Tuesday, October 24, 2017

World Series Game 1 Thread: Oct. 24 vs. Astros, 5p


Could this thread have featured any other Simpsons screencap?


Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31) vs. Houston Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90)

(cries)

This still feels strange. Good strange, but strange.

(cries some more)

The Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time in twenty-nine years. It feels like even longer. Though only around for a fraction of that span, this entire blog's existence has been filled with year after year of Dodger failure. This year isn't over yet, but it's already tangibly better than any before it.

And what of the Dodgers' opponent, the Astros? I think SoSG Stubbs said it best in our group text last night:

It's not like the Astros are some dark-horse. This is the two best teams over the majority of the season squaring off and it's just however the dice fall from here on out.

Way to be zen about it, Stubbsy. But if you're not as zen as Stubbs right now, that's fine too. That's the best part of all of this. We can be nervous, or excited, or FREAKED THE HELL OUT and it's all OK, because the Dodgers finally made it back where they belong.

(crying intensifies)

Corey Seager is back. It's Kershaw Day. It's the WORLD FREAKING SERIES and the Dodgers are in it.

#ThisTeam is ready. The Sons are ready. (Three of us will be there in person tonight.)

Are YOU ready?


(crying consumes everything)

UPDATE (3:00p): Sax and Orel have arrived. Shit is officially ON.

109 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Taylor CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Hernández LF
Seager SS
Forsythe 2B
Barnes C
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

I LOVE YOU ALL. LET'S DO THIS SHIT.

Hideo Nomo said...

New pic from Sax added to the post.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Gnomes

Love it. dieter is playing One and Shake the Disease, while the Astros take BP. It sounds like a funeral home.

Steve Sax said...

Now Reverend Blue Jeans from Dieter Ruehle

Steve Sax said...

Now Master in the House!

Erin Scot said...

I am excite.

Steve Sax said...

Now Madonna : True Blue

Steve Sax said...

I’m going to be out of juice before firstnpitch

Steve Sax said...

And, my phone will be out of battery

Orel said...

WORLD SERIES MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Dieter is playing so much D’Mode whole the Astros take BP, I feel like I need to be wearing goth

Steve Sax said...

Fuck it, I’m cutting in the reserve level men’s room. See you guys later.

Steve Sax said...

RIP Benson

karen said...

I have never been so excited and so freaked out at the same time. Bouts of tears cycling with off and on puking officially started at 9:30 this AM.. Not sure I'm going to survive.

QuadSevens said...

A good mix of excited and nervous here. I'm ready for this game to start!

Orel said...

The pregame ceremonies have begun!

Orel said...

HANG IN THERE, KAREN!

karen said...

Granderson off WS roster.

Orel said...

We love ya Curtis. But this is the right decision.

Erin Scot said...

Cheapest ticket on StubHub now is $577.50. So close to what I was (stupidly) willing to pay. Fighting the urge to just fly down to L.A. tomorrow and wait until the last minute for the price to go down. I don't need to pay my mortgage, right?

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN by I-Ron Butterfly

karen said...

Love it they are booing Red Dick at the Ravine.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Kike getting the love

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

If you're hankering for more iron butterfly after the game, check out,,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykztUgfp2U

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Raise your hand if you have a meeting with your kid's new teacher at 5:30pm tonight.
Not starting reationship on the best foot

spank said...

goddamn thems was some high notes from a big guy

spank said...

do it Erin!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Did Puig shave the Diamondbacks logo in his head?

QuadSevens said...

Puig's design is a mouth and tongue sticking out I think.

QuadSevens said...

#ITFDB

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw strikes out Springer to start the game.

QuadSevens said...

1-2-3 inning for Kershaw.

spank said...

noice first inning by Clay.

spank said...

marry me,Mary Hart!

QuadSevens said...

CT3!!! First pitch bomb!!

spank said...

fuck yeah motherfuckers!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Leadoff home run = rally killer

karen said...

Don't know what the red was on the side of Yasiel's head but his mohawk is definetly Dodger Blue.

CHRIS TAYLOR YOU FUCKING STUD

Hideo Nomo said...

That was a goddamn BOMB.

Orel said...

CT3!!!!!!

spank said...

yo,Larry King. stop talking to my ruka,fool!

rbnlaw said...

What time's the game start.

Oh shit 8pm EDT?

rbnlaw said...

Just checked who's in on this thread. It's a MUTHA effing reunion.

I brought 7 layer dip.

