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World Series Game 4 Thread:

Jason Vargas vs. Ryan Vogelsong. The Royals have the 2-1 series advantage. The Giants have never trailed in a World Series since 2002...and we all know what happened then. Let's hope history repeats itself. Go Blue! photo from @robotbraden via @EephusBlue
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 24, 2014
World Series Game 3 Thread: Royal Giants, 5p

World Series Game 3 Thread: Royal Giants, 5p

Daily News: "Mets foreshadow World Series with Royal Giants uniforms." Jeremy Guthrie vs. Tim Hudson For the third time in five years, seagulls will shit all over the World Series. Hooray! Image:
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 24, 2014
Joe Maddon Quits Rays, But It, Like, Totally Doesn't Mean Anything

Joe Maddon Quits Rays, But It, Like, Totally Doesn't Mean Anything

So... Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014 But then... early word: maddon not considering LA an option at all. he understands friedman is committed to mattingly.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 24, 2014 And... Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly will manage the #Dodgers next season. Joe Maddons availability wont change that.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) October 24, 2014 Nothing to see here! Move along! Everyone is assuredly telling the absolute truth,...
Rays Index Oct 24, 2014

Joe Maddon Is Not Going To Dodgers, Is Expecting ’4-5 Legit Suitors’

Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will take a while for that to sink in especially because it appears that Maddon doesn’t have a job lined up. The obvious speculation at first was the Los Angeles Dodgers where Andrew Friedman recently became the […]
Rays Index Oct 24, 2014

Andrew Friedman Got A Record Contract And His First Taste Of How Things Will Be Different In LA

Well, we knew the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a lot of money at Andrew Friedman to entice him to leave the Rays and now we know exactly how much and it is a record. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Friedman’s contract with the Dodgers is 5-years and he will […]
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 22, 2014

World Series Game 2 Thread: Pumpkins vs. Crowns, 5p

Yordano Ventura (who cares) vs. Jake Peavy (who cares). Enjoy, you masochists!
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 21, 2014

World Series Game 1 Thread: NL West 2nd Place Finishers @ AL Central 2nd Place Finishers, 5p

James Shields (0-0, -.--) vs. Ashley Madison (0-0, -.--) Whatever. Really, how are Dodger fans supposed to be motivated to watch the third Giants World Series appearance in five years? What, are we supposed to cheer for the team in blue with the inept manager because it feels familiar? I guess. Not really that strong a motivator, given how we know in our heart of hearts that the baseball gods hate us, hate joy of any kind, and will OF COURSE allow the Giants to squash the feel-good story of the Royals. At least if we don't watch, the streak of abysmal ratings for the Giants in the World...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles Stadiums

Los Angeles Stadiums

To get your mind off of this awful World Series matchup, CurbedLA had a nice piece on old, forgotten Los Angeles stadiums.  I didn't know that we had the first Wrigley Field! Hat tip to Mrs. Cora for finding this.
Rays Index Oct 15, 2014

There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

It’s the next day and it wasn’t a bad dream. Andrew Friedman is now the president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now Rays fans are worried that Joe Maddon will join him and there are plenty of reasons why we should not be surprised if it does […]
Rays Index Oct 14, 2014

Andrew Friedman To Keep Don Mattingly As Dodgers Manager … For Now

With Andrew Friedman leaving the Tampa Bay Rays and joining the Los Angeles Dodgers as president of baseball operations, focus now to turns to Joe Maddon and whether Friedman will try to lure his now-former partner in crime to manager the Dodgers. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles […]
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 14, 2014

The Walking Ned

Well, holy crap. The Dodgers will name former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations, sources told ESPN— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 14, 2014 Ramona's got the full scoop HERE. To recap: Andrew Friedman is the new President of Baseball Operations. He can hire a new GM. Ned falls up, to become Stan's...something. Donnie likely staying. More later, after our heads are done exploding.
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 13, 2014
Ryu Noodles Around

Ryu Noodles Around

Hyun-Jin Ryu's now-legendary Ottogi Noodle commercial, featuring "lookalikes" of some of his Dodger teammates, has been making the rounds EVERYWHERE in the Dodger community. It's only fitting we preserve it here at SoSG as well. The video is hilariously bizarre and deserving of all the attention. In addition to the video, friend-of-SoSG Sarah Wexler uncovered a link to some amazing behind-the-scenes photos of the commercial shoot.These photos reveal that both a Puig lookalike and a Uribe lookalike were hired for the shoot, but not used in the final commercial. Hopefully, we'll see these two...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 10, 2014
Fan Ad-preciation Day

Fan Ad-preciation Day

From today's LA Times' sports section: (click to enlarge
Rays Index Oct 10, 2014

Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

Here we go again. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti may soon be fired and if he is, the team may go after Andrew Friedman. It’s hard to know for certain how much to make of this report. In the […]
Viva El Birdos Oct 6, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers announced Clayton Kershaw will start NLDS Game 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers announced Clayton Kershaw will start NLDS Game 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals

Kershaw will pitch on short rest. If necessary, Zack Greinke will start Game 5 on full rest. The predictable became official at Busch Stadium early Monday evening when Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced that back-to-back (and almost assuredly back-to-back-to-back) Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will start NLDS Game 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals on short rest. From KMOX's Chris Hrabe: Don Mattingly announces Kershaw will start Game 4, Greinke Game 5. — Chris Hrabe (@chrabe) October 6, 2014 The move comes as no surprise. Last year, with the Dodgers leading...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 6, 2014

MLB Conspiracy Theorists, Take Note

From the LA Times, the Dodgers' Game 2 broke television records: Ratings record The Dodgers' Game 2 victory over the Cardinals was the most-watched and highest-rated program in the history of MLB Network. The telecast drew 1.8 million viewers and a 1.7 coverage rating, according to Major League Baseball. The viewership peaked at 2.2 million viewers from 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. PDT. Meanwhile, guess which two World Series have the lowest overall ratings of all time? That's right, 2010 and 2012, when no one cared (nor watched). Take note, MLB.
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 5, 2014

You Guys Had Better Be Right

Especially you, Jim Bowden, David Schoenfield, and Jayson Stark. screenshot taken from ESPN.com
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 3, 2014

Expect Chippiness

The worst part of the 2013 NLCS was of course watching the St. Louis Cardinals pitch inside to Hanley Ramirez, breaking his rib and rendering him powerless for the series, which the Dodgers lost. Since then, manager Don Mattingly says he isn't thinking about this incident. But we Dodgers fans sure as hell are: LOS ANGELES -- The Cardinals started last season's National League Championship Series with a roar when Joe Kelly hit Hanley Ramirez with a pitch during the first inning of the Game 1 at Busch Stadium. The pitch cracked Ramirez's ribs, and he batted .133 (2-for-15) in five...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 3, 2014

Ryu Set For Game 3 Start

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his return in the high-pressure Game 3 of the NLDS: LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers cleared pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch Game 3 of their NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, a day after Ryu threw a three-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium. It will be Ryu's first time on a mound in a major-league game since he left his Sept. 12 start in San Francisco with a sore left shoulder. Ryu has twice had to miss starts this season with shoulder irritation. This time, he received a cortisone injection to help bring...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 3, 2014

Former Dodger Mark Ellis Won't See 2014 NLDS Action

The Cardinals announced their NLDS roster, but former Dodger infielder Mark Ellis did not make the cut: LOS ANGELES -- Veterans Jason Motte, Mark Ellis and A.J. Pierzynski have been left off the St. Louis Cardinals' 25-player roster for the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have yet to release their roster. The deadline is Friday before the teams meet in Game 1. The Cardinals chose 12 pitchers for their roster: left-handers Randy Choate, Sam Freeman and Marco Gonzalez; and right-handers John Lackey, Lance Lynn, Seth Maness, Carlos Martinez, Shelby Miller, Pat...

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