The Dodgers pulled off quite the trade this morning, acquiring infielder Hanley Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate from the Miami Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott McGough.

The baseball world stood up and took notice as apt descriptors flew from the keyboards of writers in-the-know. Dylan Hernandez, of The Los Angeles Times, called the trade “stunning,” Jon Weisman used the word “earthquake,” and over at MSTI Mike Petriello said “Wow! I mean, wow.

Other adjectives which come to mind include inspired, bold, blockbuster and last, but not least, savvy. Baseball savvy. Credit Ned Colletti and Stan Kasten – individually or collectively, it doesn’t matter – but credit them.

Now, forget what you’re hearing about how Ramirez supposedly isn’t the hitter he once was. Or tuck it away for an I-told-you-so-moment later.

The third baseman slash shortstop had an off year in 2011 (BFD) and hasn’t hit as much as Miami would’ve liked this season, while coming back from major left shoulder surgery last September. But look, do you want to compare a guy to himself or to what he’s replacing?

Hanley’s going to hit the ball hard and he’s going to hit it far. He’s gonna hit the crap out of the ball, is what he’s going to do. He’ll hit for power, for average, he’ll get on base, and he’ll give opposing pitchers and managers something to think about. The man’s initials are HR, after all. Expect big-time hitting and an immediate impact. The Dodgers are better today than they were yesterday. A lot better.

Choate’s no slouch either, and his impact will be felt quickly too. He’s a smart veteran southpaw, who does what he’s supposed to do – get lefty batters out. He’d be an important pickup by himself, but with Ramirez this is anything but a throw-in we’re talking about here. Check one more box on the to-do list.

Eovaldi has a good career in front of him, and Miami did well to get him, but the Dodgers have more arms in the system than they know what to do with it. Actually, strike that. They do know what to do with them, so look for more surprise deals from the front office.

A starting pitcher – perhaps Ryan Dempster and perhaps not Ryan Dempster – is coming shortly, and either another upgrade in the infield or an outfielder. Plenty of names have been floated around the blogosphere, from Hunter Pence to Shane Victorino to Josh Willingham. Any of those guys would be great in L.A., and there are others. Who knows, maybe Chase Headley is still in the mix.

I’m OK with Ramirez at short or at third, and I’d bat him fifth, going with a right-left-right Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Hanley. Whatever his issues defensively, he’s a better shortstop than Dee Gordon, and L.A. can cross the Gordon-returning bridge when they get to it.

The Dodgers get Hanley as a “buy low” kind of thing. Can you imagine the cost to acquire a player of this caliber at his peak?

As for Hanley’s behavioral history, well, he has one and it’s a concern. Think Andrew Bynum, with his shirt on. But the “change of scenery” idea has merit, and as Don Mattingly has already said, the player comes to a solid clubhouse with “a clean slate.”

Moreover, Ramirez is just plain going to a better organization. Jeez, he’s getting away from Ozzie Guillen. That alone ought to propel him to greatness on the field and personal bliss off of it.

Great trade for Los Angeles. Simply a great trade for Los Angeles. I’m excited and you should be too…unless, of course you’re a San Francisco booster, in which case I don’t care.

Please follow me on Twitter @Howard_Cole

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with in moments of the shattering news of handsome hanley signing up to wear
dodger blue, the san andreas fault parted ways for his more than welcomed arrival;
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 2:22 pm

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God bless the departure of Frank McCourt.

July 25, 2012 2:34 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger Who?
 

July 25, 2012 2:42 pm

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 @larrydoby Great to see you back, LB. All it took was a blockbuster.
 

July 25, 2012 2:43 pm

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 @Howard Cole  
 
 
was just waiting with held breathe, as to what type of
splash this NEW ownership would provide towards an
announcement of their true blue arrival within the chavez latrine;
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 2:48 pm

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It’s a small sample size (67 ABs), but Han-Ram is hitting .388 at Dodger Stadium.  I’ll take .300…

July 25, 2012 3:04 pm

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“His initials are HR”…I like it.

July 25, 2012 3:06 pm

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I thought that “stunning” was overstating it a bit. This is a timely trade, as in, it’s about g*dd**m time! Glad we’ve made movement towards a better squad. Is HR a natural shortstop? Can we now live with Uribe at 3rd for a while? Still questions about the puzzle, but at least we got a few more pieces to work with. Great day

July 25, 2012 3:52 pm

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 @eppis1 I was pretty “stunned,” to be honest with you. And yeah, he’s a natural shortstop, but I’d rather him play third. Forget Uribe, if you can. I know I will the second he’s gone, which almost assuredly is by the 31st.
 

July 25, 2012 3:57 pm

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 @Howard Cole You’re also right about the “better organization,” that Ramirez is coming to. He’s gonna need to be handled with kid gloves for a while, til he gets used to it. It’s cool that we’ll get to see him in action tonight. Immediate gratification! Now, onward to the 31st.

July 25, 2012 4:15 pm

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 @larrydoby Larry – great to welcome back the e.e.cummings of the comment world. 

July 25, 2012 5:12 pm

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 @The Commish  @larrydoby I’ll be the james thurber then.
 

July 25, 2012 5:14 pm

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I just changed the setting back so that the newer comments will show up at the top. Don’t know if it’ll work, and I actually had it set that way before. Livefyre is weird.

July 25, 2012 5:18 pm

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collins is using the phrase “carbon copy” a lot in this series.

July 25, 2012 5:18 pm

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Nice hustle by Bobby Casual.

July 25, 2012 5:19 pm

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Watching on ESPN.

July 25, 2012 5:19 pm

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 @The Commish I knew you’d notice that one. but did you see him talking with hanley before the game. he’ll help make him feel welcome.

July 25, 2012 5:20 pm

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lucky you. I’m gonna see if it’s blacked out.

July 25, 2012 5:20 pm

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yep.

July 25, 2012 5:21 pm

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 @Howard Cole At least I’ll get a “live” feed for once.

July 25, 2012 5:21 pm

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Oh , it’s nice not to see Hairston at 3B and hitting 4th.

July 25, 2012 5:21 pm

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I know it’s not pronounced that way, but I call this guy “lose,” not “loge.”

July 25, 2012 5:21 pm

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 @The Commish maybe scott hairston in new york.
 

July 25, 2012 5:23 pm

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did you see that bomb headley in frisco today?

July 25, 2012 5:23 pm

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off the freak

July 25, 2012 5:23 pm

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 @Howard Cole no, did not.  poor freak. hahahaha

July 25, 2012 5:24 pm

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he’s gotta start eating in n out again. it’s like popeye with the spinach.

July 25, 2012 5:25 pm

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so, I understand they have some nice statues in st. louis.

July 25, 2012 5:27 pm

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 @Howard Cole Hornsby, Ozzie, and must have Stan the Man.

July 25, 2012 5:29 pm

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 @The Commish Bruce Hornsby? Ozzie Guillen?

July 25, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @The Commish Enos too, I believe.
 

July 25, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @The Commish Bob Gibson, Lou Brock.
 

July 25, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @The Commish Ted Sizemore.

July 25, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @The Commish Pedro Guerrero.

