Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Frankie Out A While Longer, Kelvim Plays CatchK-Rod will be sidelined until the weekend; he thinks the injury may have been due to a wet mound.
Kelvim Escobar played catch before yesterday's game; a return date is not known yet.
Angels Causing Confusion Across The NationAl Yellon sent me this confusing scoreboard from Wrigley, and I have to agree with him: Los Angeles playing Los Angeles? Huh? Bill Plaschke, who is usually one of my bêtes noires around here, gets into the act, and while I can't condone this kind of single-sentence behavior in a mature sportswriting adult, I can at least concur with the sentiment that Arte's actions are silly.
Weaver: Nothing Happening Here, Move OnSomebody has to report the news, even when there's no news to report.
Mets 2, Reds 1Ramon Ortiz (1-2, 5.56 ERA) vs. Kaz Ishii (no decisions, 3.96 ERA)? Now that should have been a battle of the craptacular. Surprisingly, both pitchers did pretty well, with Ortiz only giving up two earned runs in seven innings, and Ishii taking a one-run, three-hit game into six and a third.
The 'Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles' hat made me laugh out loud, along with everyone I've shown 'em to. I've thought about buying one just 'cause they're so funny. Plaschke should shut up and realize a marketing opportunity when one's dangled in front of him.
Plaschke also criticizes the Dodgers for forgetting their history,
" What Frankie has forgotten in this childish fuss is the team that didn't change its name.
Yeah, his team, the one with the six World Series championships, with Jackie Robinson's strength and Sandy Koufax's perfection and Tom Lasorda's persona and Kirk Gibson's homer and Vin Scully's voice."
but ignores the fact that the campaign he's calling petty features Robinson, Koufax and Scully, along with present day players and a pretty good pitcher by the name of Oral.
I think it's the best Dodger ad campaign in years, and Plaschke is all wet.
Frankie and Jamie must be having a HIGH-POWERED hissy fit over the fact that the Dodgers' website (controlled by Major League Baseball) not only refers to the Halos as "Los Angeles" but also describes them as the Dodgers' cross-TOWN rivals (as opposed to, say, "in-state" rivals).