Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Game 151 Thread: Sept 21 vs. Padres, 7p

Chad Billingsley (11-10, 3.55) vs. Clayton Richard (12-8. 3.70).

COMMENTS: With our 151st game, it's definitely time to break out the 151-proof liquor and consider getting absolutely sloshed--to hold a wake for what could be our mathematical elimination this evening (should San Francisco beat the hapless Cubs, and we lose tonight). Given the two distasteful options of having the Padres, our opponent tonight, advance to the postseason, versus the Giants, I'd definitely be rooting for our southern divisional rivals. So with all due respect to Chadley, let's not give him any run support and hopefully stick him with a quality start no decision (pinning the loss on a Dodger reliever), shall we? I'll drink to that.

146 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

I'll drink to that, but I ain't touchin' the 151 with a ten foot pole.

Mr. Customer said...

Furcal 6
Carroll 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Blake 5
Loney 3
Johnson 7
Ellis 2
Billingsley 1

Per Dylan H.

MR. F said...

Fair enough for me as well.

Josh S. said...

For fun, I worked up a scenario where the Dodgers make the postseason. It's HIGHLY implausible (even with healthy doses of Venezuelan Positivity), but I will laugh my ass off it happens.

MR. F said...

Explain.

Josh S. said...

^if it happens

Josh S. said...

It's way too complex to type up on an iPhone, but step one is the Dodgers go 12-0, so...yeah.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They won 11 straight once! It can happen!

(cries)

MR. F said...

Hey, I'm the crier here!

Steve Sax said...

SoSG 2010, where readers fight over who gets to cry.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

Can't we all cry together?

Josh S. said...

At my mother-in-law's place, Vinny!

Spanky said...

Is that not what wakes are for?

Josh S. said...

Translate THAT, ya little bastard.

Spanky said...

Dead in here. Must be watching glee.

Spanky said...

Rafa singles extending our season

MR. F said...

It's been dead all day.

Spanky said...

Ackbar walks extending our season

MR. F said...

Ethier moves Raffy to 3rd!!! ....by GIDP-ing.

Spanky said...

Ethier will have none of that.GIDP. Season over.

Spanky said...

See what you did Mr.F

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp'd

I'm focusing my energies tonight on amusing MLB novels.

MR. F said...

So you don't want me to comment?!?!?!!

(cries)

Spanky said...

What are you reading? the life story of Greg Brock.

Spanky said...

I was playing Mr. F. (cries)

Damn were all sensitive today.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, we're not losing yet.

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Cubs 0-0 in the sixth

rox losing to snakes

Spanky said...

Thanx for that update Saxy. Don't know what we would do without ya.

Josh S. said...

I'm going to hang out here. A couple of knuckleheads are clogging my Twitter feed.

Spanky said...

Alright Bills. End it here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IT AMUSES ME

Josh S. said...

I'm just annoyed because I can't think of a good one.

Spanky said...

CHAD BILLINGSLEY IS THE FUTURE OF THE BOSTON RED SOX

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm particularly proud of "The Autobiography of Maholm X."

NicJ said...

its way to close to lakers training camp for me to even care about that anymore.


Also, KINGS PRESEASON TOMORROW!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

I can't imagine who you're referring to, Josh...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'M SUCH A TWITTER WHORE :o

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp'd

NicJ said...

uh oh i think dylan found a new twitter joke.

#YAM

Mr. Customer said...

Speaking of twitter whores…

NicJ said...

Posey!! asshole!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vincent Jackson is still going to be in lockout. Dumb bastard.

Dusty Baker said...

151! Love it!

*mixes a zombie*

NicJ said...

if jackson plays at all this year i have a feeling he will be ineffective for quite a while.

Dusty Baker said...

Got the Jameson's ready for the wake, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

How the fuck do you hit Eckstein? It's like throwing a football through a tire at 300 yards.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jackson's not going to play at all this season. He thinks he can play hardball with A.J. Smith and he can't.

Josh S. said...

If we're eliminated tonight, will Torre finally announce his plans for next year?

(I'm gunning for Ken Gurnick's job.)

NicJ said...

i think the chargers may just deal him.

NicJ said...

if only we had some GIF's right now so we could see what was wrong with chad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wednesday's the deadline. Only suitor was Minnesota, and Schefter says they've reached an agreement with Hank Baskett. A deal won't happen.

Spanky said...

Great job Bills. I like that shit

NicJ said...

cant even beat the team that is choking away their season.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh, etc. re Gurnick

In the 1983 Dodgers program my mother unearthed, there was an article by Ken Gurnick. He was writing for some San Gabriel Valley publication at the time, and it was published in the program I didn't realize he'd been around that long.

