5:46 pm January 25, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
January 29th, 20117:38 pm
Wow! Brad as a hitting coach. That will have to be a do as I say not as I did scenario
January 29th, 20117:40 pm
Any one watching The Pro Bowl tomorrow?Should be good…….
January 29th, 20117:42 pm
I don’t care much for bowling ward
January 29th, 20117:43 pm
Thanks,nolie. On a lighter note,there is supposed to be a mystery team that offered Vlad 8mil. I don’t know if I believe that one.
January 29th, 20117:44 pm
Any one watching The Pro Bowl tomorrow?Should be good……. — ward
The Pro Bowl should be good? Since when?
January 29th, 20117:45 pm
Good one Nolie…….good laugh……..
January 29th, 20117:46 pm
Well, I’ll watch the Pro Bowl……
I would rather watch bowling than the Pro Bowl.
January 29th, 20117:47 pm
CB: I’m with ya. It’s the worst of the professional All-Star games, and it’s really not even close.
I’d rather watch the World Series of Poker over the Pro Bowl!
January 29th, 20117:48 pm
kinda skeptish myself on that one, if they did he should jump right on it CB.
January 29th, 20117:49 pm
Nolie .. It just doesn’t sound right does it? But .. he could rip it in minor leagues … and only hit .200 in the bigs.
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
mcfann 00, you’d be happy to know i met him the other night at tongue & groove. told him he’d better have 300 + batting avg next year along with 30 hr
eh- they all kinda bore me, although I love what the NHL did (they had the captains pick their own teams in a “fantasy draft”- think it’s a pretty creative way to make things interesting). I didn’t even realize until this week that the NBA all-star game is in LA this year…
January 29th, 20117:51 pm
Well,I’ll stand up for The Pro Bowl…..
OK, I’ll admit it. I watched some of the Senior Bowl.
(takes defensive position)
January 29th, 20117:53 pm
Must’ve had family member,keylargo.
January 29th, 20117:54 pm
Ward, I was actually kidding about the poker thing.
January 29th, 20117:56 pm
I think baseball has the best All-Star game,even though I know I am prejudiced.
January 29th, 20117:57 pm
Pro Bowl was the first sports event that I got tired of followed by the rest of the all star games. Then pro Bouncey ball.
January 29th, 20118:00 pm
Trey: It’s alright………I’m cool……..
January 29th, 20118:07 pm
Talk later, and peace……..
January 29th, 20118:13 pm
Enter your comments here
McFann O O
January 29th, 20118:31 pm
Dr. K N told him he’d better have 300 + batting avg next year along with 30 hr
Ha! That’d be great! But if I could only pick one of those things, it’d be the .300+ AVG.
January 29th, 20118:32 pm
Apparently no one knows how to respond to ward…
CB I think baseball has the best All-Star game
Except for 2008…
This past year’s was pretty dang enjoyable, though!
January 29th, 20118:35 pm
Absolutely amazing weather today. Currently just below 60…aaahhh…per-fec-tion!
January 29th, 20118:37 pm
VJ, I know how to respond to Ward I am just preparing to head out.
January 29th, 20118:41 pm
VJ Enjoyed Smothers Brothers postings last night and was trying to remember why CBS was always censuring them. Any video on that subject would be appreciated.
Every day reader seldom post.
January 29th, 20118:47 pm
JohnFlaBrave – because the White House complained to CBS about some of their sketches and comments (both under LBJ and Nixon) – I will see what I can find…
January 29th, 20118:49 pm
Trey – that was just a joke because since so much time had elapsed since his “Enter your comments here”
January 29th, 20118:52 pm
Has the Superbowl pregame show started yet?
January 29th, 20118:55 pm
I have a shirt exactly like the one on the lady on the right-hand side of the next-to-the-last photo.
January 29th, 20119:14 pm
Braves do have interest in Rodrigo Lopez for depth at back of rotation. Would likely be minor-league deal, as fallback option to Minor/Beachy, as opposed to being competition for that fifth spot. A no-risk proposition, really. He was actually decent at times last season. Overall, he had a really bad year. But decent at times. Briefly. He showed enough for Braves and couple other teams to think he might be able to help them at some point in season, or at least enough to sign as insurance.
Minor and Beachy would still be the primary candidates for the No. 5 job, not Lopez.
January 29th, 20119:20 pm
Looks like Glaus could be done. At the least, he’s sitting out this year:
January 29th, 20119:28 pm
Neyer on a favorite of some bloggers Scotty Pods
After Scott Podsednik came to the Dodgers from Kansas City in late July, he hit an underwhelming .262/.313/.336 (79 OPS+) in 160 plate appearances with below-average defense and a net of only two stolen bases. That was all before September 9; he ended up missing most of the last month of the season due to plantar fasciitis.
