Friday, August 27, 2010

Game 129 Thread: August 27 @ Rox, 6p

Clayton Kershaw (11-8, 3.07) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (17-4, 2.66).

[Sax here.] For all of Clayton's awesomeness, Accuscore (in todaysWSJ) predicts we will lose 4.8 runs to 3. They're so bearish on us that we don't even merit a fractional run. So will the boys in blue (with a three-game win streak) defeat the Rox and halt their four-game win streak? Manny's 2010 fate (likely) hangs in the balance!

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Dusty Baker said...

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

Mr. Customer said...

Dodgers lineup:

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

Mr. Customer said...

dammitall.

Dusty Baker said...

Curvy goodness! Always a good sign. Glad to see Bara-cuda back in the lineup.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMITALL should be in all caps, no?

Mr. Customer said...

That was a muttered dammitall, not a wall-puncher.

Paul said...

So does this mean Manny is gone or do they have him blindfolded and tied up in the clubhouse ready to move him if the ransom is right?

Dusty Baker said...

Per Ken Gurnik:

"Manny Ramirez is not in the Dodgers starting lineup tonight but is in the Dodgers clubhouse."

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Paul said...

I think he is above a pool of great whites just waiting to be dropped if the White Sox don't save him!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YOU IPHONE (That was a wall-puncher)

Scooby Dooby Doo...where are you...when there's work to do now?

Dusty Baker said...

*Apologizes to iPhone, strokes its sweet, sweet oleophobic screen*

Dusty Baker said...

*Apologizes to Ken Gurnick for misspelling his name.* Perhaps Mr. C can loan you your missing "c."

Dusty Baker said...

Per caller ID, just got a landline call from "News." Didn't answer. Hopefully "Weather" will call later.

Josh S. said...

Dusty, that's the Daily News. Pick it up and tell them to fuck off or they'll call 50 times a day.

Dusty Baker said...

Why couldn't it be the Daily Planet calling me? :-(

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I’m baaack. Hi, my name ees Manny Ramirez. I luv Sheecahgo, I luv de lake, the fan, Shytow’, wait, I mean Mannytow’. Bee-Eye-Pee Tickess haz de ticke’ to everyting dat happen een Sheecahgo. Com to see me, Manny, een som da best seet in da house. Bee-Eye-Pee Tickess, make i’ eezy. Bee-Eye-Pee Tickess haz been ‘part o’ de communidy fo’ 28 yeerz, da onlee ticke’ brocker dat I wood yooz. Beleev it.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty Baker 3:37p: Scott Podsednik just tweeted that he wants Gurnick's misplaced "c".

rbnlaw said...

Awesome, MLASF. Just awesome.
And more energy than I can muster at this point.

karina said...

Epale,everyone!

Bravo,Mr LASF!

Steve Sax said...

Well done Mr LA SF.

Or should I say (in a woman's voice), "VIP Tickets, oh yeah."?

Steve Sax said...

Well done Mr LA SF.

Or should I say (in a woman's voice), "VIP Tickets, oh yeah."?

Steve Sax said...

Just got up to enemy territory. Wondering if I should sneak out and root for some Snakes tonight or tomorrow night...

Steve Sax said...

Epale Karina!

MR. F said...

I'm having a cappuccino right now. Mixed emotions about it...

Steve Sax said...

...Doo!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BRIAN FUENTES IS NOT OUR PROBLEM

unless we play the Twins next year. Because they claimed him.

Steve Sax said...

Mr F: I'm having black coffee in bed.

And there's a stain on my notebook where your coffee cup was.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Steve Sax having black coffee in bed? I think I had a dream about this once. It didn't end well.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

DAMNITALL!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

@Steve Sax black coffee now is a good idea now. I haven't slept a bit!

I don't know if making one myself because

a)I might see a band tonight,if I convince someone,people don't want to go because this band throws paint to the public, cowards!

b)if I stay home, game will keep me awake 'till late

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Just concerning the lineup, and since we likeyly want to win this game, it should be

Kemp
Carroll
Ethier
Manny
Loney
Barajas
Pods
Theriot
Kershaw

I can't wait till Torre is gone!

Steve Sax said...

@Karina: I was writing to tell you that my feelings tonight
Are a stain on my notebook that rings your goodbye

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Part of me wouldn't be surprised if Torre's thinking is: I can win without Manny. I'm sure this whole parade is all about Joe Torre! I can't wait till the book comes out, "the Dodgers years".

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny's sitting because he's been piss-poor against Ubaldo. Part of that is Scotty Pods would be a better matchup, and the other part is that the brass wants to strengthen Manny's stock, and an 0fer with two Ks won't get much out of K-Will.

Steve Sax said...

On ESPN.com: "Price Duels Lester as Rays, Red Sox Open Crucial Series In Tampa"

dear espn: the red sox are five games out of the wild card. Get over it and go find a cah to pock.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

I got the cee-lo f-you song stuck in my head. It just comes out every time I think about Torre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did the Saints change their name to Steelers while I was in Ventura County? What's with the yellow pants?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've plunged further and unfollowed TBLA. Nothing regarding numbers, just the constant bitching.

MR. F said...

I only go to TBLA for the off-topic chats. I hate on of their writer/contributers.

MR. F said...

one*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I mean, okay, I get it, Manny's a better hitter than Scotty Pods. But I really don't need to see you rattle off five tweets about how stoopid the move is. If it were just one tweet, I could deal with it, but it just wouldn't stop.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: which one if I might ask?

MR. F said...

Well, it's not Eric Stephen because he's awesome.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Ryan Matthews is good.

MR. F said...

Twitter is information overload for me.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax:
Now there's ash in the page; I've gotten myself lost.

Now she's gone. . .

Hey, if you're up in the Frisco, you best head to the Toronado and Lucky 13. Get me a new Luck 13 shirt. Mine's getting a bit worn.

karina said...

@Steve Sax did you sing to me?or do you want me to leave the GT? ;)

p.s I suspected it was a song so I made a quick research, I hadn't heard of that band or song

rbnlaw said...

Sorry, had to tweet that.

rbnlaw said...

@karina:
You've never heard of Squeeze or Black Coffee in Bed?
One of the greatest pop songs done by, arguably, the greatest pop band of all time?

With the possible exception of Badfinger, of course. And Cheap Trick, although they're more "pop/rock."

karina said...

@Mr F I wasn't around when you were hanging out in last night's PGT but I wanna say things are getting out of the control with some Dodgers bloggers.

Last week I had to say something to someone who was mocking one of the dodgers.com writers because that person can't really defend herself.Some people should draw a line, the team is underperforming but overbitching is not going to improve the situation.

By the way, that person tweeted something over the line today and I was this close to unfollow him,i'm giving him a chance.

karina said...

@rbnlaw not 'till tonight.I didn't know they are so big.I guess maybe they weren't that popular in Venezuela,like other eighties greats.

I liked the song a lot and I'm researching the band right now

Or we have a generational difference here :(

p.s the greatest pop band of all time is a title that belong either to The Beatles or The Beach Boys

MR. F said...

The 80's is still kinda an unknown for me...

karina said...

^belongs

Neeebs said...

I much prefer The Fixx over Squeeze.

But then again I just picked up Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime. Such an incredible CD. Classic.

MR. F said...
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MR. F said...

Seriously glad I don't twitter.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, I cut out for an hour and a half and now some shit's going down on the Twitters, MLASF. I'mma call some pipe hittin' people over if need be but sounds like you're holding your own for now.

MR. F said...

I saw this X-Files episode last night about how Mulder, Scully, George Mason from 24, and Felicity Huffman were trapped in some arctic thing and started going crazy towards each other with cabin fever. I think the sorry state of the Dodgers is giving the Dodgers' internet community a certain kind of cabin fever. Tensions are high. People aren't in a good mood when it comes to the Dodgers. And it's easy to take things too far.

Dusty Baker said...

I appreciate the X-Files metaphor. X-Files is the best way to help me understand a situation.

[Not being sarcastic]

MR. F said...

And if there's a parasitic worm trying to control people's minds, that's probably a combination of mainstream media and the McCourts.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr F

Yeah, but that bunch of aristocratic white guys that meet in Germany to control markets and governments...shit is real.

rbnlaw said...

@karina:
The Beatles and The Beach Boys are well entrenched in the world of rock, although the term "pop" would've been used to describe their music at the time.

As for "pop," think bands that had lighter melodies, a big hook (catchy phrases or bridges), and short songs. The Beach Boys (one of my all-time faves) are close, but The Beatles are more rock, especially in their later years.

Look up The Monkees and Badfinger for the beginnings of "pop" (maybe Big Star if you like "power pop")

/music lesson

karina said...

@Neeebs are you more of the progressive rock kind?

This is sad,I know Queensryche and had no idea about Squeeze

rbnlaw said...

@Neeebs:
I almost deducted an "e" from your name for your Fixx/Squeeze comment. I can only hope you were flexing your sarcastic muscle.

Difford/Tillbrook > most of the rest of the 80's with the exception of Elvis Costello.

Mr. F: Arm yourself with knowledge.

rbnlaw said...

Beer 3; Surly factor rising.

In theaters June, 2011.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Get out and buy yourself some Squeeze. It's the shit.

@RBN

Glad to hear I'm not alone re Beach Boys.

rbnlaw said...

I don't like twitter all that much, bit I'm following Ozzie Guillen.

I need entertainment.

Dusty Baker said...

^And Karina

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Anyone who says they hate the Beach Boys, hates life itself. How can you listen to "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and not gush over the harmonies, the chorus, and the production.

Brian Wilson > God.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuentes to Twins...he can throw his empty Bud Light tall boys over the back wall in Twins' new stadium now. Wonder if he'll keep his house down the road from my cousin in Merced, CA?

rbnlaw said...

Shit, Brian Wilson even made me like a guy like Mike Love, who seems like a insufferable idiot.


I did like his son playing at UCLA, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Completely agree, RBN, especially re that song.

rbnlaw said...

What time is it?

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

I am TOTALLY a progressive rock guy. My catalog is filled with obscure prog bands. Dream Theater may be the most "popular" of them all, though.

@RBN: Not a Sgueeeze ;-) fan
*ducks* , but not a "not" fan either. Ambivalent.

Neeebs said...

q

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

It's time to get ill.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

I am apathetic about your ambivalence.

rbnlaw said...

DB, Do what I did. When (and if, I might add) you have kids, start the indoctrination early. Make them listen to The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Ramones (not necessarily in that order). Every time one comes on the radio, my kids (8, 10, 16, the 23 yr. old is a lost cause) can sing along.

Fucking sweet. Especially with some of the shit on radio these days.

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

Can't I do that without having kids? Pls say yes.

rbnlaw said...

I am appalled at Neeebs' ambivalence.

DB,
Check it.

Neeebs said...

@DB
I'm indifferent to your apathy.

rbnlaw said...

Got a game to play.

Faberuben, out!

karina said...

@Rbnlaw I'll have to check Badfinger, thanks for the class and the recomendations :)

@Neeebs I'll check The Fixx too

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

I just picked up Cerati's last CD. (poor guy.)

I'm hoping its up to par.

@RBN/Dusty:

Should I be "Tempted" to give Squeeze a second look?

MR. F said...

Indoctrination is a great idea, rbnlaw. It worked on me anyway (my parents are big Beatles fans).

Neeebs said...

Heading home. See you all on the flip side of the blog.

Dusty Baker said...

On my way to Santa Monica for dinner, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

It seems like if you haven't liked it by now, you probably won't. Old dog/new ticks and all. Don't torture yourself.

Steve Sax said...

@MrF 5:10p: yes, I also think Eric Stephen is an incredibly prolific and knowledgable writer. And a nice guy, too.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw that's what I call great parenting :), wish my dad had done the same but he doesn't listen any music in English and he does listen what my grandfather did.

Have you introduced The Clash to your kids?

@Neeebs my ex-boyfriend is a prog rock GEEK,imagine the geekest and multiply for 10.He worships Dream Theater and Mike Portnoy, you couldn't believe how much money and time he invests on them,he even has met the bad 3 times. He doesn't listen too much out of that genre. That's how I know something

In retrospective,I should have know it wasn't going to work when I made him to listen The Cure's Three Imaginary Boys, The Graduate soundtrack and some R.E.M. and he was "apathetic".Not to mention the strong language against Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash

karina said...

To end the music conversation,this afternoon I had to close my workout routine big:one hour walking/bicycling and another hour running.

Playlist? Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Blur's The Great Escape

MR. F said...

Of course, he's also the guy that drove MR.LASF to unfollow TBLA...

