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I Love The Smell of Pine Tar in the Morning

Posted in Uncategorized by tedspe on August 13, 2012

Who’s that mook from Philidelphia?
Oh yeah. Pence. Frickin’ Pence. 3 run dinger yesterday. Am I happy? Am I happy? Sure. I mean…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-OYKd8SVrI

But I also have that “about frickin’ time” feeling. At least I’m not getting Beltran flashbacks like when last year Bochy actually sat him near the end of the season so he could secure his .300 average. Sweet. Whatta guy. See you in St. Louis.But nothing like that is gonna happen with Pence.

Nice win. I love baseball. Every game is like watching a new drama. That 5 run 8th started with a Colorado D”OH in the sun on Crawfords pop-up. And I was at first pissed when Homey could have done more damage if he didn’t weaselly throw down his bat in digust over his little pop-up-ee-doo. But, no harm no foul. Everything fell into place
The bullpen was okay (Kontos? Hensley?) but they’ve worried me lately. Statistically, before this season started, they wuz the best. Now? Get out the Tums.
 
But I’m just whining. Look. This team has two possible Cy Younger candidates (Cain-Vogelsong)Two mofos in the MVP talks (Posey-Cabrera) and would have a third if the chubby bear could stay healthy who HOOOOOPEfully will be back today pending how he’s looking in San Jose. If the Giants don’t take the West, it’ll be a dirty, rotten communist crime. Some will blame Obama.
 
And now we have the joy and drama of the Washington Nationals. They had an 8 game winning streak snapped off by the Arizona Snakes. Lovely. They may have 71 wins so far but I feel their fear. I sense their tension. I fondle their girlfriends. And I fart in their general direction.
And in light of Nipper’s aversion to long intros, I’ll keep this short.
Today.
But sorry, Nipper, as loyal as you have been to the Flap…my next intro’s gonna make The Iliad read like Fun With Dick and Jane.
BOOYAH
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  1. Nipper said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Excellent! Perfect length.

  2. Flavor said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Either I misread something or there was a type-o this is just unfuckingbelievable….
    From Pav’s Blog (I will cut and paste): “It was Pence’s first as a Giant. It was the first home run at AT&T Park by a Giant not named Posey since June 29.”
    June 29th?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Great job TEDDY-BOY!

    • willedav said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Nah, it’s right Flav, I read that too. Melk has 2 at home (out of 11), Posey leads and I think Belt (!) is second on the team with like 3. Nothing like 2010, but as long as you win…

  3. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Ted – When swapping emails last night…I thought you said you were going to be brief. (Gay-ass smiley face here.)

    Nice thread, Ted.

    Pence’s first HR as a Giant? Was there yesterday with my girl and friends and I told them when Pence came up…”He is DUE. I’m thinking 3-run HR.” And, as Ted would say “BOOYAH!” Pence had a beautiful grab in I think the 4th, too.

    Excellent day at the yard yesterday. Beautiful weather, Giants win, and Tony over the loudspeakers afterwards. Saw the kids running the bases…reminded me of the days when I used to take my kids to Giants games at the Stick, and they would run the bases after the game on Sunday afternoons.

    Great pitching match-up tonight – Gonzalez against Vogey!

  4. Alleykat said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Panda was the last Giant other then Posey and now Pence yesterday to go yard on June 29th.That really is an incredible frustrating streak.19 HR’s in 58 home games,compared to 55 bombs in 57 road games.

  5. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Well tonight with the Peas Amigos (Panda, Posey and Pence) added to our ABCs (Angel, the Brandons and Cabrera) we should be able to get a little payback from those Nats. After sitting in 500 degree weather to watch that series in DC, I look forward to watching the Nats get spanked like a red-headed step child on my local TV.

  6. Flavor said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I tried to find out how many home at bats they’ve had since June 29th but I struck out. They’ve had 1897 at bats at home for the year and they’ve hit 19 bombs so that’s roughly 1% of their home at bats have resulted in a home run.

  7. Alleykat said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Nice work Ted…
    Injury update….Nate Schierholtz,broken right toe Sunday’s game,15 day DL.
    Geez sure hope it wasnt on one of those sliders down an in he likes to flail at.

  8. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Another fun stat. Yesterday was only the fourth time this year the Giants have come back to win a game they were trailing after the 7th inning. This year they’ve been 4-46 in that department. So, score early and score often, that’s my new motto (it was also my motto back in the day but for different reasons).

  9. eddacker said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

    what’s an Iliad?

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

      A new Apple product.

    • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Hmmm…I thought that was the name of the latest sex toy I bought for the lady…I’m really confused now…

      • eddacker said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

        yeah, doesn’t it attach to a Dyson?

      • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

        That would be the vibrating iliad.

      • Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

        Probably was chi. The actual name for the new Apple product is ILaid (Ted just messed up on the spelling). From what I understand it’s a sex toy that accesses the web, plays music and takes great pictures. Fun for the whole family.

  10. Flavor said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    By the way, Edd is taking over for Michael (I had myself scheduled bac-to-back) as the newest Stable Boy. With the Olympics over, I’m not sure what the hell he’s going to blog about but I’m looking forward to a UK Giants perspective!

  11. eddacker said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    moving on: my man BBelt wears his socks showing as does the newest Giant’s batter. A game full of promise Sunday for out right fielder with an amazing catch and a more amazing bomb. tonight’s match-up will be a big success for Voggy and the batters.

  12. Alleykat said, on August 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Heard reports that the Nats will shut down Strasburgh in early Sept.Really monitoring his IP count.Won’t be pitching in the playoffs.Freakin unbelieveable.Remember when some Flappers were freakin about MadBum and his innings? And all he did was pitch lights -outs in the postseason and W/S.Nats might have alot invested in this kid,but someone in that org needs to lossen the choke collar on him.Especially with the effect he can make in the post season.

  13. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Here is an article I read that has some info on Strassburg and a potential limit to his IP.

    http://tinyurl.com/bqbnxke

  14. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Quite a few pitchers will have their innings limited, e.g., perhaps Fiers, Parker, etc.

  15. Nipper said, on August 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Limiting the pitch count……is there any science behind this or just superstition and belief?

    • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Well, with Strasburg, they are probably just being cautious. He’s already had a Tommy John surgery, and he had a sore bicep earlier this summer (he said it was just normal soreness…blah blah blah).

      He means so much to that team in so many ways, I would expect them to be very conservative with him.

      • snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        I heard an interview today on KNBR with the Nats PBP TV guy. He said they will definitely sit him after 160 or so innings, whatever the number is. They have done extensive medical research, etc. and believe the first year after TJ surgery it is critical to not overuse the arm beyond 180, else it is a near certainty within a coupla years the pitcher will develop major shoulder problems. They cited a coupla current pitchers as examples of that result. One guy is on the Marlins, the other I can’t remember…

      • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

        Brian Wilson?

  16. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Certainly prudent of them, but it must be a drag for the fans. They should really think about skipping some of his starts if they want him for the playoffs.

    • DJLoo said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      First decent pitcher in that town since Camilo Pasqual…

      • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        See my post below Loo regarding Zimmerman. You don’t think he is any good?????

      • DJLoo said, on August 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        He is hardly Camilo Pasqual, Blade…

      • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        I still don’t get your comment. Both are young pitchers, so obviously they BOTH haven’t achieved the long term success that Pasqual did. So, how can one be the “first decent pitcher” since Pasqual and the other guy isn’t? We don’t know that yet, since Zimmerman (3 years experience) and Strasburg (2 years experience) are both young guys and have achieved similar success to date.

        By the by, Pasqual was barely a .500 pitcher (174-170) with 5 peak years, between 1959-1964. Personally, I think both Strasburg and Zimmerman have a chance to achieve similar success.

  17. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I wonder if Montreal is excited over the Nats…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      About as excited as Seattle is about the Oklahoma fucking City Okies making the NBA finals.

      • Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        “About as excited as Seattle is about the Oklahoma fucking City Okies making the NBA finals.”

        Now that made me laugh.

  18. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Nats have experience with this situation and know exactly what they are doing. As recently as last year, they did the same thing with Jordan Zimmerman, who was lights out last year and is doing the same this year. If you recall, after attempted rehab failed, in August 2009, Zimmermann was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent Tommy John surgery.

    Fast forward to last year, they cut him off at 161 innings pitched. Of course, everyone who owned him in fantasy, were pissed off about that, including myself. However, I knew this was going to happen, since the Nats had mentioned this earlier in the season; thus I was able to get rid of him for someone else before the other team was the wiser. :-)

  19. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Anybody else out there having a shitty fuckin’ summer?

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Mine’s a bit better than last year. Next weekend when we get to move back into our house, I think it’ll be a lot better.

  20. snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Back to Strasburg, the idea Chuck mentioned — sit him for now and then when they hit the last week or two of the reg season and into the playoffs, pitch him then. The Nats TV guy said they would not do that because medically, a short shut down for a month to keep below the innings limit then followed by hard work would be even worse for risk of hurting the TJ repaired arm than just going balls out past the innings limit into the playoffs…

  21. Alleykat said, on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Just alittle shout out for the Petaluma little league team making it to the little league W/S in Williamsport.! The home and pride of Jonny Gomes.

  22. Flavor said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The Giants activate Panda but don’t start him? Hmmm. Seems to me that if he’s good to go they should just let him go through his regular pre-game routine and play the game. I don’t like the idea of a creaky Panda getting called off the bench in a cold game to pinch hit. Maybe he just watches but again, why activate him if you aren’t going to play him? Someone has to get sent down for this move…….

