October 2, 2008

oh my fucking god

Posted in los dodgers at 10:03 pm by squishy

THERE ARE NO WORDS. THERE ARE NO WORDS.

Instead, pictures.

Hero.

Hero.

...where they ain't.

...where they ain't.

Photos: Los Angeles Times/Mark Boster; Los Angeles Times/Robert Gauthier

September 9, 2008

now that the winning streak is over, i can’t be blamed for jinxing them

Posted in los dodgers at 11:31 pm by squishy

I’m kind of embarrassed to gush about the Dodgers, largely because Tina’s Astros have a better record but have a fraction of a chance to make it to the playoffs (thank the baseball gods for the NL West). But goddammit, 9 out of 10 and 2.5 games up on the Diamondbacks, who were 4.5 games above just a few weeks ago!

Ox! Thanks for the ulcers!

Guy was incorrectly called out, but that's beside the point.

Making the playoffs would be a wonderful “yay for graduate school!” present.

Photo: US Presswire/Christopher Hanewinckel

PS: I JUST learned how to add captions. I’m a fucking genius.

July 3, 2008

i love four game series. no, for real.

Posted in los dodgers at 12:14 am by squishy

In the death cage match for mediocrity: 2-1!  We can’t lose this series!

Forgive me, Tina.  We probably lost our regular shortstop for the season (damn you, Furcal’s herniated disc!), and will have to scrape the bottom of the depth chart barrel.  Or make an ill-advised trade.  This could get ugly.

Photo: AP/Pat Sullivan

June 30, 2008

(weeps)

Posted in los dodgers at 10:05 am by squishy

THEY WON A FREEWAY SERIES!  THEY WON A FREEWAY SERIES!

… despite getting ‘no-hit.’  Only in LA.

Onto Houston! Tally ho!

:fires meek shot across the Daily Pointers bow:

Photos: ESPN.com screenshots, Getty Images/Jeff Gross

June 5, 2008

lord help me

Posted in los dodgers at 11:18 am by squishy

I’m watching the amateur baseball draft at work.

You know you’re in trouble if you’re imploring to a god you may or may not believe in to SHAKE SOME SANITY INTO YOU.

May 20, 2008

it was ugly, but i ain’t picky

Posted in los dodgers at 10:36 am by squishy

mob the field!

PS: A great writeup on Jon Lester’s no-hitter. I was watching Monday Night Baseball (HOU at CHI; sorry Tina), just killing time until this game started, but despite it being a relatively close game, ESPN cut to the last inning at Fenway.

I have never seen a no-hitter in progress. It was unbelievable.

Photo: Dodgers/Jon SooHoo

May 2, 2008

i haven’t mentioned anything lest i jinx these fickle folk, but

Posted in los dodgers at 11:21 pm by squishy

HOT DAMN, SEVEN STRAIGHT!!!!

I know regular season baseball is so very unsexy compared to the NBA and NHL playoffs, that fancy equine racing event, and the (oh god) NFL amateur draft, but at this point, I am one of the happiest campers you can find.  Off the charts happy, since I’m going on vacation next Tuesday.

I can’t find any wood to knock on (I don’t think Ikea faux-wood counts). Pardon me while I find a small forest.

Photo: AP/David Zalubowski

April 2, 2008

i swear every other post won’t be about baseball

Posted in los dodgers at 10:56 am by squishy

…but the sight of grown men celebrating like this is irresistible. Same goes for grown men shedding silent tears. Emphasis on silent, ’cause sobbing isn’t cool.

It’s a fine line.

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Pinch-hit game winning single against the Giants! By a dude who just had a root canal that day! W00t!

Photo: AP/Kevork Djansezian

March 31, 2008

THE DAY IS OPENED

Posted in los dodgers at 1:21 pm by squishy

HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!
HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER! HOME OPENER!

COMMENCE GOOFY DANCING! MY AM RADIO RECEPTION IS SPECTACULARLY SHITTY, BUT I DON’T CAAAARE!

This is where I’m so, so happy I work with baseball nuts who wholeheartedly condone my listening to the game at work. Too bad they root for the Cubs, Yankees and BoSox. I’ll take what I can get.

Edited to add:

Class act. I’m referring to the man on the right, of course. His hands are MASSIVE. The baseball looks like a damn ping pong ball.

He must’ve been a sight to see 50 years ago. I can’t imagine a better treat than watching Sandy Koufax pitch.

Photos: ICHC (recycled, but today, I could care less!), Los Angeles Times/Allen J. Schaben x2, Los Angeles Times/Rick Loomis

March 3, 2008

you can almost smell it in the air

Posted in los dodgers at 11:16 am by squishy

Soon, these spring training unis will be disposed of.


AP/Joe Kaleita


AP/Nati Harnik


AP/Joe Kaleita


AP/Nati Harnik


AP/Nati Harnik


AP/M. Spencer Green

..and lol, Orlando Hudson doing his best Gibby impression.

Soon, my little indifferent toadstools, very soon.

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