Port orange, florida
Lifelong dodger fan. Saw the Dodgers play at Ebbets field.
You're right Vince. Almost all his injuries are the result of hustle. The ankle was really an unfortunate thing. Kind of a fluke. You almost never see that play. I wish, and I am betting he does as well, that he not decided to try and beat the play at the last second. The score was such that one run meant nothing. He probably would have caught a bit of flack for non hustle, but that would have been volumes better than the outcome he got. I really want to see him come back strongly. Just ease into it. If he comes back fully healthy, he will be a force.
3 weeks ago on Matt Kemp Is Not A 4th Outfielder
I never cared much for selig being named commissioner in the first place. Not a good idea to give that job to someone who has a vested interest in one of the teams. He and his office conveniently looked the other way on the PED thing while baseball was trying to save itself after the horrible strike and world series cancellation in 94. Maybe, since that all took place on his watch, that is at least part of the reason why he is so focused on Arod. Don't know.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Bud Selig
Haha, I had no idea you could be this funny. I like it.
1 month ago on INTRODUCING: Chuck’s Occasional Blog!
Gotta give him credit, He won. He was holding out for a 3 year deal, and although technically he did not get it, he got two plus an option with a 4.5M buyout. Holy crap. At 37 years old. I guess the D-backs wanted him badly.
1 month ago on Arroyo, Jiminez, Santana, Where’s the Money?
Wow, a lot to talk about here. I understand the idea of wanting the guys less apt to make out hit early in the order, It certainly makes sense, You only get 27 of them to use up. Why give them away. I guess some of the old school in me just can't get past the speed at the top of the order thing though. I still like it. I hate to see someone clogging up the bases. I guess I just want it all. The ideal would be to have two Ricky Henderson's on your team to hit first and second.
1 month ago on Creating a Batting Order: Part I
Nice call on Turner
1 month ago on Spring Training Lineups & Utility Guys…
@DBrim I was thinking the same thing. There was Hanley, but of course the last thing you want with him is a close play at home where he has to slide into a catcher blocking the plate
7 months ago on The Kind of Win That Just Doesn’t Happen
I went to bed when it was 6-0. Guess I am not yet a full fledged believer. I sure as hell am getting there though. Watched the final two innings this morning on MLB.tv. Pure magic.
@PasadenaDodger MLB creates more bad will with that asinine blackout policy than it is worth. They really need to examine it.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Padres June 22, 2013: Oh Good, Carlos Quentin
@John M Last night was the true microcosm of the Dodger season. A wash out.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Yankees 6, Dodgers 4: The Most Dodger Game Ever
Pretty sure Kershaw was trying to punch Brandon League. Can you be suspended for throwing a punch at your own team mate?
9 months ago on A Brawl With No Winners Whatsoever
@PuntoForPresident Maury Wills
9 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Rockies June 1, 2013: Greinke vs Chacin
braves look like the bad news bears in this game. I guess everyone feels compelled to play that way against the Gnats
10 months ago on If the Dodgers Fire Don Mattingly…
I didn't find that dropping of the bat in this instance to be too terrible. Was he ejected?
10 months ago on Is Dee Gordon Ready? Yasiel Puig Sure Isn’t
@Disgruntled Goat "It's a madhouse"
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Even In the Darkest Days, There’s Always Clayton Kershaw
@WBBsAs I am not a big Donny fan, but I can not put this one him. He has to work with what he has. Beli has sucked this year. Ryu gave up too many runs. when the dodgers score 5, they should be good.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Orioles, April 20, 2013: Game One (Ryu vs Hammel)
4 run lead, and poof, gone like a fart in the wind
almost got his head stepped on
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Padres @ Dodgers April 16, 2013: Capuano vs Marquis
I feel like my head is going to asplode
and the padres are doing this to us with half their regulars out of the order