Friday, April 04, 2014

Game 6 Thread: April 4 vs Gnats, 1p

Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Live. Breathe. Opening Day. Over and over and over again. It's like the 18th 2014 Opening Day or whatever, right?

The bunting is hung. The concession stands are ready to operate slowly. Vin's wife has already laid out his yellowest suit and non-matching pocket square. Mattingly is practicing his questionable pitching substitution patterns. SportsNetLA is preparing not to broadcast to 70% of the viewership area. Ethier has not hitting lefties locked in already. Puig has already posted dozens of selfies on Instagram. Everything is in place.

Oh wait. Everything except this.
People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you look around", you'll say. "It's only $20 per person". They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces…The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come. -- Terence Mann (Field of Dreams)
NOW it's official. Play Ball! If you're out at the Yard today, drop a comment here. The Son or Sons present would be happy to hook up for a beer or three.

103 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Gordon 2B
Ryu LHP

Hideo Nomo said...

LET'S DO THIS SHIT!!!

spank said...

FUCK THE GIANTS IN THE EAR!!!

spank said...

hateHateHATE

killKillKILL

dieDieDIE

karen said...

Please! Anyone at the game or with access to the game keep us updated here.

Again, love the Field of Dreams dialogue DB. Baseball is a constant in my life. Life changes so much. People come and go, we lose those we love most, we move from one home in hopes of making another. But baseball is always with us. Thanks to my Daddy for giving me the gift of our National Passtime and thank you Vinny for being The Voice that has been woven through the tapestry of my life.

Okay, that's my first and last mushy moment this season.

Now get it done TWC, Stan or whoever the hell else is screwing us here. #Ineedmyfuckingdodgers.

Hideo Nomo said...

I left the first "Fuck the Giants" of the season open for someone to take, and KNEW Spank would take it. You never let me down, mang.

Orel said...

That was very touching, Karen!

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight 1m

Puig benched.

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 24s

Matt Kemp is starting. Yasiel Puig benched presumably for being late

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Kemp CF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Gordon 2B
Ryu LHP

Dusty Baker said...

Surprised no Kemp.

Paul said...

At the right field bar! Might move...to the left field bar!

Paul said...

Section 34 row D here.

Hideo Nomo said...

KEEP UP, DUSTY!

spank said...

this blog is messing with my emotions. I want to sing "we are the world" and I want to burn down Frisco. I guess i can do both.

Orel said...

Surprised the Dodgers left Brooklyn.

karen said...

Puig benched for being late?? I love this kid's upside, but when the hell is he going to learn???

Also, I'm thrilled my boy is in the lineup! You go Matty!

QuadSevens said...

Checking in from the office. Puig gonna Puig.

Hideo Nomo said...

I wonder how my office feels about illegal streaming of baseball games.

QuadSevens said...

Does AM570 work online for the Dodger game? Blocked on TuneIn for the iPhone.

Paul said...

Just got word Kemp is being replaced by .....Hulk Hogan?!?

Hideo Nomo said...

BUT WHOSE SIDE IS HE ON??!!

karen said...

@Quad...I read that 570 will be blocked for game as well. Don't know if that's right or not so I'll be checking once game starts.

Paul said...

Beer tastes great however I think I ordered vintage 1988 french fries.

spank said...

People got on Puig for speeding so the mutt slows down and is now late for games and out of lineups. Thanks,assholes.

QuadSevens said...

Thanks Karen. I'll be trying all the radio broadcast affiliates on TuneIn. Or stealing someone's radio here in the office.

spank said...

@ Paul

Did you use the vintage 1981 ketchup?

spank said...

I'm surly like a mofo. start the game already. i need to let out the hate.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Puig needs to fire his driver and take the wheel!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

hello everybody! glad to be here!

Orel said...

Feels good to be 4-1 on opening day.

BJ Killeen said...

Team Killeen in the houze. Sec 23, row K, of course!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Are they doing opening day festivities today or tomorrow?

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah, turns out my work is pretty clear about baseball streams. BLOCKED.

Orel said...

Hello, Scout!

rsle said...

This link is working!

http://kropam.streamon.fm/

Orel said...

here's a link

QuadSevens said...

@rsle

KROP working on TuneIn Radio app as well. Thanks for the tip!

Orel said...

The Be Sharps are performing the anthem!

Hideo Nomo said...

Baby on Board at the 7th Inning Stretch.

Orel said...

