Local Baseball at Dodger Stadium

Later today at Dodger Stadium, Bishop Amat will play Palm Desert, followed by Riverside North vs. Anaheim Esperanza in the CIF championship games.

Then tomorrow at 2 p.m., it’s my alma mater, Chatsworth High, against San Fernando in the City Section championship game.

If you’re thirsting for some good local baseball, stop by and check out these games.

And while we’re on the subect of local baseball, you might not have heard yet of Cory Hahn but if you haven’t, you need to hear his story.  Cory, who went to Mater Dei and was a standout there, was injured during a game this February in his freshman season at Arizona State University. He is undergoing constant treatment and physical therapy, spending several hours every day in his quest to get better. Unfortunately, that kind of treatment is very expensive and the costs are mounting.

Mater Dei High School has established a fund to accept donations to help the Hahn family with the costs of treatment. All donation amounts go to Hahn’s medical expenses. You can click this link to make a donation.

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Thanks for the new thead, Josh.

Lineup
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Furcal SS
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Gibbons LF
Loney 1B
Navarro C
Miles 2B
Kuroda P
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Sands, Carroll, and Barajas sitting against the righty :(

BOOOOOOOOO!

1 – 4 have to work extra hard to score runs or we are in deep poop!

I don’t mind Navarro starting but hopefully they won’t bring him back next season and Ellis get the job.

Just make sure that there is no connection between the established medical expense fund and the Dodgers. Any charity having a McCourt connection is an oxymoron unless openly called the “Frank Slush Fund”. I’m also wondering how much they’re charging for parking at the stadium for the high school games and who gets those revenues.
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If it sounds like I don’t trust Frank, you got it.

…and how much rent for the use of DS is Frank McCourt charging the CIF/State of California/California taxpayers?

Guess what? Garland to DL…Padilla activated.

So Rubby De La Rosa is our #5 starter now? If he does well, just leave Garland on the DL for the rest of the year or trade his ass!

I’m good with that!

I wasn’t expected that one but I knew they didn’t want to send no one down. I wouldn’t also be shock if Padilla was our 5th starter.

I think Donnie wants Padilla to be the closer. That’s if we ever need one :-)

We sure didn’t need a closer in the last four games.

Thought there was something wrong with Garland – he was pitching too good.

I never thought I’d hear you say anybody on this team was “Too good.” ;-)

http://www.truebluela.com/2011/6/2/2172163/a-look-at-the-2011-draft-part-2

I love these article a lot of our former players/ ex players have son in the draft.

Orel Hershiser son is like 6’8.

One inning for us and already one runner left in scoring position.

Make that two innings & two left ISP.

What’s with Kuroda? Watch, he ill be next on the DL.

*will…..just got notified that I’m posting too quickly and to slow down…wtf!

LOL!! Nothing wrong with fast women and long neck beers!!!

HiYa Trumom!! I see Furcal just came out of the game.

Is Furcal “SICKO” again?

Uh, oh…looks like Fuckal is hurt again…surprise, surprise!

:-) we are all thinking alike…pretty frightening!

LOL!! How come I’m not surprised!!!?

Good evening all.
Furcal’s hurting again?! What a surprise! What could it be this time? Did he twist a fart coming out of the dugout?

LOL!! Probably got a turd sideways coming out.

L M (_|_)~~~O!

P-Uuuuuu!! Is that you Trumom, or the rag tag pile of crippled veteran leaders Neddy has stuck us with?!!!

LOL!!! You started it!

Pfffffffffffft!! ( | )~~~ We owe it all to Neddy.

At least he has given us something fun to talk about.

Furcal’s got to be quickly approaching the all time biggest dollars collected from the Dodgers while on DL, a la Dreifort and Schidt. If we don’t get rid of Ned, I’m seriously afraid that he’ll sign Furcal for another three years before the season is over.

I don’t think I ever seen messagebear post something when the game is on.

Raffy needs to retire.

Yep, Furcal has been a waste!!

Waste is a good word….with turd, fart, etc. ;-)

Pitiful when all you can come up with to describe our owner, GM, most of the coaching staff, manager, and most of the players is a some form of excrement.

It sure is!

Hopefully, Dee Gordon will be ready for 2012!

I think DeJesus should get the 1st chance.

Hey!! I see we be thumpin again tonight.
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Furcal out? I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you to find that gambling has been going on here.

We’re mashing again Beav!!!

With Kuroda’s pitch count up, he won’t last long at this rate.

Fuckal hurt his left side :-) Something is very wrong when you can’t throw a ball without hurting yourself! What the hell kind of training regimen do these guys go through?

It’s the Conte Method Jane.

