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Aug 172011
 

Scott: You’ve never been wrong, Larry.
LA: Well there was that one time when I thought I was wrong but I was actually right.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: What color would you call the lettering on the D-backs’ uniforms?
LA: Ecru…
Scott: What?
LA: Ecru.
Scott: I dare you to spell it.
LA: E-C-R-U.
Scott: I thought that was an animal.
LA: It’s another word for beige.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: The official color of the D-backs’ jersey lettering is Sonoran sand.
LA: Like Sonora Desert. Or is it the Sahara Desert?
Scott: I think it’s a city.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: The throw to first sails into the camera well on the side of the dugout.
LA: Nearly over the head of the Phanatic on top of the dugout.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: The Brewers are 31 games over .500 at home, and 10 games games under on the road.
LA: That smells of fishiness to me.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: The Phanatic has just milked a cow. And it’s chocolate milk.
LA: Only the Phanatic can do that.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: When they asked you on the Daily News Live what the second best mascot is, you said, “The Phanatic.” Did you misunderstand the question?
LA: Just settin’ up the punch line.
Scott: Well when they asked you what the best mascot is, you said, “The Phanatic.”
LA: That way, there’s no close second.
Scott: I like how you backed yourself into a Phanatic compliment.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: Roberts has tattoos all up and down both arms.
LA: Likes the ink. That way he doesn’t have to go out and buy fancy shirts.
Scott: Saves a few more for you.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: Do you know you have a peanut shell on your eyelid?
LA: No.
Scott: That’s gotta hurt. The whole peanut shell– what do you do–
LA: Pinched on my eyelids. Yeah, gotta pinch it.
Scott: Squeeze it open just a little bit. You gotta pinch your eyelid– squeeze it open just a little bit, then release. That can’t be good for your eyes.
LA: Salt’s never good in your eyes.

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Aug 172011
 

Scott: Just knowing you’d be here, that’s pretty special.

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Aug 182011
 

LA: He’s gonna throw a ball this game.
Scott: Somewhere along the way.
LA: It’s gonna happen. I think.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: There’s the first ball. Way to jinx him, Larry.
LA: Is it my fault?
Scott: So many things, Larry, are your fault. We’re not gonna put this one at your doorstep.
LA: The more I’m lookin’ at it, the more I’m thinkin’ it is my fault.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: Did you hear what Nijer Morgan said? “Since there’s nobody to really chase in our division, let’s go chase Philly.”
LA: He needs to put a button on it.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: Mayberry now has 7 homers in 73 at-bats.
LA: That’s even better than the Phanatic.
Scott: You’re just saying that because he’s here.
LA: What a load.
Scott: He’s starting to break headsets, and everything else. Oh my goodness, I don’t think that table’s going to hold you.
Scott: Wow, he really doesn’t smell very good, does he? What was he doing in here?
LA: Well you are his favorite broadcaster, ya know?

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Aug 182011
 

JJ: You’re not feeling a home run for David Herndon here, in the home run payoff inning?
LA: I gotta be honest, I’m not thinkin’.
JJ: After taking a look at that swing, I think you’re right.
LA: As I said, I’m not thinking, which isn’t far from the truth. But I’m thinking not, also, about David Herndon.
JJ: Swing and a miss, and Larry Herndon is exactly right. Haha, how ’bout that — Larry Herndon.
LA: That swing was a lot like mine, wasn’t it?

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Aug 182011
 

JJ: You and I are thinking alike. Scary for you.
LA: I think it’s scarier for you.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: What have you been doing for the last three hours [during the rain delay]?
LA: Drinking… coffee.
Scott: I didn’t expect a second word out of you. Thought you were just gonna stop there in the middle.

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Aug 182011
 

LA: I can’t write and listen at the same time.
Scott: Well, we all have our challenges in life, Larry.
LA: I have my share.
Scott: More than the average guy.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: Nobody’s happier than Michael Stutes yesterday, seeing Michael Schwimer get called up to the big leagues. He no longer has to carry the pink backpack and long, feathered boa out to the bullpen.

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Aug 182011
 

LA: Looks like Stutes picked off two people down there. Chris Young and Jeff Nelson, the umpire. Not sure that Bill Welke got that call right, looking at the replay.
Scott: Or Jeff Nelson? You just called him Jeff Nelson two seconds ago.
LA: Hey, I’ve had a tough paper route this week, okay?

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: Sorry you have to hold a piece of paper, Larry.
LA: It’s taxing!