The surliness is too high in Dodgertown.

MR. F said...

The Great Escape is excellent!

MR. F said...

That GIDP sucked...

Steve Sax said...

I didn't learn Squeeze until college. I love Tempted and Goodbye Girl.

I agree with Dusty (I think it was Dusty) that the Beach Boys' harmonies are otherwordly great.

And I agree with rbnlaw to get the kids hooked on the standards early. Keep their ears from Ke$ha.

I'm in a agreeable mood I suppose!

MR. F said...

I'm trying to indoctrinate my teenage cousins with Sufjan Stevens and... I don't know what else. But they still listen to Justin Bieber. It is too late with the indoctrination =/.

MR. F said...

DAMNIT MATTHEW

karina said...

Sufjan Stevens is too complicated for these teenagers,specially if they like Justin Bieber.

Try the classics,like Pavement ;)

Dusty Baker said...

Strong language against The Clash?? BLASPHEMY!

MR. F said...

Sufjan is as catchy as the music I listen to these days. My cousins think the music I listen to is stuff you get high on and space out to =(.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I should have known, I should have known...

@Mr F hahahahaha, that's hilarious! what if you make them listen to recent Flaming Lips?

Stick to the classics, it's not too late

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw's first 1-2-3 first inning all season? Wow.

karina said...

Is there a baseball game on?

MR. F said...

And now time for Kershaw's first home run of the season!

karina said...

Barajas inspires fear, IBB?

what was that about?

Dusty Baker said...

Remember, MDIL, the No Talking About Dinger Rule is in effect.

MR. F said...

At least Kershaw had a lengthy at-bat.

Dusty Baker said...

With Hawpe gone, who is the Dodger Killer in Waiting?

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, that's right...Helton. Back to re-take the crown.

MR. F said...

=(

MR. F said...

Kershaw's first inning troubles got delayed by one inning?

karina said...

Patience, Mr F.This could be worse.

Dusty Baker said...

SWEET MOTHER OF SHIT. Cut us a break.

MR. F said...

The ump?

Steve Sax said...

How do we have four hits and no runs? Boooooooo

MR. F said...

That GIDP in the 1st inning...

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Rod! We love Rod!

MR. F said...

Suck it Helton!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice catch, E!

karina said...

3-0 Arizona!

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw is pitching a better game than Ubaldo except for the solo HR...three hits scattered over four IP

Steve Sax said...

Just checked out the Giants game.

Timmah's hair is still unwashed.

Josh S. said...

Karina, cover your ears...

FUCK YOU CARGO

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hair, Timmeh!!!!

MR. F said...

Cargo?

karina said...

@Josh I didn't hear a thing.

It's official, I won't see the band, no one wants to go :(

Surly factor +20

karina said...

CarGo=Carlos Gonzalez, Mr F

MR. F said...

Thanks karina.

Too much surliness in the world.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, all!

Did we leave the offense in Milwaukee?

MR. F said...

The hits are scattered =(.

Steve Sax said...

How pray tell did Fowler triple?

At least Clayton got out of it!

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C: we left our offense with a weaker opponent.

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

They don't throw paint at a prog show. :-)

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax

Funny how that works…

Dusty Baker said...

This better not drag out too long. IPhone power on the wane and I'm far from home.

karina said...

@Neeebs hahahahaha, but I still want to go :(

I could go alone, but it's sort of dangerous for a woman to take a cab at 3 am, the cab driver I always call is on a vacation :(

It makes sense when they throw paint,it's part of the concept,awesome band.They are gonna sell their record on the show, how will I buy it? :(

my only comfort is that Arizona wins 4-0

Dusty Baker said...

Timmeh update? Is he still in game? Has he washed his hair?

Neeebs said...

Why is the Colorado mascot a dinosaur? What's the connection?

MR. F said...

Why is the Diamondback mascot a bobcat?

karina said...

Timmah just made a perfect bunt, runners in scoring position, one out.

Sankes still up by 4

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs! You violated my house rule re talking about that damned mascot. But then again you're not at my house. Neither am I, so technically the rule isn't in effect I guess. But don't tell MDIL.

karina said...

^Snakes

karina said...

Why the Phillie Phanatic?

Steve Sax said...

@karina, your prog rock show that throws paint isn't...blue man group, right?

