Dodger Stadium gives Jayson Stark an extravaganza

This weekend’s events at Dodger Stadium provided Jayson Stark of ESPN.com nearly an entire column’s worth of material – including a mention of our good friend Bob Timmermann.

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The latest feat of Matt Kemp, hero: He’s the first MLB player ever to win a league Player of the Week award three consecutive times.

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

    Those pushover Padres beat Colorado tonight, 7-1. 

    • Anonymous

      And of course, Pitt without the losses to the Dodgers, is a .500 ball club against the Phils and the giants.

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

    Rick Ankiel, future Shrine of the Eternals candidate: 

    http://atmlb.com/IAU0kX

    • Anonymous

      that was an amazing throw.

      • Anonymous

        High and inside.

        • Anonymous

          I thought of making a joke about how it looked like some of his last attempts off the mound, but decided against it.

          • Anonymous

            It was a brushback pitch.  He brushed the runner all the way back to third.

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

    Tim Lincecum has allowed five runs in five innings. His ERA has gone down to 11.37. 

    • Anonymous

      The anchor of my fantasy team has me adrift.

  • foul tip

    And yet Stark shorted Bob one “n” in Timmermann. (Bob’s probably way used to that by now.)

    So Stark owes him another mention to have another chance to get Timmermann spelled right….

     

    • Anonymous

      I shall take this injustice like always do: internally, with a lot of pent-up rage. 

      • Anonymous

         Are you any relation to Argentina’s foreign minister?

        • Anonymous

          Since you’re a reader, hello Jayson Stark!

  • Adam Luther

    btimmer just read your brief article on the l.a. sports arena but not the attached 367 page proposal.  Springsteen keeps the place running, I believe the L.A. shows will be his 30th and 31st at the venue.  I’ll be there. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Pruett/1707390003 Terry Pruett

      Bruce calls it “The Dump that jumps”, and “the joint that don’t disappoint”

  • Anonymous

    lot’s of good stuff here since 28 hours ago. I’m sure I’m in a minority on a few things and here are some.
    The piece I enjoyed the most was Jaffe’s on Tracy. It was both sad and funny.  
    I was uncomfortable with the Dodgers’ walk-off celebration. It was not, as Scrooge’s maid puts it in the Alistair Sims’ Christmas Carol “in keeping with the situation” OK to celebrate but not to dance on the grave.
    There was another commenter who could not get the public enemy #1 audio so at least I’m not alone in that. Got a blank page then copied the address which would stay in the address bar for maybe a second then disappear.
    .
     a different subject, dodgers.com has a headline on Castellanos playing second but the link doesn’t work. I managed to track it down and was glad to see it’s by Chris Jackson:   
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120415&content_id=28802886&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb
    btw Lemmerman (one n) played second tonight at AA and J.T. Wise has been at first regularly. 

    • Anonymous

      It reminded me of the celebration after Magic’s first game, except Kemp didn’t play the role of Karem.

    • Anonymous

      Nice touch referencing Scrooge’s maid to make a valid point.. I’ve been relegated to getting my Dodger highlights via the website and was taken aback by the heightened celebratory gesture as well.. (.. the walk-off walk the night before had elements of the same)

      Something to be said about showing ‘poise’, .. especially after receiving a gift from the baseball gods.. 

      late  

  • Anonymous

    As a side note, Eugenio Velez is still  hitless in 37 ABs this season for the Cards. Does Uribe get 5 homers before Velez gets a hit?

    • Anonymous

      Velez is still in AAA from what I can tell. He is batting .419 there.

  • Anonymous
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_62LXZSMACWH5E2WIZZVYIABSNY ILoveHockey

    Jayson Stark, one of the last good things about ESPN.

  • foul tip

    Does anyone know if Kuo hung it up after Seattle released him?  Or did he agree to a minor league contract with the Mariners, or sign elsewhere?

    A minor league offer to him could be a good low to no risk investment for the Dodgers, if doable. He might not agree to go to the minors, period….but chances are it’d be LA if he did, I’d think….and hope.

    If he could come back to anywhere near his form of that one dominant year, he could be a difference maker.

    If he’s officially done, hate to see it end like that.  So much talent, so many injury and bad luck and other issues.

    Looked online but didn’t find anything past the Seattle release.

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

      I don’t know the answer. 

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

    L.A. Times looks at the potential development of Chavez Ravine and the hurdles http://lat.ms/HQTbek

    • KT

      Make sure you move the slider all the way to the left to actually see what McCourt owns by himself…It’s a lot less than the original slide that pops up

  • foul tip

    Life magazine goes back in time for what it thinks are its best baseball pictures, 1947-70–

    Which I hope hasn’t been here yet.  If so, enjoy again anyway, I guess.

    “More than half of the photographs either include players in Yankee, Dodger or Giant uniforms, or depict a scene in which New York players, even if unseen, either have or had a central role. In our defense we’ll just note that, during the years in which these photos were made, New York teams were hard to ignore. Between 1941 and 1956, the Yankees and Dodgers played each other in the World Series seven times.

    “So, yeah. There might be a little too much New York here for some. But if it’s any consolation, there’s nary a Met in sight.”

    Other excellent links to non-baseball pictures from Life via buttons at top left of page.

    http://life.time.com/culture/lifes-best-baseball-pictures-2/#ixzz1sJ1BcIvS

  • Anonymous

    A Hooks Wiltse reference.  going deep!

    Since Kemp was the MLB player of the week in the final week of the 2011 season, is it fair to say he has been the Player of the Week for 37 straight weeks?

    • Anonymous

       It would be unfair NOT to.

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

    Sneak peek trailer: Showtime’s ‘The Franchise’ with the #Marlins bit.ly/ILXgPy 

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

    Orioles DFA Josh Bell http://bit.ly/HQCrTo

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

    From Friday to Monday I did 23 separate blog posts. That got a little crazy. 

    • Anonymous

      Stop liking baseball so much!?! I know you won’t!!

    • Anonymous

      Winning breeds winning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gobias-Bluth/100001890059228 Gobias Bluth

    Didn’t they used to call Josh Bell the ‘Mini Matt Kemp’?

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

    NPUT