Greg: Hey, guys! You watchin’ the game?
Mike S.: yes!
Greg: You guys should really be watchin’ the game. It’s a good one.
Jason: Sorry Greg, I can’t hear you over the sound of my World Champions pennant. Yes, it makes noise. In my mind.
Greg: Does the noise sound like this? “Booooooo!”
Jason: it does when the Dodgers are playing. Or when divorce-court proceedings are taking place.
Greg: No, no, no. The sound it makes when the Dodgers are playing is a squishy thud, like the Giants hitting the bottom of the NL West.
Jason: Oh noooooo we’re one game out! How will we make it up?
Jason: By the way, the ring ceremony is next Thursday, in case you want to come up and see what it’s like to root for a winner.
Greg: I saw what it was like to root for a winner a few hours ago.
Jason: It’s gonna be very sad when Jamie McCourt takes Kershaw’s left arm in the divorce.
Jason: On the other hand, Mattingly didn’t get his closer taken out by accidentally visiting the mound twice! A good night for him.
Jason: Chances are good you’ll see it 75 more times this year, too. Enjoy!
Greg: You forgot a “1” in front of the “75.” (I’m counting the playoffs!)
Jason: Best Dodgers can hope to go is 173-0. Sorry, chum. Some dreams die hard… Though I realize most Dodger fans are unaware of how the modern playoff system works. It’s three rounds. Five, seven, seven.
Greg: Broxton is dead to me since the Dodgers/Yankees game last season.
Jason: Here’s a picture for you. http://twitpic.com/4fkl84 Think blue!
Greg: It’s so cute the way it’s sitting there, all by itself. Lonely, almost. The guy is showing how many good teams have.
Jason: Timely! People born after Gibson’s HR can legally drink. And if they are Dodger fans, presumably they do so heavily.
Greg: And people born after the previous time the Giants won the Series are starting to look forward to their retirement.
Jason: You’re running out of steam now. Win a championship, or even a pennant, in this millennium and we’ll talk.
Greg: And the best the Giants can hope to go is 172-1. They’ve lost every game so far this season, y’know.
Jason: That will make the ring ceremony so bittersweet. :-(
Greg: First to worst, baby. First to worst.
Jason: I hear Duke Snider was great. And Jackie Robinson! Also, what’s Vietnam, grandpa?
Jason: But the dodgers are in first, so you’re predicting their fall… Still, cheer up. The Diamondbacks are there to break the fall.
Greg: Viet Nam was a conflict in which many errors were committed by one side, just like tonight’s game.
Steve the Padre Fan: You guys root for teams that have won the Series? Pfft… Lame.
Greg: Every need to stop a conversation dead in its tacks? Try this: “So! How ‘bout them Padres?”