An inconsistent contributor to DD/MSTI for a couple of years. There's a very strange bug on my keyboard right now. Kind of looks like a tadpole crossed with a shrimp, crossed with a beetle.
@capnsparrow that's just a tease.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Dan Haren Exercises His 2015 Option
@foldamort @DodgerDodger I think it's probably the reads. Kemp has had issues with his vision before.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Offseason Dates To Remember
@capnsparrow @DodgersFan Oh Capn, you old dickhead, you.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Offseason Dates To Remember
@tpmerrill @DodgersFan Well, I'm a firm believer in the "there's more to the game than winning" philosophy. Which isn't to say that winning isn't the most gratifying thing in sports. It is, it's just not everything.I will always remember JP Howell's bizarrely ingenious defensive play in the NLDS, for instance.
@HunterStricklandsOedipalComplex @Purple Drank To me, its less that he's a Giant and more that he hates Puig that makes him absolutely unpalatable.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Offseason Dates To Remember
@HunterStricklandsOedipalComplex I wish I didn't think Bumgarner was a major asshole, because I admire his achievements.
@DodgersFan I don't know what it feels like to be an active fan of a world series champion. So I would say the first option.Plus, terrible teams have the bonus of no expectations, meaning that fun stuff is fun, such as Kemp's chase of 40/40 in 2011, and the rise of great prospects, etc.
@ tomato I would put them at neck and neck.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Offseason Dates To Remember
@Bay_of_Puigs yes, someone will.There are no catchers anymore.
@Weston T Really not at all impressed by Harold Reynolds in this WS, but Joe Buck gets negative points for his "Go back to MLB network" jab, while Reynolds at least impersonated Michael Jackson last night.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan
@Disgruntled Uncultured Bastard what does that even mean?
@BIah like the headgear.
@Disgruntled Uncultured Bastard It will feel like this:
2 days, 6 hours ago on Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan
*baseball regular season
Here's a way to determine the best team in the world: have a baseball season that is half as long, and start just eliminating teams from contention as the season goes on, and changing the schedule so that teams only play teams still in contention.The final series of the season would be the two last teams not eliminated by everyone else.
@Weston T He would have pitched 7 perfect games in a 4 game sweep.
@brincon @Literally PFP @capnsparrow Ned got a job upgrade: less stress, eat in the cafeteria, argue with Tommy about how terrible those damned kids are...
@TheConman @Purple Drank @Literally PFP That's so damned sad-looking.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan
@Turner_for_Treasury @Raul Franklin He is squinting so that he can look through you.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan
@Turner_for_Treasury Felix Hernandez
All I can really say is that I really hope that this is another move in the Dodgers aligning along a proactive central organizational philosophy/leadership.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Reminder: Logan White was good at his job while with the Dodgers
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Raul Franklin That's true. But the Rays got Tommy Lasorda's collection of Ramon Martinez 18 strikeout game commemorative cups. It was a good deal for the Rays.
@Purple Drank @the great dick tater The Dodgers drafted high school pitchers a lot when I was a kid, and I seem to remember a whole lot of bad results.Seems to me that its not as much about the age or school level of the draftee, but just the core player, physical tools, and mental makeup.
I can't believe the shitty return we got for all these front office departures. Don't we at least get to pick someone from the lower ranks of the Padres front office? Perhaps one of their stat compiling interns or the person who makes their military-style uniforms?
@JoeMaddonSuperstar The plural of series is series.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Logan White Leaves Dodgers For Padres
@Omer (beercoozie) Bumgarner is better than Kershaw at being a dick to Puig.
1 week ago on Joe Maddon is now a free agent, are the Dodgers next?
@foldamort Friends also consider pepperoni and beer to be favorites.
@Chad Moriyama MATT ADAMS DOESN'T BUNT. Does this mean nothing to nobody?
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin Me too.
@Disgruntled Goat Well, this is sad.
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin Just checking, you knew that my original comment was sarcastic, right?
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin Maybe Goat. Maybe. Perhaps, but it's probably the bunting, because as we all know MATT ADAMS WILL NOT BUNT.
@Anime Ethier In cold weather, he wears a baseball hat with ear flaps.He seems less stressed than everyone else.He wears hipster glasses.
Because of Maddon's use of bunting, Andrew Friedman decides not to make his first major decision as a Dodgers executive completely poison his reputation for honesty and integrity in the organization and league.
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Raul Franklin @I Digesti Not the point.
1 week ago on Look At All These Mediocre Players Making What Andrew Friedman Is
Watch this happen: Maddon to Twins. LOL
@I Digesti That would be a beautiful homecoming.
@Lobo Mattingly will not be happy that Maddon misspelled Indiana, then covered it up with a hastily drawn stem.
@steelmohawk The good thing is that Tommy John surgery doesn't affect GM's velocity and accuracy like it does RPs.
@EephusBlue This is like that scene in the Wire where the new mayor realizes that he can't fulfill any of his campaign promises because of the failing school system.
1 week, 1 day ago on Alex Guerrero Can Be A Free Agent If Traded, Unless He Can’t
@Weston T I remember when he said that.Now, I realize that Strickland yelling toward home plate yesterday was really him psychically talking with Harold Reynolds.
1 week, 1 day ago on What If The Dodgers Sold High On Dee Gordon?
@Dustin Nosler sigh
@Tymathee @Raul Franklin Well, 5 if you count Howell and Kenley. (Perez, League, and Wilson)
1 week, 2 days ago on Josh Byrnes to Dodgers rumors heat up, but what will his role be?
It would be amazing if the Dodgers kept making intelligent decisions until they cleared house of all the bad ones.Now that being said, is a front office stocked with former GMs the behind-the-scenes equivalent of a bullpen stocked with former closers?Because if so, nope.
@JackedNate The thank you note can be a nice repository for social angst.
1 week, 3 days ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis
@YadierMolinasOedipalComplex @Raul Franklin "you shouldn't want the job" spoken like an employed person.
@pureed tomato @Raul Franklin I actually think that this is the natural corollary to a society obsessed with guns and self-defense. If you want conceal and carry, get used to tons of ass-kissing.
@capnsparrow @pureed tomato Ahh, hence the free-floating rage.
Not to be a "mother" about this, but it's probably good to send a thank you note for an interview every time, because people love to be flattered, and perhaps this company is saying that they need flatterers, and this is a real thing that is useful to the people the company serves, even if it turns out to be themselves.