Friday, September 03, 2010

Game 135 Thread: September 3 vs. Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (10-8, 3.73) vs. Barry Zito (8-10, 4.07).

[Sax here.] Dodgers. Giants. Bills. Zito. We have nothing to play for, sitting eight games off the NL Wild Card pace, tied for fifth with a record barely above .500. They have everything to play for, sitting two games behind the WC-leading Phillies and trying to sneak into the postseason.

Three games against the arch-rival Giants, and all the pressure's on them. Let's go, boys!

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy's back! Hooray! It's like the guy who hits the gas all the way to Southampton to make it in time to board the Titanic.

Spanky said...

DIE DIE DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason said...

I just ducked into the It's So Bad, Matt Kemp... thread. Yikes. Maybe one of the Sons should create a It's So Bad, Dodgers Bloggers and Commenters Are Openly Threatening Each Other thread.

Anyway, I'll stick to the more peaceful, zen-like game thread. Oh, and booze. I'll definitely stick to the booze.

Greg Zakwin said...

Furcal-SS
Theriot-2B
Ethier-RF
Kemp-CF
Blake-3B
Belliard-1B
Johnson-LF
Barajas-C
Billingsley-P

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You can have the peace or you can have the booze. You cannot have both, Jason.

Jason said...

Don't tell these guys: http://worldpeacethroughbeer.org/

Mr. Customer said...

So...anything happen today?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's a baseball game tonight? When the hell did this happen?

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: I won your brain thingy.

Dusty Baker said...

Raffy! Hopefully he's not too rusty as his been his history in coming off injuries.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

That was yesterday.

Josh S. said...

@DB: Damn. I got nothin' then.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

We didn't lose last night! That's something.

But I guess that was yesterday, too. Damn.

Mr. Customer said...

"It's like the guy who hits the gas all the way to Southampton"

Or John Swigert.

NicJ said...

I dont normally like Dane Cook all that much but this is just to fitting.


"That's great. Wow...this is a great vibe. It's like Daddy just hit Mommy at the dinner table and we are all trying to eat still.

'Just eat honey, Mommy's OK. Daddy just got a little angry"

(Child voice):'I don't wanta eat.'

'Mommy's fine, Daddy just got a little crazy and Mommy's fine.'

(Child Voice):'Do I have to eat?'

'Yes you have to eat.'"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm out. As it so happens I have a life. It sucks but it's true.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If you have any problems, take it up with the complaint compartment.

(holds up trashcan)

IT'S A TRASHCAN

Dusty Baker said...

This can't be true, MLASF. Prove it!

NicJ said...

Nice MLASF, start a fire and then leave us in the midst of the towering inferno. thanks.

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

rbnlaw said...

I was saying 'Boo-urns."

I miss Chad.

Neeebs said...

Wonder why Chadly didn't sign up for the Assassin's Circle?

Dusty Baker said...

kill Kill KILL!!!

Paul said...

Sooooooo I want a win, a double of Smith and Cross rum, and a few beer backs.

Mr. C line them up!!

rbnlaw said...

@Neeebs,
He might have protested his demise too much.

I miss Booger.

Neeebs said...

@RBN:

I miss Nostrodamus. But at least he knows that I miss him.

rbnlaw said...

and he knew you'd say that.

I miss Dr. Geek (with a period)

NicJ said...

just beat the giants, please.

Dusty Baker said...

I miss Erin.

Dusty Baker said...

Great Manny stuff here:

http://tinyurl.com/3amkucl

rbnlaw said...

I've gone all Mr. C and started tabbed browsing this bish.

I miss Gagne's Lucky Glasses.

rbnlaw said...

To all Sons,
I got my chicken dinner (speaking of the AC). Thanks!!!

I miss Lasorda.

Dusty Baker said...

I miss Neeebs' Mom.

rbnlaw said...

@DB
HI-YOOOOOOOOOO!!!

rbnlaw said...

I miss my beer.

Going to rectify that right now.

When do the Dodgers play again?

Josh S. said...

I miss having a good team.

MR. F said...

I miss sanity.

NicJ said...

i miss crystal pepsi

Josh S. said...

@Mr. F: Blame Smonk.

Dusty Baker said...

I missed the toilet by a little bit.

Paul said...

I miss typing we make party.

Neeebs said...

I miss the Flaming Menudos.

And I'm going home.

Betsy said...

as much as I miss winning,I don't miss giving puto gints fans hell. and I have a whole busload to heckle...wee go blue!

Dusty Baker said...

where you at, betsy?

