That’s All Folks!

The Dodgers home schedule came to an end last night as the Dodgers beat up on the Giants 8-2, effectively ending their post-season hopes.  Going into Arizona to play the division leading D’backs, any combination of a D’backs win or a Giants loss will end San Francisco’s divisional hopes.  Behind in the Wild Card leading Braves by four with six games to go, the Giants only hope is that Atlanta and St. Louis keep their losing streak going the rest of the way.  Acting as a spoiler is a small satisfaction for the Dodgers in a less than stellar year for the team.

Matt Kemvp has kept his bid for MVP going strong with a home run and three doubles.  Hiroki Kuroda pitched a strong seven innings in what might have been his last appearance at Dodger Stadium.

Josh Rawitch made a visit to OTD to thank the ITD/OTD community for our support over the last few years.  It was a classy thing for him to do, especially giving his nod of approval for OTD as a means of keeping us Dodger fans in a conversation on a daily basis.  One wonders how many times he has read our comments here or on ITD and was tempted to reply as a fan, not as part of the management team?

This Day in Dodgers History

September 23, 2006 – With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break its single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The previous record of 3,608,881 was determined by former National League rules which counted fans by turnstile count.

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124 Responses to That’s All Folks!

  1. dodgereric says:

    I would like to repeat:

    Josh, please come on in here any time. It’s asking too much (I suppose) for you to come in here and give us your unique insight once that unmentionable bastard leaves.

    After a couple of hours of staring and cutting and pasting and adding and averaging, I’ve run out of ways to juggle these numbers into something meaningful. There’s a few new items in there now. I’ve bolded the ones I consider significant. So, as tru said earlier: Drum Roll Please….

    Game 81 attendance (2010): 38,007
    Tonight’s “attendance” courtesy of trumom: 37,560
    Difference from 2010’s Game 81: -447
    3rd straight game of negative attendance
    Games greater than last year = 10 / Less than last year = 70

    2010 attendance (81 games) – 3,562,318 (43,979 average)(#3 in MLB)
    2011 attendance (81 games) – 2,935,139 (36,236 average) (#10 in MLB)

    Drop of 627,179 paid

    Average drop of 7,743
    Percentage drop 2010/2011: -17.6059

    #11 is Texas with an average of 36,145 with 3 home games left (vs SEA)
    A difference of 91 per game less than the Dodger’s final number
    Texas is averaging 40,441 in the last 6 games
    Could leave us #11 in 2011 after being #3 last year

    The following 4 numbers are based on estimated 25% no shows by some forgotten sportswriter:

    Estimated no-shows tonight: 9,390
    Estimated no-shows in 2011: 733,785
    Estimated turnstile attendance tonight: 28,170
    Estimated turnstile attendance in 2011: 2,201,354

    Longest run of negative attendance: 23 games (Game 18 thru Game 40)
    2nd-longest run (honorable mention): 22 games (Game 56 thru Game 77)
    Longest run of positive attendance: 3 games (Game 2 thru Game 4)

    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Games less than 30,000 this season – 13
    Last game < 30K prior to this season was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 75 – 25,381
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 13
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 20. 2011: 50
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 50. 2011: 13
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

    Combine: 627,179 fewer tickets sold
    With: estimated 733,785 no-shows
    Equals: 1,360,964 estimated fewer bodies in Dodger Stadium this season
    Or: over 38% less people through the turnstiles in 2011

    I sincerely wish I will be doing this in reverse next season with the fans streaming back into the almost sacred Dodger Stadium because ding-dong, the bastard’s gone.

    • nedisajerk says:

      NOTES: The announced crowd of 37,560 gave the Dodgers a season home attendance total of 2,935,139, the first time they failed to draw at least 3 million in a non-strike year since 1992. They averaged 36,236 and had just three sellouts at the 56,000-seat stadium. Bumgarner is 2 1-3 innings short of reaching 200 innings for the first time in his career. The teams ended their season series with nine wins apiece. The Giants have given up 95 homers this season, fewest in the majors. The Dodgers went 42-39 at home, their sixth straight season with a winning home record. Lasorda presented Dodgers jerseys to the Little League World Series champions, Ocean View from Huntington Beach. The youngsters received a commemorative Frosted Flakes cereal box featuring the team. Lasorda delivered the Dodgers lineup card to the umpires, chatting with them and Giants manager Bruce Bochy at home plate.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    Happy Birthday, Matty! You and Kersh have made this season bearable. Winning the MVP and Cy Young awards would make my winter much happier.

