Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Game 43 Thread: May 17 vs. Brewers, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 3.21) vs. Randy Wolf (3-3, 4.11).

The Dodgers are so bad we're running out of ways to write about their weak-ass shit. They've scored two runs in their past three games. Yet...tonight they might actually have a shot at scoring more than one run. Old friend Randy Wolf was rocked by the Padres in his last start, giving up five earned runs in 3.1 innings. Am I right, or am I just blowing smoke up Eeyore ass?

Sax's note: Gluttons, meet punishment. SoSG Alex Cora and I are back at it tonight, both on field level, third base side (in separate seating areas; after last night's french fry territory debacle, we opted to bring our respective spouses and sit with them instead. BECAUSE THEY SHARE, AC). At least we'll score some bobbleheads.

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Josh S. said...

W00t! SoSG Mini-Fest!

Jason said...

Carroll - SS
Miles - 2B
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Uribe - 3B
Barajas - C
Loney - 1B
Sands - LF
Kuroda - P

Jason said...

Like it matters.

Jason said...

Time for a more appropriate avatar.

Steve Sax said...

Jason, I shot you an email earlier but we'll air our dirty laundry here...what do you think the methodology is for the slither puzzle?

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Googling slither puzzle...

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

The puzzle loop app game thingy?

Steve Sax said...

@PPR: re: P&A #32 (www.pandamagazine.com), the puzzle entitled "a change in one's diet" or something like that

Steve Sax said...

nerds of the world, unite!

Steve Sax said...

shoelaces of the world, untie!

Dusty Baker said...

But not a mini-SoSG Fest.

Dusty Baker said...

I might need to use my shoelaces to hang myself if we lose again tonight. #Loneycide

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, after last night, might I suggest flip flops?

Spank said...

(cries)

Spank said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

The game hasn't started yet and there is so much crying.

(cries)

Jason said...

Sax, I responded to your email. Of course, the way this season is going my email probably went as far as a Loney popup and was lost in the opposing leather of the aether. Figures.

Anyway, I was thinking it was some form of finding a non-intersecting path to collect the coins while avoiding the pennies. The simplest zig-zag and spiral patterns didn't leave me with anything useful. Each path consumed 52 letters and 52 coins. If the Snake game is correct, 26 letters were left inside the snake and the other 26 were, uh, crapped out. There were then 11 extra letters never touched but nothing could be spelled from any of those sets.

I also thought there might be something to the the use of "One" in the puzzle title and was trying to find a path where the running total collected would hit each even dollar amount (so, if I was at $1.95, I'd need to hit a nickel next to get to an even $2.00).

I also found a hidden letter in the puzzle but I think it is just an artifact of the pdf creation process.

Now that guy that has been Googling the puzzles will come yell at me for posting here.

(sigh)

Spank said...

^(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: running late. Kid emergency at home. Probably going to end up like the stereotypes, coming in the third inning...

Your half-beer might have to come late!

Steve Sax said...

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Kid is ok btw

Orel said...

Glad to hear it, Sax. Kidd just missed a three-pointer, btw.

Orel said...

On my ass, Vin!

Jason said...

In the office, Vin.

(sigh)

MR.F said...

Good to hear, Sax.

Orel said...

I haven't been less excited for a new Pixar movie since..."Cars."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Cars 2 is basically Pixar saying they screwed the pooch with the first one. Which sucks, because I really want a sequel to Incredibles.

karen said...

Pulling up a chair Vinny!

Hello everyone!!

(no crying...yet)

Mr. Customer said...

Hey kids! Do we still suck?

Spank said...

(cries)

Orel said...

Thank goodness for Matt Kemp.

Jason said...

When did Kemp shave the beard?

Orel said...

"Cars 2" is Pixar saying, "We love merchandising money."

karen said...

Spanky--Who is your avatar??

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I believe that is Montel Williams.

Jason said...

"...playing shallow and making the catch." - Vin

Why would an opposing outfield position themselves any different against the Dodgers?

karen said...

Matty looks so handsome again!!

Jason said...

I got a Carlos Santana HR badge today. Yay?

Orel said...

BISON BOMB!

Mr. Customer said...

Well, hot damn!

Jason said...

Oh, that's why you don't always play the defense shallow.

Lesson learned.

karen said...

Power of the Bison!!

Jason said...

Give me the damn Kemp HR badge, Gameday!

Orel said...

I wonder if Sax left Gameday open on his desktop in order to collect badges while at the game.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

(and we're winning)

karen said...

My mom is feeling sorry for Wolf.

Must be time for her meds.

karen said...

Epale Karina!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Orel said...

Epale, Karen's mom!

karina said...

@Orel 7:34 pm I don't know about Sax but I do.Of course, when I decided to leave the computer turned off, I miss a precious Matt Kemp badge.

