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The Big Blue Steamroller Crushes Cheating Birds. Dodgers Win 5-1

The red-hot Dodgers just completed a sweep of the Cubs, making the current world champs look like world-class chumps. Next on the agenda was a road trip to enemy territory, St. Louis. 

Here’s how game one played out. 

It was Rich Hill to the mound, trying to recover from a horrendous outing in his last start. This time we saw a completely different Hill, as he retired the first 10 batters he faced. 

Meanwhile, the Dodgers offense brought the pain from both ends of their age spectrum. Chase Utley slammed a homer in the 3rd to open the game’s scoring.

Corey Seager rapped an RBI single,

and future rookie of the year Cody Bellinger cracked one out in the fourth to put the Dodgers ahead 3-0. 

In the bottom of the fourth, Hill lost his magic and went wild. He walked and hit batters, and gave up sac flies. His dreams of a perfect game, turned to a score of 3-1, and lucky to be there. Amazingly, he was still tossing a no-hitter. 

The no-no was quickly snuffed in the fifth. He didn’t surrender any more runs, but there was a but of nail-biting. Hill had two on, two out, and was struggling to find a strike. He escaped on a Dexter Fowler pop up, and his day was done after 5 innings and 86 pitches. 

Pedro Baez took over for a scoreless sixth. Then the Dodgers small-balled another run over in their half of the inning, on a Yasiel Puig sac fly to bring in Chris Taylor. Dodgers 4-1. 

Sergio Romo took over for a scoreless 7th. Logan Forsyhe joined the scoring party with a solo dinger to put the Dodgers up 5-1 in the 8th. 

Chris Hatcher kept the birds scoreless in the eighth, and newly promoted Dodgers pitcher Brandon Morrow delivered a scoreless ninth. Then your faithful writer ran off to start the barbecue. Enjoy Memorial Day everyone, and remember we’re celebrating today because of the sacrifices that so many made for us on far away battlefields. Raise a cold one to the boys from Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima, and too many other places to list.

Dodgers Win 5-1

Rich Hill went 5 innings with 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 4 Ks 

Oscar Martinez

I was born in the shadow of Dodger Stadium and immediately drenched in Dodger Blue. Chavez Ravine is my baseball cathedral, Vin Scully was the golden voice of summer all my life, and Tommy Lasorda remains the greatest Dodgers manager ever. My favorite things are coffee, beer, and the Dodgers beating the Giants. I also blog about my baseball card hobby at All Trade Bait, All the Time.

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I was born in the shadow of Dodger Stadium and immediately drenched in Dodger Blue. Chavez Ravine is my baseball cathedral, Vin Scully was the golden voice of summer all my life, and Tommy Lasorda remains the greatest Dodgers manager ever. My favorite things are coffee, beer, and the Dodgers beating the Giants. I also blog about my baseball card hobby at All Trade Bait, All the Time.

117 thoughts on “The Big Blue Steamroller Crushes Cheating Birds. Dodgers Win 5-1

  1. Nice win. Hill did about what he has done most of the time since he has been here. Barely made it through 5. BP gets plenty of work with this staff. Puig swinging good and hitting the ball hard the last couple of games. He could easily had 3 hits today and what a great catch down the line, much like he did yesterday. Rockies lose, Giants lose, D-Backs lose, Giants lost the fight too…….Padres beat the Cubbies. You can breathe a sigh of relief there Scott. Morrow had a clean inning. Romo even got through without giving up a run.

    1. Barely made it through 5? He gave up two hits. Wood went five scoreless in his last start. Is it a problem with the starting pitchers, or does the organization believe that the odds are better if a starter other than Kershaw doesn’t face the order for the third time around?

      Puig’s BABIP is .246. I think most of us have seen him make pretty solid contact throughout the year. It stands to reason that those balls will start finding holes or landing for hits. Maybe he finishes the year at .265 and 25 homers.

      1. 86 pitches in 5 innings is a lot. All you had to do was look at his face. He was laboring bad. Hill is what he is. A journey man lefty who turned a decent half a season into a 48 million dollar deal. This is the guy the Dodgers paid to be their #2? Please. I am pretty tired of seeing them run pitcher after pitcher out there who lasts 5 innings and turns it over to the pen. Sooner or later the workload is going to crush those guys. Only guy not getting any work is Jansen.

  2. Trout out 4-6 weeks with surgery on his thumb. Angels are TOAST. Albert 2 homers from 600. Anyone think Hill’s performance was inspiring? I think he is mediocre as always and very lucky to have gotten through 5 innings. Today in Dodger History: May 30, 1962. Maury Wills homers RH and LH in a game as the Dodgers sweep the Mets in a double header. Today’s brawl in SF between Harper and Strickland had it’s beginning when Harper homered twice of Strickland in the 2014 playoffs, and watched his homers and stared at Strickland. I guess forgive and forget not in either players mantra. Verdugo, Calhoun and Oaks homer in the OKC 11-1 win. Oaks has his longest outing of the year. 7 innings. Verdugo’s 1st dinger of the year. Bravo! # 10 for Calhoun. Dodgers 1/2 game back of the Rocks.

    1. Inspiring? No. Encouraging? Yes. His command was better. He had a better feel for his curves and was locating better. For him, the important part of his game is developing his feel for his pitches and especially the several different iterations of his curve. This is just his second game back. I think he’ll get better if he can keep the blisters at bay.

      1. I saw nothing encouraging about it. But that’s me. I think the guy was over rated and over paid from the get go. I would much rather have 5 guys that go out there and give you consistent innings. But this FO works on a much different plane.

    1. YF

      I agree with that about Utley!

      Utley didn’t bother me before he started hitting, and of course he doesn’t bother me now.

      I knew the front office signed him more for the players, and I didn’t understand so many people getting upset, over a part time player.

      I also know it is hard to hit with very few, consistent at bats.

      But since Utley is hitting now, he might be even better for us, this year.

      Because he isn’t going to be playing full time, so he won’t wear out like he did last year.

      He has now raised his average 100 points, and he had a higher average then a couple of our players, before yesterday’s game.

      I didn’t think Hill pitched that well either.

      I have much higher expectations for him, because he was suppose to get that money, to pitch like a number two pitcher, and he hasn’t done that yet!

      He only pitched five innings yesterday and he gave the Cards their one run, by walking and hitting, a couple players.

      I expect a number two pitcher to pitch at least 7 sevens innings most of the time, and he hasn’t don’t that once this year.

      And because Hill throws so many curves, runners are able to steal a base, because he is so slow to the plate, at times.

      He also didn’t watch the runners on base yesterday much, and that is how they got in scoring position.

  3. Calhoun, Verdugo, Taylor, Diaz, De Leon, Montas, Peraza, Seager, Urias (of course, must include them in every trade scenario) Scott Elbet, Brandon League, Piazza, Pedro, catbox and patch for Trout. We get the big fish, the Angels get historically talented depth.

    1. Sure hate to give up some of them but you’ve craftily included a couple of names that convince me to say,’yes’. You do know Trout is on the DL, going to have his thumb operated on… Oh, I see! That is why FAZ now considers him qualified for the Dodgers…

      1. Why the sudden rush for Trout? Rumors have us trading Puig and ??????? for Stanton and his $300MM contract. Don’t think that is in FAZ’s playbook…

        1. I don’t see Puig going to the Marlins, unless the Marlins want to make a salary dump.

          Mattingly can’t stand Puig, and Puig’s value, is probably pretty down, right now.

          1. Marlins definitely want to do a salary dump to make the team more attractive to potential buyers. If they can move Stanton, that lowers the sales price on their club and reduces the debt the new owners will have to assume.

        2. I don’t think that would be in anyone’s playbook. That was a weird signing for a small market team like the Marlins.

          It was an appeal to the fallacy that big stars put butts in seats.

          1. Jonah and DP,

            I think you are both right, about that.

            But right field is an offensive position, and most teams want a right fielder, that hits in the middle of the line up, like Stanton does, and that is not Puig.

            But both of you guys are right, Puig is much cheaper, and maybe the Marlins owner, won’t care about,what Mattingly thinks.

            And Puig even with his right hand bat, is not helping us at all, against left hand pitching, like Stanton would.

          2. Stanton is the anti-FAZ. We don’t need him to put B.I.S., we’re doing that with goofy platoons. His contract is bizarro world until he’s 38. He can’t stay on the field at 26 how the hell is he going to do it at 38? That dude has DH written all over him.

          3. Marlin owner leaves, Mattingly’s opinion becomes pointless. Like FAZ, I have a hard time convincing myself anyone is worth that kind of money. Too many eggs in one basket. I say keep Puig, use the Stanton money to sign Arnaldo, Harper, or???

