Posts Tagged ‘Giants

08
Mar
09

Los Angeles Top Five Professional Sporting Moments

As we all know, Los Angeles is a mecca for sports.  All the teams from down here have adopted the Southern Kaliphornya style and it is always apparent in the way our teams play.  Look at the clean and flashy Showtime Laker or just tune into Sports Center who is giving the West Coast some love and see how Manny is happy.  Look at Joe Torre any interview or show he goes on he seems happy and relaxed, not stressed out from the crazyness that the east coast has to offer.  

Enough of the style and attiude of the west side its time to get into my top five plays for Los Angeles.  

#5 The Angels win the World Series.  As a Dodger fan it is difficult for me to even consider the Angels as a Los Angeles team but I feel that I have to and have a valid reason why.  Reason one the Giants and reason two Mike Socisa.  In game five the Angeles were down three games to one against the Giants.  Manager Mike Socisa (retired Dodger great) was eight outs away from getting eliminated and having the dreaded Giants win their first World Series in the bay area.  The Angeles were able to overcome a five run deficit to beat the Giants and Barry Bonds, as well as rip the hearts out of Giants fans everywhere.  Was it the team or the rally monkey?   We will never know 

#4 The Dodgers resign Manny.  I may be premature on this one but look for big numbers this year.  If last season was any indication to the powers of Manny then we are in for a treat this year.  The morale of the city has been glowing ever since Manny was resigned.   Has anyone ever seen Manny look so happy before?  No one.  Manny is happy, his teamates like him, his manager likes him, and the city is renmed Manny Wood.  He does so much more for this city then just play baseball it gives us hope and determination.  If gives us pride and is making us all anxious for opening day.  

#3 The number three moment for this city would have to be Derek Fisher’s turn around jumper at the buzzer.  I can still picture it today.  There was .4 seconds left on the clock.  The all mighty Lakers who had Shaq, Kobe, Malone, Fisher, and Payton on the floor were looking to go down in the Western Confrence Championship series.  Timmy Duncan had just hit a shot which Shaq could have not defended any better and left .4 seconds on the clock.  Payton dropped the perfect inbound pass to a streaking Derek Fisher.  The big fish caught shot and sprinted stright to the locker room in one of the most spectauclar plays a sports fan could ever whittness.  I could not beleive what I had just saw, even after they played the shot on slow mo to make sure he did get it off.  I still have goose bumps to this day.    Is that Doc Rivers as one of the announcers?

#2 I am going to stick with the Lakers for number two.  In the late 90’s and early 2000’s there was not a bigger rivalry than the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.  Ever since I was born I have been a Laker fan.  During this period of time I lived up in Sacramento and boy was it hard.  Being the only Laker fan in high school was tough.  I rocked the yellow and purple day in and day out.  I pissed everyone off and they knew that all they could do to shut me up was if the Kings won a series over the Lakeshow. The Lakers were in the Western Congrence Finals and they were about to go down three games to one and on their way back to Sacramento.  They were down by two when Kobe drove…You know what just watch the video and it will tell you the rest. assist Divac.

#1 I think that it is very easy to say the best sporting moment for this town is when Gibson went yard against Eckersley.  Forget the fact that the Dodgers were down to their last out.  What about Gibson not playing the whole game due to jacked up legs.  The Dodgers got down 4-0 after Canseco hit a slam.  Slowly they chipped away at the lead and was down three four in the bottom of the ninth.  It was the bottom of the line up and the Dodgers needed to do something spectacular.  Gibby went into the locker room hitting balls off the tee grimanceing in pain.  When he came into the game he was facing the unstoppable Dennis Eckersly possibly one of the best closers ever.  It is fair to say if the Dodgers lost this game they would not have won the World Series.  Gibby battled so many pitches off.  He finally got one to hit and well the rest is history.  Feel free to watch. 

If you still think my number four moment is whack just wait.  Manny brings energy to Dodger Stadium the same way Kirk did.  Just wait and see.  The funk is back….. 

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06
Feb
09

Barry Bonds signs with Los Angeles Dodgers

Barry Bonds signs with Los Angeles Dodgers, Next up Manny! 😉
All my life I have despised Barry Bonds like every other baseball fan that did not root for the orange and black. Not only did he have some of his biggest hits against my beloved Dodgers (#500, #71, #73) but the dude was just an all around prick. One thing you can’t knock on this guy is the fact that he can hit, and hit the shit out of the ball. So this is what the Dodgers need to do.
Presuming that his most recent trial goes similar to the past trials nothing will happen again for another year. The Dodgers should sign Manny with a four year 30 million dollar per year deal. We then take another roll of the dice cause we are feeling risky after that Manny deal and sign Barry Bonds. Now I know what you are thinking, if Manny is in left field where will Barry play. We would go and move him over to first base. From here I think he can be effective but who cares about the right side of the diamond when you could possibly have Manny and Barry batting at three and four. Can you say instant offense? Plus Jeff Kent is no longer with us. So its all good.
Is it wrong that with a bat like Barry Bonds and the hate I have had for him my whole life would welcome him into the Dodger Blue? I know this is one of my more far fetched ideas but man wouldn’t that be a sick line up? FURCAL, LONEY(3rd base), MANNY, BONDS, MARTIN, DEWITT, EITHER, KEMP…

