Furcal and predictions – Josh Rawitch

Another good win today, as Jae Seo looked awesome on the mound. Rafael Furcal’s back tightened up, though, so he left the game early and is listed as day-to-day. We’re all hoping it’s nothing serious and right now, we have no reason to believe it’s bad, but you never like to see one of your top players go down to an injury in the final days of spring.

Meanwhile, ESPN has put out its predictions for 2006. It’s pretty cool to see that nine of 15 people picked the Dodgers to win the West and Rob Neyer picked us to beat the Twins in the Fall Classic. While these are only predictions, is does make you feel good about the way people view the team heading into the season.

One more game left in Vero before we head to Vegas. Even though we spend a lot of time time here and people like to joke about "being ready to go home," we’ll certainly miss this place. Craig Callan and his staff take incredible care of us in our second home and we’re extremely grateful for all their hard work.

201 comments

  1. kssparkuhl@cableone.net

    Sorry to go off topic here… but could someone perhaps put my two cents worth in for adding a last series of Stadium Renovation Photos before the season starts? I live in Idaho, and being a former Angelino, I’d really enjoy a view of the finished product online. I can’t wait for ESPN’s opening day coverage and especially with the possibility of an HD Telecast! It should be a perfect opening day capped with a Dodgers victory over the Braves! Thanks!

  2. enchantedTheBeav

    I get the feeling I should be preparing something for a Ned desperation move… And I know just the artist. Now which song??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nellyjune

    The fact that you have options in what to use for your next musical masterpiece is genius in itself.

  4. enchantedTheBeav

    Wonder come the 31st what Frank’s desperation move is going to be. Think there’s an off chance anyone will personally loan him a few mil so he can cover it? Of course then he has the next one on June 15th.

    • JhallWally

      Doesn’t seem likely as he doesn’t have any assets that aren’t tied up by Jamie. I look for him to file bankruptcy any day now. It won’t help him, but, it will delay the process.

      • enchantedTheBeav

        I read that a lot of people thing Seligs quietly maneuvering his executives in place to take over the club.
        .
        Wonder how long that whole process will take?.
        .
        It ain’t over until the fat Uribe sings.

      • JhallWally

        LOL!! Yep, I’m sure Buds’ got his ducks in a row. From the other owners to the lawyers, to interested owner prospects. If he takes over the team there will be plenty of bidders and it shouldn’t take long. Just like in Texas last year.

      • enchantedTheBeav

        Yeah, you’d have to be a fool to hitch your wagon to Frank, even if you’re a lawyer. From what I’ve seen. lawyers like to get paid. And anyone that’s already spent the money from 2 years into the future, doesn’t have any.

      • JhallWally

        Yep, I can’t see anyone left to go out on a limb for Frank. Jamies gonna do everything she can to see that he doesn’t burn up what equity is left in legal fees. Plus, shes’ gotta be worried about where the money is going to come from to keep paying her 225K/month in support and 400K+/month in mortgages and interest on the company debts. I think shes’ getting as desperate as he is about now. The noose is tightening.

  5. enchantedTheBeav

    Shoulda told her they were Eddie’s, you know like you did that jelly stuff you put on your hand and told me that you were just trying to soften up your baseball mitt from the inside out.

      • JhallWally

        LOL!!! Yeah, she gets to acting all funny and stuff!!! Especially with those finger puppets!!

  6. enchantedTheBeav

    Guess I’d better hit it my friend. Wife’s starting to look at me like I’m crazy (hell she ought to know that by now!)
    .
    Don’t know if I’ll catch the game, but will check to see if there is any postgame activity.
    .
    Thanks for the laughs!!

    • JhallWally

      Hi’Ya Nelly!! Hope you had a good day. Anyway, I’m gonna rack it myself. Hope to catch you for the game tomorrow!!!

  7. selltheteam

    That scorched policy of Ned’s is way too scary. Is the MLB monitor supposed to keep Ned from giving away all of the Dodgers good players? Who’s going to stop him?

  8. trublu4ever

    I finally decide to go to sleep early last night because nobody was here to play and, good grief, the kids went crazy! TruMom will have to find a better hiding place for her stash of magazines ๐Ÿ˜• See you in a little while….I have to go play with my ever growing supply of finger puppets.

      • trublu4ever

        LMAO! Question: When Caey Blake comes back and they say he may play LF…what happens to Gwynn, Gibbons and Sands? Do you think Thames is coming back? Or, is he on a permanent DL?

      • JhallWally

        Well, I hope they play Blake alot at 1B and bench or trade Loney. At least a platoon at 1B. And they need to leave Sands alone. The Gwynn, Gibbons, Thames idea is stupid and was ill concieved from the start. Should have kept XPaul, given him a real shot, and saved their collective 2.3M.

      • trublu4ever

        Sounds good. Or, they could play Jerry at first when Blake is in LF. Knowing the way we do things, Jerry will probably be sent down ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and we will be stuck with Gibbons and the rest of the pitiful crew.

      • JhallWally

        Most likely Trumom. Why should we expect anything to change with Ned and Donny!! They both suck!!!

  9. JhallWally

    Todays lineup:
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    1. Furcal, SS
    2. Carroll, 2B
    3. Ethier, RF
    4. Kemp, CF
    5. Loney, 1B
    6. Barajas, C
    7. Gibbons, DH
    8. Sands, LF
    9. Mitchell, 3B

    • trublu4ever

      Now, they are saying they have two in custody and are looking for a woman. Apparently she was wearing an Ethier shirt. Imagine that, she plus about another 20,000 fans ๐Ÿ˜•

    • JhallWally

      The Astros do stink, however, so do we!!! Good matchup of teams going nowhere but down this season. We do have Kersh and Billz going, so I would hope to win the series from them.