Dusty Baker said...

Well, this one's over. Even MDIL is calling for GLEE instead of the game now.

NicJ said...

where is baskett going?

Dusty Baker said...

JUST FUCKING HIT SOMEONE, HARD!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vikings.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Hell, maybe? In a handbasket.

NicJ said...

ah, so the season is already over for the vikings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Brett Favre.

NicJ said...

yeah you really got completely fucked in the QB dept.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet mother shit those new Burger King breakfast ads are putrid. It makes me want to stick a plunger up a nun's arse. Are people really marching down the street to their local BK to order breakfast? Is the idea of breakfast at a fast food restaurant that revolutionary in this day and age?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm dropping Campbell for Bradford.

Josh S. said...

ELIMINATION IMMINENT

NicJ said...

i actually have a lot of favorable matchups this week.

I will need them. P Ditty scares me.

Spanky said...

Monostat 37 is pitching

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Josh S. said...

Giants did their part.

Dusty Baker said...

Last out. Jints won.

Dusty Baker said...

HIT THAT TINY LITTLE FUCKER!!!!

Spanky said...

Carlos Santana(the guitarist)is whoring the shit out of himself. That's a shame.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

That's so different from other modern rockers. #U2 #Aerosmith #Stones

NicJ said...

the most disappointing part of the season is the lack of a veteran presence in the clubhouse.

Why the hell are Monny and Jansen not wearing tooth fairy costumes? Where is the rookie hazing?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers: The McCourts will attempt to reach a settlement later this week thru a court-appointed mediator. Details to come at Yahoo.

- T Brown

Josh S. said...

Even though we haven't lost yet, we're eliminated because the Giants and Pods play each other at the end of the year.

Also, we're eliminated because we played terrible baseball this year.

Spanky said...

Santana has not been modern since 1971, unless you count the song "Winning"

Dusty Baker said...

The previous comment shold have been in quotation marks,BTW.

HUge divorce news.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No offense to Tim Brown, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Modern in the sense that they were one big, and have stuck around and tried to keep rockin'. So Santana is very much one of them in that category.

Plus, didn't Santana make a comeback and win a Grammy or some shit a few years back?

NicJ said...

so when does the divorce trial to separate dodger fans and the mccourts start?

Mr. Customer said...

Interesting. Perhaps they should have considered doing that before they displayed their spectacular idiocy to the world.

Paul said...

Ummmmm we suck.

Pass me a drink.

MR. F said...

I was also kidding, Spanky.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Frank didn't want to look like an idiot he never should have bought the damn team in the first place.

Paul said...

Anyboby want Vick?

I might trade him for liquor and a kicker.

Liquor and a kicker is also going to be my teams new name.

Spanky said...

@ Dusty

True. I'm just pissed that he is getting pimped around by Clive Davis.

MR. F said...

We cry because we care. Losing to the Padres is not the worst case, but it still sucks.

Paul said...

@Nic

don't you think playing for the Dodgers right now is enough hazing for the kids?

Paul said...

Rumor has it the mediator is Grady Little.

Spanky said...

Don't start with the waterfalls yet Mr.F.
Games not over yet.(Technically speaking of course)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Grady Little would mediate the two, but he's too busy waiting for Pedro Martinez to hand him the ball.

NicJ said...

Ellis may be playing Jmart out of a job.

NicJ said...

probably not though

Spanky said...

Fuck Russ Mitchell already.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm on my ass drinking Thai beer and yelling at the TV screen, and I'm playing JMart out of a job.

Spanky said...

Fucking Dodgers are making me want to smoke some of that tide stick like Cheech

Paul said...

So Mediation!! Judge gave the come to Jesus talk.

Spanky said...

3 more outs

Spanky said...

Thanks KKEMP. 2 outs left

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Beard extends

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"That'll turn the lights out."

- Vin Scully

MR. F said...

Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

NicJ said...

i believe ken levine was just making fun of callers for complaining that the dodgers are giving away games.

Today he will be making fun of the dodgers for giving away games.

Spanky said...

Thanx Reed Johnson. GIDP. End of story

NicJ said...

Elliott Smith - Miss Misery

Spanky said...

Eulogy-TOOL

rbnlaw said...

Our suckitude is now official.

Congrats to STOOPID TORRE, the deity Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier's pinky, Russell Martin and his inability to slide, Manny and his long-lost power, Casey Blake's tin glove, Loney's GIDP's with RISP, and, of course, Frank and Jamie fucking McCourt; without whom, none of this would be possible.

Thinking of lifting my Tuesday drinking ban.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ken Levine making a pathetic attempt at humor? NO!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I didn't expect the end of the season to feel like this. I was expecting more dry humping from the Phillies.

NicJ said...

CHOOOOOOOOOCH

rbnlaw said...

Mr F:
Possibly Dylan's best song when performed by either the Byrds or Badfinger.

It's The End of The World as We Know It (but I feel fine)
-REM

I think I've suggested that one more than once.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington

Dusty Baker said...

"It's time to feed my gimp." - Sue Sylvester

Wow.

Spanky said...

@ RB

You forgot to Congrat Raffy's back

Dusty Baker said...

^That was a GLEE quote not a song choice. Hold for that.

Dusty Baker said...

Keep Ya Head Up - Tupac

NicJ said...

am i the only one who doesnt watch glee?

Mr. Customer said...

I blame the ghost of Russ Ortiz.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't watch Glee.

Spanky said...

Seemed like everyone did

Paul said...

I can stand about 5 minutes of Glee.

To each his own.

Boardwalk Empire was worth my hype. I hyped it big in a bar last week. Those two extra viewers really helped.

NicJ said...

Im not knocking it.
Just always felt a little left out.

Spanky said...

never watched it. figured was in the high school musical vein. Boardwalk Empire was badass.

NicJ said...

i seriously hate DHL.

IT TAKES 8 FUCKING DAYS TO GET AN IPHONE CASE 40 MILES TO MY HOUSE!?!?!

Oh, and i have to be here to sign for it.

fuckers.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

You know that line in PULP FICTION where Samuel Jackson says that his girlfriend is a vegetarian, so that pretty much makes him a vegetarian?

Same concept in my household, except with GLEE not a hamburger.

I do like the show, for the record.

rbnlaw said...

Spanks,
How could I forget Furcal's back. . .no he's not. . .yes he is. . .no he's not.

I also forgot Broxton's stamina, Bellisario's drinking, Troncoso's control, GAARP, the Ortiz brothers, the Tattooed Lady, and Jack Taschner.

Anyone else?

Spanky said...

@ Dusty

Not knocking it. My brother's and sister's family watch Glee like religion and on get togethers I'm outside drinking alone while they yap away about it inside. HaHa

Mr. Customer said...

…Sherrill's van dyke, too.

Spanky said...

@ RBN

Flat Breezy Fool

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

T-Slick.

DreamWeaver only down to two fingers of shake.

Paul said...

Then again I loved Flight of the Concords and people thought I was crazy. My tv taste are hbo and comedy central based.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

We should be on the patio hanging out throwing pennies at empties, then.

Spanky said...

@ DB

Fo Sho

Paul said...

Don't forget JMart's first injury and Dusty's wine spill.

Paul said...

Ashes in the Fall- Rage Against the Machine.

Spanky said...

GodDamn this season sucked

Dusty Baker said...

^Sounds like a typical Saturday in October for me, Paul

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's about ending Joe Torre's hall of fame career on a high note. We're not even spoilers anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

Who volunteers to fuck w D Hernandez about his already over-using the whole Jamie McCourt/YAM bit?

Spanky said...

Unleash Dusty

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The article should really read:

Struggling LATimes Writer Forgets Deadline, Pulls Crap Out of Ass to Appease Editor

http://lat.ms/d6YKWl

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Shouldn't Frank McCourt fire you for going after another job while still employed here?"

"That's their prerogative," Torre said, and by "their," he must believe both Frank and Jamie own the Dodgers. That will surely get him fired.


EXCELLENT WORK, SIMERS. WAY TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES. THAT'S CLEARLY WHAT TORRE MEANT. THERE'S NO WAY THERE COULD BE ANY OTHER MEANING BEHIND IT. AND DON'T EVEN BOTHER ASKING A FOLLOW UP QUESTION. YOU'RE JUST TOO SMART TO BOTHER WITH THAT SORT OF NEWBIE JOURNALISM FUNDAMENTAL SHIT. YOU'RE THE BEST, BABY.

Mr. Customer said...

I clicked through the link long enough to see who wrote it. That was all the information I needed.

Steve Sax said...

post-game toast up!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

As a good friend, I heard him out.

THAT'S WHAT GOOD FRIENDS DO, SIMERS. THEY PUBLISH SHIT IN THE LATIMES ABOUT HOW THEY WANT THEIR FRIENDS TO BE FIRED. NOTHING BUT CLASS FROM YOU, YOU OVERWEIGHT, OVERPAID, UNDER-THINKING JACKASS.