18 May 2009

Game 38 Unfair Loss Shares

For the first time in my life I saw Landshark Lager for sale somewhere yesterday. It was at World Market. This also explains why this unfair shares summary is a day late; I was out shopping when I should have been writing.

I guess economic times really are tough if an obscure beer label owned by Jimmy Buffett can afford to name a stadium, even a dump like Joe Robbie Dolphins Landshark Stadium. Actually the "s" in Landshark is supposed to be capitalized but I refuse to put big letters in the middle of words. The only exception I make is for SanDeE from LA Story.

If you don't remember what happened in the game two days ago ( Saturday ) then it's not surprising, as the game was not very memorable, just a regular old loss in the middle of a road trip. You know how every team has about 50 games they are going to win and 50 games they are going to lose for sure? This was one of the Dodgers' pre-ordained losses. That's what happens when you have a couple of retread pitchers featuring prominently. Milton lasted 4 innings, but he won't get a loss share because things didn't get out of hand while he was in. Weaver lasted one inning, and gave up a home run to someone named Baker, and he will be tagged.

The other reason you might not even remember that Saturday game is that it was caught in a temporal anomaly, being broadcast on an hour's tape delay because of Marlin concert Shenanigans. Even the Gamecast seemed to go wonky in the late innings. I'm guessing Furcal is somehow at fault for this, since he did everything else wrong on Saturday. Maybe he was on such a destructive roll, going 0-5 and committing a horrible error to blow open the game in the eighth that he just couldn't help himself and messed up the internet feed as well.

Unfair Loss Shares ( Dodgers )

Weaver -- 1
Furcal -- 2

Unfair Win Shares ( Marlins )

Baker -- 1
Uggla -- 1
Nunez -- 1

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