Back at Dodger Stadium

Tonight’s lineup for the Freeway Series:

Jason Repko, CF; Dioner Navarro, C; J.D. Drew, RF; Jeff Kent, 2B; Nomar Garciaparra; Bill Mueller, 3B; Ricky Ledee, LF; Ramon Martinez, SS; Odalis Perez, P.

It almost feels like Opening Day…

180 comments

  1. enchantedTheBeav

    I long for the days of Ricky Ledee. Or I long for a beday. Or its been too long of a day. Something like that.

  2. trublu4ever

    I’m really beginning to wonder if Josh is still around. We are at home now and, you’d think he would have given us soomething new. Then again, maybe he’s just pissed off at all the negativity.

  3. nedsajerk

    Yes that why he didn’t close last night. I just can’t believe that Donny let Guerrier close consideing that he was trying to get a 2nd innings out of him the night before.

  4. bob lee

    I’ve come to the conclusion, we’re better hitters than the Giants. We hit it right to their man and it’s much easier to throw us out, whereas the giants just hit it out of reach for our fielders and makes the game more difficult.

  5. bob lee

    I’m just pi$$ed I’m out $120.00 bucks for Mlb.tv. Could have went to a couple of movies, provided no soda or popcorn.

  6. vl4eccjr

    Good evening all.
    WTG MATT!!! There goes the no-no!
    Finally some signs of life!! Hopefully that will wake the offense up!

  7. vl4eccjr

    Damn!!!
    I have to disagree here using Castro.
    Kershaw has been one of the better hitting pitchers in the league.
    Poof! There it is! A freaking pop up!

  8. bob lee

    Unfreaking believable. Bases loaded, no outs and no freaking runs. This team totally sucks. It may be a cold day in hell before I watch again. Time for a little nap.

    • nedsajerk

      I’m glad Ethier hitting streak is gone because I would’ve been mad if a guy who Ethier owned snap it tonight.

  9. vl4eccjr

    Now THAT is adding insult to injury with ALL the Giants having at least one base hit when not one of their lineup is batting over .300!!!

  10. enchantedTheBeav

    There are two bright sides to sucking this bad.
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    1. By July and August, actual attendance should be down to 10-15000 a game.
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    2. They’ll be so far out of it even Ned won’t trade what’s left of the farm at the deadline.
    .
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    I for one hope the Gnats and Rox catch fire and leave this pathetic mess in the dust. BTW, how can an entire team be hitting .088 with the bases loaded?

  11. vl4eccjr

    Jeez Barajass!! Why couldn’t you do that the last AB with runners on base?
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    Damn! Gibbons is pretty fast for a caucasian!
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    Novarro’s gotta go!

  12. enchantedTheBeav

    Yeah, Furcal will be the savior for about two weeks until he hurts himself again. Blake. Well the best you can say for Blake is that he’s better than anything else they’ve got, but that’s a pretty low threshold to have to overcome.

  13. vl4eccjr

    This team needs a fire lit under their asses!
    What I would give to see Lasorda in the club house doing the deed. That would bring back some memories!
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    McDoo-doo couldn’t keep his shit in one bag tonight. Adios!

  14. enchantedTheBeav

    I have a question – What’s Frank’s game?
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    (A) He still hasn’t contested the judge’s decision on their postnup.
    and
    (B) He hasn’t filed bankruptcy.

    • JhallWally

      I think he is contesting the postnup decision, but the last I heard, he hasn’t been able to come up with any supporting documents he needs to overturn the decision.

      • enchantedTheBeav

        That doesn’t surprise me that he can’t come up with any supporting documents. Breaking the franchise up into 26 different companies is nothing but a shell game, I doubt anything he does is factual.

      • JhallWally

        Even if he files bankruptcy, that would force a sale of the team and assets to settle the debt.

  15. northstateblues

    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!
    Jamie, Jamie, rah rah rah!

  16. trublu4ever

    The worst thing about playing against the Giants is their network blacks out my Prime Ticket….so, since I can’t stand Krud & Krap, I watch with the mute on….then, I have to listen to sucky Steiner & Monday instead of Vinny.

