A R C H I V E S
Beat SF, Beat SF, Beat SF!!!
All together now, all together now.
Don’t be shy, get up and sing. You know you want to.
Sure, there’s supposed to be no cheering by the press, but you know what critics, bite me. Everyone at this publication is at least as objective as CBS, with better sources and our own hair. Only the women wear makeup. And remember, Jack Buck told Missouri to “Go crazy!” after Tom Niedenfuer’s Ozzie Smith home run; this is tame by comparison.
It’s time Frisco and all the, uh, Friscans, took that obnoxious “Beat L.A” chant and…and…and…threw it in the freaking bay. The phrase is biodegradable after all; so we can keep it clean both here and in the Pacific Ocean, which we share with the zero World Championships in almost half a century of baseball NoCals.
Beat SF, beat SF, beat SF! Feels good doesn’t it, L.A. fans? Padres people too, join in, let’s all bandwagon together. We love you through Thursday.
The Dodgers in essence just split six straight intense road playoff games, finally getting September wins from their top two starters, and are on their way to the postseason. We’ll see if Jim Tracy can mix and match his staff an inch further. If he can’t, we’ll just pin it on Paul DePodesta and start talking about free agents.
Vinny was absolutely brilliant all weekend…
Blatant Ticket Solicitation: Call it textbook supply and demand or price gouging. We’ve got Los Angeles playoff season seats and you want them. There are no plans (yet) to give eBay one red cent of your hard-earned dough. We’ll keep if all for ourselves, don’t ya know, maybe investing a portion to keep bringing you this fine baseball prose. Or something.
Send your serious NLDS, NLCS and World Series ticket queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do. As always, Giant fans need not apply…
Solomon-like? Re Shawn Green. After considerable soul-searching, trying valiantly to do the right thing, I decided to go with an option not available to the Dodger first baseman, and keep my beliefs private…
We’ll get to the awards next week, but for now let’s just say Johan Santana is the hands-down MVP of the American League. Cy too…
Memo to Joe Morgan: Stop calling Bonds “Barry” and stop complaining about the walks already. It was old a year ago. Get over it…
Anaheim? Didn’t care in 2002, don’t care now. The Jose Guillen thing is a shame, but you’ll have to go elsewhere for Angels commentary. They must have serviceable Internet representation out there somewhere. Try Google…
Fox television’s Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons are an outstanding pair. Everything out of the announcers’ mouths is outstanding. It’s their favorite adjective. Here an outstanding, there an outstanding, everywhere an outstanding outstanding.
I counted them. Brennaman was off his game with just seven outstandings, and a paltry four after the first inning, but he really accentuates them. Lyons slumped badly with only two. There was an extended audio “bonus coverage” thing with Jeanne Zelasko however, plus I took three bathroom breaks, so the total might have gone well into double figures…
Statue for Sandy: We’re in the homestretch with our campaign to enshrine Mr. Koufax in bronze at Dodger Stadium, and hope to announce something during the winter. If you haven’t yet, please scroll down to photo below and chime in. Vote yes on 32…
Remember, glove conquers all…
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