July 25, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole Outside this entrance also stands a bronze statue of Cardinals legend Stan “The Man” Musial. Other Cardinals statues that previously surrounded Busch Memorial Stadium are now displayed at the corner of Clark and Eighth streets, outside the Cardinals’ team store. The statues are of Enos Slaughter, Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, Red Schoendienst, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Cool Papa Bell (of the Negro league St. Louis Stars), George Sisler (of the old St. Louis Browns), broadcaster Jack Buck and most recently, Ozzie Smith

July 25, 2012 5:32 pm

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 where’d you find that?
 

July 25, 2012 5:32 pm

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 @Howard Cole Mark McGwire

July 25, 2012 5:33 pm

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 @Howard Cole Wikipedia  – Busch stadium

July 25, 2012 5:33 pm

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 @The Commish todd worrell.

July 25, 2012 5:33 pm

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And a stand-up triple — wait, he’s going for home???? Wow, what a start!!

July 25, 2012 5:34 pm

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 @Howard Cole Just don’t coach him about playing near the fence.

July 25, 2012 5:36 pm

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sorry, I signed myself out by accident and then had to reset my password. I’m back. crappy play out there but a triple is a triple.

July 25, 2012 5:37 pm

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OMG — Loney didn’t strand him????!!!!

July 25, 2012 5:38 pm

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lyons is talking correctly about how it shouldn’t get lost in this that the dodgers got a real lefty specialist in choate. and of course, I agree about that. moveover, it’s really really important to have two lefties, especially if they’re both good and different.

July 25, 2012 5:39 pm

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Phils signed Hamels to long term extension – maybe it’s old news? Saw it scrolling on ESPN.

July 25, 2012 5:40 pm

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yeah, can you believe that figure?! yikes. course, who knows if doc is really healthy. they’d be so screwed if hamels left. I’ll take cliff lee!

July 25, 2012 5:41 pm

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dodgers are gonna have the highest payroll in the nl next year.

July 25, 2012 5:41 pm

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harang better get into a rhythum soon, and I know that not how you spell it.

July 25, 2012 5:42 pm

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 @Howard Cole As long as Kasten is there, we are golden.

July 25, 2012 5:43 pm

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he’s in a mess already.

July 25, 2012 5:43 pm

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 @Howard Cole Cards have a helluva good hitting team.

July 25, 2012 5:44 pm

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 @The Commish yeah, so you can’t give em a bunch of walks. but ok, cheaply enough here.

July 25, 2012 5:46 pm

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 @Howard Cole Lucky to be out with only a run. Freese hit a shot.

July 25, 2012 5:47 pm

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 @The Commish I like luis cruz and this is the way the left side should look for now.
 

July 25, 2012 5:47 pm

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So where is mr. larrydoby (lower case intentional) and Johnny Dodger and the rest??? Says they are listening.

July 25, 2012 5:48 pm

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 @Howard Cole They have a statue for everyone. Stan Musial, w/Rogers Hornsby, Enos Slaughter, Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, Jack Buck.

July 25, 2012 5:49 pm

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 @The Commish listening doesn’t mean anything. hopefully they’ll chime in, but you know how it goes. it’s you and me, which I guess is why we’ll just do this once in a while.
 

July 25, 2012 5:49 pm

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 @eppis1 I’d like to go there someday, but there are too many other places I’d like to go first. like cooperstown!
 

July 25, 2012 5:49 pm

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Welcome eppis!

July 25, 2012 5:50 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @eppis1 been there twice, done that, twice.  Jealous???

July 25, 2012 5:50 pm

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 @The Commish  @eppis1 totally. I’ve been as close as rochester twice and syracuse once, but that’s as far as I got.

July 25, 2012 5:52 pm

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 @The Commish I’ve got a little email back and forth going with him, but I’m trying not to abuse it.
 

July 25, 2012 5:55 pm

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 @Howard Cole Nice.

July 25, 2012 5:56 pm

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 @The Commish I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned it, but I think kasten looks like joe garagiola. oh, and in arizona, they use to call his son, “garage door,” which I guess is easier to say.
 

July 25, 2012 5:58 pm

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Think Nomar is doing color tonight.

July 25, 2012 5:58 pm

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Good thing Cruz took that one — Abreu didn’t look enthused.

July 25, 2012 5:58 pm

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 @The Commish I still love nomar. would’ve been great to see him in his better days.
 

July 25, 2012 5:58 pm

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 @The Commish as long as you’re enthused.
 

July 25, 2012 5:58 pm

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good inning.

July 25, 2012 5:59 pm

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nothing casual about andre

July 25, 2012 6:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole Yeah, I know you were a big Nomar guy. And Ethier with the hustle!!!!!!!!!

July 25, 2012 6:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole He’s an f’in baseball player.  And will go near a wall.

July 25, 2012 6:05 pm

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 @The Commish when we moved to san diego a few years ago we put a nomar life-size head decal on the window, making it look like he was sitting on the couch. and we left it there for the next san diegan to enjoy when we left.
 

July 25, 2012 6:05 pm

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 @Howard Cole You guys are weird.

July 25, 2012 6:06 pm

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collins totally thought that was gone.

July 25, 2012 6:06 pm

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 @The Commish I try.
 

July 25, 2012 6:07 pm

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can loney do it again?

July 25, 2012 6:07 pm

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I guess not

July 25, 2012 6:07 pm

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 @Howard Cole That’s the James we know and love.

July 25, 2012 6:08 pm

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 @The Commish I suppose.
 

July 25, 2012 6:08 pm

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 @Howard Cole What an idiot.  Hey, mention that to the Dodger president. He could boot him.

July 25, 2012 6:08 pm

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 @Howard Cole and are stuck with.

July 25, 2012 6:09 pm

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 @The Commish I’m keeping my eye on the ball here. one important issue at a time.
 

July 25, 2012 6:09 pm

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 @The Commish but they’re spending money everywhere else, you gotta think they’d pay for a full-time announcer, instead of a guy who doesn’t even follow the team.
 

July 25, 2012 6:10 pm

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oy

July 25, 2012 6:11 pm

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allen craig. two first names.

July 25, 2012 6:12 pm

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Oh, and how about Break up the Oakland A”s?

July 25, 2012 6:13 pm

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 @The Commish I’m totally rooting for them to pass the angels, with what, a quarter of the payroll?
 

July 25, 2012 6:14 pm

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 @Howard Cole Must be that brilliant Billy Beane

July 25, 2012 6:14 pm

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 @The Commish and in any other year, cespedes would be in the running for roy.
 

July 25, 2012 6:16 pm

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 @Howard Cole Tough to win ROY when Trout is gonna win MVP

July 25, 2012 6:17 pm

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Bobby with the catch. He made that look hard.

July 25, 2012 6:17 pm

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 @The Commish well, if the angels finish third and miss the playoffs…
 

July 25, 2012 6:18 pm

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 @The Commish pretty soon he’ll be mostly pinch hitting. I’m still glad to have him.
 

July 25, 2012 6:18 pm

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 @The Commish but he oughta drop 15 pounds.
 

July 25, 2012 6:18 pm

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 @Howard Cole I’m glad YOU’RE glad.

July 25, 2012 6:18 pm

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made THAT look hard. but collins is excited.