Poor conditioning. Not enough fluids.

Exactly! Poor conditioning and Conte! I think instead of sitting on their asses between innings, they should be up and moving around.

I seriously think the players need to take some fault in this.

Too many 12 ounce curls (Cervezas)?

Possibly.

Whut up peeps?

Hi, Collie!

HiYa Collie!!

Hi True…

Bases loaded, nobody out…how many runs?

One!

Pathetic!

What the hell were you thinking, Matt?!

Base running by The Riot.

Do we lead the league in getting thrown out?

Hello there Wally.

I hope all is well with everybody! I’ve missed you guys. Been so busy I haven’t even been able to read all the posts I’ve missed. Usually I get to do that at some point but…

Good to see ya back Collie!!! Well, at least we got one run. Geez!!!

Hey C-man!!

I’m going to laugh when Furcal goes to a different club next season and has a big year because they have a competant training staff.

What, you mean we don’t?! :-?

So true Beav.

No way Furcal is done.

You might be surprised what kind of recovery he makes on another team. I doubt he would’ve been on the DL as many times and for as long a duration(s) if he’d had gone ahead and signed back with Atlanta three years ago.

So if Ferk goes on the DL that would mean that we’ve had 18 DL entries so far this season. Seems as if the Piano Man has been tossing pianos left & right. Or Conte sucks. I hate the job this guy has done. Seems like every year we are one of the tops in the league in DL visits. I know injuries happen — broken or jammed fingers but how many pulls and strains have we had? Sheesh!!!

Of course, a lot of the DL visits are “phantom” because Ned uses it to keep worthless vets around.
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Wondering with Garland if its more to keep his innings down so his contract won’t vest for next season – there was nothing wrong with him his last start.

Surely nothing wrong with him when he gave up 7 runs.

You talking about Garland Shad? He gave up three runs in 6 innings night before last.

All baseball players get hurt way too easily nowadays. I think they have it way to easy. All the pulled hammies and minor injuries that put them on the DL. Years ago I don’t remember that happening. Hell, Koufax & Drys would throw complete games!

Back in the day, players didn’t go on the DL unless it was a major injury. They didn’t have the job security these pampered pieces of shit have today. Especially with an inept GM like Ned.

Wait you let someone that throw like Pierre get your butt out. I was wondering who it was.

Ugh…here we blow again!

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HK isn’t looking all that good tonight. He’s avoided giving up runs so far but has been dancing all night long.
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Funny how the Reds pitcher has like a 5+ ERA and has shut us down for 5 innings. Jimenez hadn’t won a game all year and pitches a complete game shut out.

Jimenez isn’t a bad pitcher and neither is Arroyo the past 2 season with the Reds.

No they aren’t. But recent history suggests they aren’t doing well. Jimenez was WINLESS and shut us out with a complete game.

I’m not talking about this year but I knew all those runs we did scored we was going to get shutout and last year was no fluke. Check out Jimenez record since 2008 numbers if you think Jimenez isn’t a good pitcher than you’re wrong. He’s just having an offyear and probably having mechanic problem it happen and with Dusty Baker his manager than happen.

lol did I say the last 2 years?

Actually that Arroyo for Baker. This is why I don’t take these numbers this year seriously because 2 to 3 bad games would ruining it.

That could be an insurmountable lead.

Donnie “Baseball” might want to think about going out to get Kuroda, who I think will appearing on a DL near you very soon.

I don’t know about you guys but that Skyline Chili place is looking good to me!!!

It’s some damn good stuff Collie!!!

Everything is looking good except for us!

That’s one thing I love about MLB Extra Innings — the commercials. You get to see a little flavor of other parts of the country! You’re lucky Wally!

Dre has had some good swings tonight. I think he sees Bronson well…

Arroyo is so valunable giving up HR’s with 14 we need one now.

& through 6 I don’t think we’ve hit one to the warning track.

Speak for yourself True… I look fantastic!!!

Yes, you do! :-)

You knoow we’r in trouble when it’s up to Gibbons and Loney to get it done!

No doubt!! What a couple of turds!!

Loney is going deep tonight!

Crap! I knew it!

Boy! This one’s turning out to be a thriller. . . .Zzzzzzzz

How bad must the opposing pitching have been to give up 23 runs in three games to this pathetic bunch?

Amazingly BAD!!!

Why couldn’t Kuroda do that last inning?

I love how we have all these QS and are combined SP’s record is under .500.

Well, when you’ve got a lineup where over half the guys don’t belong on a major league roster, I guess that’s what you get. If it wasn’t for Ned, guys like Miles, Gibbons, Thames, Navarro, Barajas, Castro, etc…, would be unemployed… Geez!!!

Hell, this team has so many curiosities it could open up its own freak show.

Not to mention a broken down overrated SS, and a pathetic pussy 1B!! Lone\|/. Geez!!!

I don’t know why you have Barajas on that list but I assume you didn’t want him getting resign either.

Nedlys, Over The Hill, I’ll Pop!!!

I don’t think Furcal is overrated but he’s so injury prone.

Barajas is as big a waste as Loweeney. Good Grief!!!

Christ, Barajas is barely a decent backup catcher, much less an everyday player.

Just great..McDooDoo to add to the damage!

No biggie. These guys couldn’t score another run anyway.

Tonight he’s McDon’t. .

Nice move Donny don’t like wasting pitchers like that.

Nice job by Elbert. Good move by Donnie there!

WTG Elbert.

Damn Carroll sucking now.

If they smart they would ibb Kemp.

Reds certainly have alot smarter people running their team than we do.

Enron had a lot smarter people running their team than we do!!

I guess they are smart…

Ho hum…

Heh, heh, heh…. Well, we got Loney, Navarro, and Miles coming up in the 9th. It don’t get much toastier than that.

I’m praying Sands get a chance.

Damn

(_l_) ~`~` Oooo-oooo that smell!

We sure are stinking up the joint tonight!

Going.

Go-ing.

Gone!
G’night all!

Goodnight VL!!

And the pile steams on!!!!

Wonderful way to start a very long road trip. I jut heard they plan on giving Rubby his first start against the Phillies…another great move!

No surprise there and I bet he’s on a PC to.

Yes he will be on a pitch count.

Well the good thing the bullpen throwing up a 0 ER’s but the bad thing those walks, lack of offensive again and are nemesis of the 2 outs hits kill us.

Donny please put Sands in the 5th spots (and stop platooning him with Gibbons) and he’s hitting over .300+ on the road just ignore that under .200 stats against RHP. Another games that Gwynn didn’t get into. lol just what we need another person on the DL. It is time to give Hoffmann a chance.

NAILBITER!
Actually I’m right down to my elbows with the way this season is going.

Ariz. Little Leaguer killed after pitch hit chest
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press
1 hour, 14 minutes ago

PHOENIX (AP)—A 13-year-old Arizona boy was killed in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt, officials in his Little League said Friday.

Hayden Walton went for the bunt during a game Tuesday night in the close-knit northern Arizona city of Winslow, said Jamey Jones, a Winslow Little League official.

“He took an inside pitch right in the chest,” Jones said. “After that he took two steps to first base and collapsed.”

He died the next morning at a local hospital.

The boy’s parents, who were at the game, are heartbroken, shocked and unable to speak to members of the media, league president and family spokesman Dale Thomas said.

“It’s a hard thing to handle for everyone,” Thomas said. “When you’re touched by something of this magnitude, it sends shock waves throughout the community.”

Thomas said he grew up around the boy’s family and described Hayden as “the epitome of what every little boy ought to be.” Besides participating in Little League, Hayden was a Boy Scout, loved to work on cars and helped neighborhood widows by mowing their lawns and doing odd jobs for them, Thomas said.

He said Hayden had a younger sister.

The league suspended games until Friday and has counselors available for players or parents who need them.

Stephen Keener, president and CEO of Little League Baseball and Softball, said in a statement that “the loss of a child is incomprehensible.”

“Words cannot adequately express our sorrow on the passing of Hayden,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hayden’s family, all the players and volunteers of the Winslow Little League, his classmates, and his friends, at this difficult time.”

Wow you don’t want to read anything like this.

Juan Pierre hit a solo home run tonight – Yikes!!!!

You just made my night worse!

Well, Frank needs to be reminded that he gets paid by the Dodgers this month – idiot!!!!

Hopefully, pretty soon, we won’t have to mention Frank’s name ever again!

No way

Wow 20 long years.

Clarice Taylor of ‘The Cosby Show’ dies at 93

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/clarice-taylor-cosby-show-dies-93-ap

I don’t know how yahoo always post this late on the main page. I used to love watching these show especially the Cosby Show.

Moseley, Baumgartner and Jimenez all got there 1st win this season vs us. Moseley finally got his 2nd wins tonight and it took a month to get it. Since Towles had his walk-off hit on May 25 he has gone like 2/22 (while going 0/2 in tonight game and was PH by Downs) since than.

Look like Weaver finally got his 7th wins of the season since that 6-0 starts and last month gone 0-4 with 2 ND(he has pitch well in those last 2 games to.)

Stadium Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Attendance 37,808 (102.3% full) – % is based on regular season capacity

I can’t believe attendance this low could be a sellout for some team.

