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Go Braves

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 25, 2021

My gut says Houston wins but my heart wants Atlanta. I still don’t get anyone outside of Houston rooting for these cheaters. Dusty, yeah, whatever. Besides most of the cheaters still being there ask yourself this: was there ever any genuine apologies? All I remember was Altuve continue to lie with absurd excuses and Correa and Bregman being definant. So not only is it the same group of liars but they are defiant in their lying in the face of obvious evidence against them. Sounds a bit like #45 to me if you get my drift.

LA Banished To An Icy Winter Slumber

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 24, 2021

The Giants rally cry this year became “Resilient SF” and that was accurate, our team never gave up and had some amazing comebacks throughout the year. But what the Braves have done this year really is the definition of resiliency when you consider the stars they lost AND how hard they brought it to LA when the money was on the line.

They are an easy team to root for in the World Series. Look, I like Dusty and all but there’s no way I will EVER root for the Cheatin’ Astros. Plus the Braves did what we couldn’t. And LA getting bounced out of the post season is nearly as good as winning the whole thing. Relax, I said “nearly”.

Chop it up! Let’s go!

LA Delaying the Inevitable

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 22, 2021

Good. Glad they won. This way their vacations are delayed, they have to fly all the way across the country just to have Braves fans do that stupid chop celebration in front of them. This is working out to a tee.

LA Is Getting Destroyed LOL

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 21, 2021

After we struggled so mightily to score against LA (5 runs in 5 games) it’s really astounding and almost refreshing to watch a team pummel them like this. I think it’s clear now that our 107 wins, while legit, were a little over inflated due to inferior competition, specifically in the NL West. Winder noted that in yesterday’s thread and he was right. That isn’t devaluing what the Giants did this year, it was incredible and I’ll never forget this season. But watching the Braves mash the ball all over the yard you have to just sit back and appreciate it, almost with a touch of envy…..

Good and Bad

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2021

Ah, the highs and lows of sports. Sadly, the Dodgers came back and won last night. Once again hitting led the way to victory. Funny how often that happens, eh? But the Warriors took down the Lakers! Woo Hoo! I still don’t know how they did that.

Watching Teams Step Up While Ours Lay Down

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 19, 2021

Well, the Giants are eliminated and there are Boston fans out there celebrating their part time #9 hitter (Arroyo) as a legend. Seriously, is there a dumber home run celebration in history than the laundry cart through the dugout thing? That got played out after one time. And those dopes do it every single time. That’s enough to have me rooting firmly against the Red Sox.

Still, to their credit they should be noticed for their prodigious power this post season. This time of year you need the sticks on fire and they’ve certainly done that. Their TEAM OPS is .941. Ours was .513.

Our season wasn’t determined by some blind wayward ump. We choked at the plate. There’s no other way to say it.

Another Glorious Walk Off

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 18, 2021

The Braves have quietly put together an incredible season when you consider they lost BOTH Acuna and Ozuna and also one of their better SP’s Soroka. Not to mention the emotional loss of former Willie Mac award winner Stephen Vogt. Can’t put a price tag on that loss.

Anyway they are up 2-0 on lame ass LA so that makes me happy.

Buck The Dodgers

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 17, 2021

In keeping with my staring out the window and waiting for nothing pledge, here’s some non-sports related content for your viewing pleasure. I saw this big boy on my way home yesterday, sorry for the poor vid quality.

Today is the 32 year anniversary of the earthquake world series game. Where were you? I was in my first year at Lewis and Clark and I remember feeling guilty that I wasn’t home. California’s earthquake secret: we don’t have big ones near as often as people think. The last decent one I remember feeling was in high school at Paly. I was in the library and the lights were swinging back and forth. That was ’86. Since then I have felt maybe 3-4 and they were all small. We get lots of tiny ones but very few big ones.

Staring Out The Window Waiting For Nothing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 16, 2021

Taking a break from sports till the Breeders Cup. Read Kat’s idea to keep Bryant. Started agreeing with the reasoning but don’t feel like talking about the Giants. Here’s some baseball for ya tho if you really need a fix. Not sure if it will post properly it’s from the dreaded Facebook.

https://fb.watch/8GxT1XmRGe/

That Was Not A Swing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 15, 2021

Look, I think we all knew where that at bat was going. Flores looked pretty lost, he was 0-17 vs Scherzer in his career, but come on, the game CAN’T end on that call. The SEASON can’t end on that call. That wasn’t even close to a swing. If the home plate ump who is right there doesn’t call it a swing then the only way the guy who is 100 feet away can call it a swing is if he’s CERTAIN it was one. And that wasn’t even goddamn close….

But hey, umpires are idiots. They’re going to make mistakes. The Giants scored 5 runs in 5 games. That’s the reason they lost not because of some incompetent look-at-me rogue fuck who had a plane to catch…..

For those who are incomprehensibly saying this *evened things out* after the Ruf at bat in August: Baggs said it best…..

I went to bed sick to my stomach but woke up feeling much better. That was an incredible series punctuated by one of the best baseball games we’ve ever had the pleasure to watch. After the last 2 years I am thankful for the chance to watch it all unfold. Credit to the Dodgers who just ended up slightly better with the right hit at the right time. We may be knocked out but we have a team to root for. Let’s go Braves!

Eliminate LA

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 14, 2021

I still haven’t thought about the World Series for one second. To me, this is bigger. This is like the Galaxy Series. I genuinely won’t sweat anything that happens the rest of this post season as long as we get this game tonight.

And if we lose? Hey, that’s ok too. We let it ride trying to pull down the ultimate prize. I’m thankful we got the opportunity to do so.

We faced 6 elimination games on our way to winning the NL pennant in 2012. The Giants can do anything with the magic of that uniform strapped on. It glows off them towards all of us. There is nothing more magical as a sports fan, to me, than being a Giants fan.

We got this.

They Got No Wood

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 13, 2021

The cause of our problems has reared it’s ugly head. We have a team OPS of .524. Our gents have niggled out 6 measly walks in 4 games. LA has 15. Yaz, Wade, Ruf and Flores are a combined 1 for 36. Solano, Dick and Duggar can’t even boast better than that, they have zero hits between them. We are back to the “We Score We Win” days without The Reverend to guide us home.

And yet, somehow, we are tied at two games with a chance to knock this terrible group all the way into a deep Winter slumber.

Think about it, we have hit like absolute crap and they still have their backs against the wall.

Just find a way to get this done.

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Flap stats climbing above 1000+. We want this.

One More To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 12, 2021

Now THAT was a throwback game. Timely defense, excellent pitching and one had-to-have-it hit—and some luck, too. When Turner hit that ball that was foul by an inch I thought “maybe the ball is bouncing our way tonight.” And sure enough, for the rest of the night it did. When you look back on a game it’s amazing how the signs of a win or a loss are sprinkled throughout the game in subtle moments. Think about it….

Still, this is no time to celebrate, gents. Nothing’s happened yet.

But I can see the sun rising and it might be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Imagine if we pull this off…..

Tough Assignment

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 11, 2021

This feels like an upcoming….loss. We don’t hit Scherzer well (besides Craw and Stelly) and everyone of their guys hits Wood well. Whatever, that’s why they play the game though, right?

http://dailybaseballdata.com/cgi-bin/dailyhit.pl

I’d like to hope that Wood might rise up to the challenge and Max might finally start to be slowed a bit by his 37th year on this planet but that might just be wishful thinking.

Happy Birthday DAD!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 10, 2021

Well, the dream may have been to beat them 3-0 and move on to the NLCS but that wasn’t too realistic. Some questionable moves by Kap last night starting with bringing in Leone for Gausman who was still pitching effectively. I could see it MAYBE if he replaced him with a lock down reliever with post season experience but Leone is just a rando guy pitching in his first playoff game. Whatever, LA seemed pretty locked in last night so maybe they would have done the same thing to Gasman but letting the game get away there was inexcusable.

I’d like to see The Grave Duggar in there tomorrow.

Nine years ago yesterday I got this text from Kokonuts

Good Start On The Road To Delirious Nirvana

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 9, 2021

Now do you guys see why I wanted LA so badly? How sweet was that?

There is obviously a long road to hoe. No guarantees, though winning Game 1 is enormous in a five game series. All I know is that I had some extra pizzazz in my *fuck yeah!* fist pumps last night.

I still don’t know where Log Dog came from or why we deserve this. Since the Bumgarner draft the Giants have had a putrid record of drafting pitchers. Tim Alderson, Kyle Crick, Tyler Beede, Phil Bickford, God those are just the first round busts. There were so many more….But we got Log Dog in the 4th round of 2014. And he was largely underwhelming and easy to ignore. Except for this April when he was awful and I cursed his name. And then BAM! May 11th came and he struck out 10 Rangers and he really hasn’t looked back since.

LA fans didn’t know who Webb or Doval were before last night.