    • WilcoJoe said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Who do you think get’s sent down? I am going with Penny, but wouldn’t be surprised to see someone go on the DL with another phantom injury.

      • Flavor said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        I would have bet Penny too. But it was Pill.

      • WilcoJoe said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        As bad as the bullpen has been lately, I can’t really argue with the move.

      • snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        Pill is the only logical one to go. With Belt hitting a bit, and Scutaro around to play first as well as Posey, Pill is really not necessary. He’ll be back up in 2 1/2 weeks…

  23. WilcoJoe said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Not sure why Twin and Dennis are no longer posting, but I for one would love to see them back…Like those old ESPN commercials for Mike and Mike, “what makes them different, makes them great.” This place just isn’t the same without them.

  24. snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I’m wondering also why they don’t start Pablo. Maybe they just want to keep an eye on him for a day or two before he starts. Wonder if/how much weight he’s put on while out? We’ll soon see…

  25. snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I keep hearing Mota’s name mentioned in passing on KNBR, but nothing from the management side. If he’s available and in decent shape and fresh, I don’t see how he’d be worse than Penny or Hensley…

  26. WilcoJoe said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Did Panda have any balls hit to him yesterday? Bochy was shocked that in his first two games at San Jose, he had zero chances at 3b.

  27. zumiee said, on August 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I’m not sure why Comcast gives us the sound from the visitor’s dugout after they score a run, but I don’t like it. We don’t get that kind of clarity of sound from the home dugout. Why do we have to hear the visitors celebrate?

    • ewisco said, on August 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Amen brother

  28. willedav said, on August 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    good for belt–that shot almost took gio’s head off. He can hit lefties, as he’s shown all year. Maybe bochy realizes there isn’t an excuse to sit him.

  29. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    What the fuck?

    • ewisco said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      This is often described as “less than optimal”

  30. Salty said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    So much for Vogelsong’s era.

  31. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Pfffffft!

  32. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Last one to leave turn out the lights and the coffee pot.

  33. Macdog said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    This is fucking absurd, a lot like that MadBum inning vs. the Twins last year.

  34. Nipper said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    BLEEP IT!

  35. willedav said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I think I’d rather see Pill on the mound than Penny.

  36. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Fuck. 9 infield hits?

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I’d rather spend all my pennies on pills.

  38. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Oh fuck. 20-0?

  39. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I have a feeling there might be a little brawl tonight.

    • willedav said, on August 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      especially if zim tries to take second on a sac fly again.

  40. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Penny could of at least hit the guy.

  41. Run It said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    This game reeks of smelly disgusting cunt.

  42. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Our infield sure showed up for this game. I can’t remember them making one play on a ball hit at them.

  43. Run It said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    We’re the Nats bitch and we’re making it feel good. Ankles pinned behind the ears, twat wide open, and beggin for more.

  44. SanDawg said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Could you imagine if this was the ONE game you were able to attend this year?
    I miss Dennis and Twin as well. I’d love to hear Denny’s take on this mess…

  45. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Maybe Craw should have started tonight.

  46. TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    And the fans are on their feet!!!!!
    Rally time!!!!

  47. TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    That’s the way. Never give up, never surrender

  48. Bozo said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks Ted. Root us home, I’m done here.

    • TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      By Grabthar’s hammer… by the Sons of Warvan… you shall be… avenged!!!

  49. TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    To quote blade….pfffft.

    HOWEVER–Let’s keep this in perspective. Beside the whack Vogelsong took with his stats, this was just another loss. They may have lost 3-2 or 4-2..whatever. It’s just a loss. It’s not some sort of fucking omen about things to come. Seriously, are the Giants really going to have a lot of other games like this? Uhm..no.
    It’s just a loss. Ugly? Yes. But the Giants are still in 1st place, Pablo’s back tomorrow and I have full confidence with the rest of this season. Hell, they could score 14 tomorrow–does that mean they’ll —
    okay, you get my point.
    Bochy just needs to give a Captain Blood-type booster talk:

    Up that rigging, you Giants! Aloft! There’s no chains to hold you now. Break out those sails and watch them fill with the wind that’s carrying us all to championships!

    GIANTS FOREVER

  50. Nipper said, on August 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Belch! Snacking away after a loss…..sniff..

    • TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      sniff, Nipper? Really?
      Huh

  51. snarkk said, on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Cue football scores analogy.
    Yeah, the game was an aberration. But, Penny’s dogmeat pitching wasn’t.
    Something needs to be done about that…

  52. TedSpe said, on August 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Good point, snarkk, good point. Nevertheless…
    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  53. ewisco said, on August 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

    logging in


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