Dodgers Magazine

I don’t know how this is possible, but when we approached Vin Scully a couple months back about being on the cover of Dodgers Magazine, he said that he does not believe he’s ever been on the cover. Well, after 60 years, we’re finally changing that (the magazine hasn’t been around that long but this is his 60th year behind the mic). You can get a copy at Dodger Stadium starting tonight or you can get a subscription, but it’s a great cover story by Eric Neel of so check it out.

Meahwhile, over at Psychollingy, Eric Collins weighs in with this latest…

And here’s tonight’s Dodger lineup:

Pierre, LF

Furcal, SS

Ethier, RF

Blake, 3B

Loney, 1B

Kemp, CF

Castro, 2B

Ellis, C

Bills, P


  1. enchantedbeaver

    C’mon AJ, make it hard for Joe to put Marty back in the line-up.

    From the last thread – Birk, you got THAT right!! 🙂

  2. koufax1963

    My thought is have castro play SS and have furcal think about hitting and bunting. I hope AJ and Bilz connect!

  3. shad80

    Homeruns by pitchers at Dodgers Stadium.

    Wolf 9
    Troncoso/Kuroda/Elbert/Ohman 2
    Schlichting/Kershaw/Leach/Belisario/Stultz/Mota/ Billingsley/Milton 1

  4. shad80

    Hudson is in a 1/18 slump and also Hudson is 1/15 against Marquis. I’ve seen this coming last night.

  5. perumike

    Afternoon all! I’m gonna run out to get some exercise, but will be back in time for the game! Let’s go Billz, get the big 5-0 for us!!!

  6. edog07

    Anyone else notice that Torre always rest regulars on Bills pitching days? If I were him and could have a chance at a 20 win season I would ask Joe why I was the lucky one.

  7. ramslover

    Dear Josh and Mr McCourt, (try this again)

    I just watched the ITD tour video and I have to admit what you did to get Joe Pierre out to LA makes very proud to be a Dodgers fan. This selfless act was a sign of how much you care about the fans. The video gave me chills, it had to an out of skin experience for Joe Pierre.

    Congratulations Joe Pierre, your loyalty that you have shown to the boys in Blue has been admirable and has been repaid.

    Go Dodgers!!! Josh and Mr McCourt you guys are the best!!

  8. ramslover

    It is good to see Hudson sit..he is really pressing at the plate. I hope Manny is ready to start hitting again in 51 hours…we need our number 3 hitter back!!! The boys did well, but hopefully now we can bury the Gnats and Rockies!!!

  9. shad80

    Bills should had around 11 to 12 wins already if he stop blowing lead and another 2 wins if the setup guys did there job and Broxton could’ve still been prefect. I hate seeing him getting 4 outs saves.

  10. nellyjune

    from the previous thread………

    Scott, it also has a lot to do with being the father of a 21-year-old daughter! LOL!!!
    By dodgereric on June 30, 2009 2:25 PM

    I happen to have a 17 year old daughter – LMAO!!! I know………. I am bad, but I couldn’t resist.

  11. northstateblues

    Thanks Eric and 32&53 for the photos! It’s great everyone took pictures, we have so many different views of eachother, heheheh.

    Still trying to soak it all in… hasn’t happened yet. Was great to meet everyone, can’t wait to meet more of you next year, if I’m able to make it.

    Mighty different lineup today… hopefully the new blood will help us wake up the stagnating offense.

    I’ll be at work for the start of the game, but should be here in time to be called a stereotypical late-arriving Dodger fan (which, when I go to games, I arrive for BP, and stay until Nancy Bea’s done playing the last notes).

    Thanks again Josh, Dustin, and of course Mr. McCourt.

  12. trublu4ever

    Can’t wait to get my copy of Dodger Magazine with Vinny on the cover.

  13. enchantedbeaver

    I’d llike to complain about a line-up like this, but with Marty and Hudson out, I really can’t – neither’s been going anything lately.

  14. trublu4ever

    I thought the Cardinals were supposed to be a good team. They are letting the Giants beat them again……..4 – 1 in the 5th inning.

  15. shad80

    damn why do we have different time I posted that traitor LoDuca before tru comment. I guess is the time on your computer.

  16. shad80

    He also was talking **** when the Mets sweep us and I forgot what he say and I remember he got booed the next time he was back at DS because of it.

  17. Dodger4life

    Eric thanks for the photo’s and the kind words.
    Come on Billz!!!! Come on Dodgers!!!! Beat The Rockies!!!

  18. boblee4014

    Hey Joe, the time to trade Pierre was about a month ago when he was hot. He’s worthless on the trade market now. We’re stuck with him 2 more years. Crap

  19. arayd

    man ellis sure was impressive there! he should just take the 2 time all stars job right now. torre should hand over the reigns to the ITD’ers. world series champs every year.

  20. dodgereric

    Two things I don’t understand:

    1) How Torre can run through all 7 relievers in only 7 innings so that there was no one left last night and not one story I read had anyone asking him about it?

    2) How does a thermos know how to keep hot things hot and cold things cold?

  21. nellyjune

    messagebear……oh messagebear………. – JP has seen 4 pitches tonight so far, one he hit into a ground ball out, and the other three he just looked at for K looking.

  22. enchantedbeaver

    I got one for you – Why is Pierre still leadoff and Furcal still batting second?

    A: For the same reason chickens don’t pee and thermoses know what to keep hot and cold – because Joe’s a chicken**** magician.
    (I’ve mo idea what that means.)

  23. vl4ecc

    Everything, including the eggs come out of the same hole on a chicken. If I remember correctly, it has something to do with the gizzard. I won’t eat gizzards. They sell them fried up in just about every convenience store around here.

  24. jhallwally

    LMAO Beav!!!
    Hey VL, that is disgusting!!! LOL!!! Chickens have a cloaca(not sure if that is the proper spelling). Ned (egghead), Schidt(self explanitory), and Bombko(piss poor pitcher) all came out of the same hole. The G’Nat Cloaca!!!

  25. oldbrooklynfan

    When last night’s game ended at 2:20AM ET, I realized that that is probably the worse thing for a Dodger fan living in B’klyn.
    When I was working I checked on the real late scores the next morning, unless it was a crucial game and I stay up for the final result.
    I’m glad I’m retired and usually don’t have to get up at a certain time.

  26. trublu4ever

    Enchanted ~ because of you Russell is getting 2 days off and Furcal will be off tomorrow. Luckily for me, Manny will be back in a few days and JP will get some much needed rest!

  27. oldbrooklynfan

    I saved my write up along with the video, so I wouldn’t have to keep looking for it to show to friends and family.
    It almost appears fake. (lol)
    So thanks again, this is something I will always treasure.

  28. trublu4ever

    Sparkleplenty ~ I think it sucks that we have to stroke Juan’s ego and make our best hitters sit on the bench. I think 50 games is enough playing time for Juanpy!

  29. sparkleplenty_1

    Tru, according to what I heard on the pre-game show from Bowa, it is EXACTLY what we fear and he confirmed it – Andre and Matt will be sitting so JP can play. Joe is even going to rest Manny and put JP in. Now that’s ridiculous!!
    I don’t know about you all, but I can easily put up with Manny being Manny, but Joe being Joe just takes all the fun away!

  30. boblee4014

    Loney grounded out on the 2nd pitch Kemp out on the first pitch and Castro out on the third pitch. At this rate the game should end in the next 30 minutes.

  31. jhallwally

    Hi’Ya Beav!!! How ya doin my brother!!! I fell aspleep last night in the 12th. Was very happy to awaken to a walk off HR win by Andre. Another love letter to Nelly from Ethier!!!!

  32. nellyjune

    Thank you jhall/Wally!! How are you doing this evening? Your father was here, and then he disappeared again. I wonder where he is off to now?

  33. enchantedbeaver

    It figures we can’t get any offense when Billz has only thrown 67 pitches thru 5.

    Russell needs to be playing in AAA until he figures out his swing Tru.

  34. oldbrooklynfan

    I’d like to see an early finish tonight because I have some catching up to do.
    But I don’t want it to end like this.

  35. jhallwally

    Yep, Ethier is your HR leader, and right up there in RBI’s. Sitting him for Phew is a freaking bad joke by JoJo the clown. He’s roughly on pace to hit 30 homers and drive in 100 runs. That’s considered superstar status anywhere else. Geez!!!!