Betsy said...

on the dodger express heading towards blue heaven/purgatory

Dusty Baker said...

Purgatory? Oh, no. Is it judgment time?

karina said...

I miss Erin and EK posting on game threads.

I miss papaupa and pupusas.

but I'm with Betsy and I adore her for using the words I don't dare to pronounce. I don't want miss you tonight :)

NicJ said...

werent we already judged enough in the last thread DB?

Dusty Baker said...

We are now being judged in tonight's MOKM GT, too.

NicJ said...

meh, who the fuck cares.

Dusty Baker said...

Battle Toad back from the DL.

karina said...

@Jason my hommie Humphrey Bogart once said about World Peace:

“The whole world is three drinks behind. If everyone in the world would take three drinks, we would have no trouble.”

raise your glasses, ladies and gents, let's work for the noble purpose of peace.

NicJ said...

EVERYBODY!!!!

"Bring us mimosa's, Taiwan will touch your heart"

Dusty Baker said...

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Karina has to walk into mine.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I saved my first drink to have with you. Here.

Jason said...

Karina, I'm still two drinks from catching up today. Give me a sec...
*chugs*

Ah, peace has arrived.

Spanky said...

I miss pupusas tambien. Is that what it's called these days?

Spanky said...

I think we are going to need a comment by P.Ditty to give this G.T. some street cred.

Dusty Baker said...

P. Ditty has far more street cred that P. Diddy ever had.

Dusty Baker said...

Feeling surly, Vinny!

karina said...

@Jason I have any doubts you're a citizen of the world

@Spanky I don't know what you're talking about, I'm talking about a delicious Salvadoran dish.

karina said...

^don't

Spanky said...

@ Dusty

@#$$@ Puhlease, YOU KNOW THIS

Josh S. said...

I'm pretty sure Spanky's talking about a dish too.

Spanky said...

MMMMHHHH!

Dusty Baker said...

Soo Hoo pic - awesome!

http://tinyurl.com/24mf5zk

NicJ said...

damn, that one sounded out off the bat.

NicJ said...

nice one furcal.

Dusty Baker said...

Time for E to come alive. Let's get to Zito early.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp usually smacks a bish up against Zito. Let's do it!

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

NicJ said...

nobody say anything, we will get yelled at.

Dr. Geek said...

Someone just got assassinated!

*roll with it, use it as an excuse to get drunk at the pub*

Spanky said...

Kemp'd

Dusty Baker said...

*stares at shoes, whistles*

Dr. Geek said...

Is that what we're calling it when one gets eliminated from the Assassin's Circle next year?

"Dang! rbnlaw just got Kemp'd!"

NicJ said...

WOW!!!!!

Josh S. said...

RAFFY!!!

karina said...

te extrañé Rafa, bienvenido!

karina said...

*biting my tongue*

cc Dr. Geek

NicJ said...

Oh great, Vin's BFF buster.

karina said...

Sit down, Buster!

Dr. Geek said...

http://www.vashtie.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/krisskros_431.jpg

Someone explain the inclusion of the SEGA logo on the lower right.

Dusty Baker said...

Soo Hoo #BestSportsPhotographerEver

karen said...

Greetings Everyone!!

I know it's late but...YAY Raffy's back!!

Dusty Baker said...

Good question, Dr. Geek.

Another good question might be what you were doing to come across this .JPG...

karina said...

Epa Karen!

NicJ said...

DR GEEK.

It was an ill fated video game.

Make My Video.

I owned it and it was horrible.

karina said...

I feel schooled, I had to suppress my comment concerning Belliard.

karina said...

why did you own it in first place, NicJ?

NicJ said...

i was young and foolish.

rbnlaw said...

OK, the beer and I had a reunion. 3 times over.

Surly factor rising.

We're being mocked on MOKM? They have posters over there?

Bet Chad never bought a round for his bunch.

I miss Manny. . .and a Kemp who hits.

Josh S. said...

Zito hit Johnson in the knob.

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: I was telling a friend how Kriss Kross saw Salt-N-Pepa's video for "Push It" and thought, "Damn, girlfriends! What are you wearing?"

@ Nic J: The more you know!

NicJ said...

seems like zito is getting a bigger strikezone.

im probably a little biased though.

rbnlaw said...

WTF? I mention my former nemesis and he appears?

My powers are intact.

Welcome Dr. Geek. No one can Kemp me.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Dr. Geek

I completely understand and respect that explanation.

NicJ said...

YESYEYSYES!!!!!!

NicJ said...

BARAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAS!!!!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, that guy sucks.

BARAHOSS!

karina said...

