Sunday, August 01, 2010

Five Things SoSG Fest Attendees Have in Common

Different folks from different walks of life came together yesterday to watch a Dodgers game. What did we have in common?

1. The Dodgers. Well, duh. But when Garret Anderson comes up to bat, it's at least nice to look around and know that everyone else is thinking the exact same thing. And that led to...

2. Drinking. In some circles, starting the day off with a Guinness might be looked down upon. This was not one of those circles. And there was plenty of...

3. Snark. A pretty tense and ultimately disappointing game was made far more enjoyable listening to the smartassery flying through the air. Say, wouldn't it be great if there were a place where we could post all those sarcastic comments? About such things as...

4. A distinct lack of enthusiasm for the Dodgers' recent trades. Let's just say the names Podsednik, Lilly, Theriot and Dotel didn't seem to thrill this particular group. But that didn't prevent the...

5. Good times. Thanks, all of you, for writing in and showing up. It was an honor and a pleasure to meet you in meatspace. You guys kick ass. Maybe next time we can arrange for an actual win.

UPDATE: I would be remiss if I didn't say a big thank you to our own Sax for organizing this event. The man can plan!

24 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks again for the great time! And for coining my new favorite term, "smartassery."

Mustn't let Mrs Dusty see that word, or she'll use it against me often.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

It was fun catching a Dodger game with such passionate fans...it's also great that people actually laughed at my jokes!!! Lol

Dusty Baker said...

WDDIM's comment reminded of this exchange from yesterday:

Nancy Bea: I read all the posts and comments.

Sax: Why don't you ever post any comments?

NB: Because I don't ever have anything to say.

Mr. C: Neither do we!

Dusty Baker said...

Another fine moment:

GAARP makes a routine catch in RF.

SoSG Fest attendees erupted in spontaneous sarcastic chants of "MVP! MVP!"

Fred's Brim said...

smartassery or smartarsery?

Fred's Brim said...

DB, how is the eyedropping going?

Dusty Baker said...

This one's going out to Karina:

"Carlos Gonzalez third Venezuelan to hit for cycle. Previous were Cesar Tovar (Twins, 9/19/1972) and Carlos Guillen (Detroit, 8/1/2006)."

per @TracyRingolsby

Fred's Brim said...

Gonzalez blasted that homerun, too

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Just administered the 10AM drop. One more hour, then we can drop back to every other hour. For the next two days. Damn, pet ownership is a pain sometimes. Worth it, but a pain.

Here's a pic of the little fella from a couple of years ago. I call it Frankie Being Frankie.

http://twitpic.com/2aq6zu

Fred's Brim said...

Frankie! I love your dredz! Are you part Pug and part Komondor?

Dusty Baker said...

WattsRiot will wear #13.

Dusty Baker said...

Just had the requisite 30 minutes Broxton hate phone call from my father-in-law. He used some Spanish profanity that I'd never heard of. He may be making up new words.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just remembered I have to wait more than six hours for the game, and I got a little upset. It's official: I'm a masochist.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm with you MLASF...just moping around the house waiting for the game.

What's the story with eggs, BTW (your Tweet)?

Neeebs said...

@DB:

Try "Nata(with accentted n) de mierda.

Used so well by Penelope in Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Dusty Baker said...

If it's good enough for Penelope, it's good enough for me.

dodgerbobble said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time. Will you be doing it again next year?

dodgerbobble said...

Dusty - Nice avatar!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for the heads up on this shitty Theriot bobble, Dodgerbobble!

dodgerbobble said...

No problem. I'm gonna add it to my collection soon!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - I had a little dental work done, and as a result I haven't been able to eat any solid foods for the last two days. I was just feeling very ecstatic.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

Feel better!

Steve Sax said...

@mr la sf: you mean, you were feeling eggstatic?

Orel said...

Post updated with an appropriate coda.