• Anonymous

     details on the insider-trading situation that involved Eddie Murray. I found it interesting others may not
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120817&content_id=36854896&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb 

  • Anonymous

    Should be a good series – Chipper’s been on fire.

    Looks like the next series, Giants get to miss Billz :
    Mon : Bum vs. Kershaw
    Tues : Lincecum vs. Blanton
    Wed : Cain vs. Cap

    • Anonymous

      Tuesday looks like a hit-a-thon

    • Anonymous

      Never thought I would see the phrase ‘Giants to miss Billz’  or, ‘any team’ to miss Billz for that matter.   Happy to see it though….

      • Anonymous

        Billingsley is 8-6 with a 3.16 era against the Giants. For some reason I feel like he’s beast mode against them, but he’s about what you’d expect given his career numbers and the Giants weak offense of 2006-12.

  • Anonymous

    LAT’d, how professions evolve: http://i.imgur.com/kFsKk.jpg

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

       My new desktop background, for the foreseeable future.

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisWGates Christopher Gates

      I’ve been a lurker on this site forever but for the life of me I cannot figure out what “LAT’d” stands for. Anyone want to enlighten me? (Or ban me for asking such a stupid question??).

      EDIT TO ADD: For the first time, someone else asked this further down the thread, of course. Oops! Feel free to delete this!

      • Anonymous

         See above.

  • Anonymous

    I have never heard a reason as to why Treanor catches Capuano so often, have you?

    • Anonymous

      Replying to your question on the other thread, according to John Shea’s article in the SF Chronicle (http://www.sfgate.com/giants/shea/article/Giants-show-little-support-for-Cabrera-3794698.php), Melky’s clubhouse support is less than zero. Given the Gnats’ high-profile PED issues – Guillermo Mota’s suspension ends on the 26th – it would be shocking for them to say anything other than “Adios, Melky.” Lots of people thought B*nds would get an offer when the Gnats decided they’d had enough with him, and the silence with Melky to be equally deafening – fourth outfielders aren’t that hard to find.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s come back to this in 6 months. not the Treanor/Capeano question though

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          I remember something was said earlier in the year but my “old” timers dease stops me from giving you that info

        • Anonymous

          It’s an open question, obviously, but I think Melky’ll most likely get a minor-league invite from somebody, and he’ll have a lot to prove.

  • Anonymous

    [Insert Casey Stengel remark about passed balls]

  • Anonymous

    After 2.5 years in production, Jon Leonoudakis’s documentary, “Not Exactly Cooperstown”, will premiere at the Pasadena Central Library on Sunday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. 

    This isn’t your father’s baseball documentary.  It’s an unorthodox look at America’s most orthodox game. There’s something for everyone: americana, folklore, sex, religion, scandal, fandom, poetry, sport and art. You can visit the film’s website at notexactlycooperstown.com as well as its Facebook page.

    The screening is going to feature a special $2 trivia quiz (if you get the question right, you get a crisp $2 bill) and attendees are encouraged to arrive in full baseball regalia for the chance of a special prize. Admission is free and open to the public.  The film was made for non-profit/educational purposes and will eventually be donated to schools and universities around the US.

    If you miss it in August, it will also be playing in South Pasadena, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco in the fall before it goes on tour to the mid-west and east coast.

    • Anonymous

       Bill Lee, featured in the film apparently, is due to pitch for the San Rafael Pacifics next Thursday in an attempt to become the oldest pitcher to win a professional game (http://www.pacificsbaseball.com/pressbox/?article_id=201).

      • Anonymous

        Bill Lee is a Baseball Reliquary favorite, along with Jim Bouton, and of course patron saint Bill Veeck. 

        • Anonymous

          Known Bill for 40 years.  Absolute genuine character but also a very nice guy.

  • Anonymous

    What does LAT’d mean?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

      LAT was a poster from the toaster days who often (really often) posted a comment just as Jon was making an NPUT, thereby assuring nobody would see his comment, thus, LAT’d.

