Friday, August 24, 2012

Game 126 Thread: August 24 vs. Marlins, 7p

Chad Billingsley (10-9, 3.44) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (4-8, 4.03).

OH MY GOD A.J. thanks a lot for providing an antidote to the irrational feelings of hatred and impotence brought forth by being swept by the Giants. Geez, what a buzzkill! Let us wallow, wontcha?

Anyhoo, Hanley begetter Nate Eovaldi gets a chance to thank his former team for getting him on "The Franchise" this season, while the rejuvenated Chad Billingsley looks to make it seven straight wins. Time to start a new streak!

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MR.F said...

I love AJ.

Loney Fan said...

I don't know what to do with my name now.

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
Not Loney 1B
Ellis C
Billingsley P

Dusty Baker said...

I was JUST going to say something about your name, Loney Fan.

Dusty Baker said...

You should def keep your avatar, though.

Steve Sax said...

Yes, keep the avatar.

MR.F said...

Agreed on the avatar.

Steve Sax said...

Not to buzz kill the GT but a new post up top. Apparently we are giving up FJL, Sands, De Jesus, Zach De La Rosa. And me other prospect, whom I'm hoping is Urine but I a praying isn't another guy names Zach.

Loney Fan said...

Thanks, that's the old lady. She put the Dodger shirt on just for the picture.

Steve Sax said...

It's settled! Loney Fan...now AGon Fan, keeps the avatar.

Motion passes unanimously.

Steve Sax said...

@Loney Fan: are you insinuating she was doing that shit shirtless before your photo?

(takes cold shower)

Dusty Baker said...

I think you mean Rubby, right, Sax?

Steve Sax said...

Hey LoneyFan, you're coming to SoSG Fest III, right?

And Dusty, he can bring a guest, right?

Steve Sax said...

@dusty: yeah, I'm just raging against machines

Dusty Baker said...

(rages)

AGon Fan said...

I'm in Vegas during SoSG Fest III, but there is always next year!

MR.F said...

Hurray!

Steve Sax said...

@AGon Fan: sorry to hear about Vegas. Is your guest available?

Franklin Stubbs said...

So, any news today, guys?

Dusty Baker said...

Nothing to see here, Stubbs. Go back to sleep.

MR.F said...

Is there anything official?

Like, I see players scratched, posters taken down, but no official word?

Franklin Stubbs said...

*switches over to cartoon bear porn*

AGon Fan said...

@Sax - I'll send her down as official beer wench.

Steve Sax said...

Awesome. I'll get to hanging rings and cables from the ceiling.

karina said...

I'm not ready to give Loney away.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

You better get ready. This thing is real. We have now truly freed James Loney.

MR.F said...

Sounds like it’s Loney, Sands, De La Rosa, DeJesus & Webster for Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford, Punto & cash.

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight

Yes. Looks like RDLR, Sands, Loney, Webster for Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford & Punto. RT @jonmorosi: Source: Allen Webster will go to #RedSox

Franklin Stubbs said...

This deal is making me clench up.

MR.F said...

Source: #Dodgers have agreed to send Allen Webster, James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, and Rubby De La Rosa to #RedSox. @mlbonfox

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 24, 2012

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's good for both Sands and IDJ. Those dudes deserve a shot. I'd like to have Rubby around, but I'd like to have Gonzo around more.

Orel said...

If we're taking on $250 million in salary, why do we have to give up Webster, our second-best prospect?

MR.F said...

Is clenching up good or bad? I have no idea what to think.

MR.F said...

Seeing prospects go is sad, though.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Clenching up is neither good nor bad, but I'm not used to all this roster flux (no pun intended).

Dusty Baker said...

Aaaaannnd...here come that Stat Lickers.

Orel said...

Josh Hamilton is older than Adrian Gonzalez. Who knew?

MR.F said...

Ahh.

Orel said...

And Uribe?

MR.F said...

So much salary and giving up 2 touted prospects =/.

Orel said...

Gordon Edes ‏@GordonEdes

Red Sox would get RHP Ribby de la Rosa, as PTBNL since he did not clear waivers. Also, 1b James Loney, OF Sands, IF DeJesus, top prospect

Orel said...

Juan Uribe is interested in Ribeye De La Rosa.

Franklin Stubbs said...

The deal won't be done tonight, per Bahston media.

Dusty Baker said...

Makes sense. Medical record review, i dotting and t crossing, league scrutiny, etc.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Cliff Beefpile said...

