Draft Day

The Baseball Draft has gone Primetime, so to speak, and is on the MLB Network as we speak. We don’t pick until #36, as our first-round choice went to the D’backs for Orlando Hudson but right now, I’d say no one is complaining about that!

Mark Langill looked up this interesting stat below…of course, who knows who we’ll get. I’d imagine our first pick will come around 5:30 PT.

High School Pitchers Drafted and Signed by Dodgers

(at least 10 starts with Los Angeles in one season)

Chad Billingsley — 32 starts/2008; 20 starts/2007; 16 starts/2006

Clayton Kershaw – 21 starts/2008

Dave Stewart – 14 starts/1982

Rick Sutclffe – 30 starts/1979

Rick Rhoden – 23 starts/1978

Doyle Alexander – 12 starts/1971

Alan Foster – 33 starts/1970; 15 starts/1969

Pretty interesting stuff…shows how hard it is to hit on a high school pitcher and yet, we’ve done it twice in the current rotation.

Anyway, here’s tonight’s lineup:

Pierre, LF

Hudson, 2B

Ethier, RF

Loney, 1B

Blake, 3B

Martin, C

Furcal, SS

Kemp, CF

Billingsley, P

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That is a huge span between Dave Stewart (1982) and Kershaw/Bills in 2008. And both Bills and Kershaw made it into the rotation before the organization thought they were ready. Is there a message here?

Can’t wait for the Dodgers to beat the Padres tonight! GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!! DODGER BLUE THRU & THRU!!!!!!!!!!

LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!!
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Let’s put another game in the win column tonight!!!

It’s good to see the A team in. It will certainly be a great game to watch tonight. GO DODGERS. With this BLUE CREW in we should get the win tonight.

dodgerbuddy – I know I have seen you on here a few times, but are you fairly new, or you a long timer with a changed name. If you are new, welcome to ITD.

Nice lineup!!! GO DODGERS!!!!!!

I want to welcome you also, Dodgerbuddy.

If you read Moneyball you will find out what Billy Beane of the A’s thinks about drafting high school players, especially pitchers. He does not think a high school pitcher is worth the money versus a college pitcher.

lbirken ~ I don’t think so either. Way too many freaky things happen to pitchers. I’d rather have a 5 tool position player.

Alright lads, you had your day off…now HIT THE BALL.

I like the core of young players currently on the roster but sometimes I do wonder why the Dodgers have not been able to develope a superstar type player such as a Pujols, Howard or that type of impact player.

I emailed the Dodgers and asked about the ITD group tickets for the day of the tour, June 27.
Q:What is the procedure for those of us attending the ITD tour? Do we have to remove our cars after the tour and re-enter the stadium later?
Where will the group tickets be located and what is the rate?

A:Yes you would have to remove your cars after the tour and enter again later on for the game. The tickets will be located in section 3 in the infield reserve at a price of $18 per ticket (normal price is $28).

Kristopher Ziskin
Account Executive
Los Angeles Dodgers
(323) 224-1308 (direct)
(323) 224-1550 (fax)
KrisZ@ladodgers.com
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For location of seats, see http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/ballpark/la_seating_pricing.jsp

it’s a slow week with the dodgers only playing 5 games this week.. i know they could use the break, but i was definitely spoiled by being able to watch them 7 times for the last couple weeks..

leekfink, great post at the end of the last thread.. i’m not sure how many people saw it.. but i really agree with you about the young players and our optimism coming to fruition :)

has anyone heard from oldbrooklynfan/joepierre? i hope he knows about the offer from josh/frank and can make it out here!

Sara ~ I’ll bet JoePierre shows up here right before game time.

Is it 7 yet? I don’t think I like this waiting on the East Coast for my Dodgers to play.
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Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Sara,
I went looking for him at other blogs and saw that he posted in Tommy’s blog. Tommy is in NY you know or is going to be this weekend. I forget.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

They better steal alot of bases against one of the worst pitcher in holding runners on bases.

Emma, I am a West Coast guy but on the rare times I am in the East during baseball season and the Dodgers are playing at home it is difficult to go to bed without knowing what happened. And worse, when you stay in a hotel and you get a USA Today in the morning, it shows the results as “late”. No kidding.

Have a great evening. Go Dodgers and Go Lakers.

You too lbirkin :)
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GO L.A.!!!!

I’m glad our most dynamic player bats 8th everynight.

Ibirken, I know! i hate not getting any report from the West Coast. Oh wow! Boston is leading the Yankees 7-0. I think that game is on two different channels here.

Hi ya Doin’ Everone?
Looks like the Dodgers picked a LHP by the name of Aaron Miller in the draft.
Good luck.
You know what we have to do tonight, beat up on the Padres.
GO TEAM.

There you are Oldbroolynfan! YOU ARE COMING TO THE ITD TOUR COURTESY OF FRANK MC COURT AND THE DODGER ORGANIZATION!!!All of the information is on the previous thread………who you have to contact to make the arrangements.

oldbrooklynfan – You need to read the previous thread. You are coming out to Dodger Stadium – Frank is paying :)

Well, if that wasn’t perfect timing!!!!

It sure is NellyJune!

Hey everyone. Should be a good game tonight. Hopefully the day’s rest did them some good.

I hate these game so far stupid defense

True! You called it! You just knew oldbrooklyn fan was going to show up prior to the game!
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oldbrooklynfan, Let me know if you need a ride from the airport or to the airport. I must say I also recomend the Flyaway from the airport to Union Station which is 5 minutes from the stadium.
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Shad, I think if the Lakers can stay close until the 4th, they have a good chance.

Magics shooting 73.3% crazy

I leave my car at Union Station when I travel and take Flyaway bus. $6 each way and is never crowded. Hey I forgot to mention that when I was coming back from Chicago, one of Furcal’s brother was on the same plane back to L.A. There were also some basketball prospects there.

I think it would be great if they had a limo pick up Joe Pierre. He deserves the full treatment!

Yeah me to but the defense have to improve in this 2nd half.

Geez Bills getting hit hard.

Batting Kemp 8th is totally inexcusable. Martin and Furcal should be batting in the 7th and 8th spots, at least until they get their acts together. Kemp should not be batting lower that 6th. I don’t see how Torre can justify batting Kemp, with his power and average, below those two.

Shad ~ I’m sure the defense will improve. Phil is probably reading them the riot act!

Or giving the his cold Zen stare, trublu, lol.

Oh definetely True! He only gets a ride on an old Solara with me. My Solara has almost 200K miles. I can’t believe I have put all those miles in that car. My other car is a 1968 chevy truck.

LOL, BCG & Emma!

The Dodgers had better break out of their funk tonight because it looks like it might be a long night for Bills.

Maybe Joe views the 8 spot as the 2nd cleanup hitter. With good hitters 1-8, it makes some sense.

I hope that was Bills bad inning. Lets get some runs.

Gosh at yahoo still have Pierre 0/6 against Young in steal when he should be 6/6

You might have a valid point, 32and53. Matt, the #2 cleanup hitter!

ANDRE ETHIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ethier keep on getting hot.

ANDRE EVERETT ETHIER ROCKS!!!!!!!!

Andre!!! Young must dread seeing him come to the plate.

Wow I can’t believe how many fans or in RF? I hate to see our stadium empty like that.

Mlb.tv starting to piss me off. Keeps locking up.

Boblee ~ I just gave up and listen to the game on the radio. I like to keep up to the minute, not a half to an inning behind!

I wish they would stop letting this guy wide open for the 3′s.

Can anyone tell me when the Tour is scheduled for?

June 27th OldBrooklynFan – it’s a Saturday :)

It’s Saturday – June 27th

Come on – hit line drives

………..and oldbrooklynfan, the Dodgers are playing the Mariners as well, so you will get to see a game too :)

Gosh damn Kobe missing Ft’s not good.

I posted an answer to your question, but on the prior thread by mistake, lol. It starts at 11:30 AM by the way.

LMAO, NellyJune!!!

From Picciolo, Dustin [DustinP@ladodgers.com]

The tour cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children (14 and under) and seniors (55 years and older). The tour will be led by Josh Rawitch and begin at the Top of the Park in Lot P at 11:30 on June 27th. You will need to enter through the Elysian Park Ave. gate and they will direct you to the Top of the Park from there. The tour will include more than the general stadium tour, but we will not know exactly where we can go until June 27th.

Please e-mail me your credit card information and how many people will be attending and I will make your reservation. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Dustin

However………………oldbrooklynfan – yours is ALL taken care of :)

Nice Kemp

Kemp! Cleanup hitter #2

Thx Bison. Too bad Joe doesn’t appreciate you.

See, you were right, 32&53!!!!

Our “Cleanup Hitter #2″ is better then our Cleanup Hitter #1 and our 5 spot hitter, 6th spot hitter and 7th spot hitter…A complete waste of his talent. He could be helping this team much more batting higher in the lineup. Him and Dre should be back to back. There is no legitamate reason for him to be batting 8th.

Matt Kemp better get used to being left on base all the time with the pitcher behind him. Complete waste!

32and 53fan/ Nelly
How am I taken care of?

aeversw ~ I wonder what will happen with our “Cleanup Hitter #2″ when Manny comes back!

Oldbrooklynfan – the Dodgers are treating you to the ITD tour and the game ………………………….this is for you :) This is from Josh on the previous thread.

Plus, we have some great news to share. I spoke with Frank McCourt about your idea of bringing out OldBrooklynFan and he immediately agreed that we have to do it. So, OldBrooklynFan, please email us at notes@ladodgers.com and we’ll work out the details. The Dodger organization is thrilled to have you out here!

Joe Pierre ~ all you have to do is send an email to: notes@ladodgers.com ans they will take care of you.

OBF – From the previous post by Josh Rawitch, Dodger VP:
Plus, we have some great news to share. I spoke with Frank McCourt about your idea of bringing out OldBrooklynFan and he immediately agreed that we have to do it. So, OldBrooklynFan, please email us at notes@ladodgers.com and we’ll work out the details. The Dodger organization is thrilled to have you out here!

Looks like they are giving you the VIP treatment. Prepare to be in some publicity pics.

okay – we really have to stop doing this!!!! However, I think it’s more strange when dodgereric and I have done it, and then there’s jhall and enchanted posted the same song at the same time.

This is so weird, NellyJune! I guess great minds think alike, don’t they 32and53?!

He’ll probably get benched! He’s so underappreciated by Joe Torre. Even when Kemp had a 10 game hit streak and hit over .400 during that stretch he got moved down in the order. It’s a joke that he bats 8th. He has improved so much since he’s been called up and he doesn’t get rewarded for it. If only he’d be given a chance to bat in front of Manny. I’d love to see what he could do with all those fastballs he’d get but I guess Joe would rather have him protected by the pitcher.

I sent an e-mail but the response was the Dodger schedule and nothing to do with the tour.

aeversw ~ it would be great to have: Matt, Manny then Andre!

…of course that is mere speculation on our parts. Maybe McCourt is just going to pay the freight for your transportation and expects you to pay for the tour and game like the rest of us IDTers… but I doubt that. :)

ANOTHER ONE FOR ANDRE!!!!!

LOL, you got that one right Tru!

AWESOME ANDRE STRIKES AGAIN!!!!

How do I get there?

Brooklyn – if you’re having trouble getting through leave a note on this thread in ALL CAPS so Josh will see it and I’m sure they’ll get ahold of you somehow. My guess is that the game and tour are on Frank. I would imagine lodging is as well but if not, your friends here on ITD won’t let you come this far and not be able to go. I’m in for a Jackson or two.

Maybe it’s one of those email addresses like when you email customer service at some websites and you get an autoreply when you send the original email, but then a real person gets back to you when the email is actually read.

Brooklyn – the Dodgers are flying you out at their expense!!

Boy Billz is none to sharp tonight.

Enchanted ~ Billz is dodging bullets!

I wish there was a way we could get in touch with Josh so that Joe Pierre is taken care of properly.

I sent emails to the addresses specified in the previous post and got replies, that I have posted earlier on this thread, by real Dodger employees.
I’m pretty sure all you have to do is email at the notes@ladodgers.com address and let them know that you are “OldBrooklynFan” who was promised the VIP treatment by Josh and Frank. They will coordinate the details of the trip with you.

Well it’s a line drive in the box score…

And then he just got picked off!

Oldbrooklynfan – Just reply to the e-mail, and you will be taken care of, and if not, like enchanted said, the ITD bloggers will.

And that’s a stupid out any way you look at it.

And Brooklyn – I fully expect to see a picture of you on the Dodgers main webpage standing in between Joe Torre and Juan Pierre.

I sent the e-mail and I got one from them and it didn’t say anything about the tour.
There is a lot about the Dodgers on it but nothing about the tour.
JOSH:
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW YOU OR THE DODGER WILL ARRANGE TO GET ME TO LOS ANGELES.
Sent response to:pierreseastmeetswest@yahoo.com

JOSH, OLDBROOKLYNFAN, ALSO KNOWN AS JOE PIERRE, NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIS TRIP TO THE ITD TOUR. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow 8/8 in the 4th but we can’t take the lead.

Come on Bills, What’s the problem

Billz is still a LONG way from being an ace.

Tonight Billz is pitching like the JOKER!!!

Bills in big trouble this inning

The Lakers better not lost by 1 while being awful at the FT’s lines going to be mad.

Is Billz ever going to go 5-6 innings UNDER 100 pitches?? That’s why he still has a long ways to go before anyone can anoint him “ace.”

MATTHEW RYAN KEMP JUST HIT A HOME RUN!!!!!!

Matt!!! Young is serving them up tonight. He crushed that one.

Yeah for our #2 cleanup hitter!

I got a fin says JP makes out on one of the first two pitches.

Im glad the only guys hitting tonight are 5 batters apart.

Lakers down by 3 with one minute remaining…

Im glad the only guys hitting tonight are 5 batters apart.

I think Slappy needs a rest…

O-Dogs’ Turn!!!!!!!

Enchanted ~ You mean you aren’t a Juanpian anymore? lol

ORLANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Too much wishing for a third Andre home run :)

Too bad Dre couldn’t have pulled that one a little.

I’m feeling that song getting a little closer Tru :)

I don’t think the Dodgers liked having it so well known nation wide that they aren’t a homerun hitting team and that they are 27th in the league.

Pietus you freaking lucky.

I’m waiting, Enchanted!

enchanted – you are right about that………………just a little pull and it would have been number 3.

Juan’s about two more slappy outs away from it Tru!!!

I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I really want the song! lol

Damn, Lakers came so close to taking game three. Missed free throws will kill you.

**** just bs we lost on the FT lines.

BILZ really maneuvered himself through them 5.2 inning and was pretty hittable.

Joepierre, You probably hear from the Dodgers tomorow.
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I was having such a hard time in the room with the computer. It kept kicking me out so I am using the one in the lobby. there are 5 guys guys and a lady that sound like chickens in a hen house . Oh and they are Laker haters.

I read the headline, Nelly, but hadn’t read the article yet. Sounds like he’s definitely keeping in top shape and as for the rest, I guess the only way he can make up for it is to come back and help the team.

How about a Grand Salami Loretta??

This is why matt kemp shouldnt bat 8th. It takes the bat out of his hands in key situations. Now we have to depend on Loretta whos 0 for his last 21.

Come Loretta you need to break you’re 0/9 streak in the PH role.

Why wouldn’t you bat DeWitt here against a RHP???

Damn Loretta has been turn into Sweeney lately.

Why is Slappy leading off?

Why is Matt batting 8th??

You know the closer Loretta gets to becoming Sweeney, the more Joe uses him in key ABs when you need someone that can drive the ball.

And, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”?

No excuse for using a slumping Loretta with the bases loaded when you’ve got a guy with a good track record with the bases juiced like DeWitt.

The more Slappy’s turning back into Slappy, the more Joe’s turning back into JoJo.

I think I might have trouble sleeping tonight, since I’m not use to not knowing what’s ahead of me.

hahaha

I’m excited for you Brooklyn – it’s just awesome that they’re doing this for you!!

oldbrooklynfan ~ sleep tight. All you have to know is that you are the guest of the Dodger organization to be a part of the ITD Tour!

Hey Trumom, “Who wrote the book of love”!!!!
Who put the bop, in the bop sha-bop, sha-bop, sha-bop!!!

Enchanted ~ I think Joe Pierre is having trouble getting the details of the trip set up.

LMAO, Jhall!!!!!!!!!!! I’m really showing my age now!

Tru – “All in good time, my pretty, all in good time.”

Enchanted ~ I hope you have the song ready!

My mama always said, “Slappy is as Slappy does…”

Hey oldbrooklynfan, I’m jealous. I’m 69 years old and been a Dodger fan since I was 7 years old. I hope you have a great time in LA.

Don’t sweat it Brooklyn!!! It will all work out in the wash. I’m very happy and excited for you. Should be a blast!!!
I’m also very impressed with the Dodger organization. Very classy move!!!!

oldbrooklynfan – What’s ahead of you? A Tour of Dodger Stadium, watching a game at Dodger Stadium, and you get to meet most of us…………………..but then again, that may be a little scary. And the best part, is all you have to do is sit back and relax because the Dodger Organization is taking care of everything. Don’t worry about a thing…you will be taken care of :) Don’t worry about being away from ITD either – lol. Enchanted, jhall and messagebear will be in charge, which is also a little scary.

