Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Okay, Let's Do This One More Time Then Get Behind The Guy


26 comments:

Steve Sax said...

I love this gif!

Okay, enough throwing at Victorino's head. I'm over it.

Spank Horst said...

Dusty's BFF is giving an interview on MLBtv

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Frank Lampard is on?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hereby declare Shane Victorino to be the human unibrow of the Dodger organization.

We keep trying to shave him off, but he grows back thicker and darker each time.

Orel said...

Is that Buster Posey throwing the ball?

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

No it was in a game against the Marlins. Not sure who the catcher was.

Dusty Baker said...

Interesting, from Ken Gurnick's article on the SV acquisition:

"Victorino is a three-time Gold Glove center fielder, where the Dodgers have reigning Gold Glover Matt Kemp. But Kemp told the club he would move to left field if it meant acquiring a player like Victorino, who hasn't played left field since 2006."

First I've heard that they may consider moving Kemp to LF and put SV in at center. Thoughts?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm pretty sure the catcher was Brett Hayes

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shouldn't they move Kemp to right and Ethier to left?

Dusty Baker said...

That would make a ton of sense, Marla. Stop it!

Franklin Stubbs said...

So long as they're both out on the field, I don't object so much to it.

I'd actually rather Andre get shuffled to left, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Franklin Stubbs said...

DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker said...

It may make some short-term sense while Kemp continues to treat his hammy with caution. Maybe that was some of the initial thinking.

Dusty Baker said...

The fact that Kemp is ok with a potential move over is even more encouraging. He wants what's best for the team and likes this deal. Right on, Beast Mode.

cc: Jeff Kent

Franklin Stubbs said...

IF they offer him a contract next year, that would be the configuration I prefer given they'll have spring training to get broken in.

Ñeeebs said...

I think the catcher is Gabby Hartnett.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just hope Donnie can configure off-days so Shane, Hanley, Matt and Andre aren't all on the bench for the same game. That would be incredibly depressing to watch.

Franklin Stubbs said...

You mean like June?

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

And, inevitably, that will be a Saturday home game where the fifth starter goes up against our opponent's number one. And I'll be there, crying.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That one game without Kemp, Ethier and Ajellis was sensory torture.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

That's nice of MAtty, but if anyone should move it should be Ethier, of course i doubt he'll want to that arrogant prick........oh wait did i say that out loud?

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodgers, Victorino is expected to arrive tomorrow morning and be in uniform in time for Dodger baseball at 12:10pm.

Damn, wish I could do the businessperson special tomorrow to see this whole new-look squad.

Dusty Baker said...

You said what everyone was probably thinking. DKOTG.

Paul said...

I say put Victorino on the I-5.

Spank Horst said...

^heh

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs 2:28p: Announcers here on the full clip say the catcher is indeed Brett Hayes.