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These “experts” are saying that the Cubs will win this series. Except Peter Gammons.
Dodgers vs Cubs preview…
Troy from West Virginia breaks down the Playoff Roster!
Dodgers’ lineup for
NLDS Game 1
Andre Ethier updated his blog.
Ads will be displayed on Wrigley Field.
Dodgers-Cubs Playoff tickets are a hot item.
Who is going to win ? Vote ! :)
“It’s just great here; I don’t feel like I’m in a cage. The fans in L.A. are unbelievable — never in my 16 years have I received such a reception.”
This just in…. lol
UPDATED ! Brewers win the wild card. They will play against the Phillies. The Dodgers will play against the Cubs. Let’s Rock !
The Dodgers will open the Division Series on the road. Either in Chicago or Philadelphia. Who do you want ? Chose your poison. If the New York Mets win the wild card, we go to Philadelphia. If the Milwaukee Brewers win the wild card, we go to Chicago. I don’t mind which team we play. If we do play in Chicago, I think luck will be on our side. The Cubs were on this week’s Sports Illustrated Cover. That’s a curse. Some believe it on the curse. Others don’t. You judge for yourself.
Joe Torre always picks a player to manage the last game of the year. This year it will be Nomar Garciaparra. That’s pretty cool.
Where will Manny Ramirez be playing in 2009 ? Before I make a prediction, check out this article by Michael Ventre. It was written on the day the Dodgers made the trade to get Manny. I bet Ventre wishes he didn’t wrote that article. Manny has been a great citizen and most important, a great player. He has been awesome. Stats .396 17 Bombs 53 RBI’s There have been lots of articles about his future. Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times writes that it will be a bad deal if we sign Manny. There is also a article about how much the Dodgers made this year just by having Manny on the team. Also, Manny admits he was unhappy in Boston. Okidoki…Manny is 36 years old. Scott Boras is the agent. Of course, Boras will be looking for 1 last big contract. I’m predicting he is going to want a 4 year contract paying him around 20 mil a year. Are the Dodgers willing to pay him that ? Is it safe to give him that much money for a guy that will be 40 years old by the end of this contract ? What will happen to Andruw Jones and Juan Pierre next year ? I will try to trade Pierre in the off-season. We have Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp set. That means there is
only 1 spot left. Jones has 1 year left on his contract. I would try to sign Manny for 3 years around $ 60 million. My prediction….Manny Ramirez will be playing for the New York Yankees for the next 4 years. Didn’t expect that, huh ? Yankees are mad. Manny spent his teen years in New York. For the last 8 years there have been rumors that Manny wants to play for the Yankees. Plus the way he ended his time with Boston, wouldn’t it be fun for him to play in New York ? The Yanks have the money. They will be opening a new stadium next year. It’s all set. Man-Ram is a Yankee :( I hope I’m wrong. In the mean time, let’s enjoy his time here and win a Championship !
Video Time: Guess who is a big fan of Troy from West Virginia ? Andre Ethier ! lol
Meet Monday & Davis
You can meet Rick Monday and Tommy Davis. Here are the Details…
Rick Monday will be signing his book at Dodger Stadium on September 19 before the Dodger game. Tommy Davis will be speaking and signing autographs at El Cholo Restaurant on September 24 at 6:30 pm. Call to make your reservation: 949.673.0777 I won’t be attending any of those events. I already have their autographs. Talking about autographs, I have yet to get a autograph this month. I missed on several events because I have been extremely busy. Hopefully, I will get some chances by the end of the month.
I want to congratulate Andre & Maggie Ethier for the birth of their first baby :)
Video Time! Troy just got his Beimel Bobblehead
4 game series – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Funny Lowe Interview
Derek Lowe answers some funny questions over at the “The Guy Report” Some of the funny questions/answers are the following topics. When asked about what players think about Tommy Lasorda, Lowe answers “Ummm…this generation of players is completely different. They understand kind of what happened before. But I think the majority of people, don’t really care” When asked what he thought about Frank McCourt, Lowe answered that he is the best owner in baseball “Dude, he gave me a four-year deal at $36 million. He’s the best owner in all of baseball” Finally, when asked about reporters, he answered “I just get annoyed when people ask the same stupid question over and over again. You answer it, then they try to ask you another question, reverse it in a different direction to try to get you to say something, especially about teammates. That **** drives me crazy”
Video Time ! Andre Ethier talks about Food…
A couple of MLBlogs have been updated. Andre Ethier has a new food review. Zack Hample made a visit to Dodger Stadium. I enjoy reading his blog. He has a passion of collecting baseballs. Alyssa Milano updated her blog too. Check them out.
