THE San Francisco Giants Blog

Back To A Single Game Lead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 24, 2021

Every time I start feeling an inkling of hope that we might possibly be able to close this deal, dread and despair drag me right back down again. For a brief moment yesterday I had dreams of the Rockies finishing off LA after we had tied SD. Then it all fell apart.

Now WE are the ones being fed to the head of the volcano in Nepal. Ugh.

Knowing Dude head nod is horizontal today…..

Breathing Room

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 23, 2021

Scott Kazmir in a must win pressure packed September game? LOL, sure why not. When this dude was a damn rookie Barry Bonds was busy taking down the batting crown in 2004 with a .362 batting average. I think The Kaz also took down a silver medal this year in the Olympics. Maybe it was bronze, whatever, this dude is piling up wins for us on top of Olympic medals and I don’t know what the hell is going on anymore!

Two up with 10 to go! Let’s fucking go!!!!!

I Love Lamonte Wade Jr.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 22, 2021

The most important thing you need to be able to do in life, if you want to get better at living, is to admit when you’re wrong. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to celebrate it. Let’s take a look back at February 5th, shall we?

Now before you all line up to jizz on Big Flavor’s grave, relax, don’t do it, when you want to…..gloat?

We were all wrong, go read the thread below.

Lamonte Wade Jr. is Andres Torres without the adderall. He’s Marco Scutaro without the post season batting average. He’s Cody Ross without the bat flip. He’s all of Zaidi’s genius rolled into one glorious man.

And he’s ours. He’s all ours….

The End Begins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 21, 2021

In a perfect world, Gasman rediscovers his early season dominance, SD rediscovers their choking ways and Urias gets blown up in Nepal.

Now, how much of that will actually happen? Stay tuned.

This is why we love sports….

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Last day of Summer and…..

Happy Birthday to the GREAT Giant Head!

Closing This Out

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 20, 2021

One up with 12 to go. When you have to win nearly every goddamn game it actually feels like 12 down with one to go. Some way we gotta find a way to hold off LA. San Diego, Colorado, Arizona and then San Diego. Those are all winable games.

I’m going to be in Reno on October 2 with BirdDog and Pasalon and some of my other main men from college. It would be quite sweet if we took down the division on that day….

Why We Win And They Don’t

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 19, 2021

“This isn’t about you!!!”

Come on, tell me you can look at Fernando Tatis and not think that at some point his teammates weren’t gonna call him out on some self centered shit…

I looked at the standings today and continue to be dumbfounded by The Padres. 20 games out?!??!?!!

Ah, but then I’m reminded of Machado’s wise words: “This isn’t about you.”

Look at what Bryce Harper is doing. He’s literally murdering the ball. But his team ran Kap out of town. And Washington won it all WITHOUT him. Nice hair though, right?

The Giants have what Tatis and Harper teams will never have: a team pulling on the same rope not driven by an egomaniac.

We are lucky to have the guys we have…

Enormous Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 18, 2021

Name a more exciting sacrifice fly in SF Giants history. I’ll wait. The pitcher? In that situation? And how did the lumbering Crawford get home on such an intermediate fly ball? As both my main men in Portland (BD Inc) and Reno (Pasalon) texted at the same time, “even better that it was on Pederson!!!”….

How great is this picture?

Or this one. Two SF Bore-arriors. Uh, sorry I mean WARRIORS. None of this is happening without the Core.

And Then There Was One…

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 17, 2021

Yes gents it’s true. We’ve played 147 games and but one lone contest separates us from LA. Not much of a buffer, to be sure. The baseball season is long, nobody giving away a trophy for the nice Spring months we had….

Atlanta rolls into town and while I usually like the drag an east coast team takes to the best coast it’s just not happening with the Braves who got rained out yesterday. So they got their off day. LA has to go to Cincinnati. Eh, they might offer a challenge. The Reds don’t roll over the way AZ and SD does.

I have no idea what’s going to happen this month. I’m just so thankful we get some meaningful baseball. Sit back and enjoy the ride…….