July 25, 2012 6:20 pm

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 @Howard Cole Not schumacher — that was a great catch. looked like in was in there.

July 25, 2012 6:21 pm

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 @The Commish you’re right.
 

July 25, 2012 6:22 pm

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nice stroke there for aj.

July 25, 2012 6:22 pm

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AJ pounds one.

July 25, 2012 6:22 pm

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And we have broken 100

July 25, 2012 6:23 pm

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and I like the way mattingly isn’t burning out his catchers, and switching them off each day in st. louis.

July 25, 2012 6:23 pm

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 @The Commish 200 more!
 

July 25, 2012 6:23 pm

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so tell me, how often do you go to rotoworld and mlbtraderumors?

July 25, 2012 6:24 pm

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treanor has 5 winning hits tie with matt

July 25, 2012 6:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole In the Martin days Russell would have been crawling up to the plate to hit.

July 25, 2012 6:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole Not rotoworld, but I have the RSS for mlbtraderumors on my home page.

July 25, 2012 6:25 pm

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collins just said “carlos beltran has been one of the best all-time power and speed guys.”

July 25, 2012 6:26 pm

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 @Howard Cole ESPN said he is the only guy with 300 HRs and 300 SB’s. Guess that’s right.

July 25, 2012 6:26 pm

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 @The Commish and I still wonder what in the world happened to that guy. could be unemployed next year, or sign a really low salaried deal? he’s not even close to .200 yet is he?
 

July 25, 2012 6:26 pm

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 @The Commish no way, unless you’re talking active. then maybe.
 

July 25, 2012 6:27 pm

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 @The Commish I’m literally there all day, uncountable times. I’m refreshing and refreshing and refreshing. shoot, I oughta be refreshed.
 

July 25, 2012 6:28 pm

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 @Howard Cole Nope and he’s getting 7.5 Mil this year.  Yanks’ll sign somebody else with give hime plenty $$$

July 25, 2012 6:28 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 ok …here is where i meant my comment about treanor should go he hits top three for wins
 

July 25, 2012 6:29 pm

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 @The Commish but how could this have happened. he was so good and now he just can’t hit at all.
 

July 25, 2012 6:29 pm

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 @rotarandy treanor?
 

July 25, 2012 6:30 pm

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this’ll be touch to get out of.

July 25, 2012 6:32 pm

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 @Howard Cole Members of the 300-300 club Barry Bonds    Willie Mays     Andre Dawson    Bobby Bonds    Reggie Sanders    Steve Finley     Alex Rodriguez     Carlos Beltran 

July 25, 2012 6:32 pm

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 @Howard Cole See Jason Bay

July 25, 2012 6:33 pm

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 @The Commish so his not even the only active one. reminds me of an inane trivia question some radio station did here about home run hitters with only three letters in their last name. course, they thought jimmy fox was one of them so it messed up the whole thing.

July 25, 2012 6:34 pm

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Be nice if AJ would have hung on to it. But he was safe anyway.

July 25, 2012 6:34 pm

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that’s lame. what’s with our guys not getting their pitchers. and a.j. has more problems catching the ball in all situations then I can ever remember here. he had it beat, but the catcher has to actually catch the ball.

July 25, 2012 6:35 pm

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 @Howard Cole Foxx

July 25, 2012 6:35 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @The Commish Inane trivia question:
Give me the name of a baseball player with 4 syllables in his name and they are all body parts????

July 25, 2012 6:37 pm

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Tim Kurtjian (field analyst) said Dodgers not done dealing. But Zach Lee is off the table. I don’t know — depends who’s on the other end of the deal. Getting to the point where I don’t care about the future. It’s been 24 years — let’s win it this year.

July 25, 2012 6:38 pm

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 @The Commish I understand that feeling, but they gotta be smart. I don’t think lee is off the table, but ok. I really do think they have plenty of pitching. course, now without eovaldi, that’s one less arm.
 

July 25, 2012 6:39 pm

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 @jondidier  @The Commish sounds like an episode of seinfeld. “mulva?”
 

July 25, 2012 6:40 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @jondidier Great guess!!!!!!!!!!!

July 25, 2012 6:41 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @The Commish Let me know when you give up…….
 

July 25, 2012 6:41 pm

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big inning, please.

July 25, 2012 6:41 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @jondidier Rollie Fingers. That’s 10 body parts.

July 25, 2012 6:41 pm

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 @jondidier  @The Commish not a clue.
 

July 25, 2012 6:41 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 bad spelling of dodgers other catcher?

July 25, 2012 6:42 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @The Commish I gotta let you sweat…at least a little while

July 25, 2012 6:43 pm

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oh well.

July 25, 2012 6:44 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @jondidier I give.

July 25, 2012 6:45 pm

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c’mon!

July 25, 2012 6:46 pm

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Now they pitch around Ramirez.

July 25, 2012 6:46 pm

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 @The Commish  @Howard Cole I’ll be back in the eighth…………

July 25, 2012 6:46 pm

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 @The Commish if they’re smart
 

July 25, 2012 6:46 pm

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 @jondidier  @The Commish a cliffhanger!
 

July 25, 2012 6:47 pm

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Breaking stuff away and hard stuff in — way to pitch to Ramirez — so they say.

July 25, 2012 6:49 pm

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tough pitch to take.

July 25, 2012 6:50 pm

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!!

July 25, 2012 6:50 pm

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Hanley 2, Cards 2

July 25, 2012 6:50 pm

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makes no sense. they shoulda pitched to loney.

July 25, 2012 6:51 pm

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Loney is like Clark Kent – with no Superman alter ego

July 25, 2012 6:51 pm

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 @The Commish maybe it was like, you want the pitcher leading off the next inning.
 

July 25, 2012 6:52 pm

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 @Howard Cole Wicked shot, but, yes, another out.

July 25, 2012 6:53 pm

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harang has to hold the line now. at least one more inning.

July 25, 2012 6:53 pm

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I don’t know why, but I thought hanley had put on some weight. it’s good to see him lean and looking like a professional athlete. looks microscopic compared to uribe.

July 25, 2012 6:56 pm

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nice first at bat for harang to start the inning

July 25, 2012 6:56 pm

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“cement mixer,” says lyon.

July 25, 2012 6:57 pm

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Off topic a bit — just saw “the wave” in St. Louis. At Met game Fri . night the wave went around the stadium like 3-4 times. You must be an expert in LA; what’s the record in Dodger Stadium?

July 25, 2012 7:00 pm

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Harange, 6 innings , 2 hits, 2 runs… I’m happy

July 25, 2012 7:01 pm

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 @The Commish couldn’t be much. and not recently. we’re more baseball savvy than that. best inning of the night for harang. so do they hit for him?

July 25, 2012 7:01 pm

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main squeeze expected any minute. I’ll probably be offline for a few minutes, but i’ll hurry.

July 25, 2012 7:02 pm

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 @Howard Cole I would — I like our pen lately.

July 25, 2012 7:02 pm

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 @The Commish  I don’t. belisario and lindblom have been hit hard lately. they’ll get over it, but they’ve been hit. guerra too.
 

July 25, 2012 7:03 pm

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 @Howard Cole Yeah, you guys are baseball savvy for about 7 innings; then it’s off to the freeways.

