Monday, April 02, 2012

Preseason Game 31 Thread: April 2 @ Angels, 7p

Angela Stadium, named for Broadway and screen legend Angela Lansbury

Dodger baseball in a Major League stadium! Finally out of Arizona and back in (what Arte Moreno defines as) L.A.!

It's time for the traditional (and what used to be the only) Freeway Series, with a game in Anaheim tonight and games Tuesday and Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Don't expect any free baseball, though. Both teams have agreed to only play nine full innings, regardless of the score, to keep everyone fresh for Opening Day. (Home team will bat in the bottom of the ninth, even if ahead.)

The season's almost here! Can you smell it?*

*That smell may actually be the load of bullflop we posted about Frank McCourt on April Fool's Day.)

59 comments:

Paul said...

I feel like when I was kid on Christmas Eve waiting for
my Christmas scotch to be under the tree!!

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, those memories of childhood. We'd always get a bunch of Smirnoff mini-bottles in our stocking.

Paul said...

Little known fact Anaheim Is 90% polystyrene.

Paul said...

I once thought the grinch was taking vodkas from my stocking...turns out it was Neeebs' mom.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon SS
Mellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Uribe 3B
AJellis C
Kennedy DH(AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

Paul said...

Mellis and Jellis. Sounds like a cool cartoon.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mattingly wanted to best replicate the Opening Day lineup.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I wouldn't put money on Kennedy being able to outhit Kershaw.

Dusty Baker said...

When I see this lineup typed out like that...


(CRIIIIIIIES)


I told myself I wasn't going to cry.

Hideo Nomo said...

I want Fields (or Federowicz) and Cruz to make the roster at some point, to increase the odds of FUCK being spelled out in the lineup.

Fred's Brim said...

I thought it was named after the theme song to Taxi by Bob James

Fred's Brim said...

the stadium, I mean

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's not a "Who's the Boss?" tribute?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@nomo you can still use FUCK in the lineup for Kennnedy

Dusty Baker said...

Is this one on tha TEE-vee?

Hideo Nomo said...

Not live, sadly. Delayed til the end of the Clipper game on FSW.

rbnlaw said...

Is MLB not showing this one?

Stoopid Klippers!

rbnlaw said...

Hey, anyone going to the game on Wed? Tickets are super cheap, unlike tickets at The Big Hey.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BASEBALL

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When did he become "Howard" Kendrick?

Franklin Stubbs said...

The KLAC feed on Gameday isn't working for me, either. You mean I've got to use and actual ray-dee-o thing?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think he dropped the Howie last year.

Dusty Baker said...

Wouldn't you drop the Howie if it were you? Like, after you were 12?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jamey Wright retires the Angels in order. In other words, it's still spring.

rbnlaw said...

MLB is delaying the start of their broadcast. This means I have to listen to Ken Rosenthal.
Yeeesh.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's on MLB Network now!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think Howie was adultified after Howie Long rolled with it.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait...what happened?!

Assclowns.

Hideo Nomo said...

MLB always shows a few minutes of the game before blacking it out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

God damn it, I don't GET MLB network.

Franklin Stubbs said...

At least Gameday Audio is working now.

Steve Sax said...

Charley Steiner Bestiality Reference Of The Night:

"Big Todd [Coffey] was once a 300-pounder.

Then he fell in love with chickens."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I normally hate a position player bunting, but in Kennedy's case, I'll allow it.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry I'm late. Had to watch SEC dominate another college sport.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm getting the broadcast on FSW.

Paul said...

Booooooo!

Paul said...

Loney would be awesome if the fences were in 30 feet.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is it possible the Dodgers are playing worse with Magic as the owner? #FutureTerribleLede

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The dodgers are playing worse with Kemp striking out 95% of the time and Kennedy batting in the DH spot.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hope Kennedy doesn't play the DH during the regular season.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I hope Kennedy doesn't play anywhere on the team this season, but I guess that's too much to hope for.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Adam Kennedy with an RBI-single. In other words, it's still spring.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm already measuring out a spot on the grassy knoll in order to take out Kennedy.

Paul said...

Dee went a little wild.

Dusty Baker said...

Starting the fifth down 3-1 but two runners on.

I'll let you know what is going on when I finish the fifth.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jaysus

Paul said...

Crap. Broxton sucks! ....

Franklin Stubbs said...

8-2 and I am not amused.

Dusty Baker said...

4-1 Angels. I'm dragging my dumb ass to bed. Will have to miss some of you chuckleheads at the game tomorrow. I'm saving up my strength!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whatever.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In case you thought this was a legitimate game, they're still going to play a bottom of the ninth, even with the Angels winning.

Hideo Nomo said...

What in the name of sweet mother Mary's balls happened?

rbnlaw said...

Which, what, who, the?

Meh, still got tix for Wednesday's game. Me and some kids in loge 157; older daughter and her friend in field 43.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Nomo - There were no comments for 41 minutes after Sax's bestiality remark.

NicJ said...

When is Magic Johnson going to tweet that we need to blow this team up?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gameday has gone final, but the Angels are still batting.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Nic - When the team starts losing real games that actually matter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now it's really over.

Spank said...

BOOOOOO!