12:20: Find myself peering over the shoulder of Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda as he is scrolling through his iPhone or BlackBerry or whatever he has. I certainly do not want to spy, but it is hard to ignore the scrolling texts in Japanese. I commit them to memory and will get them translated at a later time. Then, I will apologize to Hiroki for my intrusion . . .I must be in a good mood today, because I enjoyed both a ranting Simers column and this sort of thing which, on most days, I'd probably feel like taking apart. Random is fun.
12:50: Head up the ramp to the field. Watch a guy spray-painting grass. Sit in the Dodgers' dugout and wonder how anybody sees anything from here. Who designed these things? Has to be the only place where the seats in front are higher than the seats in back. Hey, there is a great view of the Toyota sign atop the scoreboard . . . I hear somebody talking about acronyms like ERA and RISP. I was going to ask what those meant, but don't want to look stupid. I was thinking about some numbers involving the fourth at Belmont . . .
1:13: Bowa says he will be rooting for the Phillies if they win the NLCS. "I get sort of tired of hearing about how the American League has been dominant," Bowa says. Well, Manny did hit .800 in the NL. And last I looked, CC was like 20-0 with 10 shutouts. Watch AL playoff games and the pitches look 10 mph faster . . .
1:45: Shane Victorino strolls to his locker. There, I think, is a vote for Barack Obama. Hawaiians have to stay together. There is at least one rich guy in here who accepts that his taxes will go up. "I answered all my questions yesterday, so I got nothing to say today," says Shane, who proceeds to entertain every question that comes his way.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Dick Jerardi's Random Liveblog
Or, what happens when you unleash a horse racing guy on the NLCS: