The horror! The horror!

He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision—he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath—”The horror! The horror!”
— Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Like the Conrad novel, later adapted by Francis Ford Coppola for the movie “Apocalypse Now”, the duality of human nature is explored through the Kurtz character who tried to tame the natives along the Congo River in the former and those along the Mekong River in Viet Nam and Cambodia in the latter. The above quote was uttered just before he died when he realized the mass destruction that he wreaked without reaching his goal.

One might see some parallels between Kurtz and Ned Colletti.  In the Coppola movie, Martin Sheen plays Captain Benjamin L. Willard, a US Army officer charged with navigating up the Mekong River to “terminate” the command of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando. In the case of the Dodgers, an Enchanted Beaver, assisted by some of the OTD minions, is making his way from the streams winding down the western slopes of the Sierra mountains, up the Los Angeles River to the northern edge of Chavez Ravine to terminate the command of General Manager Ned Colletti.

When he looks to the field from his luxury seat at the team he has assembled, Ned has to be whispering to himself, “The Horror! The Horror!”

Dodgers lineup:

  1. Gordon SS
  2. Ellis C
  3. Abreu LF
  4. Rivera RF
  5. Kennedy 2B
  6. Loney 1B
  7. Cruz 3B
  8. Gwynn CF
  9. Capuano P

(I apologize to Crash for stepping on his post.  It wasn’t here when I started this one.)


79 Responses to The horror! The horror!

  1. trublu4ever says:

    Ned is so arrogant, he probably thinks he did a fine job….it’s the players who are letting him down…..I hope he is the first person gone on the “To Do List” of the new owners.

  2. Ellis & Kemp singled and scored their first time up. Javy 0H 1K in his inning.

  3. Ellis singles, Kemp walks in 2nd.

  4. Proving that there ARE two guys on the team that can at least hit single A pitching.

  5. trublu4ever says:

    Giants lost…Dbacks losing ….so, come on guys…get a run or two! I’m not asking for a lot….just enough to win this fu*king game!

  6. 3rd ABs – Ellis moves his man to third with one out. Kemp K’s.

    Some things never change. 4-2 after 4.

  7. crash24now says:

    There it goes. With this offense, this game is now out of reach.

  8. 4th AB for Ellis – grounds out to end the inning. 4-2 Quakes after 6.

  9. trublu4ever says:

    Oh, my….a run!

  10. 32and53fan says:

    That was a professional at bat by PVL Bobby Abreu.

  11. vl4eccjr says:

    Tie game! There’s still a pulse after all.

  12. That was a darned fine sac bunt by Gordon too.

  13. nedisajerk says:

    I still want to see bunt single from him.

  14. Kemp a single in his 4th AB.

  15. nedisajerk says:

    Let’s keep that streak of IR not scoring Elbert.

  16. vl4eccjr says:

    After a shaky start to the season, Elbert has really turned it around.

  17. trublu4ever says:


  18. nedisajerk says:

    Dang Loney is slow.

  19. trublu4ever says:


  20. OMG, we scored another run!

  21. crash24now says:

    Luis Cruz stole home! Faster than Dee Gordon or what?

  22. trublu4ever says:

    Okay…..come on Kenley…shut them down!

  23. trublu4ever says:

    Nice catch Rivera….now, one more out!

  24. vl4eccjr says:

    Nice job Kenley!
    Chalk up a ‘W’!!!

  25. Great win. And we gain on the Gnats too. What a deal 🙂

  26. crash24now says:

    A run! Way to go Cruz!

  27. The team has become a hitting machine in the first inning! Nice way to start the fireworks 🙂

  28. crash24now says:

    FOUR hits in a row? Who are these guys?

  29. crash24now says:

    Cinci’s Leak-e defense helping us!

  30. Whatever it takes . . . . .

  31. crash24now says:

    Hang in there, Harang.

  32. The bats have gotten a bit quiet again.

  33. Another good job by Beli!!

  34. trublu4ever says:

    YAY…another run!

  35. trublu4ever says:

    We need you to do it again, Kenley. First place awaits us!

  36. vl4eccjr says:

    Stop the presses!!
    Two in a row & back in first!!!

  37. nedisajerk says:

    I love the trio of Lindblom despite some recent struggle last month Belisario and Jansen.

  38. nellyjune says:

    In the words of Jhall!! Win streak!! Nice to come home to find out the Dodgers won again! Hope you all had a fabulous 4th!

  39. lbirken says:

    Nice pitching by Harang last night with a little help from the bullpen. Also nice to see the Dodgers hold on to a lead after the bats went cold; no hits after the third inning. I hope coaches will use Gordon’s head first slide into third base as a teaching tool to discourage the head first slide. From where I was sitting I could see third base rise up a bit and I thought that was strange and it looked like the call could have gone the other way. Gordon came out of the game immediatley and while we could not tell what it was for sure, Dee looked upset and in a great deal of discomfort. Too bad becuse he was starting to hit better the past couple of games.

  40. trublu4ever says:

    Dee Gordon…thumb surgery…out 6 weeks.

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