Thursday, October 15, 2015

NLDS Game 5 Thread: Oct. 15 vs. Mets, 5p


Forever dreamy...
(Thanks again to @ThkBleu for capturing the defining image of this season.)

Donald Zachary "Spongeworthy" Greinke (19-3, 1.66) vs. Jacob "Cut yer hair, hippie!" deGrom (14-8, 2.54)


Well, everyone, we made it through Game 4. Rallying cries were answered, narratives were destroyed, pants were shat. But guess what? We get to do it allllll over again tonight.

Last time, we turned to The Bard for some inspiration. This time, we turn to the man who carries our hopes and dreams with him to the mound, Mr. Zack Greinke. I combed through Molly Knight's excellent tale of the last two Dodgers seasons, "The Best Team Money Can Buy", to find a moving and powerful quote from our beloved co-ace:
“Some of you guys have been doing the number two and not washing your hands. It’s not good. I noticed it even happening earlier today. So if you guys could just be better about it, that would be great.”
Thank you, sir! A more rousing speech has never been uttered anywhere. Victory is within our reach. Let's make sure we have clean hands when we grab it.

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OK, OK, if you're in need of genuine inspiration, you might want to note that today is the 27th anniversary of something pretty good...



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I'll end this GT with a brief personal aside. On Tuesday night, after the Dodgers survived to fight another day, my wife and I were listening to songs by the seminal '70s/'80s L.A. band Sparks. Their song "All You Ever Think About is Sex" came on, and I screamed when I heard the following verse:
Say, do you remember
The Dodgers and the Mets?
Fifty thousand people
Saw us and turned red
Dodgers and the Mets? 50,000 people? Turned red? Like Red Turn? Justin Turner? Huh? Huh?

I don't really believe in signs, but if I did...

198 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Kendrick 2B
Seager SS
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Grandal C
Hernandez LF
Pederson CF
Greinke P

Orel said...

NOBODY DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT

karen said...

In my increasingly difficult effort to stay humble I actually had a conversation with a mets fan at the gym today. (Saxy, you would have been so proud of me...no potty mouth words or nothin'!!!) I was absolutely delightful if I do say so myself...



cc: baseball gods

Orel said...

Extra karma for you, Karen

Greg said...

Watching the Metropolitans take BP.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DBT in the yard. loge 158. look the guy in the sosg tshurt

karen said...

Bulldog throwing out the first pitch tonight.....

karen said...

(Original) Orel and Alanna saying they think Kid K is available out of bullpen tonight.

karen said...

Why does Mutt have Kike hitting so low in the lineup???

QuadSevens said...

Still at work here. I've got my radio set to MLB Network in my car so I can get right into the action as soon as I'm out of here.

Orel said...

Greg & DBT at the game. SoSG Dusty there too!

Orel said...

Karen @4:19: Protection for Grandal?

QuadSevens said...

I'm surprised Grandal is playing. Thought he was hurt and Ellis has been hot.

karen said...

I'm with Q7s...Why not AJ????

Greg said...

Not in our seats yet. Sitting with a friend before game in Resv 1.

spank said...

Muttingly is the worst interview ever. can't wait til he gets fired

spank said...

same reason Grandal doesn't catch Kershaw.

MR.F said...

Hello

karen said...

Spanky...I'm hoping the rally thong is out in full force...doing whatever it is you do with it to bring home the W...

karen said...

Hey Mr. F...You here for the game or just driving by???

Orel said...

HI MR.F

spank said...

just ran around the apartment complex wearing nothing but rally thong yelling out "GREINKE!!"

Greg said...

I have a piece of confetti I saved from the 2013 NLDS when Uribe hit that HR against the Barves.

Greg said...

For luck.

MR.F said...

http://imgur.com/GWCds3y

MR.F said...

I'll try to be here. Not sure how long I can stay though.

karen said...

I am wearing the same Kershaw tank that I wore Tuesday, my daughter isn't here to wear my Vin tshirt so my dog is decked out in it. And btw she looks very cool in it...sitting in same uncomfortable chair as Tuesday and will make NO potty visits...Everyone else do whatever you did Tuesday...LET'S DO THIS!!!

