Sunday, October 03, 2010

Game 162 Thread: October 3 vs. D'backs, 1p

Ted Lilly (9-12, 3.71) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (7-15, 5.03).

COMMENTS: Like a teetering opponent on Mortal Kombat waiting to be finished, the Dodgers enter today's final game of the season eagerly anticipating their dispatch for the winter break. And while the hearty Dodger fan might be heading out to the Stadium for Fan Appreciation Day, hoping to bag one of "15,000 giveaways and special prizes" (you know, like like a Dr. Phil Prize Basket or 4 tickets to the special "Petros and Money Show" at Medieval Times), most baseball fans will want to be close to a television or reliable wireless connection to keep tabs on the Padres @ Giants game (Mat Latos vs. Jonathan Sanchez), which could decide the NL playoff teams (the other important game, Phillies @ Braves (Cole Hamels vs. Tim Hudson), should be starting right about now, funk soul brother).

So enjoy Fan Appreciation Day if you're going to the Stadium, and enjoy Scoreboard Watching if you're not. Either way, the Dodgers' 2010 season comes to a full and complete stop today. And then, feel free to exit the freefall ride.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Some of the other, less publicized giveaways are a little bizarre. Like two free meals at Sizzler, one of which has to be given to Ken Levine.

rbnlaw said...

I only go to Sizzler after watching Matlock.

Fred's Brim said...

nice Lord Finesse quote, by way of Fatboy Slim

Fred's Brim said...

Bills got their old old white helmets with the red buffalo on it today. I miss the white ones with the blue buffalo on it

rbnlaw said...

Lord Finesse hates Sizzler.

as do I.

Fred's Brim said...

and hi, everybody.
FB sad that this is it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Does FB smash?

Fred's Brim said...

Lord Finesse prefers TGI Fridays

rbnlaw said...

Saw The Social Network last night. Quick review:
If you can get past the exhausting dialog in the beginning, it turns out to be a very entertaining movie. Justin Timberlake channels his inner weasel as Sean Parker. No one gets out of this with a decent reputation in tact.

If you love Facebook, this is like seeing sausage being made. Lots of twenty-somethings in the audience didn't get the humor; intended and unintended.

Fred's Brim said...

FB smashed last night

rbnlaw said...

My daughter used to wait tables at TGIF's. She said they use the microwave a little too much.

I prefer Red Robin.

Fred's Brim said...

@rb why wasn't the humor received by the 20 somethings? can you give an example?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm a Souplantation man myself. Healthy living.

Fred's Brim said...

Lord Finesse is cool with Red Robin, he goes there when he's in Jersey

Red Robin....YUMMMM


sorry that stupid commercial gets stuck in my head

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASF why godzilla? Hoping we sign Matsui for next year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was posting in Japanese yesterday because the translations to English amused me.

Fred's Brim said...

ohh yeah I saw some of that - it was appearing as funny boxes for me :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"I won the monkey, I have to win, Mr. F would have failed in the only! I have victory! I can only for you and I. If the monkey with a monkey."

Fred's Brim said...

super karate monkey death car

Josh S. said...

MLASF: Sorry about my surly factor yesterday. Feel free to post in the language of your choice. Preferrably Esperanto.

Alex Cora said...

The giants v padres game also will determine if I get to wear a giants shirt to work and bring dinner to the giant fan. Go padres!!!

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all
It's a bittersweet day as the Dodger's season ends.

On the bright side, it is an absolutely gorgeous day and both Karina and I are leading our opponents in the SoSG league. We sisters have to stick together.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina,
How are you? Is Coper sufficiently blessed and any prospects for him?
Good news, we sisters are currently leading our opponents.

Greg Zakwin said...

Furcal-SS
Carroll-2B
Ethier-RF
Kemp-CF
Loney-1B
Blake-3B
Ausmus-C
Johnson-LF
Lilly-P

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How would the sisters not stick together, hypothetically speaking?

karina said...

@Alex Cora I'm crossing fingers you don't have to wear a Giants shirt to work.You're gonna feel dirty, believe me. Go Padres!

@Meaniebreanie we're like sisters from lost mothers.I saw your comment about retail therapy and towering heels well, heels because to me, anything below fous inches are flats ;)

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. LASF
If you met my real sister you would understand.

Fred's Brim said...

hey there, K and MB!

Mr. Customer said...

Hey everybody.

Dusty Baker said...

Folks I'm taking one for all of us and heading out for Chavez Ravine. I'll represent SoSG well. Whatever well means to us.

*raises sad toast*

^ I mean a drink, not slightly burned bread

MeanieBreanie said...

Hey Fred, glad you're here and the rest of the crowd. It's our last game thread and we have to make the best of it. I think I will crack a bottle of wine now in anticipation. Hopefully there will not be need for Slivovitz today.

@Karina
You don't know the sheer joy and ecstacy of having platforms and spikes back in fashion. This girl barely made it past 5 ft. I need all the boost I can get.

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie I'm fine thanks. how's your weekend so far?. Coper is a star this weekend, you couldn't believe how many people asked for pictures with him, he was filmed for a local tv station, etc. Today, he walked around 6 km, he couldn't finish, but he was happy walking around with so many dogs and cats. Sadly, I just could find just one girl for him :(

Now he's laying on my bed, head on my teddy bears, so cute!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Mr.C welcome
@DB Thanks for the sendoff from the rest of us. We have no doubt you'll make it a good one.

Fred's Brim said...

Bill showing some life!

Fred's Brim said...

^^Bills

Fred's Brim said...

hey DB and Mista C

have fun at the yard, DB. Get a good story for us!

Spanktopus said...

Coper. HaHa

Fred's Brim said...

@MB the slivovitz is deep in the freezer today. I will save it for next season, or if it's the Giants and Yankees in the world series

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
You will have to change your avatar with a picture of him in his shoes. Was he willing or did he hate your mom for it? My dogs would hate me forever. Only one girl? That's all it takes.

Your comments regarding the religion quiz hit me. I met my family for church/brunch this morning as I figure my twisted soul needs all the help it can get. The pastor must have gotten the memo about that quiz. He's starting a new series on Credo, what we believe and why we believe it.

MeanieBreanie said...

FB
If the Gnats and Yankees make the series we will all be drinking it with you.

Spanktopus said...

DIE DIE DIE

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie I don't have a sister! my brothers do have provided me with awesome sisters in law.

Regarding heels, it's not only helpful to look taller, but how they improve posture and walking, legs and butts look better, too (I could say more but there are too many guys around and those secrets can't be spilled that easy).

There's a kitten heel trend since Spring/Summer 10 'till Fall/Winter and there are signs it could survive to next year. Just say no, it's not flattering at all, imagine if you pair kitten heels with mid calf skirts, everyone is going to look like grannies!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank, who are you wanting to DIE, DIE, DIE?

Joe Buck is annoying as hell. It is just me or does anyone else out there feel the same way?

Fred's Brim said...

you are not alone, MB

Fred's Brim said...

i would pay a premium to watch all sports events without announcers and just the regular stadium/arena sounds

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
No need to spill secrets. This girl knows exactly what you are alluding to. I'm guessing that the guys do too. We probably need to give them more credit than we actually do.

Heels and Spikes are good ;~)))

Spanktopus said...

JOE BUCK IS THE BEST ANNOUNCER OF ALL-TIME






Right

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I love Joe Buck. He's such a terrific broadcaster, and so objective too.

#BizarroWold

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie he's a good boy. At first he walked funny but he got used to them easily. Their shoes are very practical: for example they don't bring the dirt from the streets into your bed, if you happen to allow them into your bed and sofas.

They don't have to step those hot roads but they do have a protection and believe me or not, it's more difficult for them to get fleas and alike. I think Coper has 4 years wearing shoes. My sister in law took a couple of cute pics this morning, when I have them I'm gonna change my super lame avatar.

MeanieBreanie said...

MB is watching the Saints/Panthers game and she is depressed. Daryl Johnston used to be sooo hot. He has not aged well at all.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
I have a Siberian Husky and a German Shepherd. Neither one would tolerate or be caught dead wearing shoes. My Shepherd is a big boy weighing in at 117 lbs. I don't think they even make them big enough for him.

karina said...

Atl 5-Phi 2

Go braves! Go Pods!

karina said...

Werth looked horrible fielding!

Mr. Customer said...

The braves just need the one win, no? If They both win, I'm going to need a personal moment.

Mr. Customer said...

Packers D has been a nice surprise today. it helps that they're playing the Lions.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is there any way the Giants don't get into the playoffs? Because the standings on MLB.com say that the Giants have not clinched a playoff spot yet.

Spanktopus said...

Thanks MB.

karina said...

A winning manager like Bobby Cox needs to retire in the post-season and the Giants can do without post-season, it's not like they go there often, right?

Josh S. said...

Sadly, there is no scenario that eliminates the Gnats today.

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie that's why my mama makes Coper his shoes. She just made my sister in law's Yorkie a brand new "pair"

Spanktopus said...

MB has a heel to my neck and is showing no signs of letting off.