Bound to Happen

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 16, 2021

When you’re only working with 3 starters for going on 3 weeks you’re bound to lose games now and again. Well, we lost one last night. It’s really incredibly they were able to rip off 9 wins with all this opener nonsense which I will never support. It only takes ONE of those dudes to be off to torpedo the game. More than one and you’re sunk.

Good time for Gasman to rekindle the magic he had earlier in the season. Being up 2 games sure sounds a lot better than being up only one.

When Losing Is Not An Option

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 15, 2021

The Dodgers have to be doing the slowest of burns. Win 5 in a row? That’s pretty good, eh? Not so fast you blue ho’s, that gained you precisely zero games.

We have 17 games left. They have 16. Their day off is tomorrow. It would be fantastic if we both win tonight AND then we win again Thursday for an even 11 games won in a row and a clean 3 game lead on their dumb asses. So they win 6 in a row and still lose ground. Bahahahahaha!!!!

Anyway, that’s how I’m drawing it up, make it so.

They say baseball is a game of failure. Right after they say that they say even the best hitters fail 7 out of 10 times at the plate. In this stretch run that’s poppycock. You want to succeed? You gotta be perfect. Run the damn table. These two teams are engaged in an epic battle, one we may never see again…

No Other Choice But To Keep Winning

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 14, 2021

The pussification of San Diego continues onward with their complete laydown last night. Of course LA won. One good thing about this ridiculous bar getting set by both teams: they will go into the post season razor sharp. There’s nothing worse than winning your division by 10 games, resting guys and then trying to ramp it up all of a sudden. I like that this is a battle to the end….

San Di-Lame-O

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 13, 2021

This text from my buddy Luke in Portland pretty much sums them up:

EITHER LA is one of the greatest baseball teams of all time OR it is as Luke said….

Remember the start of the year and everyone was freaking out about the LA/SD rivalry? Hmmmm where’d that go? It lasted about 3 weeks. A rivalry that lasts 3 weeks. That’s cute.

Anyway, back to business. Apparently we are going to have to play .900 or better ball the rest of the way to win the division. Strap it on and let’s roll….

Win Out To Win The Division

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 12, 2021

One of the few weekend days where baseball will be taking a back seat for me. Webb will continue his march towards under the radar Cy Young votes and Max Scherzer will be laying waste to the pathetic Padres.

Meanwhile…..NFL! Opening Sunday. Oh my does Draftkings ever have some spectacular tournies today.

No surprises in Detroit. Just go in there and treat them like the Dodgers do the Padres. Seriously, does San Diego have any self respect at all?

65 years ago. How many of you guys are 65?

San Die(go-away)

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 11, 2021

San Diego continues to offer zero resistance and at this point Tingler should be checking the want ads for 2022. Personally I would love to see Bochy managing them. What a story line that would be and we’d get to play him 18 times a year. That would be fun I just doubt he’d want to fire it up again but who knows? La Russa did.

Big time hitting weather today gents. It’s hot and the wind is blowing out double digits. Rocket launch time, I hope NASA is ready to track some bombs….

Cubbie Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 10, 2021

Bring on some easy wins, woo hoo let’s go! Ah, not so fast. The Cubs are still a major league baseball team. Sure, their front office gave up on them but they didn’t seem to care. They’re 8-2 in their last ten games. They are a bunch of no names with the slow and weak Duffy batting in the middle of the line up. Nice weather in Wrigley today with the wind blowing out a bit.

Kyle Hendricks is beatable if you lay off his sinker. We are good at laying off pitchers and only hitting what Kai Correa has instructed us to hit so we should put up some runs today.

But we are going *opener* and all you have to do to be scared of no name guys is take a look at our line up once in a while. The guys who can get hot and take two put of the ballpark in a game are Schwindel and Wisdom, two cast offs. Their catcher bats lead off but he’s got big power, too.

Anyway, let’s go, we need to keep winning. I am NOT winning over 100 games and settling for a damn play in game…..

40 Games Over .500

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 9, 2021

Well, a lot happened yesterday. The Giants swept the Rox in Colorado, simply unheard of. The Dodgers FINALLY lost. And we got to reaquaint ourselves with an epic picture from the ghosts of Flapalooza’s past.

And now a well deserved day off–well earned after that tough stretch. But don’t get too comfortable! We’ll be playing again before you can either shake a stick OR Shaun Anderson gets waived again……

Winning Is Easy Here Now

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 8, 2021

Talk about running it up. If we win today we will be 40 (FORTY!) games over .500! I still can’t get over what’s happening this year. And with The Grave Duggar STILL with an OPS over .800 how can we not have him playing regularly? He must have been doing a slow burn after he got sent down digging many graves and writing many names on his list….

This popped up on my facebook feed today. Eight years ago today. I think this was the day Unca and Diggity discovered their kids were dating. How crazy was that?

We got Lamonte Wade Jr. for Shaun Anderson who I barely remember. Here’s what Anderson’s been up to since the trade:

Gotta Keep Winning

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 7, 2021

How much more could Kevin Gausman have stepped up yesterday? The answer: none more. He was brilliant at a time when we absolutely positively had to have brilliance.

Ruf leading off? Why not. How’s a bomb and a triple sound to ya? Thairo crushing two deep ones, Doobie with 3 hits, even the lumbering Buster got in on the act.

The first game in this godforesaken hell hole went about as well as we could have hoped for.

You guys know what today is right?????

It’s LOG DOG Day!!!!!!!!!!!

Still In….FIRST PLACE!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 6, 2021

Sorry for the late thread Flap Nation, those tennis balls weren’t gonna hit themselves…

Not much to say except woo hoo! I don’t know how we did it but we took the series using 2 goddamn openers and like 40 pitchers. It felt like thaty many anyway.

Now we only have to go to Colorado with literally no pitchers available. LOL. I’m sure that won’t be a problem.

It’s Falling Apart

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 5, 2021

This is the headline at ESPN today.

hmmmmmm I dunno, how bout the team that doesn’t have to trot out openers in back to back games? Jeez where is our savior LOG DOG when you need him?

Sadly, Log Dog can’t pitch every game. And he can’t hit at all which is something none of our paid hitters seem to know how to do anymore.

Game 1 To Good Guys

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 4, 2021

I love screen shotting Dodgers in dumb, compromising positions….

The ghost of Steve Sax really came through for us last night.

Yeah bitches, dats how we beat you. Suck on it, LA.

Fighting For The Division

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 3, 2021

Without question the biggest series of the season. Disco kicks it off tonight followed by the *undecided* brothers Sat and Sun. To say I feel confident about winning this series would be a lie. But, this entire year has surprised me so why not one more surprise?

Thud!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 2, 2021

Can’t hit. Can’t pitch. The eyepopping comebacks from weeks past are no longer. And we are now in second place. It’s a terrible start to a Thursday gents, but at least we have a 13 game lead in the wild card. Now THAT is an eyepopping number!

Failing At The Worst Possible Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 1, 2021

Cueto getting destroyed and JosieQ swooping in to plug the dam is really the exclamation point on this terrible rut we’re in right now. September 1st and still in first place but it doesn’t feel like it. Our starting pitching is in shambles. Long season, stretches like this are inevitable. Still, bad time for it….

Lead Dwindling

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 31, 2021

Jose Quintana is listed as our starter tonight. Oh boy, this entire operation is falling apart at lightening speed. Not sure how to fix any of this. Have we gotten any word on whether or not Cueto and Wood were vax’d?

Nothing else to do but turn our tired ours to Jose Q and just hope for the best….

Back Home

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 30, 2021

This could be a really tough game. Long east coast trip with no days off and right back at it against one of the best mulleted pitchers in the league. Our team is resilient. Some how they’ve got to find a way. In a way though they did take yesterday off, right?

Let’s See A Sunday Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 29, 2021

A fantastic east coast trip could be taken over the top with a win today. We are winning at an unreal clip but it’s a clip we must sustain to stay ahead of LA.

Hurricanes are such a trip to me. You’re literally waiting for something to arrive. You know it’s going to happen. Destruction is guaranteed. Earthquakes give no warning. I feel terrible for the people who will die today. I don’t believe The Flap has any boots on the grounds in that area……

A Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2021

not much to say about that one. Win some, lose some. At least LA lost. Nobody hates Joc Pederson more than my main man in Reno, Pasalon. I’m sure last night’s catch at the wall had him doing the slowest of burns. Of course he went to Gunn High and probably hates all things that come out of Paly.

Leaving The Padres In The Dust

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 27, 2021

How’d you like to be San Diego? Spare no expense at building your team. Make every bold move you can make. And it’s not quite September and you’ve barely got a 20% chance of making the post season. I expect that number to drop significantly in the coming weeks. They are worthless right now. They’ll have a new manager next year guaranteed.

In other news, this Scherzer guy is definitely going to be a problem.

In other other news, let’s play *guess the year*. What year was this picture of me and my dad taken? We were in a Euro airport I think.

Can’t Separate From Them

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 26, 2021

Quite a bizarre game in SD. I didn’t see any of it but if you check the boxscore you’re just left scratching your head how that could happen with those 2 offenses…..Would have been nice if the Pads had been able to hang the L on the front of the A there but it doesn’t seem like those dudes are capable of losing anymore.

Cousin Flavor sealed the deal for us, sorta, right? We’re still all in on him?

.500 Guaranteed

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 25, 2021

Belt hitting 2 bombs in honor of his late grand mammy is about as good as it gets and is par for the course for this magical season.

We hit the 81 win mark. Which optimistic pollyanna Flapper had 81 wins? We could lose out, 37 losses in a row and .500 would still have blown my pick out of the water….

KAPitalizing On Opportunities

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 24, 2021

I woke up wondering what Kap will be right about today. Everything? It’s a lot easier to push the right buttons when you’ve got literally every match up in your favor as the game wears on. A lot of that credit goes to Z and how he built the team.

Mac I forget are you going to these games? Loo wasn’t something threatening your trip?

Roll up your sleeves, every game is big from here on out.

He’s Always Right

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 23, 2021

Maybe this was mentioned on the broadcast or twitter but I certainly can’t recall the Giants winning two games in a row with pinch hit bombs. What Kap is doing is incredible. He’s a decision magician. I don’t feel confident about this team winning games but I’m 100% confident in their ability to stay competitive and for the manager to have the right match ups as the game wears on.

Wade Does It Again

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 22, 2021

I’m embarrassed I once used to refer to this stud as “Lame-onte”. Bombs like that are what make seasons like this one special. It still feels like LA is going to zoom past us. But with guys like Wade doing their thing it’s possible I won’t even notice or care when they do.

That home run was as important as the Tauchman catch vs LA.

Dog Days

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2021

Just not our night. No timely hits. Wood was fine. Using two of our ex-mates to beat us was particularly irritating.

All the Dodgers do is win. This is starting to slip away…..

Pacific Classic today! Man, there was a stretch in my life where I went down there every year for this race. Del Mar is just a magical place.

Big Series

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 20, 2021

When was the last time a Bay Bridge Series meant this much to both teams? Giants 2.5 up, A’s 2.5 back. The Dodgers are going to win at a minimum .625 clip the rest of the way, probably more. All we can do is win and let the chips fall where they may.

I hate playing the A’s.

Worst Loss of The Year?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 19, 2021

Getting done by 1.0 like that was….predictable.

Just an absolutely awful game made worse by the terrible Greenwald on the radio. I finally had to start watching it on tv and Miller made that a little better. But then Longo failed as well as everyone else.

Look, LA is coming. Hard.

Blade: I just saw on FB that you’ve evacuated. What fire are you threatened by? Holding good thoughts for you, my man.

The Mets Stink

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 18, 2021

Hey guys, no time for a thread today so I will just be changing this one out and saying “GO GIANTS!!!!”

Stretch Run Stud

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 17, 2021

If you didn’t know, now ya know. Kris Bryant is the anchor we needed for this stretch run. And with the Dodgers now in full flight to the wire he is a pick up we desperately needed.

Mac Dog’s vacation continues it’s upward swing, he sent me these photos from the game yesterday. Thanks for the content, my man!

New York State Of Mind

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 16, 2021

It’s New York everything tonight with the Mets and Mac Dog and his buddy all in the house. The Mets are a weird team. They seem like they should be better than they are. Maybe without deGrom they just don’t have that anchor they needed to get over this .500ish hump.

Or maybe this is just what the Mets always do?

I dunno, you east coasters would know better than me.

GasMan dominates tonight…..

Flap Nation Unite

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 15, 2021

Last night was a celebration of baseball and of life. Both intertwined, one can’t exist without the other. People say the Flap started all of this but that isn’t right. Baseball started all of this. It’s been a part of us our entire lives starting with the people who introduced us to the game. Last night was just the most recent way we chose to celebrate our love for baseball. Our team lost but we won. Again.

photo by Del

Flap Overload

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 14, 2021

Exciting day today! Flaplooza going down at Oracle. The Great Mac Dog arrives from the East Coast. We storm the building shortly thereafter.

I’ll try to post pics on twitter so follow me there if you want to see any of the action.

Go Giants.

Running Away With It

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 13, 2021

Five games up on the Dodgers. On Auggie freaking 13th. That is incredible. This season is going down as the weirdest one of all time.
I have been remiss on changing out the POTDs. The aged and bedraggled POTD from James lasted so long I lost momentum on that section of the blog. But, on this the penultimate day before another Flapalooza, I will try to re-dedicate myself to that task.

AZ to the Woodshed, Colorado Next

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 12, 2021

Now that we’ve sent those poor D-Back bastards on their way we get…Colorado for 4? Oh my, more banked wins. The only hiccup to this looks like an undecided pitcher for Saturday’s Flapalooza.

Everyone is saying Logan Webb is our best starting pitcher now. L-O-G-A-N W-E-B-B. We are 32 games over .500 and I bet 98% of casual baseball fans have no idea who Logan Webb is.

Shaky Wins are Still Wins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 11, 2021

That was a crazy game against a terrible team but you know what? Those guys are still major leaguers and we still came out with a win.

When you’re this many games over .500 you need some wins like this one.

More Wins Coming

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 10, 2021

Arizona again? Lol I could get used to this. I’ve been doing a slow burn ever since I found out The Sarge nailed Sunday’s score cold as ice and yet he wasn’t awarded a free dinner for 2 at Original Joes. What the hell? So not only do you have to nail the score cold but then you have to sweat out some rando we’ve never heard of picking a winner out of the 8 correct guesses? Nonsense.

Fatten up on the D-backs. Next stop for this train is FORTY games over .500. Why not?

Another Shocking Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 9, 2021

“Against all Odds”…..”Shocking Win”…..”Another Shocking Win”…..the headline writer at Flap Industries is getting a WORK OUT lately. Every day though, The Giants find a new way to win. And not just win but compete. They never stop competing. It’s really the essence of who they are as a team.

We are THIRTY GAMES over .500 right now.

Shocking Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 8, 2021

Belt keeps hitting. Cousin Flavor keeps surprising. His arm might fall off but until it does I shall enjoy the ride…

Sunday’s are for Johnny Cueto….

Bobby Bowden and Markie Post died. Markie and I had growing up in Palo ALto and then going to Lewis and Clark in common. Plus, I loved the show Night Court. San Dawg always said my dad sounded like Bobby Bowden.

Find a Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 7, 2021

Tough loss but, besides Belt’s swing, we couldn’t come up with a big hit. We’ve got another tough pitcher today. Let’s see what they can do. On paper this is an L with the dreaded Sanchez starting. Susan Slusser was on KNBR yesterday, I really like her. She tells it like it is. She said Sanchez is not a team guy because he doesn’t want to work as a reliever and has told the SF staff he only wants to start. No place for that attitude on this squad. Good riddence.

Against All Odds

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 6, 2021

Through 8 innings the best part about yesterday’s game was the sweet burn I busted on Doug Greenwald:

Flavor said, on August 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm(Edit)

Greenwald sounds like he’s got a cold doing the game from SpoongeBob’s pinapple

I know, I know, thank you….

Then the most insane inning since 1993 happened and they win and when the dust finally settled I had found my long lost first cousin:

djloo27 said, on August 5, 2021 at 8:06 pm(Edit)

Anybody think Jake McGee could pass for a relative of Big Flavor?
Maybe a first cousin?

We get a win and I am reunited with my blood relative.

I didn’t see either one of those things happening yesterday…..