Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Game 161 Thread: Sept. 28 @ D'backs, 6:30p

Ted Lilly (11-14, 4.12) vs. Joe Saunders (12-12, 3.58).

Dear Dodgers Fan,

The best part of every road trip is the moment I sink into my seat on the team plane and say to myself, "I need a drink." I know what's waiting for us at AT&T Park: a bunch of angry fans who saw the defending World Series champs fail even to make the playoffs.

I look up at that sea of orange-and-black — at the Chardonnay-swilling dot-com babies, the smelly hippies, the people who aren't embarrassed to wear a panda hat in public. And I think, it could be worse. We could be the Dodgers.

Then I remember we increased our payroll by $22 million this year — on the likes of Miguel Tejada, Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross, Mark DeRosa and Jeff Keppinger. And what did it buy us? Five or six more wins than the Dodgers, and a ticket to watch the playoffs from our living rooms. Just like the Dodgers.

On behalf of everyone at the Giants, I'm sorry.

Beat L.A., or Be L.A.?

Sincerely,

Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Manager

129 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Brutal.

...I like it!

Steve Sax said...

FUCK THE GIANTS!

Steve Sax said...

By the way, bunt-and-run Reyes didn't make a lot of fans with his selfish sitdown today.

Spanktopus Horst said...

I wear a panda hat in pubic.

Steve Sax said...

Another drama for tonight: Will EugeniO-for-33 Velez end the entire Dodgers season with an 0-fer?

I sure hope so.

MR.F said...

Wotchale, y'all.

Steve Sax said...

Watchmen, y'all.

MR.F said...

Bison time!!!

Jason said...

Per Dylan Hernandez via the Twitters: Mattingly said he wouldn't make an extra effort to get Velez into the game - unless Milwaukee wins early

Jason said...

Maybe Velez is the guest player-manger tonight?

MR.F said...

Good news: Bison gets on base.
Bad news: It was an HBP. And it wasn't a home run.

Jason said...

Gordon 6
Sellers 5
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Sands 9
Barajas 2
Carroll 4
Lilly 1

MR.F said...

Aw, how cute. Barajas can carry Dee Gordon like a baby.

Steve Sax said...

Fielder is 1-for-3 with a double in the sixth inning, Brewers up 6-2 on Pittsburgh

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 6:47p: Funny that Donnie B realizes Velez is at odds with the integrity of the game.

MR.F said...

Double by Sellers scores Gordon!!!!

MR.F said...

Kemp has been way too eager lately =/.

Dusty Baker said...

Just opened my first beer, Vinny!

Spank Horst said...

Yo,peeps. Signing in one last time.

Spank Horst said...

So far so good.

Fred's Brim said...

hey everybody, I can't hang tonight but I wanted to thank everyone for an enjoyable season. I am sad that it's over but I am more positive about this team for the offseason and next year than I ever though I would be.

Dusty Baker said...

Catch you on the flipside, FB. You tha man for sticking with as many games as you do as late as it is in your time zone. Represent!

Fred's Brim said...

And it was great getting to meet some SOSGes this season. I hope to get out to LA again next year

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Timmeh!

Orel said...

OMG DAN JOHNSON

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodger up 4-zip, bring in Hawksworth!

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! Yankmes choking is clearly on purpose. Tampa now tied with them after being behind 7 or 8. #BlackSox

Dusty Baker said...

^6-7

Dusty Baker said...

^^ Specifically, 7

Josh S. said...

I've gone from hoping for the Triple Crown, to hoping for 40/40, down to hoping Matt hits just one more dinger to be alone at the top.

Dusty Baker said...

I think Spank has gotten some action more recently than I've gotten a new badge. What gives? The game quit on me about a week ago.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Josh, that's more hope down the drain than an Obama campaign rally.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

just wanted to say hi and say goodbye to Dodgers GTs for the season :(

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

(cries)

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bison Power Bitches!!!

MR.F said...

39!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

and phiwwy takes the lead

QuadSevens said...

Loved that I finished the dishes in time to see Kemp's 39th HR!

#KeMVP

Orel said...

Trying to follow four games at once. Loving it.

Dusty Baker said...

This Pack of Cards/Dee Gordon but is just plain weird.

http://msti.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/gordon_barajas_baby.gif

Orel said...

DAMMIT, RAYS

Orel said...

DAMMIT, RAYS

Orel said...

Pretty creepy stuff, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

Bye, bye, Braves!

Dusty Baker said...

I hear that all the time, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Last 45th comment of the season. (boo hoos)

Orel said...

GO O's
GO RAYS

Jason said...

Love that Barajas/Dee gif.

Also, love that Kemp gets at least one more at bat to hit #40.

Dusty Baker said...

Also,I love beer.

Steve Sax said...

There it is, 0-for-37 for the season for Velez.

MR.F said...

O Eugenio.

Mr. Customer said...

That's effing hilarious...and also troubling.

Josh S. said...

EugeniLOL

Bummed I haven't been able to spend time in tonight's GT. I am sitting here jazzed at how crazy this night of baseball is.

Orel said...

O's down to their last out. Davis doubles. Still alive!

