Inside the Dodgers catches a home run

Many of you who read this on Inside the Dodgers (as opposed to Facebook) will recognize the man who caught Uribe’s home run last night. It’s FanSince53, Ron Cervenka and there’s even a slow motion replay of his grab.

Ron is a Dodger Stadium regular who was featured in Bluetopia and if you didn’t get a chance to see that flic a few years back, you should grab a copy at Dodger Stadium’s merchandise stores. It really shows how much this team means to its fans.

Nice grab, Ron!

 

300 comments

  1. koufax1963

    Thank you Bud. I know McDisgusting has not left yet, but his appointment is about due. I just hope he takes NED with him. I trust the new owner will get a new GM, with financial support perhaps the field mangement can do something. Really would like a local (sorry Cuban supporters) owner, one that knows tradition and has High expectations, but I won’t start dreaming right now, although I have, lower ticket prices, lower food prices, lower parking fees, better food, remove the GD luxury field boxes, bring back more foul territory, yes make it a pitchers park, speed up the game

  2. GM Ned Colletti

    The guy that caught Uribe’s HR, if he’s a real fan and truly loves the team, he wouldn’t have been there in the first place putting more money in Bosses pockets. Hey Boss I feel the end is near for both of us. I guess I can always go back to the Giants and do something there, maybe sweep up or help with the equiptment, but where will you go?

  3. nedsajerk

    Dang I hate leaving the last post on that other thread. I wonder why I didn’t see this one and btw hurry back Wallace.

  4. nedsajerk

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?query_type=franch_year&team_ID=LAD&year_ID=active&draft_type=junreg&

    Wow everyone who were drafted back in 1993 which is 1 person Davis until 2008(since the 2009 and 2010 draft pick haven’t been called up yet) and of course you can draft the same players if they don’t sign with your team and that 2007 is left out. Utley is the only 1997 one on that list that was drafted by another team and made it to the major. We already have 3 guys from the 2008 draft and none from the 2007. The 2003 draft had 12 players that including losing Paul for garbage, Wade to TB never gave him a 2nd chances and May to KC in the Podsenick trade and now May got traded couple of weeks ago and now playing in the dback organization system now.

    • nedsajerk

      That 2006 have Kershaw and some guy that we drafted Alex White that was drafted by us in the 14 rounds of that draft but the Indians choose him in the 1st round in 2009 and already made his major league debut this season so that’s why his name is there.

  5. enchantedTheBeav

    The L.A. Times (Steve Gurnick’s blog) has now converted over so that you have to have a facebook account to post. I would like and hope that any “Timers” that read ITD and that are left out of Gurnick’s blog because of Facebook would join in and comment here. I, and I’m sure others would welcome the opportunity to get to know you.
    .
    Hope to read you soon.

  6. northstateblues

    Hey now, “GM Ned Colletti”, don’t hate on someone for attending the game. I understand the boycott, and it’s working. And that money went into DODGER pockets, which are pockets that Frank McCourt won’t have access to much longer.

    .
    It’s easy to preach about the boycott when you live over 50 miles from L.A. (I can attest to that) but, to tell the absolute truth, putting 250 comments a day to the OFFICIAL Dodger blog is hardly a boycott. It’s probably the fledging hope that Frank McCourt clings to when he spends more “money he doesn’t have” on yet more lawyers.

    .
    If you want a boycott, and don’t live close enough to Dodger Stadium, if you REALLY feel this way, feel so vehemently against anybody enjoying a baseball game in spite of the dimwit who owns the team, THEN BOYCOTT THIS BLOG!!! (and maybe come out from hiding behind a false name if you’re calling out a fellow ITDer, at least give him that much respect.)

    .
    Because the message the Dodgers front office has been getting from this blog, aside from the same 7-20 people finding new ways to air old complaints (myself included), is that despite dropping physical attendance, there are so many Dodger fans in the country, they have to mine 5 year old blog posts to find a place to fit their comments without crashing their computers.

    • messagebear

      I agree with your point that here at ITD, much as we might like to promote boycott, we shouldn’t tell other fans what they should or should not do. I took note, however, as to who made the statement that the fan who caught the ball shouldn’t have been there. The comment came from a made-up character calling himself “GM Ned Colletti”, so I didn’t take the nature of the comment in the same vein I would coming from a real ITD blogger.
      Just my take on the comment.

