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This Day in Dodgers History

On August 13, 2006 – LA’s Greg Maddux and SF’s Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher’s duel, reminiscence of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin’s 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning it marks the only time in baseball history, a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.


97 Responses to Lorem Ipsum

  1. vl4eccjr says:

    For those of us poorly educated working stiffs that never learned Latin, would anyone care to translate this?

    • 32and53fan says:

      I noticed that both on ITD and here, it really doesn’t matter what is posted. Although there are exceptions, most of us, including myself, do not comment on the post. We just comment on the state of the team or the management/ownership thereof. And that is fine. That really is the purpose of this blog. To give us a place to chat before, during, and after a game.

      It was just curious to me that there have been so few comments on some of the things I have put up. Like yesterday’s photo of Old Brooklyn Fan with Frank McCourt with the text balloons. After I took that picture, the look on both of their faces just cried out for captions. McCourt came by and said a brief hello to Joe P., then basically ignored him as fans in the rows below started clamoring to take pictures and shake hands. Or the Van Lingle Mungo song. I thought that was bizarre but fun to see all the players of the past.

      So for today, I just put up a space filler, nonsense text known as Lorem Ipsum. Blah, blah, blah and this day in Dodgers history is the format I have been using. It is our comments to each other that really matter.

      From http://www.lipsum.com/ (a site that generates text):
      Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

      From Wikipedia:
      The lorem ipsum text is typically a section of a Latin text by Cicero with words altered, added and removed that make it nonsensical in meaning and not proper Latin.[1] A close English translation of the words lorem ipsum might be “pain itself” (dolorem = pain, grief, misery, suffering; ipsum = itself).

      That kind of describes this season, and for as long as McCourt is the owner… “pain itself”.

      • trublu4ever says:

        I commented on the the photo….said it was one of the best times I’ve ever had at the stadium. I love all of your posts!

        • 32and53fan says:

          You are almost always the first person to comment on a new post. And you were the first to see this blog. Thanks for all of your help making this a successful blog.

  2. messagebear says:

    I don’t remember enough to translate, only to add:
    Frank et Ned FUCKUM.

  3. vl4eccjr says:

    Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

    • trublu4ever says:

      Thanks! And, Bear, I agree…FUCKUM!!

    • 32and53fan says:

      It is ironic that part of the supposedly nonsense text, which actually does come from real Latin writings, actually makes sense for this Dodger team. We will put up with the pain of blowing this season and maybe next while rebuilding the team if it leads to the great pleasure of someday producing a World Champion team.

  4. lbirken says:

    Was at the game last night and I agree there might have been about 25,000 there with many showing up after the game started. I will say that those who do choose to attend are usually a lively bunch, trying to get something going. Can’t say I knew many of the Astro players but I recall hearing that they have 12 rookies on the team at the moment. Eovaldi did not have great stuff but he did show a lot of potential. Hopefully good things are in store for him as he learns how to pitch at the big league level. I heard Logan White on the post game show and he was defending the talent in the Dodger organization and pointing out players such as Eovaldi and Guerra defy the rankings.

    I was a mildly surprised the Astros choose to pitch to Kemp last night with Velez on deck. The rule of thumb is not to put the winning run on third in that situation and it cost them. Had the Astros walked Kemp, I would have had a dilema with Velez because part of me wants him to remain hitless. Not quite sure why but the idea is intriguing. Doubtful he will be remembered for much else and I am sure his teammates would love for him to get a hit.

  5. messagebear says:

    You have to consider that Velez and his futility really describe this season perfectly. In fact, you could consider this Frank’s Velez moment in history. Frank has to resort to bankruptcy to maintain the falacy of his ownership. So I say: “Velez to you too, Frank”.

  6. dodgereric says:

    It might be late, but it’s accurate. We have a shot at hitting the half-million mark tonight.

    Game 63 attendance (2010): 45,104
    Last night’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 33,642
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 53
    8th 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 (63 games) – 2,815,899 (44,697 average)
    2011 attendance (63 games) – 2,324,485 (36,897 average) #9 in MLB
    Percentage attendance drop 2010/2011: -21.1408

    Drop of 491,414 total
    Average drop of 7800
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 631,818
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,988,624
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (64) attendance in 2010 – 46,418

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 13. 2011: 37
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 39. 2011: 12
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

  7. trublu4ever says:


  8. vl4eccjr says:

    WTG MATT!!!

