Yeah I went to Vegas for the weekend and yeah it was fun but seriously, who really cares? We’ve all been to Vegas and we’ve done whatever there is to do there. You know where you HAVEN’T been though (Jeff Greenfield excluded) is a Bloc Party show and that is what I would way rather write about. First of all, how often does a band that only plays the standard Hollywood-San Francisco-New York circuit play a random show in a tiny venue in San Luis? Umm:never. Secondly, how often have you been to a show in a second rate market (ok, twenty-second rate market) like San Luis and seen the band treat you to a first rate performance? Umm:also never. I won’t bother you with the set list or any real specifics but I will tell you that if you buy a ducket to a BP show and aren’t BLOWED AWAY I will refund your money. If there is a more genial and accessible frontman than Kele I would certainly like to know; and yes the British accent certainly helps with the whole persona but this is a man who truly loves what he does and who among us can really make that claim? He is a joy to watch work.
Now, onto the sports: the Dodgers are a juggernaut, my friends. Both ESPN and Fox Sports’ oh-so-scientific Power Rank currently has them as the #2 team in all of baseball (FLA being #1) and Fox Sports has them at #1 so things are looking good which is nice but as a blogger it’s way easier to write about what’s wrong than what’s right. So what is right? The O-Dog obviously, Matt Kemp is still prone to chasing the breaking ball away but is being more selective and shortening up with two strikesâ€”he will be a top 6 Fantasy outfielder next season, put it on the board now. What’s wrong? We’d all (especially me) like to see more pop from Big Game James but as long as he’s OBPing around .400 at least he’s not doing any harm. Before the season most everyone agreed the staff looked a little thin but assuming Kuroda comes back in the next few weeks a 1-2-3 of Billingsley, Kuroda and Kershaw looks solid enough and you’ve got to figure the Wolf-Stultz/McDonald combo is going to be serviceable so it’s not quite as jacked as it first appeared; one (or another) injury could change that though and I would bet they’d go so far as to add an Oswalt or a Harang from a non-contender if things got really dire on the pitching front.
Ooooooooooh, doctor. I’ve got the last softball game tonight–we are 0-fer-the season but we are worse than our record would indicate. It’s go time, bitches.