Check out who has the best record in the MLB Bloggers fantasy league! My LA Locos Azules.
1 Larrapin Lou’s 116-68-6
2 Indianapolis… 101-79-10
3 Cincinnati Reds 88-94-8
4 Pittsburgh Peas 62-115-13
5 How ‘Bout Th… 61-117-12
1 Astros The B… 118-67-5
2 Rambling Ram… 98-82-10
3 Team chris-p… 96-85-9
4 Austin James… 95-85-10
5 Team FriarFa… 54-130-6
1 LA Locos Azules 134-47-9
2 Rays Renegade 123-59-8
3 Bay Area chr… 96-87-7
4 Team Diatribe 89-96-5
5 Braves World 79-98-13
1 Bob’s Boston… 102-78-10
2 Mets Main Ma… 96-88-6
3 TheMetsBlog … 81-96-13
4 Holly’s Iris… 74-104-12
5 Julia’s Ranters 47-135-8
Updated Sunday, August 29
Cliff: I wish you were in a separate division!.
Good Luck Manny!
I’ll miss you Manny! You gave us some thrilling moments at Dodger Stadium and on the road. You seem like you maintained a good relation with your teamates and you were always nice with the fans. Yes, you did not want to speak to the Media at the end but I don’t blame you after reading some from the LA Times.
Thanks for taking the time to take a picture with me and asking my brother if the picture came out OK. Good luck with the White Sox! I’ll be rooting for you to do well.
BTW, what a way for Manny to have his last at-bat with the Dodgers! He gets tossed after one swing in the sixth inning coming in as a pinch hitter.
This Dylan reporting on Manny’s last at-bat from Dylan Hernandez of the LA times
In the aftermath of the loss, Torre said he was shocked by Ramirez’s ejection, which took place with the Dodgers trailing, 8-2.
The way Torre later recounted the story, a part of him was startled by how quickly Ramirez was ejected. A part was thinking about whom he would send to hit for Ramirez. And a part was upset at Ramirez, figuring he must have said something vile to home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom to be tossed.
After Ramirez’s replacement, Reed Johnson, grounded into an inning-ending double play, Torre said he went into the clubhouse to scold Ramirez. But Ramirez told him he never cursed at Cederstorm, an account Torre said the umpire later confirmed.
“I was very disappointed in the fact that [Cederstrom] threw him out because he said the pitch was outside and he was ‘demonstrative’ about it, quote, unquote,” Torre said. “What does that mean?”
Torre said he apologized to Ramirez.
Ramirez had nothing to say on the matter
Cederstom: “demonstrative” like in how we Latinos talk with our hands? Please
NMB,MLB keep a closer look on umpiring!
note; LOL. meant to say MLB instead of the NMB. I was working on something for the company NMB. .
When we were down 3-0 in the first inning, I was saying”Oh boy here we go again, having a bad first inning.” but the boys came back and Kuroda-san settle down. Kuo was NASTY! Was that really a 98 MPH fastball he threw?!?!
The game ended with a great play by Furcal. It was the #1 Webgem for Saturday:
Let me say this again, “(insert team) suck” has to be the most immature, stupid chant I’ve ever heard. You don’t hear it with the regular season ticket holders around me and I imagine with true Dodger fans and Baseball fans. I also don’t boo great players.
On his birthday, Derek Jeter struckout three times. Kuroda, Kuo and Broxton struck him out. Joe Torre was quoted as saying “Well, it was my present to him”
Earlier in the day, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter had gone to the John Wooden public memorial at the the UCLA Pauley Pavilion.
Did I say that Kuo has been NASTY lately. This guy has gone thru so many T.J. operations and is basically an out away from ending his career but he keeps on pitching! My Dodger hat off to you Kuo!
And my boy James Loney drove in four runs! Here is Loney with my friend Erik who is celebrating his birthday today. Happy birthday Erik! May the Dodgers bring us a win!
I finally got to meet the famous Jane Heller! Too bad I just spent a little time with her. I also got to meet her husband and LadyJane who posts in Jane Heller’s blog. Wish I would have gotten a second chance to take the pic as this came out a little blurry and to spend more time with you and your husband Jane.
A battle of lefties for the rubber matchup today: The tough Veteran Andy Pettitte against 22 year old Kershaw. Kershaw needs to control those walks. He has given up 48 walks, the most in the NL and the Yankees lead the Majors in OBP.
With Fox doing the game yesterday and today ESPN, I MISS VIN SCULLY!
Oh I forgot to mention that after his running, Padilla came over to the rail in the left field side and signed alot for fans in that side then the center field side. Quite a few Yankee fans were there too getting his autograph. I and many congratulated him on his outing the day before. He signed my scorebook. I asked him in Spanish who he was rooting for in the World Cup after USA was already out. He looked at me, smiled and said “Is going to be tough but I am rooting for Mexico.
LET’S GO DODGERS!
LET’S GO MEXICO
I don’t like inter-league games but I am glad to see the Tigers for a chance to see Sparky Anderson at the game!
Here is a great picture of Joe Torre, Sparky Anderson and Leyland. pic from Jon Soohoo.
Is too bad the game was part of the game of the week so no Vinny. Maybe Sparky will be back today Sunday when the Dodgers go for the sweep!
You all remember my little broom (size of a pencil_no brooms allowed at Dodger Stadium) that I took to San Diego? Well I am taking to Dodger Stadium today.
Fear the Beard Case Blake had a homerun and so did Matt Kemp. Matt had not hit one out since Ned Colletti’s rant to the media.
Here is Kemp sporting the “In Beard we Trust” tshirt of Casey
Saturday it was Taiwan Day in the “This is My Town” section so it was nice that Hong-Chih Kuo and Fu Te Ni got in the game. The promotion includes Taiwanese food and a t-shirt. The night before it was “Star Wars Day” and it was fun seeing all the characters of Star Wars.
Here is a picture of the section with Taiwanese fans going bonkers seeing Kuo on the mound. Notice the Dodger Stadium Club below which now has outside seating.
In his last four games, he had not given up a walk until Saturday. This kid is not afraid to go after the hitters. He had a shaky first inning Saturday but he settled just fine after that. I wonder why the White Sox included him in the trade with Juan Pierre. Oh and he is also in MLBblog Baseball fantasy team. So another win for the Dodgers and another win for the Locos Azules.
Let’s Go Dodgers!
Going for the sweeep today!
Note: I picked up Edwin Encarnacion after he came back from the DL and he has hit 5 homeruns for me since May 18! WOW! I forgot who dropped him.
Ice Cream Time!
Walter O’Malley had a tradition of treating his staff to ice cream at 2:00 P.M. every day that the Dodgers were in first place. This tradition is still carried over to this day at Dodger Stadium.
Rest in Peace Jose Lima. Sad news of Jose Lima, 37 passing away of a heart attack. I just saw him Friday night at Dodger Stadium. He had started a baseball school here in the LA area. We will never forget “LIMA TIME” Rest in peace Lima.
I can’t watch or listen to early games since I am at work and by the time I get home is over but I love reading the game threads from the BIg Blue Wrecking Crew forum (I have a linkie to the right) Here is part of the game thread:
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CAN’T ANYBODY PITCH ON THIS DAMNED TEAM?!?
Runs come fast and furious in Cincinnati … let’s give Kuroda a chance to settle down before we declare the season over.
can anyone pitch or play d?!?!? WTF
Argue Joe! Do something! Does the man have any passion at all?! We just got screwed. That’s a judgement call, they can’t just arbitrarily assume where to place the runners.
Nice recovery by Kuroda. Still steamed that Torre can’t go out and argue with the umpires. Lasagna would have burst a carotid artery over that call.
It doesn’t matter much anyway. The way things are going, we’ll need about 12 runs to win this thing.
im thinkin more like 15
manny!!!!! 5-4 good guys
Manny is absolute nails!
