• Anonymous

    I did not want to watch the Old-Timers game; it can be kind of sad. But the introductions were wonderful, and I think Dandy Sandy and Fernando tied for the most sustained applause. I admit I’m not a fan of celebrity umpires (as in Larry King tonight). I think of that Crackerjack Oldtimers series that began with Luke Appling, in his late seventies, hitting a home run. Three of the umpires congratulated him as he circled the bases–Larry Napp and Jim Honochick from the AL and Tom Gorman from the NL. Al Barlick of the NL, probably the greatest umpire of his time, stood there with his arms folded, making sure Appling touched all of the bases. It was classic.

    • Anonymous

      During the 1978 season the Giants had an old-timers game at Candlestick Park between members of the Dodgers and Giants from 1958. It was a delight to watch, as many of the former players were still in great shape. They were then in their 40s and 50s. I don’t recall much about the game, but I do remember that among the players was the late Gino Cimoli, who was a favorite of mine. Cimoli, a native San Francisco, led off in the first regular-season major league game played on the West Coast, on April 15, 1958, at Seal Stadium, Although I was a big fan of Cimoli, the Dodgers’ trade of him for Wally Moon prior to the 1959 was one of the best deals that Buzzie Bavasi ever made.

      • Anonymous

        Bill Veeck once said that for all of the talk that he “desecrated” the game by having a midget bat, etc., he did not allow old-timers to play except for one time when it was a bunch of newly retired players. I always think of Jim Bouton’s story of Johnny Sain, his pitching coach, coming in at a Yankee Stadium Old-Timers Day and saying–I’ll change one word–”There’s a lot of baloney going on out there. The worse they are when they’re older, the better they were when they were younger.”

        I have to say, granting age, Koufax and Wills, among the older ex-players present, looked to be in the best physical condition.

        • Anonymous

          I went to several of the Dodgers Fantasy Camps in Vero Beach in the last decade. There was always a staff vs. campers game. When Wills was there in his early 70s, he could still play the infield fairly well. Tommy John brought his slow stuff and had great control, Rick Honeycutt could still throw hard, and Bill Russell and Ken McMullen were among the others who could still play. Steve Yeager, by then in his mid to late 50s, was a fixture behind the plate for many innings, even then. The older old-timers would play the first few innings, and then would be replaced by the younger minor league managers and coaches. The campers always lost.

  • Anonymous

    RBIs by Dodgers since Puig joined the team on Monday:
    Puig 10.
    Everyone else 9 (Federowicz 2, Gonzalez 2, Van Slyke 2, Cruz 1, Ramirez 1, Schumaker 1).

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    Steve Lyons “Puig is the new tinkle guy”

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    Turn two guys

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    need a K here

  • Anonymous

    Braves are bunt crazy

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    good job!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Great pitch.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto!

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    Good job getting out of it

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    Fife looking nasty with that curve

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    KKKK

  • Anonymous

    Braves are Krazy.

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    skippy 14 straight

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    I think we won that trade for Fife and Fed

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    Puig! Now steal second

    • Anonymous

      Better not.

  • Anonymous

    Puig does them a favor when he tries to bunt. He really hits the ball hard.

    • Anonymous

      He bunts the ball really hard also.

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    Come on Gonzo…I know no one base

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    well the rox loss so we won’t be passing SD tonight

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    clearly a ball…ethier had a right to complain

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    Shoe!… Come on Fed

  • Anonymous

    Rats.

  • Anonymous

    Double rats.

  • Anonymous

    Puig tangling with that scoreboard.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!

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    PUIG!!!

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    I guess simmons didn’t get the message

    • Anonymous

      Not a slow runner and out by a mile.

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        perfect throw on a line…my god what an arm

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be messin wit brute 66

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable arm.

    • Anonymous

      My shoulder’s hurting just looking at that guy throw.

      • Anonymous

        I’m at the game. Basically, that looked impossible.

        • Anonymous

          Gotta poll the old timers to see what they think.

          • Anonymous

            I have never seen a better throw by an outfielder.

          • Anonymous

            You are not the old timer I was thinking of, but OK. (I think I am with you on that one)

          • Anonymous

            Hahaha, my bad

          • Anonymous

            Mondesi had some good moments out there, not sure how those might compare.

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            So did Bo Jackson

          • Anonymous

            @ Bob Hendley: this old timer’s shoulder hurts by proxy, that’s for sure!

    • Anonymous

      Remarkable. He is something special.

  • Anonymous

    Even his fouls are exciting!

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    for anyone that might have missed the Puig throw:

    http://www.mlbgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/000yasielpuigthrow.gif

  • Anonymous

    In these three starts this year, Fife is averaging a K/inning.

