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Niners Defense/Deebo Carry Us To Victory

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 4, 2022

Everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that Deebo’s epic td run to glory almost didn’t happen. That ball was an inch away from being tipped by the CB and likely run back for a pick 6. But, thank god that didn’t happen. It was a typical terrible throw from Jimmy but not one of his worst ever.

The Giants lost a positively forgettable game.

Regarding Twitter— I totally respect not participating on that site if you think it’s the cause of many evils in the world. But it isn’t all bad. It’s fantastic for gathering information quickly. Is there disinformation? Sure, but you’d have to be an idiot to not see the difference between the two. Facebook is awful but I like seeing pics of people I haven’t seen in 20 years. So it’s not all bad either.

Just follow the people you want to follow and you can bypass most of the bullshit.

Final Home Game In The Books

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 3, 2022

Got to catch the final 1//2 inning yesterday on the radio. Miller and Flem were joking about how the Giants needed the auto runner to finally get someone into scoring position. A walk and a couple of ground balls later, we secured the victory.

I think it was Loo who recently said something like “this year is utterly forgettable with literally no memories.” Think about it. It’s true. It’s like this season never happened.

In the comment section below, without thinking about it for more than a few seconds, list off your 1 or 2 favorite memories for this season…..

If you can’t do it say that too.

Still Winning

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 1, 2022

Another win. Another day we aren’t eliminated. Both the teams in front of us won, at this point they’d have to lose out and us win out to get there. Not even really worth thinking about but we need a thread, right?

Still. Not. Eliminated

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 30, 2022

It’s wild to think we can be 30 GB the Dodgers and still STILL have a shot at the post season. 5.5 back with 6 to play. I’m assuming Milw and Philly would have to lose their remaining games and we’d have to win out but I don’t know that for sure and I’m not checking on it.

Gonna be out of town this weekend, I’ll probably manage daily threads but if not now you know why.

Legit 107

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 29, 2022

Dodgers won number 107 last night. Now that’s a team that is a genuine powerhouse. I will live the rest of my life not understanding how we won 107 last year. I hope Farhan has learned something. I guess he was in a bad spot with Belt and Craw and they had to be re-signed but to just continue his dumpster diving ways and do nothing else is going to be really hard to watch going forward. Even if I don’t have to write about it anymore.

I thought this was a cool tweet that some of the oldies at the blog would appreciate.

Boring Final Week

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 28, 2022

Not that this matters to us, but it is odd that there is only 1 divisional race remaining with a week to go in the season. I wonder how much that has to do with teams waving the white flag early on trying to win their division and just shooting for the easy to make wild card?

For the record, we still aren’t elimated from the final spot. Win out and put ALL the pressure on those in front of us! MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 27, 2022

After a day to chill I’ve softened a bit on my Jimmy G stance. He is who he is. I am not over or underwhelmed with him. I am *properlywhelmed*. We are lucky to have him as opposed to some no-name back up with no experience and no talent.

Jimmy is pretty dim and if he doesn’t get the ball out immediately the play is probably fucked. But he can do some things.

The bigger issue to me is why Deebo, Kittle and Aiyuk are never open. Why can’t the Great Genius Shanny get these guys open? And Deebo in the backfield is as played out as burnt toast. Every time he’s back there he gets the ball. Think that’s a tell to the defense?

There Are Not Enough Swear Words In The World To Describe That One

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 26, 2022

2:06 left. First down. Three timeouts left. All the time in the world to move 20 yards or so and kick a game winning field goal to send Russell Wilson back to Corny Town or wherever the fuck that loser is from.

What does Jimmy do? With all that in his favor he throws a PRAYER into blanket double coverage.

That was the dumbest thing I have ever seen that motherfucker do and he does at least 3 of the dumbest things I have ever seen in my life every single game he plays.

That one hurt. All the horrible feels of a Jimmy G start came back like a tsunami running me down in an Indonesian town. Jimmy G may not be the worst but he is most definitely the dumbest.

What a disgusting awful loss…….

