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Going for the Sweep……

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 25, 2010

Yesterday was one of the few games I’ve missed this year. I picked the POTG just off the box score– probably got it wrong. We’ve got some nice separation from 3rd place in the West and are even atop the Wild Card Standings…..

It’s a tired subject, but what’s everyone think Β we need right now? A bat? A reliever? A SP? I’ll throw a poll up there. Loo, have you made it through the archives yet? πŸ™‚

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  1. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Some support from some of my “friends” here would be appreciated but I guess not forthcoming.

    • willied said, on July 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

      Other than usual suspects from here, not a lot of intelligent life over there, Twin. I caught Soph making a post early in the game about Tim being ,”mediocre”…are you fucking kidding me? Couple hundred mlb hitters might disagree with her a tad.

      I can’t believe they allow half of what BFE says on there at all, as most of it is abusive and insulting Today he was just as annoying as always. Hard to stomach that crowd.

    • delmardennis said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      I’ll gladly send an E-Mail on your behalf. Just tell me who and where. I don’t know anyone over at the Gate. Is that VK still in charge? I haven’t seen his photo pop up in quite awhile.

  2. willied said, on July 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Agreed Stix. Haren is a building block you keep forever, unless you get a major stick for him at a position of need. And obviously, AZ has a few. At the time hInch got dumped, mlbtv guys were talking up what a lot of potential this team has…hard to see it after watching all the Ks, bad D, and stupid baserunning and lack of RISP hitting.

    One last time, you can’t PH Rohls either, because he is the only backup IF with Sando gone and Velez out, unless Huff convinces Bochy he can play SS. If the game went longer, in AZ heat, you were going to need someone to PR or play IF for Sanchez, Rent or Uribe. Who knows…maybe Posey was gassed too. Can’t argue with the bottom line–Bochy pusihing the right buttons.

  3. Sportdude said, on July 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    No way lineup (Huff 3 / Posey 4 should change…

  4. freshtodef80 said, on July 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    That stanofh is a real asshole. Twin was verbally assaulted by that jerkoff.

  5. dirtnrocksnreno said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Twin, you’re an asshole but you’re my kind of asshole……How’s that???

    Seriously though, Why even waste your time over there? I don’t even check that blog anymore so I don’t really know what you guys are talking about but given the names mentiioned I can only imagine.

  6. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Dirt, I don’t recall for sure but I might have made the very first comment onthe Splash when it debuted. I do have some resentment that it eventually has been higjacked by the trolls. But soon I’ll give it up. I’ll have no choice, I guess.

  7. dirtnrocksnreno said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    If you’ve been posting over there that long I could see it being a bummer. The demise of The Splash postings has a direct correlation to the overall horrible quality of reporting at SFGate. The only reason I ever posted on there was because it is not blocked by my workplace. Now the Flap has been blocked so I may return.

    I know you’ll keep posting over there and trying to educate the masses. Fight the good fight man. Someone’s got to do it I guess. Just don’t give yourself a fucking anurism over it man. Those chumps ain’t worth it..

    That rag is going in the toilet as it is….

  8. dirtnrocksnreno said, on July 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    How many of us can even remember the dreams we had as children? How many of us have been fortunate enough to live them out??

    Congratulations to Mr. J Miller on his induction to the HOF today. Listening to Greenwald and JT the last couple of days illustrates how great Miller is.

  9. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I was at the ceremony when my Dad was inducted into the NFL version of the Frick award, I think it’s called the “Order of the Leather Helmet” . I was drunk as a skunk but I do remember Willie Davis holding me upright for awhile…

  10. ferrethead said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sweet twinnie, I posted a comment. I was offline for a bit, but felt bad when you didn’t see any support on the Splash. I just hate going there nowadays. People are so vile, and we have such a nice spot here now. It just makes me sad to see what a dump that nice place where we met has turned into. I hardly even post on MLS anymore, the trolls rule all of the blogs & comments sections at the Gate. Kinda sucks when I feel the need to share my amazing insights with the world, but there you go…

  11. JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Mike, I’m coming very late to the party and have not much of an idea as to what happened on the Splash. You were banned? I don’t know what to say about that. Whomever Sophrosyne is, he/she is light years beyond a moron, and is primarily why I don’t post there much any more. Frankly, I’d love nothing more than to meet that idiot face to face and express my feelings directly. Empowered female my ass.

    As for BFE and other Splash trolls, well they kind of fall into the same category as dog shit stuck to the bottom of your shoe…

    You need support? Here or on the Splash, you have it from me. I’ll post over there and tell ’em so. You are acerbic, abrupt, often times rude and flat foul sometimes, but neither site would be as good without you. I respect your baseball knowledge, and I know most other Flappers do too.

  12. DJLoo said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Talk about backhanded compliments…

  13. JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Are you talking to me?

  14. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    John, I appreciate your hearty support…
    I think I’ll deduct a few bucks from the standard bribe , however.

    • JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      LOL! Fair enough, Mike. See below. πŸ˜€

  15. blade3colorado said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Yeah. Huh? Huh? Huh? I’m faster than you, you fuckin’ son of a…I saw you comin’, you fuck, shit-heel. I’m standin’ here. You make the move. You make the move. It’s your move. Don’t try it, you fucker. You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?

