Yes, I looked at the ball that way, after getting hit in the head with it.
Just need to chip away.
Sheesh, first inning with no runs for the Sherpas. Will miracles never cease.
the WORST thing about listening to a Rockie game is the crowd swelling into homerun excitement every time a ball gets lifted to the outfield. It’s just embarrassing. They live there, they see balls go in the air all the time. They have to have an idea of what a home run sounds like, even there.
They’re freaking Pavlovian dogs when it comes to balls that get put into the air there………
6 of our 12 position players are hitting well under .200.
Flav, are you listening to the Rockies broadcast or K & K? if the former, doesn’t it seem like the Rockies should be defending champions after listening to the 2 idiots go on and on about the Rockies hitting, defense and pitching? Surreal.
I’m listening to the Sherpa broadcasters and they are horrendous.
I’ve got the stoners on this end. They actually just marked where the sweet spot of Pence’s bat was when he hit the double. They really did stop action and used a pen to mark where the sweet spot of the bat was. Loaded to the gills is my take. Some how they aren’t worried about 4/21 being National Surprise Drug Testing day.
Bozo, you should have seen the party at City Park (downtown Denver) yesterday celebrating “420” day. Booths giving out free samples and hits . . . 15,000 to 20,000 stoners estimated. Unfrickingbelievable! :-)
I believe the old Bowker Gang would’ve been right in this one…
This is a fantastic post. It has everything. It’s relatively retro (at least for the blog calendar), it mocks the Bowker Gang (which is always what they’re for, yet they’re also a gang to fear), it mocks our *current* Bowker Gang who can’t hit this shitty pitcher, and it’s just a timely post bridging the past to the present.
4/20 is Hitler’s birthday. It was quite a special day yesterday.
I think we need one of those Milwaukee style brawls to light a fire under the Giants collective ass. :-)
The kid is counting the stitches on the ball. He’ll find that there are 108 of them. Always 108 on every baseball.
Obviously I can’t see this game live, only on the Gate’s Gameview, but… what’s with all the strike-outs? …..
So many of our hitters are lost at the plate these days. When the pitcher does throw a really hittable pitch in the middle of the strikezone, the Giants foul it off.
It just seems weird that when they slump, they slump collectively. Happened last June and July, seems to be happening at the moment. Individual slumps happen, but team-wide slumps sink ships…. Someone needs to get hot and spark the team. Someone here said that Pence will indeed hit, of course, and this early in the season, the pitchers are usually ahead of the hitters. But it just seems weird, team-wide dead-ass bats.
Morse whiffed 3 times chasing 92-94 mph pitches down and in and above the belt. Kahnle throws 96 and hit the corners a few times, mixed in with some change ups beneath the zone. Pagan got jobbed, although strike 3 did meet the rule book definition of a strike.
Thanks, James, Gameview doesn’t analyze things quite so well… :-)
I feel like this half/autistic kid on the spectrum staring at the baseball could hit better than our hitters.
Of course, he’s cross eyed – each eye zeroed in on those 108 rotating stitches.
Anybody think Kirk Gibson makes it all the way through the season as D-Backs manager?
Well, 3 more runs and Flav’s prediction is spot on . . . Umm . . . uhh . . . wait . . . hehehe . . . Forget it. :-)
Eight in the ninth, let’s go Giants.
Forget the chips, we need some chunks.
The tying run is probably back at the hotel by now.
Half the Gyros probably have hooker appointments at 11 pm Denver time…
A monster blast by Blanco.
I sense a comeback here. HAHAHAHAHAHA . . .
I guess we figured to get “lit up”…
Wally Backman gives the Giants a post-game speech:
Yup, the kid with the ball wins.
They are 11-9, yet it feels like they are 6 games under.
Tomorrow is free tacos at Taco Bell. LOL.
Giants were handing out free HRs tonight…
Ok, I know many of you don’t give a crap, but it’s therapeutic for me. After tonight, the Dodgers have scored 81 runs this year. The Giants: 80.
The stats for the regulars who started hot are reaching levels that match their abilities. Craw and Pagan are still going to drop some, but I think Belt and Morse are just about right. Pence, Posey, and Sandoval are all so far below what’s expected, they will soon inevitably get hot.
i won’t detail the disparity between the starting staff and bullpen again . . . .
Arhgherhghehehgh! Between this and the Dubs 40 point loss, well, so much for sports today. Actually, the Dubs did what they needed to by taking one in El Lay. The big beatdown just gives them a little more incentive. I hope . . .
PS. James, 4/20 is my wife’s birthday as well. And yes, she’s German. Seig Heil!
and poor Belt.
And, does anyone else see the irony in the Earth Day celebration in Golden Gate park generating 60 tons of garbage by a bunch of fucking clueless knobs?
PS. Mike will like this. It ain’t ‘fuck the numbers’ anymore. it’s fuck the mean.
Giants didn’t fare too well in Sherpaland last year either. As Blade has pointed out, Rox are sure different at home. bum and Cain hopefully reverse fortunes.
I always thought it was the hitters who were ahead of pitchers early in year, and then trend reversed as season went on and averages dropped.
Cliff Lee shutout LA on 4 hits last night. Dodgers only so so this year when they aren’t playing DBax.
No Zum, I don’t think Gibson survives. He doesn’t impress me as a mgr. but Towers hasn’t helped him either. Trumbo homered again, his 7th…but he’s batting .213 and a lot of their other regs besides Golds aren’t hitting much. Combine that with their pitching (Arroyo got slapped around by Cubs last night and ERA is 9.50) and you get 5-17 record, not a fluke.
Well, it cannot get much worse. Need Bum to go deep and keep the Sherpas at bay, while hopefully some of the bats wake the fuck up. Lot’s of 0-fers last night (Posey…average down to .227, Morse, Pablo…the list is long).
Our boys in the Orange and Black are averaging two runs per game over their last seven. You don’t win many fucking ballgames with that type of ineptitude.
The flip-side is it is early…lot’s of time to right the ship. In 2010 the team started decently (not unlike this year) and by early July they were only a game over .500 for a couple of games. Mid July they found another gear, and well, the rest is history.
2012 was a roller coaster, too. Slow start, then up, and back to .500 by mid May.
James nailed it…while they do have a winning record, it sure the hell feels like they are 6 games under .500.
Cannot recall who said it, but I agree re: Vogey. I have said for some time that I thought he was done. After his previous start I said let’s see him string a few good starts together. Did not happen. So, until he shows me he has anything left…I think he is done.
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Ya know, like others, I was a Giants fan for decades without a championship. Not one. I slogged through multiple dark ages, because #1, I loved baseball, and #2, I loved my team and held out hope that someday, sometime, we could finally grab the brass ring. Now, 3 brass rings later, getting that brass ring is no longer the main thing about following this squad. The brass rings have freed me to go back to enjoying the ups, the downs, the ins, the outs, the old players and the new kids, making their own baseball stories. Like “Specs”. This kid had no shot this year without a injury train of epic length hitting the big squad. Yet, that happened. So, here he is, making a great story for the day that zum witnessed on behalf of us all. The Giants have been clobbered by injuries so far, and because of that they may not win it all this time, may not even make the playoffs. But, their run through this season remains enjoyable to witness and be a part of — because the game itself is still the thing, just like it ever was…