Saturday, February 26, 2011

STGT: Feb 26 SS @ Angels/Giants, 12n

Split Squad @ Angels, 12p
Split Squad @ Giants, 12p (on KABC radio)

2011 Dodgers Spring Training Schedule (Dodgers.com)

COMMENTS: It's tiiiiimmme for Dodger baseball! Meaningless, half-speed Dodger baseball, but Dodger baseball nonetheless!

From @truebluela:

Dodgers are playing two split squad games Saturday; Don Mattingly will manage vs Giants, Lorenzo Bundy will manage vs Angels

From @dylanohernandez:

Source: Josh Suchon of DodgerTalk on his way to AZ. Will be here for first show of the year, which will follow broadcast of [today's] game.

Random thought from SoSG Sax: They should totally broadcast live play-by-play from both games simultaneously, just for kicks.

110 comments:

Josh S. said...

Whoa Bundy!

Steve Sax said...

After yesterday's comments, why am I not surprised Josh S. is the first GT commenter?

Josh S. said...

Except I was so fast, I forgot to change to a Dodger-related avatar. Problem solved (but cardinal rule violated).

Orel said...

There will be no baserunning gaffes in this thread!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Avatar change made as well.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lineup for Giants game:

Gwynn 8
Carroll 6
Loney 3
Barajas 2
Thames DH
Paul 7
Kapler 9
DeJesus 4
Miles 5

It took me a few seconds to remember who Miles is.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lineup for Angels game:

Hoffmann 7
Navarro 2
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Gimenez DH
Mitchell 5
Sands 3
Sellers 4
Castro 6

Steve Sax said...

Who starts in both games? I think Kuroda gets one of them but I'm not 100% sure of that.

When did Darius Miles leave the NBA?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tim Redding is supposed to start the game against the Giants. Kuroda goes against the Angels.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOO eff you, HOs

Fred's Brim said...

TG Jr has outfield power. I did not know that

Fred's Brim said...

Charlie overselling Jamie Carroll already

Fred's Brim said...

Has anybody done a study on how teams with split squads do in the regular season? I would guess that they have too many players in camp and the real players don't get the reps they need but I have no real idea

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Teams rarely have split squad games, and even when they do, they clear out the minor league camp to have enough players available for both teams. I highly doubt it has much impact on regular season play.

Fred's Brim said...

RoddyB with a hit! 1st and 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

@DB - I really like HOs. I used it earlier but wanted to give you the credit

Fred's Brim said...

XP sends one to the track for the third out. That eliminates him from the left field chase

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kuroda retires the side in order in Tempe. Top of the second against Anaheim.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

YOU'RE STILL FAT, FATTY

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, who IS Miles? Besides my brother's son, who I am grooming to pitch for the Dodgers some day.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aaron Miles, I believe.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, MLASC, what did I do to make you say that?

Oh, wait, that wasn't for me.

Dusty Baker said...

Alannah Myles

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bad timing. My comment was directed to the whale in orange and black.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SIDDOWN, LARD LAD

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I forgot how much I hate that tub of goo.

Fred's Brim said...

Redding gets a K to end the inning. Gotta love hearing the HO fans groan after the strikeout

Fred's Brim said...

the first Farmer John ad of the season!

Fred's Brim said...

I am the official hot dog and sausage of the FB household

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp's on third, one out with Russ Mitchell up in Tempe.

Fred's Brim said...

wait - i thought XP flied out last inning.

Oh, that was Thames. That would have gone out at New Yankee Arena

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp scores on a sac fly. Dodgers 1, Angels 0.

Fred's Brim said...

Actually Charlie, Chris Duhon is the pride of Slidell, LA

Fred's Brim said...

"Have your picture taken with the Rally Monkey..."

hehe the Angels

Dusty Baker said...

Pride of Slidell, LA!

I've been to Slidell. Not much to be proud of.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm listening to the hated ones game. My father in law remarked that it was good to hear a baseball game on the radio (er, iPad) even if it was Steiner.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty Baker: pride of Buena Park, CA Shakey's Pizza.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah me too. I've been switching between, but like hearing the home call. Monday is away with his wife who is having surgery so it's just Charlie

Fred's Brim said...

Fred's Brim: Shame of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Fred's Brim said...

Sanchez bounced!

Spank said...

I thought Belisario was not in camp? Oh shit horse racing. Wrong channel.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE GOT RID OF A PITCHER IN THE SECOND INNING! FUCK YEAH I DON'T CARE THAT IT'S SPRING!

Fred's Brim said...

The JV squad has something cooking - our first Ranch Ardiendo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Okay, I'm fairly certain Donnie's the pride of Evansville.

Fred's Brim said...

you can hear the vendor in the background. it sounds like he's saying "ice cold beer, penis"

Fred's Brim said...

and Jamie Carroll strikes out to end the threat

Fred's Brim said...

I saw Cedar Rapids last night and liked it quite a bit. John C Reily could make me laugh by reading a telephone book

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"LEMONADE LIKE GRANDMA MADE"

I...

I have nothing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Rubby De La Rosa is in for Kuroda against the Angels.

Fred's Brim said...

Rub-a-dub style!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So far pretty good pitching between both teams. Three hits in four+ innings.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thames gets a ground-rule double.

NicJ said...

Awesome baserunning decisions already.

Fred's Brim said...

Thames driven in by Kapler!

Fred's Brim said...

Pabalo Sandowich can't handle the grounder, rancho ardiendo, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Can we cut Miles already?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Cold beer penis is exactly how Mrs Dusty described me last night.

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh

Fred's Brim said...

oh Rubby

Dusty Baker said...

I think we are already rounding into mid-season form on this blog.

Fred's Brim said...

there is definitely some unfinished business after last season

Dusty Baker said...

There is, FB. I still need to leave some top shelfs for some fools upstate.

Fred's Brim said...

speaking of unfinished business, time for a nap

Fred's Brim said...

do it, DB!
I heard another term for a top shelf, and it was good, but I can't remember what it was

Fred's Brim said...

maybe it was upper decker

NicJ said...

Send Carlos back to philly

Dusty Baker said...

Then re-re-claim him!

Josh S. said...

The Dodger/Angel game is on KLAA, if anyone cares.

I was listening to the one on KABC in the car, but Charley already drove me nuts with 75 bajillion "looking to hook on"s.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...upper deck.

I'll leave an upper deck all star hologram in SF toilets around the city.

Josh S. said...

Hey, my GameDay Audio still works!

NicJ said...

Watch out for hook-on's

Dusty Baker said...

What is KLAA on the dial? I realize that's a fairly bourgeois question but I really have no idea.

MLB app is supplying both games with both home and away feeds, FYI.

Wow, this comment turned out to be a lot more bourgeois than originally intended.

NicJ said...

Listening to the dodgers getting beat on two radio stations.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Josh- all the ST games are free to get people to hook on to an MLB subscription.

Josh S. said...

DB: 830AM

AKA the time you start drinking.

NicJ said...

830 am

Dusty Baker said...

Or at least a lot of them are free.

Josh S. said...

I think GameDay Audio subs also renew automatically, unless you tell them not to. I can't remember if I did or not.

Dusty Baker said...

Hah! That was pretty strong, Josh.

For the record, I am cracking my first beer of the day as I type this. Beer status: Miller Lite from the old man-in-law's garage fridge.

NicJ said...

Beto Duran already with his tired anti dodgers jokes.

NicJ said...

We are collectively losing 8-2.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't mean to keep going on about this, but I will...got DAMN it's cool to be sitting on the back patio with the game(s) streaming on the old iPad and the SoSG GT on my screen...life is good! What a setup.

Dusty Baker said...

By the by, Nic, it's good to hear from you. It's been awhile.

Dusty Baker said...

7-1 HOs. I'm switching over to the game we're not losing as badly in.

NicJ said...

Yeah. Had to take the offseason....

Off.


Good to be back though, missed you guys.

Dusty Baker said...

My father in law just remarked that it seems like just the other day that the Giants won the WS. I had t slap that bitch down. WTF? He just likes poking at me like that. Now I will drink all his crappy beer.

Josh S. said...

Who's Corey Smith?

Does he have a hotline?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, um...

At least Kuroda looked good.

NicJ said...

Joe Block will save us.

NicJ said...

Already two games under .500

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, there's hockey on!

NicJ said...

Kings falling apart

NicJ said...

Joe block is a little bland

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I want to punch TJ Simers repeatedly in the face. His latest "article" is about as shallow and bitchy as they come. I think he actively tries to find ways to be more of a jackass with each passing day.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"It's the beginning of a new error in Dodgers baseball"

GO FUCK YOURSELF, ASSHOLE

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"I could have written about our new relief pitcher Matt Guerrier, whom the Dodgers are really counting on. Someone maybe youngsters might admire. He's pitched seven years, has five saves and 16 blown saves, but he keeps on trying."

HE'S A MIDDLE RELIEVER YOU POMPOUS JACKASS

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I forgot how much I hate that tub of douchebaggery.

Steve Sax said...

100!

rbnlaw said...

Yeah, Marla, I read the Simers piece too.

He's right about some things, but up to his usual shit-stirring hack tricks in most of the column.
Right- the stuff about Gwynn and Navarro
Hacktricks- Stuff about Broxton, Kemp, and best news was Davy Lopes as 1st base coach.

rbnlaw said...

I thought "hacktricks" was appropriate, what with hockey still being played and all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

His whole holier-than-thou attitude really pisses me off. He might as well be saying, "You're all idiots for thinking the Dodgers will do well this year." He then tops it off by spouting crap, such as his pathetic dig at Guerrier, whose signing I didn't even like.

Dusty Baker said...

I can feel the hateHateHATE already, and I like it!!

Cc: Spanky

Spank said...

@ Dusty 5:42p

You best fucking believe it,Bro.

Dusty Baker said...

Just perused the official Dodgers website. I noted the "It's Time for Dodger Baseball." as part of the main banner along the top. Anyone know if that's what this season's motto is going to be, or if that's just what they have there now?

Because I really do like it a lot.

Josh S. said...

I take some solace in the fact that none of the dudes that gave up runs are going to be on the Opening Day roster. Yes, that includes Mr. Future of This Organization.

Steve Sax said...

N P U T

Dusty Baker said...

Alannah Myles is the future of this organization!

Spank said...

Who wants their ass kicked?