Hot hand Barajas!

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: Chad M. can!

Okay, that was in poor taste, like El Paso salsa. I apologize.

karen said...

2-0 Dodgers--WooHoo!!

Dr. Geek said...

Russ who Martin?

NicJ said...

i love how Rod has to fight a smile whilst doing his HR trot.

karina said...

yeah trade Loney and Martin, we could get some decent pitching, Barajas has more pop than those two anyway.

I feel like doing the math and make graphs

NicJ said...

HAHA karina. I love you.

rbnlaw said...

LOL, Dr. Geek.

Chad didn't even take a shot at me. But he shot plenty at Barajas. . .I think.

karina said...

@Dr Geek my son Russell Martin. I don't want him to go :(

Dr. Geek said...

You know, Karina, Celine Dion has a song just for you.

Josh S. said...

Karina's pupusas,
Taiwan will touch your heart!

Dr. Geek said...

@ Josh S: That seemed vulgar!

Dusty Baker said...

Why aren't we formally calling Barajas "Pack of cards" yet?

Dr. Geek said...

Chad-tacular!

Dusty Baker said...

re Josh's comment

I think that was the point, Dr. Geek.

karina said...

@NicJ glad you enjoyed it, I love you too :)

I couldn't bite my tongue for the third time straight.

@Dr Geek Celine Dion, ewwww

@Josh I don't understand, Mr C, where are you?

Dusty Baker said...

Rox up 4-nil over Pod Rays.

rbnlaw said...

karina,
Are you trying to invoke the Wrath of Chad?

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: Oh, I see. Beats eating El Paso salsa.

rbnlaw said...

Tongue biting?
karina's pupusas?
Taiwan touching them?

*takes cold shower*

rbnlaw said...

and one wonders about Dr. Geek's ill-fated experience with (Old) El Paso salsa.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: There is an old jar of homemade salsa in my fridge that I bet still tastes better than El Paso salsa.

El Paso and I have a feud going. And I am getting drunk.

karina said...

@rbnlaw no, I don't. Why would he? he's not commenting here so I'm not "talking" to him.

Dusty Baker said...

"El Paso and I have a feud going. And I am getting drunk."

Fun! I'm jealous. Is there a 1-800 number on the label I can call?

Dr. Geek said...

@ dusty: My homemade salsa's? Or El Paso?

Because El Paso is not welcome in my home.

rbnlaw said...

". . .and I'm getting drunk."

So I'm not alone? Good, first sign of alcoholism? No.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: What are you having?

Josh S. said...

DAMN YOU OYSTER PUBES!

Dr. Geek said...

NOOOOOOOOOO!

Damn you to El Infierno, Buster! Damn you to El Infierno!

Josh S. said...

Can someone link to the Taiwan commercial? Not that watching it will make my comment any clearer.

Dusty Baker said...

@Dr Geek

It would be fun indeed if your homemade salsa had a 1-800 number that i could call and rant about in a drunken stupor.

Josh S. said...

"Gerard Dempsey Poser" - Vin

rbnlaw said...

@karina
Oh, he was posting here today. I'd say his ass was slightly chapped by the sound of things.

*runs to see if he has any El Paso salsa*

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: Are you trying to hit me up for my cell numero? 'Cause that's cool, I guess.

Fred's Brim said...

Padres in full-on collapse mode

rbnlaw said...

@Dr. Geek:
I'm reduced to Corona (with lots of lime). My neighbor left it here for me, and me being the sweetheart that I am, kept them.

They're doing the job until I can get a decent mixer for my Absolut.

karina said...

@rbnlaw I know he did, he wasn't exactly discreet at expressing his rage.

karina said...

@rbnlaw I have tangerine Absolut. Why do you need a mixer?, on the rocks is good enough!

rbnlaw said...

@karina,
And he would melt at your optimism and positivity.

and his GT certainly isn't that active.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: You know, I love Corona. I know people like to give Corona a hard time, and I'm all like, "No to dejes, guey!"

But, yes, I love Corona's. 40 oz.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Dr Geek

More than anything I just want to call a random person and rant drunkenly to no conclusion.

Dr. Geek said...

Hey, now, folks.

If we're going to talk shit, let's talk shit about El Paso salsa.

rbnlaw said...

Zito has walkitis. Daddy like.

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: If my cell were working, I would love to hear your ranting. And possibly partake!

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Corona makes a 40oz?

Dr. Geek said...

Kemp's on second! You can't fuck it up now, Mattycakes!

rbnlaw said...

