THE San Francisco Giants Blog

For His Next Trick….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 16, 2021

Theoretically the bullpen should be the easiest thing to fix. Lots of guys can’t be starters but most of those guys can still throw gas for an inning. Zaidi has been an absolute magician composing this team. I can’t believe he would let something like this confound him. He’s an easy guy to have faith in, let’s let him work his magic.

Mama Cooked The Breakfast With No Hog

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 15, 2021

Yesterday was irritating but I put that more on the stupid extra inning rule than anything else.

Today is a new day.

Today is also Preakness Day.

Oh my!

Great Start To The Roadie

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 14, 2021

Between Wood, Gausman and Disco I’m honestly unsure of who to jizz to. Combined they have an ERA under freaking 2.00. That’s just outrageous.

Preakness this weekend. Baffert gets to start his cheater horse PLUS another one. So he’s got the 2 favorites going. I have never wanted 2 horses to lose more. And luckily I think I’ve found just the longshot to ruin the chances of both rapscallions.

Shout out to the Grave Duggar who homered for the first time in 2 years. Dude has kept grinding and that work is starting to pay off. And despite what you think about his bat we need his glove (and shovel) in the outfield, desperately.

Speaking of his bat, he has the third highest batting average on the team (after Posey and Solano). I have no illusions about his bat. But if you are going to spend you time shitting on a Giant (who is helping us win) you should a) stop doing that because it’s petty and stupid and b) first shit on the 14 hitters we have who tote around a batting average lower than his.

Bank The Wins Road Trip

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 13, 2021

Really interested part of the schedule coming up. East coast swing through Pitt and Cinn then finished it off with 3 vs LA. Eleven games 11 days. I have let myself get excited about this team for the first time in many years. After accepting I know nothing about baseball, it was an easy thing to do. The only thing I’m really worried about for the first 2 series is the weather. Admittedly, I haven’t checked it yet but the Pirates and the Reds know how to deal with rain delays. We do not. I’m still hoping for 6-2 before we play LA. Too optimistic?

Yesterday, Flap Nation united to donate $905 (including the $50+$50 that PaSalon and Bird Dog donated 4 days ago) to Cassie’s fund. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be part of this community…..

Reaching Out To The Flap Community For Help

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 12, 2021

Ok we are taking a moment away from baseball to talk about Cassie. She is a friend of the daughter of my main man in Reno, PaSalon. You’ve seen him post periodically here. San Dawg you had dinner with him in Reno.

Anyway, this sweet 20 year old kid was surfing in Hawaii and got hit with a rare condition called Surfer’s Myelopathy. She was instantly paralyzed from the waist down.

Here is her gofundme link and a couple of pics of her:

https://gofund.me/77152925

Some of you have already seen her. Remember the video I made years ago on the Wendy’s prezel bun burger review? She’s pops in at the 26 second marker and again at the end.

I know times are tough and I don’t expect anyone to donate to this gofundme especially if you don’t even know Cassie. But think back for a moment to when you were 20. You had all those hopes and dreams…..crushed and never realized years later. lqtm. But hey, at least you got to have them right? Nobody’s hopes and dreams should be crushed at 20….

Oh, and another thing: Her dad, who is younger than me, has dementia and obviously can’t help her right now.

If you can’t give any money I understand. Just hold some good thoughts for her. I am convinced that positive energy goes a long way in life.

Pro Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 11, 2021

Nice W against a team we should beat. Day game today. Gallo moment?

This Wood/GasMan stuff is still blowing my mind. As is the fact that we’re still in first place.

2010 Memories

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 10, 2021

Texas is in town. That is a little random. Hmmmm the last time I remember then was…..I think this?

They still have Joey Gallo getting on base and making James jizz harder than our starting pitching staff when Casali starts flicking those handsome fingers. They have a new guy named Adolis Garcia who rakes who the Cardinals just freaking sold them. Cold hard cash, no prospect in return. I wonder how Daniel feels about that?

Anyway, they can hit ok but their pitching is nothing to fear. They best SP is Gibby and he’s going tonight.

This Guy!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 9, 2021

Kevin Gausman, goddamn, what else can be said about this guy? He has faced the vaunted Padre line up 3 times already this season and has allowed but a single run all 3 times. I still can’t believe the Braves just flat out released this guy. He’s a little like Jason Schmidt, right? Schmidt was a little more accomplished than Gausman when we got him but he really took off in the Orange and Black. GasMan has done the same thing.

