Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Game 69 Thread: June 14 vs. Reds, 7p

Hong Chih-Kuo Bobblehead Night

Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 3.44) vs. Johnny Cueto (3-2, 1.93).

Back into my office smitten, the night's GameThread to be written,
Soon again I heard a tapping, something louder than before,
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice
Let me see, then, what there at is, and this mystery explore.
Let my heart be still a moment, and this mystery explore.
'Tis the wind, and nothing more."

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately bobble, of the saintly days of yore.
Entering understated came he; whiffed opponents left to shame he;
Unconcerned with Frank and Jamie; perched above my chamber door.
Perched upon a bust of Garvey, just above my chamber door,
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then the statue started wobbling, rapidly the head was bobbling,
Chilling me despite the smiling happy countenance it wore,
"Though thy arm and fist be pumping, now" I said "my heart rate's jumping
Worrying that thou's rubber-banded elbow ligament will be tore.
Promise me the yips won't augur greater DL time in store."
Kuoth the bobble, "Nevermore."

Bobblehead photo from dodgerbobble.com

146 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Strongly approve.

Jason said...

Gordon - SS
Carroll - 2B
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Loney - 1B
Uribe - 3B
Barajas - C
Gwynn - LF
Kershaw - P

Gordon Carroll Ethier sounds like a little known British lord.

And, props on "Kuoth the bobble..."

MR.F said...

Great work!

Mr. Customer said...

I'm gonna make a run for it. I'll see you guys on the other side.

Spank said...

KCAL SUCKS!

MR.F said...

How so?

Spank said...

Because I don't get that channel where I live.

Steve Sax said...

Spank, I hope you don't have organic chemistry homework to do tonight, then.

Steve Sax said...

I'm chasing Mr. C. I'm out.

MR.F said...

=(

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now I'm really leaving. really.

Josh S. said...

I have a good feeling about this game. No one piss on that.

Mr. Customer said...

Lord Gordon Carroll Ethier was a filthy Jacobite.

Just sayin'.

Dusty Baker said...

Truly regretting that promotion at this point, Vinny!


(cries)

(continues working)

Spank said...

Dancing Zumba,Vinny!

karen said...

On the sofa and ready to go, Vinny!

Hello everybody!!

Dusty Baker said...

Karen in tha house!

Mr. Customer said...

Epale Karen!

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, Votto!

karen said...

C'mon Jamey. Set the table.

Dusty Baker said...

Jamey, the glasses go on the right, and the bread plates on the left!

karen said...

Good eye, Jamey! Table set for Dre and Matty.

Mr. Customer said...

Woot!

Dusty Baker said...

DEE FUCKIN GORDON, ladies and gentlemen! As Karen said last night, I look forward to watching this kid play for us for years to come.

karen said...

I'm loving this Gordon kid!

Dusty Baker said...

Good god, do we have to do the flag-waving shit again, Vinny?

Mr. Customer said...

That's a nice looking play, kid.

Spank said...

Boooooooooooooo! (to Dish Network)

Dusty Baker said...

Gordon may actually make me enjoy this shittastic losing season!

Josh S. said...

That was fucking beautiful.

Mr. Customer said...

Vin gets the "old people" pass for patriotic sentiments.

Dusty Baker said...

I only give Vin Memorial Day and the 4th of July (the latter very begrudgingly as a royalist). He can't have Flag Day, too.

Josh S. said...

Vin Fucking Scully can talk about whatever the fuck he wants.

karina said...

standing ovation for you, Sax, LOVE IT!

Epale everyone!

karen said...

Epale Sista!!

MR.F said...

Wotcher, y'all.

karen said...

Wotcher Mr.F!!

MR.F said...

Now that's an at-bat!

karen said...

Alright Kid!!

Josh S. said...

Epic at-bat.

Josh S. said...

Where did everybody Kuo?

MR.F said...

Dinner time.

karen said...

Dee shoots Bruce down!!

Spank said...

Hot Damn! The Dodgers Suck!

Josh S. said...

@Spank: It's like every night the Men in Black wipe our minds to make us forget the Dodgers suck, so we can be freshly surprised by it every game.

Mr. Customer said...

Still here, but my witty commentary has stalled.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: I just made a Men in Black reference, so I didn't exactly bring my A game.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm waiting for a momentous event on which to deploy my wit and wisdom.

Mr. Customer said...

Holy fuck, he's fast.

Spank said...

*draws a mental blank*

*watches MIB II*

Spank said...

I LOVE SPEED..I MEAN DEE!!

Josh S. said...

SpeeDee. I think you just nicknamed him.

Mr. Customer said...

Wasted...

...and not in the good way.

Spank said...

I like that Josh.

Josh S. said...

Lost in the overall suckiness of the team us the fact that Ethier has been pretty awful lately.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm in my room in trouble. Josh yelled at me.

Spank said...

Everytime i see a pic of Loney my blood boils with rage and only violence is the cure.

Mr. Customer said...

It's true. That Andre Ethier is one streaky motherfucker.

Spank said...

killKillKILL

Spank said...

DIE LONEY DIE

Paul said...

*wanders by thread holding a paper bag and mumbling about the Aliens who stole the Dodgers life force*

Paul said...

