I hope Kids and Moms are reading this…

There’s some really cool stuff going on this weekend for kids and moms (as well as women in general). That doesn’t mean that if you’re neither, you should stop reading because let’s be honest, even if you’re a dude, at some point you were a kid and you have or had a mom, right? And perhaps you have a kid, too.

So the first piece of exciting news is that Jeanne Zelasko will be joining the Dodger organization with numerous roles. First off, she’ll be handling play-by-play duties on our new DodgersWIN broadcast on home Wednesdays this season. And she’s going to host our new kids show, “The Jr. Dodgers Show,” which premieres tomorrow on PRIME TICKET at 12:30 p.m.  If you remember “The Baseball Bunch,” it’s kind of like that but only about the Dodgers. I saw the pilot episode and if you’re a kid, you’re going to love it (and if you’re not, I still think you’ll enjoy it, to be honest).

And staying on the Jeanne subject, she’ll also throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow on Mother’s Day, as will Desiree Sanchez, a co-worker of mine who has defeated breast cancer over the past year. Jeanne, who is also a cancer survivor, will serve as a spokesperson for both DodgersWIN and ThinkCure!

There are so many cool things for Moms tomorrow, you should do yourself (and your mom) a favor and come out here to the park. Players and coaches will hand out roses at the turnstiles (try to get here between 11:30 and 12 for that)…and then after the game, you can walk around the warning track with your family and meet some Dodger legends along the way. During the game, several players will be using the pink bats as in years past and they’ll all be wearing pink ribbons on their uniforms for breast cancer awareness.

Plus all sorts of pregame ceremonies honoring Moms, Moms taking the field with their kids and the Dodgers, and a whole bunch more.

But before Mother’s Day, we have today’s game on FOX and we could really use a win. Here’s the lineup:

Pierre, LF

Hudson, 2B

Ethier, RF

Kemp, CF

Martin, C

Loney, 1B

Blake, 3B

Castro, SS

Stults, P

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Okay, I’m the first on this new thread!!!
GO DODGERS!!!
GO STULTSY!!!

Josh – My son and I, and my mom and my nephew will be at Sunday’s game!!! Can’t wait!!! This show that Jeanne Zelasko will doing should be interesting. No, I don’t remember “The Baseball Bunch,” but I’ll see if I can record it on my DVR and watch later. Yes, I will make sure that we get to the stadium by 11:30 to get roses!!! I wonder who’s handing out roses next to Lot B? Hmmm… And I’d love to walk around the warning track afterwards.

Yes, we could really use a win today. And one last time, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS IN ITDLAND!!!

cpompe1- hadn’t thought Furcal’s back was the issue, but I do not see the games. Hope not. We do not need that right now.

Or any time.

GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn’t JP ned a day of rest?!

CP, I hope you have a great time at the game tomorrow. I really hope Raffy’s back isn’t bothering him and it’s just a normal slump. It would be great for them to win big today and let the national media know they aren’t go to lay down and die while Manny’s out.

Casey Blake in Left. Blake Dewitt at 3rd! No MORE SLAPPYWOOD!!

Casey Blake in Left and Blake Dewitt at 3rd please! NO MORE SLAPPYWOOD!!.

The more I see of Juan Pierre the more depressed I get. This is the best solution to the Manny problem????????????

Kahli ~ it seems like everyone is in agreement about JP except Joe…………..he doesn’t get it…..the fact that POP upsets the entire chemistry of the team. I bet he is the only one on the team gloating over Manny’s woes!

Hi Folk
We got a MUST WIN game this afternoon against the Giants, I’d hate to face Lincecum on a 3 game losing streak
GOOD LUCK DODGERS, Lets go STULTSY.

One thing no one has noticed and I am just the guy to notice it is that Pierre is no longer a baserunning threat.

Since his knee injury in over 140 at bats he has (BTW he has hit pretty normal or even better for him over those 140 at bats) attempted 14 steals and has been thrown out 7 times

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In his previous 220 abs (may/jun last year) (just for sport) he had attempted 35 steals and was safe 29 times.

Looks like a 7-10 run lineup to me!

I will take the Dodgers and the over today. :)

Jungar ~ you are right! So, why doesn’t Joe see that?!

Good afternoon ITDers!!!!
Another great play by Matt!
Go Dodgers!!!

The disrespect (and stupidity in the situation) he showed to Dre last night (trying to steal 3b with 2 outs) infuriates me. He would have never done that with Manny up.

Nice 1-2-3 inning Eric, we gotta beware those 3 ball counts though, time to go to work offense. GO DODGERS!!

Great double by Pierre. That ball was smoked.

Good start – 1st and 3rd and no outs!

Bring em in Dre!!

Although I’m blackout, It sounds like KEMP is really getting CF down pat with his fielding.

A double off the pitches glove…only Juan D’Vaughn

Hey, it’s an rbi, i’ll take it

That was Ball 4 Andre!

I thought Cain was supposed to be pitching for the Giants today.

steal home Pierre. Ok, i’ll lay off. that ball was smoked. go blue.

Alright…1-0.

this is the second staurday this year that I was supposed to see The Dodgers on fox and they show the stupid red sox instead, and it’s blacked out on mlb tv…wtf

The good news? Juan Pi-erre! P-I-E-R-R-E !!! with a leadoff double.

: )

The bad news? The MLB leader for runners left stranded on base – the journey ‘e’ – is waiting to perform his specialty again…

Yup, just as we expected – ethier blows it again. Doubleplay, two outs. No rbi – h’e’ blows.

;’ (

Great to hear The big E got the ball on the ground and got Juanpy home on the DP.
Now that means the Giants didn’t score first.
I’m watching gamesday and listening to Steiner & Monday.

Hey fridayjoe/troll get a life!

Another good inning, keep it up Eric

Way to draw the walk Russ…let’s get it going James!!!

That was seriously dumb by Ethier why didn’t he take that walk? Cain must be a last min scratch.

Damn which Torre would let Martin steal. I missed the running game.

We need this win today because I will assume Jeff Weaver will not outduel Tim Lincecum tomorrow and that Blake and Martin will be replaced by DeWitt and Ausmus for rest.

“That was seriously dumb by Ethier”

- h’e’ rose to the level of his own inability as twere…thank goodness for Juan Pi-erre!

P-I-E-R-R-E !!!

: )

Cain pitched on Tuesday…as far as I know, Sanchez was always scheduled.

My thoughts exactly scurt

Where you live at blues?

red pen…Cain pitched on Thursday.

jungar, I was checking stolen bases, as well, before your post. Furcal, Hudson and Kemp are a combined 12 for 14. Pierre and Martin are 4 for 8. So now, Pierre is a break-even base stealer with a break-down arm. Granted, he’s a vet…and Joe loves vets…but throw Paul a bone. And I’m STILL seething over Wolf’s inability to pitch deep into games. With Kershaw, Stults, and Weaver (at least for now) a safe bet to tax the bullpen, Wolf has become my pitching staff’s Juan Pierre.

friday joe, why all the hate for Ethier?

Way to go Castro!!

Way to go Raffy!!!

WAYDA GO JUAN CASTRO.

Come on Stults let see that power.

Come on Stults let see that power.

I’m stationed in clovis, new mexico after spending the last 2 years stationed in Las Vegas…not too happy bout that

another red pen…Way to go Juan!!!

I think Castro could had a inside the park homerun if Rowand didn’t back him up.

Damn runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and no scored.

Ethier is in the top 10 for all of baseball in RBIs. Don’t cherry pick your stats, fridayjoe.

Speaking of guys who run like a Range Rover – while towing a barge – the journey ‘e’s career stolen bases: 25 tries – 12 failures, only successes, 50%…the ‘e’pitom’e’ of poor.

Batting? Now in three games since cheater ‘m’ departed – 10 at bats, 2 hits – both puny singles – 0 doubles, 0 triples, 0 home runs, 0 rbis, a poor defensive play in the outfield and an error 4 games ago.

Without question, ‘e’ misses his mommy- er, manny…

: )

OH OH Pierre

Juan Pierre is halfway to the cycle!

Way to go Juan!!!

I fear we still need more runs.

Juan Pi-erre!

P-I-E-R-R-E !!!

Eat it haters!

heh heh heh

ah, ah, ah-hahahahahahahahahahahahah!

: )

P I E R R E >>GREAT JOB.

SLAPPYWOOOD!!!!!!!!

Way to go Juan!! Now how bout we dont blow a big lead this time around

How can you call anybody a hater after your posts?

Stults for Cy Young!

There is no comparison between Ethier and Pierre. Defensively Pierre is average at getting to balls and one of the worst at throwing. He is still good offensively, but overall there is no comparison; unless you are just a troll…

If Pierre would had start over Kemp than we would know what everyone going to say that he goiing to deserve another start.

Who is this LFer, and what has he done with Juan-for-four Pierre? THIS is what I like to see, hope there’s more of it over the next 47 games.

Ethier will do better. It’s just feeling a lot worse with this Giants supporting, socially inadequate putz holding the stats to the magnifying glass.

It’s all about the name on the front of the jersey. Who’s the real “hater”?

Another 1 2 3 innings.

so I have the red sox game on as well and tim mccarver is blasting Manny much like he did during the entire postseason last year, find somethin else to talk about. tim you are a ****** and an embarressment to broadcasting ya jerk

Keep it going Stults. We need a well pitched game right now.

I get it now. fridayjoe is really Manny!!! He’s blogging now that he’s gone……..keeping in touch…you know, trying keep everyone loose with humor…don’t-take-things-so-seriously kind of stuff. Think about it. I don’t recall seeing fridayjoe before Manny’s suspension, do any of you? Great idea Manny…..errr, I mean fridayjoe. You are a genius! We look forward to your return on July 3.

He got 2 doubles.

and by “stats”, I mean the small sample of AB’s Ethier has mucked up this season. Ethier has to work on maintaining that “fear” aspect other teams have shown over the previous games of the season.

I’m not worried.

LOL

I wonder if he was blasted Manny in the 2004 and 2007 WS.

IMO, there is no defending Manny now.

ethier’s legs = Pierre’s arm…a wash.

ethier’s power (snicker) = Pierre’s speed…a wash.

The tie-breaker: I could give you $45 million other reasons why Pierre rules & ethier drools…heh heh heh.

Like that ethier STRIKEOUT JUST NOW! Now ofer 2!

AH, AH, AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

: )

Go back to your sandbox kid.

The truth doth hurt nee injures mightily the journey ‘e’ heh heh

: )

trublu-you were right, of course. every other word so far has been Manny.

he loved Manny then, mccarver is a sox fan so he cried himself to sleep when Manny got traded to us. Way to make em pitch Russ!!

Pierre batting .410 . . . ‘e’ heh heh only .304

I LOVE LA – WE LOVE IT!

: )

alright troll, you win…leave now.

Ether contract vs Pierre contract not even a contest Ethier win for less money

This Dodgers fan (since 1958) loves it when they beg…

: )

oops Ethier damn hate spelling his name wrong lol

They have got to ban those maple bats.

You had it right the first time…’ether’ as in a slow death watching him expire afield daily sans his blankey, manny…

: )

Awesome job so far Eric, keep gettin outs!

Way to go Eric!!!

Oh shut up should you be on the main TB board.

That’s OK Eric, just keep throwing strikes.

lol at that vote seriously

Are those 82% dumb? I bet most of them are Red Sox fan/Yankess fan

fridayjoe, this is fifebarney. You really DRAG the NET(work) down.

Great job Eric!

Keep it up Eric, bullpen needs some rest

There goes the no-hitter.

Me Sergeant, you grunt nee Deputy…I outrank you – like Pierre does ethier – go fish.

heh heh heh

: )

Nice hit 0-Dog, bring him in Andre!!

Up to you now Matt

The players association should have pushed for testing a decade ago.

The journey ‘e’ is now ofer 3 with a doublepay groundout & 2 STRIKEOUTS… yup, he s***s like a Hoover vacuum… just the facts. Send him out to the cleaners…in Nippon, Japan.

: )

Way to go Matt!!

Way to go Matt!!!

lol the Jiants missed getting Kemp

Nice hitting STALION and great running.
There’s a lot of stuff in this game offensively by the Dodgers I hope to see.
Another stolen base. great.

lol ibb Martin to funny

Holy **** they just show Kemp playing basketball and shooting 3′s.

Anybody now how many home runs the powerful’ ‘e’ has hit so far today? Probably two or three, right?

No?

He’s ofer 3 with 2 K’s & a DP groundout!?

It’s a conspiracy I tells ya, a conspiracy!!!

heh heh heh

I LOVE LA – WE LOVE IT!

: )

missed=messed

Come on James!!

Hope KEMP’S O.K.
Can’t afford to lose him, especially right now.

Damn why couldn’t that ball be way in the dugout that Uribe can’t get.

Turn it to fox to hear mccarver crying!! rays beating up the red sox, hahahahahahaha! F you mccarver

What’s wrong with Kemp oldfan? I didn’t see anything…

The big E or journey ‘e’ as you call him, fridayjoe, is our best hitter and he’s already did enough this year.

Sob damn fk error.

Rick Monday just said the giants are looking for an opening…there it is

Kemp is fine nice catch Kemp

Kemp bails us out again!

Dang it! Pick him up Eric!

Yup; Pierre . 400 . . . ethier .302

Dream on…heh heh heh

: )

lol Monday is a jinx

Marvelous Matt!!!

I just hate .302 hitters….

KEMP alias “The Stalian” is really showing some of his tools, lately, of which he has 5.

I hate 0 homeruns and 0 assists

LOL Kahli!!! Me too. No room for them on my team. I want an entire team of .400 hitters.

I still rather have Dewitt but Castro been good so far.

Need to start cloning the 1941 Ted Williams!!! Geez!!!
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Damn Karros why he had to mention the Rangers and Jones .340. Wow .40 ERA for Grinke that is scarey.

jhall ~ Manny was trying to…just kidding.

Hey, jhall! How are ya today?

“Marvalous Matt”, that’s it digthedodgers.

