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The Bums of Summer Podcast: Red Sox Series, Vin Scully Comes Back for 2014

By Published on August 27th, 2013 1 Comment

The Bums of Summer are back in town for another Dodger podcast and it’s a good one. We break down the first series the Dodgers have lost in 2 1/2 months and are the Dodgers finally cooling off? Click that play below to find out what we think…

Headline News

Vin Scully returns for 2014

Many of us are now aware of Scully’s return to broadcasting for a historic 65th season next year, as the news was announced Friday in a press conference at Chavez Ravine, and subsequently disseminated to the gratification and satisfaction of many beyond just the Dodger faithful.

Vin Scully has broadcasted three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games, as MLB.com notes.

Scully owns a place in the broadcasters’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, the California Sports Hall of Fame and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame according to MLB.com—and again, he is still broadcasting.

But maybe we should heed some of Vin Scully’s words about obscuring our vision and relying too much upon numbers—at least sometimes, after all.

He famously iterated, “Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support, not illumination.”

Brian Wilson Won’t Shave Beard for $1 Million Dollars

According to TMZ (via Rick Chandler of Sports Grid), the former San Francisco Giants closer turned down a $1 million deal from 800Razors.com to shave his lustrous bushel of facial hair.

Hanley Ramirez is back

ESPN The Magazine’s Tweet says it all:

He won’t win NL MVP, but think about these numbers for a second. Dodgers with Hanley Ramirez: 35-14. Dodgers without Ramirez: 36-36.

Dodgers trying to Lock Up Hanley

I think a guy like Hanley Ramirez, he’s a special, special player. If you know where we could find five more, we’ll take them all. I don’t think there are five more. Hanley’s a special guy. He’s fun in the clubhouse. He inspires other people. He hits the ball harder than anybody else.

Dodger Road Series

MARLINS

8/22/2013, @ Marlins 6-0 W

Kershaw in another stellar performance

What did we think of Brian Wilson after return?

Dodger Home Series 

RED SOX

8/23/2013, Red Sox 2-0 W

Ricky Nolasco has really been an intricate part of this Dodger team.

He is 5-1 with 2.53 ERA in 9 starts. 40 Strikeouts 14 BB’s

8/24/2013, Red Sox 2-4 L

“For the most part, I commanded the ball pretty well and was able to move the fastball around and get some weak contact from a good-hitting lineup,” Lester said. “I know what I’m capable of. It’s just a matter of going out there and doing it. Since the (All-Star) break, I’ve felt good physically, and I feel like I’m in a good place throwing the ball right now.”

8/25/2013, Red Sox 1-8 L

Should we start to get nervous?

CUBS

8/26/2013, Cubs 6-2 W

Last 4 Games: 3-2

Overall: 77-54

Cubs Series

What are our expectations as we currently watch Game 1 of the Cubs Series

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  • Demetrios Manos

    Thanks Ant! We appreciate it greatly!