August 29, 2005

I love Tommy Lasorda

He had the nuts to sing the Dodgers' version of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" tonight at Wrigley Field as the Dodgers beat the snot out of the Cubbies....

You see, the lyrics of this particular version include "Root Root Root for the Dodgers".....

Too bad I can't find a link to the video....

My personal favorite version of the song, goes a little like this:

Take me out to the ballgame
Take me out to the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and Dodger Dogs
I don't care if I never come back

'Cause it's root, root, root for the Dodgers
If they don't win it's 'cause they SUCK
And it's 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out at the old ball game!

Yeah, I know, it's rhyme-challenged, but it sounds damn good at top volume in chorus from the upper deck at Chavez Ravine.....

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February 27, 2006

Home Sweet Home

You Are Los Angeles

Young and fun, you always know where the best parties are.

And while you tend to keep things carefree and casual...

You certainly can glam it up when you need to.

Famous people from Los Angeles: Tyra Banks, Jake Gyllenhall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

What American City Are You?

From Boston Rob (the llama, not the male half of Rahmber)
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March 06, 2006

Rest in Peace, Kirby

After suffering a massive stroke yesterday at his home in Arizona, family members chose to remove Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett from life support this afternoon, and he passed away at age 45.

Not surprisingly, the Strib has a great story on one of the good guys:

"Puckett rose from a Chicago housing project and became a Minnesota sports icon, bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 1984 with an energetic style and an effervescent smile, each all his own.

He led the Twins to the World Series in 1987 and 1991, leaping into walls as their center fielder and swinging with a might that belied his stocky, 5-8 frame.

He often said he played every game as if it were his last, and sure enough, on March 28, 1996, Puckett awoke with blurred vision in his right eye.

He never played again. He was diagnosed with glaucoma and retired on July 12, 1996.

For the next five years, Puckett remained a smiling fixture on the Minnesota scene, working as an executive vice president for the Twins in an ambassadorial role.

In 2001, he became a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 2,304 career hits, 10 All-Star selections and six Gold Glove Awards."

Despite some trying times, including never substantiated allegations of abuse and sexual harassment, Kirby's legacy is that of a star fallen too soon, and now, gone too soon.

I'm a huge Dodger fan, but Kirby Puckett was always one of my favorites, and I will miss him.  May his family have peace in this difficult time.

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January 11, 2007

I've always wanted to sit in the Pavilion...

And now they make half of it include all you can eat Dodger Dogs.  Yum!

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April 27, 2007


One of my favorite things to do, sportswise, is sit down and watch the first round of the NFL draft. I love college football, and I know quite a bit about it, and it's fun to watch the scheming and the trading and the guessing. It's like a chess match with overfed idiots calling the shots.

Yet every year it seems something ALWAYS prevents me from watching. This year, it's a home inspection scheduled for 9 AM tomorrow (tentatively.... I'm guessing the current owners won't be happy about that).

Oh well. Thank Goodness for TiVo. I'll Tivo the first bit and watch the rest LIVE. :-)

In other sports news, we went to our first Dodgers game of the year last night, Joe Beimel sucks, and we lost, but I brought home a new friend.

Meet my buddy Nomar:

No, he doesn't play "Lowrider"  :-)

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June 26, 2007

I like this!

Dodgers move Nomar to 3rd base, Loney to first, and sit down Wilson Betemit.  Betemit is #2 on my Dodgers Shit list, right behind that pathetic-ass, loss magnet Joe Beimel.

Nomar Garciaparra is moving across the diamond.

After spending the past season and a half as the Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman, Garciaparra will move to third base, perhaps as early as Friday.

"We're trying to get ourselves in a position where we can be the best we can be, and that option right now is there for us," manager Grady Little said Monday. "Nomar's 100 percent on board. He's been over there before. It's not a strange place for him."

It opens up a chance for streaking James Loney to play first base. Loney is hitting .429 since being recalled from the minor leagues June 10.

"This has a lot to do with the way James Loney is swinging the bat and the way he's playing, too," Little said. "The primary factor is to try to help us win games. And we feel like this is a move we want to give a shot at right now."

Doin' the happy dance! Now if they can just straighten out the bullpen.....

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August 07, 2007

Barry Sucks! Barry Sucks!

Ok, it's over. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.... at least we will after we rehash #756 over and over and over and over again.  Maybe tomorrow sometime......

Oh, and Barry, keep it in mind, cheaters never prosper. You may not have been convicted in a court of law, but NO ONE's head grows THREE sizes over the course of your major league career. Your skull bones fuse sometime in childhood.

Proud to be a member of the Dodger Stadium "Barr-roids" Crew

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August 01, 2008

I'm taking a poll- UPDATED

Should I buy it or not? If I do it will be my (very early) birthday present. I'd love it. My favorite Dodger moment wrapped up in a shirt.... But still, it's $250 + shipping for something I'm likely to get mustard and nacho cheese all over...

What do you think? They have my size, which is a kind of rare thing. Hence why I want to get it now, rather than wait. If there was a T-shirt version (hence way cheaper).... or if it was Mike Scioscia's jersey (Mikey is my favorite Dodger of all time), it would be on its way here already. What do you think?

Update: responding to ZTZCheese's point in the comments, I can't get a regular personalized jersey with Gibson on the back and 23 as the number. MLB rules prohibit selling personalized jerseys with retired player name/number combinations. Believe me, I have looked into doing that many times. This is the only way to get one.

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October 15, 2008

Twenty Years Ago Today

 Kirk Gibson homered his way into the hearts of Dodger fans forever...

The Dodgers could sure use some of that mojo tonight. It still gives me chills!

Here's Gibby talking about that evening....

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