(Dammit, I'm not sure why this didn't post at 9a as intended. My bad. -Sax)
Bless that Franklin Stubbster. The SoSG one, that is.
It's been a cold, dark offseason for Sax here, really not wanting to engage in reading most Dodgers news given the oppressive shadow of Frank McCourt, his long protracted separation from the Dodgers' organization, and his grubby little fingers all over the parking lots of Chavez Ravine. I read great news about Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp--even potential 2012 batting champion James Loney--and I'm still finding it hard to get fired up for the 2012 season.
That is, until Senor Stubbs here launched yesterday's Game Thread.
Game Threads are back! Game Threads are back! Suddenly, there was something else to do at work (besides work, that is)! There was joy in Mudville! There were even happy thoughts listening to Charley and Rick calling the game on my new mlb.com At Bat app (only $15 for multiple devices this year, finally). Okay, so I got frustrated at Steiner / Monday again when I couldn't tell what was happening in the game itself, but still. It was something. It was the start.
The Dodgers took yesterday's game against the White Sox 6-4 and now sit squarely at top of the Cactus League standings (actually, they're up there with five other undefeated teams, two of which whom have two wins under their belts. But who's counting?). And today, the Dodgers take on the hated Giants. Baked Zito vs. Ted Lilly (who may also be baked, as far as I know)!
It's on, boys!