EL PASO SALSA IS NOT THE FUTURE OF DODGER STADIUM NACHOS!!!!
FUCK THAT SHIT!!!



hows that?

Dusty Baker said...

To the game, folks.

COme on, Johnson!

Dr. Geek said...

@ dusty: http://www.40ozmaltliquor.com/archive/corona.html

karina said...

@rbnlaw I'm pretty sure he'd hate my optimism and positivity, sigh

I wonder what would happened if I posted on his blog.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: A man after my own salsa chips.

karina said...

^happen

rbnlaw said...

Dr. G:
You're at the game aren't you?

karina,
yes it would.

GODDAMMIT JOHNSON HIT THE FUCKER!

rbnlaw said...

POSEY IS ERECT

Vin just said that?

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: No, I'm in Tucson, Arizona, with Jojo, who thought he was a man who thought he was a woman something something grass.

rbnlaw said...

Sorry, my reply to karina made no sense, which pretty much sums up tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH

karina said...

Chad, you rock!

rbnlaw said...

Dr. Geek,
I'm sorry to hear of your unfortunate location.
Tucson is a horrible place to be; El Paso salsa only makes it worse.

rbnlaw said...

and I'm behind on the DVR.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: Tucson's not so bad. I'm away from the McCourt's, for one.

Dr. Geek said...

BILLZ!

karina said...

I have a shocking confession: I love El Paso salsa and I don't know what's so wrong about it.

MR. F said...

FUCK YES CHAD YOU FUCKING ROCK FUCK YEAH

Dusty Baker said...

hate Hate HATE these fuckin Jints.

Zito gets the hook.

Dusty Baker said...

I like to roll with Herdez salsa, myself.

Paul said...

Zito out early to create another crappy song.

Dr. Geek said...

@ karina: I won't hold it against you. My grudge is my own to bear.

Dr. Geek said...

@ dusty: Herdez and I are cool. We go back.

Paul said...

Seriously Padres....Seriously. Really? I mean fuck you guys. In the words of Zack De La Rocha "Wake up!!!!!"

Dr. Geek said...

@ Paul: I guess you can say the Padres want to sleep now in the fire.

NicJ said...

Zito finito?

Dusty Baker said...

Suck it, Barry! Lil bish.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Yes, Zito exito.

Fred's Brim said...

good job Barry, way to step up

MR. F said...

i apologize for my excess swearing. still very frustrated

rbnlaw said...

Dr. G:
To me, if the US had an asshole, it'd be Tucson.

I roll with the Jack's I buy at Costco.

Dusty Baker said...

Lay off a brother's town! It's all good as long as someone represents Blue no matter where they are.

Dr. Geek said...

@ rbnlaw: What did Tucson do to deserve your wrath?

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: Thanks, Dusty. I think rbnlaw is still bitter about my Assassin's Circle deception.

Dusty Baker said...

The AC deception is legendary, Dr(.) Geek.

Paul said...

Dr. G

the padres have to know their enemy and apparently it is themselves.

Dusty Baker said...

4-1 Rox at end of 6.

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny talking about Steve Garvey now.

Jason said...

Dad story!

Dusty Baker said...

For once I beat Jason to a post! #SoSGMarchMadness

Dr. Geek said...

@ Paul: Their losing streak will never Tire Me. And I will Settle for Nothing less.

NicJ said...

since zito is out can we put loney back in? Beli2's D at first scares me. Especially with raffy's crazy arm.

Paul said...

How come everytime I think of these blogger wars the scene of the tv stations brawl from Anchorman pops in my head?

I think we are the Spanish language news team.

Dr. Geek said...

@ Paul: Can I be the hot weathergirl?

Paul said...

Did Chad and Card deck just hug on the mound?

karina said...

Raaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuul!

speaking of Dodgers players I love :)

NicJ said...

hahaha. thanks blue.

Paul said...

Dr. G

you might have to fight Neeebs for that role.

They are really focusing on the Giants Dodgers score at the whale's vagina. The Padres are gonna owe us big time.

karina said...

@Dr Geek I think that's Jackie Johnson role.

isn't that the weather girl you all have a crush on?

Jason said...

Just checked back in with MCC, they've given up on the game and have resorted to posting pictures of kittens. I'm not even kidding.

And damn you Dusty with your improved posting speeds. This spells doom for my championship defense.

NicJ said...

LOLcats!!

Dusty Baker said...

World's oldest beer:

http://tinyurl.com/29wyqqm

Dr. Geek said...

@ Karina: She's on CBS now, from what I hear. There is a new gal in town on KCAL.

Paul said...

I really think Kemp only has second ballot HOF potential.

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