Misery loves misery

Anger and depression are their own kind of comfort food, aren’t they?

The best thing about the Dodgers’ performance Monday is that you could turn it off.

There’s no shortage of people to criticize. That doesn’t mean every target deserves every tomato being thrown, but the impulse is understandable.

I tend to spend a lot of time throwing tomatoes at myself, so the Dodgers’ example of great potential struggling is one I tend to sympathize with more than rage at.

But I’ll sure be happy when things get better for them.

Here are two videos to cheer you up. The first comes via Roberto Baly at Vin Scully Is My Homeboy.

The second is just an all-around cure-all.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Matty practically undressing on the field…good heart

  • Anonymous

    Makes my happy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I had heard those lyrics before and I don’t think it was from Dick. I wonder if a few episodes actually had the lyrics song with the music

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

    Van Dyke has said Morey Amsterdam wrote the lyrics.

  • Anonymous

    The tags on this article will help with the SEO for all people searching for combined Matt Kemp-Dick Van Dyke related material on the web.

    • Anonymous

      Let’s just hope Kemp doesn’t trip over any ottomans.

      But I do have to admit that the Dodgers have been chitty chitty this year.

  • Anonymous

    I liked that video of Matty Kemp….
    ….
    I’ll show it to my wife, who will, in turn, start reaching for some ‘singles’ as she watches Matty undress. :-)

  • Anonymous

    With the urgent need for an infusion of energy, levity, and attitude…..
    ….
    Ned should reach out to World Champion pitcher, Brian Wilson.

    ….
    Ned @ Press Conference: “Hey, he’s injured… but, he can’t be any worse than any of our Javy Guerra” :-)

    • Anonymous

      No way to Twitterboy. There are already too many useless ex-Gnats on the roster.

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

      I’d be forced to turn off the tv every time he came out to pitch. I’m so glad those Taco Bell commercials have run their course.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Jon — both are awesome.

    Poignant to see DVD and MTM together . . . and to remember how successful the Dodgers were when “The Dick Van Dyke” show was airing in the ’60s. (sigh)

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

      when I started watching both…coincidence…I think not ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I must not have shown enough gratitude for being .500 on May 1

  • Anonymous

    Herrera in the bigs, Hernandez in the lineup. Getting harder every day to watch the games.

    • Anonymous

      Ellis has to get a rest sometime.

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

      still holding onto Cruz and Hernandez instead of SVS and Fed

      • Anonymous

        That would be my point.

  • Anonymous

    Jon, it was great to meet you at the book signing on Saturday. Thanks for all your writing!

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

      Likewise – thanks for coming!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Oh forgot to post this earlier,. The latest and greatest Dodger moves:
    https://twitter.com/jphoornstra/status/331901572692967424

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

      such a dark hole 6-9 with the exception of shredder in the 8th spot

      • Anonymous

        At least when Kid K is pitching, there’s some excitement at #9.

    • Anonymous

      That means Dee will be able to bunt Crawford along, thus avoiding any risky running plays.

  • Anonymous

    Once more, unto the breach, dear friends, once more…

    • Anonymous

      I definitely get the feeling that we’re the out-numbered English at Agincourt (even tho that monolog was earlier in the play). Let’s hope for similar victories for the good guys!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Here’s a twitter post from Kevin Kennedy about CC supposedly missed catch:

    https://twitter.com/KevinKennedyMLB/status/331948112140701696

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good pre-game interview by Kemp w/ reporters about giving the kid w/ cancer his gear

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ITFDB

  • Anonymous

    C’mon, Andre, PLEASE go into one of your hot streaks!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s make it count!

  • Anonymous

    Andre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DRE!!

  • Anonymous

    Three hits in a row with two outs . . . cause for hope.

  • Anonymous

    Much better

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    The pre-season rezoning took Prime ticket out of the local market because now we have FSSD…I immediately called Directv “I this going to effect my watching the Dodgers” rep “No you still have the regional sports package and MLB extra innings”

    Today Prime ticket is only showing the game in their local market….Blacked Out…Hating the new zoning
    Have to suffer with the AZ feed

    • Anonymous

      Brother, that sucks big time. I’m on Dish and we occasionally get HD coverage on certain PT dodger games delayed for…no apparent reason. And I suspect the availability will become a serious problem when the new contract with TW kicks in.

