We proudly salute the Padres’ Mat Latos, who’s been signing baseballs this way.
Boyohboyohboy. Baseball’s opening day is here, and the Dodgers’ hated rivals, the ‘Frisco Giants are in town. Better still, they’re the defending World Champs, and they’re going to show us! They want to fly a “Beat L.A!” banner over Chavez!!!
Are you bothered by this? We’re not.
Look, the last time the Giants won a World Series, they were playing in New York. Stu was a fetus. At their present rate, they’ll win another one when Stu is 111. (And you thought he turned 111 a couple centuries ago, didn’t you?) So, go for it, guys! After all, you probably weren’t alive for your last big win, and if they win another Series in your lifetime, you’ll probably be eating nothing but applesauce and wearing a drool cup on your chin by the time it happens again.
We’re a divided Empire – half of us represent Dodger Blue, and the other half wear Angels Red. Those of us who are Dodger fans definitely respect the good thing the Angels have going. Let’s see: you have the best owner in baseball, standing in contrast to the formerly married buffoons who own the Dodgers. You have the best manager in baseball…who shoulda been wearing blue all these years.
Then, there was that little matter of winning their division five out of six years, and being serious playoff threats ever single time, until that little oopsie last year. Things have to be better this year…right?
Surely you’ve heard the saying, “We had to burn the village in order to save it.” When involving actual villages, it’s a pretty messed up saying. When involving the Dodgers 2011 season, it’s probably a pretty good assessment of the State Of The Blue.
If you – like yours truly – are a Dodgers fan, there’s one thing (besides keeping Vin Scully around for as long as he wants to postpone retirement) that matters more than anything – anything – else: not keeping the McCourt family – any of them – around for one more freaking second than absolutely necessary.
Most of us on the KCAL Crew love us some baseball. Stu and Kelli are huge Dodger fans. Jimbo? He still reps his hometown Chisox. Daryl, sick bastard that he is, is mostly about the Yankees. Even though they own his Yanks, Daryl has a soft sport for the Angels too. Later on, we’ll introduce you to our favorite Angels fan, our computer guy and resident fantasy baseball geek, Gentle Ben.
The start of baseball season means our favorite season – summer – is just around the corner. That, amigo, is reason for serious celebration. Part of the fun of baseball season is also the this little fact: When you take 25 money- and hormone-greased male athletes on the road for a total of about three months over a six-month season, stuff happens.
We get down to serious baseball talk – well, as serious as the KCAL Crew gets – tomorrow. For now, let’s set the stage for the mayhem that will ensue. For instance…
From this Dodger fan’s perspective, the only good thing about the San Francisco Giants winning the pennant is that Barry Bonds wasn’t there to get a ring. Judgment day has arrived for the player with the most home runs.
This totally isn’t about O.J., but he is the poster child for jocks gone bad.
That made us wonder about other professional athletes we either never heard of, or forgot a long time ago, who haven’t exactly put the kind in mankind. The question is: How many antisocial jocks can we find? The answer isâ€¦lots! Here are a few lowlights for you. Some of these are pretty icky; a few are just plain bizarre.
Two deserving players are heading to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Can you guess who the first 5 players to be inducted were? What player keeps appearing on the ballot but will never make it?
Russell Martin is set to become a Yankee.Â Pending a physical, our Dodgers catcher is joining New York.Â When I [...]
You might have seen the bit popping up on the interwebs where Steve Garvey is saying he wants to buy the Dodgers and has a group together to actually do it. If you, like us, grew up watching the ’70′s and ’80′s Dodgers and the longest-lived infield in baseball history, Steve Garvey as owner might sound great. Here’s a different perspective on that.