Saturday, June 16, 2012

Game 66 Thread: June 16 vs. White Sox, 7p

vs.
Chicago Dog (0-1) vs. Dodger Dog (1-0)

Chad Billingsley (4-4, 3.57) vs. Philip Humber (2-4, 5.92)

Billingsley seeks his third win in a row, going up against a pitcher in Humber who has gotten his buns kicked of late after pitching a perfect game earlier this season. In interleague play, the Dodgers have never won a series against the White Sox, so tonight's matchup presents a great opportunity to nail down a victory and a series win.

It also presents an opportunity, if you're attending the game as I am, to sample the famous (infamous?) Chicago Dog. According to impeccable source Wikipedia, the Chicago Dog is:
...a steamed or water-simmered all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun, originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard; chopped white onions; bright green sweet pickle relish; a dill pickle spear; tomato slices or wedges; pickled sport peppers; and a dash of celery salt.
Um, yeah. All Beef Super Dodger Dog beats this steaming pile of dog doo hands down every day. It's hard to even look at the picture of the Chicago Dog without gagging. To each their own, I suppose. Anyway, it's cool that Dodger Stadium concession folks are nimble enough to feature a special culinary offering based on which team is in town.

If Billingsley puts a little extra mustard in his game we should be able to take it to these wieners. Anyone else going to the Yard tonight? Leave a comment and let us know; maybe we can ketchup.

Images: 1) @Dodgers 2) thewanderist.com

122 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Gordon SS
Herrera CF
Ethier RF
Hairston 2B
Abreu LF
AJ Ellis C
Loney 1B
Uribe 3B
Billingsley P

Steve Sax said...

I'm fascinated by the news that Dodger Stadium will sell Chicago Dogs for this weekend's series. Where did you see that news item, Dusty?

Steve Sax said...

Looks like the Marlins do localized fare, too.

Dave said...

The Chicago hot dog is to an actual hot dog what the Chicago pizza is to real pizza: an abomination that is to be ridiculed and avoided.

Dusty Baker said...

@Saxy

Of all obscure sources, the Dodgers official Twitter feed!

https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/213799406300958721

Dusty Baker said...

@Dave

I couldn't agree more. I am a certified pizza freak, but I will NEVER understand the so-called Chicago style pizza. It's just several pounds of cheese sorta melted in a soggy pizza "crust".

Orel said...

But how about that Chicago sushi?

Paul said...

Here at the Ravine! Field level section 1!

Spank Mathijsen said...

pickle relish and regular pickles in a hot dog? sounds retarded.

Hideo Nomo said...

I like everything except that radioactive green shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Why the Hulk hate, Nomo?

Alex said...

On the couch with pan pizza in my stomach, Vin!

Dusty Baker said...

Where the hell is everyone? Dejesus Colorado

Dusty Baker said...

It felt like we got more out of that inning than we did, didn't it?

Still. We can get to this punk.

Alex said...

We really do suck at cashing the man on 3rd in...

Dusty Baker said...

House just acknowledged Tommy, our Dodgefather, and crowd gave him a nice standing ovation.

Alex said...

Botched the transfer...

Alex said...

You fucking kidding me? alexi ramierez?! He gets no capitalization...

Paul said...

Where you at Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

alexi is a girl's name. Probably a porno name.

Alex said...

Why does our staff make opposing pitchers look like bating champs?

Hideo Nomo said...

I want to get pissed, but, y'know, last night.

Alex said...

alexi is my porn name...

Mr. Customer said...

This seems to be going well.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Loge level 151 (like the Bacardi)
Row K (as in something Bills hasn't had many of tonight)

Franklin Stubbs said...

Who the fuck is that guy?

Dusty Baker said...

Wow - havent hear from Mr Customer in a long time

Alex said...

Humber Blunder

Franklin Stubbs said...

I didn't know they gave prisoners internet access in Kyrgyzstan!

Alex said...

Timmah gives up 2 HRs in the first in Seattle...

Alex said...

Piss.

Dusty Baker said...

FuckIn shit Urine swing at that.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe and Loney fail.

3-0 CWS through 2

Dusty Baker said...

I thought Mr Customer was in Azkaban?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Chad being Chad

Josh S. said...

Well shit, if Customer's gonna show his face...

Hideo Nomo said...

What the hell is happening?

Steve Sax said...

Come on, let's break through on Humber

Franklin Stubbs said...

Do. Not. Waste. Opportunities.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Got one back, that's something.

Spank Mathijsen said...

yay

Alex said...

Who hit the reset button?

Alex said...

Piss.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy crap, what the hell just happened?

