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The Giants’ Happy Hooker…

Posted in Uncategorized by snarkk on September 2, 2012

This is roundabout. I’m tired and gonna just go with a thought. I spent most of my day in Berkeley looking at the refurbished Memorial Stadium (looks great) and then the Cal game with Nevada (sucked for Cal fans). Tedford has outlasted his contract, unfortunately it has not outlasted him. Anyway, wrong sport. I did succeed in sucking down 3 pints of good Lagunitas IPA and other brew after the game with a buddy, and joking with other Bears alums about how we’re fucked. 6-6 again, looks like. But, hey, we’re gonna do it in style with a very spiffy “new” $320 million stadium and athletic center. At least the boys have about an acre-sized weight room to crow about, since not too many wins will be cleaned and jerked, it appears, this season. If Cal on the road can hold Ohio State and SC to under 40 points each, it’ll be a miracle.

Speaking of Bears, I was listening to the Giants game on the way to the Cal game and even during it with my trusty Walkman. Watching live college football while listening to the Giants. Why the hell not? Miller is a “little” better than Starkey. Besides, the Giants had a better ground game than I was seeing. Which brings together the Giants and my today’s locale with the thought of Xavier Nady, the Cal Bear alum. I don’t know how much he’s got left, but in his first Giants AB he got left and hooked one down the 3rd base line to get 3 runs home for Tim, and that’s a plus in my book over Blanco and Peguero. That got me to thinking. Xavier? What’s the deal with that name? I guess it’s sourced from the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier back in the 1500s. Is it pronounced Zaveeyer or Ekszaveeyer? Either one works, I think.

But, there’s more Xaviers. The university in the Midwest. Basketball school. And, anybody remember Julian Javier? I remember him with the Cardinals when I was a kid. Good second sacker. And his kid Stan Javier (supposedly named for Stan the Man) — decent field, pretty much average hit, a bit of pop, who played for the Giants in the late ‘90s and did OK for us in a utility+ role. Javier is the just a different version of Xavier. Not to mention, of course, our very own Javier Gomez, uh Lopez, our super Loogy.  Another  Javy Lopez was the very good, long-time catcher for the Braves.  There’s a journeyman MLB player Xavier Paul (now with the Reds) that was drafted by the Dodgers, and his claim to fame pretty much was that he was brought up by LA in 2009 when ManRam got busted for menopause. And, a short time later this Xavier got his first MLB hit against – the Giants.  I wonder if our new Xavier ever shortens his name to Xavy, like Javy?  Then, he’d be Xavy Nady, kinda catchy.

Of course, the most famous Xavier is/was Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker. Saintly, I’m sure she was to some, in her own way. She made money in NYC on her back and managing a few ladies who preferred that position for compensatory reasons. But, she made way more money and fame by writing about her exploits in the early ‘70s when that kind of risque thing in a book was risky to publish. (Ya see, at that time our president was Nixon, who had sex twice in his life, it is believed, maybe more if martinis and walks on the beach at Key Biscayne with Bebe Rebozo counted). Now, apparently 15 year olds write more “descriptively” on their Facebook pages and “sexting” on their iPhones than Xaviera ever did in her book. Maybe Nixon was right.

Go Xavier, be our LF saveeyer, or just get a three run double every once in a while, OK? It’ll help slow my growing Tedphordphobia…

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  1. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Cal State, it’s like Sanford only more home spun. found a picture of snarkk
    http://goo.gl/SYVc2

  2. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    One hit, one at bat and just the right result. I pray Belt begins rubbing his head for luck on a regular basis.
    you may have heard Jon Miller’s explanation during the game: Zaveeyer was the way his parents pronounced it, but he prefers Ekszaveeyer, because Nady said, “it sounds cooler so I started saying it that way as a yuth.”

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Cool, Edd, I’ll go with the Eks version. I missed that while yelling at a horrible Cal offense the first half…

  3. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:41 am

    this is nice; getting to comment real time instead of on last night’s thread. Nice wander through the thoughts of our beloved Snarkk(Y) one. And a brave post what with our master being so blessed with Cardinal Red. Another Giant final-call-up getting the magic double to continue the team’s way of contributions coming via all points on the compass.
    Nady played for Bochy in SD and after the double bruce was smiling biggest in the dugout.
    I Googled Xavier and found a Xavi; Xavier “Xavi” Hernández i Creus is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team.
    A top player with a Spanish name spelled with the X. But not with the cool last name.
    Then I went off reading about Saint Xavier.
    I still think Belt should rub our Xavi’s head for luck.
    Wonder if Ekszaveeyer played X-men as a kid?

  4. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

    This chart wont line up very well, but I love this shit (From Michael Salvino).

    Here are the guys with decent ERAs who had low BABIP allowed, with our verdict of whether this ERA is lucky or not (and to what degree) based strictly on ISO (isolated power) allowed. So we’re saying that ISO trumps BABIP simply because the quality of the hit allowed trumps the quantity.

    Player ERA ISO BABIP VERDICT
    Jason Vargas 3.90 .178 .253 Very lucky
    Clayton Richard 3.72 .160 .261 Very lucky
    Jeremy Hellickson 3.42 .168 .262 Very lucky
    Madison Bumgarner 2.93 .141 .264 Little lucky
    James McDonald 3.57 .144 .264 Little lucky
    Matt Cain 2.82 .148 .264 Little lucky
    Ryan Dempster 2.99 .146 .266 Little lucky
    Edwin Jackson 3.72 .179 .270 Very lucky
    Hiroki Kuroda 2.98 .144 .271 Little lucky
    Paul Maholm 3.44 .155 .276 Very lucky
    Wei-Yin Chen 3.78 .168 .276 Very lucky
    Mat Latos 3.79 .172 .276 Very lucky
    Jered Weaver 2.85 .115 .239 Not lucky
    Clayton Kershaw 2.84 .117 .265 Not lucky
    Ross Detwiler 3.32 .118 .270 Not lucky
    Ryan Vogelsong 2.9 .119 .270 Not lucky
    Tim Hudson 3.57 .105 .271 Not lucky
    Justin Verlander 2.80 .113 .271 Not lucky

    Now let’s look at the pitchers who have a high BABIP who some will reflexively say were unlucky and thus buys next year (for fantasy league). But if they have high ISOs, their ERAs are not going to get much better even with a BABIP correction.

    Player ERA ISO BABIP VERDICT
    Homer Bailey 4.24 .172 .316 Not unlucky
    Ian Kennedy 4.44 .204 .317 Not unlucky
    Ricky Nolasco 4.78 .147 .318 Not unlucky
    Cliff Lee 3.67 .168 .318 Not unlucky
    Jon Lester 4.98 .176 .318 Not unlucky
    Bud Norris 5.01 .177 .321 Not unlucky
    Dan Haren 4.82 .193 .321 Not unlucky
    Anibal Sanchez 4.24 .151 .322 Not unlucky
    Tommy Hanson 4.45 .174 .323 Not unlucky
    Tim Lincecum 5.30 .167 .330 Not unlucky
    Ivan Nova 4.92 .219 .333 Not unlucky
    Max Scherzer 4.13 .172 .352 Not unlucky
    Justin Masterson 4.60 .113 .310 Unlucky
    Adam Wainwright 3.63 .127 .314 Unlucky
    Stephen Strasburg 3.05 .121 .319 Unlucky
    Josh Johnson 4.00 .115 .326 Unlucky
    Zack Greinke 3.87 .115 .328 Unlucky
    Rick Porcello 4.60 .130 .349 Unlucky

    If you want to see specifics on what he said about Lincecum and the aforementioned stats, go here . . .

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pitching-by-the-numbers–closer-look-at-luck.html

    • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Fair is fair- here’s a piece on Mr. Zito from Bay City Ball on June 20- and the Zitter has not gotten better, unlike Lassie’s pal, The concusion is one you’ve heard from me-many times:
      “Is Barry Zito backsliding? No, I don’t think so. I think a better choice of words might be that Barry Zito is just Barry Zito-ing. He does this, folks. The quicker you can come to grips with it, the better”
      “.
      K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP FIP xFIP SIERA
      5.37 4.02 1.68 0.258 5.60 4.65 4.93
      5.02 4.02 1.23 0.257 5.09 5.15 5.06
      Can you tell which one is Good Zito and which one is Bad Zito? You probably can’t, really, and that’s the point: There is no Good Zito, or Bad Zito, there’s just Zito. He’ll rattle off a few starts that are acceptable and then he’ll follow that up with a few stinkfests, walking guys, nibbling around the strike zone, and giving up the occasional home run. That’s Barry Zito. For as many years as we’ve watched him pitch, you’d think we’d have this figured out by now.
      Looking at the data table, the first row is Zito’s 2011 season. The second is his current season in 2012. The stat lines are shockingly similar: he’s striking out batters at nearly the same rate, walking them at exactly the same rate, and giving up slightly fewer home runs. His BABIP, FIP, xFIP, and SIERA scores are nearly identical across the board. In other words: Zito’s underlying peripherals are nearly unchanged; he’s pretty much the same guy we’ve always seen. He’s throwing a ton of sliders this year, but the results are in line with what we’ve seen in past years.
      Earlier in the season I theorized that Zito was giving up weaker contact on fly balls which, at the time, was a true statement; however, since that post, Zito’s average fly ball distance has increased from 249 feet to 269 feet. That increase of 20 feet per fly ball might not sound like a lot, but it drops Zito from #6 in baseball among starters all the way down to #38. The league average distance per fly ball is currently 272 feet. There’s an obvious correlation with fly ball distance and home run rate and — not shockingly — over that time frame Zito has given eight home runs in 44 innings pitched. Over those last eight starts, batters are hitting a combined .290/.363/.521 against Zito.
      Is Barry Zito backsliding? No, I don’t think so. I think a better choice of words might be that Barry Zito is just Barry Zito-ing. He does this, folks. The quicker you can come to grips with it, the better.”

      • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

        Barry does have a chance to do something he’s never done here: pitch well down the stretch in a pennant race. How he does this month will determine the legacy of his 2012 season.

  5. Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Perfect tie-in of Nady to yesterday’s Cal game–because I am respectful of the work you put into writing this I won’t make my usual Cal comments. :)
    So I have spent exactly zero seconds of my life researching Xavier Nady up until this morning. Of course, I knew who he was I just wasn’t ever interested in him statistically. It looks like he peaked out on power in 2007-2008, hitting 20 and 25 bombs respectively. An injury (TJ surgery) wiped out 2009 and he’s been sorta wandering around the league since then.
    I know he had a bad wrist earlier this year (uh oh, shades of Mark DeRosa? I fear wrist injuries) but he says that’s healed now and until he grabs that wrist after a mighty swing and a miss and does “The Ouch! Dance,” I’ll believe him.
    He’s mostly played RF in his career but whatever, LF shouldn’t be too great of a challenge—plus it sounds like he’ll be getting pulled for Blanco late in the game for defense.
    The key to all of this is the obvious: we’ve had a black hole in LF since Fake-y Cabrera’s career detoured into the website development business. So pretty much ANY production will be embraced.
    My expectations of The X-Man (yes I just made that up) are low. I am, however, envisioning a new gig for the Melkmen: The X-Men….There HAS to be a place for the ‘Maids too, right?

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Your tolerance is noted, and appreciated.
      I suppose though, that my photo of Oski won’t make the Photo Bucket?… ;)

  6. willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:52 am

    If you read to the end of Blade’s link, author is very high on Strasburg. So how does that affect Nats postseason aspirations if he isn’t in the rotation?
    X-man Xavier McDaniel was a rather annoying player in the NBA.
    Tough break for cal, dropping the home opener to out of conference foe is never good. Maynard should know better than to miss a meeting–this is his last go round. Furd plays Duke this weekend before SC comes to town–in football of course as opposed to b-ball. Tho I’m sure Dawkins could set up a home and home with his mentor coach K if he wanted to, lol.
    Julian Javier was a cool player. I’m reading Halberstam “October 1964″, the story of Keane and Yogi Cards and Yanks. I think a couple years later Javier and the entire Cards IF(Dal Maxvill at SS) started the AS game.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:16 am

      No idea what the Nats are thinking insofar as the playoffs and Strasburg. I’ve gone to 4 sites and they are mum about it. The only thing I do know is that they are going to shut him down in 2-3 starts (probably the former). He gave up a career-high seven runs in a loss to the Marlins earlier this week. It makes sense that they want to shut him down for the season, but the post season too???? Anywho, good question williedav because I (and probably others) were wondering about that too.

      • willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

        If he’s replaced by the “very lucky” Edwin Jackson in a playoff, that’s not good for them. I dunno, this is all uncharted waters for the Nats…could be a good thing, but maybe not. I think reds are tougher overall, esp with Cueto as the ace, Chapman in the pen and a balance of power and speed, tho I give Sf a big edge at mgr and pen mgmt.. Our old buddy Latos shows up on the list too as a “very lucky”, plus H Bailey and his 4.24 ERA.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Williedav, I “streamed” – FL vernacular for picking up someone for one start due to a good match up opponent criteria – Latos about two months ago and he totally fell on his face. I have just about sworn off all Cincy pitchers, mostly due to their frickin’ ball park they play in, but Latos I have a special scorn for. As you pointed out, he has been lucky . . . except in the fucking start I picked him up on the FL waiver wire.

  7. paulinasia said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Yeah, Bochy was smiling in the dugout after X’s 3 run double, but what I found interesting is that EVERYone was smiling and laughing….. Timmy among the biggest smiles. Wonder what that was about, had to be more than just being happy about having 4 runs in the first inning. But then again, 4 runs in the first inning is something to be happy about. Nady is obviously not going to do that every game, but now and then, hell yeah, or fuck yeah, as Tim would say. I think he actually looks pretty good in a Giants uniform. And damn, I miss Lagunitas IPA…

  8. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Whew, Snarkk, I, of the Proustian or maybe Joycean convoluted syntax and sometimes nearly derailed freight train of thought, have to salute you on your barely but not quite unraveled thread. Yoikes. From Cal to Frances Xavier to Xavier Nady to Xaviera Hollander! Yeah, while not looking at the gynecological photos, I used to sometimes read her column in Penthouse magazine. You’re right. Now it’d be so tame. (Speaking of Penthouse, Steve Blass reveals in his very readable “A Pirate for Life” [Twin, take note] that he would *study* that erotic illustrated periodical to ease anxiety before starts. In the clubhouse.) But, Snarkk, one (as in, moi) would have to take exception to the statement that the Happy Hooker “is/was” the most famous Xavier. I mean, really? (Picky guy that I am, it’s Xaviera, not with an -ia ending. And I forgot about those almost masculine eyebrows. Must not have been looking there in the Seventies.) The trad. pronunciation for Xavier is as if it starts with a Z. But I learned something from the Cubs announcers. Mr. Nady prefers the Eks start to his name, so now I won’t wince when announcers say that.

    The point is: I hope he knocks the shit out of the ball and we win every game he plays.

    Same goes for Huff.

    p.s. Cubs TV crew had a good point. MLB is bizarre in its roster rules and should change the rules. Starting Sept. 1, you can play anyone on your 40-man roster, not 25-man, as is typical. They argued that that diminishes the power of a truly good manager. You should set a roster of 25 each day, even if it differs each day. Makes sense, no?

    Go, Zavier!

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Pawlie, I fixed the Xaviera spelling now. It was late last night… ;)

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

        noted, good sir; important that we get the spelling right for our hookers, happy or not

  9. zumiee said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Great piece of writing, Snarkk.
    I was only ever in the “old” Cal Stadium once, and that wasn’t even during a football game. I was just a tourist in the area, and in the ol’ pre-9/11 days, the stadium was left open to the public, to walk around on the field. So I did that. Just walked around the field for a while, and tried to imagine the gridiron mayhem and excitement that went down on that field.
    I much more visit that area to go to the Greek Theatre. I very well remember my first experience at the Greek Theatre. I was SO excited. I was going to be seeing R.E.M. for the first time. Well, it rained heavily that day, and while we’re in our seats, getting drenched, the band came out and using a megaphone, they talked to the crowd. Mike Mills said” “They say if we try to do the show, we might die.” They showed a lot of humor and had us laughing, and it was actually a pretty cool moment. Then they said the concert had been re-scheduled for a few days later at the Oakland Arena. And a few days later, I had the thrill of seeing Stipe, Buck, MIlls, and Berry put on a great show.
    And I’ve been to several shows at the Greek, since. And am going to one in late September. Wilco is performing there, who I’ve already seen there a few years ago and am greatly looking forward to seeing again.

    • willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Loved the greek theatre! Berkeley used to host it’s own weekend jazz festival with top flight acts like mccoy tyner and grover washington, plus a couple years of a latin one around cinco de mayo, with fans listening to the likes of eddie palmieri and dancing in the sand. Even if you wound up on the grass it wasn’t too bad. Managed to be in attendance when Bob Marley played there, and his guys showered the crowd in front with spliffs right before they started.
      And of course, being berkeley, you were on your own to enhance the experience as you saw fit.

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

        Mrs. Snarkk and I had our first date at the Berkeley Jazz Festival. Joe Sample played that day, also the late great Sarah Vaughan. Between songs, Sharah shpoke like she put an “sh” before all her S’s. I remember that almost as much as Mrs. Snarkk wearing her low cut, revealing black one piece swimsuit as we sat up on the hill picnicking, it was an unusual, very hot day in Berkeley that day. Tight swimsuit, blond curly hair, jazz — I was defenseless…

    • Wilcojoe said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Zum, was that during the Green tour?

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Zumiee, you should definitely take in a game at Memorial Stadium. Doesn’t matter if you are/are not a Cal fan. On a crisp, clear October afternoon, there is no place, no atmosphere, better to watch a college game, IMO “objective” opinion. Get there early to watch the people and the area surrounding the stadium and the pre-game pageantry. A favorite thing of mine is to get some coffee and pastries at the Cafe Strada (earlier the Cafe Roma) on Bancroft and sit outside to watch the world go by as game time nears. And, now, the stadium is simply fantastic…

  10. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

    In “The Happy Hooker” I’m pretty sure the author writes about doing it once with a dog. Not “doggy style” – a real live 4 legged dog. Is that nauseating enough for you?

  11. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Pill gets a start and they finally found a pitcher that Posey can catch. Arias is not sitting today.

    Of course my Cal State comment should have read Cal, there is only one Cal. I turned down Cal, Berkley and went to Cal State, so my bad.

  12. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    As Pavlovic points out, Belt has a .896 OPS against RHers since the break, .436 against LHers.No problem with Pill getting the start today against Wood. And this month will either spell the end here for Pill or establish him as, at least, a power bat to be reckoned with off the bench…

  13. Alleykat said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Good Stuff Snarkk….If Nady continues to come up with some big hits down the stretch the Giants will have no worries.Balanced LU,Pitching,Solid Relief(most times) Bochy”s working his magic on subs,matchups,late innings replacements,added BP,added Bats,just added depth for the stretch,a huge relief in the dog days.
    Giants will roll into the playoffs as a hot 1st place team,adding the X-factor to their X-Files doesn’t hurt as well.

  14. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    As to Snarkk’s “X-Factor”, the rumor that St. Louis farmhand Xavier Scruggs plays a mean banjo is just that:- unfounded rumor..
    We’ve had Fran Xavier Healy
    Dax Xenos Jones
    Cornelius Francis Xavier Flynn pitched in unspectacular fashion for the 1896 Giants
    Ramon Xiques spent some time in our system in the early 50’s

    Maybe I’ve missed some,but it’s fair to say that we have not had big luck in the X-Files…

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Now, if the Cards get a player named Francis Flatt, I’ll expect Rod Serling to be called up to pinch hit…

  15. Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Beckett had a nice bounce back start yesterday. I wouldn’t get too excited about it (if I were a Dodger or Dodger fan) since he got to strike out a bunch of free swinging D-backs. As a team they are a little better than in year’s past, but they still swing wildly and strike out too much.
    His FB was typical for this year (90-91) but I will say this for Beckett–he’s a decent pitcher now–and what I mean by that is, he’s got a plan for every batter he faces. You can just look through each at bat, some guys he throws nothing but FB’s too, others never see a FB the entire at bat.
    Anyway, if they can get him going consistently then they will have exactly 2 pitchers who can be counted on to throw a good game. But with the pressure of September baseball looming, they’re gonna need more than two…………

  16. Alleykat said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Always have liked the Xavier U basketball team nicknamed the Musketeers.Team is always underated,until the Tournament arrives,then kicks some major booty.I try a grab them in my pool every year,they play hard-nose basketball,just ask their in state rival Cinn.Always a bloodbath for braggin rights.

  17. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

    hey, flap, ready for some bball? Blue sky, sun shining, no wind nice day. Pablo is hitting his weight. Wood can be trouble some games.
    Xavier Musketeers, those religious schools love them some hoops.
    Lets go Cain!

  18. James said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

    No Charo fans?

    • eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Jazz, Xavier, how could we leave off Charo?
      Well spotted, James.

  19. ewisco said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

    did you catch the guys with the horses’s heads on the broadcast? very amusing. the harry carey glasses on the one were a nice touch.

