Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Meet the New Juan

Two former Giants, but only one has a World Series ring.


"So many shirts...and they're all miiiiine!"


Nomar looks a little different this year.

Also, the Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever Blake Hawksworth yesterday: Dodgers deal Theriot to Cardinals (Ken Gurnick, Dodgers.com)

photos by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

25 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

I figured the Cards would know best that you shouldn't take on ex-Cubs

So how many killer hits will he have against us next year?

Fred's Brim said...

I get a strong Ronnie Belliard vibe from JU. I realllly hope I am wrong. I hope we can get 2 decent seasons out of him.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm hoping the Varitek rumor mill is off the mark. ny all accounts, he's a stand-up guy. By that, I mean he can barely bend at the knees anymore.

Wicks said...

The question for me about Uribe is where do we bat him? it is hard to say not knowing who our C or LF will be. Looking at his splits from last year he hit .270 in the 5 hole in 126 ABs. Other spots he batted were 6th (.219 in 137abs) and 7th (.233 in 146 abs). My guess is he will bat 5th behind Loney or Kemp.

Josh S. said...

Hopefully, not same as the old Juan.

Neeebs said...

@FB:

I was thinking the same thing re: Belliard.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Which Belliard? 09 or 10?

In fairness, Uribe got a World Series ring with the ChiSox, so even if the Jints lost, that statement would still be true.

Josh S. said...

Allegedly, the Giants' ring ceremony is scheduled for 4/11, when the Dodgers are there. (Or at least Uribe his getting his ring then, it isn't clear.) I will take at least a small amount of joy in watching them hand a ring to someone in Blue in front of the Phone Booth crowd.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: Knowing the Giants fans, they will throw chardonnay corks at the field in protest.

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASC - I am thinking both, but we might get 2 whole years of Belli '10. That's what scares me

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not 4/12? That would have made Timmeh so happy.

Mr. Customer said...

April 20, you mean?

Dusty Baker said...

Their ring ceremony is while we're there? BASTARDS! Can we just forfeit that game?

Alternately, can I drink about 5 Lokos and just plow into the crowd and start kicking hippies' asses?

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Yes.
No.
Yes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That is what I mean. For some reason I thought it was 12.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASC

412 is underground codeword for "Wash yer hair, Timmeh!", so it still works on a certain level.

Fred's Brim said...

DB, how are Lokos? Are they like Sparks?

rbnlaw said...

Quiet. So very quiet.


HATE HATE HATE HATE hate hate h a te.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

LOUD NOISES

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I haven't tried any Lokos but I'd love to. Actually I'd like to try slamming 5 in an hour for the first time when I make the aforementioned sojourn to Big Phone Park to kick some chardonnay sippers' asses. I could cut through that crowd of Birkenstock lickers like Sauron through armies of men and elves on Mt. Doom.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB been catching up on my 4Loko history and I have learned a few things:
- they have stopped shipping to New York. Governor David Paterson, you are now my enemy. You are also a Mets fan.
- they are dropping the caffeine levels so you may have to drink 6-7 to achieve the desired affect: total destruction of Gnats fans and some of their toilets
- "pre-ban" 4Loko is selling for big bucks
- I want to try some baaad. I may have to make a run to Jersey

Dusty Baker said...

" I may have to make a run to Jersey"

That cracked me up. As a grown-ass man, I may have to travel to another, albeit nearby, state in order to obtain the demon rum that has the kiddies all juiced and date raped and the adults all self righteously indignant. I LIKE IT!

Thanks for the rundown. Some of that history of 4Loko was lost to me, and I see a helluva lot better than your governor.

Fred's Brim said...

I bet 4Loko would fix Paterson's sight

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Paterson in LF?

Bet he could take more pitches than Matt and JU.

... starts printing his Patersonwood banner for left field stands...

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

oh, yeah...

Oyster pubes.