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AT&T and The Offense Goes Bye Bye

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 11, 2012

It’s a little after 9 so I am going to pinch run for Dirt. There isn’t much to say about last night’s game except be happy you weren’t there. I am going to today’s game and if we have to sit through more of that limp impotence against that joke pitching staff I think I’ll puke.

There really isn’t anything that explains why we can’t hit at home and why we’re leading the NL in batting average on the road. We aren’t a power hitting team, our park dimensions should be perfect for most of our hitters. We’ve got guys who can hit the other way (Theriot, Scutaro, Posey, Pence) and you would think they’d find those cavernous gaps at AT&T.

But you’d be wrong…….

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  1. TedSpe said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Bring your Mojo whicha, Flav
    Yeah, baby YEAAAAH

    • DJLoo said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

      We seem to get demoralized very quickly around here…

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

        Several years of watching the offense struggle to score runs has a cumulative effect.

      • TedSpe said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

        How do you get that from a bad Austin Powers joke?

  2. zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Have a great time at the game, BF. Hopefully the Giants turn it back into the homefield advantage today. Visit that brand new Cain perfect game plaque. It’s looking pretty cool.

  3. Nipper said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Stuff a few dogs down. Of course bring plenty of cash for the beer.

  4. zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Right now, the Giant on the hot-seat front and center is Pence.
    Do something to help this team win a division, dude!!

    • DJLoo said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

      I sense Pence is tense cause the fence looks immense…

      • Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

        did that one just roll off the tongue or did you have to spend some time penning that one out?

      • TedSpe said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

        Thanks, Professor Higgins

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

      while I was not enthusiastic about the Pence acquisition that had more to do with what I thought we’d be giving up. Joseph made it much more tolerable. And he does have 7RBi’s in 10 games with us. And I’m never one to jack off to a *good at bat* the way Krukow does, but I have noticed that Pence has hit some balls very hard to the wall. As long as he’s not getting discouraged with the home park dimensions then I’m going to stay somewhat positive about him.

  5. Nipper said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Giants should do better today.

  6. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Good morning Mr. Magnumus. Your mission Flav, should you decide to accept it, is to obtain photos of the new and improved “Sun dressed Goddess.” No imitations will be tolerated or accepted by Flap Nation. As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force (umm . . . Katie and you) be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Flav.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

      we’ll see. Daunting task. For starters, we’re going up in a car with my friend and taking the train home so that cuts out 50% of the possible sightings. Also, I have my daughter with me and she might frown upon me snapping a surreptitious photo of a woman she doesn’t know. But the weather should be nice and Giants games are known hot spots for hotties. I’m not promising anything but I agree, we need a new mascot (with her own story) in the worst way……..

  7. Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

    by the way, I’ll tweet shit from the game–never tried that. I’m trying to get into twitter for like the 50th time. My tweets show up to the right of the blog about 15 minutes after I tweet them. Of course, if you want to *follow me* you’ll get my valuable insights almost immediately. :) :) :)

    • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Speaking of which, what’s the logic with regard to the lifeguard telling you that pictures of your daughter diving are verboten? Must be a section of the Patriot Act I didn’t peruse thoroughly enough.

      • eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

        Parents worry about ‘pervs’ snapping a ‘target’. At my pool if you let the front desk know they pass the OK to the lifeguards for parents to be photogs.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Ahhh. Thanks Ed.

  8. Macdog said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Have fun at the game, Flav. I predict the bats will break out today with Buster back in the lineup and the players fully settled in back home. For whatever reason, the first home game after a road trip for any team seems to result more often than not in a lackluster effort. Giants 7-3.

  9. twinfan1 said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

    The record at home is still better than that of the slugging road team- don’t worry about it. Enjoy the game. See ya later.

  10. Alleykat said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Just cause we can.give you up to the date info,Amerttade HR College Derby Champ held in Omaha, is Aaron Judge OF Fresno St. with 8 Bombs,an inspiring debut of last second.power with 7 of his jacks coming with 2 outs.left.
    Now back to your regular scheduling program…

    • eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

      go bulldogs

  11. TedSpe said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Let’s try to get a little perspective here. Last night, the only guys to get hits were Crawford and Belt. Crawford and Belt.
    I mean, cum’on. Is that really a reflection of this team?
    It was just a bad night

  12. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Flav, I cheked the Flapper Code of Conduct and section 4.69 states: if you are posting for a late arriving scheduled poster you should change the BBOTD first,
    section 4.70 states: or as soon as is humanly possible

  13. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Pagan cf
    Scutaro 3b
    Cabrera lf
    Posey c
    Pence rf
    Pill 1b
    Theriot 2b
    Arias ss
    Cain p

  14. ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

    from the merc:

    In for Alex Pavlovic …

    The cast in search of runs:

    CF Pagan
    3B Scutaro
    LF Cabrera
    C Posey
    RF Pence
    1B Pill
    2B Theriot
    SS Arias
    P Cain

    so the brandon’s get the only hits and to the pine they go. sigh.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Yes, they had to be benched ewisco. Per Botchy’s “rookie player theorem” which states:

      “A coincidence (base hit) may be defined optimally as an event that provides support for an alternative to a currently favoured causal theory, but not necessarily enough support to accept that alternative in light of its low prior probability.”

      • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

        Oh, almost forgot – insert gay assed smiley face. :-)

      • ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        ouch.

  15. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera!

  16. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Scantily dressed women doing the Fosbury Flop. current height @ just over 6′ 6″ and it should end before the game starts

  17. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    who is that with Flavor @ McCovey cove?

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      that is the esteemed *Big Daddy Dave*, otherwise known as PaSalon, and someone I’ve known since collage….

  18. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Whew! yankmee’s game just ended ESPN let’s go to the park!

  19. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Rockies bum of the day tour continues. lqtm.

  20. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Just visualize this bum as Cole Hamels Cainer..

  21. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Pitch 42 and this guy is well on his way to a third inning exit – if they follow the 75 pitch limit.

  22. eddacker said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    not a bad inning of work for the bottom of the order.

  23. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I’m watching the Rockies feed and the announcers were discussing the fact that no one on the Rockies has hit Cain this year . . . a lot of 0fers. Cain striking out the side provides unequivocal evidence of that fact. Ha.

  24. blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Cha Ching . . . Buster goes yard again.

  25. ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    the end came quickly for cain. interesting.

  26. snarkk said, on August 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Penny is making Mota look good, and I don’t even know where Mota is right now…

  27. ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    So Penny comes in and my wife said, “look, there’s mr. incredible.” i have to say i had a chuckle at that. with the sox and the chest he does sort of look like mr. i.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Penny’s kind of the epitome of the “all torso” physique. Does he even have legs?

  28. ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Zumster. nice to see another flapper. did i miss the apocalypse?

  29. willedav said, on August 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    hey wisc, I heard end of things with flems on the radio, saying bochy threw the gum because he was so pissed at Penny for not throwing strikes. Heard mijares and romo got in there and out quickly.
    Anyway, last night they lost before a pitch was thrown, imo because the baseball gods didn’t like the whole idea of another ceremony 2 months after the fact. It’s like in the nba where they are giving out rings or retiring a number and after the teams are all warmed up the visitors have to sit and watch for 20 minutes. You know what they are thinking–oh I got your celebration right here. Last night as soon as I saw amy all dolled up with the perfect hair and extra make up I hit mute.
    Hey, you know the rox were pissed about getting their ass kicked at home. Plus they had pitched well in the LA series, a combo of guys only allowed 1 run total in first two games. And the rosario kid tracy had stuck at 3b last weekend had that awful meltdown inning where he made like 3 fuckups–so last night he whacks two doubles and throws out two guys, pagan and then crawford to save a run.
    I’ll check out the game tracker but today seems like back to normal. Zito tmw….should be another warm day, hope he can keep the ball in the yard.

  30. willedav said, on August 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Casper Wells update: 4 for his last 30, vs. RHP batting .218 for the season. Season totals so far: .233 BA, .297 OB .393 slg for an OPS of just south of .700. And 63 Ks in 219 ABs. Appears he has cooled off a bit lately…..

  31. Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    that was a fun game, at least what I saw of it. I am always surprised by the sheer number of fans that attend these games. It is wall to wall people, everywhere you go. Perfect weather. Everyone seemed to be hitting line drives, I was sitting in my friend’s seats in 130 (left field lower box) when Pagan hit his triple. It was the perfect angle to watch that ball fly towards triples alley. There was no way that OF was going to catch up to the angle of that ball.
    Anyway, we left in the 7th which is about as long as she can last at a baseball game. Train ride home was sans SDG nominees…….