July 25, 2012 7:03 pm

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hit for harang?

July 25, 2012 7:03 pm

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can’t complain about cruz. not one bit.

July 25, 2012 7:04 pm

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oh no, is it the bunt coming up?

July 25, 2012 7:04 pm

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maybe a bunt sitch

July 25, 2012 7:04 pm

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 @The Commish
  harang, not ellis

July 25, 2012 7:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole u never know with Donnie baseball

July 25, 2012 7:05 pm

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 @The Commish he’s bunted less lately. I think the criticism got to him a bit.
 

July 25, 2012 7:05 pm

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Hamels is 2nd largest contract for starting pitcher after Sabathia

July 25, 2012 7:05 pm

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so what do you think, lindblom for victorino?

July 25, 2012 7:06 pm

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 @Howard Cole They would never do it. Ruben Amaro, Jr. way smarter than Ned.

July 25, 2012 7:06 pm

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Greetings, Dodger fans. Let me get the game on (just got home).

July 25, 2012 7:07 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger my brutha!!!
 

July 25, 2012 7:07 pm

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wow, there is no such thing as a check swing strike tonight.

July 25, 2012 7:07 pm

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ugh. they might as well let him hit now.

July 25, 2012 7:08 pm

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Ellis should have bunted. haha. too funny

July 25, 2012 7:08 pm

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 @Howard Cole What does all that mean?????  Just about 20 different opinions.

July 25, 2012 7:09 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @Johnny Dodger now I’m jealous.

July 25, 2012 7:09 pm

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harang setting stage for Abreu. and a ground ball to 2B for Bobby.

July 25, 2012 7:11 pm

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Aw, Harang blew it.

July 25, 2012 7:11 pm

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Ah – I see the Giants finally lost.

July 25, 2012 7:12 pm

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I was still a little depressed over the 8-2 debacle last night – was in no hurry to get home tonight.

July 25, 2012 7:14 pm

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 well that’s the rumor.

July 25, 2012 7:14 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger lincecum got his but kicked again, by the pads of all people
 

July 25, 2012 7:15 pm

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main squeeze is home and I just spent five minutes with her. should be good to go for the rest of regulation

July 25, 2012 7:15 pm

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Hey – I don’t see Juan at 3B…what a shame. Hanley 2 for 3 with an RBI?

July 25, 2012 7:17 pm

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you may remember I said dodger fans were gonna like harang. I also said he’d be their second best starter, but someone I know told me to watch out for capuano. let’s just say it’s good to have them both.

July 25, 2012 7:17 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger the yankees need a third baseman. how bout uribe!
 

July 25, 2012 7:17 pm

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great seven innings.

July 25, 2012 7:18 pm

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glad to see lohse outta there.

July 25, 2012 7:20 pm

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I mean, “lose.”

July 25, 2012 7:21 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @The Commish Soooo………..

July 25, 2012 7:22 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @Johnny Dodger Can Ichiro play 3B? Poor Yankees.

July 25, 2012 7:23 pm

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 @Howard Cole 5 minutes. Wow, you are so generous.

July 25, 2012 7:23 pm

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 @jondidier  @The Commish that’s only one sylable.
 

July 25, 2012 7:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole Yep, we should be GM’s

July 25, 2012 7:24 pm

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Baseballer with 4 syllables in his name and they are all body parts…..

July 25, 2012 7:25 pm

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 @The Commish ned gets credit for both of those guys.
 

July 25, 2012 7:25 pm

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Toe
Knee
Arm
Ass
Tony Armas

July 25, 2012 7:25 pm

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 @jondidier arghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

July 25, 2012 7:26 pm

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rough series for kemp.

July 25, 2012 7:26 pm

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That’s what they all say, but you’ll use it.

July 25, 2012 7:26 pm

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hope the new lefty from
florida live up to his name;
 
not choke ……

July 25, 2012 7:27 pm

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looks like hanley’s gonna be up in another big spot. with a few more innings he might still get the cycle.

July 25, 2012 7:28 pm

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ballsy for mattingly here.

July 25, 2012 7:29 pm

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he’ll hook  him in a sec

July 25, 2012 7:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @jondidier I still like Mulva. 

July 25, 2012 7:30 pm

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 @The Commish  @jondidier ”Ohhhh, Dolores!!!!!”

July 25, 2012 7:31 pm

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this is weird. what’s don doing?

July 25, 2012 7:31 pm

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 @larrydoby beautiful.. always the optimist!

July 25, 2012 7:31 pm

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209 comments, now 210. This is like a real thread.

July 25, 2012 7:32 pm

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 @The Commish 190 to go!
 

July 25, 2012 7:33 pm

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so is don trying to get harang a win? is that it? or is he down on belisario and lindblom?

July 25, 2012 7:34 pm

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furcal to beat his old mates?

July 25, 2012 7:34 pm

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 @The Commish woudlnt’ surprise me
 

July 25, 2012 7:35 pm

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 @The Commish he’s looked like the old raffy all year.
 

July 25, 2012 7:36 pm

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 @Howard Cole Only given up 2 hits.

July 25, 2012 7:36 pm

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 @Howard Cole I thought he was done.

July 25, 2012 7:36 pm

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That was strike 3.

July 25, 2012 7:37 pm

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two walks in the inning including a leadoff walk, in over 100 degree heat, and over 100 pitches to start the inning. that’s a decision that cost them the game.

July 25, 2012 7:38 pm

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I meant to say ”could cost them the game.”

July 25, 2012 7:39 pm

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nice performance by elbert

July 25, 2012 7:41 pm

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Where’s Choate???? Just kidding, Elbert’s ok in my bookd

July 25, 2012 7:41 pm

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 @The Commish this is so lame. exactly how they lost yesterday. oh those base on balls.
 

July 25, 2012 7:42 pm

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3 walks = Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P and stands for Game Over.

July 25, 2012 7:42 pm

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let’s see which belisario shows up.  but what a tough spot. doesn’t look good, but it’s on mattingly.

July 25, 2012 7:42 pm

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 @Howard Cole Think it was Frankie Frisch who coined that.

July 25, 2012 7:43 pm

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 @The Commish what, that mattingly was a doofus?
 

July 25, 2012 7:43 pm

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I’m fading, hope somebody ends this soon.

July 25, 2012 7:43 pm

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 @The Commish espresso man. you gotta hang in.

July 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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 @The Commish but this will probably do it.
 

July 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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 @Howard Cole oh those base on balls and “Mattingly is a doofus”

July 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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see!

July 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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Oh baby.

July 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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I read lips. harang just said “fuck yeah.”

July 25, 2012 7:45 pm

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Wow – that’s exactly what they needed there. What a break!

July 25, 2012 7:45 pm

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Let’s end this now…please. With Jansen as the closer. Still like him.

July 25, 2012 7:45 pm

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it’s gonna be hanley in the ninth.

July 25, 2012 7:46 pm

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handsome beard, huh?

July 25, 2012 7:47 pm

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collins thought that was trouble.

July 25, 2012 7:48 pm

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He’s a former gold glover in RF.

July 25, 2012 7:48 pm

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 @The Commish easy play.
 