Me too Tru!!! At least we got to experience real Rock-n-Roll!!!!

I think if you tested him now, JP would have 4X UNDER the testosterone level of a normal man.

Andre is 3 for 4 tonight and the one he missed was warning track power.

Jhall ~ we sure did! I still listen to it!

Hey Wally!!! How is my brother doing this evening???

Hey Nelly, Trumom might defect to our party if she reads last nights thread. LOL!!!! Beav is breaking out the chaps!!!

jhall is in the ITD House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wally – she read them, and she just might stay :)

I know I would enjoy being with you people but I’m not use to having a dream come true.

Me too Tru!!!! That was real music!!!! “Oh where, oh where can my baby be”.

I did read them early this morning and I was laughing so hard, my husband woke up and had to come check on me…he thought something was wrong!

Super Beav, thanks!!! How about you my brother?!!!
Hey Nell’!!! LOL!!!

I’m still laughing at the visual of Enchanted in those chaps!!!

Well my friend.

I’m afraid I’m hanging up my crooked thong and assless chaps – don’t want to give people the wrong impression.

Almost as much as Beavette in the high heels and a thong!

A full Beaver Moon, on the catwalk!!! He’s too sexy for his pants!!! LMTO!!!

Nor blind them…

How could we possibly get the wrong impression! LMTO!!!

Hey, jhall! Good to see you. Nelly, Andre is up to .280. I was really getting nervous when he was about to drop below .250. He’s moving on up.

You know Wally, by the time you and I and Bear are done on here on the 27th, Josh R. will probably be wishing he was the host of Dodger Thoughts.

jk – or am I?? :)

Yippee, ty-ahh cowboy!!!

Bobleed 4014: I’ve been a Dodger fan since 1947, I’m 71yrs old.

BonJoir BleuFille’!!! Likewise!!! Merci!!! Andre looks like he will be just fine.
Agreed Beav!!! LOL!!!

Oldbrooklynfan – you deserve to have this dream come true.

Russell has had a good night tonight.

bluecrewgirl – He is doing a remarkable job pulling himself out of this slump. It’s amazing how quickly those numbers can go up and down so fast.

Nice job Matthew!!!!!!

oldbrooklynfan.. i know you must be excited at the thought.. you’re going to get to come out to LA and get a tour of the stadium.. and then you’re going to catch a game with us.. Josh, Frank, and the dodgers will take care of you! I’m so happy that Josh is helping to arrange this for you.. reading that this will be a dream come true for you makes me so happy :-)

Charlie called Andre “One Red-Hot Hombre”. And, just think a week or so ago, they were saying what a dreadful slump he was in!

trublu, when you hit 2 homers in a game everyone will call you redhot!

Herrrrrrrrre’s Johnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A wise man once said that batting averages are like elevators. They go up and down all the time.

DeWitt just spared Juan a song.

Sara ~ you are right! It’s like he and Juan traded……Dre’s hot, Juan’s not!

That is true, sparkleplenty. I am just glad Andre didn’t drop down the elevator shaft, lol.

So, then we should be upset with DeWitt because we wanted a song :)

I’m simply am not myself at the moment, maybe by tomorrow, I’ll Know where I stand.

yes trublu, juan has cooled off considerably.. i hope raffy starts playing better and then joe can move him back up top and bat juan 9th again

Oldbrooklynfan – your dream has come true. I am guessing on June 27th, you will be standing inside Dodger Stadium. I know it’s overwhelming, but you will be just fine. Take a deep breath, sleep good and like you said, you will know all the details tomorrow.

Hey everybody……
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Joe Pierre when I seen that you were included in this event, I had a smile from ear to ear. Frank and the Dodgers have never made me smile more. Frank I was deeply touched by your generosity, This is the Heart of Dodgertown at it”s best.
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I seen Manny spoke today, and I will make a comment, I myself have hit some hard and difficult times. It may happen again who knows. I do know that when you find a place that is truly different and willing to accept you for who you are. You my friend have found something special. I can say this speaking from my own expierences, and it has changed my outloook not only on the way I go about my buisness but on the way I effect the lives of others. We love ya mon. Do us proud please, not because of what you can accomplsh on the diamond, but rather for the laughter and good will you can bring to everyone that you come in contact with. You are in a pretty unique position with all the lives you can touch, regardless of your success on the ball field. I will have your back as long as you have mine. We are a TEAM and we shall forever remain a Team long after the Thrill of living is gone.