  20. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I hope the Gyros get a rally going, get some runs for Cain, he’s been in a run support drought lately. I’ll even threaten to drop a provocative link to Kate Beckinsale, that got a rally going before…

    • Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      They must’ve heard you.

  21. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hey, 3 run rally!
    Even the threat of Kate works…

  22. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Giants’ bad pitcher defense bites ‘em on the ass again. And, Cain’s usually pretty decent at it..

  23. Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Tennis anyone? Xavier Malisse of Belgium lost to John Isner, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-6 (11-9), last week in the first round of the U.S. Open.

  24. unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Ouch. The one guy you can’t have beat you has hit 2 bombs against us.

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      At least he just gave one run back with his classic, bad defense.
      What? A Huff sighting…

      • Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        Yeah, made up for the catch he made up against the ivy off the scorcher by Cain.

  25. unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    whooooooo . . . Belt with a twister . . .

  26. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Huff scared the pitcher into a wild pitch RBI. Alright, let’s get greedy, get a lead and lock it down…

  27. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t care how he want us to say his name, but Xavier has me convinced so far. 2 hits and a BB so far today…

  28. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    wow, I just spent an hour and a half talking to my sister in Dixon, anybody know a family lawyer in Louisiana?

  29. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Back to baseball – my man Belt, coming through. And the Huffster ball to the wall of wind in center field.

  30. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Here comes the bullpen with no closer
    go giants!!

  31. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    So a little lefty on lefty action and belt gets the out. Bring on the beer truck this could go a few innings.

  32. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Did you see the wind grab that fastball and blow it into Starlin?

  33. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Not bad for a 7-8-9 here in the top half of the 9th. Tie ballgame.

  34. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    there are 70+ people watching this blog

  35. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    “Gas Can” Marmol . . . Should be interesting.

  36. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    nady, belt and crawford all with good plate sense, Marmol must through strikes.

  37. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I thought he’d throw the PO when belt had the 2 strikes.

  38. Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Yay Angel! Pagan had that one coming, he’d been robbed twice before on good plays.

  39. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I think I went to HS with the Dog in the bleachers

  40. Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Yay Marco, too!

  41. willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Krukow: “…got in the head of Marmol.” Wonder if you’d find anything.

  42. Salty said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    3-1 Dbacks

  43. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Alright Romo — lock this sucka down…

  44. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    As usual. lots of guys had big hits today- Pagan, Belt in he 6th, Nady, Scooter, Buster, Pablo…

  45. Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    6-4-3!

  46. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    That’ll give the dogers something to think about.
    The way this team is playing they could beat anyone right now. Hope the trip home is smooth and restful,

  47. Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Very good win. Bring on the Snakes and the Dogs.

  48. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    B4 the roadie, I said I’d take 4-2 in a heartbeat. 5-1 is a wonderful result. The new guys seem to be meshing, and gaining confidence in the clubhouse. Sure the competition was low, but you still have to perform. AND, today was yet another comeback win — that is very encouraging in my book. Xavier in 4 ABs today had 2 hits and 2 BBs, and scored once, plus his spot in the 9th after the walk scored the winning run via Blanco as PR. Xavier as the Cody Ross of 2012? I’m digging that possibility…

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      yes and yes and yes again, to paraphrase Molly Bloom, former third basewoman of The Dubliners

  49. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Obviously they don’t want to pitch Romo too often. And I should have said “as usual, post-Melky”…it really could have been truthfully said the offense had been Cabrera/Posey. The guys have stepped up…

  50. Nipper said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    A real team effort today. Great road trip.

  51. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Giants showing lots of spunk (sorry, Eddddacker, how gross in Brit terms). Huff, who did not look too puffy to me, works a nice WP! Wonderful catch by Gregor. Giants win! Giants win! Giants win! Xaviera comes [sp] through.

  52. zumiee said, on September 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Wilco-J, the REM tour was the one for Lifes Rich Pagaent, in ’87, which ended up being my favorite REM album. That was my first REM concert, and over the years I saw about 15 REM concerts total. I became a bit of an REM-head for a while. Oh to be Peter Buck, standing on stage, playing that glorious black Rickenbacker. That’s the stuff dreams are made of.
    —–
    Snarkk, I look forward to seeing a football game there someday, definitely. I did see a game at the old Stanford stadium. I saw the Cardinal defeat USC. It was a very cool thing.

  53. Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    A-GOne update: he’s batting .167 since the trade. Something tells me that the warm breeze of a pennant race in September is not to his liking………

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      . . . and my man Beltran had another 0-fer today *since the trade* :-)

  54. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Jints a season-high [I believe] 18 games over .500. Coolstandings.com, which is really pretty wacked and not to be trusted, has us at 90.6% chance of making playoffs. But we all know how those predictions worked out on 9/28/11.

    • zumiee said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      That reminded me of Nate Silver’s blog called 538. Nate was big into baseball Sabermetrics many years ago, and decided to try to create political sabermetrics. So, he has a bunch of algorithms where he crunches poll numbers and other numbers to create percentages to show which candidate has what percentage chance of winning a certain state at a given time. He’s got a map at his website that you can drag the cursor over and it tells you the percentages for that state. Like, right now, Obama has a 99% chance to win California, but only a 54% chance of winning Florida. Nate did so well with his website during the 2008 election, that the NY Times has attached his blog to their website.
      http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        The ONLY ONE I trust with political prognostication is Silver.

  55. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Giants have 16 of the next 22 at home. Normally, I’d say that’s gold, but they’ve been iffy at home lately. Maybe this super little roadie will get them confident to do better at ATT. Marty Lurie says they just need to avoid getting swept in a series in September. Well, duh, but I want more than just that. Win every damn home series, and you win the division…

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      I’m just not that worried about their recent home record. THere is no reason why they shouldn’t play well there. They have a bunch of guys on the team that goes gap to gap and their pitchers are all experts on how to pitch in that park.
      It’s just been a weird string of strangeness……..

  56. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    does the way the Gmen are playing, not with power, does that erase the park factor.? Singles, doubles, walks, wild pitches are not part of the park, is it?

  57. eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    With the team 90% to win division that is not hard to believe they were 70% a month ago.

  58. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    It must be some symbolism! I think it’s symbolic of… junk. I dunno much about psych’analysis, but I’d say dis is a doity pictcha! This is cute… This is cute… This is nice… What the hell is it?!? I know what it is! It’s Garbage! That’s what it is! Two dollars I’ve paid for a French movie, for a foreign movie and I’ve got to see this junk…

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Ted, I admit.
      I have no clue what you’re talking about…

    • eddacker said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I saw it and I liked it. Of course I am not an elitist San Francisco actor type. But my son is, so let’s ask him?

  59. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Watching end of Dodgers’ game on MLB.tv. I still say the great Vin Scully is laboring; pace is off. Needs a compatriot in the booth. Is he opposed to that? ALSO: what crummy fans in L.A. Thousands upon thousands of empty seats. Shameful.

    • Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Whatever the announced crowd is it can’t be half that.

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Phuck. Wish I didn’t witness that.

      • Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Once a Putz, always a Putz.

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

        As long as he Putzs Up when he’s pitching at ATT. I NEVER assume any game against LA is won if they are fairly close in the bottom of the 9th in LA. Even years when they sucked. I know it cannot be factually true, but they always seem to get a bit of luck or something to get them into a rally in the bottom of the 9th…

  60. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Well, 5-1 roadie and season-high of 4.5 games in first. I’ll take it. Good evening, girls. (Where’s FerretHead? Where’s MrMrMrMr? Stix?) Go [insert vocative comma here] Giants!

  61. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Putz futzed up :-(

    • Macdog said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Or he “Marmoled.”

  62. Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    It’s too bad Denny isn’t around, he woulda had a field day with my 3:05pm *jinx*…..
    Earth to stupid people: There is no such thing as a jinx

    • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      Well, you just jinxed jinx. Now that’s fucked up.

      • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        I guess I’ll have to wear my hat sideways or something.

  63. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I thought I’d get more responses about Bebe Rebozo.
    Everybody must either be too young and has no clue, or remembers Nixon, and wants to forget…

    • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Or just didn’t care much. It’s not an era I think about when I can help it.

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        It was an F’d up era. I seriously do believe that period put the country on a downward arc that it has yet recovered from, and may never. It destroyed anything left of trust in government, however misplaced that was to begin with. The cynicism across all our politics now is a disaster for the country. We had our own time’s Pearl Harbor on 9/11, and people came together for what, about a month? After that, back to the politics of anger and accusation and division…

    • willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      well, ESPN tonite has John ‘I am not a Kruk” doing the game with Francona. Anybody but Orel.

    • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      I have been sorta escorted out of the Nixon museum in Yorba Linda as well as the Jimmy Swaggart campus for off the cuff remarks I’ve made. Does that count? The Swag’s escort was the scarier of the two, only because they had Lincolns escort us out of that Parish, the Nixon thing wasn’t too bad a couple of goons just walked me through the souvenir shop and off the property. I did buy a baseball signed by Nixon (they didn’t have any shot glasses), I don’t know what I did with that..

      • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        If I remember right, Swag’s place is in Baton Rouge. Did you all know he’s Jerry Lee Lewis’ cousin?

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        That explains the spirituality behind “Great Balls of Fire.”

      • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

        Pawlie – that was funny on a couple of levels.

  64. Alleykat said, on September 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Well the Giants have won 19 out of the last 25 road games(.760%) unbelievable “King of the Road”,”Road Warriors”, “Road Kill”,”Road House”,”Road to the playoffs is won on the Road with this Club”.”Nobody has it better then us,especially on the Road to the World Series!

  65. Nipper said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Leave the politics out of this blog. Please.

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I tend to agree, Mr. BLEEP, except when my conscience makes me think that silence is immoral. So feel free to delete my post, Magnus, if you like. ThefeckdoIcare.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

        I must add that “politics” is not the same as a discussion of public affairs or policy. Partisanship is one thing; civic discourse is another. True, this is a baseball blog, but we are “impolitic” enough here to countenance — and comment on – bikini babes. To some, that is a “political” discussion. But not for me.

    • Nipper said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I don’t care about your beliefs political or religious!

      • Nipper said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        I don’t care about your conscious. That’s between you and whatever spiritual being you believe in.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        what about my babe stories?

  66. Nipper said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Forget the past in public affairs, it’s done and yes, history will repeat itself as long as humans exist.

