Aftermath of seven homers

After yesterday's post about missing the end of the game to see "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," several readers commiserated — or noted that my contretemps was so old media. A longtime LA Observed follower at Warner Bros. emailed:

"Studio 60" had been streaming online at for a week, was available via Netflix DVD preview for a month, and is now currently streaming at NBC.comís video rewind site ( And friendly flacks all over Burbank wouldíve happily sent you a screener copy!

Thanks. What can I say — it wasn't so much about watching the new show, it was about who I watched it with in real time. Ten years from now, probably 100,000 people will say they were among the lucky 55,000 who attended the game — or deny they left early and missed the fun. One who did stay was Bill Mabie, policy director for Councilman Alex Padilla: "I was also there in 1988 for the Gibson homer."

Over at SoCal Sports Observed: Video replay of Vin Scully's home run calls.

That didn't last long: The Dodgers lost 10-6 to Pittsburgh tonight and fell back out of first place. Marlon Anderson's happy month in L.A. continues, though. He stroked another home run — his fifth in just 33 at-bats since joining the Dodgers for September. Only the second time in his career he has gone double figures for a season. He hit two in The Game on Monday night and afterward said, "That was absolutely the most wonderful game I have ever seen in my life. It is the best thing thatís ever happened to me on a baseball field." Good quip by J.D. Drew about Monday's comeback win: "I just feel bad for the half the stadium that left early."

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