But they goddamn well know who they are now….

It Gets No Better Than This

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 8, 2021

I was thinking this morning about how excited Twinfan would be for this series. He’d fire off a furious number of posts to deal with the anxiety. If you can’t get up for this I have bad news for you: I have nothing to offer you in the future as a baseball fan that will top the lead up to tonight’s game. Once the first pitch is thrown this could go any number of ways. Some good, some bad, some VERY bad and some so gloriously nirvanic I might start to weep if I even begin to consider them….

Since SF has never faced LA in the post season I am prepared for this to be the only time this happens in my lifetime. For that reason alone this series is more important to me than any World Series win ever could be. Look, we’ve won World Series trophies and it was fantastic. Now how bout we do something we’ve never done before and send these bitches into a Winter-long slumber they’ll never truly be able to completely wake up from. I know for certain that if that happens I’ll never forget the 2021 season regardless of what happens after……

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BOZO is LOCKED IN

“Bigger That The World Series”

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 7, 2021

Oh baby here we go! I don’t know much but I know this has the potential to be the greatest sporting moment of our lifetime. Texts from my buddies seemed to appreciate the weight and gravity of what is upon us:

Is this also possibly setting up as one of the greatest sporting letdowns of our lifetime?

Absolutely.

But the gambler in me say LET’S GET IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No matter what happens I am all in on this series. Five Niner Super Bowls. Three recent Dubs championships. And our Three Beauties from 2010, 2012, and 2014—all pale in comparison to the pending excitement I have about this upcoming series with LA….

Who Will We Play?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 6, 2021

Normally, I’d say a team with 106 wins is very likely to win their play-in game. But don’t understimate the emotional drag this epic lost division will have on Roberts and his band of baby blue idiots. They also don’t have Muncy. And Adam Wainwright, goddamn, at 40 years old is doing things we used to see old pitchers in the steroid era do. The Cardinals are the hottest team in baseball and they have an excellent chance of knocking off the Dodgers tonight despite the rather lopsided career at bats vs each pitcher.

http://dailybaseballdata.com/cgi-bin/dailyhit.pl

Give Me LA’s Head On A Platter

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 5, 2021

While there is a part of me that LOVES the post season format giving us essentially a Game 7 tonight I accept how lame this is. This has to change and it sounds like it will in the next CBA: more teams with all first round series’ being three games. If that happens it will limit the bonus of winning one’s division. But whatever, something has to be done about a team winning 106 games and having to burn their best pitcher just to get in–or, what I think is going to happen, they aren’t even going to get in as St. Louis looks tough on Wednesday.

Still, if LA manages to win I will be excited. As Vicki said in Let it Ride, “nothing ventured….nothing ventured.” And while that didn’t make any sense, her sentiment is mine. The risk of getting knocked out by LA pales in comparison, to me, to the glorious excitement of being the team to knock their sorry asses out.

Honestly that would be almost as good as winning a World Series. Think about it. Something SF has never done to them. The closest we came to that was the Joe Morgan bomb in 1982. We still talk about that and that was just one at bat and it wasn’t even the post season.

Knock them out of the playoffs? Oh yes please, I want me some of that….

Woo Hoo!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 4, 2021

Gotta keep this one short and sweet, got a long drive in front of me and I’m late to work. Oh well. Anyway, this one feels different that the others and we are in completely uncharted territory as one of the favorites to take down our 4th beauty.

But let’s worry about later. For now I’m happy to laugh LOUDLY in the faces of LA who won 106 games and still have to burn their best pitcher to make it to the dance. Too funny.

Of Course This It’s Coming Down To Today

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 3, 2021

Not much to say about this one. A loss would be devastating as it would force us into a one game playoff with LA where we burn a good pitcher. Then if we lose that we burn about pitcher in the Wild Card game. ‘

I’m with this guy, bring this energy today….

One. More. Win.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 2, 2021

Well, there’s nothing new here. You want something you have to do it yourself.

I did have October 2nd circled on my calendar though:

Closing This Out

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 20, 2021Β Edit This

“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….”

So while it would have been nice to finish them off yesterday, let’s make it so today. If I’ve ever been prescient about something let it be this. You have no idea how badly I want to dance on LA’s grave today….

I Can See The Top Of The Mountain But It’s Different This Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 1, 2021

I’m trying to imagine what this would be like if we hadn’t had 2010, 2012, and 2014. We would all be descending into madness. But because of the 3 beauties it feels like we’re mostly grounded, taking all this in stride. In some ways that’s good I guess. Back then I was running with my daughter, sockless, through the rainy streets of Palo Alto. Damn, in so many ways that feels like another lifetime ago….