  7. selltheteam?

    Navarro-less and Thames-less Lineup
    .
    Gordon ss
    Uribe 2b
    Ethier rf
    Kemp cf
    Loney 1b
    Miles 2b
    Ellis c
    Gwynn lf
    Billingsley 1

  8. swood

    I truely hope that when McCourt is gone, Ned goes with him. Ned has proven over and over again how incompetent he is and even with McCourt gone, I still won’t have alot of confidence in our team getting better with ned calling the shots

  9. swood

    Also I disagree with those who do not want Cuban as owner. The only things I want from an owner is somebody who wants to win and has the money to do so. Cuban I know has both

  10. lbirken

    NSB, I think it is safe to say that plenty of folks who used to contribute to this blog on a regular and semi regular basis no longer do so. Perhaps it is because they grew tired of the same old discussions, perhaps it is for other reasons. Maybe some have moved to Facebook and Twitter. But no matter where one looks, the message is pretty much the same: total disdain for the McCourts backed up by hope that some day things will get better for Dodger fans.

  11. lbirken

    I think Mark Cuban would be a great owner but I have a feeling the other owners would not want him in their little club because he might run circles around them and he has such deep pockets. Still, it might be nice to dream.

  12. enchantedTheBeav

    Thought this was interesting:
    .
    Dodgers Dilemma
    Broadcasting rights played a big role in baseball’s recent takeover of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Scott Boras.
    .
    Owners Frank and Jamie McCourt, who struggled to fund the team’s payroll last month amid a bitter divorce, contend the team has a $3 billion, 20-year deal in waiting from Fox Sports Net.
    .
    The deal would be a lifesaver for the McCourts but bad for baseball, Boras said.
    .
    “Major League Baseball feels the rights of the Dodgers—and I agree with them—may be worth as much as $4.5 billion to $5 billion,” he said.
    .
    The McCourts are giving up “a huge premium” and Fox knows that, Boras said.
    .
    Industry watchers are keeping an eye on the Dodgers deal as a slew of big market teams will see their broadcasting pacts expire in the next four years.
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    They include the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox and potentially the New York Mets.
    .
    “They don’t want the L.A. mark for those rights to be artificially depressed by one individual owner,” Boras said. “The owners are trying to protect the interest of all 30 teams. If I were them, I’d be doing the same thing.”
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    Baseball owners likely will bring in a new Dodgers owner who doesn’t need the cash infusion and will negotiate a better broadcast deal, according to Boras.
    .
    —Chris Casacchia

    ——————————————————————————–
    Considering I’ve read other reports that put the Fox-McCourt deal at $1.7B, not the $3B Frank claims, It could be anywhere from about half to a third of what the team should derive out of a TV deal. In otherwords, it would’ve had a crippling effect on the club for 17 years. 17 more years of the Thames’ and Navarro’s of the world.
    .
    But Frank would’ve paid off his wife and lawyers for now. Not that Frank was in it just for Frank.

  13. northstateblues

    I despise Frank McCourt, but I’m not going to demonize Dodger fans for attending Dodger games.

    .
    And I believe that anyone who would chastise Dodger fans for attending Dodger games should
    A.) Have the intestinal fortitude to make their statements without hiding behind a mask like a cowardly craven.
    B.) Be prepared to boycott the Inside the Dodgers blog, Dodger Television and Radio Broadcasts and MLB gameday tied to Dodger games as vehemently as they demonize Dodger fans for going to Dodger games.

    .
    As for “GMNedColletti”, he posts here more than I do, so he’s as “real” as any of us. And I usually enjoy the antics well enough. But to use that mask to attack an ITD blogger for attending a Dodger game was chickenshit. You know it, I know it, and “he” knows it.

    .
    But enough of that, It’s Time for Dodger Baseball.

  14. enchantedTheBeav

    Oh boy! I get nighttime graphics now on Gameday!!
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    Apropos since the front office is always in the dark.

  15. enchantedTheBeav

    As usual, we get the minimum out of the maximum. How can an entire club continue to be this pathetic game in and game out? You would think by random chance they’d score a few now and then.

  16. nedsajerk

    Never fail hitting with the bases loaded is back lol. Great played Uribe and I can’t believe I’m saying that.

