All hands on deck…

It’s been about as crazy two days as you can imagine since the last time I posted. We’ve had close to 500 media members showing up here over the last couple hours, so our office is busy trying to keep everyone happy (which is never easy).

I wish I had a lot more to share right now, but we’ve got to get cranking. Keep the comments coming and hope we see you all here tonight.

Oh yeah, same lineup as Games 1 & 2.


GO BLUE! Tonight will be an amazing evening at the Ravine. Break out the brooms…

Who would have thought back in August during the 8 game losing streak that we’d be 1 win away from sweeping the Cubs in the post season. Whatever happens from here on out this team deserves props for the way they’ve all pulled together and the ensuing results.

This is the best time we’ve had in Dodger baseball in such a long time. I love this Team, I love these Men. I can’t wait til I depart for the stadium and I know that this WONT be the final home game of the season. We have a lot more Dodger baseball to come.
Josh- I hope through all the madness you can enjoy every moment of being part of the best team in Baseball πŸ™‚ and I hope you are feeling better than you were at the start of the trip.

I want a sweep tonight. I won’t settle for anything less. We need to get to Hardin early and make him throw lots of pitches. He has a tendency to walk lots of hitters. If the Dodgers win tonight and the Missouri Tigers win tonight and with the Cowboys winning tomorrow, I’ll be in 7th heaven.

Go DODGERS……………………………………………

I say we start JP in Manny’s spot…….nah, just kidding.

Boblee ~ I love your high expectations! I think you will be very happy with the outcome of all three of your games. I’m not an avid Cowboys fan but, I can’t see them losing two games in a row………Missouri is a good team and therefore, will prevail and of course, our Dodgers will sweep those Cubbies all the way back to Chicago!

hi boblee! I definitely see the Dodgers winning tonight, if like you said, they get to Harden early. I will give you a Cowboys win since they are playing the Bengals. It would be sad if they didn’t win that one πŸ™‚
Amy – have a FABULOUS time!

hi boblee! I definitely see the Dodgers winning tonight, if like you said, they get to Harden early. I will give you a Cowboys win since they are playing the Bengals. It would be sad if they didn’t win that one πŸ™‚
Amy – have a FABULOUS time!

Thanks Nelly πŸ™‚ I’m all made up, my purse is packed, got my Championship shirt on, and my lucky blue ring that I wear. I’m ready to go!!!
just waiting for Miss. Sara to meet up with me and we are ready for some Dodger baseball!!!!! WAHOO!!

Hey everybody have fun at the game let our boys know we love them and show Chicago how to drive a ballclub to the championship.GO!!! DODGERS!!!

For all those going to the game tonight, have a great time tonight. I’m looking forward to the end of a 20-year drought. GO BLUE!!!!!

sorry for double post πŸ™‚

Lineup: Looking good!

I’m off to work, hopefully I’ll be back around 8, when I”ll have a lot of catching up to do πŸ™‚


Good late ternoon ITD boys and girls!!!
Yeah, I’m “talking” from my mom’s computer. Since it was soggy in Ventura when I left, I figured I’d leave early. Well, I just got here (my mom lives 20 minutes away from the stadium) and just hanging out until we leave! Since I have a little bit of time, I thought I’d say hi to my ITD buddies!!! πŸ™‚

Hey NSB, are you still around here? I was telling my mom about the ESPN article you posted yesterday. I went back to your original link; my mom love the article!!! πŸ™‚

Oh, and one more thing. Same lineup, same result!!! Let’s break out those brooms!!! πŸ™‚

Okay, I just noticed. “ternoon” should be afternoon!!!

Go Dodgers!!!

Let’s get this thing over with before the Cubs wake up.

Tonight’s game won’t be as easy as the last 2. I doubt that the Cubs will be giving anything away tonight. But the pressure’s all on them and we’ve got the team to finish them off. GO DODGERS!!!!!

Seesky ~ Cubs curse — Amy and Sara at game tonight, bringing all of the ITD family with them!

It’s kind of hard to judge what will be easy. We didn’t think the first two would be easy, and look what happened. Lowe and Billz set the tone in pitching so I think it will be up to Kuroda to set his because I think our hitting is right where we want it. If Kuroda doesn’t implode, I think this series is done.

I think Joe will have a quick hook, Dnelly, just in case Kuroda doesn’t have it. I think he’ll do okay, though, since there really isn’t a lot of pressure on him.

I am making blue and white cupcakes just so my son will have to eat Dodger colors if he wants one – HA!!! LOL!!!!!

Good for you!

LOL, DNelly! At his age, he probably will want one badly enough to ignore the color. Trublue, Trojans had better rebound tonight. The game just started.

Bluecrewgirl ~ Damn, they are down 7 – 0 already!

dnelly–I agree that this series is done. It just may not be tonight. Nobody would be happier than I if we swept them but I’m being realistic. If we play well, we should win. All I’m saying is that we aren’t likely to get any help from the Cubs in order to do it.

