A windy weekend

With the team in Chicago for the four-game set, wanted to make sure those of you looking to watch it on TV aren’t lost. There’s been a slight change with the channel on Time Warner Cable, so if you used to watch it on Channel 413, please note that this week, it’ll be on Channel 463 and then starting June 6, it’ll be on Channel 464. Sorry for an inconvenience. If you didn’t watch in HD, you’re not affected at all.

As for the game out there, here’s the lineup:

Pierre, LF

Furcal, SS

Hudson, 2B

Loney, 1B

Blake, 3B

Ethier, RF

Martin, C

Kemp, CF

Wolf, P

And here’s Joe Torre’s pregame chat:

The change in the lineup is really due to the fact that Casey is in the middle. We stacked left/righty from there.

We’ll have to pay attention to Furcal. I’ll probably give him tomorrow off and then he’ll play Saturday and Sunday.

Kuroda felt good and he threw well. His movement just wasn’t what he wanted. We’ll make a decision next after he throws his bullpen tomorrow. He didn’t have an arm issue so I’m not sure he needs another start down there.

Xaxier Paul left the hospital yesterday.

My guess is Brox won’t be available tonight. We’d use Troncoso.

Kuo had a sim game that wasn’t good. He was wild. But he had a bullpen that was better.

 

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Thanks for the line-up, Josh. LET’S GO DODGERS AND BEAT THE CUBBIES!!!!!

I’m so glad Xavier was released from the hospital. And, can’t wait for Kuroda to come back.

It’s good to see X.Paul out to the hospital……….wonderful news!!!!!

I like the lineup. It’s easy to mix this group up for the most part, and hopefully we can see some power out of our power guys tonight. It’s good to see Raffy in the lineup tonight.

Happy Anniversary Nelly!

I’m doing good, just breaking in the new laptop I got, and gearing up for another day of work (@ 5, which means I’ll miss the goings on in Chi Town). I read that transcript before and nearly puked on the keyboard laughing. Forgot where it came from, though, thanks for finding it, Tru!

I don’t know about the tour. Not because of money or anything, just time off. Finally getting decent hours at work, and need to take a weekend off in Early July for a family reunion, so I don’t wnat to mess things up. Though I am sad that there’s no Dodgers homestand remotely near when I can make it to SoCal. Blech.

To those who are going, though, enjoy it! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime sort of experience for sure (unless you work for the Dodgers or are using 20′s to light your cigars rolled in 100′s. . . oh wait, that last one is for seats in the “Legends Suite” in the Bronx). It’s nice to have an organization that takes care of the fans like this. $10 for a tour? can you still get a seat in the Pavillion for $10?

Alright, better start getting ready for work. KEEP THE CUBBIES LOVEABLE… KNOCK ‘EM INTO THE NEXT CENTURY OF FUTILITY!!!

NSB ~ Best wishes on new job. Great posts on the last thread. I wish you could join us on the tour.
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Glad you are back NellyJune! I’m glad you were able to get away where is was nice and cool. I’ve been sitting here sweating my a** off for the past two days!

Thanks northstateblues………………… and even though we understand why you can’t be at the tour, it won’t be the same without you. I still think us Nor-Cal (and any others who can come up here) Dodger fans should get together at a Dodger/Gnat game at AT&T Park sometime.

Hi Everybody
I’ll also be watching a different channel tonight, In the other room, MLB Network, I’ll at least be getting the game in real time and take a break from the screwy MLB.TV.
I need a new small TV in the computer room as the old one has lost it’s picture. What can you expect from a 29 year old set.
We have to keep winning with no let up as the Padres won’t give us a break
GO DODGERS*************************************

Hey everyone…. LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!

Good Evening Dodger4life!!!!! How are you doing this fine Dodger Blue day???

Happy anniversary Nells!!!

For those of you going on the tour… if you get to meet Ned, kick him in the groin for me for signing Mota and Ohman. Then when you’ve got his attention, tell him nice job on the everyday line-up.

IMO, Mota and Ohman are two of the main reasons we have to have a 13 man staff.

Hello Nelly
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HOT HOT HOT!!!!
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Happy Anniversary to you and Bill…:)

Nice job JP and Raffy!!!!

W O W

Enchanted ~ we need you to come on the tour! You do the kicking and we will all stand behind you!!!!

NELLY – Your daughter is a Dodger. She just doesn’t want to hurt your husband’s feelings…GOOOO DODGERS!
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NSTATE…WOW! I read what you said in the previous thread. The problem with men (and women) is that they keep pushing themselves to do better and break records, some of those records are becoming dangerous for humans….so for sportsmen they go for the PEDs. I do think that all sports should have to pee atleast once during the middle of the season.
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I’m jealouse of EMMA…she is in Chicago enjoy the GAME…LOVE CHICAGO….LOVE THE DODGERS!
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GOOOOOO DODGERS!

Thank you dodger4life and enchanted!!!

I think Wally and Beav want to remain boys of mystery, keeping all of us guessing what they are really like :)

NellyJune ~ that’s not fair! lol

QUESTION: So does the Dodgers have the record of scoring in the 1st inning?
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NOT GOOD DRE’

I don’t think Andre flying out is bad, striking out…..yes. At least if he is flying out, he is making contact. It’s the 2 K’s in a game that are killer for me.

Well, that was a good inning for Wolf, thanks to that DP. Let’s go Dodgers!!!!!

I notice Ethier’s beard is filling in. If he gets hot he better not shave it.

Enchanted, I would not be surprised to find out Joe agrees with you (about the pitching, not about kicking Ned in the groin). However, if the starters could be counted on to go deeper into games, that extra pitcher would not be needed.

He is hot with or wihout the beard….oh oh hitting! Yeah no shaving allowed if he improves…

It’s amazing that we keep winning when you consider that since Manny’s been gone Paul and Hoffmann each have more home runs playing only a few games than Ethier and Kemp have playing regularly. I’d also venture to say that Pierre has more total bases than the other two outfielders combined in the same time span. Somebody correct me if that’s wrong.

Please shut up, Rich and Charlie!

*Rick

Matt has 10 stolen bases! Not too shabby!

Pierre is HOT right now but he will cool down. Ethier is cool right now but will get HOT….it is all a cycle. Hey just as long that they don’t all cool down at the same time.

GOOOOO DODGERS!
Well I hope ya’ll enjoy the rest of the game & the chatting, but I have to feed some children, then I will go out for some Sushi!
GOOOOOO DODGERS

It’s like Juan is the only one on the team! I’m getting a little miffed! Casey Blake is playing great! Loney is heating up but, do we hear about them? NO!!!! I know Pierre is playing great right now but, we are a team damn it!

Hey Messagebear Are you just joking?

I’m sensing Trumom may be a Juanaphobe. LOL!!

I’m becoming a Juanaphobe more and more everyday, Enchanted! LOL

Maybe Rick and Charlie are Juanabees.

Yeah, Raffy and James!!!!

They sure are, Enchanted! They just can’t stop talking about him!!!!

Nice productive out by BLAKE.

Maybe it’s me but it looked like that ball bounced before Dre hit it.

The Dodgers sure do score a lot of runs on groundouts!

Greetings from Wrigley! Emma

The Dodgers sure do score a lot of runs on groundouts!

Hi Emma! Hope you’re staying warm.
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So far Wolf is looking pretty good . . .

I tell you, MLBN is not partial at all, they treat both team equally, very nice,

Charlie ~ “The amazing Mr. Pierre leads off”.

Lets Go Boy’s!!!!
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Enjoy Emma :-)
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GO DODGERS!!!!!!

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Eric, Psycho, Charlie and Rick should become Pierre’s agents. They’re doing a great job of selling him.

Isn’t that the truth, Sparkleplenty!

..then I say “sell away!!!” Charlie, Rick, Psycho, and Eric………”sell away!!!” The mlb.tv is doing a great job of calling the game…………….they are talking about both teams very equally.

Hey everyone. Happy Anniversary, Nelly!

Sparkle, I had to buy a jacket to keep warm. Thanks d4.

Boy, that Randy Wells spent so much time throwing over to first like he almost forgot Furcal at the plate,

Thank you bluecrewgirl!!!

A very happy anniversary to you and your husband, Nelly!

Don’t want to jinx him, but Wolf is pitching a pretty nice game tonight.

Happy Anniversary Nelly
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WOLF looks good through the 5th and still looks strong.

A few more runs for us would be nice!

WTG Andre!

ANDRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, that’s our Andre!!!!!!

Andre, that’s the way to hang in there and wait for your pitch! Keep it up!!!!

8 pitch double for Dre is a VERY good sign he may be coming out of it.

Thank you sparkleplenty and oldbrooklynfan!!!!!

Martin on the other hand…

BTW, does Gagne really want to pitch for the Dodgers, or does Boras just want to bilk Ned out a few more million?

In the article I read, it seems that Gagne wants to come back.

That’s a quote from Gagne.

If Ned signs Gagne, then you can kick him in the groin one more time for me.

I don’t think Gagne can pitch any more. So, there is a good chance he will end up with the Dodgers!

WOW 6 INNINGS

I’d like to know who Bradley’s agent is – he really pulled one over on the Cubbies, $30 million. Can you believe that?

Yeah, I bet Tomko and Henderson want to come back too.

Boras? LOL!!!!!

JP sure doesn’t believe in letting the pitcher get a minute or two rest on the bench does he?

Way to go Andre! Great catch!!!

Uh-oh, Mota’s warming up in the bullpen.

Just love those double plays!!!

His agent is Levinson brothers not Boras.

Nice inning boys…………….let’s get some insurance runs…………………10 ought to do it………….well, maybe :)

spit – I was just kidding about Boras, really I was :)

WHAT A GEM– GOT TO GET HIM SOME RUNS NOW!!!!!

Actually 2/20 millions.

Sorry. Being a roider I naturally thought Gagne was a Boras man.

Actually that was directing to the Bradley one but I think he knew that already lol.

Damn Furcal bunt right there look like when Pierre used to do that lol.

Damn it would been nice for him to get out of this inning.

WOLF pitched a gem and he really deserves a win, if they could only get it for him.
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LET’S GO RAMON

He did pitch a great game. A double play would be nice right now.

YES!! Another DP!!!

Just what the doctor ordered!

I love the Double Play!!!

GOOD JOB TRONCOSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Whew!!!!!!!!!! Come on Dodgers……………….a 2,4,……….10 run inning would be nice.

Way to go, Ramon!

Way to go Boy’s!!!

Let’s get some insurance runs here.

LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!
LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!
LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!

2 more walks and we have a run.

That was one heck of a slide by Martin.

Okay Ramon………………it’s up to you babe!!!! You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE MORE TIME RAMONE.

That should be RAMON

Shut Em Down Troncoso!!!!

So Troncoso and Torre better hold up not pinch hitting for P

Nail biting time . . . .

Hi ITD!!!!!!!!
can we get another DP!
Go Dodgers!!!

Damn, this isn’t good!

Hi, Koufax!

One more out is all we need!

Pass the victory flask!!!!

ALRIGHT RAMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DID BABE!!!! JUST AWESOME!!!!!

WooHoo, win streak!!!! Way to sack up Tron!!!!

That was a little too close for me! Way to go Ramon! Way to go Dodgers!!!!

Gutsy show, Ramon!!!

HE DID IT HE DID IT HE DID IT

He didn’t have his best stuff, but he gutted it out. Great job, Ramon!

Ramon Troncoso says – OLE!!!!

I know it was tough good job Troncoso.

Holy moley Break out the shots! T&T did it. Go Dodgers!
Way to start it up and get it done! Wolf Just fabulous! just what we needed!

Wrong he had great stuff, that the way he had to pitch, in this situation BCG.

Way to go Dodgers….Wolf…Fantastic outing….Nice job Troncoso :)

2-1… Nice for the pitching staff to win a game for a change.

Any one for double shots???????? Double shots for ITD!!!!!!!!!

Where’s seesky!!!?????

jhall is in the ITD House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Tru blu
Just Awesome.! How are you?
I think I would of pinch hit for Mr. T, but Torre had it right!

When he put those first two runners on, I was about ready to empty the flask. But he did it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, Ramon!!!!!!!

There is seesky!!!!……………………just in time too :)

FABULOUS WIN DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you had some left over for us, seesky ):

You would had who to close? Mota? Ohman? I don’t think so. Belisario wasn’t even available.

Maybe Wade or Leach? I really doubt it if that was the last year Wade yes but still don’t trust him.

BonJoir Nelle’!!! Wow, nail biter, but nice win.

Wade! Thanks for the shots. I got more to share. and a victory walk!

Jhall, good to see you as always.

I wish we had a healthy Kuo.

That was as nail-biting as they come,and I am sure we are going to be in for plenty more. However, as long as we are on the winning end of them…………………..it’s all good :)

We haven’t had a lot of close, low scoring games this year. Winning these types of games are particularly sweet…. Does joepierre know about the Maglie no-hitter audio on youtube??? If not, I think he would really enjoy it.

Any bets we can go 3 games at Coors and 4 at Wrigley without a HR?

Wow, great win. Never got to comment. Was watching on the big screen downstairs and my computer is upstairs. Way to go. We need 2 of the next 3 at least.

…hopefully they let our nails grow back a bit before the next one……………………well, on second thought………..a tad before tomorrow :)

Merci BleuFille’!!! Likewise. I must admit, I wasn’t too optimistic when Tron loaded them up with 1 out. Maybe the kid is turning the corner.

Nelly, we can always get press-on nail tips to chew on – LOL

We need good Billz tomorrow!!!!!!

I’d like to see a few long balls hit in Wrigley

Hell’, I’m down to the first knuckle. I won’t have any fingers left with this bullpen. LOL!!!

Me too, boblee.

3 out of 4 in this series would be great but it’s tough to do on the road. Unless, of course, you’re playing NL West opponents.

Koufax, Jhall and the rest of the gang ~ Wow, that was an exciting finish! I’ll be all four games are like this one.

I’d love to take 3 of 4 on the road, but a split would be acceptable. If we play .500 on the road and take care of our house, we’ll be sleeping in 4 leaf clovers!!!!

sparkleplenty – I am already wearing acrylic nails, and it won’t be long before I am biting through those. LOL!!!!

jhall – no kidding!!! BTW – you and enchanted will be very much missed at this tour if you are not there.

jhall,you can always chew on your drapes if you run out of knuckles.

Hey Trumom!!! Almost a little too exciting!! LOL!!!!

I can’t remember the last time this team was 19 games over .500, let alone started a season like this.

I actually thought we were going to lose the game. What a pleasant surprise!

The best Dodger record after 50 games would be an interesting stat to find out.

LOL Sky!! I was ready to set the darn drapes on fire if Tron blew this game. HaHa!!!
Thanks Nelly!! I’d love to be there, but unfortunately, it isn’t in the cards this year. I’m sure you, Trumom, and Eric will represent me well.

Its the power of the garden gnome Tru. THINK JUAN and give it the old Juan-Blue!! LMAO!!!

LOL Trumom!!! I had pretty much accepted that we were going to lose it. I had to to keep from burning the darn drapes if we lost. :))))

Besides, I’m not sure Josh would not have Dodger security waiting for Beav and myself!!! LOL!!!

My luck if I went on the tour I wind up alone in a dark corner of the stadium with JP, Ned, Joe, Frank & Jamie.

Would be fun sitting up in the loge having a beer with all of you though.

We could call that Captain Beav and the ship of Fools!!!!

LOL!!!

I’d certainly rather hang with you all than the aforementioned quintet!!!!

Anyone think Kuroda might need another week or so in rehab before we bring him back? 7 runs and 9 hits in 5 innings against single A hitters isn’t what I’d call impressive.

If you ran into Frank, you could give him hot real estate tips.

I think he could use about a month Beav. No need to rush him back at this point.

During tomorrow’s game I am going to keep track of how many times they refer to Juan as: fantastic; awesome; unreal, etc. I’ll bet you it will be close to 50 times!

Maybe I could get him to take a few wooden marathons.

LOL, trublue! You’re probably right about that.

I’m really shocked thar so far JP hasn’t cost us any games with his arm.

Agreed on Kuroda Wally.

Or shocked THAT so far…

Obviously I was a pirate in a previous life.

I am much happier with our owners, GM, manager, and Phew (as long as he keeps his OBP above .360) than last year. They made some huge blunders the first couple of years, but, to their credit, seem to have learned from it!!! I can live with that. It is totally unacceptable to keep making the same mistakes however!!!!

Just a thought, but does anyone think it is a coincidence that the guys have come together as a team since Jeffy Kent is gone. I think he was a much bigger problem than we really know.

I admit, its hard to find fault when they’re 34-15.

But I’ll keep trying!!!

LOL Beav!!!! You go brother!!!!

Okay – I am back……………major connnection issues……….very frustrating.

I don’t think it is jhall. They got it together when he was out last year.

Jhall ~ I think Jeff was a cancer in the clubhouse! Not just ours, but even when he was a Giant.
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I love pirates, Enchanted! Thar she blows!!!

Nice point Beav!!!

It also helps that this year they have honest to goodness PVLs to take up the slack.

LOL Trumom!!! Totally on it!!! There’s a reason he doesn’t have a ring!!! Self absorbed A-hole!!!!

Jeff didn’t like the “kids”!

Was that a pirate imitation Tru or were you talking about our bullpen?

The one PVL who has more than taken up the slack is Orlando. He’s always upbeat, smiling, and plays his heart out.

I don’t think he liked people in general trublu, lol.

…even JP has filled that role pretty good as a true pvl since being in his hot streak…………………..did I just say that?????……………….OMG!!!! I did!!!!!! ….just maybe I am turning a corner.

Nellyjune – Pierreaholic!!!

O-Dog is a really positive person, sparkleplenty.

Just as long as they aren’t the Pittsburg variety, huh, tru???????

I don’t think there’s a veteran on this team that you couldn’t point to as a positive influence – Hudson, Blake, Loretta, et al (even Pierre right now.) They didn’t have any of that last year except from Manny and a little from Blake.

LMAO, Enchanted! It very well could be our bullpen!
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NellyJune ~ what the hell happened to you?! Did the ocean air affect your senses?! Are you sure this is NellyJune?!

I wouldn’t go that far enchanted…………………..Mariya perhaps. She gives us all a bad time for giving JP a hard time. We still have a little over a month for things to go back to the way they were in the Dodger Universe, and the Ethieraholics and the Juanpians will be just as they were meant to be.

But you’ll never be a Torre-adore!!

We’ll never be coaxed over to the other side, enchanted, lol.

Ethieraholics NEVER give up on Andre, no matter how hard it hurts sometimes. It’s taking everything in my power to be nice when it comes to JP.

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NEVER I SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t know… what do you think Wally – is Mom a closet Juanpian?

That’s right jhall!!!!!………………….you keep smilin because in the end the Ethieraholics will prevail and the juanpians will be left with nothing but a noodle arm to call their own :)

NellyJune ~ you have more restraint than I do…….I didn’t say anything for a while but, I can’t take it anymore. He is doing a good job but, so is everyone else on the team. I think Manny is missed by Andre, Russell and Matt. He had thm loose and seeing the ball well. When Manny comes back, then what happens? You know Joe love Juan, so Andre or Matt will sit and, I won’t be able to tolerate that!

Trust the force Nelly. Don’t be tempted by the Ned/Phew side of the force.

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Trublu, Andre is showing signs of coming around and I am hoping the next few weeks will be like Sept. of 2008 for him. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Once an Ethieraholic………..always an Ethieraholic :)

LOL Beav!! No, I think Mom is biting her lip and showing composure until the inevitable real Phew shows up!!!!

enchanted – If I am……….I am not doing a very good job of hiding it. I get reprimanded every day from my daughter about my behavior, and I hear your father got the same talkin’ to.

I had to vent a little bit tonight, NellyJune! I almost turned to drinking, listening to Charlie and Rick talking about how Juanderful Pierre is. he’s just Juaninamillion, isn;t he?!

I’m so ticked, I can’t even type! * He’s, isn’t

Oh June, I’m home……. what’s for dinner?

….perfect timing as always Ward Dear. Thank God you are home. They are calling me names……………..of the worst kind too………………… a juanpian.

After tonight’s game, the Dodgers placed Will Ohman on the disabled list, according to Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner (via Dodger Thoughts commenter Dave60). The team called up catcher A.J. Ellis, moving back to a 12-man pitching staff and freeing Brad Ausmus to pinch-hit more frequently.

I don’t have a huge problem with people jumping on the Phew wagon. I have to say that I am impressed with the way he has responded and played since Manny got suspended. He is a very huge and pleasant surprise. I hope he can keep it up. Bottom line is, I want our Dodgers to bring home a championship. I don’t care if it is freaking Lance Carter or Danys Baez that get the job done. LOL!!!! Just get it done!!!

……………dinner? What dinner?

Answer to “seeskybout”: The best Dodger record after 50 games was 38 wins/ 12 losses accomplished by the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers who starded the season with 10 wins and ended the season by winning the World Series for the first time in Dodger history in 7 games against the Damm Yankees. I hope the same thing happens this year. Especially for Torre!!!

Best Dodger records after 50 games, courtesy of baseball-reference.com:
Los Angeles Dodgers: 36-14 in 1974
Brooklyn Dodgers: 38-12 in 1955

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!! How are you Chevelle?!!! My night is complete!!!

Amen to that jhall!!!!!

Just get behind me Junie, I’ll protect you from those ruffians!! Well, you better turn your back for a minute as well. This might get ugly……

I need to answer messagebear’s challenge (at least I think it was him)

Extra-base hits since, well, you know:
Pierre – 12 (9 – 2Bs, 3 – 3Bs)
Kemp – 3 (1 of each)
Ethier – 3 (all doubles)

LOL Dad!!! You really are fearless!!!!

This one’s sure to get a rise or two… Harry Belafonte – Day-O.

Dre-O, Dre-e-e-O
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go
Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre
Me say Dre, me say Dre-e-e-O
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Juan he play, really make us run
Juan P hum but the Dre no go
Juan knock ‘em in, but Dre have no fun.
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Tell Mr. Torre man, Juan the top banana
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
Rick and Charlie say Juan the top banana
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Get one hit, two hit, three hit, bunt.
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
One hit, two hit, three hit, bunt.
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Dre, me say Dre-e-e-o
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre…
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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A bountiful bunch o’runs with triple
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
Dre no go his big to cripple
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Get one hit, two hit, three hit, bunt.
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
One hit, two hit, three hit, bunt.
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Dre, me say Dre-e-e-o
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre…
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Tell Mr. Torre man, Juan the top banana
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
Rick and Charlie say Juan the top banana
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.
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Dre-O, Dre-e-e-O
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go
Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre, me say Dre
Me say Dre, me say Dre-e-e-O
Juan P hum, but the Dre no go.

Title: Dre-O
CD: I Am The Juan
©NedCo Broken Records 2009

Gee Dad, I’ll bet you mess with bear cubs while the mama bear is nearby!!!

EXEMPLARY!!!© Beav. LMFTO!!!!!

It’s okay Ward Dear………….I do know that information myself, but I am remaining optimistic that all things will be as they should come July 3rd.

FABULOUS SONG ENCHANTED!!!!!!!!

It’s okay Ward Dear………….I do know that information myself, but I am remaining optimistic that all things will be as they should come July 3rd.

FABULOUS SONG ENCHANTED!!!!!!!!

jhall, mes ami! (Is that right? LOL!!!) Are you sure there’s no way you can find your way out here next month? Man, it would be OUT-FRIGGIN-STANDING!®

DRE-O, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess it should say big TOE, not big TO, but hey its late.

Thanks Chevelle!!! Not looking good for me. It would be totally freaking awesome to meet and hang with you and mom!!!! As well as the rest of this great gang of Blue Bleeders!!!!

I am with dodgereric on that jhall and you too enchanted :)

I think Beav and I are afraid that Ned, Phew’s mama, and Dodger security would be there to greet us!!! LOL!!!

I didn’t know e was still around, else I’d have included you in that lament! Great song e! And believe it or not, I caught the ‘toe’ thing and changed it when I posted ‘er at DodgerLyrics.

I can hear Beav now; “I ain’t afraid of Ned or Dodger security”!!!! Who ya gonna call; Phew Busters!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! very funny jhall!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah jhall, they’d know who I was as soon as I kicked Ned in the groin.

Thanks E, and no worries – I had to write that quick little ditty so was gone a few minutes.

Gotta remember Dad, Beav is always around/present. Like Wolfman Jack!!! LOL!!!! Rock and Roll!!!!

Lyons mentioned during the game that Pierre can’t be intimidated.
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He don’t know me vewy well, do he?

Shame Ohman has to go on the disabled list :{

I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Dad meets Ned, Nelly meets Phew, and Beav tells JoJo how to manage!!! LOL!!!

SOMEBODY’S GOT TO!

I thought that would make your day enchanted.

Time now for Mota to meet an unfortunate happenstance…

Oh…………that would be something alright.

jhall – I have a hard enough time meeting players I like.

LOL!!! Spring training Nelly!!! Got to meet most all the players I really liked at Vero!!! Brett Butler was by far the best!!!

By far! Wow, that’s some endorsement! How many STs did you get to see?

I’d love to see Butler back in the Dodger fold. He would be a great influence on our young team. Class act all the way!!!!

I went to Vero 12 times Chevelle!!! One of the best things I ever did and experienced. Now that ST is out there, you should take advantage of it. You will never regret it.

I agree on getting Butler back. I’m big on tradition, and bringing guys back in the fold can be great.

I got close this year, I was in Phoenix less than a week before they opened camp. Maybe next year.

The only Dodger I ever met in person was Ron Cey, but it wasn’t pretty.

That’s great jhall!!!! I think Spring Training may be a great thing next year.

I don’t think any player has to worry about me becoming a stalker fan. Both times I actually got to meet Andre, I was a basket case and barely got two words out…….and I would never go up to them if I saw them out and about in their private life activities outside of the realm of a Dodger function. I respect their everyday life as people.

My first ST was in 1988!!! Over the 5 years we had the rookie of the year, I carried the baseball back and got them all to sign it. One of my treasured possesions.

I’d like to hear that story Chevelle!!! LOL!!!!

Ohman was hurt damn now it’s Mota turned and maybe Furcal lol.

That is cool jhall!!!! That is fabulous and what a great year to get that!!!!

….be careful what you wish for jhall :) LOL!!! I am truly just kidding. If anybody can tell a wonderful story, it’s dodgereric.

That’s awesome! What a keepsake!

I’ve got a Duke Snider ball here in the house. A kid we used to carpool with was playing ball nearby and his dad spotted the Duke in the crowd and told him to go get his sig for me. What a surprise! Too bad I didn’t get to meet him.

Damn, fell asleep in my chair. Now I KNOW I’m getting old. What I miss?

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! enchanted – that happens to all of us!!!!!!!! You didn’t miss much that you can’t catch up on.

Too cool Dad/Chevelle!!! I’d love to have a Snider ball. Reese and Hodges too. I did run into Ralph Branca and got his autograph. It was funny, as that day, I wore my Brooklyn t-shirt and hat to the game. He autographed the ball and my Brooklyn hat. Nice fellow also.

I believe E owes us a bedtime story about Ron Cey.

I’ll second that Beav!!!!

I bet he is working on it right now :) He has been very quiet since it was brought up.

I myself have no Ron Cey stories other than seeing him at a racketball club once.

We need an Eric/Dad story!!!

Hope he doesn’t say what Johnny says!! LOL!!!

Gee Wally, I’m surprised Mom and Dad aren’t sore at us for staying up late on a school night.

What would that be Wally???

Well you know his stories take time. Ethier that or he is having computer issues and is yelling at his computer at the moment.

Gosh, maybe there to busy doing grown up stuff.

Me sore? I took the day off from school – LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Now, your father……………that’s another story.

Oh, twist my arm…………..

Probably ’78 – ’79. I went to a game with 3 friends. We worked together and played slowpitch together too. I don’t think all 4 of us were ever in the seats at the same time. Must have had 80 beers between us. Oh, on the way into the park, we saw a 240Z (or 260 or 280) with the plates “3B 10″ on it. Looking through the windows, we saw several bats inside.

Anyway, after the game we had to pass by his car again. There must have been 30 kids waiting. We thought we’d wait to see how he handled it. Once he got there, he signed a couple of autographs and got in his car and started it up. We said, “Man, he’s gonna take off!” and we started walking through the lot towards my old ’68 Chevelle.

He came roaring through the lot, passing by us about 25 feet away. One of my buddies yelled out, “I LIKE DUSTY BAKER BETTER!” He slams on the brakes, jumps out and yelled back, “DON’T YOU CALL ME A MOTHER-YOUKNOWWHAT”. Only he didn’t say youknowwhat.

We just kind of stared at each other for a second. We were awfully drunk, but we were pretty sure we didn’t say that and told him so. But then I started ripping into him for not signing for all those kids. He said, “I signed for every kid who brought a pen.” I said, “You just signed a big contract (I think it was about $300K, big at the time), you can afford to keep a 19-cent Bic pen in your car’s visor for those kids who think you’re God!”

This went on for a minute or two and then he took off again. We were actually both impressed and appalled that he would stop to confront 4 drunken construction workers all alone in the parking lot. At least we got said what needed to be said.

:)))))

I told you – LOL!!!!!!! Didn’t I tell you……………..boys, you never listen to me, do you?

LOL!!

Too cool!!!

That is some story Eric!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that I’ve had my story I’ll bid you all a fond goodnight.

Nice having the family all together and chatting with you all!! Maybe next year if they do a tour I’ll make it out there to meet you all and get you all in trouble :)

OK gang, have a great weekend. Going out of town for a wedding. It’s been a pleasure blogging with you all. Goodnight and God Bless you!!! Thanks for the laughs.
Escelsior True Blue Believers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Night enchanted!!!! We have an early game tomorrow so you need your rest. Take Care and God Bless :)

Glad you liked it! I don’t like letting my family down!

Good night Beav! I still like the idea of meeting in AZ for a ST game, sitting in the stands, tossing back one or two and making fun of everyone around!

