That reminds me…

So clearly I don’t know how to load photos, as you see from yesterday’s attempt. My apologies. For what it’s worth, it looked completely normal on my laptop. I guess if it’s not from SooHoo, I’m lost.

As for the question about next season’s schedule ending so late (Oct. 4), it’s mainly due to the fact that Spring Training is longer because of the World Baseball Classic. We’ll also start Spring games earlier than usual and there are more of them…and of course, it’ll be closer to home for the overwhelming majority of you guys.

As for this year, I’m sitting here in the PNC Park press box with a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline and river and yet, the sun is glaring so strongly on my seat that I have to wear sunglasses to see my screen. It reminds me of a line that our former OC Register beat writer, Bill Plunkett, dropped on me a couple years ago in a similar situation at New Busch Stadium. “I’ve never covered a game on the surface of the sun,” he said. “But I’d imagine this is what it would be like.”

In any event, that’s not a complaint. It’s really a gorgeous day and we’ve been blessed with four perfect days of weather here. Let’s hope three of them result in victories. As for last night, it was just the 10th time in L.A. Dodger history that we’ve lost a game in which we had 18 or more hits. And according to Ken Gurnick, it’s the first time that’s ever happened in a season where we won a game with no hits. Yes, we’re all losing it after 11 days on the road.

Here’s the lineup for today’s finale:

Martin, C

Ethier, RF

Manny, LF

Blake, 3B

Loney, 1B

Kemp, CF

DeWitt, 2B

Berroa, SS

Kershaw, P


  1. trublu4ever

    By the way, Joe, now is not the time to screw with the lineup. Every game is important from here out and we need our best out there everyday. The players can rest after the season is over, not before!

  2. dodgerloge106

    I am new to the forum. It seems to be terrific and I look forward to learning.

    I would like to voice my concerns with Torre and his “experimentations” with the lineup and quirky moves (like taking Proctor out last night – what did Proctor say to him, BTW?). I have out-managed Torre on a few key plays and I am just a hack, but I can see a pattern and it seems Torre sometimes lacks that skill (see: Andruw Jones). I sure hope he gets focused and remembers “pennant” and “championship” and forgets giving broken-wing players another chance to blow it.

  3. thinkingblue

    Good Morning Josh, TruBlue & Swood and the rest of ITD!
    It is a beautiful morning down here in Riverside, CA. Sky was just very beautiful with clouds here and there.
    JOSH the lineup is great. And I am glad to see that Manny is not taking the day…well I am sure he is not since we lost last night. Manny we need you playing!

  4. trublu4ever

    dbalicki ~ welcome. From your comments, you will fit in just fine! It is a lot of fun and I hope you will enjoy ITD.

  5. dodgerloge106

    Tx, Tru. I just read my comment and I think I started off on the wrong foot with a complaint when last nite was only our 2nd loss in September. It’s just that it has been bugging me that Joe would bring in Penny and let him go for 4 straight hits, but take Proctor out after two solid outs. Yikes! I wonder what he is thinking, sometimes…

    Stop complaining! Go Blue!

  6. trublu4ever

    dbalicki ~ we ALL complain. LOL Don’t feel bad, it’s just par for the course. Just go back and read what everyone said during last night’s game………you’ll see, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

  7. thinkingblue

    Hey TruBlue…I am having a great day…so far. Hoping for a win tonight!. Yes I had no idea Penny played last night…now I understand how we lost. Not a big Penny fan…he needs to retire with Joe. I mean he WAS a good pitcher back in his time…

  8. thinkingblue

    I was really surprise to see Josh in very early, then I realized that today’s game is on at 9:35 a.m……man that is an early game.

  9. dodgerloge106

    FYI: the Penny comment I made was about San Diego. Torre put him in and he loaded the bases.

    I will not complain unless he puts in Jones or Sweeny (Mr. Pinch Hit). But, OTOH, I was down on Berroa and all of a sudden, he came ALIVE! Maybe Torre only stayed with him because he had no choice at short, but I guess he makes more good moves than bad. It looks like a line drive in the box scores, I guess…

    Game time in one hour…

  10. dodgerloge106

    Now I have a question about other folks thots on Russell Martin. Am I wrong in thinking that Russell is a better hitter with runners on and therefore should not be hitting lead off? I mean, “lead off” is really only in the 1st inning anyway. It seems to me Kemp or Pierre (when rotating OFs) would be a better fit. Where am I going wrong?

  11. trublu4ever

    Thank goodness, Andruw is done for the season. As for Sweeney, some of our pitches have better batting averages than he does……..everyone grimaces when he comes to the plate.

  12. thinkingblue

    Well Russell was going through a not-so-good phase. When Torre put him there, he actually started playing a bit better and has been getting on base…helping both Ethier & Martin. It seems that MARTIN IS COMING BACK. I do think that someone should be put infront of him: Maybe Dewitt or Kemp then Martin, then Ethier and then Manny.


    Hi Josh,

    Could you get us some info on the reasoning behind moving the Friday home games from 7:40 to 7:10? Since those were the only games whose time I could fit into my schedule, I guess there’s no more Dodger games at the stadium for me!

    Oh well, it was getting so expensive to go anyway, I was starting to wonder if I, a normal fan who can’t afford those fancy-fancy seats down on the renovated field level, was overstaying my welcome 😉

  14. dodgerloge106

    I guess I don’t have any actual stats, just what it “seems” is that , yes, Russell is coming back, but in later innings, with runners on. Coming up cold at the start of the game he looks like a fish out of water. The 1st inning was our playground before. Remember Juan Pierre and Raphael Furcal, in the beginning? Now, not so much. It has moved to 2nd or 3rd inning. I guess I will have to keep some stats, but it seems like Manny has been coming up in the 1st with 2 outs and bases empty quite a bit lately. Russell is not the only one, I guess. Dodgers ALL seem to hit better with 2 outs and runners on.

  15. trublu4ever

    dbalicki ~ Andre is doing a good job hitting in front of Manny. This week, with the birth of his son, he’s just now getting his stroke back. Ethier has a good eye and takes a lot of pitches.

  16. thinkingblue

    It is still early and a the rest of the bunch will soon be logging in and you will really see how crazy and fun we are. Debbie, Enchanted, Amy, N.Stateblues, Eric, Scott, Trublue, Crzblue and many more.

  17. amyw27

    Good Morning All.
    Josh- thank you for answering my question about the 09 season.
    Welcome to ITD Dbalicki 🙂 always good to have new friends.
    Great line up today. And I’m glad there’s great weather for us to take this series!!!!
    How’s everyone doing? tru, dnel, rose?

  18. northstateblues

    Hi everyone. Haven’t been posting as much, probably won’t be in the near future, as I’m trying to keep my head afloat above all this reading. All these books about crazy people are making me crazy…

    Anyway, according to a Sports Illustrated article, the Dodgers have a 98.9% chance to make the playoffs. It’s that 1.1% that keeps nagging at me.

    How’s everyone doing?

  19. enchantedbeaver

    Welcome dbalicki!

    IMO under no circumstances should Pierre ever lead off when he does play. He’s strictly a #8 or #9 man, but JoJo doesn’t get that. When he batted 7th the other day I was stunned.

    The Martin at leadoff experiment to me has been a failure. Kemp has proven to be the best at the spot since Furcal went down, so that’s where he should be again. And moving players up and down the line-up is just stupid on Joe’s part.

    But what do I really think?? LOL

  20. trublu4ever

    Good morning Amy ~ let’s cheer our boys on……….and hope Kershaw has the game of his young life today. Russell, Andre, Manny, James, Matt and the rest, please give Kersh lots of runs……so he can relax and have a good time on the mound.

  21. thinkingblue

    SEE DBALICKI they are all waking up now, it’s time for fun!
    Morning Amy….doing great and ready for the game!
    ENCHANTED – Yup Kemp is great as the leadoff man. We shouldn’t experiment at this moment. Like N.StateBlues said we still have the 1.1% of not making the playoffs.

  22. oldbrooklynfan

    I just hope yesterday was just one of those things, just one of those crazy things, a trip to the moon….oh sorry.
    Not the beginning of a new downfall.
    We got a good lineup, according to me, 402 RBI and 92 HRs.
    Six of our seven double digit HR guys are in there today.
    Let’s hope we can push the Snakes closer to elimination.
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!

  23. amyw27

    tru- you are right. We are behind these boys so much. I just hate that I’m at work and have to watch the gameday stats. No picture, no audio. just the ‘ghost’ batter and location of pitches for me. Luckily I don’t have any morning meetings 🙂
    Rose- I am ready for this game too! Viva los Dodgers.
    NSB=my pop star friend (know really likes Rock) Good luck with that reading. Are you in school? going for a degree, or what? Just interested 🙂 I’m happy with the 98.9% We can do it !

  24. dodgerloge106

    No need to pull punches, enchanted, give it to me straight… LOL!

    OK. Not wanting to jinx, but just as a straw man, say, at some time in the near future, the Dodgers were to play some AL team in an AL park, what would be a good lineup? Go ahead, shoot at this one (I’m tough):
    Ramirez – DH

  25. northstateblues

    Welcome to the blog, dbalicki, sounds like you’re cringing just as much as I am whenever Sweeney comes to the batter’s box. Seems like a great guy in the papers and interviews… just… wow.

    Hey Tru, DR1655 and Amy, glad to see you this morning. Forgive my pessimism earlier, I’d probably be more chipper if I didn’t notice the sun, moon and stars aligning to hand us a loss to Pittsburgh last night 🙂

    and wow! It’s almost gametime… I won’t know what to do with myself tonight… which is probably why I’m slipping in school a bit right now, because I should know exactly what to do, heh.

  26. northstateblues

    Amy, I’m a English major senior at Chico State… just trying to get that piece of paper and get out of here, heh. Still in school since I messed around too much in my younger years, but it’s better to tread slowly than to stop completely.

  27. enchantedbeaver

    Tough call DB. The first 8 look good, but Pierre in LF is always a gamble in a big game. He’s no worse than a pitcher hitting 9th, but that rag arm…

    I’d move Berroa down and use DY in left. More pop, less drop.

    Unfortunately, JoJo would NEVER do it.

  28. amyw27

    NSB. I am proud of you. Great news. Maybe when you graduate you can move back to LA and go to all the Dodger home games 🙂 School is definetly hard. I can’t believe that I’ve been through it and now this is my 3rd year out of college. yikes.

  29. northstateblues

    dbalicki, I’d have to agree with your lineup. DYoung might have more pop with his bat, but his experience doesn’t have as much weight with Torre. Repko, I don’t know if he’d be on the roster that far into October.

    Too bad the AL doesn’t have a Designated Fielder. That would have Andruw Jones’ name all over it.

  30. northstateblues

    Tru: There’s a distinct possibility 🙂 I’m not sure which movie… I’m not sure if I’m more in a mood for Gene Wilder movies or Mel Brooks… All I know is that I’m sure everyone could use a laugh, those never hurt.

    Amy, thanks 🙂 Commuting 100 miles round trip every school day is tough, but I know that when it’s all done, I’ll be able to help others if I’m able to teach/tutor/whatever… then it’ll be time to pay back student loans.

    I’m definitely looking forward to making enough that I wouldn’t have to worry about making a Dodger game or 50. I wonder if I could get 2010 tickets at 2008 prices?

  31. thinkingblue

    NSBlues….good luck at school. Yes once you are completed with your schooling, move back down and enjoy the Dodger’s game.

  32. trublu4ever

    I think our one weakness is our bench. They all have sub-par averages. I also don’t know if Repko will be with us in October. So, that leaves, Pierre and Young.

  33. thinkingblue

    Kershaw never does good in the first inning! But he should get better in the next inning.
    SWEENEY – (Vanilla ice look-alike) yes Trublue he needs to be sent away…away from pro-baseball….

  34. amyw27

    Kersh SHOULD settle down by next inning. but we’ve seen him not settle down either. I hope in this case that he does. We need him to go deep in the game. I don’t trust our pen after last night’s disaster!


    dbalicki, I also questioned using Martin as a leadoff hitter for reasons similar to yours but also because I just don’t like using a catcher as a leadoff guy. However, because the Dodgers really do not have a typical leadoff type hitter out of the current everyday players Martin was chosen because he has more plate discipline than Kemp and why make any changes with Ethier since he has done so well hitting in front of Manny.

  36. amyw27

    yes we can! haha ( a little political humor).
    nsb- we believe. I feel like the corny Angels in the outfield. If we just keeping flapping our arms, the Dodgers will win the pennant!

  37. northstateblues

    Amy and DR1655: heheheh… yeah, it’s hard not to believe in this team… never a dull moment this season 🙂

    You can put lipstick on a pig… wait, that doesn’t work.

  38. northstateblues

    (and of course, the 15 minutes it takes me to move my car to a new parking spot, and the Dodgers score! They’ll get a lot more good luck, as I’ll be heading out for lunch soon).

  39. oldbrooklynfan

    I would leave it up to you ladies to decide who’s better looking but I have to say that Adam and Andy LaRoche do not look anywhere alike.

  40. northstateblues

    Amy, I actually flapped my arms a-la-Angels in the Outfield at Dodger Stadium once. It was the first Interleague visit by the Angels to Dodger Stadium back in ’97, and in the top of the 9th, the whole stadium flapped their arms to mock the losing Angels. Good times 🙂

  41. amyw27

    great story nsb. haha. That’s awesome. The movie used to be so cool to watch. Looking back, corny, but still classic.
    Those Angles are such a dominate team now. They win the pennant with a whole month left to play.
    The Dodgers are capable of the same!
    no more ground and/or fly outs today boys!

  42. northstateblues

    Still haven’t gone for lunch… that’s probably why we haven’t scored recently… I’ll make my way soon…

    Damn it, Mientkeiwich, why you gotta open your mouth? Wanna know why the team had given up? They’re the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they haven’t had anything to get amped about since Bonds-Bonilla! Why couldn’t you leave well enough alone?!!

  43. thinkingblue

    Man it might be a very interesting game…ITD was quiet for awhile….scary!
    Saito is pitching next???
    Kershaw will be getting better, playing time will make him better. He still gets nervous.

  44. edog07

    Our bullpen still not as good as we would like. Putting in Siato to tune up when Kershaw is only leading by 1 is a bad play. Even more so with us losing a game on the D-backs last night.

  45. edog07

    Yeah, I am not sure he wants to play another year. He might want to go back home. Broxton has done a good job, I say promote him to full time closer.

  46. oldbrooklynfan

    WITTY had a good AB, making them think about the Bullpen.
    Maholm has been tough today. Ain’t that right?
    Nice sac by BO.


    I believe playoff rosters are 25 just as in the regular season. I think moves can be made to replace injured players and rosters can change between series.


    I hate to say this but at least if Torre let Loney and Dewitt have a day off it look like we have one of the best bench in the major hahahaha lol


    Another two out run scored on our usually effective bull pen. Don’t you just hate it when work or school gets in the way of enjoying a Dodger game?

  50. edog07

    Hu has not impressed me at anytime when he has been up. I think if they don’t resign furcal to an incentive based deal, then they need to shop for an shortstop.

  51. junkyardjamie

    Welcome dodgerloge/dbalicki – I was just reading the morning posts, and noticed your name – Have fun, this is a great place to be…
    dnelly, June Darlin’, Miss Debbie, Mrs. Nelson, nelle, nells, nelly, nellygirl ~ ETHIERaholics – Go Dodgers!!!!!!

  52. dodgerloge106

    Wow! I gotta respect you guys for reading all those posts and remembering. I go straight to the bottom and start asking questions and making comments that have already gone by the boards… major character defect…

  53. thinkingblue

    DODGERLOGE….I like this name better….sorry but the Dbalicki reminded me of the D-backs….not good.


    Tough to score runs and win games when hitters 1-5 go 2 for 21. Just have to deal with days like this and hopefully still find a way to win.

  55. crzblue2


    Michaels hits a comebacker to Park, who makes a bad throw to second, but DeWitt fires to home to get Morgan at home in a collision.

  56. oldbrooklynfan

    Got hand to DeWITT for his heads up play, after failing to cover 2nd and to MARTIN on that tag of NIJER.
    We continue……


    Just in case I didn’t say it the first time. Let’s go Lincecum. I can’t beleive the Pirates didn’t want to end this mess. I got a bad feeling Andy going to hit a walkoff homerun

  58. kho88

    the filters at my work allow blogs, but no sports sites (except AOL, which really isn’t sports) so i really have no way of knowing what is happening. thanks for the updates!!


    How many batter have Proctor retired in a rows? I hate to say this but Proctor has been pitching well since comiing off the DL.

  60. vl4ecc

    Good afternoon all. Better late than never.
    Welcome to the madness dodgerloge!
    Boy! What a difference a day makes! LET’S GO BLUE!


    Sep 17 @ PIT L 8-15 – 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 36.0 6.00
    Sep 12 @ COL W 7-2 – 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 34.1 6.29
    Sep 8 @ SDG L 0-4 – 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 33.1 6.48
    Sep 7 ARI W 5-3 – 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 33.0 6.55
    Sep 3 SDG W 6-4 – 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 32.0 6.75

    Not counting today game.

  62. crzblue2

    forgot to say that on that play that the announcer was saying DeWitt forgot to cover the bag so right there I was saying “there goes the game” but he recovered nicely by getting to the ball and throwing home.

  63. dodgerloge106

    So, why is JT moving Kemp and Loney around the lineup? I thought he was putting Casey Blake and Blake DeWitt together so he could save ink…

  64. sparkleplenty_1

    Brox is really “earning” this save – but I wish he’d have done it in a 1-2-3 fashion! It just never comes easy, does it?

  65. crzblue2

    Broxpunches out Doumit, one out.
    Morgan walks. Cruz at bat . And Morgan he steals the base ughh.

    Line shot to Brox who throws to first! two down. joe Torre looking at Brox’s hand. he says he is OK.

  66. crzblue2

    runner at 3rd. walked the next guy. steals base

    nothing is easy. 2-2 pitch to Michael. Flyball DeWitt gets it! Dodgers Win!!

  67. kpookiemon

    Question…how can you intentionally walk a batter…and as the potential WINNING run, allow him to get in scoring position through defensive indifference? Who’s running this team?

  68. junkyardjamie

    Mrs. Nelson’s class says thank you Jonathon Broxton 🙂
    YEAH DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a safe trip home.

  69. vl4ecc

    Whew! I hate when the gameday goes & locks up like that with a save situation on the line!
    Great win! And a great road trip to boot!

  70. enchantedbeaver

    If they would’ve lost it because of defensive indifference, I would’ve had to seriously rearrange my office, then go down to Joe’s and do the same.

  71. kho88

    thanks all for the updates. brox really makes things hard don’t he. we were spoiled with game over, then saito, but brox is like don stanhouse.

  72. junkyardjamie

    dodgereric and enchanted – I had to say it in my head 🙂 We were listening to the audio and doing math – I found out how to keep them quiet – listening to baseball games – cool!!!

  73. trublu4ever

    dodgerloge106 ~ didn’t get to chat with you much, busy fretting over the game. But, welcome and please join us anytime.

  74. thinkingblue

    DNELLY – hhhhaaahhhaaa…listening to the baseball game! I should try that at home. Hey so what did the kids do once the DODGERS won


    They are exciting, aren’t they? This game was like a script with every inning a cliffhanger. By the way, I also don’t like “defensive indifference” plays with one or two run leads but I understand they don’t want to risk a bad throw allowing the tying run to score. Anyway, let’s enjoy the win and build on the momentum.

  76. dodgereric

    lbirken, I know you’re right about the defensive indifference thinking, but they’re crazy wrong. That’s the same thinking that’s brought the term “prevent defense” into football. Stupid. IMO.

  77. dodgereric

    sparkle, no need to get violent. It’d be fun, but ……….

    Let’s just rearrange that furniture into a moving van bound for somewhere out of town.

  78. kpookiemon

    enchanted, do you think ANY reporter will ask Joe about that defensive indifference? Joe’s been on a 6-month honeymoon with our beloved press.

  79. junkyardjamie

    dodgersrule – I had to explain most of it, but it was fun. It was the quietest it has been all year. We were listening right before Andre got his hit to tie the game – big cheers there, especially from my Ethieraholic minime, and then when they came back in, I had it off because I had to do a read aloud, calendar activities, and a math lesson. As soon as they were at their seats, I told them if they worked quietly, I would turn on the radio so they could listen to the game. It took a while to get to a cheering part, but I was explaining what was happening. When James got his hit, I sang the James Loney song as I was posting it, and then they got cheers and hollers once the final out was made. Then during those few innings the announcers were talking about all the minor league teams moving, and they actually asked me where Albuquerque is – so we had to talk about New Mexico. That’s when I asked enchanted if he had heard about that. It was a good teaching afternoon that had no intention other than to teach a math lesson. Of course, Ethierbear was part of the action too – no question!! 🙂 See you later – time to clean up and get ready for recess.

  80. junkyardjamie

    Welcome edog!!! I saw the name, but thought I was missing an invasion a name changer again. Someone else feel free to explain – LOL!!!!


    i’m just dropping in for a split second.. it’s been crazy busy! but i noticed that josh posted a picture of troy polamalu yesterday! i wanted to post my support for the guy! troy and i were friends when he was at USC. one of the NICEST guys you will ever meet. love him to death~

    have a good day everyone!

    go blue!

  82. enchantedbeaver

    Sorry nells, I missed about 2-3 hours this afternoon and didn’t go back and re-read everything, so I missed your question.

    Yes I did hear about the D’s wanting to move their AAA back to Albuquerque (hopefully too they go back to being the Dukes. The current team is the Isotopes), but now the wife wants to move back to CA…

  83. dodgereric

    Hi sara, goodbye sara!

    Interesting how that photo is bad on my work computer but it looks just fine on my laptop at home.

  84. junkyardjamie

    Scott – I love those pictures with those two – Thanks!!!
    Josh – the picture looks fine on my laptop too.
    Sara – Polamalu is my son’s favorite player. He will like the fact that you knew him. He like the picture that Josh posted yesterday.


    Question…how can you intentionally walk a batter…and as the potential WINNING run, allow him to get in scoring position through defensive indifference? Who’s running this team?


    It’s simple kp McLouth is batting over .280and left handed but Michaels .225 and right handed and Torre was playing the book. Torre actually made a good choice too bad we diodn’t have Kuo in the game to face him.

    vs. Left 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.2 24 – – 1 19 26 – 1.90 .270
    vs. Right 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 41.1 24 – – 1 4 58 – 0.68 .170

    vs. Left 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 19 – – 3 2 44 – 0.81 .202
    vs. Right 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 54.0 41 – – 1 19 52 – 1.11 .205

  86. kpookiemon

    sl7180…I’m not arguing the intentional pass…I’m arguing defensive indifference to allow him into scoring position.


    McLouth numbers against right handed pitchers were 286 .369 .557 .926. I’m still worry about why Sweeney was up for Berroa? This one move still bother me alot.


    Welcome to all the newcomers! Good to hear that the D’s are going back to Albuquerque. If they become the Dukes again, my cap is back in style. 3 out of 4 is good on the road regardless of who you’re playing. With Lincecum going for the Gnats tonight, we’ve got a good chance to increase our lead. Actually, I’m surprised they’re not saving him for tomorrow considering the way they’d like to stick it to us. If Dusty was still there, he would have moved him back a day.

  89. kpookiemon

    Nice little 7-3 road trip. Now the Dodgers have to face our California brethren the final nine games. Peavy. Young, Cain, and Lincecum are waiting in the weeds.

  90. enchantedbeaver

    Kahli – even the intentional pass is debatable since it goes against conventional baseball wisdom by putting the potential winning run on base, but defensive indifference to put him into scoring position is inexcuseable.

    In fact, I hate defensive indifference ALL THE TIME.

    Like we’ve said all year, this team wins inspite of Torre, not because of him.

  91. kpookiemon

    Yeah, seesky, but aliens get around, you know? enchanted, I hate it, too, unless it’s really a blow out. Most of the time they walk a guy to keep a force in play and then let the runner steal through indifference. Go figure…but hey, Torre’s forgot more about this f**king game than I’ll ever know….trouble is, I’d like him to remember some parts of it…


    Since Proctor came off the DL he pitches in 6 games and throw 5 1/2 innings given up no runs, 1 hit, 6 k’s, whip .38 and opponent batting average .058 and a win. I really hope he can keep this up.


    If Dusty was still there Lincecum would be on the DL like most Cubs fan are blaming him for Prior/Wood. Good thing Wood has recover from it.


    Wow the Angels think they was going to copy us and hit 4 straight homerun. Dang you suck Foulke and I’m glad I hate the Angels too.


    nelly, I echo the thanks on the article. Obviously, I’m not privy to what actually went on in Boston at the end but, considering all the history there ,( the previous trade attempts, etc,) both sides were tired of each other. The truth is probably somewhere in between the published accounts. Even though there’s no precedent for considering a player playing a partial season for a team, Manny should be considered for NL MVP. If the criteria is most valuable to his team, he should be considered regardless of how many games he’s played. No way we would be in this position without him.

  96. amyw27

    Did anyone read this from the FOX Sports ‘Odd News’ page today:
    He was the designated driver

    “”When police stopped Pittsburgh Pirate Nyjer Morgan’s SUV late Tuesday night, they found he had three Dodgers riding with him. Was he trying to go “Celtic Pride” and kidnap them? Nah, his windshield was just too dark.””
    Who do you think those 3 Dodgers where?? hmm. Seems like our guys befriended some of the Pirates on this road trip!


    amy, there’s a story about it on the Dodger homepage. There’s a Pennslyvania law against having tinted windows on a vehicle and the 3 Dodgers, Martin, Beimel, and Young, were in the vehicle when it was stopped. They searched the vehicle and were let go.

  98. amyw27

    Isotopes, isn’t that from the Simpsons?
    thanks for the articles eric.
    seesky- i read the traffic one. thanks for pointing it out!

  99. dodgereric

    Yes, amy. Directly from The Simpsons, according to Wikipedia:

    “The fictional Springfield Isotopes from the long running TV series The Simpsons were the influence for the new name of the team. In the episode “Hungry Hungry Homer”, Homer Simpson attempts to thwart the team’s plan to move to Albuquerque. Subsequently, when an Albuquerque Tribune online survey helped the team decide its new name, “Isotopes” received 67 percent of the 120,000 votes.

    Though team president Ken Young admitted that the name came from the series, he said at the name’s unveiling that “We picked it because over the past year it has become a popular name, and it does have something to do with Albuquerque.”In the three months after the team’s name was announced in September 2002, before the team ever took the field, the team sold more merchandise than the city’s previous team, the Dukes, sold in any single season, and led minor-league baseball in merchandising revenue in 2003. The team said they were able to tell when episodes featuring the Springfield Isotopes would air in different markets based on clusters of orders from different viewing areas. The team has no working agreements with FOX or The Simpsons.”


    You’re welcome, amy….if the AAA Dodgers remain the Isotopes, maybe that adds value to my Dukes cap. LOL. My favorite Duke memory is seeing Billy Ashley hit the longest home run I’ve personally witnessed. He hit a cannon shot to dead center field in Franklin Covey Field in SLC (which was 420 ft.) and it was still rising when it left the park, going over a 50-ft hitter’s backdrop. The distance was later put at 600 ft.

  101. amyw27

    I totally remember that episode. Homer went on the hunger strike and chained himself to the outfield. He lost all his weight in order to expose the evil Managment’s plan to move to the to Albuquerque!
    HA! now that’s some trivia that I know!

  102. aeversw

    Joe Torre should be fired for pinch hitting Mark Sweeney for Angel Berroa with RISP and 2 outs. I’m not even mad Bison ran us out of the inning. The only way we were going to score then was if Matt stole 3rd and Home. Joe Torre gave up on that inning. He is a F’n MORON.

  103. enchantedbeaver

    What is the probability we see any of the following guys on the team next year:


  104. enchantedbeaver

    Berroa – 50%
    Blake – 50%
    Furcal – 50%
    Garciaparra – 50%
    Lowe – 10%
    Johnson – 10%
    Jones – 95%
    Kent – 25%
    Maddux – 25%
    Ozuna – 10%
    Park – 75%
    Penny – 50%
    Pierre – 85%
    Proctor – 70%
    Ramirez – 30%
    Sweeney – 0%

  105. thinkingblue

    So is Homer Simpson the Mascott for Isotopes or Krusty the Clown?
    Is it me or those if feel very weird (in a good way) having a very early game and having WON!.
    I think we might just beat the amount blogs in a single threat…since Josh probably won’t post the next one til maybe 5 p.m. tomorrow. We still have tonight and just about the whole day tomorrow.
    ENCHANTED – I notice a 10% next to Lowe, is he planning to retire or is he going someplace else…I like Lowe.
    Do you think that if we DO WIN the whole thing…do you think that a bunch of the Dodgers Vets will retire?

  106. selltheteam

    Enchanted – Which of those would you want to see on the ballclub next year? My choices:
    Berroa – maybe. The guy has heart. Definitely not a starting shortstop, though.
    Blake – yes
    Furcal – not sure. Only with a low ($2M) salary plus lots of performance bonuses.
    Garciaparra – no
    Lowe – yes, he’s pitched well his last eight games
    Johnson – no
    Jones – no (but you’re right, nobody else will take him off our hands)
    Kent – no – he’s poison in the clubhouse, plus we’re far better off with DeWitt
    Maddux – yes, but as pitching coach
    Ozuna – no
    Park – yes
    Penny – not sure. I’m fearing he’s going the down the Schmidt path
    Pierre – see Jones
    Proctor – no
    Ramirez – absolutely 100%
    Sweeney – absolutely 0%

  107. trublu4ever

    enchanted ~ good question. I’d say:
    Berroa – 20%
    Blake – 40%
    Furcal – 30%
    Nomar – 0%
    Lowe – 0%
    Johnson- 10%
    Jones – 90% (because nobody will take him)
    Kent – 10%
    Maddux – 50% (even as a coach would be nice)
    Ozuna – 0%
    Park – 40%
    Penny – 0%
    Pierre – 10% (I think someone will take him off our hands)
    Proctor -10%
    Manny – 90% (wishful thinking)
    Sweeney – 0 % (that’s too high, lol)

  108. trublu4ever

    crash ~ lol. I just think management somewhere else might think he is an asset with his speed and so called work ethic. Hopefully, they haven’t seen him play that much, with us being on the west coast. The Giants would love to have him…they take one or two washed up ball players to fit in with their youth movement. Besides, the Giants take all of our cast-offs!

  109. kpookiemon

    I think Penny will be a Dodger (Dodgers hold one more option year), Ramirez (McCourt would be a fool not to re-sign him, regardless of salary demands), and Jones (we all know why). Blake may, Furcal may, but I really feel they’ll move Pierre. He’s not happy and that’s a load of money for a 4th outfieder that Repko can fill much more cheaply and athletically. But the whole scenario crumbles if the Dodgers butcher Manny’s re-signing.

  110. northstateblues

    Good to see the win today, now it’s up to Lince and the Jints.

    I’m happy to see the AAA team back in Albuquerque (The Duke City, from which the Dukes get their name) for nostalgic reasons. I kinda wish that when they moved FROM Albuquerque to Vegas, that they had decided to move to Portland instead.

    The problem with Albuquerque and Vegas was that they both have totally different environmental conditions than they’d see with the Dodgers at the ravine. Like Denver, Albuqerque has an altitude of a mile above sea level (5280 ft), so we’d have players looking like the power hitters the Dodgers desperately needed, only to come to the Bigs and show warning track power. Vegas’ dry climate and 2001ft. elevation do little to simulate the Dodger Stadium experience either, as the ball travels further there as well.

    At least Portland would’ve been a climate a lot more similar to how L.A. works (except a hell of a lot wetter). If a guy belts out 400ft’ers in Portland, they’d do the same in L.A. That being said, good to be back in Albuquerque! I kinda hope they go back to the Dukes, but I’m guessing the ‘Topes are here to stay.

  111. enchantedbeaver

    D-rules – Lowe’s a free agent, and has Boras as an agent, so he won’t sign for less than 3-4 years at too high a price. He’s pitched well of late, but we need to remember how Penny-esque he was earlier in the season. He’s not been much more than a .500 pitcher with the D’s and as Tru has pointed out, I think he wants back on the east coast. The mistake on the Dodgers part is that they signed him to be the ace of the staff, and he’s just not ace material.

    Tru you are an eternal optimist with Pierre at 10%.
    I hope you’re right!!!

    The reason I’m as high a pct. as I am on some of these guys is because you know Nerd and JoJo will panic if they don’t have at least some cheesy vets surrounding them.

  112. trublu4ever

    enchanted ~ Do you think they will trade one of our young everyday players? Or do we have trade bait in the minors? How about we sign Manny and surround him with all young players? Quite a task for Frank and Ned in the off-season.

  113. enchantedbeaver

    Trade bait as I see it:
    DY, Hu (or DeJesus), Elbert, Troncoso, Repko, Lambo

    They’re about the only tradeable commodities where you could get value in return without hurting the team. Even Repko is iffy.

    If they don’t sign Saito and let Brox continue to grow into the closer role (and considering his age he’s doing a better than average job now – look at Lyons as the role model for bad closer), I see Wade becomming the set-up man, so you can’t (or shouldn’t) trade him. We’ll be thin enough at SP, so no way you trade McDonald.

    DY is a man without a position on this team, not that the new Lee Lacy shouldn’t be the 4th OF, but as long as we’ve got JP, he’ll never be ahead of him on the depth chart. Don’t need Hu AND DeJesus. They may make a great DP combo someday, but we can’t afford two light hitting middle infielders. Troncoso will likely bring some value now, but I don’t see him becomming a great anything. Elbert’s a wild card. Could be great, could be Dreifert. Repko’s even worse off on the depth chart than DY, and Lambo’s the only one I can think of off the top of my head that has enough juice to bring anything from the minors.

  114. trublu4ever

    enchanted ~ good observations.I know we have bad-mouthed Ned (sometimes, well deserved) but, being a GM has to be one tough job. The baseball guys on ESPN think we have the second best team in the national league. Imagine that! And a lot of it has to do with our starting pitching. Of course, they say Manny has loosened up our young players and we are performing very well right now.

  115. amyw27

    you are right. It just feels nice knowing that we already won today. I really hope that SF can hold their lead against those DBacks!!

  116. trublu4ever

    Hi Amy ~ That was a heck of a game today. I was a nervous wreck by the time it was over. If the Giants can pull this game off, which I doubt (had bases loaded already and only got 1 run), it would give us a little bit of breathing room. Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll have a great home game.

  117. amyw27

    Tru- I was at work, so when I went to lunch I was following in the game on my phone and I was nervous watching the innings add up. I am soo happy that for once we won in Extra innings. Wow. We haven’t done that like at all this year.
    sidenote, I just saw the Matt and James on Best damn sports show (a little late I know).. but you were right. Those guys are funny. I love them. My Matt and James. So cute! And my I just add, I was watching an interview with Russy today and he really is a beautiful man. I haven’t said that in a I had to share 🙂

  118. northstateblues

    The Giants won’t be able to hold a 1-0 lead, they’d better step it up, get all the winning out of their system tonight.

  119. trublu4ever

    Amy ~ its fun to see the guys out of uniform and in different surroundings. Sometimes we forget what great personalities they really do have.

  120. northstateblues

    I missed that Best Damn Sports Show, I also missed when they were on TWIB a month ago… maybe I should check on YouTube and see if I get lucky…

  121. junkyardjamie

    Good Evening ITD writers and readers!!
    Fantastic question enchanted ~ I am working on it, and I will post in a few.
    nsblues ~ how’s the reading going?
    Amy ~ Our boys did great today!! Did you read that they are the first two Dodgers since 1979 to both go into double digits numbers in outfield assists – Matt (14) and Andre (11) – too cool!! And did you see the picture that Scott posted at the end of the game – so classic Andre and Matt.

  122. trublu4ever

    nsblues ~ as far as the Giants game….let’s hope it goes extra innings and they use every pitcher in their bullpen.

  123. amyw27

    Dnel- I didn’t see that. Thank you for sharing. That is fabulous news. Another example of what great athletes those men really are. 🙂
    nsb 🙂 I really hope the Giants hold off those slumping Dbacks!!

  124. northstateblues

    Dnelly, I hear that, wear ’em out now… they can help give us the breathing room we’ll need when facing them. As long as we’re 3 1/2 ahead when we go into Frisco.

