Friday, October 06, 2006

Nomar has a Torn Quad, Loney to Start

Big news just in. Nomar had a MRI and it confirms that he has a torn quad. He will sit and pinch-hit. James Loney will start in his place.

Although I'm discouraged by the Nomar news I am hopeful that the youthful Loney can give me a reason to smile. Since September he has 10 hits in 30 at-bats for a .333 batting average. This includes 4 homeruns and 12 RBI's. He was slugging a healthy .833. Needless to say, he has been very good lately.

YouTube Videos

Below is, I believe, a pre-game video of a press conference with Kuo and Tom Glavine. Nothing really new here. Kuo talks about the difference between starting and relieving. Glavine talks about the Mets faithful. Brought to you by smalleyesjun on YouTube

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Lastly, I know some you will hate this, but you have to admit it will forever be a part of Dodger Lore. There is no point in running away from it. It happened. It was crazy. And we'll be talking about it for years to come- no matter the final outcome of the series. As Vinny said in a recent New York Times Article:
"Here comes a throw on that runner and here comes another runner, and Lo Duca is going to tag both of them out and the Dodgers become the Brooklyn Dodgers of old,"” Scully said during the second inning of Game 1 of the Dodgers-Mets National League Division Series. He sprinkled in a tale about Babe Herman tripling into a double play - a joke about the bad old Bums. And he said, "We turn the clock back to the daffy days of the Brooklyn Dodgers."”

Embrace it, own it and laugh it off!

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Also, that NY Times article brought something up I've always wondered about. The article ends with Vin's most famous call after Gibsons' walk-off homerun in game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

"“In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened."”
Did Vin Scully prepare this line just in case something fantastic or incredible occurred in the series (or if the Dodgers won the World Series), or was this a spur of the moment phrase. He answers it simply- the only way he knows how.

"“God, where did that line come from?"”