      • Anonymous

        I always wondered about that, I thought it was some fancy American speak that I didn’t understand (like Left At The End – or something like that) that would makeit L.A.T.E   :)

      • Anonymous

        I understand it, I think.  So what does LAT’d  mean when someone earlier today posted:  LAT’d, how professions evolve: http://i.imgur.com/kFsKk.jpg

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

           LAT’d heads a re-post of the comment (or picture) from the earlier thread onto the new one.

          • Anonymous

            Jim:  Thanks for taking the time to patiently explain this to me.  I can honestly say that I learned something new today!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

            No problem. I once got raked through the coals (in a very funny way) when I asked what NPUT meant :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Great Interview of Larry “Chipper” Jones by Steve Lyons today on Dodgers Live

    • Anonymous

      Great and Steve Lyons in the same sentence.  That’s kind of like agreeing with VODF on a stats based discussion.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        If I knew how to take it from my DVR to post it here I would

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Michael Bourn.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning Chris 7 pitches

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Anybody catch what those patches on the side of their hats is? I walked away from the tv for a minute.

    • Anonymous

      Civil Rights Game or something like that.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        thanks

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on James

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

    After Chipper “retires,” can the Dodgers sign him?

    • Anonymous

      Can the Dodgers just sign him not to play against them?

  • Anonymous

    Larry is on a bit of a hot streak

  • Anonymous

    The Dodgers need to stop playing guys named Jones. Or signing players named Jones.

    No Jones!

    To show you how bad Andruw was in L.A., the best L.A. Dodger Jones was Mitch Jones back in 2009.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of guys like that, anyone know if big John Lindsey is still playing in the U.S.?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Luis start it off

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Luis
     
    Come on Matt

  • Anonymous

    It would probably be a mistake for C Jones to quit after this year. But I always admire guys who”quit while they are ahead.”

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good sac Chris
     
    Come on Shane

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Low strike

  • Anonymous

    Just got MLB.TV and now realize why everyone had nothing nice to say about Steve Lyons…what a maroon!

    • Anonymous

      Was it Bugs Bunny who invented the term Ultra-Maroon! Somehow i doubt it.But sometimes it applies!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Matty

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Dre
     
    Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Why the ss had the ball as Dre was rounding 3rd???

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Wow, kinda shocked they sent Ethier there.

    • Anonymous

      Me too. Full credit to Janish for making a perfect relay.

  • Anonymous

    Did Chipper Jones ever wish he played for the Dodgers? Lyons didn’t finish saying.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      yes but he didn’t know if he would like playing all the way in LA it being so far from home

      • Anonymous

        Thanks KT!

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          NP

  • Anonymous

    Now that was a great relay throw – pretty much the opposite of MEllis’ relay yesterday.

  • Anonymous

    How much was Ethier out by?

    • Anonymous

      6 feet?

      • Anonymous

        2 steps.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      5ft

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

    It does seem like we’ve had fewer runners thrown out at home compared with the Rich Donnelly era.

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

     With Loney on deck, I don’t think you should be shocked he was sent.
     

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      I wasn’t really looking at who was on deck, just that you could see Janish catch the ball just as Ethier was leaving the bag.

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

     Ten feet or so. Two nice throws after Prado cut the ball off on the run in LF>

    • Anonymous

      Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Other than that one mistake to a locked-in Chipper – Cap has really been dealing so far.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice hit James way to get on
     
    Come on Luis

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what Mattingly’s strategy will be.  If he has Treanor bunt, and the bunt is successful, that puts runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out and Capuano coming up.  If Treanor hits away, a DP could easily occur.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Chris Help yourself

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to hit it well Chris
     
    Come on Shane

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Wild Pitch

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Mark start it off

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Mark
     
    Come on Matty

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

    Man, Cappy really is pitching a gem. Just that one mistake to Chipper and he’s down. While Dodgers have had several opportunities with nada across. That’s baseball!   Let’s get Cap a deserved win, eh fellas?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Not anymore ^_^

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DRE!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    It’s been a while Dre!!!

