Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Game 140 Thread: September 8 @ Padres, 7p

Chad Billingsley (11-8, 3.54) vs. Cory Luebke (0-1, 7.20).

Sure, San Francisco fans. You might think that your recent four-game win streak (two of which beat us; two of which are against minor snakes of the garden-type variety) was cause for celebration. But not against this 2010 Dodgers squad (now 10 games out of first place with a sub-.500 record); no, we're playing the spoiler, and even better, we're playing the spoiler against YOU now! A loss today would complete a Padres sweep and give division-leading San Diego a nice boost, rejuvenating the Padres after their disappointing ten-game losing streak. And Thursday, you roll into Petco Park for a four-game series. We're doing our part to make sure they have all the momentum!

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Podsednik-7
Theriot-4
Furcal-6
Blake-5
Kemp-8
Johnson-9
Mitchell-3
Barajas-2
Billingsley-1

Neeebs said...

MLSF:

Are you sure its not LINDSEY at first base instead of Mitchell? I thought Mitchell was a 3b.

Neeebs said...

And while I'm at it, anyone hankering for the return of Spock?

Josh S. said...

I got 1/4 of the all-bench lineup I asked for. Where's my John Lindsey? Where's my Trent Oj...Oe...Ol...Not gonna work here anymore, anyway.?

Dusty Baker said...

It is Mitchell.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I call Trent the Thunder Down Under.

And I do want Spock back. Regular Spock. Which in this case is evil Spock.

Neeebs said...

Ask and Ye Shall Receive.

Neeebs said...

So long Merken. You hung in there well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for Spock!

rbnlaw said...

Per my agent:

"Maybe the team doesn't want him around. He certainly feels unappreciated for all he's done so far."

See if you bench me after a loss again.

Dusty Baker said...

+++ WRASSLIN' NEWS +++

Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart, Former Pro Wrestler, ARRESTED On Drug Trafficking

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, a former wrestler in the then-World Wrestling Federation, was arrested on Sunday for "possession and trafficking in a controlled substance and burglary," according to Tampa Bay Online.

Neidhart was charged with "two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in illegal drugs and one count of burglary and one count of grant theft."

According to the police, he caused a disturbance while pumping gas on Sunday and ingested "multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle."

At the gas station, police found him in possession of 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone.

Neidhart was a wrestler in the WWF in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's all fake anyway.

Mr. Customer said...

It took me a second to realize that MLASF wasn't referring to the merkin.

rbnlaw said...

I believe The Anvil had a cup of coffee in the NFL.

Mr. Customer said...

As long as we're migrating avatars, the cavalier ensemble needs a dry cleaning. The hat was getting that Eric Gagné sweat ring.

Paul said...

Mr. C going back to the broxton 3 pack.

rbnlaw said...

New avi in effect. To the Penguin!

Paul said...

I think the Anvil was framed by the killer bees.

Bees....fuck bees.

rbnlaw said...

Yeah, or the British Bulldogs.


The Iron Sheik?

Paul said...

Maybe Demolition.

Steve Sax said...

I may be rooting for the Padres (to stay ahead of the Giants), but I still dislike MSB.

Small Sample Size said...

Man o Man

The Anvil on the pills. That doesn't fit the aging wrestler sterotype.

Where did all of my childhood heroes go wrong??

Dusty Baker said...

@SSS

That was my initial snarky reaction, too. Whoa, wait, another ex-wrassler dies from OD or is caught with hillbilly crack? Knock me over with a feather!

(You can get a feather from Hulk Hogan's boa.)

Dusty Baker said...

Also @SSS

Here's to Mid-South Wrasslin' 1970s and 1980s!

Small Sample Size said...

@ Dusty

Mid-South FTW!

Too bad there weren't any Rock n Roll express, Stagger Lee/JYD, or Freebird references.

Ah, the good ole days

MR. F said...

We can use our cell phones to kill the bees.

Dusty Baker said...

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing JYD wrestle at TH Barton Coliseum in the early 80s. Also Jake the Snake, Steve "Dr Death" Williams, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, etc. Classic. Then a buncha them went on to WWF and got all sissy on me.

And look how I turned out.

Small Sample Size said...

Kamala, the Ugandian Giant wrestled in the main event at ASU-Beebe when I was a kid vs Ted Dibiase.

Kamala chased my brother and 2 of his friends all over the gym before the match. He was screaming "Eat you....Eat you"

It was awesome.

Steve Dittmore said...

Long time no talk. Y'all are going down this week (this is the fantasy football game thread, right?)

Dusty Baker said...

Trying to make it out of Westlake alive, Vinny!

Mr. Customer said...

Is it trash-talk time already, El Profesor?

Steve Sax said...

Have any of you noticed the list of Dodgers sponsors, when read on the radio, has both Caremore AND Budweiser ending their taglines with the same, "It's what we do."

Caremore: it's what we do. I get it.

Budweiser:...it's what we do.

WTF?

Steve Dittmore said...

@Mr. C - Sure... what the heck else are we going to discuss?

karen said...

Hello Everyone!!

@Sax...Love the GT

Steve Sax said...

Well this is not a good start.

Mr. Customer said...

@Ditty

Um…

I'll have to get back to you on that.

Spanky said...

Drive-by mattress fire bombing....

DIE DIE DIE

Steve Sax said...

Sweet, snakes tied it up at 1

Neeebs said...

@Karina (where ever you are)

Portnoy just announced he's left Dream Theater.

karen said...

That was Bison-esque

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp?

MR. F said...

Hey, Kemp didn't strike out.

NicJ said...

Rummitch K's with an RISP.

Today you are a dodger.

Steve Dittmore said...

Mr. C - How 'bout this?

ESPN just showed a commercial for Resident Evil in 3D.

Who goes to these movies that it warrants sequels?

Josh S. said...

Russ Mitchell looks like Mitch Jones.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They made Step Up: 3D.

HOW IN THE HELL COULD THERE BE A STEP UP 2?

NicJ said...

mitch jones looked a little more gooberish.

NicJ said...

Step Up 2: The Streets.


the real question is who the hell goes to see the first one.

Mr. Customer said...

The 3-D thing works less than ideally for four-eyes such as myself. I do not feel that I am missing much.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I thought the thread below was the Game Thread,

@Neeebs I'm shocked, you?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's like all those Leprechaun movies. Was In the Hood really so successful as to warrent Back 2 Tha Hood?

Spanky said...

JAMES LABRIE IS THE FUTURE OF DREAM THEATER

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Very surprised.

Mr. Customer said...

I was having a discussion recenly about what movie would be least appropriate for a 3D remake. We narrowed it down to either Network or 12 Angry Men.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If there's anything I want to see in 3D, it's Henry Fonda.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll have to go and look. I really enjoy that moment of realization.

karina said...

Vin, on my bedroom!

:)

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Yentl was right up there, as well.

karina said...

@Professor Dittmore this is not smack talk, but the preview says my team is slightly better than yours!

Spanky said...

I'm still traumatized by Jaws 3D

(sobs)

Steve Dittmore said...

I haven't been bitten by the 3D movie bug.

How about John Ford's Grapes of Wrath w/Fonda in 3D? Does 3D work for black and white movies?

Mr. Customer said...

@Spanky

I have almost convinced myself that they intended Jaws 3D to be hilarious.

karina said...

I'm looking forward to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I on 3D.

Dorks like me, who raised their beverage straws when the wizards raised their wands in the last movie, get a blast out of the 3D.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still waiting for A Street Car Named Desire: 3D.

Josh S. said...

Ump's strikeout call is a mite excessive.

karina said...

How about Bogart on 3D?

karen said...

Durango hit that right on cue

Spanky said...

Porky's Trilogy in 3D!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

@Karina

That one will be pefectly appropriate for the 3D theme.

What I don't get is the notion I would somehow want to see a crappy movie more because it was filmed in 3D.

Mr. Customer said...

I would totally go to see Porky's in 3D, however.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Karina - I didn't know ESPN was handicapping the games. FWIW that was the most polite smack talk I've ever heard.

