Tag Archive | "Don Mattingly"

Suspend Kemp? You Gotta’ Be Kidding…

I heard the idiots on the Dodger broadcast talk about Kemp bumping an umpire and how that could get him suspended, and then others picked up the mantle and suggested that he might be suspended.  I never discussed it because it was baseless.  Matt Kemp did nothing to warrant a suspension.  We live in an [...]

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Matt Kemp gets tossed by Michael Scot

Hello Dodger faithful.  My name is Justin Gunsaulus and I have been a constant reader on Mark’s site for over two years now and approached Mark to become a writer. On the website I have commented a few times here and there as NedSucks. You’re probably wondering how someone from across the nation becomes a [...]

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Blanton’s De-Blue

Since the “start of the season” Thursday, the bums are 3-0. Undefeated! Nice to complete the sweep of the Cubbies at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1998, but really, did we expect anything less?  If we plan on winning this division, that has to happen.  Vin said it best “We have to continue [...]

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Lee-ma Time?

The season started yesterday as Mark pointed out and so far we are 1-0.  The bats are back! If Cliff Lee were to join this team, would he be our #3 behind the rejuvenated Chad Billingsley?  Fear the beard has an entirely new meaning. You can make the argument that Cliff Lee is one of [...]

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The Magic Is Gone

No, I’m not talking about the team.  I’m talking about Magic Johnson.  In the beginning, Magic said he was going to be “hands on” and there in his office everyday.  He doesn’t have an office and he’s NEVER there.  My only question is why did Guggs and Company feel they had to use Magic Johnson [...]

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This is Juan Uribe’s Last Best Chance

To say that Juan Uribe has been disappointing as a Dodger would be tantamount to saying that I am not a very good brain surgeon.  Look, I can perform brain surgery, but I doubt that anyone would like the outcome.  This is his last best chance as a Dodger.  If he can’t cut it or [...]

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Kempless Dodgers Do It Again – Next Man Up!

With scrubbs, duds, wanna-be’s, never were’s, career minor leaguers, castoff pitchers, raw rookies and junkyard dogs, the Dodgers keep pulling wins out of their butts, and I like it.  I like it a lot!  These guys have a never-say-die attitude and simply believe they are going to win.  A lot of the credit has to [...]

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Rant & Rave Wednesday

James Loney is now a late-inning defensive specialist as a result of failure to perform with a foreign object (baseball bat) in his hand.  It’s a sad story and the chapter needs to be closed with a trade or a DFA… or maybe this is a wake-up call? The long and the short of it [...]

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Corey Seager Taken With First Pick

The last time Logan White took a position player with the first pick in the draft was in 2002 on a pitcher named Loney.   Wait!  Loney was a pitcher too – he was just converted to 1B. Oh, maybe he’s going to convert Seager to become a pitcher.  You will read all over the blogosphere [...]

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Sit James Loney NOW

Look, the time is up waiting for James Loney to get his mojo (I can’t say get it back, because he never had it).  ENOUGH ALREADY!  He is OPS’ing .680.  Jerry Hariston is OPS’ing .941, but he is not a middle-of-the-order hitter.    The Dodgers need to get some big bats in the lineup.   I have [...]

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Are These Destiny’s Dodgers?

Here we are, just over one-quarter of the way through the season and the Dodgers are riding high.  Injuries have been a factor, but the motto has been “Next Man Up.”  Last night, the next man was Andre Ethier, Matt Freaking Treanor and Justin Sellers.  James Loney even hits a two-run jack!  Next man up [...]

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A Wild Night at the Ravine

An ejected manager, 4 unearned runs, blown save, errors, stranded runners, leads squandered… and  a walk-off-walk – it was ugly and the Dodgers won because they never stopped trying.  Adam Kennedy went 4-4 (that’s not a misprint), James Loney was 3-4 and both Loney and Kennedy are above .250.  Tony Gwynn also had two hits, [...]

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Good for Mattingly!

I am really proud that Don Mattingly got himself tossed after Andre Either got thrown out for arguing balls and strikes.  It doesn’t matter if the call was right or wrong.  Stand up for your player and you will have their undying respect.  You just have to do that sometimes. AJ Ellis has earned the [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

 The Dodgers keep winning and it’s with pitching and defense as Badger pointed out.  If you have pitching and defense, you can win an awful lot.  It may look awful at times, but Just Win Baby! By the Way – the Dodgers are now in posession of the Best Record in Baseball. I have said [...]

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Face It – Dodgers Have a Closer Problem

I am not generally one to second-guess managers, especially ones that are my homeboys, but what the heck was Don Mattingly thinking? Javy Guerra was having trouble BEFORE he got hit in the face.  Yes, it was gutsy that Guerra stayed in the game.  Yes, it was great that Don was showing his confidence in [...]

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The Stars Are Aligned

BOXSCORE What I mean by that is that the Offensive Stars in each of the three games this season have been different.  Opening day it was Matt Kemp.  In game two it was the former Mr. Softee, Andre Ethier, and last night it was AJ and the kid (Dee Gordon). Chris Capuano looked like a [...]

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DODGER MAJOR LEAGUE COACHES TO RETURN FOR 2012 SEASON

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that all Major League coaches will return for the 2012 season.  General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “I’m very excited that the entire coaching staff will return next season,” said Dodger manager Don Mattingly. “These guys do a great job with teaching and development while [...]

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Same Ole’ Same Ole’

It wasn’t that long ago that Derrick Hall who was the Dodgers head of communications left the Dodgers and ultimately became the CEO of the Diamondbacks.  Josh Rawitch has always spoken very highly of Derrick, and Josh is also a bright guy who could rise quite a bit above his current pay grade.  I like [...]

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The Things I Do Know

First of all, there is a lot I don’t know.  Here’s a short list (there are others, including what the weather will be and where the Stock Market will close) I don’t know if Frank McCourt will prevail and own the Dodgers next season. I don’t know who the manager of the Dodgers will be [...]

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It is time to sell, Ned

No, I don’t mean that Frank McCourt should sell Ned Colletti (wait, maybe that’s not such a bad idea… but I doubt there’s a buyer). What I mean is that it is time to trade Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Miles (yes, there are teams who want him), Jamey Carroll, Rod Barajas, Dionaro Navarro (maybe there’s one [...]

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