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LAst Night's Action: Manny!!!
LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 6-2. It was Manny Ramirez bobblehead night at the Stadium Wednesday night, and it was a complete sell out of 56,000. Those 56,000 though thrilled with receiving their bobblehead nonetheless were disappointed when they found out Manny wouldn't be starting the game thanks to being hit Tuesday night by a pitch on his left hand. With the game tied at two in the bottom of the sixth inning, Russell Martin hit a sharp single with runners on first and second that prevent anyone from scoring. With the pitcher's spot up Torre rolled the dice and sent Manny to pinch hit with the bases loaded. After a pitching change, Manny took the first pitch thrown by Nick Masset and lined it to Mannywood for his first pinch-hit grand slam sending the crowd into hysteria. Andre Ethier also hit a solo shot in the first inning, his 20th of the season. Chad Billingsley really didn't have his best stuff but did enough to keep the Dodgers close until Manny broke the game open. Billingsley finally gets his 10th win of the season after seven attempts. Meanwhile the Dodgers are off to their best start since 1974 when they lost the World Series to the Oakland Athletics.
LA Angels defeat Kansas City Royals 9-6. Joe Saunders didn't have his best stuff for the Angels giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Angels bats saved the day yet again overcoming a 6-2 deficit with two runs in the seventh and five runs in the eighth. Once again Mike Napoli would tie the game with a two-run homer in the eighth.
After weeks of speculation and hype, both ebaumsnation.com and TMZ got a hold of Jordan Crawford's dunk over LeBron James. While TMZ's video was a fuzzy cellphone cam shot, ebaumsnation's version is very clear. After watching this I don't get what the fuss was all about. Is LeBron really that vain? Oh wait. After seeing his reaction after being ousted by the Orlando Magic I shouldn't have to ask.
One last thing about the Dodger game. Isn't Vin Scully a jewel? After calling Manny's grand slam he shut his mouth for 54 seconds and allowed the sounds and images of the crowd and players celebrating tell the story. Oh wait. Since I have Time Warner Cable, I didn't get to see it. There was a technical glitch right as Manny was stepping to the batters box which blacked out the feed. Things were restored until after the 54 seconds when Vin said, "Now that didn't take long." So Time Warner Cable? FUCK YOU.
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