  17. enchantedTheBeav

    Cripes is this game over yet?
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    I’d like to know how you can find 30000 (or even 15000) that would want to go and this dung heap of a team.

  18. northstateblues

    I kinda think Jamie’s ulterior motive would be to get the most money possible for the franchise. She loves money, and if forced to sell, the McCourts would (ironically) shut out any low-ball offers.

    .
    Selig would still have to approve, but Selig screwed us twice since the O’Malleys left, so what’s a third time to him?

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    While Selig would control the final hammer, the McCourts would choose who Selig could choose from. And they’d chose the ones with the most money.

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    The two would be going through offers like contestants on Press Your Luck. “C’mon! Big money, big money! no whammies, no whammies annnnnnnnnnd….”

    • JhallWally

      Agreed North. I think she sees that its better to sell now while the price is probably as high as its going to be and not let Frank continue to hurt the value by selling off players, lawsuits, and more loans against the franchise!!!

  19. enchantedTheBeav

    Of course maybe Jamie’s smart enough to see that Selig won’t allow either McCourt to even have a stake in the team. Still…

  20. enchantedTheBeav

    This is a guy that refused a minor league assignment because he thought he was too good for that so they ended up keeping him.
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    DFA fodder if ever there was any.

  21. nedsajerk

    Cormier is on on this roster because of who? If Belisario didn’t have all that trouble Cormier would’ve been gone.

    • enchantedTheBeav

      You’re probably right shad, but I think little Neddy just didn’t want to lose him, just like he doesn’t want to lose all his other little PVLs he puts on the DL in order to keep. Yet he’ll let Paul go. The man’s a moron plain and simple.

      • nedsajerk

        I can’t believe Troncoso blew his change damn it Torre. Schlichting time to bring him up or give Monasterios another chance.

      • nedsajerk

        Schlichting began 2010 with Albuquerque. He was called up to the Dodgers on May 31 and picked up his first career win by pitching four scoreless innings in the Dodgers 1-0 14 inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 2. He appeared in 14 games for the Dodgers with a 3.57 ERA in 2010.

      • nedsajerk

        Schlichting pitch 4 innings last year in one game for christ sake. I don’t mind losing Paul because we can’t keep everyone but Paul should’ve been released. We do have so many OF’s prospect in the minor and if some of these OF’s plan out than it probably no lose.

  22. JhallWally

    Hey Beav, someone on facebook asked this question.
    Do you think it would be ironic/funny to have a Kuo bobblehead night?

  23. vl4eccjr

    PATHETIC!!!
    The old suck-o-meter broke due to being pegged too hard against the red line with this game.
    .
    Cormier has to go!!!

  24. enchantedTheBeav

    Well, Donnie Baseball should have his head examined also. The one and only time all year they’ve comeback after the 7th, and he picks that time to bring in Cormier?
    .
    You know, its like a perfect storm with this franchise. Poor ownership you could maybe ride out with a truely good GM who knew how to get the most out of a roster. Poor GM you could ride out with ownership that was willing to spend on premier FAs and a manager that got the most out of his ballplayers. Poor manager you could ride out with a better roster. But you put all three together, then throw in some just pisspoor players, and you get what we have now.

    • nedsajerk

      If these guys can’t pitch 1 inning than why are they on the roster in the 1st place? Someone said Miles range cost us the game and the inning over dp.

  25. nedsajerk

    If Jansen wasn’t available why not have him hit over Navarro? I can’t wait to see our lineup against the White Sox in Chicago going to be.

  26. trublu4ever

    Yoo-Hoo, Dodgereric, where are you? I waited though the BP implosion last night to get you your attendance. I had to listen to the Steiner, Monday beat Andre to death chants all night long. It was either them or Krud & Krap….some choice!

  27. selltheteam

    Look at the bright side. Last night’s loss puts us one step closer to:
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    1. The release of Lance Cormier (it should have happened before opening day!)
    2. Fewer and fewer fans at Dodger Stadium
    3. The removal of Frank McCourt
    4. The removal of Ned Coletti
    5. The removal of Don Mattingly
    6. The removal of Stan Conte
    7. The removal of Honeycut

    • selltheteam

      I guess the next key date is May 31st, when Frank McCourt fails to be able to pay the players. From the looks of things on ITD, he’s already not paying Josh.