    The reading’s tough, I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around the Doctorow book, “The Book of Daniel”. It’s a fictional account of the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, except the characters are fictional, and the children are brother and sister. But the book is very sporadic, it’s the main character, Daniel, son of Issacsons (Rosenbergs), writing a Grad-level project book about his life, and it jumps from 1967 (the “current” frame of the book, outside of the future writer Daniel’s 1971) to the late 40’s and the ’50’s, and throws in random references to events in communist Russian history that are symbolic of the storyline, all while the writer Daniel constantly insults and riles up the reader (you) intermittently throughout the novel. So, I’m completely lost, heheh.

    Found the Best Damn Sports Show appearance:

  125. northstateblues

    Isn’t Chatanooga the Lookouts? I think the players would riot if they had to be the Chatanooga Choo-Choos

    Tru, sounds like the Giants to me. Kruk and Kuip are even pretending like they’re trying to win this one, heh.

  126. enchantedbeaver

    If the D’s are bringing their minor leagues closer to home, explain to me how Albuquerque got closer to L.A. than Vegas.

    I think the article said they’re the Chatanooga Lookouts.

  127. junkyardjamie

    I just had all the percentages ready to post, and they all just disappeared – what the hell!! Okay – I will do it again.
    nsblues – I don’t blame you for being completely lost on that one – wow!!! Just reading what you wrote was confusing, not because of you of course, because of the story line. However, what you wrote I was able to comprehend a lot more than……… and what he writes sometimes 🙂 LOL!!!!!!! I know, I’m bad, I know – LOL!!

  128. enchantedbeaver

    Don’t worry about the Snakes, they go to Colorado for three, St. Louis for 4 and back home for three more against the Rox with no days off. No way they don’t lose at least 4 of those games, which means the D’s only need to go 3-6.

  129. northstateblues

    Dnelly, heheheheh. I was scared that my story explaination was veering into lunar exploration myself. Shakespeare’s way easier than that stuff… hell, I’ve read 18th Century German Philosophy that was easier to read than that book! Hegel, Heidegger and Nietzche have NOTHING on E.L. Doctorow.

    Here’s a nice blast from the past: The closing theme to This Week In Baseball, ’94 season. The theme’s followed by 50 seconds of an announcerless game between the Tigers and (California) Angels.

  130. trublu4ever

    enchanted ~ sounds good to me. I’m really beginning to think we are going to win this damn division. Especially after pulling out todays game. We had our awful game last night so, that’s out of the way……now it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way.


    Berroa— 50%. His late season performance gives him a role as a serviceable backup. Blake– 50%. His defense & power our best since Beltre. Furcal–50%. Only with a lot of incentives. Nomar–0%. Too brittle & expensive. Lowe–10%. Will want #1 starter money & too many years. I don’t think he wants to stay in LA anyway. Johnson–10%. Jones & Pierre–90%. Only if we pay serious money for somebody to take them. I’m a pessimist. Maddux–30%. He’d be a great coach but I still think he wants to pitch. Kent–20%. He will probably retire and, if not, too expensive if we take a serious run at Manny. Dewitt is also better. Penny–70%. We have his option and nobody will take him because of his physical problems. Another Schmidt job. Ozuna–0%. Park–50%. Manny–50%. I’m being realistic because Boreass is his agent. Proctor–30%. Sweeney–0%. Nuff said!!!

  132. junkyardjamie

    Berroa – 10% (probably too high)
    Blake – 50% ( I would like to see him stay if DeWitt is at 2nd)
    Furcal – 80% (If healthy – I think he and Manny would be great)
    Garciaparra – 10% (Ginger Garciaparra – nothing further to say)
    Lowe – 20% (I think he wants to go)
    Johnson – 10% (not needed)
    Jones – 90% (unfortunately)
    Kent – 0 % ( I hope so)
    Maddux – 40% (I think if Glavine and Smoltz retire, he retires so
    they can go into the HOF together) – would love him to coach
    Ozuna – 0% (not needed)
    Park – 30% (really not sure about this one)
    Penny – 40% (too high for me, but not sure what is up with him)
    Pierre – 95% (unfortunately)
    Proctor – 0% ( I hope so)
    Ramirez – 70% ( I wish I could say higher, but we might get outbid on this one)
    Sweeney – 0% (hell no)
    enchanted – it’s hard not to put feelings into this, even though I did anyway. The only ones I would truly want to see back, and with limited contracts are Blake, Furcal, Maddux (if he doesn’t retire), and Ramirez. 4 out of 16 players are actually useable in my opinion.

  133. junkyardjamie

    Damn gnats, but I didn’t expect anything different really. I thought maybe this game only because of Linsecum, but they couldn’t even do it for him. Did you also hear that they are going to save him for the last game on Sunday? I told my husband, who will care by then, the division will be wrapped up before we get there 🙂

  134. amyw27

    I really wish I could be watching the AZ/ SF game. Haha, this is the only time I’m jealous of Dnel living up north. Or I could be rich and pay for the Full Direct TV package :-/

  135. junkyardjamie

    Amy – I was just listening to the reaction of my son and husband. I was in the other room playing on the computer and correcting papers – well, I was answering enchanted’s question mostly since I had to do it twice because the first one got lost in cyberspace somewhere.

  136. bluecrewgirl

    I really though the Giants would win tonight with their Ace on the mound. That’s disappointing, but at least we won. I’m going to the game on Tuesday. Can’t wait.

  137. junkyardjamie

    seesky – the report now is they are saving Lincecum for the last game of the season, which to me is stupid. We won’t care if we have clinched the division.


    I thought for sure Lincecum was going to get alot of k’s since the dback our one of the best team in striking out.

  139. junkyardjamie,1,1808429.column
    The good news for Dodgers fans is, Vin Scully will travel with the team wherever it goes in the playoffs, but the bad news is, he’ll be heard only on radio. . . .
    Manny Ramirez, who tabs Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals as his pick for most valuable player in the National League, never finished higher than third in voting for American League MVP. . . .
    He was, however, MVP of the 2004 World Series. . . .
    Give Derek Lowe a little support, as Andre Ethier and the Dodgers have been doing consistently of late, and he’s difficult to beat. . . .
    In four seasons with the Dodgers, the soon-to-be free-agent right-hander is 44-3 when given at least four runs’ support, according to STATS LLC. . . .
    This year, he’s 12-0. . . .

  140. junkyardjamie

    Good night enchanted – thanks for the question – thought provoking and sad all at the same time. Like you said, this off season will be an off season of some serious decisions to say the least.


    nelly–exactly. That is stupid. If they really wanted his start to have maximum inpact, they would have pitched him in this series. We’re in the driver’s seat now. If we go 5-4, the D-Backs need to win 9 of 10 just to tie. If Arizona can take it from us now, we don’t deserve to make the playoffs anyway.

  142. bluecrewgirl

    I was just reading some articles and I have noticed that a lot of the sportswriters around the country are clueless about the Dodgers. One said that Torre kept on playing Pierre in favor of the better options, Andre and Matt, which really isn’t accurate anymore. If they had researched it, they would have know Pierre was in those 3 games because Andre was on paternity leave. Another one referred to Andre as the #3 hitter instead of #2. I think it has a lot to do with so many writers being East Coast biased when it comes to baseball.


    bluecrew–it also has a lot to do with the time difference ( West Coast games start later) and ESPN being based on the East Coast. It’s other sports, too. Mountain and Pacific Time Zone college football teams and players get less recognition than those on the East Coast.

  144. bluecrewgirl

    Good point seesky. The guy that referred to Andre as the #3 hitter did say that he may be one of the most underrated talents in the league, so that was a nice compliment.

  145. junkyardjamie

    seesky – I think the gnats might be pitching him also to sell tickets. He is their star, and if we have the division clinched, they won’t sell the tickets other than to Dodger fans.

  146. junkyardjamie

    bluecrewgirl – Andre has been everywhere!! Even the little things. I have been trying to get a few more baseball cards of his, and I have been outbid on all of them. That didn’t happen 2 months ago. I am upset, but at the same time, it shows how valuable he is becoming. He has truly become one of the unsung heroes of this ball club – who would’ve thought with the way this season started, especially in those months where we thought he was going to sit the bench for the majority of the season, and this was before Manny came.

  147. bluecrewgirl

    It really is exciting for him. He’s worked hard through a lot of ups and downs to get where he is. It was nice to hear Russell talking about how hard Andre works recently. Imagine where we’d be if he and Matt had started every game since day 1, not to mention if we had Manny from day 1. We wouldn’t be worrying about a magic number now, that’s for sure. By the way, say “hi” to trublue for me. I haven’t run into her the last couple of days. I miss at least parts of the games when they have games that start early or on the days I go to yoga after work.

    Goodnight seesky.

  148. junkyardjamie

    Tuesday, Sept. 23 vs. San Diego Padres – 7:10 p.m.

    The Dodgers will honor Special Advisor to the Chairman Dr. Frank Jobe for his innovative work in sports surgery before Tuesday’s game. Special guests will include Tommy John, Orel Hershiser, and Darren Dreifort. Andre Ethier will also be honored by Farmers Insurance during pregame ceremonies for receiving the September Player of the Month Award.

    bluecrewgirl – you will get to see Andre get his player of the month award – how cool!!!!

  149. junkyardjamie

    Well, good evening Ward Dear…. How are you this fine evening? I see you just get straight to the point on your message now…. more direct the better anyway, don’t you think?

  150. dodgereric

    A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, ‘No change yet.’

  151. junkyardjamie

    What in the heck are you talking about? – are you trying to speak lunarspeak? or is it a joke I am supposed to get, but obviously don’t get – I know you are laughing now for sure because I am laughing just knowing you are laughing – LOL!!! “math disruption” – ha, ha

  152. junkyardjamie

    They are very funny …… You don’t have to quit. You will give the morning people something to laugh about. However, one of those morning people happens to sometimes be you. So, you would be making yourself laugh all over again.

  153. junkyardjamie

    I am doing pretty good sir. I am glad tomorrow is Friday – it’s been a meeting-filled week, and I am ready for the weekend. How about you?

  154. dodgereric

    Well nelly, these things aren’t for everyone. For sure there’s a decent percentage of people reading them that is either changing their opinion of me or confirming it.

  155. junkyardjamie

    LMAO!!! ~ I think this board has a very high opinion of you, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about, not that you would care, necessarily.

  156. junkyardjamie

    not even close to getting to 1,000 that one time,but a milestone is a milestone. And,no you didn’t chase off those two – nsblues is supposed to be reading his book, however confusing it is,and bluecrewgirl is probably asleep.

  157. junkyardjamie

    They were talking about grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches on the food channel. Now they are talking about Cold Stone Ice Cream. The topic is unique food combinations.

  158. junkyardjamie

    I know !!- I told him I didn’t even understand the plot… I like reading, but not that much….. that reading is too much work. LOL!!!

  159. dodgereric

    Tom Clancy is deep reading for me…..

    LOL! I forgot about our Elvis meals!!

    I’m confused. Does this mean that we’re not going for him or we’re absolutely getting him?

    “The Brewers finally won a game Wednesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak by toppling the Chicago Cubs, 6-2, at Wrigley Field but might have lost the services of right-hander Ben Sheets for the remainder of the season. Sheets departed after two innings with what was called ???forearm tightness.??? He revealed after the game, however, that he has an ailing elbow that has bothered him for some time, to the point of receiving an injection a couple of weeks ago.”

  160. junkyardjamie

    sounds like our type of player, doesn’t it? Sign him, and he immediately goes on the DL – Oh, we already have one of those – Schmidt. Why not get another one.

  161. junkyardjamie

    I have read a few Tom Clancy books, and yes, deep enough. I am more of a James Patterson type. I like murder/mystery type stuff.

  162. dodgereric

    I’ve read all of Clancy’s fiction. I haven’t been a real voracious reader, although I did go through a phase for a couple of years. I’d like to get back to it someday.

  163. dodgereric

    Ned and Stan……hmmmm…….Ned does have a cheesy mustache like Oliver……..nah, I love Laurel and Hardy too much to make that into anything.

  164. junkyardjamie

    I read more during the summer than during the school year. If I have given anything to my daughter, I have given her the reading bug. She can polish off a book in a few days. I have only read a few Tom Clancy, but I do read David Baldacci, who is very similar.

  165. dodgereric

    Clancy’s novels have all been the same type of read for me. The first half are always fistfights, and the last half I just can’t put them down. You think I stay up late doing this?

  166. junkyardjamie

    They just reported our game on ESPN news, and Andre has hit 13 RBI’s in his last 14 games. Now they have Curt Schilling criticizing Manny for his time spent in Boston, but they bring up Ethier again as benefiting from batting in front of Manny.

  167. junkyardjamie

    Clancy is more of an author for the male reader, which would be you. James Patterson has a very distinct style too, very quick chapters, which makes for a very fast read. I also like a good John Grisham novel. I also like Scott Turow and an occasional Stephen King novel. I used to read all of his, but now I stick to the ones who are like Shawshank, Green Mile, etc. And then there are my female authors, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich and Pam Cromwell – all involved in the murder/mystery genre, with a little romance.

  168. junkyardjamie

    LT has missed practice for the last two days due to a jammed toe – what in the world is up with toes this year. Baseball, all the injuries seem to focus on the quads, football, it’s the toe. All that padding and the toe becomes the issue – go figure!!!!

  169. dodgereric

    I was listening to a local sports talk show on the radio going home this afternoon. They called Schilling a ‘moth’, saying that when he sees the red light from the cameras turn on, he’s attracted to it like a moth to a light. LOL!

    Romance novels………you’re such a girl……….:-)

    I did read several Grisham and Turow books while on my reading run.

  170. junkyardjamie

    How has Matt’s school year started? My kids are doing pretty good for a change. Well, Mariya is I should say. Michael usually has pretty good grades for the most part. He’s kicked it up a notch knowing if he wants any chance of playing baseball for USC. Mariya wants to do travel volleyball again so she has also gotten her behind into gear.

  171. junkyardjamie

    LOL!! ~ They are not romance novels. They just have a female twist to them. Janet Evanovich is absolutely hilarious – main character is a bounty hunter who is constantly screwing up. Pam Cromwell’s main character is a Medical Examiner – very CSIish. Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown are the closest to romance, but not like sex on every page like some. They tend to deal with family relationships mostly.

  172. junkyardjamie

    Well, something in the shoes has changed – too many toe injuries for these so-called big, tough football players. LOL!!!

  173. dodgereric

    He’s doing well enough to keep driving my car. English, spanish, chemistry and geometry are all A’s so far. AP US History is challenging him though. That’s a good thing. He’s studying more this year than I’ve seen him do in the past.

  174. dodgereric

    Oh, I wasn’t alone. You should see all of the posts on there. I read a story in the Times on how badly he was feeling:,0,2442014.story

    I’ve always thought he was the best ref in the NFL. While I was ranting on Sunday, I kept saying stuff like, “If it was anyone but Hochuli, I’d be convinced the game was fixed. Honestly, it reminded me of the US/Soviet Olympic basketball game in the ’72 Olympics. There was a mention in the story of his website. Here it is:

    My post was at 4PM on the dot.

  175. junkyardjamie

    That was very good of you Eric. Bill really likes him a lot too. I don’t know as much about the refs as I should, I guess. They are talking about it on ESPN right now. How funny!!!

  176. junkyardjamie

    We have maintained number one for ITD tonight on the mlbblog activity log. This is one of the longest threads we have had in a long time. Enchanted’s question kept a lot of the conversation going tonight. The dbacks/gnats game helped the cause, I’m sure.

  177. junkyardjamie

    you know who we haven’t heard from in a long, long time is old fogey/westernmost/porklinks and another one is rodmky – our friend from down under.

  178. dodgereric

    Well, we broke the 500 mark. It’s single-digit-hour time. We need to knock it off, I think.

    Good night June Darlin’! God Bless you and God Bless our friend jhall.

  179. junkyardjamie

    Okay ~ If you insist… I know, sleep is important. Good Night and God Bless, and yes, my best wishes go out to jhall – We hope you get back to having power very soon. Thanks for the play on word fun – that was hilarious!!! You will get some people laughing in the morning. Okay – good night 🙂

  180. heartruss

    Finally our guys are back in town. I missed them. This will be our last homestand before the post season. Go Blue. I can’t go today because I will be in San Diego. I had to give away all my tickets. Boo hoo. But I will be going to the games Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I am excited. Our guys are absolutely awesome! A comment on D-Lowe. I seriously don’t think he wants to leave. When questioned by the press, he looked surprised that he would not be a Dodger next year. I love D-Lowe. Everyone knows how I feel about him. He is by far the most dependable pitcher we have this season as long as he has run support. He would definitely pitch the first game of post season. I can see that the mood in the dugout is much happier since Manny has arrived. I see them joking around there and out in the field. I hope somehow we see Manny again next season. I know it’s wishful thinking, but I also hope Casey stays. He has said that if the Dodgers want him, he will stay. I think we have a great team. Looking over the starting lineup…who can’t hit? Regarding the incident with the Pittsburg PD and Russell, Joe and DY. I think it’s appalling. Use tinted windows as an excuse to invade your privacy. Great. I’m glad I decided on no tint on the windows of my new car. It’s not worth it. So the magic number is “7”. Go Dodgers!

  181. trublu4ever

    Good morning ITDland – Very amusing Eric! You reminded me of the old comedian Henny Youngman with all the one-line jokes. LMAO……starting my morning with a bang. I want to wish our Dodgers and Maddux a great game tonight. Let’s reduce our magic number, boys!

  182. dodgereric

    Goooooood morning, ITD!!!

    LOL TruLumpy! My favorite Henny Youngman oneliner was always: “Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.”

    JB, if Torre wasn’t our manager, I guarantee a Dodger sweep! Go DODGERS!

  183. dodgereric

    More drivel from Gurnick:

    He complains that we’re returning with a taxed bullpen because Kersh only went 5 yesterday. No mention of how Torre mismanaged the 7th inning the day before and we went through 4 guys to get out of just that one inning. For crying out loud, Proctor was actually doing OK, retired 5 in a row, striking out 3 if I remember correctly. For some reason known only to the Miracle Worker, he pulls him and there goes the ball game.