Good Night jhall…………….have a good time at the wedding. Take care and God Bless to you as well :) It’s always great seeing you, and it’s even better when your father and Theordore can be here too………makes it that much more fun!! :)))))))

Good night Wally! Maybe after the game we can take in this place:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4632991n

We’re there Pop!!! Goodnight my friends!!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!! Andre needs to a review of that place!!!

dodgereric ~ I am not sure if you read the previous thread, but thanks for the song earlier this afternoon.

You’re most welcome! I think that came from The Flintstones, but I wouldn’t swear to it.

I’m very tired for some reason, so I’m going to have to say, “Goodnight and God Bless you and yours”. And pass on my best wishes to Bill. He got himself a good one 21 years ago. As did you!

Thank you and good night to you!!!! I am falling asleep, and I have a very busy 6 days of school left with a busy weekend in between. Take Care and as always…………God Bless you and your wonderful family as well :)

Wakey-wakey, eggs and bakey.

“The next time you have a thought… let it go.” – Ron White

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http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dodgers-cubs29-2009may29,0,5360394,print.story

Frank McCourt has no problem with Manny Ramirez playing in All-Star game

Dodgers owner says if fans vote him into the lineup, ‘It’d be a great honor.’
By Dylan Hernandez
On The Dodgers

May 29, 2009

Reporting from Chicago — Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said he would like to see Manny Ramirez play in the All-Star game if fans vote him into the National League’s starting lineup.

Ramirez, who is serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy, was fourth among NL outfielders in the first round of balloting. The top three will start in the game, which will be played July 14 in St. Louis.

“Do I want to see him?” McCourt said.

“Sure, if he gets voted in. It’d be a great honor.”

The news of Ramirez’s controversial All-Star candidacy made national headlines this week, but McCourt said he was unaware of where his $25-million left fielder stood in the balloting.

When informed, he said, “The fans are going to make up their own minds about this. I think fans think for themselves and they’re entitled to do that.”

McCourt, who watched the Dodgers earn a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday, said he hasn’t spoken to Ramirez since they met at the outfielder’s Pasadena apartment on May 9.

McCourt maintained his stance that he didn’t think it was necessary for Ramirez to explain how and why he violated baseball’s drug policy.

McCourt said the mounting evidence that Ramirez used steroids hasn’t changed his mind. Ramirez was suspended for having a prescription for HCG, but The Times reported that no trace of the female fertility drug was found in Ramirez’s system and that the drug test Ramirez took in spring training was flagged for having an unusually elevated synthetic testosterone level, leading anti-doping experts to say that Ramirez took steroids.

“I don’t have the expertise nor have I seen any of the tests or the results, so I’m not in the position myself to address any of it,” McCourt said.

Sources in Ramirez’s camp have indicated that he will offer few, if any, details of the circumstances that led to his suspension.

McCourt said he would be fine with that.

“Only he can decide what he should say,” McCourt said. “Personally, I would look forward not backward. That’s just my philosophy. But he’s going to have to deal with this the way it’s most comfortable for him to deal with it. I think once you acknowledged your mistake, what more is there to say?”

But for Ramirez to acknowledge his mistake, doesn’t he have to say what the mistake was?

“Personally, I don’t think so,” McCourt said.

McCourt said his preference to “look forward and not backward” wasn’t like that of suspected steroid user Mark McGwire, who said at a congressional hearing on performance-enhancing drugs in 2005 that he wasn’t there to “talk about the past.”

“It’s a very different situation,” McCourt said.

McCourt said he’s pleased with the way Ramirez has handled the situation so far.

McCourt asked Ramirez to address his teammates and Ramirez did that in Florida two weeks ago.

Asked if he was concerned that Ramirez’s performance as a Dodger has been fueled by steroids and that he might not be the same player when he returns on July 3, McCourt didn’t answer the question directly.

“I think Manny is a very, very talented baseball player and I think he’s going to come back and contribute,” he said.

“That’s all I have to say.”

McCourt said he expects Ramirez to play in the minor leagues to prepare for his activation.

Under league rules, Ramirez will be permitted to play in as many as 10 minor league games.

dylan.hernandez@latimes.com

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I know that it’s not in Mr. McCourt’s best interest to say he doesn’t want his guy in the All-Star Game if elected. He’s still paying him lots of money, he’s still on the team, and obviously everything is emotionally compounded by the positive (no pun intended) impact Manny had in his short time with the Dodgers before the suspension.

But this begs the question:

Whatever happened to “No Comment”?

The Fifth? The F-i-f “Fifth”?!!!

This is just like lobbing a slow-pitch softball to those windbag Steinbrenners to do a bit of soapboxing while their roid-bunny will probably be starting at third that night (Why is A-Rod a bunny? Answer is it’s 12:44am on a Thursday, and nothing like a few ice cold brews after work). I don’t know what the talking heads of the nation’s AM dial will have to say about this (since it is still very early), but I’m guessing that the old adage will be proven: Better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Silence can be golden.

Look like it was Wade bday yesterday so happy belated 26th bday Wade.

Oh wow I didn’t even know Bob Hope widow was still alive and celebrate her 100th bday but I really wonder what’s the secret is to live that long?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090528/ap_en_ot/us_people_dolores_hope

Remain breathing.

