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The Post Season Contest

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 22, 2013

Twin is back and so are his contests. This one will be a post season contest. The prize is a desktop computer that he can tell you about. He’s given away many of these and they are awesome. If you’re interested in playing, email me (bigflavor77@gmail.com) or indicate in the comment section below that you want to participate. Twin has a running list already. Here are the rules:

Before each series (and 2 wild card games) you email me the team you think will win along with how many games it will take them for your team to close out the series. If you pick the correct winning team, you get a point. If you also pick the correct number of games it took for them to win, you get another point. Obviously for the wild card games you just pick the team. You will email me your picks four times:

1) before the wild card games

2) before the NLDS and ALCS

3) before the NLCS and ALCS

4) before the World Series

your email should look something like this: “Reds in 5. Tigers in 6″.  Note: the division series are 5 games, the championship series and World Series are 7 games. DO NOT EMAIL ME YOUR PREDICTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE POST SEASON. After each series ends you will send me your picks for the upcoming one. If you forget to email me before the games start you are not eliminated from the contest you just wouldn’t get a chance to earn any points for that series. I will send you back a confirmation email locking in your picks.

Tie Breaker Rule: You will also predict the total number of runs scored by both teams in the world series. This will be used as a tie breaker if there’s a tie after the WS is completed. I will create a “Contest Standings” page so that Flavor Nation and the rest of the world can follow along.

If you picked everything perfectly, you would have a total of 12 points. If someone tied you with 12 points, the tie breaker of *total runs scored in world series* will decide the ultimate winner.

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  1. blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Quite nice of Twin to have this contest. I don’t care what anyone says about him . . . He is the best asshol . . . umm, guy in the world. ;-)

    • Nipper said, on September 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

      ditto

    • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

      gosh, thanks fuckwa…….er, you great guys !

      • blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

        Touche! Seriously, thank you (again) for you generosity. I am looking forward to winning this contest. :-)

  2. blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Locally in Denver, the Sherpas are contemplating trading Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez over the offseason. They are “not shopping” either player and “have not called teams about them.” However, the Denver Post is saying that the Cardinals are expected to pursue Tulowitzki over the winter and that they have the prospects to get a deal done. A trade appears to be a longshot, though. Tulo has $134 million remaining on his contract, while CarGo is still owed $63.5 million.

  3. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Continuing air gm-ing—here are the guys i get if it were a major overhaul- i think the money would work. jones is just a 7 million net increase.

    ervin santana-fa
    jason vargas-fa
    ryan madson-fa
    shinn-choo-fa
    adam jones-trade for belt,romo
    kendry morales-fa
    bloomquist-fa

    gone: pence, lincecum, abreu, mijares,zito, vogelsong, belt, romo, gaudin

    line up:
    choo rf
    pagan cf
    posey c
    jones lf
    sandoval 3b
    morales 1b
    scutaro 2b
    crawford/bloomquist ss

    reserves- bloomquist, arias, sanchez, blanco, perez

    sp- madbum, cain, santana, vargas, ( petit, kickham,surkamp, escobar, vogelsong new ‘make good’ contract)

    rp- casilla, hembree, madson, lopez, affeldt, machi, one of the starter candidates

    • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

      btw, here are the 2014 payroll obligations:

      http://tinyurl.com/l8amnw4

    • willedav said, on September 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Interesting, esp if SF is unable to keep Pence and Lincecum, both of whom I hope they make strong offers to.
      And if they both bolted your moves are sound to go outside the org to acquire more offense and improve the pitching. Both of these seem necessary to me anyway, and if SF lost TL or underpants would be imperative.
      Attracting a LH FA like Choo seems impossible to me. He already is on a playoff team that might go far and hits in a warm weather bandbox yard in a division of other similar parks. I just think this is the adam laroche effect—he wouldn’t come here because he’d figure his numbers would suffer.

      • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

        i’m not sure that choo is the kind of hitter whose numbers would suffer here, but you may very well be right. my moves and projected roster can make a ‘template’ for other ideas. i doubt that management will be that drastic and i agree that pence and lincecum are likely to get strong offers. this is my ‘major overhaul’, the ‘tweak scenario’ may be more likely- pence or another corner ofer, a starting pitcher, a utility guy; something along those lines, and retain tim,hunter, and javier.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

        I agree with Twin. I have been following this guy’s career since 4-5 years ago, when someone here at the Flap (maybe Twin or UncaChuck) educated me on who this stud was. He is mostly a line drive contact hitter. Yes, he does have power, e.g., for approximately 3-4 years he hit .300 and 20 HRs each year (exactly, if I recall correctly). Equally important, this guy believes in honor and integrity (something ingrained in the Asian mind). In short, he gives 100% all the time. I think he would welcome coming here if the money is right and he feels that the team is treating him respectfully. I am certain the Reds will be able to match any offer us or anyone else will provide him too. However, remember he still hasn’t gotten paid for his free agent eligibility two years ago due to a personal mistake he made (DUI). I think this year he will definitely get paid, but how we approach him, as well as our community with a large Asian population might be the incentive for him to go elsewhere . . . not the ball park factor.

