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6 months ago on Welcome To The Party
my email to dish network....start filling the inboxes folks
I just want to know what the best way for me to request that the upcoming channel SportsNet LA (Dodgers channel) be available the moment it launches? I don't care one iota if I have to pay extra for it. I don't however want to be forced to purchase programming I don't want/need to get the Dodgers Channel.
I know that it's not even set to launch until Feb 25 but with the Lakers a few years back launched their network there was a delay, games were missed, and that wont be acceptable for me. I literally bleed Dodger blue and would be very displeased if I were unable to receive the channel once it airs.
6 months, 1 week ago on The True Face Of The Dodgers
@Omer from all over the planet even....
Mike: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
MSTI is the lady liberty of Dodger blogs....
1 year ago on Carlos Marmol is a Dodger, and I Don’t Hate This
@VinScullyisthegreatest @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! yeah, you have a point, I guess I'll just never get over the Santana trade....but even then Blake got all the credit for plugging the giant gaping hole that is 3rd base for this team adequately enough....and there's always the beard....never mind my above comments....I love Ned when it comes to trades.....
@EephusBlue @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! @VinScullyisthegreatest @moneynow27 ok, point taken....
@EephusBlue @VinScullyisthegreatest @moneynow27 @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! now it just seems like you guys are defending Colletti here....#confused
@EephusBlue @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! I keep forgetting that was Ned and NOT Paul Depot
This is the first time Ned hasn't totally fucked the future to take a flier on someone, I concur it's not the worst thing ever....maybe, just maybe the reclamation department can fix this tool and he might help....or maybe just maybe in 2020 we get some ROI from the confusing pick slot money....either way a hearty "Good Job Ned"?! from this formerly terrified Doyer fanatic.....
@Capnsparrow @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! Then i don't have an explanation for the shitty bullpen performance
1 year, 1 month ago on Braves 8, Dodgers 1: Bad Team is Bad
@theotherplaza @I'm PUIG!!! PUIG BALLING!!! venting
Looking at the record with 100 to go, I figure these boys would have to win between 65-70 of the last 100 games to make a run at the division. Barring major upgrades in the production of the 5-8 hole in the lineup, that's just nor going to happen. We're at the point where injuries and inconsistent bullpen useage* and performance** have all but destroyed the championship dreams that danced through my pre-WBC head. I'd be more frustrated with Donnie Buntball if all the players he was supposed to have were under-performing, but I cant be mad at him that a minor league lineup can't compete with Major League Division Leading pitching.
truly, my beef point is with Ned, not just for the assembly of such a poorly performing team, but just horrid Roster Managemet in general. Maybe he's not being informed correctly by his training staff. Maybe Donnie and Ned aren't on the same page. Maybe he's just the biggest Troll in History planted by the Emporer of SF who forsaw the sale/giant payroll/high expectations,
It's not mathematically too late for them to turn it around, and believe me nobody's Dodger Blue Boner would stand more erectly than mine should they figure it out, but the pessimist/realist in me just can't see it happening.
Hopefully Guggenheimershteinbacherschwartzenville Group will make a top down change and future rosters will perform better
*Donnie's fault for leaving Paco out there for 40 pitches, continuing to rely on an obviously less than average Belisario, agreeing the brandon league should be anything other than flown directly into the sun
**nobody talks about the impact it can have but losing Ken Powell as bullpen coach probably has more to do with it than we'd like to admit. kinda like a special teams coordinator in oblong-pigskin-toss, when the good ones move to a new team, said team seems to figure it out. the same goes for bullpen coaches. I don't claim to have any inside info/stats to back up this claim. but it could be part of the overall explanation for this team being 7.5 back 62 games in
@systemguy85 I want them to go for the brothers Seager, probably take a mint to pry Kyle out of SEA tho..... I just kinda like the idea of it....of course there's the possibility that they could be the brothers Upton and one would just flat suck....but if the tradeout for #dingers might be worth it....
1 year, 1 month ago on Vin Scully Makes Yasiel Puig Even More Fun
I think what I love the most about it is that he almost catches HanRam.....that, and Clayton's dumbfounded disbelief....I don't think I'll ever get tired of the sound of 40000 didgers fans collectively shitting their pants with excitement..... chills up the spine every time
1 year, 1 month ago on Who Is Responsible For the Never-Ending String of Dodger Injuries?
Wonder if McFuck hadn't have brought in Mr Snakeskin Cowboy Boots but let DePosition stay in place if we would have had any more or less success.... Too bad Heinein's Zeb + Deedy Carter cant come pick me up in "Gay Deciever" and travel to the alternate universe where that's the reality.....ho hum
So really, as one might have known had they been paying attention over the last decade, Ned Colletti Sucks.....I'm calling the T-Shirt printing buddy I have now.....
