Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Game 152 Thread: Sept 22 vs. Padres, 7p

Ted Lilly (5-3, 4.12) vs. Tim Stoover Stauffer (4-4, 1.99).

COMMENTS: While my colleague Sax is rooting against the Giants (reluctantly) at the expense of the Dodgers, I say let the cards (not the Cards) fall where they may. I mean, if you're up 6.5 games in late August and fritter it away, maybe you don't deserve to make the post-season.

That doesn't mean we have to watch the Giants make it, though. Remember that the Jim Tracy-led Rockies are in prime position to get hot and blow past the Pads and Gints. It might happen! Just trust me. My name is Stoover.

P.S.: Sphincter*.

(Sphincter trifecta complete!)

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MR. F said...

Never was the slogan "We're not the Padres or the Giants!" more attractive.

Josh S. said...

Furcal-6
Carroll-4
Ethier-9
Loney-3
Kemp-8
Gibbons-7
Blake-5
Ellis-2
Lilly-1

NOW they'll win 11 straight.

Josh S. said...

By the way, ten dollars will not get you a Sphincter Trifecta.

Mr. Customer said...

I still dislike Jim Tracy's ridiculous face, but I'd take the Rox over the Hated Ones

Josh S. said...

Hey, Blogger wiped my sphincter joke.

(Wait a minute...)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mr. F-6
Josh S.-4
Dusty Baker-9
rbnlaw-7
Spanky-5
Mr. Customer-8
NicJ-3
Paul-2
Meaniebreanie-1

MR. F said...

Unlike Furcal, I am infamously slow at everything.

Mr. Customer said...

The defensive stylings of Mr. C in CF?

Should be entertaining.

Josh S. said...

I'm in the two-hole, eh? I guess that means I'm free to keep making sphincter jokes.

Neeebs said...

@Josh:

If you are in the two-hole, how do you account for MB bringing up the rear?

NicJ said...

First base for me tonight?

Well i have little power but i promise it will come eventually. I do have a good glove though so that is something.


Right?

Josh S. said...

@Neeebs: I thought Spanky's the one who always brings up rears.

Paul said...

MB can be a little wild. I will have to be on my toes.

I say first pitch fastball to Gonzo right in the back. That will teach Miss Piggy not to crowd the plate so much.

rbnlaw said...

That's what management likes about me: I can lead off, or clean up; effective either way.

Actually, with 4 kids, clean-up is my natural position in the batting order.

"Bee eye pee tickess. . ."

karina said...

@NicJ that sounds promising to me!

I guess I deserve to ride the pine tonight. May I pinch hittin, maybe?

Spanky said...

Not unlike KKemp, I also tend to strikeout plenty but in another way.

@ Josh S.

OOOOOOOOOOOOH!

rbnlaw said...

I agree with Jon Weisman; if you resign Lilly, bargain with him.
1, maybe 2 years and at a discount.
definitely resign Barajas unless you think AJ Ellis can stay hot for another year.

Paul said...

My warm up song. Fist full of steel - RATM

"Silence...something about silence makes me sick..."

MR. F said...

Random fantasy question:

Should I drop Donald Brown (5th string RB) for any of the following:
Ladainian Tomlinson
C.J. Spiller
Tim Hightower
Heath Miller (no back-up TE right now)
Reggie Bush
Justin Forsett

Mr. Customer said...

"...unless you think AJ Ellis can stay hot for another year"

I would not have thought this to be a non-ironic statement (it still might be) at the beginning of the season.

NicJ said...

well, Bush is hurt and will be so for a while.

depends on your RB depth.

MR. F said...

My RB's are: Michael Turner, LeSean McCoy, Jonathon Stewart, Marion Barber, Donald Brown.

My fantasy strategy: see if anyone on my team has a lower "percent owned" than any available free agents. Such is the case with Donald Brown.

NicJ said...

well, i have LT on my roster as a backup.

Im reluctant to drop him just because the guy in front of him sucks* and LT looks like he has a little in the tank left.

*sorry spanky.

i guess if you are looking for a bench player/guy to use on a bye week you could go for it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kings down 1-0 after the first period.

Spanky said...

@ nicJ

I can't argue ,he does. You have to keep an eye on L.T. though cause he is injury prone. Oh wait, that's only in the playoffs.

karen said...

Greetings All!!

I tune in tonite out of morbid curiosity, like slowing down to look at a train wreck.

Also, I hate the Pods almost as much as I hate the jints

MR. F said...

Greetings, Karen.

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all
I'm the only woman in the lineup tonight and I LIKE IT!
Paul, not to worry. I promise to be on my best behavior unless sufficiently provoked.

karen said...

Epale MB!

Do the ladies proud tonite!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Mr. F
I have Tim Hightower and he has done well for me. I put Reggie Bush on waivers this morning. I didn't think I would ever see that day.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karen
I will try but I have my work cut out. Unfortunately I've been placed in the position of bringing up the rear.

Spanky said...

Masochists we are.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't even talk about He Who Must Not Be Named, MB. I have no compassion for him whatsoever.

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. LASF
Surprised given your devotion to the Saints. It really is true, karma is a bitch.

Steve Sax said...

We are not losing yet!

And the Giants are down 2-0 to the Cubs in the bottom of the eighth (SF has three more outs with which to play)...J Sanchez watertortured to death (5.2 IP, 2R, 1ER).

Spanky said...

Trying to grow a beard since I'm on the hot corner. But thinking of pasting some samples from the neighbors dog on my face cause it ain't comin' out.

MeanieBreanie said...

Thanks Sax for providing that glimmer of hope.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm a Saints fan, but also a USC fan. I cannot support him after what he did.

MeanieBreanie said...

Unfortunately USC will be paying the price for some time to come.

Spanky said...

I still love Eric Dickerson and he destroyed SMU

Spanky said...

Not that i care for them

MR. F said...

Epale MB! I'll check out Tim Hightower as well, thanks.

MeanieBreanie said...

Oh Spank, you touch my heart. I was thinking about the SMU scandal when I was addressing LASF. I lived in Dallas at the time and remember what a travesty it was. Several months ago I drove by the campus and it was so cool to see the football team practicing again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SMU still to this day is the only collegiate football team to get the death penalty.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lost to the Cubs...

MeanieBreanie said...

Come on, bring Kempy home!

Spanky said...

Runner on 3rd. And it's Kemp. WOW

Paul said...

Yeah ED said when the Rams signed him he had to take a paycut!

So is life in "College" Football.

karen said...

We score!! Puts more pressure on the Pods... I love it!!

MeanieBreanie said...

We score, we make party!

Spanky said...

Craig James took a paycut too.

Spanky said...

Damn MB, It has come to party for runs.

MeanieBreanie said...

Craig lives by Troy Aikman. Despite the cut, he's not doing too badly.

MR. F said...

We lower our standards, if only for our sanity.

karen said...

I am new to college football. What scandal hit SMU?

Paul said...

Go Cubs Go!! Hey hey whaddya say the Cubs are gonna win today! (pukes a little)

Fred's Brim said...

goddam fucking Yankees (and especially ESPN). Why didn't they build a roof for that basketball arena of a baseball stadium? And they don't have any hits yet. I know they will tempt me with a no-no and then spoil it in the 8th. Probably Swisher. And after the game is over, they will cut to Broxton blowing an 8th inning lead

Paul said...

Where is the Old Style so I can toast the Cubs and then dump the beer in the dirt.

MeanieBreanie said...

I'm in one of those moods that I'm ready to party for any reason.

@Karen
This was back in the 80's which are now a very fond haze. If I remember correctly the alumni were pumping money to players and families. SMU was given the kiss of death and had to suspend their football program for many years.

karen said...

Noooooo Dodgers!!

Spanky said...

@ Karen

SMU were paying their athletes for years and they got caught. Destroyed their athletic department for years.