  4. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

    As to the contest, craig will run it- see the details in the main post above. confirmed participants so far are:
    craig, chi, chuck, snarkk, mac, rooster, kat, salty, blade, manny.

    from yesterday, the computer details:
    ‘this is more of ‘family pc’ than a gaming or real high end unit but it runs 7 and the aero desktop well. intel atom d2500 cpu, 4 gb ddr3 ram, 80 gb sata hd and a 250 gb external sata drive, dvd burner, intregrated intel 3600 graphics. case is a shuttle small form. accessories are a wireless keyboard and mouse, logitech speakers, webcam, card reader, and usb wireless adapter. it has 6 usb 2. 4 in back, and 2 front. front jack for mike and headphones ( headphones also included.) os is windows 7 premium, 32-bit, included and installed. plus misc. software and applications. i’ll detail those later.
    as i said, it’s a family pc- but a nice one. i built it- from new but “bulk” components. it’s finished, i did that last night. it runs great.

  5. willedav said, on September 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Sunday mornings I am fortunate enough to be able to listen to local non commercial jazz over the internet–Stanley Turrentine, bobby Timmons, trane with red garland, etc–and watch football with no sound.
    I realize Eric Davis has a job to do, but all the color guys these days have gotten way too analytical about every single play. “They were in cover 2 with outside help from the safety over the top but allowed the inside slot receiver to get underneath because” yadda yadda. I dunno, it’s just kind of tiring to listen to over and over, and even the TV guys are into it. Like a lot of things, less is more.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      yeah,and if one watches all of the hundreds (seeemingly) ‘expert’ analysts, each has a totally different breakdown of the same play/drive/game…

    • mannyman46 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Willie, I totally agree with you, sometimes I just wish they would shut the fuck up and let us watch the game. Give me down and distance and not much more and I am happy.

  6. Bozo said, on September 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    One good thing about playing the Yanks, it shown on National TV even if your team is sucking air.

  7. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    with apologies to halsey and harry- holy cow!!

  8. snarkk said, on September 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Petit should feel good. The Giants give no support to their good starters, today they’re doing the same. So, the team is giving Petit respect. Looks like this could be the 4th game in a row the Giants get just one run…

  9. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    it’s a beautiful day, hell, i’m adding 500,000 to javier’s offer.

    • Flavor said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      that was quite impressive, yes? Pawlie is at the game, he left me a voicemail but I was busy. I’ll go check it and report back if it’s worth reporting back on

      • Flavor said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        hard to hear. Very loud there. Wanted to know how we got our one run, says he was distracted by some chick. Go get ‘er Pawlie!

      • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        *adrianza* hit a hr off pettite for our first hit ,and run, in the 6th. abreu just doubled to drive in noonan, running for pablo after panda’s double in the 8th. in the bottom of the 7th lopez struck out wells and ichiro with runners on 2nd and 3rd to preserve the tie.
        2-1 sf going to bottom of 8th.

  10. manny said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Pablo was about to swallow his dip on that double.

  11. snarkk said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Get some more runs, here.
    F the Yankees!…

  12. snarkk said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    In a fantasy world, the Giants would pick up Cano in the offseason. That would be nice…

  13. snarkk said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Tell you what, Perez can play the OF, and what an arm. Only question is whether he can hit…

  14. Bozo said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Sweet, sweet throw.

  15. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    gutty comeback for casilla- and he’s throwing 97. and wow! perez throws cano out at the plate for out 3. i’m doing mini-play-by-play for bf.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      there was a double ice cream cone sticking out of hector’s mitt on the tag…

  16. Bozo said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    What a great day. Giants on the tube and now the Niners coming up. Damn good Sunday, damn good.

  17. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    really, one of the best games of the year. and on a big day at yankee stadium. very sweet win.

  18. Macdog said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ballgame over. Yankees lose! THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES LOSE!

  19. twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    looks like frank can still run a little..

  20. Flavor said, on September 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I didn’t turn the game on till the 6th so I was doing a major slow burn on the prospect of getting no hit on “Praise God Rivera” day. Glad he got to pitch today though.

  21. Nipper said, on September 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    NINERS LOSE! So much for a nice Sunday.

  22. Bozo said, on September 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    It was an awesome day for me, given I was able to click the tv back and forth while watching the end of the Giants game and the start of the 9er game (it’s probably been five years since I could do that?). Given the outcome of the 9er game, I’m still happy I was able to watch the damn thing as opposed to using somebody else’s feed (while getting bombarded with ads and whatever). All in all, I’ll take watching a loss over not being able to see a game. But, If Nipper doesn’t mind, I’ll use his “Bleep” for the 9er outcome. That game sucked.

