Inside the Dodgers Tour

Sitting in my office right now with David Kort, the winner of the ThinkCure auction in the Battle of the Joshs.

He’s been here for about 45 minutes and already met Maury Wills, Manny Mota, Joe Torre, Larry Bowa, Juan Pierre, James McDonald, Tim Wallach, George Sherrill, Mariano Duncan, Charley Steiner and we’re just getting going. Plus we’ve already taken him to some of the cool corners of the stadium that no one ever gets to see. And it’s benefiting ThinkCure.

Even better, when he picked this date a while back, no one realized he’d have a chance to be in the clubhouse when we celebrate a division title. Let’s hope we can pull it off tonight.

Here’s the lineup:

Furcal, SS

Ethier, RF

Manny, LF

Kemp, CF

Loney, 1B

Blake, 3B

Martin, C

Hudson, 2B

Wolf, P

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Hello Gang!!! I have a feeling that we will celebrate tonight!!! Much sweeter to beat the Rocks head to head for the NL West and celebrate at home. D4, loved your list. LMAO!!!! By the way, does a one legged duck swim in circles?

I think we wil celebrate tonight also, Jhall. Then you can pour your Andre Cold Duck.


Hi’Ya Trumom!!! LOL!!! I would love to qurack that Cold Duck!!!

I guess I should have bought some Boone’s Farm. I always had a lot better luck with it back in the day!! LOL!!!

Phish 2, Phils 2 – Inning 2

Too Funny…..Jhall…

A 68 or 69 Chevelle and a couple of bottles of Boone’s Farm and life was good. Right Dad/Eric!!!

How’ya doin’ D4 my friend!!! That list made my day. Thanks!!

Man Ram, you said Dodgers would pop the corks tonight…a couple bombs from your bat might help loosen them up.

I used to drink that crap too! it was pretty tasty at the time. Ahh, those were the days! lol

I think it is amazing that we put a man on the moon before we put wheels on luggage. Far out!!!

No Problemo JHall….I’m good, Just waiting to celebrate tonight 🙂
I only drank Boones once but I still remember with whom…
Yabba Dabba Doo!!!!!

:))) Trumom!!

and, th joys of Sloe Gin fizzes!

*the joys….must have had a few already!

My dates were rough, back then…We kicked with a couple of Old English 40’s

LOL!! Good for you D4!! Great times!!!

99 cents a piece baby….Oh Yeah

Wow, I guess so D4!! LOL Trumom!!!

It’s funny, but if you could put your hands on a couple of bottles of Boone’s Farm back in high school, you were almost legendary. Geez!!!

I used to grow a mustache…Get dressed up in a shirt and tie with a v neck sweater and some Khaki’s…and mix in with the 5: 00 crowd at the liquor store JHall…It worked every time….

LMAO, Dodger4life! What a sight!!!

Unbelievable D4!!! I wish I would have thought of that. However, I couldn’t grow a mustache then. LOL!!!!

However I did get carded today buying some Andre cold duck……I was like really, now that I resemble Santa Claus youre going to card me….

I have a mustache now! Old age sucks!

Jhall’s in the ITD House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boy! You are early tonight!! I am still at school, and funny you should be on here now. I am putting up all Cincinnati Reds stuff, including Ohio State Symbols and such. Cleveland is next week.

Hey Dodger4life!! I was asking all my teacher friends, including my student teacher, if they knew about the two songs being the same tune. It’s funny……….they all start singing them in their heads – LOL!!!!

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go figure D4!! LOL!!!

BonJour Nelle’ bon mon amie!!! Too cool. You need to tell them stories of The Big Red Machine and their rivalry with the Garvey/Lopes/Russell/Cey Dodgers when they were in the same division and played 18 times a year. It was epic!!!

Too funny Trumom, LMAO!!!

Phish 4, Phils 2

Trumom and Nelly, you need to find your lost son, The Beav!!! Maybe I’m out of the loop, is he OK?

Hi’Ya Crash!! Go Fish!!!

Hey Wally!! Nice to see the Phils losing, but what do I really want?? A big blue victory tonight!! Lets Go DODGERS!!

I am so totally with you Crash. Good to see you as always. How’ve ya been? I believe we will come out smokin’ and put this thing to bed tonight. It’s gut check time.

Wally – I’m looking for wins both tonight and tomorrow. Wolf and Kershaw will carry us through.

I wouldn’t let Billz near a playoff start. Wolf, Garland, and Kersh!!!

I agree Crash!!!

Urgh@ Kuroda I’d rather have Bills

jhall – yes, Beav is doing good, as good as he can be considering how the Dodgers have been playing lately. I am guessing you haven’t been checking your e-mail or perhaps you have changed your address.

I am heading home, but I will catch up in a little while after I get settled there, definitely before the game.

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and Jhall!!! I just did the White Sox this past week. Always a fun team to do too because of their past.

Thanks Nelly, I haven’t been checking my e-mail much lately or at all. Catch you later for the celebration.

Go Brewers and Marlins.

Everybody read KenGurnick’s blog?? Kuroda out for first round with cervical spine herniation… Can it get more interesting?

Anyone remember John MeLoan? He and Santana was part of the Blake trade but didn’t know he’s playing for Oakland. I wonder why the Indians ask for MeLoan are did Ned throwing him in that trade if so I’m going to be upset. lol he should’ve had thrown in a 26 years old minor leaguer playing in rookie ball. I know it’s early to judge but he’s been pitching well for the no pressure A’s.

WB Casey Blake

I felt bad for Lowe.

lol 29 min late and the time warp doesn’t help.

I guess CC won’t get number 20 tonight.

Good evening everyone! Glad to see a lot of the gang is here! I’m running out to take my wife to the store, but will be listening to KABC, and will be back for what will hopefully be a celebration! Go Blue!


Very glad you are home safe and with us Nelly!!!

Hi’Ya Mike!! Good to see you!!! I am predicting a celebration tonight!!!!

The Toystore isn’t so fun right now 🙂

Hi Everybody,
It’s seems like the postseason is starting a few days earlier to me.
I was hoping all along that the Dodgers wouldn’t have to face the Rockies head to head, but now I think this way will show them nothing comes easy and will develop PERSEVERANCE, which Lasorda once told them they needed to have.
At the very least I’d like them to be the best in the division, before they take the next task.
GO BLUE. GO DODGERS********************

Here we go team, here we go! YAY, DODGERS!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everybody, I hope we do it tonight, I can’t take much more of this.

I feel that if it wasn’t Wolf on the mount things would be a lot worse.

I surely hope this game is a sellout.

get the dp now wolf

Stinking Ramirez!

Don’t walk that pest Tulowitz

WTF the first 5 ball Wolf is behind that’s a no no and losing Tulo on a 1-2 count crap.


lol the Brewers just out up a 5 spots and tied the Cards 6-6.

gosh this is bs stop getting behind

Randy needs to get the ball down in the strike zone.

Not the way we wanted this game to start. We got to get those runs back early and Wolf has got to settle down.

congrats to the 2009 west division champion rockies, have fun getting swept in the division series Dodgers, i’m gonna go throw up

Way to go Andre!!!!!

Come Andre just get on base…Give the boy’s something to follow


is Manny even trying anymore?

and the beat goes on.

I just put on my Jackie Robinson tee-shirt.

The last few day’s…maybe more?? Manny looks as if he is trying to hit the ball over the Dodgers dug out…..Instead of keeping his front shoulder in the swing longer….Almost as if he isn’t satisfied with base hits and wants to go yard. Manny take the single or double and let the game develop around you….Mon!

I think everybody’s trying hard.
If anything maybe too hard.

Collie ~ Where the heck have you been!!!!!!!!!

lol typical Wolf inning.

Maybe just one scoring inning might break the spell.

Good to see Wolf settle down in the 2nd. The Brewers came back and lead the Cards 7-6. Phillies lost. Everything is going our way. Now if we can only score some runs.

This is starting to look good, Jimenez seems to be getting wild.

If the Cards lose and the Dodgers win……Does that give us Home field advantage…and the division???

And the fact that Hudson wasn’t picked off is a good sign.


Good evening…

Good evening all.
At the rate Wolf is going, he’ll be lucky to make it through five innings. Still hoping the bats will awaken from their slumber here in a big way.


What a throw, Andre!!!!!

take a walk furcal

Man it make me sick to see a sac on a 3-1 pitch and a wild Jimenez.

Missing persons report…………Enchanted Sunset….also known as Brownpaperbag / justplaindisgusted or as recently as last week…..Booger, has not been seen or heard of. At the present time we unsure whether this is at best a case of the Mega Mu I love you’s, or an actual abduction……He was last seen in the New Mexico area…If you have any details of his whereabouts, please post them in this or any following thread…Thank you for your cooperation……

hopefully we can at least maintain home field, but ths discussion shouldnt even matter, we shoulda locked up the division and home field a couple days ago. It’s hard to think positive at a time like this

Come on everday Dre time for a homerun and you need 1 more for soem milestone in LA history I think.


Dodger 4 life, i think the phils are 1 game behind us for home field and the cards are 1.5 or 2

OMG Collie!!!!!! How have you been? You have been very much missed around here.

Tonight is the night!!!

Nice AB’s hopefully is 2 runs or a 3 runs

Great At-Bat Andre!!!!! Really wanted a hit, but the walk is good too 🙂

OK Manny let’s make him work so more.


WILD PITCH our luck could be changing.

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not if they both lost tonight and we win…..Check again..

Manny IS NOT doing his job!!!

Stinking Ramirez!
Stinking Ramirez!

Ok I’ll take the wp now get a hit

Gosh damn it only need a sac fly

Matthew Ryan Kemp – uugghh!!!