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    Nick!!

    • Anonymous

      Love the hustle

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    Come on Gonzo

  • Anonymous

    Ethier’s last RBI came on May 20, which is also when he hit his last home run.

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    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 28s

    This is now officially the longest outing of Stephen Fife’s career. 6 2/3 IP. And he’s coming out on a double switch

    Good job Stephen…way to keep us in the game

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    medlen at 115 pitches

  • Anonymous

    Fife held his own against a great pitcher.

  • Anonymous

    The Mets, in their 2-1 loss to the Marlins today in 20 innings, went 0-for-19 with RISP and left 22 runners on.

    • Anonymous

      Vin says that Braves are only 1-18 RISP during the series.

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    wow that was ackward

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    Let’s not leave Punto at third twice tonight

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    Hanley!!

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    Come on Jerry move clayton around

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    Here is the ugly slide by Puig if you don’t have eyes for this game:

    Mike Petriello ‏@mike_petriello 1m

    GIF: I hate myself for GIF’ing the slo-mo of Puig’s awful head-first slide into 1B, yet here we are. http://msti.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/puig_headfirstslide_2013-06-08.gif?w=450

    • Joe Nunya

      Since ST been pondering the over-under on when Puig was gonna P-E-D-R-O-G-U-E-R-R-R-E-R-O-O-O-O himself on the bases. It’s the Dodger karma since Tommy sold his soul to win in ’81. How else would he have gotten them past the ‘Stros, Expos and then from 0-2 vs. the Yanks to wn 4-2. And how else to explain the “He who shall not be named” years.

      Right now Puig is trying too hard, I know, weird huh? But he save for Kershaw he is carrying the entire roster and coaching staff. Ask Kershaw how that is working out longer term. If the whole roster fails to step-up Puig is gonna be on a slab before the 3/4-turn.

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    Puig flexing right hand and both shoulders…terrible head first crash…He’s hurting

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    Skippy!

  • Anonymous

    Can we get Puig to the plate in this inning?

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      Hopefully

    • Anonymous

      Or score one run and have him bat in the 10th inning.

  • Anonymous

    Hernandez for Cruz puzzles me. Ground ball is a DP.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why Don’s pinch hitting the guy who hit into 2 DP’s last night, instead of Uribe.

    • Anonymous

      and he did everything not to use his 2nd catcher last night.

      • Anonymous

        No kidding! Great point.

      • Anonymous

        Well said.

  • Anonymous

    Schumacher is now 12-for-27.

  • Anonymous

    Well, he can’t ground into a DP now. Without the wild pitch, that would have been one.

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    Come on Mellis we need you

  • Anonymous

    That was Ball Four.

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      yep

      • Anonymous

        97mph

        • Anonymous

          Yes, MEllis gave that at bat a good shot.

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    Night all

  • Anonymous

    Well, maybe it’s just me, or maybe it’s just the mix for the TV broadcast, but the PA noise – walk-up music, between-pitch BS, etc. – was maddeingly deafening tonight. Tonight and every night. But especially tonight for some reason. Couldn’t even hear Vin at points. Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s hoping that Puig’s hand isn’t injured.

    • Anonymous

      He certainly hurt it.

  • Anonymous

    We just need to be the recipient of more wild pitches.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll change my handle to WP. (if that will help).

      • Anonymous

        LOL!

        • Anonymous

          Bob Hendley, himself, was not a particularly wild pitcher, though he had 5 WP in 90 innings in 1966. Heck, Jake Morris had that many in a game in 1987, and Walter Johnson had 4 in one inning in 1914.

  • Anonymous

    Time to move Puig to the middle of the batting order, it’s obvious pressure isn’t his problem… It’s most unfortunate that 5 or 6 of our starting lineup should be hitting 8th, but that’s another problem, for now put Puig in a position to drive in more runs. Also move him to center, yesterday’s first play proved Ethier’s not up to snuff there.

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      twice the game has ended with Puig on deck…once we won the other we lost

      He came up with two men out with the bases loaded and hit his grand slam….do you trust anyone else to get a het so he can maybe be next or the person after?

      His other home runs with 2 and 3 men on were with multiple outs in the inning…I think he is good where he more at bats and you only lead off usually once a game unless no one is hitting at all then it really doesn’t matter because no one will be on base when he get’s up anyway

  • Anonymous

    Cliff Corocran thinks Puig’s throw is one of the best he has seen (though he is not an old timer).

    http://mlb.si.com/2013/06/09/watch-yasiel-puigs-jaw-dropping-throw-to-third-base/?sct=uk_t2_a11

  • Anonymous

    Hanley again not in the starting lineup again on Sunday.

    • Anonymous

      Having another MRI.