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Aug 182011
 

LA: Oh, boy. Better hit the censor button.
Scott: If you think we’re turning that mic on, you’ve got to be kidding. I don’t even think this is legal. Can Shane Victorino be on the air right now during a suspension?
LA: I think so. Ricky Bottalico did it once. See it’s not that easy, Shane. How are you enjoying your time off?
Shane: It’s awful. I’m miserable right now.
Scott: In general, you’re kind of a low-energy guy, so I bet you can sit around and relax.
LA: I don’t think you had a choice. I think they kicked you out of the clubhouse.
Scott: That centerfielder by the way, he’s got it nailed down tonight.
Shane: He’s actually pretty good. That’s why I need to go talk to Ruben Amaro [about my contract extension]. Yeah go ahead Mayberry, hit another homer.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: It’s never a good strategy to give Shane Victorino a live microphone.

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Aug 182011
 

Scott: They just changed the hit to an error.
LA: Course they did, cuz I just put the hit in ink.

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Aug 192011
 

JJ: You’re not feeling the home run with Herndon batting?
LA: No, I just forgot to announce the contestant. Wasn’t thinking.
JJ: They say that about you.

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Aug 192011
 

Scott: He says it’s a mechanism to help him remember to stay closed.
LA: Well he’s got a real short memory cuz he does it after every pitch.

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Aug 202011
 

Scott: If this contestant wins $10,000, he should have us over for steaks on his grill.
LA: I’ll even bring my own steak.
Scott: Do you have a bad grill?
LA: Pretty much most of my life I’ve had a bad grill.

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Aug 202011
 

Scott: They must love that Ian Desmond bobble head doll giveaway.
LA: I think they just like the Ian Desmond bobble. They get it home, open it up, and the ball falls out of his hand.

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Aug 202011
 

LA: Gotta be scared being in the box facing a hard thrower who’s as wild as Henry Rodriguez.
Scott: I know you would be.
LA: I’m scared from here.

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Aug 202011
 

Scott: Phillies fans are greeting Ryan Zimmerman with lots of boos after last night’s walk-off grand slam.
LA: And it’s not like they’re saying “Zooo” because that doesn’t have anything to do with Zimmerman.

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Aug 212011
 

Scott: With as slow as Chien-Ming Wang is working, you don’t even need a foul ball to take a station ID.
LA: You can do it during his windup. This is ridiculous.
Scott: Pretty sure you could read a book too.

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Aug 212011
 

LA: What we have here is a high-pressure system over the area, with the convection.
Scott: Just throwin out weather words.
LA: Having no clue what they mean.

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Aug 212011
 

LA: The Phils took Halladay out after the rain delay, and went with Michael Schwimer for three innings. he did a great job after the first batter, and it was kinda like sink or Schwim… er.

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Aug 222011
 

LA: His shirt looked like he just pulled it out of his wallet. I said, “What did you do, iron it with a rock?” and then he showed me his other shirt with ice cream all down the front. Could you bring in one of Gus’s bibs tomorrow, please?
Scott: I’ll see what I can do.

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Aug 222011
 

Scott: He says, “We take it a little personal”
LA: Maybe they should take it personal that they’re under .500.
Scott: “Hopefully we’ll be taking over their stadium in the next couple years.”
LA: Yeah that’s gonna happen. Might just wanna wait on that comment.

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Aug 222011
 

JJ: What’s taking Angel Pagan so long to get out of the dugout?
LA: Might be a washroom break.
JJ: After grounding out on the first pitch, he spent more time getting to the plate than at the plate.

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Aug 232011
 

LA: I thought [the earthquake] was just a gust of wind.
Scott: I thought it was just Gus.
LA: I thought the Nationals were playing a day game and Todd Coffey was running in from the bullpen.

LA: At the time, I was going for a bike ride and–
Scott: What??

LA: I thought it was either an earthquake or Sarge was nearby snoring.

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Aug 232011
 

LA: During an earthquake, you always want to stay above ground. That way you’ll feel it less.
Scott: Larry, at your age, staying above ground is always a good thing. Not to mention the way you’ve treated yourself over the years.

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Aug 242011
 

[To Charlie Manuel, during pre-game interview:]
Wheels: Is John Mayberry, Jr. becoming more and more a part of your present and your future?

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Aug 242011
 

LA: Ruiz holds the glove right in the strike zone, but Andy Fletcher is too cool for school, won’t give a reason for the call.

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Aug 242011
 

Scott: Acosta has a 7 ERA, second-worst in the majors this month.
LA: Second worst?
Scott: Yup.
LA: Wow, somebody’s strugglin’.

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Aug 242011
 

LA: He says he needs to start getting more mean. Now’s where he needs to get mean.
Scott: Ball four, and he walks the leadoff man, which is not mean. It’s rather gracious.

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Aug 262011
 

Scott: McKeon takes a slow walk out to the mound. I’m not sure if Jack McKeon, at his age, has any other walk than slow.

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Sep 072011
 

Scott: McCann called time and motioned for Beachy to come over.
LA: McCann was just sayin’, “Hey, I’m the veteran here. You come to me if you wanna talk.”
Scott: That’s probably not what he was saying.

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Sep 072011
 

Scott: The umpires are operating on their discression, and their judgment.
LA: Not that that’s a good thing.