That looked like the Matt of old.

Yes it did Oldbrooklynfan……………yes, it did!!! It looks like maybe Manny and Matt needed to go to the batting cages with Andre too.

However, we look better than the previous 4 games, so I still have faith we will get this done tonight.

Both pitchers are struggling but the Dodgers can’t take advantage.

It sure did, oldbrooklynfan. The guys are pressing badly and trying too hard.

What a GREAT throw by Dre!!!!! WOW!!!!!

God bless Ethier’s arm.


That is why Andre should never sit!!!!! I don’t care if he is 1 for 29. AWESOME ANDRE!!!!!!!

Dodger4life ~ If both the Cards & Phillies lose and the Dodgers win we clinch HFA.


Nice job Raffy and Casey!!!!!!!!!!


Welcome back Casey!

That was great defense, they’re at least focusing.


TBW……Dont go to sleep on us tonight baby…..

Every Day Dre does it again!
Hello there Nelly — nice to be back & missed!! You were all missed as well. I haven’t even had the time to read
2 great plays on D. The Rockies look to be making mistakes. Could the roles have flipped for now? Let’s hope so!

DEFENSE! DEFENSE! DEFENSE! All right! That’s the way to shut them down! Now let’s hit!

If ubaldo doesn’t settle down things will be alright.

Collie ~ How was your trip to the OC?

I think Apodaca, might’ve straighten Ubaldo out.

Now I’m wondering why he walked Martin.

TONIGHT!!!! I GOT BORED SHAVING…. I’LL POST THEM ON FB… I have a good feeling about this game, stick around and celebrate with us Baby!!!!

Dodger4life ~ Don’t worry tonight there is no way I’m going to bed tonight until this thing is over.

To bad Wolf had that bad 1st innings.

Martin owned him at .381.

A very very typical Wolf game.
I’m just hoping for Jimenez to goof up.
with at least one runner on base.

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am still confident we can turn this one around tonight. After almost a month since my tenant announced he is leaving my rental house, today I got some people who want to move in so I am optimistic that the Dodgers will finally get their elusive win today also. It sucks to see Manny doing his Andruw Jones impression though. He needs to get the ball in play.

Let’s get another double Ethier.


Nelly — The OC was awesome. Although it seems like it was a dream. It went by so fast. We had a wonderful time. I saw my Aunt that lives in Top Of The World in Laguna Beach. We had dinner with her at her house on the patio while watching the sunset & with Catalina in the distance. It was a blazing hot night which is the way we like it! Played at the beach with some friends and their families. One of the friends & her Hubby have adopted 2 kids in the last 2 years so it was great to meet them! Then a lot of lounging, shopping, walking, and eating. It was wonderful. We are already ready to go back!
Bob — I’ll be here. I’m confident as they were playing ok ball before we left. But when we were gone & the last few nights we’ve not watched. That’s when they’ve been stinking it up. So I told Wifey we’re watching tonight to try to help them turn it around.
I’m ready to pop my Smirnoff “Ice” after the game!

C’mon ump – tie goes to the runner. Kemp came close to being ejected on that play.

I may pass out TBW, I am trying to show my solidarity with Enchanted / Brownpaperbag / just plain partying tonight…..
By drinking double shots of tequila……

Their you shot Manny.

Stinking Ramirez!
Stinking Ramirez!
Stinking Ramirez!

He kept his shoulder in but couldn’t see the rotation of the ball…….LENSCRAFTERS!!!!!

Com’on Dr Jekyll get out of Mr. Hyde

Manny IS NOT doing his job. Why doesn’t he get dropped in the lineup? I know…………..but I thought I would ask anyway.

Boy Manny looks bad out there. Someone needs to spike his Gatorade.
All joking aside….
Let’s go Dodgers!!
Bring the Ring to LA in 2009!!!

Testing……….just want to see if I’m still in the time warp!




Bad walking the pitchers when you got the 1st 2 guys out.

Collie……BE L.A.BABY!!!!! BE L.A.!!!!!!!!
How is that fantastic other half doing????

It’s good to be current!

Come on Troncoso

Collie ~ sometimes the blog is so messed up, you never know where your posts are going to appear!


Let’s get some damn freaking runs.

Anything to help get SOMETHING going……..
With apologies to Ray Stevens

ITD loves the little Dodgers,
All the Dodgers on the team;
Brown or yellow, black or white,
They are precious in our sight;
ITD loves all the Dodgers on the team.

Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Like a starry autumn night
or a sun-scorching summer day.
Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Under God’s heaven, this team’s gonna find a way.

There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds,
we must let our thoughts be free.
For every game that passes by,
you know the season gets a little bit older.
It’s time to realize that beauty lies
in the eyes of the beholder.

Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Like a starry autumn night
or a sun-scorching summer day.
Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Under God’s heaven, this team’s gonna find a way.