Despite Podsednik’s subpar performance as a Dodger and the fact that he’ll be 35 in March, the club picked up their half of a $2m (plus $300k in incentives) mutual option in November. At the time, Ned Colletti seemed to leave the door open for substantial playing time for Podsednik should he return …
Fortunately for us all, Podsednik declined his option, and the fact that I still say that after three months of watching the Dodgers try and fail to fill that LF hole should tell you all you need to know about my opinion of Podsednik. Presumably, Podsednik’s thinking at the time was that he could do better than a one year, $2m deal, particularly since reports were that he and the Dodgers were still having conversations about his return even after declining the option.
At this point, I think it’s clear that Podsednik probably screwed up by declining his option …
But let’s save some of the blame for Podsednik’s agent, who might have done his best to convince his client that $2 million is a lot of money (even after taxes!) but might not have. Agents are capable of misreading the market, too. Though I suspect that’s significantly less common than players misreading their own values.
For the record, here are Podsednik’s estimated values, via FanGraphs, over the past five seasons: $0; negative $200,000; negative $1.7 million; $8 million; $1.6 million.
Granted, Podsednik made a brilliant comeback in 2009, and for a few months in 2010 he was a useful player. He’ll turn 35 this spring, though. Would you bet $2 million on him at this point?
Podsednik is the sort of player you invite to spring training if your outfield is thin. Depending on what happens in spring training, you might eventually ask him to head to Triple-A and hope for the best. What you don’t do is offer him anything like $2 million. The Dodgers were foolish to pick up their half of the option, and lucky that Podsednik declined. They shouldn’t have any problem finding another outfielder who’s cheaper, better, or both
January 29th, 20119:29 pm
Probably not coincidence that Lopez allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings of a win against the Braves last season. So many times, the impression a team has of an opposing player/pitcher leans heavily toward what that player did against them most recently.
January 29th, 20119:30 pm
That’s so eerie; I just logged on for the first time in weeks because, for some reason, Troy Glaus just popped into my head a few minutes ago and I wanted to see if there was any news on his whereabouts/plans.
DOB – your journalistic sixth sense is unsurpassed.
January 29th, 20119:31 pm
aye, the Braves love them cheap lightning in a bottle guys.like you say no real risk, but pretty high odds
January 29th, 20119:37 pm
Did Lopez do that to us during the 6 weeks of last season when our offense was non-existent, or sometime during the rest of the season, when it was, well, kind of existent?
January 29th, 20119:39 pm
middle of May I think
January 29th, 20119:43 pm
January 29th, 20119:45 pm
May 15 beats ATL 11 – 1 going 8 innings 7 hits 1 er 2 bb and 5 so
January 29th, 20119:48 pm
What in the hell is this ridiculous Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman “No Strings Attached” preview supposed to be about? He smiles; she smiles; shot of them in bed; he hands her a balloon and awkwardly says, “this is for… for having, uh, sex with me,”; another shot of them in bed; END OF PREVIEW.
Has he ever starred in a film that grossed more than 500 hundred dollars? Why does he keep getting roles?
January 29th, 20119:51 pm
I guess girls like him ray, it’s ok iffen you dont
January 29th, 20119:52 pm
thanx KL, I thought it was around that time
January 29th, 20119:55 pm
Lopez threw strong games against the Yankees, Dodger, Cardinals, Reds, among a few others last year. Again, I don’t WANT him starting games for my team, but as a 7th starter, he’s pretty solid, IMO.
I had to correct you Nolie; you said the middle of May.
January 29th, 201110:04 pm
an ERA of 5 or more every year is hardly solid no matter where in the rotation he pitches. No reason not to sign him to a risk less contract, but let’s not go overboard
January 29th, 201110:09 pm
January 29th, 201110:18 pm
For you -
January 29th, 201110:19 pm
Just messin’ widtcha Mike. shoulda put a smiley on the end of that last one
January 29th, 201110:25 pm
no CAB lately . All Quiet on the Western Front
I was hoping Glaus could make it back and have a good year. I like that guy and could tell how frustrated he was when he couldn’t help us.
January 29th, 201110:27 pm
That movie hardly portrays an accurate picture of carnival life.
January 29th, 201110:32 pm
It’s not a movie Jeffrey d. It’s a series made by HBO that lasted two seasons. How do you know what Carnival life was like in 1930?
January 29th, 201110:33 pm
January 29th, 201110:35 pm
It was a pretty good show for sure.
some of the hardest folks I’ve ever known were carnys, not that jd is like that
January 29th, 201110:38 pm
Well, no good deed goes unpunished. I thought maybe you would like to watch it.
January 29th, 201110:42 pm
Had some kids try to sneak onto my ferris wheel once. I pretended I didn’t see them. Then I launched that thing into overdrive.