*cries*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Orel said...

"My name is Karina, and I'm a badgeaholic."

Fred's Brim said...

Howdy, yall!

What's that curvy symbol next to where it says "Dodgers"?

Orel said...

Picture of the Kershaw bobblehead box posted on the main page.

Orel said...

FB, it must be a tilde.

Neeebs said...

Hee Hawwww guys and gals.

Orel said...

Or a Tilda.

Orel said...

EEEpale!

Neeebs said...

Loney with an out??
Has anything changed?

Spank said...

@ karen

Montel Williams.You are correct,Czar.

(cries)

Neeebs said...

Like a Maltzing MaTILDA?

Fred's Brim said...

I am not sure it's a tilde - it's in the same place where I have that 0 burned into my screen

Orel said...

Gotta go LCD next time, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

Prince for Loney and Broxton

Neeebs said...

@FB: The Romans call that II

Fred's Brim said...

Is that Saxy in that longass line?

karina said...

@Orel that's who I am! maybe that'll be my jump to fame, I'll be the founder of "Badgeholics Anonymous"

Orel said...

Leading off with the pitcher.

Fred's Brim said...

Which is better? Ted Lilly with three years left or Randy Wolf with 2 years left?

Orel said...

And Wolf hits a double. Hmmm.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre looked like he was running in sand

Neeebs said...

I have a Red Badge of Courage.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Let the record show that I was strongly in favor of Fielder for Broxton and Loney. Unlike some other commenters that shall remain nameless.

Orel said...

Mark Cuban has had work done on his face.

Orel said...

Wasn't there also a Loney & Broxton for Adrian Gonzalez & Heath Bell rumor? Or something like that?

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASC I was in the other camp, but without much real reason or logic, I never like trading our guys

Orel said...

Wasn't there also a Russell Martin for nobody then he goes on play great for the Yankees rumor?

Fred's Brim said...

Hiro pitching scared to Hart

Orel said...

Dirk is unstoppable.

Orel said...

Unstoppable, I said!

karen said...

Hiro's a little bit of a mess tonite.

Orel said...

Fools Braun!

Fred's Brim said...

Big K from Hiro
Here comes the 2-run double now that we've gotten 2 outs

Orel said...

Kuroda wriggles off the hook!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who do the Brewers think they are, us?

Paul said...

Why am I still watching Dodgers baseball?

Paul said...

Casey's beard is scruffy again. Get that guy off the DL.

Paul said...

The Brewers just said Miles retired! But I guess that just meant he is out :(.

Paul said...

First base open brewers.

Neeebs said...

Paul, don't give them hints

Paul said...

Fuck throw the ball!

Paul said...

K I won't mention he has all our RBI this series.

Fred's Brim said...

Matt already has three days of growth on his new beard

Fred's Brim said...

Even Vin didn't think that was a strike

Jason said...

Kemp now has a career line against Wolf of 1-7: 1 HR, 6 Ks.

That looks like a Darryl Strawberry line.

Neeebs said...

Close enough that you have to swing at that pitch.

Josh S. said...

S'up y'all. Just got done fondling Dusty. Tried unsuccessfully to find the elusive Sax.

Me like Kemp home run. Not much else.

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh bumgarner

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - How far did that tease Dusty let you get this time?

Fred's Brim said...

What the hell happened to McGehee? He never even entered the screen on that play

Josh S. said...

@FB 8th base.

Fred's Brim said...

These teams are gonna get smashed by either Miami or Chicago

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Josh - Tell Dusty that I did not name him as one of the detractors in the Fielder-for-Loney/Broxton trade rumor.

Oh...


shit.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - nice, so you were buying him import beers?

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Hiro

That ump wasn't so sure about that out at first

Fred's Brim said...

JJ Barea is unstoppable.

Fred's Brim said...

I like how OKC is trying counter Barea with Nate Robinson. They are the same but opposites

Fred's Brim said...

Urine with a walk?

Steve Sax said...

Rain starting again...

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, heading to the stadium club after the fourth

Fred's Brim said...

so close

Orel said...

More warning track power.

Fred's Brim said...

why did Braun hold up his hand?

Steve Sax said...

Here comes a loney gidp

Fred's Brim said...

Why are they booing James?

karen said...

Oh James. First ball swinging??

Really?

Steve Sax said...

Josh S, I'm 37 N butnot formuch longer

Gotta protect the bobblehead

Fred's Brim said...

that was low, blue

Fred's Brim said...

that's gotta be the hardest he's hit the ball since he's been up

Fred's Brim said...

Donny, please never pinch hit Navarro for Sands again

Orel said...

Nice AB by Sands to work the walk.

Fred's Brim said...

Cleared the pitcher!

Fred's Brim said...

Hiro beats it out!

Orel said...

