Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Monday, Everybody!!!

Let's see what's going on in Dodgertown today!

  • Our best offensive weapon, Manny Ramirez, has been summarily dumped to the White Sox...for NOTHING in return, except for cash relief (which will do nothing but line the pockets of ownership). The Dodgers may be $4M richer, but the fans have nothing to show for it. And who benefits from this influx of cash? Well, ownership is unclear, since...
  • The Frank McCourt vs. Jamie McCourt trial begins today in Los Angeles Superior Court. I'm so disgusted, I don't know which side I want to win; I just want them to take their bickering away from the Dodgers altogether. But why focus on off-the-field woes, when one can fix one's gaze upon...
  • The Philadelphia Phillies, who come to town today ready to add another chapter of ignominious defeat after rallying from an eight-run deficit in two innings against us earlier this year. Let alone the shadow of consecutive NLCS whuppings by the Phillies, which has turned once-confident closer Jonathan Broxton into a shell of himself, rocking back and forth and babbling in a corner. And what's even worse,...
  • ...If one of the few practical and commendable goals left this year is to make sure the Giants don't make the playoffs, the only way to help achieve that goal is to make sure we let the Phillies win. The Giants are 1.5 GB in the WC, and with their upcoming series against the still-viable-and-unlike-the-Dodgers-not-dumping-sluggers Rockies, they will face a hungry opponent. We can help make sure the Giants sit at home this October as well, by rolling over and playing dead against the Phillies starting tonight.

Happy Times, everybody!

18 comments:

Josh S. said...

Hey, uh, the first 20,000 fans get a cooler bag tomorrow night! That's something.

(I wonder what they'll do with the 5,000 left over.)

Steve Sax said...

Wednesday debuts the new Coca Cola Family Pack Deal

4 tickets
4 cokes
4 hot dogs
4 bobbleheads
4 cooler bags
4 manny dreadlocks
4 finger-sized foam fingers
4 this is my town: botswana t-shirts

all for $17!

Josh S. said...

Plus, act now and you'll also get:

4 Manny action figures
and
4 minor league prospects

Dusty Baker said...

4 tickets
4 cokes
4 hot dogs
4 cooler bags
4 bobbleheads
4 manny dreadlocks
4 finger-sized foam fingers
4 this is my town: botswana t-shirts

Makes it more symmetrical.

MR. F said...

Include 4 calling birds and I'm sold!

rbnlaw said...

What happened to My Town Bulgaria night?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still waiting for This is My Town: Los Angeles Riptide night.

MR. F said...

Is everybody having the greatest lunch ever or something?

Josh S. said...

@Mr. F: I spent lunch on SoSG 2007 again. September/October, to be exact, so no, it was not all that great.

Dusty Baker said...

I wonder if I could get research funding and take a sabbatical to read old SoSG posts? I'll bet Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers something.

Josh S. said...

Holy crap! The White Sox really needed Manny. Check out how many injured players they have...

From MLB.com:
"The White Sox moved right-hander Jake Peavy to the 60-man disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Ramirez, who was not expected to arrive in time for Monday night's game at Cleveland."

NicJ said...

Manny will wear #99 in Chicago.

I won't lie, that hurt. I thought that was special.

Steve Sax said...

McCourt is looking to sell the extra wigs to Chicago.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like I'm lying on the ground tied down, some someone wearing steel-tipped boots keeps kicking me in the nuts.

Josh S. said...

Eh, he can have 99. He earned it. It was a dumb marketing move ("Just like Gretzky!"), which Manny made special, which was then turned back into a dumb marketing move ("Two tickets and two shirts for $99!").

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, do I still have to say positives things in exchange for the beer porn, or was that just for yesterday? Because I'm not feeling very positive right now.

Dusty Baker said...

@MeanieBreanie

Per @Molly_Knight:

Best nugget all day-- Jamie was writing a book called "Screaming Meanie: Babes, Baseball, and Business."

Steve Sax said...

So Jamie's 0-for-3?