MeanieBreanie said...

Spank
Don't be mad. Bradford was a spare I just recently picked up cuz Big Ben is still suspended. You could have gotten him a long time ago.

Josh S. said...

SF can only be eliminated via tiebreaker.

Spanktopus said...

I'm going to make sweet,sweet love to DeAngelo Williams

Fred's Brim said...

The Bills playing like the Bills today
*cries*

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
That heel is a spike. Be careful or I might go for the jugular.

MeanieBreanie said...

Neeeb's Mom just overtook Karina.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just to let Dusty know, his high school compatriot Peyton Hillis just scored a touchdown.

Spanktopus said...

@ MB

I'm not mad about Bradford. I'm just conflicted cause I want my Rams to do well and when they do you get all the benefits.

Mr. Customer said...

The time has come for me to take a good, hard look at myself in the mirror and come to grips with the fact that Kyle Orton is the best QB I have on my roster.

(!)

Fred's Brim said...

oh man

Fred's Brim said...
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Spanktopus said...

Neeeb's mom and Karina in the same sentence. Should I go there.

Fred's Brim said...

*cries more*

karina said...

Guys, I have two important questions:

a) are we drinking for this last GT?

b) I got this around: tequila, tangerine Absolut, Cacique Rum, two bottles of wine: Argentinean Cabernet Merlot 2007 and Merlot 2008, what should I choose?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I could dry hump Mark Sanchez right now

Though admittedly, it would have nothing to do with his performance.

MeanieBreanie said...

Karina
Save the tequila for when we meet. Other than that, drink what your heart desires ;~)

Spanktopus said...

HATE YOU EBONIC SHAWN GREEN.

HATE YOU!!

Spanktopus said...

Drink the Merlot

rbnlaw said...

I fucking hate the NFL. Can't pick a winner to save my life.

FB,
Sorry, checked out before I saw your question. Can't think of anything specific, just lots of back and forth that went over most heads.

Fred's Brim said...

*all cried out*

Mr. Customer said...

@mb

A tequila in the hand is worth two in the bush. Seize the day.

Fred's Brim said...

coming into today, my football teams, college, pro and fantasy are a combined 2-12 (soon to be 2-13 unless the Bills ca come back from 38-7 in 16 minutes)

MeanieBreanie said...

MR. C - I'm still seizing from encounters of the Patron kind. A friend blew into town and we went out for a drink and capped it off with a shot. I went with her to her family's house and the caretaker who is our age was there to greet us. He asked what we had been drinking and we told him. He pulled out a bottle of Patron from the freezer. I said no because I had to drive. He said no worries, we have a room for you and my friend was egging me on. We killed what was in that bottle. It might be a while before I venture down the tequila path again.

Paul said...

Just wanted to drop a quick hello and thank all the SOSGers for the Dodger companionship during another season.

There was no dramatic end this time. Just a slow painful death in August. That being said after today (or when the Giants are out) we can be born again and hope Matt Kemp and Dre are the future of this organization.

See you all when we make hot stove party and don't get knoffed in the robs you dutch bags!

Spanktopus said...

It's too quiet in here for me on the last day of the season. I need some chaos and disorder. I feel like starting some shit.


FUCK YOU DISH NETWORK AND FOX!

MeanieBreanie said...

Paul and the Professor are in the tightest race. They have been slugging it out.

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

I'm feeling your pain. I met some folks on Friday at a bar right near my office. There were about 3 hours between when I got off work and when We were supposed to meet, so I got good and liquored up with some co-workers before the party even started.

It went downhill from there (in all the right ways)

MeanieBreanie said...

@Mr. C
The key being in all the right ways ;~)

MeanieBreanie said...

I think I am falling in love with Sam Bradford.

Spanktopus said...

KILL KILL KILL

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

It was a Faustian bargain, however. The Devil had his due the next morning.

Spanktopus said...

You should have left T.O. in MB
He has 26 points.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
Another bad decision. TO still has flashes of brilliance. I based my decision on the fact that he has had limited play time. I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.

@Mr C - The devil always claims his due.

Spanktopus said...

I'm about ready to jump off a building. Knowing my luck, I'd probably survive.

Steve Sax said...

Almost 100 comments before first pitch! Not too shabby!

Mr. Customer said...

I blame football.

And booze.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not too Shaggy? Well of course not, Weaver hasn't pitched much this season.

Fred's Brim said...

well said, Paul. Thank you, too, for making it fun, even though there wasn't much fun to be had :)

Mr. Customer said...

That's what I love about this place. We make our own fun.

Spanktopus said...

