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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 13, 2010

I really don’t *hate* the A’s or anything. But I REALLY want to see a sweep today. More so than if it was any other team. we’re in a prime spot to get this done. How many dominant starts in a row does Cain have in him? We’ll find out today……

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  1. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Haven’t found the post yet, but as Babbler notes, I called the HS sweep on the Splash as well. Xoot, after your terrible “defense” of the PCP, you don’t look to be a top flight counselor, my man..

  2. bigflavor said, on June 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I said “maybe a sweep” you said “look for one” I’m happy to have you win that one. Really, I think it’s clear that the blog has spoken about all the “look at me!” prediction shit. I’m one of the worst at it. I don’t see a single problem in the world with predicting things about baseball and our team and then celebrating afterwards. For some reason we use those after-the-fact posts as lightening rods to zing the guy who rightly predicted something. Whatever, I’ll stop with the *after* stuff, everyone should, it seems the blog isn’t interested in all that shit anyway…..

  3. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    If I heard it right, Bip had one of the best lines on Juan’s swing: he swings with “cruel intention”… great line or great Mondegreen…

  4. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    As anyone SHOULD be able to tell with stuff like “only the Esteemed Master twinfan “, it was pretty tongue in cheek to begin with, Flavoro.

  5. bigflavor said, on June 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    If I heard right, and I might not of I was passing though the room when he said it, Bip compared Uribe to a “young Kevin Mitchell”. Radnich was like “huh???” Again, maybe he wasn’t referring to Uribe and I just blew hearing who he was talking about. I think Bip is such a dumb ass I think I WANTED to believe what I heard, lol.

  6. Max808 said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    There’s a little Kevin Mitchell there, but I always think Jim Ray Hart.

  7. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Well, Bip kind of amended it. I think he meant they were both fatties with big swings…

  8. Max808 said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Was looking at last yr…they came off a 6-4 road trip and completed a sweep of the A’s on June 14th, upping their record to 34-28.

    Baltimore comes in having lost 10 of 12 and has to fly across country tonight. With Lincecum on Weds, they have to take at least 2 of 3.

  9. bigflavor said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I have a huge problem with the “80’s guys” throwing names out there like it’s roll call or something. When Kruk yammered on about “Franchez some day reminding all the Giants fans of Robby” it had me doing a slow burn. If Franchez hit .400 this year he wouldn’t remind us of Robby. Robby came up drafted as a young kid who made his career here built out of blood, sweat, tears. Franchez is just some dude at the end of his career who we hope will have a good year or two for us. Stupid comment by him. Bip too…..

  10. bigflavor said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    and to be clear, Kruk said “when all is said and done Freddy Sanchez’ Giants’ career is going to remind Giants fans of Robby Thompson’s”….Even typing those words is pissing me off….

  11. Max808 said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I would think Krukow has as much respect for RThompson as anyone..I think all he meant was in terms of his dedication, energy and all out play, he will remind fans of RT. No slight intended whatsoever.

  12. Unca Chuck said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Hyperbole at its best, Flav. Heard some ESPN wonk call Tony Romo the best QB in Dallas history. I mean, I hate Dallas with a passion, but, Jesus Christ. Roger Staubach? Troy Aikman? Fucking Craig Morton and Danny fucking White has done more in Dallas than Romo. It’s the idiocy of the last-5-minutes style of sports commentary. Kruk should know better.

    THIS moment right now is the greatest ever for anything, breathlessly blathered on and dissected by smarmy little 6th grader-type school boys.

    But, hey, that’s why we’re here, right?

  13. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Robby was fine, a “good Giant”, but I’ll say this again: why the deification? Robby was solid and smart but geez, he certainly wasn’t Kent. And arguable that he was better all around than you know who. Agreed they’ve been overboard on Freddy but Robby was that “good Giant”, not a great one…

  14. Nipper said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Just live for today. Stop the looking back at previous players. Yet guys love to look back and make comparisions no matter how foolish they sound. Kruk is prone to this yet he does a lot of good too. Guys in their 50’s and 60’s love to look back and I’m no exception. It does no good if you can’t enjoy the players of today. Perhaps that’s what Kruk was trying to express.

  15. dirtnrocksnreno said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Well, I did say Zito would pound a shot of wheatgrass and pitch well yesterday so I will gladly take credit for the W.

    Shit, who cares? The club is on the upswing and playing well and that’s good enough for me.