Where the hell does Crawford fit in?

Dusty Baker said...

@CB

Not sure. He was always the leverage Sox had over making the A Gon deal happen. They needed to get out from under Crawford so he was always going to be part of the package if it were to happen. But...yeah, where does he fit in?

Orel said...

Hey guys, breaking news!

LA Times Baseball ‏@latimesbaseball

Dodgers awarded claim on Adrian Gonzalez; trade talks to follow? http://lat.ms/R8GTMl

Steve Sax said...

Wtf? Are they too busy pahking their cahs at Hahvard Square?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Pahking them side by each, in fact.

Steve Sax said...

Love the LAT breaking news feed. As if the print journalism commentary isn't ironic enough.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Did they even know about the new ownership?

#OldMediaDead

Steve Sax said...

Uribe is gonna feast on Crawford. Literally.

Steve Sax said...

@latimes baseball: Dewey defeats Truman

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Some guy on another forum:

"If this goes happens, then maybe the Dodgers are the one from the prophecy. The team that would bring balance to the Force. AL/NL, East/West. With Boston being Anakin and the Dodgers being their offspring!!! I know, I know. I got carried away!!!!!!"

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus, if the Dodgers pull off this deal and don't make the playoffs...we couldn't even laugh at the Angels.

Dusty Baker said...

Was Gnomes posting in another forum?

Dusty Baker said...

@latimes baseball: Earth Cools; Dinosaurs Expected

Orel said...

NBC is looking at the LA Times like, Man, how do those guys turn around the news so fast?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Re: Crawford

In the waiting room of Dr. Neal El-Attrache, for the moment.

Long term, I imagine they would put him in LF and not re-sign Victorino so long as his arm can be properly affixed.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^not that he's actually there. That's the role he would be filling for a while.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Orel at 5:18

Made me chuckle with that one.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 5:17p: @latimes baseball: Earth Cools; Dinosaurs Expected

And Uribe is fat and worthless

Steve Sax said...

Shit we are at 64 comments and it's still 90 minutes to game time

Steve Sax said...

DelinO is salivating

Dusty Baker said...

Hilarious graphic for the itch/scratch post.

Steve Sax said...

Meanwhile, while the Dodgers try to pull off a blockbuster deal, LAT's Bill Plaschke whines about parking problems at the Stadium.

Since you're going back to the archives for material, Bill, you might as well repurpose a Manny article for Melky while you're at it,

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I remember when i was in Phx some Dbag fan said to this Dodger fan "at least my team isn't bankrupt" i wonder what he's thinking now lol

Dusty Baker said...

Sax you're making me hateHateHATE - fuck the LA Times sports, fuck their shit-ass washed-up writers (except Dylan), fuck their outdated methods of gathering and disseminating news, and fuck their editorial opinion re the Dodgers franchise. Sick of it. Those bag of assholez can smoke some bad shake from their rolled up pink slips.

Orel said...

Dusty bringing the Grade-A hate tonight!

Dusty Baker said...

I need to listen to some Katy Perry to calm down.

karina said...

*is overwhelmed*

Orel said...

*blushes*

MR.F said...

lol @ Orel.

karina said...

reading that article you are talking about, I wonder why American public NEED other entertainment that the baseball game? it is all over the minor leagues and it's a trend on these new ballparks "shiny things all over the place"

don't get it

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

When you get here, I'd love to have a conversation on this based on what Stan Kasten said during our interview with him on Dodger blogger night. All sorts of $$ dynamics at play.

Orel said...

Really interested to see what you think of Dodger Stadium, Karina.

Steve Sax said...

Really interested to read a SoSG Blogger Night 2012 recap, guys...

(hides from thrown shoes)

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Ahoy hoy

Dusty Baker said...

Say what to who, Sax???

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus christ, GLG resurfaces!!!

Orel said...

That would be hilarious if Beckett vetoed the deal.

Steve Sax said...

Beckett can't be reached as he is out golfing

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: "rises from the grave", one might say?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Ha! Yeah, my episode of Locked Up Abroad which airs next month will provide some details regarding my where-a-bouts

Dusty Baker said...

Cool. Hope there's a Turkish prison involved, GLG.

Glad to hear from you.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beckett will only approve the trade if he gets a gift card for Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.

MR.F said...

That could be a dealbreaker. Roscoe's is out of gift cards, chicken, and waffles after Urine spent a year's worth of salary there.

karina said...

