Monday, July 19, 2010

Game 93 Thread: July 19 vs. Giants, 7p

James McDonald (0-0, -.--) vs. Jeff Francis Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 2.57).

COMMENTS: Get thee to the NL West: why wouldst thou be a breeder of losses? I am myself indifferent winning; but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my manager had not played me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with less offence at my beck than I have strikes to put them in, outs to give them shape, or innings to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between plate and dugout? We are arrant knaves, all; believe none of us. Go thy ways to the NL West.

Shakespeare illustration: Quickhoney

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Josh S. said...

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

Josh S. said...

Yes, that's Jamey Carroll in left.

MR. F said...

Better than GAARP, right?

Josh S. said...

He should be playing center, because of his, well, you know...

NicJ said...

Madison looks a little bit like Shia Ladouche in that picture. What kind of name is Bumgarner anyways?

Neeebs said...

His speed?

MR. F said...

His what exactly?

Josh S. said...

Man, I thought the "wide eyes" gag was pretty well established. Oh well.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I'll be drinking some adult beverages conspicuously in the park off Academy in about an hour if anyone else wants to drown their sorrows.

MR. F said...

That's all I could think of. But I couldn't get what that had to do with playing CF. My head also hurts today so my cognitive functions are lacking.

Dusty Baker said...

Man, HLACK, wish I could join you. I'll be out there tomorrow night, though.

Dusty Baker said...

I have a bum garner. Anyone know where I can get it looked at?

Mr. Customer said...

Hitting the road now. I'll see y'all before first pitch.

rbnlaw said...

I fired my garner; that bum!

NicJ said...

Bumgarner actually isn't his families original name it was changed when his family came through Ellis Island. his family name was originally Assreap.

Neeebs said...

@Josh S.: I should have thrown up my sarcasm flare before I danced around the eye gag. Sometimes text doesn't work.

karina said...

Thanks Orel, for teaching me archaic English verbs, nouns and adjectives.

karina said...

Watching Phillies-Cards and wishing both teams could lose :(

karina said...

Epale, everyone! (to put superstition on, along with my old lucky Dodgers shirt)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I also remember a great quote from the immortal bard:

"Giants suck."

MR. F said...

Epale karina!

Dusty Baker said...

Epaleth, everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

If Mrs. Dusty sees the GT post, she's going to get all riled up over the Shakespeare authorship question...and we don't want that, I can assure you.

karina said...

@Mr LASF also, the Dodgers should remember that beating the Giants is always a comfort and a joy for thousands of Dodgers fans looking for solace.

Fred's Brim said...

Madison, over the past 10 years, has ranked an average of 3.7 on the list of most popular girl names. It peaked as high as 2 in 2001 and 2002 and hasn't been out of the top 10 since 1996

Source: US Social Security Administration

Neeebs said...

BTW, anyone going to the game on Thursday?????

Neeebs said...

And for what it's worth. I love speaking with the theta. Drives Ms. Neeebs crazy. And I mean crazy in a bad way (ducking frying pans.)

karina said...

@Neeebs I'd wish but I have prior commitments. Next time ;)

Mr. Customer said...

A win, a win! My kingdom for a win!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going on Sunday. Does that count?

Spanky said...

Wrote a long ass comment but killed it. I'll just say We Suck right now.

But my chin is still up Buckaroos

karen said...

Epale everyone!

I go away for the weekend and come home to the Dodgers being 5 1/2 games out! Do I dare ask what happened?

Besides the Collins curse, of course.

Neeebs said...

@MLASF: I might be on the ledge again by Sunday. Hell I may be on the ledge tomorrow.

Neeebs said...

I doth hopeth for a winneth.

MR. F said...

How does one pronounce "epale"?

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

1-2-3 first inning for Young Mc!

Dusty Baker said...

That 1-2-3 inning already seems like a long time ago. Two on and nobody out.

Mr. Customer said...

Crap, not a 123 second inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho the wrong way. Gonna be a long night.

Mr. Customer said...

Strikeout gives us room to breathe. How about another?

Dusty Baker said...

Changeup working for Young Mc at least. Looks scary.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jump, devil, jump!

Mr. Customer said...

Holding my breath...

Spanky said...

RanchoFuckMeInTheArmpit

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get Gumbarner out and call it an inning.

Mr. Customer said...

WHEW!

karen said...

