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Time to Hit The Reset Button

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 21, 2014

So a new thread might shake this up a bit. Hey, it’s Sherpa Land, there’s a long way to go.

You guys ever looked at a ball like this?

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  1. Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Yes, I looked at the ball that way, after getting hit in the head with it.

    Just need to chip away.

  2. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Sheesh, first inning with no runs for the Sherpas. Will miracles never cease.

  3. Flavor said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    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………

  4. DJLoo said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    6 of our 12 position players are hitting well under .200.

  5. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    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.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      I’m listening to the Sherpa broadcasters and they are horrendous.

    • Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      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.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        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! :-)

  6. DJLoo said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I believe the old Bowker Gang would’ve been right in this one…

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      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.
      Well done.

  7. James said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    4/20 is Hitler’s birthday. It was quite a special day yesterday.

  8. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I think we need one of those Milwaukee style brawls to light a fire under the Giants collective ass. :-)

  9. zumiee said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The kid is counting the stitches on the ball. He’ll find that there are 108 of them. Always 108 on every baseball.

  10. paulinasia said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Obviously I can’t see this game live, only on the Gate’s Gameview, but… what’s with all the strike-outs? …..

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      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.

    • paulinasia said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      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.

    • James said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      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.

      • paulinasia said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        Thanks, James, Gameview doesn’t analyze things quite so well… :-)

  11. Flavor said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I feel like this half/autistic kid on the spectrum staring at the baseball could hit better than our hitters.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Of course, he’s cross eyed – each eye zeroed in on those 108 rotating stitches.

  12. zumiee said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Anybody think Kirk Gibson makes it all the way through the season as D-Backs manager?

  13. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Well, 3 more runs and Flav’s prediction is spot on . . . Umm . . . uhh . . . wait . . . hehehe . . . Forget it. :-)

  14. Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Eight in the ninth, let’s go Giants.

  15. Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Chip away.

    • Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Forget the chips, we need some chunks.

  16. DJLoo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    The tying run is probably back at the hotel by now.

  17. snarkk said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Half the Gyros probably have hooker appointments at 11 pm Denver time…

  18. James said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Rally time!!!!!!

  19. Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    A monster blast by Blanco.

  20. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I sense a comeback here. HAHAHAHAHAHA . . .

  21. DJLoo said, on April 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I guess we figured to get “lit up”…

  22. zumiee said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Wally Backman gives the Giants a post-game speech:

  23. Bozo said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Yup, the kid with the ball wins.

  24. James said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    They are 11-9, yet it feels like they are 6 games under.

  25. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Tomorrow is free tacos at Taco Bell. LOL.

    • snarkk said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Giants were handing out free HRs tonight…

  26. James said, on April 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    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 . . . .

    • unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      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!

      • James said, on April 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        and poor Belt.

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    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?

  28. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    PS. Mike will like this. It ain’t ‘fuck the numbers’ anymore. it’s fuck the mean.

  29. willedav said, on April 22, 2014 at 7:04 am

    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.

  30. Chipower9 said, on April 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    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.

  31. Flavor said, on April 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

    new threead


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