Good morning ITD, Dodger Faithful
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Enchanted I enjoyed your song once again…Eric funny story involving Ron Cey, North thanks for the read.
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Boy’s I enjoyed the game last night, Wolfy very nice outing once again, Pierre you have been fabulous thus far, keep on keep’n on. Orlando very nice showing at the plate, re – load, and fire away again. Outstanding defense from all.
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Chad Billingsley on the hill today 11:20 am PT. LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!!!
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GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Enjoy your day and enjoy the game everyone…..:-)
LIFE IS GOOD TODAY!!!!!!

Good Morning Enchanted & Dodger4life. With Chad pitching today, I am confident we will chalk up another WIN!!
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Great late night reading material from all of you night owls.

Dodgereric, thanks for having the information to prove my point that Pierre has more total bases than Ethier and Kemp put together since you know what. I didn’t say it to demean Andre and Matt, but it is about time for both of them to start HITTING. I’m also glad to see Ellis up with the big club. Not that he’s a power hitter, but then neither is Martin, and maybe having another potential catcher presence will light some fire under Martin as well.

Bear ~ I think they brought Ellis up in order to give Joe more options off the bench. He can now use Ausmus or even Ellis as a pinch hitter and still have a back-up catcher just in case something should happen to Russell. Don’t you agree?

Yes, I do agree that is the case, trublu. I just like to dig at Martin a bit, because his offensive history over the three seasons that he’s now been with us is all going in the wrong direction. He needs to recognize that if he doesn’t turn it around, he may not be the permanent catcher up here.

Good morning enchanted , tru and bear…Thats what they say tru. I think Ausmus could actually use a little more at bat time. It must be tough not being able to lend a helping hand in these good times.

I think it’s a good move. The more options on the bench, the better!

Well in hockey Red Wings normal carries 3 goalies but they had old man Hasek so I guess carries 3 catchers won’t be so bad but would like to see Mitch Jones up here or give Repko another shot but don’t know if Repko is out of option.

I was just reading the power ranking from yesterday. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (34-15; Previous: 1) – Lasorda to represent club at draft, promises to return from 62nd round with another Piazza.

I hope there is another Piazza but it won’t be another 62nd rounds.

Enchanted ~ Thanks to you and the other Juanpians, Facebook now has: Juan Pierre, the forgotten left fielder (a bid to get him in the All-Star Game) and Juan Pierre is God (a group you can join)!

I hope there is another Piazza but it won’t be another 62nd rounds.

I bet the AL fans are trying to get him in to win another homefield advantage which is a joke lol. Should do like basketball and hockey where the best record gets it.

I also think the best record should get homefield advantage, Spit.

Maybe Ellis can start a game…just to nudge Mr. Martin a bit. Tell me again why Martin consistently bats ahead of Kemp? Kemp has better numbers across the board…more hits, more runs scored, more RBIs, more stolen bases, more power. OK, Kemp leads the team in Ks, but he’s hitting 30 points higher than Martin. Whatever, the Dodgers are 16-7 post Manny. I should probably take a chill pill on Martin………..or not.

To be on a major hot streak is one thing, but to be named an All-Star is quite another. Will this nightmare ever end, or is this just punishment for not being the nice person I normally am?

NellyJune ~ I think this nightmare is just beginning!

Kahli ~ I have a season-long supply of Chill-Pills! I think I’m going to have to re-order soon because my supply is already running low!

Good Morning ITD
Well it sucks to read about ETHIER, MARTIN & KEMP. But it is true. They do need to improve. Sometimes I feel like walking up to them and just slapping them across the face just to have the snap out of it. LOVE my boys, they are my fave but hey I’m a mom and sometimes the kids need a lil’ something to make them behave and come to their senses!
ETHIER! ETHIER! ETHIER!
MARTIN! MARTIN! MARTIN!
KEMP! KEMP! KEMP!
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I’m with you TRU and I know a lot of you feel the same here. I’ve complain so many times about how the media like to just give the credit to one person in the team. It is not about MANNY it is not about PIERRE. Last night games 1st inning scored was awesome, but it wasn’t because of PIERRE. The punt hit was amazing, it went far and FURCAL should be the one getting the MOST of the credit (PIERRE+FURCAL=1RUN). Now I feel like walking over the media and slapping them across the face. DODGERS IS A TEAM! WOLF was great! HUDSON had a great hitting streak….GOOOOO HUDSON. BLAKE has been great consistently. PIERRE best improvement!
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HOMEFIELD advantage should be based on best record. Can fans vote on who decides homefield advantage!
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GOOOOO DODGERS

Well said, Msrussyethier!

msrussy, what article are you referring to regarding kemp, martin and ethier?

Oh no article PERU…just the comments from some people here, and hearing my family (which are dodgers fans). And hearing Vin and other commentators mentioned how they have been in a slump etc. etc.

Ahhh, thanks!

You know guys, it’s day like this (an 11am start) that make me especially happy to work from home! :) Go Blue!!!

Working from home, must be nice! I work at an office and my start is at 6:30 a.m.

Yeah, I worked in my office for the first 7 years at this job, for the last 1.5 it’s been at home and it is pretty nice. :)

New thread…

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