Meet me in St. Louis

Tonight’s game is a little earlier than originally scheduled, as ESPN has picked it up (outside of LA). For those here, still tune into Prime Ticket tonight at 4:15 p.m.

Here’s the lineup:

Furcal, SS

Hudson, 2B

Manny, LF

Ethier, RF (named Player of the Week today in the NL)

Blake, 3B

Loney, 1B

Martin, C

Kemp, CF

Wolf, P

0 comments

  1. amyw27

    Josh- I will be in St. Louis tomorrow. I am going to really ry to make it out to a game!!! I hope it all works out!
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    Congrats Andre. You are super awesome and so much fun to watch.
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    I work late tonight so I will miss the entire game 😦 Go Get Em Wolf!

  2. perumike

    Good afternoon all! Glad to see the lineup, and congrats to Dre!!! Let’s silence Pujols and Holliday!!!

  3. thinkingblue

    AMY have fun in St. Louis. I hope you can make it to the game and represent!….GOOOOO DODGERS!

  4. Dodger4life

    Good day everyone…….
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    Way to go Andre!!!!!
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    LETS GO DODGERS, LETS GO!!!!!
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    BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!!!
    KEEP ON TRUCKIN……..
    Right on through St. Louis!!!!

  5. selltheteam

    “I think you can rip it and grip it for a time or two,” Ramirez told the Dodgers’ official Web site, “but over the course of catching the ball in the outfield … it’s going to ache on you.”
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    Hopefully, Ramirez gets over this hand soreness soon. I’d hate to see Torre treat him with kid gloves (pun intended) like he did when Manny was coming back from his 50 game PEDS suspension.

  6. truebluewill

    Hi Everyone,
    Looking forward to this week’s games. With the Dodgers playing in the central and eastern time zones, I’ll get to watch all of the games and still go to bed at a decent hour. I feel this road trip is another test for the Dodgers. 4-3 would be a passing grade.

  7. dodgereric

    From the end of the last thread:

    I remember listening to an interview with James Cameron, the director of “True Lies” among many others. He was talking about asking permission to blow up the actual highway bridge in the Florida Keys instead of building the models. He was turned down of course, but I remember his quote, “Hey, you never know unless you ask!”

    That’s why J.P. Ricciardi is asking for the moon. He doesn’t HAVE to trade Halladay. At least not right now. Some idiot might just……………….OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!?!??!?!?!?!?

  8. trublu4ever

    Congratulations Andre. I knew you were special! LET’S GO DODGERS………….DODGER BLUE THRU & THRU!!!!

  9. selltheteam

    Eric – I wonder who is calling the shots this week. Is it Ned or is it Frank? And if it’s Frank, why does he still need Ned?

  10. northstateblues

    I see Bud Selig’s working towards his own canonization by pondering whether he should let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame (He’d have to be voted in, of course, but his record speaks for itself. Unfortunately, so does his attitude). Of course, any story this big would take the heat off of his embracing acceptance of PEDs in baseball.

    Poor Bud, who’s going to elect you into Cooperstown?

  11. selltheteam

    nsb, interesting commentary (as usual – I always enjoy reading your comments). If he lets in Pete Rose, does that open the door for ALL the PEDS cheaters? Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, Clemens, A-Roid, Manny, Palmeiro, etc. etc.?

  12. trublu4ever

    Peter Gammons of ESPN says it does open the door for those players too. If you let Pete in you have to admit the others.

  13. nellyjune

    Good Afternoon from Las Vegas ITD readers and writers!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS ANDRE!!!!! This Ethieraholic is very proud of you!!!

    Thanks for the lineup Josh!!

    LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!

  14. lny4loney

    The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown consists of two parts.
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    1) A museum with exhibits commemorating the history of the game, etc. When I went there five years ago Pete Rose was represented in the museum at least once.
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    2) The sacred Hall itself. Pete is not represented there.