Who won the Cal/Arizona St. game?

seesky – I totally agree with you πŸ™‚

Trublue, I’m not sold on Sanchez yet. He has a good arm and he has 10 tds, but he doesn’t seem to work as well under pressure as Leinart and Booty. Maybe he just needs more experience. Looks like they’ll score on this drive.

Yea, a field goal. That’s a start!!!

Brewers up 3-1 in the 6th.

Bases loaded

OK! Joe is, of course, an excellent manager. Having said that: when the Dodgers are ahead and Joe takes a pitcher out in, say, the 6th inning and brings in, say, Cory Wade, and Cory is HOT; LEAVE HIM IN instead of batting Sweeney for him and bringing in a possibly shaky second reliever. Wait for Wade to cool off. We can get the runs if the pitching doesn’t leave us a mountain to climb… just my two cents…

It was great walking around downtown Chicago today bar hopping during college football with my Dodger gear on over my Sooner shirt, All Cub fans were like, man u have guts to wear that hear. Im like, whatever, its all good, don’t choke! HAHA!

yeah scurtis!!!!! Brave, but very good!!!

That’s great, scurtis!!! I love it!!!!!

Okay – there was a guy in the stands with a sign that said ” I was there in 1982, and I am here in 2008.” At least he didn’t have to hold up a sign saying “I was there in 1908”

I hate to disagree with some of you but the pressure is now on us. (The Dodgers)

Way to show your loyalty to the Blue, scurtis!

Good Evening PierreEW!! I think the pressure is on us. The Cubs have nothing to lose right now, and everyone, outside of Dodger Fandome and a few media, wants them to win.

JoePierre ~ we’ve had the pressure on us all year. So, even if we lose tonight, which I doubt, we will be fine. Manny will keep us loose and happy!!

Its how you handle the pressure. Get some runs early,let Kuroda do his thing WE BELIEVE!!! GO!!! DODGERS!!!

Agreed, PierreEW and DNelly, the pressure is on us now, but I really think they’ll do it tonight.


Lets finish this off 2nite!

Make Harden work!


Wow, Im finally sober, dang I was hurting earlier today lol

Good evening all. πŸ™‚
Are we ready for a sweep? I sure am.
Looks like the Brewers may pull this one out the way it looks so far.

Going into this series I was only hoping the Dodgers would play like we know they can and not looks so awkward playing on the road against the east & central teams and on national T.V.
But they’ve played well and I wouldn’t want them to lose it now.
The momentum would have to swing away from them beforehand, if we went back to Wrigley.
So the sooner this ends the better.

I think so bluecrewgirl. I think the crowd tonight is going to play a big part in it. I don’t think there is going to be any quiet times tonight, whether we are down or not. There won’t be any booing unless it’s towards the Cubs or the umpires- Sweeney and Jones are not there. The Dodgers couldn’t ask for better circumstances.

JJ ~ S W EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So how’s the weather look for game time?

Isn’t it always sunny in California?! LOL

I guess I’ll be the dissenting viewpoint here. If the pressure’s on us, it’s self-inflicted. We’re up 2-0, playing the next 2 games at home, and nobody, except for Dodger fans and a smattering of media, expects us to win. The Cubs are down 0-2, have the best record in the NL this season, the expectations of the national media, the weight of Cub Nation’s obsessions, and 100 years of history and folklore.

Will Gagne blow it?

Just curious. I heard it was raining in the central valley.

Ofcourse we put the pressure on ourselves.
But for some of us it can’t be helped.

It was raining earlier this afternoon, but it hasn’t been for quite some time.

It hardly ever rains in L.A.
Maybe tonight’s one of those nights.
Maybe the guy upstairs wants to prolong the agony.
(for both teams)

Gagne’s actually done pretty well over the past couple of weeks.

He did O.K. just now.

How many years has it been since there’s been a rainout for a Dodger game?

At least they will be out of those Dodger Greys and into the real Dodger colors…. That in itself should help – lol!!!

I hope we don’t miss the start of the game.
They’ll probably switch back & forth.
I’m watching on my old 12 inch T,V which is right next to my computer.
I’ll watch the Dodger game mostly on my 36 incher in another room.

I agree the pressure’s on the D’s tonight, but isn’t this the time of season Joe Torre was really hired for?

Also, the real difference maker between this team being good and struggling and this team being great and a real threat is Furcal. If he can hold up we’re in great shape.

Were did he say the game is on?

They’re starting the game on TNT and switching to TBS once the Brewers and Phillies end.

Good Evening enchanted!!! IF Torre is the magician, this is where he should be making his magic happen.
Game time on TNT

Thanks seeky

Is Dobbs a clutch pinch hitter, or what?

Nice play by Blake!

Did anyone read about the public ‘dissing’ of Fukudome at O’Hare airport on the public address system? Pitiful.

Dodged a bullet there. The crowd looks pumped.

Whew!!!!! Now it’s our turn…


Nice Russ!

Getting down & dirty!

How embarassing! Waving towels at Dodger Stadium. Next thing you know they will have Rally Monkies and some dope sliding down a slide into a mug of beer! How bush!


