The Cubbies are coming to town

It’s always amazing how many people I know who are looking for tickets when the Cubs come to town. I guess it’s a lot of Chicago transplants in LA or just the fact that it’s two of the most famous teams in baseball squaring off, but I’d imagine we’ll have some pretty large crowds these next four days. Hope you all will be a part of it.

Four more days until the All-Star break, so it would be great to close it out in a strong way.

Meanwhile, I’ve seen enough of Mike Stanton for now. It’s great and all that he’s a local product, but he beat us up pretty nicely over the three days here. It was cool to hear him talk on the PRIME TICKET pregame Dodgers Live about coming to Photo Day as a kid. I’m sure there will be a ton of kids here this Saturday when the annual event takes place.

That’s all I’ve got for now…

194 comments

  1. crzblue2

    I had enough of Stanton too. There was this nice Dodger fan visiting from florida that had seen Stanton in the minor league for the Jacksonville Suns now a minor league team for the Marlins.
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    i went to the orientation for the All-Star FanFest yesterday. Is going to be alot of fun. I highly recomend anyone in the area to attend any of the FanFest days. Is going to be Friday 7/9 to Tuesday 7/13. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except on Tuesday when it will end at 6.p.m.. My friend Linda and I drove to the one at San Francisco a few years ago and it was totally worth it.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

  2. enchantedbeaver

    Emma gave me the inspiration for this one the other day with her mention of Garret Anderson and the DFA Train. Glenn Miller, Chattanooga Choo Choo.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDSHuVAr52Y&playnext_from=TL&videos=OQzQALojFHY&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh%2Bdiv-1r-11-HM

    CALIFORNIA DOO DOO
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    Hi there Joe, what you say
    DFA Garret, ain?t his day
    Lend an ear and listen to dispersions
    GAs career is just pushing up nasturtiums
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    Pardon me Joe
    Why play the California Doo Doo?
    Oh no, one eighty two
    Long for the days of old Phew
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    We can?t afford
    To play the California Doo Doo
    Hasn?t a care
    His rusty bat just hits air
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    He left his better days in Anaheim in two thousand-four
    But Joe he sends him out there like he?s ready for more
    Have another Shiner
    Get us back the whiner
    Bring us up something from the lower minors
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    When you see that Manny?s out and Paul?s on the pine
    Then you know its Garret?s turn cuz? Joe?s lost his mind
    Shovel some more dirt in
    A?s career is curtains
    Doo Doo Garret that is what you are
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    Joe?s gonna be
    Preachin? ?bout havin? us some patience
    Garret will be
    Of greater value you?ll see
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    He?ll make us cry
    Until he?s DFA?d we?re gonna moan
    So California Doo Doo
    Hope they send you back home
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    California California
    DFA California California
    DFA California California
    California Doo Doo
    Hope they send you back home
    California Doo Doo

    ฉNedCo Broken Records 2010

  3. Dodger4life

    Good day all……………
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    Just a quick thought?
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    With all the talk these days about the bereavement and restricted list……Which one would you say Frank and his checkbook are on?

  4. nellyjune

    Wow Enchanted…………..I mean brownpaperbag1 !!!! Fabulous song, and if I remember correctly, that is song #600.

    Dodger4life – I am sure messagebear has a nice list of things that would fall under, and I am sure others have plenty to add as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Dodger4life

    BPB1, I was starting to worry about you. I have heard through the grapevine that you were spotted at the grocery store asking for plastic instead of paper.
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    Glad to see you still have what it takes ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. enchantedbeaver

    In all fairness to Frank [and Ned], I still see them bringing in the same caliber of ballplayers they always have.

  7. Dodger4life

    You know me, I don’t like to get down on the players, and usually when I do it turns around to bite me in my Ned. I have to say though, I believe it is time or past time, to say GA we hardly knew ya!

