While we wait for his publicist to confirm or deny, let’s assume that Stevie Wonder was not thinking baseball when he penned his classic, “Superstition,” for Motown Records in 1972.

But he just as well might have been, because there can be no truer statement than the “when you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer” line; especially when it comes to baseball and superstition.

Unfortunately, there is no way to quantify the usefulness of most of this stuff. I mean, how are we going to compare the instances of a pitcher jumping over the chalk line to his ability to get guys out? Number of turned-around caps to actual comeback rallies resulting in victory? There’s just no way.

Wade Boggs was a great ball player; we’re talking .328-with-3010-hits-lifetime great. Ate a bleepload of chicken before games too. But did the fowl make a difference, and if so, how much? And you probably don’t want to get me started on the whole red underwear thing, and what that meant might’ve meant to his OBP.

So is it any wonder that Dodgers’ hurler Chris Capuano carried a no-hitter into the late innings at Miami Sunday and didn’t get the required 27 outs? Come on. How could he possibly, with the lamest of the lame superstitions in sports, if not all of humanity, starting him in the face.

Almost without exception, baseball players do not talk to a pitcher in the midst of a no-hit performance, and Los Angeles stuck to tradition yesterday. So there should have been no big surprise when Marlins’ shortstop Jose Reyes lined a sharp single to center in the seventh, leaving our man eight outs short of immortality. “Superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no.” Translation: No no-no for Capuano. A no-no? No. No no-no.

As best we can, let’s do the math. Beginning with Joe Borden in 1875 straight on through to Matt Cain’s perfect game June 13 in San Francisco, all told there have been 277 no-hitters thrown in major league history. That’s 277, out of what, hundreds of thousands of chances? A million ballgames, maybe.

And how many one-hitters, two-hitters, three-hitters have been recorded, in which the man had his gem broken up late, with nothing and no one to keep him company but what he can only hope are his heretofore untested nerves of steel? I’ll tell you how many. Oh, I’ll tell you how many. It’s incalculable is how many. That’s how many.

We’re talking countless masterpieces, literally thousands of them, all fallen by the wayside in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings of games, each and every one of them with the poor schlub standing on the mound in virtual solitary confinement.

This silent treatmenting of pitchers during no-hitters has got to stop. Really, it simply must stop. Because clearly, it does not work. It doesn’t work. It does not work!

Look baseball, talk to the damn guy. He’s got a much better chance. “The writing’s on the wall,” OK. Talk to the pitcher. He’s your teammate, for Capuano’s sake. You want a no-hitter on your side of the ledger, talk to the damn guy! Your opponents are sitting in the other dugout with their caps on backwards , so increase your chances. Talk to the damn guy!!

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OK – I’m clean, fed, got my cold beer and hot coffee (111degrees here today), and I believe I’m ready for the Cole Man and his game thread.
 
Is this it?

August 13, 2012 4:14 pm

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BTW, agree wholeheartedly with you about no hitters, but as superstitious as ball players are, I doubt it will change in our lifetime.

August 13, 2012 4:15 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger glad you’re clean. and this is it. I was attempting to take the day off from the thread, but after an inning, I couldn’t stay away. I’m here, but I might post less. we’ll see.
 

August 13, 2012 4:23 pm

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 @Howard Cole I shall hang around, then. If you decide to leave, just let me know, Howard.

August 13, 2012 4:24 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger I won’t leave. just more bathroom breaks. and when I’m in there, I’ll linger. I’m sure you needed that visual.
 

August 13, 2012 4:25 pm

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 @Howard ColeHahaha, no problem, Howard – I’ll be doing the same.

August 13, 2012 4:27 pm

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same dodgers. loney almost hit the ball to within 100 feet of the warning track, so at least there’s that.

August 13, 2012 4:28 pm

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Kemp has the only hit so far…

August 13, 2012 4:28 pm

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and it should’ve caught.

August 13, 2012 4:29 pm

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that’s should’ve been caught. and there’s a dp.

August 13, 2012 4:32 pm

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 @Howard Cole OK.

August 13, 2012 4:33 pm

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lame
 

August 13, 2012 4:33 pm

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Had me a little worried.

August 13, 2012 4:38 pm

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he shouldn’t still be out there, but it’s the bottom of the order. your guy makes a bad, just get the next guy. c’mon.

August 13, 2012 4:40 pm

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Dodger pitchers can always bunt.

August 13, 2012 4:44 pm

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How about that? Steve Lyons is a genius.

August 13, 2012 4:47 pm

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what the hey. I’ll take it.

August 13, 2012 4:48 pm

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and it’s nice to see mattingly let ellis hit here.

August 13, 2012 4:48 pm

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looked like ball four

August 13, 2012 4:51 pm

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 @Howard Cole He has no faith in that ump.

August 13, 2012 4:51 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger not on that one.
 

August 13, 2012 4:52 pm

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kemp time!

August 13, 2012 4:52 pm

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I’m no math major, but if kemp is hitting .350 since the break, and he’s hitting .350, shouldn’t we just say he’s hitting .350? and he hit .350 before the break?

August 13, 2012 4:55 pm

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take your time, Karstens.

August 13, 2012 4:56 pm

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yep yah.

August 13, 2012 4:57 pm

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oy

August 13, 2012 4:58 pm

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Well, I sure can’t fault Ethier for that one.

August 13, 2012 4:58 pm

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Yasiel Puig has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to the Quakes in the high-level Class-A Cal League after playing just nine games in which he went 12-for-30 (.400) with four home runs, three triples, six walks and 11 RBIs.  I know it’s a loooong shot, but I’d love to see this guy swinging in the majors when rosters expand.

August 13, 2012 5:05 pm

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I’m not all that impressed. he’s got a long way to go. but what they hey.

August 13, 2012 5:05 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood Yeah, I was reading that on MSTI.

August 13, 2012 5:06 pm

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lame.

August 13, 2012 5:08 pm

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Well, hell!

August 13, 2012 5:08 pm

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same harang. he better be done giving up runs, because that’s lame.

August 13, 2012 5:08 pm

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just get the third out.

August 13, 2012 5:09 pm

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Gotta go back to work, try to keep this game float will ya?

August 13, 2012 5:10 pm

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How about my AVATAR!

August 13, 2012 5:10 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood Work?!?

August 13, 2012 5:10 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood Is that from “Avatar”?

August 13, 2012 5:11 pm

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I have no idea what that is? but I need another eye surgery

August 13, 2012 5:13 pm

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I’ve got the movie, “Avatar” in my blu-ray collection, but haven’t watched it yet.

August 13, 2012 5:15 pm

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he’s talking about the little photo next to his man. that’s called an avatar.

August 13, 2012 5:16 pm

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Bucs gonna be tough

August 13, 2012 5:17 pm

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 @Howard Cole I know that, my friend – I was wondering if his avatar is a picture from the movie, “Avatar”. It looks like it could be.
You need to get out more…lol  

August 13, 2012 5:18 pm

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well, he’s a fifth starter, all right. this is what they look like

August 13, 2012 5:18 pm

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av·a·tar   [av-uh-tahr, av-uh-tahr] noun
1.Hindu Mythology. the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.
2.an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.
3.Digital Technology. a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.
4.(in science fiction) a hybrid creature, composed of human and alien DNA and remotely controlled by the mind of a genetically matched human being.
 
And, “Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver.”

August 13, 2012 5:22 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger never heard of it.

August 13, 2012 5:23 pm

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ng just looks very Harang tonight. All you can do is hope it doesn’t get out of hand.

August 13, 2012 5:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole Was a big hit:
“During its theatrical run, the film broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as in the United States and Canada, surpassing Titanic, which had held those records for twelve years (1997-2009). It also became the first film to gross more than $2 billion.”
 
As I said, you need to get out more :-)

August 13, 2012 5:25 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo glad you decided to come back, my friend. no one means any harm, ok?
 

August 13, 2012 5:27 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @Tom in San Mateo Well, he likes the 49ers, so he’s not ALL bad…

August 13, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 Thanks, Howard.  it’s a game.  Just a game. Senseless to turn into a crybaby over some gentle needling.  It’s a game.  Just a game. 

August 13, 2012 5:32 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo yes. and we need you!
 

August 13, 2012 5:32 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo on the other hand, go nats!!!!!!!!!!
 

August 13, 2012 5:33 pm

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bleep yeah!

August 13, 2012 5:33 pm

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Now I’m happy again.

August 13, 2012 5:33 pm

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I was talking to the main squeeze who just got home. did anyone see the trivia question?

August 13, 2012 5:38 pm

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something about batting crowns?

August 13, 2012 5:39 pm

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Freddy Sanchez was one.

August 13, 2012 5:39 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger
 and everybody loves Victorino!  :)

August 13, 2012 5:40 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Which 2 Pirates since 1981 won the NL batting title?

August 13, 2012 5:41 pm

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oh, got it. madlock is the other one. and sanchez is the tough one to get, so props to you.

August 13, 2012 5:45 pm

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I was pretty sure it wasn’t rod barajas.

August 13, 2012 5:45 pm

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 @Howard Cole He was my second choice.

August 13, 2012 5:46 pm

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Andy Van Slyke?

August 13, 2012 5:46 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 oop, yes, madlock.  he ended ujp on the giants, too. 

August 13, 2012 5:46 pm

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man, tom. if you can’t get this one, no one can. specially since it’s already been answered. c’mon man. it’s a giant!

August 13, 2012 5:47 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 yeah, I answered without having read previous replies.  big screw up. 

August 13, 2012 5:49 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 don’t know if Freddy Sanchez is done for good or what.  sure was a good hitter. 

August 13, 2012 5:50 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo interesting you use the word “was.”

August 13, 2012 5:52 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo  @Howard Cole Yeah, but he never had to face Herman Segelke.

August 13, 2012 5:52 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 well, hasn’t been in the line-up for eons.  not much is said about him.  makes you wonder if he’s done.

August 13, 2012 5:53 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  @Howard Cole
 crackin up.  funny

August 13, 2012 5:53 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo he’s hurt all the time. I think he’ll come back at some point. and get hurt again at some point. but he’ll always hit.
 

August 13, 2012 5:57 pm

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Just a quick drive by…Great article and i couldnt agree more. Make the pitcher feel comfortable and when it starts to work, dont tell anyone…LOL

August 13, 2012 5:58 pm

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I’ll never forget when Dave Parker said in the late 80′s, “when the leaves are brown I’ll be wearing the batting crown.”   Parker was awesome….

August 13, 2012 5:59 pm

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Why Uribe? Please, God, why Uribe?

August 13, 2012 6:02 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger   Maybe Uribe is gonna be like Dave Parker.  People forget that Parker had a resurgence with the Reds in the mid 80′s.  He finished second in MVP voting in 1985 hitting .312 with 42 doubles, 34 home runs, and 125 RBI.  And in 1986, he was fifth in the MVP voting, with 31 home runs and 116 RBI.

August 13, 2012 6:03 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood if it’s yellow, it’s mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down.
 

August 13, 2012 6:03 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  I feel a bit high right now… I think it’s dehydration.

August 13, 2012 6:04 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger why is he even on the roster? I’m sure don would rather pinch hit kershaw or billingsley, but he doesn’t want to hurt the guy’s feelings any more than he has to.
 

August 13, 2012 6:04 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood  @Johnny Dodger you know what’s good for it, either way, don’t you? H20.
 

August 13, 2012 6:05 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @Johnny Dodger  Yeah, I’m on it.

August 13, 2012 6:05 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @DeathByYoungblood Fortunately, I can still enjoy my H2O in a cold beer.

August 13, 2012 6:06 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood parker is also the first guy I ever heard anyone use the five-tool concept, except they didn’t call it that. it was curt gowdy: “he can run, he he can throw, he can throw with power,” or something.
 

August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger Seriously, the guy isn’t a major league player anymore.  Bring up… anybody else at this point and release the big tub of goo…

August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

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Exactly.

August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood Exactly (Livefyre put it in the wrong spot before).

August 13, 2012 6:08 pm

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 @Howard Cole  I remember when Candy Maldonado was going to be the next great 5 tool player.  It almost happened if, by almost, I mean it was never ever close to happening.

August 13, 2012 6:09 pm

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Dempster tonight vs the Skankees:  6.0 IP, 7H, 6ER, 4K

August 13, 2012 6:10 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood  @Johnny Dodger they’re bringing up herrera now, but they should’ve brought him back for uribe weeks ago. it’s just silly. maybe they’re holding out the slimmest hope, that if they trade for a guy with a huge contract, that the other team will take uribe, and just release him.
 

August 13, 2012 6:11 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood I can figure out that era without a slide rule.
 

August 13, 2012 6:13 pm

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oh man. two errors on ellis toinight

August 13, 2012 6:13 pm

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on the bright side, if they can get this guy, mccutchen can’t tie them next inning. or at all , with any luck.

August 13, 2012 6:14 pm

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commish, commish wherever you are!

August 13, 2012 6:16 pm

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this is a big big at bat. gotta get him.

August 13, 2012 6:16 pm

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Choate may need some Epsom Salts and hot water for that hand.

August 13, 2012 6:19 pm

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Again, another homer for Headley tonight. Seems like I’m saying that a lot lately.

August 13, 2012 6:20 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger or a testicle transplant. although, you can get by with one.
 

August 13, 2012 6:22 pm

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not intentional

August 13, 2012 6:27 pm

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 @Howard Cole If you get time Howard, you really ought to read that article by and about hit ballplayers I left you the link for.

August 13, 2012 6:28 pm

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 would you mind sending it again please?
 

August 13, 2012 6:32 pm

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 @Howard Cole First time was gratis – second time is $5.

August 13, 2012 6:33 pm

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big hit!

August 13, 2012 6:36 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger $6
 

August 13, 2012 6:37 pm

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ahh, the nolan ryan giving robin ventura a noogie photo. i’ll read it tonight.

August 13, 2012 6:37 pm

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one more chance here.

August 13, 2012 6:40 pm

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Come on! At least one more run?

August 13, 2012 6:42 pm

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well, we’ll have to see if that comes back to bite them. I’d have sent up cruz for kennedy, but that’s just me.

August 13, 2012 6:43 pm

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did everyone split?

August 13, 2012 6:53 pm

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lame.

August 13, 2012 6:54 pm

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Just got home from work.  That was scary.

August 13, 2012 6:55 pm

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McCutchen turned out to be a huge mistake for Belisario.

August 13, 2012 6:57 pm

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Damn! Another double?

August 13, 2012 6:58 pm

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silliness. cruz should’ve hit for kennedy with the bags full. just silly.

August 13, 2012 7:00 pm

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don’s an ass. there’s zero reason to bunt there.

August 13, 2012 7:00 pm

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 @Howard Cole Donnie and his giving up an out – yeah.

August 13, 2012 7:01 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger even if they get the fly ball, it’s still a wasted out. just malpractice by the mgr.
 

August 13, 2012 7:03 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 I think it was smart move.  they need that run.  sac fly to deep right would’ve been fine play.  man on third and 1 out and he can score lots of ways.  D’s need another run.

August 13, 2012 7:04 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo I’d rather take three shots at a base hit. cause if ellis gets out, they walk kemp, and you don’t want that.
 

August 13, 2012 7:04 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo it’s happened so many times this  year.
 

August 13, 2012 7:05 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo  @Howard Cole I don’t trust your thoughts/advice/strategy  re the Dodgers, Tom.

August 13, 2012 7:05 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  @Howard Cole
 crackin up.  Johnny D’s funny

August 13, 2012 7:06 pm

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So now 2 outs…

August 13, 2012 7:06 pm

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Big at bat for Matty…

August 13, 2012 7:06 pm

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First is open.

August 13, 2012 7:06 pm

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hurldle is almost as stupid as mattingly

August 13, 2012 7:09 pm

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ohhhh

August 13, 2012 7:09 pm

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how many times do we have to say it?! it’s called sacrifice for a reason. jackass.

August 13, 2012 7:10 pm

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that pitcher struck out matt kemp like a
live in boyfriend slapping a step child;
 
 
 

August 13, 2012 7:11 pm

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And once again, a runner stranded, giving up an out  just to get him from second to third.

August 13, 2012 7:11 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger 
 
painful, right ?

August 13, 2012 7:11 pm

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 @larrydoby Very, larry.

August 13, 2012 7:12 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 Victorino’s batting .260.  I’d bunt again in same circumstance.

August 13, 2012 7:12 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
ah, yes, the sacrificial lamb;

August 13, 2012 7:12 pm

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old rod will add insult
to injury by going yard;
 
 

August 13, 2012 7:12 pm

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the manager’s job is to give him team the best chance to win. don simply has not done that tonight. too many mistakes. and this is going to be a tough sve

August 13, 2012 7:13 pm

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k please.

August 13, 2012 7:13 pm

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d. matty should have been
in the minors for a few ….

August 13, 2012 7:14 pm

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shoot, I can strike out rod barajas.

August 13, 2012 7:14 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
you got exactly what you ordered !

August 13, 2012 7:14 pm

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1 down…

August 13, 2012 7:14 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
really ?

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood 
 
LOVE the avatar bro !

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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That’s another one I’m sure Rivera would have tracked down… maybe.

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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pirates should’ve pinch-hit for barajas.  that was stupid

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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deathbyyoungblood is the man !
 
thanks for the follow through  ….
 
 

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo 
 
rod does hit fly balls & can go yard …

August 13, 2012 7:16 pm

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As good a save any for Kenley. Can’t improve on that.

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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BIG WIN TODAY BOYS !

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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Chicken dinner!

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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 @larrydoby  I do what I can…

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo pinch hit for the pinch hitter?
 

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
gotz dat boy in my fantasy league 

August 13, 2012 7:17 pm

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dodgers win
dodgers win
dodger win

August 13, 2012 7:18 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 thought he was catching.  bad pick for pinch hitter.

August 13, 2012 7:18 pm

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So, I’ve got Vogelsong going tonight.  I hope he loses 1-0 on a homer in the 9th.