  17. vl4eccjr

    Anyone remember Robin Williams impression of the old white haired host of Wild Kingdom (Marlin Perkins)?
    “On tonights episode, my partner Jim and I will attempt to circumsize a Water Buffalo.”

    • enchantedTheBeav

      Always loved the segues for Wild Kindom. Water buffalo, like man, never knows when it’ll be circumsized by a crocodile, that’s why Mutual of Omaha is there to protect you and your family.

    • JhallWally

      LOL!! Yea, he would be off where it’s safe commenting on Jim doing the dangerous stuff.
      .
      Look out Jim, those teeth are sharp. You folks can always feel safe and secure with Mutual Of Omaha.

  18. dodgereric

    Just in time, tru!
    .
    I have to say, “I’m sorry” to vl. I didn’t see his attendance figure last night. He posted it the same time as tru, but as soon as I saw her’s, it was copy-and-paste into my Excel sheet and I was off and running.
    .
    Let’s soak in the heady waters of those projected figures, because I think they’ll probably return a little now that we’re past the Yankees series of last year and the Angels are coming in soon. If the owner hangs on and the Dodgers remain near the cellar as we enter the 2nd half of the season, they could really sink.
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    Game 39 attendance (2010): 56,000
    Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom : 37,769
    Greater than last year = 5 / Less than last year = 33
    22nd straight game of negative attendance
    .
    Games less than 30,000 this season – 6
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704
    .
    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)
    .
    2010 attendance (39 games) – 1,748,743 (44,840 average)
    2011 attendance (39 games) – 1,393,439 (35,729 average) #10 in MLB
    .
    Drop of 355,304 total
    Average drop of 9110
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 737,939
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,894,066
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)
    .
    Next game’s (40) attendance in 2010 – 47,801

  19. selltheteam

    I’m really happy for Hong Chi Kuo. It’s great to see him back and firing at 94 MPH.
    .
    Meanwhile, just nine days until McCourt can’t make the payroll. SELL THE TEAM!

  20. messagebear

    Obviously Frank is looking to be the spoiler if he has to lose the franchise to MLB. Separating the several asset entities such as the stadium and the parking lot will enable him to nitpick everything through litigation and prolong the process. My fear is that unless Jamie is awarded half ownership and decides to obstruct Frank we’re in for several years of an unsettled team with all the best talent long gone.

    • enchantedTheBeav

      Frank can try, but if I’m understanding the agreement all owners make with MLB when they buy a franchise, the “franchise” also includes the stadium, parking lot and surrounding lands that were part of the purchase and if sold (or taken over) that’s all included.
      .
      The other way around it of course would be to share a stadium with Arte’s boys until a new downtown stadium coule be built. Then Frank’s left holding a stadium and parking lot for nothing, no money to develop the land, no one to loan him any money, and in a extremely poor market for real estate. That would leave little Jaime with just about nothing also.
      .
      Screw ’em both.

  21. nedsajerk

    I hate when these troll bump those old thread but look what I found lol.

    Gold Glove winner Marcus Thames in LF
    By scurtis1999 on June 13, 2008 5:15 pm

  22. selltheteam?

    Today’s Lineup
    .
    Miles 2b
    Uribe 3b
    Ethier rf
    Kemp cf
    Loney 1b
    Thames lf
    Navarro c
    Carroll ss
    Lilly p

    • ThinkingBlue

      That’s was too funny….expecting Ethier and I get Bowa…that’s what I get for NOT reading the whole link title….

      • nedsajerk

        I’m sorry blue some troll was commenting on a 3 yrs old thread and I was just playing around and bring up old news lol.

    • Nellyjune

      Shad – Porklinks was formerly known as oldfogey back in the old ITD days. He was fun to read and loved his stats too. I remember scurtis as well. I believe he lived in Chicago because I remember him going to Dodgers/Cubs games in Chicago.

  23. nedsajerk

    John Wooden was the basketball coach when my mom was in high school in South Bend.
    By enchantedbeaver on June 13, 2008 4:17 pm,

    I bet beaver don’t remember this post lol.

  24. Frank McCourt

    That Trent Oeltjen – he’s a good-lookin’ lad, ain’t he? I wonder what the Old Bag would give me for him?

  25. Emma

    Thank you NSB :-)!! You said it so well about us fans that attend games. I know Ron so I was happy when Josh told me that he had seen Ron on TV catch the homerun. It will never happen to me, I only get hit by baseballs :-). Everytime I see Ron, he asks me about OBF who along with TrueblueWill got to me meet at Fenway. His son who comes out in Bluetopia, is so grown up now.
    .
    The friends that I have made at Dodger Stadium makes going to the games extra special.
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    Tru,
    Nice avatar! It has been my avatar at baseball-fever.com since 2005.
    .
    I have been at every home game but today I will be missing my first game :-(. I knew I could not ge away today with my boss out on vacation. MLB At Bat will be my companion while I work.
    .
    A friend and I will be in Minnesota next week watching our bums. Another ballpark to check off in my quest to visit all bajor league ballparks. We will be there for all three games against the Dodgers with Tuesday being my bday.

    • perumike

      Hey Emma! Hope you are well! My wife and I saw you on the big screen last night with your piles of All Star ballots! I hope you got them all filled out! 🙂

  26. Emma

    Ok, my post took too long. I was talking about the Betty Boop avatar and now I see Tru has changed her avatar back to Mickey Mouse. My friend Greg was wearing a Dodgers Mickey Mouse t-shirt from the last year’s All-Star game. I wish I had that t-shirt but I don’t remember seeing them. I only saw the pins and the ears last year. Actually he and his wife got me the pin and the ears from Disneyland. They have yearly passes.

  27. Frank McCourt

    I, too, welcome all who attend. I don’t get to go myself anymore, I can’t stand the booing. I got enough of that at home from the Old Bag.

  28. nedsajerk

    With Matt Kemp joining the 20-homer, 20-steal club last night in game number 75 of the season, he joined some select company. I did some research last night, and was able to find just eight other seasons in which a player had 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a team’s first 81 games. I’m not saying this is the definitive list — there might be others — but here are the players I found to hit the 20-20 mark through 81 games.

    20 Home Runs & 20 Stolen Bases Through 81 Team Games
    Player Year Through 81 Season
    Ken Williams 1922 20 HR / 26 SB 39 / 37*
    Bobby Bonds 1973 21 / 24 39 / 43
    Eric Davis 1987 24 / 33 37 / 50
    Jose Canseco 1988 23 / 22 42 / 40
    Barry Bonds 1996 23 / 20 42 / 40
    Alex Rodriguez 1998 27 / 22 42 / 46
    Jose Canseco 1998 23 / 21 46 / 29
    Alfonso Soriano 2003 21 / 23 38 / 35
    Matt Kemp** 2011 20 / 20 ???
    *154-game season
    **Through 75 games

    In case you were wondering, the closest Willie Mays came to joining the first half 20-20 club was in 1960, when he had 18 home runs and 19 steals.

    When does Eric Stephen find the time to write this on TBLA.

    • nedsajerk

      Today’s Game
      Ted Lilly has started five day games this season, and the Dodgers have lost all five. In 10 starts at night, Lilly is 5-3 (the Dodgers are 7-3) with a 3.32 ERA, 11 walks, and 43 strikeouts. In five daytime starts, Lilly is 0-3 with a 6.63 ERA with six walks and 17 strikeouts in 27 innings, though he did allow just one run in six innings in his last day start, with the roof closed in Houston on May 25.

  29. JhallWally

    Hello Everyone. Thanks to STT for the lineup and DodgerEric for the latest attendance status. In case anyone is interested, the game is free today on MLBTV. I guess we’re looking at a protracted legal fight with Frank. I’m sure no one is surprised by that. I am confident(praying my ass off) that Bud has his ducks in a row and has forseen a legal fight and is well prepared for it. I have to believe that he and MLB would not be pressing forward if they believed that Frank had a chance of prevailing. I guess we will see.

    • selltheteam?

      Thanks, Wally. That’s a well-written piece. I just hope that Frank reads it. (Does Frank know how to read?)

      • JhallWally

        Hi’Ya STT. It is painfully obvious that Frank doesn’t give a damn about anything or anybody but himself. He is a self absorbed narcissist. He will cut off his nose despite his face and in the process could leave the Dodger franchise in ruins for decades to come.