          4. Good thing we didn’t trade the knucklehead for Stanton after Puig’s rookie year.

          1. All fans are mindless. That’s what makes them fans. When you stop to think about it, none of this sh*t makes a whole lot of sense. But it sure is fun.

          2. Badger

            I didn’t bring this trade deal up, but Stanton is a much better offensive player, and that is just a fact.

            Stanton bats in the middle of the line up, like any good offensive player does.

            I don’t want to do that trade.

            But if the Marlins would pay for part of Stanton’s contract, that might change things.

            Have you ever heard of a major league player, that can’t hit a decent fastball?

      2. Thumb? Trout’s don’t need thumbs. Trout got massive anadromous bicepial flippers. Now’s the time to strike! Angels going nowhere. Time for them to rebuild. All those guys mentioned will go a long way to help them. If they insist, give them Pederson too. Trout migrates in center. We won’t need Pederson.

        Trout needs a new stream to swim in. Free the onorchynus!

        Or Stanton. Whatever.

      3. Sorry, I’d invoke my 5/10 rights and veto that trade…even though I can see the fireworks at Angel Stadium from my house.

        Angle stadium is actually a nice place to watch a ballgame.

    2. There you go. Lumping me in with your own personal basket of deplorables again.

      Besides, the fanciful trade scenarios for Trout were already covered about a week ago on some other Dodgers blog. I guess some minds think alike.

      1. You calling Piazza a deplorable? The moron that traded him and gave the Unthinkable Kevin Brown his money is deplorable. Piazza is a god. Ok, that’s a stretch. You get the point.

        So, you already talked about trading for Trout? Dint see it. What’d we give up for him?

        I went to a lot of Angel games back in the early 70’s. You could sit with the seagulls for a dollar two ninety-eight. Drank a few cheap beers there too. I lived in Seal Beach, then Buena Park at the time. Never could get behind the Angels though.

        1. Love the Broadway reference! (Unsinkable Molly Brown for those of you who missed it. Played by Debbie Reynolds)

          1. Jonah

            Even I have heard of that!

            Debbie Reynolds was one funny person.

            She actually did other famous people’s voices, in her Vegas act.

        2. Lived in Orange County 38 years, saw one Angel game. When Fernando signed with the Angels, I thought it would be a good thing to see him so I talked up a group at work to buy tickets for the first game he pitched. I signed up maybe thirty some people, went over bought the tickets myself, along with a couple of extras. Turned out I signed up too many pretty young girls, there was a late rush from the horny young guys and I ended up with no ticket…. That was OK, I’d lost my enthusiasm for it anyway. Never liked crowds.

          1. Jonah

            You probably could have went if you wanted too, but you probably just gave your ticket to someone else, like the nice guy, that you are.

          2. I remember the first time I walked through the long tunnel into the Coliseum to see a Dodger game. It was April of ’59. I had just turned 11. Wow. I was hooked. Loved those crowds. Now? Not so much. I’m just not the people person I usta was.

  4. We haven’t heard from Chili lately, I wonder how him,and his kool Aid, is working out, since the Dodgers have won five games in a row, and against the Cubs, and the Cards, to boot.

        1. Badger

          You must admit we never saw this team, play like they have, against these teams, in the central division, except when the Cubs, were bad.

          And I know you don’t feel a bit sorry, for the Cards!

          1. I admit surprise at their recent success.

            No love lost on the Central Division. I had no problem with the Cubs winning last year. I picked them because I believed they were the better team. And they were. Ef the Cards. Never much cared for them. They were my father’s team. He was from that area. My first team was the Kansas City A’s. We lived in Raytown until I was 10. Roger Maris was a neighbor. He and Bob Cerv were my favorite players. And Mickey Mantle of course. All the kids loved the Mick.

  5. Lots of Dodger bits floating around:
    Fan Graphs chat:
    Q: Kevin I hear that Buehler will be limited to around 100 innings this season. What’s a reasonable jump in innings next season? 150?
    A: Eric A Longenhagen 150 might be a little aggressive. 130?
    Q: Guest I believe you were very high on Yadier Alvarez before the season. Why was that and has anything so far this year changed your opinion? Thanks
    A: Eric A Longenhagen I was high on him because he throws 95+ with zero effort, he had some breaking ball feel and was throwing strikes consistently by the end of the year. He reported out of shape this year.
    Q: Chris S Why do i dislike Cody Bellinger’s swing? I am no scout of course but something to me seems hitch-y or there is an additional mechanic my untrained eye is seeing. Not that it matters of course, he is raking.
    Eric A Longenhagen Do you hate pleasure and fun? My wife loves Bellinger’s swing. “Swoosh! Swoosh!”
    Q: liam who you got Eric, Carlos Rincon or Ibandel Isabel, both offensive minded hitters who either hit the ball to the moon or swing through their shoes on a daily basis
    A: Eric A Longenhagen Give me RIncon over Isabel.
    Beyond the Box Score on Grandal’s throwing ability in context with his elite framing
    Baseball America has an updated Mock Draft. Again they cite Bubba Thompson and Evan White as Dodgers’ targets.
    Finally, Rosenthal talks about Bellinger. His uppercut swing, how he’ll have to adapt as the league adapts to him, and, of course, his “make-up”.

    1. I almost wrote this paragraph below, in a serious manner, before seeing the dual, meaning, of it!

      Sounds like that writer, is just trying to perpetuate the line that women love a guy, that can go deep

    2. Badger

      You know where my father was from, but he listened to the Dodgers broadcasts, all the time in the garage, on the radio.

      He told me all the time, that he was a Giant’s fan, but I think he said that, just to make me mad, but he always stuck to, that allegiance.

      But I remember him getting tickets to a Dodger game from someone at work, and Bob Gibson was pitching in, that game.

      And it had to be when I was 15 or younger, because I just looked, and the last year Gibson is listed on the Cards, was 1975, so he must of been a Gibson fan.

  6. At this point, Puig isn’t much worse a player than Stanton, especially when you factor in Puig’s gold glove D in right field and Stanton playing RF as about as well as Sergio Romo could.

    1. Bobby

      I was only talking about offense, and that is where there is a big difference.

      About Stanton, he isn’t a terrible defensive player, either.

      I wouldn’t want his big long contract, especially since , he can’t seem to stay on the field.

      Eveyone talks about how Stanton is built, but he has a lot of trouble, staying healthy.

      But I guess Puig has had problems staying on the field, too.

      But Stanon is known for how far he hits a HR, more then anything else!

        1. Jonah

          Do you have a picture of Faz that is one of the teams, that Bluto admires.

          He also admires Chili’s fav, Gm Theo!

        2. A very underrated President. I posit that had he had another term, the economic downturn that morphed into The Great Depression would have blown over and the country would have returned to economic growth. Hoover raising taxes, Smoot Hawley and Roosevelt’s intrusive anti-free market reforms perpetuated the depression and made it worse.

          1. Dodger patch

            Thanks for recognizing the picture, and thanks, for your knowledge.

            When I hear Hoover, I usually think about the dam, of the same name.

            I will have to watch Jonah’s posts, a little closer, because there is more, to the many things that he says, or shows.

          2. Supposition. History is what it is and no amount of hashing it over is going to change it. Suffice it to say we came out of it eventually, and Pearl Harbor brought us together. Silent Cal may well have been under rated, but he never got the chance to change the perception that he was incompetent.

    1. Jonah

      I went to pick up my prescriptions on Friday, and they told me, my doctor wanted me to pick them up, until Saturday.

      I didn’t remember about my prescriptions, until 1245 on Saturday, and the pharmacy closed, at 12.

      And they were closed yesterday, so I was lucky I had a few extras on hand.

      Didn’t Bluto say, he was some type of sales person, or marketer?

  7. I did watch Animal House, but I don’t remember much, about it.

    It was one of those B movies, that people drink beer and talk, while watching the movie, and the guys talked too, Jonah!

        1. Animal House was funny for the most part, but mostly noted for Belushi’s over the top portrayal. But there were a few good actors in that movie. Kevin Bacon, and Tim Matheson. And of course the death car. The cast literally partied almost every night.

      1. Not every man Jonah. I think that movie is boring. Kind of like a Sean Connery movie many years back that I cannot remember the title of, but it had something to do with being a king. Mostly I like Caine. Love him and Duvall together in Secondhand Lions. But every actor is entitled a stinker or two, this was one of Caine’s.

        1. This was Caine’s first movie. The content and pageantry of the movie is what made it great, not who was in it. You’re the first I’ve ever run into who didn’t like it. More macho than a John Wayne movie, and without his flavor of ham in it.

