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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dodgers will not sniff 1st place the rest of the season...

Will June 4th be the last day the Dodgers are in 1st place? Fuck no! LOL...

You heard it here first.
D-Bax/Padres are gonna cruise right on by.

Juan Pierre, Ned Colletti, Mitch Kupchak...

Thank goodness I dont live in LA.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Dodgers miss out on Lincecum. Lucky bastards!

Tim Lincecum has given up 1ER in 25 IP in the PCL. The Dodgers are lucky they are catching the Giants before they bring him up.

Lowry, Cain, Zito, Lincecum might make the Giants an Angels-esque team. Great pitching with a horrible lineup + 1 star.

Friday, April 20, 2007

A GM job wouldn't be challenging enough for me.

I dont think the position would be challenging enough.
The economics of baseball are so simple, the game is so simple, that I'd essentially be competing with the equivalent of trained monkeys in that business. If you're in a business and everyone around you is a monkey, pretty soon everyone outside of that business will see you as simply the smartest monkey.

I dont want that.

I'd rather compete with the best minds in America in some other professional field in which competance is rewarded, rather than be the best monkey in a 3 ring circus.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Controlling my Enthusiasm

Juan Pierre hit a virtual inside the park 2-run home run in the 8th yesterday to give the Dodgers a 6-4 lead and win.
I couldn't control my enthusiam. Here is what I had to say.....
That was quite unprobable by Pierre.

wow. hooray. yawn. who cares? thats the way i feel. totally different from '05. that team started out 12-2 and I referred to them as 'us'. i was exuberant. i was excited. i loved it. now i'm miserable. i'm a super duper dodger fan, aren't I? back to bed. i sleep a lot when i'm depressed.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mr. Ned chooses Schmidt over Ted Lilly. If only DePo were still here.

Presenting: Ted Lilly
ERA of 2.37
WHIP of 0.74
IP - 19
K - 24
BB - 3
DePodesta would have landed this stud. Good luck with Schmidt. SUCKERS!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bob Timmerman gets snotty with me

During last nights game I had this snide remark to say...
Pierre really is brain dead at the plate. I cant think of even a baseball 'purist' that would enjoy watching him play.

To which Bob Timmerman replied...
I will alert all baseball fans who don't agree with you that they should stop coming to games or following the sport so as not to destroy your love of the game.

I will also have the Cardinals World Series championship from last year revoked too.

Anything else I can do while I'm up?

And me, being the stupid, clueless son of a bitch I am, thinks Bob Timmerman's the one with the problem. As I respond....
Geez Bob.

Whats your problem?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Choi vs. Loney

So you are going to evaluate Hee Seop Choi off THREE GAMES????? In an exhibition??? And totally throw out what he's done at the MLB level...? All the while throw support to Loney off of spring training, ignoring his marginal MINOR LEAGUE REGULAR seasons? THis is insane. I feel like I'm speaking to a bizarro universe. I think I will post less during the season and only chime in when Bradley rips the cover off the ball, or Nomar blows, or Lofton blows.

Stop this "Choi is inconsistent garbage". Its not true. His OPS was consistent every month of the season last year. And actually, his lowest OPS occurred in June, when he hit all those home runs. He's actually remarkably consistent considering his horrible playing time patterns. All Tracy had to do was keep him in the #2 spot against RHP, let him rack up 500 AB's and get him some spot time against LHP too. (which I advocated last spring that Choi was the perfect #2 hole hitter bc he was patient, and was a 3TO hitter, and was a fly ball hitter, meaning no Double Plays) But he didnt. (And again i was right, almost as right as Izturis's suckage) You cant argue about Choi's success hitting in the #2 spot. Choi got plenty of good pitches to hit with Drew behind him, and subsequently hammered them bc he's a power hitter. Nothing 'inconsistent' about that.

Its ridiculous that you even compare Loney to Choi, considering Choi put up much better minor league numbers AND has actually put up numbers in the major leagues. Loney also had a really good spring two years ago. He was horrible during the season. He repeated AA ball and didnt do anything extraordinary last year. Comparing a major league player to a player that hasnt played above AA is nonsense. You know it.