How the Sox and Dodgers teamed up to #VoteAndre

You guys came through big time for Matt Kemp, vaulting him into the starting lineup at the All-Star Game so your help is needed once more this week.

With 10 teams in baseball starting to put on a campaign to vote for their respective player in the Final Vote, we want to use every advantage we can and that’s how the Dodgers and White Sox (and Inside the Dodgers and Inside the White Sox) have teamed up to help our players.

When the Final Vote players were named yesterday, we immediately heard from Scott Reifert, the VP of Communications at the White Sox and the guy behind Inside the White Sox. His blog was the inspiration for this one and he’s always thinking creatively, so we immediately set out to join forces and help our guys. It works out great that not only do we share a Spring Training complex at Camelback Ranch, but both guys are Arizona natives.

Many of you probably remember Konerko from his days as a top Dodger prospect who was traded back in 1997 for Jeff Shaw (who, coincidentally, joined the Dodgers during the All-Star Break and wore the Dodger uniform for the first time at the All-Star Game). This game clearly means a lot to both guys, as you can imagine what it might be like to grow up and have the opportunity to play an All-Star Game in front of your home crowd.

Both guys recorded videos today for one another and there’s all sorts of campaigning going on this week, so please help Andre and vote as often as possible at dodgers.com.

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Funny you should mention that, Josh. I’ve been voting in Ethier and Konerko so often, people are going to think some Dodgers or White Sox voter had too much time on their hands.

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Thanks to my current schedule, though, I do, and they’re gonna benefit, heh.

I’ve been voting non stop for two days now…and we must keep voting to keep Victorino out!

COME ON DODGER FANS LETS KEEP VOTING FOR ANDRE ETHIER!!!!!!!!!!!! NON-STOP!!!

I’ve been voting for Konerko and Ethier for two solid days now. I wish the Dodgers had kept Konerko, and were shocked when they traded him away. He’ s been a valuable home run hitter ever since!

That trade help both teams out big time and we did needed a closer at the time. I just wish we could’ve had trade Karros for Shaw.

I was already voting for Konerko for the AL but now that I know he

Guess fireworks has something to do with it – this game has been announced as a sell out.

All right James!

Hi, it’s me, Nellyjune!!! I had been voting for Paul the whole time, but when I found out the White Sox fans were pulling for Andre, I thought that was a great thing they were doing. Glad I made a good choice. I have been voting since it started, 16 times at time, but as often as I can. I was doing it pretty much non-stop during the entire gnats/Padres game (16 votes at a time). I normally do not vote like this, but when I found out the Cryin’ Hawaiian was leading this morning, I find that unacceptable – lol!!!! Out of the two of them, Andre deserves it more, so I will vote until they tell me I can’t.

I see Ned sent Gordon down. He was one of the few that actually added some excitement to this dreary bunch. Nice we have Fecal and Velez though. Now Ned can trade Dee so he can save our season.
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What a freakin joke this organization is.

It sure is!

Successful jokes involve an element of surprise, and there’s no surprises here.

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To quote a Kevin Smith film, Ned’s reliance on PVL ages-old experience over the unlimited upside of youthful potential “is a one note joke nobody laughs at anymore. It’s f*****g clown shoes”

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At any rate, I’d rather have Dee playing every day than riding pine.

Gordon was going to get send down no matter what but Blake help his cause and volunteer to be on the DL again. Dejesus was pulled early in triple A thought he was coming up.

He was sent down to make him play everyday and they didn’t mind having Dejesus as a bench platyer.

*player

Yea, but Velez! Give me a break….there hs to be somebody with some “pop” who can play….we have enough “slappy” players!

Woo-hoo…..James!!!!

James – again. Good job!

Gordon should be playing everyday at the ML level, Who can honestly say at this stage of his poor broken down career that Furcal is a better alternative? The ONLY way I can accept this move is if Fecal gets traded here in a couple weeks and they’re using this time to “showcase” him (if that’s even possible.) Although, Ned’s already on record saying he wants to be a buyer, not a seller at the trade deadline.

Gordon look overmatch I don’t think you really want him there maybe he’ll be back when Furcal is traded.