We shouldn’t care about our last at-bat
or our failing OBP.
Don’t worry about that four-pitch walk
or that Torre seems asleep.
We’re gonna get it all together
and take in a game with some clients.
Just take a little time to look on the good side
at least we’re not the Giants.

Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Like a starry autumn night
or a sun-scorching summer day.
Every game is beautiful in its’ own way,
Under God’s heaven, this team’s gonna find a way.


D4– Actually she is bummin. She has a slightly torn calf muscle. She was put in a walking cast today. My fault… she got some to go dinner for us from this Puerto Rican place that has this killer mango ice t. She left my ice t in the car and run up the stairs outside and popped her calf. 😦
Yes that night was a blast!!! We had fun with you all! Great group to be around.
I’ve wanted to post some more about the events of that night, but figured I might wait for a day off or the offseason.
We WILL do it again next year. Bank on it!
How’s work D4?

Thanks, Dodgereric 🙂

That’s it get mad
You were safe Kemp.
no doubt.
Thank Joe for saving him.

Well, Good Evening Dodgereric!!!!! GREAT SONG!!!!

Matt got robbed…………………so very robbed.

Com’on do something fans, change your shirts, spit on your T.V., Kiss yor wife.
We have to change this bad luck.

Tru Blue!! The time warp and taking 10-15 minutes to get my words posted and communicate with you all got me a little frustrated. That’s why I was doing quickie posts for awhile.

Oh girls kiss your husbands, or your dog or cat.
or a rat, if you can find one.
I changed my shirt, so far.

I haven’t bathed the last few days, Joe. I don’t think it’s helping.

Collie – sorry to hear about wifey – ouch!!!

Joe – I guess I have to stop kissing my Wife. As D4 said she’s “beautiful”!

I changed from school purple to Dodger Blue………….Andre’s shirt to be exact.

Dodgereric ~ Great song! I needed that it made me laugh. The last four games the Dodgers are making me cry!!

Then take a bath dodgereric.

Please do, Dodgereric!!!

Well, that was not good folks…………….not good at all. The Toy Store just became not so fun again. The toys aren’t working so well right now.

After that Joe I think I need to start kissing the Wife again!
0-2 letter high. Nice…

Nelly — She’s never had an injury until last years head bumpin moment & this. So she considers herself lucky.

This team just freaking quit since Broxton fault for that Sunday game and Manny tonight

anyone else about to cuss?

Incredible to say the least.

tonight? Manny hasn’t done sh*t for a month now. At least not what he is being paid to do.

DAMN……………….SUBMISSION ERRORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dodge ~ I’ve been cussing quite a bit the past few weeks!

Okay, Russell!!!!

Well, well, well…………………….Russell just woke up!!!!!!

Funny, that’s what the wife’s been telling me…….

Geez, I’ve discovered the dreaded Submission Error. It sucks.

Personally, I really don’t much care about winning the division. I’d just like to see us hit the ball. I’d rather lose all three games 10 – 8 than win one game and remain in this slump.

All right Martin!!!!! Just what we needed. Maybe that will wake up the rest of the guys.

Dodgereric ~ don’t you think if we win this game, we will be relaxed and win the series? Besides, Jhall wants to pop the cork on his Andre Cold Duck!

You mean you have never gotten a submission error until now? Boy, you have been lucky then. I get it at least…………at least once a night, and they last anywhere from 5-15 minutes.

I get submission errors so often, I should make that my ITD name!!!

We can still do this. Remember we are never out of a game…
Time for some H-wood squares???

HR #7

Come on Furcal those 2 run in the top of the inning surely look good for the Rockies dang

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beimel has helped us out many times.

Peter Marshall: True or false…most African soccer teams have their own witch doctor.
Redd Foxx: That’s true…and their motto is, “If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em.”

oh come on dre… we need this…

LET’S GO ANDRE, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when I was ready to give up we have a life.

Ethier vs Beimel damn god on Ethier stay tough


RBI #106 – Everyday Dre strikes again.


Stole the Angels Rally Monkey.

Andre hit that just as Charlie was saying how awful he is against lefties!!!!!!


Manny is way way overdue.

All right Either!!! Big hit!!! This is when Manny can redeem himself!!!! Come on MANNY!!!!

See Eric — It works!

Peter Marshall: What is it now, that Underdog always says?
Wally Cox: Where are my residuals??

Keep it up Dodgereric!!!!!!!!

Manny is reminding me of Andruw.


Come on Manny

Peter Marshall: What are “Do It”, “I Can Help” and “Can’t Get Enough”?
George Gobel: I don’t know but it’s coming from the next apartment.

You know Andruw Jones struck out 4 times last night………………….very similar indeed to Manny tonight.

That was ugly…

Stinking Ramirez!
Stinking Ramirez!
Stinking Ramirez!

Get Manny off this team.

Peter Marshall: While visiting China, your tour guide starts shouting “Poo! Poo! Poo!”
What does that mean?
George Gobel: Cattle crossing.
(laughter and applause dies down)
Peter Marshall: Aren’t you ashamed?
George Gobel: I really am.

Stay pumped… a base hit ties the game!!!


Stay pumped… a base hit ties the game!!!

You need one more stinking

Peter Marshall: What is the definition of the word “Gobbledygook?”
George Gobel: That’s the stuff that crusts over in turkeys’ eyes when they’re asleep.


Peter Marshall: Does the Secret Service have any women?
George Gobel: Of course, who do you think performs the secret service?

You need one more stinking

You need one more stinking

messagebear – it should be……………………..

Stinking Ramirez
Stinking Ramirez
Stinking Ramirez
Stinking Ramirez

You forgot one dear 🙂 He needs 4 for his 4 pitiful strikeouts.

Inching up on them.









Yeah, I know.
I just copied and pasted – getting lazy just like Manny.

E it’s just a run. They can do this!! Stay positive!
More jokes. Keep us loose!!!

We have six more outs to get the lead back. We can do it. You gotta believe!

That’s good to know.

Damn Kemp came close to hitting it out. At least we’re back in it. Come on Sherrill hold em at 4. Give us a chance.

Don’t worry I posted it two times maybe he would get another chance with the bases loaded with 2 outs.

Keep it up Dodgereric!!! You are doing good…………….stay happy. Everything’s gonna be alright.

tonight? Manny hasn’t done sh*t for a month now. At least not what he is being paid to do.

By nellyjune on October 2, 2009 10:00 PM

You know I was giving him a break but this game is the most important with runner on base and not going throught.


I’d like to see the Dodgers do better than going 1-2-3 in the 9th.

Peter Marshall: True or false, George…experts say there are only seven or eight things in the world dumber than an ant.
George Gobel: Yes, and I think I voted for six of ’em.

oops coming through.

Peter Marshall: According to the Reverend Billy Graham, what sin have you committed if you drink too much?
George Gobel: Gluttony. The neighbors say I ate their cat.

Now I said that when Mnny returned I would support him as long as he supported us….meaning dont dissrepect us verbally ar physically…..You have done well…..However when it was reported that if you didn’t get it done this year you would next…. I …. ( justplainwantedtokickyourasss )
GET – R – DONE!!!!!!

I like it E!

Peter Marshall: According to Shakespeare, what acquaints a man with strange bedfellows?
George Gobel: The tall dude in the purple hat.


Okay, Vin just said it. The Dodgers 3-6 hitters are 0-14 with 9 strikeouts. 😦

Ouch nice 1 2 3 inning Sherrill

Ok. I’m being positive now. I got my little split of Moet champange next to me ready to go when they win it. I want to pop that cork NOW!!!

Peter Marshall: What do you call a cow that won’t give milk?
George Gobel: Hamburger.

Why should Manny get any breaks? I think he has gotten his fair share of them this season. It’s time for him to play for what the Dodgers paid for. Andre and Matt (Russell and James) certainly haven’t been given any breaks for hitting or playing poorly so why should Manny get the breaks? Manny hasn’t been doing his job since he was suspended.

I’m your friend D4!

You just know someone is due soon.

Ok. I’m being positive now. I got my little split of Moet champange next to me ready to go when they win it. I want to pop that cork NOW!!!

Peter Marshall: Is it possible for a man to get an annulment if he can prove that he was drunk
during the wedding ceremony?
George Gobel: Well, I thought of that, but by the time I sobered up, we had been married 23 years.

Keep them coming Dodgereric – whatever works at this point.

Peter Marshall: According to weather statistics, where is the wettest spot on Earth?
George Gobel: Uh, the parking lot at Busch Gardens.

**** him he need to die or leave and I mean it I dont know what message going to say



Peter Marshall: True or false, there is a magazine called “The Corsets & Underwear Revue”? George Gobel: I was reading that before Playboy came out.

Collie…..Thanks……AS AM I YOURS…..Georgeous Wifey really broke her foot? ankle? Damn……

Maybe it’s me but I feel like the Dodgers put up a good fight against a superior team.

Slight tear of her calf muscle. She just went limping by me. She won’t listen to me and stay put. She is a restless one…

Damn, I got to put the champange back in the frig again.


Losing power… bye for now…


Peter Marshall: According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army!

The Rockies were Broxtonized!

Boy, if he just could’ve done that last Sunday, we would be all nice and relaxed right now, but nooooooooooooooooo……we go to the bottom of the 9th biting our nails as usual.

Peter Marshall: Charles, how many balls would you expect to find on a billiard table?
Charley Weaver: How many guys are playing?

Peter Marshall: True or false, massaging the feet helps some people with hot flashes?
George Gobel: So that’s why Rose Marie wears battery-operated shoes.

Caught him on his heels…

2 out RALLY BOY’S!!!!!!

