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May 28, 2009 – Wrigley Field

May 28, 2009 – Wrigley Field

Without That Guy, These Guys Shine – At the beginning of this season, I said that it would not be “THAT GUY” who made this team, but rather, the young players.  So far, the Dodger kids have been… well, OK, I guess!  Kemp and Loney have been good.  Nobody has been “great.”  Martin is climbing, and Ethier – well, I won’t go there, but the guys who have kept this team afloat  are Juan Pierre, Juan Castro and Juan Blake (well it’s “Casey” Blake, but I wish he were a “Juan”).   Casey Blake and Juan Pierre have saved the Dodgers’ season!  Pierre is hitting .394 and Blake is at .309 with 9 HR and 32 RBI.   Throw in Randy Wolf, Brad Ausmus and Mark Loretta and we have 5 player over 30 who are “key” to our success. But, I digress.  Tonight the task at hand is to beat the Cubs.

Carl and Matt Kemp

Carl and Matt Kemp

I arrived at the Cubs Media lot at about 4:30 PM and sure enough, they had my name on the list.  Ditto for the press gate, and in the press box, my name was on the list and I was assigned a seat.  Wow!  A tip of the hat to Josh Rawitch and the Dodgers PR staff and the Cubs PR staff too.  Tonight’s lineup is as follows:

  1. Pierre  LF
  2. Furcal  SS
  3. Hudson  2B
  4. Loney  1B
  5. Blake  3B
  6. Ethier  RF
  7. Martin  C
  8. Kemp  CF
  9. Wolf  P


  • I had a nice conversation with Carl and Matt Kemp before the game.  Matt is NOT 6′ 2″ like he is listed.  He is at least 6′ 4″.  Write that down!   Maybe the Dodgers don’t think a 6′ 4″ guy should be able to run that fast!
  • Jamie Hoffman is huge and strong too.
  • Larry King and family were on the field before the game.
  • Frank McCourt and Tommy were there as well.
View From The Pressbox at Wrigley

View From The Pressbox at Wrigley

Tommy & Carl Kemp

Tommy & Carl Kemp

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9 Responses to “May 28, 2009 – Wrigley Field”

  1. Ken says:

    Good Job Mr Reporter Man

    I like this lineup

  2. Blue Haze says:

    Nice MM, enjoy the fruits of your labor. Do something to get on TV, I'm watching the Dodgers telecast.

    Another note, can we refrain from having to "rate" the posts. Can we just have a nice conversation in here and not have to have a "ranking system". I think it will really ruin the spirit of this site, that you started wtih.

  3. Mark_Timmons says:


    It's just something we are trying. WE may or may not keep it.

    How do you all like the longer posts and edit options?

  4. Michael says:

    Outstanding. It let me become Michael again. I concur with Haze, this is a troll free zone, so let us not make a farce of it and vote like the All-Star game. My kind of town, Chicago is, my kind of town, Chicago is… Go Dodgers! Hey, where is Bill Russell, did he go under the witness protection program or what? Miss you Bill, please check in.

  5. Mark_Timmons says:

    Hey, Miguel!

    The natives don't like the rating system.

    What to do?

  6. Ken says:

    Ok so Ramon is the new set up guy. So get some more long relievers.

  7. lawdog says:

    The way the Dogs play with the influence of older players like Manny, Casey of the Blake, Pierre, etc has led me to the conclusion that Jeff Kent very likely held our team back all those years he was the "HOFer" who was "eccentric" when in fact he was making life miserable for the younger players. It's just a feeling I have, but I think we'd have been much better the last few years without his negative influence on the younger players A team needs to make sure it is cancer free if it wants to play well–have fun playing and get better with experience..

    What's wrong with the rating system? If a person doesn't suffer from delusions about one's own worth, a few negative smacks shouldn't be that painful, It's worse to be fund neutral all the time like me.,

  8. Roger Dodger says:

    Tell me, if the rating are kept, can one bouce up their own rating???

    I agree, drop the ratings. Heck, some posts are just a quick response. Others are longer and try to make a statement, a risk, a commentary . . . just let be what is.


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