The Giants are lengthening their lead in the NL West. Threatening to run away and hide? Oh my.

Extending Our NL West LEAD

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 8, 2021

Some encouraging signs last night amidst another surprising win.

Slater with my far and away favorite line of *bomb and stolen base*— that’s the essence of the 1.0 stat that Pillar popularized in his short but productive time with us.

And the bullpen….wasn’t awful? Nice to see Doval bounce back. Rogers has the lowest ERA of all time for a player no one trusts. And Mcgee….got the job done with some help. I know he doesn’t have anyone else down there to turn to but Kap is going to get skewered as the season wears on and McGee coughs up saves.

Maybe Z goes and gets someone? But who, nobody is ditching anyone of value at this point in the season.

Drew Robinson

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 7, 2021

Have any of you been following this story? I have, only casually. I heard this guy tried to kill himself last year and failed but I had no idea that his comeback involved the Giants. He’s playing for Sacramento?

Last night was his first game back and he struck out four times. With one eye.

Forgetting the K’s since they aren’t part of this story, it’s really incredible that a guy could blast himself in the face, somehow live from it, and then make it all the way back to baseball? But one step away from the major leagues?

I’m not sure how you play ball with 1 eye at any level. Close an eye right now and imagine trying to pick up the spin on a ball coming at you at 95.

And yet here he is, nearly all the way back from what should have been death.

Robin Williams said “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

If only everyone lived their lives that way.

Still In…..FIRST PLACE!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 6, 2021

Not much to say about the Colorado series. Looking forward to the new arms they’re going to carousel in here in the coming days. Safe to say, opportunities will be there……

Willie Mays turns 90 today. I swear to God it feels like this guy has 3-4 birthdays a year…….

Duff Man continues his mini career revival in Chicago, this time making us ALL happy with a loss for LA. He continues to show 0 power but the 3SB’s are surprising considering his usual lack of early foot. I hope he doesn’t keep trying to steal bases, that wonky foot not built for that type of work….

Meltdown City

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 5, 2021

Well, the good news is that I don’t think we’re going to be arguing too much this year about the usage of Jake McGee. Yikes. And gotta think the roster is gonna get a bit “lighter” in the coming days. Doval may know what to do with a piled up plate of food in front of him but he’s got no idea what to do with his god given talent…..

I’ve got no interest in second guessing Kap’s use of the bullpen. They are terrible. They are who I thought the starting pitching would be. Who’s he supposed to call on if nobody is reliable?

It is Colorado, the lamest place to play baseball in the country, shouldn’t we be happy with a split?

14 Innings Today

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2021

I don’t have a problem with the 7 inning games. Or the DH. The only new rule that really bugs me is the dude born on 2nd base to start the 10th inning.

Especially in Colorado. Like we need MORE innings up there in space.

Warriors and Giants have been fantastic surprises this year. I still can’t believe where we were a year ago.

When You Know Nothing You Admit It

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 3, 2021

Ok I’ve been meaning to get this out of the way, here goes:

Buster Posey: man, was I wrong about him being done. I forget how many bombs I said he’d hit this year but it was definitely in the low single digits. He’s already got 7 and he looks like his old self. Easy Comeback Player of the Year winner for the NL–a nice nod for someone I said was “totally done.”

Kevin Gausman: ok, The Giants were his FORTH team. The Braves literally just cut his ass mid season in ’19. And that winter the Reds were like “nah we good.” So I don’t feel to guilty about not buying into this guy and/or mocking the 19 million 1 year deal he got. Boy, has he proved me wrong. He’s on Cy Young pace (if you consider the pace a level below what deGrom is doing.

The Grave Duggar: I was always in on him for the epic nickname and I had hoped his *new swing* would give him enough to get him late bloomer status at the MLB level. Sadly, the dream is just about over but I’m afraid to wake up! People that don’t believe in him end up 6 feet deep so now I gotta start worrying just like Kat, Blade, Chuck and WillieD…….

The starting pitchers: In Daniel’s Playing Pepper article I said this would be the most concerning thing for the team this year. LOL. It’s been, by far, the most reliable and most productive part of our team this year.

There were some things I hit on like The Sock Man and how terrible our offense would be. But that is dwarfed by the sea of wrongness washing over the sands of this thread……

Now, onward….

Post Derby Blues

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 2, 2021

Much like Medina Spirit winning the Derby makes no sense to me I am struggling to understand how the Giants could be alone in first place on May 2nd after stringing together 2 losses.

And yet, here we are…….

First Saturday In May

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 1, 2021

Maybe my favorite day of the year. I’ll post picks later.

Giants still playing SD, Disco vs Snell.

But I won’t be concerning myself with that game for many, many hours.

Trey-Mendous Pick

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 30, 2021

Ok, I was able to relax, shat and shave this morning. This Mac Fatty stuff was seriously distracting me and weighing on me even more than the fat draped upon his frame.

But it was all for not, turns out it was a smokescreen! Why? Who knows? There was literally no reason for this.

Now let Jimmy go try to keep himself in one piece and maybe he wins us a SB on the way out of town. Here’s hoping Lance will respond to Kyle’s tuteledge the same way the SF pitchers jizz their pants when Buster and Casalli throw down their glorious fingers…..

Today is Oaks day and I have a couple of longshots if you’re interested…..

Draft Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 29, 2021

Just put me out of my misery already and gimmie that doughy fuck. I finally realized my #1 issue with all of this: Kyle is the supposed QG guru. He doesn’t like Jimmy anymore. That’s fine, neither do I. The moment he wildly overthrew Sanders in the Super Bowl I knew he wasn’t special. And it was downhill for him from there.

Ok so you want a new QB to sculpt the way you want? There are FIVE of them, 6 if you count Mills who many people (not me) think has big time potential.

So go draft one of them at 12. Goddamn, it’s very likely Jones would have been there at 12. If not, DRAFT ANOTHER ONE. Of those 6 there is GUARANTEED to be one to choose at 12. Why does it HAVE to be Jones? Like you couldn’t do what you want with any other QB? It has to be Jones?

I’d expect more from a supposed *guru*.

Anyway, the Giants won again and Alex Wood is going to make a bajillion dollars on his next contract…..

Bush League

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 28, 2021

Not to sure what to say about the rule of the dude born on second base to start the 10th. That isn’t baseball. It completely whittles away and ruins any hard work your team does to claw back into a game. What about 9th inning heroics!??!!?!? Screw ’em, we gotta end this game, STAT!

I wouldn’t feel any differently if the Giants had won.

They have to get rid of this rule, everyone hates it.

Unexpected Things

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 27, 2021

The San Francisco Giants have the best record in the National League (tied).

Also, this is a cool random stat:

If you combine Posey and Casilla’s fingers and put them all down at the same time, would the entire Giants pitching staff just jizz in unison?

Got this text from my main man since 7th grade, The Boney One. Big A’s/Niners fan. Thoughts? I disagree with him about Mills but I do think Shanny has too much hubris to get this right and his talent eval skills have never been proven to give him the right to make a call of this magnitude for an entire franchise.

Foraging A Path To The Post Season

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 26, 2021

Mr. SportsDude asked: “My question for everyone is at what point to do start taking this seriously enough to think we could contend? Mid May?”

Well, we probably need to start at least playing the contenders first. We had a couple of games against LA and SD but that was early and they were missing Tatis. And as we can see now, both those teams are ROLLING right now, thankfully against eachother but those are the two heavy weights in our division. There’s no question about that. We have a nice, unexpected record but it has been compiled against the weakest teams in baseball.

So that leaves us looking, at best, at the final wild card spot in the NL. Just as we thought before the season started. Well, just as we thought (in our wildest dreams).

I’m just happy we are playing well and there’s nothing wrong with banking wins. It really is a credit to Kap and Z the way this cobbled together group has done so far this year…..

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Also a BIG birthday shout out to ERVIN! Flap Nation honors this great Flap lurker (and occasional poster)

Sunday Loose Ends

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 25, 2021

Two Flap HOF birthdays today: Unca Chuck and Chi. Happy birthday, boys!

Game last night was unfortunate as we wasted a deGrom-esque performance by Gausman.

Logan Webb tries to recapture the rapture of spring training.

Stix, if you can read this, good luck. Wish I lived closer to help you with the heavy lifting.

Surprising Start

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 24, 2021

12% of the season is in the books and the Giants are a game out of 1st place. That is…..astounding. Maybe I haven’t given enough credit to the way Kap and his staff coach and manage. Maybe Z is operating on a level I can’t even see. None of this makes any sense to me.

