Juan Uribe Is Just Too Good to Be True At This Point

uribe_three_outs_springThe Dodgers are currently up on the Giants, 5-3, in the top of the fourth inning of today’s spring training game in Arizona. All five of those runs came in the second inning, thanks to — as you can see at right — singles from Mark Ellis, A.J. Ellis, & Hanley Ramirez; walks from Tim Federowicz, Adrian Gonzalez, & Andre Ethier; and doubles from Jeremy Moore and Skip Schumaker. That’s all backing a solid outing from Josh Beckett (three whiffs in two clean innings) and much less solid debuts from J.P. Howell (who allowed two runs in his lone inning) and Brandon League (who allowed a Brett Pill dinger).

What else do you see from that second inning linescore? Good friend Juan Uribe being responsible for all three outs in what was otherwise a fantastic inning.

I know it’s spring. I know it’s February 26, that these games don’t count, and that a box score doesn’t tell you whether Uribe crushed balls that Gregor Blanco & Brandon Crawford made wonderful plays on. It almost doesn’t matter, because Uribe has obviously lost the benefit of the doubt long ago.

Even in a spring game, Juan Uribe finds ways to disappoint. I’m actually impressed. Who can really let fans down this early in camp? Juan Uribe, that’s who.

297 comments
Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@truebluela: Dodgers lineup: Hairston RF Amezaga 2B Hanley SS Gonzalez 1B Luna 3B Punto DH Federowicz C Puig CF Herrera LF

 

 

Puig is starting today! Is there anywhere to watch this one?

Tycho Blue
Tycho Blue

Dammit, it''s a near perfect day in LA.  Almost want to take the kids out of school and play.  So tempting.  It's February right? 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Good morning 

 

I failed to wake up at 530 today because I was doing too much trivia last night

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

I know Juan Uribe is in the best shape of his life but it appears to me that he has already reached midseason form.

plaza234 (Charter Member of Trade Kemp bandwagon)
plaza234 (Charter Member of Trade Kemp bandwagon)

I'm enjoying Zach Grienke's blatant honesty - ""I could play for the worst team if they paid the most," Greinke said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200 million no matter what team it was."

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Bob Meripol Im working on cracking the cubs stream but so far Ive been getting their regular club videos

Tycho Blue
Tycho Blue

 @Kemps Shoe Juan Uribe, Jerry Harriston and shortstop altogether in the same sentence scares the bejesus out of me.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Kemps Shoe Mark Walter is a genuis. The Milliken business is well lawyered and completely insulated from him and Boehly. It just makes good sense to use advice from the top short term gainer in bond market history. 

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

 @Kemps Shoe $170B makes $2.15B seem small and $8M nothing. Why is Uribe still around?

Kemps Shoe
Kemps Shoe

 @Deuce It's 2 inches man.....from the ground yeah yeah high five

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

neither can Subway's owners

bmr209
bmr209

@DeucesWild Oh man that pic with the giants fan. If you're gonna take a pic with 2 dodger legends at least have the decency to take off your giants jersey first.

The Monocle
The Monocle

@LA_Woman boners are like carrying around optimism in your pants, LOLZ.

Tycho Blue
Tycho Blue

 @Catfishin  @Kemps Shoe AEG also owns the Galaxy and too many sports arenas around the world to count.  It seems like a good fit if the price is right.  

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@coffee enemas Ice cream enemas?

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

@Kemps Shoe No, that's the southern end of Beefalo's "swing at" zone.

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

@coffee enemas I'd like to claim that Subway and I-no, that would be freakish.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

12" bro. 12 fucking inches. 

 

 

 

 

sure. sure it is

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @Catfishin I fail to see how that article even comes close to the inappropriate language you have spewed.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @capnsparrow I had just read it, and thought, with all the insulting genital talk that goes on here, it'd be a welcome educational piece that might also provide some laughs.

Tycho Blue
Tycho Blue

 @Bob Meripol  @Catfishin  @Kemps Shoe Bob you're right.  I have no dog in the fight, as I don't watch NHL and I hate the MLS.  Soccer however, has a much bigger upside than hockey.  It already outdraws hockey on it's puny ratings.

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

 @Tycho Blue  @Catfishin  @Kemps Shoe According to Forbes the Kings are worth $232M and the Galaxy are worth about $100M. Hate on the NHL all you want but at least its the top league for its sport. The MLS is a minor league.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@WBBsAs I can't eat dairy products.

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @coffee enemas Let's see, how does this joke go...

 

Women are bad at parking because they're constantly being lied to about what 8 inches is

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @coffee enemas if you think guys are sensitive about that, Just wait til they get to come face to face with their first prostrate exam. That changes everything!LOL

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 @capnsparrow oh trust me. from experience i know men are very sensitive about the penis. i shall refrain from these evolution jokes. but know that inside my little brain, I'm having a blast. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 I mean why not? I think evolution of the penis is not only insightful its also scientific. we're not talking fart jokes here. Altho i do want to make some very inappropriate jokes now