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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    “I think it’s wait and see how it plays out. But we have full trust in Mookie being our shortstop.”
    — Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes

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    but at least there on the same page (sarcasm)

    Mike DiGiovanna@MikeDiGiovanna
    Asked #Dodgers MGR Dave Roberts if he would consider leaving Miguel Rojas at SS when Mookie Betts comes back and bringing Mookie back as a 2B: “I would. I would. I don't think anyone can debate the level of shortstop play from Miguel Rojas.”
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    F!nski DSP Regular

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    With luck, this miscommunication leads to Scarecrow getting fired.

    Yeah. Sure. Maybe when monkeys fly out of my ass ...






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    I can explain. He plays 2B, SS, and 3B. Dodgers need someone like that, who gives the manager options for really creative R/L platoons. Doesn't matter that he only hits .143, because with the manager's butt pats, hugs, and "everyone plays" approach, as well as platooning him in optimal R/L situations, that average is likely to balloon to at least .163. So give him a chance, ye of little faith.
     
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    Nominated for the DSP Golden Sarcasm Award...

    We need a GIF for that award, @irish .... Hop to it, muthafucka!


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    Lol. My father's favourite expression.
    Last time I used it was, as my addled brain recalls, was when there was a "red wave" thing definitely supposed to happen.
    Airborne bonobos everywhere.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    sarcasm and sarcastic smilies added
    bkitch

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    I have to figure out how to get Dodger PR stuff out of my various socials feeds. They figured out that I'm a fan and I get inundated with crap that I absolutely don't want. For example, plastered all over my FB feed today is video of Scarecrow addressing the team in the clubhouse with an announcement of the six all-stars. It's supposed to be a feel-good moment as he impresses on them the honor of being selected. I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT WHO MADE IT!!! I say this every year, but I'd very much rather they stay home and rest up for the second half, and figure out a way NOT TO GET EMBARASSED in the postseason. And Scarecrow himself likely believes it's a personal accomplishment for him to have six all-stars. Yes, the ass pats and cutesy nicknames really paid off there, Chief. The problem is, there are too many lapdog fans that are happy to see all the fluff now in lieu of a championship in the fall. And as long as that's the case, the front office has no incentive to make the changes that matter.
     
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    Yep. That is gospel-level posting right there.
     
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    Glasnow to the IL with back tightness. Who would've thunk it, haha? I guess we should feel fortunate he lasted this long.

    But what's up with Dodger pitchers and their health? Seriously?
     
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    Turnstiles keep spinning so wtf cares if this billion dollar squad is being run by the Keystone FuckMooks?
     
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    Pitching injuries are endemic throughout the game.

    Always worse when they happen to your team. I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't just an excuse to give Glasnow a rest.
     
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    Went down a rabbit hole on YT and watched a ton of old basebrawls... this one stood out ... the 1998 Mariners @ Indians ....



    Imagine if LA had Pinella at manager...
     
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    • On Thursday, Kenley Jansen was asked about his interest in returning to LA. “I want to see myself retiring in Dodger blue.”
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    Indulge my demented stream of consciousness, if you will.

    I think it was jpl who said this team just isn't fun to watch. I've felt that way for a while, but now it's progressed to this team being downright painful to watch.

    I came into this season still not over losing to what should have been inferior teams in the last two NLDS. I hoped that I could get over it with some greater potential on tap for this year. That hasn't happened. I can honestly say right now my love for the Dodgers is at an all-time low, and that includes all the mediocre Fox and McCourt years. At least in those seasons, expectations were never high so disappointment was minimal.

    And it's not just these three losses to Philly. The Dodgers are better than that. But really, I haven't felt optimistic about this team all season. And now I'm convinced that there are no playoff-worthy teams that we would beat in October. So it looks like another NLDS defeat is inevitable, if we even make the playoffs.

    It goes without saying that Ohtani is in a class by himself. He does it all. He hits monster home runs. The crowd loves it. People will keep buying tickets to watch him and keep amassing as much of his merchandise as they can. The team will love it and continue to promote the shit out of him. The cash register will keep ringing and that will make the front office happy. But are we really better off with him than we would have been with, say, two $200M and three $100M players instead? Things that make you go hmmm...

    And there are more stars on the team, players that other teams would covet. They'll fill stat sheets too. But who among them will step up in October, when needed the most? Who has proven that they can?

    I'll tell you who that should be -- Corey Seager. But no, the front office got complacent with the one star that actually led us to a "championship," if you can call 2020 that. And now we get to watch Seager lead other teams to WS wins while we bring Kike Hernandez back every year, expect Rojas to be a silver slugger, or jam SS into Betts' list of positions when he could be a ++ defender in the outfield.

    And I haven't even mentioned the team's biggest problem yet, the man known as The Scarecrow. I'm now wondering if that nickname is appropriate, because in the end of Wizard of Oz, it becomes evident that The Scarecrow actually does have a brain. Roberts is not finding one anytime soon, that I am sure of. Anyhow, I can spend hours talking about all that he lacks as manager, but I've written volumes on this over the years, so why keep beating this horse? It's as dead as can be.

    Unfortunately, the worst thing about all these injuries is not the injuries themselves, but that Roberts gets a pass on this season. One more year with a built-in excuse. There's always others to blame... other players, other circumstances... but no matter what, it's never his fault.

    And yet, it doesn't change the fact that year-after-year we're the preseason consensus #1 or 2 to win it all, and year-after-year we come up short. That tells me that we have the talent, but not the leadership. It tells me that we don't win the division because of Roberts... we win it in spite of Roberts.

    And speaking of winning divisions, do you think the Dodgers have already placed their champagne and goggles order for this season? Nothing like celebrating another division win, huh? Well, this year they may want to hold off on that order a while.

    In any event, I find myself watching, listening to, or gamecasting fewer games this year. There are just so many better ways to spend my time than watch the potato head sleepwalk his way through managing another game. And for his players to follow suit. At this point, I expect my enthusiasm to continue to wane... at least until some wholesale changes are made. I'll still be around DSP, but to a lesser degree. That's already started this week. Let's see if the Dodgers can do anything to change that for me.

    Getting a new manager would be good starting point.
     
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    yeah its gotten to me in the same although i didn't think losing Seager was such a huge deal at the time cause he was always injured
    never was on the Shohei train but he really is impressive to watch although the constant hair flipping thing makes him perfect for soft hollywood jokes
    there's just no hard edge on this team since Utley left and what a pleasure that was to watch
    haven't given up the guys but you can feel another early exit coming from a mile away
    and you're right the injuries will allow davey to secure another 3 years and the people will pile through the gates, oh look at that silly Kike
    how long do they keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result?
    really boggles the mind but like you i'm starting to pay less and less attention or make plans to watch it live
    definitely not enjoying it and there's just other stuff to do in life besides think this team will suddenly put it all together
    shame cause you can tell they've brought together guys who really like to play the game and enjoy each other
    not exactly a winning formula but then again the Ohtani gear alone is making bank accounts swell
     
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    The hair flip and sissy hairstyles like Marsh on the Phillies is the femme-up of baseball. Harper has been hair flippin' since he stepped on the field.
    Then you have the New Time Gentle approach to everything like the guy Dave R.
    Then, the lionizartion of him by announcers for teaching Outman how to bunt, who looked worse than a LLer trying to do it. Are you kidding or what ?
    Doing the same thing that has failed incessantly and expecting success from doing it again is one of the classic definitions of insanity.
    The Dodgers get constant praise for taking cheap cast offs and refurbishing them, Muncy is probably best example of that, but what about the multiple flaccid baggage that forms much of the roster that is milquetoast ? And every team has it's reclamation projects who are successful.
    Ultimately, the Dodgers are losers, don't get it done in post. It's in their DNA. Like in Tommy's blue bood.
    And then reward those who push the buttons of those failures and shape that gnawing result annually.
    I hope for them " suddenly getting it together ", too. Second half monsters, so to speak.
    But what I saw in PA this last series, is poor play on aspects of the game we were maintaining a high level at, even during the O spiral...like defense.
    Wtf happened to the OF ?
    Will Smith takes vacations, too. And snatches at the pitch all too often.?
     

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