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Get Back Honky Cat

July 22, 2005

What’s the big mystery? Of course Livan Hernandez is pissed. His name’s been pronounced like an Elton John song for a decade.

What, you expect him to change his name to fit the mispronunciation like Isamel Valdes/Valdez?

It’s Livan, already, not Levon!! Yeah, Hernandez might spend his days counting, and he makes a lot they say, but the man’s name is Livan, not Levon!!!

Plus, he’s been expecting a gargantuan Eric Gregg-sized strike zone since the 1997 NLCS, and he hasn’t gotten it even once. Not once. You’d be pissed too…

So the McCourts have more advertising in store for the Dodger Stadium. BFD. No surprise to that story. Here’s what hasn’t been reported elsewhere: 

Blueprints exist which show plans to move the top deck to the vacant space between the pavilions, and stack the left and right field scoreboards on top of each other where the top deck now stands but won’t next year.

The boards will be turned about face so you have to be in to parking adjacent to the top deck to see them, and where of course, new seating will be installed to improve site lines. You can see downtown Los Angeles, that is.

Paul DePodesta gets a ten-year contract extension and free reign to hire Jason Grabowski as his hitting instructor, after Juan Castro turns him down, and Tim Wallach is lured away to become supervise the sightlines and ringing scoreboard contruction at Jarry Park.

You heard it here first…

Good for Yhency Brazoban for matching Steve Howe’s club save record. But if Brazoban continues to struggle as the Dodgers bullpen ace, I’m guessing it won’t be long before we see Kyra Sedgwick as “The Closer.”

Thoughts of Steve Howe inevitably bring to mind two graphic Dave Stewart stories, but let’s not go there…

How about that Yanks-Angels match-up the other night, huh? The Big Unit vs. Colon. Sounds like a trip to the urologist and the proctologist, along with some rather painful examinations…

Looks like the San Diego Padres will be the first NL West squad to make the big decision. You know, whether to be buyers of sellers…  

Moreover, he’s been expecting a gargantuan Eric Gregg-sized strike zone since the 1997 NLCS, and he hasn’t gotten it even once. Not once. You’d be pissed too…

Thanks for the PR, Charlie!!! Yep, Charlie Steiner digs the website. In fact, in a recent broadcast, we’re proud to say, he tied us to the Dodgers leadoff man. "He is baseball savvy, is Oscar Robles.”

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Statue for Sandy : The Koufax in bronze campaign continues, so please scroll down to the photo below and vote yes on 32…

Remember, glove conquers all….

 

 

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