July 25, 2012 7:48 pm

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 @Howard Cole it was
 

July 25, 2012 7:49 pm

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damn it.

July 25, 2012 7:49 pm

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Loney must have given him batting tips.

July 25, 2012 7:49 pm

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one pitch and he’ll be out

July 25, 2012 7:50 pm

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so I was wrong

July 25, 2012 7:50 pm

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sudden death, people

July 25, 2012 7:51 pm

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 @Howard Cole Not very…

July 25, 2012 7:51 pm

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they’re still the dodgers. seven hits.

July 25, 2012 7:52 pm

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nice start against beltran.

July 25, 2012 7:54 pm

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two first names — be careful with him

July 25, 2012 7:55 pm

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 @The Commish no walks!
 

July 25, 2012 7:55 pm

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no walks!

July 25, 2012 7:56 pm

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gold glove! .1000 fielding percentage as a dodger!

July 25, 2012 7:57 pm

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Glad Gwynn is in LF

July 25, 2012 7:57 pm

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oh man!

July 25, 2012 7:57 pm

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I don’t believe that play !!! and right after you jinxed him!!

July 25, 2012 7:57 pm

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 @The Commish does he get an assist?
 

July 25, 2012 7:58 pm

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 @Howard Cole yes  5-6-3.

July 25, 2012 7:58 pm

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I’ll stay through the 10th, then I’m done.

July 25, 2012 7:59 pm

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 @The Commish fine. be that way
 

July 25, 2012 8:00 pm

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I’m nervous.

July 25, 2012 8:01 pm

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uribe to pinch hit?

July 25, 2012 8:01 pm

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 @Howard Cole Sun’s probably still up where you are.

July 25, 2012 8:01 pm

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 @Howard Cole nope, Rivera

July 25, 2012 8:02 pm

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 @The Commish yeah, so.
 

July 25, 2012 8:02 pm

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 @The Commish a better choice.
 

July 25, 2012 8:02 pm

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what the?

July 25, 2012 8:02 pm

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 @Howard Cole YOU would be a better choice.

July 25, 2012 8:02 pm

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 @The Commish I can still mash.
 

July 25, 2012 8:03 pm

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oh shit

July 25, 2012 8:03 pm

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 @Howard Cole huh????  WTF

July 25, 2012 8:03 pm

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 @The Commish wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

July 25, 2012 8:03 pm

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 @Howard Cole mashed potatoes

July 25, 2012 8:03 pm

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 @The Commish looks like a 3 pitch at bat
 

July 25, 2012 8:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole one more pitch

July 25, 2012 8:04 pm

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 @The Commish OMG!
 

July 25, 2012 8:04 pm

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My man, Juan!  LOL

July 25, 2012 8:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole well, shut my mouth!

July 25, 2012 8:05 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger doesn’t matter. gwynn’s not gonna double him in
 

July 25, 2012 8:05 pm

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3 more hitters and Ramirez comes up again.

July 25, 2012 8:05 pm

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 @Howard Cole Oh, well.

July 25, 2012 8:06 pm

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 @The Commish if there’s another inning.
 

July 25, 2012 8:07 pm

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I’m having chicken franks. tastes like air.

July 25, 2012 8:07 pm

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lindblom’s been pretty weak lately. lots of homers and hard hit balls.

July 25, 2012 8:08 pm

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 @Howard Cole Ball Park beef – the ONLY way to go.

July 25, 2012 8:08 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  @Howard Cole Sabrett’s

July 25, 2012 8:08 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger I should leave now and go get some.
 

July 25, 2012 8:09 pm

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uh-oh

July 25, 2012 8:09 pm

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 @The Commish  @Johnny Dodger those are my favorites actually. don’t have em at many markets out here.
 

July 25, 2012 8:09 pm

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 @The Commish this won’t take long.
 

July 25, 2012 8:09 pm

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 @Howard Cole I wonder how many times you’ve said that. Countess. Funny.

July 25, 2012 8:11 pm

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 @The Commish 24 years!!!!
 

July 25, 2012 8:11 pm

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wow!

July 25, 2012 8:11 pm

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Picked off — wowowowowow!
 

July 25, 2012 8:11 pm

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shades of herb washington.

July 25, 2012 8:12 pm

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 @The Commish  @Howard Cole I’ve never seen Sabrett’s. East coast brand?

July 25, 2012 8:12 pm

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 @Howard Cole designated pinch runner.

July 25, 2012 8:12 pm

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101 more comments to go!

July 25, 2012 8:12 pm

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Tyler Greene was just DFA’d.

July 25, 2012 8:13 pm

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 @The Commish http://www.baseballsavvy.com/archive/w_marshall.html
 

July 25, 2012 8:13 pm

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And yet another walk.

July 25, 2012 8:13 pm

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lindblom!

July 25, 2012 8:13 pm

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Choate!!

July 25, 2012 8:14 pm

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Bye bye Donnie

July 25, 2012 8:14 pm

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That’s Bullshit, fuckin’ Bullshit said Donnie

July 25, 2012 8:16 pm

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collins actually has a point. I didn’t realize the dodgers hitters have zero walks today. interesting.

July 25, 2012 8:16 pm

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 @The Commish that and a lot more.

July 25, 2012 8:16 pm

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 @Howard Cole Soon as you say the magic word you’re gone.

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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what was the infraction at the mound?
 

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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Donnie just wants to get to the postgame buffet before Uribe.

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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looked like ball four to m.

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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me

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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 @Howard Cole it was low

July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

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175 more comments to go.

July 25, 2012 8:18 pm

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quite the debut for choate.

July 25, 2012 8:18 pm

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Hit the ground, totally. Home plate ump sucks.

July 25, 2012 8:19 pm

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 @Howard Cole OK – here’s one more. I googled Sabrett’s and now I know.

July 25, 2012 8:19 pm

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he’s owes us one. that’s the whole reason to argue on the other stuff

July 25, 2012 8:19 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  @Howard Cole Maybe only on the East Coast?

July 25, 2012 8:20 pm

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actually, I don’t think the ump thought he tipped it.

July 25, 2012 8:20 pm

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choate is officially a dodger!

July 25, 2012 8:21 pm

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they need multiple runs now.

July 25, 2012 8:21 pm

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 @The Commish  @Howard Cole Appears to be, although Costco supposedly carries them.

July 25, 2012 8:21 pm

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the palindrome takes the mound!

July 25, 2012 8:23 pm

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still here, barely. Will stay through heart of order.

July 25, 2012 8:23 pm

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 @The Commish you da man. we need you.
 

July 25, 2012 8:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole Madam, I’m Adam

July 25, 2012 8:25 pm

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matt needs to break out of his mini slump here!

July 25, 2012 8:25 pm

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 @Howard Cole big time

July 25, 2012 8:25 pm

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the low strike again. mattingly has a point

July 25, 2012 8:27 pm

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Strike??

July 25, 2012 8:27 pm

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it’s not smart hitting there. but he’s human

July 25, 2012 8:28 pm

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Ethier at .290 — on his way to .280 or .300

July 25, 2012 8:28 pm

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 @The Commish .290
 

July 25, 2012 8:29 pm

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 @Howard Cole I was speaking of that called second strike.

