Friday, October 01, 2010

Game 160 Thread: Oct 1 vs. D'backs, 7p

John Ely (4-9, 5.10) vs. Zach Kroenke (0-0, 21.60).

COMMENTS: It's the last series of this regrettable 2010 season, and I, am, in misery. But sort of like Adam Levine getting abused by Anne Vyalitsyna, here I am, enjoying the fact that I'm back for at least one more GameThread. Ely, whose 2010 career trajectory matches the arc of the Dodgers' season, takes the mound to try and win the first of three games that we'd need to claw our way back to .500. Can you even believe that, after two straight postseason appearances, we're talking about holding out a glimmer of hope that we'll make it back to absolute mediocrity? Forgive me if I'm a little Kroenke. I'm going to go sit by the pool. Right, Anne?

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Theriot, 2B
Blake, 3B
Ethier, RF
Kemp, CF
Loney, 1B
Mitchell, LF
Ellis, C
Hu, SS
Ely, P

MR. F said...

@Sax, While I admire your insistence on staying on topic, in the future, it is not necessary to stick a Maroon 5 reference in a thread as an excuse to include a picture of Anne Vyalitsyna.

Josh S. said...

Ah, the old "bearded two-hole."

Mr. Customer said...

she's purty.

Josh S. said...

JMart is the hitting coach tonight. Hopefully, he's taking the "do as I say, not as I do" approach.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: I'm actually partial to Maroon 5, despite Levine's high register. I like the Police, Hall and Oates, and Stevie Wonder influences.

I think their latest album is their worst, however.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: is Martin making everyone bulk up before the game?

MR. F said...

@Sax, Oh I have nothing against Maroon 5. I'm just saying you don't have to tax your head to come up with a reference to the band anytime you want to include a picture of Ms. Vyalitsyna in a post =P.

Orel said...

I didn't know Ken Levine had a band. Talented guy.

Mr. Customer said...

Office Jailbreak!

Spanktopus said...

Still no sign of peace between Dish Network and Fox Sports. This is going to be a dark weekend if I don't get a send-off from Vin.

MR. F said...

=/

Spanktopus said...

(cries)

Paul said...

Just want to announce one of the newest Dodger fans. Manuel "Manny" James aka to blogger Paul Jr. born on Sept 29th (a Dodger win day!). He is doing great. His new dad is happy but a little delirious right now.

Go Dodgers! Let's make it 2-0 with Manny!

MR. F said...

Congratulations, Paul!

Spanktopus said...

Cheers Paul!

Another Ram fan is born.


FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

Spanktopus said...

I felt a disturbance in the force. Now I know why.

David said...

Theriot batting leadoff? Wow.

Not like it matters at all anymore, but still.

Orel said...

Congrats, Paul! Cigars and Scotch for all!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, Paul!!! Congrats!!!

karen said...

Greetings Boys and Girls!

Congratulations Papa Paul! You've received lifes greatest blessing.

Welcome Manny!

Steve Sax said...

Glad we got Manny back into the Dodgers fold.

Way to go Paul! Congratulations!

Josh S. said...

Zach Kroenke has a tony head.

Spanktopus said...

Surliness-100%

Spanktopus said...

This is going to be one of the most weird,zany,crazy,messed up,fucked,disturbing,beautiful,
bizarre,malaised filled weekend of all-time.


And it's only Friday.

Josh S. said...

.500 is slipping away! It's all I have left!

MR. F said...

Indeed.

karen said...

Why couldn't the D-bags do this in Frisco?

MR. F said...

We're already losing?

Spanktopus said...

311-Beautiful Disaster

karina said...

First of all, congratulations Paul!

Epale everyone!

MR. F said...

This guy has a 21.60 ERA! Come on guys!

D'oh. 18.00 ERA already.

karen said...

Epale Karina!!

Spanktopus said...

I'm currently like the kid in the candy store with no money looking at my T.V. screen hoping the game will magically appear.


LOSER!

Spanktopus said...