But shad, how are players ever going to develop if they’re not allowed to play (and fail at times?) This season was over before it started. Now’s the time to get rid of all the worthless vets and see just what you have got in the minors so that you can plan for next year and the season beyond. If Gordon can’t cut it, wouldn’t it be better to find out now rather than next season when you haven’t got anyone else? Same with Sands. Same with Robinson. My God, if players have to produce from day one, they NEVER will have any young players stick coming up from within the organization.

Apparently the organization don’t seem to feel that way. I still can’t believe Robinson isn’t called up yet. What are they waiting for?

And that’s exactly why as long as Ned is the GM this organization will NEVER go anywhere.

Yeah Loney getting hot now.

I didn’t even realize Loney was batting 7th.

How do you let Uribe steal a base?

Damn espn put up the blue light speicial man such a jinx and we already had one of them lose.

Urgh Tejada damn espn jinx.

There goes the shutout to.

Happy Fourth Of July everyone. Not surprised its a sellout tonight considering its the 4th of July with fireworks and Frank just about gave away the tickets.

Happy 4th to you too, Wally!

Yes, me too, Wally ;-)

Thanks Sparky and Trumom. Pretty good outing from Rubby tonight. Too bad pretty good, isn’t good enough with our offense. 2 for 11 with RISP. Same old song and dance.

Emphasis on the “old” – unfortunately.

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It’s Grrrrrear.

It doesn’t matter this game was all done for when the Mets scored those 3 runs and gosh we still lead the league in 2 outs/runs. I wonder if there is a stats out there.

Yeah there is Shad. It’s called Losses. LOL!!!

hahahahahaha

Nellyjune & I just missed the paid attendance….did you hear it? If not, I will get it at the end of game.

Vinny said it came in at 56,000 – it was a sell-out.

Thanks, Sparkleplenty.

You’re welcome.

It was already a sellout.

Good night everyone. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

What a terrible game at least hopefully nobody out of that sell out crowd will want to return. I was glad to hear boos at the end

Sellout. Fhaw. Blocks of seats with no one in them in the Loge Deck, wrapped around the foul poles. Regardless:
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Game 44 attendance (2010): 43,790
Today’s attendance courtesy of sparkle: 56,000
Greater than last year = 7 / Less than last year = 36
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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
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Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)
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2010 attendance (44 games) – 1,967,496 (44,716 average)
2011 attendance (44 games) – 1,607,623 (36,537 average) #10 in MLB
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Drop of 359,873 total
Average drop of 8179
Extrapolated for 81 games – 662,493
Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,959,488
2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)
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Next game’s (45) attendance in 2010 – 49,016

LOL!!!! It’s okay Ward Dear. It will drop back to normal tomorrow :)

Hi’Ya Mom and Dad. Hope you and your families enjoyed your 4th of July. Thanks for the attendance status update. Yep Nelly, tomorrow should get back to normal. Hell, Frank practically gave the tickets away for todays game. What was it, $24.00 for a $130.00 field seat and $14.00 for a $70.00 loge seat. And 4 bucks for the upper deck. I think they will take a big hit tomorrow night.

Hey Wally! Our 4th was pretty good. I hope yours was good as well!! I think the lower cost mixed in with the fireworks made it cost effective for 4th of July festivities.

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Have a fantastic day everyone…
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GO DODGERS!!

Good Morning ITDland. All I have to say about last nights game is: “Not again!”
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I will be voting today (all day) for Andre. I DO NOT WANT VICTORINO to get in!

Sluggo should be in left.

Sinking, SINKING, SINKING!

If I have to read one more story where any coach or player says they’re “grinding” (this time it was Miles)… How about more than one or two guys on the team that can actually play BASEBALL?!! From what I’ve seen, this team is at the absolute ZENITH of its ability, and Ned still wants to be a buyer? Oh please please Ned get us Carlos Beltran for Gordon, Sands and Lee.
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Then you’ve got Frank practically giving away tickets to get some people in the stands to make attendance look good for the bankruptcy court and his creditors.
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THis whole mess just makes you sick.

12-year-old girl hospitalized with severe eye injury after illegal fireworks set off
Daily News Wire Services
Posted: 07/05/2011 07:45:01 AM PDT
Updated: 07/05/2011 08:01:14 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES – A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized today with a severe eye injury that she suffered when someone set off illegal fireworks at a Fourth of July party in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
The incident occurred in the 600 block of West 42nd Place late Monday night, said Los Angeles Fire Department Brian Humphrey spokesman.

Witnesses said the girl was playing with a sparkler in front of her home when someone apparently set off a firecracker, injuring her right eye. Humphrey said she was rushed to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police officers were investigating the circumstances of the accident, he said. The personal use of fireworks is illegal in Los Angeles.

These people are just dumb and don’t give a crap about anyone else. Can someone tell me what’s the point and marrying a 16 years old that is old enough to be your father?

Look like that article was 2 weeks old.

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_18329181?source=most_viewed

Is that girl really 16 years old? No freaking way.

I’d like to tug at Frank’s short hairs ;-)

Christ, I’d just like to kick him square in the nuts.

You do one and I’ll do the other!

Random thoughts for a Tuesday afternoon: I was at the game last night and it was clearly the largest crowd of any game I have attended this season. Yes, there were some empty seats and I did notice people coming into my section late in the game to find seats. The crowd was in a festive mood as might be expected and no doubt the post game fireworks are always a big draw on the 4th. Not sure how many realized Rubby had a no no for 5 innings but that went away quickly. And yes, the fans did boo as the Mets scored and at the end of the game. I could not help but notice the Mets had 3 runs on three hits while the Dodgers had two runs on 6 hits but such is the way with the Dodgers. I also noticed something else: when the Mets were up at bat there were no images of the Met hitter on the video board as I recall in the past. In place of those images was a steady stream of promos for tickets, upcoming games, food and other such stuff. I also noticed the Dodgers were offering $4.00 reserved seat tickets for the July 26th game, a Fernando bobblehead giveaway. The catch is the tickets could only be purchased at Dodger Stadium ticket booths. The fireworks display was first class as always and we did see a few new wrinkles. Most of the fans stayed for the show and many took the opportunity to go on to the field after the game although I think the view is better from the stands. The game went the way they have been going recently: the Dodgers get runners on base but cannot drive them in. Miles had two opporunities early in the game to drive in runs but made out and then came up late in the game with nobody on base and hits an opposite field double. Uribe did his usual thing swinging at first pitches and Andre could not get the ball out of the infield against a lefty. Kemp crushed the first pitch he saw for a double but could not do much after that although he was walked once intentionally. Anyway, being at the ballpark on the 4th is still a great place to be in spite of all the issues but I admit try as we might, it is darned hard to not think about all the other crap going on with the Dodgers as they continue to lose games.

You mean the 2nd largest crowd opening day was soldout.

Last-place Lineup
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Gwynn lf
Furcal ss
Miles 2b
Kemp cf
Loney 1b
Uribe 3b
Oeltjen rf
Ellis c
Lilly 1
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BTW – Dee Gordon was finally awarded stealing all the way around the bases. Needs to come back up tomorrow, after Fuckal gets hurt again, so the Dodgers can manufacture some runs.

Every Day ‘Dre given the day off to rest up for the All-star game.

This really sucks! I’ll bet we lose by at least 5 runs!

Tru, does it really matter? It only sucks for Andre’s fans. He did not look good last night so maybe a day off will help him. It did the last time he sat for a game or two.

It matters to me! And, Nellyjune too ;-) Uribe can go 0 – 12 and he will still play! Loney too!

Strange that he’s sitting against a RHP. Hope he’s okay.

Thanks for the lineup STT.

Good grief. What a crock of shit. If you’re going to rest Andre, it should be against a lefty. Miles should be playing 3rd, Carroll at 2nd, and Uribes’ fat ass polishing pine. What a joke!!!!! At least we don’t have to be subjected to Navarro.

I was not surprised Gordon was sent down; after all, he does have options. He was not hitting the ball well and there is no sense having him sit and watch games from the bench. I like Furcal and hope he does well but I concur with the idea of trying to deal him for prospects if the opportunity presents itself. Dee did not have a good game Saturday but he will be back and let’s hope he comes back a better hitter. I will admit when I learned about Blake going back on the DL I thought it was another of those convenient DL visits but clearly Gordon is not a bench player and there is no logic to having him try third base while he is struggling a bit offensively.

Yes, he needs to play every day. He’s still got a lot to learn, but seems to have the aptitude for learning. Hopefully, Dee is like Kershaw, who wants to get better every time out no matter how well he is doing.

Blake volunteer to go back on the DL to have them keep Gordon but that change a lot when Velez was called up.

Folks, sorry for the crappy attitude about the lineup. Normally I don’t pay much attention to it. I also hope Andre is o.k.

Per Dylan Hernandez – Andre had a migraine yesterday and fever today. He’s available to pinch hit.

That would make him the only one on the team that was hot.

No need to apologize birk, this line up save Kemp is pure USDA crap from top to bottom. If crap took a look at this like up, it’d say crap.
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BTW, I thought Lilly was hurt. If I’d have known he was going to pitch I’d have personally made sure he was hurt. Tru, I bet we’re down 5 runs after the first couple innings.
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But I guess I shouldn’t worry, they’re all “grinders.”
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What I wouldn’t give for a few movers and shakers though…

He was supposed to have a sore elbow…However, a 60 mph fastball shouldn’t make much difference ;-)

I said Andre didn’t look good last night but I had no idea. Watching this team play could give anyone a headache.

I have a headache and stomach ache every night watching this team play, lbirken.

I know it’s early but, there is NOBODY THERE!

Good!!

Wait a minute!! Shirley that can’t be Aaron Miles batting third.

It Shirley is! lmao

I’d say we are in real deep poo-poo!

Hey boys and girls. Do you know what time it is?
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Iiiiiiiiit’s Dodger Doody Time!!!

That should be their theme song!

Wonder if Uribe would be a better hitter if he ever saw more than one pitch?

I don’t think it would matter ;-)

Any guesses on how far into the game Lilly Tomlin will go?

Uh-oh. I think Carlos is going to be mean to him…

Ooh…a Uribe swing!

Way to go Fecal!

Atta boy Raffy. Glad he’s on our team.

Surprise, surprise!

Aaron Piles too.

Fecal, Piles & Urine ;-)

Oh my!

Good evening all.
Glad I ate earlier with all the excrement posts! LOL
Not pleased with the lineup like most. Hope they can generate enough runs for a win, as long as Lilly doesn’t implode.

Damn…..Matt!

It should be….damn, Wallach!

Kemp got caught LOAFing!!!

It (_|_)~~~~

Damn Uribe for putting him in that position!!

Hey Tru, how’s that “crowd” look now?

It has to be one of the lowest of the season….really bad!

:)

Shit! Although, I’m not surprised!

Oh NOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo

Ker-Fucking-Pow!!

Screw you Loney.

Poof! Lilly throwing cookies over the heart of the plate again. . .

I doubt this pathetic bunch could score two runs if the Mets left the field.

I forgot who mentioned it in a previous thread, but if Lilly were to throw for the NL in the upcoming Home Run Derby, they would win hands down.

It was me and, I stand by my comment!

LOL!! That was Trumom!!! Damn good suggestion.

lol who’s the fool who said the AS game should determine homefield advantage?

The voting seem so lopsided in favor of yes.

Selig. The brainless leader of MLB.

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U R a Bummer Urectum!

LillyPad does it again!

18 homers in 101 innings!

Sheeit! How much longer before Donnie gets the hook?

3 or 4 more runs.

I’d rather he got the boot.

Permanently? ;-)

mmmm – maybe ;)

I have a new topic of conversation. This is for Josh who says that the front office and management listens to comments here on ITD. I seriously doubt that due to the actions of not having a security supervisor and cutting costs in that area when it was mentioned here and elsewhere how it was an issue.
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It’s called “Hey Josh”.
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Hey Josh — So if Frank feels that this would be the same team fielded by him & Ned that would be assembled whether he had the issues that are going on or not is he now second guessing that statement?

Hey Collie – I just love this new “Hey Josh” topic. Thanks!

Enchanted, be on the lookout… I think they’re gonna be mean to you:

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Hey Josh — Does Frank still feel that the divorce will not have any affect on the team or play on the field?

Now Josh — this isn’t intended to be negative towards you but I really want to know. So please don’t take this personally.

Hey Josh — When is Frank going to address the fans and admit to the wrongs he’s done?

Hey Josh — How come Frank cut security when he knew it was an issue?

Hey Josh — How come Frank wanted to cut payroll and increase the cost of a ticket and still be happy with being “competitive”?

Hey Josh — Please ask Frank how come Ned is still here?

Hey Josh — Ask Frank how come Stan is still here?

