30 May 2009

Dodgers Doggerel: Game 50 Unfair Loss Shares

Awful rhyming headlines from yesterday's 2-1 Dodger loss to the Cubs:

Lilly, Hill make Dodgers ill

Loney rides the strikeout pony

Pierre rides the double play mare

Ethier rides the double play steer

Those headlines pretty much sum up who's getting the unfair shares from yesterday's game. If only the more Dodgers had been like Matt Kemp, who rode the home run, um, Shemp. ( Since Kemp is a big guy, Moe and Larry would also probably have to help carry him. ) Late double plays are the worst, and a previous single or walk won't save you, Ethier and Pierre. Okay, Ethier's single wasn't actually previous to his double play, since it happened in the ninth inning, but only an extra base hit could have saved him at that point.

More terrible rhyming headlines of yesterday's sporting news:

Hurdle curdled

Rockies crazy to elevate Tracy

Melo encased in purple and gold jello

Ariza eats the three pointer pizza

Since I couldn't come up with even a bad headline involving Kobe and adobe, I'll stop there.

Unfair Loss Shares ( Dodgers )

Loney -- 1
Ethier -- 1
Pierre -- 1

Unfair Win Shares ( Cubs )

Lilly -- 2
Hill -- 1

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