@Dusty @Orel well, everything will be shiny to me at Dodger Stadium, but yes, I think it will be an interesting comparison from what I am used to.

@Dusty you will totally have to explain what the boss told you :)

Franklin Stubbs said...

Did Steve Lyons actually just say "Knob Blister"?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I got a txt from a friend in Boston that said "Good luck with our left over's!" I told her that we would show them how well these guys can play when they are treated with respect and dignity.

Steve Sax said...

The pants-less one says knob blister. He should know.

Steve Sax said...

GLG: Boston's gonna loooooooooooove FJL.

Steve Sax said...

Poor FJL.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If Boston thinks of Gonzo as "leftovers", I'm pretty sure they don't deserve him.

Orel said...

100+ comments before game time! We can do it!

Orel said...

So...Red Sox sign Josh Hamilton?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I can't think of anyone less suited to cope with Boston than Hamilton.

Franklin Stubbs said...

This commercial with the bearded baby is pure nightmare fuel.

Franklin Stubbs said...

100

Franklin Stubbs said...

Done and done.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Stubbs: Yep, that comment adequately sums up the Boston fan base. Their organization is a mess...much worse than we were when Frank was at the helm.

Orel said...

Just looked at the photos of Loney's bowling event last night. I feel terrible now.

Orel said...

Heyman: "They probably figure Beckett will do better in the Mational League"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Boston's an interesting cautionary tale, to be sure, GLG. They really had some decent organizational unity for a few years there, but they can't seem to do anything right these days.

Steve Sax said...

Lucky for Loney, Lucky Strike bought Jillian's Boston over by Fenway Park...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, it's kind of a deflating idea. If and when this goes down, a lot of people had a lot of hopes and expectations that get put to bed with Loney.

In a way, it's Martin's story on a longer timescale.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^us included (notes blog header)

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Is there a way to A.) have the page display new comments without F5 and B.) not have to scroll down to the bottom to see the latest comment?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have mixed feeling about becoming YankeesWest, but it beats the shit out of becoming OaklandSouth.

Orel said...

Michael Silverman ‏@MikeSilvermanBB

Source: #Dodgers would take on more than 95 percent of #RedSox salaries in blockbuster trade. http://bit.ly/LXiJpq
Retweeted by Chad Moriyama

Franklin Stubbs said...

You gotta F5, GLG, but if you narrow the window until the text box switches to the bottom, it will take out all the way down without the sidebar automatically.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't quite know who this team is anymore. That's not a complaint by a long shot, I'm just not used to it.

Dusty Baker said...

@GLG

I damn sure hope you corrected your friend's extraneous use of the apostrophe.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

"leftovers" jeez, how spoiled POS, they don't need luck these are still quality players. I don't know wtf is going on over there, do they not allow players to slump? Too high expectations? Every team wanted a shot at CC and AG in FA and after a year these spoiled cunts think they're the worst players ever? I don't like to buy into narratives but maybe there is some truth to guys under-performing in that diseased culture.

Sweet deal, plus i got my M-Audio Q40 certified basshead headphones today :)

Orel said...

Sorry, GLG. This commenting system is as analog as it gets.

Orel said...

Hey, language!

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: exactly. I'm not complaining, it's just that short of spending money all over the place, I'm not sure what the master plan is.

Dusty Baker said...

Our comments and the system are as analog as it gets.

Orel said...

Game on!

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Thanks Stubbs...I got Firefox set to auto reload every minute and the minimizing the window trick worked

Steve Sax said...

James Loney is as analog as it gets

Dusty Baker said...

My master plan: get another beer

Steve Sax said...

Wait, there's a game too? Fuck!

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

No worries Orel and Dusty...I was just curious if there was some kind of option I wasn't seeing

Orel said...

Bills gives up a leadoff single. PUT BECKETT IN

Dusty Baker said...

Reyes crushed the fuck out of that fucking thing.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jesus H, can we have a scoreless first inning, guys?

Dusty Baker said...

Beltre hit for the cycle tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Meanwhile back at the Ravine, His Royal Thighness' winning streak is already in jeopardy.

Dusty Baker said...

Do we suck or blow in the first inning? Unsure.

Orel said...

Hey look, it's Carlos Lee.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't complain, Beefpile. At least you've got cell reception.

Orel said...

