Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Game 107 Thread: Aug 3 vs. Padres, 7p

Ted Lilly (3-8, 3.69) vs. Mat Latos (11-4, 2.45).

COMMENTS: Have you ever seen a melting glacier? I'm told it's breathtaking. The beginning isn't easy to discern; maybe a few shards of ice breaking off here and there. But then larger chunks begin to plummet to the ocean, and then you become aware of a low thrum — the sound of a large implosion. Then slowly but surely the entire facade begins to crumble, and the structure of the thing becomes unstable. By now huge pieces are falling off in a deafening roar. And before you know it, you're looking at a once-majestic figure that's a mere shadow of its former self.

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Neeebs said...

Wait, did you just describe the 2010 Dodgers in metaphorical fashion?

Josh S. said...

Weaver to the DL, Tron recalled.

I'd call that a push.

Mr. Customer said...

I wonder what odds I can get on the possibility of Tron Tron barricading himself in the bullpen before the end of the year?

Josh S. said...

Also, that glacier would have beaten Kemp to home plate last night.

Paul said...

I love how when someone sucks we put them on the DL. Except of course GA.


I am calling a win tonight. Ted will make Fresno County proud. Also look for a big night from Andre even with lefty killer Latos.

Bold predictions are the only thing that keep me interested.

Operation 45 starts tonight for real!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Podsednik 7
Theriot 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Loney 3
Blake 5
Martin 2
Carroll 6
Lilly 1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nothing like two guys with four Dodger hits between them to lead things off and jumpstart the offense.

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, we are some salty bastards tonight.

Neeebs said...

I just licked myself. Not so salty.

Neeebs said...

@Nancy Bea:

Please review the last few posts and then tell us that you have nothing to say.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Everyone knows evil Vulcan tastes like chicken.

Paul said...

If I had a dime for everytime Neeebs licked himself....

Josh S. said...

In other news, Andre's second son is named...

Retton.

Someone take away this man's ability to name children.

(Congrats though, Dre!)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More foreboding news -

RT @dylanohernandez: Furcal out of lineup because he felt something in his back last night. Undergoing MRI exam.

Josh S. said...

Season over. The light-hitting white guys can't carry this team.

Josh S. said...

If anyone had today as their answer for when train three was going to explode, you can collect your prize at the window.

NicJ said...

Furcal out? Yup, that just about does it.

Neeebs said...

@Paul

Two words: Dinky Creek

Betsy said...

Dangit Weisman, just when i was about to throw in my salt lick you reel me in and make me feel guilty. I just wishes the bats felt as bad as i do

Paul said...

Neeebs representin the mountain bad lands!

Neeebs said...

Lotta licking going on in the greater Shaver Lake area. A personal favorite stomping grounds of the Neeebs family and the Flaming Menudos.

Neeebs said...

Come to think of it, MC is right.

I'd rather lick Count Chocula.

Neeebs said...

Changing the Avatar to ward off evil spirits.

Fred's Brim said...

and after the glacier collapses into the ocean, what happens to those watching that glacier? This

Sounds about right

Steve Sax said...

I HAVE seen a crumbling iceberg, fwiw, on the tip of South America. And it was cool.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax was that when you were still working on that whaling vessel?

Fred's Brim said...

I am watching Mets-Braves right now, just to remember what decent baseall looks like

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when we won a game? That was a week ago.

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASF I'm not sure I believe you

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Eju od Yjrtopy [;suomh 3mf smf Vsttp;; [;suimh djotyZ

Crack the code, because I think this will be "funner" than watching the 2010 sinking ship of the Dodgers to get crushed by an ice berg.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why is Theriot playing 2nd and Carroll playing shirt?

Neeebs said...

Furcal tweaked his back

Josh S. said...

Oh my god, I just turned down free tickets to the trainwreck. What have they done to me?

karina said...

Epale everyone!

wouldn't be swell if they win tonight?

I light up 2 more candles today.

karina said...

By the way, just for now, I liked what Lilly said on the interview Sax posted earlier. Let's root for his first win as a Dodger.

Betsy said...

@Karina, it feels like we are rooting for the dodgers first win, but here we are hanging in. so Epale gente!

NicJ said...

You know the season is over when dodgerthoughts is posting the dodgers magic number to stay out of last place.

I think they finally broke his spirit.

NicJ said...

Didn't Lilly originally say he wasn't that excited about leaving Chicago when he was talking to the media over there? Flip flopper!!

karina said...