Dusty Baker said...

Fo-Fo, fools!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Our starting pitching has been on the sketchy side of late.

Orel said...

Another pitching duel, I see.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Our defense has been on the sketchy side as of late, too.

Orel said...

I think we're in for another four-hour game tonight.

Orel said...

Our sketches have been on the sketchy side as well.

Orel said...

5-4 Sox. This will not be the final score.

Orel said...

HBP and an error gave the Sox the lead.

Orel said...

Of course I can do the robot!

Orel said...

Ervin Santana has a PERFECT GAME through six innings.

Orel said...

Chadley singles!

Orel said...

Comment streak!

Orel said...

SF 4, SEA 2, bot 4.

Alex said...

PERFECT GAME you say, Orel?

Orel said...

"Humber has been in trouble since the National Anthem." —Vin

Orel said...

PERFECT GAME, Alexi!

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

And Chad spent all inning on the basepaths.

Steve Sax said...

Damn, I thought Hairston was going to grab the lead back for us.

5-4 Sox through four

Steve Sax said...

Vin cannot stop talking about how Humber is beleaguered this night. Given how positive Vin always is, I'm wondering if Hmber parked in his spot or something

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice, Chad.

Alex said...

If that's the case I hope Vinny hocked a luggie on Humbar's hood...

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, so the MLB.tv Free Game of the Day isn't blacked out? I can watch this game live on my TV and delayed a minute on my iPad at the same time?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Upton singles, no perfecto for you, Santana.

Alex said...

^ mission accomplished, Orel!

Orel said...

WTF, Gordon/Hairston? Pulling a real Keystone Kops out there. Two errors so far.

Orel said...

Air five, Alex!

Orel said...

A.J. nails Ramirez! Bang bang!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I can't believe Bills lasted 6.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Timmeh coughs up some some runs to the M's.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'd like a Dodger homer or three this inning.

Orel said...

Who's responsible for tonight's miracle?

Orel said...

SEA 7, SF 4, bot 7!

Orel said...

C'mon, Andre. Earn some of the $85 mil.

Orel said...

^ that

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez sniping at Bill Plaschke, Tony Jackson sniping at Dylan Hernandez. Everybody must be going stir crazy in the Vin Scully Press Box.

Orel said...

Andre's fouling a lot of balls off. Timing's just a bit off.

Orel said...

Herrera SB! Pierzynski juggles it!

Orel said...

Sox reliever Nate Jones hits 100 mph on the stadium radar gun.

Orel said...

Hairston backwards K.

Orel said...

Dodgers can't score the leadoff man. Still 5-4 Sox.

Alex said...

#commentStreakBroken

Franklin Stubbs said...

Was somebody saying something about the 5-4 score earlier?

Hideo Nomo said...

I want to do the Father's Day Catch, but I prefer when the team's out of town on Father's Day.

Orel said...

Just you wait, Stubbs.

Orel said...

That was quite a streak, huh? Ten in a row.

Orel said...

Jesse Crain First in to pitch.

Orel said...

Ruined that. Meant Jesse Crain Fist.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

of course they can win this game, obviously

Orel said...

A.J. Ellis A.J. Ellises.

Orel said...

Donnie getting a little hot at that high strike!

Alex said...

Epale Karina!

Love the optimism as always!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Perfect timing for a fresh dose of optimism.

Orel said...

Giants lose!

Alex said...

^

Alex said...

100

Alex said...

100

Orel said...

Uribe: K or HR. There is no in between.

Orel said...

Covering your bases, Alex?

Alex said...

Piss.

Alex said...

always, Orel!

Orel said...

Gwynn out by a mile. Rivera will lead off next inning.

karina said...

how about a walk off?

Alex said...

In other news, i just got free tix to Dodgers/Angels next Sunday, anybody else going down the 5?

Orel said...

For you, Karina? Of course.

Orel said...

Not me, Alex. But make some noise!

Alex said...

I'll take one of those, Karina!

Hideo Nomo said...

Man, Juan Rivera really looks like Ben Stiller.

Orel said...

Anze Kopitar has a hot date.

karina said...

I had, have and will always have a crush on Robin Ventura.

*blushes*

Orel said...

First-pitch swinging for Rivera. Great idaa.

Orel said...

^ idea

Orel said...

Really, Karina? He seems so...plain.

Orel said...

OKAY I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE SCORE GEEZ GET OFF MY BACK

Alex said...

AWO(s)

Orel said...

And that's that. See you tomorrow.

karina said...

@Orel, at least, for me, he is not.

Have a great day, ladies and gents. We'll get them tomorrow.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. As am I.