August 13, 2012 7:19 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood
You do realize, it’s getting old…
 

August 13, 2012 7:20 pm

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Howard – don’t know your plans tomorrow, but  I think I’m going to take it off and head to Lassen Park for the day to get out of the heat awhile.
Go, Dodgers.

August 13, 2012 7:21 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger oh, man. all my buddies are going to these places I’ve always wanted to go to. randy’s at shasta and you’re going to lassen.must be great to live up there.

August 13, 2012 7:22 pm

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 @Howard Cole Yes, it is.

August 13, 2012 7:22 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger take some pictures, will ya?
 

August 13, 2012 7:23 pm

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 @Howard Cole $5.

August 13, 2012 7:23 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger  @Howard Cole
 crackin up

August 13, 2012 7:24 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger $7. each.
 

August 13, 2012 7:27 pm

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I love baseball. I think I’ll keep watching for awhile longer.

August 13, 2012 7:27 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger 
 
what’s lasssen park ?
 
dat sounds ghetto.
 
like a bunch of porch monkeys
jus hangin out downing 40′s ….
 
 

August 13, 2012 7:28 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 crackin up

August 13, 2012 7:29 pm

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thanks, but I coulda googled it. for seven bucks a shot, you gotta send original photography.

August 13, 2012 7:30 pm

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 @larrydoby  @Johnny Dodger
 beautiful national park but you already knew that

August 13, 2012 7:30 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger 
 
 
can a git a 40, a blunt & a lawn chair too ?

August 13, 2012 7:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole That’s why I’m only charging $5, NOT $7.

August 13, 2012 7:31 pm

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and I’m going to try again to take the day off from writing. I keep trying to and then coming up with stuff I want to say. maybe tomorrow I’ll rest the fingers and the brain stem. if so, we’ll just do the thread right here again. I’ll send a link.

August 13, 2012 7:31 pm

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what a second, can i
post pictures here to ?
 
it would be game
over if dat happens …..
 
 

August 13, 2012 7:31 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger I see. well that makes sense. I’ll have to make a better offer.
 

August 13, 2012 7:32 pm

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 @larrydoby NO!! we’ve been over that!!!!!!
 

August 13, 2012 7:32 pm

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 @larrydoby my hosting company has a zero tolerance  policy. keep it clean, my friend. por favor.
 

August 13, 2012 7:33 pm

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 @larrydoby Yes, as long as it’s online on youtube, flickr, twitpic, imgur,  img.ly, tinypic, or  vimeo.
And of course, these are all family-oriented sites I believe. You can’t just put ANY picture on Livefyre.

August 13, 2012 7:34 pm

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 @larrydoby
 yea, game’ll be over all right.  Howard’s thread will be booted by the host like a Dempsey field goal

August 13, 2012 7:35 pm

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I’m taking a break from the computer. I’ll check back re the giants, who should be losing to washington momentarily.

August 13, 2012 7:35 pm

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I spoke to soon. nats get a run in the first at frisco.

August 13, 2012 7:36 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 thanks for reminding me

August 13, 2012 7:36 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 zimmerman rbi

August 13, 2012 7:37 pm

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I sure hope the G-Spots keep Brad Penny the rest of the season…

August 13, 2012 8:50 pm

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Gosh, I hope poor Tom isn’t listening – it’s the fifth inning and the Nats are ahead of the Giants 14-0.
I don’t really think that’s fair.
(Falling on the floor, laughing, giggling, gasping “oh, those poor Giants, those poor Giants”…)

August 13, 2012 9:16 pm

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looks like sf got a safety, so it’s still a good football score. but brad penny managed to get out with his life, just barely keeping his ERA below 7. 6.86, to be precise. good for him, good for frisco, good for los angeles.

August 13, 2012 9:58 pm

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I’m here but sick as a dog. not sure how much i’ll post tonight, but I’ll try. hopefully, dodgers won’t make me more sick.

August 14, 2012 5:08 pm

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Probably not, but maybe they’re showcasing Uribe to a team that’ll pick up a tiny fraction of his salary in exchange for a non-prospect

August 14, 2012 5:12 pm

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dodgers on the board.

August 14, 2012 5:39 pm

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Yea, G’s got the clobberooski last night.  I can take it.  I won’t be a f’in crybaby if you guys wanna gang up. 

August 14, 2012 5:45 pm

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nah. it’s ancient history by now.

August 14, 2012 5:46 pm

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delay in the D’s game?  must’ve been

August 14, 2012 5:46 pm

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an hour before it started.

August 14, 2012 5:48 pm

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six inning no-hitter for kuroda.

August 14, 2012 5:50 pm

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sure; i’ll put my 2 bits in;
 
took kevin corria in my
fantasy league today ……
 
 

August 14, 2012 5:51 pm

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why?

August 14, 2012 5:52 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
what was that whole bit about kuroda didn’t want to leave the
west coast because he needed to be closer to japan thing ?
 
so he signs with new york ….

August 14, 2012 5:53 pm

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because corriea was on the waiver
wire & someone else has bills;
 
so, with correia on a 7 win streak & pretty
tough at home, i went with the probability ….
 
 

August 14, 2012 5:54 pm

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 @larrydoby he got stuck. no one wanted to spend the money. and if mccourt had been gone a few months earlier, he would’ve re-signed here no problem. maybe next  year.
 

August 14, 2012 5:55 pm

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he’s not much of a pitcher. they’ll score two or three more off him.

August 14, 2012 5:56 pm

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Hurdle always looks like his head’s gonna explode from the gum chewing.

August 14, 2012 5:57 pm

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what in the world?

August 14, 2012 5:57 pm

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man, cruz is clutch.

August 14, 2012 6:05 pm

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4 runs should be enough for this one but they’ll get more if correia stays out there.

August 14, 2012 6:08 pm

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crappy thread. nobody loves me.

August 14, 2012 6:13 pm

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I have a minute to check in.  First, if Bills continues to pitch well in this one I’ll take back some of the bad stuff I’ve said about him.  Second, love is overrated… like expensive meals and gummy bears.

