Monday, September 06, 2010

Being A True Dodger Fan

Being a true Dodger fan means that, during these next three games against San Diego, that we root against the Dodgers and hope that we can continue rolling over (just as we've done all season), and drop the series with the Padres. San Diego could use a boost having lost its last 10 straight games and threatening to abdicate the lead to the Giants. We can't let that happen.

Let's go, Padres! Who's with me?

God, I feel so dirty.

89 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I'm down for whatever.

Jon Weisman said...

Not me. What's so great about the Padres winning the division? Not enough of an incentive to root against the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

Because the Jints would not be winning the division.

Hate for Jints > hate for Pods

Fred's Brim said...

Dick Enberg, who is broadcasting the US Open for CBS, said, before he said a word about tennis, that the Padres have lost 10 straight but they have never lost when he was wearing his red tie (which he is wearing today) and that the Dodgers should watch out

Dusty Baker said...

LA Times has great piece (how many times do I say that?) on Dodgers' batting practice thrower Peter Bonfils.

http://tinyurl.com/24lo7kx

This is the guy in the documentary, "Bluetopia," that was released a couple of years ago (also in it was an appearance by the above commenter^ - great stuff). But the article gives more great back story, and what a cool story it is.

Josh S. said...

I'm with Jon. I'm rooting for the Dodgers and the Dbacks for the next three.

rbnlaw said...

Time for the call-ups to pass their auditions. I can't root for the Pod Rays, but I can pull for the Rockies to climb over the Gnats.

Dusty Baker said...

I think we can all agree on wanting the Yankmes to lose.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's just say I wouldn't mind if the Dodgers lose.

rbnlaw said...

I actually may not care either way. I am cautiously ambivalent.

Neeebs said...

I'm with Jon on this one.

Todd said...

At the game last night there was a family of Giants that took up the entire row in front of us up in the Reserve Level.

After the final out grandpa Giants fan (who had no fewer than 30 pieces of flair pinned to his cap) turned around and shook all our hands and thanked us for being so civil. They all caravaned down from SF and were a little worried about the locals.

I told him he was a little ahead of himself because we spent the whole game stealing pins off his hat.

Took him a second to realize we were kidding and Grandma Giants fan was disappointed we weren't. Apparently his cap is obnoxious even to her.

Dusty Baker said...

I am ambivalently indifferent.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a great story, Todd. Thx for passing it along.

Paul said...

Where is GA when we need him?

Nancy Bea said...

Ugh.. I know you guys might disown me for saying this, but I would be disgusted if the Padres, or even the Rockies (aka The Hillbillies) were to take any piece of the West. I can't stand both teams from their uniforms to their players. I gotta root for the Giants. At least they have well designed uniforms and cute little Timmy.

Do you all hate me now?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hair, Timmeh!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The only time you can ever, EVER root for the Giants is if they're playing themselves in a split squad.

Spanky said...

Let the PODS beat the other spoilers. Fuck Them!

Mr. Customer said...

I can't bring myself to do it, either, but I won't be too upset if they go down in flames.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't stop believin'.

karina said...

I can't root against the Dodgers under any circumstance even if it means the Giants might win the division.

It is isn't right.

Disclaimer: I also don't want the Giants to win the division.

:(

NicJ said...

I think I hate the giants more than I love the giants at this point in the season anyways.


Go Padres! The team I only mildly dislike.

NicJ said...

Just pretend the padres are fielding nine CarGo's, karina.

Paul said...

Here is what I hope for:

dodgers sweep padres

d backs sweep giants.

Reds sweep Rockies.

Then....

Dodgers sweep Astros.

Giants take two out of three from Padres

Rockies get swept by D bags.

(insert crazy Daffy duck laugh now)

MR. F said...

Meh. There is no "win" situation here.

rbnlaw said...

Nancy Bea,
You're dead to me.

FUCK LOSING. BEAT THE POD RAYS.

I watch Dodger baseball to see them win, not help others. If the Pod Rays want this division, they go through the Blue.

Fuck 'em, I say. What say ye?

MR. F said...

(cries)

CincoSeisDos said...

Let's go Padres! Let's go Marlins!

I threw the towel in after the resident idiot traded away DeWitt for his older more expensive equal in Theriot, as well as Lambo and JMac for an old tired arm in Dotel.

I'm hoping for a nice fat PROTECTED draft pick in a stacked 2011 draft


Keep on choking Dodgers, we can do this! :)

karina said...

@NicJ I can't, because CarGo is unique ;)

@rbnlaw I'm with you. Go Dodgers baseball 'till the last day of the season.

Nancy Bea: you're entitled to have your own opinion and it took a lot of courage to say that.

Spanky said...

Randomized:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boo?

rbnlaw said...

I put Lambo and J mac in same category as Andy La Roche: so much potential; so much disappointment.



a lot like a certain center fielder who shall remain nameless.

Rafael Bournigal said...

Either way its f*ed up situation.... In the end though, my hatred for the Gnats is bigger so I'll root for anyone to beat the GNATS and keep the GNATS out of the playoffs

NicJ said...

dont forget Pee Wee!!

rbnlaw said...

Twitter is a glow with Labor Day messages from ball playing union members. Some sound barely forced.

NicJ said...