Dusty Baker said...

When did Joe Torre morph into Karl Maulden?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr C - You're telling me that you wouldn't want to see such films as Clash of the Titans, The Last Airbender, and Jackass even if they were just simple 2D?

karen said...

San Diego is such a weenie of a baseball town, they're in the heat of a pennant race and they can't put butts in the seats at Petco

Steve Dittmore said...

Fast Times at Ridgemount High in 3D.

Dusty Baker said...

My Dinner With Andre is hands down the least appropriate movie to make into 3D.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would pay to see a three-dimensional Wallace Shawn.

Spanky said...

@ Karen

they are all playing frisbee at the beach

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I'm right with you on HP. Can't wait.

Mrs Dusty needs to finish reading the book by then though.

Spanky said...

WALLACE SHAWN IS THE FUTURE OF THE MOVIE BIZ

Spanky said...

C'mon Bills

Bean him with your thighs

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho negativo!

karina said...

@Mr C the key here is to have a good story. I'm sure the next Transformers will be on 3D but I won't bother to watch it ( as I have done with the other two in spite I loved the cartoons and played A LOT with the toys in my childhood)

karina said...

@Professor Dittmore it wassn't smack talk, I was sure you were going to kick me in the butt :(

it was a real surprise

Dusty Baker said...

Transformers! More than meets the thighs!

#BillingsleyTransformersMashup

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Exactly. The 3D glasses are still a problem for me, though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil Decepticons. IN 3D!!!

Spanky said...

Jose Offerman would have made that play

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Based on the one time I saw a 3D movie in theaters, the glasses aren't really an issue. Plus, I enjoy the evolutionary benefits of having six eyes.

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale Y'all!
I can see that I haven't missed much. At least where the game is concerned.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker what chapter is she reading? you'll have to read to her if necessary.

I don't know about you, but I'll gonna be in the first function. Depending of the time of the baseball game, I might watch the movie twice that day.

November 19th is a holiday, there's gonna be Deathly Hallows and baseball game at the Luis Aparicio.

This girl is going to fall asleep that day with a big smile on her face

Steve Dittmore said...

I have spent more than my fair share of time transforming optimus prime from truck to autobot and back for my 5-year-old. I'm well versed in the need to protect the allspark.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

You've only seen one movie in 3D?

In a way, I respect that. It's just that you're pretty much cutting edge on the entertainment tip, so I figured you had seen a lot of modern movies, many of which are 3D.

In another way, you're a luddite.

Respect either way.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I don't know where she is. I keep taunting her about being behind. The problem is she has to read a lot of books, children's books, scripts, treatments, etc. for her job, so that has to come first.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I have seen 0 movies in 3D (not even Toy Story 3). What does that make me?

Dusty Baker said...

@P Ditty

"transforming optimus prime from truck to autobot and back"

Is that what the kids call it these days?

Dusty Baker said...

@P Ditty

An Arkansan.

karina said...

@Mr LASF is also a four eyes!. Well, I suppose neither of you wear contacts.

@Mr C maybe there's something wrong when you put the 3D glasses over your regular frames.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I only saw Avatar. Unless 3D can truly enhance the movie-going experience, I have no real reason to fork down the extra money.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I suspect she hasn't opened it.If she doesn't know a thing, she's gonna devour it. It took me 11 hours to read it, counting the time I lost looking for words in the dictionary.

Dusty Baker said...

I always wear glasses, and I have never had a problem with wearing a 3D glasses contraption. The newer models (e.g., the last 5-6 years) are very amenable to people who wear glasses. They are so complicated (they don't use the same old 1950s colored plastic lenses technology) that the glasses are actually large and therefore fit over one's glasses; it;s like wearing ski goggles almost.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty

"Is that what the kids call it these days?"

No... it is what 40-something dads with a PhD call a frustrating $5 toy.

Dusty Baker said...

You're a discerning man, MLASF.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Do you read the proper UK version or the watered down Americanized crap? (Not that I have an opinion either way.)

Mr. Customer said...

