Uribear!

It all began after Juan Uribe singled for the second time in Saturday’s game, driving in two runs in the Dodgers’ seven-run fifth inning and continuing his season-opening hot (it’s all relative) streak.

There was a setback in the sixth inning, which ended when Uribe struck out with two on and two out and the Dodgers clinging to an 8-7 lead.

Soon, I could sense I was on to something.

And then the lightbulb went off.

I wasn’t sure anything would happen after that, but then came these messages from Twitter user @_GrandPaD.

And then another choice option from @EephusBlue.

My heart is all a-flutter. I want one. I want them all. Here’s the pricing formula:

$(10 x current Uribe OBP)². Today’s suggested price is $16.00. Last year, a Uribear would have cost $6.66.

  • Anonymous

    I vote for #2, but I will defer to my wife for her opinion once she gets up. Somehow, I don’t think this is something I wake her up for.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I like 2 for the uniform but 3 for the face

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

    Jerry Hairston had stitches after tripping on a suitcase in hotel room Friday and hitting his head on a desk. sports.yahoo.com/news/long-list…

    • Anonymous

      Did they open the suitcase to see if it was full of deer meat?

      • Anonymous

        Is there a relevant story to your question/

  • http://twitter.com/_GrandPaD GrandPaD

    Had a bit more time this AM. Variation of #2 with a more “bear” look.

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

      That’s cool :) But I think I still like original #2.

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

    OY!

    Okay, now how about Carl Crawford? A whippet or greyhound? Or should those be reserved for Dee Gordon?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Sure glad our stopper is pitching tonight
    I know Clayton is our Ace but for some reason our team does like to support him with offense
    Let’s Go RYU

  • Anonymous

    short piece on Glenn Burke just finished on npr; nothing new but if you don’t know the story link below; Tommy Lasorda jr not mentioned
    audio up in about 70 minutes
    http://www.npr.org/2013/05/05/181410089/the-price-glenn-burke-paid-for-coming-out

  • Anonymous

    Rosenthal is advocating the Dodgers trade the Angels some players for the privilege of getting Mike Sciosia to manage the Dodgers. I have no opinion on this.

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

      Preposterous. It will never happen, but in any case, Dodgers do not need to give up talent for another manager.

      • Anonymous

        I’d be happy to see Scioscia, but I would give up nothing more than Mattingly for him.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Tonight’s lineup sans AGon:
    Crawford LF
    Punto 2B
    Kemp CF
    Ethier RF
    AJ Ellis C
    Uribe 1B
    Cruz 3B
    Gordon SS
    Ryu P

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

    NPUT