KKemp didn't strike out. We make party!

MR. F said...

Ouch.

karen said...

@Spank--Consider getting DirectTV. I've had it for about 10 years and have been happy with them.

Spanktopus said...

@ Karen

I fucked myself. i was with them for years and got all sly to save a buck and switched in March to the Dish. The Dish is good too but I did not expect this to happen. And right when the Lakers are going to start too.

FFFFUUUUUUUCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

I like me the DirecTV too...

Spanktopus said...

Here we go. Russ Fucking Mitchell. Give me a break Man. HATE YOU!

Spanktopus said...

Hey Saxy! Where are the updates for the PODS/GNats.

karen said...

I dislike Mitchell too. I really don't know why, I just do. I also thought he should have beat out that throw.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton Richard has a shaky inning but it's 0-0 in SF

MR. F said...

Evils 0, Lesser Evils 0

karina said...

I like DirecTV too

Steve Sax said...

Spanktopus: why do you need my SF/SD updates? Can't you just watch the game on your satellite di...

Oh. Sorry!

Spanktopus said...

Actually I was fucking with you Saxy. I got all I need on Gameday except Vin.




(cries)


Fucker

karina said...

Pod are up 1-0

go Pods

karina said...

what's the problem with your tv, Spanky?

karen said...

@Mr.F--That's exactly how I feel. The Evils and the Lesser Evils. Let's hope the Lesser Evils find their mojo.

Spanktopus said...

russ Mitchell has one of those faces where I just want to punch(like Ellen and SBIL). His batting average doesn't help.

karina said...

This is the third inning, let's have hope

karen said...

Paging Brad Ausmus...Your pitcher is imploding

Spanktopus said...

@ Karina

My satellite provider and the Dodgers broadcast network are negotiating a new contract and us lucky ones got blacked out until they can agree on a new one.

Spanktopus said...

I am starting to believe I should have just stayed in bed and never got up.

Steve Sax said...

I thought that, Spanky, in July

Steve Sax said...

5-0 lead in the third and these washouts are trying to steal bases on us?

Fuck the Snakes.

karina said...

@Spanky I feel your pain, that's very close to a human rights violation, no fan should be subjected to such pain.

However, anyone could argue the Dodgers have had all of us in pain this season.

karen said...

Let's all wish Matt Cain a disasterous birthday

And, oh yeah...I hate Stephen Drew

Spanktopus said...

Yah. It's a shame. But hey! I got a shitload of beer, AUSMOSS is managing,and fuck, I got some fresh fish to go running with.

karina said...

Time to reveal one of my heart's secrets: I'd wish Cain pitched for the Dodgers

Josh S. said...

Hey, in all seriousness...what does a bench coach do?

karen said...

Pods up 4-0!!

Hooray for the Lesser Evils!

MR. F said...

4-0 Lesser Evils!!!!

Spanktopus said...

@ karina

I am not surprised since you want Beltre back too.

el montanero said...

adrian gonzalez diggler hits a homerun and i cheered. i hate myself right now. i feel like i need a shower...with some bleach.

Josh S. said...

Everything's coming up Whale's Vagina!

Spanktopus said...

And the Pirates beat the Marlins!

Spanktopus said...

Hey El Monte

Cleanse yourself off Imperial Beach

karen said...

I'm with Karina on the whole Adrian Beltre thing.

@el montanero--It does make one feel dirty rooting for the Padres, doesn't it?

Spanktopus said...

Am I the only one who remembers Beltre's tenure with the Dodgers or what. he only had one good year.the rest of time he was on the D.L. Am I wrong?

Josh S. said...

Bison just tied his high in HR with 26.

Spanktopus said...

HATE YOU RUSS MITCHELL.HATE YOU!

el montanero said...

@karen

1996 is still burned into my brain. and as much as i hate giants fans, padre fans have done their damnedest to make me hate them over the years. choads, all of them.

karina said...

@el montanero your puppy is so cute

@Spanky he is Dodgers homegrown and he had decent seasons, but he left after the best one with the Dodgers.

karen said...

