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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 07-21




With Dodgertown reeling from the embarrassing loss on top of a losing streak, today was the perfect day to twist that knife into the Dodgers gut…..all the elements were there….a Fan Friendly lineup (ie no Rowand or Rent) a struggling Billingsly on the mound in front of a battered Dodger bullpen all being managed by MattingLOL (tm Baggs)….instead we got 9 innings worth of blah……Both teams played without incident, which probably did wonders for the Dodgers as they focused on the game rather than their Machismo

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 06-21

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Barry did just about all we could ask, pitching well enough to keep the Giants in the game versus a still potent Dodger lineup…he was a little shaky in the 2nd allowing a Blake homer, and the back to back singles before getting a comebacker Double Play to end the innings….he then breezed through the Dodger order for 3rd-7th innings, without allowing a Dodger runner past 1st base…..but then in the 8th after a leadoff single, a sac bunt and walk, he left the game swearing at no one in particular like a crazy homeless man on Market street….without the urine stench or cardboard Vietnam vet sign…..so, despite being tagged with the L, Zito turned in a solid performance, and the fire that has been indicative of the good Zito…..errr, I mean less sucky Zito…….

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I don't know how you do it….I just plain !@#$ hate LA and that !@#$ stadium…..the sprawling concrete with little vegetation, the traffic seemingly on every street and at most hours of the day…..the people, who are more conscious of how much money you make and what you drive than who you are…..and then there is Dodger Stadium and Dodger Fans…..you don't really notice the smog unless….you look at the horizon……you are landing or taking off in a plane……you go to Dodger stadium……and man, when the heat starts to rise in the Summer and you get that inversion layer compounded by the Ravine compounded by the Stadium…..well, you get a big bowl of smog…..and you can not only see it as you look across the field,….you can feel it…..with the sun and the alcohol and the microscopic dirt clinging to your body as Dodger fans display what happens when you dilute the gene pool……it all makes me feel like ]Travis Bickle praying for a real rain…..perhaps a rain of ]10 % bleach would do the trick

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1 for 2 with a walk in 3 PA's…..really the only bat that didn't squander an opportunity of some sort …

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Shut down, and held to 5 hits….but they never seemed overmatched by Billingsly, getting chance after chance to tie the game but coming up short…..0-8 with runners in scoring position, including 0-4 from Sandoval and Uribe, but you cant hang it on those two as Torres and Posey and Sanchez had their chances as well….The Giants only struck out 3 times, and did not strike out at all with runners on base…not only that they didn't hit into any DP's and didn’t really make any blunders……but in the end, they couldn't find any holes, and only a handful of hard hit balls…..but still it was the kind of game where you felt like you were hitting……but still manage to put a big fat goose egg up on the scoreboard…..

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Looks like you fucked up last night too, at least it was to our benefit……

ROMO
After getting Kemp, gave up a humpback liner to Blake to hand a 2nd Earnie on Zito

TASCHNER
What a man will do to collect a big league check…..yes, he is a officially a !@#$ Dodger…..whats the matter Colleti,. Felix Rodriguez not available?

So, that’s it for the Dodgers for now, as today felt like a letdown game…..but the Giants travel to the Desert where they have hit well recently…so I don't expect a hangover from this emotional series……and they can afford to, as the DBacks pitching can be taken advantage of and despite a managerial change they are still blowing chunks with Gibson 6-10….and the Giants get a little lucky too, missing the Ace in Haren by a day, and facing that bullpen, which is not only historically bad, but pitched 13 innings in 5 days including 8 innings in a game that just ended…..


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(The fine print: There will be cussing and bad taste. This is written with the heat of the moment feel you may have during the game, with rational thought sprinkled in now and then. This is entertainment folks, sure there is a lot of truth and I am a genius, but this is all about having a laugh and enjoying the ride…….now lets go heckle Jeff Kent in when he gets inducted to Cooperstown..)




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Re: GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 06-21


 emoticon emoticon After reading your DEAD-ON description of this ARMPIT of a CITY I live in,made me feel like a salmon that wants to SWIM UPSTREAM to spawn where it was born.I F***ING HATE LA!!! I SERIOUSLY NEED to move back to the SF bay area to get away from this COCKROACH-INFESTED EXCUSE for suburban sprawl and be able to go to as many,if not more,Giants games than you do.
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Re: GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 06-21


That pic of Torres looks a lot like Zito

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