  8. thinkingblue

    HELLO ALL!
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    Great song ENCHANTED (aka BrownPaperBag)…I’m still amaze on how fast you come up with those lyrics.
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    JOSH hopefully the series agains the Cubs is a win for the Dodgers. We need our winning streak and 4 wins to sweep the Cubs will be sweet!
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    GOOOOOO DODGERS!

  9. trublu4ever

    We really missed you, BPB1….maybe soon we can all get together again.
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    I find it perplexing and unacceptable that last night, facing the Ace of the Marlins staff, Joe decides to put the .180 hitter in there. Not that the rest of the guys hit the ball extremely well but, X-man or Reed could have at least made more contact.
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    Hope we have better luck against the Cubbies…..would like to go into the break on a winning note.

  10. nellyjune

    LMAO!!! Now, reading the article, it’s like they took their information directly from here ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. trublu4ever

    Rockies and Giants both won today…we had better step it up a notch or we will be in deep poop.

  12. nellyjune

    On a more positive note…………….. sort of….

    It is so much fun reading all the articles about Andre and his upcoming start at the All-Star game. He just seems so grounded in that joy of just making the team, which is typical for how he takes all of his accolades. However, for those of us on ITD that debated (some of them very heated) countless hours on his playing time, the fact that he shouldn’t be traded, etc., etc., has finally paid off. Back then, Andre was just part of a notion that we had. The notion that we had the chance to have a young gun dynasty of all these great young players who would make a name for themselves as a group of dynamic players who could play anybody anytime.

    But now……..With all this “Frank having no money” talk, it is time to enjoy all the accolades these young guns are getting now while they are Dodgers because unless changes are made in ownership, the current ownership won’t be able to afford them for much longer. That concept of a dynasty disappeared into Frank’s pocket and is now into the hands of divorce attorneys.

  13. nellyjune

    tru – when the media is calling it “dumpster diving” in so many words, it is getting pretty bad.

  14. jhallwally

    Hello gang!!! Outstanding Beav!!! LMAO!!!! Good stuff Nelly!!! I don’t see anything worthwhile coming from the McCourt/Colletti collaberation. Hell’, if Frank would even pony up for decent pitching, Neddy, would probably screw it up!!! Let’s go Dodgers!!!!

  15. oldbrooklynfan

    Hi Everybody
    It looks like we’re caught up in a little pitching duel here after everybody else won. Well at least we still have a chance to do the same.

  16. trublu4ever

    Their pitcher has 11 starts without a win and we are having trouble scoring runs off him….not good!

  17. nedajerk

    Actually that’s 4-6 in 17 starts. Actually Wells owned us int he past but he’s 0-2 in his career.

    Career vs. LAD 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.2 15 4 2 0 3 10 1.32 1.32 .283

  18. trublu4ever

    Shad ~ I was just reporting what the Cubs announcers said about his record. I will take your word over theirs any day ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. nedajerk

    Volstad had better number vs us in his career but we all see what happen? I’m glad Furcal hit that homerun to bad he should’ve been an all stars.

  20. jhallwally

    Trumom, you’re both right. He has gone 11 starts without a win. Alot of no decisions in there and some losses. Let’s make it 12!!!!

  21. nellyjune

    The number of K’s Kersh had is impressive, but what is more impressive is he didn’t have any walks.

  22. jhallwally

    Amen Nelly!!! You read my mind!! Walks are the scourge of pitchers!!!! It ain’t rocket science folks!!!

  23. enchantedbeaver

    Belisario’s agent says he has anxiety.

    On the otherhand, Joe and Ned are just a pain in the asss.

  24. nedajerk

    Yep Wally on the Cubs/Dodgers preview page on yahoo there was one part of that article . He?ll be opposed by Randy Wells (4-6, 4.67), who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a 3-1 win over Cincinnati on Saturday.

    The right-hander was pulled after 7 2-3 innings, having allowed one run and five hits.

    They forgot he was pitching a no hitter to.

  25. nedajerk

    Career vs. LAD 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.2 15 4 2 0 3 10 1.32 1.32 .283

    Poor Wells is now 0-3 and only allowed 6 runs 4 earned and have some bad luck against us.