Well, at least Joe can get emotional about his freaking horse… Nice to know he has passion about something
Career RBI #1800 for Manram!
ANDRE WITH THE CANNON FOR AN ARM!!!
AWOL is warming up.(Bellisario_who’s VISA problem because of a DUI last year caused him to miss Spring Training)
raffy with an rbi triple….. holy crap hes on fire
KEMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 RUN HOMER!!!!!!!!!!
Joe says that’s one of the few things he still gets emotional about. Dammit, I’m pretty emotional about how placidly he manages my team. He acts like he doesn’t give a ****, and manages like the outcome is of no consequence. Meanwhile he’s misting up watching his nag run around in circles.
I’m confused. Is Torre speaking of his pony or his wife? SamAdams, you said he was watching his nag run…! Most guys would be happy to get their nagging wife to run…! Be glad to be so fortunate, Joe…!
Apparently tonight, the discussion has gone from Torre’s pony to beating a dead horse.
AWOL on the mound.
KEMP = MVP…! The only thing that may prevent it is Andre…! Nice problem to have…
I hope you are right and think there’s a reasonable chance but it is hard to forget about Puljos.
I really can’t believe this is the Dodgers. Over the years they’ve usually been a terrific pitching, weak hitting team. I feel like the world is upside down. Kemp is an absolute ANIMAL.
AWOL is still inducing the grounders. The Bowler is back!
Say goodbye to first place Gnats. The Madres just swept ’em.
23 runs in 2 days but only one win. Oh well, we’ll take it.
According to the Dodgers site, Weaver tweaked his back. Torre denied Stoner’s “workload” had any bearing on the injury.
Yeah, I believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Great Pumpkin. Let’s face it, Torre has zero clue on how to handle a bullpen, do a double switch or spell cat. I hope Donny is taking notes and learning what not to do as a manager.
I’ll buy that Weaver’s injury may not be directly related to workload, but what I can’t get over was how stupid it was to bring him into the game. It’s a 7 run lead in the 8th inning, and Monasterios hadn’t pitched in 4 days. I get that he’s a Rule 5 guy, but he’s shown that he’s at least usable (he did get through the last 2 innings with no issue, after Weaver left). Why bring in a guy you count on like Weaver, when it’s a perfect situation to let your Rule 5 guy soak up some innings? Killed me.
Thanks Big Blue Wrecking Crew!
Thank you Dodgers!!
Final score Dodgers 14, Reds 6.
I hear from several fans that they will stop going to games because of status of the Dodgers concerning the ownership but for me…
I am not willing to miss seeing Kemp, Ethier, Loney, Kershaw, Billz, Broxton and Russell, my favorites! Nope, I am not going to miss hearing Vin Scully at the games.
There is no better sound than when I walk inside Dodger Stadium and I listen to Nancy Bea in the background while I walk over to the bullpen area and I hear the sound the ball is making as it hit the mitt. The boys in Blue on the field hitting BP and the pitchers in the outfield catching some baseballs.
Vin already made my day last Sunday by smiling and waiving at my friend Erik and I when we greeted him and wished him to have a happy Easter.
Nope, no matter what, I will be at the stadium, day in and day out. Is is my happy home, it is my home away from home.
There is Sandy Koufax on this picture walking to the field. He is also on the big screen.
When I am at Dodger Stadium and I look to the field and then take the rest of the view from there with the mountains in the background, all is right with the world.
Yeah, there will be some games that I will be cursing under my breath, but they will others that will be exhilarating and no better way to share those moments than with my friends at the stadium.
Let the second game begin in Pittsburgh! We got 22-year old Clayton Kershaw going this evening.
For those giving Joe Torre a hard time for starting Padilla for the Opener on the road, I say to them, did you hear what Vin Scully said ? If you did not, here it is:
“In Showbiz you would say you are opening a big musical and you would say “Padilla, you are singing the lead in Hartford, Connecticut. And you would say “Kershaw, you are singing the lead on Broadway.” “
I love my Dodgers!