July 25, 2012 8:29 pm

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a walk and here comes hanley

July 25, 2012 8:29 pm

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bleep!

July 25, 2012 8:30 pm

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I gotta go — keep the faith, bro!

July 25, 2012 8:30 pm

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I’ll try.

July 25, 2012 8:32 pm

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buffet ?
 
sounds like a competition
for todd coffee & juan uribe;
 
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 8:33 pm

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 @larrydoby huh?

July 25, 2012 8:33 pm

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you gotta take him out here, don’t ya?

July 25, 2012 8:34 pm

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we need to take him out
like a theater in colorado;
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 8:35 pm

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 @larrydoby c’mon.
 

July 25, 2012 8:36 pm

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collins just said something brilliant, that reliever jamey wrights appearnaces are “all out of the pen.”

July 25, 2012 8:36 pm

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pessimistically, if anything of brilliance came by the
way of steve lyons, it would suffocate from loneliness; 
 
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 8:38 pm

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here we go dodgers …here we go..

July 25, 2012 8:41 pm

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 let’s go hanley!
 

July 25, 2012 8:42 pm

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I’ll take a walk.

July 25, 2012 8:43 pm

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green light

July 25, 2012 8:43 pm

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i’m feeling this number
13 for the handsome man !
 
with the likes of steve
yeager & joe furgeson & ????
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 8:43 pm

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 @larrydoby fergie yes, yeager no.
 

July 25, 2012 8:44 pm

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leadoff man on.

July 25, 2012 8:44 pm

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we expect the dp, but perhaps a surprise

July 25, 2012 8:45 pm

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with what reference do you utilize DP ?

July 25, 2012 8:46 pm

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douche pag. uh, double play. doesn’t matter, he whiffs

July 25, 2012 8:47 pm

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hanley is actualy DP;
 
dual purpose; SS & 3rd.

July 25, 2012 8:47 pm

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bleep!

July 25, 2012 8:50 pm

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Oh, hell!

July 25, 2012 8:56 pm

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Got to go do a few things, Howard, since this may go on and on. Be back in a bit.

July 25, 2012 8:57 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger I hope the game will still be going when you get back.
 

July 25, 2012 8:58 pm

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ditto that;
 
much rather watch my new aussie neighbor across
the way take her shower & get ready for bed;
 
 
 

July 25, 2012 9:01 pm

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 @larrydoby I’d rather do that, too, really.

July 25, 2012 9:02 pm

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 @larrydoby what, you can’t do that and watch a ballgame?
 

July 25, 2012 9:03 pm

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you just gotta wonder;
 
do they give us a show because they know we’re
watching or is nudity part of the aussie way of life;
 
 

July 25, 2012 9:04 pm

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 cards always seem to have an aaron miles type, and this guy is it.

July 25, 2012 9:04 pm

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 @larrydoby got me. go ask her.
 

July 25, 2012 9:08 pm

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nice call ump

July 25, 2012 9:08 pm

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looks like game over in a minute with furcal.

July 25, 2012 9:09 pm

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Just need one out.  Just… one…
 

July 25, 2012 9:11 pm

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$%#@!!!

July 25, 2012 9:11 pm

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they suck

July 25, 2012 9:11 pm

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you could see that coming a mile away, but gwynn muffed it. awful loss and two in a row.

July 25, 2012 9:12 pm

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the fetal position awaits. day game tomorrow.

July 25, 2012 9:13 pm

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It’s as if this Furcal guy used to play for the Blue or something…

July 25, 2012 9:13 pm

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enjoyed my first time …thanks

July 25, 2012 9:13 pm

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Glad I missed seeing that. Thanks for the thread, Howard, and goodnight, all.

July 25, 2012 9:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @larrydoby Yeager was #7

July 26, 2012 3:52 am

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 @larrydoby ouch

July 26, 2012 3:54 am

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 @Johnny Dodger Ditto

July 26, 2012 3:54 am

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the commish must be an early riser to watch the
west coast sunrise or residing upon the east coast;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 5:02 am

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east coast.

July 26, 2012 10:46 am

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Howard is here. Top of the first in StL. Wednesday 10:45 a.m. ballgame.

July 26, 2012 10:47 am

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what  a gorgeous day to look out over the waves towards malibu,
 
just past the widescreen featuring a couple of future MVP players,
 
wearing dodger blue roving both center field & shortstop;
 
 
 
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 10:55 am

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I wish I had that view, and the breeze, but whatareyagonnado? Someday I’ll make it back to beach.

July 26, 2012 10:59 am

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back-in-da-day, when we really collected baseball cards & way before we knew
it was a business, i always liked the cards with the 3 players on them together;
 
just picture kershaw / kemp / hanley / on a
card together as the dodger wrecking crew;
 
MVP / CY YOUNG / TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS 
 
 

July 26, 2012 10:59 am

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now you get that exact view when you watch some cable news show, and they put three “pundits” up on the screen at one time. and I always think of those cards.

July 26, 2012 11:01 am

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cannot put into the words the breeze;
 
i always hand folks coats or sweaters & even blankets to stay warm,as
i practically refuse to close the doors & windows from the cross breeze.
 
maybe women are reptilian & just cold bloodied
or they have an apparent nature to complain …..
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:02 am

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“that’ll get down.”

July 26, 2012 11:03 am

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” get down on it, get down on it ”
 
kool & the gang, circa 1981 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:04 am

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howard, you get down !
 
thank you so much for providing us
lunatics with an outlet for our misery !
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:05 am

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you’re welcome. shoot man, if I had more guys like you, I’d do this every bleeping day.

July 26, 2012 11:09 am

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 @Howard Cole You again? Greetings.

July 26, 2012 11:09 am

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Does it seem to anyone else that Cruz does NOT have the range at shortstop that Gordon does?

July 26, 2012 11:12 am

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i inherently keep looking up to the tube in somewhat
fear, still to find albert pujlos in a cards uniform; 
 
thankfully, the boo crew no longer needs to worry about that
unless it’s the freeway series or even better, the world series !
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:13 am

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 @Johnny Dodger maybe, but he’s a better player. of course, furcal is better by a mile. maybe if the cards lose a bunch of games, we can get raffy back.
 

July 26, 2012 11:14 am

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 @larrydoby angels won’t be there.

July 26, 2012 11:14 am

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cruz is exactly what he does at short;
 
he doesn’t have the speed nor mobility as gordon.
 
just wish dee was more like pee wee at short in many other ways ……
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:15 am

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 @larrydoby would you really want dee in a huge game at the end of the year, or in the playoffs? wouldn’t you worry about the historic type errors he might make…to say nothing of the .222.

July 26, 2012 11:16 am

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oakland’s winning again. I’m totally rooting for them. and pittsburgh.

July 26, 2012 11:17 am

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it’s gonna be very interesting which teams
breakout or have a major run in september.
 
further, how the new wild card
format will play in, if at all ……..
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:17 am

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i feel you our fearless leader, with the bucs & it would be nice, with
the whole moneyball movie & all, if the oak a’s make the series this year;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:18 am

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all I know is, I would still much, much, much prefer the dodgers win the division. that one-game play-in wild card thing is a scary way to go.