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

    No one’s catching that one!  FINALLY. Squee-thier!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

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

    Wallach now 1 for 2 sending Ethier home from third :)

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Well that was great to see – if Ethier can get his HR swing going again, it should really be a great stretch run for the Dodgers.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on DP

  • Anonymous

    I live outside of the Dodgers’ TV market, and I don’t subscribe to the MLB package.  I live in Giants’ home territory, so I get to see the Dodgers whenever they play San Francisco.  And I get to see them on MLB.TV, ESPN and Fox, but not as often as I would like.  So, I remain disappointed and surprised (not so much, any more), by the fixation that MLB.TV, ESPN and Fox have with televising Yankees vs. Red Sox again and again and again, year after year after year, even when one of the teams, such as the Bosox this year, is not very good.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I agree about NY vs Bos
       
      I’m also out of the market but I love Dodgers so much I pay Directv for MLB extra innings

      • Anonymous

         I ditched Extra Innings and have found MLBTV much better.

    • Anonymous

      I subscribe to MLBTV, but only the most basic cable, so I don’t get to see the Dodgers play the Gnats unless it’s on the Gnats’ broadcast channel. It also means I don’t get to see the A’s, who are more interesting than the Gnats. Where do you live?

      • Anonymous

        I live on the Monterey Peninsula, about 120 miles south of San Francisco.  How about you?

        • Anonymous

           I live in Oakland. Where on the Peninsula?

    • Anonymous

      I hear ya – The Rangers – Blue Jays is the other game MLB Network is covering. When I bring it up on my menu (DirecTV) – it says “Regional coverage – NY vs. Boston or Texas vs. Toronto”. I’m in California – so I’m guessing at MLBN they think NY, Boston are closer to California than Texas.
      In this case, I really don’t care – but if I were an Angels fan it would suck.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Luis!! way to get on
     
    Come on Matt

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to move him Matt
     
    Come on Chris

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Shane your due…come on

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Shane!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Mark…bring Shane home

  • Anonymous

    Shane Victorino
    I was surprised to see him framed as a lead off hitter.
    He has done well–but Im still not sure lead-offmis his thing.

    God–I’m not sure I should be pulled on board by this plagiarithym of McCourtey: so obvious and so tasteless!!

    • Anonymous

       What better alternative is there this season?

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

    Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye…
    Man, I always loved that Victorino guy, don’t know why you guys were so hard on him as a Philly. ;)   

    • Anonymous

       I found him occasionally irritating, but I always admired his skills.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    My goodness. Capuano’s thrown 52 strikes and only 15 balls coming into this inning, acc. to Gameday. That’s astonishing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Mark

  • Anonymous

    Hard to believe Choate not ready for Heyward.

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

    Whatever happens here, terrific outing by Cappy. I tip my cappy. 

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Should have left him in.

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

        But the thing is when Capuano tires, he tires in a hurry, and it’s really bad news. Even now in hindsight I don’t think I’d leave him in there.  Bummed he gets no decision though, after such a great outing. ;(

        • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

          I would have, I thought he was pulled prematurely. Obviously he could have gone on to give up those runs or even more but I don’t like the move. Oh well.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          Great outing by Cappy

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t want to be negative, but lately, Belli is scary.  And that’s in the traditional use of the word.

    • Anonymous

       He’s been poor v. lefthanded hitters.

    • Blue-eyed Gal

      I finally conceded that I’d been wrong about Belli and he was a good reliever, and he starts to revert. Ergh.

      Come on, LA! Pretend I’m there, okay? I have yet to see a Capuano game lost when I’m there in person!

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

      I do wish we had Elbert right now. For whatever reason I trust him more than Choate.

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

    As long as Braves fans do the execrable Tomahawk Chop I will have a hard time rooting for them in anything. 

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Low strikes

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Luis

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Matt

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Treanor’s early offensive success is a long distant past.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      You try to play maybe once out of every 5 games then face one of the best closers in baseball

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        I don’t pretend to be able to swing a bat as good as anybody on the roster (well maybe Uribe ;)), but I’m not just talking about his last at bat. In the last two months, about 15 games for him, he has a total of 3 hits. Yeah he’s only got 100 PA’s which I understand is tough, but he at least provided a little something earlier in the year.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Free Baseball

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

     NPUT

  • Anonymous

    League is the functional equivalent of a forfeit.