Niner Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2022

Pretty stoked for the Niner game today. Denver has eclipsed Cleveland as my most hated sports town with the addition of Russell Wilson to the Broncos. For both of those cities it’s really more the fans I despise but all those years of Wilson ruining my Sunday’s at the last second has vaulted Denver to the top.

I was surprised to see Yaz has 15 home runs. His season has not felt that productive.

Go SF!

The Newest 700 Guy

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 24, 2022

Doval threw a ball 104 last night. I don’t care if it wasn’t a strike, that’s sickening. You can sacrifice a little location when you throw fire like that.

Congrats to Pujols on 700. I vividly remember scooping him up off the waiver wire back in 2001 when I still played year-long fantasy and he carried my team to a glorious season victory.

Carlos Rodon

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 23, 2022

Rodon has been brilliant this year. He leads the league in FIP which both shows how much value he had at the break AND is a great reason to resign him in the off season. Still, he’ll be 30 next year. That could be a tough contract to swallow.

It’ll be interesting to see how he’s used in these last 3 starts. Do they limit him as they did Webb because they think they’re getting him back or do they push him to his pitch limit and possibly beyond? Could be a tell either way.

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The GREAT TedSpe showed up last night, presumably to say goodbye to this place. Besides being a Flap HOFer he’s one of the guys who saved the Flap 10 years ago from being torched with his heartfelt posts. He’s got some epic POTD’s in the Flap HOF

tedspe said, on September 22, 2022 at 9:50 pm (Edit)

Glad to see some of the usual gang of idiots still around. Makes one believe in…something

Newest Owner

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 22, 2022

Buster Posey has joined the ownership group. Mr. SD speculated he bought 3% my guess is that was closer to 1%. To me this is a straight PR move but there’s certainly nothing wrong with having Buster associated with the team.

Kudos to all of you who are still watching the games, that really impresses me.

Another Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 21, 2022

Got a win yesterday courtesy of all our aged and boring players. The new guys, man, what can you say about them? Hjelle has given up 25 hits in his last 4 appearances. Some how 3 of those 4 were relief appearances. That is….astounding. He’s supposed to be one of our hot prospects…..

Matt Duffy hit a home run yesterday for the Angels. MATT DUFFY. It’s amazing to me that dude is still around in some capacity. Slow, weak and injured his entire career but he’s got longevity on his side for sure.

Why?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 20, 2022

I know this isn’t a big deal. In the scheme of things there are other things to focus on. I get that he’s only had 2 hits in 20 at bats this season. He looks like probably a misfire of a prospect, at best he needs more time down below. But I do not get, on any level, why you send Heliot Ramos back down in a lost September just to bring Austin Slater back from the DL.

What. Is. The. Point.

Let Down Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 18, 2022

I’m just totally bummed about this Trey thing. Watching him this year was like the ONE thing I was looking forward to in terms of the NFL. Yeah, sure, I love the Niners but I am a firm believer that Jimmy’s best days are behind him. He’s ok. He’s better than what we were going to have backing up Trey and that’s why I supported the signing. But he’s impossibly boring and infuriating to watch.

My interest in this season going forward is pretty minimal. I guess if they keep winning that will fix my mood but I personally hate watching Garrapolo play (love his professional team first attitude, though).

Yeah, this just sucks. And I 100% blame Shanahan for this.

Baseball Sucks, Let’s Go Niners!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 18, 2022

Normally the Dodgers using us as a tune up for the post season, and still beating us quite easily I might add, would irritate me. But not today, gents. Today is for football. It’s raining outside. In September. This is very weird. Anyway, much like this early rain I can’t remember an earlier must win game in a season than this one. I am definitely AGAINST the idea of benching Trey if they lose this game but the vibes are out there. He’s gotta win or else. High drama in rainy Santa Clara today……..

And….it’s over

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 17, 2022

If we win out we get to 87 wins. That still likely doesn’t get us in. So, it’s September 17th and I shall now declare the dream dead.

The Dodgers are +323 run diff this season. That is insane, I wonder what the record is?

(LA)me Rolling Into Town

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 16, 2022

LA this weekend, sans the pomp and circumstance of a September race. They clinched the division in, like, August I think. That’s hilarious and sad at the same time. Decent chance they are going to have a very hard time getting sharp come playoff time.