    Fire Joe

  184. junkyardjamie

    I told you Ward Dear you would make people laugh this morning 🙂
    Good Morning Trublue – when Eric first started out, I thought I was missing something. He was quite the funny man last night. I don’t remember too much Henny Youngman, but I do know who he is. Eric has sent a few videos my way in the earlier days of our late night conversations.
    The gnats were really awful last night, and Gilbert (our custodian) this morning said that Lincecum was pretty mad last night when Valez let that ball go over his head. My husband feels they left Lincecum in to try and get the win, and maybe he’s right, but it didn’t help. Well, we just have to beat them ourselves, then. I say get to their bullpen as early as possible. However, the Dodgers are with their home crowd so hopefully that will give them all the motivation they need.
    Have a great day everyone, and I will check in when I can… TGIF!!!! With Dodger/Giant baseball tonight to top it off.
    dnelly, June Darlin’, Junie, Miss Debbie, Mrs. Nelson, Nelle (jhall, I hope you got your power back) Nells, Nelly, Nellygirl ~ All Ethieraholics and so very proud of Andre and all of his accomplishments this month, both on and off the field.

  185. dodgereric

    Fire Joe
    Fire the guy who hired Joe
    Fire the guy who hired the guy who hired Joe
    Fire Ned
    Fire the guy who Ned hired
    Fire the guy who hired Ned

  186. dodgereric

    Fire Joe
    Fire the guy who hired Joe
    Fire the guy who hired the guy who hired Joe
    Fire Ned
    Fire the guy who Ned hired
    Fire the guy who hired Ned
    Fire Frank

  187. dodgereric

    Fire Joe
    Fire the guy who hired Joe
    Fire the guy who hired the guy who hired Joe
    Fire Ned
    Fire the guy who Ned hired
    Fire the guy who hired Ned
    Fire Frank
    Fire the guy who Frank hired

  188. dodgereric

    Fire Joe
    Fire the guy who hired Joe
    Fire the guy who hired the guy who hired Joe
    Fire Ned
    Fire the guy who Ned hired
    Fire the guy who hired Ned
    Fire Frank
    Fire the guy who Frank hired
    Fire the guy who got hired by the guy who Frank hired

  189. dodgereric

    LOL, Tru!!! Unfortunately, believe it or not, I have to get some work done. I can sneak in a few quick posts between jobs, but I’m not that dedicated! LOL!!! That would be about what, 50-55 sequences? Josh is probably already looking to ban me as it is………

  190. amyw27

    Mornin’ Tru 🙂
    I love all those boys too!!
    I am glad we are back in town too. I’m not going tonight, but it’s totally cool cause I will be there all weekend. It’s bittersweet. I am happy that they are back in town during this exciting time in the pennant race. However, it’s sad because this is the end of the regular season. No more Sept. home games until 2009. yikes!
    GO DODGERS!! Dominate tonight!!!!

  191. trublu4ever

    Sorry for all that Amy but its Eric’s fault. He’s trying to break a record for the most posts before a new thread! I’m just trying to help out. lol

  192. amyw27

    No apologies needed. I understand. We need to show josh our dedication to his blog!
    yes Eric. That reminds me, I just finished reading all of my books and now I feel empty. I need to go to the book store asap to pick out some new reads!
    Viva Los Dodgers!!!

  193. trublu4ever

    A – always ready to play
    N – never comes up short
    D – damn cute
    R – right field prowess
    E – ethieraholics love him

  194. trublu4ever

    M – most entertaining
    A – attitude in clubhouse, fantastic
    N – nice swing
    N – no problems
    Y – yes, we want him signed next year!

  195. trublu4ever

    J – just coming into his own
    A – artful play at first
    M – must be in the lineup
    E – exciting to watch
    S – seems a little shy 🙂

  196. trublu4ever

    R – ready to go everyday
    U – unique
    S – sweet
    S – sexy
    E – excellent all-star catcher
    L – lots of us love him
    L – Lots more of us love him

  197. trublu4ever

    M -much needed. big help to our staff
    A – always keeps you in the game
    D – dazzling, no, but gets the job done
    D – does his best every time out
    U – uses pitches wisely
    X – xtreme professional

  198. trublu4ever

    B – Big bad boy!
    I – important to our staff
    L – looks to be getting better every time out
    L – lights out
    Z – zikes!!!

  199. dodgereric

    WOW, Tru! Way to go! Something new! I love them!

    Something old, it’s been a while……

    To Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing”

    Now look at them Dodgers, that’s the way you do it
    You beat the Giants and you kiss your wife
    That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
    Baseball for money and fame for life

    Now that ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
    Lemme tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb
    Maybe get a blister on your pitching finger
    Maybe get a blister on your bum

    We gotta install microwave ovens
    Custom kitchen deliveries
    We gotta move these refrigerators
    We gotta move these color tvs

    See the little twerp with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy he’s no real man
    That little twerp is a real jerk off
    That little twerp, he’s a Giant fan

    We gotta dig these holes out in the street
    Sit at computers all damned day loooooong
    We gotta study like crazy
    We gotta think up lyrics to this song

    I shoulda learned to hit the curve ball
    I shoulda learned to throw them strikes
    Look at that paycheck, he gets to stick it in the bank
    Man, we could have some fun

    And he’s up there, what’s that? Fans are a-cheerin’?
    Bangin’ on the bleachers like a chimpanzee
    That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
    Playin’ baseball for money and smellin’ pansies

    We gotta beat those Giants and Padres
    Diamondbacks and Rockies too
    We gotta beat the Chicago Cubbies
    We gotta beat the New York Mets

    Now that ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
    You mug for cameras in the big parade
    That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
    Money for baseball and you got it made
    Money for baseball and lie in the shade

    I want my, I want my, I want my World Series

  200. jhallwally

    Two cannibles eating a clown. One looks at the other and says, “Does this taste funny to you?” LOL!!!
    Still no electric. Really, really sucks!! Maybe tonight. Hope to catch you all then.

  201. trublu4ever

    S – sucks
    W – why is he still on the team?
    E – exit, stage left
    E – exit, stage right (either will do)
    N – NOT HIM!
    E – exit, please
    Y – yikes, he really sucks

  202. trublu4ever

    Barack Obama hosted aa dinner with Barbra Streisand singing. It was $28,500 a plate. I guess the food was pretty exotic. The main course was roasted pig in a lipstick glaze. —Jay Leno

  203. junkyardjamie

    What’s the record? It’s way up there 900+, but if we aren’t playing until 7:40, we probably have until 5ish to get there – still 6 hours – we can do it!!! It will be a race to see if we can get there before Josh changes the thread.

  204. trublu4ever

    Due to the current crisis on Wall street, President Bush announced just a few hours ago that he’s cancelled a trip to Alabama. Bush said, “Under the circumstances, I didn’t think it was right to leave the country.” –Conan O’Brien

  205. trublu4ever

    According to a new study, thinking hard may cause people to overeat. You know what that means? We are a nation of geniuses. ……..Jay Leno

  206. trublu4ever

    Sarah Palin has been getting briefed on what she needs to know to be John McCain’s vice president. The first thing they taught her was CPR. ………Conan O’Brien

  207. junkyardjamie

    The injuries, however, created opportunities for others. With Jones out, Matt Kemp moved to center field and continued his offensive improvement, while Andre Ethier blossomed into an offensive threat.
    Came from an article on the homepage – This is just fun stuff to hear now compared to all the thinking at the beginning of the year. It just keeps reminding me what a waste it was to get Andruw, not to mention 3 more years of JP.

  208. junkyardjamie

    nsblues – we are trying to set a record number of posts, but not sure of the number. I know Eric knows, so I am sure he will inform us of an actual number if he hasn’t already – it’s 900+

  209. northstateblues

    Alrighty, I’ll do my part for the party (damn reading…), hit ’em with their own medicine first:

    Lights Out (based on Journey’s “Lights”)

    OOOoooOHHHHhhh… why so blue?

    When the lights go down in the city
    And the sunlight hides from the bay
    They’ll ask “Who put the lights out in my city? Oh no!
    THEEEEeeeeeeeeeEEEee Dodger Blue!”

    The trophy cabinets are dusty
    Well my friend, they’re empty too
    NY’s winning ways never made it to the bay
    OOOoooOHHHHhhh… why so blue?

    It’s funny and sad, oh, so many World Series trophies made
    Without you, without your name
    Oooooohhh, my, my my my
    OOOoooOHHHHhhh… why so blue?

    When the lights go down in the city
    And the sunlight hides from the bay
    They’ll ask “Who put the lights out in my city? Oh no!
    THEEEEeeeeeeeeeEEEee Dodger Blue!”

  210. junkyardjamie

    E verything Andre
    T wenty Home Runs
    H as a great smile
    I n total admiration
    E SPN highlights daily
    R espects his role on the team
    A very hard worker
    H andsome, as even said by a first grader
    O nly if he could stay a Dodger for long, long time
    L ove to watch him swing the bat
    I enjoy watching him gun runners down
    C an’t wait to watch him play everyday

  211. enchantedbeaver

    Andre Ethier “blossomed” into an offensive threat?
    Andre ALWAYS WAS an offensive threat. Management just didn’t notice.

  212. amyw27

    enchanted, I have a confession.
    I think about you when I put on my makeup because I have an eye shadow combination called ‘golden sunset’ and I always read it as ‘enchanted sunset’
    haha. now you know the truth!

  213. selltheteam

    Hi everybody! Looks like we’re going for a record # of posts today. Now that I finally found the end of the thread, I can comment . . . Beat those Midgets!

  214. junkyardjamie

    Hey Crash!! like the midget name because they certainly aren’t giants the way they played last night – pathetic!!! but then, they are the midgets – lol!!!