Sorry MB, But I'm going to make sweet, sweet love to Sam Bradford

MeanieBreanie said...

Clausen's in a pickle trying to make this next play. GO SAINTS!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We also make our own liquor.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
In this instance I will share. Don't expect it all the time.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Wait…what?

Spanktopus said...

Lord have mercy!

Dusty Baker said...

Jack Wagner with the natl anthem. Interesting touch.

I'm characteristically weepy at the prospect that this is the last game. In Spankspeak:

Boooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Make our own liquor, you say... I wonder if we could have our own self-sufficient commune. What else do we have in the group? Anybody here a doctor or nurse? Any carpentry skills? I could provide food from my dad's farm. What else would we need?

MeanieBreanie said...

@FB I'm no Giada or Rachel Ray but I can find my way in a kitchen. You will have to limit my consumption cuz after a few you might not know what you will get.

Mr. Customer said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr C - Is that just me?

Mr. Customer said...

@FB

I can handle the shelter part of the equation, but I will consume far more than my share of the white lightning, so it's a trade-off.

(revised for incomprehensible grammar)

Spanktopus said...

Jack Wagner? Seems to be 80's week on the SOSG

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Someone's got to do it.

Dusty Baker said...

No merlot, pls Karina.

I'll have one of those natural drafts from your neck of the woods though.

In the meantime, supporting the divorce w An expensive stadium beer.

MeanieBreanie said...

The 80's were good, especially the music. I'm more New Order than Joy Division.

Spanktopus said...

Got the radio on and listening to Vinny one last time.






(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Fucking Orton. How long will you embarrass me for benching you before you get to start.

Mr. Customer said...

Atlanta trying to give it back.

Spanktopus said...

I really hated New Order because my sister burned them out back when we were in high school. Depeche Mode too. And don't get me started with the Cure.

MeanieBreanie said...

Those bands bring back memories of very happy times.

karina said...

Well, if we can grow our own vegetables, I can take care of the salads and since I'm my mom's daughter, I'll make sure everyone eats them :)

I wonder why Mr C "will consume far more than my share of the white lightning". I could help you there, Mr C

Mr. Customer said...

I came late to the emo party, so I didn't get burnt out to quite the same extent. I still like a little Robert Smith from time to time.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

My reputation as a lush is well known. The key is to drink it AFTER you lay out the walls of the buildings.

Spanktopus said...

Thanks Rhianna

Steve Sax said...

Scoreless through 1 in SF, latos shaky

MeanieBreanie said...

We score, we make party!

Mr. Customer said...

I will laugh my ass off if the Eagles lose, just because I'm tired of hearing about the McNabb bowl.

Mr. Customer said...

Runs!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What McNabbery is this?

karina said...

So Spank, you like Joy Division and not like New Order.

You also do not like Depeche Mode or The Cure (!!!!!!!!!)

They all belong to my top 10 bands, I think.

In my defense, I'm sort of young to love those bands so much, to me Robert Smith is even a fashion icon! ;)

Spanktopus said...

I cover all genre's. 80's Iron Maiden,Rush and The Beatles are interchangeable top 3

Spanktopus said...

Why did I stop scoring?

karen said...

Hello Everyone!!

Kind of feels like the last day of school.

@Karina--I'm looking forward to seeing Coper in his shoes

Dusty Baker said...

Sending shoutout to Mrs Dusty on our 12th anniversary. Thx for celebrating with me at Chavez Ravine, as usual!

Mr. Customer said...

Congrats, La familia de Baker!

Fred's Brim said...

awesome, Bradley!

Fred's Brim said...

Congrats, Bakers!

Spanktopus said...

@ Karen

It does.



Cheers to the Dusty's

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, karen!

karen said...

12 years of wedded bliss--Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Dusty

Mr. Customer said...

Atlanta holds up their end of the bargain.

Go Pads!

*vomits*

Fred's Brim said...

did Fernando have a bottle of white-out at his desk?

karina said...

Congrats, Mrs Dusty and Dusty!

may be many more years of bliss!

MeanieBreanie said...

Congrats to DB and the Missus. May you have many more happy years.

@Karen - welcome

@Spank - wonder why I have stopped scoring too.

Fred's Brim said...

Vin sounds like he'd rather be calling the SD-SF game

karen said...

@MrC--"Go Pods"...it does leave a bad taste doesn't it

karina said...

@Mr C I don't get the "lush" part :(

Fred's Brim said...

he is calling that game!

Fred's Brim said...

Vin and Nancy Bea are the smartest people in the stadium

karina said...