I’ll start using it on my blog…he is marvelous.

fridayjoe, how the hell do we take you seriously when champion Pierre over Ethier? I know you’re just trying to stir the waters, pull our collective chains, but you lose all credibility. You come off like a buzzing mosquito. Do me a favor, get a job as a GM. Pierre is yours. Take him. For free. And good luck with your new ball club.

Hey, why is Pierre wearing a black T-shirt? We are the Dodger Blue!!!

Maybe if the royals start losing and Pierre does good, we can make a trade for greinke when Manny comes back

as in trading pierre for grienke

LOL Diggy!!!
BonJoir BleuFille’, doing well mon amie, merci!!!!!!!!!!

Stults playing the role of a stopper. Way to go Eric!!!

Hey Splash!!! I’m with you on that one!!!

WHATTA GEM FOR STULTS.
he can make it all the way.

I am happy for Stults. I’ve always liked him.

Way to go Stults!!! Couldn’t have come at a better time. Still some work to do, and with our bullpen lately, I’m not counting on anything!!!!!

You don’t mind do you, if I use it to, digthedodgers?

booklynfan ~ Please do!!! He is marvelous.

red pen…brooklynfan

Thank You, He certainly is.

We need to start extending some of our guys:
-Hudson
-Ethier
-Kemp
-Loney
-Martin
-Billingsley
-Broxton
it will save us money in the long run.

Oh drat, oh fiddlesticks…the journey ‘e’ has whiffed again -THRICE now on the day – ofer 4 the total futility quotient his…just the sad facts.

Now batting under .300 … WE LOVE IT!

heh heh heh

: )

I agree Diggy!!!

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Thank You Mr Stults!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great job Eric, let him finish Joe!

CY Stults

Unreal. 8 shutout innings. What a huge lift…thanks Eric!!!

Russell is getting back on track.

This should build a whole new level of confidence for Stults. Great defensive game by Kemp.

I’m with you Splash, let him finish it!!!! Brox is ready if he gets in trouble.

I like that pink glove.

Not to hurry things, but lets kick Lincicum’s Cy Young a** tomorrow.

LMTO Kahli!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m totally with you my friend!!!!!!!!!

It’s obvious fridayjoe never went to grammer school. dodgers kicking the gnats butt.

We can do it. None of this Manny is gone, we’re hosed crap. Take the freaking reins and make the horse go where you want it to.

Wow!!! We needed a game like this.

I always love Stults bat we need to used him as a PH when he not starting.

Castro is the man today. He certainly has stepped up. Stults is like other good players that we never let play enough and then traded away. He is showing what he can do.

Our bench is so much better than last season. Glad Stults will get a chance to pitch a complete game.

LOL Bob!!! I’m extremely happy for Eric Stults!!!

What a day for JUAN CASTRO.
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STULTS is a GOOOD hitting Pitcher, as we all know
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PIERRE is also earning his money.

Pierre’s the name… JUAN PIERRE!

3 hits, 3 rbis, 3x better than the journey ‘e’ heh heh

I LOVE LA – WE LOVE IT!

: )

I always love Stults bat we need to used him as a PH when he not starting.

The Juan’s are 6-10 today…unreal.

red pen…6-9

And Pierre deserves a mention for having an outstanding game in his own right. Way to go, JP!!!

Oh dear, the journey ‘e’ just made another pee-pee in his pants…ofer 5.

: )

Juans Gone Wild!!!

Awesome inning, 3 more outs to go!!

Go figure that Pierre and Castro would get six hits and five RBI’s while our 3-7 hitters go 2-14 with one RBI! We needed that.

Bring on the defensive replacement for Pierre in Paul lol

Sigh that was for Ethier damn

Pierre is now batting a ROBUST .405 . . . while ‘e’ heh heh only .297; my my my, how far the high & mighty akak over-hyped frauds has fallen. ofer 5 w/ 2 strikeouts and 5 more runners left stranded on base nee twisting in the wind …

WE LOVE IT!

: )

“Marvelous Matt” again!!!

MARVELOUS MATT
can’t wait to see the highlight.

All these plays by Kemp and the game is blacked out so all I can do is listen, was it web gem/top play worthy guys?

OUTSTANDING!!!™, Mr Stults and Mr Kemp!!!

splash ~ Matt makes ‘em look easier than they are, but it was a wonderful play. He didn’t completley dive for it, but he did outrun the ball and went down as he caught it.

And Pierre totally silences the peanut section aka the bottom feeder dudger fans…heh heh heh!

PLAYER OF THE GAME: JUAN PIERRE!

: )

Eric the Great!!!! and Marvelous Matt!!!!

Yes Splash, you will see it on ESPN tonight!!!

Funny you should mention bottom feeders Friday!!!!!

Great game by Stults. One tough game doesn’t change what Andre has done for us all year and what he will continue to do for the Dodgers the rest of the season. He’ll be back strong tomorrow. Matt is on track for a gold glove this season.