          1. Ahh we can agree to disagree about the Duke. I have seen better movies with more pageantry and better actors. I just did not like the film. It to me was boring. I liked The Lion in Winter, and Lawrence of Arabia. And Jonah, Duke was never a ham. He was and he always acted like who he was. He played John Wayne because that is what his fans wanted. Best actor in my mind…….Spencer Tracy. Never saw a movie with him in it I did not enjoy. Best British actor depends on your taste in movies. I liked Laurence Olivier, some others liked Peter O’Toole, and others Richard Burton.

          2. I love John Wayne for what he was. Maybe a better choice of words than “ham” would be “drawling down home Americanisms”. There probably were some British British actors I liked but I didn’t care for any of the ones you mentioned. Liked Errol Flynn, but he wasn’t British, was he? David Niven, James Mason, Alec Guinness, and Denholm Elliott come to mind…

        2. Michael

          I remember Caine just likes to work, and because if that, he has acted in some sub par movies.

          1. Jonah

            I use to like Nicholson in his younger days, in films.

            And I mean when he was in I guess his forties, and his fifties.

          2. I get that Jonah. The guys you mentioned were pretty big stars except Elliott. Flynn was an American, but Bob Hope was British by birth. I liked Olivier because he has such great range as an actor even later in life. He played Zeus in the revival of the Clash of the Titans movie. One British actor I forgot to mention was Sir Richard Attenborough. He was very good in most of the films he was associated with. And I think Anthony Hopkins is British. Wayne to many represented the American male. Macho and strong well attached to his principals. But you have to be a fan of the Duke to really enjoy his films.

  8. Trout out 6-8 weeks, not 4-6 like I posted before. Lets hope Maeda can give them more than 5 today. Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. Stanton for Puig? If not for the huge contract it would be a good deal. But the only reason they want to unload him is so the team looks better to a potential buyer. Mattingly is toast when the team does get sold. Kind of like what happened to him in LA. Little story in about the Royals possibly having a fire sale at the deadline. Corey leads in the all star voting for NL SS.

    1. I hope Corey starts, he sure deserved to start last year, more then the Cub’s shortstop.

      I don’t want to see the whole Cub’s infield, starting again.

      1. Well so far, that is not happening. What is surprising is that Heyward is one of the top 3 outfielders. Guy is barely hitting .250. Other two are Blackmon and Harper.

          1. Jonah

            All of Heywards value is based mostly on his defense, and base running skills.

            And those are some of the first things to go, as a player ages.

            But remember, the Cards offered him more!

            I was surprised that the Cards gave Fowler that big contract, too.

            Because he is on the other side of 30 and not many players stay in center, when they get older.

            But Fowler always played well against us, when he was with the Rockies.

  9. Dodgers have shown an interest in Miami’s Tom Kohler….who is currently on the 10 day DL….fits into FAZ’s plan perfectly

      1. Badger

        That looks like one of those Farmer John pigs, that they ship out here,, fresh.

        How did that commercial use to go?

    1. Read that, Thanks. I get he thinks Joc will replace Puig when he comes back, but why right field, who’s going to play center better than Joc could?

        1. Totally agree. Worse choice than Braun. At least Braun would be cheaper, shorter term, and we could most likely dump a bad contract in the trade.

          1. Not that I’m even advocating Braun. Let’s wait and see if something good pops up…

        1. I don’t get you guys sometimes.

          The Dodgers trade a player who was dreadful (Olivera) for a pitcher who has done great. It’s a swindle by any definition. Why are we searching for dark lining in every cloud. That cost was a sunk cost! They spent it on a player, saw the player sucked and got assets in return!

          Same thing for Kemp. He had no value and the Dodgers got a catcher who received an MVP vote. Is he the greatest catcher? Is he the best catcher? No and no, but he’s a zillion times more valuable than who they had or could have had!

          1. A. You don’t understand how bad a signing Olivera was.
            B. You don’t understand that it cost the Dodgers $30 million
            C. Wood has not been all that. He certainly has not been “great” as you suggest.

            You FAZ guys see what you want to see. Don’t expect everyone to see it your way.

          2. It was a horrible signing! He has no baseball value for $30mm. They got value for this player with no value. That’s awesome.

            The guys who signed him have been fired. This player traded.

            The Braves GM has publicity apologized for his end of the deal.