I had to scroll way down into the archives for this one but it’s worth the read:

Maybe I’m wrong and you’re all going insane about this improbable run. After 3 World Series WINS as the decided underdog it is weird to be pummeling the league with 105 wins while LA weeps at our feet. And yet here we are? I’m weirdly emotionless about it all. You?

Just Keep Winning

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 30, 2021

Something to remember next time any of you want to disparage The Grave Duggar.

Regarding the Dodger game last night: Hey Roberts, bring it on. It won’t matter. We’re just gonna keep winning. Tingler’s band of pussies could give up 37 home runs tonight. Nothing changes. You’re still gonna come up short.

Better Than Everyone Else

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 29, 2021

Between the dreaded Cardinals winning 17 in a row (and counting) and SF and LA on their way to 106–108 wins each, I’m not sure if the National League could put on a more dominating show. It has become accepted around these parts that the Giants need to win-out. Just to be sure. The way this season has gone I don’t expect anything less…..

This Is Not A Death Blow

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 28, 2021

I’ve let the dust settle on this Belt news and I’m not as bummed as when I originally heard about the thumb break. For one thing, I’ve never liked Belt. Constantly injured, obsessed with his version of the strike zone, he’s always been one of my least favorite. I couldn’t understand how a man that strapping could be so timid in the box. But this year, for whatever reason, he’s removed the shackles and swung away—with exciting results.

Ironically, trying to bunt led to his demise. One more reason to not sweat this: he’s the streakiest hitter on the team. We were likely in for a dry spell at the worst possible time. His loss weakens us to be sure, especially defensively. But I’m not throwing myself off the Golden Gate at this news. Speaking of that way to take yourself out, does that make any sense at all? I’m sure many of you have looked down to those icy waters below–a more grim, terrifying death I couldn’t imagine.

Final Week, Final Push

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 27, 2021

I thought we’d kick off this Monday with something different. Here’s an email I got from Stix. My man, I don’t know what the problem is. Clear out your cache. Then make sure you’re signed into wordpress. That’s where I’d start.

From: Carstie Clausen <carstieclausen@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 5:41 PM
Subject: 102-54
To: Flavor <bigflavor77@gmail.com>

Flav:  Howdy from Minnesota.  Accessing iMac about every 3 days as cleaning up the homestead after 5 years of neglect is a constant draw on my energies.  But this evening, after the game three loss to the Padres, I made it over to Markko’s and tuned into the How Sweep It Is over the Rox,  Wow!  Those taters keep on keeping on, with Belt, Yaz and Crawdaddy pounding em out.  Evidently, management is cosseting the starters and employing the pen for most of the innings.  Doval seems to be coming around nicely and Curvin Kervin is wowing them.  The strategy employed this year has transformed a so-so team into a monster.  A lot of teams will attempt to copy that new template.

Haven’t even attempted to engage with WordPress yet as my time is pretty limited.  If you have any good ideas as to how to get back on the Flap please let me know ASAP.  Who would have imagined such a season.  Six to go with a two game edge.  At this point the schedule may favor los Gigantes as I simply cannot see the LaBumbos sweeping Milwaukee. Breaking the monopoly on Division titles would be a perfect start to the PostSeason.  High Fives to all the Flappers.  Go Giants!   -Stix

Coming Up All Sevens and Twos

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 26, 2021

We win 7-2. LA loses 7-2. And we’re up 2 with 7 to play.

I can’t BELIEVE we got help from Arizona. Today we’re all in on someone named Humberto.

Gasman goes for us……

Niner game not till tonight so all knowing dude head nods need to be pointed towards Nepal in perfect harmony….

Clinging To The Lead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2021

Though it’s been murmured a bit here at the Flap lately, it’s become obvious that if we want to win the division we just need to win-out. Maybe we get lucky and lose one or two but LA isn’t slowing down.

It’s a joke that two 100+ win teams have to fight tooth and nail to avoid the dreaded play-in game. That should be reserved for the mediocre teams who are looking up wistfully at the power houses of the league.

MLB really needs to change the post season format. Either re-seed after the wild card games OR just do what the NBA does and have 2 conferences.

LA is 14 games up on the wild card teams below. But because maybe they *only* win 104 and SF wins 105 they have to burn a stud pitcher in a play-in game and pray nothing crazy happens?

It’s stupid.

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.