NicJ said...

haha, we suck

Spanky said...

Geez I type slow.

STOOPID LILLY

MeanieBreanie said...

Oh this is bad! A homer and Saxy's favorite MSB scores.

MR. F said...

I blame that error on NicJ's 5:00pm post.

Fred's Brim said...

If Lilly can't keep the ball inside Dodger stadium, I don't want him next year

Spanky said...

I'm ready to shave off my fake beard

Fred's Brim said...

Why was I held out of the lineup tonight? Was I traded to the Rockies for a player to be named later?

Spanky said...

@ FB

You know the ball carries during the day games.

NicJ said...

Well, if my glove goes you better get rid of me because im sure not hitting.

Fred's Brim said...

That's what I am counting on when I am playing for Colorado

Paul said...

@FB

Rumor has it you were traded to the Mexican League.

Spanky said...

You were waived Fred B. So be ready to pitch the 7th.

Fred's Brim said...

Berkman slaps a ball to right for a home run. What a stupid stadium.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Eickstein is not only a Sax' favorite, he's a Vin's favorite as well.

Fred's Brim said...

haha just don't let me face any righties

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, karina!

Spanky said...

When did Berkman go to the Yanks? And were the hell was I when this happened?

Paul said...

So anyone going to really beat the Phillies anyways?

karina said...

I feel like I can't complain because I'm fortunate enough to listen to Vin tonight.

NicJ said...

at the second trade deadline i believe.

you probably didnt notice because we were too busy basking in the glow of all the deadline acquisitions we got.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Berkman went at the first deadline. I remember because I kept getting tweets from Old Hoss Radborn about how the pressure of playing in New York was slowly driving him insane.

Paul said...

Think we can get Manny back for the last 10?

Spanky said...

O.K. MB, I want 3 straight beanballs right out of the gate.

KILL KILL KILL THE PADRES

MeanieBreanie said...

I will literally give it my best shot!

Spanky said...

Just aim at the temples and throw your hardest

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, I'm caving in and watching the game. I'm not readily to give up baseball quite yet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why isn't Willie Mitchell playing? I really wanted to see how he looked.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB and P Ditty, if either of you are around tonight

Do the Hogs have a shot against 'Bama this weekend?

Josh S. said...

*checks score*

Go Teddy! Screw the Jints!

Mr. Customer said...

"Readily"?

I'm not even drunk!

NicJ said...

At least Lilly is driving his price down.

MeanieBreanie said...

We have quite the crowd tonight but Dusty is missing. It's always a bit quieter without his snark. I'm hoping for a party but at least there will be company to drown the sorrow's and share the misery if it should turn to that.

*quickly downs a shot of Karina's optimism

Fred's Brim said...

@Mr C I am not ready to be done with baseball yet either, and it makes me sad that it's been over for so long. It feels like such a waste.

Spanky said...

RANCHO GRANDSLAMIENDO

Fred's Brim said...

and Colorado's season ended when they lost to us the other night

NicJ said...

Kershaw now has a slightly better ERA than Ubaldo. It will probably change by the end of the night. Still cool though.

MeanieBreanie said...

Thank God for Rancho Implodiendo.

NicJ said...

nevermind, Ubaldo was just pulled.

Spanky said...

I dropped my inept RB and his equally inept teammate is the top rated RB on the free agent list. Classic failure

Spanky said...

Shave that smelly thing Blake

NicJ said...

haha, MCC threads are complaining that the dodgers are losing on purpose.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ken Levine is still making jokes about The Decision. Give up, man.

Fred's Brim said...

ahh there's the game

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm watching Hell's Kitchen.

el montanero said...

is it me, or does ted lilly's gameday photo make him look a bit like a young bill murray?

Fred's Brim said...

this low angle on espn is very strange. The perspective is off - Ludwick looks bigger than Lilly even though he's further away

karen said...