Webby tonight.

At Least We Got A Keeper

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 15, 2022

Why isn’t Doval the best closer in baseball? Nobody has that kind of stuff. I wonder if he’s got focus issues or something else?

Dodgers got walked off by a rando last night. Gotta love that.

Atl 5 SF 1

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 14, 2022

Not much else to say. Just running out the string.

A Win and a Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 12, 2022

Not the way most of us wanted the NFL season to kick off but at least we took a win out of Chicago!

I’m not sweatin’ that Niner loss. Way too many variables stacked against Trey, he has to get better from that.

NFL Funday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 11, 2022

Had a fabulous time golfing with these gents yesterday. Heard the Giants won a game finally. And today the 49ers begin their march towards their 6th trophy.

Make it so.

The Giants Suck But Stanford Does Not

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 10, 2022

Playing Stanford today, gentlemen. Very excited. Hoping the Giants improve on the 3 hits they got yesterday vs their old *pal* Drew Smyly. Come to think of it I’d be happy with as many 3’s today as I can muster.

Boredom in Milwaukee

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 9, 2022

18 innings. Seven hits. Seriously, if any of you watched all 18 of those innings more power to you. I wonder if there is anyone out there who has watched every inning this season. There has to be, right? I’m talking about someone who never missed an inning because of a bathroom run, someone that has Apple+ tv or whatever it’s called, I’m talking about every goddamn inning.

I can’t even imagine what that would have been like…

Changing Of The Seasons And The Sports

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 8, 2022

The Giants are playing in Milwaukee. That’s about all I have to say about that…..

NFL is back, baby! I’m into it mostly for the draftkings games but the Niners seem to have a legit shot, at least that’s what everyone keeps saying.

I guess we’ll see!

On The Ropes

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 7, 2022

Ouch. Post season chances took a big hit last night. Plummeted from 1.1% back to 0.6%. Starting to feel a slight sting. That’s pride fucking with me. Some say pride only hurts it never helps. Fuck that. Play for pride. It’s about all we got left….

Raining Wins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 6, 2022

The article I read online this morning began “With nothing left but pride to play for, the Giants defeated the Dodgers…..”
Hey, whoa, wait one godamn minute! A quick check of the standings show that our post season chances jumped from 0.6% to 1.1% with that great victory at The Latrine.

If we win out I’d like to fucking see them try to keep us out of the post season.

So, win out. Why not?

Well, that is a lot of games to win. Win as many as you can.

Not Dead Yet

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 5, 2022

With all the hoopla surrounding Flightline’s astounding victory I haven’t given enough credit to the Giants for their nifty little 3 game sweep of a pretty good team. Our chances of making the post season have now soared to 0.6%. Starting to get a little excited? Feeling anything down in your plums? I’m talkin’ bout all the way down in yer plums….

Let’s take this wonderful fortuna and continue to spin it upward in LA where our march towards .500 continues on….

Speechless

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 4, 2022

I’m not sure how many times I’ve watched yesterday’s Pacific Classic. At least 25. Those weren’t some chump horses he demolished those were Grade 1 champions themselves. Even if you don’t like horse racing you know how to appreciate true greatness. I haven’t seen anything like this since what Secretariat did in the Belmont lo those many years ago.

Agree with Loo, Trevor’s “Let’s see” stuff was tired. Just as he is. Trevor Denman in his prime was one of the best ever but that time has passed. Would love to have heard Larry Colmus on that call….

Changing Of The Seasons

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 2, 2022

There is so much hype surrounding the 49ers upcoming season the Giants have become an absolute afterthought in these parts. I just drove to work and all the morning show guys were talking about college football and this media-invented riff between Jimmy Fabulous and Trey Area. There isn’t anything there. Niners are in a great QB situation this year. I wish they would always go into a season with a competent back up.

Philly in town. Apple tv+? WTF is that?

Our September Run Begins Now!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 1, 2022

Thank God we held on to Rodon for this I can’t imagine how difficult it would be without him.

Also, we are now tied with the lowly D-backs for 4th place. We might have tied them a day or so ago, I wasn’t paying attention.

We had hoped for better in this final year of The Flap but it was not to be….

At least we still have Rodon.

Losses Piling Up On Top Of Losses

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 31, 2022

Well, at least Joc has gotten it going a little bit of late. The rest of this offense is just an embarrassment. Remember when Yaz was this crowning coup of a pick up? His last two full seasons, 800+ at bats, he’s been absolute crap. Who cares how much control you have of something if you’re controlling crap?

Final Flapalooza is a good idea but I just don’t see it happening. I can’t even get my shit together to take advantage of Marty’s OJ dinner. Told him I’ve got to push it out to at least mid October. He said “whenever is fine.”

So let’s see if something changes but right now I don’t have a weekend day that will work for the rest of this season.

He’s Back!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 30, 2022

I’m totally diggin’ the Jimmy G move. He’s got the temperment to be the back up. And let’s face it, our OL is nothing to write home about. Starting QB’s get hurt. That’s a fact. Do you guys want Nate Dumbell starting games? Bill Walsh would have done something like this—maybe not this exact move because Bill would have run Jimmy out of town last year, lol. But he would have figured out how to have a good back up for Trey. I don’t see Jimmy as a threat at all, just a nice insurance plan.

JG is just gonna be chillin’ on the sidelines looking magnificent, blowin’ kisses to dem ladies, Trey goes down he swoops in and wins us a few games then heads back to the bench blowin’ kisses to dem ladies. It’s perfect.

Minnesota Massacre

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 29, 2022

One thing I haven’t missed in the last week are the Kap pre and post game shows. How infuriating are his comments? He usually goes way out of his way to say absolutely nothing. Is he saying a lot of “To your point”? Oh, wait, that’s Farhan’s favorite thing to say.

All I can say is that I hope there is a lot of looking in the mirror this off season. I can’t support watching this boring ass team again next year.

Walked Off in Minnesota

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2022

I can’t think of anything that headline reminds me of. I’m just glad I didn’t have to watch that mess. More golf today, we are leaving the friendly confines of Black Butte and heading to Bend.

Have a great day, Flappers. Time for at least a little redemption with a win against one of our former allies, the withering Aaron Sanchez…..

Bent Over In Minnesota

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 27, 2022

Another headline subtly referencing something that might have happened in the underbelly of an after hours Minnesota tavern circa 1975?

Anyway, our march back towards .500 took a big hit last night…

Read last night’s comments just now.

I haven’t heard a peep from anywhere about Kap losing the team in any way whatsoever. Maybe I’ve missed a story on that? That would be unlikely. Did a story on him getting tuned out by the players come out in the last 24-36 hours?

Look, we stink. We have 2 reliable starting pitchers, a leaky bullpen, porous defense and, as Tolbert threw in Zaidi’s face the other day, no middle of the order at all. Getting to .500 should be our World Series this year. It’s the best we can hope for.

Zaidi starts Year 5 of his reign next year right? A clear direction for the franchise needs to unfold starting next season. Right now we just have a bunch of the same underwhelming dudes doddling around out there and a minor league system that doesn’t seem to be offering anything at all………

Sticks Swinging Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 26, 2022

Yikes…that headline reads like a group sex scene from the underbelly of an after hours Minnesota tavern circa 1975…..

Ok gents, I’m in Black Butte, Oregon for a while to play golf, re-set, and not think about the Giants too much. As it is the waning days of this fine institution I will attempt to put up a new daily thread but if I don’t you know why.

Here’s a pic from last year, 10th tee Big Meadow. That’s my main man Chris, otherwise known as bird dog when he posts here. Of course the grand ol’ girl herself sitting majestically in the background.

The Tigers Are Beating Us

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 25, 2022

It’s just hilarious how we are either all-out to beat Detroit or we straight up just lose to them. They are the worst offense in the league and in some statistical categories they are historically one of the worst. Webb looked great until the wheels fell off. Didn’t really matter, we weren’t doing anything with the bats. This is going to go down as one of the most frustrating, boring teams in SF Giants history.

BOOM!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 24, 2022

Back to .500 baby. Our watershed number. And now we got ace #2 teed up! “Rodon and Webb, then pray for Feb”. It’s got a nice ring to it.

