Thursday, October 09, 2008

NLCS GAME 1: DODGERS vs. PHILLIES



The game starts in six minutes. I'll be working and "watching" it on the computer. Here's Jon Weisman. Go, Blue!

6 comments:

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Holy smokes! Manny doubles to deep center and scores Ethier in the top of the first! Dare to dream! Dare to dream!

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Damn. Sixth inning was a killer. Furcal commits a throwing error and Victorino gets aboard. That's followed by a Chase Utley homer. Gulp. Then Lowe gives up another one to Pat Burrell, and that's all she wrote. Seven hits each, but the Phillies cash an extra one in and three innings later, game over.

Oh, well, it's the contest Philadelphia had to win. The Dodgers just need that split out of the away stand. They need to bring back a 1-1 to Dodger Stadium, and I think they can do it going up against the flammable Brett Myers, backed by Chad Billingsley. Look for more offense tomorrow night, perhaps from both sides, but for sure from the Dodgers.

And hey, by losing tonight (by the slimmest of margins) all the Dodgers did was guarantee that that there will indeed be a game five Wednesday night, and that's the one I've got a seat for! Make it four in a row, boys, and I'll be in the house when you clinch!

Ben Sweeney said...

Too bad about game one, but Billingsley is good to have on your side. Myers is so unpredictable I wouldn't dare to bet on his performance but it should be close through six innings at worst (for Dodgers fans). I know you've got a full plate but I enjoy seeing the IFR half of SLIFR show up and hope it continues. Game five will likely be crucial in this series so your reportage is much anticipated. Also, you've probably ran into it already but Bill Simmons has an interesting article on Manny at ESPN.com that provides much more thought and perspective than the predictable rantings of Tim McCarver and co. Keep up the good work, whether it involves school, movies or baseball.

ben sweeney said...

Oops... Maybe returning to tinsel-town will help the mojo. But what's the deal with Myers' hitting? I'm not sure I should hold it against him but it is pretty annoying.

Brian Doan said...

Dennis, I hope my cheering for the Dodgers isn't bringing them bad luck. For your sake, I will apply my bad mojo to cheering for the Phillies, in the hopes of turning this series around. Have fun at game five!

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Hi, guys! Thanks for hanging in there with me. I'm not exactly Jon Weisman, but I'm enjoying keeping up with the games in my own insignificant way!

And Brian, thanks for the interest in what's happening with me in the classroom. It's all been so head-spinning that I feel like, even though I've written so much about the whole experience for schoolwork already over the past two years, I can't not write about it here eventually! I hope to do so in conjunction with revisiting Nicolas Philibert's To Be and to Have and, if it shows up anytime soon, The Class by Lauren Cantet, which made such an impression at Cannes earlier this year.

My parents are in town this weekend, adding another element of craziness, but I just saw that the restored Lola Montes started playing last night, and I've never seen it, so think I'm going to have to make some time for either that or Wong Kar-wai's Ashes of Time Redux, which also opened yesterday.

And I'm really disappointed that I haven't had a chance to do the complete roundup of revival and repertory schedules here in L.A. for October that I've wanted to-- Patton Oswalt is hosting a terrific series at the New Beverly that's worth talking about. But there's something coming up there at the end of the month, besides the Halloween horror angle, that I'm really excited about, and I promise lots of coverage.