Well, who among us would have picked Stults to be the one on this staff to pitch a complete game shutout. Sometimes guts makes up for a lot of velocity on the ball. I hope he takes this as a great encouragement. For now I’m going to call him Lefty Bulldog.

If I were wearing a hat right now I would take it off to the other big “E”, Mr. Stults. Congrats on a great performance and especially for such a strong finish.

I can’t begin to express how bad we needed a game like this. First off, Eric, amazing game, the 1st complete game by a Dodger this season, you gave the bullpen a much needed rest. We scored in the 1st and never once let up, we kept getting hits and putting up runs. Matt, your gold glove will be coming soon. And most importantly we proved to ourselves and everyone else that we can win without Manny while putting up a lot of runs in the process. Great win and lets use this to come out strong against lincecum tommorrow. GO DODGERS!!

I wish I can express it in words but all I can say is I can’t express my happiness for ERIC STULTS, especially him who has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I first saw him pitch for the Dodgers in person at Shea Stadium.
A GREAT WIN FOR THE DODGERS and no words can explain it.

ethier now in 3 games without his mommy- er, manny: 14 at bats, only 2 hits – both puny singles – 0 hrs, 0 triples, 0 doubles, 0 rbis, 10 runners left stranded on base, a poor defensive play, and an outfield error 4 games back…just the sad, sad facts.

WE LOVE IT!

Juan Pi-erre RULES !

P-I-E-R-R-E !!!

heh heh heh

: )

8-0, WHAT A STATEMENT and it looks great, to me, here in Brooklyn N.Y.
There are people around here that will take notice.
All over N.Y.
It was a GREAT VICTORY in more ways than 1.
THANK YOU DODGERS****

Heh, heh is right. I am happy POPPY is stepping it up and playing well in Manny’s absence. I want the team to succeed. They need to pull together when the chips are down. I don’t think Phew is whooping it up because Andre has had a couple of bad days. These guys are putting the team first and working toward winning a championship!!!

This reminds me of the last time Ethier faced the Giants at Dodger Stadium, without Manny, when the Dodgers pitcher shut em out. Strangely enough, Jonathan Sanchez was pitching that day too.

Ethier’s July 30th, 2009 AB’s (courtesy of http://www.baseball-reference.com)

1st.) b2 LAD A. Ethier J. Sanchez Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2nd.) b4 LAD A. Ethier J. Sanchez Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
3rd.) b6 LAD A. Ethier G. Espineli Lineout: LF
4th.) b8 LAD A. Ethier S. Romo Strikeout Swinging

As I remember, Ethier did pretty well after that. And before that.

It’s all about the name on FRONT of the jersey.

brooklynfan ~ from what all the announcers say, Stults is a wonderful guy, so you picked a good one to root for. And, boy, did he deliver today. Go Dodgers!!!

Jhall & NSB ~ good to see you here. It was a great game and my hats off to Stults, the player of the game, for a complete game shut-out!

Well said North!! How’ve ya been my friend?!!!

Hey tru, how have you been?

I bet his mom is smiling down on him today, didgthedodgers. I hope Weaver brings it tomorrow. Should be an interesting matchup.

I almost forgot, Jhall, I love what’s on “THE FRONT!!!! DODGERS ARE #1

Hi’Ya Trumom!!! Always better when you are in the house mon amie!!!!

Juan Pierre is God! My name’s Friday…I carry a badge.

Indeed bluecrew! You know that was his first thought as the game ended.

Then stick to the facts Mr Friday. Nothing but the facts. Like Joe Friday did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been here for a while, but I was afraid to I’d say something I would regret. I did tell Junedarlin’ what has been taking place and she is not amused!!!!

Hi Tru and Jhall, I’m good. Just grabbing a bite before work.

It’s gonna be a lot more fun looking at the scowls of those in Halloweenie gear tonight.

JP stepped up big when the Dodgers really needed a lift. Congratulations, Juan! Although you have been roundly criticized, you have hung in and let your BA and some big hits today speak for you.

Thank you, Joe, for letting Stults finish the game and his shutout. Pitchers used to pitch complete games all the time, but you have frequently pulled your pitchers too early in the past and overused your bullpen. It has definitely hurt the team, and I hope you will follow a different path in the future.

Great game, guys! Keep up the good work.

Hey, trublu. Hope you are doing well.

Plain and simple fact is that Andre Ethier is a better than average ballplayer and our team would not be where it is right now without his contributions.

NS, hope you are doing well. How is school going? Hope you’re having time to draw.

BCG ~ I’m doing great! Nice win today by the DODGER TEAM!!!

Fact is, Pierre is batting .405 . . . ethier .297

Da, da-da-dah…da, da-da-da-dahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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BTW Friday, fact is, you should probably seek counseling!! You need help.

Jhall ~ Mom and Dad told me to tell you “No”!

There’s a guy in line ahead of me wearing a #16 Dodgers jersey, a .297 batting (emphasis on) average in tow…just the facts.

: )

As Ron White so succinctly said it; “There ain’t no fixing stupid.”

What does Eric Stults say????

To be factual, POP doesn’t have enough games in to have a legitimate average. Just wait…..the truth shall set you free!!!!

Thanks Trumom!! LMTO!!!! I’m in the freaking mood!!! LOL!!!! They will appreciate it even if they don’t condone it…

Damn, I’ve engaged!!!! Ward and June would not be happy with me!

Me too, Jhall! Somethime you just have to let it out!!!

Eric Stults says; F**king Yeah!!!!!

LMTO Trumom, good for you!!!!!

Tru and jhall, you guys are too funny. It is hard to hold back. My tongue is sore from biting it):

LOL Bleu!!! Sometimes you’ve just got to call a moron a moron!!!!

BTW, moron was being kind. Imbecile is much more appropriate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets not get caught up in the trash of the troll, although I did for awhile; it will just cause us to root against our own players to prove him wrong. Ethier is light years better than Pierre, but we all want Pierre to play well, especially now that he is going to be playing a lot. Go Dodgers!!!

Thank God JuneDarlin’ and Ward are busy right now or there would be plenty of words flying!!!!!

digthedodgers ~ you are right! It just ticks me off that playing in 5 or 6 games total merits somebody a batting average!

Tru, how have you been? I haven’t talked (typed) to you in quite a while.

Gee, I hope Dad/Eric and Mom/June/Nelly aren’t going to be sore at me.

Tru, I know, but people like that are just trying to get a reponse. He, or she, must have an incredibly empty life to spend all that time just ticking us off. But, in the end, we all (myself included) took the bait. There is no baseball expert alive who would take Pierre over Ethier.

I know I’m a couple of days late but didn’t know Kevin Grubb passing away and I’m a Nascar fan. RIP Grubb

That’s a fact Diggy!!!

jhall ~ no, they are not mad at you! They say you make them proud!

So Ethier is struggling a bit now offensively. It happens. Kemp and Loney are not hitting the cover off the ball either but as long as every player does what he can to help the team win, individual accomplishments don’t really matter. We all know Andre would be the first to say so. So thanks to the Juan’s today for doing your part and giving the offense a lift. Hopefully that momentum will roll over to the next game.

LOL Tru!!!! They’d do the same for me and the blog!!!!

digthedodgers ~ you are right again! If anybody out there really wanted Pierre, a deal to trade him (as he requested) would have been made.
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lbirken ~ I agree with you too. Baseball is a TEAM sport.

They sure would, Jhall!

Tru ~ Especially with the Dodgers ( I assume) willing to pay most of his salary as part of a deal. That said, as long as he’s in the Blue and White (although he was wearing a black t-shirt today…argh) I hope he does great.

Juan Pierre@.405 !

journey ‘e’ @.297 . . .

P-I-E-R-R-E !!!

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LMAO!!!!

Glad am I to say I was wrong about Stultz having just two good starts a year in him. We could use some more of that.
Kemp is creating a great high-light reel of running catches out in center.
Everybody struggles for a minute or two. Ethier just needs to swing at better pitches. He’s our boy and he will be OK.
Not the most popular Dodger, but I say credit to JP for a solid performance today. He’s ours, too.
GOOD WIN!!!!!!!!

I think the boys will play at at least a .500 clip without Manny once they get their legs back under them from the blow. If Manny’s suspension was a shock to us fans, imagine was it was to the players themselves.

As for badge/fridayjoe and the rest of the Kool-aid drinkers that find their way on here from time to time, when they want to put on their big boy pants and have an actual discussion of the facts, c’mon over. They of course do not want to have a real discussion, but rather roil the water and see what comes up in the froth. People like Friday can only resort to cherry picking one or two stats and an individual game to try and justify their position, even though they themselves don’t believe it.

All that said I do have to give Pierre his props today for an excellent game. And kudos to Eric Stults for a marvelous game when the team needed it most.

Good afternoon, all. A early Happy Mother’s Day to all the ITD moms out there. And as for the rest of you “mothers” like me, we’ll just have a great weekend….A great win for the D’s today that couldn’t have come at a better time. Kudos and double shots from the ITD victory flask for JuanP, Castro, Matty K, and, especially, Stultz. Stultz may actually make a believer out of me yet. And, as for the unpardonably frequent interruption, ignore it and it will eventually go away.

Hello everyone it has been a while. Thank the good lord the Dodgers won today. The Nats lost was unbelievable. I fell asleep and the score was 6-0 and awakened in the 9th losing..I cannot stay up late anymore..that stinks!!!

Anyway, have I missed anything new and exciting…Great job by Stults, I am always scared when I see him pitching but so far he has done a very good job…

#9 the hitting star..who would of thought…I know there is alot of dislike for the player, but he is a Dodger and we should be as supportive as we can be…Now with that being said..I would love to see X man Paul in the lineup.