@Karina

The comfort of frames are the issue, which may also have to do with my giant cranium. I don't roll contacts. They didn't make them for my prescription until well after I'd gotten used to wearing glasses. I hate sticking my damn finger in my eye, too.

karina said...

Scholastic is what I got and I wasn't going to complain.

I mean to read my beloved Harry Potter in both UK and USA versions, but I will when I move because, sadly I'll have to leave my books behind :( (at first, when I have an address, I'm so making my parents to send me those)

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

UK version is vastly superior, as you well know.

karina said...

@Steve Dittmore don't get frustrated! from what I learned from the kids around me, their toys get more and more complicated.

Most of our toys were lame by comparison (but we need to be more imaginative)

karina said...

^needed

Dusty Baker said...

I'm with you Mr C. My stepdad is an optometrist and I have access to all the contacts I could desire, but I still refuse. Always seems like I have toast crumbs in my eyes when i try to wear them. Finally the old man said some people's eyes just aren't made for them (or vice versa I guess).

karina said...

I dig the guy with the mustache and the retro jersey

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

You mean Paul?

Mr. Customer said...

Middle of the fifth, and I have had absolutely nothing to say about this ballgame.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, there's a game on?

karina said...

@Mr C @Dusty Baker I have contacts since I'm 13, just a week after I had my first glasses. I got them because I was a dancer and I couldn't dance with my glasses on. That and I don't to look nerdy (I am but the world doesn't have to know about it)

Dusty's stepfather is right but if you get the right state of mind and the patience, you adjust quickly. My younger brother went into lasik surgery to find out a couple of years later, he needed glasses again. He just started wearing them.

However, you have to be very careful, serious accidents can happen.

MR. F said...

Blake DeWitt would have made that play.

NicJ said...

anyone happen to notice the angels are still playing a game that started at 4?

suckers.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker hahahahaha, I think Paul said he has a beard right now,

If it wasn't for Vinny, I'd change the channel to Harry Potter and the Half Blood prince

Steve Sax said...

hey, the snakes are up 3-1!

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

No baseball talk in the Gamethread!

NicJ said...

BEAT LA!!

MR. F said...

Karina, is Harry Potter airing 24/7 over there?

karina said...

@Mr C this is Sax's blog, it's his party and he can cry if he wants to!

karina said...

No scoring! gracias panita!

Steve Sax said...

Just caught up with the GT. Guys, if we were going to obsess about 3D, why didn't you jump in in this PGT?

Neeebs said...

@MC:

If you want, I'll stick my finger in your eye. Both eyes even.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Patience, you say?

karina said...

@Mr F hahahaha, no. It seems, like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I'd wish it was the case.

Steve Sax said...

Terms of Endearment 3D

Steve Sax said...

Lorenzo's Oil 3D

Steve Sax said...

Dead Man Walking 3D

Mr. Customer said...

@karina, sax

That was offered with tounge firmly planted in cheek.

Steve Sax said...

Anne of Green Gables 3D

karina said...

@Mr C ah?

Dusty Baker said...

No one respected my My Dinner with Andre 3D comment?

Tough crowd, tough crowd.

karina said...

Space Jam in 3D! who's with me?

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Turnabout is fair play, and no doubt I deserve it.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C, what kind of cheek?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I said I wanted to see 3D Wallace Shawn!

karina said...

@Steve Sax coherence in conversation is not one of the strong points, I suppose.

Steve Sax said...

My Dinner with Andre 3D was pretty sweet; however, the comment was benched tonight.

karina said...

^our

karen said...

@Karina & Dusty...You guys are making me want to run out and buy a Harry Potter book. I've neither read any of the books nor seen any of the movies. I feel like I'm really missing out!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's not much game in these game threads lately.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

No, that was strong. I was going to offer my congratulations, but I got distracted by some shiny bits of metal.

Steve Sax said...

holy shit, we got someone on base

karina said...

@Steve Sax I want to think Mr C means the cheeks in our faces.

Steve Sax said...

theriot is 18-for-27 in SB attempts this year

rbnlaw said...

I just saw Pretty Woman in 3D.