  26. nedajerk

    They said Lebron wasn’t in it for the money and could’ve made 30 millions more with the Cavs. Did anyone see the Cavs fans burning down his jersey?

  27. oldbrooklynfan

    That was the 2nd time this year Kershaw went 8 innings, he also did it on May 9th. Kuroda also has 2 and Billingsley 1

  28. northstateblues

    Nelly, reading that article, which states that Dodger All-Stars don’t get a bonus for making the squad, had me wanting to write a long tirade about the kind of such-and-such that the ownership is…

    Until I realized that the most incendiary thing I could write is that Frank McCourt is such a cheapskate, this doesn’t surprise me as all.

    Watch the Dodgers’ All-Stars leave the Dodgers the first time free agency comes up. It’s not “all about the money”, but there is such a thing as incentives, and this is the equivalent of Clark Griswold’s boss not handing out Christmas bonuses to his employees.

    FRANK McCOURT DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE DODGERS

  29. nellyjune

    Northstateblues – I don’t think there is anything this Dodger Organization can do to surprise me anymore. Everything that I have read (in terms of the organization, not the players) for the last few months has been what we have suspected all along in some form or another.

    Charlie wasn’t actually too bad tonight, and he made the comment that the team is doing pretty good considering all the major players who have been on the DL for periods at a time, Raffy being on the bereavement list, and the strange incidents involving Bellisario being on the Restricted List. But, what he failed to mention is how well the team is doing despite the obvious pathetic ownership we have right now, who has managed to stay on the DL (Dysfunctional List) for the entire season so far. This team is doing pretty damn good considering all the crap they are putting up with for the time being.

  30. enchantedbeaver

    For once I have to agree with management on not handing out bonuses for making the all-star team. Much of it is a random fan popularity contest and has nothing to do with performance. From the management side, if I’m the owner I’m already paying good money for these guys to play their best. All players should be striving to make the all-star team for the honor of it (assuming they earn it and don’t get in there by being voted in by the homers stuffing the ballot box) regardless of if they get a bonus out of it or not. Call it pride.

    (Not that our owner isn’t a worthless cheapskate SOB who’s only motivation in life is to wannabe his vain carcass into high society, though he fits in like a brown shoe does with a tuxedo.)

  31. trublu4ever

    Looks like Cliff Lee will be a Yankee. Surprise, surprise! Must be nice to have a never ending checkbook ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. enchantedbeaver

    I see the Yankees are closing in on Cliff Lee.

    Shocking. What with Ned wheeling and dealing and Frank backing him up, I thought sure Lee would be in their back pocket by now…

  33. nellyjune

    So, the rumor that the Yankees were going to buy Lee were true.

    enchanted – I just didn’t realize any players got bonuses. I originally thought like you that if it is a fan-voted event then why should bonuses even be attached to any player’s contract. If the bonuses are coming out of anybody’s pocket, it should be Bud’s. He is the one that created this mess of the All-Star game actually meaning something and then allowing the fans to have the majority of the votes. I would hope that the players that do get bonuses would give their bonus to a charity of their choice. It’s not like any of them need the money.

  34. nellyjune

    Well, there is Roy Oswalt, but we know he is out of our price range, and the fact that he pitched a 1-hit shut out last night just upped his ante a tad.

  35. trublu4ever

    The Zambrano thing is a rumor out there, Nellyjune. They are so anxious to get rid of him, they’d be willing to pay for him to be gone. And, you know Ned loves something for nothing.

  36. thinkingblue

    Good Morning
    Last night while hearing the game I was remembering the good ol’ days…you know last year when I could fall asleep watching the Dodgers game and wake up at the end of the game to see Dodgers in a blue mountain and I’m trying to figure who is at the bottom of that mountain. And yup there is Ethier. Good Ol’ Days!
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    If anyone should be giving bonuses out for being in the All-Stars it should be MLB and not the team. Who keeps all the All-Stars profit?