@Spank--I thought Beltre did fine as a young player and he had a great 04.

Plus, if we're going to be telling our hearts secrets...He was my dad's favorite player and I can't go against my daddy!!

karina said...

@karen great minds,girl

Spanktopus said...

@ the ladies

I hear you. Beltre had alot of promise when he was coming up (much like Kemp)but I feel like he could have been much better(just like Kemp).

Spanktopus said...

This game is fucking over.

el montanero said...

@ karina

thanks, but believe me he knows it. he uses it to his advantage all the time. he put his chin on my lap and looks up at me with soulful puppy dog eyes whenever i'm eating...and i'm still dumb enough to give him something.

@spanky

i'm with you, i liked beltre and i'll always root for a dodger (save for jeff kent), but every year it was the same thing, "waiting for him to explode, to be a superstar in this league". the word i hate the most is potential, and i'm starting to get the same feeling with bison. kinda like lamar odom, benoit benjamin, and as much as i loved the guy, raul mondesi.

Spanktopus said...

Don't start with Mondesi.

karina said...

I'm gonna love Rauuuuuuuul until my last breath

Steve Sax said...

We are losing 7-1. That's bad.

Padres are up 5-0. That's good.

karina said...

@el montanero my Cocker Spaniel is the same,though he knows I won't give in easily,unlike he does with my parents.He does know I'll pet and kiss him as much as he wants, if I don't he starts barking and crying.

Both of them know they're the bosses

*sigh*

el montanero said...

cain hasn't been abel to get anyone out. get it...cain...not abel...'cause most of us heathens and the ny times test...never mind.

Spanktopus said...

BEANBALL RIGHT NOW!

MR. F said...

You're a clever one.

el montanero said...

@karina

gunther (my dog) is half daschund and half corgi. he's 23 lbs. and 25 inches long...i'm 6'-0" and 170 lbs...and yet somehow he takes up 2/3 of the bed. he owns me.

Orel said...

My dog is on a diet. I have forced myself to become immune to puppy eyes.

Spanktopus said...

I'm about to throw a fucking rage like you wouldn't believe. But i am going to spare you folks. My neighbors on the other hand,are going to feel the wrath of god.


FUCK YOU DISH AND FOX!

karen said...

@el montanero--Your Gunther sounds like he is related to my dogs. They've definetly put us in our place.

karen said...

@Spank--Will your wrath be sans clothes?

karina said...

@Orel Coper should go on a diet. He had his vaccinations yesterday and we found out he gained 3 lbs, that's a lot for a Cocker Spaniel,

@el montanero Coper does the same with me. If he doesn't do it, he demands me to hug him, if I move he hits me with his paws so I stay on my rightful place and keep hugging me. Since I have Coper, I say dogs own us, not the other way around

Paul said...

Thanks all!!!

I am still a rookie at this diaper changing thing but getting better.

Meanwhile Manny wants to know why he heard me complaining about Kemp so much. Since he has been alive he has been fantastic!!

karina said...

yay three more runs, go Dodgers!

Orel said...

When did Sherrill eat Broxton?

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all

Congrats to Paul on Manny's arrival. Glad to know that everyone is doing well.

Tuned in to see that the Snakes are ahead, YIKES! We've got some work to do. As Karina says "It ain't over till it's over".

karen said...

Epale MB!!

You're right...no fat lady singing here!

Orel said...

Vin just described David Eckstein as "one of our all-time favorite players."

karen said...

@Orel--I wonder who Vinny means by "our"

karina said...

@Orel our ? that sounds like a LOT of people

Steve Sax said...

two-run Rowand HR makes it 6-3 SD in the bottom of the sixth, with one out

MeanieBreanie said...

Eckstein as a favorite player? I'm waiting for Saxy to weigh in on that one.

Steve Sax said...

Ryan Webb into pitch. Let's see how this Pen-Itentiary performs when they need it most

el montanero said...

aaron rowand trotted around the bases like he does that all the time. come on, madres, i don't want to have to sweat this one out.