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    Pete Rose was an important player and it is good and right that his accomplishments and those of the powerful “Big Red Machine” are represented.
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    Pete Rose was a cheater of the most blatant sort, and as far as I can tell still an unrepentant one. His “apology” was weak. Whenever I hear Pete on the radio, all he wants to talk about is how Pete is being mistreated. When Pete starts talking about how he mistreated the game, the Reds organization, Reds players, etc … then I might begin to reconsider my attitude (as if my attitude is of any importance). Until then I strongly feel that the name of Pete Rose should not sully the sacred Hall.
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    I might not object to him being admitted posthumously. Baseball fans deserve to appreciate his accomplishments. Unfortunately, Pete himself does not.
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    Finally, the gambling is worse than the PEDs because at least when a player takes PEDs we can assume he is doing it to make himself a better player and more valuable to his team. No such assumption can be made about a manager who bets on his own team – even if he always bets for them.

  15. lny4loney

    Maybe there should be a baseball Hall of SHAME.
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    Pete and Bud could be part of the inaugural class.

  16. selltheteam

    No way I would want Rose and those who blatantly falsely blew away Maris’ single season HR record (Bonds, Sosa, McGwire) to be in the Hall of Fame.

  17. nellyjune

    I was looking at the photo gallery (7/25) on the homepage, and that picture of Brox and his son is just priceless.

  18. oldbrooklynfan

    Hi everybody,
    A positive thought is that in the past few years I didn’t expect the Dodgers to beat the Cardinals, now I’m not sure.
    GO DODGERS********************

  19. northstateblues

    Crash and Tru… that’s what I’m afraid of… Pandora’s Box.

    MLK, great Hall of SHAME idea. where would it be? I’d say Milwaukee, bring it home to Bud.

  20. oldbrooklynfan

    After this series I think we’ll have a much better idea how the Dodgers could fair in the postseason, if they get there.

  21. selltheteam

    Joe – I agree. However, I’d rather say “when they get there”. Of course, nothing in this game is guaranteed.

  22. bluesplash09

    Stop swinging at the first pitch! 3 times swinging at the 1st pitch has led to 3 groundouts 2 of whict were double plays, make carpenter pitch! ahhhhh

  23. lbirken@aol.com

    The Dodgers did not take advantage of a big opportunity with the series against the Marlins. With the two teams behind the Dodgers playing each other, the Dodgers could increase the lead over at least one of those teams with a victory but by losing two of three games the Dodgers lost ground to the second place team, a team that is playing very well right now. The good news is they did not really play all that badly but the bad news is they continued to struggle to score runs. The problem yesterday was not so much Schmidt because he was gone early; the problem was Weaver could not keep the game close enough. So much for yesterday.

    I don’t know if the team feels this way but it is clear to me that this series with St. Louis and the series that follows with Atlanta is critical. It should be an interesting week.

  24. bluesplash09

    why dont u walk this guy and let pujols come up with bases loaded, that should work out great for us

  25. aeversw

    Joe just loves giving the other team outs! Does he know Bison is our best bast stealer? Obviously not.

  26. aeversw

    What a freaking waste. Not 1 fastball to Matty. Imagine what he’d do batting in front of Manny not in front of the freaking pitcher.

  27. jesse_from_sc

    Hey Folks, first time here on this blog. I used to keep up with LA Times blog until they changed the format… I heard a lot about this one…so here I am. Not to take too much from the game….but its a commercial break anyway so….just a few more details

    31, from CA, but in SC now
    going to ATL this SAT for road game
    lived in BKLYN, so got a looooot of cool Dodger stories…..

    Jesse from SC

  28. aeversw

    Every time Matt bats 8th and comes up in a situation where he could drive in a run or two he’s going to get walked either intentionally or unintentionally to get to the pitcher and he’ll be wasted. I just don’t understand Joe’s reasoning for batting our best all around player 8th. Bison should bat 3rd, Manny 4th and Dre 5th. Man I hate joe.