We aren’t out of this.
Yet.

So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance…

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 23, 2022

Ok, can we please wipe the floor with Detroit this series? We are better than them. Just do this. No fiddling around, just do it.

I see we have a 2.9% chance to make the post season.

I’ll take those odds. What else do I have to do?

Winning Felt Like Old Times

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 22, 2022

Hey! We won! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!!!

Got some very good news yesterday that my dad is recovering from the complications caused by his broken leg. Hang in there, dad!

And this morning I woke up to a text with an old song that reminded me of some good ol’ days. So I am appreciating those days today and all the people in my life who lived them with me.

Why Do We Watch?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2022

At this point I am struggling to even find the interest to listen to SOME of the games on the radio when I’m driving around running errands. This team is boring and I just don’t have it in me right now. I’ll throw up a new thread for Flap Nation because you guys deserve it but my interest in the Giants right now is near zero…..

Another Loss And A Weird Thing Happened

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 20, 2022

First games at Coors can always be tough. Everyone needs to get used to the elements. But that doesn’t explain the previous 2 games. Or this entire season.

I contacted wordpress about why the site has defaulted back to it’s original settings and no one got back to me. As the Flap heads into its final days it’s kinda creepy that this has happened on its own. It’s full circle shit.

The Losses Pile Up

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 19, 2022

I don’t want to talk about that series or the trip to Colorado which will likely be an abject disaster. Instead, let’s take a look at good ol’ James and his wife at the game yesterday.

For reference, here’s a picture of Snarkk and James meeting me (2013) with Kokunuts looking on. I fucking love this picture, lol

This Is What You Get When You Do Nothing At the Deadline

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 18, 2022

Leone is the easy target right now but the fact is the pitchers Kap trusts in his bullpen right now are on a short nearly non existent list. Did Farhan try to add a BP arm or two at the break? He did not. In fact he traded Trevor Rosenthal (RH) who was just clocked at 98 in a Tuesday rehab start. He’s just about ready to join the Brewers. Would be nice to have a guy like that to bring up right now……

5 in a Row, Three More to Catch The Run Led By The Sun Dressed Goddess

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 17, 2022

For those on the west coast who watched on tv, those at the ballpark, and especially the east coast Flap contingent, I salute all of you for making it to the end of that game. I did not. But it was a fun surprise to wake up to. This is starting to remind me a little of the run we went on courtesy of The Sun Dressed Goddess.

Another W

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 16, 2022

Dudes on the radio trying to draw a link from when we were really rolling in 2021 to the run they’re on now. Hey, I love the wins but be realistic. We’re beating up on the worst teams in the league. Keep it going but don’t start believing this is 2021. I’m happy. Sad for Bum, but happy.

FInished BCS last night. Epic. Nice closure on BB and the BCS story line.

PirateSwept

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 15, 2022

I know we had to come back not once but twice to beat that terrible team AND we blew a 5-0 lead but that was still a pretty sweet ending. The Giants aren’t very good and have some massive holes that Farhan decided to do nothing about. But it’s still baseball, it’s still summertime, and we are back to .500 baby. We’re 22.5 games out of first place? Pfftttt go ahead and make it 222.5, Flappers don’t give a fuck. Let’s roll as far as this leaky train can take us…..

Be honest, how many of you are rooting for Bumgarner tonight and how hard are you rooting for him?

So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 14, 2022

I keep getting tricked into thinking that if we have Webb and Rodon shutting teams down, that’s a pretty good 1-2 punch in the post season. There is, of course, the matter of getting there.

Doval has only allowed runs once in the last 10 games. Again, that’s a pretty good ender to a game.

There’s a whole bunch of stuff that needs to get addressed in betwen Webb/Rodon and Doval at the end but it’s impossible to write this team off this year.

two Flap HOFer meeting up (MacDog and Kokonuts)

An Old Friend Returns

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 13, 2022

Black Shoes Beede is back in the Bay to try his luck again. Maybe San Dawg’s favorite player who never was?

he walked right into this one…

I get that Tatis is an idiot but how can you employ a team of people who are also just as stupid as you are?