  36. vl4ecc

    I sure wish some other team could pick up JP in a trade. It’s a no brainer they wouldn’t get much in return…..
    Reminds me of what my dad would say about the situation.”You could wish in one hand, and s**t in the other, and see which one fills up first.”

  37. boblee4014

    Or as my Dad would have said ” We need 2 Pierre’s. One to s*** on and one to cover it up with”

  38. nellyjune

    jhall – if Joe plans on playing JP two or three times a week when Manny comes back, you risk a missed walk-off opportunity (Andre), you miss a possible Grand Slam opportunity (Matt), you miss a possible throw down at home plate (both Andre and Matt),and you miss all the other possible things Manny can bring to the offense if Joe chooses to sit him in favor of JP. I can see once a week, or on days games, fine, but this sitting them so he can play 2-3 times a week is just ridiculous.

  39. vl4ecc

    56 pitches from Marquis through six!! Unacceptable!
    They need to show some patience, and make him work more.

  40. oldbrooklynfan

    When JP plays we have to sacrifice power for slap hitting, base running if he gets on and a lot of small ball.
    He’s got to keep hitting.

  41. 32and53fan

    I don’t want to beat this dead horse any longer but as Vinny says “For those of you just joining us…” I have reposted my photos from the ITD tour and game at

    Thanks to Eric, I added several more IDs and also added a couple of extra pictures (including Vinny and his Emmy awards) and lightened and cropped a few others.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging.

  42. jhallwally

    Doing well Trumom, thanks. Hope you are doing likewise. I guess we wait till the 7th to turn on the heat. Keeps people in the seats for the whole game. LOL!!!

  43. boblee4014

    I hate to think this, but the way the Giants are playing and with their pitching, Manny better hurry the hell back before we get in trouble and see our lead slip further and further away.

  44. 32and53fan

    I can barely remember when the Dodgers would string 3 or 4 hits together and score 6 or more runs. Was it just a dream?

  45. trublu4ever

    Chad is pitching his heart out and getting no run support. Joe will take him out soon and he won’t get the win.

  46. enchantedbeaver

    I don’t think we can get 3 hits tonight let alone 3 runs. Billz proves once again why he’s no ace.

  47. boblee4014

    Well, Bull****, we can’t even throw it by the pitcher. Ball was right down the middle. Marquis is hitting better than our supposedly big hitters.

  48. kpookiemon

    This team is numbing my creativity…all I can offer is ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ……..

  49. nellyjune

    …and 32and53fan, he will be playing for Andre and Matt who can throw down to homeplate if needed.

  50. boblee4014

    Well, we will not score 3 runs off Marquis, and I need my beauty sleep. Good night all. Get me a win like last night after I gave up and went to bed.

  51. enchantedbeaver

    We would’ve gotten shutout last night too if it wasn’t for a balk and Wolf’s hit.

    Nite Boblee!!

  52. vl4ecc

    Aaaaaand the offense still slumbers.
    I don’t remember Marquis ever pitching this well when he was in a Cubs uniform.

  53. nellyjune

    enchanted – it feels like they are late for something. They are going to go from one of their longest games last night to perhaps one of their shortest games tonight.

    Good Night Boblee!!!!!!

  54. kpookiemon

    If the Dodgers continue to play their current brand of pathetic ball for the next two innings, they will finish June with a very mediocre 14-12 record. One word sums it up for me: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  55. jhallwally

    Oh well, not a great outing from Billz tonight, but certainly not a bad one. This one’s on the offense.

  56. sparkleplenty_1

    Maybe I’m wrong, and if so, please correct me – when a team is up against a pitcher who is mowing them down, the hitters would expect the best pitch they can hit would be the first one thrown, therefore, they should swing. Unfortunately it makes for lots of outs and a low pitch count. Does this make sense?

  57. shad80

    Last game vs. LAD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 6 3 3 0 4 5 3.68 1.36 .214
    Career vs. LAD 10 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 61.2 46 20 15 6 15 40 2.19 0.99 .204

    At least Marquis is a dodgers killer like Hawpe

  58. jhallwally

    HaHa, if its any consolation, the RedSux blew a 9 run lead to the lowly Orioles and Lurch Hendrickson got the win. Kind of makes me feel somewhat warm and fuzzy!!! LOL!!!!

  59. nellyjune

    WAKE UP KAHLI!!!!!……………WAKE UP!!!!