Urgh 1996 all over again

Come on Furcal

Well, I guess we have to try again tomorrow. I really liked our chances today versus tomorrow, but like any game……………who knows what will happen until the game is played. Kershaw better bring his A game and Manny and Matt need to hit the cages or something. It helped Andre.

what just happened? gameday said he walked and showed 4 balls then all of the sudden he lined out…

De La Rosa is 0-5 vs us why don’t I have a good feeling about him?


You do realize we have been saying “We will get this done tomorrow” for 5 games straight now? I am keeping the faith that this will turn out fine overall.

I have no words to describe my feelings right now.
The only consolation is that there are two more chances to win one game and it is not 1962. That year, the Dodgers blew a four-game lead in the final seven games as they lost 10 of their final 13 and the last four games, then lost in a best-of-three playoffs when a burned-out bullpen blew a 4-2 lead after seven innings in the deciding game. Don Drysdale had won 25 games that season and was available, but manager Walter Alston tried to save him for a World Series Game 1 that never happened.

Damn, I got to put the champange back in the frig again.

Well, Andre and Raffy did well tonight as did Russell, Sherril and Broxton.

I don’t want to see Manny “fat cow” Jones on this team know more.

32and53fan ~ I remember that year very well. I was 10 years old sitting in front of the TV crying my eyes out as the Dodgers lost that playoff game. I’m almost at the point where I fell like crying again.

“It’s just a little airborne! It’s still good! It’s still good!”

LOL!!!! Northstateblues 🙂

truebluewill ~ You mean you haven’t cried yet? -LOL!!!


hey true the champagne hasn’t spoiled yet lol

Randy Wolf(notes) (11-7) gave up two runs and five hits over five innings. He was 6-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his previous nine outings.

Manny and Blake were the first Dodgers to both strike out four times in a game since Mark Grudzielanek and Angel Pena did it way back on July 25th, 1999.

Small solace that the Cardinals and Phillies also lost putting the Dodgers home field advantage at one game. So with one win the Dodgers can win the Division and home field advantage.

Can they do it? Tomorrow will be the best chance with Clayton Kershaw going for the Dodgers. Can Manny bounce back after a miserable week which has seen him go 0/10 with 8 strikeouts including his last six time at bat.

Wolf has now thrown a career high 214 innings surpassing the 210 inning he threw seven years ago in 2002. Quite an accomplishment for the man who will be taking the mound in our first playoff game no matter who we face or when.

The five game losing streak is the longest of the year for the Dodgers and for the 3rd time they struck out 13 times. Not the greatest time to have your longest losing streak but just one win will change the smell coming from the team right now. It is strange to know that you could lose out and still be playing in the postseason. I wonder who was the last team to lose their last seven games and still make the playoffs?


Dont t give me this crapp…………
I’ll fight for our Boy’s and they’ll fight for us…..

They might be Bums ….Shad.. but they are our Bums damn It!!!!
BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!!
BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!!

I think are real stud Kershaw going to pitching well and if he good control the rockies going to be in for a long time but Colorado owned Kershaw this year and his career but some of those game are in Colorado.

To bad he should’ve had won 15 to 16 by now with run support. Look at his homerun number.

If their was anyone the dodgers should’ve beat is De La Rosa.. He’s 0-5 in his careers.;_ylt=Au09VBTWyUsUqs0Eqqwa3VOFCLcF

Look at year Jorge De La Rosa numbers at 0-6 5.43 and goes 16-3 4.45 ERA.

The last tiem we beat himw as Aug 27 and Kershaw love to pitch in DS.

15 15 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 82.1 58 20 18 1 44 87 1.97 1.24 .199

*time and dang run supports

Jim Tracy will probably be touted for manager of the year.
Torre – should be nominated for Sleeper of the Year.
There isn’t an ounce of “motivator” in this guy – IDIOT that he is.

Well, Kids. Pretty disappointing, I admit. Manny used to crush those same pitches he’s striking out on. Coulda shoulda woulda wrapped it up in Pittsburgh, but that didn’t happen. NOTHING-TO-DO-BUT-KEEP-THE-FAITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And save the negative crap for when the season’s over.
And who did shad pay to put that post on here for him/her?

“The only thing I can do is write his name in there, pat him on the back and expect better things to happen,” Torre said.

Joe the IDIOT’S comment about Manny. Well, you could drop him down in the lineup like you have everybody else during the season. Right now batting third or fourth is the worst thing you can do with Manny. Without his steroids he’s just another player, and not a very good one, so let’s treat him like one.

Descriptions from an article announcing the firing of Towers at San Diego:

He once commented that he’s a “sludge merchant,” able to move unproductive players with big contracts for more productive players.
In one of his biggest trades, Towers acquired All-Star right-hander Chris Young and All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez(notes) in a six-player deal with Texas in January 2006.

Wonder if Towers could move JP and Manny and maybe Martin and get something productive with a future for our team. I think I’d much rather see that than Ned getting extended. Besides, Towers should come CHEAP, which is a word that Frank understands.

messagebear, you beat me in posting Joe’s comment, and I agree fully with your reaction to it. Here’s what I was going to say:

Perhaps the following comments provide a clue to the Dodgers recent struggles:

“The only thing I can do is write his name in there, pat him on the back and expect better things to happen,” Torre said.

“My confidence is always up,” he (Ramirez) said. “I’m one of the best hitters. All you have to do is check my police report and see that I’m still a good hitter.”

“Today I had a bad day, but remember, they didn’t [build] Rome in one day,” Ramirez said. “So I know I’m one of the best hitters in the game, and I’m just going to come tomorrow and be patient.”

Aren’t you glad Ned gave those big contracts to these guys?

I bring it all back to Frank; I think Ned is just Frank’s mouthpiece and brown nose. Frank is the one who seems to delight in getting the legendary Torre in the dugout (asleep or not) and Manny on the field. Now, that was before the drug disclosures on Manny – I don’t know exactly how he feels now that Manny has come down to being just an ordinary and not very effective player. Frank probably thought that this would show him up as a real owner. I don’t think anybody but Selig really acknowledges that. That’s why all the real owners impose an “impostor” tax whenever the Dodgers want to make a deal for somebody really valuable – Dodgers are always required to ante up more than any of the other teams to get a deal done.

Hello gang!! Very disappointing and frustrating effort again!!! I didn’t have anything good to say last night so I decided to not say anything. Gotta keep the faith and try and stay positive I guess!! We’ll whip’em tonight Dodger faithful!!! Hope you all have a great day!!!

messagebear, that is some good insight and probably right on. It sure is true that the Dodgers give up a lot more than they should to make a deal, and the other team’s demands for the deals that don’t get made are ridiculous.

As to Manny, at the rate he is going, he will soon be an effective stand in for Andrew Jones. And thanks to that ridiculous player option that Ned gave him for 2010, he will continue to laugh his way to the bank for another year. Without that option, can you imagine what his open market value would be for 2010 based on his 2009 performance and drug disclosures?

Yep, Manny will probably take the option. I can’t see another team offering him more. Without the juice, he is very ordinary and old!!!!

For Ned: Maybe you can learn something from the Rockies!

“Including the guy who pitched ninth inning, Franklin Morales, every player we used [Thursday] was a homegrown player and there are not a lot of organizations that can boast about something like that,” Tracy said.

“It means we’re a pretty good baseball team and that we’re going to remain a pretty good baseball team for a period of time,” Tracy said of his team’s homegrown talent. “It’s because we’re young on the field but have quality veterans out there and then a deep farm system, deep pitching, and if we can continue with our mind-set we have, we’re not going away.”

Booger ~ it’s been a while since we’ve seen you 🙂

Gene Mauch 1964
Joe Torre 2009??

Just sayin’…

… and Mauch’s lead was 6 1/2 with 12 games to go, not 6 with 7 games to go.

If Manny hits a walk-off bomb to win the division everyone (well almost everyone!?!?!) will be slobbering all over themselves with well-wishes for Man Ram and playoffs-here-we-come bravado. This thing runs FAR deeper than Manny…he just seems to be the poster child for this mess because he is THE star. Granted, he has stunk up the place, but so has Kemp and Ethier this past week. I’m not defending Manny, just spreading the manure. The playoffs are all about crummy offense, so let’s look at the Dodgers’ pitching in this five-game descent into oblivion. Runs allowed: 6, 11, 3 , 5, 4. Not abominable…but certainly not clutch and certainly not playoff quality. If one looks game by game at the pitching–in order–Broxton stunk, Kuroda stunk, Billingsley was just OK, Garland stunk and Wolf (“burying” his team 2-0 before they ever touched a bat) was semi stinky. These are the pitchers, ladies and gentlemen, that will carry the Dodgers only so far as their ability to grind. Huston Street, on the post-game show last night, talked about attacking hitters and if they hit your best pitch, so be it. Dodger pitchers are pitching scared. No other way to say it.

All this mumbo-jumbo aside…CLAYTON!!! We need you to be the ace, the stopper no one else on this staff seems to want to be or is capable of. Pick up the crippled offense and the “ace” baton will have been passed to you.

Someone…… Please get Khali some lemonade…….He is in for a long day behind the pitchfork folks……..That is a pretty tall pile to spread……….
Itdbooger…..Glad to see ya back
Even though there hasn’t been much fun these days…
P.S. I almost forgot……..
“The only thing I can do is write his name in there, pat him on the back and expect better things to happen,” Torre said.
Maybe so Joe…. but perhaps someone could give him a good swift kick in the rear as he heads out to the field..
Oh yeah I forgot…. He is the big ole pampered ( apparently porcelain now Barbie doll. )
That ones for you messagebear……

Agreed, Dodger4life, about the only one clean of this stench is George Sherrill, of all people.