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

        no I have no problem with the Lakers…didn’t even have to buy NBA league pass they showed almost every game

        • Anonymous

          Was thinking (mistakenly?) that the new Dodgers channel debuting in 2014 would be carried by TW, not specifically about the Lakers.

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

            yes it will be carried by TW

  • Anonymous

    Josh doesn’t understand the concept of a mulligan.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    could have been worse…Come on Skippy

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    NICKY!!!

  • Anonymous

    NICK!

    NOW, maybe Josh can appreciate starting over.

  • Anonymous

    When in doubt, Punto..

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Carl

  • Anonymous

    From the silver lining department — at least it’s not a double.

    • Anonymous

      I think we should stop the 1 run per half innings just about now (and I don’t mean more than 1!)

      • Anonymous

        But continue scoring in the bottom half!

        • Anonymous

          It would have been good!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra 40s

    #Dodgers are putting the official timetable on Hanley Ramirez at 4 to 6 weeks. That projects to somewhere between May 31 and June 14.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    time to go ahead

  • Anonymous

    Clean slate — let’s take the lead!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone here agree (along with Calcaterra and myself) that Didi Gregorious ought to be a character name in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hope they have somebody up

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good time for the Whiff

  • Anonymous

    We need another

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

      there you go

  • Anonymous

    (Sigh) so much potential, so little runs

    • Anonymous

      What John from Aus said.

  • Anonymous

    Who’dve thunk Josh would end up with a “quality start”? . . . Unfortunately, the hitters aren’t showing much quality.

  • Anonymous

    This SS for the D-Backs is worth the price of admission just to watch him field his position.

    Great feet, great arm, great body control…. This kids’s got it all….and, at 23 yrs. of age. Wow.

  • Anonymous

    D-backs just hit and hit and hit and…

  • Anonymous

    Nice DP!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    way to get on Shoe…Come on Nicky

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    NICKY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice bunt Justin…Come on Carl

  • Anonymous

    Here is our chance

  • Anonymous

    Since we were on a short Shakespeare bent before, “A hit, a hit, my kingdom for a hit!” (Or sac fly!)

    • Anonymous

      “A pox upon thee, thou lily-livered bat!”

  • Anonymous

    it’s time to do something drastic with the bats. Bring Jobu in, maybe a light dusting of sildenafil powder on the barrels.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Jansen hit 95 on that K

  • Anonymous

    Bison!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good start Matty!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Gonzo

  • Anonymous

    Hernandez? Really?

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy.

  • Anonymous

    I have nothing to say :)

    • Anonymous

      There’s not much more . . . Jon’s headline captures this Groundhog Day of frustration.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Half a League half a League half a League onward, into the valley of death rode… Oh, never mind.

  • Anonymous

    The only possible silver lining here is League is on the line for the loss.

    • Anonymous

      Too bad he’ll still be the closer.

      • Anonymous

        Is it insanity that’s described as repeating the same thing over and over, expecting a different result? . . . In the case of League, that makes Chavez Ravine the Cuckoo’s Nest.

        • Anonymous

          How many times has he given up runs now?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ok Juan…Let’s bring him home

  • Anonymous

    League gets the loss, but the hitters lost it again.
    San Diego extends their lead.
    More pressure on the Kid tomorrow.
    Sad . . . sad . . . sad.

  • Anonymous

    So very very out managed tonight. Your closing pitcher walks his first man? You take him out.

  • Anonymous

    Eventually, we will win another game. Won’t we?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what they say . . . but there’s always a first time the odds go completely against you. The Angels are coming up — there are no ties in baseball, so ONE of the teams have to win!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    night all

  • Anonymous

    If this season continues this way, we all better learn the words to Dick Van Dyke’s theme song he sings in this post . . .cuz the worries and troubles are gonna be there!

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

    One NPUT, with another soon to follow.