Work With Me Here Dodgers!

So what’s to say after a tough loss at the hands of Hawksworth.? Can we say that we can only trust our starters named Kershaw now to pitch us a good game. Can we continue onto say that we can’t win a game, even with a lead when given to our best option outta the pen in Guerra. Granted he had his first case of the yips, but all in all, it came out pretty clean when seen as to who was his opposition. Can we say that this team is gutsy to the point where the kids are now the leaders. Are we doomed to lose a starter every single month this year.?

Many questioned can be asked, but are there many answers to be given anymore. I have never seen a team rely more on backup players than this team this season. To be certain, you can relate this to what is probably going to happen in California real soon. The grocery workers are scheduled to strike against major grocery chains in an effort to get better health care options amongst other things. To add to what is already a dreaded forecast, the grocery chains are going to solicit the services of back up workers, otherwise known as scabs.

They make minimum wage, don’t get the benefits associated with the job at first, and are prone to excuse their learning curve as a fault of the people which they replace. The same can be said of those that are now playing the role of starter for this Dodger team. Sellers, Gwynn, Barajas, Navarro, Miles, Rivera, Carroll are all backup players at best on any other team. A well equipped team would have these players mixed in with others and use them accordingly, but on this team, they have started more than their counterpart.

So what can be said about this team besides the fact that we are seeing our own strike in action. Maybe they don’t get paid the same as do the supermarket workers, but in the end, the people that are supposed to work aren’t able to work, and others are brought in to replace them. Just makes you wonder the almighty question, when will the Dodgers get workers that are capable of playing as starters, and leave the backups to their intended roles.

This Day in Dodger History

August 22, 2000 – Hitting a solo blast and a three-run round tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, Dodger first baseman Eric Karros becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.

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87 Responses to Work With Me Here Dodgers!

  1. trublu4ever says:

    I don’t want to sound like a broken record but, we will not be rid of “scab” workers until FRANK & NED are GONE!!!!!

  2. messagebear says:

    So right, Tru – the SCAB owner and GM have to go first!

  3. trublu4ever says:

    Karros hits two homeruns in an inning….now, we are lucky to have two homeruns in a game! Make that two homeruns in a series!

  4. selltheteam says:

    Remember back when the whole NFL was filled with scab players? Remember the quality of play at that time?

    Well, today, there are 29 teams in the MLB that have full-time, professional players. One team – the Dodgers – are operating with the equivalent of scab players (with the exception of Kershaw, Billz, Kuroda, Kemp, and Ethier). That, in a nutshell, is why we are in last place. Who is at fault? Frank and Ned.

  5. messagebear says:

    I would like to see continuing declining attendance and absolutely horrific season ticket sales going into next year. That might give cable companies real pause about bidding for the Dodgers TV rights as long as Frank still holds ownership. Right now Frank is banking on those future TV rights to make him financially whole. What if that proves not to be the case? He will have damaged the franchise to the point where it won’t be worth even what he paid for it. That would be well deserved for him and the previous Mrs.

  6. selltheteam says:

    Meaningless Lineup for a Meaningless Game?

    With St Louis 8 1/2 games out of first place, is this a meaningless game? That’s the only reason that would explain starting Eugenio4ever. What happened to Sellers?

    Carroll ss
    Loney 1b
    Kemp cf
    Rivera lf
    Ethier rf
    Miles 3b
    Barajas c
    Eugenio4ever 2b
    Eovaldi p

    • trublu4ever says:

      What the hell happened to Donnie’s brain?! He might not care, but, I still do! Eugenio4ever wouldn’t even be playing as a starter on a single A team!

      • What I want to know is, what purpose can be served by having Velez start? He’s not going to be on the team next year. Hell, he’s probably not even going to be on the team when fatso gets back. I’d be playing all the friggin kids just to see what they’ve got. That means Sands, Sellers, DeJesus, Ellis (I know he’s not a kid, but he’s not Navarro either) and Robinson – oh wait…

  7. messagebear says:

    Sellers has obviously been overworked in his major league career so far. I can’t really blame Donnie for the makeup of the team, but I think having to manage these guys day in and day out has really affected his brain cells, whatever of them he has.

  8. nellyjune says:

    …and a word from Bankruptcy Court. According to Bill Shaikin, Bankruptcy court asked to OK Dodgers payment of….ready for this…..$1,401,215.47 to McCourt’s bankruptcy law firm. That’s 80% of attorney fees, 100% of costs. I would like to know how the .47 cents ended up there. Don’t attorneys know how to round to the nearest dollar. Unf’inbelieveable!!!! This organization is so screwed, and we really wonder why some are giving thought to wanting to play for another team.

  9. nellyjune says:

    Here’s more……. Dodgers have 25 men on their team, but McCourt’s bankruptcy law firm has 46 staffers on Dodgers case – HA!!!!
    .
    Now, if I am a player reading all this stuff because many did get a copy of this case, wouldn’t you be inclined to think………. this organization is screwed for many years to come? Just sayin…..

  10. lbirken says:

    Did anyone notice the letters to the Times sports pages Saturday? If was full of Angels fans complaining about their do nothing GM and his bad signings. We aren’t the only fans unhappy with our team.

    And really, what is Donnie doing to me? I want the team to win and all that but still part of me is hoping Velez does not get a hit the rest of the season. Now you go and start him?

  11. Thought I’d share this since I figured it up earlier.

    This year’s team has amassed 465 runs in 126 games for a massive 3.69 runs per game. That’s using simple math, not per 9 innings.

    They’ve scored:

    0 runs 12X
    1 run 25X
    2 runs 15X
    3 runs 18X

    3 or less 70 times out of 126 games. In a tick under 30% of their games, they’ve scored 1 run or less.

  12. JhallWally says:

    Well DilDon finally pulled his head out of his ass and moved Ethier out of the 3 hole and put Kemp there. Then he turns aroung and freaking starts Velez. At least we don’t have to be subjected to more of Navarro. Good Grief.

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Wow….4 pitches…2 outs! we are wearing out the pitcher!

  14. We really wore out Carpenter that inning. Jeez, he probably broke more of a sweat warming up.

  15. On gameday all three of those “balls” to Holliday were in the strike zone.

  16. lbirken says:

    Crap, Velez up with two runners on base. What to do?

  17. Don’t think you have anything to worry about with Velez there Birk.

  18. Guess we’re grinding right now…

  19. trublu4ever says:

    Maybe Carpenter will get tired running the bases 😉

  20. Wouldn’t ya know it, We’re down already..

    On Gamecast replay, the ball was left right in the wheelhouse of Berkman.

    Can we put Loney in the rotation and bring in Van Slyke or Sands to finish the season.

  21. Feel sorry for any kid pitcher that comes up with this team.

  22. trublu4ever says:

    You’re doing great, Nate….too bad we can’t get your a run or two.

  23. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-hoo……0 for 24!

  24. JhallWally says:

    C’mon shit pile, steam up some runs for this kid. He’s doing a great job.

  25. I think Carroll’s ground down.

  26. trublu4ever says:

    Very telling when James is our hottest hitter 😉

  27. Shutout #13’s well within reach now.

  28. Barajas must need some practice blocking balls in the dirt.

  29. trublu4ever says:

    We finally have a good pitching night and we can’t hit worth shit!…..and, that’s why we are in last place!

  30. Well I can see I didn’t miss anything…

  31. Sorry, but its time for Dre to move on. He’s friggin pathetic anymore.

  32. trublu4ever says:

    Wow….Miles!

  33. selltheteam says:

    Now THAT’S a mighty mite.

  34. Glad they got Eovaldi off the hook.

  35. JhallWally says:

    Sweet!!! WTG Miles.

  36. trublu4ever says:

    Thanks, Raffy!

  37. selltheteam says:

    Okay, now who’s gonna hold it.

  38. What a great comeback win!

  39. Damn! Didn’t see that coming.

  40. JhallWally says:

    Unbelievable!! We were 1 and 62 when trailing after 8 innings before tonight. Always fun beating the Cards.

  41. selltheteam says:

    Now we’re only tied for last place! That’s progress.

  42. And Velez has his perfect record going, too. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

  43. Nellyjune says:

    And they did it with Matt and Andre going 0-8 tonight too 🙂

  44. 32and53fan says:

    I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to participate in the love fest. I have spent all day putting a bathroom back together after the plumbing and water restoration companies ripped everything apart.

    At least I am learning some skills.

    It is fun to read everyone’s comments. I don’t have to watch the game to see how it went.

    Now, I just have to write a new post before I can get some sleep.

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