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Sep 072011
 

Scott: Well, they got the call right. Maybe they maybe didn’t get there the right way.

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Sep 072011
 

Scott: Dan Uggla stole the Phanatic’s four-wheeler before the game. He then threw the key in the Braves dugout.

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Sep 072011
 

LA: One thing you don’t wanna do is get into a battle with the Braves bullpen, which has been very stingy.

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Sep 082011
 

LA: I don’t think his eyesight’s real good if he thinks that was foul.
Scott: Couldn’t see it. It’s too dark.

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Sep 082011
 

LA: They say the ball travels best with the roof closed.
Scott: What about the panels? What does that do?
LA: They– they block the side view.
Scott: You’d think having them open would allow wind to knock balls down, but I’m no physicist.
LA: You’re not even a physician!

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Sep 082011
 

Scott: Either something good just happened in the Packers game, or the fans thought it was a really special 1-1 changeup.
LA: They love the changeup here in Milwaukee!

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Sep 082011
 

Scott: Phillies nothing and the Brewers nothing, but that’s all about to change, since Larry’s now standing up.

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Sep 082011
 

LA: Narvison’s only complete game in his career is none.

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Sep 082011
 

LA: You pretty much have to take Nyjer Morgan with a grain of salt.

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Sep 082011
 

Scott: My white out is out. You never want your school supplies to go bad on the first day of a roadtrip.

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Sep 082011
 

LA: With his next contract, Fielder might get some big glue. Might go from Prince to a king.

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Sep 092011
 

Wheels: Your club is the best in the National League scoring runs with two outs. How much can that demoralize another team?

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Sep 092011
 

Scott: Shawn Marcum throws a heater, or as he calls it, a warmer, because it only reaches the upper 80s.

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Sep 092011
 

Scott: It’s not exactly worth it to slow down a guy with 18 steals (Victorino). It’s not like they got Maury Wills out there.

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Sep 092011
 

Scott: Fans are waiving their tony plush(?) rally towels, which represent what nijer morgan calls his alter ego. Some might just call it his ego.
LA: Some might just say the big ego.

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Sep 092011
 

LA: Maybe it’s brighter than we think. I know _I’m_ not, but _it_ may be.

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Sep 092011
 

Scott: The only run off Halladay in eight innings was Corey Hart, who didn’t even touch the plate.

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: The Phils’ running game has been pretty-well stalled.

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: They might have the tallest hot dog vendor in the league here.

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Sep 102011
 

LA: You said lime green stripes.
Scott: No, I said peppermint stripes.
LA: Oh, I was thinkin’ of the lime peppermint.

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: We’ll see J.A. Happ on Tuesday.
LA: That’s what it says there, but I’m not sure if that’s correct. Somebody told me we’re not gonna see Happ.
Scott: I’m pretty sure that was me.
LA: Oh. I knew somebody told me that! Why’d you lie to me?

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Sep 102011
 

LA: Guess Corey Hart decided to take a pitch with one strike.
Scott: Not sure what kind of strategy that would be.

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Sep 102011
 

LA: Cliff Lee is talking to Ted Tichenor with his head down.
Scott: Or Todd Tichenor. You said Ted Tichenor.
LA: Who’s he?
Scott: Maybe his brother.
LA: His friends call him Ted.

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: Harry Wright, inventor of cut-off pants, said, “You couldn’t play ball well with inches of flannel flapping around your ankles.”

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: I never know what they’re saying on the press announcements. From our spot in the booth, they sound like Charlie Brown’s parents.

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Sep 102011
 

LA: Kinda funny to see a .200 hitter (Carlos Gomez) going through all those gyrations at first base after getting a hit. Sometimes you wanna act like you’ve been there before.

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Sep 102011
 

LA: Todd Tichenor is just really, really, really not good. At all.

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Sep 102011
 

LA: A lot of people have trouble saying my name.
Scott: The Larry part or the Andersen part?

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Sep 102011
 

Scott: I don’t know why Charlie chose to use Pete Orr, but he probably has more than we know in his–
LA: Bag of tricks?
Scott: In his information Rolodex.

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Sep 112011
 

Scott: Every selected contestant wins a fan pack.
LA: It’s easy to play, but I’m not sure if it’s easy enough for umpires to play.
Scott: Well you do have to LOOK in the Daily News to find the entry coupon.

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Sep 112011
 

Scott: Ricky Weeks is the first player to not nearly fall down for the Brewers this week on a pitch inside.

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Sep 112011
 

LA: Our bus made a stop at a convenience store in the middle of Tennessee. I asked where the adult beverages were.

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Sep 122011
 

LA: It’s an awful lot like sedona red.
Scott: It would be terribly confusing for Juan Samuel to deal with when selecting shoes.

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Sep 122011
 

Scott: It’s a crowded dugout and bullpen.
LA: More like a traveling football team.

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