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    I hate that lineup ****. Lame excuse to get someone to do a terrible Harry Caray impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Hoya View Post
    It's just good to be excited about the Dodgers again.

    It's been too long.
    My excitement now comes from hoping Kemp or Martin get on base for Manny once Juan is done grounding out to second. The Dodgers should have just traded Ethier if they have no plans on playing him (and why would Torre want the best line up possible?). At least they would still have a prospect with a shot to contribute next year. As long as garbage Pierre is on this team Ethier will continue to be benched for an inferior player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Natural View Post
    I pray for the day our starting OF is Ramirez, Kemp & Ethier.
    Manny is the ****!

    I pray for a lineup that looks like this in October...

    Furcal
    Kemp
    Martin
    Ramirez
    Loney
    Kent
    Blake
    Ethier

    That is not only reasonable it's actually possible. My hopes for a rotation are a little more of stretch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Natural View Post
    I hate that lineup ****. Lame excuse to get someone to do a terrible Harry Caray impression.
    Yeah...but it's Joe Beimel. 97.

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    Manny Ramirez brings the buzz back to Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles Times

    Nobody seems to be lapping it up more than Dodgers fans, who sold out the first two games the left fielder played at Dodger Stadium and purchased more than $125,000 worth of No. 99 T-shirts and jerseys since the slugger was acquired Thursday from the Boston Red Sox. When the Dodgers return home from the six-game trip that begins tonight in St. Louis, they'll find brown dreadlocks and blue ones for sale in the team stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
    My excitement now comes from hoping Kemp or Martin get on base for Manny once Juan is done grounding out to second.
    If you ask me, the chances of that happening increase greatly when you've got the kind of bat that Manny brings to the cleanup spot. You can bet that Kemp and Martin will be seeing a lot more fastballs because pitchers will be reluctant to throw away from the hitter (taking the chance that they might swing at bad pitches) so that they don't walk somebody on in front of Manny.
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    I didn't get a Dodger Build-a-Bear. I want one! :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    If you ask me, the chances of that happening increase greatly when you've got the kind of bat that Manny brings to the cleanup spot. You can bet that Kemp and Martin will be seeing a lot more fastballs because pitchers will be reluctant to throw away from the hitter (taking the chance that they might swing at bad pitches) so that they don't walk somebody on in front of Manny.
    Sabernomics | The Protection Externality: It Doesn’t Exist

    While having a good hitter batting behind you might put more balls in the strike-zone, it doesn’t mean these pitches are of the same quality than with a poor hitter on-deck. It’s not that the pitcher just wants to avoid walking a batter when a good hitter follows. The pitcher wants to keep the hitter off-base any way he can. Pitchers are not dumb. They understand that putting more balls in the strike-zone increases the chance that the hitter will reach base via a hit, possibly with power. So, pitchers may reach back for a little extra gas in these situations. This means that a good on-deck hitter has reason to lower a current batter’s chances of reaching base via a walk AND a hit. If the effort effect is larger than the protection effect, then a good on-deck hitter can hurt rather than help the batter in front of him. Since the effect is ambiguous we need to go to the data.

    The results lead us to not only reject the protection hypothesis, but also we find evidence that good on-deck hitters actually harm the hit and power probabilities of the current batter. This is consistent with the effort hypothesis. However, the magnitude of the spillover is tiny and for all practical purposes the effect is zero. Even very good (bad) hitters have only a very small impact on the batters who precede them.

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