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GO DODGERS!!!!!
BRING THE RING TO L.A.IN 2009!!!!!!

That sounds good to me, Sara.

VERY well said, D4!!

oh jon, come on now.. let’s close this thing out..

yeah broxton!!

Johnny says – Fu-Q Y’all!! That’s 10,000 boys and girls!!!!!!

WAY TO GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DODGER BLUE THRU AND THRU!!!!!!!!!!!!

What does Johnny say?

That’s number 10,000 wins for the team.

What does Johnny say?
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Fu Q y’all …………we are the #1 team in baseball!!!!

i guess we should have known the dodgers would win today.. the first reason being that the padres are just not very good.. the second reason being that the lakers lost, and they’ve been alternating wins and losses with the lakers ever since the finals began

DOING THE JOB.

Woo Hoo, win streak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just abhor defensive indifference – that run shouldn’t have scored off Brox.

This is win # 10,000 if you have been counting :)

Slappy watch last 11 games: 10-44 0 XBH 1 RBI .227

Good Evening ITD,

The Mailman Dre is delivering, mail does not come on Sunday, as we saw. Too bad Brox got touched, made that 9th a bit of a heart pumper, but all is BLUE now. I’m glad to see Manny Speaking, hope he gets together we the team frequently. And the Tour details have been annouced!
What a great start to the week! Have a good night All

On the postgame show, Matt just called Andre a “beast”, and he says he will use whip cream instead of shaving cream from now on :)

enchanted – you are smiling over those stats, aren’t you?

enchanted, I’m with you…I hate defensive indifference. The chance of a guy poking it through the right side doesn’t warrant taking away a possible force play and denying a runner scoring position. Weak. Play the game.

WAY TO GO BOY’S!!!!!!!
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ANDRE….YEE HAW!!!!!!
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Guess Who’s Back!!!!!
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GO DODGERS!!!!!
BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!!!!
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OH HAPPY DRE!!!!!!!

Good Night and God Bless everyone…….
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I LOVE L.A.!!!!!!!!!

Dodger4life – your post up above and this one were fantastic :)

Frank, Josh and the Dodgers, thank you for making it possible for Jor Pierre to go to Dodgers Stadium. For a man to remain loyal to a team that literally ripped his heart out when they left Brooklyn, he must be an amazing man. Joe Pierre, enjoy the game and the beauty of Dodgers Stadium, it is well deserved.

Dodger4life, I also liked your post about Manny, I also welcome him back. I really think he showed the young guys last year that the game is fun and should be played that way. He made a mistake and alot of people have villified him for it, but he has taken his punishment and it is time to move on. I, unlike some, do not need to hear an explanation or apology. All of us have made decisions that could have had extreme consequences in our lives so lets not be overly critical. Should we be angry with him, sure, but he does not owe us anything, except when he comes back July 3 or so to play hard and contribute to the 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS DODGERS.

This is only my opinion and I am sure that there are many that have differing opinions..God Bless America!!!

Have fun on the ITD tour and it is great that alot of you will get to meet each other..Wish I could go!

Good Morning ITDland ~ Nice win last night. Even though Billz was not sharp we managed to hit the long ball and win a game we should have won. Let’s do it again……..winning is fun!
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I also agree with you Dodger4life and Ramslover about Manny. With him back in our lineup we will be unstoppable. Who know, between now and July 3rd, we may even convince Messagebear and NellyJune to come over to our side! lol

I’m hoping with the dawning of a new day that Oldbrooklynfan got everything taken care of for his trip to visit Dodger Stadium and take part in the ITD Tour.

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LMAO!!!!! You two are funny, but oh soooo true :)

That’s why Eric and I get paid the big bucks…

Here’s hoping Bison doesn’t bat 8th tonight!

Well, IMO, you earn every penny of it too.

game 2 of this wonderful 2 game series tonight.. i’m not sure exactly when MLB decided to have 2 game series, i think it was last year.. maybe the year before.. but i think they’re stupid. it’s too short.. stick with 3 and 4 games =P

Martin hasn’t had an RBI since May 25. Why not switch him and Kemper, put Matt at #6 and Russell at #8 ?

crash, because that would just make too much sense :)

Hey with JP slumping and Ferk not hitting much at all this year, I’d like to see Kemp lead off for a couple weeks.