My pops bought me Kershaw Tickets as an early Father's day present!!! Sad that I cant' think of them as Dodgers tickets, just Kershaw. But now that all the puiging is coming we might actually make a lineup with the 1-2 Lefty Righty punch that we thought we were getting with KemVp/A-Gon that we used to actually have with Manny/Kemp/Dre before Dre became just horrid....of course in a perfect world his puigness could DH but then if there was no P in the lineup we couldn't have the #buntfest..... SVS, we hardly knew ye....
1 year, 1 month ago on Merry Puigmas
well, i gotta get ready to go to work...thank GOd for 80' hdtv's and a mostly Dodgers loving Ontario crowd....
1 year, 1 month ago on How Many Dodgers Are Headed to Colorado?
i can go off topic too....lulz
but he's only hitting .244 vs lefties this season....so he's human....FUDGE I was under the impression he was a GOD.
last ten games....yeah, I'll take some of that please....
@Disgruntled Goat @mixdr077 @Mike Petriello understood....I won't look for a goat to add in my "circles" then...the sad thing is I think had they NOT hyped it up and just kinda freed it upon the world G+ wouldn't take so much grief.....KINDA like every move Colletti has ever made
@DodgersGuru @Disgruntled Goat @Drank CF well yeah that's the argument FOR to Puig, but the not to Puig argument is convincing too....I don't really care, I've all but written off this season with the cruddy excuse for 1/3 of the roster in place
@Drank CF @DodgersGuru correction he's bat flipping at called third strikes now too....
@Disgruntled Goat (Vin wants me in CF) @mixdr077 sorry goat, I had no idea. they loaded it onto my S3 and I don't hate it. The Dodgers community circle is alright. Half the time here I feel like there's like 6 peeps that post and mostly NOT about the Dodgers which sucks because @Mike Petriello is friggin' amazing as a baseball blogger. Mike and Weisman are really the only ones I bother to read, sometimes over at TBLA they'll have a varrying perspective, but their commenting section is piss poor at best. G+ allows me to rant during Dodgers games from my phone whereas the mobile livefyre won't even pretend to let me get in with you's guys during a game. SO that, dear goat, is how I came to be a somewhat steady use of the interwebs that once housed your daily ewe news or whatever it is besides MSTI that a goat of your stature peruses. My apologies
@Disgruntled Goat (Vin wants me in CF) @mixdr077 why no likey google?
@Mike Petriello @efb might I suggest the name, Hashtag? That way when you are trending on twitter it will be #Hashtag
it won't let me copy and paste saying it's maliformed content, but I think I spoke for many when I put on Google+ my opinion(s) on the to Puig or not to Puig situation....
So, my boss got a partybus to go to the game tonight. Managers from three different locations (myself included) are going to Anaheim tonight, There's nine of us total and its 50/50 fandom split with 1 Tigers fan who swears she doesn't care who wins she just wants to go have some dranks. On the one hand I'm excited to see Weaver/Cap and see if the Azul can keep this up. On the other, I hate going to the Bro/BroHo fest that is the Big A (which part of Los Angeles is Anaheim in again?) At any rate if you're going to get suckered into attending a game in yuppie-ville it might as well be free. Matter of fact: this will be the fourth game I've attended at Gene Autrey's play-yard. 1987-89 Wally Joyner era game with Mom's boyfriend at the time of which I remember more about the Ice Cream sundae served in what ever team helmet you choose (I got LAD just to be vengeful) Opening day Against Texas the final season Mark Tex was with Tex ( a regular at my bar was trying to "spread the red" and bought our entire bar staff a ticket.....I got really drunk and ended up spending the night in a hotel room with a newly married couple from Australia, who have since become good penpals!) And the year that Garland was with ANA he got tickets for my buddy+3 and I happened to be dumb enough to go (my friend's sister was on the National Olympic Softball team and is engaged to Garland) So if I can plan it right I still won't give Arte any of MY own personal dough. Just means gotta tie one on at the Hooters before headin' in!!!!!!
1 year, 1 month ago on Dodgers 3, Angels 0: It’s More Fun to Have Hyun-Jin Ryu Than Joe Blanton
Sucky that today is the off day and then they gotta fly late night (although at least not redeye) to LA to take on the suddenly red-hot brewers instead of having NY series today through wed...little things like this catch me as just another way the BB Gods mess with a team....
1 year, 3 months ago on The Luis Cruz Experiment Just Isn’t Working Out
@capnsparrow maybe, but none of the guys we have in house are appealing even a little bit...if gugenheimers hadn't dropped 230mil on payroll in an obvious attempt to win now (although poorly led by their inherited snakeskin-cowboy-boot-wearin' GM) then I would be all for just bringin Corey to the Show and seeing what we got, but we know that's not going to happen.....Cruz is NOT a ML 3B, HanRam might be best suited there now but ego and whatnot wont let that happen, so Rolen, even rolen just cashing a check, might be a good fit anyway....but that might just be my pipe dream....
