Last call: Dodgers-Phillies, third-best music video ever, and Sarah Palin


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Here’s the third-best music video of all time, and it will get everyone in the mood for Thursday’s Game 1:

The Dodgers need to win one of the two games in Philadelphia if they are to have a chance to win the NLCS. Here’s a look at how the Game 1 projected lineup and a couple of other players have fared against Phillies’ Game 1 starter Cole Hamels. And by the looks of things, it could be a long night for L.A.:


Rafael Furcal: has never faced Hamels

Russell Martin: .167 (1 for 6, 1 HR)

Manny Ramirez: .250 (2 for 8)

Matt Kemp: .333 (2 for 6, 1 2B)

James Loney: .167 (1 for 6, 1 2B, 1 walk)

Casey Blake: .250 (2 for 8)

Andre Ethier: .000 (0 for 4)

Blake DeWitt: has never faced Hamels

Nomar Garciaparra: .000 (0 for 5, 1 walk)

Jeff Kent: .000 (0 for 6, 3 strikeouts)

And for those of you who can’t get enough of Sarah Palin, her next faceoff will come at center ice at an NHL arena, not at a debate. The GOP vice presidential nominee will drop the ceremonial first puck when the Philadelphia Flyers open the regular season against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

When asked how many hockey games she has seen, Palin said ‘All of ‘em. Any of ‘em that have been in front of me all these years.’ Then she winked and disappeared.

-- Houston Mitchell