  16. stixwiz said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    62 games in the book: 35-27. An even hundred to go. Split em 50-50 and they go 85-77. My prediction of a 94-68 finish means they would need to win 61 while losing 39. If they stay at an eight games up ratio where they currently sit, the Giants finish at 93-69. As previously noted, this is a team on the rise.

    Playing powerball is something the Giants have not been able to do since the departure of #25. Presence of Huff, Uribe, Burrell and Sandoval gives the team punch they have not had since early in the decade.

    With both the LaBumbos and the Dagos going down today, SF rises to 1.5 games out in a very strong third place. LA has been running mostly on fumes with an overperforming staff as well as a bench which has played way over their heads. Padres came up with a couple good young starters simultaneously and got surprising mileage outta Garland and Correia. Their pen is extremely good. But their attack is mostly Ad Gon and hope and pray. They too, should soon flutter back to earth.

    Except for a suddenly shaky bullpen the Giants are solid and are going from strength to strength. Return of Renteria means Xoot’s Rubik’s Cube, mix and match position players will remain the norm, with both Renteria and Uribe likely to get sufficient rest to relieve their assorted aches and pains. Outside of the Rotation, likely to take another upward bump when Bumgarner comes aboard, the team’s strength has been the versatility of its position players.

    My expectation with 100 to go is that SF will experience a gradual but fairly steady rise. There may be some bumps in the road, like possibly that upcoming series in Toronto, but this bunch has not yet peaked, yet now has the personnel to make it happen. To date, the LaBumbos have been highly successful vs division foes and somewhat so also the Pads. Giants have beaten everyone but the other California teams. That looms as the principal challenge and it looks as if the current squad is up to it.

  17. stixwiz said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Broomhilda perches atop Coit tower, gazing across the Bay , waving that thang like some brazen hussy. Turnabout is fair play and she loves her current position.

  18. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Stix, it is impossible not to groan and cackle with delight in equal measures when you post. I can see you covering Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral as Woolf “waved that whip like a brazen hussy”… taking the Biscuit to the wire… you’re the cure for the blues…

  19. xootsuit said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    twin, you know baseball and, apparently, food and windows based computer systems. Otherwise, you’re often full of shit, my man. Full.

  20. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    “twin, you know baseball and, apparently, food and windows based computer systems.” That’s about enough to rule the world, “my man”.

  21. Unca Chuck said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Heh heh heh. Had to laugh at that one, Mike . . .

  22. Unca Chuck said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Dude’s on a roll . . .

  23. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Xoot throws the softballs, Chuckles. I just do my part and hit ’em…

  24. twinfan said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Well, shit. Our first spat. Forgive me, Xoot.

  25. xootsuit said, on June 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Sounds like a conversation at Moe’s between Homer and, well, pick your avatar, Chuck.

  26. stumillersgust said, on June 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I agree with Stix’ positive assessment of the Giants, disagree with the negative comments about the competition. The Padres offense is built on speed which doesn’t go into slumps. They’re turning a lot of their walks and singles into doubles, getting the runner over and home. If they get a lead, they chomp down on it like a pitbull with a sock ball.Their run differential is very good so they’re not likely to fall out of contention.
    The Dodgers also have a good bullpen and a formidable lineup. They’ll be in the race all the way despite the crappy starting pitching.
    Then there’s the Rockies, a solid, well balanced team.
    It’s not going to be easy getting into the playoffs. An influx of new talent into the NL has raised the bar considerably.

  27. willied said, on June 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    It’s hard to get excited about a team with Correia and Garland, and AGon and nothing at the plate. They run well, but can’t steal first. Pretender, imo.
    Rox are currently 4th, no? Still struggle mightily on the road, and their pen isn’t any better than Giants. No carry over of “Tracy’s magic” from last year.
    Neither is LA, and their SPs are worse, so Torre will burn through his relievers like he always does. They can hit, but their D is shakier than SF.
    SF is very tough at home, a team nobody wants to face at ATT…at least through the first 7 innings.

  28. willied said, on June 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    And Pablo’s walks were a great sign; he just makes everything so much harder on himself when he isn’t patient,esp. vs. stiffs like Mazzaro, and will produce more for the team. After last year, expectations are much higher from fan base, incl. me.
    Mentor of mine told me “You learn more about yourself and your team from losing”, and I hope Pablo can continue to do same.

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