Paul said...

Fuuuuuuck.

Orel said...

O's TIE IT!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Os score! My god, the suckitude.

Paul said...

I think Papelbon lost his nuts on that hit off him.

Mr. Customer said...

Sox lose, and must now root for the Yankees

MR.F said...

Boston lost. Nice.

Paul said...

(slams head against beer)

Orel said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHH

Mr. Customer said...

Here we are, boys and girls.

MR.F said...

Oh man. So tense.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeesh

Mr. Customer said...

Well, that's that.

MR.F said...

Oh well.

Orel said...

WOW
WOW
WOW

Orel said...

WOW
WOW
WOW

Mr. Customer said...

I'll salute that in a heartbeat

Paul said...

Love you Kemp.

Hate you Sox.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, no play in game.

Mr. Customer said...

The Sox are officially a smouldering crater.

Jason said...

DAMMIT!!

Still, awesome year.

Mr. Customer said...

My Sox sympathies are well-documented, but they did everything in their power to deserve that finish.

Jason said...

Troncoso? Is Donnie trying to let Arizona back in this so Kemp can get another at bat in extra innings?

Paul said...

My stomach hurts. I need more beer.

Dusty Baker said...

Why are Yankmes not investigated for throwing a game like the BlackSox were? My god, they gave up 6 runs in an inning, one the next to allow the tie, leave Scott Proctor in until someone homers off him incl throwing a fastball up in Evan Longoria's wheelhouse. That wasn't planned?

el montanero said...

Now if only someone will step up and prevent a Skankees-Frillies WS re-match, I might actually enjoy the hell out of watching these playoffs. What a difference a year makes.

Dusty Baker said...

My beer hurts.

Paul said...

Tron is le garbage

Paul said...

Come on Troncoso! Don't be such a Troncoso.

Mr. Customer said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Mr. Customer said...

This is just abuse. Get him OUT of there

MR.F said...

Oh dear.

Paul said...

Bring in Kershaw!!!

el montanero said...

oh c'mon fer fuck's sake! don't ruin my good mood, dodgers.

Mr. Customer said...

Wade, Proctor, and Tron all in action tonight. it's a parade of Torre's whipping boys.

MR.F said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

Jason said...

Just 3 more. Do it for Kemp!

Paul said...

Fuck!!!!! I can't handle this. (unless it means Kenp gets another AB)

Jason said...

Uh, 2 more.

Dave said...

Vin can try to defend Troncoso being "rusty," but even at his best, he deserves to be killed. Fuck him and all his ancestors.

Mr. Customer said...

Tron is a wreck.

Orlando Zepeda said...

watching highlights on espn for 2 seconds and this is happening? seriously?

el montanero said...

Fuck anyone who even conducted business with his ancestors.

Mr. Customer said...

Let this be a solemn reminder not to bring him back next year.

Jason said...

Bigger wreck: Tron pitching tonight or TRON: Legacy?

Josh S. said...

Wait...what?

Mr. Customer said...

There you have it gentlemen.

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck? I just watched the whole Rays Red Sox thing and we are still playing?

Fuuuuuck

Ok, there's the win.

MR.F said...

Well, phew, I guess.

el montanero said...

Aaaand done.

Jason said...

This Jansen appearance better not cost him the K/9 record.

Mr. Customer said...

It's been an honor and a privilege.

Orlando Zepeda said...

phew!

MR.F said...

Goodnight Vin!

Steve Sax said...

What a year, boys and girls.

el montanero said...

Wow, I kinda hate that the season's over. It was just getting fun.

Josh S. said...

How the hell did we end this season feeling good? Oh yeah...Kemp, Kershaw, and a great September.

Paul said...

Love you all. Wait till next year when we make World Champion party.

(Dry humps Mr. C anyways)

Fernie V said...

So what do we do now?

Paul said...

Oh Kiffin on my tv ruined my buzz.

Mr. Customer said...

Totally agree. i'd rather be us than Boston right now. Better to be shit and get better.

Paul said...

We get rid of McCourt!

Alex said...

Don't post much but I'd like to say thanks to everyone for an enjoyable season. You guys kept me up when it was getting pretty bad earlier in the season!

188 days...

Mr. Customer said...

From your lips to God's ears...

Fernie V said...

It was almost a perfect night. No exclusive clubbing for Kemp. Bo Sox lose, which is good so all those ESPN Yankee/Red Sox loving fans can go to hell. At the least the Red Sox fans. I hate the braves, and Furcal gets to go to the playoffs. Good for him.

Fernie V said...

and I finally get go to bed early, instead of staying up late trying listen to Vin. See you next year Vin.

MR.F said...

true dat, el montanero.

Orel said...

KEMvPPGTUP

Fernie V said...

I would rather not go to the playoffs, then go to the playoffs and lose. Win it all or don't go at all.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That's curtains boys & girls... 181 days to go.

Mr. Customer said...

See you guys jn Spring Training

Mr. Customer said...

Except for the playoffs

Mr. Customer said...

And all the other time I waste here for no baseball-related activity.

Paul said...

(crickets)

Paul said...

(shoots crickets with 12 gauge)