  32. Bozo said, on August 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Just got home and watched the condensed game. Looked like a weird one to me. screwed up plays by both teams, blown calls by the umps. The difference, the Giants took advantage of the Rocks fuck ups and also knocked the ball around. Put it in the Win column and get em again tomorrow.

  33. DJLoo said, on August 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I wanted to make sure we hit 50 today. It’s the dog days of August here too…

  34. twinfan1 said, on August 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Bizaarre ending to the Petaluma kid’s game- they’re in the Series. Night all.

  35. Bozo said, on August 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I’ll make it 51. It seems pretty quiet on the Western Front tonight, Loo

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      OK 52. Night twin.

  36. zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    ….and back to a one-game lead over the Dodgers. League got rocked in his 2/3 of an inning.

  37. Flavor said, on August 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I have a *fuck the scalpers* stories that you might all enjoy. I bought 2 tickets in the bleachers yesterday (for today’s game) for $34.95 each. Printed them up. lalala….Realized they were for Sunday’s game. Fuck. I’m an idiot. Emailed stubhub, no response. Figured I’d have to sell them myself or eat them.
    So I buy 2 tickets for TODAY’S game, Same spot, $55.50 each. We go to the game with my friends, they were sitting in a very nice spot about 3 rows back along the left field line. We were gonna switch back and forth, which is what we did (as my twitter posts showed).
    So we get to the the game around noon and Dave tells me to try to sell the Sunday tickets (which I brought) to one of those “I Need Tickets” guys. I’m largely uninterested since those dudes don’t look like they have enough money to board muni, much less buy my Sunday tickets.
    I approached the first dude, he shuffled me off to the side (here we go), I show him the tickets and he offers me $20 total for the two of them. I retort with, “$60 for both”. He sits there and stammers for about 5 seconds and then tells me he might not be here tomorrow, blah blah whatever, I walked away before he finished his sentence…..
    Now let me be clear, I spent $34.95 each on the seats and another $14 or so on all the stupid ass stubhub fees. I wasn’t looking to get my $$$ back, I just wanted to get rid of them without giving them away. I have a bbq to go to tomorrow at lunch with friends and I can’t use the tickets I bought by accident (unless I want to bail on the BBQ which I actually considered but there would be social repercussions had I done so)….
    We are about to go in and there is *the worst of the worst* scalper sitting at the end of the black bridge on the way up to the stadium. He’s got a tattered tee shirt, he’s fat as fuck, he’s got a lazy eye and he’s not even speaking directly to the weirdos who are appearing to talk to him. Basically, he’s insane. But weirdos and insanity don’t scare me in the slightest. So there’s a possible sale here…….
    Dave says, “That dude wants tickets, give it a shot.” I’m like, “Big Daddy, you just want to watch me engage a deranged scalper, videotape it, put it on youtube and watch it go viral. I’m not doing it. ”
    But, I went and did it anyway. He was pretty cool once I got his one good eye to latch on to me. We did the whole “walk over here” bullshit….yada yada,,,,,I show him the tickets…..more yada yada,…..and he goes “$60 for both”.
    Now, I’m quite versed in the art of negotiation but there isn’t time for that. I’ve got my kid tugging on me to go buy shit at the dugout store (again, cute pic on twitterof some of what she had me buy her), my buddy and his daughter are wandering away, there isn’t time to make a lot of money off this guy who looks like he has less money than anyone anywhere within a 5 mile radius–of anywhere. And that’s saying something if you’ve ever seen the spot I’m talking about.
    I fire back, “Hey, I’m not giving these away, $100 for both.”……
    He pulls out a wad of cash, it’s all waded up and dirrrrrrrty, who knows where it had been. After he unwrinkled all the bills (and several of them fell on the ground repeatedly) it turned out to be a cool $103. I said, “Pfffffttttt…deal”, took the $100, left the worst wrinkled $3 for him and merrily walked into the Giants Dugout Store where my daughter proceeded to pop me for $120 worth of shit she’s never going to wear or use again…….
    And the moral of this story is that either I am a total buffoon and that borderline homeless cat is gonna double those tickets up tomorrow or I am one of the great graduates of Flavor Nation’s “School of Negotiation Class 101″…..
    I choose to go with the latter…….

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      You did very well in that situation; better than I’ve ever done in that type of situation.

    • TedSpe said, on August 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Now *THAT’S* funny

  38. ewisco said, on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    nice one BF. ‘night lads.


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