  29. enchantedbeaver

    Hey daze805! Welcome to ITD!! (and don’t believe everything you’ve heard – we’re not THAT bad!!)

  30. nellyjune

    Welcome to ITD Daze805!!!

    Beav/enchanted/bpb – ……but then sometimes we are THAT bad 🙂

    lbirken – interesting sometimes and down right crazy sometimes as well.

  31. jesse_from_sc

    Thanks lbirken. I’ve tried to do video chats with my family in CA, and no one is as die hard as me, lol. I found it hard to find where jimmy fallon crossed the line in fever pitch, whats wrong with going to spring training… i went to vero last year and it paid off when i met Mr. Koufax

  32. lbirken@aol.com

    Daze, what you will find here is besides some pretty knowledgeable and passionate Dodger fans are some folks who will put a smile on your face with some really funny stuff.

  33. bluesplash09

    we had carpenter on the ropes and now we are gonna let him out of the inning without even throwing 10 pitches

  34. jesse_from_sc

    not even close, what was Phat Albert thinking…time for the bullpen to shine, then some late inning theatrics…..

  35. colliethec

    I mean if after getting 2 strikes on him the other day he just didn’t try to bunt that time with 2 strikes, he would of won it! Unjust!!!

  36. nellyjune

    lbirken – The DPs are not good. Too many chances for scoring on those just erased like that. However, with this team, it’s early still and we have learned we are never out of it until the last out of the game.

  37. colliethec

    & that play yesterday when they were down 8-0 he tried to steal 2nd & got hosed by a catcher who’s only thrown out something like 16 of 64 runners. Ripped off!!!

  38. lbirken@aol.com

    I have my moments, but this game may not be one of them. Hard to find something funny about hitting into four double plays unless you are Joe Torre, who hit into four double plays in one game and blamed the guy hitting in front of him for hitting 4 singles!

  39. colliethec

    & that time recently where he attempted to steal 3rd with no one out & got thrown out. Shameful!!!

  40. colliethec

    I’m just kidding everybody! I gotta have some fun on occasion!
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    Congrats to Every Day Dre from this Ethieraholic!!!!
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    Well deserved!
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    Go Blue!!
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    Bring the Ring to LA in 2009!!!

  41. colliethec

    Oh & D4… what was in that BBQ sauce last night????
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    I think you could of written some songs for the Dead!!!!

  42. enchantedbeaver

    I didn’t expect much out of them tonight – travel all night, lose three hours going east, start the game an hour early. Then you have Joe as their manager who’s about as electric as pudding – and such the motivator.

  43. nellyjune

    Hey Collie!!! just for you……………….GO JUAN PIERRE!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!! You know how hard that is to do? Also, I would like to know what was in the BBQ sauce of D4’s. As the saying goes..”When the cats are away, the mice will play”, but in this case, my cats and dogs are playing with D4 too – LOL!!! Dodger4life – I am just funnin’, but I know…………….. I will expect payback sometime soon:)

    Here goes our bullpen.

  44. jesse_from_sc

    Ok, synchronized my clock to this blog so my comments will show real time…

    Great, a 3 run lead now, looks like it will take a GS to win this one.

  45. nellyjune

    LOL!!! Electric as pudding – that’s funny Beav………………I mean enchanted…………………..I mean brownpaperbag.

  46. colliethec

    Well we let Carpenter off the hook and now we’re paying for it. We seem to do that at times.
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    Sweet work by the bully tonight!!
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    At least the Met’s have come back to tie the Rockies.

  47. trublu4ever

    When we have a game like this at this time of the year I always picture Ned on the phone looking to make a deal!

  48. colliethec

    Hello there Nelly! Hope your having as much fun away as D4 is having at home!!!
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    It’s hard for me to but my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek.
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    I’m sarcastic when I’m hacked off… & I’m hacked off!!!
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    I’m so sick of going to St. Louis and losing. So annoying.

  49. jesse_from_sc

    Any real likelihood that Doc Halladay ends up in Blue by the end of the week???

    I see Wolf will be pitching this Saturday in ATL, hope he gets more run support

  50. colliethec

    But it is good to see where we stand. We need more if we are going to get that Ring. That is very evident.
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    The problem is at this time I don’t see a whole lot out there that can help us out.
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    Getting Halliday would be great but not at the cost of any of our 25 and half the farm.

  51. enchantedbeaver

    Here’s my take on obtaining a starter – you either go after Halladay or Lee or you go after no one. We’re going to the playoffs no doubt about that. We’ve got enough arms that can throw and be a #5 (except Schmidt – just stick a fork in that guy), so another Wolf (Jerrod Washed-up) doesn’t do you any good. We’re not trying to win the season, we’re trying to win the series. Only a Halladay or Lee will help you there. Now the question becomes, would I give up the farm to obtain either one?

    No.

  52. kpookiemon

    The very fact that the Dodgers’ lefty “specialist” is a rookie named Leach speaks volumes about Ned. He NEVER addressed the pitching woes so evident even before Spring Training began. He’s still living off the bump Manny gave him, in terms of being a “successful” GM. And to try and rectify the pitching situation at the trading deadline will cost this team dearly in prospects…if it can be rectified at all.

  53. jesse_from_sc

    Joe, I hear the Jays want the farm for Halladay, in our case that would undoubtedly include Kemp, Kershaw, and another pitcher…maybe Leach or Mac. Way too high a price IMO. Supposedly they asked for 3 top notch players.

    RALLY TIme?!?!?!

  54. trublu4ever

    Daze ~ it has been rumored that Torre would love to have Halladay but I think it would cost us way too much, don’t you?

  55. nellyjune

    Not that I would necessarily want it to happen, but it would be fun to see Andre to get tossed in a game. He doesn’t argue calls too much.

  56. nellyjune

    sparkleplenty – I am having a good time in Las Vegas. The kids are at the movies so I took this time to watch the game, but this game isn’t very enjoyable right now.

  57. nellyjune

    daze805 – you are sounding so much like us already. It’s like you have been here all along. ……….and yes, it is naueating to say the least.

  58. oldbrooklynfan

    I wish MLB.TV, wouldn’t make it so hard for us to figure out whose pitching .
    They take too long to come back.

  59. jesse_from_sc

    anyone else watching the game on ESPN? If I have to hear them say Jose Oquendo one more time i’m gonna punch the screen.

  60. jesse_from_sc

    Colletti, it’s still intact, although a 9th inning DP would definitely necessitate me getting a new TV.

    MARIANO DUNCAN, MARIANO DUNCAN, MARIANO DUNCAN, MARIANO DUNCAN, MARIANO DUNCAN, MARIANO DUNCAN

  61. nellyjune

    Collie ~ Thanks for the video and the gnat info. My hubby did not know that so he thanks you too 🙂

  62. shad80

    The San Francisco Giants have acquired first baseman Ryan Garko(notes) from the Cleveland Indians, filling a big need in the infield and adding a key right-handed bat.

    Garko was a late lineup scratch for the Indians on Monday before they opened a road series against the Los Angeles Angels. He was batting .285 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs in 78 games for Cleveland, including .343 this month.

    The Giants, who fell out of the wild-card lead with a 3-7 road trip, gave up Class-A left-hander Scott Barnes in the deal. Barnes was 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 18 starts and 98.0 innings.

  63. colliethec

    He’ll help them some Shad. They needed something better at 1st & now they have it. They are a dangerous team especially if they make it to the playoffs.

  64. lny4loney

    Welcome, Daze. Of course there is one major problem with this site: MLB is using 1994 internet technology.
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    Tonight has been a prime example of the absolute insanity of wasting Matt Kemp in the 8-hole. Most of the night the Cards just pitched around him. And why shouldn’t they? That’s what I would do.
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    It is not at all difficult to project Matt Kemp hitting .325, 20 HRs, 75 RBI, 25 SB if he was hitting in the top half of the order. Personally I would have him hitting third (certainly while Manny was out). Just imagine the difference in the quality of pitches he would get with Manny behind him.
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    This guy should be a worthy MVP candidate (well, if there was no Albert Pujols), and JoJo has him hitting eighth.
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    It really is astonishing.

  65. trublu4ever

    Yes I do Collie and now if the Giants would lose, not a bad night after all. We will come back with a win tomorrow because we haven’t los 3 in a row all season.

  66. nellyjune

    Shad – It’s kind of an understood thing that if the gnats don’t make the playoffs (and some even say better than that), then Bochy is gone anyway. It get talked about alot on their radio station. However, anything can happen in this crazy business.

  67. nellyjune

    daze805/jessefromsc – Gotcha!!! There are many here with multiple names, both displayed and/or given over the coarse of being on this blog.

  68. shad80

    If I was them I’d rather have Ishikawa but since him and Aurilla were in a platoon I don’t think Garko would be a bad move for them. I just check Garko numbers and his obp is good but he’s been in a platoon with Martinez at 1st.

  69. truebluewill

    I hope your right tb4. I hope that this game is not a bad omen of things to come on this road trip. Remember the Dodgers haven’t had a prolonged losing streak so far this year. Things have been going so well I’m always afraid the other shoe is going to drop.

  70. nellyjune

    Okay – I am getting time warped again. I am heading out in a few anyway. Have a great evening Dodger Blue fans!! We haven’t lost two in a row all season, and we are not going to let it happen tomorrow. It has been one of many great things about this team this season.

    ~DODGER BLUE THRU AND THRU~

  71. jesse_from_sc

    Well thanks everyone for the kind welcome. I can truly say I have not had this much fun during a loss. Tomorrow will be a better result, Bills will dominate!!! I think I’ll watch a Tommy rant on youtube to lift my spirits.

    looking forward to blogging live from Turner Field on Saturday!!!

    GO BLUE!!!!!!!!

    Jesse from SC (daze805)

  72. oldbrooklynfan

    I hope everybody knows that our starting 8 regulars are all batting over 260.
    At least that some good news.

  73. koufax1963

    Lets face it, we got outplayed especially on defense, the good news is that is our 2nd loss in a row and that is our limit!

  74. boblee4014

    I live in the St. Louis area and I don’t know if I’ve expressed this before but I hate the F***ing Cardinals. That’s all I got to say and good nite. We’ll get them tomorrow….

  75. colliethec

    1963 — You are correct sir. They were sleepwalking today. Hopefully it’s just due to a bad travel schedule and they snap out of it. I was bummin yesterday but they clawed back so I thought they might be ready today.
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    Guess not…

  76. nellyjune

    jesse – You are so welcome, and this was a mild day for this group. You haven’t seen nothing yet 🙂

    Okay – now I am really going – bye!!!!

  77. boblee4014

    One more thing. Why did Kemp take the first pitch as it was a pitch he could have hit a mile. Manny took the first 2 pitches in the ninth for strikes which were hitable.

  78. boblee4014

    One more thing. Why did Kemp take the first pitch as it was a pitch he could have hit a mile. Manny took the first 2 pitches in the ninth for strikes which were hitable.

  79. boblee4014

    One more thing. Why did Kemp take the first pitch as it was a pitch he could have hit a mile. Manny took the first 2 pitches in the ninth for strikes which were hitable.

  80. colliethec

    Take care Nelly… we need to get those tix soon!
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    *****Josh****** This blog needs some work. It’s really messed up. Please get IT to fix it soon. It’s really annoying!
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    Thanks for running it. When it doesn’t work well it makes one realize how much it’s missed!