Great points Kahli!! We have long known that our offense will have to perform if we are to get anywhere. We don’t have the top line starting pitchers that we will face in the playoffs. That is why our recent offensive woes are so disheartening. Championships are won with pitching (starting), and defense. We can play defense, but will need the offense to mash, if we are to go very far in the playoffs. I guess, we will have to wait and see!!

Great points Kahli!! We have long known that our offense will have to perform if we are to get anywhere. We don’t have the top line starting pitchers that we will face in the playoffs. That is why our recent offensive woes are so disheartening. Championships are won with pitching (starting), and defense. We can play defense, but will need the offense to mash, if we are to go very far in the playoffs. I guess, we will have to wait and see!!

Great points Kahli!! We have long known that our offense will have to perform if we are to get anywhere. We don’t have the top line starting pitchers that we will face in the playoffs. That is why our recent offensive woes are so disheartening. Championships are won with pitching (starting), and defense. We can play defense, but will need the offense to mash, if we are to go very far in the playoffs. I guess, we will have to wait and see!!

Wow, triple post. Sorry gang!! Earlier, I couldn’t get anything to post!! LOL!!!

Go Marlins

Oh so the Brewers can beat the Cards but they can’t be the
Rockies. Cards can’t be the Rockies than they got lucky winning a season series 5-2 and 3 games had a scored of 3-2 that went the Cards way and we still owned the Rockies. The Rockies canbeat the Cards at a season series is 6-1.

Nice triple jhall……..


Thanks D4!! LOL!!! Totally unintentional hat trick!!

One more win.

One more win would give the Dodgers the West AND NL Homefield.

One more win would make the last seven games irrelevant.

One more win would let us concentrate on how we’ll approach the postseason.

One more win would allow Torre to field whatever strange lineup he desires on Sunday without any consequences in the postseason.

One more win would give the Brim Reaper his first taste of October, even though he spent much of his career in the colors of Fall over in Baltimore.

One more win would shut all the naysayers out… even if we know better.

One more win would mean there’ll be little bottles of Andre Champagne popping everywhere from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

One more win is all it takes.

So take it already.



On a side note:

In a city obsessed with a century-long “curse”, how did the City of Broad Shoulders let this sign slip by as they hoped for the ’16 Olympics? :

Tsk tsk tsk.

Here here, Tru. And eleven more!

Yeah 4/31 .216 and blah Mannywood most like Bumwood is on strike. Damn these fox announces talking trash and yeah there is a solution with Manny start Pierrewood.

Riccardi maybe he’ll bring Halladay with him if he came here for free lol.

Even Jim Tracy is talking trash:
“There’s been a lot made of the fact that we were 3-12 against them coming in, but that’s not even part of our thought process,” said Rockies manager Jim Tracy. “The first two months of the season, they beat us up, but they’re not beating us up now.”

Just what exactly has he ever won??? Oh yeah, the 2004 division……………

“Our A team will be out there,” manager Jim Tracy promised..
“They were all cheering when they got here and crying when they left,” outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. “It would really hurt them after leading the division for so long to lose it.”
“I want to win the division, and I want them to keep that edge,” Tracy said. “But we will do it sensibly.”
“They beat up on us pretty good early in the season,” Tracy said. “But they aren’t beating up on us now.”
LETS WIN TONIGHT BOY’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is just something wrong about going from thinking enchantedsunset to ITDBooger. Thanks for letting jhall and the rest of ITD know that you are still breathing and didn’t drown deep in your Dodgerville Abyss or that you didn’t overdose on the Dodgertown Koolaid.

All great posts by everyone this morning and this afternoon.

LET’S GO DODGERS, LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Rockies are talking a lot of @%$#

JOSH: think that article will make it’s way to the clubhouse before gametime? :: wink wink :: :: nudge nudge :: :: grin grin :: :: say no more ::

northstates, I’m with you, but if the Dodgers need “smack” quotes to win the division, I shudder. They should take the field tonight with the mindset they’re going to BURY the Rockies.

That’s suck for Greinke and was pitching a gem than Mauer hit a solo homerun and Young hit a 3 run doubled.

Damn it Marlins that was a dp.

Blah you mean the crying hawaiiian a fluke allstar stupid announces.

Don’t Call It a Comeback

If Colorado sweeps the Dodgers in this, the final series of the season, it will make history. The Rockies will have come back from the biggest deficit in baseball history to win the division.

Year Team Games
’09 Rockies 15 1/2
’78 Boston Braves 14
’78 Yankees 14
’95 Mariners 13
’51 N.Y. Giants 13
’06 Twins 12 1/2

’73 Mets 12 1/2

blah @ that would be twice that we’ve done that I assume that would be the 1951 shot around the world that was the first.

Gosh Johnson you need to make that play.

I’ve been wearing my Dodger “gear” for the past two weeks and we haven’t been winning. So, tonight, I’m going to be incognito! GO, DODGERS!!!!!!

Thanks alot Uggla now Werth hit a 2 run homerun 4-3 Marlins

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