Bill Shaikin ‏@BillShaikin

Now batting at Dodger Stadium: Carlos Lee, the 1B who turned down the #Dodgers. They'll take Adrian Gonzalez, thank you.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: I WISH I was at the game, I tried to get Kings Fans Night tix for the all-you-can-eat pavilion, but they were sold out. I really wanted that Kings/Dodgers scarf. :(

Franklin Stubbs said...

The irony Eovaldi getting a first inning lead is not lost on me.

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Dusty Baker said...

Ahhh, sorry, Beefpile. I misread your email. Thought you had said you were back at the Ravine.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ellis Ellises.

karina said...

got the game on tv, King James doesn't look happy

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wrong one, but it still counts.

Dusty Baker said...

How many white guys named Ellis can one team have?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Braves have scored. Madres up 3-0 on the D-Bags.

Cliff Beefpile said...

'Dre Day!!!

Dusty Baker said...

E bomb!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

He blistered the shit out of that!

Our boy DRE!

Orel said...

Holy shit, Andre!

Dusty Baker said...

I see what you did there, Stubbsy.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@db

I dunno, all of them?

Orel said...

ATL 1, SF 0, bot 1

Orel said...

Nick Cafardo ‏@nickcafardo

Valentine said he expects Josh Beckett to make Sat start for Sox.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I wonder if they BoSox are gonna dump Valentine, too.

Steve Sax said...

As usual, we give up first-inning runs again

As unusual, we score more and retake the lead in the bottom of the first.

3-2 Dodgers. And Atlanta is up on SF 2-0.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, ah, Chad? You kinda still need to pitch well here. We don't have AGon in the lineup yet.

Orel said...

Don't give it back, Chadley!

Steve Sax said...

Two lead off singles for Miami in the second inning

Steve Sax said...

Okay, it's really fucked up late where I am, so I gotta sleep. Win this for me, boys and girls.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take it!

Orel said...

Juan Rivera says Adrian who?

Hideo Nomo said...

Been offline pretty much all day.

WHAT IS GOING ONNNNNNNNNN????!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Motherfucker! I just realized I'd likely prefer Victorino to Crawford and that I might actually miss him. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!? I don't know what's up or down anymore!

Dusty Baker said...

Has no one told Bobby V re A-Gon? Shows how out of touch he is.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm right w you, Cliffy.

Orel said...

Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS

Crawford has 3 team no-trade list. As luck would have it, #dodgers are 1 of 3. As of few minutes ago he was yet to be asked

Dusty Baker said...

I tend to think the teams don't let things progress this far without having a pretty good idea that a player is willing to waive such a clause.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The MTA thinks Placschke's a dumbass, too.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I can't imagine that Crawford is just aching to stay in Beantown, either.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Homeruns for EVERYBODY!

Dusty Baker said...

BUH BYE! I see you, Hanley!!!

Dusty Baker said...

6-3 Blue

Cliff Beefpile said...

HanRam!

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly Stubbs (re Crawford).

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew. Looks like the Marlins finally remembered that they suck.

Orel said...

Holy Hanley! 6-3 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fffffgggggghhhhhh!!!!!! DBT make early party

Orel said...

Maybe we don't need Adrian Gonzalez after all.

(Kidding!)

Dusty Baker said...

That was a comment killer, Orel. Better take it back.

Orel said...

Chad's not at this sharpest tonight.

Orel said...

^ his

Dusty Baker said...

He's regressing before our eyes, in fact.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Stupid Braves are falling apart.

MR.F said...

Hey, we're winning!

MR.F said...

WE'RE WINNING!

Orel said...

I hope Gorkys doesn't park one.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Say it ain't so, Chad!

Orel said...

At least the Padres are beating the Snakes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hope it's not serious.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Aw shit! The hell's wrong with Chadley?

Orel said...

Sue checking on Chad? What's going on?

Orel said...

Chad's out. Beckett may have just become the centerpiece of that deal.

Orel said...

Now that's classic overreaction!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Had a little hitch in his step coming off the mound. Hip, maybe?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Honeycutt mimes "elbow", per Vinny

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Chad gets off of work early!!!! Chad makes party!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Icky.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Wright...you're pitching against Brian fucking Peterson. Brian Peterson!

Dusty Baker said...

Can't believe the Vagiants keep winning. Fuck them and fuck Angel Pagan. Someone needs to throw at that asshole.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*hates*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Do not murder us with your ex-Dodger mojo, Ruggiano.

Dusty Baker said...

Pitch to these fucking assholez, asshole!

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