Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Spring Training Game 1 Thread: March 4 vs. White Sox, 12p


Reunited, and it feels so good.

Erik Bedard vs. Jose Quintana

Dodger baseball is back! This is not a drill! Actually, it's totally a drill. That's what Spring Training games are. BUT WHO CARES! It's the first semi-real game after the Dodgers were unceremoniously cast into the long, dark winter.

Start getting your snark in shape, kids. We need you. Let's all gather 'round the TV, tune to SportsNet L.A. and...oh. Dammit.

Photo: John SooHoo

31 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Rollins, SS
Crawford, LF
Gonzalez, 1B
Kendrick, 2B
Grandal, C
Ethier, CF
Uribe, 3B
Pederson, DH
Heisey, RF
(Bedard P)

Hideo Nomo said...

No Puig?!

Jason said...

Mattingly is taking Ethier's demand to start pretty seriously already.

QuadSevens said...

Hooray baseball!

QuadSevens said...

I guess I'm going to need a new profile image before the start of the season.

Jason said...

Eaton leading off for the Sox pulls a Juan Pierre and falls down trying to leave the batter box.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DBT reporting for spring training. Where is the stretching area?

Hideo Nomo said...

I CANNOT HEAR OR SEE THIS GAME.

Jason said...

I CAN HEAR AND SEE THIS GAME!


(sorry Gnomes)

Jason said...

Damn, Adam LaRoche and I have the same facial hair,


*shaves*

Jason said...

Grandal, defensive whiz? Nope.

Also, Charlie and Rick can't agree on how to pronounce Grandal.

Hideo Nomo said...

Grabappel.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait. I didn't have to check the robot box?

Jason said...

Pitching changes brought to us by In-N-Out this year. That means I'll have a Pavlovian response to drool every time I see JP Howell's beard this year.

Hideo Nomo said...

I worry that In-N-Out sponsoring pitching changes could lead to pitchers giving up double doubles.

Jason said...

That was embarrassing for Ethier. The "throw" more than the "catch". It went like 20 feet.

Jason said...

Brad Penny is still in the league? Huh.

Jason said...

The between innings camera shot keeps finding the same girl sitting on the lawn in the outfield. So we know he's into the kinda-goth, kinda-nerdy type.

Jason said...

Joc falls about 5 feet short of the first Dodger Dinger of 2015.

Jason said...

Enrique Hernandez goes by Kike? I assume Charlie pronounced it right, like key-kay but still, this is going to a disaster for some poor announcer.

Jason said...

FIrst Dodger Dinger! O'Koyea Dickson gets the honor.

Orel said...

Thanks for the updates, Jason. Can't watch but love knowing ST is in full swing

spank said...

O'Shea Jackson

Jason said...

Dodgers lose.

Jason drinks.

Dusty Baker said...

O'Shea Jackson says today was not a good day for the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

We may need a Sons War Council meeting. I tried to post using my iPhizzle today and I couldn't do so - it wasn't just asking to to click "I'm not a robot" but was also asking me to type the phrase. When I did, matching it perfectly, it still wouldn't post. Then I realized it wasn't asking for that phrase (though that's the way it looked on my phone) - the equivalent of "I, state your name...." but it was asking me to type in some vaguely viewable Captcha-type phrase. Never could manage in the time I had. Pain in the ass enough, but if we have to do so each time, this will vastly cut down on comments.

Hideo Nomo said...

Testing your issue, Dust. Posting from iPhone now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmm. No Captcha.

Hideo Nomo said...

And I don't seem to have to check the robot box. It posts either way.

Dusty Baker said...

So I'm just being singled out?

Jason said...

I'm on a Mac desktop and started running into the Captcha about halfway through the game. Not sure what triggered it to start appearing but the "I'm not a robot" button was all that was required for the first hour or so.