Going for the sweep

It feels a little strange writing about baseball on a day of such national, even world significance.  The thousands of people from our and many other nations that lost their lives on that fateful day ten years ago will never be forgotten.  The War on Terror is still going on and brave Americans continue to sacrifice their lives so the rest of us can continue our pursuit of happiness and freedom.  There will be observances of this solemn day in ballparks all over America today.  Baseball serves to unite people from many locations and backgrounds in a way few other activities can claim.  So acknowledge this day in a way you find suitable, then take part in our baseball community by rooting for your favorite team.

On this day, that has been anticipated  in the news for months, the tenth anniversary of the nefarious attack on our country by terrorists, the Dodgers have a chance to sweep the Giants and raise their record over .500 for the first time since April 29, when they were 14-13.

Dana Eveland had another great outing, limiting the Giants to three hits and no runs over seven plus innings.  For Eveland, known as “The Big Sweat” during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, it was no sweat – blowing away his opposing batters.  Maybe the team celebrated the win by eating some Schweddy Balls, the new ice cream flavor by Ben & Jerry’s.  Who knows, the Dodgers might have Schweddy Balls after every win.

In case you did not see it, Ned Colletti discussed his views on the off-season in an article by Ken Gurnick.  Blah, blah, more of the same… I can’t wait to read your views on his views.

This Day in Dodgers History

September 11, 1959 – The Dodgers end Elroy Face’s consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, the winner of only three major league career victories.

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56 Responses to Going for the sweep

  1. trublu4ever says:

    I saw the bit in the newspaper about Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls and I LMAO then and still am! I can’t wait to get me some of them balls 😉

  2. DodgerZona says:

    LOL Tru…So funny….How about Ned saying no big roster shift come this winter…..What a jerk-off

  3. DodgerZona says:

    Sucks…Look’s like we are stuck with him and McBroke next yr

  4. trublu4ever says:

    We can only hope that Frankrupt will be forced out and, if he is gone, Neddie will be shown the door too. Colletti always talks big but, we know his shortcomings 😉

  5. DodgerZona says:

    Ya Ned does always talk big that’s for sure….One day McBroke will be gone

  6. trublu4ever says:

    On this tragic day ten years ago, I, although devasated by what had been done to our great country, was blessed with the arrival of my grandson, Joshua.

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Now, let’s take care of business on the field and sweep those gnats out the door! Go, Dodgers, Go!

  8. messagebear says:

    One of the few delights of the season – crippling the Giants, maybe enough to push them down into third place. On the other hand, I’m delighted with the AZ team’s fortunes; glad for Gibson. At least there will be a team to root for in the playoffs. My second choice would be the Brewers. The Angels are proving rather surprising at the end, and I don’t know exactly how to feel about them, but I pretty much root for the NL team in the end – except last year when it was the Giants.

    • trublu4ever says:

      I’d love to see the Diamondbacks & Tigers in the WS. That would be fun for me to watch and a ratings nightmare for whatever network covers it!

  9. trublu4ever says:

    Dre is going to have surgery on his knee Wednesday 😦 Hopefully, he will be good as new and playing for the Dodgers next season.

  10. colliethec says:

    Happy Birthday to Joshua!

    & it only took to the 4th pitch for the Krud & Krap to complain about the strike zone.

  11. colliethec says:

    Glad Dre is getting his knee done. Sort of strange that they made it like it was Dre’s fault.

    It seems to me as if the knee was bothering him — he wanted to play because he felt that was the expectation of management and didn’t want to let them down — and then said something to Simmers that he expounded on in his article thus causing a big controversy. So again it seems as if a big problem was communication between Dre – his agent – management – and the training staff (Conte).

  12. trublu4ever says:

    Ugh…not a good result!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Shit….Krud & Krap, stop your damn crying about every fu*king thing!

  14. trublu4ever says:

    Come on Kuroda…stop doing the Lilly impression!

  15. colliethec says:

    Here we go again — Lance Diaz missed the call! He was safe!!!!

    If they didn’t complain about any calls that don’t favor the Giants or any balls/strikes that don’t favor the Giants or if they gave credit to the other team on occasion or showed some class and stopped being such homers they wouldn’t be so bad… 🙂

  16. colliethec says:

    Looks like it’s just you & me Tru!

  17. trublu4ever says:

    Shit…they just got the lead!

  18. 32and53fan says:

    Kuroda is struggling now… 3-1 Giants!

  19. trublu4ever says:

    i don’t think it really matters but, the dbacks are losing big time to the puds.

  20. trublu4ever says:

    Kuo-no!

  21. trublu4ever says:

    Come on Lindblom….get them out. give us a chance to win this!

  22. trublu4ever says:

    Shit….that was strike 3!

  23. trublu4ever says:

    Game over! I’m really glad Enchanted and Jhall aren’t here 😉

  24. 32and53fan says:

    Not the greatest day for Vinnie. He called Lindblom Bloomquist three times. I don’t know if anyone on the production team picked up the error and corrected him. If not, why not?
    Maybe Vin was looking at the upcoming series with the D’backs and saw that Bloomquist would be coming to L.A.?

    • trublu4ever says:

      Believe me, I would have preferred Vinny, errors and all, compared to having to listen to Krud & Krap for two days straight!

      • 32and53fan says:

        I believe you. He has to keep track of hundreds of players and I am surprised he does not make more errors. It is easy to get a name like Lindblom confused with Bloomquist. Both are not well known and I guess once the name gets in your head, it stays there.
        I can not even imagine talking the way he does, calling complete games by himself, never mind the poetic and literary flourishes, and not stumbling over my words or going blank.
        He is the greatest!

  25. Hi OTD
    I spent the day visiting the outside of the WTC site as I’ve done on most of the 9/11 anniversaries. This year I was with my daughter Claudine. In 2001, I was working as a messenger after retiring from the MTA and delivering and picking up at the WTC, daily. I thank God I hadn’t left for work yet when the dark moments occurred. I’ll never forget those days, in and outside the buildings. Luckily I didn’t lose any loved ones. I left for work that day thinking it was an accident but found out differently when I arrived at my site on 5th Avenue and 53rd St.
    I got back home today during the Giants 6th inning, so I didn’t miss much. As they say and they’re right. “You can’t win them all”.
    I feel comfortable with what Colletti said. I feel the team has improved immense over the past month or so and I agree with Ned that very little tinkering with the team will be necessary over the winter but of course as we all know these are just words and talk is cheep..

    • trublu4ever says:

      And, that’s what the organization has become….cheap!

    • 32and53fan says:

      Thank God you were not in the WTC that day.

      What was your transportation as a messenger? NYC is a great city but it is not parking friendly for cars. Are there special parking privileges, ie. double parking while running inside a building for a pickup or delivery (like the UPS trucks do in L.A.) for messengers in NYC?

      I think the team needs a little more than tinkering. Our utility guys have done pretty good lately but I would like to see a more permanent solution to the offense. Maybe McCourt should bring in Billy Beane and bring back Paul DePodesta to help him build a good team on a shoestring budget. I think Colletti is trying to do that but he is not as smart as those guys.

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