  30. nedsajerk

    Hey Wally is there a way to look at the players career obi%? Why doesn’t that filters go to all?

  31. Emma

    I don’t understand how the post “Ok, I’ll stop now I’m getting bored now” from nedajerk is last when the time in post is 11:03 am. There are other posts older that are posted before. Oh well, I’ll file it under #thigsthatcantbeexplained

  32. lbirken

    kpook, suing Frank McCourt is like wrestling with a pig in the mud: you get dirty but the pig likes it.

  33. selltheteam?

    It would be great if someone like Tommy Lasorda or Vin Scully would sue McCourt for “Destruction of a Storied Franchise”, but I wouldn’t want to wish such a thing on Tommy or Vin.

  34. nedsajerk

    Dang Donny should’ve had double switch when he brought in Guerrier but Blake probably still can’t play 3rd since Miles made the last out and the pitcher spot is up 5th.

  35. lbirken

    STT, I can only imagine what Vinny or Lasorda might say in private. Vinny would be eloquent and choose his words carefully. Tommy wouldn’t.

  36. nedsajerk

    Dang which Navarro would’ve gotten that hit with the bases loaded when we were still down 6-5 back in the 5th.

  37. messagebear

    Blake SUCKS.
    He’s always half SUCKed, but now he pretty much SUCKS all the time.
    Trade him before the deadline, so he can go and SUCK someplace else.
    I don’t want the SUCKer here.

      • nedsajerk

        couldn’t=could’ve lol English class wasn’t my best subject dang all these typo. I really wish there was a delete and edit feature.

  38. JhallWally

    Oh well, they at least took the series 2 of 3. Todays attendance was 30,332. Looked like about half that many actually there. I’m sure looking forward to Neds big 3 of Lilly, Uribe, and Grrrear for the next 2 1/2 years.

      • JhallWally

        No problem Trumom. The game was interesting as the offense kept it close. Lilly stunk and of course McDooDoo allowed an inherited runner to score allowing 2 singles with 2 outs and 1 on. Grrrear gave up a HR.

  39. nedsajerk

    Blake/Uribe/Guerrier for Chisenhall+Santana and a 2 to 3 pitching prospect I know it a pipe dream.

    • JhallWally

      Hell, I’d trade those three along with Furcal, Navarro, Lilly, Thames, and McDooDoo for a couple of mid level prospects and a case of bottled water.

      • nedsajerk

        I would do the same. Blake for Santana, Guerrier for Wade + pitcher prospect and Uribe for anything you can get for him. Give half of Blake/Guerrier and Uribe money to Kershaw, Kemp and Ethier.

  40. nedsajerk

    How does Casey Daigle get so lucky and ended up with Jennie Finch? Daigle didn’t really have much of a career but his wife is hot and they have a newborn children together.

  41. kpookiemon

    Vinnie had a trivia question a few days ago but I missed the answer: Name the three 3000-hit players who have also played with their son in the big leagues. They gave Gwynn, and I guessed Rose. Who’s the third…and is Rose even right?
    .
    Please go away McCourts.

  42. lbirken

    Nice to take 2 of 3 in interleague play considering the Dodgers record against the AL. I am not a big fan of interleague play, maybe because the Dodgers have not done well but more because of the way it messes up the schedule.

    I think it is wishful thinking that the Dodgers could get anything of value for Blake, Uribe or just about anyone else not named Kemp, Ethier or Kershaw. Casey Blake has done a decent job for the Dodgers but he seems to be damaged goods right now and I have to wonder if he is suffering the same problem Jeff Kent did the last year or two he was with the Dodgers: unable to catch up to the fastball. Uribe is just a mess at the plate; he looks awful. Why would anyone want him?

    • kpookiemon

      Furcal is going to be interesting. He’s getting ready for a rehab assignment and I can’t see the Dodgers sending Gordon down…especially with Furcal in the last 3 months of a three-year contract. I think the Dodgers will hang onto Uribe…he can’t be THIS bad and there’s really no heir apparent at third base or second base. Lilly? There’s ALWAYS a market for left-handers. Broxton…when he’s activated? Very possible. I think a new line of younger arms may spell his demise as a Dodger. His head was and always will be a problem.

