Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thank you

I want to thank everyone who has come here over the last year for helping this site grow. Hopefully we can grow the site even more next season.

Matt promises to pay back the fans.

"I've got to pay the fans back, man," Kemp said. "They deserve it. They've been mad at me all season. I've got to do something for them, something special. We all do.    Read it here

Weaver works his magic

Once again Jeff comes in to clean up the mess left behind by the bull pen. One pitch and inning over.

Stick it Troy

End of the road

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Later Preston

Guess that will teach you to Tweet about your dad getting a promotion before the Spin Dr's get a chance to make the announcement public.. With your .194 BA. at IE. I can see you've been listening to your father.
What a waste of a #1 Draft pick

I feel for Billingsley

Poor Chad pitches a masterpiece only to have Joe Torre shit on it by bringing in his confidence building projects.

Get well soon John

Thanks for letting us share your dream.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Haven't we seen this all before?

It didn't work then and it's not going to work now.

My take on the events of yesterday

Why all of a sudden did Joe feel the need to make announcement? As I watched the proceedings yesterday. One thing kept running through my mind. Why now? He can't wait till the end of the season or till the team was eliminated like he said? Several things about this stink to me. No matter what you say about Torre's in game management. The man above all has class. I do not think the events scheduled yesterday were very well thought out. It looked rushed. Everyone in the room looked scared and was trying to say the right thing. It was not the way I figured Joe would go out. What happened in that room looked like it was thrown together at the last minute. With no planning or class what so ever for a guy deserving of way more than what he received.

I'm not Oliver Stone, but I am a very good judge of people and body language. I believe the only reason for that dog and pony show was not to say Joe is leaving and Wallach just got screwed like Mike Scioscia. But to knock the bomb that O'Malley set off out of the news the day before asap. Say what you want. It was a huge story on all the newscasts in LA but was quickly brushed aside for the Torre stepping down story.

Frank can deny and claim people support him.  Times put up a poll on their site and it shows otherwise.

Those are not the numbers the Spin Dr's are looking for. I'm sure the numbers go much higher than that small sample and will continue to grow higher the longer the McCourts drag this team through the mud.

Frank is right he don't have to sell the team. no one can force him. He is also wrong in assuming that the team will draw the numbers it has in the past. The fans do have a say and can express their displeasure by not attending games or buying season tickets. When FOX owned the team. They could absorb the losses. Frank can't and he knows it. His lawyers now it, and so does Bud Selig,  So remember to just say NO the next time a ticket rep calls wanting you to support his greed. If the fans stick together we can force a change what ever the Judges decision.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dodger Talk

I find it funny that after last nights loss to the Giants. Not ONE caller said a word about the O'Malley statement. I have not listened to the show since they got rid of Bob Harvey. Who was outstanding by the way. No matter how hard the PR machine tries to down play all the dysfunction of the organization. The truth will always come out. Maybe, just maybe if they were truthful from the start. They would not have the backlash that is growing day by day.

Donnie gets the keys.

St Peter at the gates of Heaven.

Bill does manage to find a nut now and then.


Monday, September 13, 2010

He gets my vote

I was skeptical about his signing, but he gives 100% for nine innings.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9-11 and what it means to me.

This picture hangs on the wall under a plaque that was given to my dad for his years of service.

I had just returned home from taking my kid to school, and sat down to watch MSNBC to see what was in the news that day. When a report came in about a plane hitting one of the trade center towers. At first they didn't know what size plane and details were still coming in. As I continued to watch the live broadcast a second plane hit the other tower. Then reports of a third plane hitting the Pentagon in DC. I was in shock. How could this happen to my country.

As I watched the feed from NYC my thoughts were on the first responders. I am the son of a fireman. My father was on the Dept for almost thirty years till he retired. I have a younger brother who is on the Dept also. I was never big on ladders so I built fire trucks for American LaFrance. I grew up spending a lot of time in a firehouses. The other fireman were like a second family to my brothers and I. We would be there and a call would come in and they would go. Never knowing what is waiting for them at their destination. Even though you know what they do for a living. You always expect them to return home from work. I'm sure most, if not all families who lost members there expected that also.

When the first tower came down I was in total shock. Even more so after the second tower fell. Listening to the air tank alarms going off was sickening to me, as I knew each one belonged to someone. I could only imagine the horror that they faced that day.

In the weeks that followed. They would show the funerals for the fallen firefighters. They reminded me of my fathers funeral. He died just fourteen months after he retired. Over the years he would take some part time jobs driving truck to deliver paper and financial reports to NYC for a local printing company. One night he stopped by the garage I was in working on my race car and asked if i had wanted to go along to the WTC. I was never in them, so I said yes in a heartbeat.  I remember how tight those streets were and him saying that he was glad he would never have to navigate his fire truck through there. Years later my younger brother took a job driving a truck for another printing company here. My father would fill in for him when he was scheduled to work his shift at the firehouse. One day just like any other day. I heard my father leave for work. He was driving for my brother that day.  I received a call at my work at 3 PM saying my father had had a heart attack and they were taking him to the hospital.

When I arrived at the hospital. My brother showed up along with the fire truck that my father used to drive. As we all got out of our vehicles. We asked each other why are you here. The guys my dad worked with were there because the fire alarm went off inside the hospital. We told them that we were there because our father had a heart attack and was in the ER. They rushed to reset the alarm as my brother and I went into the ER. It was too late. He was gone. I guess his spirit set off the alarm and brought us all together as his way of saying good bye. That is why 9/11 is special to me in many ways. It reminds me that these brave men and women put their lives on the line everyday and how fragile life is. 

It was after my father had died that I took a job building fire trucks. I built the Ladder trucks for Los Angeles and for many other cities and small towns. When I was on the line. One of the things I would do was put my dad's initials and badge number on the trucks somewhere to sort of watch over them. So when you see a LTI  American La France truck go by you wherever you live. Chances are it has my dads initials and badge number on it somewhere.

So tell those special people in your life how much you love them everyday, because sometimes you never get a chance to say goodbye.