  9. JhallWally says:

    Homerus Kemper!!!!

  10. Nellyjune says:

    Way to go Matthew Ryan KeMVP!!!!

  11. vl4eccjr says:

    Gwynn with the wheels!

  12. trublu4ever says:

    Clouseau has some bad-ass tattoos! I think he sports a mohawk too!

  13. What are the requirements in order for Kersh to be considered a Cy Young candidate? Most wins, SO, ERA, etc. What makes a Cy Young award winner, an award winner?

    • vl4eccjr says:

      If the pitcher works for an eastern team, it seems to help quite a bit, especially beantown or the rotten apple!

      • trublu4ever says:

        I think it is a combination of wins and ERA. I don’t think the winner has to be on a winning team (ala Lincecum when the gnats sucked). But, like vl says, it does help to play on the East Coast!

  14. Seems ESPN decides the Cy Young every year my feeling. The AL is either CC, or Felix or Lester.

  15. trublu4ever says:

    Boy….Barajas is sloooow!

  16. Imagine what difference this team would look like had they had Uribe and Broxton and every other person out right now, out, except for Velez playing, how much “better” this team would of been. I know its hard to fathom why I’d use this word “better” in this instance, but how many games where lost because of Uribe SO or Furcal or Broxton or anyone else. At least now, this team has kids coming in and playing, making the Opening Day squad look worse than a horrible nightmare.

  17. trublu4ever says:

    Yay…Sellers….first hit!

  18. vl4eccjr says:

    Congrats Clousseu!

  19. vl4eccjr says:

    Beautiful squeeze!

  20. colliethec says:

    I think Ryan Roberts of Arizona has the most ink in the league. He and there was a closer they had a year or 2 ago — he had a lot of work done as well. Came to me — Jon Rauch…

  21. trublu4ever says:


  22. Squeezes are SO exciting! Good job Kersh!!!

  23. colliethec says:

    Squeeze — nice — I was calling for that last night…

  24. colliethec says:

    Well they are finally doing some small ball tonight. Should of been the way they played all year. Put the pressure on the D seeing we don’t have much pop.

    I hope everybody is doing great!!

  25. vl4eccjr says:

    I thought OBFan would be around tonight.

  26. colliethec says:

    Let’s go Kersh — close this out!!

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-Hoo….speed kills!

  28. vl4eccjr says:

    Woo hoo! Gwynn’s having quite a night!

  29. trublu4ever says:

    So far,so good……I like it!

  30. colliethec says:

    This has been a well played game by the Blue thus far. Of course we aren’t playing one of the top teams in the league. But as Bill Murray would say, baby steps…

  31. colliethec says:

    The other day someone asked how Matty always gets dirt on the back of his left shoulder — I think it was Sparkle Plenty… That is due to the follow through on his swing and pine tar/dirt on the bat.

  32. trublu4ever says:

    Come on….let’s get some more!

  33. trublu4ever says:

    I forgot…did we make a trade to get Rivera? Or, did we just pick him up after he was released?

  34. trublu4ever says:

    36,111 paid attendance.

  35. vl4eccjr says:

    The shutout would still be intact if it wasn’t for that defensive mental lapse in RF!

  36. Oeltjen’s still on the team?

  37. trublu4ever says:

    Nice! Way to go guys!

  38. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo!! Win streak!! WTG Kersh!!!!

  39. vl4eccjr says:

    Go for the sweep tomorrow!
    This upcoming road trip is going to be tough.

  40. colliethec says:

    I’m ok with Gwynn as a #4 OF’er. He plays some great D and would be good as a late inning pinch runner then go in for defensive replacement.

  41. 32and53fan says:

    Another great game by Kershaw. Too bad we can’t play the Astros every day.

  42. nedisajerk says:


    I miss the Astros lineup when they had Keppinger, Bourn, Pence, Wallace and Johnson.

  43. dodgereric says:

    Game 64 attendance (2010): 46,418
    Tonight’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 36,111
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 54
    9th 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 (64 games) – 2,862,317 (44,724 average)
    2011 attendance (64 games) – 2,360,596 (36,884 average) #9 in MLB
    Percentage attendance drop 2010/2011: -21.2540

    Drop of 501,721 total
    Average drop of 7830
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 634,991
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,987,629
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (65) attendance in 2010 – 49,435

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 13. 2011: 38
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 40. 2011: 12
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

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