Joc's brother gave the pregame pep talk in the clubhouse...the kid rocked it!!!!

spank said...

let's do this y'all. good luck my peeps!!

Steve Sax said...

Grandal?!?!

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

QuadSevens said...

Heading to the car. Let's go Dodgers!

Orel said...

Zanky layout!

spank said...

looked safe

Orel said...

greinKe

spank said...

get some. Greinke K

spank said...

nooooooooooooooooo

Orel said...

Shit. 1-0 Mets

spank said...

calm down,ron darling. fucking met mutt

karen said...

Sponge Worthy is a STUD...he's just having a small attack of the yips...

Orel said...

greinKKe

Orel said...

Grandal really set up inside on Duda

Steve Sax said...

In all three LDS deciding games, the team that scored first LOST the game.

Orel said...

greinKK Ke

karen said...

GREAT STAT SAX....I didn't realize that...

spank said...

ice cold blooded Greinke. my boy.

Steve Sax said...

Also, MLB would want a West Coast team in the playoffs. Toronto-KC is already going to be a TV ratings dog

#conspiracytheory

karen said...

Spank is right. SW has ice water in his veins...

spank said...

when did Gavin Rossdale start pitching for the Mets?

Orel said...

Dodgers at least making contact. Howie line out, Corey single

spank said...

Seager showing off his night moves

Orel said...

AGon single! 1st & 3rd!

spank said...

first and turd. just do it motherfuckers!

Orel said...

justaflyball
justaflyball
justaflyball
justaflyball
justaflyball

Orel said...

Tight strike zone tonight

spank said...

calmate JT. calm down

spank said...

yeah!

Orel said...

JT single! Tie game!

karen said...

JTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

BOOM!!!

spank said...

FUCK YOU ETHIER!! YOU PIECE OF CRAP!!

Orel said...

Ethier for the lead!

karen said...

I SCREAMED SO LOUD MY DEAF DOG JUMPED...HONEST TO GOD!!!!

2-1 BLUE...

MR.F said...

Wooooooooooooo

spank said...

my pops asked "now where's the camera on the New York peeps?"

Orel said...

Full count to Yaz

spank said...

Muttingly praying for his job

spank said...

FUCK

karen said...

Am I the only one getting the game interrupted with Severe Weather Alerts???

Orel said...

greinKKKKe

Orel said...

You're not alone per the Twitters, Karen

spank said...

greinKKKKe!

spank said...

holy shit Orel!!

Orel said...

ETHIER DIVING CATCH!

Orel said...

greinKKKKKe

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

ELECTRICITY

spank said...

fucking Greinke. you bad ass mofo

MR.F said...

So one of the Mets had the audacity to make an out that wasn't a strikeout.

spank said...

i don't want to move.haha

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Orel, do u have my cell #? send it to sosg dusty tell em next round is on me

karen said...

You keep your ass planted where it is Spank!!!

karen said...

Joc?? Walked??

spank said...

SOMEBODY GET ME A BEER

Orel said...

JOC WOC

spank said...

safe

spank said...

hit that fucking ball Hollywood Knight!!

Orel said...

Message relayed, DBT!

spank said...

FUCK

Orel said...

AWO

spank said...

too many pitches to demutt. he's still a pitcher. make him hit

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Thanks buddy Orel

Neeebs said...

Fuck you Delino and your dirty looking Mets.

Glad U got rhat off my chest.

Neeebs said...

K #6

Orel said...

greinKKKKKKe

Orel said...

Neeebs with the driveeeby!

spank said...

greinkfuckingeeeeeeeee

Orel said...

Justin Turner, what are you on??????

spank said...

FUCK YOU ALL UP IN YOUR EARS DRE!!

QuadSevens said...

JT steals third! Sweet!

spank said...

GRITTY Turner

spank said...

bring it Banana Mang!!!

Orel said...

JT steals third! Yas walks!

Orel said...