      • selltheteam

        If Frank can’t pay the players, then the players can become free agents immediately. Since MLB doesn’t want the Dodgers to implode [many of us think that’s already happened], the MLB will step in and pay the players out of the pockets of the other 29 owners. When that happens, MLB will force Frank to sell.
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        Of course, Frank being the litigious SOB that he is, all of this will end up in court for two to four years. All the while, the other 29 owners will be paying the Dodger players and Jamie’s share of the equity will be quickly dwindling.

    • enchantedTheBeav

      Aha. Jamie’s other shoe drops:
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      If Gordon does not order the team sold, Jamie McCourt asks that the judge remove Frank McCourt as the spouse in control of the Dodgers and install her in that position.
      .
      .
      Nothing’s ever as it first appears.

      • selltheteam

        What was the Dodgers record while Jamie was President, and what is the record after Jamie was fired? Seems like they have dropped off considerably. Coincidence?

  28. messagebear

    Well, if judge Gordon doesn’t agree to Jamie’s first request of forcing a sale of the Dodgers, I hope he’ll at least agree to her alternative request to remove Frank and put her in charge. I don’t believe that would be any long term answer, but I think she would at least FIRE Ned and probably Soboroff. That would be a start.

  29. Emma

    Hola ITD!
    Since you asked where Josh is, I saw him Tuesday night during batting practice. He was chatting with Dave Stewart. Dave was very nice and came over to talk to us. Roberto asked him when Matt Kemp was going to sign up. Dave answered “When the Dodgers get a new owner”. Ouch! Dave signed baseball cards, posed for pictures and chatted a little bit with us.

    • JhallWally

      Wow!!! Well, its no mystery, if we don’t get a new owner soon, both Kemp and Ethiers’ days in Dodger Blue are numbered. Can’t blame either one for wanting out from under this dysfunctional, greedy, and self absorbed owner.

  30. JhallWally

    Yep, Ned knows talent. First Ross, then Werth!!! I can’t believe we gave up on Ross for the likes of Ricky Ledee, Jose Cruz Jr, and Kenny Lofton. Geez!!! Here is the excert from Tony Jackson.
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    .

    There was no shortage of reasons for second-guessing after this one, culminating in the fact it was Ross — a guy the Dodgers dumped in 2006 because they didn’t have room for him in an outfield of J.D. Drew in right, Kenny Lofton in center and a platoon of Ricky Ledee and Jose Cruz Jr. in left, a guy who was the Most Valuable Player of last year’s National League Championship Series — who delivered the big blow.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/columns/story?id=6565816

  31. JhallWally

    Here are the DodgerEric attendance figures thru game 24:
    They took a big hit last night. Keep it up Dodger Fandom,
    The end is in sight for Frank and Furter.
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    Game 24β€²s attendance (2010): 45,325
    Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 30,421
    Greater than last year = 5 / Less than last year = 18
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    2010 attendance (23 games) – 1,050,702 (43,779 average)
    2011 attendance (23 games) – 874,768 (36,449 average) #9 in MLB
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    Drop of 175,934 total
    Average drop of 7,330
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 593,730
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,952,369
    2010β€²s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)
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    Next game’s (25) attendance in 2010 – 36,533

  32. JhallWally

    Lineup:
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    Carroll SS
    Castro 2B
    Ethier RF
    Kemp CF
    Uribe 3B
    Barajas C
    Sands LF
    Mitchell 1B
    Billingsley P
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    At least with Castro batting 2nd, he can’t come in to pinch hit with the bases loaded again.
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    Vicente Padilla is headed to the DL with Ramon Troncoso being recalled. He allowed at least one run in 6 of his last 10 appearances in Albuquerque. So, basically another Cormier.
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    At least no Loney or Navarro. I would much rather see Miles than Castro. Geez, that’s sad!!!

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