I got a e-mail from Ken Roberts. He created a “odds of making the playoffs” website. At this moment, according to his site the Dodgers have a 49.11 % to make the playoffs. Interesting stuff. Check it out if you’re into numbers.
Troy from West Virginia is not happy with Allegany County Community College.
The arrival of Manny Ramirez has given a spark to the offense of the Dodgers. You can even feel that the other players are much more relaxed (ok maybe not Andruw Jones) From the Ken Gurnick’s article…
“He’s kind of brought a new life to our team,” said All-Star catcher Russell Martin. “Everybody is kind of a little bit looser, having more fun, and we just know we’re going to put runs on the board with him in the lineup.” Chad Billingsley said “When we added him, just L.A. and all the
fans, and you just felt the excitement in the air,It gives us a spark. That’s what it’ll take to maybe get us deep into the playoffs, so obviously having him in the lineup changes how the opposing teams approach us. He just makes us better all around.”
I agree. I believe we can win the West Division. We need to fix our crowded outfield and play the best players at the moment. I would prefer a Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp outfield. Speaking about the crowded outfield, you have to like Ethier’s attitude about him being on the bench. From Tony Jackson’s article.
“We have worked hard these first few months to get into a situation where we can go where we want to go,” Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier said. “You have to focus on that and put all the individual stuff aside.”
Awesome. Ethier knows it’s going to be hard to start but he will be ready to come off the bench anytime during a game. I respect that. He has been playing solid baseball the whole year and deserved to be playing but with Ramirez coming and Kemp
being on fire, he has to be patient. I only wish Joe Torre would understand that Juan Pierre is not the answer to start everyday. From Torre…
“To me, Juan certainly deserves to play,” Torre said. “Juan, for me, will play the bulk of the time. That is taking nothing away from Ethier, but Matty right now is impressive for me in how he goes about his business. Somebody is going to have to sit, but it won’t happen all the time. We have to play the (backup) guys now and again just to make sure they get action.”
Ok I agree that Kemp is impressive. Why not play him along Ramirez and Ethier ! You start Kemp leadoff and Pierre in the bench. I believe Torre wants a true “leadoff hitter” so he wants Pierre there. I only hope that Rafael Furcal comes back soon and he can be the leadoff hitter and Pierre on the bench. Furcal was with the Dodgers over the weekend and told the reporters:
“I feel a lot better than before,” said Furcal, injured since May 6 after the best April of his career. “It doesn’t bother me anymore.”
“All I’ve ever done was be Juan Pierre,” he said. “I don’t know why, for some reason, they’re just sticking it to me this year. I applaud the move. Any time you get a chance to get Manny Ramirez, you get him. But from a personal standpoint, it’s putting me in a tough position.”
I disagree Juan. The Dodgers are not “sticking it” to you. You are basically not getting on base enough. That’s the point. Anyways, with all the Manny-Mania, let me write about his Jersey number. From Fox Sports…
By now, it is well-known that he’ll wear the number 99. It’s a nice number, distinctive and goofy, and previously worn by such luminaries as Mitch Williams, Turk Wendell and Wayne
Gretzky. (“I don’t know anything about hockey, sir,” he said. “They don’t have hockey in the Dominican.”) But 99 was not Ramirez’ his first choice.
“I wanted 34, but I guess it’s not available,” he said.
In fact, he wanted 24, the number he wore with the Red Sox, but that number has long since been retired in honor of Walter Alston. Thirty-four, it should be added, was worn by the Los Angeles icon Fernando Valenzuela.
“It’s not retired,” said Dodgers equipment manager Mitch Poole. “But it’s in our heart.”
That statement is a little odd. # 34 is not retired but no one can use it ? I know the Dodgers have a rule that in order to have your # retired you have to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, except for special circumstances like Jim Gilliam. He isn’t a Hall of Famer but his # 19 was retired. Well shouldn’t # 34 be retired ? I know Fernando Valenzuela is not a Hall of Famer but with everything that he did for the Dodgers and the Hispanic community I think he deserves to have his number retired. Back to Ramirez, I believe all this hype about his number will give a boost for Dodger sales this year. Last Friday, I saw many fans already wearing t-shirts with the number # 99
Click it Manny habla español
“Oye tu sabes que soy loco por la comida mexicana”
“Tu sabes, en Boston y Los Angeles siempre tuve el apoyo con los latinos y me siento en casa”
“Dime papi…..no papi porque tu sabes lo que hice, porque yo compre el navigator que yo me lo pongo y tu sabes..y me muevo…”
“Tu sabes lo que estaba pensando, la novela mia, la voy a vender y pedirle que no hagan annuncios”
Funny guy :)