My Loney has a first name,
It’s J-A-M-E-S
My Loney has a second name,
It’s L-O-N-E-Y
I love to watch him every day
And if you ask me why I’ll say
‘Cause James Loney has a way
With H-I-T-T-I-N-G!
By leefink and martinloneykemp

Great job, James!

Nice start.

What a way to start a game!!!!!

Look like we’d stran Martin & Manny but L O N E Y does his job.
Good to have a nice start.

Jump on them early. That’s the way to do it!!!

Nice story about Drysdale, Vin!!!!

Nice 1-2-3 inning.

No that is Kuroda pitching!!! Nice!!!

Urgh I hate when it logged me under this id. I guess are good friend joeyp is now on the main Dodger message board still trashing Ethier and call Bradley a stud we should keep lol. He still think Loney was going to make an out. I guess he’s been trolling that board too.

Just stopping by real quick to say Yea!

hey everyone!!! i’m in hawaii having a blast!!! this game is looking great right now huh!?! this is just awesome!!!

i can’t stay.. we are going down to a place i used to go all the time when i lived here! GO DODGERS!!!! this is amazing!!!

Hey Arcardona, or should I say Aloha, lol. Trublue, the Trojans are playing much better now.

Acardona/amy/Acardy = Ethieraholic and dodger fan for life!!!!! CAN’T STOP THE BLUE!!!

Duck soup at the Colliseum?

lol blewcrewgirl!! yes that would be the right thing to say!!!

shad – can’t worry about joey – My guess is he got kicked off here, and the messageboard is the only place that he hasn’t tried yet. He has major issues, and I am sure he will make an appearance here sooner or later. Just like last time, just let it go. Enjoy the game as all Dodger Fans should be…. πŸ™‚

Hi Acardona!!!!!!!

bye!! be back later!! GO DODGERS!!!

p.s. hey dnelly!!! i’ll be back later!!

see you later acardona, when we are celebrating a sweep!!!!!!

Bluecrewgirl ~ USC looks much better. Thought Sanchez was really hurt but, he seems to be okay.
Shad ~ I’m with Dnelly. Just ignoring Joey is the way to go. He feeds off what you say to him. Just think of him as the non-person he is!

Another Whew!!! inning

Whew! Got out of that jam unscathed.

So far so good K U R O D A navigating well.

Now, let’s get some more runs!

So far,Kuroda’s sure walking the tightrope.

Yea Raffy!!!!!!

Nice flair Raffy!

WTF? Crazy play!

Boooo! I knew it would come to this.

Make them pay, Dre!!!!!

Andre, make them pay! Those announcers just said Andre had been in the 4th spot behind Manny since he came. Don’t they even do their homework? He was in the 3 spot until recently.

Oooh! Andre missed it by that much!

Man, that was close. Andre almost hit that one out. Even the announcers said that.


I think that would have cleared the fence in a day game.

Come on, Kuroda. Push the “Easy” button!!!

Better late than never…………

Danny Kaye says:

So I say D, I say D-O,
D-O-D-G-E-R-S, team, team, team, team

O, I say O-M,
O-M-A-L-L-E-Y, Oh really? No, O’Malley

Sandy Koufax, oh my Drysdale, Maury Wills
I love you so
And we defy

Defy the J-I,
J-I-N-T-S, Giants!

Play ball

Orlando Cepeda is at bat with the bases jammed
Orlando Cepeda with a Wham! Bam!
He hit a grand slam
In the very first inning
But it’s only the beginning

In the third like a bird we get two on an away
Then Fairly hits into a double play
Here comes big Frank Howard yes-sirree
Boy what a swing!
Strike three

Oh dem B, oh dem B-U,
B-U-M-S, dem bums, dem bums, dem dry bums
Oh they may be bums but they’re my bums

Top of the fifth

“Say Hey” Willy Mays hits a three bagger down the right field line
But he’s out trying to stretch it to a homer
As Roseboro tags him on the bottom of the spine
With a crack you can hear all the way back up to San Francisco
Open your hospital

Inning six

Maury Wills draws a walk in the coach’s box
Leo Durocher, Leo Durocher starts to wiggle and to twitch
A signal? No, an itch
Go Maury, Go Maury, Go, Go, Go
Maury goes
The catcher throws

Right from the solarplexus
At the bag he beats the tag
That mighty little waif
And umpire Conlan cries “you’re out!”
Out? Out?

Down in the dug-out Alston glowers
Up in the booth Vin Scully frowns
Out in the stands O’Malley grins
Attendance fifty thousand
And what does O’Malley do? Ahh!

Bottom of the ninth

Four to nutin’
Last chance
Push the button
Oh we’re pleadin’, beggin’, on our knees
Come on you Flatbush refugees

Maury Wills at bat
Hit it for me once
Stu Miller throws
Maury bunts
Cepeda runs to field the ball and Hiller covers first
Haller runs to back up Hiller, Hiller crashes into Miller
Miller falls, drops the ball and Conlan calls “safe!”