All He Does Is Throw Up Zeros

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 23, 2021

Another shut out for Casalli. Man, do those SP’s jizz at the sight of his fingers or what! At this point, whether you think that’s luck or not, wouldn’t it be at least a good idea to consider to have Posey play first base and Casilla catch? I know Buster has about the same affect on our SP’s so it probably isn’t worth it since you lessen the D at first base with that move. But Belt is hitting .186 so…..Also, how much offense do we really need if Casilla is coaxing out these shut outs like a snake charmer teases a snake from his chambers?

Back Home

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 22, 2021

Miami again. Cross country trip for both teams, no day off, probably some tired guys tonight.

Speaking of tired guys, I was up all night with this guy. Lots of problems. Going to the ER first thing this morning but I got a bad feeling about this…..

Keep good ol’ Carson in your thoughts today.

Big Comeback Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 21, 2021

Well how about THAT! That’s the 2nd time this season we’ve come back from 4 down and isn’t it nice to actually see it happen rather than hope for it to happen and be let down? I still have no faith in these bats and continue to be haunted by the aged POTD but games like last night’s give our knowing dude head nods a little extra vigor, aye?

Piling Up Shut Outs

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 20, 2021

I was against the Curt Casalli pick up because it was silly to think his meager offensive output in that joke park would carry over to Oracle–and he has looked predictably worthless with a bat. But the Giants weren’t getting him for his bat and maybe there is something to this theory that pitchers jizz at the sight of certain pitchers fingers.

Either way, another shutout that is more impressive than what Cervelli did in 2015 since that was before the juiced ball era…….Or maybe all you need is an Italian sounding name?

What’s more impressive, the start to the Giants season or what Steph Curry’s been cookin’ up over the last few weeks?

Phuckin’ Phillies

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 19, 2021

We are now safely into the MLB grind. Miami swing now through Philly. It does feel great to have the consistency of baseball back again.

The aged POTD continues to haunt me. I just can’t believe in these hitters who seem so woefully weaker and less accomplished than many of the other NL teams.

With a batting average bumped *all the way up* to .205 we have at least safely put the disreputable Mendoza behind us. Sadly, The Cubs are the only one behind us as a team at .192.

Kap Needs To Find Another Well

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 18, 2021

The Giants have played 14 games and Jake McGee has appeared in 9 of them. That is too many, especially coming off a short season where he only pitched 20 innings total. He’s been a nice surprise but if Kap wants to continue to get positive returns on him he needs to spread him out more. Now, who is the secondary closer is a good question. But I know one thing: it can’t just be McGee all season that’s not going to work.

To be honest with you I can’t remember what led to the falling out I had with good ol’ BassBaldy. It had something to do with him thinking Adam Duvall was the second coming of Barry Bonds. Something like that. I also suspected him to be an undercover Dodger troll but I could have been wrong about that………

This is a picture of Ervin, one of my main men on the scene in the Pacific Northwest. It was sent to me by PaSalon, my #1 First Mate in Reno. I have many questions about this picture: for starters, what did Ervin’s friend eat that was so good he cleaned his plate like that? And why is Ervin asleep? How could anyone sleep wearing that rad shirt, their must be a game on somewhere. Also, what is wrong with Ervin’s food? DId he think it was poisoned? Why didn’t he eat his food?

Florida Sucks

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 16, 2021

It feels like the Marlins are always a pain to play. Anyone know what our career record vs them is? I tried finding that but whet down a rabbit hole at baseball-ref and barely got back out alive.

Game time is 4:10PM PST

Disappointed to hear about Cueto but my main man in Portland, Luke, says there’s nothing to worry about: We have the pitching to cover for him.

I’m going with Luke on this one till further evidence emerges…..

Nice Start To The Season

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 15, 2021

I bet the plane flight across country was pretty fun for our guys. Especially with a day off today. Good for them they earned it.

James was at the game yesterday as most of you know. You may have read his rundown but here it is if you missed it.

Shimmy Wednesday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 14, 2021

Really surprised the Reds are slight favorites vs us today. Cueto going against his old team should count for something and Mahle is no man to fear.

With all the balls flying out of the yard I hope Giants brass took notice.

KEEP THE ARCHWAYS CLOSED!

Rough Night For Giants, Ex-Giant

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 13, 2021

We all know Bumgarner saves his best performances for the post season but, uh, he’s starting to let himself go a little in the regular season. WOW. He’s pitched 55.1 innings for the D-backs and he’s given up 47 earned runs. He’s turned into the Dodgers version of Jason Schmidt. Can you imagine what those fans must think of him? Does Arizona have fans that would care enough to be mad about this? Boston certainly did when it came to our beloved Panda.

Not much to say about last night’s game except the team batting average is down to .192. I continue to stare at the aged, ominous POTD and worry that maybe it was more predictive of ALL of our 2021 bats…..

Spot On Expectations

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 12, 2021

Evan Longoria leads our team in every offensive category and our 5 starting pitchers have a collective ERA of 2.33.

Yep, just how we all envisioned the season going.

Sanchez goes tonight, I am fully expecting another lock down SP appearance. And a nice little 6:45pm start time. Let’s go.

Win Train Keeps On Rolling

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 11, 2021

We’re so spoiled to start this season it’s gotten to the point when one of our SP’s goes 5 and gives up 3 runs we’re like, “What’s wrong with THAT guy?”

The hitting is another story. Team batting average is currently .197.

But whatever, if we can play .625 ball while failing to crest the Mendoza Line, so be it…..

Beating Colorado

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 10, 2021

Again, our SP continues to be amazing. This is not sustainable. At some point the hitting needs to get going. Although I have feared the aged POTD for some time now.

The vaccine: Loo, i got my second shot a couple months ago (Moderna). The good news about the 12-36 hours of discomfort is that it literally goes away immeditely, it’s not like you slowly get better. Everyone should get vaccinated if they are given the opportunity. Normally I wouldn’t give a shit about dumbass anti-vaxers but they are going to slow the goal of herd immunity, likely allowing the virus to mutate again putting the sustainability of our vax at risk. Probably will just need a booster at some point next year but, yeah, FUCK the anti-vaxers.

Here’s are two pics submitted by Sarge–The first Flapper man enough to storm Oracle during the Pandemic.

A Big Flavor Type Of Weekend

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 9, 2021

KNBR was reporting there are still tickets available for all the games this weekend. I briefly entertained the idea of going to a game but, eh, I’m still pretty set in my pandemic ways. It’s not time yet.

Well I’m glad I took the time to trash the Beatles yesterday because had I neglected to do so we would have been deprived of some all time Flap stories, especially the ones told by Bozo and Stix.

Luckily we don’t have to hear anything more about the Beatles today because it’s back to baseball.

It’s impossible to not be pleasantly shocked by the early returns of our starting pitching. Our SP has been like if you told me you were about to play me a new Beatles song and I was like “Don’t do it they are fucking terrible” and then you played it anyway but before I could reign blows down upon you I decide I actually love the song……

The hitting: sucks

Matt Wisler: triple sucks

I’m excited for a weekend of baseball and The Masters and maybe a pick 4 or two thrown in. Let the glory commence.

Somehow Getting It Done

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 8, 2021

Well, I’m not too sure how many times we’re going to be able to count on the offense bouncing balls off opposing outfielders over the fence for runs. And I guess it was nice that we coaxed that dude born on second base home. Our offense looks a trifle less than imposing to me. But we did take 2 of 3 from the team that was supposed to participate with LA in waxing us 36-0 this year so no matter how they did it those are two dubs in the bank for us.

Colorado is terrible, let’s pad that W total.

Who Are These Guys?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 7, 2021

Only a few games into the season and this is already feeling like a weird year. SF is near the top of the league in HR’s but I still don’t trust this offense. I’m not really sweatin’ the solo bombs those will even out over the course of the season. I just look at the line up and it’s not doing anything for me. But then there are all those bombs. So I don’t know what to think.

Kapler (and many of the players) have given credit for the power boon to the coaching staff and the new hitting approach. Could that really be all it takes? Just a different “approach”? I dunno, I’m not sold. The aged POTD still resonates with me…….

Surprising Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 6, 2021

Man, I’d already penciled us in for 36 losses at the hands of the Pads and Dodgers. What to do? Might have to update that prediction. Terrible to see a superstar like Tatis go down but they sure look less imposing without him, aye?

Disco is going to be a main key for us this year. Assuming Gausman and Cueto can stay healthy, we need a reliable #3 and it’s possible he is going to be that guy. You can’t have only 40% of your SP’s bringin’ it with the rest flailing. He looked good in his first start.

San Diego Looms

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 5, 2021

Now that we are done losing to pitiful Seattle we get our first true test of the season: 3 vs San Diego. I mostly want to just see us compete. If we get blown out 3 straight that will be a bad sign of things to come. We have 36 games vs these two vastly superior NL West teams. If we want to keep our win total in the 70s we need to figure out a way to compete in those games……

Happy Easter

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 4, 2021

I know it’s just the opening series but, come on, Seattle stinks. And we are .333 against them. Someone posted on twitter that our outfield is something like 4 for 40 so far. Grave Duggar time. And then of course, no game today.