Gotta cash in, boys

Orel said...

What's Ethier all hopped up about?

spank said...

Kershaw needs to check Ethier big time. fuck that prick

Orel said...

FUCK

karen said...

WTF is Dre bitching at Mutt about in the dugout???

Greg said...

Shoulda squeeze bunted. I knew it.

spank said...

goddamnit we should have scored some fucking runs. shit

MR.F said...

Deng

spank said...

fucking hell. dumb ass shift. never liked that shit

spank said...

STOOPID

spank said...

D.U.M.B.

Orel said...

Tie game

spank said...

FIRE MUTTINGLY

MR.F said...

Damn

spank said...

FIRE MUTTINGLY

karen said...

I am humble.

I am one with the universe.

Ommmm..................

Orel said...

This game better not go into extras

Orel said...

JOC WOC

spank said...

FUCK MUTTINGLY

Orel said...

AWO. How many times will I type this tonight

spank said...

DAMN FUCK

MR.F said...

Fuck

Orel said...

greinKKKKKKKe

Orel said...

Dodgers. You made Mr. F cuss.

spank said...

LET'S HEAR SOME NOISE

spank said...

FUCK YOU ETHIER AND MUTTINGLY

Greg said...

Double switch for Ajellis when Greinke is done.

Wicks said...

Squandering too many chances this game should be well in hand. :(

Greg said...


Kershaw not in dugout.

Greg said...
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spank said...

looks like Gandalf picked the wrong time to stop taking steroids

Orel said...

GOD WE SUCK

Greg said...

Why is Baez standing in the bullpen? send him Home.

spank said...

aint that a fucking bitch

Orel said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Wicks said...

PANIC STATIONS

MR.F said...

FUCK

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Schizophrenia in the yard. I'm not sure what's going on

Orel said...

So it makes sense that we'll lose by one run, which scored due to not paying attention

Orel said...

I hate this fucking sport.

Wicks said...

3 Inn to save the season, come on boys!

Greg said...

Kershaw back in dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

I hate everything.

Wicks said...

God speed Zach. Please don't sign with an NL team.

spank said...

fuck giving up. i'm still down.

spank said...

another head shot puhleeze

Pride of Dong said...

I can't leave my office to go home, too afraid to miss a second

spank said...

TBS and the world wants the Mets to win so bad. Fuck them. i wants my Dodgers to piss in their punch bowl.

spank said...

fucking Dodgers fans. stand up bishes!

QuadSevens said...

Let's get the hit parade going!

Alex Cora said...

God I'm so sad right now

Greg said...

Are you fucking nuts, Mattingly?

spank said...

meh Dre but we all know that ol' chestnut

spank said...

hahaha. say sayonara Muttingly

Wicks said...

Gibby ain't walking through that door.

spank said...

"sending out an S.O.S."

karen said...

Obviously me being nice is nothing but shit. C'mon you fuckers...the mets?? Are you mofos really going to lose to this fucking team???

Orel said...

Dear Karen,

Yes.

Love,
Dodgers

spank said...

that's right,karen! fuck these mutts! bring it y'all!!

spank said...

and fuck the scared peeps in the front rows. i know they are going crazy in the cheap seats. my homiez

spank said...

the telly is muted ..music is off..focus is sharp. let's get this shit done,motherfuckers!

QuadSevens said...

Utley in for Pederson.

QuadSevens said...

Hit it hard, but it's a fly out.

Orel said...

Fuck.

karen said...

If I see that mets fan at the gym tomorrow I'm sticking my foot so far off his fat ass his teeth are going to chip...

spank said...

and why did we want Ajellis in instead of Gandalf?

QuadSevens said...

Well shit.

spank said...

let's go Lakers!!

Wicks said...

"Good News" in defeat:

1) We won't be the team that sends the Cubs to the WS.

2) Donnie is going to be sacked.

Goodnight boys and girls...

MR.F said...

Well fuck.

karen said...

I blame fucking Mutt. Starting Yaz and hitting Kike 7th, FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK,

I also blame Delino.

spank said...

what was so great about Ellis? i still don't get it.