Guilty or not guilty?-

28
Jan
09

My screenplay about Manny and the Dodgers

I was scrolling through the headlines of the LATIMES.COM sports page when I came across a Manny update. Plain and simple it was nothing. It had quotes from Colletti and had quotes from Scot Boras, which sounded very familiar to a freshman in high school that has a crush on a girl and is to chicken to ask her out. Hence Colletti being the dude, Manny being the girl, and Boars being the girls best friend. Ohh yeah and the Giants as the other guy.

CHARACTER LIST
Ned: As himself
Joe: Ned’s Best friend
Barry: The SF Giants aka the other guy
Mannarita: Manny
Scottaney: Mannaritas best friend

Ext. School-Day

A typical lunchtime scene at a highschool.  Joe and Ned are sitting down eating lunch talking about Ned’s crush Mannarita.

Joe

                                                        So Ned when are you going to ask Mannarita out?

Ned:

When she gives me a sign. I have let her know I like her but I guess what I can offer is not good enough. Her friend Scottaney says she does like me but wants more. I’m not going to marry her right away I need to know she is in this with our best interest at heard.

Joe:

So you really like her? Why don’t you tell her what she wants to hear and see how it goes?
Ned:

I will but I need a sign from her first knowing she is willing to work as a team and meet me halfway.

Int. Mannaritas bedroom: Night

Mannarita and Scottaney are sitting on the bed gossiping about the boys at school.

Scottaney:

I can’t believe Ned hasn’t asked you out yet!
Mannarita:

I know, if he thinks that what he did last time was the correct way to ask a girl out he’s way wrong. I need something more. I want him to let me know that he really wants me. He knows what I want.
Scottaney:

I saw you talking with Barry today, whats that all about?
Mannarita:

Ohh that’s nothing, I am just trying to make Ted jealous. Barry is going nowhere with his life.
Scottaney:

Yeah we need to play hard to get for you, or else you will just be another under loved super girlfriend.
Mannarita:

Will you talk to Ned for me and try and move this thing along faster?
Scottaney: Sure

Ext. School -Day

Ned is reading a book on baseball sitting under a tree in front of his school, while waiting for his mom to come and pick him up.  Scottaney is on her way home.

Ned: Hi Scottaney
Scottaney:

Hi Ned
Ned:

So anything new?
Scottaney:

Nope, how about you?
Ned:

Nope. Where is Mannarita?
Scottaney:

Talking with Barry.
Ned:

Doesn’t that guy live in the basemen?
Scottaney:

Yeah. Ok well nice talking I will tell Mannarita you say hi.
Ned:

Thanks see you tomorrow

Int. Ned’s bedroom-Night

Ned and Joe are excited for the weekend and are taking about Ned’s secrete crush.  They are sitting in front of Joe’s TV playing Nintendos Ken Griffey Juniors Home Run.

Ned:

So I talked to Scottaney today.
Joe:

And?
Ned:

She said Mannarita says hello.
Joe:

That’s cool; did you let Scottaney know you were interested?
Ned:

Ohh she knows. Mannarita was talking with Barry.
Joe:

Doesn’t he live in the basement?
Ned:

I know that’s what I said. If she could only give me one more sign then I would for sure ask her out.
Joe:

You’re A-Fraud just like my old friend Alex.

-TO BE CONTINUED-

SOME QUOTES I FOUND IN THE LA TIMES THAT INSPIRED THIS SCREEN PLAY

“The Dodgers do not believe the San Francisco Giants are serious about Ramirez. The Giants are happy to let the Dodgers think that way. “

Colletti Said “I’m hoping hell give us a counter”
Boras “We have let the Dodgers know what Manny’s position is. They are fully aware of the terms he feels are fair.”
Colletti “The Dodgers will no consider sweetening their offer without a signal from Boras that he would yield as well” “It’s tough to do without knowing where it’s going to get you. If you get a sign you can do something, you might be inclined to do it.”

LA Times “Boras wouldn’t say whether he has any teams interested beyond the Dodges and Giants. He would say whether Ramirez might accept a contract of fewer than four years. He wouldn’t say whether Ramirez might sit out part of Spring Training or even part of the season




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