Dodgers 10, Cubs 3

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 by Travis Cody in


My Dodgers (don't worry Jamie, you know I'll share ownership) put a 5-spot up in the top of the 2nd after the Cubs commited a couple of errors. Andre Ethier and Rafael Furcal had RBI base hits, and Russell Martin capped the rally with a 3-run double. The Dodgers added a couple more runs and went on to beat the Cubs again to lead Chicago 2 games to 0 as the Division Series heads to Los Angeles on Saturday.

I didn't know what to expect from the guys. But check it out. Chad Billingsley pitched into the 7th, giving up only 2 hits to that point before the Cubs got back to back doubles to score their first run. Cory Wade came in from the bull pen though and shut the rally down. And then the Dodgers came back in the top of the 8th to pick up 2 more runs.

Carlos Zambrano didn't pitch badly for Chicago. But the Cubs did commit 4 errors, 2 of which led to 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning. And the bullpen couldn't hold LA after Zambrano got chased in the 6th.

Dodger closer Takashi Saito struggled in the 9th. He couldn't get anyone out and gave up a couple of runs. It wasn't a save situation obviously, just a chance to get Saito some work. But it was clear that he wasn't sharp, so Jonathan Broxton was brought in to shut things down.

Now I have no intention of getting ahead of myself. I'm pleasantly surprised, and enjoying the moment just like I enjoyed the Lakers and their run to the NBA Finals earlier in the year.

But the Division Series isn't over until one team wins 3 games.

Go Dodgers!

Thanks to those of you asking in comments about my studies. So far so good on this second section, which is called Tactical Supply Chain Management.

Just to give you an idea of the program, it's completely online. You go to the website and sign in, then you go to your class program and view the lesson plan for the week. There are chapters to read in the text, which is called Managing the Supply Chain for this section, by David Simehi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simehi-Levi. Then you play the lectures. The lectures are recorded in short segments, anywhere from 8 to 15 slides per segment, averaging about 9 segments per week. There are power point slides that outline the high points of each lecture.

So what I do is go through all the slides and copy down the power point lecture notes. That takes about 90 minutes. Then later in the week I go back and listen to the streaming lectures and add any notes to my outline. There are 8 weeks of lectures and 5 exams to take for each section. You pass each exam with 70%.

This Tactical program runs through Nov 25.


  1. Zzzzzzzz....

    you didn't watch Dancing with the Vice Presidents?

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Did you study first???

    I did an online IT course some years ago and really enjoyed it. What I liked was the fact you can do it at your own pace in your own time. :)

  1. Bond says:

    LOL to Katherine...

    Cubs showed the pressure they are under. It must be tough to be handed the assignment to end a 100+ year jinx.

    Good luck with the online courses.

    Have an incredible weekend.

  1. Anonymous says:

    LOL @ Katherine...

    Tactical supply chain management? Is this a procurement course or Econ course? I flunked econ in college... both of them. Aced operations research...don't know where that came from considering I also flunked both calculus classes as well...LOL!

  1. Turnbaby says:

    Who knew 'toys' were so complicated *giggle*

    Glad for you and the Dodgers. We'll have to convince them to put the Sox on the TV during karaoke tonight.

  1. Linda says:

    When I saw the title of your post, a song from "A Chorus Line" immediately popped into my head - "Dance 10, Looks 3". I know that has nothing to do with baseball but I thought I'd share anyway!

  1. Need more coffee....arcane baseball and, like, stuff with chains, like, yeah........

    Lolz @ Katherine ;)

  1. Jeff B says:

    The Cubs have got to be thinking that there turn must be coming up soon. Heck, even the Red Sox finally broke their curse a couple of years ago.

  1. Travis says:

    Katherine: I watched the debate and kept an eye on the game on Then after the debate I switched over to the game.

    Akelamalu: Yes Ma'am, I did study first. That's what I like too.

    V: The Cubs just need to relax and play baseball.

    Lois: It's neither. It's about coordinating the various inputs and outputs up and down the supply chain to provide high levels of customer service. It has impacts in procurement and economics, as well as inventory management, sales & marketing, and finance.

    Turn: They can be.

    Linda: Ha! Now I'll have an image of that scene in my head for the rest of the evening!

    Starr: Playoff baseball is great, especially when my team looks like it's going to make some noise.

    Jeff: I think the Cubs' players just need to forget about all that stuff, relax, and play baseball.

  1. Jamie says:

    I was back and forth between the debate and the game. Put up my Dodgers today to root for game 3 tomorrow.

  1. Isn't the internet wonderful! My daughter was able to complete her AA online - loved it since she works a rough shift.
    This will totally surprise you but I'm not current with baseball. Big shock, I'm sure...Hubman's a Yankee fan so football is the official sport around here now. (Gag...)

  1. Bond says:

    Damn Angels...

  1. Travis says:

    Jamie: When my expectations were low, I wasn't nervous at all for the guys. Now today I'm nervous!

    Gracie: I love to be able to do this course online. And there is also an option to participate in live chats with other students, and once a week there is a live lecture. I haven't had time to participate in those yet, but it's there if I can.

    V: I know.

  1. the teach says:

    Travis, do your studies have anything to do with "Just in time" inventory vs. "Just in case" inventory. I remember learning about those two concepts and thinking how clever the Japanese were to think of "Just in time" inventory... BTW I know NOTHING about supply chain management which is obvious, right?