Little wonders where bats went
Maddux shuts down Dodgers on three measly hits
By Vincent Bonsignore, Staff writer, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Two hours before the Dodgers played the Cubs on Monday, Grady Little sat inside the Dodgers dugout wondering what happened to his team's offense. The one that averaged seven runs a game through 10 games in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, only to fall silent at home over the weekend against the Giants.
"Makes me want to check to see if we brought back the same bats from Pittsburgh," Little said.
After Monday, the Dodgers are still on the lookout. Greg Maddux made sure of that, baffling the Dodgers in a typically masterful Maddux performance in a 4-1 Cubs win in front of 33,511.
Maddux limited the Dodgers to just three hits over eight innings, their only run coming in the fifth inning when Bill Mueller doubled home J.D. Drew. [Continued...]
I dunno. The Dodgers give me some serious cognitive dissonance. That article makes me want to yell about pitching, effective pitching you numbnuts! Didn't you learn anything?!?!
And the idea of Grady Little with his Gump accent sitting in the Dodgers dugout going da-hyuck, wonder where our offense went...seriously, thinking about that, I just want to outright weep.
Anyway, if you like traumatizing yourself as much as I apparently do, go ahead and give 'er a read.
Quoth Josh Barfield in this article: "I see a lot of good pitches hitting between Doc [Dave Roberts] and Brian [Giles]."
Wait a minute. Am I seriously the only one who didn't know DAVE ROBERTS had a nickname? A nickname that is Doc?
Anyway, that's all the 25 News I have time for today, so if you've heard any juicy tidbits about any of our erstwhile boys, please make them known in the comments.
OH! ALSO!!!! Another reason to despise the movie Fever Pitch has surfaced.
Did you know that the iTunes music store will only sell you the Standell's "Love that Dirty Water" as part of the fucking piece of shit Fever Pitch Movie Soundtrack? As in, you have to pay $12 for the whole stupid album instead of $0.99 for the one song on there anybody wants? Well, now you know!! Yep, that movie hijacked our ballpark, invaded the playing field during the actual World Series celebration, and now...they have our song, too! Hooray!!
Seriously, thinking about this makes me so mad, my fingers curl into claws.