Steve Sax said...

Why not the Phillie Victorino?

Or the Phillie Vagina-Shirt-Wearing Guy

Steve Sax said...

Brox warming up for the seventh

Steve Sax said...

Too bad Kershaw isn't going to get better than a potential loss, thanks to his impotent friends

Steve Sax said...

BARAJAS IS THE ONLY HOPE OF THIS ORGANIZATION*

(as of right now in the top of the seventh inning)

Steve Sax said...

Here comes the monkey man

karina said...

@Steve Sax the band doesn't belong to prog rock (it's a sad genre for me anyway) and definitely it's not the Blue Man group.

The band I wanted to see is called La Vida Bohéme

Steve Sax said...

Gibbons GIDP. Shit.

karina said...

Monkey man is not a rally monkey :(

Gibby, that GIDP was great

Josh S. said...

Not depressing at all that we're getting nothing done against arguably the best pitcher in baseball.

What's depressing is, not that long ago, before he morphed into an ace, we had his number.

karina said...

It's weird to see Brox pitching on the 7th

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale! How is everyone doing this evening?

Mr. Customer said...

Must.
Resist.
Mascot.
Talk.

Meaniebreanie said...

sPODs gets one!

MR. F said...

He's at 115 pitches to start the inning. Now is the time!

Meaniebreanie said...

Scott Podsednik is my homeboy!

Dusty Baker said...

Standing Next to Doc Rivers in a swank Santa Monica bar.

karina said...

Score, please?

Meaniebreanie said...

Score is Rockies 1 Dodgers 0. We are working on Rancho Ardiendo.

Meaniebreanie said...

We score!

karina said...

I love you Dre

MR. F said...

ETHIER!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Whoo Ethier!

Tie game!

Give me more!

Mr. Customer said...

Dusty's out in my neck of the woods, and I ain't there.

karina said...

IBB King James?

booooooooooooooooooo

Meaniebreanie said...

FJL!

MR. F said...

Probably all we could expect from Matthew.

Mr. Customer said...

Make him pay, Beard.

Meaniebreanie said...

Blogger is slow!

karina said...

Thanks, Meanie

Mr. Customer said...

Woot! Lead!

Josh S. said...

BEARDED SALAMI!!!

karina said...

Barba, in play (runs)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meaniebreanie said...

Awesome scoring!

karina said...

Grand Slam?

Fear La Barba! (wouldn't it be a nice slogan for a shirt?)

MR. F said...

BEARD!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

CAAAAAASEEEEEEY!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Bearded salami?

Steve Sax said...

GS Blake!

5-1 Dodgers!

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!!!

karina said...

You can do this, Brox.

Steve Sax said...

Brox stays in for the eighth

Steve Sax said...

"Bearded salami," love it.

Even if the stomach turns thinking about it.

Steve Sax said...

By the way, Charley's call of the Blake GS was pretty late, like he thought it was going to be a fly out to Fowler.

But then, I'd rather have a missed Steiner call that way rather than the other way...

Meaniebreanie said...

My mind can be a dangerous place.
Bearded Salami = Very Bad Visual

Steve Sax said...

Blogger is lagging again, right?

Meaniebreanie said...

@Sax - it was really slow a bit earlier. It seems to have picked up some.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Brox, you had him 0-2 with two out, he couldn't catch up to four straight 96 mph fastballs, and you pitch the slider so he gets a RBI hit. Crap.

Kuo enters with two out in the eighth, Dodgers up 5-2.

Steve Sax said...

@Meanie: thanks for the update. Someday blogger will have access to capital so they can invest in some infrastructure...

Steve Sax said...

Boom goes the Kuo dynamite!

Helton Ks to end the 8th inning.

Steve Sax said...

Methinks Dusty's iPhone ran outta juice.

MR. F said...

Or MDIL caught him talking about mascots.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Sax - I am so behind the curve. I thought by getting rid of Pedro it was going to help AC's salary differential and give much needed capital to improvements in the infrastructure. Fooled by corporate America again.

Paul said...

Kuo's first ab and against a lefty.

Steve Sax said...

Phils and Pods tied in the eighth, Philly threatening to break the 1-1 tie

giants still down by four in the seventh, with Licecum chased from the game to go wash his hair.

Steve Sax said...

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