  3. selltheteam says:

    Triple Crown anyone?

    When I was a kid, Frank Robinson won the Triple Crown playing for the Orioles in 1966. The next year, Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown. Was I ever disappointed in 1968 when nobody won the Triple Crown.

    Forty-four years later, Matt Kemp is ever so close. Prior to today’s games:

    Braun .330
    Reyes .329
    Kemp .326

    Pujols 37
    Kemp 36
    Uggla 35

    Kemp 118
    Howard 113
    Fielder 112

    • 32and53fan says:

      I have been hearing about Yastrzemski in 1967 for decades but did not realize that Robinson got the TC the year before. That is pretty amazing considering how few TC winners there are.

  4. selltheteam says:

    MLB asks judge to order sale of Dodgers
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-mlb-dodgers-20110924,0,3508892.story

    “Mr. McCourt cannot hide the Dodgers in bankruptcy forever,” the MLB filing read.

  5. selltheteam says:

    Lineup

    Gordon ss
    Sellers 3b
    Kemp cf
    Sands rf Sandman as Cleanup Hitter!
    Oeltjen lf
    Mitchell 1b
    Federowicz c
    Velez 2b AAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHH! WTF!
    Lilly p

  6. messagebear says:

    Will Velez please GET A HIT! It’s obvious that Donnie will keep inserting him until he finally does. I suppose he’s bound to get a standing ovation if that should finally happen. What a joke!

  7. Why is every one calling this such a bad year? Is it because we didn’t make the postseason? What’re we getting to be like the Yankees?
    It was pretty bad from April to July but like last year we turned it around only this year we turned it around for the better and are now one of the best teams in baseball.
    Hasn’t anyone been paying attention? If they can play like this all through 2012, regardless of ownership, I think we’ll be right in the thick of it and could stand an excellent chance of getting through the postseason. As most of you know I’m a pessimistic guy but this team has actually giving me plenty of hope.

    • 32and53fan says:

      It was because our offense was so abysmal during the early months and we got buried too far down to make a comeback.
      We now face a challenge with the pitching for 2012. If Kuroda does not return, we will need someone to fill his shoes. Same with Eovaldi if he cannot keep up his good pitching next year.

      Did it rain in Brooklyn today? I was supposed to be in NYC yesterday and today but my trip fell through. Oh well, I saved a lot of money that I would have had to spend on transportation and food.

      • trublu4ever says:

        I agree….the non-existant hitting from Uribe and Blake, plus, the use of Gibbons and Thames cost us many games in the standings. It also took Donnie half the season to figure out his bullpen….not that McDooDoo & GrrrRear are any better now but, Kenley and Javy were a blessing. And, let’s not forget….we did have Loweeney not Loney in the first half.

        • JhallWally says:

          Well said Trumom. Outstanding!! Just want to add playing Navarro and relying on Furcal as some more reasons for the poor performance. Also, not batting Kemp 3rd from day one even when Ethier was hot in April, and even more so from May on when he stunk.

          • trublu4ever says:

            Thanks, Jhall. I forgot Navarro & Furcal. And, we were ALL yelling at Donnie fom the beginning to bat Matty 3rd….but, did he listen to us? Hell, No!

          • JhallWally says:

            Hell no they don’t listen to us. Too bad, as it would have saved them alot of money, bad trades, and bad contracts over the last 6 years.

            Ned is proof that there is nothing common about common sense.

          • JhallWally says:

            I thought it was very revealing when Beav was putting together his top 10 list of Neds best moves and he could not even come up with 10 good moves. PUFF!!!

          • trublu4ever says:

            I do remember Beav’s list. It jut goes to prove Ned is a bust as GM!

  8. JhallWally says:

    Very glad to see Bud finally dig in his heels and draw a hard line on the McCourt ownership. I really don’t see the bankruptcy court overruling MLBs rights and nullifying the agreement that Frank signed off on when he bought the team. Maybe Frank will see the writing on the wall now and agree to sell the team and move on. Of course, that is the sensible and classy thing to do. So the odds of a vile and vindictive narcissist like Frank doing the right thing are not very high.

  9. trublu4ever says:

    Right now, I’m watching the Braves/Nationals game and, they just brought up an interesting point about Matty and the Triple Crown….we had a game rained out and, to make things on the up and up and, maybe see histoy, do they play the game?

  10. trublu4ever says:

    And, speaking of the Braves, they are trying their best to loe this damn game…were leading 6 – 1 and, now it’s 6 – 3…not that I’m a Braves fan, but, I don’t want the Giants to sneak in there! As well as we have been playing lately…the Braves look like us at the beginning of the season.

  11. trublu4ever says:

    Jerry! Way to go!

  12. vl4eccjr says:

    I hate this lineup! Eugenio??!! REALLY??!!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Yay….Braves win!

  14. trublu4ever says:

    0 – 34!!!!!!!!

  15. vl4eccjr says:

    O for thirty fucking four! Thanks Donnie!!

  16. nedisajerk says:

    Damn Braun just hit a 3 runs homeruns.

  17. JhallWally says:

    Oh, the humanity!!! I don’t believe what I’m seeing ladies and gentlemen. If Dildon leaves him in the whole game, he is either gonna get a hit or go down in flames big time with a record for futility. From what Vin was saying, 0 for 35 is the record for a non pitcher.

  18. How the hell did this rag-tag lot score a run? This has got to be the worst line-up I’ve seen all year, and that’s saying something.

  19. trublu4ever says:

    0 for fucking 35!!!!!!!!

  20. JhallWally says:

    0 for 35!! Nice Dildon.

  21. Nellyjune says:

    Wow!!!! A pick-off/balk play!!
    .
    BTW – Eugenio kind of sucks. My hubby and son just didn’t understand why we would trade JP just to get his twin later on down the road. One word explains that – Ned.

  22. vl4eccjr says:

    Happy Birthday Matt!!!

  23. JhallWally says:

    SWEET!!!!!!!! WTG MATT!!

  24. Nellyjune says:

    WAY TO GO MATTHEW RYAN KEMP!!!! A Happy Birthday gift for yourself 🙂

  25. trublu4ever says:

    Bison!!!!!!!

  26. Sorry if I caused you any spillage VL!!

  27. nedisajerk says:

    Yeah the bday boy Kemp #37.

  28. Normally I would prefer prospects, but I’d gladly take a fistful of old man Carrolls over Oeltjen, Mitchell and Velez.

  29. vl4eccjr says:

    I think having Matt’s mom around is a good luck charm! 😉

  30. Oh good, here comes MacTurd to save the day.

  31. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-Hoo….gnats losing 3 – 1 bottom of 8th!

  32. nedisajerk says:

    Another game that Lilly haven’t given up a homerun that’s 5 in a rows and not 1 SB’s allowed.

  33. vl4eccjr says:

    Missed it by that much!
    Pffffffffffffffft!!!!

  34. trublu4ever says:

    YAY….DBACKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Congrats Gibbie! The Giants is dead!!!!

  36. nedisajerk says:

    WTG Gibson and the Dback.

  37. Why is this kid not the closer?

  38. vl4eccjr says:

    WOW!! K – J has been spectacular!!!

  39. Nellyjune says:

    I’m not sure you can compare Velez to a Dyson. As Dyson having the most suction, I’m not sure we can compare Velez to the best of anything, even if it is just a vacuum.

  40. Nellyjune says:

    I am definitely liking KJ and Javy.

  41. trublu4ever says:

    Another win for us….way to go!

  42. JhallWally says:

    Wah-Hoo!! Win streak!!! Nice game by Lilly. Let’s hope it rubs off on Billz tomorrow night.

  43. Guess our little league team could beat their little league team.

  44. Happy birthday, Matt! Double celebration tonight.

  45. Well folks as always, its been real.

    Catch you all again tomorrow…

  46. JhallWally says:

    B’duh, B’duhhhh, B’duh-Ba-Duh….Thats all G’nat folks!!!

  47. Nellyjune says:

    Goodnight Enchanted!!!

  48. Nellyjune says:

    Okay, why did the thread go from 127 comments to 124 comments?

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