July 26, 2012 11:20 am

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howard, you KNOW my dismay with pee gordon; as i have pleading all
year to send him down for more qualitative minor league experience.
 
but we need those steals & he does
come up with some timely hits.
 
don’t get me wrong, a platoon at short just
might be the answer moving forward …….
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:22 am

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 @Howard Cole I would much, much, much prefer that the Giants DON’T win the division, even if the Dodgers were a wild card.

July 26, 2012 11:22 am

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2 – out – of – 3, but one game ?

July 26, 2012 11:23 am

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 @larrydoby it’s one game, do or die.
 

July 26, 2012 11:25 am

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wow, going from that mid-western horrific
hot weather to the bay area coolness;
 
” the coldest winter i ever spent,
was the summer in san francisco “ 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:25 am

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yo, what’s wit da points howard next to our avatars ?
 
5 points & you have 56 ?
 
what gives ?
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:26 am

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got me. commish knows. I’ll ask him again when he gets home from the dentist.

July 26, 2012 11:28 am

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 @Howard Cole That’s supposed to mean how many times you’ve received a “Like” on livefyre.  Mike Petriello just cancelled everyone’s on MSTI.  Guess he got tired of people commenting on them.

July 26, 2012 11:31 am

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 @larrydoby I had that thought too. it’ll be like a vacation…until they face matt cain at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow.
 

July 26, 2012 11:31 am

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 @Howard Cole “mean” s/b “indicate”.

July 26, 2012 11:32 am

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 @Johnny Dodger I don’t even see “like” there. you sure that’s it?
 

July 26, 2012 11:32 am

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 @Howard Cole You don’t see “like” where?

July 26, 2012 11:33 am

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 I don’t know. you said people got a “like” on live fyre and I don’t see where you can even click “like”

July 26, 2012 11:36 am

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sounds like we’re pulling teeth to get an answer here;

July 26, 2012 11:36 am

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mattingly’s gonna get booted again today.

July 26, 2012 11:37 am

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who would have ever guessed that chris cup-of-joe would have
double figure wins & more than kershaw at this point in the season;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:38 am

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 @Howard Cole On each comment, Howard, there’s a “Like” button and a “Reply” button at the bottom right of the comment box.

July 26, 2012 11:38 am

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donny gets down on it & rides the white pony  ……

July 26, 2012 11:38 am

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 @Johnny Dodger opps, I’m a spaz. gotcha. I don’t think I’ve clicked it ever.
 

July 26, 2012 11:39 am

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 @larrydoby no.
 

July 26, 2012 11:39 am

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when you hit the like button, the red pop-up
window says, ” you can’t like your own answers ”
 
of course i don’t like them;
 
fucking love them !!
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:41 am

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lyons is right about how this would’ve been a good day to kemp a rest. he looks a bit lost out there. but all it’s gonna take is one good at bat from him and they can win this game. maybe. but westbrook is not that good. not as good as he looks today. they should get to him. three losses here would really suck.

July 26, 2012 11:41 am

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what kind of retort is that ?
 
blatantly, you can’t like anything you do.
 
WTF ….
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 11:43 am

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shit. capuano needs a shutout!

July 26, 2012 11:44 am

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just kemp’s presence as a pinch hitter
late in the game, will be daunting …..

July 26, 2012 11:44 am

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chris cup-of-joe needs a shutout & to change his shoes;

July 26, 2012 11:45 am

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well he’s not getting a day off in sf, that’s for sure.

July 26, 2012 11:45 am

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I just really need them to win here.

July 26, 2012 11:45 am

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5-2 on the trip is so much better than 4-3. they gotta win today.

July 26, 2012 11:46 am

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chrissy cup-of-joe needs to
take the rest of the season off;
 
his best games are in the bag already
this year with over unexpected 10 wins …..

July 26, 2012 11:46 am

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sorry howard, i took westbrook in
my fantasy league to win today …..

July 26, 2012 11:47 am

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victorino would’ve had that.

July 26, 2012 11:47 am

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They really, really need a DP here.

July 26, 2012 11:47 am

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this game’s over. almost.

July 26, 2012 11:48 am

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That wasn’t a double play, was it?

July 26, 2012 11:48 am

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they need a TRIPLE play here

July 26, 2012 11:49 am

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hello. trip to the mound please

July 26, 2012 11:49 am

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this looks like the kershaw six run inning.

July 26, 2012 11:51 am

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wow.

July 26, 2012 11:53 am

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that’s a great play. game saver. except, how they gonna score two runs?

July 26, 2012 11:54 am

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fucking beautiful ! 
 
a catch & throw out was never even a consideration ….

July 26, 2012 11:54 am

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I really thought they’d score four in that inning. and knock him out.

July 26, 2012 11:56 am

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finally, they get a break.

July 26, 2012 11:58 am

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look at this.

July 26, 2012 12:00 pm

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Hard to believe Donnie didn’t call for a bunt.

July 26, 2012 12:00 pm

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no bunts!!!!!

July 26, 2012 12:00 pm

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he’s got eight and nine up next, he better not bunt

July 26, 2012 12:01 pm

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well, that didn’t help westbrooks WHIP
nor my fantasy scores for today;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:01 pm

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whew. he listens!

July 26, 2012 12:01 pm

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 @larrydoby hey, his era is 3.60. he ought give up three or four runs easy.
 

July 26, 2012 12:01 pm

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holy! that’s some defense.

July 26, 2012 12:03 pm

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NOW you can bunt

July 26, 2012 12:03 pm

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oh wait. sorry. I thought it was first and third

July 26, 2012 12:03 pm

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this does not suck

July 26, 2012 12:04 pm

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bad mood rising.

July 26, 2012 12:05 pm

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nice throw feese;
 
maybe you should be the boo crews 3rd basemen & we can
leave handsome hanley to be the best shortstop in baseball again;
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:05 pm

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good luck with that. he’s a cult hero there.

July 26, 2012 12:05 pm

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Capuano made me laugh.

July 26, 2012 12:05 pm

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me too. classic.

July 26, 2012 12:06 pm

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cruz has 14 rbis in 70 at bats. gordon has 17 rbis in 300 at bats.

July 26, 2012 12:08 pm

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a’s just gave up ten runs. so much for that win streak.

July 26, 2012 12:11 pm

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here we go again. c’mon!

July 26, 2012 12:18 pm

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right howard;
 
platoon at SS with cruz / pee gordon / hairston;
 
from now until the playoffs, we should get;
 
7 hr / 35 rbi / 20 sb
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:18 pm

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hairston can’t play short and gordon’s not coming back for weeks anyway. I’d just leave cruz there until he stops hitting, if he stops hitting. in the meantime, they gotta go get a serious leftfielder, like josh willingham.

July 26, 2012 12:19 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
 
walking over to the 3rd street
promenade for an italian buffet;
 
hope the boo crew can hold on for
a few more innings until i get back ….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:20 pm

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 @larrydoby lucky you.
 

July 26, 2012 12:20 pm

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 @larrydoby I’ve spent a lot of time over there.
 

July 26, 2012 12:21 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
 
the other ramirez is available
& we’re still paying him !
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:21 pm

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how do you spell relief? hello?