Yeah Maury!
Gilliam up
Miller grunts
Miller throws
Gilliam bunts

Cepeda runs to field the ball and Hiller covers first
Howard runs to back up Hiller, Hiller crashes into Miller
Miller falls, drops the ball and Conlan calls “safe!” Yeah Conlan!
Willie Davis gets a hit and Tommy does the same
Here comes Mr. Howard with a chance to win the game

Hit it once
Big Frank bunts?
Cepeda runs to field the ball, so does Hiller, so does Miller
Miller hollers Hiller
Hiller hollers Miller

Haller hollers Hiller points to Miller with his fist
And that’s the Miller, Hiller, Haller hallelujah twist
The Davises score it’s four to four
Howard’s still running the bases
From second to third it’s almost absurd

Amazement on everyones faces
He’s heading for home
He hasn’t a chance
The poor nut is gonna be dead
But the ball hits him right in the seat of his pants

And he scores
That’s using your head

So I say D, I say D-O,

The team that’s all heart
All heart and all thumbs
They’re my Los Angeles
Your Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles
Do you really think we’ll really win the pennant?

Bums! Oooo dem bums!

Hey Dodgereric!!!! Ward Dear…… Thanks for the song πŸ™‚

Cubs aren’t making it easy. They’re taking alot of pitches making Kuroda work.

Whew!!!! again……


Kuroda’s not getting the call on the outside pitches.
Must be just missing but he’s getting through it.

Another bullet dodged. How long can this go on? Let’s get some runs!!!!!

I agree, Pierre. It’s a pretty tight strike zone. Hope he doesn’t overcompensate.

Seems just like the game we were expecting.

I’m afraid so, Pierre.

Off work finally.


Nice 1-2-3 inning from Kuroda. He needed that!

Well, that was much, much better!!!!

Kuroda looking pretty strong so far. Hey northstate!

We needed that as much he

Hey northstate! Got your broom ready?

Lee was sure frustrated. That was good to see.

Hey northstateblues – glad you can join the party now!!!

Two of the three outs in the 5th were fly balls. That is not good. Come on Kuroda keep them pounding the dirt.

Good evening everyone! So far so good!

Ball six!

The last inning or so Harden has been having a lot of three ball counts. Perhaps the Dodgers can get to him this inning.

Good evening Piano Man!!!


Way to go Martin!

M A R T I N waited for is pitch.

Give us the name Nelly! πŸ™‚

The cubs seem to be providing their own pianos tonight, don’t you think? LOL!!!!

C’mon Andre, stay patient and crush it!!!!


DNelly and JJ, glad to be at the party!!!


Do your thing Andre!!!

Marshal was tough in game one. I hope they hammer him here.

Dre’s due!!!!

Two on now let’s turn this into a big inning. Its time for Ethier to drive them in.

Like to see Ethier come through.

Oh well. One beats none.

Oh well we got Harden out of there and we have done well against the Cubie bullpen so far in this series. Go Dodgers!

Another 1,2,3 inning – yeah!!!!!

Kuroda coming on strong.

Kuroda’s been much better these last two innings. Very good sign!!!

Kuroda’s gotten into a good rhythum here the last two innings. I think he can go another inning. Keep Park up & loose, but don’t bring him in just yet.

That’s my favorite strikeoutKKK Jim Edmonds

Lets hope Torrie keeps Kuroda in for the 7th, with a short leash, unless we score some more in the bottom of the sixth. Kuroda is up 4th in the inning so we will see. Go Dodgers!

Sorry about that should be Torre.


Nice hit by DeWitt.

WTG Dewitt!

Deeper into their bullpen. Yes, Go Dodgers!

Another Cubs pitcher just bit the dust – one step closer to a sweep….

Inch by inch, we’re getting closer, DNelly. Let’s hope they hang on.

Let’s hope they light up Marmol like they did last time.

If Kuroda comes out here, we need two strong innings by the super-kid Wade.

bluecrewgirl – this inch by inch stuff is agonizing… πŸ™‚

Good move! It would be bad taking out Kuroda.

We can do it, Nelly. Just nine more outs.

Ron Darling’s voice reminds me of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, lol.

DP, coming up!

For the ladies here tonight:
May 10, 1908 – Mother’s Day is celebrated for the first time.

Kudos to James! He set the Dodger’s record for NLDS RBI’s!

That’s good trivia crash – thanks!!
bluecrewgirl – Dee Snyder – OMG!!!

Tell me it’s my imagination that these clowns are rooting for the Cubs.

Fukudome trying to redeem himself.

K U R O D A went as far as he could go.

the inch by inch just became slower… πŸ™‚
Come On Cory!!!!

Gotta be happy with Kuroda.Good job!!!

They’ve been rooting for them all night… It’s much better listening to Vin on audio.

Well at least Kuroda cannot lose this game. Great game for Kuroda.


sorry, 7.

Dodger4life – Kuroda did an excellent job!!! They will finish for him…

Meaningless to advance there.



Kemper! Wade!


Whew!!! Good Job Matt!!!!!
6 more outs!!!

Whew! Wade puts out another fire!