QuadSevens said...

Another easy inning for Kershaw.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beer check - Dales Pale Ale

QuadSevens said...

I was so excited for the game, I forgot my beer! Newcastle coming up.

Ronald Nelson said...

Wasting pitches on the pitcher trying to bunt? Frustrating

Another K, not so much

Ronald Nelson said...

Love that Beethoven's 5th.

QuadSevens said...

KKKKKershaw!

spank said...

just gotta say why the fuck would you wear an Ethier jersey in public or private?

Ronald Nelson said...

Ha! Buddy of mine came in with a #16 jersey today. Name on the back???



Nomo. Now back to this one.

Steve Sax said...

It’s still 99 degrees out here

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Tie game.

QuadSevens said...

@Sax 5:59pm So that's why Deiter was playing 99 Red Balloons.

Ronald Nelson said...

I walk away for a minute and come back to a fucked armpit.

QuadSevens said...

Reddick goes down looking on a sidearm fastball to end the inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ron, was it me? I’m wearing my namesake.

Ronald Nelson said...

Nope, but good for you, Nomes.

Just realized I was posting under my work name.

Back to incognito. . .

QuadSevens said...

Third double play for Houston. This is not the way to run up Keuchal's pitch count.

Orel said...

THIS IS TENSE.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I hate double plays!

rbnlaw said...

OK, better. But I do like the pic I have for my avi on the other account.

Steve Sax said...

Three GIDPs in five innings. Come on, guys. We need to drive up the pitch count

Steve Sax said...

This is tense.

Steve Sax said...

Quad, you and i are locked in tonight

karen said...

Dodger Royalty in the house...Vin, Tommy and Sandy.....and Magic, not sure he makes the cut though.

QuadSevens said...

Great minds think alike Sax.

spank said...

playing guitar while watching the game helps ease the tension.

spank said...

Magic may not be Dodgers royalty Karen but he is LA sports royalty. #1 without a doubt. respect.

QuadSevens said...

Taylor works a walk. Turner coming up.

QuadSevens said...

Turner changed to a black bat for this plate appearance.

QuadSevens said...

Black bat power!! Turner with a 2 run bomb!

rbnlaw said...

Ginger Jesus Saves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rbnlaw said...

It's fun to score runs. With 2 outs no less

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

It's the hair.
It's got to be the hair

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Turner should have limped around the bases to give it some flair

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Sunday bloody Sunday. On Tuesday

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Runs!!!!

spank said...

that homerun was rad

Erin Scot said...

Here comes the seventh. Shut them down, Clayton.

karen said...

Spanky....Absolutely royalty for the Lakers...remember him and Larry Byrd??? I'm just saying his Dodger legacy is still a story to play out.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw with 7 strong innings. I love it. 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th.

rbnlaw said...

Good to see Josh Red dick get some from the Dodger fans.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I need a beer

QuadSevens said...

Morrow with a clean 8th.

rbnlaw said...

Like the way CT3 is banging the ball right now.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Delino come over I got a full fridge

Steve Sax said...

Kenley in. No Dodger fans have left the stadium.

Press take note.

QuadSevens said...

Kenleyfornia love!

QuadSevens said...

2 down for Kenley!

QuadSevens said...

World Series game 1 win!!

rbnlaw said...

3 to go

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Randy Newman never sounded so sweet

rbnlaw said...

Finally we can put that stupid "Kershaw can't pitch in the post-season" narrative to fucking bed.

8 in the bag, baby!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

But that Puig tongue will haunt my dreams

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

It wasn't quite Kirk rounding the bases but itll do.
Goodnight Sons
Goodnight SOSG-maniacs
Good night moon
Goodnight cow jumping over the moon

rbnlaw said...

Making party! A pull of the Tullamore Dew.

Jason said...

That felt soooooooo good.






Also, screw Joe Buck.

Erin Scot said...

100.

(just for old time's sake)

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wow! I feel good!

rbnlaw said...

Well played, Erin. Feeling the spirit of '11. Or was it '10?

09?

Erin Scot said...

I'm thinking '09-ish.

spank said...

we throw party in my pants

spank said...

make party. im drunk. fuck it.

Steve Sax said...

Just got home about a half-hour ago. That traffic was brutal.

I DON'T CARE THE DODGERS WON A WORLD SERIES GAME, AND I SAW IT

spank said...

thats right saxy.

Orel said...

THAT WAS TENSE.

Orel said...

Oh: WIN