I Hate This Place

I Hate This Place

Let’s go Boys!


129 Responses to I Hate This Place

  1. trublu4ever says:

    Let’s hope we do some hitting here.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    Great….a rookie pitcher for them!

  3. That’s better.
    Now for the battle for third place.

  4. trublu4ever says:

    Way to go Dre & Drew!

  5. trublu4ever says:

    I know we have two runs but we aren’t exactly tearing the cover off the ball. Still seem a little flat to me.

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Now….that’s better!

  7. Hanley makes it 4-0

  8. Gordon’s hot tonight.

  9. Don’t forget this is Coors field.

  10. trublu4ever says:

    Damn…Matt just blew it!

  11. crash24now says:

    Kemp really screwed the pooch on that one. Ruined a perfectly good double!

  12. That was the first time I ever saw that.

  13. 32and53fan says:

    What a fucking idiot Kemp is. They should get rid of his sorry ass. Gets thrown out on an easy double by doing a home run trot and high fiving Lopes. I don’t care if he gets his five tools back. He will never have intelligence. Then he has the gall to laugh about it. Old school managers would send him to the pine, put in another player, and give him a big fine. God damn I hate players that don’t keep their head in the game.

  14. Now they say he was tagged out at second by Tulo.

  15. enchantedbeaver says:

    Just started following – what did Kemp do, miss the bag at first?

  16. enchantedbeaver says:

    By the looks of the box score, it appears Gonzo needs a few games off. You can’t play game after game with zero production from the clean-up hitter.

  17. 32and53fan says:

    Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy were not impressed by Kemp’s behavior, both during the play, and after, when he walked off the field with a stupid grin on his face. Dodger Talk should be interesting tonight.

  18. enchantedbeaver says:

    League throws a decent inning, so naturally Donnie PHs for him so Wilson can come in and allow 3-4 runs.

  19. crash24now says:

    Rojas sipping coffee.

  20. trublu4ever says:

    Now, into his first game, playing short…Miguel Rojas.

  21. crash24now says:

    I missed the whole Kemp high fiving Lopes part. I can’t believe that. Puig loves his bat flips, but never went that far.

    Mattingly needs to bench Kemp at least one game for his stupidity.

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      Its this kind of thing that has to stop if this team ever wants to be elite. Too bad Gibson isn’t the manager. I’d pay to see that confrontation with Kemp.

  22. enchantedbeaver says:

    Wow. He made it through the inning unscathed.

  23. Miggy Rojas is initiated with his first error.

  24. The Rockie announces didn’t know what they were reviewing about Kemp. They thought they were reviewing Kemp’s low five with Lopes. They found out later it was the tag out at second. They say Kemp should’ve been out on interference or something at first base.

  25. trublu4ever says:

    Oh, no…not Perez!

  26. Okay that’s that.

  27. crash24now says:

    Winning streak! (Beats a losing streak.)

  28. trublu4ever says:

    Fairly easy for a change.

  29. enchantedbeaver says:

    One in a row!!

  30. oldbrooklynfan says:

    The Dodgers are not only battling the Rockies this afternoon but also the law of averages, as the Rockies have lost eight straight.

  31. trublu4ever says:

    Same lineup today except for FedEx replacing Butera.

  32. Waiting for the Cardinal/Bluejays game to end then it’s Go Dodgers!!!!!!

  33. Kemp was safe at second according to the Rockies’ reviews.

  34. Woops! trall by one.

  35. What happened to Gordon & Puig??

  36. nedisajerk says:

    Dylan Hernandez ✔ @dylanohernandez

    Yasiel Puig sustained a hip flexor on his fourth-inning slide into 2nd base, according to @alannarizzo.

    Dylan Hernandez ✔ @dylanohernandez

    Gordon removed because of discomfort in right hip.

    You can see the twitter and other on the right side.

  37. I think A-Gon needs some time off.

  38. I think we’re still in this game if the offense can do something against Chacin.

  39. Attaway you carrot top.

  40. Glad to get out of that with only one run scoring.

  41. Another narrow escape.

  42. A-Gon is waaaaay overdue.

  43. enchantedbeaver says:

    These assholes lose again they deserve it. Runner at third, nobody out, and can’t even get him home – yet again. Pathetic.

  44. The law of averages…

  45. crash24now says:

    Ether looked like he was afraid of the wall, IMO.

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      As far as I’m concerned, Ethier, Kemp and Crawford ALL need to go. Add Gonzo, Hanley, Donnie and McGuire to the list and lets start over with some young blood and some decent coaching.

      Frankly, I’m hoping these guys fail to make the playoffs. Not only because the wild card is just a gimmick, but maybe if they fall flat on their faces this year maybe some needed changes will finally be made.

  46. messagebear says:

    I totally agree that for this team to make playoffs by wild card is totally unacceptable. If a $240 million payroll can’t win its division, then F*** the ownership and management and let them fail all-together. Maybe we can see some real changes and get rid of the overpaid fluff. I don’t feel like this is a real Dodger team, rather a bunch of paid for mercenaries that don’t really have the gumption beyond collecting their outrageous bounty. That’s how most of them are acting anyway, and I realize that I may be just behind the times.

    But I agree with E as far as getting rid of most of them and then certainly Ned and Donnie Boy. Start with what’s left and get some real baseball sense operating. Unfortunately I don’t think anybody with a Guggenheim behind them qualifies.

  47. grizzy says:

    Yesterday’s loss puts us 9 1/2 back, plus losing the two guys that were producing. Ugh. It’s no longer early, can’t use that rationalization anymore, and the giants are keeping their foot on the gas pedal.
    Now the bad news. ha ha
    Is any else besides Hanley in a contract year? I’m not giving up, but this could be what our season is going to look like.

  48. Dodger4life says:

    I needed something to do while enjoying my coffee…
    Josh Beckett rhp
    4 years/$68M (2011-14)
    Chad Billingsley rhp
    3 years/$35M (2012-14), plus 2015 option
    14:$12M, 15:$14M club option ($3M buyout)
    Dan Haren rhp
    1 year/$10M (2014), plus vesting option
    2015 player option worth $10M with 180 innings pitched in 2014 (if traded, player option is $11M with 180 IP
    Brian Wilson rhp
    1 year/$10M (2014), plus 2015 option
    14:$10M, 15:$8.5M player option
    player option may increase to $10M based on appearances in 2014
    Chris Perez rhp
    1 year/$2.3M (2014)
    Jamey Wright rhp
    1 year/$1.8M (2014)
    Paul Maholm lhp
    1 year/$1.5M (2014)
    Justin Turner inf
    1 year/$1M (2014)
    Chone Figgins inf
    1 year/$0.9M (2014)
    Drew Butera c
    1 year/$0.7M (2014)
    Scott Elbert lhp
    1 year/$0.575M (2014)
    A lot of the youngsters, are one 1 tear contracts as well.
    Van Slyke


    • Dodger4life says:

      I looked at my Social Security print-out yesterday. Some of these guys will make more money, by playing in today’s game. Then I have made in my lifetime. And, I’ve carried over 500,000 sheets of drywall, and fallen off several ladders and planks in the process.
      Screw the coffee…I’m gonna keep plugging away on carrying those million beers…I may fall again in the process too.

  49. Dodger4life says:

    Sunday line-up…Any guesses.

  50. Dodger4life says:

    4 of these guys weren’t even in the show in 2013.
    The 5th wasn’t a starter.
    The 6th is today’s pitcher.
    The other three, combined, will be paid roughly $475,410.00, for whatever performance they give today.

  51. grizzy says:

    Thanx, Dodger4life.

  52. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I just want to say that I agree with many of you that the Dodgers, with their large payroll, should be doing a lot better than they’re doing.That said, I absolutely don’t think that getting to the postseason via the wild card is a disgrace,
    How they get to the postseason doesn’t matter to me, so long as they get there.

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      Here’s why I don’t like it Brooklyn…

      A team can be mediocre most all season, catch fire at the end and squeak into the wild card. Then because they’re hot, play and beat a team that’s earned the right to be there by playing good ball all year and winning their division. We’ve seen it a lot of times, and I don’t think its right. Why play a season to get a division winner only to have them knocked out by a team that shouldn’t even be there?

      The second wildcard is total gimmick, (A) to get yet another playoff game, and (B) get both teams to use their ace so they have a handicap against the division winner.

      If they’re going the 4-team route because there’s so many teams now, then why not expand to two more cities and have four 4-team divisions?

      Two more teams isn’t going to hurt the talent pool. Its not that deep anyway as we’ve already got several dozen players in the bigs that really shouldn’t be there. Players union would love it – 50 more big league spots. Owners would benefit by less travel.

      Then you have 4 true division winners in the playoffs who had to earn their way there all year and not just have a hot month or two.

  53. lbirken says:

    OBF, it is not that making the Wild Card is a disgrace but it is not the path it once was due to the 1 game play off (or play in) rather than a series. And we are basically talking about the current Dodger team that we all thought had enough talent to win its division.

    I am not sure I agree with Beav’s option of adding two more teams simply because I think there are too many bad teams as it is. But otherwise I think he has given a good analysis of the current situation. As a season ticket holder, we go through a lot of agony trying to pick playoff tickets in our partnership having no idea when or where the games will be played, except for World Series games. I will admit it does make for an exciting end to the season and keeps interest.

    • It is as it is, the Dodgers, for some reason, are off to a slow start and the Giants are flying high, regardless of payrolls. I’m just stating that, for now, the Dodgers only route to the postseason seems to be the wild card.
      Yes, you have to win the wild card game, but you have to get there first. It’s a game that if you lose, you lose but if you win you’re in.

      • I can understand you’re point Enchantedbeaver but I ask you, If the Dodgers won the World Series via the wild card, would you care how they got there?