Close call, it looked like Kemp had a hard time tracking that ball. Bottom of the 7th Lets go Dodgers!

6 outs to go!!! GO BLUE!!!!

Raffy has a .500 OBP this series.

He gave him a good pitch to hit.
Hasn’t CORY WADE been something really good?

Brox in the 8th?

Too close for comfort! Some more runs would be nice.

Keep Wade in for the 8th. Save Brox for 9th.

Pierre, he has been OUTSTANDING!

Demrmyburns, I thought it was going to go over his head too. Close call.

I’d leave Wade in for now.

I think so…. I guess we will find out soon enough.


I’m betting Torre brings in Brox with Saito in the 9th.

Manny will go yard now.

Wade’s got his sweatshirt on – Johnny must be coming in for the 8th.

OK, I’m gonna stop making predictions now. LOL!!

Nov 6, 1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are killed in Bolivia.

I keep my finger nails short.

The tension is UNBEARABLE!!!!!

Feb 17, 1908 – birth of Red Barber.

Cool, Wade’s still in there! Who’s managing these days?

LOL!!!! PierreEW – so, I guess you are NOT a nail biter like the rest of us, or do you wish you had nails so you can be a nail biter?

Damn! Lee having a good game.

Wade stayed – good for Torre…

Get the outs, Cory.

Here we go again!!!!

Wade made a pitch that was a little too good, line drive double. No outs – it is never easy.

We never EVER do things easy………..


We should be used to these kinds of games by now….. shouldn’t we?



I guess we should be used to the drama by now. Our Dodgers are definitely not boring.

Jan 11, 1908 – Grand Canyon designated as a National Monument (not a Nat’l Park until 1919, coincidentally an infamous year for Chicago – the Black Sox)

No problem, get the out.

No problem, get the out.



Time for the Broxtonizer.

That was interesting. I submitted the one at 9:47 and got kicked off, some error message came on. I refreshed and it posted again.

C’mon Brox, I hope you have it tonight!

Now I wish I had my nails.
That was a lucky hit off Wade, he just got his bat on the ball and popped it up in the right place.

Get the out, Brox!!!!

It is never easy. Go Dodgers!!!

Did Russell hit the ump with his arm? He looked back at him.




NASTY pitch there from Brox for the K!!!

K for Brox. still up by two. Let’s score some runs!

WTG, Johnnie B!!!!!! 3 outs to go!!!!

One thing about BROXTON he may make us a little nervous but he frightend the opposition.

A few insurance runs would be nice here Mr. Ethier, Mr. Loney and Mr. Kemp……

Dodger Team Thought Bubble coming soon!

Yes, Mr Ethier.

Yeah Obi!!!!

Three more…….

Do you think we will have a quite 9th. Please!

C’mon obi! The suspense is killing me! LOL

I don’t want to jinx the team, so I have to wait until the game is over. However, I ‘ll post a Cubs thought bubble in a second.

Damn! The Cubs bullpen has done their job holding them in check

LOL!!! Boy!! Leaving us all in suspense like that – cruel, just cruel….. LOL!!!

8, 9 & 1

Here we go, ITD!!!!! Top of the 9th!!!!

Who will it be in the 9th? Brox or Saito? Go Dodgers!!

I’ve got the bottle & shot glass within arms reach no matter what the outcome.

Heeerrrrreee’s Johhhnnnnyy again….


If it wasn’t suspenseful, it might not be a Dodgers game!

1 out!


lol vl!!!


2 out!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny says, “Fu-Q Dome!”

One more to Go. Go Brox!!. Go Dodgers!!

” – Dodger Team and ITD Crew Thought Bubble

What Does Johnny Say?
Fu Q y’all and Cubbies ~ make it 101 years
Dodgers Rock!!!!

Fu-Q Cubbies!!!

What does Jonny say????

AWESOME!! I got my broom out. Wait a second. I need a shot first!!!

101! YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fu-Q, yall!!!

OMG!! We brought not only the broom, but also the dustpan an the mop!!!

Now THAT’S a closer!!!!

Fu-Q, yall!!!

This is just awesome!!!!

October 4, 1959 -Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1

October 4, 2008 – Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs 3-1

Now bring on the Phillies/Brewers!!!

Sorry for the double post!!! I got an error message.

Wouldn’t you love to be with amy and sara??

Way to go Brox. ks 3 of 4. Dodgers have finally won a post season series after 20 years.

Yeah, baby!!! Congratulations Dodgers!!!!

Champagne’s chillin.
The eggs are coolin.
The Jello’s jigglin.
The butter’s gettin hard.
R.I.P. Chick That was for you!

That 20 years is a distant memory. How sweet it is!!!!!!

Hell yes I would. Wasn’t jungar going too? CP is there too.

Where do we go from here?

Im laughing at all the cubs fans at this party im at here! This is so funny! Im dancing! hehe


Who says I can’t be 17 again. 20 freaking years.

8 more games to win PierreEW, 8 more games to win….

A round for ITD!!!!!!

