Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Game 8 Thread: April 12 vs. DBacks, 1p

Kenta Maeda (1-0, 0.00) vs. Patrick Corbin (0-1, 5.14)

After what seems like half a season already played before the Dodgers get a homestand, today is finally the day. The Yard is looking sexy as hell with the LA cut into the centerfield grass, the bunting hung, and the Opening Series logos painted along the baselines.

Loyal SoSGer Karen urged us to post the traditional quote from Field of Dreams, which we didn't on the season opener because it was an away game and didn't seem right. Now, it is definitely right.
Ray, 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. People will come Ray. 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 of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

-Terence Mann, Field of Dreams,
I will, most definitely, be out there. So if any readers are, too, find me and buy me an expensive beer.

I've always maintained that every team deserved to win its home opener (except the Yankees), and hopefully the baseball gods will smile on us today as we look to pick up the pieces after a mostly disastrous series in San Francisco. Nothing like some home cookin' to get the team back on track, so let's enjoy one of the best days of the calendar year. Play ball!

image: @Dodgers

23 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Always love reading that quote. I'm stuck in the office today with a crappy little radio, but I have my Vin Scully microphone to serenade me. Let's go Dodgers!

Hideo Nomo said...

It's Whacking Day. Smash the Snakes!

Hideo Nomo said...

Kendrick and Grandal back. Micah Johnson sent down and SVS to the DL.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hernandez LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Kendrick 2B
Thompson CF
Seager SS
Ellis C
Maeda P

karen said...

Thanks Dusty!!! Now our season can officially begin!!

karen said...

There is a Kershaw jersey hanging in the Dodger dugout. I wonder why?? He's there, they are interviewing him later in pregame show.

Jason said...

Reserved essentially the entire bar to ensure I can hear Vin on this great, sad day. Might get a little dusty in here.

Greg said...

At the ballyard today. Section 2 RES.

karen said...

I am not going to make it through this season you guys. They just showed a bit of the festivities yesterday renaming Vin Scully Avenue and I'm falling apart.

karen said...

What is up with the snake unis????

Erin Scot said...

I'm with you, Karen. Full sobs from today's opening ceremonies. Don't know how to live without Vin.

QuadSevens said...

Little radio is holding up so far. One hit batter, but no score after a half an inning. Dodgers coming up.

karen said...

HI ERIN!!! Yeah, I sniveled all through the opening ceremonies. Can't imagine Dodgers Baseball without Vin.

karen said...

Maeda with an Opening Day case of the yips.

Steve Sax said...

Raised / 3D logos on the batting helmets!!!

karen said...

I'm sorry but the snakes unis look like whoever does the laundry let a black towel loose in the white load.

UGGGLY!

1-0 Good Unis

karen said...

shit. Baez gives up a homer. 1-1 tie in 7th.

karen said...

Goldshit solos. 2-1 snakes in 8th.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet sweet love with AC: made at the top of the steps

karen said...

Our bullpen is ghastly .

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dave Roberts trying to over manage... at least that what it looks like from here with no tv or radio or any Intel. Lineup was garbage and bullpen is garbage. Defensive decisions were garbage. DBags unis are garbage.

Neeebs said...

This Bullpen will be the death of many. Especially me.

Fred's Brim said...

booooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Gotdammit