  215. northstateblues

    In Japan, they have a saying: “JIGOKU NI OCHIRO, JYAINTSU!!”
    (translation: “GO TO HELL, GIANTS!!”)

    In honor of that thought, may I present a lyrical send up of Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry”, entitled:

    SF’s Dirty Laundry

    They make their living out by Pier 31
    By the end of August, they were long done
    But fans love it when they lose, they love Dirty Laundry

    Well they could’ve been in L.A., but they wound up here
    Because Horace Stoneham loved his wine and beer
    The Blue make them pay every year, the Jints are Dirty Laundry

    We’ll kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em all around

    They had the bubbleheaded Barry Bonds, he wasn’t too shy
    In ’97 his pirrouette made the team come alive
    The only memory that won’t make the fans cry in their Dirty Laundry

    Do they still have a ball club? Are their hopes dead yet?
    You know the fans at ITD have got a running bet
    Next year they’ll have some of our vets, they love our Dirty Laundry

    (Guitar solo/ sound of fans wailin’ again [“WE SHOULD’VE HAD GAME 5, DAMN UMPS!!!”])

    They never really need to find out what’s going on
    They never really want to know that their hope is gone
    Jints fans leave well enough alone in their Dirty Laundry

    We’ll kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em all around

    L.A. has 5 championships, SF, 0 X 5
    L.A. fans don’t forget it, watching SF fans cry
    Love to cut them down to size in their Dirty Laundry

    You can yell “Beat L.A.”, you can have your Pennant Ring
    When it’s all said and done, you haven’t done a thing
    You know in SF crap is king in your Dirty Laundry

    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down

  216. junkyardjamie

    Total Bases
    Matt – 260
    Andre – 256
    James – 249
    Russell – 208
    Jeff – 177
    Blake – 127
    Manny – 118
    JP – 114
    Casey – 89
    Andruw – 52
    Mark Sweeney – 15

  217. selltheteam

    After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

  218. dodgereric

    “Pardon me, lady”, said the man trying to get back to his seat in the darkened movie theater, “but did I step on your toes a few minutes ago?”

    “You certainly did!!”, said the woman in the aisle seat.

    “Good, then I’m in the right row!”

  219. dodgereric

    A guy and his dog go into a barroom. The bartender says, “Hey, get that dog out of here… we don’t allow dogs in here.”

    Wait a minute, the guy says, “This is no ordinary dog ! This is ‘Plato’ the talking dog !”

    “Yeah, sure” says the bartender.

    I’ll prove it to you,” says the guy. “Plato… what’s on top of a building?”

    “ROOF !” says the dog.

    “Look,” says the bartender, “just how dumb do you think I am?”

    “Wait a minute,” says the guy. “Plato, how does sandpaper feel?”

    “RUFF !” says the dog.

    “Do I have ‘stupid’ tattooed across my forehead or something,” says the bartender. “Now get that dog out of here! ”

    “Wait.. I’m not through”, says the guy. “Plato, who was the greatest baseball player of all time?”

    “RUTH !” says the dog.

    “That does it !!” says the bartender, and he throws them both out on the street.

    Outside, the dog looks at his owner and says, “Do you think I should have gone with DiMaggio?”

  220. dodgereric

    A gorilla walked into a bar and ordered a beer. The bartender was amazed to hear the gorilla speak, but brought him a beer anyway. The gorilla finished the beer and handed the bartender a twenty dollar bill. The bartender just couldn’t believe that a gorilla knew anything about money, so he only gave back one dollar in change.

    “Hope you enjoyed your beer,” he said to the gorilla, “We don’t get too many gorillas coming in here.”

    “At nineteen bucks a beer,” said the gorilla, “it’s no wonder.”

  221. dodgereric

    The workers in the U.S. Mint have too much work to do. They’re threatening to go on strike unless they make less money.

  222. selltheteam

    Now I think that Josh doesn’t like me. He sent me this message:
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    Too many comments have been submitted from you in a short period of time. Please try again in a short while.

  223. bluecrewgirl

    You guys crack me up. I have to go back to work, but thought I’d post a quickie that my dad told me he read years ago and I always thought it was pretty funny. Don’t know if it’s actually true, but it was attributed to Winston Churchill. He liked to drink as is common knowledge and supposedly he was at a party and this stuffy British woman came up to him and said, “Mr. Churchill, you are drunk.” to which he responded, “And you, madam, are exceedingly ugly, but I shall be sober in the morning.”

    Have a great day everyone and let’s hope for a victory tonight.

  224. selltheteam

    Josh still doesn’t like me.

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    Too many comments have been submitted from you in a short period of time. Please try again in a short while.
    Return to the original entry.

  225. dodgereric

    LOL BluecrewGIRL!!

    WC Fields told one like that in one of his movies. Went something like:

    “You’re drunk!”

    “Yeah, and you’re ugly. But I’ll be sober in the morning and you’ll still be ugly.”

  226. dodgereric

    According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

  227. dodgereric

    All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.

    I’m gonna have to check that one out next time.

  228. junkyardjamie

    Did you hear about the corn who tried to beat up the spinach? It got creamed.
    What can I tell you – I teach first grade.

  229. dodgereric

    Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

  230. dodgereric

    Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant “plenty of excrement.”

    I swear I’m not making these up………..

  231. dodgereric

    Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio’s newscast about the wreck.

  232. dodgereric

    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

  233. selltheteam

    Ivan Ochoa’s September: .091/.091/.091/.182 with 0 RBI and 0 runs in 22 AB’s – and he’s hitting in the 2-hole for the Midgets!

  234. dodgereric

    Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

  235. dodgereric

    Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of “Lorne Greene’s Wild Kingdom.”

  236. crzblue2

    OMG the ITD gang is going crazy!

    Woohoo!! the boys are back in town!!!! I love Nancy playing that. Everything she plays is great.

  237. junkyardjamie

    In 1919, a chemist invented a food substance that was made of bone, tendons, and ligaments. It’s called gelatin.

  238. dodgereric

    The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”.

    I always wondered about that……..

  239. dodgereric

    The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

  240. junkyardjamie

    Your brain is only 2 percent of your total weight, but it uses 20 percent of your energy. For every five bites of food you take, one is for your brain.

  241. dodgereric

    The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

  242. dodgereric

    The moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. Do the math and you will clearly see that 85 million years ago it was orbiting the earth at a distance of about 35 feet from the earth’s surface. This would explain the death of the dinosours; the tallest ones, anyway.

  243. dodgereric

    The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”

  244. dodgereric

    The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

  245. selltheteam

    Sign on motorway garage:

  246. crzblue2

    this big thread is making my computer at work go slow. its going with 4144 items remainding. is going slow but every time I say refresh it does that.

  247. dodgereric

    enchanted, we’re on a mission from God………

    The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

  248. junkyardjamie

    enchanted – it’s Friday, and the kids are enjoying Friday, obviously along with their teacher. They are playing games, and I am playing games.

  249. dodgereric

    LMAO Tru! That reminds me of a joke………

    A man and his wife are working out their divorce with their lawyers. The woman’s lawyer says, “You’ve treated her so badly that she says she wants two times of everything you get.”

    The husband produces a baseball bat, gives it to his lawyer and says, “Beat me half to death.”

  250. northstateblues

    White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees).

    By dodgereric on September 19, 2008 1:47 PM


    That guy?

  251. vl4ecc

    WOW! I’m thinking alot of the ITD bloggers have put on the black painted mustache, bushed up their eyebrows, and have a cigar today! This is like reliving all the Marx Brothers movies in one sitting. It’s like Groucho overload! LOL

  252. amyw27

    oh my. I went to lunch and you all were at 686. I just got back (yes it was a long lunch) and it’s 890. Dang,you all work fast. I cam back in action to help the cause 🙂
    Dnell- hope your lunch went well too!

  253. trublu4ever

    Thanks, Amy. I have to leave in a little while for about an hour. You all have to keep this up. We can’t let all this hard work go for nothing!

  254. northstateblues

    An interlude from Dodgers fan extraordinaire Danny Kaye:

    Down at an english fair one evening I was there
    When I heard a showman shouting underneath the flair…..

  255. northstateblues

    I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts
    There they are all standing in a row
    Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
    Give them a twist a flick of the wrist
    That’s what the showman said

  256. vl4ecc

    This makes me think I should dig up, and research George Carlins euphemisms, and contribute here. On second thought, they would be too ‘blue’ for this blog.
    As SNL’s Emily Latella (RIP Gilda Radner) would say; “Never Mind!”

  257. northstateblues

    I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts
    Every ball you throw will make me rich
    There stands my wife, the idol of me life
    Singing roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch

  258. amyw27

    I have a question and I NEED EVERYONE’S HELP.
    this is for my job.
    I need song’s with words “spin” “whip” and “twist” in them
    Already have “whip it” and do the “twist”
    I need lot’s of ideas. PLEASE HELP.
    Thanks guys.

  259. northstateblues

    Roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch
    Roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch
    Roll a bowl a ball, roll a bowl a ball
    Singing roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch

    Amy… myabe “Let it Whip” by the Dazz Band?

  260. northstateblues

    I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts (they’re lovely)
    There they are all standing in a row (one, two, three, four)
    Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head (and bigger)
    Give them a twist a flick of the wrist
    That’s what the showman said