I’ve been so busy between work,home getting to the game as soon as the gates are open and leaving very late attending Dodger Talk. I have not posted in forever!
For those of you that do not know the Dodger Talk hosts, here is Josh Sushon and Ken Levine. Oh, forgot about that Penny’s bbh that a fan brought and smashed there.
We’ve seen two good games at Dodger Stadium. But wouldn’t you say that both games were left open to criticize the managers?
I know the first game many of us Dodger fans were saying “Why oh why did Torre leave Kershaw there too long?
Kershaw cruised along for the first 4 innings but the wheels fell off in the 5th where he allowed a single to Ibanez, a walk to Feliz, a homerun to Ruiz (can’t we get this guy out?) and a walk to none other than the pitcher! This is where Torre should have removed the kid. But NOOOO. Kershaw followed with two wild pitches, another walk(3 in the inning) and a double by Howard. That is when Torre decided to remove him and bring in Troncoso, who got Wearth to fly out to LF.
A friend was texting me afterwards telling me “let it go Emma, we’ll get them tomorrow.” So I stopped feeling blue and started thinking BLUE!
Game 2. It was so freaking hot for the 1:07 game time. Heck it was so hot the night before when I had taken my Dodger poncho. What was I thinking! Anyway, even in the Top Deck where you usually feel a breeze, there was none so you can imagine how it was sitting in the sun and on the field.
Remember the picture of the Dodger buckle I posted here. Well, Mike who sits to the left of me in the front row brought me more Dodger memorabillia that he wanted me to see. There is from right to left. A 1988 W.S. ring, 1988 money clip, belt buckle with snake skin, a 1988 W.S. belt buckle, Dodgers pin, 1988 W.S. pin, and another ring that lists all the Dodgers World Series the Dodgers have won.
Here is a clearer picture of the rings!
Thanks Mike for showing me your fabulous collection! Can you imagine Mike paid $6 a ticket for field level in aisle 15? Those might go for $100 now.
What a pitchers dual we were seeing on the field! An ex-Phillie and an ex-Dodger were putting a great performance on the field. The only score in 7 innings, was a home-run by Howard in the 4th.
In the eighth inning, Charlie Manuel batted for Martinez even though Martinez had given up two hits in 87 pitches. Dodgers could not have more thrilled to get Pedro off the mound.
What an eighth inning that was! Charlie Manuel used FIVE pitchers!
This is how it was(looking at my scorecard)
Single by Blake off Parks. Pierre (PR)
Single by Belliard
E4 on Martin (Utley airmailed the throw) Beliard out
Thome singles to right off Eyre, Martin to third.
Furcal walks off Madson
Kemp K’s on three pitches. Ugh!
Ethier works the count for a walk off Happ
The FIFTH pitcher, Durbin, quickly retires Manny on a pop to third.
And we happily sing “I LOVE LA!”
I don’t care what Jeff of RedStateBlueState say, Padilla is beautiful!!
Now on to Chilly Philly brrrr.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful Jackie Robinson Day! I am off in a few minutes to my beloved OLOCR (Our Lady of Chavez Ravine). I got my Jackie Robinson jersey in the car!
I am still high from the great Opening Day! After Vin Scully threw out the ceremonial first pitch, I could not stop the tears when I heard Vin say “Two things, #1 In all the years I needed you more than you needed me”. “#2. Is time now for Dodger Baseball”. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Joe Torre. Joe came over afterwards and touched his face. Vin’s wife was wearing a beautiful baby blue dress.
The players were announced in numerical order with Tommy Lasorda being first with his #2 retired number. No, he did not have his uniform on. He only wears it during Spring Training. the players came out from the field level and the outfielders and pitchers from the left field pavilion. The last number coming out was #99 Manny.
We all heard O-Dog hit for the cycle, Andre hit two homeruns but Chad Billingsley cannot be overlooked in his great performance where he did not walk a batte rand he struck out
13. 11. Thanks LuvDodgers23 for the correction!
Wishing you all a great Jackie Robinson Day!