Wow, McDonald got out of that

Spanky said...

WoW! I liked that alot.

NicJ said...

that armpit will have to remain chaste for the time being.

NicJ said...

McDonald

Im Lovin' It.

NicJ said...

That Bumgarner guy must get a lot of ass.

J. Steve said...

Why do I feel sad when Vin is forced to read some of these ads. Dinner for Schmucks seems beneath him...

MR. F said...

The only things Vin should be okay with advertising are Farmer John products.

Dusty Baker said...

Get that Frisco dumbass sitting behind home plate off my screen. What a fool.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought the same thing when I heard Vin say "Schmucks."

It's like hearing him give out a Twitter handle or a website.

NicJ said...

well at least we arent getting no hit.

MR. F said...

Yay.

J. Steve said...

I just feel Vin puts up with a lot of crap that he doesn't need to. Leave it for Steiner to talk about Schmucks.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit Kemp.

NicJ said...

kemp you fucking bonehead.

karen said...

Oh Kemp! Not again!

Mr. Customer said...

Fack! What are you doing out there, Matt?

MR. F said...

Matt Kemp sucks at stealing.

NicJ said...

what the hell, we should be up by 15 by now. Is that too much to ask?

Dusty Baker said...

One time I heard Vin Say the name of the band that plays the song Broxton uses to enter the game. Hearing Vin say "Black Sabbath" made me feel so dirty

NicJ said...

jmac getting knocked around just a little.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp has regressed in virtually every aspect of his game. I know I am absolutely dead wrong. But I want to be proven wrong.

karina said...

@Mr F 7:12 PM Ai-pah-le

(similar pronunciation of the "a" in English and the syllable with the strongest vocal emphasis because it carries the graphic accent)

NicJ said...

carefull DB, you might be lambasted for making such an irrational claim of the internet.

NicJ said...

Come on Jmac, get this Motherboy and end the inning.

Dusty Baker said...

I know, Nic. I might even lure KempKershaw out with remarks like that, eh?

Mr. Customer said...

I am not smiling.

NicJ said...

crap.

karina said...

I think Kemp started regressing by the time Colletti made those mean remarks.

karen said...

KFP SOB

NicJ said...

fuck.

NicJ said...

seems like we have been digging ourselves out of holes lately.

Or trying at least, not really actually doing it.

karen said...

@karina

I've thought the same thing

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny, I rarely criticize, but STOP TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER TEAM'S PLAYERS SO FONDLY.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

The thing is, I don't think that Ned was necessarily incorrect in his criticism. It was a stupid thing to say on television, though.

NicJ said...

Although i also believe Ned's buffoonery was the cause of kemps decline at some point in the season kemp has to be a big boy and get over it. That was like three months ago.

Dusty Baker said...

To re-open that whole conversation, I am firmly convinced that what Ned said was not only true but orchestrated by ownership/front office/manager. He wouldn't have just popped off like that. And they wouldn't have done so if there weren't truth to what was said.

NicJ said...

I dont think that criticism was right. At the time yes kemp was poor on defense and making stupid baserunning mistakes but he was hitting the hell out of the ball. Now he is doing marginally better on d and the base paths and not hitting at all.

Josh S. said...

I just read that Blob-lo doubled. I want to kNow how he managed to find second base.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hair Timmeh!!! (just getting warmed up for tomorrow)

MR. F said...

Thanks karina.

NicJ said...

well check that, the statement was correct but he was probably calling out the wrong player for the team losing.

Remeber those where the games we were losing like 8-12.

NicJ said...

either way, whatever. At least we are sucking as a team again.

NicJ said...

so much for answering right back with some runs in the bottom half.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, I declare the Nedgate case dismissed. Win fucking game already.

Fred's Brim said...

I am sure this has been asked many times before, but why do they even have Rick and Charlie for the radio? Why can't we just listen to Vin's call from TV?

NicJ said...

maybe try getting the lead off guy out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr. F - It's too difficult for Vin to simulcast an entire game. There are things he has to do for television that he couldn't do for radio.

NicJ said...

fuck. well looks like its going to be five in a row.

Fred's Brim said...

Fred's Brim emo again

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ah nuts to this.

Spanky said...

We are sinking,FAST

Fred's Brim said...

ahh ok - thanks MLASF

NicJ said...

you know, the giants could totally knock us out of division contention with a sweep.