August 14, 2012 6:20 pm

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I won’t take back a thing. I’m glad he’s pitching well now, but that doesn’t change what he was doing before. he deserved every bit of the crap we were giving him.

August 14, 2012 6:23 pm

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this commercial bugs the  hell out of me.

August 14, 2012 6:24 pm

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If Hanley could pick it like Uribe we’d really have a great player on our hands.

August 14, 2012 6:28 pm

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and the old bills would’ve given up five runs after that error. instead, one  pitch. go figure.

August 14, 2012 6:28 pm

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loney hit’s a litle grounder with the bags full, singles his next at bat with one on.

August 14, 2012 6:36 pm

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I love this guy cruz. so help me I love him.

August 14, 2012 6:38 pm

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Looks like the G’s have a lot of work to do tonight to keep pace with the mighty D’s.

August 14, 2012 6:50 pm

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yeah. from our perspective, they’re catching washington at the right time and we’re getting pittsburgh at the right time. maybe by the time we play the nats, they’ll be going through a rough patch. they haven’t had one yet, so they’re due.

August 14, 2012 7:00 pm

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Giants used to start a lot of their night games at 7:35.  man, late starts.  I like the earlier starts.  couple of boscos, something to eat, and I wanna hit the hay with my radio. 

August 14, 2012 7:05 pm

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 a couple of boscos?

August 14, 2012 7:11 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 euphemism

August 14, 2012 7:12 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo how do you mix the bosco and the milk in bed exactly?
 

August 14, 2012 7:14 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 brewskis.  snap em open listening to game

August 14, 2012 7:14 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo ahhh. shows what i know. but you know what, there probably is a beer named bosco made someplace.
 

August 14, 2012 7:16 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 nah, none of that fancyass stuff for me.  I’m Amurican, drink plain ‘murican beer

August 14, 2012 7:17 pm

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or, there’s always this. http://www.killebrewrootbeer.com
 

August 14, 2012 7:22 pm

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g’s leave two in the first.

August 14, 2012 7:37 pm

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So, I guess this means we’ll get shut out tomorrow?

August 14, 2012 7:41 pm

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they still need a field goal.

August 14, 2012 7:43 pm

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kershaw will homer tomorrow and they’ll win 1-0.

August 14, 2012 7:44 pm

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imagine if Loney got his swing back like a couple of years ago

August 14, 2012 7:47 pm

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I can’t imagine that.

August 14, 2012 7:56 pm

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Wish the Nats were playing Morse tonight.  He’s great vs righties and he’s hitting .313 since the break with 7 HRs and 24 RBIs.  This looks like one of those games where they just can’t hit a guy like Bum.

August 14, 2012 7:57 pm

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hmm. I wonder what the issue is. maybe he just needs a day off or something.

August 14, 2012 8:11 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Crap - Morse has been dealing with minor soreness in his thumb and left yesterday’s game in the fifth inning.  Apparently they’re giving him today off – hopefully he’ll play tomorrow.

August 14, 2012 8:20 pm

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recently read on mlb trade rumors, that tony gwynn jr.& bobby
abreu, are both sitting down on the isotropes, just waiting for the
september call up, once the dodgers go to the 40 man roster;
 
point is, they should send juan uribe down as well for a
few weeks for some confidence & good quality at bats ….. 
 
 

August 14, 2012 10:35 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
put the medication down now ….

August 14, 2012 10:42 pm

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 @Tom in San Mateo 
 
 
even as of last year this time;
 
i took him in my fantasy league, exactly a year
this time& jimmy lonely was the absolutely, bar
none, the best hitter in baseball for about 12 days …..
 
 

August 14, 2012 10:43 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @Tom in San Mateo 
 
just flip her over prison stay & use
bosco instead of salad dressing;
 
 

August 14, 2012 10:45 pm

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Now this is a shame… a darn shame!Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 games for PED Use:
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8271981/melky-cabrera-san-francisco-giants-suspended-50-games

August 15, 2012 1:03 pm

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just got in. will try to catch up with you guys and my stuff at home for the next few minutes, and then I’m all yours.

August 15, 2012 4:16 pm

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 @larrydoby ahh larry. first of all, if the dodgers could’ve sent uribe down without his permission they would’ve done that months ago. you almost never ever see a club even bother to go that route, and we’re talking maybe once a decade, but it wouldn’t have been a bad idea with uribe
 
but more importantly, the guy is done. a couple weeks in the minors is not going to help him. he’s just plain done. I suppose if the guy wanted to change his entire game, and I mean everything related to being a baseball player (with the bat anyway) AND he decided to be a professional athlete and lose 40 pounds, but  he had his chance last winter and chose to do nothing but get fatter.
 
anyway
 

August 15, 2012 4:22 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood two words: scum and bag. wait, make that three words: GIANTS. big bleeping surprise. all year long I’ve been asking, “Melky Cabrera?”, Melky Cabrera?! How in the world is Melky Cabrera hitting .350??!!!” 250, sure, but .350?
 
Now we know. Bleephole
 

August 15, 2012 4:29 pm

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 @Howard Cole  It’s ironic that Melky got nailed but Bonds is “clean”.  If this is Bonds Karma then it’s just the beginning.  Next is elbow inflammation for Cain, Bum, or Vogelsong.

August 15, 2012 4:38 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood or any combination thereof. but hey, did you happen to see the hot dog crap melky threw up at the braves in atlanta a couple weeks ago? just made a complete ass of himself, and chipper jones said something like “that’s melky, that’s why he’s not here anymore.” that fits the giants too.
 

August 15, 2012 4:40 pm

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so hopefully, that’s kershaw’s subpar inning for the day. probably is. but it’s going to be moot soon enough, when they get to wandy for three more runs.

August 15, 2012 4:42 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Didn’t hear about it until now.  Googled it – here’s video for those that are interested:http://network.yardbarker.com/mlb/article_external/chipper_jones_calls_out_melky_cabrera_for_braves_crotch_chop_video/11256496
 

August 15, 2012 4:46 pm

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I should’ve put subpar in quotation marks. subpar for him. it’s just one run

August 15, 2012 4:47 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood cool. thanks.
 

