Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Post-Game 32 Thread: Despair

I am:
(a) Jonathan Broxton;
(b) Juan Uribe;
(c) Despair, (from Sandman);
(d) all of the above.

CUBS 5, DODGERS 1

I don't know how much more miserable I can feel about this 2011 season, but every day it seems to exceed my expectations and get even worse. This 2-4 homestand was exemplified by today's "contest": Ted Lilly looked like he was rolling (through the first four innings), before getting slammed by HR to Geovany Soto (solo), Carlos Pena (solo), and Marlon Byrd (three-run dagger). The Dodgers got a run in the sixth only when Tony Gwynn Jr. led off with a double, moved over on a Aaron Miles single and was sacrificed in by Jay Gibbons--which was lucky because Matt Kemp followed with a GIDP. Aside from that the Dodgers managed only four other hits, none of which advanced a single base from there.

Things are so bad (you say: "how bad are they?"), that my ISP won't even load the few highlights we've got. (happy/sad faces my adds, btw)

Off the field, the news got worse (I mean, look at all the sad-faced headlines on the Dodgers website's headlines; it's pathetic). Jonathan Broxton went in for an MRI (perhaps this is good news at this point), Juan Uribe was hit on the hand and had to leave the game (x-rays are negative, and he's supposed to be back Friday), and Andre Ethier was a late scratch for the game, which put the hitting streak in carbon-freeze stasis. And if we can't beat the Padres or the Cubs in a series, all the half-price food and drink in the world ain't gonna save us.

14 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

*sad trombone*

Steve Sax said...

Magglio Ordonez badge (DET, HR) hits Sax's case! Badge #58.

Neeebs said...

"And if we can't beat the Padres or the Cubs in a series, all the half-price food and drink in the world ain't gonna save us."


F*cking CLASSIC.

NicJ said...

McCourt looks to on the ropes.

At least that is something.

Jason said...

Aubrey Huff badge hits Jason's case.

Jason hits computer monitor until case disappears.

Steve Sax said...

@Jason: That is one of my biggest problems with the mlb.com badges: you can't get rid of the ones you don't want. I got dorks all over my case that I want to jettison.

Steve Sax said...

Including Huff, btw.

Mr. Customer said...

Because if we were allowed get rid of the less desirable ones, people would hoard nothing but Jeters.

Steve Sax said...

Jeter hoarders never prosper

el montanero said...

Today was my first day game of the season. Half-priced food doesn't suck. A hot dog, nachos and a large coke for $8.50. The line-up on the other hand...

Dusty Baker said...

"And if we can't beat the Padres or the Cubs in a series, all the half-price food and drink in the world ain't gonna save us."

Half-priced beer would save us, though. Alas....


cc: SoSG Sax


*ducks*

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, it's a picture of Mr. C on the headlines graphic! Or wait, is that Sax?

el montanero said...

And, of course, may the fourth be with you all.

Rob said...

(e) Bud Selig, to Frank McCourt.