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Somebody might want to talk about tonight's Dodger-Philly game.  So, here is a place to post any comments you want.  I felt that the Dodgers would likely win this game, in part because the series is now in LA and in part because I figured Moyer would have problems with the Dodgers.  I went out to dinner and come home to 6-1 Dodgers' lead in the 4th.  Now, as I write this, the Dodgers lead 7-1 in the 6th. 

Manny Ramirez appears to be continuing his offensive production, getting on base and knocking in one of the runs.  Mark Grace said during the pre game show that "Manny Ramirez is the best hitter in baseball right now."  That comment took me aback.  Don't get me wrong, Manny is a fabulous hitter.  But, I don't think of him as the current best hitter in baseball.  (Maybe he was...five years ago.)  Perhaps Grace only meant to say that Manny is the hottest hitter in baseball right now.  But that is a bit different concept than just plain "the best hitter."

Another interesting commentary by a so-called expert, which surprised me:  Mike Lupica of the NY Daily News says that Brad Lidge should win the NL Most Valuable Player. 

Lupica Quote

Wouldn't that send the "closers are over-valued" crowd over the edge?