July 26, 2012 12:22 pm

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I was feeling pretty good – for a little while, anyway

July 26, 2012 12:25 pm

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geez;
 
i haven’t even made it out the
door & they’re already losing;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 12:25 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger me too. now i’m bummed again. this is all the commish’s fault. he loves capuano. it’s his fault.
 

July 26, 2012 12:25 pm

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what the bleep is mattingly doing?

July 26, 2012 12:26 pm

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Dodger pitchers just don’t seem comfortable with a lead.

July 26, 2012 12:28 pm

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westbrook’s gonna give up some more runs, but they have to stop the bleeding right now.

July 26, 2012 12:30 pm

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let’s all give the commish a bunch of shit when he shows up.

July 26, 2012 12:30 pm

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nice play. this game’s over again.

July 26, 2012 12:31 pm

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what a mess!

July 26, 2012 12:32 pm

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oh man. you just know furcal’s gonna do something here.

July 26, 2012 12:35 pm

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cruz looked like gordon on that play.

July 26, 2012 12:37 pm

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Howard, I’ve got to get cleaned up and make it to the bank – tell The Commish I said “Hi”.
I like night games better than day games, really.

July 26, 2012 12:52 pm

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the teller will appreciate it I’m sure.

July 26, 2012 12:53 pm

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awful.

July 26, 2012 12:53 pm

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Damn, didn’t leave soon enough, did I?

July 26, 2012 12:53 pm

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your fault.

July 26, 2012 12:54 pm

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What, you guys can’t win without me?

July 26, 2012 1:05 pm

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I leave before the 12 th , lose. I show up now, we are losing. Not my fault obviously

July 26, 2012 1:06 pm

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it’s totally your fault. everything capuano does, you’re responsible for. your fault, your fault, your fault.

July 26, 2012 1:07 pm

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on the bright side, they get matt cain tomorrow.

July 26, 2012 1:07 pm

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choate’s great.

July 26, 2012 1:10 pm

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as soon as I say choate’s great he gives up two hits in two seconds.

July 26, 2012 1:12 pm

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Crazy, much?  Wow , you are losin’ it.  Pardon the pun.

July 26, 2012 1:18 pm

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I have lost it. won’t get it back till they win again. better be no later than tomorrow.

July 26, 2012 1:19 pm

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all they need is more offense. and more pitching. other that that, they’re set.

July 26, 2012 1:19 pm

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just love that freshly baked italian
style bread soaking in virgin olive oil;
 
with all the young little virgin girls out
wearing practically nothing as a view.
 
so, did i miss anything ?
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:19 pm

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collins thinks this is “maybe the dodgers best chance to score some runs late in the game.”

July 26, 2012 1:20 pm

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 @larrydoby just more losing.

July 26, 2012 1:20 pm

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just 398 comments to go!

July 26, 2012 1:20 pm

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so are the best chances by
starting happy hour early …..

July 26, 2012 1:20 pm

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they’re killing me!

July 26, 2012 1:21 pm

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it’ll look like a line drive in the box score

July 26, 2012 1:22 pm

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hmmm. ballsy

July 26, 2012 1:23 pm

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50 / 50 man this year;
 
3rd SB & only 47 more to go !
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:24 pm

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102 more and he breaks the club record

July 26, 2012 1:24 pm

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Kemp with the steal — I must be one minute behind.

July 26, 2012 1:24 pm

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wouldn’t hat be the day again when
we had a dodger stealing triple digits;
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:25 pm

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you know what the problem is with baseball? you have to watch even the best hitters get out seven out of every 10 times.

July 26, 2012 1:25 pm

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 @larrydoby larry , what color is the sky in your world?

July 26, 2012 1:26 pm

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 @Howard Cole That’s a Stan the Man quote, or at least paraphrased.

July 26, 2012 1:27 pm

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 oh, yes howard, but that’s
why we watch the game;
 
the timely 3 hits & with the
hopefulness it might go yard …..
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:27 pm

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 @The Commish seems like more than 7 outta 10 with the dodgers. a lot more.

July 26, 2012 1:27 pm

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Ramirez looks like he takes a HR swing every time.

July 26, 2012 1:27 pm

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and he sure gets his walks. at least so far. but how are they gonna score with him walking there.

July 26, 2012 1:28 pm

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take that big swing boy !
 
yard baby ……
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:28 pm

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rivera gets out 7.5 times every 10 at bats.

July 26, 2012 1:29 pm

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candy from a baby.

July 26, 2012 1:30 pm

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 stan the man;
 
they gotta statue for him, why
don’t we have a koufax statue ?
 
( after all, magic is in
front of staples center )
 
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:30 pm

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because arguably, magic
wasn’t the greatest laker;
 
maybe equal with elgin /
wil t/ jerry / mel counts ……
 
 

July 26, 2012 1:32 pm

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 @larrydoby gee if only someone would take up the cause.
 

July 26, 2012 1:34 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @larrydoby hahaha.  Oh boy.

July 26, 2012 1:37 pm

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” just 398 comments to go! ”
 
jesus, you’re a lousy lay howard;
 
we’re here fucking & yet you cry out
you’re not satisfied & need more.
 
typical female …..

July 26, 2012 1:38 pm

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 @larrydoby I am the biggest Jerry West fan east of the Mississippi, but Magic did win a bunch of championships.

July 26, 2012 1:38 pm

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yeah, but if the win I’ll come. ok?

July 26, 2012 1:39 pm

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and you missed larry???  ee cummings strikes again.

July 26, 2012 1:39 pm

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Cruz, Treanor, and pinch hitter — no exactly Murderers’ Row.

July 26, 2012 1:40 pm

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so who’s gonna start tomorrow? the sacrificial lamb, john ely?

July 26, 2012 1:40 pm

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claude osteen ….

July 26, 2012 1:42 pm

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easiest save chance on earth.

July 26, 2012 1:42 pm

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 @larrydoby joe moeller.
 

July 26, 2012 1:42 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @larrydoby Pete Richert or Phil Ortega; oh wait, they are starting for the Senators.

July 26, 2012 1:45 pm

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 @The Commish  @larrydoby yeah, and they each have statues at the new ballpark.
 

July 26, 2012 1:45 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @larrydoby How about Derrick Loop, just cause I like the name.

July 26, 2012 1:46 pm

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awful.

July 26, 2012 1:46 pm

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 @Howard Cole killjoy –  I had to figure Ellis was gonna whiff on the 2-2

July 26, 2012 1:47 pm

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Sweeeeeeeeeet – Bobby Casual!!

July 26, 2012 1:47 pm

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see motte throwing hard. that’s how you close.

July 26, 2012 1:47 pm

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 @Howard Cole Don’t blame Jansen for these games.

July 26, 2012 1:48 pm

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no, I’m still blaming you. that’s it for me. outta here.

July 26, 2012 1:49 pm

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 @Howard Cole Take a nap; it’ll just seem like a bad dream.

July 26, 2012 1:49 pm

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IDK if Ned or Stan should get the credit but hey, pick up one more bat and the division should be yours.

July 27, 2012 1:04 am


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where would you put the bat? I’m more concerned with starting pitching and the bench myself.

October 3, 2012 7:06 pm

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