I went for the Cabernet Merlot. I wish someone else is drinking too, because I'm gonna feel like an alcoholic.

Spanktopus said...

@ MB

Colts are not doing anything and those are my receivers. BTW I left a little something for you in the box score chat.

karen said...

Giant broadcasters are such homers

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
Not to worry. Is anyone on the thread ever sober?

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, this doesn't count but can I join you with a black cherry soda?

karina said...

My Gameday and Safari weren't working, when I started drinking, they fixed themselves :)

Fred's Brim said...

damn Giants

karen said...

Evil ones score 1 run B3

karina said...

@Spank @Meaniebreanie that chat of yours is so endearing...I want to be the flower girl, if you reach that point ;)

karina said...

Sure, Fred's Brim! thanks!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

White lightning is southern slang for home-made liquor, and a lush is one who drinks a lot, but isn't quite considered an alcoholic.

You need not even ask if anyone else is drinking, I'm right there with you. (beer only, to placate my poor liver)

Fred's Brim said...

damn Latos, get another T

Spanktopus said...

It's almost time for Vin to sign off on the radio. This sucks.

Mr. Customer said...

Fucking Giants.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
Flower girl? Heck no. If it were to ever lead to that you would be my matron of honor.

Having one divorce under my belt I am not going to go through another. If a commitment is ever made the only way out is in a body bag.

Josh S. said...

SHIT SHIT SHIT
DIE GNATS DIE

karina said...

Bison is on fire, go King James!

karen said...

@MB--I am so with you on the body bag policy! Divorce is a bitch.

MR. F said...

Wow another HR from Kemp. Too bad it doesn't matter.

karen said...

Am I the only one who is thinking Yeah Matt, NOW you start hitting??

Mr. Customer said...

@Karen

No. No you are not.

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell was that? that landed 5 feet to Johnson's left

Spanktopus said...

I need typing skillz

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karen
I dated one for 2 years and another 7 years post divorce. I finally feel that I'm at a point in life that if I met the right one I would take the plunge. It's taken a very long time to get there.

Why couldn't Matty play this way when it really counted?

MeanieBreanie said...

How did Spank sneak up within 3 points of me? This is unacceptable.

Fred's Brim said...

Starting our season with Vicente Padilla, finishing it with Ted Lilly. Our starting pitching has been the only reasonable part of our team this year, but I really don't like depending on guys like that. I really hope we try to get better in that area

Spanktopus said...

I'm a sneaker not a creeper

Fred's Brim said...

hehe

Josh S. said...

I have the Dodger game on the TV, the Padre game on the iPhone, and a heaping plate of Dodger Stadiumesque nachos in front of me.

Tragically, I am beerless.

karen said...

@MB--Sounds like if you got there then maybe there's hope for me. I dated one 3 years and one 4 years post divorce and the the thought of marriage still scares the holy crap out of me. Right now, my dogs are my family.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina how's the merlot going down? my cherry soda is almost gone

Spanktopus said...

I bet BenJahrvus -Whatever is the deciding player in our game MB

Fred's Brim said...

i get so fucking ANGRY when people even mention Pat Burrell's name

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karen
Time is your friend.

Josh S. said...

Seems like the Padres rode the Mat Latos train about five stations too far.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim this cabernet merlot is good to my untrained taste.It's surprising because I like Chilean wine way better than the Argentinean wine.

@Josh I'll drink for you too

Fred's Brim said...

BenJahrvus - isn't that the tallest mountain in Britain?

Spanktopus said...

Anyone notice how i am all quiet about this Marriage/Divorce chat.

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie @karen you guys are my heroes, how can you start dating after a broken heart?

karen said...

@Josh--Yeah, what was up with that? He was shaky from the start and Stupid Bud Black stayed with him.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
That's BenJarvus Green-Ellis to you. He was the best RB of the slim pickins available. I know nothing about him but hope he does me proud ;~)

NicJ said...

alright MR C you won you fucking bastard.

Spanktopus said...

No one got my Slim Pickens homage.

The actor.Get it.

karina said...

It had to be Parra with the RBI, I hope he does the same a lot with Aguilas this winter

Fred's Brim said...

what in the wild, wild world of sports is a-goin on here?!

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karina
They say the way to get over a man is to get under one. Just kidding. If you've got a broken heart you have to give it time to heal. Otherwise you just carry the baggage with you when you meet the next one. I didn't have that problem when I divorced. The love was long gone. The 7 yr relationship was a different story. That took time.

Mr. Customer said...

@nicj

Gates is an effing beast.

karina said...

Hey Pods, you can do much better than that!

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie thanks for the advice!

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