Face the Music

Sunday’s loss with Kershaw on the mound has proved to be somewhat of a pivotal event.  With the Giants struggling, it seemed that the Dodgers had replaced their probable, almost certain future of finishing well out of contention with a glimmer of hope.  Alas, that hope did not last long.  Monday’s ugly loss against the mighty Phillies sealed their fate.  The Dodgers must now Face the Music… they are officially toast.  Jon Weisman had some (Dodger) thoughts about this.

On the McCourt front, Steve Dilbeck writes about how Frank can’t wait to start another lawsuit.  What a piece of work!

Since music is the topic of the day, I would like to share the latest song by dodgereric, an ode to Frank and Ned.  The song is based on “Evil and Dangerous Men”,  written and performed by a friend of mine, actor and singer/songwriter Rick Moses.  Some of you may remember him from the soap opera General Hospital, where he played the hitman “Hutch” who was hired to kill Luke and Laura.

Hapless and Pathetic Men

You can stare into the eyes of ineptness,
And swear that your ears hear an echo.
You can try to make trades under stress,
Out-smarted by a gecko
You can acquire the world’s greatest ballclub
And never spend a plugged nickel.
Fans trade your tickets on StubHub,
And your wife sticks you in a pickle.

Hapless and Pathetic men,
They don’t get it.
Hapless and Pathetic men, half of a half-wit.

Ned calls and the GMs want to answer,
They all smell the blood.
As a GM he makes a good dancer,
Man, that cat’s a dud.
He can’t sign good FAs
He cries he gots no money.
Good players he can’t appraise,
He just steps in Schidt, sonny.

Hapless and Pathetic men,
They don’t get it.
Hapless and Pathetic men, half of a half-wit.
Hapless and Pathetic men,
They don’t get it.
Hapless and Pathetic men, half of a half-wit.

(Instrumental interlude)

The owner and Ned have much in common
As they drive our team in the drink,
For the team has gone from the good to the bad
Frank’s gone from “bad” to “you stink”.
He owes money he cannot pay back
The Feds are checking his books,
For deception he has quite a knack
Lock him up with other crooks.

Hapless and Pathetic men,
They don’t get it.
Hapless and Pathetic men, half of a half-wit.
Hapless and Pathetic men,
They don’t get it.
Hapless and Pathetic men, half of a half-wit.
So close…

This Day in Dodger History

On August 9, 1975 – Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base without being caught breaking Max Carey’s 1922 record in the Dodgers’ 2-0 victory the Mets at Shea Stadium. The Dodgers’ second baseman mark will be broken by Vince Coleman in 1989.


65 Responses to Face the Music

  1. trublu4ever says:

    I agree….awesome!

  2. JhallWally says:

    Good morning/afternoon Outsiders.

    Another disappointing but predictable loss for our offensively challenged Dodgers last night. Kuroda wasn’t great but not bad. Defense(Loney) caused an unearned run and blowpen(Elbert) allowed the inherited runner to score. Of course McDoo just continues to suck. Sure hope they don’t bring him back next year.

    Great song and post last night Dad/Eric.

    I see TRob went 0 for 3 last night with a strikeout. He is now 2 for 12 in 4 games with 1 HR/1RBI and 5 strikeouts. Not exactly setting the world on fire. Federwhatever hit another HR last night. Gonna be interesting to see how this whole trade shakes out in the next few years.

    Well, can’t say I’m very optimistic about our chances tonight with Lilly against Lee. I’ve stopped staying up real late to take in the games these days.

    Hope everyone has a great day. Catch you later.

  3. trublu4ever says:

    Tonights attendance will be pretty good….afterall, it’s the Duke’s bobblehead night!

  4. messagebear says:

    Before the season is over they should have a Ned bobblehead night with a small accessory added – a small rope tied in a noose around the neck.
    Come to think of it, they could have a sellout with a similar Frank bobblehead.

  5. 32and53fan says:

    Tonight’s game features a pregame tribute to Duke Snider. Dodgers blog Behind Blue Eyes had a nice story about Snider back in March.