January 29th, 201110:43 pm
I’m here Just observing for now
January 29th, 201110:51 pm
I’m 94 _ jeffery d
Not even middle aged yet.
January 29th, 201110:54 pm
That’s right…Bat’s going on 158
January 29th, 201110:56 pm
I watched John Wayne’s true grit earlier. It’s been a long time, still a good movie.
I went bowling earlier
January 29th, 201110:57 pm
How was that Jeffery?
January 29th, 201110:58 pm
I like them both and I am both a Wayne and Bridges fan. The new one is closer to the book, but I think I still like the older one a wee bit better. Might just be a bit of nostalia contaminating my objectivity
when gene barry died a couple years back
i thought we might lose bat,
but bat is beyond the grave
January 29th, 201110:59 pm
January 29th, 201111:00 pm
beyond the grave? Does that make Bat a vampire?
January 29th, 201111:01 pm
Be sure to catch the battle between LI NA of CHINA and KIM CLIJSTERS of BELGIUM for the woman’s championship in the AUSTRALIAN OPEN going on right now.
1B MATT KENNELLY 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, .200 BA.
YAQUIS win Championship series 4-3
DH BARBARO ‘THE FLAILING CUBAN’ CANIZARES 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI (12), 1 SO, .265 BA.
CAGUAS win PUERTO RICAN Championship 4-3.
CF ANTOAN RICHARDSON 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, .364 BA is a losing cause for the LIONS.
No BRAVES playing. Series tied 3-3.
Not bad, not great. Bowled a 100-something. Last time we went, some unsupervised punk kids threw cubes of cheese at our party. When one hit the now former Ms. jeffrey d, I went over and addressed them with the opening line “Is this your cheese?”
January 29th, 201111:02 pm
No, nolie, I leave the pro bowling to the professionals and ward.
January 29th, 201111:04 pm
i guess it does when he guest stars on true blood
January 29th, 201111:05 pm
Made me think about the guy I rent my house from. He was a John Wayne fanatic, in his home/office Wayne stuff everywhere. I like to chat with the woman that runs the office so I stop by and pay the rent. Walk in the front door and there is a life sized John Wayne ( plastic maybe) decked out in western gear, big hat, boots, spurs, wearing a holster and pistol. Blows my mind.
January 29th, 201111:07 pm
Sookie Sookie Sookie
January 29th, 201111:08 pm
Blows my mind.
Why? I thought where you grew up, that stuff was the norm
January 29th, 201111:09 pm
January 29th, 201111:13 pm
so thats where muhammed ali been at lately singing blind crippled and crazy
does kinda look like him
January 29th, 201111:14 pm
when gene barry died a couple years back _ ncgary
A shame about Barry’s passing. Just have to keep on keeping on, though. RIP Gene
January 29th, 201111:15 pm
Not plastic cowboy icons.
January 29th, 201111:19 pm
Oh that was the comment you meant, VJ!
January 29th, 201111:21 pm
Trey – nice delayed reaction…
January 29th, 201111:22 pm
well on a slow saturday night ,
i guess its time to pull out the
christmas tree and decorate
or as chong would say
up in smoke
January 29th, 201111:23 pm
VJ, I just got in.
January 29th, 201111:25 pm
I finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road a couple of nights ago. Good book, I really liked the minimalist dialog. The movie held fairly true to the book, from what I remember, though the book was better. I’ll have to watch it again.
January 29th, 201111:27 pm
I once knew a Gene Berry. A retired professor of accounting. Is that to whom we refer?
January 29th, 201111:28 pm
I used to eat Frankenberry cereal
January 29th, 201111:30 pm
“I used to eat Frankenberry cereal”
Really? Didn’t taste like crap?
January 29th, 201111:31 pm
I honestly don’t remember.
Moe – you’d better watch it. The blog seems to be letting a little cynicism creep into your post. Next thing you know you’ll be a hardass like **********.
I was just immaturely going off on a tangent.
January 29th, 201111:32 pm
“Really? Didn’t taste like crap?”
I wouldn’t know never tasted crap.
January 29th, 201111:33 pm
According to Wikipedia, Frankenberry
used a dye that didn’t break down in the body, causing many children’s feces to be bright pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as “Frankenberry Stool.”
Learn something new every day.
January 29th, 201111:40 pm
Sorry I killed the conversation with a stool comment.
January 29th, 201111:43 pm
Jeffrey, nah, your comment was pretty mild compared to some bloggers’ whom shall remain nameless.
January 29th, 201111:44 pm
jeffrey d–good that you acknowledged the problem. A comment about stool is still too much.
January 29th, 201111:52 pm
what kinda stool? Three legged?
January 29th, 201111:56 pm
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