The problem for the Giants will be offense. It's hard to win championships -- or divisions -- when half your lineup is comprised of Blanco, Scutaro, Crawford, and Belt. Perhaps Belt will finally come around and reach potential, but so far I'm not seeing it. Perhaps Scutaro will hit for a really high average again and keep launching clutch double after clutch double, but I think it's more likely he will regress back to .270 with little power.
The Dodgers have a big bench problem. This is inexcusable given all of the money they have been willing to spend.
They've got Punto, Uribe, Jerry Hairston, Schumaker, and a rookie catcher.
The only one worth a damn out of that group is Hairston, and he is constantly getting injured.
Punto can be okay if you need him to slap a single, but that's about it.
I never understood why more MLB teams don't put at least one high-power, high-strikeout guy on their bench. You know.... a Tony Clark type. Sometimes you need a player like that in the 9th inning when you're down 3 runs with two on and two out. The Dodgers had this twice in the '90s with Billy Ashley and Matt Luke, and it worked out for them. Those two guys, while not good enough to be every day players, had the power to fill that much-needed "9th inning Hail Mary" role. I saw them win several games that way. I don't know why most teams ignore this, including the current Dodgers team. They did grab Jim Thome for this a few years back, but he was already like 40 years old and his power was mostly gone.
Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Cubs win the first series of the year.... I smell a playoff run
How do you guys like my fellow Korean Ryu?
I'm glad he got his first win today!
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand
- Kurt Vonnegut
Right, nothing says 'fuck you guys' quite like ruining your own stats.
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
And of course, Torii Hunter is doing well with the Tigers. Fucking Angels.
Mazxy star was nice and dreamy robightm crowd wouldn't follow no photo request. First time in the green room. Mmm free beer and wine.glad I got to see them Cruz I missed Coachella 3012
I expected Hunter to post another two solid years. Instead of keeping Torii around and finding another worthwhile starter, they bet on Hamilton. I'm sure both Hamilton and Hunter will have similar numbers by the end of the year.
In other news, Yankees won 14-1 tonight, hit 5 home runs, are now 4-4 on the season... and Pettitte is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA.....32 runs in the last 3 games, I hope they can keep this up
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Eric Prydz: EP/IC: 11/29 @ Aragon Ballroom
Coachella: 4/11-13 @ Empire Polo Fields
I was going to wear my angels hat this weekend, but id rather take the sunburn and risk getting skin cancer
Yeah I almost spit out my beer when I was watching that^ and I heard him drop the f-bomb, haha. Great to have Papi back. Incredible game.
Holy shit it's 1:30 AM and this A's/Angels game is still going on. 6 players have already died.
Congrats to Tim Hudson on his 200th win tonight. And he hit one out of the park. All against division rival Washington.
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
Hahahaha thats good..... Yesterdays loss was such an embarassment. I really thought we were sort of turning a corner and then a complete meltdown to take the wind completely out of my sails. Well at least we will end up having david price and mike stanton in the next year two years.
you are soooooooo good lookin
...and the stadium crowd this thinning out fast. Only about 20K there last night. Empty parking lot. Cops busting the few tailgaters under the big A. I sense the dark times coming for Angels fans that look very much like the sad sad 90s. Fucking sucks, man.