    You might be right enchanted – shock treatment might be in order.

  60. nellyjune

    Thanks for the info 32and53fan

    enchanted and his mind is working overtime again……….wait…….when is it not?

  61. kpookiemon

    Loretta’s blinding speed almost stirred me…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Memo to Ned: please do not sign any more pinch hitters named Mark…or any position player, for that matter. Hendrickson, Sweeney and Loretta are enough for any GM.

  62. kpookiemon

    One thing’s for sure: If Joe insists on beating the dead horse known as JP, he can expect more eye-popping months like his 14-12 June.

  63. kpookiemon

    The Amazing Carnac might do the trick…(in honor of Manny’s imminent return).
    A: Steroids
    Q: What do you get when you sit on a stereo?

  64. shad80

    Now, since May 18…

    19 IP
    1 ER
    10 hits
    3 BBs
    13 K’s

    WHIP= 0.68
    ERA = 0.47

    You can attach the ERA and WHiP going down further in 20 innings.

  65. enchantedbeaver

    JP batted 4 times and saw 7 pitches. What in that says he’s a leadoff or a professional hitter.

    What it says to me is he’s frggin pathetic and should be sitting on ******* the bench.

  66. vl4ecc

    An 86 pitch complete game. Haven’t seen anything resembling that since Greg Maddux was in his heyday.
    Here’s hoping they win the rubber game tomorrow.
    Good night all!

  67. enchantedbeaver

    That’s the trouble Sparkle – why should we have been overmatched by a guy who came into tonights game with an ERA over 4?

  68. jhallwally

    LOL Beav!!! What else can you do during a game like this?
    Big NL West rooster laid an egg tonight!!!!!!!!!!

  69. perumike

    Well, Marquis did well, and we were bad. If this is our worst month of this season, I am good with that. This just better not be a sign of anything to come. Go blue!!!!

  70. sparkleplenty_1

    This is very much like the game King Felix pitched. We were badly overmatched. But tomorrow’s another day and we’ll get ’em good!!!!

  71. shad80

    Actually the numbers should be the other way around but still good for Mota don’t know how long he’s going to last.

  72. 32and53fan

    You got that right nelly. I have been glued to this stupid laptop computer for the last four hours. I was meaning to get some dinner before the pregame show but I got busy cleaning up my photos and watching this pathetic game.
    As soon as I hit Submit, I am finally going to get up and have something to eat.

  73. oldbrooklynfan

    I just wanted to add that if the Dodgers were more discipline at the plate tonight, they would have all struck out looking.

  74. nellyjune

    No, what I meant was……I did eat at 8:00 and posted it then……………………..vl and jhall were talking about chickens. Now, for some reason, this same post posted a 2nd time an hour and a half later for no reason at all.

    You know some of us on the west coast haven’t eaten dinner yet – LOL!!!!!

    By nellyjune on June 30, 2009 8:17 PM

  75. shad80

    Damn Green you didn’t get the memo.

    By shad15 on June 30, 2009 7:06 PM

    Damn Green you didn’t get the memo.

    By shad15 on June 30, 2009 7:35 PM

    Like this one I posted at 7:06 and the same post poated 29 mins later and I only posted it once.

  76. shad80

    Pierre should had look at Figgins tonight 5 ab’s 30 pitches but we all know Pierre would never learn lol.

    Wow you don’t see that often a man tearing up his clothes and ran naked on the plane.

  77. bluecrewgirl

    That game was a total yawner. I can’t believe that Torre could even consider not playing Andre and Matt every day. What other team in the league wouldn’t play them every day? Andre might not be hitting for as high an average as he normally does right now, but by the end of the season he will be, even Torre himself said that he’s a .300 hitter in an article in the Times today. I think he’s just figuring some thinks out as he comes into his power years. Regardless, to lead the team in hr’s and rbi’s is quite an accomplishment and Matt has been playing great as well. Matt has made some fantastic defensive plays and he’s been really consistent at the plate too. It just baffles and frustrates me to no end to think of either one of them losing playing time.

  78. bluecrewgirl

    Hopefully, it will be like the second half of last season and they will both play so well, Joe won’t be able to justify not playing them every day.

  79. perumike

    Good morning all! Can’t wait to watch today’s game while I work today! Let’s go Kersh, get us our 50th!!!

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