August 15, 2012 4:47 pm

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great jump is right. he woulda made it

August 15, 2012 4:48 pm

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collins sure doesn’t get that play now, does he. if a runners going on ball four, he’s safe no matter where the tag is. hello?!

August 15, 2012 4:51 pm

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grand slam please.

August 15, 2012 4:52 pm

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Oh, here you are?

August 15, 2012 5:01 pm

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Dodger hitters have left 8 runners on base so far.  Six hits in three innings and only 2 runs.  

August 15, 2012 5:02 pm

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shoot, I spend the day at ucla with the eye checkup and I miss a perfect game and a scum bag suspension

August 15, 2012 5:02 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood I’m not worried. not now.
 

August 15, 2012 5:02 pm

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I never say things like this, but this game is over. kershaw’s going to cruise from here.

August 15, 2012 5:12 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Ha!  I was gonna say something very similar but I didn’t want to jinx it.  Looking good.

August 15, 2012 5:15 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood yeah, and wandy’s still got a chance to throw a ten hitter.
 

August 15, 2012 5:16 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood something tells me he won’t. like, my eyes
 

August 15, 2012 5:17 pm

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Boy are we good on the road!
 

August 15, 2012 5:18 pm

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Yeah Andre was out on a bang bang play!
 

August 15, 2012 5:20 pm

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yeah, we really are. I’m happy!

August 15, 2012 5:21 pm

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so rick, do you think this is the beginning of the end for the 2012 pirates? they sure looked good last year around this time, and still ended up below .500

August 15, 2012 5:22 pm

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Yo Howie my main squeeze (only squeeze) says Hi…

August 15, 2012 5:22 pm

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hi back!

August 15, 2012 5:23 pm

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are you going to add an avatar to your screen name there?

August 15, 2012 5:23 pm

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shoot. I thought clayton was going to cruise the rest of the way. oh well. starting now then.

August 15, 2012 5:25 pm

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 @Howard Cole Can’t make that call, they still have a good closer…(sorry main squeeze ran Microwave with A/C on…blew a fuse lost my web there for a moment)

August 15, 2012 5:30 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Not sure how to add avatar…

August 15, 2012 5:31 pm

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So are you loving that S.F. loses its best hitter…?

August 15, 2012 5:31 pm

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 @Rickstr I don’t remember either, but it’s something to do with your profile for the comments thing, called livefyre.
 

August 15, 2012 5:31 pm

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 @Rickstr I wouldn’t say loving, but I don’t have much patience for that kind of crap. especially for a giant. but better it happen now that a month ago, when they would’ve had an easier time making a trade for a left fielder.

August 15, 2012 5:32 pm

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so look, if I promise not to forget the tickets, do you wanna go next wednesday to see the friscans?

August 15, 2012 5:34 pm

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 @Howard Cole I guess if you promise

August 15, 2012 5:35 pm

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 @Howard Cole I may have a Substitute meeting that night I have to try to find out.  Based on what’s going on, its important I attend these meetings, may be able to do both!  Meeting is like at 5 pm near Western and Wilshere!
 

August 15, 2012 5:37 pm

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 @Rickstr how long is the meeting, like an hour?
 

August 15, 2012 5:41 pm

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 @Howard Cole well it can be short I can leave when I want or just not go lemee find out should know by this time tomorrow (dinner now gotta go)

August 15, 2012 5:52 pm

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Well Cole Clayton gets to go for the complete game… I thought I saw Jim Brewer warming up in the pen!  Just getting some work in…

August 15, 2012 7:05 pm

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no I am wrong… Brandon League

August 15, 2012 7:06 pm

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this guys mechanics are messed up, I should work with him, he’s flying open with his shoulder

August 15, 2012 7:07 pm

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 @RickstrI thought it was pete mickleson.
 

August 15, 2012 7:08 pm

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 @Rickstr yesterday wouldve been the day to bring him in, with an 11 run lead. now it’s only six.
 

August 15, 2012 7:08 pm

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ellis could be a pitching coach!

August 15, 2012 7:09 pm

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 @Howard Cole maybe, gotta like a DP

August 15, 2012 7:10 pm

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 @Rickstr and five outta six on the trip.
 

August 15, 2012 7:10 pm

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 @Howard Cole stay on the road boys

August 15, 2012 7:11 pm

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 @Howard Cole ok maybe chat w/ ya tomorrow afternoon c ya

August 15, 2012 7:12 pm

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 @Rickstr my turn to eat. catcha later.
 

August 15, 2012 7:12 pm

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Yo, anybody home? I have my broom ready for the sweep.

August 16, 2012 1:05 pm

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I’m home and ready for action. got my tickets for the final game of the sf series too. capuano vs. cain…assuming cain’s not suspended by that time:)

August 16, 2012 1:06 pm

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 @Howard Cole Oh those base on balls! Now the Giants say “Oh, those suspensions!”

August 16, 2012 1:07 pm

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Wish I could listen to the game on the internet (for free I mean).

August 16, 2012 1:08 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood leave work immediately or watch the game cast at espn.com. or the play by play option on the boxscore. or pay really close attention here!
 

August 16, 2012 1:10 pm

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I’m so lucky , I can listen to the Pirate broadcasters.

August 16, 2012 1:11 pm

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 @The Commish right, suspensions, plural. more to come.
 

August 16, 2012 1:11 pm

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 @The Commish who do they have these days? richie hebner and bob robertson?
 

August 16, 2012 1:12 pm

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the giants have a closer-by-committee, melky
is off the team for juicing, thriot is a throwback;
 
this is what is in the blue crew’s
way of another division title ?
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:12 pm

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 @Howard Cole No idea. Will find out.

August 16, 2012 1:12 pm

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theriot is a throwback to what? crappy players who hit grounders to the right side?

August 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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rickstr;
 
welcome & you’re our
newest rockstar here;
 
please consider
posting an avatar !
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Yeah, those are the options I’m currently using… except the whole leaving work part.

August 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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kemp stinks. trade him for theriot.

August 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
thank you !
 
exactly.
 
a throwback to the pond
that nobody wanted ….
 
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:14 pm

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 @The Commish 
 
without vinny, it ain’t no broadcast ……

August 16, 2012 1:14 pm

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the ” riot ” couldn’t even
qualify to carry kemp’s bags;
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:15 pm

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if this inning goes well, I’ll get my lunch during the commercial afterwards. if blanton stinks early, I’ll get it during the inning. I still have no idea why they wanted that guy.

August 16, 2012 1:15 pm

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 @larrydoby he doesn’t know how exactly, and I couldn’t recall. if you have the instructions, post em here.
 

August 16, 2012 1:16 pm

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wait a second;
 
it’s early afternoon;
 
doesn’t anybody here on the
cole actually work for a living ?
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:16 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
thank you for sharing howard;
 
so, what’s for lunch ?
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:17 pm

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nice pitchers duel in new york this afternoon, but even so, russell martin still can’t get over .200

August 16, 2012 1:18 pm

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wtf. bad start.

August 16, 2012 1:18 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
install batteries & insert here …..
 
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 1:18 pm

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I liked hanley better as a third baseman, and by plenty. but I’ll be patient and see how he does for a little while. cruz should be in the lineup anyway.

August 16, 2012 1:19 pm

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 @larrydoby nothing I should post for my caring family to see, put it’s a salami sand with potato salad. gotta get back to the health stuff very very soon.
 

August 16, 2012 1:21 pm

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 @larrydoby I just bought batteries ten minutes ago, actually.
 

August 16, 2012 1:22 pm

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blanton is hard to watch. but I guess they just wanted someone better than stephen fife. and that’s all they’re getting. and not by much.

August 16, 2012 1:23 pm

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17 pitches and he’s got one guy.

August 16, 2012 1:24 pm

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unwatchable start.

August 16, 2012 1:25 pm

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and yet here I am.

August 16, 2012 1:25 pm

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 @Howard Cole  @larrydoby Click on your blank avatar or your name to go to “Account”, then click on “Settings”, and upload the avatar of your choice.

August 16, 2012 1:25 pm

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honeycutt please

August 16, 2012 1:26 pm

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on the bright side, they have a fresh pen.

August 16, 2012 1:28 pm

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 @larrydoby It sure beats Collins though.

August 16, 2012 1:28 pm

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Gonna be a long day. I think Jones has hit a million (or so ) homers off us.

August 16, 2012 1:29 pm

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Pirates are 34-12 when scoring first; wonder what their record is if they get 3 runs in first inning?
34-0?

August 16, 2012 1:31 pm

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That picture at the top of this thread is the face of Dodger fans so far in this game.

August 16, 2012 1:33 pm

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Thought Barajas was going to get an inside the park homer, yeah, the slowest one ever.

August 16, 2012 1:34 pm

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on the bright side, we have brett tomko out there throwing for us today. they had a loss coming, so I can live with this, but blanton is just awful. and not much of a surprise, really.

August 16, 2012 1:37 pm

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suspension time.

August 16, 2012 1:38 pm

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this can’t help burnett. could be a break for us. plus, if we get blown out, kemp can benefit from the day off.

August 16, 2012 1:40 pm

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this is nuts

August 16, 2012 1:41 pm

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So, what set Kemp off?  How bad was the call?

August 16, 2012 1:42 pm

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bad, but not that bad. it was the ejection that set  him off.

August 16, 2012 1:44 pm

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no way!

August 16, 2012 1:44 pm

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the ump said I don’t want to hear you again. And Kemp must have piped up. I replayed it.

August 16, 2012 1:45 pm

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and still no replay so we can see if kemp bumped the ump. we really need to see that

August 16, 2012 1:45 pm

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Probably Herrera to left, Victornio to center.

August 16, 2012 1:47 pm

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Loney is THE MAN!   I bet he finishes with a dozen HRs this season (I’m very tired…)

August 16, 2012 1:47 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood you’re in a coma tired. he’ll finish with three.
 

August 16, 2012 1:48 pm

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Watching it again.  Kemp just pushing against a couple umps trying to get between him and the home plate ump. Incidental contact, I say.

August 16, 2012 1:48 pm

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 @Howard Cole  Over under in Vegas is 5…

August 16, 2012 1:50 pm

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 @The Commish yeah, he should be ok, but mlb likes to make a point. course, then he gets to appeal, which will give him a month or till he’s hurt a litttle
 

August 16, 2012 1:50 pm

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Well, now you’ve seen why Angel Campos is so hated around MLB – just google his name sometime.

August 16, 2012 1:52 pm

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 @Howard Cole I keep forgeting Herrera’s on the team

August 16, 2012 1:56 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger good call, jd.
 

August 16, 2012 1:56 pm

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am I the only guy who checks mlbtraderumors.com 50 times a day, hoping to hear about a new Dodger third baseman or bench guy to replace Uribe?

August 16, 2012 1:59 pm

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I read the Loney tweet.  Now I’m afraid to joke about anything…

August 16, 2012 2:03 pm

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 @Howard Cole Yes you are the only guy. I think that makes you special????

August 16, 2012 2:04 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood I hope not. we need the jokes. every I say in reply is with a smile and a wink. keep em coming.

August 16, 2012 2:04 pm

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 @Howard Cole  I google search it a couple times a day as well just to see if there’s something brewing.  Although, I think Loney is good for 20 HRs this season.

August 16, 2012 2:04 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood 25
 

August 16, 2012 2:04 pm

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Crap – i gotta go.  I have a stupid life.

August 16, 2012 2:06 pm

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 @The Commish explain first.
 

August 16, 2012 2:07 pm

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time to get to burnett.

August 16, 2012 2:09 pm

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bucs can’t get out of their own way.

August 16, 2012 2:10 pm

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Han-Ram time…

August 16, 2012 2:11 pm

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this is still aj burnett, remember. I don’t care what his numbers are this year, it’s aj burnett. no reason dodgers shouldn’t hit him for five or six.

August 16, 2012 2:13 pm

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whether that’s enough for blanton, I don’t know.

August 16, 2012 2:13 pm

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 @Howard Cole Pretty good call, Howard.

August 16, 2012 2:14 pm

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love those opposite field homers.

August 16, 2012 2:15 pm

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matt should just sit back and enjoy the vacation.