        • lbirken says:

          I would be happy.

        • enchantedbeaver says:

          Actually, I would. It would be nice that they won, but the championship would be tainted in my view.

          • I wouldn’t feel the same way you would because the wild card is part of the game. It’s just another way to get to the postseason. It takes all season to get there.

          • JhallWally says:

            I would be totally OK with it… Hey, if you make the playoffs under the current rules and you run the table, then you deserve the title. Especially with the new wild cat format….
            It totally puts the wild card teams behind the 8 ball…..

            I would like to see four divisions with four teams each as you propose. That would be the ideal situation.. But, it ain’t happening anytime soon… I think one day, it will……

  54. Well it looks like Kemp is coming around.

  55. You can’t keep Tulo down too long.

  56. lbirken says:

    Still not too sure about the replay in MLB. I can understand checking on whether or not a ball is fair or foul and whether or not the ball clears the playing field for a home run as well as If an umpire is out of position or just cannot see the play but if we are going to see challenges to every close call, do we really need all those umpires on the field? We don’t need them for the obvious calls and with the replay system I am not sure we need them for the close plays since some guy in New York makes the final decision anyway.

  57. enchantedbeaver says:

    Gameday shows the final as 6-1, but I always thought they reverted back to the last complete inning when they call a game, so shouldn’t the final be 2-1?

    • trublu4ever says:

      My Hubby was wondering the same thing since the Rockies didn’t bat the home half of the inning.

      • lbirken says:

        I too found this curious. And if it did go back to 2-1, the major league first hits for Romak and Rojas would be wiped out. And Kershaw gets credit for a complete game victory.

        • enchantedbeaver says:

          I guess because they were already ahead in the game, it counts.

          Never heard that before.

          • oldbrooklynfan says:

            Correct. According to the recap, since the Dodgers had the lead going into the 6th inning all runs count. it must be something new, I wasn’t aware of that change either.

  58. grizzy says:

    I am surprised too. I also thought it reverted back to even innings.

  59. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo, win streak!!!!

  60. JhallWally says:

    For some reason, AGon is flying under the radar…. Why does he get a free pass? He hasn’t don’t jack in the last month… But, nobody is calling him out like Hanley, Kemp, or Ethier…..

  61. Dodger4life says:

    It’s nice to see that Romak and Rojas, will have their first MLB hit’s recorded.
    I’m not gonna gripe too much if the wildcard ends up being the ticket. You would of still had to of beaten the best. 88 was a strike shortened season, and everyone seems to be okay with the way it turned out.
    There’s still plenty of baseball left to play, and things can change rather unexpectedly. The goal should be to start winning consistently and nudge our way back into the division race.
    Cincy would be a good place to begin…

  62. messagebear says:

    I have a somewhat different qualifier for getting the wild card slot for playoffs. I’ll call it the Great Equalizer, or the small market Underdog Qualifier.
    Teams that are able to spend let’s say a minimum of $100 million on payroll would be treated separately. For each $10 million of payroll in excess of $100 million, the team would get one game subtracted from their otherwise standings. Then let the final calculation determine which two teams get the wild card. Frankly in the new era of huge payrolls I’ve had a certain admiration for teams like Miami and the Pirates, which tend to compete with much less dollar advantage. I think I’d like to even the playing field for them in that respect.

  63. oldbrooklynfan says:

    On to Cincinnati and Tony Cingrani. Regardless of how you feel about the Wild Card, the Dodgers have to win either way. The Wild Card is no consolation prize.It’s awarded to the best two teams not among the division leaders. It’s just one of two ways to be one of the eight teams to participate in the postseason. The winner of the wild card game is no worse than the other other seven and deserves a shot at playing in the World Series.
    There’s a group of teams in both leagues that are hoping to win a spot to challenge for the wild card and the Dodgers are one of them. And it’s not going to be easy. The winner is generally one of the best teams in the post season.

    • messagebear says:

      I think your take on the wild card is certainly right in one respect.
      If you have one particularly strong division, the second place team within that same division might have an overall record every bit as strong as some other division winner; therefore, that team could be considered as deserving and competitive as everyone else in the playoffs. I think it was that reasoning that led to establishing the wild card in the first place. Creating a second wild card in my opinion was entirely superfluous and only diluted the “deserving” aspect for making the playoffs.
      Just my take on it.

      • lbirken says:

        I think the issue some of us have (ok, maybe there are just two of us) with the Wild Card is the expectations we had for the Dodgers this season. We are not opposed to the system and understand how the Wild Card can reward a team for being good. The problem I have is with the Wild Card now a one game situation, making that game is less of a reward than it was before when the team had to play a best of 5 series to move on. Anyway, enough talk about this.

  64. crash24now says:


    Figgins 2B
    Ramirez SS
    Puig RF
    Kemp LF
    Van Slyke CF
    Turner 3B
    Romak 1B
    Federowicz C
    Haren P

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