Only reason I can come up with for batting Kemp 8th is that without him there the bottom of the order would be really weak.

Oh yeah, okay, lets have Loney Kemp Ethier in the 7/8/9 positions. We can’t have a weak bottom of the order.

i feel like furcal has show some signs of life lately.. hopefully he’ll continue to improve and then there won’t be a question of who should lead off.. i wouldn’t mind kemp leading off a couple games.. but i don’t think we can leave him there.. he still strikes out too much..

Good luck with the Draft this year!
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That would be the way i’d line up the team. I was thinking that maybe moving Russ up to the 2 spot or even lead off would help him. His power has regressed a lot this season but he’s still getting on base and that seems to be more of his game. He’ll never hit 20 home runs so we might as well use what he’s good at doing (getting on base) to our advantage.

Good afternoon ITD boys and girls!
Great game last night! It’s great to see Andre swing the bat the way we all KNOW he can!!! Crash, I’m with you; why is Kemp wasting away in the 7th or 8th spot? I understand that he has too many strikeouts, but especially having him bat 8th, the Dodgers potentially have 2 strikeouts in a row! And Sara, you’re right; to move Kemp out of the 7 or 8 hole makes too much sense to Joe. I wouldn’t have Kemp any lower than 6th. Oh well, what do I know. I’m just a fan… But even with Kemp batting 7th or 8th, he is STILL raking!!! Can you imagine what our games would be like if he hit higher in the lineup??? BTW Crash, is my fellow San Buenaventurian coming to our ITD tour?

CPO – No, unfortunately I’ll be out of town that day.

hey cpompe! how are you? are you going to be there on tour day?

Career strikeouts

#1 Reggie Jackson – 2597
Batted 3rd – 3155 PA, 4th – 4956, 8th – 66

#2 Sammy Sosa – 2306
Batted 3rd – 3788, 4th – 3319, 8th – 191

#3 Jim Thome – 2242
Batted 3rd – 2374, 4th – 2735, 8th – 393

#4 Andres Galaraga – 2003
Batted 3rd – 1239, 4th – 3594, 8th – 21

#5 Jose Canseco – 1942
Batted 3rd – 1219, 4th – 1473, 8th – 14

#6 Willie Stargell – 1936
Batted 3rd – 717, 4th – 6541, 8th – 106

#7 Mike Schmidt – 1883
Batted 3rd – 3855, 4th – 4354, 8th – 76

#8 Fred McGriff – 1882
Batted 3rd – 162, 4th – 6719, 8th – 158

#9 Tony Perez – 1867
Batted 3rd – 715, 4th – 5889, 8th – 15

#10 Dave Kingman – 1816
Batted 3rd – 261, 4th – 4616, 8th – 52

#16 Mickey Mantle – 1710
Batted 3rd – 5102, 4th – 2860, 8th – 17

Moral of the story?

Sorry to hear that you’re not coming crash… I would’ve loved to meet you!

Sara – Yes, my husband and I are going on the tour. And before Josh officially announced it, we already had tickets to the game that night. A previous post yesterday said that the tickets that the Dodgers are offering for sale to ITDers would be located in section 3 in the infield reserve. Well, the tickets that we already had on the other side of the aisle, in aisle 1. These are my mom’s season seats. She’s out-of-town that weekend, so she asked if I wanted it. I said yes!!! Are you coming to the tour and the game? I’d love to meet you (and the rest of my ITD friends!!!)

The moral of the story Eric is that Matty should be in the #3 slot!!!

All aggressive hitters strikeout alot?

new thread…

dodgereric got new threaded again!!!!!

yes he did Nelly!!! :)

…..and for the record

Matt Kemp

Batting 1st – 206
2nd – 167
3rd – 227
4th – 32
5th – 107
6th – 269
7th – 264
8th – 73
9th – 34

cpompe1 – I am in Camarillo and going to the ITD tour. Do you want to carpool? I have not decided whether to go to the game later that night. The $18 ticket and $15 parking not to mention stadium food is tough on my small fixed income. If I went to the game, I might park outside and walk in.

HiYa Everybody.
This going to be something.
The Weaverly Brothers.
LET’S GO DODGERS.
I’m all packed.

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