HATE HATE HATE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when everyone was bitching that the team gave up on Tony Abreu for a month of Jon Garland? Look how that turned out.

NicJ said...

i do remember that.

Or what about Luis Garcia for Belliard.

MR. F said...

The one piece of good news is I can watch this game on mlb.tv since it won't be blacked out. Yay. My work day isn't as much of a disaster.

Josh S. said...

Whatever happens today, I can't wait to hear about it from Ken Gurnick on Twitter two days from now.

rbnlaw said...

I miss having hope for this team.

rbnlaw said...

Do they have a Torry day in the UK in the name of fair access?

Spanky said...

I live 1hr.30 min from SD. LA is 3hrs away. Everytime the PODS make the playoffs there is a sudden burst of PODS fans that come out of the woodwork. The local papers only cover the PODS.


TO THEM I EXTEND MY MIDDLE FINGER

Paul said...

I am digging the new avatar Spankerstein.

MR. F said...

I hate these stupid Gnat names. Buster Posey. Madison Bumgarner. This isn't The Sandlot!

Dusty Baker said...

hate Hate HATE!!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Have you had the Red Hook Rope Swing summer pilsner yet? Great stuff.

Now that summer is over, my local BevMo offers it.

Dusty Baker said...

La Baraba hitting cleanup today? Weird.

MR. F said...

Come on Arizona. Win this game and I won't call you D-Bags until you lose.

Paul said...

Wild Bill's pumpkin ale.

Good stuff.

The Thompson Seedless are picked boys and girls.

Next stop the central coast harvest.

Poor bastards up north. Their baseball team might be better than us but they are not going to be able to pick for a long while.

MR. F said...

Affeldt's goatee on his yahoo gameday picture looks hideous.

Dusty Baker said...

It looks hideous in real life, too, Mr. F.

MR. F said...

I allowed for the possibility that he eventually realized how disgusting it was and cleaned it up. I guess I expect too much from Gnats.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Latos a late scratch tonight. Tim Stauffer gets the start. Commence lasagna jokes.

MR. F said...

Was there a reason for the late scratch?

Dusty Baker said...

Hadn't heard, MLASF! Great catch.

Of course, this means microwave dinner will turn into Cy Young against us.

Dusty Baker said...

Ken Gurnick will report this news next Thursday, according to Josh.

Neeebs said...

Carne Asada on the girl.

Two Heinekens in the gullet.

I'm ready for a game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's probably suffering from the benz, what with the Padres' two-week long choke job.

MR. F said...

No better place to eat a carne asada from, Neeebs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*bends

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was thinking of the German luxury car.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh, look at me, whoring the thread like this. I feel like Delino's April Fools day persona.

Paul said...

"Carne Asada on the girl" Another Flaming Menudos hit.

MR. F said...

I figured, MR. LASF, but I thought thats what the cool kids were calling it these days.

Spanky said...

WHORESWHORESWHORES

MR. F said...

Where?!!?

Dusty Baker said...

Maragarita status: 2 Cadillacs down

Beer status: Red Hook Rope Swing

Make this game start alredy! Or at least maybe an early GT.

Hey, speaking of GT, I think I'll make a gin and tonic.

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

I think its time for you to promote a West Coast Reunion Tour.

Spanky said...

@ Mr. F

I just saw some at Wal-Mart a couple hours ago. They are all pregnant or with child now. Not mine.....I think?

MR. F said...

Wal-Mart sells whores now? They have everything!

Dusty Baker said...

If you shop at a Sam's Club, can you get like 144 whores for cheap, in bulk?

Dusty Baker said...

We go to the 11th in AZ, still nil-nil.

Paul said...

The Flaming Menudos on the Horney for
Hominy Reunion Tour.

Spanky said...

Tires,Food and Fellatio at your convenience. I LOVE AMERICA!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm being sold at Wal-Mart?

MR. F said...

FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

MR. F said...

2-0 vagiants.

Nancy Bea said...

@ Karina thanks!

@ rbnlaw who are you and should I care that I am dead to you?

rbnlaw said...

Nancy Bea,
I am the law. That's all you you need to know.

Root for the Gnats; you're done.

Nancy Bea said...

Rbnlaw,

Let me restate...I am not actually rooting for the Giants. I would just prefer them to take the west over the Padres, as I have more disdain for the Padres.

Also, if you're the law, then I especially don't care if I am dead to you or done or how ever you so eloquently put it.

Warmly,

Nancy Bea Hefley

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I want the Dodgers to lose for a myriad of reasons. A) fuck the Giants B) if we lose enough Torre (and hopefully Mattingly as well) won't want to return next year C) fuck the Giants D) losing enough will give them reasons to let the call ups play a little, somehow stoking the fire of my excitement for 2011 Dodger baseball E) fuck the Giants.

Mr. Customer said...

Nancy Bea gets the stamp of approval for cutting rbnlaw zero slack whatsoever. Given the evidence, I'm inclined to let the Giants comments slide and call it a wash.

Mr. Customer said...

@HLACK

Don't forget about "Fuck the Giants"

Dusty Baker said...

Good points, HLACK.

Nancy Bea said...

Thanks Mr. Customer! Can someone at least acknowledge that the camo uniforms that the Padres frequently adorn are absolutely hideous and therefore they don't deserve anything?

Mr. Customer said...

Worst unis in baseball, bar-none.