Orel said...

Vin uses the royal "we" a lot. But he's rarely that forward about a player.

karina said...

Runners in scoring position for SF, 6th inning

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just heard about Paul's new bundle of joy! Congrats!

MeanieBreanie said...

At least we narrowed the gap.

el montanero said...

i can't even look at giants fans while they're happy...no more mlb channel. only gameday for score updates.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And the Padres are anally probing Matt Cain on his birthday! Everything's coming up Milhouse!

Wait, someone already used that? DAMMIT.

Steve Sax said...

Webb, not so much of a penitentiary warden. he leaves the game with two out (he recorded one more out) and walked Uribe, K'd Renteria, and let Cody Ross double Uribe over to third.

So it's second and third with two out and Thatcher coming in, B6.

Steve Sax said...

And thatcher lets Torres single in a run. Men at the corners with two out and now it's 6-4 Padres.

Padres, your bullpen abandon ye.

karen said...

I just can't stand to see Giant fans happy.

NicJ said...

Padres wilting...

NicJ said...

Is it irrational to get angry while watching happy giants fans?

karen said...

Even when we root for the Pods, they still find a way to screw with us.

Spanktopus said...

Just tore the whole neighborhood a new one with Black Sabbath-The Mob Rules.

Surliness-10

Spanktopus said...

Shit! How long was I gone?

karen said...

@NicJ--Consider me highly irrational

Steve Sax said...

6-4 Padres in the seventh

karina said...

@NicJ @karen I'm outraged. To see a large crowd of Giants fans THAT happy doesn't feel natural.

Those orange rags are irritating me

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Can anything that has taken place this season be considered rational?

Spanktopus said...

Yes

Spanktopus said...

HaHa!

Re-reading the GT and figured out Coper was a canine and not Karina's kid. Blew my mind

karen said...

Damn you, Padres!

Jason said...

Congrats Paul! And, welcome to the wonderful world of Blue, Liitle Manny!

Dusty Baker said...

Steiner just said "easily beats Johnson."

That's all I gots.

Spanktopus said...

Is this thing on?

Spanktopus said...

Looks like I brought this bish down to a stop

Orel said...

Sandoval PHing in SF.

Josh S. said...

LOSING SEASON!

We make...potty.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this Paul news bit? Did I miss something?

NicJ said...

DAMN YOU MSB!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Welcome to under .500-ville. Population: us, and a bunch of other teams, but mostly just us.

NicJ said...

congrats paul!!!!

NicJ said...

one step closer to a better draft slot.

MeanieBreanie said...

Tonight the surliness if off the charts. You can feel it throughout the thread.

I say we all meet at The Assassin's Bar and drown our sorrow's. After all, misery loves company.

Orel said...

E-ckstein

karina said...

@Sharktopus hahahahaha, we are those sick people who treat dogs as children. Coper doesn't understand the word "perro" and understand "niño" as other dogs and children

Josh S. said...

The quest for 1 game under .500 begins tomorrow!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Angels and A's both win, so we hop, skip, and jump them into 14th.

Spanktopus said...

The draft. Fuck the draft. Who was no.1. Dreifort!

NicJ said...

SUCK IT GINTS!!!

Orel said...

"we are those sick people who treat dogs as children."

This is true.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But #7 was Kershaw.

NicJ said...

actually, Dreifort was number 2. A-Rod was number one that year.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Orel and Karina
In my case they are MY CHILDREN. One just manipulated me to let her out as she has hopes of catching vermin.

Spanktopus said...

@ all Dog lovers in the world.

I understand. Trust ME. I'm no Michael Vick.

NicJ said...

what the fuck are the padres doing?

stupid.

NicJ said...

these giants announcers are terrible.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Nic
Who knows with those Pods. I live in a city where they have a farm team. From what I saw this last season it isn't going to get any better.

Josh S. said...

Who's running against the bacon-wrapped hot dog? The slipped salami?