What a great sight! A sellout crowd of 56,000, and no one left early. Beautiful!

wow, I don’t even know what to say. I’m getting a Bud Light!!!!!!!!!!!!

were have way to the dodgers suck.

jungar ~ I thought you were going tonight?

Pierre, I don’t care. We can take either one of those teams.

“…and I’ve been waiting such a long time, for today…” -CHICAGO [the band] song lyric apropo for our Dodgers

We signed the official Cub death certificate. Dancing on their grave commences now!!!!

I was suppossed to go tommorrow Nelly but oh well! I am so excited. Isn’t it great when the manager utilizes his talent. I don’t even care that it took so long anymore.

Have Fun Scurtis!!!

All year long I wondered, can they beat the Cubs?
I also wondered about the Mets and the Phillies and the Brewers. Well here comes the test.

the dodgers are gonna lose the pennant chase.

jungar – he finally got it just in time, and it is wonderful!!!!

Grab your favorite and we’ll drink a toast to the D’s Round 1 and the ITD faithful.

Isn’t that the truth, jungar? It took 162 games, but it looks like Torre is finally pulling the right strings.

northstate ~ I’m already on my fourth shot!

the cubs will get it next year.


Ignore the child.

Thanks Nelly!

ALL of you party it up! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

” – Dodger Team and ITD Crew Thought Bubble

Good luck with that

Cheers, everyone! Can’t wait for the next round to begin.

I see Desdemona is paying us a visit, or is it Uranus?

hey i aint a kid jack.

It’s definitely Uranus!!!! LMAO!!!!!

Ignore the child some more.

Cubbies now working on 2108. The countdown begins…

bosox got another trophy coming.

No Tinkers, No Evers, NO CHANCE!!!

yes, Ward Dear…….. Sorry Ward Dear…… I was just hanging out with Beav….. Having some mother/son time…

Where’s Wally?

Did you see Martin and Kemp in the left field bleachers?

in Uranus.

That was pretty cool Eric…..

Who’s that man in the dugout managing this team and making all the right moves?

That’s Dempster (L)
Zambrano (L)
Harden (L)

Wally should be here! Hey enchanted, whoda thunk it?

That’s all we’ve been doing lately, beating the big arms.

Obviously not the Cubs!!!

Hey eric! And I thought I was the only country boy to say that on ITD! LOL

JJ, I’m only on Beer 2, got a lot of catching up to do!

never mind the mariners got the best chance next year against the dodgers. and the series, oh ya the M’s are gonna go.

Our Beloved Los Angeles Dodgers show True Grit and Determination with a 3 to 1 Victory Over The Chicago Cubs in a Total Complete Team Effort where All Our Beloved Dodgers were Super Heros with Tremendous Super Powers as we move into the Next Series with Super Anticipation! These Sparkling Dodgers will sparkle infinitely as Our Super Almighty Great Friend, The Dodger In the Sky’s Stars, when kryptonite is Destroyed Forever and our Beloved Dodgers are crowned World Series Champions This Majestic,Astonishing,Supernatural Jubilee 50th Anniversary in Los Angeles, This Absolutely Wonderful Year of 2008 A.D.!

Great minds think alike, vl!

Eight more wins to go!

the M’s are gunning for another 116 win season.

20 runs and the Cubs a mess
Yo-ho-ho and a hundred and one!!!

A mind is a terrible thing to waste!

Lemme guess, because they signed Hee Seop Choi?

How many other teams had what 5 of 8 starters are under 26 and a kid who is 26 that just blew gas by everyone to close the game…. Add Kershaw and Billz to that list and the standards are high…We should be strong contenders for this year and the next 5 or I will be dissapointed. Great job team…

If we get Mil we get homefield. If we get Philly we are road team…So I’ll take Mil.

” The Commissioner of the league should investigate the Dodgers. I think it’s unfair for Joe Torre to use a player with a bionic implant in his spine.” – Anonymous Yankee Executive


JJ, is it just me, or is someone Doing Work For Yuda?

Nice post, ndeschenes!!! We need 8 more just like it!!!

no we dont

Obi – fantastic!!!!!!
jungar – this is our Dodger Dynasty right here and now, and like you said, should be for years to come.
101 years and counting…….

Great Dodger Thought Bubble, Obi!!!! Thank you!!!!!

The Dodgers are in great position to take it to whoever we face in the championship round. Great pitching, and hot hitting! Go Dodgers!!!

Good Evening ndeschenes!!! It is just awesome to see you tonight. The Dodgers took out their brooms and swept the cubbies back home where they have to sit and watch and hope it happens for them in the 101st year.. Have a wonderful evening πŸ™‚

The Dodgers proved tonight they’re for real. Sure, the first two were won by big margins, but tonight they proved they belong by winning a close one. The bullpen gets a round on me! I keep looking for post game interview clips with Lou. No luck! He must be hiding.
The Cubs are a great team. Coming in with the best regular season record in the NL. Heavily favored. They just got beat by a better team.
I don’t care who we play in the NLCS! We’re going to the World Series. Boston, Tampa, Chisox, or Angels don’t have a chance.

Saturday at the Park
Saturday at the park
I think it was the Chavez Ravine
Saturday at the park
ITD bloggers at the scene
People shouting, people screaming
A man selling green tea
Wearing italian shades
Will Hiroki hit his marks?
Can you dig it (if we win)
And we’ve been waiting such a long time
For Saturday
Saturday at the park
You know it is the Chavez Ravine
Saturday at the park
Winning in the Chavez Ravine
Raffy hitting, Russell smashing
Manny being Manny
Then Every Day Dre
Will James Loney be the man?
Mighty Matt Kemp, Blake ‘n’ Blake
And we’ve been waiting such a long time
Twenty years
Ghosts of Walter Alston and O’Malley here today
A blue man, Tommy, tells stories his own way
Listen bloggers let’s gitter done
Let’s gitter done
Nine more wins at the park
Some of them at Chavez Ravine
Nine more wins in the park
Some of them at Chavez Ravine
People stomping, people laughing
A real celebration
Waiting for us all
If we want it, really want it
Can you dig it (if we win)
And we’ve been waiting such a long time
Twenty years

Great song Crash!

We need to sign Manny for next year and if possible hang on to Lowe and Furcal. If we do we will be playoff bound for many years to come. Our young and upcoming pitchers will keep us in most games and our hitters will continue to grow and apply this experience for many years to come.

Good one crash!

That was awesome Obi!! – Thanks!!!

Watching the NLDS at home in the company of girlfriends Sara Lee, Dolly Madison, and Betty Crocker; Andruw Jones can only wonder what might have been.

Excellent song Crash!!!!!

Great song Crash!!

BTW, what numbers 25 and smells like the back end of a goat?
The 2008 Cubbies.

LMAO!!! very good Obi!!!

ooooooohhhhhhhhh!!!! Beav – LMAO!!!!!!!!

Way to go Dodgers. We need 8 more wins with a sweep over the Red Sox. I’m sure Manny would be on fire for that series.

Good night all

Great song, Crash! LOL, obi!

We would all love to see Manny, Lowe, & Furcal back next year. I don’t think Frank will pony up enough dinero to keep all of them here. The chances are astronomical, no matter what happens the rest of this post season.
One reason. Boras!

Good Night Boblee!!!!

The Cubs will get it next CENTURY.

It doesn’t matter how you start, it only matters how you finish. This is the real season. Our boys peaked at the right time and now, the sky’s the limit. We’re the first team to punch their ticket for the next round. Would’nt it be ironic if we were the only SoCal team to make it to the next round? We’re firing on all cylinders and, the way we’re playing, noone can stop us. Congrats, D’s. Good luck in the next round!!!

OBI, YOU ARE THE MUTHA___’N MAN! Haven’t laughed so hard all day!

All I wanna do is BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
And take your money!!!

Can you say SWEEP!!!!!! Whoo Hoo, 3 down & only 8 to go. Congrats to “our” boys in blue on a great series win. We have had faith all season long & knew that you could do it!!! GO BLUE!!

Night boblee!!

I got to hand it to the boys – they showed the killer instinct tonight and ended it right there. No need to go to game 4. Now Lowe gets his rest, Billz gets his, and we can use Kuroda again in L.A.

I think we’re seeing Loney turn the corner like Andre did during the season. Maybe Brox will too and become the closer we think he can be. When Marty and Matt join the party, this is going to be one hellacious team with or without Manny.

I really think the one person that’s putting us over the top though is Ferk. A true leadoff man so the young guns can do their thing and not have to worry about doing too much.

I love the point Jungar–and don’t forget Broxton. 6 of 9 players on the field when we won the series were 26 under and all came up originally with the Dodgers.
MartinLoneyKemp is there tonight too. I am giddy. I want to figure out a way to get back home for the League Championship Series.
These Dodgers are the team we’ve been waiting for. Everything is coming together now, and the best team is on the field now in the post-season, and the rest of the world may be figuring out we might be the favorites here.
Welcome to the beginning of the dynasty!

Watching the NLDS at home in the company of girlfriends Sara Lee, Dolly Madison, and Betty Crocker; Andruw Jones can only wonder what might have been.

By obi_wen on October 4, 2008 10:48 PM
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LMAO!!! Keep em coming obi!

Fantastic work by Broxton tonight.
Unbelievable how it took 162 games for Torre to β€˜get it’.
Cory Wade is THE MAN!
Kuroda kept the ball rolling with another great start.
You have to hand it to Furcal, what a comeback!
Our boys are really peaking at the perfect time.
Uranus is full of methane.
James Loney is the new Big Game James!
Outstanding pitching can take us all the way.
Ethier is due to win a couple of games in the NLCS.
You better sign Manny, Frank!

leekfink ~ It is always a pleasure to see your comments. Have a wonderful evening, and it’s great to know that lny4loney/mlk was there singing the James Loney Song… James certainly deserved it tonight.

Simply Remarkable Ward Dear….. πŸ™‚

Sheer poetry dad!!!