  6. lbirken says:

    I will be there tonight to get my Duke Snider bobblehead. Duke was my favorite player and I recall attending Duke Snider Night at the Coliseum when the Dodgers showered the Duke with all sorts of gifts.

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Question: Who would you NOT want to meet at a nudist colony? 😉

  8. Here’s to Lilly keeping the ball in the park.

  9. Oops, spoke too soon. First pitch and already almost down the left field pole. Amazingly mediocre.

  10. Ball left hangin’…Jimmy on base..And Lilly can’t stop a runner with a broken leg if his life depended on it..Amazingly mediocre…Next up, the Crying Hawaiin

  11. 32and53fan says:

    Here’s to all the loyal Duke Snider fans who are coming to the game tonight so they can have a treasured keepsake to pass down to their grandkids…


    • Here’s to that..Went to the ballpark, picked up my little souvenir and came back home to be with my little girl..She loves the bobbleheads, so I guess ill give in and let her start her own collection with it..

  12. And there goes the game..2 hitters on already..no movement at all on his pitches, and utley up to bat..speed at the bags and both going to run like speedy gonzalez..

    arriba arriba..

  13. Dodger dawg 32 says:

    They should have a Frank McCourt bobblehead night, this way the fans can take off the head and throw it on the field before the game I bet that would be a sell out. That’s one way to get people in the park..

  14. Great play by Dee, if he could of got Rollins faster, he could of had a 3 out play..

  15. Stolen base with the molasses arm of Lilly barely getting to the plate.

  16. BTW, the new Header looks amazing..I think that’s the 1st time I’ve seen the stadium that full since Opening Day..lol..

  17. Great smallball..Dee stealing 2nd, and then the bunt by Carroll to move him over, and get himself on base..Every little run counts tonight..Especially with no lead is too safe Lilly…

  18. Dee is like halfway down the line at 3rd trying to get inside Lee’s head..This kid is balsy..

  19. DodgerZona says:

    Hurry Ned sign Lyle Overbay he’s a free agent lol

  20. trublu4ever says:


  21. trublu4ever says:

    A miracle….a 1,2,3 inning for Lilly!

  22. Barajas gave that one a ride, but it’s foul!!! Darnnit.

  23. I see we’ve got a real lollapasnoozer going on again tonight…

  24. trublu4ever says:

    I’m sorry, Ted…..we can’t blame this game on you!

  25. Guess Lee is showing our hitters how it’s done – Lilly just couldn’t pitch one game without giving up a home run – blah.

  26. vl4eccjr says:

    Stick a fork in Lilly. He’s done.

  27. Phew, for awhile there I thought Lilly was going to get by tonight without adding to his legend.

    Guess we can count this one now as a lollapaloser.

  28. trublu4ever says:


  29. trublu4ever says:

    Damn,,,, Dee’s hurting!

  30. trublu4ever says:

    46,547 paid attendance. Thank Duke for this one!

  31. vl4eccjr says:

    My hat’s off to Lee. He’s pitched a gem.

  32. dodgereric says:

    Hey, ya’ll. Still a negative attendance day:

    Game 61 attendance (2010): 49,540
    Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 46,547
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 51
    6th straight game of negative attendance

    Games less than 30,000 this season – 9
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

    2010 attendance (61 games) – 2,726,527 (44,697 average)
    2011 attendance (61 games) – 2,249,036 (36,869 average) #10 in MLB

    Drop of 477,491 total
    Average drop of 7828
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 634,045
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,986,045
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (62) attendance in 2010 – 44,268

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 13. 2011: 36
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 37. 2011: 11
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

  33. vl4eccjr says:

    Oh well. At least it’s not a shutout. Small moral victory. 😦

  34. Arizona n Gnats won today..

    oh how they toy with my heart, only to displace it amongst the Cubs and Indians misery..

  35. MusicLens says:

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  36. YOGO DOLLS says:

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