*notices Kuo bobblehead on floor*


*points and laughs....and cries*

Josh S. said...

@Dusty: You're free to come out of your room.

But no dessert.

Paul said...

Elbert. We fucked.

Fred's Brim said...

Man oh man I dislike our bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Mr. Customer said...

Jesus H what an arson squad we've got.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

I hate Hawksworth

Spank said...

Please God. I don't want to watch a movie tonight.

Paul said...

Told you. Piss off Elburt.

Steve Sax said...

Elbert, Clayton gets to kick you in the nuts

Josh S. said...

NOOOOOOOOOO
MAAAAACDOOOOOUUUGAAALLLL

Paul said...

McDooogie. Great first pitch.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Mac. You're making Jason look smart

Paul said...

Get four walks!

Fred's Brim said...

Do Stop Don't Stop Believing

Fred's Brim said...

Gwynn, Miles, Gordon - think if they could combine their power they'd hit a homer?

Spank said...

*kicks DSBG in the nuts*

Fred's Brim said...

We'll get Brandon Phillips some day, probably 2-3 years past his prime

Fred's Brim said...

nice rip, Double A

Fred's Brim said...

go to second, Lil Dee!

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the ninth in 'Zona, Giants with a 6-5 lead and Wilson pitching

Fred's Brim said...

shit balls

Spank said...

Ackbar fell for the trap,again.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Fred's Brim said...

Lewis, you SOB ex-Gnat

Fred's Brim said...

My Gleek in to run

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck you lousy pen!

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK - damn you MacDougal, making Jason look like an idiot

Mr. Customer said...

Imma lock that gate next time I'm at the ravine

Fred's Brim said...

god dammit - you had two chances to get the last out without a run scoring and of course you couldn't do it

Spank said...

Hot Damn! The bullpen sucks!

Fred's Brim said...

I am gonna dig a pit in front of that bullpen and fill it with cobras

Steve Sax said...

giants won. grrrrr

Steve Sax said...

is it just me or is andre ethier's arm getting more noodly by the day there in right field?

Paul said...

Well. Rule no. 1 of a winning steak:


Must include improbable comebacks.


Not likely even for the improbable.

Paul said...

Streak. Typos a plunty.

Spank said...

Snap out of it ,Dre. Your trade stock is falling.

Fred's Brim said...

Wake up, bullpen, and take note. This is how a mediocre pitcher does it

Spank said...

100

Paul said...

Just get on base Matty.

MR.F said...

Nice AB, though the pitcher probably realizes if he gets past Kemp it's basically over.

Paul said...

Nice. Now fuckin man up the rest you crap burgers!!!!

Steve Sax said...

a kemp ninth-inning walk is all we have for which to cheer

Fred's Brim said...

Ironic advertising of the night: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

ML.com knows. Frank? Not so much.

Steve Sax said...

Rule no. 1 of a winning steak:

Don't overcook it

Spank said...

Gameday is a fucking mess. Matt Kemp saw 100 pitches in that at bat according to them

Steve Sax said...

2-run Loney HR right here, I'm calling it

(ha!)

Paul said...

Okay Matt you are not the tying run.

Fred's Brim said...

eff you, Cordero

Paul said...

2-1. James. Get locked.

Steve Sax said...

kemp steals second just to stop cordero from fricking throwing to first base

MR.F said...

@Paul,
Matt realizes Loney's propensity to GIDP. So he's just trying to keep the rally going.

MR.F said...

Matt Kemp is amazing.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, James!

thanks for making this more painful

Steve Sax said...

LONEY!!!

Well it wasn't a HR but we'll take it

Paul said...

Nice. James going the otherway on the change.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Casey!

Mr. Customer said...

DON'T YOU DARE FUCKING TEASE THE WIN, DAMMIT!

DelinO said...

Have no fear, DelinO is here

Spank said...

One more fucking miracle and we tie.

Paul said...

Beastly Beard. 0-2. Don't like this.

DelinO said...

My neighbors' kids are HUGE Reds fans. IF you're at the game, be nice to them

Mr. Customer said...

Whoa...that was a bit close

DelinO said...

Best slide ever

Paul said...

They should call him out just because he is an idiot.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh that was close

Casey was swinging like he had to get to the cleaners before it closed

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Rod!

DelinO said...

In Rod We Trust

DelinO said...

Dog's asking for a walk. Son needs a diaper change. But everyone's gotta wait!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh god, I can smell the letdown already.

Paul said...

Basehit basehit basehit basehit.

Fred's Brim said...

Just poke it somewhere, Rod

Spank said...

It's always Barajas or Dinner who comes up when the games on the line.Shit

Mr. Customer said...

Balls.

MR.F said...

Sigh.

DelinO said...

meh.
Dog Poop or Baby poop.
Gotta choose my posion

DelinO said...

meh.
Dog Poop or Baby poop.
Gotta choose my posion

Paul said...

Free Ellis!!!!

Josh S. said...

10-0 from here on out!!!

Spank said...

Crap

Mr. Customer said...

It seems like that happens every other goddamn night this year.

Mr. Customer said...

Great news, DD! Now you don't have to choose.

Paul said...

2-10!!!!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Fred's Brim said...

blah

this team will not hit at home