Thursday, May 05, 2011

I Don't Think A 0.00002% Fine Is Going To Be Very Compelling

But apparently Don Mattingly does, opting to fine James Loney for bad at-bats. From yesterday's WSJ (no link):

$1

The amount that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is fining first baseman James Loney every time he flies out to left field. Loney gets a dollar back for every line drive he hits to left.

Source: MLB.com

To be fair, it's more like a 0.00004% fine against Loney's post-tax income.

52 comments:

Josh S. said...

Donnie's dumb. Fine him for groundouts to first or second and you'd make CASH MONEY.

MR.F said...

Donnie's dumb. How can Loney make any outs to left field if he never gets any at-bats. Right? Oh.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Rox have a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the ninth and Huston Street blows the save on two solo HRs. What's more, since they were Kelly Johnson and Chris Young, I get two new badges!

Whoops, actually only Kelly Johnson is new for me; I already had Chris Young.

SIXTY-FOUR BADGES!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Firefox 4 is different.

Steve Sax said...

Stephen Drew with a leadoff walk in B10 against Morales. Montero sacs Drew over to second. One out.

Steve Sax said...

IBB to Melvin Mora. .229 hitter Miranda coming up next.

Steve Sax said...

Here comes Juan Miranda

Steve Sax said...

Will Morales read Miranda his rights?

Steve Sax said...

1-1 count, and Miranda stays silent

Steve Sax said...

miranda flies out to the wall in right. Drew advances to third.

Men at corners with two out, and Gerardo Parra up. Can Gerardo be rico suave?

Steve Sax said...

Mora advances to second on defensive indifference

Steve Sax said...

2-0 count to Parra

Steve Sax said...

Parra grounds out to second. Sad trombone.

On to the 11th, with Tulo coming up second. Gulp.

Steve Sax said...

CarGo reaches to start the 11th. Not good.

Mr. Customer said...

Love the late night game day liveblogging, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez escapes a two-on jam. On to B11, 2-2.

Steve Sax said...

looks like it's you and me, Mr C

Steve Sax said...

the sad thing is, I'm doing this to keep from doing work

MR.F said...

=/

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blame Aaron Miles.

Steve Sax said...

Chris Young with a one-out double in the bottom of the 11th! The AZ broadcaster almost lost his dentures on that one

Steve Sax said...

kelly johnson Ks, so it's two out with Young hanging out there at second base

Steve Sax said...

Justin Upton up

Steve Sax said...

BOOM, Upton wins it!

Steve Sax said...

AZ 3, COL 2 (11)

Spank said...

*torture post*

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now I gotta work.

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Work is overrated.

Mr. Customer said...

Just finished a deadline, and I don't know what I did with all this time.

MR.F said...

Vader turns and sweeps into the elevator with Boba Fett.
Lando walks swiftly down another corridor, muttering to
himself.

Steve Sax said...

Yay! Story time resumes!

Mr. Customer said...

That is an intriguing suggestion that I will take into account.

Josh S. said...

Suddenly, and without warning, Vader grabs Fett by the waist and pulls him in for a passionate kiss...the clunking of their helmets telling the story of their no longer secret love.

Josh S. said...

Whoops. That was supposed to go in the Slashstakes thread.

Josh S. said...

Fair warning, I'm still a little drunk.

Paul said...

I'll be back on the central coast this weekend and the mets-dodgers match up has convinced me not to call and get the cable working.

Yet I will still follow on my phone...le sigh.

Mr. Customer said...

That is also an intriguing suggestion that I will take into account,

Mr. Customer said...

Gameday is much more clinical. I find it soothing.

Paul said...

Lando grabs a Colt 45 and says shiiiiiiiit.

Mr. Customer said...

SoSG slash fiction is simultaneously the worst and best idea in the entire universe,

Paul said...

The only problem with Gameday is I have to constantly see all those beautiful .220 averages.

Mr. Customer said...

Would you rather see .220 average swings?

Paul said...

All this .220 talk is thinking way too positive.

Steve Sax said...

I'm drinking this Colt .045 and it seems...average

Steve Sax said...

hold on, all the comment streams are blurring fast.

I need to take the blue pill.

Or was it the red pill?

WTF, I'll take both

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Mr. Customer said...

*passes out*

Paul said...

Frank has just sold all his future earnings from empty bottles to get another loan from Fox.

Paul said...

*uses Mr. C as a human shield*

Steve Sax said...

Frank would gladly make payroll May 31 for a hamburger today

Paul said...

Think Bud is gonna bring a bat to the owners meeting and go Untouchables -Capone on Frank?

Spank said...

I just got a Vader badge.

#badgestakes