Dodgers @ Padres Sept. 20, 2013: Edinson Volquez, Because Why Not

petco_park_opener2013Imagine if the Dodgers hadn’t played poorly over the last two weeks, and had actually managed to clinch the NL West prior to the final game in Arizona. What if they did this on Wednesday night, and still had the Thursday finale to play? Would we be seeing an all out beanball war? Would former hero and current cranky grandpa John McCain show up to angrily shake his fist while yelling at those damned kids to get off his lawn, er, out of his pool?

Instead, the Dodgers are safely out of Arizona and into San Diego, where 15,000 people will sleepily wander into their gorgeous ballpark in a gorgeous town and realize they have to put up with watching Edinson Volquez, yet again, and a Dodger lineup that’s almost certainly no more than 40% populated by guys who will actually be playing when the postseason gets moving in October.

Why do I say “almost certainly” rather than, you know, actually display the lineup? Because it’s my birthday, dammit, and I think we’re all spent after yesterday’s fun. That game mattered, this does not. And speaking of “games that don’t matter,” that’s where I am, off at Yankee Stadium watching formerly-great CC Sabathia against formerly-great Tim Lincecum. Who to root for? Since I’m there, the usual “meteor” isn’t going to work for me. It’s almost like there’s no right answer. Let’s just go with “beer”. It’s the only safe choice.

Fri 10/11Sat 10/12Sun 10/13Mon 10/14Tues 10/15Wed 10/16Thurs 10/17
RR. Belisario9105
LJ.P. Howell152026
RK. Jansen51626
RC. Marmol26
RB. Wilson281411
RC. Withrow2544
RE. Volquez

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KMT59
KMT59

Everyone moved to new threat

Blue Collar
Blue Collar

I'm off to the more recent thread . . . see ya guys there

P_F_P
P_F_P

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KMT59
KMT59

Kershaw no moar bunting...Dee take notes

P_F_P
P_F_P

Why are there not a series of photoshopped images of the Dodgers having a pool party at various famous celebrations throughout history

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

How bout givin Clayton the rest of the day off?

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

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KMT59
KMT59

Tommy is looking tired tonight

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Kershaw's due up first. Last inning?

Blue Collar
Blue Collar

"He got more than a diploma that time"

Ah Vin

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Oh dear.

P_F_P
P_F_P

Whoever said "fuck it you know this lineup is just going to score two runs for Kershaw" down below will receive infinity jabillion dollars in the mail, from livefyre.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Um. Future?

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

I did. I went to bruery!

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Huh?

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

@DBrim but it's not okay to want women to be able to play baseball. this isn't something that i should be passionate about. sexism is okay. the women's league of baseball is softball and it shouldn't change. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Don't scare me like that.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

I played dice, dominoes and scrabble while drinking. Excellent.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Did you check in on yelp?