I'm so glad that MCC thinks that the Dodgers are losing on purpose. It does my heart good to think that we're screwing with their feeble minds somehow

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Those clowns at MCC are giving us too much credit. We just suck.

Fred's Brim said...

You mean we aren't tanking so we get the most ping pong balls at the draft lottery? The Nets will still manage to stay out of the top 3 so I think we have a shot

NicJ said...

i hope we are losing on purpose.

Josh S. said...

What. A. Bunch. Of. Clowns.

Spanky said...

Mr.C is 37 points away from making the espn leaderboard.

el montanero said...

ugh...enough with the "little engine that could" stuff. i hate eckstein. stupid pygmy.

Dusty Baker said...

Finally on the sofa, Vinny!

Spanky said...

BEAN THIS BASTARD!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, I heard that MB! ;-)

MeanieBreanie said...

Welcome DB, your snark has been missed.

NicJ said...

Marcedes Lewis is the third best TE in FF?

I lucked out, i just picked him up because his name reminded me of Al Bundy.

MeanieBreanie said...

What is this, Kmart blue light specials? These ESPN yahoo's are discussing "value players". I guess it is too much for them to discuss the game at hand.

Fred's Brim said...

I just picked up Marcedes because Owen Daniels is hurt and not very good

Spanky said...

Don't get your panties in a twist MB. Dodgers aren't going anywhere.

Fred's Brim said...

Good quote from Boone about the pitchers in Padres bullpen:
"There are so many of 'em down there capable of being dynamic in the back end."

hehe

NicJ said...

kemp angry?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp'd

Spanky said...

KKEMP doing what he does best.

karen said...

Bison throwing a little fit

Fred's Brim said...

Changes for the Better for 2011: Matty and RiRi go their separate ways

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I have Owen Daniels and he's sucking hind teat.

Paul said...

So with Manny hitting .255 I guess the story will be he was trying for the Dodgers but now has quit on the Whitesox.

Spanky said...

Lilly's not doing that bad. Just that one inning.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB indeed

hehe hind teat

Fred's Brim said...

we have 3 hits

Spanky said...

They are playing our song

NicJ said...

aint over till the fat lady sings.

oops.

Paul said...

Manny even quit on his high school team after four years. Jerk.

rbnlaw said...

All I can see of this game is some redhead covered with tattoos uttering semi-coherent sentences about how hectic her life is while running a parlor full of half-wits.

I'm not sure if it's LA Ink or the game.

Dusty Baker said...

MB, from the FF thread: "Fantasy Football is sort of like The Assassin's Circle. Once you get a taste it fuels the desire to KILL, KILL, KILL."

So, so true. Well said.

Paul said...

Tony Gwynn sounds like Orel with a really bad cold.

rbnlaw said...

DAMMIT!
I want to care about this time right now; I just can't muster it.

Or mustard it. I had tacos for dinner.

Josh S. said...

The only thing Manny quit on was being young.

Oh yeah, and he quit on being good at hiding his PEDs too, but that's another matter.

Paul said...

FF is like Poker. You think you know what your doing but luck comes around to fuck with you.

Fred's Brim said...

Rick Sutcliffe absolutely gushing about some guy named Jeter, saying he is the face of baseball. He must be good and probably never hits into lots of double plays or has mediocre range

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny quit on his hamstring. And after all the good it did for him. That bastard.

Mr. Customer said...

@DB, MB

No one overly competitive in our league. Not a one.

Paul said...

He also quit on his barber.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I absolutely do not think I know what I'm doing. I don't know 3/4 of the player names since I don't follow NFL as much as I once did.

Nonetheless, I'm 2-0. Dare I say "I'll take it!"?

Fred's Brim said...

I like watching KJ

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Too true.

Paul said...

Wait that isn't Tony is that Aaron Fucking Boone??

I am changing it.

MeanieBreanie said...

I definitely don't know what I'm doing. My prayer is that I'm not at the bottom of the board when all is said and done. So far it's been great fun and definitely a learning experience.

el montanero said...

just once i'd like the giants and padres to suck this badly when we're going for the division crown.

Fred's Brim said...

It's about time, MB! Next time get more of him!

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. C
You can say that as you are the one running away with the points :D

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How does the guy who knows what he's doing end up with the least amount of points? Damn you, karma!

Fred's Brim said...

@el montanero: agreed, even Arizona has been putting up a fight. They never go down as easy as we've been going down.

*stays away from obvious joke about that high school girl we all knew*

MeanieBreanie said...

Thanks FB. It's taken some time to get in the groove of tonights game. I'm now ready to KILL, KILL, KILL. Hopefully it's not too little too late.

Josh S. said...

I <3 KJ74.

Fred's Brim said...

@MB you've got a couple more chances I think. You can nail the first batter and then the second, but they'll toss you after that one

MeanieBreanie said...

FB, it's worth the risk.

Fred's Brim said...

I have a cousin named Mike Adams

My cousin could strike out Ryan Theriot too

Fred's Brim said...

go for it, MB. we got your back



as long as the batter doesn't charge the mound with his bat. Then you'll see me hightailing it outta there

el montanero said...

@ fred's: i think that girl from high school could strike out theriot, as well.

Spanky said...

I want to see Ackbar hit a homerun

Fred's Brim said...

hehe you know it!

MeanieBreanie said...

I would like Ranch Ardiendo with a grand slam!

Spanky said...

We have to cash in all our wishes for that one

Spanky said...

Make it a 'Dre Day,'Dre

Spanky said...

So much for that

Fred's Brim said...

and with that, I am gonna hit the hay

gnite yall

MeanieBreanie said...

gnite Fred.

Spanky said...

Suddenly it got quiet

Josh S. said...

DIE DIE DIE

Spanky said...

Hey Hey a runner thrown out trying to steal. We make party

MeanieBreanie said...

We really have lowered our standards.

Dusty Baker said...

Taiwan will touch your heart!

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

The Kings took a split squad to Col, b/c they play two games tomorrow against Phoenix. One at Staples and one in Phoenix.

To drive home my excitement for hockey season, I'll be at Staples, center ice, for the first home preseason hockey game.

Spanky said...

We will have no standards by the end of the season. Not that some of us have any now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Neeebs - Lucky bastard. Season tickets, right?

Spanky said...

I'm throwing my laptop through the motherfucking wall the piece of shit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think my use of the word "shit" angered Jorge Arangure.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm glad they kept Doughty and Mitchell together. I really want to see how they interact on the blue line, especially with primary guys like Kopitar and Brown.

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

Partial season. If you want to meet for a game, let me know. Usually something opens around the holidays.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My quota is usually a game a season. Between food, tickets and transportation, that's about all I can muster.

Spanky said...

KKEMP walked. We make party.

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

I may lead in points, but Dusty still beat my ass up and down the street in week 1, and it took a last second miracle to pull out a win in week 2.

I'm sure I'm due ti come back to the 60-80 range soon.

For the record, I wasn't excluding myself from the group of the overly competitive. I've caused tears to be shed on more than one occasion.

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

Iix on me. You'll have to fend for parking and food.

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. C - exactly my point. You were not excluded. Do me a favor, when we go up against each other please don't make me cry :)

Spanky said...

If Beard hits a homer I'll paste that dog beard back on

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And that's game.

MeanieBreanie said...

Another Dodger loss:
Garth Brooks - Low Places

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

I've mellowed (somewhat)

MR. F said...

Another game, another loss.

Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue

Steve Sax said...

Sphincter!

Oh, and PGT up.

Neeebs said...

Travis Tritt:

T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Neeebs - I usually just save up for good seats for a premier matchup. Last year I saw the Kings beat the Caps. This year I'm hoping to get tickets for when the Blackhawks come to town.

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

I got the best seats in the house.

Suit yourself.

Spanky said...

Yes-Close to the Edge

Dusty Baker said...

PGT up, homiez.

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