Just saying.

Mr. Customer said...

I hear the baboon knockin'.

karina said...

@Mr C 7:48 PM "...I feel like a cartoon brick wall, to hear you speak of it, you've been so sad, it makes me worry, why not smile?, you've been sad for a while, why not smile?..."

I couldn't resist the dorky reference.

NicJ said...

i was so hopeful for today.

karina said...

Hmmm, I won't feel like smiling tonight either.

NicJ said...

Seeing monasterios warming up does not make me feel any better.

Even though he is the future of the organization.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

...I would do anything to hear you speak of it.

karen said...

This is wearing very thin.

Vinny...I love you but quit giving props to Posey

karina said...

@karen @Nic J @Dusty Baker @Mr C you all are right but there's a saying: "dirty clothes are washed at home" (la ropa sucia se lava en casa).

No one should have learned about their disappointment about Kemp's performance. Better for the direct parties involved. If he plays bad, the entire fanbase will notice and criticize without further help from the front office.

Mr. Customer said...

I hate to say it, but if we're going to crash and burn, I'd gist as soon get it over with.

karina said...

I have a breakthrough idea: let's start Monasterios on a regular basis!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Yeah, I definitely agree. You also rarely hear really good teams worrying about where they should be assigning blame.

Dusty Baker said...

Actually the Vin/TV bit is a bit more complicated than that. As he got older, it did become a bit more difficult for him to prep TV+radio, but this is negligible. Also, as he stopped traveling east of the Rockies, they couldn't very well just carry a broadcast team to fill in for him in certain away games. Another reason is strictly money-based; the folks who buy the rights to broadcast the game on TV want folks to watch (and watch their commercials) and not just listen to the radio broadcast.

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny has clearly developed a crush on Posey. Guess he's on the rebound from Randy Winn.

karina said...

@Mr C I knew you were going to get it right away!

NicJ said...

nope, no runs that inning either.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker at this point, Vin can do whatever he wants as he still is in the booth, imho.

karina said...

I can't deal with the fact that Schierholtz homered.

Dusty Baker said...

WASH YOUR HAIR, TIMMEH!!!

NicJ said...

I liked the Giants better when they were still starting Rowand and Velez.

Dusty Baker said...

Mannywood looks so desolate. They just need to kill the thing.

karen said...

Isn't Madison a girl's name?

NicJ said...

the worst part about losing is it makes it harder to ignore all the ownership issues.

NicJ said...

Sherrill is up? Joe is already calling it quits.

MR. F said...

@karen: see Fred's Brim's post near the top of this thread. Yes, it is. And it's a quite popular girl's name.

Fred's Brim said...

yes, Madison is a very popular girl's name. Learn more by checking out some of the early posts :)

rbnlaw said...

1. The Giants started a Madison and an Aubrey tonight. They also have a pitcher who looks like a girl.

2. I forgot the question, but J. Mac was not the answer.

3. We put Sherrill on waivers yet still can't get rid of him.

The wheels are falling off this wagon quickly.

Fred's Brim said...

this is where Joe is supposed to earn his money, steadying the team during rough patches. I really hope he can do it.

I would also like him to talk me down off this ledge

NicJ said...

can this game just be over already

Mr. Customer said...

If this continues, I may need to invent a few new swear words to properly express my displeasure.

karina said...

Why son?

I think I'm going to disinherit him. Is it too much legal trouble?

rbnlaw said...

@Mr. C:
I suggest you include the armpit in the swearing.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ you selfish jerk, sit down and take a couple weeks of rest

karina said...

I have to make amendments: GameDay first showed he grounded out.

Way to go, son!

Dusty Baker said...

Young Mc with 5X the amount of strikeouts as Bills had in his last outing.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw

Depending on how bad it gets, there may be a few that can only be properly pronounced by a Tuvan throat-singer with a speech impediment.

Josh S. said...

Shitty game aside, I am LOLing so hard at FB's new avatar.

Josh S. said...

I'm ready for an epic losing streak. Bring it! "Do or do not", as Frank Oz once said with his hand up someone's butt.

Josh S. said...

If I'm making little sense right now, it's because we're dealing with massive teething issues.

And Luke is having problems too.

Josh S. said...

Yay! A 1-2-3-4 inning!

Josh S. said...

BloggerFail?

Josh S. said...

Hello?

Josh S. said...