  81. colliethec

    Bob — I thought the same thing. Bases loaded with a relief pitcher coming into the game. As a pitcher you are thinking that you have to get a 1st pitch strike. As a hitter you have to think the pitcher is thinking that.
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    He grooved it and Kemp should of been swinging at it.

  82. colliethec

    Submission errors, time warps, 2ble & 3rple posts!!!! uggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!
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    JOSH PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!

  83. shad80

    Well they did but I can’t believe there was a Yankees fan that wan’t Jason Werth since Gardiner on the DL but do the team have enough OF’s?

  84. shad80

    I’m surprise that fool didn’t come to the Dodgers board and wanted Pierre than they can have the 2 worst arm in LF and CF consider that poll last week.

  85. shad80

    Toady in AAA Albuquerque:

    Abreu: 5-5 1HR 3RBI 3 2B
    Lindblom: 2IP Save
    Stults: W 6IP 2ER

    AA Chattanooga:

    Steve Johnson: W 6IP 3H 0ER 1BB 7K’s
    Bell: 2-3 1 2B (now hitting .300

    Nice numbers tonight from our minor league teams.

  86. cpompe1

    Good evening ITD boys and girls!
    Today’s game is the kind of game where I’d like to walk up to the Dodgers and strangle them. No, not really, but it was just SOOOO frustrating to watch. I mean, Manny comes up with men on base in his first 2 at bats, and grounds in to DPs on each of them. And when he leads off an inning, THEN he hits a double. I mean, couldn’t he have done this during any one or both of the DP innings? It wasn’t just him, but it was still frustrating to watch. We had their best pitcher on the ropes early, and we couldn’t capitalize on our chances. Ah, nuts!

    So how are my ITD friends this evening?

  87. northstateblues

    Message to the Dodgers, channeling another old manager named Joe:

    “**** ’em, they’re just like anyone else. Now let’s get back to the hotel and pound that Budweiser…”

  88. shad80

    Wow so many grand slam tonight. Soriano just got his 1st hit after going 0/5 and it was a game winning GS.

  89. cpompe1

    NSB – Another old manager named Joe? Okay, I’ve thought about it; you stumped me (which isn’t hard to do). Who are you talking about?

  90. crzblue2

    Cpompe! I know what you mean in your post. This game was soooo frustrating. Oh, I just feel for Wolf.
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    Jesse,
    Welcome to the ITD!
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    Amy,
    So you are going to St Louis?! Bring us a win and stay cool. It is very humid there!
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

  91. crzblue2

    Just wanted to share this with you all cause sometimes people say that I am such a fan. I tell them there is plenty of us!
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    You must be the most dedicated Dodgers fan!
    Julia
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    Julia,
    …. Thanks but I read the passion and dedication from so many fans here in the MLB blogs and other Dodger forums, and Baseball forums from any team. We are just sport fanatics supporting our teams at the stadium or religiously following them from afar.
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    A friend comes to mind who was in Asia. Thai would get up in the middle of the night to follow the Dodger games in game thread even the ones during Spring Training. Then all of sudden we stop hearing from “Thai” A few months later we started noticing another fan posting in the game thread with the name “Thaidad”. Someone said “We used to have a poster by the name of “Thai” “Are you by any chance his dad?” “he said “Yes, he was my son.” He got killed in a car accident.” “I came here to read what my son was posting.” sniff..remembering all this brings tears to my eyes. -Emma

    Emma – thank you for sharing that! And yes, there are a lot of dedicated fans here. The group of us that regularly gathers on the Red Sox beatwriter’s blog during the games – we are from across the US, Mexico, Canada and South Korea – and yes especially our military from S. Korea have to watch many of our games at odd hours and it is tough. And I bet Thai’s dad found solace in the words he shared with all of you; baseball has a great way of binding us together like that!
    Julia
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    Emma

  92. northstateblues

    Cpomp, sorry, I dozed off… the other Joe is the late Joe Schultz, ex-manager of the ill-fated Seattle Pilots, who were bought by Bud Selig and moved to Milwaukee to become the Brewers.