  23. blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Looks like there is a “new sheriff in town” and they are called Seattle. Not only their defense was awesome again, but their offense showed up as well. Regarding the 49ers, I have no idea why they did a face plant today. This is a game that on paper looked like a win . . . so much for paper.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      10 carries for gore in the first half and first play of first possession of the second half. then one carry the rest of the way- and they were just one score down for all of the 3rd quarter and their first possession of the 4th. and frank was running as well as he ever has.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

        Yeah, I think he had 80 yards at that point (most this season) and then they just ignored the running game. No idea what Harbaugh was thinking. Phhfftt!

      • twinfan1 said, on September 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

        there was a bit of play-by-play by a spanish speaking announcer. he was good. abc should hire him for college games- he’s easier to understand than mussburger..

      • blade3colorado said, on September 23, 2013 at 6:18 am

        I grew up with Mussburger and it’s no wonder that my childhood was mostly dysfunctional.

  24. blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Gmen .004 from 3rd place. Who’d of thunk the quest would be for 3rd or 4th last April? Sigh.

  25. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Home. Great day at YS. (Well said by Macdog.) Very cool to sit w/ the Finnerty’s crowd in upper upper upper left field. (We were at THE highest point.) Dieter told me 65% of them were from Your Coast. I missed Adrianza’s HR, somehow. And called Magnus to get the details. Watched Javier Lopez’s stint from behind home plate. The plays at the plate in the 8th were awesome. G’night. Pix to come tomorrow, I hope. Which means later today.

  26. willedav said, on September 23, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Blade and Twin could easily be right about Choo, but I think most LH figure, correctly, the park here hurts them. End of the year, what looks better–.285 with 10 HRs or .285 with 20? As a line drive hitter he can still hit 20 bombs in bandbox warm weather Cincy. Unlikely he does that here without sacrificing avg. and OB.
    Nate, for all the time he was here, was a .260 hitter without much pop.
    One year with the Cubs he’s hitting for similar avg., but he’s got 20 HRs and way more rbis. In other words he’s still the same guy, but the numbers look more enticing.

    • willedav said, on September 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

      No way he could connect with as many fans or eat at the many restaurants that cater to Korean community in south bay anywhere else except for NYC either. great schools for his kids too public and private, driven by the large Asian population here, from India, PRC, Taiwan, Nam, Japan. .Test scores in this area are off the charts.

  27. chipower9 said, on September 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Twin – thanks again for the post-season contest. I am looking forward to it, and thanks to for your generoisity (once again) with the prize.

    Pawlie – glad you had an awesome time at the game. Looking forward to the pictures. Any word on Finnerty’s shirts?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

      I talked to Dieter about the shirts. He gets it. Maybe he’ll put them on the website. At the time, he just seemed overwhelmed a bit. I think they had something like 1400 shirts for the games this week. They are VERY cool shirts. Our group didn’t get them bc we did not bus from the bar. Trying to work that out. Jason, who designed the shirt, sat in front of me. We had the whole upper left field grandstand quadrant. Surprisingly, Dieter said about 65% were from the Bay Area!! The tourist bureau should salute him and co-owner Brian.

      • Macdog said, on September 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

        Hey Pawlie, I can definitely see you in this Twitter picture:

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BU0qP0hCcAAlrZs.png:large

      • chipower9 said, on September 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

        Hope it works out for you on the shirt. The shirt I was inquiring about was the one you wore at the Flapalooza. Any shirt from Finnerty’s would be cool to have. I think hawking them on their web site is a good idea (believe me, I checked availability there).

      • twinfan1 said, on September 23, 2013 at 11:47 am

        pawlie- aren’t you in on the contest?

  28. SanDawg said, on September 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Greetings Flappers!
    I haven’t been on the blog much lately, but I want in the contest if still possible.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

      i’ll add you. the main post has the details.

  29. twinfan1 said, on September 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

    petit-
    he has been great but he’ll need to pitch inside or hitters will just dive
    out over the plate all the time. it doesn’t take a lot-guys will get religion
    pretty quickly if he busts a few inside..( i don’t mean hit them intentionally,
    just let them know they can’t dive out there with impunity). if he works on
    pitching inside in spring training, he should have a great shot at making the
    rotation…
    adrianza-for years he, not crawford, was considered the ss of the future. brandon’s drop off after the break( .218, .284 obp, 13 rbi) can’t all be attributed to his injury. i don’t see both of them with the big team, they need more pop than they’d get from arias and adrianza as reserves. it’s an interesting decision for the winter. kruk said a funny thing about him- that he’ll be in the organization a *long time*. mike- not unless they trade crawford. at some point, good chance one will be traded. ehire’s hitting has been even more suspect than brandon’s. i’d guess he gets more time in fresno next year.

    • chipower9 said, on September 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I am pretty sure that both Adrianza and Crawford were signed in 2008 (Crawford was a 4th rounder, I think and Ehire an undrafted free agent).


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