As you all know, Davey Lopes left the Phils about a month ago because he didn't feel he was being "adequately compensated" for his "value."
Well, Davey didn't stand on the unemployment line very long. He was hired this week by the LA Dodgers to be their....wait for it...first base coach! Yeah, congratulations to Davey for really moving up in the world by taking the exact same position with a worse team.
Could he be getting that much more money from LA? I doubt it. He just thought Philadelphia owed him more because of his great coaching contributions. Remember, he said he left because of the "principle," after all.
So I got to thinking, besides satisfying his "principles," is coaching first base for the Dodgers better than being in Philly? There's only one way to answer that question: Tale of the Tape.
World Series Likelihood?
Philly: Very good.
Philly: Fans rarely boo first base coach.
LA: Fans rarely attend games before fourth inning.
Philly: Sending Victorino to second.
LA: Babysitting Matt Kemp.
Advantage: Philly, even if Kemp brings Rhianna around, because she's always autotuned and frankly, kind of homely.
Philly: Multiple blogs mourn your departure.
LA: Multiple people laugh because they think the equipment guy misspelled "Lopez."
Philly: The Phanatic.
LA: Alyssa Milano in the stands.
Advantage: Philly. Unfortunately for Davey, Milano only gives it up to current players. He has a better chance with Mrs. Phanatic...
Post Game Chatter
Philly: Who should start Game 2 of the playoffs?
LA: The McCourt divorce. Oooh, gossipy!