I hadn't read today's posts and comments and I gotta say you really are bitter, salty and angry.Wow.Wish I could have stuck last night but then Internet didn't want to work out for me.

karina said...

By the way, @Dusty @Paul @Mr C and @Josh: it cracked me up the 420 exchange you had. I discovered what it meant while I was researching how much it could cost me to go to grad school.

The first time I read it, I thought it was a freeway or a bus line. When I saw it for the third time I decided to look it up at urban dictionary.

Thta's why I won't research what you mean with the Johnson exchange, specially because anyone didn't want to explain. I'm afraid of the term.

karina said...

@Betsy we can't give up! go Blue!

Paul said...

@Karina

if you keep researching what this gang is talking about you probably will end up on a law enforcement watch list like the rest of us.

Paul said...

What ever don't google "Mr. C and Lionel Riche and beer". The two suits haven't stopped following me since then.

Paul said...

Bobby Hebb died today.....I am really depressed.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

If you see him, he still owes me BIG from that one time in Las Cruces.

Mr. Customer said...

Lionel, not Bobby.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Figures.

Mr. Customer said...

Holy crap, strap yourselves in.

karen said...

...and so it begins

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Everything's been hit to left. That cannot be a good sign.

NicJ said...

Does Mr. Furley have to choke a bitch?

NicJ said...

I found it funny that to justify the trade that Lilly is actually a better pitcher than his record indicates because the cubs gave him no run support. What do they think he is going to get here?

Steve Sax said...

Gnats beating up the Rox, 6-0

Lilly flailing in his Dodger debut, one run already in

NicJ said...

crap, giants already killing the rox.

Let go padres.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Why is Theriot playing 2nd and Carroll playing shirt?

And this is why I can't win the off-day puzzles.

karina said...
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NicJ said...

at this point in the season who really cares where anyone plays.

Run this like the last game of a really bad little league team and let everyone pick their position.

karina said...

It's incredible how you are so down because the Pods scored one run in the first.

Dusty Baker said...

Get another fuckin "T" in your name already, Mat Latos.

Maybe you can borrow Theriot's silent "T."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're so down because this team sucks.

karen said...

I think we were down even before the Pods scored their run

Dusto_Magnifico said...

There's always next year... Unless McCourt, Colletti, and Torre are around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusto - Two out of three good enough?

NicJ said...

I think everyone is thinking to much of this team. Just say to yourselves "We are an average team at best" These games make a lot more sense if you do that.

Spank Raving Mad said...

It's gonna get nasty up in here

Barely signed in and already down a run

Wassup G's and G'settes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think I could handle this pathetic play if the pitching staff wasn't so downright awesome the last few games. The one question going into the season, and it's gone straight down the tubes.

NicJ said...

Lilly does a little hop/side step after his release. Reminds me of randy wolf, less emphatic with it though.

Dusty Baker said...

We need to distinguish b/t Pods as in Pod Rays and Pods as in the light-hitting white guy in LF.

Mr. Customer said...

Way to be, Ted.

Dusty Baker said...

You mean a horny canis lupus?

NicJ said...

yeah, its the complete opposite of april when we were scoring 8 runs a game and still losing.

Spank Raving Mad said...

I thought Pods the left fielder was Ipod

and the Pod Rays were posers

NicJ said...

How about we refer to Podsednik as "Not Manny"

White Beast Mode?

Disappointing? (that would get confusing with all the other guys on the team)

NicJ said...

or what if we call him Pods, the one that doesnt win.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mr. Lisa Dergen?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers are looking Latos intolerant...

Hope NED hurries up and trades away all the old stiffs. I would love to see some of the AA and AAA kids get some playing time

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*Dergan

NicJ said...

Sorry kemp, Vin says you are not good at stealing bases. Tis the truth.

Dusty Baker said...

Latos intolerant - nice one DBT!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Latos is throwing a lot of pitches. That's...

...that's something.

NicJ said...

Latos looks rather douchey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE HAVE A FUCKING LEAD

NicJ said...

kemp was still jogging and looking bat at the play.

NicJ said...

*back

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, I sorta remember what this feels like.

karina said...

THAT'S MY SON!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, I'm in my work clothes and now I can't change since it would break the good mojo we've got going. I want to take off this tie!

NicJ said...

jamrt gets thrown out at home and looks injured.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You're supposed to slide, stupid.

NicJ said...

hope thats a tweak, but it kinda looked like he hyperextended it.