There's nothin' in here but beeeeeees!

Dusty Baker said...

#DodgersFail

Dusty Baker said...

Are you hitting your terrible twos, Josh?

Dusty Baker said...

SHUT UP ABOUT BUMGARNER AND POSEY ALREADY. Can't take this Gnats positivity.

Dusty Baker said...

Hit it right into Raffywood!

karina said...

At this point, I'd conform if this game was not a shutout for the Dodgers.

karen said...

Raffy!!!

rbnlaw said...

A pulse? The patient is not dead yet.

Mr. Customer said...

At least someone gets a gold star tonight. Way to be Raffy!

Fred's Brim said...

well Raffy's still playing

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Do it again! Do it again!

karen said...

@MrF & FB 8:26--Sorry guys, I missed that one!

Dusty Baker said...

"Guillermo Mota gets up..."

I was scared for a second, then remembered he pitched for Them not Us.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - why are you laughing at my despair?

Neeebs said...

The Ledge. Its siren screams beckon me.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on Casey, straighten one out.

Fred's Brim said...

sip the juice, cuz I got enough to go around

Fred's Brim said...

cmon FJL, make this a game again

Dusty Baker said...

Bumgarner = Urban Germ

Fred's Brim said...

save the season, maybe? pretty please?

karina said...

@Mr C do you know? I think I could call it a day if the Dodgers score half the runs the Giants have scored.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks be to the gods that Urban Germ is gone. Now Vin can get back to talking about the rest of the players.

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C: I dated that guy's sister in college. Those were lean years.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon G-Mo you know what to do...

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Whose sister? The Tuvan throat-singer with a speech impediment?

Spanky said...

Hurry up. I need to go no.1: maybe even 2

Fred's Brim said...

jeez Matty, that was never in the strike zone

Dusty Baker said...

Swing looked awful, Kemp.*

*You''re not getting Bison nickname back for quite some time.

Fred's Brim said...

are they arguing about the run/tag?

Spanky said...

Just let him tag you. Make him throw to first you fucking Mutt

karina said...

Dodgers, this is Guillermo Mota on the mound. Not Halladay, Santana, Ubaldo, etc.

Mr. Customer said...

Pay attention to proper baserunning technique, you other knuckleheads.

Dusty Baker said...

The advert for the post-game show says "...and expert analysis..." and showsSteve Lyons. *facepalm*

karen said...

A run! Hooray for us!

Fred's Brim said...

i've been watching tonight's game-winning highlights from other teams, to try to remember what that feeling was like

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I was just about to note something similar. The TV broadcast has an advertisement - strangely - for watching the TV broadcast. The advert shows great moments from the season (a HR, the odd walkoff, etc.). It's weird to contrast those happy moments with the current trajectory of the team.

Fred's Brim said...

FemoB can't take this anymore - I hope this turns, and soon. Gnite all

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Monasterios IS the future of this organization!

rbnlaw said...

DB,
That's the guy. Are we making it a game yet?

Spanky said...

Went outside right after the Kemp grounder and just saw we scored on the tag. My anger got the best of me

MR. F said...

The Dodgers scored 2 runs while I was driving home. Maybe I should go back and drive some more.

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky, go back outside. Mr F, get back in the car.

Neeebs said...

*robotically walking away from InNOut directly to the Ledge*

karina said...

How about if the Dodgers tie the game?

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Mr. Customer said...

Is it time for Ethier heroics again?

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho azul!

Neeebs said...

*dont be distracted by the Rancho Arriendo surrounding you*

Dusty Baker said...

"911 has been dialed" -Vin

Is he trying to quote Public Enemy?

Mr. Customer said...

Pissah.

karen said...

crapcrapcrap

Dusty Baker said...

I'm sensing an unrequited armpit out there...

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, wasn't Meg Whitman anti-immigrant about 36 hours ago? Talk about a flip flop.

Mr. Customer said...

This will only be made ok if we can win on a Wilson blown save.

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck.

It's Sherrill.

Spanky said...

I was out in 110 degree heat for nothing

I hate you 'Dre

karen said...

Bringing in Sherrill is not the way to promote inspiration

Spanky said...

I'm tripping out. It's like the players are telling management "I Ain't Going Nowhere ,FOOL!"

Dusty Baker said...

Flat Breezy is getting huge. His head doesn't match the rest of his body.

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