Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Game 81 Thread: June 28 @ Twins, 5p

Ted Lilly (5-7, 4.63) vs. Brian Duensing (4-7, 4.54).

Here we are, at the halfway point of the season. And it already seems like an eternity, thanks to the gut-wrenching escapades of Frank and Jamie McCourt and their unbridled avarice and selfishness. But why be dour, particularly when playing in a ballpark where the Dodgers are averaging 15 runs and 25 hits per game (all-time)? And after the fine hospitality that the fine folks from Target Field showed us yesterday, here's hoping I won't be Duensing-ing the praises of the Twins' pitching staff after today's game.

79 comments:

Marla World Peace said...

Gwynn 7
Blake 3
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Uribe 5
Thames DH
Miles 4
Ellis 2
Carroll 6
Lilly LHP

Jason W. Peace said...

Looks like Frank will make payroll on Thursday. MLB agreed to let him take the first chunk of the $150 MM loan he arranged along with the bankruptcy filling.

DAMMIT!

Marla World Peace said...

WE SUCK: HEDGE FUND EDITION

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

How incompetent and ill-prepared could the MLB lawyers be? They didn't prepare for Frank to do this in advance? They aren't threatening to file against Frank to stop him from seeking protection on his own terms rather than MLBs offer when they'd clearly taken control of financial decisions in value greater than $X (was it $5K I read, or some multiple of that)? Why are they sitting by and not protecting this sport? This man is out of control, why are they so God-damned weak?

Bud, grow a pair.

DodgersKings323 said...

Would they have been better off not making their decision on the Fox deal and just hoping he didn't make the payroll? Or would he still have filed bankruptcy anyway?

Paul said...

Like any horror movie we have to think Frank is dead several times before the ending.

Steve Sax said...

@DodgersKings323: good question. even delaying the decision on the fox deal *may* have made it a tight window for Frank to have found alternatives.

Neeebs said...

Damn lawyers!

Steve Sax said...

Damn Yankees!

Neeebs said...

Damn carpetbaggers!

Steve Sax said...

Damn (the) torpedoes!

Steve Sax said...

David Price badge, achieved for five strikeouts (first cumulative-amount event!)!!!

Steve Sax said...

Tonight's Dodger badges

Ackbar triple
Thames HR
Loney double

not gonna happen tonight, boys

Spank said...

Damn Badges!

Marla World Peace said...

Damn umps!

Marla World Peace said...

Well played, Mauer.

Neeebs said...

Damn you all to hell.

*not you guys, but the other guys*

Marla World Peace said...

DAMN YOU, ERIC COLLINS, YOU JINXING BASTARD

Paul said...

Damn carpet bagger lawyers! Just a few weeks ago some fancy big shot LA laaawyer was down here causIng trouble ...and begging for quarters.

He did play a mean banjo.

Paul said...

The thrill is gone the dream is over.

Josh S. said...

Nothing like a Ted Lilly start to remind you that you're watching a bankrupt ball club.

MR.F said...

Not looking so hot.

Mr. Customer said...

I think we will need more runs than we're going to get…

Paul said...

Take heart in the last game we have averaged over 10 runs!

Steve Sax said...

Men at the corners with one out for Kemp, here in the fourth.

Steve Sax said...

Lilly is really shaky. And he can't hold runners worth a lick.

Kemp sac fly, 3-1 Twins

Steve Sax said...

"Juan Uribe is really the guy you need to get going froman offensive standpoint." -Rick Monday

NO SHIT, RICK

I can't take Rick as the color guy, but as the play-by-play he is horrrrrrible

Josh S. said...

I implied this last night, but it bears repeating: I dislike this center field camera.

Josh S. said...

@Sax:

SLAMMED INTO RIGHT
SLAMMED INTO CENTER
SLAMMED INTO LEFT

For EVERYTHING, even if it's caught.

MR.F said...

Wow Jason Repko.

Steve Sax said...

Dear Lilly and Ellis

When a base runner reaches, they may advance further by stealing bases. You may want to watch out for that.

Sincerely,
Sax

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Miles, you're a sieve with the glove

Marla World Peace said...

WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?

MR.F said...

Someone has hacked Yahoo. It says that Aaron Miles just hit a home run.

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Miles is indeed hacking something

Steve Sax said...

A HR would be nice here Blake

Marla World Peace said...

Dick Vitale just made the funniest joke about Johnny Damon getting into the Hall of Fame on twitter. I just laughed and laughed.

Steve Sax said...

Rancho ardiendo for Ethier

Marla World Peace said...

If we don't score here, my laughter will be replaced with murderous rage.

Marla World Peace said...

We score!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier ties it!

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday, astounding us with math skills!

Steve Sax said...

You tell that scoreboard who's boss, Rick

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday 1, Scoreboard Operator 0

Marla World Peace said...

It appears that Sax is the one full of murderous rage.

Spank said...

Woot!

Marla World Peace said...

Oh, goddammit.

Josh S. said...

Faaaaaaack.

Paul said...

I notice whenever I post on here the Dodgers usually lose....but then again.

Marla World Peace said...

These umps are really pissing me off.

Josh S. said...

Karma for the Dee call on Sunday?

Nah, I say shitty ump.

Josh S. said...

Huh. Replay does show he was out. Bleh.

Josh S. said...

This one's slippin' away, kids. Should have started the Aussie.

Paul said...

MSBs activate!

Paul said...

Or don't. Who the fuck cares.

Paul said...

Only whathisface third walk in 32 innings.

Josh S. said...

I wouldn't pinch hit Dinner for a corpse.

Paul said...

Navarro pinch hitting again. Ha ha ha ha. It is funny cause we suck.

Paul said...

I want yesterday's Tony back.

Paul said...

Get a walk Tony!

Paul said...

Just double Caps walk total. Don't waste this opp Beard!

Paul said...

Lock in the beard. 2-0.

Paul said...

Fuck that was high.

Josh S. said...

Booooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

Marla World Peace said...

Balls.

Paul said...

Awww shit. Good thing Navarro was used.

Marla World Peace said...

Brian Duensing badge. Yippy skippy.

Josh S. said...

If the Dodgers had won every game Aaron Miles has homered in...oh fuck it.

Josh S. said...

Four runs is a goldmine for this team...

...except when Lilly's on the hill.

Marla World Peace said...

Well, I guess I better get packing.

Literally.

Jason W. Peace said...

At the Mariners - Braves game (owner's suite, bitches) and our old friend, George Sherrill just entered the game for Atlanta. This should end well.

Jason W. Peace said...

And George gets pulled after giving up a run on 3 hits (and caught stealing) in 0.2 innings. Two on base still his responsiblity.

Marla World Peace said...

@Jason - Did you commit identity theft like that guy in Anaheim?

Jason W. Peace said...

Flat Breezy gets lucky and his relief gets him out of the inning.

Semi-related note: I think the Mariners GM just had me cut off at the bar... go Braves?

Neeebs said...

Its a Confederacy of Duensings I tell you.

Jason W. Peace said...

@Marla

No need, I work for the company that owns the team and get up here once per season.

Marla World Peace said...

Perks be damned.

Steve Sax said...

(world's latest) POST-GAME THREAD UP

Steve Sax said...

@Neeebs 9:37p: zing! Love it