  43. nedsajerk

    I guess I found my answer to Guerrier IR% but it should be IS% so I made a mistake there. He was at 41% this game but the last 3 years he was at 22%, 24% and 22%.

    • JhallWally

      The Tigers charged six runs to Lilly’s ledger, the final tally coming on an RBI single by Victor Martinez off Mike MacDougal, who has inherited 33 runners this season, tied with Cesar Ramos of Tampa Bay for the MLB lead (13 of those 33 have scored, including nine of the last 17).
      .
      And Dondildo just keeps bringing in McDoo with runners on.

  44. lbirken

    It will be interesting to see how quickly Furcal is ready to come back and what the Dodgers will do. I hope Gordon makes this difficult but as we have seen many times before, Dee has options and Furcal does not. I agree that Broxton’s time with the Dodgers may be fleeting unless he makes a huge comeback and dominates hitters as he once did. I would be surprised if that happened but anything is possible.

  45. grizzy

    Good to see Loney showing some life.
    *
    fansince 53 used to post here often, but he opted out when the criticism towards Pierre became too redundant. He’s a real fan and if he wants to go to the games, power to him.

      • JhallWally

        Glad you enjoyed it Trumom. Here’s an excerpt from another article.
        .
        http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5289:mlb-rejects-fox-deal-for-dodgers-mccourt-threatens-legal-actions&catid=70:mlb-club-sales&Itemid=157
        .
        As far as the chances of Frank winning in court by suing Commissioner Selig, consider this portion from MLB’s Constitution (bolding, author):

        The Major League Clubs recognize that it is in the best interests of Baseball that all actions taken by the Commissioner under the authority of this Constitution, including, without limitation, Article II and this Article VI, be accepted and complied with by the Clubs, and that the Clubs not otherwise engage in any form of litigation between or among themselves or with any Major League Baseball entity, but resolve their differences pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution. In furtherance thereof, the Clubs (on their own behalf and including, without limitation, on behalf of their owners, officers, directors and employees) severally agree to be finally and unappealably bound by actions of the Commissioner and all other actions, decisions or interpretations taken or reached pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution and severally waive such right of recourse to the courts as would otherwise have existed in their favor.
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        To add to the passage in the ML Constitution there’s this: Tom Hicks had a TV extension with FOX rejected by the league when the Rangers were falling into bankruptcy. The position of the league was the same: using money to improve the ballpark, or pour into player payroll is acceptable. Allowing money to come in via an extension to deal with personal issues of debt, is not. Frank McCourt, you aren’t the first to be told no.

    • Nellyjune

      Sorry Dodgereric!!! We were reading the same article, and I posted my comment not knowing you already commented :). This stuff is what really pisses me off because charity money wasn’t even off limits to their spending.

  46. Nellyjune

    LA Attorney General orders the Dodgers to repay $122,000 of charity funds that were used to benefit Jamie McCourt.

  47. dodgereric

    Game 40 attendance (2010): 47,801
    Today’s attendance courtesy of jhall: 30,332
    Greater than last year = 5 / Less than last year = 34
    23rd straight game of negative attendance
    .
    Games less than 30,000 this season – 6
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704
    .
    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)
    .
    2010 attendance (40 games) – 1,796,544 (44,914 average)
    2011 attendance (40 games) – 1,423,771 (35,594 average) #10 in MLB
    .
    Drop of 372,773 total
    Average drop of 9319
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 754,865
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,883,136
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)
    .
    Next game’s (41) attendance in 2010 – 41,575

  48. selltheteam

    I’m still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to swoop down on Frank McCourt, pick him up by the balls and dump him in the federal prison.

  49. dodgereric

    “A bankruptcy judge could overrule Selig and order approval of the Fox contract — one McCourt says could be worth $3 billion — to ensure the Dodgers’ creditors are paid in full. Fox would respond that it is not bound to the agreement since a contract has not been executed and it would not support the Dodgers’ owner should he ask a bankruptcy judge to implement the deal…”
    .
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dodgers-fox-tv-20110623,0,540313.story

  50. JhallWally

    Good morning/afternoon everyone. Thanks for the attendance update Dad. I see the extrapolated drop over 81 games is now over 3/4 of a million. I’d sure like to see that number reach 1 cool million. Glad to hear that Stow is making some progress and I pray he will recover to a point that he can have some semblance of his former life. Looks like the forecast is very windy for McCourts house of cards. I will be very happy when he and Ned are gone and perhaps all we have to crab about is a bad call now and again. Do the right thing for yourself and the Dodgers and their fans Frank. Voluntarily sell the team for the best deal and move on with plenty of dough and at least a bit of dignity left.

  51. nedsajerk

    Shad – Porklinks was formerly known as oldfogey back in the old ITD days. He was fun to read and loved his stats too. I remember scurtis as well. I believe he lived in Chicago because I remember him going to Dodgers/Cubs games in Chicago.

    By Nellyjune on June 22, 2011 5:34 pm

    I didn’t know Porklink were Oldfogey and I also do remember someone from Chicago didn’t know that was Scurtis.

  52. kpookiemon

    This here’s a story about Frank and Jamie
    Two old lovers with the ethics of Satan
    Litigated their way to a fortune in pavement
    Counted their cash, dreaming of the City of Angels
    .
    They headed down to, ooh, old LA
    Bought the Dodgers and watched it decay
    Frank robbed the team for a personal payday
    Jamie took the chauffeur and run
    .
    Go on take the money and run
    Go on take the money and run
    Go on take the money and run
    Go on take the money and run

  53. perumike

    Hey all, hope you’re having a good off day. I was just watching Fox Sports’ slideshow of their awards after the first half, which I know mean nothing, but whoever wrote the reason for giving Jose Reyes the NL MVP, instead of Kemp or Fielder, is a moron. They said (when explaining why Reyes): However, the fact that Fielder and Kemp are both defensive liabilities hurts their cases. HUH?????? Calling Matt a defensive liability is like calling Jamey Carroll an RBI machine! Reyes has the most errors of the three, and the lowest fielding percentage of the three! I could not believe it! Yeah, he is hitting great, but so are the other two. But don’t use defense as a reason to pick Reyes, unless you actually look at the stats on your own website and see what the truth is!

  54. nedsajerk

    Scroll all the way down and look Kemp at the categoires he’s leading in and in the top 10. The numbers is off the chart and wow I didn’t even now Kemp lead the league in out made last year.

  55. nedsajerk

    Urgh sob I don’t want Richard. Dang Lombardi must be Ned in disguise. Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds and a second-round pick. The Kings announced the trade.

  56. enchantedTheBeav

    Why is it that if you or I shall we say, commandeered, funds from a charity we would find ourselves in jail, whereas all the McCourts have to do is pay back the money and its as if nothing ever happened? The attorney general made them pay it back? Why weren’t they arrested? Oh well, at least I can see now why Jamie envisioned herself in the White House.
    .
    Makes me wonder though how much of the charities executive’s overblown salaries found their way back into McCourt’s pockets via kickback or money laundering. Easy to understand also why Frank wrote “donations” to these charities into players’ contracts until the Union stepped in.
    .
    The further you peel back the layers, the slimier these two become.

  57. northstateblues

    Looks like Frankie lost another friend 😥

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=6696069

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    EXCERPT:

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    The hurdles to Frank McCourt keeping control of the Los Angeles Dodgers keep mounting, even as more evidence of financial problems emerge.

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    Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Fox Sports would not support McCourt if he tried to file for bankruptcy and ask a judge to push through a TV deal that was rejected by Major League Baseball.

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    ———————————————–

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    “Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand
    In a desperate land…

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    The blue bus is calling us…”

  58. northstateblues

    McCOURTS… McCOURTS… McCOURTS ARE ON FIRE
    McCOURTS… McCOURTS… McCOURTS ARE ON FIRE
    McCOURTS… McCOURTS… McCOURTS ARE ON FIRE
    WE DON’T NEED NO WATER, LET THE…

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    You know the rest

  59. ThinkingBlue

    Are we for sale yet? Funny how it will not let me post the same thing again….
    Are we for sale yet? Are we for sale yet? Are we for sale yet?
    *
    There is a FB page dedicated to Mark Cuban saving the dodgers….LOL

  60. dodgereric

    Shad, I think you’ll like Richards. He was Philly’s captain. Schenn is a great prospect, but if he’s lucky he’ll be as good as Richards is now. Have a look at the Flyer’s message board. They’re all pissed off. I take that as a good sign.

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