Hey Josh — Why did Frank charge the Dodgers rent if he owned both them and the land when all he did with it was take it to buy himself & the “wife” houses?

Hey Josh — How come Frank had his kids had a job but weren’t working at the stadium or doing anything for the organization?

Kinda like Ned, except he DOES work at the stadium.

Hey Josh — how come Frank thinks the fans are for him and want him to retain ownership?

Quality Start for Lilly.

lol at that.

Hey Josh — What does Frank think is the cause of the drop in attendance?

See it’s fun guys!! Chime in and maybe we’ll get an answer… I mean our comments are important to the management. Right?

I had my doubts for awhile, but we really put a move on SD and are leaving them in the dust.

Hey Josh — If Frank is happy with the team he’s assembled he must be happy with finishing in last with one of the worst records in the league? With a team that can’t score a run?

Hey Josh — Is Frank ok with losing? I know I am — however I don’t enjoy losing when my leadership is shady and causes the losing.

Kuo still domin ate the Mets like he used to. I wanted to see him hit again.

Hey Josh — If we comment on here and it is taken seriously by management & the ownership then how come nothing is ever commented on here other than fluff stuff about minor stories?

Hey Josh – How come Frank neglected to mention that he gets a 35% share in Prime Ticket in the FOX deal that would net him $60-$80 million aside from the club and not subject to revenue sharing?

Keep on winning Padres.

3 wins….39 losses when trailing after 6….awesome!

Hey Josh — Doesn’t the management and Frank think it’s important to come out and apologize to the fans and address the issues of the organization on here or anywhere else — I mean if this is important to them?

I had a Pedro Beato once – got 18 miles to the gallon.

Remind me again….why is Fecal better than Gordon?!

That’s it Beav! See maybe with these questions since Frank “cares” about the fans & they “listen” to the comments on this blog, these questions will be answered. I like listing them 1 at a time. There are so many I can’t recall them all.

lol what the hell someone is still wearing a Manny jersey?

I also saw someone in a Kent jersey.

Hey Josh — Is Frank ashamed of his actions with regards to this ownership situation?

They shoot horses don’t they?

Hey Josh –How come Frank lied in April that if the Fox deal was approved, all the money would be used for the team and not his and Jamies’ personal expenses?

Hey Josh — How come Frank lied when he said the deal was worth 3 billion and it was less than 2?

Hey Josh — How can Frank avoid paying taxes for all these years when he’s owned so much property and things? I pay taxes and I even cut my own hair!!

This team is headed for a hundred loss season at this rate. . .

FINALLY an attainable goal. :)

Hey Josh — Does Frank feel responsible at all for the Stow beating?

Hey Josh — Why does Frank want to keep the team when very few want him to keep it?

What would happen if the Dodgers players refused to play? I know, I know, it would be hard to tell the difference, but what if they just plain didn’t come to the ballpark in protest of Frank’s ownership? You know, in solidarity with the fans.

That would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate gift single like it matter anyway.

Hey Josh — How is Frank worried that if he retains ownership of the team that the fans will continue to stop coming because they hate him so much?

Hey, Josh…..why would Frankrupt think anybody would come watch the Bad News Bears play?

Hey Josh — What will Frank do differently with the influx of money this time around that he didn’t do in the past that wont just run the ATM dry?

Hey, Josh…..why are Charlie Steiner and Steve Lyons still employed?!

That was my next one Tru!!

Thar she blows!

I was pretty close….I predicted at least a 5 run loss!

Hey Josh — Is Frank going to go after the best player in the draft next year seeing as we will probably have the #1 pick or is he possibly going to trade it away to buy another house in Malibu?

He will probably trade the pick up for some washed up has been/s.

So much for ‘home sweet home.’ As lousy as they’ve been at the ravine so far this season, I bet they can’t wait to get on the road again.

32,329 paid attendance….hey, Josh, why do they lie about this?!

I’ll bet there aren’t 12,000 there!

Thanks Trumom.
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Hey Josh–How come they don’t announce actual attendance?

Hey Josh — This one is for you… Have you lost weight this year by not having any ice cream?

Pelfrey was 1-7 with a 6.75 ERA on the road this year. Need I say more?

Guess we just didn’t have any bats in the Pelfrey.

That’s really good!

Ta dum dum!

Shades of Henny Youngman.

Once Vinny jinx him I knew he was going to pitch well. I had this game as a loss and Pelfrey get on track since this was the only NL team he hasn’t gotten a win over.

Is it just me or, do we really suck?!

We really most sincerely SUCK!!!

Phew. Would hate to screw up the shutout.

I’ve decided since I’d like to win a few games, I’m going to start rooting for the other team.

Good luck!

Hey Beav, the Dodgers have to play .500 ball the rest of the way for your 75 win prediction to be achieved.

Counting todays game. I believe we started tonight at 38-50.

Good grief….the Padres’ closer is going to blow it! I think all closers suck!

When I go to the Phone Booth and they yell at me “Dodgers suck!” I’m going to have to yell back “Wow — a rocket scientist!!!!”

Collie, that’s funny!

lol those fans don’t know better do they.

This team is taking ‘sucking hind tit’ to a whole new level!

Game summary for those who just joined us:

There’s no crying in baseball but E you just made Wifey & I laugh so hard I’m crying!!!!

You don’t know how many friggin eggs being layed I had to watch before I got one that was G-Rated!!! LMAO

LOL!! Put a mustache on the egg and it would be a perfect rendition of Ned.

Shit. Put a mustache on the chicken’s ass and its Ned.

LMAO!! Good point.

I’m so glad that they don’t have a censor on this program. I can express myself much more fully when allowed to use my entire vocabulary.

LMTO!

Sweet!! Shut out #9!
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Thanks Frank! Thanks Ned!!!

Padres win!

Come on Bell.

Damn stop trying to blow it Bell and I have you in my fantasy league and I don’t like your high whip the past 2 games but glad that you gave me 2 saves.

E — I’ve got to steal that for FB!!!!

Anything to help the cause!!

I’m guessing that after all the Hey Josh questions we’ll get a reminder that tickets are still available for the Dre Bobblehead night on Thursday.

By the way — if Frank didn’t still own the team I’d be going to LA to get that bobblehead. I’m thinking many others feel the same as I do.
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I guess that’s good for those selling them on e-bay.

The decision was kind of made for me as my son has a baseball tourney in Las Vegas, but I am saddened to the fact that I had to hope for this so I wouldn’t have to make a decision on whether to go to Andre’s Bobblehead night. I have been voting non-stop when I can for Andre to get a chance to go home to the ASG, and I will continue to do so. As Frank drags this team further and further into baseball hell, at least us fans will have some pleasure in seeing Matt, Kersh, and hopefully Andre, play in the ASG.

There is not much more to do but laugh.

Last year we past 2 million in attendance at game 45. We’re not going to hit that for what, 9 – 10 games? We hit 3 million at game 67 last year. With a little help, we won’t get there at all this season.
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Game 45 attendance (2010): 49,016
Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 32,329
Greater than last year = 7 / Less than last year = 37
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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
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Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)
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2010 attendance (45 games) – 2,016,512 (44,811 average)
2011 attendance (45 games) – 1,639,952 (36,443 average) #10 in MLB
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Drop of 376,560 total
Average drop of 8368
Extrapolated for 81 games – 677,808
Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,951,914
2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)
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Next game’s (46) attendance in 2010 – 45,398

Random thoughts for a Tuesday evening (or Wednesday morning depending on how fast I type)……….thanks birk:
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Just saw a preview for “Moneyball”. There’s a line that Brad Pitt says in describing the A’s, (I’m paraphrasing) “There are winners and losers and 50 feet of crap…….then there’s us.” Remind you of anyone?
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Hey Josh, why does the owner hate Ethier so much that he put his bobblehead in that ugly-ass throwback uni?
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I really wish Kemp wasn’t doing the home run thing.
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Another stupid “Poor Ned” story:
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-plaschke-dodgers-20110706,0,6821661,full.column
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Oh, speaking of that idiot, has anyone else noticed that the guy with the “bacon-neck” on that horrible Hanes commercial with Michael Jordon is a dead-ringer for Ned?
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Well, I either typed fast enough or ran out of thoughts. G’night.

Good Morning. Yes, Josh, why is Andre is the ugly-ass uni for his bobblehead night?!
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Just wondering is I can get a refund from Directv for my MLB Extra Innings?! ;-) I so wanted to watch each and every Dodger game but, I think I’m getting an ulcer.

LOL!! I didn’t buy MLBTV this year because this team made me sick going into Spring Training. That and I detest Frank McCourt, his whore wife, free loading kids, and incompetent GM.

At least I’m getting enjoyment watching some other teams play ;-)

Yep Trumom, this season for me has come down to rooting for the Reds and Indians. Also, I’m pulling for the D’backs and Kirk Gibson to win the division and take out the G’nats. The way this season is going, if we can just help derail the VaGiants playoff hopes, I will be somewhat consoled.

Me too! I would like the Dbacks to win. I’d even tke the Rockies….just to knock the Giants out!!!

Yep, Rocks are fine too. Anyone but the VaGiants. I sure would love to dump Urine’ and Fecal on the VaGiants. I really wouldn’t wish that pair of dung on anyone else except the Red Sox, Yankees, or Cardinals.

But, Neddy will probably dump Andre & Matt!

Wonder how long it’s been since our Dodgers finished LAST in the division, or have we even ever done that since coming to LA? I was forecasting a fourth place finish at the beginning of the season, and I’m still thinking that we should be able to accomplish that at least. It’s not exactly like we’re operating with a small market payroll – it’s just that it’s being misspent so badly by Ned, which has not been unusual in the least. Just like looking at Garland as the latest example. Apparently everybody knew that Garland was likely to come down with exactly the arm problem that has now finished the season for him. Ned however goes and gives him $5 million – no great event taken all by itself, but Ned has a penchant for doing that type of thing repeatedly; yet the pundits always want to give Ned some credit for his efforts. As far as I’m concerned Ned has always been a worthless asshole and is unlikely to improve EVER.

The LA Dodgers finished last place only once – in 1992. Our record was 63-99, which was nine games behind the fifth place Giants.
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Thanks to Frank and Ned, the Dodgers will likely run off a string of last place finishes from 2011 through 2014. Time to rebuild.

1992, when both Hershiser and Scioscia batted .221. We aren’t the only ones thinking about that Messagebear.

Before that, it was 1905.

Garland – shesh. Only one in the world who couldn’t see that one coming was Ned. So, let’s add another $5M to the wasted catagory. And of course there’s Padilla. Guess Ned couldn’t see that one coming either. Then there’s Fecal, who’s never played a full season in blue, but you know Ned. Then there’s Schmidt. Ooh, and Nomar and Andruw. Oops, almost forgot Mueller. Manny of course, but his malady was, shall we say, different from all the others. None of these guys were healthy signs, yet Ned went ahead and signed them anyway at $192M. And this doesn’t even count Pierre, Uribe, et al who were healthy, but just plain suck.
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Say whay you will about Frank (I know I have), but no one’s hurt the team itself more than Ned.

<—-Nuff said.

I agree 100%!

Hey Josh – Is Frank still happy that Bud Selig let him buy this team back in 2004 with no money down?

Hey Josh – Is Frank still happy that he hired Ned Colletti?

Hey Josh – How come Ned likes players who are way past their prime?

Hey Josh – Why did it take over two weeks for Frank to apologize to Brian Stow and his family?

Hey Josh – Tell us about how much you have enjoyed your job over the past three months.

Cmon people come out for Andre’s bobble head night, only $5 a seat, let’s fill the stadium and show the boss we want to help him pay his lawyers. You’ll stay have to pay regular parking though.

That should be, still have to pay regular parking. Forgive the typo, I’m still upset about that Garland thing. It doesn’t make me look good, no matter how nice my mustache is.

Don’t worry about that Garland thing, it’s only the difference between a 69-93 season and a 71-91 season.

Hey Josh–How about a new thread with one of those great pictures you were creaming over on the last thread. That and your usual paragraph or two of fluff about shit we really could not care less about to avoid addressing the real issues of the franchise.

Hey Josh – Which rookie will replace Ted Lilly when he goes on the DL next week with a season ending elbow injury?

Hey Josh – How many games out of playoff contention do we have to be before Frank and Ned realize that we should be sellers this July and not buyers?

Hey Josh – How is it possible that Stan Conte, trainer for the Giants before he was trainer for the Dodgers, did not know and did not tell Ned that Jason Schmidt was a wreck before Ned signed Schmidt?