  67. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Good on ‘ya, Pawlie.
    Watergate was about politics, but only at the surface, so Nippy wouldn’t be offended. It was a subversion of the process and the constitution, and blatant criminality in the executive branch. I remember as a high schooler watching the WGate hearings on TV, like everyone else, and wondering what the hell was going on with my country. Vietnam damn near tore the country apart, and here we had this on top of it. It seemed like the whole country was spinning out of control. I remember we heard a lot of rumors in high school that if Nixon got impeached, he was going to order martial law and a military takeover of Congress — some of the generals would do it, some wouldn’t follow, and all hell would break loose. At the time, it didn’t seem like a far fetched notion, not at all. Nixon was a baseball fan, though, supposedly…

  68. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Let me make this perfectly clear: I really liked sex with that girl in the Watergate Era.

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Two arms high, Nixonian air “V” for victory signs to you … ;)

  69. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Last night, I was watching the CNN special on the first Bush in the White House. I sort of liked the profile they were doing on him, then the Republican fuck said (paraphrasing), “Watergate had no long term impact on future politics or our culture.”

    WTF??????????????????????

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Blade, in a big way, the country survived Watergate with the system intact, in its biggest internal test, IMO, since the Civil War. We avoided a coup de etat, or some sort of other disaster. But, the institutions got wounded severely, and I think have never recovered…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

        Yes, what you said is all true. Which only makes President George Walker Bush look even more like a senile out of touch old fool plutocrat. Quite sad.

      • willedav said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        Yes ” we avoided a coup d’etat”, unlike Chile, where Nixon’s CIA buddies actively aided the murderous Pinochet and for the first time in 100 yrs a democratically elected president there was summarily dispatched. And of course the Chilean attache Letelier was murdered here in DC. throw in active support of somoza and murderers in guatemala, this was indeed a dark time.

      • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        I have no idea why my posts are in the wrong place. I’ll try a reply to Snarkk’s 6:41

      • Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        it’s possible one of the (un)stable boys deleted an entire post from someone. Don’t do that dudes, just go in there and edit it. Deleting the whole post fucks up the thread……..

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        OK. My bad. My fault. Sorry. I deleted one of my own posts and messed everything up. I feel bad. Sorry.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        Props for fessing up . . . I thought I would get blamed. Ya know, being the new guy and all. OH OH!

      • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

        We all know that you paid Pawlie to take the rap, newbie ;-)

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        I screwed this all up such that you might miss it, but pls see my 8:31 above.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Yeah, something is wrong with the blog.

      • TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

        Yeah. Something is

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        Twin, I just downloaded this voice recognition software for use on my android tablet (ICS OS). Anyway, the “assistant” is quite sexy . . . umm, her voice and all. However, her competence is less than satisfactory. I asked for a stock quote of Google and no problem. Then I asked for Intel and she says, “No stock quote for In Hell Steven.” I wonder if she has other talents . . .

        * I had to post this twice because it didn’t fall under your “reply” key. Something seems not right with the blog.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        well, now I know; again, I apologize to all.

      • twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        Well, if Romney somehow gets elected, would that qualify as a real rape ?:
        The network experts are worse than ever- ” That was a great speech by Ryan, Bob. Big ideas, rousing delivery.. none of it true, of course…”

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        I had to stop watching their convention Mike. I was going to do an “ewisco” with my foot firmly planted in the tube if I heard one more lie from another neocon.

  70. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks Craig! I wont abuse the privilege, except with regard to Nipper, the Clown, Chuckles, Pawlie, and all the rest of you mugs. :-)

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      It works, i.e., I purposefully misspelled privilege and edited. This shit is easy as pie.

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Absolute power corrupts absolutely…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        Absolutely. :-)

        By the by Tom, the first time I heard that quote was Baldacci’s book, Absolute Power (movie with that neocon, Clint Eastwood . . . Mr. Talk to the han . . . umm, chair).

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

        Lord Acton is the originator of the quote on power, isn’t he? I’ll check a book I heartily recommend: The Quote Verifier by Ralph S. Keyes. Superbly referenced. Lots of BASEBALL stuff debunked, including Yogi alleged quotes and others. E.g., Say it ain’t so, Joe. The book is so chock filled with meticulous research. It’d make me insufferable at a dinner party. Or here.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        Yes, Lord John Dahlberg Acton to you sir. :-)

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        I eat this shit up . . . the exact quote per Google, is, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

    • Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      The old FWIW, I was in a bar in Boulder Colorado, playing pool when Nixon quit. It interrupted a game on the TV and the locals were not pleased.

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      I didn’t even think about it before, you could have just asked me. Many non-(un)stable boys are editors, it helps with editing and there isn’t ever an issue with getting flagged incorrectly.
      Ferrethead had problems posting back during the WS run and I gave her a higher level and she had no problem posting after that. Except that she basically stopped posting after that. LQTM.
      She’s out there, her facebook page is still showing activity of life and shit.
      Sorry she doesn’t come here anymore but whatever, life is always changing and moving onward. I’ll always wish her as well as I’m able to wish wellness……..

  71. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Nipper, surely you realize that you are only encouraging political talk- but don’t worry about it. Check the link for “Labor Day Food” on the right in awhile- let’s talk EATIN’!

  72. Bozo said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Tag, night crew, you’re it.

  73. snarkk said, on September 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ciao, all. Gotta start the BBQ. Grillin’ up some fresh wild Coho salmon fillets (atop some apple wood chunks for smoky flavor), along with some nice green salad and a David Bruce pinot noir. Celebratin’ the 5-1 roadie. Though teen and pre-teen, the Snarkettes are thankfully not picky and love good fish…

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      we are doing the same here, my man–straight from the California Avenue Farmer’s market. I’ll see if I can remember to snap a pic off the grill and you can grade me…….
      Side note: I’m thinking about a new poll (just *thinking* not yet *polling*): How many games back do the Dodgers have to climb up before The Rooster makes another appearance here at the Flap? It used to be looooooooong dinners that kept him away. Now it appears to be *games back in the standings*…….
      I’ll say 2 and hope it’s 3, I’ve always liked that dude………..

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        Whatever happened to the other Bum fan, Sandy, sometimes called, Sanfrandodgerfan? Sandy was NEVER rude and always had good comments. I wish he would stop by occasionally . . . especially, when his Dodgers are chasing our asses. Grin.

      • Flavor said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        He seems like a very cool dude but likes to spend his blog life at JDR’s blog. It’s too bad he quit that blog, I really liked his threads……

  74. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Wow, I’m almost getting a you-know-what [not lasting 4 hours] over this editing thing. I just tried to delete my “political” post. BOOM! Disappeared, as in . . . .Never mind. gone. it’s part of The Disappeared. Shit, it’s easier for me to delete here than it is to post. Must be a metaphor. Such power!

  75. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    *

  76. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    !!!

  77. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    From The Quote Verifier, by Keyes [whom I've emailed and who, I think, pronounces his name KIZE]: “In an 1887 letter, British historian Lord Acton [John Dahlberg, 1834-1902] wrote,’ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ This insight was Lord Acton’s only contribution to most quotation collections [although in the same letter he made the notable observation that 'Great men are never good men.']. We tend to forget ‘tends,’ however, and can’t always remember who actually said that power corrupts. (Texas senator Phil Gramm, a former college professor, attributed the thought to ‘ancient Greeks.’) Nor do most of us realize that similar thoughts had already been expressed by, for example, William Pitt [1708-1778] when he said in a 1770 speech, ‘Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.’ Verdict: Credit Lord Acton for articulating an existing thought; don’t forget ‘tends.’ ”

    So, that’s how the book goes. Leo Durocher did not EXACTLY say “Nice guys finish last,” but the press simplified his concept, which is very typical. I thought for sure Keyes would be quoted in the Neil Armstrong obits, because he did a lot of research on the moon quote.

  78. paulinasia said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Thinking ahead…. before, I had been thinking that I wanted to see the Giants go into that final weekend in LA something like 2 games ahead of the Dogs, so we could stick it to them on their field in that series. Plus I thought it would be best for them to keep playing full throttle until the last game, keep the momentum going. Now… nah, I’d like to see them go in there already clinched. Tuck it away, play a relaxing last few games, gear up for the playoffs. As for LA, they’re probably not very worried, yet.. afterall, they still have 6 games with SF, so gaining 1st place is still at least partly in their control. This next series with the Dogs could well tell a lot about how the season will end that final weekend.

  79. paulinasia said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thinking ahead…. before, I had been thinking that I wanted to see the Giants go into that final weekend in LA something like 2 games ahead of the Dogs, so we could stick it to them on their field in that series. Plus I thought it would be best for them to keep playing full throttle until the last game, keep the momentum going. Now… nah, I’d like to see them go in there already clinched. Tuck it away, play a relaxing last few games, gear up for the playoffs. As for LA, they’re probably not very worried, yet.. afterall, they still have 6 games with SF, so gaining 1st place is still at least partly in their control. This next series with the Dogs could well tell a lot about how the season will end that final weekend.

  80. paulinasia said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Wow…. I just had my post (time stamped 8:26) disappear…. then reappear before Snarkk’s 6:23….. and then double up and reappear again two minutes later. Huh? Yo, Pawlie, what you do? Fuhgetaboutit….

  81. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    The Ralph Keyes book goes into detail on Durocher and the “Nice guys finish last” quote. The Lip was managing the Dodgers. July 1946. The Giants had just beaten the Bums. Durocher mocked the Giants. [Durocher is the same guy who would manage the Giants when Bobby Thomson hit the most famous homer in history.] Red Barber asked Durocher why he couldn’t be nice for once. What an irascible guy! Durocher said, “The nice guys are all over there. [motioning toward the Giants dugout] In seventh place.” It got corrupted and shortened and Durocher used it as his autobiography title.

  82. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Twin, I just downloaded this voice recognition software for use on my android tablet (ICS OS). Anyway, the “assistant” is quite sexy . . . umm, her voice and all. However, her competence is less than satisfactory. I asked for a stock quote of Google and no problem. Then I asked for Intel and she says, “No stock quote for In Hell Steven.” I wonder if she has other talents . . .

  83. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Too frustrating. My penance for fouling the sequence? Sleepyville.

  84. James said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    AGon Agonistes

  85. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Okay, I know I am not crazy because it happened to Paulinasia as well. :-)

  86. twinfan1 said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Well, go on over to the eatin’ page..

  87. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Nothin wrong with the blog. Just remember, Stable Boys, hit edit, fuck with what they wrote, be it idiot or full out moron, then…

  88. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    We cool now.

  89. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  90. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Sad. Move on. September 3rd

  91. TedSpe said, on September 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Dooley: Who’s fucked up?
    Band: We’re fucked up
    Dooley: How fucked up?
    Band: Too fucked up

  92. zumiee said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Bummer that Putz gave it up at the end.
    Hey the 49er game is being replayed on the NFL network. I missed it the other night.

  93. zumiee said, on September 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Bummer that Putz gave it up at the end.
    Hey the 49er game is being replayed on the NFL network. I missed it the other night,


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