I, too, am usually filled with apprehension when Stulz pitches, ramslover, but, maybe, just maybe, he’s finally going to step up and be more of a force on this rotation. I sure hope so because we certainly do need him to do it. In the same vein, hopefully, JuanP’s production continues because, with Manny gone, we’re going to need it as well. I would also like to see X-Paul get his shot. In fact, everyone is going to have to step up and take a portion of Manny’s offensive slack if we’re going to stay in the thick of things. GO TEAM!!!!GO DODGERS!!!!!

Damn this is getting out of hand poor Mayfield got busted

Damn why do nascar racing needs to fail a drug test?

I am so pleased to see Pierre do well today. Keep it up Juan, if you do well the dodgers do well. It’s different knowing that in 47 games his *** will be back on the pine where it belongs… It’s like something to enjoy with an expiration date. Plus, It’s only a matter of plate appearances before he’s back in his .290/.325 range. I can’t wait to read what friday joe says then.. but if Friday Joe has been a fan since 58 then he knows from watching him over the last few years that this will happen. Just like the sun setting in the west. Book it.

Clay Fowler, of the LA Daily News, pointed out Stults great game today was the day before Mother’s Day. That makes it for me. Way to go Eric!!!

Today’s game taught me that sometimes two Juans [Castro and Pierre] do make a right.

Good evening ITD boys and girls!
I know, I thought I wasn’t going to get to sign in for a while, but after today’s game, I had to!!! I am saying those infamous words, “Do not engage, do not engage, do not engage…” People like that are ignorant fools that are just trying to get us all riled up; we KNOW better.

But I have to give credit where credit is due. JP had a very good game today and for one that still doesn’t care for JP, he did very well. Good for him. I didn’t get to hear the whole game; just from the 6th inning forward. But I heard that both Juans did very well today. I’m glad for that.

But oh, boy, Stultsy, you were a stud today!!! I thought that after he got the gnats out in the 8th, that he could stay in the game in the 9th. I’m thrilled that he did and he got his CG shutout!!!

So how are my ITD friends this evening???

Oh, and knouffbrock/BCG – I sure am hoping that I am wrong about Raffy. I hope it’s nothing more than a slump. I know he’ll get out of it. It’s just an odd feeling that I had about Raffy’s back…

cp ~ Very well and you?

Oh, and I almost forgot, but I heard about Matty’s defensive prowess was on display for the national TV audience today!!! WTG MATTY!!!

Hey digthedodgers! It’s been a long time, I know! I back to the ranks of the unemployed again. The census work is over; it only lasted about 3 weeks. Oh well. I knew it was a temporary gig, but it got me out of the house for a while!

So how’s life with you???

Good, thanks. The Dodgers are fun to watch, with the exception of the horrible news on Thursday regarding Manny. Today’s game was much needed.

Yes digthedodgers, today’s win was just what the doctor ordered. I too didn’t want to have to face Lincecum with a 3 game losing streak and going to the east coast on our next road trip. I wished I was able to watch the game; I hate it when I miss it, but today it couldn’t be helped. But tomorrow will be a good day! It’ll be even better if the Dodgers win tomorrow!!!

Oh, and about “missing” so-and-so, we’ve got way too good of a team to roll over and play dead until that one returns. I think this stint without him will prove to our young guns that they can win without him…

cp ~ indeed. I really believe they have a lot of confidence in themselves, at least the strting 7. And I think Hudon’s attitude along with Torre’s calming influence will help a great deal. We just have to hope the guys don’t try to press too hard to prove how good we already know they are. Plus the pitching needs to continue their unexpected good form, but the offenses get more difficult in the coming weeks, but the pitching we’ll face won’t be as good as we’ve seen either. We will just have to watch and hope. Go Dodgers!!!

Yeah digthedodgers. I also think that the O-Dawg’s attitude in the clubhouse will be great! Torre, I know he’ll keep them on an even keel as he had to deal with this in NY of all places. But yes, the guys just need to know that they can’t press too hard. They WILL be tested next week on the east coast, but I’m confident that they’ll pull thru well.

Well, I’m gonna go. I want to spend some time with my family…

Take care.

I think that we can all agree that we haven’t played any of the elite teams in the NL yet. No doubt, the games with the Phillies and the Marlins next week will be a good yardstick in determining where we are as a team. We will be fine so long as any of our core players don’t try to carry this team all by themselves. In the noteable words of the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood: “Relax, go to it.” GO DODGERS!!!

Back!

BlueCrewGirl, I’m good, schools driving me nuts right now, but I fake graduate in a couple of weeks (“fake” because I’m just walking, I get my diploma in December). I’ve been wanting to draw, but have been either uninspired or frustrated with what I’m drawing. That’ll pass… but summer’s coming, and with that, plenty of time to draw during downtime.