5 GB in the standings even this early in the season is NOT acceptable for this team PERIOD, colorado pitching will NOT keep this up but AZ and SF aren't gonnna turn into a pumpkin tomorrow and we've already dropped series to BOTH....i'm disgusted and too passionate and I am smart enough to realize that 17 games does not a season make, but trends are trends and this team is trending DOWN!
@Lobo the a's got casper wells so@Ely K might be an OAK fan?
@AnotherBrian really he should have started the season in the cleanup spot....the idea that he'll get more PA's battting one spot higher has never made all that much sense to me....the difference is like 20 PA's over the course of 100 games....
So any word on whether or not the admittedly less than ideal Scott Rolen is still available?
@Dave Pomerantz @mixdr077 @PWEEEEG davebob wins....mixdr wife tolerates my passion for baseball but can't even pretend to give a poo.....which is cool because that's exactly how I feel about every single show on the food network.....
1 year, 4 months ago on Hanley Ramirez Needs Surgery, And We Ponder A Reality In Which The Choice Is Between Dee Gordon & Juan Uribe
@Mike Petriello this doesn't mean Ned gonna Ned up and sign the corpse of Scott Rolen and his .245/.318/.398 to a ludicrous deal, does it?
@PWEEEEG @mixdr077 is that a good thing or a bad thing? just me and the most beautiful woman I could ever get to say "yes" to a romp on our honeymoon....
You know it's this kind of thing that has me worried we're going to get the same result from our overpaid superstars as the lakers have....injury to HanRam=injury to Pau...Crawford=Blake (injury wise and value to team if "on")....Kemp=Dwight Howard (when playing "right" an absolute BEAST, but still lingering issues from major off season surgery) Kershaw is Kobe....
@Dang88 @mixdr077 @capnsparrow I don't know, maybe it's because I've got 5 kids, maybe it's because i was in the friggin' 6th grae the last time the Dodgers won it all, but patience is a virtue that his literally been corkscrewed into my soul, so I was just preachin' a bit.... but for now I knida agree: Fuck Dee....
@dodgersdan I've actually thought since our outfield is relatively deep that they might as well put him in instructional league at the hot corner and see if anything sticks.....positive's and neegatives for that scenario though.... and unlike a video game, you cant just edit a player's defense to make them not suck....
@Dang88 @capnsparrow what is he like 25? not everyone is Harper/Trout.....what if we'd not waited for Matty Kemp to put it all togther?
@JackedNate can i like this comment twice? although it's been said that Beltre left more gauranteed $ on the table in LA to go be the man in SEA.....who knows....but think of all the possibilities had he never left us!!!!
@NativeWharf Yeah pitch track had that out of the zone too....maybe that's why when I see him I think of Vlad Guerrero....
1 year, 4 months ago on Split Squad Friday
well at least HanRam's twittter feed says dodger 3rd baseman....
1 year, 5 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: All is Right Among the Right-Handers
@EephusBlue @Disgruntled Goat @DavePomerantz yeah post 35 starts to really suck physically even if you work out (takes twice as much work as before) hopefully the personal life is a strong one so you don't wallow terribly
1 year, 5 months ago on On the Continued Existence of Juan Uribe
@Dang88 Great topic....made me go back and look up old box scores....I discovered that the friday I was born was the middle game in a 3 game set with MTL in which the Dodgers got swept with 2 MTL pitchers throwing the full 9 inninigs and then on Sunday the Dodgers hosted the Mets for the 1st of a 2 game set.....man the schedule was wacky back then!!!!
@Dang88 in a side note, my dad took mom to the Hospital on way home but i wasn't born till the next morning 7/22/77 and when the hospital staff told him to home, He went to see Star Wars for the first time
@Dang88 1977 I was such a fan that I forced my mom into early labor while they were attending a Dodgers Game (the expos won 4-0 with some dude named steve rogers throwing a CG SHO for MTL) and I've been a fan ever since
@Amart652 somebody please ask him about Uribe...I'll be out of town next week or I would go and heckle Ned myself
@The_Real_Paul I was playing MLB 10 (because I'm too cheap to buy the new one all the time) and Kershaw did hit a walkoff homer for me to clinch the West.....in August against Huston Street
1 year, 6 months ago on A.J. Ellis & Ronald Belisario Avoid Arbitration
@Mike Petriello sometimes when i'm scrolling through the comments and glance to the right I get a scare like Jeff Weaver Returns, But Where Does He Fit? and it takes me a moment to realize it's from the archives....man, those were the days, Jeff Weaver looking all tweaked out chewing on his necklace before blowing a 3 run lead in the 6th because you know Torre wouldn't let a starter go more than 4 and a third.... just sayin' man I cant wait for real news, or even to see that Uribe checks in to an AZ Overeaters Annonymous club
They should just take that $271.49 mil and sign Kershaw to a lifetime contract, and throw in 1% annually of tv revenue after he retires...
