker said...

Love Battletoad's nice blue glove.

Fred's Brim said...

Padilla's glove looks like he got it from Sears

Fred's Brim said...

haha awesome timing DB

karina said...

Glad you liked something about my son's performance

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Not wild about the blue glove, but it certainly works for VP.

Fred's Brim said...

Ramon Martinez had a good blue glove too

Mr. Customer said...

Why do the Cards suck at the one time I'd prefer they wouldn't?

Fred's Brim said...

So 'toad is over 100 pitches. Who'll come in?

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now I am starting to hate Cody Ross, too

Fred's Brim said...

@Mr C
What the shit happened there?

karina said...

DP coming up, have faith.

Fred's Brim said...

6 effing runs in the bottom of the 9th? screw you Cardinals

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to underscore my comment of 7:13pm in which I expressed my hatred for Cody Ross.

Mr. Customer said...

@fb

Franklin happened.

Steve Sax said...

Just devoured one of those single-serve Jello pudding cups.

Man, those are great. They should make those cups bigger, though.

Fred's Brim said...

that freak-bearded bum
he can go to hell

Josh S. said...

Oops. One pitch too many.

Fred's Brim said...

oops

Fred's Brim said...

goddamm Ryan Franklin

Steve Sax said...

I hate Mike Stanton

I hate Sherman Oaks

I hate Notre Dame Academy

Josh S. said...

Local boys always get their moment here, don't they?

Steve Sax said...

Good outing though V-Pad!!!

karen said...

BattleToad done for the night

Mr. Customer said...

One pitch too long, but nicely done by the battletoad.

Fred's Brim said...

*claps for V*

Dusty Baker said...

I can't hate on anything blue, even if it is a Sears-lookin' thing.

True story: I wear blue clothes or clothes that have blue somewhere in them to work virtually every single day. I do so on purpose to represent Dodgers and Chelsea. My secretary freaks out if I ever wear, say, a white or yellow shirt.

Some consider me absolutely insane, and their assessment may be fairly accurate.

Fred's Brim said...

*flips bird to Ryan Franklin*

karina said...

We don't have Tron, so now it's Sherrill all the time :(

Steve Sax said...

How the fuck did the Rox score NINE runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 12-9?

WTF?

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh George vs a righty

Josh S. said...

Mrs. S saw that Sherrill was in and, without saying a word, turned to me and made this face:

@__@

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