I’m on the side that believes that was the best college bball game of all time. Yes, it was a lucky shot. But considering the circumstances with it being the end of overtime and to preserve a perfect season I think it ranks as #1.

Thoughts?

One In The Bank

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 3, 2021

As D-Sol continues to rake everything thrown in his direction I think it’s important to remember that the Giants thought it necessary to go to court to screw this guy out of $650,000……

Posey on pace to hit 162 bombs but knowing him he’ll probably peeter out around 100……

Nice win.

Tough Start

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 2, 2021

If you had told me that Buster Freaking Posey and Evan Longoria would both hit bombs AND Gausman would be rock damn solid into the 7th inning after pitching a total of 8 spring training frames I’d say “goddamn right we started off with a win.”

Brandon Crawford was horrible. I watched him try to catch that ball Belt threw him 10 times. Each time I become more incensed that he couldn’t catch it. He looked like a little leaguer overwhelmed with the speed of the throw as it bounced off his glove.

Whatever, Crawford isn’t the reason they lost. There were many goats, even more walks and, frankly, many balls that just didn’t bounce our way.

That happens in baseball. I’m just so thankful we have some normal looking baseball back. Win or lose. So grateful.

PLLLAAAAYYYY BAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 1, 2021

No more sleeps to go, gents. Today we play!!!! Well, tonight. But whatever, real baseball is going down today. I’m as excited for the game as I am for my team. In fact, it’s necessary to be excited for both considering how bad the Giants are going to be this year. But that’s cool, serenity now, serenity now, I can put up with a 70ish win team for another year, at least.

I’m not as sold on the kids as everyone else is. Maybe it’s because we continue to have the bore core shoved down our throats I’ve lost touch with what it’s like to have a young exciting player develop down below and blossom in the semi-luke warm San Francisco sun. Whatever, I’ll worry about that another day…..

Today is the real deal. I don’t remember what we were doing last April 1st. Probably wearing a mask and watching netflix with the pandemic fully throttling our lives. No longer. Chi is looking out that window with a big shit eating grin on his face. The world is alive again……

One More Sleep To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 31, 2021

….and then we play ball. Of course, WE don’t actually get to play until Thursday NIGHT which is still pissing me off. But still, only one more sleep to go.

I kinda gave up on March Madness when it became clear my brackets were much sadder than they were madder. Question for the college hoops experts: Is Gonzaga really this good? Or is it just in relation to the teams out there now. Like back in my day, the UNLV team of (I think) 1990 was the best team of all time. And you just knew it when you watched them. I don’t feel that way about this Gonzaga team but I really haven’t watched much of it.

Bring On SUMMER!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 30, 2021

I dunno, spring training is over, feels right to start me some Summer.

Either way, ST is in the books. What did we learn? Yaz led the team in bombs. Slater and Longo led the team in RBI’s. Doobie led in walks and SB’s. Slater checked in with the top OPS at 1.328.

Our pitching stats were harder to translate. Spider tossed 17 innings, no one else came close to that. Our opening day hero Gausman has thrown 8 so it’ll be interesting to see if he can make it past 3 on Thursday.

Anyway, it’s a pretty exciting time if you think about it. The weather is turning for the better. The country is starting up again with the vaccine rollout in full swing. And fans will be back in their seats, however few they let in.

Today is so much better than it was a year ago. Count your blessings.

Our Pitchers Still Aren’t Pitching

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 29, 2021

Starting to pay more attention to the box scores with real games starting THIS week. Giants still don’t seem to be stretching any pitchers out, not sure what the plan is there. I understand everyone is worried about what’s going to happen to these arms coming off a season of very light work to say the least. But at some point these games are going to count and your SP needs to be able to break on through to the 3rd inning.

Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 28, 2021

We are playing the A’s today. That is all.

Disappointing Blowout Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 26, 2021

I agree with this guy and it’s a good example of why I think Kerr is overrated as a coach.

Now, you could argue “the warriors don’t ever run a pick and roll so they don’t know how to defend it.” And I would say,
“well isn’t that what Kerr is supposed to teach them how to do?”

I know Green was out but that’s another point. Kerr has leaned on that crutch for too long. When Draymond is out and the opponent is running the same play over and over what is your response?

Kerr had nothing.