QuadSevens said...

Ellis had a 12 game postseason hitting streak. Grandal was hurt and couldn't swing really. Just seemed like a better choice.

spank said...

then Muttingly out managed himself again with his baseball knowledge of lefties against lefties and righties against righties bullshit. then again Gandalf is Greinke's man just like Ellis is Kershaw's. that fucking stoopid shift killed us.

Orel said...

We may not root for the best team but we have the best readers. Thank you to everyone in this thread for showing up and chiming in!

Delino DeShields said...

I blame me too, Karen. By staying home i lifted the hex I've put on the mets dating back to game 7 nlcs. I love all (or some) of you. I wish the Dodgers were playing any other team. SOSG forever
Mets for now

Cliff Beefpile said...

I mean, when you get out-managed by Terry fuckin' Collins...

Here's hoping the Cubbies finally take it.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, so that fucking sucked. But, like Orel said, you guys are the best. Thanks for sticking with us.

karen said...

I don't really blame you, Delino. I was just throwing a tantrum. If there is anyone to truly blame it is Don Mattingly. He has made questionable managerial calls all season long, I can't believe he has been left in this managerial position for so long...he must know where the bodies are buried and has blackmailed his way to keeping his job. It's the only thing that makes sense at this point.) I am sick about another loss in postseason play. I think most of us knew the team wouldn't go deep into the playoffs given the way they walked like zombies through the last several weeks of the season but even more then that, how could they overcome what is quite possibly the worst manager in baseball.

So here we are relegated to another long, cold winter waiting for the green grass of spring and a hope, as Vin always reminds us, that burns eternal.

spank said...

i just want to say things change but things stay the same because at the end of the day we are all Dodgers fans to the core. peace,y'all

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel, Sax, Nomo, Dusty, Cora, Stubbs(wherever he may be), and Delino: Nope. Thank YOU all.

Delino DeShields said...

I'd blame me. :-)

It's the weird irony of having two teams in baseball you adore. 15 Years of Adulthood in LA also means I've attended way more Dodgers game than Mets games. And have more Dodgers swag. But first loves are just that...

I'm just glad I made it through Game 2 at the stadium - wearing Mets gear - without getting pummeled.

Mattingly's managerial choices were odd at best. And odd at worst.

Greg said...

It took me this long to recover.

Thank you all for a fun season and accepting me, apparently based on my knowledge of the infield fly rule, and because my wife coined the nickname, "Curly Fries" for Frias. Hope to see you all at the Dodger blogger softball game next year.

P.S. I wouldn't be surprised if McGwire's job was on the line as well.

spank said...

maybe i should have stuck with the Kim Kardashian avi from a few years ago. nah..i'd probably be dead by now.



what...too soon

karen said...

Looks like I'm not the only one who can't sleep. I love this team, as we all do and I'm not ready for our season to be over. I miss you all during the off-season...our little group here has become part of my family. Ok, I'm shutting up now before before I get all mushy and say something stupid about how much I love you all...

karen said...

P.S. Can I have that picture of Sponge Worthy for my ceiling...

Hideo Nomo said...

Spank, Orthodox Jewish Ethier is a great avi. Just a pity it didn't work.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for checking in, Greg.

Hope to see both you and Curly Fries next season!

Dusty Baker said...

(updates SoSG record)

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

MR.F said...

Fuck

Orel said...

FUCK

karen said...

In honor of Gnomes beautiful prose in Game 4 thread:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
The Dodgers lost
fuck

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fiddlesticks.

spank said...

FUCK THE METS!

FUCK THE CUBS!!

MR.F said...

GO AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cliff Beefpile said...

I thought it'd be easier to watch LCS games, but nope. It's still a hell of a lot better than last year when you knew it was going to be either the turds or gnats winning another World Series. I'll watch the WS. I want the Cubs to take it, just to shut them up, then they can go through another 100-year drought.

karen said...

I didn't watch any LCS games yesterday.

Too hard

...and too soon