Here, diagonally

You’d be amazed how often I still hear that “Tiny Mighty Mos” song in my head. And I must have seen that “Stay Alive” commercial a thousand times. The line deliveries are worthy of Olivier.

Don’t even get me started on “Life” or “Connect Four.”

  • Anonymous

    There is Billy Beane, Oakland GM. There’s Billy Bean, former Dodgers outfielder who is more famous for coming out as a gay man. And then there’s Bill Bene, 1998 1st round pick of the Dodgers.

    And he pled to guilty to selling karaoke machines with counterfeit songs. And tax evasion. 

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/-former-dodgers-pitcher-admits-to-selling-fake-karaoke-machines-not-paying-taxes.html

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       I guess he’s the thinking man’s Matt Bush or Brien Taylor?

    • Anonymous

      I knew there was a Billy Bean in the organization at one time! Just wasn’t smart enough to drop the final e.

  • Anonymous

    I will again warn people that the present version of “Life” is really awful and it’s got way to much stuff in the way of self-esteem building and very few opportunities to try to ruin the life of a family member.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Stanford is 17 minutes from NIT glory.  What a country!

    • http://twitter.com/scott_calvert Scott Calvert fka Throwdini

      We’re #69!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    I tend to agree with Jackson here, what do you think Jon?
    Anthony Jackson ‏ @dodgerscribe I’m calling that Josh Fields will get the final bench spot., Lilly will start on the DL and Lindblom the extra RP til Lilly activated

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       I pegged Fields what, two weeks ago at least? So I’m on board with that.

      • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

        Yah the Fields one seems like a no-brainer at this point, but good call for being on the bandwagon early!  More curious about who they’d replace Lilly with; sounds like from Mattingly that it’ll definitely be a reliever, not a SP or position player. And hopefully Lindblom does have inside track (he gave up a homer today but otherwise has looked pretty solid). 

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Trailing 21-17 in NIT final w/8:46 left in first half, Stanford outscored Minnesota 15-6 over next 23 minutes. A barnburner!

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       Oh, now I find the Gamecast clock was malfunctioning. So forget the 23 minutes part.

  • Anonymous

    How about “Ice Bird?”

    Or “Digger the Dog?”

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know what this acronym means UDCF.  Maybe undermining club fielding?

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Universal Dive Computer Format? ;) Or at least that’s all I got from Google. 

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to just see this today (April 1), but if you even see this thanx for trying. UDCF+ was mentioned in the comments at The McCovey Chronicles and further investigation seems to reveal if means upside down cat fighting by pitchers!

  • Anonymous

    If we are taking about board games I was always a fan of stratego.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      My dad and I used to play that a ton when I was a kid. Great game! 

      Other favorites: Othello (sort of like Go), Sorry!, RIsk (if we had the patience to finish a near-endless game), Battleship, and yes, Connect Four.

      • Marcelo .

        Beat me to it.  Stratego and Battleship!   Dammmn, im gonna sound old but it sure aint how it used to be.  Im glad I grew up with board games and little race cars.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh, Bill Bene. One of an incredible batch of 80′s first round pitcher picks by the Dodgers who never saw MLB.

  • http://twitter.com/scott_calvert Scott Calvert fka Throwdini

    Pretty sneaky, sis!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

       lol! I used to work that into conversation for fun for the longest time. :) once a week i’d just drop something like I can’t believe you guys got me to try sushi telling me that they had a chicken teryaki, that’s pretty sneaky sis

  • Jack Dawkins

    My favorite board game in my late teens and early 20s was Diplomacy.  Nothing like stabbing someone in the back to help foster a friendship I say.  I am now a lonely aging man.

  • Daniel Zappala

    Wow, those commercials brought back memories. I’ve become a huge fan of modern games, such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion,Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, etc. I have a competitive streak, but I’ve even taken to enjoying cooperative games like Pandemic that are really challenging.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT