Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Game Thread (August 23 - 25)

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    nowhere else to put this for now
    decent article
    check out the last few paragraphs with quotes from victorino
    he really makes himself easy to hate
    fucken douche


    Red Sox eager for Dodgers get-together
    Alex Espinoza | ESPN Boston
    August, 21, 2013

    SAN FRANCISCO -- As they buttoned up their suits and zipped up their bags following Wednesday’s 12-1 win against the Giants, the Red Sox got ready to jet set to Los Angeles to see some familiar faces.

    On Friday, the Sox and Dodgers will meet for the first time since their megadeal reshaped both franchises, with Sunday’s series finale coming exactly a year after the blockbuster was announced.

    “It went fast, I can tell you that.” David Ortiz said. “Seems like yesterday, right?”

    With Bobby Valentine at the helm and a clubhouse disintegrating, Boston general manager Ben Cherington boldly agreed to the biggest trade in MLB history -- both in terms of star power and salaries moved. To Los Angeles went Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and more than a quarter-billion dollars of contracts. To Boston went pitching prospects Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along with James Loney and minor-league hitters Ivan DeJesus and Jerry Sands.

    The Red Sox have an off day on Thursday, but Big Papi is looking forward reuniting with his old teammates, or as he calls them -- JB, AG and CC. Don’t forget about NP, either.

    “NP, who’s that? Oh yeah, my boy Nick,” Ortiz said with a laugh. “He’s so small you kind of forget about him.”

    Looking at the standings, the trade has proved fruitful for both clubs.

    The Red Sox finished 2012 in the AL East cellar with a 69-93 record, but have vaulted back atop the division in 2013. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are the hottest team in baseball with a 73-52 record and a hefty lead in the NL West.

    “Things got better over there and things got better over here,” Ortiz said. “We are making our [general manager] look like a genius.”

    Red Sox manager John Farrell was leading the Toronto Blue Jays when the blockbuster went down last year and admits it caught him by surprise. But since he’s joined Boston, he’s been part of one of the more remarkable turnarounds in baseball.

    “What it says was that Ben was very specific and clear on what he thought needed to be done,” Farrell said. “If that trade was pushing the reset button, well, he pushed it with both hands.”

    By shedding all that salary, Boston was able to reshape its team through free agency, adding key 2013 contributors Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Stephen Drew.

    A year ago at this time, Victorino was just getting settled in Los Angeles after being traded from the Phillies, so he, too, is looking forward to the matchup with his former teammates.

    “I’m excited to go back and see how talented that team is,” Victorino said. “But I plan on going in there to kick their ass.”

    Once the big trade went through, Victorino figured he was headed elsewhere, and he’s happy to be in Boston.

    The series also will mark the first time for the Sox to get a firsthand look at MLB’s latest sensation, rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig. While Farrell said the impact Puig has had on the Dodgers has been amazing, Victorino doesn’t sound as enamored as his skipper.

    “Am I eager (to see Puig)? I don’t care. Doesn’t matter to me,” Victorino said. “I agree with some of the things he does and I disagree with some of the things he does.”

    While Victorino said he heard about Puig’s recent late arrival to the clubhouse, Puig's “reckless abandon” on the field has caught his eye more.

    “I don’t want to see a great player who can be a great player for a long time [injure himself],” Victorino said. “Like, ease up, pull back a little bit sometimes, you know?”

    While the veteran certainly respects the young phenom’s game -- which includes a powerful bat and a powerful arm -- Victorino said he looks forward to the challenge.

    “I’m going to take every chance I can to run on him,” Victorino said. “I ain’t scared.”

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  2. blazer5

    blazer5 DSP Legend

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    Victorino is always crying..fuck that bitch..
     
  3. grizz

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    Can't wait to see Victorina get erased trying to go 1st to 3rd this weekend.
     
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    Didn't take long for me to hate Victorino again
     
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  5. LAFord

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    LOL, you guys are funny. What did Victorino say that was so offensive? I agree with him and would say I was going to run on Puig too, just to make him throw the ball all over the place after he reads that. Vic won't run on him, he's just playing him.
     
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    Fuck. Everything. Boston.
     
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    Game 1: August 23rd
    Time: 7:10 pm
    TV: PRIME Ticket
    Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020
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    Game 2: August 24th
    Time: 1:05 pm
    TV: FOX
    Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020
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    Game 3: August 25th
    Time: 5:05 pm
    TV: ESPN
    Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020/Radio Korea 1540
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    DOWN WITH THE SAWX
     
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    1/3, I don't like the Lester/Nolasco match up and never feel good about Cappy, especially against traditional Dodgers killer Peavy.

    But hopefully our O can put up some runs early on Lester and Peavy. If we get ahead I like our line up and BP better.

    Should be a good playoff-like series.

    Nice work as usual MZA.
     
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    Yeah, for some reason I don't like this series' matchups. 1/3
     
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    Series will come down to the Dodger bats.

    Let's sweep this bkitch.
     
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    This should be a fun series. I hope we bury them.
     
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    One does not simply "run" on Puig.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    easy sweep :vrp:

    bkitches
     
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    Going tomorrow for my first game of the season. We better beat 'em.
     
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    Sorry Fordie, I hated Vic on the Phils, hated him on the Dodgers, and I hate him now. He's the worst. ADHD fag.
     
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    Sweep.
     
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    Don't like the pitching match ups.

    I really wanna kill them and I want Victorino to strikeout every AB and make 5 errors.
     
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    They don't get to face our #1 and #2, but lets fuck them up this series. No biggie if we don't they get pretty lucky in the match ups. But I'd love to beat them and hurt them in a playoff run, let the Rays take over that division.
     
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    I bet Pedroia and Ethier are already talking mad shit to eachother.

    and holy fuck, I bet one of Lackey/Peavy drills and/or sounds off on Puig/Hanley cause they're assholes like that. I hope they jack a homer and pimp it
     
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    SWEEP! :pray: I'll be there for the first win tomorrow night.
     

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