Agree, enchanted. It really is amazing the Furcal was able to come back this season and play like he is now. He’s definitely silenced doubts the Dodgers may have had about resigning him.

I don’t care who we play really, but would prefer the Brewers. I think we match up well against them, we won the season series against them and Andre raked against them during the regular season.

I think it is possible for us to sign them if we backload the contracts. We will be dropping a lot of dead weight off of the payroll after next year.


Great poem Eric! Says it all

It’d be hard for even a jock strap to be a Cubs supporter right now.
Beavette thought bubble 11:08 PM


Thanks, e, Deb and north. If only he was smart enough to figure it out.

“I love LA and I love your Dodgers! I mean, like, they get to play in a huge ol’ ravine and stuff and you let ’em hunt and kill bear cubs from Chicago. Golly gee willagers! Talk about a team of mavericks! -Sarah Palin comment to Dodger VP Jamie Mc Court.


You’re on a roll obi! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obi’s definitely on a roll πŸ™‚

bluecrewgirl – What we have to remember about Andre, is he is one of the main reasons the Dodgers are in this position in the first place.

Can you put an entire town on suicide watch?

Have you read any of their blogs? One of them was talking about the combination of both teams losing. They figure the Cubs will have it a little easier than the White Sox because they will get swept/beat on their home field. They were talking about security issues.

Yeah, eric, and the White Sox are only 1 game away from elimination, too. They might all start, as lemmings, walking into Lake Michigan.

G’night all! Too many shots on top of too many beers. Good thing I did them in that order, or I would be talking to Ralph on the big white phone!
Always remember, Whiskey on beer, have no fear. Beer on whiskey kinda risky!
I’m wasted. My bed is calling

I completely agree DNelly. We would not be where we are without him. I do prefer him batting in front of Manny, but I know he’ll do great no matter where he bats in the order Wsh he could have gotten that 3 run homer tonight. It was so close.

Good night jj!!! Have fun watching football tomorrow πŸ™‚

Goodnigh jj. Thursday can’t come too soon.

The following is a paid political announcement:

“The Chicago Cubs were poised to win the World Series for the first time since 1908, that is, until Barack Obama renewed the curse against them by wearing Manny Ramirez dreads while voting for the bail out plan in the Senate. Barack Obama just destroyed the dreams of millions of Cub fans by siding with Barbara Streisand, Joe Torre and the rest of the Dodger loving Hollywood liberals instead of standing up for the hard working blue collar folks of Chicago. And where was Barack Obama when Lou Pinella needed his help? Barack was at the Staples Center, watching Neil Diamond. Barack Obama —bad for the Cubs, bad for America. ” Paid for by The National League Committee for a Curse Free Chicago

bluecrewgirl – It was too damn close. I was yelling at the tv – even the crowd knew it was that close…. a little wind, a little bit of lightness in the air, or a day game, and that ball was gone.

Fox Movie Channel is playing “Young Frankenstein”…

I think if it hadn’t been humid today, it would have been gone. I really thought it was. He still contributed in the series. 5 walks, 2 runs scored and a key single to get things going in game 2. He’s going to have some big games before it’s all said and done in the post season. I had a dream a while ago that he hit a walk off grand slam to win the World Series. You never know.

Reading Plashcke’s article, (,0,7638013.column?page=2 ) I kinda hope James Loney doesn’t like Chicago, because he probably won’t get a chance to from now on. Just like I’m sure Joe Carter is treated royally in Philly.

“I’m the dude, playing the dude, disguised as another dude”- First Dude, Todd Palin, talking to the guy who sells Blu Blockers at Venice Beach.

That would just be awesome bluecrewgirl πŸ™‚

Good night, jj! A night to remember, I hope you can tomorrow! πŸ™‚

nelly, I was just reading The Pulse. There’s mostly good folds there, but a couple of people really need some counseling.

Yes, and you are right about the stats. Plus tonight was a low scoring game compared to games 1 and 2.

Is that a Cub’s blog, Eric?

And now its time to say goodbye to Lou and all his kin,
We would like to thank the Cubs for kindly droppin’ in.
They won’t be playin’ ball again from this locality,
Cuz’ they got a heapin’ helpin’ of D hospitality.
Go on back.
Set a spell.
Y’all come back next year ya hear?

It wasn’t the pulse I was reading. They weren’t even in the top 10 in activity when I was on this afternoon. I will go looking – be back…

I mean “The Pulse” wasn’t in the top 10 in activity. It still boggles my mind how they can be ahead of us.

I think they renamed The Pulse to DOA.

“I wonder if we can use part of the bailout money to help us sign Manny?”- Frank McCourt Thought Bubble

new thread πŸ™‚

This came from one of the blogs, but still not the one I saw earlier. This one was titled “Cubs – Next Century is Here”
Somebody please buy this team and move it to Tibet.
I HATE being a Cub fan.
If somebody has a 12 step program for Cub fans please email me with it. If not maybe I’ll start a support group.
Congratulations to the LA Dodgers. Manny is the real deal – 5 for 10 – Wow – Go show Chicago how baseball should be played.

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