August 16, 2012 2:15 pm

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Good call Youngblood!  Good call!

August 16, 2012 2:15 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger the bucs just look ready to collapse, and a four game sweep at home would go a long way. but still, blanton’s got to go two or three more inning. or they have to hook him before it gets too bad.
 

August 16, 2012 2:17 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood good call youngblood. good call!!!! he’s well over .300 as a dodger now, but I’m too lazy to compute it now. check with me later.
 

August 16, 2012 2:20 pm

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Too bad this isn’t “Blanton time”.  Oyyy…

August 16, 2012 2:29 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood he’ll go one more, maybe two, and hope to score a few more. entire pen is available. shouldn’t be a problem getting the sweep.
 

August 16, 2012 2:35 pm

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Lyons was right when he said it wasn’t rocket science. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what a waste Blanton is.

August 16, 2012 2:47 pm

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just to think, i dropped garrett jones
from my fantasy team last night;
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 2:49 pm

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 @larrydoby you shoulda looked to see that blanton was  pitching first. rookie!
 

August 16, 2012 2:50 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
when it comes to rocket science,  
lyons is the leader of the space cadets;
 
 

August 16, 2012 2:50 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
HEELLPP MEEEEEE ….

August 16, 2012 2:51 pm

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 @larrydoby physician heal thyself.
 

August 16, 2012 2:53 pm

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 @larrydoby  @Howard Cole  Well, Jones was 1-13 vs Blanton (although it was a HR), but why did you drop him?  He’s been great over the past month.

August 16, 2012 2:53 pm

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long inning for burnett to sit around. this is their chance to get back into it. and now that blanton’s out, the bucs won’t have another rally in them. let’s get the sweep!

August 16, 2012 2:57 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
with my fantasies;
 

August 16, 2012 3:00 pm

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Burnett is throwing a 4 hitter with 6 SOs to one walk.

August 16, 2012 3:01 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood  @Howard Cole 
 
i needed pitching;
 
so i dropped any most of the players that
i acquired on the waiver wire, to loaded up
on starters down the stretch for more wins …..
 
 
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:03 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood 
 
whitetrash .com/burnett

August 16, 2012 3:04 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood And Blanton has 8 earned runs in 5 innings.

August 16, 2012 3:04 pm

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hope guerra gets all donny drysdale
with the bean ball on a. j. erk burnett;
 

August 16, 2012 3:08 pm

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he should’ve. I was thinking the same thing. but they can’t afford any injuries from fights or suspensions.

August 16, 2012 3:08 pm

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I figured blanton would be bad, but not this bad. and I was just hoping he’d pitch well because he does in the well in second halfs. but I didn’t really expect him to be any better than the minor leaguers they had going.

August 16, 2012 3:10 pm

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what have i pleading for the
last few weeks howard ?
 
seattle to be sellers & the
blue crew gets king felix;
 
how perfect ….
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:15 pm

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alright; 
 
just dropped 3b chris johnson
& grabbed garrett jones again …
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:16 pm

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 @larrydoby why would they trade that guy? they’re sellers all year long anyway, but they have one great guy and they should just keep him.
 

August 16, 2012 3:16 pm

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don’t you need a third baseman if you drop a third baseman?

August 16, 2012 3:19 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
there’s never any rhythm or reason in being delusional
towards getting an equal to balance king kershaw;
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:24 pm

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 @Howard Cole That’s probably his back-up.  Plus, many players fill multiple positions depending on your league.

August 16, 2012 3:25 pm

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Andre… one time baby.

August 16, 2012 3:25 pm

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 @Howard Cole 
 
on espn, it’s a combo of 1b/3b slot;

August 16, 2012 3:25 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood  @Howard Cole 
 
you’re absolutely right
there, my avatar friend;
 
( jones played enough of 3rd ( 10 games )
to qualify for both 1st / 3rd and the outfield.
 

August 16, 2012 3:27 pm

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they’ll get another chance. two, actually. they can still take this game.

August 16, 2012 3:30 pm

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 @DeathByYoungblood 
 
andre the ant is a bit 
overdue, don’t you think ?
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:31 pm

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nice pick off mc cutchen;
 
those locks were left leaning towards
second, before he even got back to the base.
 
i never saw the attraction of dreads;
 
they have to smell after a while …
 
 
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:35 pm

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as weird as this game has been, the boo hoo crew
NEEDS to pull this out & make a statement to the league;
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:37 pm

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I have a feeling they will. I really do. and it would just finish the bucs, not that that matters really.

August 16, 2012 3:37 pm

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This is getting a little silly.

August 16, 2012 3:41 pm

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 @Johnny Dodger 
 
getting or has been for a while;
 
that’s exactly why the blue
crew will bust it out on the bucs …
 
 
 

August 16, 2012 3:48 pm

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well, after that last inning, I no longer think they have another comeback in them. but it’s ok. three of four works pretty damn good.

August 16, 2012 3:50 pm

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That linescore is first good news this Giants’ fan has had all day.  :)

August 16, 2012 3:52 pm

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and the only.

August 16, 2012 3:53 pm

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Blanton did some era damage today.  that’s a good thing.  with three bombs in hardly 4 innings.  but I guess all you guys already knew all that.  hehehe

August 16, 2012 3:56 pm

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 @Howard Cole
 not quite.  I now see that D’s go to Atlanta and the G’s go to San Diego. 

August 16, 2012 4:13 pm

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it’s time to put blanton on the
” strausberg ” inning count;
 
by my math, joey b. is good
for another 14 1/2 & done ….
 
 

August 16, 2012 8:17 pm

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it’s time to put blanton on the
” strausberg ” inning count;
 
by my math, joey b. is good
for another 14 1/2 & done ….
 
 

August 16, 2012 8:17 pm

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 @larrydoby make it 4 1/2 and I’m with you.
 

August 16, 2012 8:41 pm

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i don’t know why it posted twice;

August 17, 2012 12:41 am

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actually, 14 1/2 innings, equates to
about 3 more starts until post season;
 
 
 

August 17, 2012 12:43 am

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rickstr;
 
avatar please !
 
 

August 17, 2012 12:44 am

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