I am assuming that Ethier and Miles will not be playing tonight. Also Shams is still gimpy, not that he is a good choice even when he is healthy. It’s time to DFA him and bring Sands back up. Nobatro is a total waste of a roster spot. I think the best we can do tonight is:
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Carroll 2B
Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Uribe 3B
Oeltjan RF
Gwynn LF
Kuroda P

This sucks! On second thought…not really, it’s what I expect!

LOL!! You think that sucks. DilDon will probably have Nobatro and Shams in the lineup.

I’m assuming Andre is still sick…..I’d be pretty sick of all the crap they put out there around him and Matty!

You know TruMom, with this team instead of Betty Boop, you’re going to need to come up with Betty Poop.

LOL….I’ve been looking ;-)

Found it! Should arriive shortly :-)

That’s a big pile!

LMFAO!!! Outstanding!!!

Enchanted is making me a bad girl!

:) Hoo-Ray Beav!!!

I make ALL the girls bad girls!!!

Lineup for Bankrupt Losers:
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Furcal ss
Carroll 2b
Ethier rf
Kemp cf
Uribe 3b
Loney 1b
Velez lf
Ellis c
Kuroda p

<—–Uribe & Velez!

With Velez in LF, can it be much longer before Angel Berroa is back at SS?

( :-) )

Thanks for the lineup STT. Good to see that Andre is apparently OK. I sure hope Sands gets his kinks worked out soon. The door is wide open for you kid.

Sands would only fill one hole. We need help at catcher, ss, 2b, 3b, 1b, at least two starting pitchers, and four-five relievers. Ned needs to trade away Kuroda, Fecal, Uribum, Piles, Carroll, Loney, Broxton, Lilly, McDooDoo, Hawksworth, etc. in exchange for a buncha young prospects that can fill those holes either now or within the next three years.

I agree STT. One player is not going to make a significant impact on this dung heap. I’d just like to see players with an upside playing instead of the fill in shit like Thames and Velez that have no future. This team is so far down the sewer that it will take 2 to 3 years minimum to get it even competitive again. I think they should be grooming Sands to play 1B next year. I think Loney will be non-tendered this off season as he is already over paid for what he brings to the table at first base and he will be going to arbitration looking for a raise. Same with Broxton. Frank or whomever is going to have to cut payroll somewhere as Kemp and Kershaw are going to get significant raises in arbitration. Ethier will also be in line for a raise as well.

Josh, please understand none of this anger is directed at your personally and many of us can only imagine how difficult it must be for you, especially in your official capacity as a spokesperson for the Dodgers. But while you are at it, I would like to know if Frank McCourt really believes MLB is responsible for the organization running out of cash when it is public knowledge that the Dodgers had a cash flow issue before the season even started and before MLB officially turned down the Fox media deal. Does Frank even acknowledge that taking $100 million out for personal use while piling debt on top of debt might have something to do with the cash flow issue? On second thought, maybe Frank is correct in blaming MLB. After all, it was Bud Selig/MLB that let him “buy” the Dodgers in the first place.

Hey Josh – How does it feel to be a part of the regime that has transformed the storied Dodgers, winners of six World Championships, into laughing-stocks that are now the equivalent of the Seattle Pilots?

Forgive us, Josh. We’re just very,really, way round the bend frustrated. You do a good job, and I hope you are allowed to continue when we are finally rid of McCourt.
I cannot imagine what that f**k is thinking. “Will no one rid us of this turbulent a**hole?” That’s Bud’s line.
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Looks like round one went to MLB.

Right on: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/sports/baseball/dodgers-denied-access-to-mlb-files-in-bankruptcy-court.html?_r=1

I just wish all the headlines would cease using the word “Dodgers” and substitute “Frank McCourt” when speaking of the two sides involved. NOTHING about this bankruptcy or fighting MLB has anything to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers that I know and love.

I found this address for the judge in our bankruptcy case. I don’t know if it will help, but, I intend to let him know how I feel about Frank McCourt and his ownership of the Dodgers. It can’t hurt.
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United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Delaware
c/o Judge Kevin Gross
824 North Market Street
3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
By JhallWally on July 7, 2011 1:58 pm –

Jhall, check it out:
http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2011/07/07/dodgers-fans-to-judge-call-mccourt-out/?mod=google_news_blog

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