Live blogging from Dodger Stadium …

I’ve never seen a painting that can capture the beauty of this.

4:31 p.m. – Dodgers win, 8-6. Just got back from the postgame interviews. Now it’s time to do magic with the alphabet.

3:37 p.m. – Dodger fans might want to consider that Saito may not be available. Jonathan Broxton for a save opp against the Mets’ bottom half?

3:34 p.m. – Eddie’s Mets just got a little closer thanks to Carlos Beltran’s bomb. It was enough to make the NY media look up from their soft serve. Do they not have soft serve in NY? Geez. We’ve got a game here. Stop thinking about food!

2:40 p.m. – Kiss Cam just came on. Ahh, the middle of the sixth inning tradition. First we kiss, then we sing. I’ll bet there are some days they don’t have Kiss Cam down at Petco.

2:18 p.m. – Dong! Matt Kemp just put the Dodgers ahead with a three-run shot. Still not quite an everyday player yet, though.

1:47 p.m.Y’all wanna hear JP flow? Juan Pierre just extended his hitting streak to 14 games by driving in Brad Penny.

1:39 p.m. – Speaking of pizza, I was wondering how I look in the press box? I’m sitting front row in the L.A. Daily News seat, and maybe somebody looking for Vinny will see the big daddy banging away on his lap top. Well, I got my answer earlier this month when former SGVN columnist Keven Chavez went to a game I was covering and from the cheap seats sent the following text message: FAT. He always had a way with words. Guess he saw me.

1:37 p.m. – David Wright just blasted his 18th dong of the season. Lotta Mets fans here. I don’t get it, if the pizza is better in NY, then why ya here? I have to keep reminding myself that life isn’t all about pizza … there’s burgers, too.

1:22 p.m. – Hey, Lastings Milledge just drove in the Mets second run. Ya dig?

1:11 p.m. – Remember Paul LoDuca? You say Rusell Martin, I say DePodesta. Somewhere in this huge ballpark there’s a guy saying “They shoulda never got rid of LoDuca.” You still here, sir?

1:08 p.m. – Have you ever been at a Dodger game and asked what your walk-to-the-plate music would be?

12:58 p.m. – Turn on Fox, the game has started. Did I tell you yet that last night I’m watching the game and I get a text message from our news editor after Carlos Beltran’s bomb in the eighth inning? It said “Who’s your daddy?” His name is Eddie Barrera and he’s a degenerate Mets fan … an NY transplant who does the usual song and dance about how “NY has the best pizza and hot dogs.”

12:51 p.m.Alyssa Milano has taken her seat. Nice! She sits a few rows behind the Dodger dugout.

12:47 p.m. – I just crushed a ham and cheese omelette and had a great conversation in the dining room with Times Dodger beat writer Dylan Hernandez and LANG beat writer Tony Jackson. Baseball writers are hilarious. Take my word for it.

11:52 a.m. – Back from the clubhouse. The players were watching the USA vs. Japan softball game. BUSTOS! Anyway, everyone seems half asleep since last nite’s game started at 7:40 p.m. and today is a day game. Good to see Mike the Clone posting in response to this thread. But I’m curious, if we’re the same person, how come I’m here and you’re there? Or are you here? I might make a run to the kitchen now. They have a breakfast spread – $7 – and an omelette bar. When you’re not eating carbs, things like omelettes are golden. I could hold out until the free dogs are put out … do you know what it does to a man to eat a hot dog without a bun? Think about it.

10:15 a.m. – I don’t expect this thread to have much success, and the usual “This is supposed to be about prep sports” should be forthcoming from a few of you. Nonetheless, it is what I’m doing today (and tomorrow). I can’t sit up here and not see Tyler Garkow on the mound or CO running out onto the field in celebration. There, that’s your prep element. Headed to the clubhouse for some juicy quotes.

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