Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Dodgers99, Oct 28, 2018.
Even if we won the 2017 WS, I remember being literally nauseous from all the home runs. Disgusting
I've had to explain to my baseball-ignant relatives why the high offense in that series was obtuse. They say I'm being an old man about it.
Of course, I wanted to tell them to blow me .. instead, I just roll my eyes and plot my vengeance.
I still don’t understand how Marwin’s ball got out, but Bellinger’s didn’t.
Most HR's ever in a single WS. Most players to hit HR's ever in a single WS. Most extra inning HR's in a single game ever (postseason or regular). And the highest scoring WS game in 20 years.
Mostly it was Game 2 and Game 5 as the culprits, we lost both so I'm extra bitter, but they were shit shows no matter how it ended.
I'd settle for the knob job (no homo).
Would have been slightly more palatable had the Series ended differently.
The sad part for me personally was, my father-in-law, who is one of those Jiminy Cricket types (good guy, but knows zero about baseball), declared, as Marwin came to bat, "Oh, this game is over, let me tell you!" I looked at him like he just said the Titanic would never hit that iceberg...
A month after the series, he gave me a copy of The Secret, that self-help book people think somehow is good writing. I took it graciously, then left it on the faculty table for general use the next day. Never seen it since.
As much as 2018 was unpleasant, 2017 was the most I've hurt as a Dodger guy since Reggie stuck his fat ass into Bill Russell's throw at Yankee Stadium in 1978. I still pray that Reggie dies in pain for that bullshit.
@kengurnick 17m17 minutes ago
Dave Roberts said the return of Seager, Pollock and Freese is like making a major trade acquisition.
i hate that reggie got away with it, but i blame the umpires (particularly brinkman and pulli) for blowing the call
there was also some debate that russell dropped the soft liner deliberately
had the umpires made either call munson doesn't score
The Mets have released outfielder Matt Kemp, according to the International League transactions page. He had been with the organization on a minors deal. Kemp, 34, only took 36 plate appearances in eight games with the Mets’ top affiliate. He turned in an unremarkable .235/.278/.324 slash there and obviously was not viewed as a candidate to ascend to the MLB roster. Before that, he struggled to a .200/.210/.283 batting line in 62 major-league plate appearances with the Reds. A broken rib limited Kemp earlier this season. That seems also to be the cause for his unavailability at Triple-A Syracuse. If he’s able to get back to health, it seems likely that some other organization will take a shot on a minors deal. Kemp did pop 21 long balls and carry a 122 wRC+ in over five hundred trips to the plate with the Dodgers in 2018. That said, the former star’s long-term outlook in the game is obviously in doubt.
The Angels have added a pair of players out of the break, acquiring lefty Adam McCreery and catcher Josh Thole from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. The move will help bolster the Halos’ depth. It’ll also clear needed 40-man roster space for their cross-town rivals. The Dodgers activated outfielder A.J. Pollock today from the 60-day injured list. He’ll be joined by Corey Seager and David Freese in returning to the active roster. Acquired last November, McCreery had yet to appear at the MLB level with the Dodgers but did hold a 40-man spot. In 35 2/3 upper-minors innings this season, he carries a 4.04 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 5.8 BB/9. The southpaw briefly cracked the majors last year with Atlanta but has yet to receive a full opportunity — due in no small part to the fact that he has not yet conquered persistent walk problems. The 30-year-old Thole was once a consistent presence in the majors, functioning mostly as a reserve backstop with the Mets and Blue Jays from 2009 through 2016. He hasn’t cracked the bigs since, however, and has mostly carried marginal offensive numbers at Triple-A that befit his lifetime .242/.313/.306 slash through 1,499 plate appearances at the game’s highest level.
My heart goes out to the Skaggs family. It truly does. And as much as I detest Halo fans, I'm happy for them to see this game tonight, with the combined no-no, and the emotion, the mother being there, the 7 run 1st inning and 13 runs overall (his birthday would have been tomorrow) ... I really get it.
But all over Anaheim today, the ballpark area is festooned with "Forever 45 in Our Hearts" and memorials and wall graffiti and the whole bit. It's cheap-ass huckster bullshit. The kid is dead, too damn young, and the team and their piss-poor marketing dept is whoring out his memory to sell seats this weekend and hopefully for a bit longer... Meanwhile, the Halos won't win 88 games, and may well finish under .500 ... they'll be eliminated from October by early to mid-Sept, and that rathole ballpark will still be a rathole next year, too.
And my neighbor keeps hanging that Angels flag outside his window on my side of the house. Judas ...
Dodger Stadium should have a night like this ... only instead of records, they should blow up Dave Roberts ...
Dave Roberts was the starting CFer when I went all-in on Dodger baseball as a youngster. Even as a RH batter I would try to emulate his drag bunts and headfirst slides into 1B. Shawn Green's open stance and Beltre's barehanded plays at 3B were also staples in practice.
...I'm rooting as hard as I can for Roberts to lose his job. Sex scandal, luxury tax evasion, DUI...anything. That way we dont have to suffer a WS loss for it to happen.
Tired if his stupid soundbites and pulling our best pitchers out in the WS after 10 pitches.
maybe he’ll suffer a botox infection
I loved the guy as a player as well. I have always said he'd make the perfect next door neighbor - not too loud, cool when I get too loud, lets me borrow his lawnmower, etc. Unfortunately, he gargles balls as an MLB manager ...
48 years ago today
reggie hits off the roof of old tiger stadium
pretty cool bat flip for the time...
I hated/hate the AL, but the old A's unis were arguably the coolest ever.
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