  37. enchantedbeaver

    At this point in time I really don’t care that they don’t get anyone – we all know that the best they’ll do is Harang anyway, but the least they could do is be honest about it and not blow smoke up our asss about acquiring someone like Lee or Oswalt or Haren. Unless one of them has a massive contract that their current club will pay and that is so disruptive to the team that said club will give him to us for someone like LaRoche, then don’t even bring the name up.

    The ONLY reason they do bandy these names about is so that it appears that they’re trying so that they can keep a few more butts in the seats while they’re looking for cheap crap.

  38. thinkingblue

    OH YEAH…great game last night. I’m sure RAFFY’s dad is extremely proud! GREAT JOB RAFFY.

  39. sparkleplenty_1

    Awesome article on Dre on the front page! All us Ethieraholics are proud of our man. When the All Star voting started and Dre was lagging, I was kinda worried that he’d have to walk on water in order to get the attention of the voting public outside our area ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. nellyjune

    sparkleplenty – All the Ethieraholics are thinking the same thing this week. It couldn’t have happened to greater person. He is really taking this in stride, but like a kid as well. It is funny how he is bringing his own set of baseballs to be signed by the All-Stars he hopes to see.

  41. enchantedbeaver

    I’d love to see Padilla and Zambrano on the same team. Throw in Manny doggin’ it out in left and it could be highly entertaining.

  42. knouffbrock@frontiernet.net

    Yepper. Looks like the rich are going to get richer. I hope they don’t take it into their minds they want Ethier. Maybe the will decide they want Furcal for the days they rest Jeter.

  43. kpookiemon

    Dodger4life…just got done reading that article before I saw your post. Here’s my favorite part:

    “Lawyers for Jamie McCourt said in divorce filings that the Dodgers were paying two of the McCourts? sons salaries totaling $600,000 a year even though one had another full-time job and the other was attending graduate school. The filings said the McCourts had not paid federal or state income taxes since 2004 and had used millions in team money to finance their lifestyles, including taking out $390 million in loans against future ticket revenue.”

    The interesting part is the loan based on future ticket sales. So…..fans stay away, McCourt defaults, and he sells!!!!!!!!! Knowing all this crud, how can Bud Selig just suck his thumb and hug his blankie? Oh, never mind.

  44. enchantedbeaver

    I’m shocked D4. Shocked I tell you to find out that gambling has been going on here.

    Good point Kahli. I too found the loan against future ticket sales interesting. Could also explain why we can never sign anyone of significance – who’s actually making the decisions on personnel – banks? – loansharks? No wonder there’s never any money to spend – would hurt the equity to loan values and dig into the collateral.

    SELL THE TEAM ASSSHOLE!!!

  45. Dodger4life

    Frank can talk all he wants……He is nothing but a glorified medicine man, trying to peddle his snake oil.
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    Step Right Up Folks!!!
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    Thousands have been cured!!!!

  46. Dodger4life

    Frank can talk all he wants……He is nothing but a glorified medicine man, trying to peddle his snake oil.
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    Step Right Up Folks!!!
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    Thousands have been cured!!!!
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    And Bud is like the crooked Sheriff who wont run him out of town.

  47. Dodger4life

    And thanks to MLB and it’s credit dept…..he continues to load the wagon.
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    Dont worry folks the Dodgers are in good hands!!!

  48. nellyjune

    Dodger4life – I just got done reading that article. I didn’t realize it was the same one you posted on here. I think this is just the beginning of all the financial numbers that will be coming out before the divorce is final.

  49. Dodger4life

    I hope Commisioner Gordon has the foresight, to do whatever is within his power to release the City, the fans and the players from this bondage……
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    Whatever It Takes….Right Frank!!

  50. blueteapartymember1

    I just sent this letter to TJ Simers at the LA Times:

    Help us, please TJ! Enough is enough! McCourt has GOT TO GO! Read this article and jump on him! It’s not enough that he is ruining the team as we speak by not spending money for decent starting pitching. And it’s not enough that we’re not going to be retaining the Ethiers and Kemps and Loneys and Broxtons and Kershaws when they hit their free agent years. But this constant embarrassment of which the below is only the latest is just too much!