          3. Bluto, the guy who signed him, and gave him a $28 million signing bonus was Andrew Friedman and he is still working for the Dodgers. He was damn lucky to find someone stupid enough to take him off our hands. But in that deal to dump him let me remind you we took on an additional $18 million in contracts, including $10 million for Mike Morse. And we also got Latos. He worked out great. The one player in that deal I thought was an interesting prospect was Peraza, and he is now doing his thing in Cincinnati. Wood? He looks good this year , but hadn’t really the last two. Maybe he continues and earns himself some in arbitration. Or maybe with that delivery he jerks himself off and on the DL for a few years. Who knows about him. I just know he, Oliver’s, Latos, Morse, Johnson and Avilan cost the Dodgers about $46 million, with Olivera costing about $30 million by himself.

          4. The guy who signed him was Bob Engle (Engel?) The guy who approved the budget was Friedman.

            I still don’t get your greater point. If you are trying to say that the Front Office et al. has made mistakes, including signing Olivera. Of course, who doesn’t make mistakes?!?!?!

            My point, which I obviously didn’t make well enough, is that the Front Office recognized the mistake and acted on it. And that’s what’s frustrating. Based on some of the comments here, people just don’t want the Front Office to make any mistakes. They see the Olivera deal as bad because the root cause is a negative one. I see it as phenomenal because they got value for something that proved to have no value.

            MOney is an interesting angle to this whole thing. Some people criticize the front office for employing the “small market” mentality when signing the injured players. Then when they use the “big market” mentality of taking advantage of your wealth advantage (like signing Olivera for an exorbitant amount) Badger calls them out.

            My greater point is that there seems to be a damned if you do, damned if you don’t refrain that doesn’t pass the logic test.

            Be happy the team got rid of Olivera! Be happy that McCarthy is pitching well for the first time on his deal. Be happy that small pieces like Taylor and Dayton are proving to be great finds.

            Be happy!

          5. Bob Engle. Oh brother. Blame the scout. Yeah, it was his fault.

            I give credit where credit is due and I criticize where I think mistakes have been made. I don’t like giving good money to high risks players and I’m not crazy about platooning for platooning’s sake, not valuing speed, not being able to bunt, hit and run, back up a base or hit the cut off. The new model is right versus left, left versus right and swing for the fences. The new model is 30- 37 year old pitchers, all with a history of arm issues, and none capable of putting together a string of quality starts, let alone actually finish what they start.

            I’m getting used to it, and if it actually works I’ll be thrilled about it and give credit for its success. In the mean time I will enjoy the at bats of our few young stars and tolerate platoons and 4 inning starts. And I’ll do this while being retired living in a National Park setting. I’m not an unhappy guy, nor am I covfefe. But, the guy who is should seek help.

  10. This is sad.

    Except from a couple of initial posts from Patch and YF, the only people who have posted on this thread are:
    Badger, MJ, Michael, Jonah and myself.

    1. This is a very small blog. I don’t think Scott is buying a Porsche anytime soon. If you eliminate the non-baseball posts like some want, there is hardly anything left. But, think quality, not quantity…

    2. Where is everybody? It’s been fun in here today. For me anyway.

      We all know who signed Olivera. It’s on the list.

      On Heyward – he’s only 27. His contract takes him to 33 and only pays him $20mm, $21mm, $21mm and $22mm after next year. If he does what he can do, he could easily earn the money. $28mm and $28mm this year and next? He needs close to 8 WAR to sermon that. He could do it.

  11. We’re going to get redirected in a minute, but before we go:

    A customer asked, “In what aisle can I find the polish sausage
    The clerk asks, “Are you Polish?”
    The guy, clearly offended, says, “Yes I am. But let me ask you something.
    If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?
    Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German?
    Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish?
    Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican?
    Or if I asked for some Whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?”
    The clerk says, “No, I probably wouldn’t.”
    The guy says, “Well then, because I asked for Polish sausage, why did you ask me if I’m Polish?”
    The clerk replied, “Because you’re in Ace Hardware.”

    1. Usually on his website. It’s called Dodger Therapy. Get it? Freudy. Therapy. He hasn’t posted anything new for weeks.

  12. The scout may have signed the player, but the FO has to approve it. So in the long run if the player is a flop, the onus is on the FO, not the scout.

    1. Of course, I thought I said that. 100% agree.

      My point is that Olivera was a mistake and the Dodgers remedied it and fired the scout to boot.

      Let’s celebrate that, and not dwell on the original sin.

      1. Ah, the eating of the apple…I remember that……I did not know the scout got fired, but that’s ok. They could hire Clint Eastwood, he did a good job in Trouble with the Curve.

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