Monthly Archives: September 2010

3 to 1 … at Coors Field?!?!

The Dodgers’ Ted Lilly, a flyball pitcher, threw a four-hitter last night at Coors Field. The Dodgers beat the Rockies 3-1.

Flyball pitchers and Coors Field usually go together like bulls and china shops.

So maybe the Giants were on to something last week when they accused the Rockies of using juiced balls when they batted at Coors.

Since the controversy started, Colorado’s offense has sputtered. The Rockies have scored a total of three runs in their last two games at Coors, where they are usually good for about 7 or 8 runs a night.

Let’s say they were using juiced balls. You’d assume they would stop using them once the accusations come out, right? Does that explain why the offense has gone kaput?


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Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


Happy birthday to the Little Miss

Two years ago today, Jill gave birth to the most wonderful little baby girl in the world.

Happy birthday, Schnookums! Daddy and Mommy love you more than you’ll ever know!


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Posted by on September 26, 2010 in Uncategorized


The cornerstone of the future

Clayton Kershaw was once again masterful on Friday night, nearly blanking Arizona in a 3-1 victory. He’s having a fantastic season in the midst of Dodger doldrums.

Sure hope his young arm can handle the workload (he’s over 200 innings for the season now). Because this kid is the centerpiece of any success we can hope to have in the next three to five years.


The Dodgers lost Saturday at ‘Zona. If they win their last seven games, the Dodgers will finish 82-80. Go team!


I might watch some of that San Francisco-Colorado game today (2 p.m. Central, TBS).

Talk about gamesmanship —¬†Frisco is¬†accusing the Rockies¬†of using “juiced” balls when they bat at Coors Field. Hahaha!

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Posted by on September 26, 2010 in Uncategorized



Hey, how ’bout that? The Dodgers won a game.

Dem Bums scratched out a 3-1 win over San Diego in Thursday’s series finale.

I haven’t been paying much attention to the details of the Dodger games lately, but I read somewhere that the team is having a historically bad month at the plate. The team batting average in September is¬†the third-worst since 1900 or something like that. Mercy!


We watched a bit of the Rays-Yankees game last night. Rays beat up on CC and the Yankee bullpen in a 10-3 win.

Tampa is a half-game behind New York in the AL East with about a week to go.


The most interesting race, however, is the NL West. Check out the standings in that division sometime.

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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized


Happy birthday to you…

My beautiful wife Jill turned 33 years young today. We are the same age again for a couple months.

September is a busy month at our house. Our anniversary on the 3rd, Jill’s birthday on the 23rd and Maisa’s birthday on the 26th.

And Tommy Lasorda’s birthday is the 22nd, for good measure.

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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized


Maisa loves ‘The Quiz’

When I was a kid, I thought submarine-style pitchers such as Dan Quisenberry and Kent Tekulve were the most interesting athletes in the world. Who would have thought that style could be effective against major-league hitters?

I often tried to imitate their unorthodox deliveries when playing catch with my Dad or my buddies. It was a hoot.

So, just because I’m a goofy guy, I did a little Quisenberry¬†in our kitchen today when Maisa was having a snack in her high chair. The result? A laughing, giggling, hysterical toddler.

Maisa thought that was just about the funniest thing she had ever seen. Just like her old man did about 25 or 30 years ago.

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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Hellickson improves to 4-0

Des Moines native Jeremy Hellickson, my new favorite baseball player, upped his record to 4-0 last night.

He pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief and beat the great New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The kid struck out five batters, including Alex Rodriguez.

Pretty heady stuff for the Hoover alum.

“You watch him out there chewing his gum, making his pitches. It’s really neat to see the kid, that inexperienced, handle such a moment,” Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.

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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized