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  • For whom the bell trolls 10:16 PM on December 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    KCP will be traded tomorrow.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 8:22 PM on November 22, 2017 Permalink  

    Dahm that was top-ten dunk from Lonzo.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 7:31 PM on November 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Re: Lonzo not getting involved in the scuffle.
    What I saw when Lonzo headed for the bench, Luke motioned him to stay.
    Maybe coach Luke should’ve sent him back or at least said something right then and there.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 8:27 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    you can really tell the difference when Clarkson is running the point. Team is out of rhythm and he’s out of control with no court awareness. If it wasn’t for his scoring ability he’d be a big negative.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 8:05 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Lakers impressing again and unlike last year, I don’t think this is fools gold. This team is looking like a real NBA team.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 9:50 PM on November 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Lakers need to close this game out

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 10:04 PM on November 2, 2017 Permalink  

    really Dame a 30 footer? shyte

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 10:03 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink  

    What others are saying about game 7 

    Keeping in mind how even these teams were, Roberts lost the series.

    If you’re going to bring Kershaw into the game in the third, why not just start him? (Smoltz said this too.) Why not bring the infield all the way in with McCullers hitting? Why bunt with Justin Turner on second base and nobody out in a tie game that had zero chance of being the last-run-in-the-game Roberts seemed to be playing for? Why bring in Morrow to face the top of the Astros order in game five? Why not Jansen then? (Going by best pitcher available theory.) Why use Jansen in a 6-1 game the night before? Why not at least try Stripling? Why pull Rich Hill twice when he was more or less rolling? And on and on and on…

    Please….
    Dodgers beat themselves……..Bad managing alone allowed it to get past 5 games…..

    No reason or need to start Darvish. None.

    Darvish with an impressive 21.60 ERA in the WS. Wonder if the Dodgers re-sign him in the off-season.

    It’s simple. Roberts was an idiot for using Darvish at all. Even more so because he used Wood and Kershaw anyway. Houston hitters tonight were just as bad with RISP as the Dodgers were. The only difference in this game between the two was Robert’s was stupid enough to use the worst pitcher available in Darvish because Hinch had already been smart enough to shelf Gilles.

    We’d probably be watching extra innings right now if not for that colossally stupid decision to use Darvish.

    Thank you Dave Roberts for leaving Darvish in or even choosing him in the first place. Horrible call by the manager.

    Roberts lost me as being a good manager … he’s better than Mattigly but then again it’s like saying a fart is better than a shart

    Yu Darvish never should’ve touched a baseball , Alex Wood shouldve started this game ..
    And Jansen blowing 2 saves obviously was the killer

    Roberts Worst manager to ever make a World series… Fact

    Taylor .222 + Seager .222 + Turner .160 + Bellinger .143 + Puig .148 + Barnes .174 + Utley .000 + Darvish 21.60 = congratulations, Astros.

    Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish, both of you should give back your 2017 salary. You both pitched scared, with no conviction, no command, and with all the chips on the table, you both folded quietly and painfully. Maybe you are multi millionaires, great regular season pitchers, but come play off time, overpaid below average, not a clutch performance between either of you. You both should be disappointed!!!

     

     
    • For whom the bell trolls 10:06 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      my favorite
      Roberts lost me as being a good manager … he’s better than Mattingly but then again it’s like saying a fart is better than a shart

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:53 AM on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lol.

        If they re-sign Darvish instead of realizing a mistake and trading for Zach Grienke, this might happen next year.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:03 AM on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They couldn’t hit Clayton Kershaw in the middle innings. That didn’t matter, because Yu Darvish had started the game and left behind an oil slick and a Zippo in the form of a 5-0 deficit before Kershaw even got in. Hinch yanked McCullers after he hit a World Series record fourth batter in one start. He mixed and matched, and never did the Dodgers’ bats awaken from their somnambulism. In front of 54,124, the Astros celebrated. They went nuts on the tiny visitors’ clubhouse, spraying champagne, throwing beer and, in the case of deposed closer Ken Giles, wearing a T-shirt that read, “ZERO F**KS GIVEN,” only without the asterisks.

      They were blasting “California Love,” the theme song for Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, whom they twice had beaten, and when the hook got around to the good part, Bregman yelled: “In the cityyyyy, of L.A.!”

      https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports/houston-astros-went-great-legendary-won-first-world-series-110037559.html

  • For whom the bell trolls 8:58 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink  

    Dodgers down to their last 3 outs. Not starting Kershaw will probably be the biggest second guess.

     
    • For whom the bell trolls 8:59 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Down to 2 outs. You can take analytics and shove it where the sun don’t shine. After the first Astro run in the opening inning Darvish should have been yanked.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:12 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Offense scored one run and left about 50 men on base.

      • For whom the bell trolls 9:19 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        good point but Houston’s pitchers had a little cushion to work with. Like to see how they would have handle a tight game.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 9:22 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Tight or not, try hitting. Charlie Morton’s Heat. Good Lord.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 9:25 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Gotta wonder how Kershaw woulda fared with the pressure on as well.

        • For whom the bell trolls 9:33 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          true dat, but he looked pretty sharp in his home surroundings and I doubt he would come unglued like Darvish in a carbon copy of his game 2 fiasco.
          Game 7, you put your best in there, not your 3rd, especially if you’re gonna play him anyway.
          And if he fails we can all say what’s been on our minds for years now, great regular season pitcher who couldn’t handle the pressure of the playoffs. He should be the hero or the goat.
          Mattingly would have started him for sure.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 9:37 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It’s competition though right? And he got tattooed on 2days rest.

            I agree, after 2-0 a good reason to put him in.

            Will be interesting to see what analytics Roberts was going off. Usually those 2 managers differentiate game management based on the info at the moment.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 9:57 PM on November 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s all 2nd guessing & hindsight. Astro mgr stuck with his starter even tho he was putting guys on base left & right and was drilling guys like he thought it was dodgeball. Worked out for HOU but not for LA. Shyte happens….

  • For whom the bell trolls 8:18 PM on October 31, 2017 Permalink  

    You Know what would be great? If Tom’s published works wouldn’t supersede other posts. Just think, we could talk about the Dodgers or the Lakers tonight.
    And if you’re listening Tom, your current set-up really bites (yeah, home-run by Pederson for the Dodgers to go up 3-1 as I type this) your latest article has been up for 3 days now, wonderful.
    Don’t get me wrong Tom, I’m happy for you but it looks like you are sacrificing the flow of the blog for ego’s sake. I know you probably don’t give a rats arse what I think but that’s how I feel. No matter, there are other sites.
    Lakers leading Detroit in the 2nd, too bad it’s not the first topic post.

     
    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:39 PM on October 31, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You’re not the only one. I feel the same way too. We need to go back to the old format where the latest posting is on top and older ones naturally falls below.

  • For whom the bell trolls 8:23 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink  

    In other NBA news, Ice vein boy had 17 and 6 assists tonight in a win over the Magic.
    Oh and 8 turnovers and a -7 +/-

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 8:09 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink  

    interesting line-up to end the 2nd q
    Ball Brewer Kuz, Nance, and BI

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 10:02 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink  

    WTF I got to do a post to write stuff now 

    Bogut is a great pickup.

     
    • For whom the bell trolls 10:03 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      oh I see Tom’s post stays on top. Whatever. Just chiding Tom, don’t want you to get a big head or anything. Someone’s gotta counter all the gooey gooey congrats around here. By the way, congratulations.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:06 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Glad you’re pleased about Bogut. Low Risk High Reward kind of dude.

      • For whom the bell trolls 10:09 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        heck of a backup if you ask me Sean.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:24 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Bogut is a nice pick-up on a sweet-heart of a deal. Still got that exception as a tool now or later in the season.

  • For whom the bell trolls 9:59 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink  

    I just published err, read that Andrew Bogut is coming to town.

     
  • For whom the bell trolls 9:58 PM on September 18, 2017 Permalink  

    I just published err I read that Andrew Bogut is coming to town

     
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