My heart aches for the family and friends of Hayden Walton.
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God rest you, young man.

I, like many of you, was curious about how much cash was entering the pockets of the owner due to the CIF Southern Championship games being held in Dodger Stadium this weekend. So, of course, I wrote a letter. OK, an email. I certainly didn’t trust anyone connected with the Dodgers to answer it, so I went to the CIF directly:
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“To whom it may concern:
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As a taxpayer in the State of California, I would like to know how to find out what Frank McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers are charging for the use of their stadium.”
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To my surprise, I got an answer. The same day. Here it is:
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“My name is Rob Wigod and I am an Assistant Commissioner and the baseball administrator for the C.I.F. Southern Section. Mr. Blake from the C.I.F. State Office forwarded your email to me. Allow me the opportunity to respond to your questions.
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In my 11 years as an Assistant Commissioner for the C.I.F. Southern Section, we have held our Baseball Championships at Dodger Stadium several times. Each and every time we have done so, the financial arrangements are as follows…
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1) The Los Angeles Dodgers charge us a rental fee of $1.00 for the use of the stadium. They waive their normal rental fee of $25,000 a night for our event.
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2) The Los Angeles Dodgers waive the parking fee for our games at Dodger Stadium, which allows free parking for everyone who attends our games.
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3) We pay all of the expenses for the employees of the Los Angeles Dodgers who work our event: ushers, ticket sellers, ticket takers, security, maintenance, etc. out of the gate receipts from our event. Those are the only costs we incur. Once those expenses are paid, all of the net profits from our event are returned to our organization, not to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is a direct benefit to the 581 member high schools in our organization.
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4) The Los Angeles Dodgers reduce their concession prices for our event, offering them at lower prices than a Los Angeles Dodgers game.
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In summary, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and their outstanding staff, are tremendous supporters of the C.I.F. Southern Section and high school athletics. Not only do they allow us to provide incredible championship experiences for our student-athletes, coaches, parents, fans and communities, they have made a significant financial commitment to make sure that we can do so.
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The support of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their sense of giving back to the community is appreciated by all of us who are involved with high school athletics. We have always had a great relationship with them and look forward to continuing that great relationship in the years ahead.
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I hope that helps clarify things for you.
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Sincerely,
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Rob Wigod
Assistant Commissioner/ Baseball Administrator
C.I.F. Southern Section”
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There you are. With all the (well-deserved) owner-bashing that I and the rest of you do, what can we make of that? Assuming it’s the truth, that is. And I have no thoughts that it isn’t. I immediately sent back a reply, thanking them for their response. I really didn’t expect one.
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Now, why would a you-know-who-hater such as myself post something that paints him in such a good light? Well, the question was out there and we all deserve an answer. I could have kept this to myself, but I love all you guys and gals and I have to look at my face in the mirror every morning. It might be ugly, but it’s an honest face. I’ve never been one to avoid the truth.
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First, I guess anyone can attend the Championship games with the knowledge that the money you spend is going to high school athletics and not helping to maintain you-know-who’s ownership of our club. As great as MLB games are, high school and college games are better. There’s just something about watching young men and women compete purely for the love of the competition that stirs the soul. I don’t for a second doubt that there are many who have the same ego problems as do many professionals, but the percentage is bound to be way lower. They’re doing it for pride. Pride in their schools and their teammates (and for themselves of course), not money. I’ll never forget the sight of that college softball player who was too injured to even walk around the bases after hitting the game-winning home run. The opposing team carried her around the bases because it was against the rules to be helped by her teammates. THAT is sportsmanship personified. I doubt that would happen in the National League.
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Second, it’s convenient (and a little fun) to mentally carry an image of that bastard as a heartless Scrooge with no one’s interests in his tiny little emaciated heart but his own. Will this change anything for me? No. For reasons of my own, I will continue to tell myself that his thinking is that he stepped into the job with the tradition in place, and he knows that he would suffer the slings and arrows of the public for ending that tradition if he were to start charging for it. That works for me.
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Gotta go. God Bless you all.
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SELL THE TEAM.

Damn, I hate it when something else occurs to me after I’ve posted.
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Another nice thing about receiving that answer: he’s still a cheapskate.
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“We pay all of the expenses for the employees of the Los Angeles Dodgers who work our event: ushers, ticket sellers, ticket takers, security, maintenance, etc. out of the gate receipts from our event.”
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He could pay the expenses himself and let the CIF pocket all of the gate receipts. Cheap bastard :-)
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Oh, here’s the video of sportsmanship:
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Wonswrful post Eric! Thanks for sharing it. Nice read on the train.

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