Vin being driven out in a 1965 Mustang to throw the first pitch. I might be tearing up a little.

Orel said...

Magic escorts Vin to the mound.

Orel said...

Scully's grandchildren bringing out a "special pitching mound" for Vin.

Orel said...

Orel, Fernando, Cey, two Tommys, and Sandy. Love it.

Erin Scot said...

I'm sure you guys in L.A. have plenty of reasons to complain about SNLA, but this just happened on my screen. So…

http://imgur.com/VCtNf1d

Hideo Nomo said...

Shiiiiiiiit.

QuadSevens said...

Radio stolen. We need some sunglasses apparently.

Orel said...

Yeah, you probably don't want an update on this game.

Orel said...

FUCK

BJ Killeen said...

For those who can't watch this massacre, be thankful.

QuadSevens said...

Ughh...these are not the Dodgers I was looking for.

BJ Killeen said...

Is it too late for a refund?

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 37s

This is Hyun-Jin Ryu's third start in six games for the #Dodgers. #DrNealElAttrache

Hideo Nomo said...

This is on Dusty for the Vogelsong tag.

KIDDING!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

HEY EVERYBODY DID WE MENTION DODGER STADIUM HAS TWO NEW BARS?!

BJ Killeen said...

Dodgers need an attitude adjustment fast

BJ Killeen said...

This is painful.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUUUUUUCK THIS.

Orel said...

But Ryu's only at 69 pitches through two innings!

Hideo Nomo said...

Play AGon's walkup song on a loop to cheer me up!

Hideo Nomo said...

Vogelsong's perfecto is broken up!

Paul said...

Paul not happy. Paul smash ...no Paul drink beer.

Jason said...

Plus side: I took the day off for this so I get to work the weekend!


Wait...

Fred's Brim said...

What in the wild wild world of sport isa going on here?!?

QuadSevens said...

1-2-3 inning for Dominguez.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wow, Dee really does own Vogelsong.

QuadSevens said...

Dee steals second.

QuadSevens said...

How awkward did Dominguez look swinging the bat?

Hideo Nomo said...

I have no idea.

QuadSevens said...

I'll imagine that he looked as good as Charles Barkley's golf swing.

QuadSevens said...

HanRam K's looking stranding 2. End of 3.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'll accept a valiant comeback that falls short, but don't just roll over an play dead.

Paul said...

Where is Dusty at ? Sure once the dry humping is over he doesn't stay to cuddle.

Hideo Nomo said...

Good thing Dominguez will hold them to 8 so we can score 0.

QuadSevens said...

We're not dead yet! AGon with a blast!

Hideo Nomo said...

OK, that's better.

Hideo Nomo said...

HOLY SHIT DRE!

QuadSevens said...

And Ethier follows AGon out of the park! Here we go!

QuadSevens said...

Urine with a double off the center field wall. Ellis up, nobody out.

spank said...

WHAT THE FUCK!!!

QuadSevens said...

Ellis grounds out, Gordon popped out, SVS to the plate with League in the pen.

QuadSevens said...

SVS K.

Hideo Nomo said...

Brandon League Time!

QuadSevens said...

League with the 1-2-3 inning? I'm confused.

BJ Killeen said...

I don't believe League got them 1-2-3

Paul said...

Not a good sign when you hear fans quoting Braveheart in the restroom.

Hideo Nomo said...

Chipping away. Kemp RBI double.

Hideo Nomo said...

1st and 3rd no outs for AGon and he Ks. Ethier up.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm dry humping myself, Paul

Hideo Nomo said...

Dre hits lefties!

Paul said...

Brandon League inning number 2. Playing with house money.

Hideo Nomo said...

I LOVES ME SOME STRIKE EM OUT THROW EM OUT!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Two shutdown innings from League. I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dee steals second, goes to third on an error, and Carl pops out. Bleh.

Two down for Kemp.

Hideo Nomo said...

And Kemp Ks. Boo.

Steve Sax said...

Just landed in a foreign city, and Ryu looks like he wasn't ready! Dammit

We can still win this, Blue!

Hideo Nomo said...

Why are you flying to Tijuana?

BJ Killeen said...

It hasn't been pretty, but it sure has been nice to hear Ross Porter announcing during the game. Sure do miss him.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, that sucked a big one.

BJ Killeen said...

Yep

Paul said...

Can pre pay to buy my way out of this mess?

spank said...

Damn you,Wedge!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!