Posts Tagged ‘Dodgers

31
Mar
08

Pierre Gets Benched

For once, common sense wins out over cash! Joe Torre has announced that Andre Ethier and not Juan Pierre will be the starting left fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Considering that Pierre has some $30-odd million dollars remaining on his contract, (and 3 years, what were you thinking Ned Colletti?) this decision was not as obvious as the numbers seem to dictate.

Ooops!

Understandably, Pierre is pissed. He spent spring training bitching that he wasn’t getting enough at-bats. He ended spring training with the second most ABs on the team. Oh, and a robust .188 batting average. He still managed 6 stolen bases, but frankly, since that is the only value that Pierre brings to a team, that is no reason to start or play him regularly. Ethier in comparison is hitting .377 this spring, plays better defense and doesn’t have a lollipop arm. Also, Juan Pierre’s career never was the same after he shaved off the mustache. I think it was the source of his strength.

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18
Mar
08

Things that WILL make Tommy Lasorda Cry

Dodgertown is closing after this spring training as you may have heard, and Tommy Lasorda was on hand for the final game. The legendary manager came close to tears, but never took the final plunge. With real manager Joe Torre in China with the rest of the Dodgers, Lasorda has been managing the team that remains, going a robust 1-6.

Too strong a man to cry after seeing 60 years of history end, Tommy does have real emotions, strong men also cry you know.

Here are some of the things that actually have made Tommy Lasorda cry over the years.

  • 1981, Rick Sutcliffe had been Rookie of the Year in 1979, now Lasorda left him off the playoffs roster, so Sutcliffe wrecks Tommy’s office, flipping over his desk, breaking chairs, etc. Tommy comes back in, sees his precious glass menagerie destroyed and his gentleman caller gone, bawls for 13 hours straight.
  • While at the screening for Ladybugs with Jonathan Brandis, in which he had a bit part, Tommy realizes that there is no way Seaquest DSV will get renewed for a new season. Tear Time: 7 hours

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