@Mike Petriello Gugenheim seems to blow everything out of the water....might as well go all crazy on the best pitcher in Baseball
1 year, 6 months ago on Clayton Kershaw Is Going To Get All of the Dollars
10/230mil then a string of 2 and 3 year deals to get him to his age 40 season....this guy needs to go in the hall as a Dodger.....not leave for New York a la Glavine.....
Seems like a pretty obvious SOCAL PR move by Arte and crew, anytime the media or fans get a little excited about the boys in Azul, Arte goes and does something like this to remind us that he has Juevos too.... 2013 advantage angels 2014 even split and good luck unloading those 2 huge deals for late 30's former superstars....ask the yankees and red sox how that one ends....
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #36: RP John Ely
@dustybakersoldtoothpick @Bob Meripol lulz
@Bob Meripol @capnsparrow @Gilbert_Vengeance well yeah but it's a different kind of arrogance on the east coast.... i worked in OC for years and hated every second of everything outside of my JOB itself (if that makes sense) and don't know how I forgot NOR-CAL since yeah they're all snobbish douchers too
@capnsparrow @IBBFTW @JackedNate They're going to go all in...12years/350mil and a lifetime 5% ownership stake that increases 1% with each Cy Young and 2% for each WS title....
@Gilbert_Vengeance Anjels people hate the arrogance of the guggenheim money, which is ironical since orange county CA has to be without a doubt the arrogance capital of the world.... except possibly Washington DC.... anyway they still have to play the games.... and they didn't have a 2 moth head start on how to play as a team....I'll take my chances with the Dodgers lineup although I'd really like to try and upgrade Cruz and middle relief of Hawksworth/Guerrier is not exactly how I would draw it up
@JackedNate they plan on winning a lot of 12-11 games
and filling their parking lot with bro-dozers and bleach blondes with fake EVERYTHING.....
oh and copious amounts of snore worthy broadcasting from jose mota and crew
@Disgruntled Goat I just wish he'd have gone somewhere where I don't have to see him all the time...and my co-worker halo-honk brotards will be all over me once the Angels are doing better than the Doyers....we all know head to head the Dodgers lose that one....
@Pwocky @jtomase THIS!
Anyone think Ned gonna Ned up on some Dempster to be insurance for billz after he trades Harangutang/Sucuano for new gym equipment and a peanut guy? Dumpster turned down BeanTown (wise move on his part)....but I think DirrtySanchez will be too pricey even for the guggenheimerschteinmagicsons.... #ALLTHESTARTERS/ALLTHEYEAR$$!!
1 year, 7 months ago on Zack Greinke Can Opt Out, and That’s a Good Thing
I cant believe that here on December 8th, JUAN FRIGGIN" URIBE is still on the team!!!
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #35: RP Rubby de la Rosa
@Catfishin @Dang88 if will farrell said it, we would all LOLz til we puked....context....hyperbole...
1 year, 7 months ago on On Having Too Many Starting Pitchers
@IBBFTW @DBrim all the grienke's!!
@wvento all the grienke's!
@Mike Petriello that was awesome
1 year, 8 months ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #13: 3B Luis Cruz
Pitchers and catchers in 19 Weeks give or take.....
1 year, 9 months ago on 86-76
@el serracho @DBrim @el I tried that last night but the folks, they don't care for Oakland. I personally will be cheering for the A's Orioles and Nats (except for the super smug superman Harper- don't know why but I just plain don't like that dude) With luck we'll have a decent month of games to watch
1 year, 10 months ago on Dodgers @ Nationals September 20, 2012
@plaza234 @lafan4life78 kemp hasnt been the same since he got ejected in the top of the 2nd in the PIT series.....i wonder if he's getting squeezed at the plate, but don't care enough to track it....#ROBOUMPSNOW!!!!!!!!!
1 year, 10 months ago on Dodgers @ Nationals September 19, 2012
@lafan4life78 i say last weekend in SF
@JoeyE dude, he just about gauranteed himself a 2 yr/7.25million dollar ned-esque contract..... remember mediocrity is confused with exceptional in his brain
@JoeyE well swinging at crap and taking the ones right down the pipe is part of it
remember when we thought this lineup was gonna score a ton of runs? now i'm excited when they score A run..... dave hansen and micky hatcher need to be replaced...by who?
@el serracho 2-0 fastball right down the GD middle of the plate and not even an offer then swing through 2 mediocre breaking balls....WTF is going on with this crew?
@CodeBlueICU baltimore is a slum mostly too but same could be said of many many parts of Los Angeles
@CodeBlueICU well, yeah but can't help but be impressed by their season....talking heads had them pegged below seattle this year....
anyone else wanna jump on the orioles/A's bandwagon with me come playoff time? Assuming of course the Dodgers continue to go 1-11 with RISP every game....
There are so many, many things that frustrate me watching this team, but i think lack of hustle and aggressiveness is tops, and that is 100% attributable to the lack of fire produced under Donnie Buntball and his staff.... too bad they'll all be back,,,,
Well tablet doesn't want to cooperate tonight....
1 year, 10 months ago on Cardinals @ Dodgers September 15, 2012: Garcia vs Blanton
We already can with Kemp...
We need freese
@JohnM although HGH ROID Clemens would be entertaining just to see if heart would explode at 45 or however ancient he is
1 year, 10 months ago on 2013 Dodger Schedule: Baltimore, In April!
@JohnM @DBrim nah....we gotta carry at least three washed up mediocre relievers
@JohnM if clemens I will puke Lee won't be up until Lilly/Harang-Me/Caps hurt....bills prognosis updated at all while I 've been living in my ostrich world? I thought he might get TJ and be out ALL next year.... I bet they push for dempster because that's the kind of signing ned the head makes....and the gugenheimershteinlichtenburgersfields will push for greinke who will utlimately sign with ATL or something stupid.
@Mike Petriello @JohnM Bud is a nut. but you can't argue with it's popularity among the "average fans" now we just need a better DH than the Juan(s) we got (too easy/horrible NOT to say)
@EephusBlue not funny ever really. I commend Treanor for not throwing blows. But imagine how much crap this offense would take on the east coast? Simers is a douchey toolbag, but mild in comparison to some. Heck even we fans in LA are more passive aggressive (my theory is that's directly attributable to the success of the Lakers) when our Suped Up Super Dodgers are slowly circling the drain....
1 year, 10 months ago on Matt Treanor Is Just the Best
@Mike Petriello wacky....
@capnsparrow23 @EephusBlue @DBrim wha-wha-what? I wish he'd fail only 60% for a .400 avg!
1 year, 10 months ago on What Does it Mean to “Make The Playoffs”?
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@DBrim @Kewldood69 @The_Real_Paul @Mike i'll keep that in mind....
@Kewldood69 @The_Real_Paul @Mike I have 1 on display in my loft/mancave/kidskorner and 1 in a box in closet and traded the 3rd for an extra kemp my buddy has ...
@Mike Petriello here's a link to the weisman article
will sell for a bag of peanuts on stub-hub if the offense continues it's epic slide into suckshittery....
just in case I just bought tickets for the last game of the season....
@DBrim yeah that's probably true....
I still think we might be setting up for a steve finley finish, at which point the majority of the people that populate this thread will lose their minds!!!
and jake's innocence....
I don't like to swear, but FUCK! FUCK FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are the odds we win the wild card game without Clayton?
1 year, 10 months ago on Dodgers @ Giants September 9, 2012: Are You Kershawking Kidding Me?
@HarryDoyle that was weird....
1 year, 10 months ago on Hey Man, You Jellin’?
no matter the outcome of the next 24 games ( i still hold out hope) I think we as fans have forgotten how truly horribly low our expectations were for this year back in march. a team that was heavily going to rely on 2 bona fide major league batters and 1.5 starters and 20+ "maybe they'll be productive at some point but hey who are we kidding" types wasnt really going to be this close to contention was it? As constructed this team was a .500 club and that's what they've been, since the 9-1 start. I don't think "playoffs or bust" should be our attitude for 2012....i think if we do get in we'll get quickly dispatched as our pitching past Kershaw is mediocre at best. All that being said, the playoffs for this team start tonight, we've got roughly 650 outs to play with and I hope Donnie Buntball doesn't waste too many of them on Uribe/Punto/Kennedy......
Dodgers go 18-6 finish 91-71, 1 Game ahead of SF...or at least that's what I dreamt last night.....
1 year, 10 months ago on Is The Loss of Chad Billingsley Going to Sink the Season?
@DBrim @Bob Meripol @el serracho i Knew his career numbers at Dodger stadium weren't great but I'll be shocked if he doesn't improve dramatically next season.... I think there's a lot to be said about "pressing" which Matty has been guilty of recently too...
1 year, 10 months ago on 2012 is Important, But It's Not the Only Goal
@ThtsaPaddlin I was in a shitty reserve level seat for Gibby's homer in '88....and at game 2 of NLDS we were in the top row of the top deck. I was 11 years old and still get chills. My dad is kind of a negative nancy dodger fan and when Canseco hit the slammy it was all hellfire and brimstone. My Grandmother, who had won the tickets (4!!) to the WS from a country radio station, kept telling him to shut up we were coming back she could just feel it. I was a dodger fan before this, but lets just say that the rest of that evening solidified my love for this team......
originally my response was something about not being a shitty seat in the house, but I got all tangenty.....
1 year, 10 months ago on 31 Games to Go
@el serracho we're up in the reserve level.... I have Thursdays off and this is the first one post birthday that we could shoot for, but it being legendary bobble- head night all could afford on stub-hub was inner reserve..... ah well it's my 1st grader's first Doyer game and he cant wait!
@Dang88 @ThtsaPaddlin The AYCE Pavilion sounds like a great deal (and it is) but I wish there was salsa for the nachos..... But hey, who doesnt like 30 dodger dogs?
Anybody going to the game tonight? I'll be there, courtesy of my loving In-laws with 1 of my 3 sons, my dad, my brother in law, and my Father in law
4letterLA saying bills might be shut down for the year too.....
@SCruzDodgers Heart issue from last year is acting up again.
We got four players for the price that the Angels paid for one in Pujols. This is something that seems to be overlooked. Maybe the guy in the cowboy hat needs to remember that. And 3 of the 4 are top 5-10 at their respective positions when healthy.
1 year, 10 months ago on The New Dodgers: Yeah, That Kind of Rich
@ThtsaPaddlin @phattonez7 yeah we can't trade sweeps.... at some point somebody has to step up......A-Gon? Hanley? bueler.....bueler.....
I think we're well on the way to a Steve Finley-esque finish. And if THAT isn't exciting, I don't know what is....
I HATE the smug look on McDouche's face knowing what we know now....
@DBrim @Frank J Lapidus @el @The_Real_Paul yeah , you're supposed to take out the highest of the high game and the lowest of the low game once each season. unfortunately this team has had a dozen or so of each. and come to think of it this team has had a dozen or so different types of roster this year.
I really hope the mere mention of Mark B isn't a reference to the "rumor" Mike could not share last night. But, then again who knows.....
@TheWerg @TGP Well, this is why we have to trust that Mark Walter and Co suddenly don't develop a love of burning piles of cash under the stadium. My point being that you don't just become the controller of $160 BILLLION empire for nothing and that even with the sums seeming ridiculous to we mere mortals (hell they've seemed that way since the mid 80's to me) that someone within the organization is seeing something of value on all these guys (Although if it's Juan Uribe, I'd like to know what that value supposedly is) I say sit back and sip the Kool-Aide, of course it's always prudent to check for poison, which is why we have the @mike_petriello.... 's of the world....
I'm praying that the Dodger scouts/Honeycutt/Sue Falsone see/saw something indicative of the "old" Beckett, and Ned the Head is revered as brilliant by Joe Buck & Tim "Shut-up Already" McCarver come October.
As I said last night, this is how the team should have been ran when Fox's billionaire owned the team (I think we can all recognize now that McCheap never had the money in the first place, sadly he made a shit-ton from ALL of us). The possibility of greatness stemming from this trade far exceeds the worry that we gave up too much or the money is ridiculous. The more time that passes, and I digest the fact that the next 34 games could be magical, the more excited I get about the prospect of 2013 and what can happen if this team "Gels". Mark Walter is a shrewd business man, and I don't think even his boyish enthusiasm for his side project (Big Fish in the owner pool), will let him strike a match to $270mil. I think, no, I know we as fans are super quick to judge things and that the BBPro subscribing sabermetric geek in all of us just about "threw our calculators at the wall" ( thank you Ramona Shelbourne) but someone had to see SOMETHING redeemable in both Beck and Craw as I'm going to call them.
We, as fans have to get our proverbial chonies out of a wad, sit back, relax and enjoy. By 2015 we'll have all forgotten about the Parking Lot Attendant. These Gugenheimerschteinbackenberger folks are not effing around, and I for one have a big Dodger Blue Chubby!
1 year, 11 months ago on What Can Josh Beckett Provide the Dodgers?
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers Keep on Hitting, But Miami Brings the Power in 6-2 Marlin Win
@JoeyE @Tangled Up In Blue this is how the team shoulda been ran when Fox owned them, but they were about profits, and we all know the parking lot attendant never had money (SADLY he does now) to do anything this BALLSY....i for one dont give a tinkers dam what anyone else's fan base thinks, and over the last 30 days I have had the biggest Dodger Blue boner!!!! So, VIVA!!!!!
I'll take 40 hits every 3 games.
@bionictrout that is freaking hilarious
1 year, 11 months ago on Marlins @ Dodgers August 26, 2012: Vin!
@Kewldood69 @I Alivandi I'll be there next thursday too
1 year, 11 months ago on Marlins @ Dodgers August 24, 2012: WHAT THE HOLY HELL
Ok, I'm sure all has been covered while I was at work, but I really have to agree with Mike on this: holy moneyball NedStan!! Now all we need is to start a "DFA Uribe!" Chant and theuniverse might oblige.
I hope they can pull out a win today, tomorrow we get BumG vs Kershaw, then TIMMY! vs. Blanon (he's due fro a good game right?), then Abel's brother vs. Cappy (keep it up!). And don't look know but Buster has been tearing it up (Andro Connection?.) This is the part where incidentals in the schedule play a factor. LAD in ATL for high heat, high pressure, high humidity game accompanied by a 5-6 hour flight "home" before tomorrow's game 1. SF in cool and Breezy SD with a 2 hour drive (that happens to be gorgeous) for their travel. Let's hope we get the super efficient Billz on the mound and come away with a V!!!
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers @ Braves August 19, 2012: Beardingsley vs Minor
Donnie Buntball strikes again!! How much blame should we put on Hillman? I like the idea of a RISP but this team other than Kemp, AJ, & Loney (*) are horrible with RISP. So they're just wasting outs. Plus we gotta get BubbaSaurus (belisario) a fake injury or something (2 kilos and an andro shot?)
1 year, 11 months ago on Tough Night for Don Mattingly As Dodgers Lose to Braves in 11
@JohnM that's what I heard. Talk about Testy. Maybe we should have the ump checked for Andro!
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers @ Pirates August 16, 2012: Blanton vs Burnett
i'm not even mad. we whupped their butts this series. and barring a short tempered half blind home plate umpire we might've swept em. so what we learn is if the playoff path goes through PIT, don't pitch to Garret Jones and all will be okay. We had like what, 50 hits in 4 games....I think we all know who wins a 5-7 gamer between these 2 clubs. I hope bud selig in his hatred for LA doesn't suspend Matty ( I don't think he actually touched that DBAG) but all in all 5-2 on the roadie and gotta go beat an ATL team that mopped the floor with us earlier this season. GO BLUE.
@Gilbert_Venge @JohnM don't forget the angels are the very best team in baseball.....if you were to listen to them talk....
@SCruzDodgers @Gilbert_Venge dudes the 4 letter hates the dodgers and everytime they're even remotely successful they blast on em all the time. They won't even keep a full time reporter covering them in a playoff run!!!!!!!!!
I've seen games where an umpire has been questionable. I've seen it work both for and against this team many times over the years. I'm not going to say this is the worst home plate ump I've seen (after all I did get live feed of cain's last 2 "perfect" innings) but this guy is killing the Dodgers. Instead of sending up Kem(V)p with the bases loaded they had to send up Rivera (did that really hit him?) and then Ethier just can not hit lefties worth a turtle turd. If these 2 teams meet in the Postseason I imagine it will be rather Chippy. And hopefully, since this dude is a vacation Umpire and not on the crew, we don't have to see him again. Blanton sucks, bring back Fife. And I hope that umpire gets herpes from a toothless pittsburgh hooker.
@Robert Jimenez should get a case of milky way bars and change the "i's" to "e's" and toss em in the Gnat dugout
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers @ Pirates August 15, 2012: Kershaw vs Wandy
@Crow T Robot @Robert so they've had three no-no's two perfecto's in the same building this year....how many fans in attendance combined? (I'd guess less than a Dodger Stadium sellout) Over/Under 55k
for all the bryce harper talk i think the Halo's got the better fish, the bastards
@el serracho @JohnM john I do believe in spooks i do i do i do i do so if something does go wrong I'm blaming you
I had our annual big group night at dodger stadium the night that Manny was suspended and we got beat by the nationals (the still sucky Nationals) pretty badly that night. Now I hope that the not so sucky Nationals can kick the snot out of those Aholes again tonight, since the Dodgers game figures to be tight : Wandy always seems to give us fits, and we did just score 11 runs last night so we probably used all the allotment for the PIT series given by the baseball Gods. I don't feel bad for SF, they can suck eggs. If the whole stadium dropped into McCovey cove tonight I would have a hard time shedding tears (except for the dead babies [and baby seals])
1 year, 11 months ago on Luis Cruz Taking Advantage of His Opportunities
@ThtsaPaddlin @efb if you have any trouble hating the giants you might wanna check yourself for troll characteristics
He's had just enough big RBI's (if there is such a thing, might should have said clutch) that he's liable to get a major league deal from another club this off-season, but I doubt Guggenheimerschteinerbirkenstock will green light a 7 figure payday (unless of course he he goes all Beltran in the playoffs, which I doubt) but these are the types of contributions playoff teams need. I will officially take Mike Petriello off the I-Hate-Luis-Cruz wagon.
@Typhoon by Conrad I guess but still.... just goes to show what holes the Dodgers still have, and how on earth do they fix it if/when/should they make the postseason
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers @ Pirates August 14, 2012: Juan Uribe Lives
1 year, 11 months ago on Next Up, Shane Victorino, And More to Come?
@Cadtalfryn i smell a new twitter hashtag #DodgerBlueBalls
@JeffKlein @ThtsaPaddlin i know he wont but it did occur to me. of course i'm just a fan with a grudge against a smug hawaiin, but he did just tweet his philly love with no indication of excitement to be in LA
My biggest concern is that Victorino is gonna go all Carlos Lee on us and not want to play hard for the Dodgers. He's got enough Cred to still get good $$$ on the FA market even if he tanks it for LA
@Bob Meripol yeah, it does
well, dempster to the rangers was a surprise to me....
@EephusBlue not enuf GFY gets used IMO
well upgrade at leadoff (mostly) and replace the arm we used to get it (sort of) + HanRam = good movess (I guess)
well....NedCo usually finds something on the waiver wire
Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez
Source: the #Dodgers are out on Ryan Dempster.
colletti on headley: http://youtu.be/Dc3Sa4n0rS8
@Table @mixdr077 i'm a fat guy, so i can call out my fellow fat guys around the world. and for the record: i wouldnt consider broxton anything other than average
@LA Woman i heard it on a jobiste about an hour after deal was said to be done but it was on 710 espn fuill blown by hour and a half later
reds bring fatty back to LA end of september... we need to sign stairs off the streets by then and for the playoffs...
@phattonez7 @Dang88 it's called sarcasm
@Cadtalfryn stop that!
probably not but i like to say firesale in crowded chatspace
@lafan4life78 troll much?
@ThtsaPaddlin expect to be un-impressed
@el serracho i have so many things i could be doing that would be considered productive but I'm a baseball slacker
tigers pushing for Soriano....
marlins are fireselling again....gabby sanchez to the pirates for gorkys hernandez....
in a related story: people name their kids gorkys
@ThtsaPaddlin why did the midgets get broxton?
@phattonez7 i call BS
@Deuce @el serracho @JohnM better by a significant amount.... dee will be good in the 8 hole 9 hole for the WS
for fun i looked up John Shelby's 1988 stats....
very 2012 victorino-esque....
@Bawfuls my bad #noobs
@Mike Petriello i still cant figure out how to bring stat tables from BBRef....
@Mike Petriello sorry read the table wroong ops .724
obp .324 slg.401
dodger leadoff hitters this season: .221/.276/.554
IMO good pickup. but i think we paid a bit much #DeadlineFrenzy
.306 in the last month which is about when howard and utley came back.... severely better than the last month of dodger leadoff hitters
i just hope NedCo doesnt go nuts when the flyin dbag does well and re-sign him for kemp/ethier $$$
@WestonTaylor @ThtsaPaddlin @Kewldood69 i don't post as often as i read but i wanna go on msti meet n greet night!!!
1 year, 12 months ago on …And That Happened
@Mike Petriello well he's at least hitting .286 right down the middle.....http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/hitter_cards/hitter_card.php?player=346874&month=&year=2012&throws=&pi_type=&report=avg
now if only he miraculously had been able to hit .286 overall...
2 years ago on Dodgers Lacking in Prime Prospect Trade Bait
@Mike Petriello you will probably have already started playing with this tool but i was playing around with BP's new hitter profiles.... here's AJ Ellis' http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/hitter_cards/hitter_card.php?player=454560&month=4&year=2012&throws=&pi_type=&report=count
@VietnamDodger there's a commie in the white house
2 years ago on 24 Hours of Yasiel Puig
McCheap has put a pessimistic spell on a large portion of the Doyers fanbase, myself included at times. However, this G-Men group seems bent on throwing cash at the issues and that, my friends, is a welcome feeling. There are worse things to be than a Dodgers fan in the here and now.
@el serracho yeah, he would ground out to 2nd as often as fatty
2 years ago on Dodgers Attempt to Distract From Slump By Reportedly Signing Cuban Yasiel Puig To Record Deal
we should sign this guy....
and didnt i hear vin say during the broadcast that we get to face the wunderkind R.A. Dickey tomorrow night? i think 4 shutouts in a row is in our future.
2 years ago on Andre Ethier Strains Oblique as Dodgers Tie Team Scoring Futility Record; Chad Billingsley Blamed
2 years ago on Dodgers @ Giants June 27, 2012: Billlingsley vs Lincecum
Over under how many games to score 17 runs?
You know its bad when the only way you get on base is a drop third strike
At least the dodger stadium anniversary spots make me happy
Cue the tailspin theme song....
@Deuce no that's his dealer
1 st to worst in same season?
O its bleak
Still a sacrifice?
@JoeyE Lol sir, Lol
@Mike Petriello that's the Matt Cain perfect game strike zone you're thinking of
@JoeyE triple play....smoke and mirrors
Hairston has been on enough sucky teams, he should be able to help
It is funny isn't It ?
F. We cannot catch a friggity fracken break.
BILLZ hits better than Uribe!!!!! He should start at 3rd!!!!
So, melky Cabrera is solidly fitting in for Gnats.... wonder when he's washed out up there if Colletti wants to sign him to a 4yr 80mil deal?
@Justincredible14 yeah i keep waiting to hear Stan Kasten at a goodbye neddy newsconference
Their liners to short go through... AJ needs to find out whatever Posey ate for breakfast...
@el serracho thanks....all Dodgers need now..
Because swinging at low inside curves ever works out.....
What's happened to ethier? I cant watch/listen....
@ceyheyjay they should both be DFA'd today, and then Loney will go to CLE or BAL and be an all-star and Uribe can go on to his full time landlord/buffet patron future...
Does anyone know if it would be possible to send Loney to the minors to see if he can remember how to hit?
2 years ago on Dodgers Fall Short, Because It’s Against the Angels