NicJ said...

i bet Bowa is flipping out right now.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Damn watching on gameday sucks

NicJ said...

i guess he is ok.

karina said...

@NicJ who's ok? my son?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Did martin go back on the field?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin's still behind the dish.

karina said...

@Paul you can put me on whatever list but there are two types of people I have a gift for: policemen and bartenders. I don't know why, but it's very useful.

NicJ said...

yeah martin's leg is ok, his baserunning ability however...

Paul said...

Lilly in a grove. Good sign. Keep it down Ted.

Paul said...

I am really interested in team psychology. How does stupid plays become so common on a team. Martin is lucky his leg didn't snap.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, why didn't you tell your son how to slide? Bad mom!

NicJ said...

I blame grady little.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I meant to do that but I was waiting he got on base more often.

NicJ said...

is it too early to call podsednik a complete bust?

Spank Raving Mad said...

YaY Posedshit!

Dusty Baker said...

Hah! Karina. Yeah, he hasn't had much base running practice lately, eh?

Steve Sax said...

Lilly struck out swinging to lead off the third? He must just be getting used to NL pitching.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Posedshit. Excuse my typing skillz

What is this college?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Where did my fucking D go again

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lilly's really starting to settle in.

NicJ said...

so far theriot and pods are a combined 4-28 with 3BB for their dodger careers.

Nice job ned.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nothing can kill Ryan Ludwick.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh dear...even Vin is just going through the motions. He's reading the exact story he read last night now.

Paul said...

That is one tough Yosemite Badger!!

Keep it up Ted!

Steve Sax said...

Astros 18, Cardinals 4 in the eighth

Spank Raving Mad said...

swing batter

rbnlaw said...

Hey.
Finally found a laptop that works.

Wish that Dre fella could find a swing that works.

NicJ said...

I wonder if there is supposed to be some kind of hidden message in Kemps new walk up music.

rbnlaw said...

Just read the news on Furcal.

see, that's what happens when you acquire too many infielders. One has to go.

NicJ said...

RBN, i guess it doesnt work with outfielders, GA is still here. Keeps getting the wrong guys.

rbnlaw said...

Har! The Pods have Latos on an inning count.

That shit would never happen with the Gnats.

karina said...

@NicJ what's Kemp's walk music?

@Dusty Baker I still love him no matter what, "you'll understand when you have children of your own"

karina said...

That's more like it, King James

rbnlaw said...

Nic, that's it. With waiver season coming up, look for loads of OFers coming in and GAARP getting waived to the Lost Angels of Tustin by way of Santiago Canyon.

Dusty Baker said...

I've been out of the loop. Word on Raffy? I vaguely knew he tweaked his back.

Spank Raving Mad said...

feel the breeze of strikes going by

Dusty Baker said...

Last season I was all up in all our players' business and singing their praises, but was Loney. I was down on him somewhat and wondering if he'd reached his potential and plateaued.

This season, I hold out Loney as my main man and the player I get behind the most, when most of the rest can go to hell (except La Barba).

My how things change.

NicJ said...

kemps walk up music.

Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing

(La La La La
Wait 'til I get my money right
La La La La
Then you can't tell me nothing, right?
Excuse me, is you sayin' somethin'?
Ah uh, you can't tell me nothin'
You can't tell me nothin'
Ah uh, you can't tell me nothin')

haha, just found it funny.

PS, all those LALALA's look really funny when they are actually typed out.

karina said...

quick question: if i bring back the gnome on my shoulder avatar right now, would I ruin the mojo?

NicJ said...

@Karina, how could things go worse? go for it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Karina

What Mojo?

rbnlaw said...

Lilly seems to be fitting in well.

rbnlaw said...

Pray for Mojo.

Paul said...

Kemp's music should be Martha and the Vandellas "nowhere to run" or the Beatles "Yesterday"

NicJ said...

Very nice, paul.

karen said...

Who is La Barba?

NicJ said...

Isnt La Barba the guy who died in the plane crash with the big bopper?

(too soon?)

Spank Raving Mad said...

You think Kemp would quit ala Manny if they play nowhere to run at his next at bat

karina said...

@karen Casey Blake, barba is beard in Spanish.

rbnlaw said...

La Barba=The Beard

Josh S. said...

Epale again, everybody!

I'm happy, but nervous.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

The Shoulder Gnome was my favorite avatar you have ever had. I vote you bring it back!

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Josh!

Steve Sax said...