Nice hustle, Hiroki!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Fred's Brim said...

but Jamey never gets a hit when guys are on base

Orel said...

Carroll grand salami here. Book it.

Orel said...

"He who hesitates, loads the bases." —Vin

Fred's Brim said...

of course nobody is ever on in front of Jamey

karina said...

stop booing Dodgers players, people! if you're so good at baseball, why are you sitting on the stands and not on the field? if you don't like it enough and can't be supportive, it's cheaper to stay at home and bitch about it on any place of the Internet.

Fred's Brim said...

that was the same as strike one

Fred's Brim said...

crap

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

Stop being so reasonable, Karina!

Orel said...

44 for Dirk.

Paul said...

Booooooo!

Fred's Brim said...

Why does Mark Cuban always look like he shops the clearance racks at Kohls?

Paul said...

I'm at home so I bitter boo type. If I was there I would just cry and ask Dusty to hold me.

Fred's Brim said...

Dirk doesn't give a shit about your defense

Paul said...

Or I'd ask Mr. C to score me some illegal drugs on his way back his car.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, fellas!

Orel said...

Nice tag on Weeks by Loney.

Paul said...

Or I would have Neeebs drive me home. We can sing our discography the whole 3 hour drive.

Fred's Brim said...

do first-basemen ever go into a big stretch anymore to catch a throw? Has that gone the way of smashing into the catcher on plays at the plate?

Orel said...

Nice inning, Hiro!

karina said...

@Orel 8:44 *blushes*

the King still has some glove!

Paul said...

Looks like another quality start by our Dodgers.

*cries*

Paul said...

MGD now that is a beer I have not had in a long time....a very long time.

Fred's Brim said...

Dirk with 24 of 24 free throws

Spank said...

@ karina 8:42pm

Boooooooooooooooooo!

(cries)

Orel said...

I think my uncle drinks it. He said it was dead.

Orel said...

QS = 6 innings

Paul said...

Hey wait the Brewers play the same crappy bands on their video highlights.

I am beginning to think the music industry force feeds us to make us think we like these songs.....naaaaaaaw.

Fred's Brim said...

Corey Hart always looks awkward, nothing smooth to his game

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Boo.

Paul said...

@Orel

I know. I didn't mean that stat version. I meant the Paul definition.

Fred's Brim said...

Doris Burke's voice is deeper than Dirk's

karina said...

@Spank you can boo as much as you want on the Internet, not Dodger Stadium, see what I mean?

Paul said...

Little known fact Neeebs is Sergio Metrie's niƱo.

Fred's Brim said...

I can hear Spank's boos from here

Jason said...

Urine admired that fly out like it was an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet.

Orel said...

Ryan Braun not making friends in Mannywood.

Fred's Brim said...

Loney and Uribe not trending well at the stadium

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BOOOOOOO-URNS

Paul said...

K Hiro the offense gave you a plethora of runs. Don't fuck this up.

Orel said...

Let's get a QS for my fantasy team, Kuroda!

Orel said...

(Not Paul's definition.)

Fred's Brim said...

I don't think we really appreciated Takashi Saito when we had him

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

*slaps Spank's ass with Smonk*

Paul said...

All this QS start talks feels like a jinx.

Josh S. said...

I saw the wild one-legged Sax.

Paul said...

BB is surprised. Oh no that is how he always looks.

Fred's Brim said...

nice catch, Matty!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim no, we didn't :(

Orel said...

SuperKemp with another flying catch!

Paul said...

Nice Matty!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice catch, Matty.

karen said...

Great catch Matty!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

blerg

Paul said...

Moogie up but I have to put my Bulldog loyalty aside.

Fred's Brim said...

I am watching an old episode of Transformers - Starscream was kicked out of the Decepticons and was dropped off on Guadalcanal to fend for himself

Paul said...

I don't think we really appreciated Starscream when we had him.

Orel said...

Pocket picked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm not a fan of Barajas.

Orel said...

Starscream = 6 innings

Orel said...

QS!

Fred's Brim said...

Soundwave = Guillermo Mota, 2003

Paul said...

@Orel

Starscream for me is always is five innings and two plans to overthrow Megatron.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Why are we so obsessed with a quality start again? Shouldn't we have higher expectations, especially considering the starting rotation is the high point of the season?

Orel said...

Because Kuroda is on my fantasy team.

Orel said...

Sergio Meat Tray

Fred's Brim said...

Casey Casem is the voice for the Autobots' supercomputer Teletran 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Do you just get points for quality starts?

Orel said...

Yahoo! uses QS as a category, yes.

Fred's Brim said...

Well you don't get badges for it or Sax would have posted about it

Orel said...

Hey, Wolf had a QS tonight too!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's a shitty fantasy rating system.

Fred's Brim said...

I wonder how many badges Sax misses out on by being at the game

Jason said...

200

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