    You are the only media member in town with the guts to go after this bum.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/sports/baseball/09dodgers.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&ref=sports

  51. nellyjune

    The thing that bothers me is that all the hours (and money) that the players have put into this charity and all the money that we as fans have put into it only to see articles like this written about it. It is really time for Frank to start answering some questions honestly, and if you can’t answser the questions, then he has no business owning our team.

  52. trublu4ever

    Congratulations to the Texas Rangers for getting Cliff Lee. Amazing how a bankrupt team pulled this deal off and we, keep dumpster diving.

  53. Dodger4life

    That may be because Frank is playing the game, to hang on to the 360 acres he has used as collateral, while the Rangers are playing to win a ring.

  54. enchantedbeaver

    Way to go Texas!!!

    Ned “talking” to anyone about an ace is likely closer an old Bob Newhart phone bit.

  55. sparkleplenty_1

    Wow, tru, that’s a deal that came totally out of left field – quite unexpected. Evidently money problems aren’t going to stop the Rangers from trying to reach the WS. More power to them, I say.
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    Regarding negotiating loans against future ticket sales, it seems to me that if the an outstanding team is put on the field, then more fans will want to see them in person, therefore, more tickets will be sold. Therefore, the team can make a profit . . . . oh, yeah, I forgot. I’m just a dumb fan and don’t understand high finance.

  56. lbirken@aol.com

    I see the natives are restless today after such a classic game last night. A pitcher’s duel decided by a late inning home run. Good to be on the winning side of this one for a change.

    I would like to add my “two cents” about the notion of player incentives. Maybe 30-40 years ago such incentives made sense when the players did not make so much money. I am glad the Dodgers don’t make this a practice and as far as I am concerned, incentives that pay off for accomplishments beyond the player’s control are just another money grab by player agents. What is another 25 or 50K to some of these players? Remember Kevin Brown? As I recall he asked for and received the use of a private jet at the club’s expense to fly his family to some games. With all the money he was being (over)paid, he could not afford some plane tickets?

    The news about the salary paid by the Dodger charity is troubling on many levels. Paying the energy guy vibe is one thing. Using a charity’s funds to pay this much money to one person when that charity is not that large is another thing altogether. Where will this end?

  57. nedajerk

    Last game vs. STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 6 1 1 0 0 8 1.13 0.75 .231
    Career vs. STL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 18 2 1 0 9 25 0.35 1.04 .200

    lol interesting how someone can dominated against the Cardinals like that.?Bud Norris before tonight game given up 2 runs and 1 earned and look like they double the runs this time and they must be mad for getting swept by the Rockies.

  58. truebluewill

    Alright Russell!!! I had a feeling that was coming, with Lilly being a fly ball pitcher and falling behind in the count to the hitters.

  59. enchantedbeaver

    Billz doesn’t strike me as being learning impaired, so how many years is it going to take him to learn not to walk batters, especially when you’re up 5 runs? Jeez…

  60. oldbrooklynfan

    Hiya folks
    Go to home home to a 7-3 lead, I see the Giants lost but the Friers are still chuggling along.

  61. jhallwally

    Hi’Ya Beav!! Billz always has that deer in the headlight look. Waiting to see if he is going to get hit. He’s got better stuff than that. I’m waiting for him to get some sack!!!! He does need a change-up pitch!!!

  62. nedajerk

    Well it look like Lilly record has been suffer by the lack of runs support. Lilly was another pitcher that owned us and now I like how those career numbers mean nothing now lol.

  63. enchantedbeaver

    I don’t think though that Billz will ever be any better than a decent #2 though. Even if he does eventually sack up, his stuff is good, but not great.

  64. enchantedbeaver

    Going to start calling Loney the assassin. He don’t say much, he just quietly gets the job done.

  65. oldbrooklynfan

    I guess we have a Coors Stadium see saw battle going on. I’d like to see the Rockies pull us up with them tonight.

  66. oldbrooklynfan

    Looks like the people working MLB.TV tonight are Cub fans, we don’t get to hear “God Bless America”. lol

  67. truebluewill

    I think that will be it for Bills. I don’t think he’ll come out for the 8th. Even though he was a little shaky at times he gave the Dodgers a lengthy start and finished strong.

  68. nedajerk

    What the heck team blowing big lead in the 9th innings and losing? lol Philles scoring 6 runs in the 9th and hit a walk off HR’s from Howard in the 10th. Cordero give up a game tying 2 runs homerun to that scrub Cody Ransom yeah ex Giants reject.

  69. nedajerk

    Chad and go 116th pitches in 7th innings and Kershaw couldn’t last night even though Byrd owned him with those 3 hits.

  70. truebluewill

    This is very surprising to see Bills come out for the 8th. This is not what Torre usually does.

  71. oldbrooklynfan

    No matter how he struggled or how shaky he was, this will go down as another strong 7 inning game for Bills.
    His 4th gem.

  72. enchantedbeaver

    This is what I can’t stand about Torre and the pitching staff. What’s the point of letting Billz hit for himself in the 7th if you’re going to pull him after one batter in the 8th? It makes no sense. I can see pulling him if he lets the first 2-3 guys get on. I can see batting for him and letting Sherrill or whomever start a fresh inning. But I can’t see this assinine move that he’ll make several times a season.

  73. enchantedbeaver

    And here we go again… 9-3 and Joe will burn through 3-4 more pitchers to get 6 outs. Defend him if you must, but Joe’s an idiot with a pitching staff.

  74. Dodger4life

    The only problem I see with trying to give your go to guys some rest with two games left in the series on a night you have a surmountable lead…….are the knuckleheads that let you down.
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    If Joe had what he has requested from Franknbeans we would be sitting pretty good rigt now in my opinion.

  75. oldbrooklynfan

    Torre probably just wanted to see how Bills looked in the 8th.
    “one hit or walk and you’re out”

  76. Dodger4life

    OBF maybe Joe thought that Bills could use the confidense….unlike Kershaw who seems to have a good grasp on his.

  77. enchantedbeaver

    But what’s the point of that Brooklyn? He’d already thrown 115 or so pitches… They had a 6 run lead… Why trot him back out there just to throw to one batter? It plain doesn’t make any sense no matter what angle you look at it from.

  78. oldbrooklynfan

    I don’t think Joe sent Bills out to pitch to one batter. He wanted tosee how strong he was, what he had left. IMO.

  79. nedajerk

    Maybe if Bills got that out he would’ve let him pitch to more batter once someone got on base he would’ve removed him.

  80. koufax1963

    if brox has a blown save in this series , look no further than this inning as the reason, I cant believe JT uses Brox in this situation, especially when he going to the AS game, so no rest there

  81. koufax1963

    if brox has a blown save in this series , look no further than this inning as the reason, I cant believe JT uses Brox in this situation, especially when he going to the AS game, so no rest there

  82. enchantedbeaver

    But what’s the point of that Brook? Its not like he was ever going to let Billz complete the game. Now he blows through another 3 pitchers including your closer for absolutely no reason.

    What does E say?
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    Fu-Q Torre!!!

  83. nedajerk

    My concern was last night and I wonder if Kershaw could’ve gotten that CG if he had face the bottom of the order.

  84. nedajerk

    Hey tru I’m was laughing at your Padilla and Zambrano comment. Can you imagine if we keep that head case Bradley and the ex Angels head case Gullen?

  85. enchantedbeaver

    I think we all say that Tru!! LOL

    Sorry guys, I just don’t see it.
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    Was Billz throwing a no hitter? No.
    Was Bills tossing a shutout? No.
    Was Billz just dominating the opposing hitters? No.

    His pitch count was 115+.
    He had a 6 run lead.
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    If Billz asked to go back out there and Joe told him OK, but if someone gets on you’re out of there, then that’s stupid too. Joe’s supposed to be a manager, and a manager would say, “not tonight Billz, you’ve done your job.”
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    And how many times have we seen him lift a starter for no reason that was dominating the opposition? I’d say more than I can count.

    It was however a great opportunity to take a blowout game and use another 3 (frankly I’m surprised it wasn’t 4) pitchers to slop through 6 outs. Then he uses Brox whom by the way he pitched wasn’t in any way thinking he’d be used, and is probably unavailable for tomorrow when they might really need him.

    This is just another main reason why this team wins in spite of Joe.

  86. Dodger4life

    I agree to a point but I think his decision would of been easier if he had someone he could rely on, other than Kuo and Brox.

  87. enchantedbeaver

    I agree D4 that the rest of the bully sucks, but even that pitiful bunch should be able to hold onto most of a 6 run lead for two innings.

    Thing is, now he brings in Sherrill with a man on. The guy’s a head case anyway, not I’m sure helped out by the fact that the minute he lets a guy on he knows he’s going to get yanked. Then he’s followed by Miller with men on… I’m just saying if you’re going to use those guys at all, give them the best chance to succeed, not the best chance to fail. Let Sherrill start the inning. Then if he puts a couple guys on, get the hook ready. Same with Miller. And if you don’t have any faith in either of those two, use Monasterios or Schlict what’s his name.

    Then Joe panics and brings in Brox who was probably not prepared in the least to have to come in in the 9th with the team still up by 4.

    I just think that as crappy a starting rotation as Ned went out and put together, one that’s going to tax a bullpen anyway, Joe exacerbates a bad situation by overusing it even more than necessary. On a team that is going to be hell on a bully over the course of a season, the manager’s got to be a hulluva lot smarter on how he uses it.

    And Joe ain’t that guy.

  88. Dodger4life

    Point taken…..But I don’t think Joe asked to be that guy.
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    I think Frank has made him that guy, and it is not the type of ball Joe signed on for.

  89. Dodger4life

    Did anyone catch this comment from David Young, on Live Chat with Tony Jackson yesterday??
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    Has anyone reminded Joe Torre that when he was hitting like GA is, he was a player/manager that release himself?

  90. kpookiemon

    Be very careful rooting for the Rockies to keep beating the Pods…Josh, I feel for you, having to say all the “proper” things about this ownership and the monetary decisions being made.

  91. crzblue2

    The LA Times is reporting that Ronald Belisario left the team earlier this week to receive treatment in a substance abuse program, according to a source familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

  92. knouffbrock@frontiernet.net

    Seems like those articles we’ve been seeing about the Dodgers not having enough talent left in the in the minors to pull off a major deal may be true. Just as well, I suppose, in this case, as I’d rather get a guy with some time left on his contract. I agree with those of you on here that would rather get Oswalt.
    *
    We’re also going to have to get some relief help from somewhere, and pretty soon. I don’t really blame Joe for going to same guys so often. Who do you trust? The results could get ugly before to long, though. Perhaps Joe is counting on some additional help before these guys wear out.

  93. Dodger4life

    Good day everyone……….
    .
    Two more games with the Cubs before the break. I am looking forward to seeing our All Stars on the field Tuesday.
    But first things first, and that means battling our way to the top of the West. I have to say that Raffy and Dre are two guy’s that have had success, capturing good energy. I don’t think it takes a guy with a Physisc’s degree…..to improve your chances of being successful, just dedication, focus and the belief that this is your moment.
    .
    Elymania…..Enjoy the game folks.
    .
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!
    UNFINISHED BUISINESS

  94. Ziggy

    / Analisemos agmalus caracterรญsticas deste belo mongol – olhe para a foto e leia:- 36 anos;- desempregado;- “Nick” para os amigos;- Idiota para o pai;- Desocupado para mim.Popular! Gostei deste comentรกrio ou nรฃo: 45  5

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