Julia Roberts' mouth was even scarier.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

The left one…on my face.

rbnlaw said...

Princess Bride in 3D?
Inconceivable!

karina said...

@karen go! get it from a library, wherever you can, you might not become a fan but it's a truly enjoyable read and it's incredibly well written. It's so full of details you actually feel you live in that world.

It doesn't have to be soon, but when you read them, you'll be beyond entertained.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

There also not much game in the Dodgers recently, either.

karina said...

@rbnlaw who's up to sign an online petition for Princess Bride on 3D?

NicJ said...

SUCK
IT
GINTS
!!!

Steve Sax said...

poor chad. low run support is gonna screw him again

karina said...

why the Dodgers seem to always receive good bunts?

Josh S. said...

Andy Warhol's "Sleep 3D"

MR. F said...

@karen. Go read them! They really bring out your inner child!

NicJ said...

@karina, bad teams tend to make other teams look good.

Meaniebreanie said...

There might not be much game in our SoSG fantasy football league. According to ESPN predictions I am about to get my ass severely kicked by Paul. What do they know, my team has heart and soul!

karina said...

Sherrill is up.

I hope he doesn't have a printed contract for 2011.

you suck, Pods fans (not the guy with the mustache)

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, fer fucks sake.

Steve Sax said...

IBB so they can get to Mark Reynolds with two on and one out in the bottom of the eighth in AZ

MR. F said...

They loaded the bases on that? We really are cursed this season.

NicJ said...

(sad trombone)

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo, the bad kind.

Josh S. said...

@Sax:

poor [insert Dodger starter name here]. low run support is gonna screw him again

NicJ said...

BEAT LA!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kramer vs. Kramer: 3D

Steve Sax said...

shit, that ended up being a good call; Reynolds and his .210 average GIDP to end the inning.

Last chance for SF, down two runs in the ninth

Steve Sax said...

meanwhile, we're down 3-0 now. with none out and two on.

i'm switching back to the giants-snakes game. at least there I can get happy

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MR. F said...

Guffaw.

Josh S. said...

DIVE DIVE

AOOGA AOOGA

karina said...

Why didn't they release Machete on 3D?

I'm dying to see that film, Danny Trejo FTW!

NicJ said...

hahaha, well at least we hurt someone.

Dusty Baker said...

I like this Mitchell guy already!

Steve Sax said...

Russ Mitchell is 0-for-2 with a K and now an error in his major league debut.

Sigh.

karina said...

@NicJ right :(

@Meaniebreanie if you have heart and soul, nothing can stop you

Steve Sax said...

Giants get a leadoff double in the ninth, down two runs. This isn't good.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Mr.F - quote from Don Henley
"I would like to find your inner child and kick its little ass"

Dusty Baker said...

I don't consider that an error, plunking the shit out of an opposing player. Sticker for his helmet, in my book.

karina said...

finally, one out!

it was a productive out, forget it :(

Dusty Baker said...

It's only 4 runs, folks. We'll get 'em ba....

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Renteria Ks on a full count for out #1

Meaniebreanie said...

Hey you can take other lyrics from Don's song and put it into context with the Dodger's.

You're makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak
You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sofia Vergara is attractive.

karina said...

IT AIN'T OVER 'TILL IT'S OVER

faith, boys and girls, muggles, wizards and squibs alike :)

Steve Sax said...

juan uribe fouls out to the catcher for out #2

NicJ said...

uribe doesnt hit a HR!!!

Steve Sax said...

@MeanieBreanie:

Frank and Jamie McCourt trial = Dirty Laundry

Mr. Customer said...

Giants lose!

NicJ said...

this is more over than parachute pants.

Steve Sax said...

kemp / broxton / loney / ethier / martin: the end of the innocence

Steve Sax said...

(except for the "open up your best defenses" part)

Steve Sax said...

giants lose!!!

karina said...

Even Vinny is rooting for the Padres.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This Modern Family show is very funny. I can't believe I've never watched it before.

Dusty Baker said...

Taiwan will touch your heart!

*drinks mimosa*

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