Time to chill before Game 3

In the clubhouse now — our workout just ended and I’m watching the OU-Texas game. It’s looking bad now for my OU boys. Five turnovers, terrible. And they’re still trying to run the ball — negative 14 yards in the fourth quarter. We need to go to something else. It’s not working. They’ve got a young buck in their QB. Bradford hurt himself. It’s not looking good right now. This is the most sloppy OU game I’ve seen in a long time.
This is what we do on Saturday, chill around, watch some footbal before we play. Everybody is watching their team play — no one around here has Texas. George Sherrill and myself are OU fans. No Texas boys here. Clayton Kershaw likes Texas Tech.

OU, they’re making a lot of mistakes today. You can’t make mistakes and expect to win, that goes for football and it goes for baseball. We haven’t made too many mistakes and we can’t afford to if we’re going to win this series. Let them make the mistakes and we’ve got to capitalize on them.

Fans here, they’re rowdy man. Just like we had on our side in L.A., their fans are loud, too — just as loud as our fans. Fans can make it hard. I don’t know if it’s pressure, but it might rattle you a little bit. We know how to go into it. Last year, I think the Phillies found ways to win and it wasn’t about the fans. The outcome was always in their favor. This year, it’s different. What happened last year makes us want it even more this year.

We need to score quick, what we did in St. Louis and what we did in Chicago last year. With Philadelphia, you’ve got to keep scoring. Look at them yesterday. They scored one run, but they didn’t keep scoring and we stayed close and won it late.

The weather, I don’t think it will be that bad. We have to play in it and they have to play in it. They’re not really used to it any more than we are, maybe a little earlier in the year. Once you get moving around, you don’t worry about the weather, you just worry about the win. So, tonight I’m going to get some dinner, watch the South Carolina-Alabama game and go about my business. We’ve got a lot of time to chill until the game tomorrow night.


  1. true2dodgerblue

    While watching the Angels/Yankees game tonight I couldn’t help but feel for you guys and the weather in Philly tomorrow night. I am hoping for no rain/wind. Glad you all could hang loose today and are gearing up for tomorrow. Can’t wait! I know it will be a great game. Don’t let those Phillie’s fans get to you. Block them out and go out there and have some fun!!!
    We are with you guys all the way!!! Go get ’em!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. turtledip

    Hey Matt! Great game on Friday. You guys were fighting the whole way through. Even with the heat, you guys showed no signs of letting down. I’m proud of all of you and how you support each other. It makes the fans feel good that our team is more like a family than anything else. Have a great game today! I know you guys will make it a good one. Let’s get another W and one step close to winning the pennant!

  3. fan7

    Go Matty and team! Have a great game. My pick yesterday was OSU, a little disappointed. Losing their quarterback so early did not help, right?Go Dodgers today and beat the Phillies! We believe in you, one game at a time, u guys can do it. !

    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. mariakemp1

    L.A will be cheering for you Louder… GO MATT I know youre gonna make it happen for the DODGERS!!! 🙂 Was there for you guys Friday. Will be there for you guys all the way!

  5. janejohn


    Dodger fans are with you all the way. As the line in the movie goes, “clear the mechanism”…block out the Philly fans and the cold and do what you do best. Get to Lee early and take the crowd out of it; they will turn on their own. Sky’s the limit…go for it!


  6. thinkingblu

    Glad to hear to you guys are keeping it loose, we know come game time you guys will turn on the beast mode. We believe in you guys Matt, its our year, I can feel it. You guys have made us proud all year and know you can beat anyone no matter what the stadium or the weather. Have a great game!

  7. lujanwinkley@yahoo.com

    You guys don’t let this freezing cold game in Philly set too heavy on your shoulders………….tomorrow it is all LA again. Light those bats and come out swinging. This native Austin, Texas Longhorn fan is true BLUE all the way. GO DODGERS…

  8. mariakemp1


  9. bluecrewgirl

    You guys just need to file tonight’s game away as one of those things. A loss is a loss regardless. The team average against Blanton is .295, so I expect the offense to get back on track tomorrow night. If you win tomorrow, it’s all even at 2 a piece and I think the momentum would be back in the Dodger’s favor. Good luck!

  10. peacelovedodgers

    I love my dodgers! but what happen tonight was just a dissapointing lost. I mean, the offense was horrible! this is not the team that claim to have the best record in the NL. I know its only 1 game, but this was not the result many of dodger fans were looking for. I think the relaxing and chillin part didnt help you matt or the others. As for you Matt, I really dont know whats happening… I feel as if your not truly ready for this type of game. lets hope you step up your game and along with everyone else on the team. I wont stop believing in you guys.. You guys are better than this…

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