Spanktopus said...

I love how Sabrina refuses to acknowledge me until I do her.

Hi MB.

NicJ said...

padres should have bases loaded with no outs right now if it weren't for the stupid caught stealing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did you see the way Eckstein gritted his way into that HPB? Un-freaking-believable.

MeanieBreanie said...

Hello Spanky, I'm so not ignoring you.

Spanktopus said...

Right

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
All in the spirit of fun. I forgive easily and I'm not one to hold a grudge.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking Gonzo.

Spanktopus said...

Relax!

I'm just trying to push your buttons.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
And there are times you do a damn good job of it ;~)))

Josh S. said...

Spank and MB's wedding is going to be the party of the decade.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Gordita Supreme screws this up, it's his head on a fucking platter.

MeanieBreanie said...

Not if he turns up with any more STD's.

NicJ said...

i seriously hate the giants.

karen said...

Bell needs to mix in a salad once in awhile

NicJ said...

i feel like im in SOSG: 90210

Josh S. said...

Heath Ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HEY YOU FAT FUCKER STOP DAYDREAMING ABOUT 7-LAYER BURRITOS AND GET THE FUCKING SAVE

NicJ said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

MeanieBreanie said...

LASF
Burrito's? What happened to the cake?

Spanktopus said...

It was a homage. Why doesn't anyone believe me.





(cries)

karen said...

Well that sure quieted down those bastard giant fans

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The cake's a lie.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WHERE IS YOUR VOODOO PRIEST NOW, HUFF?

NicJ said...

and the noose gets a little bit tighter...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TWO MORE WINS.


TWO MORE WINS.

NicJ said...

if the padres force a tie i might have to make a trip to see that game.

in full dodger gear of course.

Spanktopus said...

What channel are you fucks watching.

FUCK YOU DISH AND FOX!

karen said...

I hate you Buster Posey, but at this moment your golden!

Orel said...

Exciting stuff!

Spank & MB's wedding, I mean.

NicJ said...

in that sense, stay gold Posey Boy.

Spanktopus said...

@ orel

It'll be better than Barnum and Bailey's.

Orel said...

I expect an invite.

MeanieBreanie said...

Barnum and Bailey's about sums it up. Given our age difference I will be playing the part of the cougar.

I can only imagine what it would be like if Spank and I were to meet in real life. Given our volatility it might be a case of who will kill the other one first.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know a great ordained minister if you need one. Rachel Uchitel needs some experience anyways.

Spanktopus said...

Watch yourself MB. I'm a full grown SPANKTOPUS!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Orel

If it were to ever come to that you will have an invite as well as the rest of SoSG readership. Everyone on this blog has had to live the whole drama/saga.

Spanktopus said...

How can you not love MB.

MeanieBreanie said...

Oh Spank, you charmer you. Flattery would normally get you everywhere. Keep working it. If you want me to fall you've got to give me something to fall for.

Spanktopus said...

What? Did someone put up a Post Game Thread? Wait. Not on this blog.

MeanieBreanie said...

It's getting late here so I'm going to call it a night. Sweet dreams to all.

MR. F said...

Good night. Don't let Spanktopus bite.... hard.

Spanktopus said...

You did not go there, Baby. This is just the internet. Words can only take you to a certain place. But what I can do to you in person,Please. Putty in my hands.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Most of the country tomorrow is getting Yankees/Red Sox tomorrow instead of Padres/Giants.

Bias? What bias?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK YOU, EXTRA TOMORROW. I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL.

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr F and Spank
You guys are killing me! How am I supposed to sleep? I need my beauty rest as I have a rigorous kettle bell class in the morning.

Goodnight my sweet Spank. I'm signing off for real now.

LASF
I fall in one of those markets. Unfortunately every time I turn the tube on (DirecTV) it's always the Yankees aside from the Texas teams. It's torture. I hate them as much as I hate the Gnats.

Spanktopus said...

Goodnight My Love!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ah what the hell, 200

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