Enchanted: Big boy pants. I like that one :D I guess it’s the rubber pants until they learn, eh?

Again, kudos to the Juans, coming out to get that monkey off our backs. We can take pretty boy Tim-ahh tomorrow if we keep riding this crest.

Remember, this is a team, with the same name on FRONT of the jerseys, it’ll take good production from EVERYONE to get it done. Whatever Manny we see on July 3rd will just be icing on the cake if we can get this done.

In a forehead-slap inducing pun… since 2008 we were 55-58 without Manny, and 50-30 with him. It’s these next 50 games that’ll make the season.

:: dodges tomatoes ::

Pierre .405 . . . ethier .297

Juan Pi-erre!

P-I-E-R-R-E !!!

: )

Hello Joe!
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At 1st I thought you were just clueless.
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Then I thought you were a Giants fan seeing as you were chanting something that would make one think that.
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Then I thought you were just a little kid trying to play grown up.
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Now I get it. Your just being sarcastic!
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I don’t know why I didn’t realize that initially.
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I mean your comments are so off base (Yes pun intended) they are almost like Pierre getting thrown out at 3rd for the 3rd out of the inning on Friday trying to steal a base with the team leader in RBI’s & #3 in RBI’s in the NL at bat.
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Gosh what a bonehead maneuver that was!
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I mean it’s funny because Pierre has only 6 RBI’s, 0 HR’s, 3 2b’s and 3 BB’s.
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Compared to Dre’s 27 RBI’s, 6 HR’s, 7 2b’s, & 26 BB’s.
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So I get it now and will enjoy chatting with you and your future posts because I’m sarcastic myself!
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Sweet victory today against the Midgets!
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Go Blue!!
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Bring another Ring to LA in 2009!!!!

Good Evening dcollins!!!! you………..sarcastic? nah!!!

I just left you a message Nelly!
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Happy Mothers Day Junie!!!!

Thank you…………………….. I am here with DodgerEric/Ward Dear going over the posts from today. I see Wally didn’t follow his own advice too well, did he? …………but I understand his reaction, I am sure I would have engaged……………….. just wasn’t around to do it? I am trying to look at this situation as a baseball fan and not as an Ethieraholic, but I come up with the same conclusion. There is no comparison between the two players, pure and simple.

How have you been?

I didn’t engage for awhile Friday but ended up chatting with him. Today I was working so I wasn’t around. Then when I was reading it tonight I was just laughing because the comments were just so stupid and showed how clueless to the sport the person is. Or they are just being funny.
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I’m thinking the latter because I can’t imagine someone being so out in left field (There I go again!!!). I mean other than our little friend…
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Tell Eric hello for me!
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I’m hittin the sack. Got a long but fun day planed for tomorrow & will need my energy!
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Take care…

Good Night dcollins – I will definitely tell Eric you said “hi”, and sarcastic definitely works. Have a wonderful day tomorrow/today :)

jhall/Wally – your father and I certainly aren’t sore at you, but next time………………… don’t be so easy on him :)

bluecrewgirl – I can imagine what your tongue feels like because I am guessing it feels alot like mine.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there and even for those that are not but have nephews or little siblings.
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I will be at the game today! Looking forward to Weaver stepping up against Lincecum! My friend Lore in the Top Deck is graduating today! Way to go Lore! she is got her Masters! She is a great friends that understands that I could not make it to the graduation but we celebrated at the game yesterday. She is a shy person but I took her a Congrats Grads balloon and a fruit tart from Portos in Glendale that was shared with the Top Deck.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

red pen: nephews and nieces!
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Josh: Not fair for those of us that get there two hours before game time and do not get to have any players greet us. I always miss it everytime players come and greet fans because I am there early for BP. Can I go back out and come back :-)?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Nothing much going on here, just about to head out. looking forward to what I hope will be a good capper to this homestand.

According to the Insider section of ESPN.com (which I don’t subscribe to), there’s whispers that the Dodgers could be interested in Schmid…. uh, I mean Peavy.

For what it would cost, and with Peavy’s declining production, I think this would be a grave mistake and knee-jerk reaction. Mainly on cost alone, because we could use any and all help with pitching, and Peavy has been capable in the past. But the amount we’d have to give up for him would probably deplete that which is keeping us more than afloat right now.

Peavy’s done great against us, but so had Schmidt before he signed with us. Not saying lightning ALWAYS strikes twice, but it’s definitely food for thought.

i.e. when getting Maddux from the Pads, it was a low cost, middling expectaions (for an aged pitcher), high reward situation. With Peavy, it’d be high cost AND immense expectations, as for the reward, we’d be robbing a soon-to-be legless team of their arm as well… like taking candy from Helen Keller as a baby.

Doesn’t add up to me.

I’m out

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