      • JhallWally

        There’re only 3 teams in baseball with worse records than our Dodgers. Minnesota, Houston, and San Diego!!!

      • trublu4ever

        Yep. We have the same record as the White Sox and we are 6 games out while they are already out by 8….so, our division really sucks as a whole.

      • JhallWally

        Yep Trumom, that’s the bad part. We need a team to run away with our division. The clowns we have running the show (Frank, Ned, and Donny) think we’re still in it and make stupid moves at the trade deadline. Although most of Neds deals have been bad whether at the deadline or not. Technically, we are still in it because of our weak division, but, physically, mentally, and talent wise, this team is toast.

    • JhallWally

      Pathetically Funny!!!! Might as well enjoy the fireworks. The fallout will be the ashes of Frank and Furter. And with them Donny, Honeycutt, and Conte!!!

      • trublu4ever

        That’s what my Hubby just said! lol And, he said get rid of all the players and bring up the AAA team! I said, that’s what we have right now!

  10. trublu4ever

    You’d expect that with Kersh, Billz and Kuroda, we should be able to win those 3 games…so, three out of five woud be okay. But, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it ain’t gonna happen!

  11. Nellyjune

    I’m sorry but no offense, struggling or not, should have to make up runs like this on a daily basis. They should be able to score 1 or 2 runs and win a game on occasion. This will just make the offense press harder, which we know never works.

  12. vl4eccjr

    I’m sitting here watching the telecast on WGN. Still trying to decide whether to listen to Charlie & Rick, or Steve Stone, and his nimrod sidekick. .

  13. Nellyjune

    Good Afternoon Jhall!! ……or maybe it should just be “afternoon Jhall!” because the Dodgers are playing so “good” right now. However, ITD is always good ๐Ÿ™‚
    .
    Dodgereric – I hope you are having a wonderful day with your son on his birthday. You are one amazing dad!!

    • JhallWally

      Its all good Nelly!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
      You just can’t help laughing at this Frank and Furter dung heap!! I can laugh because it will be their undoing!!!!

  14. enchantedTheBeav

    Yโ€™all sound like you could use some cheering up. How about a little BJ Thomas, Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song:

    Its cold out here tonight
    And the seasonโ€™s just not right for a polka-dot love thong
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    .
    Hey, are you gay?, you donned a
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    And had to walk on home
    Looking like a lady
    Looking like a lady
    .
    So partake with me, eccen-tricities
    Where dad had to make everybody lie-i-i-i-i
    A polka-dot thong, and a hot pink sarong
    And all those late night calls on the phone
    .
    Hey, are you gay?, you donned a
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    And had to walk on home
    Looking like a lady
    Looking like a lady
    .
    So par-tay with me, this strange malady
    The one all those said that you shouldnโ€™t try-y-y-y-y
    A polka-dot thong, and a hot pink sarong
    And a bustier with points like a cone
    .
    Hey, are you gay? , you donned a
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    And had to walk on home
    Looking like a lady
    Looking like a lady
    .
    Hey, are you gay? (are you gay?), you donned a
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    And had to walk on home
    Looking like a lady
    Looking like a lady
    .
    Hey, are you gay? (are you gay?), you donned a
    Bum buddies done bummed buddyโ€™s dong thong
    And had to walk on home
    Looking like a lady
    Looking like a lady
    (fade)
    .
    ยฉNedCo Broken Records 2011

  15. enchantedTheBeav

    Hey, got your mind off the train wreck for 3:27. ‘Bout all you can do anymore to make it through a game.

  16. northstateblues

    Glad they finally nabbed SOMEONE in the Bryan Stow incident.

    .
    It’s a wonder what happens when they double the reward.

    .
    The informant will be receiving Frank’s addition to the reward as well: 8 vouchers to any Dodgers Monday-Thursday home game, sans blackout dates.

    .
    Don’t scoff. Last week, it was only 4 vouchers.

  17. northstateblues

    Tripping up ‘Dre, slamming into Barajas, Juanpy is a killer today (and we’re still paying him for it).

    .
    Reminds me of when Shawn Green went to New York, and decided he wasn’t afraid to get grass stains on his pants anymore.

  18. northstateblues

    I’ll say this for Kruk and Kuip: They’ve never exclaimed “YES!” after the Giants get a 1B putout.

    .
    My gf’s brother is a Sox fan, and never watches the games on TV because of the announcers. I say they reinstate Shoeless Joe, and ban these two twerps from baseball in his stead.

  19. messagebear

    Furcal SUCKS.
    He and Kuroda both should be traded before the deadline.
    We might even get a couple of decent prospects for each, if Ned wasn’t in charge.

  20. messagebear

    When it comes to Navarro, here I thought Ned had made one of his better moves in trading him several years ago, no matter who we got in return, but then he has to go and get Navarro back on the team. How do we get rid of him now?

  21. vl4eccjr

    Well looks like the ‘replacements’ got the bases loaded with no outs. I sure hope Furcal drives some in. . .

  22. enchantedTheBeav

    I think when we play American League rules they should refer to our guy as the “designated batter.” We don’t have any ‘hitters” on our team.

  23. enchantedTheBeav

    I’ve decided that Ned doesn’t need a pair of chaps, but rather just the one side because everything he does is half-assed.

  24. sparkleplenty_1

    Jer-ry!!! Jer-ry!! Good to see him have good success today. Makes the game worth watching – the only thing worth watching, when I think about it.

  25. enchantedTheBeav

    Ned’s probably trying to figure out what pitcher he can package with Sands to get Dotel back.

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