    Just came across a great story on Vin Scully from the times: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-crowe27-2009jul27,0,1062184.column?page=1 . Some might’ve heard the story before, but it’s a good one, about Scully’s first big broadcasting assignment of a College Football game in Boston. The young Scully left his coat and gloves at the hotel, expecting a warm booth at Fenway Park for the winter game… and… well, read the story 😉

  93. enchantedbeaver

    You know Shad, these moron writers never cease to amaze me. Put aside the fact that management has already said Kershaw is untouchable, and that Torre compares him to Koufax, look at the illogic of that article…

    You’ve got two top starters – Billz and Kersh. You’ve got two rather pedestrian starters – Wolf and Kuroda, and you’ve got a black hole – 5th spot. How is trading one of your top starters for another top starter going to help things? That’s a lateral move. Even in the playoffs, you still only have two top starters. The point is adding a third, not replacing a second.

    Not to mention you’d be trading a 21 year old that will probably be the dominant pitcher in either league in 3 years for a guy you’ll at best only get 1+ seasons from.

    Do any of these writers actually follow baseball, let alone the Dodgers?

  94. trublu4ever

    BPB ~ I don’t think the writers follow the Dodgers at all. We are on the West Coast, you know!

  95. crzblue2

    BB,
    These writers or sportcasters try to follow so many teams or they follow some more than others that it easily comes thru how little they know about our team.

  96. thinkingblue

    TRU – They do follow sports. I thing that they pretty much know Kershaw is a good and talented pitcher and will be a BIG NAME in the future. They just want for the Dodger’s to get rid of him so that Kershaw moves to the EAST COAST and leave Dodgers powerless. Reverse Psychology!

  97. thinkingblue

    OK he just doesn’t follow sports…the columnist is a Trojan -USC grad. He probably in an Angels fan…LOL

  98. perumike

    Good morning everyone! Bad night last night, but hopefully today is much better. Let’s go good Billz!

    It’s nervous time now with the trade deadline coming up, let’s pray that Ned doesn’t blow up what we have!

  99. crzblue2

    But the article is from the L.A. Daily News.

    By brownpaperbag on July 28, 2009 9:34 AM

    Ever since Tony Jackson left, I have not read the Daily News.

  100. kpookiemon

    These sports writers just don’t do their homework. It’s been pointed out–on this blog, no less–that as a veteran with five-years tenure on the same team, Halladay can demand a trade this winter, if he is indeed traded at the deadline. Why on Earth someone with a shred of brains would even “consider” Kershaw or Billingsley in a trade for Halladay (or anyone, for that matter) is ludicrous. These two guys are the future of a dominant rotation. Ned has a history of over-paying at the trade deadline (Manny being his ONLY exception, with apologies to LaRoche fans). As a Dodger fan forever, it would please me muy mucho if a World Championship came to LA in 2009. But the sun will come up either way. There is no guarantee Halladay will bring such a championship in the next two years. I’d rather gamble on the continued development of the kids for the next decade, than a fleeting two-year window of opportunity with Halladay and Manny. Now if the Dodgers want to package Martin and a few prospects, be my guest.

  101. thinkingblue

    KAHLI – well said, but ruined it with the last sentence (well for me). But I know they have to do what is best for the team. I still have hope for Martin. TORONTO…near Martins home. Boooohooooo….I hope MARTIN wins a ring with the Dodgers! LATER out for lunch!

  102. nellyjune

    I don’t see PP’s name mentioned in this paragraph about our outfield.

    Who else is having a nice little week?

    Andre Ethier(notes), Los Angeles Dodgers: Ethier was NL player of the week for the second time this year and is the only Dodger to win the award. He’s already matched his career high in homers (20), and it isn’t even August. With Kemp, Ethier, and Manny, the Dodgers may have the best outfield in baseball.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/We-re-Going-Streaking-John-Lannan-has-been-a-c?urn=mlb,179242

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