Sunday, August 08, 2010

Post-Game 112 Thread: Chimps Alive! Nats Lose!

DODGERS 8, NATIONALS 3

Jay Gibbons, who hasn't been in baseball since 2007 (with the Orioles), joined the Dodgers today (as Garret Anderson was FINALLY designated for assignment), and knocks in Ronnie Belliard on a single to center to put the Dodgers up 6-3.

I don't want to necessarily insinuate that Gibbons' hit in a 8-3 Dodgers victory was the dagger (though Ramon Troncoso getting only two outs and leaving two on in the ninth made it interesting; hopefully Kuo's elbow will survive consecutive-game outings). But it isn't every day a man named for a monkey gets a RBI. Here's to opposable thumbs, baby.

28 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Thumbs up for opposable thumbs!

Dusty Baker said...

Ted God Damned Lilly!!!!

Just testing that not out. Not convinced it works.

Green Lantern JBJ of Sector 1138 said...

Jay Bonobo gets more rbis that G Anderson in a single at bat, single rbi! thats progress!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Dodgers Live just had a zinger. NPUT.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Bull Moose still knocks em out, at least, when they aren't knocking them out.

Dammit, now I've confused myself.

Dusty Baker said...

Yankees v Red Sox on national TV tonight - holy shit! Can't get enough of those guys.

rbnlaw said...

Sox and who on ESPN?

Gibbons shines at the Simeon Center. On to the Valley of the Apes.

rbnlaw said...

And, as long as Lilly eats innings and posts W's, I'm keeping the avi.

MR. F said...

Based on the phrase "a RBI", I take it Sax pronounces "RBI" as "run batted in."

Dusty Baker said...

Run(s) Batted In.

Never "RBIs." One area I even differ from Vinny on.

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG/Deuce video from Friday night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xdLaYnItyI

Anxiously awaiting video of todays performance.

Steve Sax said...

You bring up a good point fanerman. What would convention be?

Dusty Baker said...

Jon Miller looks more and more like he has a penis for a head.

Steve Sax said...

Circumcised?

rbnlaw said...

Thierry Henry is the happiest man in soccer at the moment. He is dominating MLS games right now.

MR. F said...

No clue Sax. If I read "RBI", I usually think/say R-B-I. For plurals, I ended up thinking/saying R-B-I's (even though R-B-I by itself can have the plural be understood based on context).

Dusty Baker said...

This is the point where some stat-licker jumps in to tell us RBI are a useless statistics anyway, and that we shouldn't attach that much meaning to them.

Paul said...

This win was awesome!! Ted gets the W and Jay gets the call. He has been from indie ball, to Brewers AAA to Latin America and then New Mexico.

I now know three freakin people on this team!! Call me up Ned I can be the team Alchemist!!

Paul said...

I still rather not know anyone and be in first place....

Oh I forgot Russ Ortiz was on the team until thus morning....what a strange year and cast of characters.

Mr. Customer said...

I take the weekend off, and they win both? Is that a hint?

Paul said...

Is Gleek a Gibbons?

Paul said...

Mr C

Glad to see you posted bail.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Bail? No way! I'm on the lam, brother.

Pat said...

I can't wait for the Dodgers to come to Philly... remeber the last game there?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oBp8rJjI44&feature=related

thefightins said...

remember*

Josh S. said...

@Pat: Shows what you know. That wasn't even the last game!

Wait, the next one wasn't much better, was it?

Oh well, how are Utley, Victorino, and Howard doing?

Also this: "Oswalt revealed afterward that he is going through a 'dead arm' period that crops up every year."

thefightins said...

got me there, it was over at that point anyway. How do you think they are? their on the DL and were still winning. good luck next year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boy, you really snuck in there, thefightins. Like a Patrick Kane goal in overtime.

ZING!!!!