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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Giants’ Brandon Belt says Dodgers ‘can’t buy chemistry’

Whoa! This belt buckle is bigger than the one worn by faux hippie Scott Muni when he paunchingly visited our HS!

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Oh, it’s on now.

OK, maybe the rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers goes back a little further, like to when they all played in New York City. Regardless, Giants slugger Brandon Belt pumped it up a little by saying what’s been on a lot of people’s minds as new Dodgers ownership has added salary this offseason. L.A. is looking at a 123 percent-plus increase in payroll, you know.

Reporter Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, shadowing the Giants as usual during the team’s fan fest over the weekend, jotted down the key quote:

  When Belt was asked about the free-spending Los Angeles Dodgers, he replied, to a thunderous ovation, “All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry.”

  That statement will be sure to end up on a few blue bulletin boards.

Repoz Posted: February 12, 2013 at 04:47 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: February 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM (#4367662)
Right next to the AARP notices. Overnight, the Dodgers became the "good" Yankees--which had some pretty ugly contracts even while being "good". And they're probably not much better than the Giants right now.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: February 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM (#4367664)
Melky Cabrera and Guillermo Mota disagree with the sentiment.
   3. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: February 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM (#4367696)
When Belt was asked about the free-spending Los Angeles Dodgers, he replied, to a thunderous ovation, “All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry.”

That statement will be sure to end up on a few blue bulletin boards.


Is it me or is bulletin board material getting lamer? This isn't exactly "the Giants is dead" level stuff here.
   4. Tripon Posted: February 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4367728)
Brandon Belt can't buy a hit.
   5. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: February 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM (#4367846)
"All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry. You can, however, buy talented ballplayers that will help you win lots of games."
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4367854)
“All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry.”


He's right, but not for the reason that he thinks he is.
   7. phredbird Posted: February 12, 2013 at 02:03 PM (#4367978)
if the dodgers chemistry is anything like the 72-74 oakland a's, i'll take it.

i'd really like to see the dodgers go all the way, just to hear what the commentariat would say.

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