"I didn’t see the technical tag…" - Cal Ripken, Jr.
Because there wasn’t one.
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Using the AILB analysis I pick the Dodgers, giving me 8-14 more Vin Scully-voiced games.
Coincidentally the AILB ends up with the same result for 95% of all fans who do not have a team in the playoffs. The other 5% find Joe Castiglione charming.
for tonight’s Dodgers-Braves game.
Apparently Atlanta REALLY likes Thursday Night Football.
October 3 should just be re-named “Bobby Thomson Day”
62nd anniversary, jump to 1:25 if you are impatient
Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West Champs
September 19, 2013
Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images North America
Los Angeles Dodgers, 2013 National League West Champions
It’s their first playoff appearance since 2009
Another version: Upstart rookie Yasiel Puig has the nerve to make playoffs in first season. Who does he think he is?
Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers booth for 2014 - his 65th season.
The starting lineup from Scully’s first game in the radio/TV booth with another legend, Red Barber:
April 18, 1950 - Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
Pee Wee Reese
mner (winner - best name in the starting lineup)
Dick Sisler (son of HOFer George Sisler)
Only George Shuba and Bobby Morgan are still alive.
Yasiel Puig’s critics want him to master the finer points of playing because he might cost the Dodgers a playoff series they wouldn’t have reached without him. Puig may be flawed, but he’s a winning ballplayer, and that’s all that matters.
The tiresome trope of the young star “not respecting the game” needs to end, especially since it’s existed for nearly a century and not proven out.
And I am sure glad that Puig wasn’t in the All Star Game, that showed him for being talented too quickly.
On June 20:
Dodgers are 29-42, 8.5 games back in the division
June 21 - August 16:
Dodgers are 42-8, 9.5 game division lead
That’s right the Dodgers have played .840 ball over the past 2 months and have had a 18-game turnaround.
Dodgers have won 41 of 49.
If they win again on Saturday, they’ll be 3rd team in last 100 yrs to win 42 of 50 (‘41 Yankees, 42 Cardinals)
The ‘41 Yanks and the ‘42 Cards both ended up in the World Series. The Yankees won the Series in both seasons.
Dodgers have won 1080
Cubs have won 1070
h/t to Pat Hughes on WGN-AM 720 (and whoever does his research)
"Came across an old little league photo…"
- Brian Wison (via @BrianWilson38)