"Ted Lilly, absolutely brilliant, has retired 17 in a row." -Vin

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Took him long enough.

Josh S. said...

Podsednudnik got a hit!

Steve Sax said...

I just saw Podsednik get a hit!!! Wonders never cease!

NicJ said...

Mrs. Nic J: Are the dodgers losing?

Me: Not yet.

MNJ: What inning is it?

Me: 6th

MNJ: Hey thats an improvement!

Me: (inaudible muttering)

NicJ said...

haha, oh god.

new ways to fail.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice work, Theriot! That's how you play! Way to go! Fantastic work!

Josh S. said...

Man, I want to have all my arguments with Joe Torre. It would do wonders for my ego.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Rally?

Josh S. said...

How has Theriot gotten away with pretending to be a baseball player for so long?

NicJ said...

i can just imagine how that would go.

Joe: Hey, dont you think...

Josh: No.

Joe: Alright

(Joe walks slowly back to dugout.)

karen said...

OH MATT!

Josh S. said...

Rally just got Kemped.

Paul said...

Kemp is bush league.

NicJ said...

matt used all his hits yesterday.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Underwhelming

No Electricity KKemp

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Every position player on this team is really pissing me off.

Dusty Baker said...

Does Joe have a set amount of times he's contractually required to go out and discuss an umpire's call? It looks likes he's just filling a quota. Or recommending the best Italian restaurant nearby.

Mr. Customer said...

I vote for the gnome to return, as well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING LONEY

Spank Raving Mad said...

Totally Blew Balls

Josh S. said...

It was right down the middle, but it was also going 97.

NicJ said...

i would be really mad at loney right now if i hadn't already predetermined that we are losing this game.

Steve Sax said...

even a leadoff podsednik single is a c'tease.

Paul said...

Fuckin shit. Ted welcome to the same team you left.

karen said...

@karina The gnome was before my time. Bring it back so I can see it

karina said...

To be sincere, King James is not putting his usual reliable hitting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Bull Moose keeps them down.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 5:24p: No, while on the whaling vessel I was too busy calling other people Ishamel.

I am...the most interesting blogger in the world.

Stay thirsty, my SoSG friends.

rbnlaw said...

Ted Lilly has retired 19 in a row.
Think he could do something about GAARP?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Nasty curve

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Do we get to call the mound "San Juan Hill" when he's out there?

rbnlaw said...

Was this girl a contest winner?

Paul said...

Dirty dirty pitching.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr C - That would be comparing the lineup to the Rough Riders, so in a way, yes.

MR. F said...

Keeping up with Smonk while on a road trip is difficult work.

Steve Sax said...

Pretty nice-sounding GBA, but I didn't need the video feed.

rbnlaw said...

Hey, KCAL9 has a new weather girl.

She's no Jackie Johnson, but then who is? Besides JJ, I mean.

Josh S. said...

Get the new guy some runs, knucklebutts! He's the only guy playing like he still cares.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty [Working on agenda for a meeting tomorrow]: I'm going to need five minutes of No Talk.

Mrs Dusty: *huffs*

Two minutes later:

Mrs Dusty: You just want me quiet so you can post of Sons.

Dusty: Turns computer toward Mrs. Dusty so she can see the memo I have open.

Mrs. Dusty: *huffs some more*

Dusty: [posts conversation on Sons]

rbnlaw said...

Lilly; yes.
Kuo; yes.
Broxton; aieeeeeeeee!

Josh S. said...

Did Russ crawl to first? The hell?

Betsy said...

Even though we are up one run, it still feels like we're losing

Dusty Baker said...

I've missed the Shoulder Gnome! Love it.

Josh S. said...

If Jamey gets out here, Ted goes one more, no?

Mr. Customer said...

MSB magic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GRITTY INFIELD HIT

NicJ said...

stupid carroll just knocked Lilly out of the game.

karen said...

MSB Power

Josh S. said...

See, that was almost the same throw, yet Russ was only halfway to first.

Aw shit, GAARP.

Steve Sax said...

NOT GAARP?

WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!

Dusty Baker said...

I think Russ is still on his way to first. What the hell? I should not be able to outrun anyone on the team, except for power relievers.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Carroll just fucked up the game

rbnlaw said...

Lilly can't seem to retire GAARP.

Steve Sax said...

I am officially still on the Ted Lilly bandwagon.

I will go watch How I Met Your Mother reruns (thanks for the idea, Josh S)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd have more confidence in Lilly at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

I like HIMYM

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