Monday, January 17, 2011

Dodgers Dip Into Thames

From @dylanohernandez:

The #Dodgers have reached an agreement on a deal with Marcus Thames. Contract could be finalized tomorrow.

Also:

The #Dodgers are also close to signing Gabe Kapler to a minor-league contract.

So much for Tony Gwynn Jr. starting in CF?

Oh, and apparently it's pronounced "Timms."

52 comments:

Josh S. said...

Ooh!
Ooh!
Ooh!
Mista Kot-tair!

Dusty Baker said...

Watching Kings game now. glad they've ditched those clownish unis.

As an Anglophile, I appreciate the "Thames" pun, BTW.

MR. F said...

Was it Thames' emahtt I saw?

karina said...

are the Dodgers trying to sign all the available pitchers and outfielders,while short in cash?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Once in an effort to make a "Welcome Back, Kotter" joke, I mistakenly referred to him as Gabe Kapler. Just goes to show how much I love baseball.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Perhaps they're thinking that if they can't afford quality, quantity will do the trick.

Spank said...

I dig the old school King's uniforms. The O.G. Los Angeles colors.Lakers,Rams,Kings.Unlike this bullshit Raider crapola turds.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I agree with Spank.

Paul said...

Gabe Kapler sounds like he should be on the show MadMen.

Eric Karros said...

Signing Thames and another aging outfielder is a little in Seine.

Mr. Customer said...

Pun time again already? You know how this Congo on and on, EK

Fred's Brim said...

OK EK, quit your Rhining. You'd complain if they didn't sign anybody either.

Eric Karros said...

Sax baited me into this pun war by using one in the title with an easily extendable theme.

But I Tigris...ok maybe you're right I'd complain either way. I'll withhold judgment for now.

Eric Karros said...

^I meant Orel. Sorry Orel.

Josh S. said...

I'm not sure if these two guys are the Styx that can improve our offense.

Josh S. said...

(I can reuse that when we get to band puns.)

Mr. Customer said...

Try an Oder one Josh. Recycled puns Arno good to me.

Eric Karros said...

Mr C - why discourage Josh from re-using the pun? Euphrates gonna use it so much we'll get sick of it?

Dusty Baker said...

Ural a bunch of idiots.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank re Raider looking Kings unis-

That's why I like them!

Mr. Customer said...

All kidding aside, I'm having a hard time Vistula-izing how this LF situation is going to work.

Dusty Baker said...

I just hope the pitching coaches can figure out how to make Bellisario Grande this season, and get back to his 2009 form.

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

No, but with all these smart people posting Indus thread, we should be able to come up with original material.

Dusty Baker said...

Yukon keep this up all day, surely.

Mr. Customer said...

@DB

I apologize for any Missouri this pun Spree may cause. I don't want to make Yalu-se your mind.

Eric Karros said...

Enough with these horrible puns. If you guy wanna continue, I can't stop you.

But you're on your Rhone.

Dusty Baker said...

Ned is clearly smoking Ganges if he thinks this team can contend.

Dusty Baker said...

OT:

Just read that "True Blue LA Welcomes Chad Moriyama To The Team". Amazon, isn't it?

Eric Karros said...

I see there's no stopping the bad pun train. Nile try my best to ignore it (though apparently it's not easy).

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

Just when you think you're out, they Loire you back in.

Mr. Customer said...

It's times like this that I find it comforting to remember that Jesus still hates the Yangtzes

Dusty Baker said...

The cool people are really going to be Mekong fun of us if we keep up this geeky pun behavior.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll make sure to have a particularly Volga reply on hand if they do.

Jason said...

At least Ned didn't sign any former players from his São Francisco days.

Steve Sax said...

Danube guys for using up all the good puns before I got here.

Mr. Customer said...

@DB

Amstel worried. Giants retreads and reclamation projects definitely Irrawaddy likes.

Dusty Baker said...

I among many just feel that we've signed the Huang players this offseason.

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax

There are still good (relatively speaking) puns out there. You just have to dig a little Dnieper.

Dusty Baker said...

Purus for having to suffer through another mediocre season. Meanwhile, FOX senses a kill and circles McCourt like a Parana.

Dusty Baker said...

Zaire anyone who thinks we'll place above third in the NL West?

Eric Karros said...

@DB - Well, just because we're handcuffed from major spending doesn't mean the season is lost. After all, there's more than one way to Skeena cat.

Eric Karros said...

FYI, this is the one I'm using.

Mr. Customer said...

We can't claim we didn't see this coming with all the deferred money Coletti gave out. We're still paying the Zambezi signed years ago.

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

I just don't think it's possible to work Brahmaputra into anything without really stretching it. Not that that's stopped any of us before.

Eric Karros said...

@DB: Don't try to challenge me in this pun war or Brahmaputra in your place.

^totally not a stretch. Honestly, I'm not sure how I do it, I'm just good I guess.

Dusty Baker said...

^Ok, that's good. I accept that.

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

But Amu Darya to make one out of Murray- Darling.

Mr. Customer said...

Tyne to move on to the NPUT.

Steve Sax said...

FWIW, I am in a non-US city reading these and LMAO. Well done, guys.

Dusty Baker said...

They were the highlight of my day, Sax.

I mean, seriously, they were.

Mr. Customer said...

I always know when it's been a good thread if I crack up in public and freak everybody near me out.

Dusty Baker said...

"Jesus still hates the Yangtzes"

Still cracking up over that one.