    Well, who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talkin’ to? Oh yeah? Huh? OK. Huh?

    I couldn’t resist JBat πŸ™‚

    • JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      ROFL! As soon as I posted that, I started thinking of Taxi Driver. πŸ˜€ Once you hit the reply buton, it’s too damn late. πŸ˜€

  16. JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    In the event it was DJloo, I’ll clarify. It’s hard to read a sampling of Twinfans posts over the years and not conclude that what I said above is not accurate, at least to some degree. He uses expletives like most use people’s names. That is a fact and it is in evidence.

    But, my sense is that Mike is much more than that, his online persona notwithstanding, and I know from my readings here and on the Splash that he has been through a lot in his life. When you’ve gone through a lot, your tolerance for fools is dramatically lessened.

    Mike, if you’re out there, maybe we can hoist a few sometime. I don’t know. Life is strange and you never know what is coming next.

    My point with my post above was that, in spite of his sometimes acerbic postings, the dude is solid and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed “knowing” him. Maybe I went overboard with my description.

    I celebrated my 49th birthday today, and I hope to have many more. I hope you do too, Mike.

    • swickman said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      JBat, I agree wholeheartedly with this post. I still post more often over at the Splash than I do here. There are a couple of reasons for that. The main reason is that I have a hard time letting fucking idiots spew bullshit just for the sake of stirring the shit. The other reason is that the people on this site know their shit and there’s not always a lot I can add to the conversation.

      Twinfan, you have done a great job over the years at the Splash telling idiots to shut the fuck up. But maybe it’s time to really quit it. And I mean REALLY quit it. The place deserves to be overrun by doomers and trolls and guys that only know how to point out Sabean’s flaws and guys like stan who think we’re interested in having him retell some inane story from KNBR. If you left, it would be nothing but for good for your mental health and for those there who actually think they would want you to go.

      I just thought I’d add my two cents here. The Chronicle does such a horrible job of policing their site that they don’t deserve to have you add your expertise over there.

  17. stixwiz said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    My connexion to the Splash started going downhill some time back when i was complaining about a “dead thread”. BF caught it and invited me over to check out the Flap. Lurked for awhile, just checking things over and then decided it was a better fit. Though there seem to be a few sensible posters still hanging out over there, i have long since past quit even attempting to develop any kinda dialogue there because of the proportion of over the toppers.

    Gotta admire your gumption, Twin, for hanging on in there in an attempt to maintain some level of baseball acuity. Of course your contentious nature gets you snangled up by those Trolls and now this comes down. By morning you may come to the conclusion to let them stew in their juices for awhile and see what life is like in a world dominated and even in some ways controlled by people who are something other than true Giants fans. In udda woids TF, it won’t take long they’re gonna miss you over there ~particularly the remainder of the actual fan-base.

    It could become a really weird circus at the Splash if the Giants keep up their winning ways. Team has caught its groove and is not likely to skip out of it for more than a spin or two. Even Lady Luck has taken to giving a smile or two lately, excepting for the injuries and the GDP bug. What browns off the trolling types more than anything else is a long run of wins like the Giants have run off lately. This trend continues and they may well self-destruct/implode like the Wicked Witch of the West (who is a big Dodger fan BTW).

  18. JBat said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Stix, you’re right, there are good posters still frequenting the Splash. I wish the ones that haven’t already done so would come over here.

  19. DJLoo said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I understood, JBat. Just fuckin’ around with ya. Now stay away from Easy Andy.

  20. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    A lot of the expletive shit is a schtick of sorts, it started really back when the Splash was the wild, wild west. Ferchrissakes, Chuckles can tell you about Hawk and some of the others when they used to be able to actually post some of their stuff without censor. My daughter’s stinky twat, my slimeball deadfuck father, that kind of stuff. At some point I decided that with all the phony bullshit on the blogs, I’d actually share some real life. I had the Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was going to Massachussetts, Davis, the VA in Palo Alto, at that point I was actually approaching death, I thought. So I said fuck it, I’ll talk about it some. I didn’t talk about it at all in “real life”… some here will recall I went to plan my funeral winter before last. Picked out a plot near my brother at Fort Snelling. Then -wow, I got better. Gamma knife killed a tumor behind my eye, and at that point was tumor free for the first time in years. Within months the lung cancer hit… the rest you all know. None of this has anything to do with “how I am” except it MAYBE explains that I just don’t go for a lot of bullshit. No time for it. People who know me and have actually talked to me know that when I say “fuckwad”, it’s with a twinkle in my eye-usually. I’ve said this before and if I don’t express it enough, I apologize for that: on this blog, I truly love you all -like rotten step brothers πŸ˜‰

  21. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    But you’re all right, it’s about time. It’s hard to even get a baseball response on a baseball post.

    • swickman said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      Right. And all of this is going down when we should be celebrating a team that just can’t lose right now. One of my buddies says that I’m in love with Posey and it’s half true. That swing is downright amazing. Molina is traded 7/1 and the Giants have gone bananas basically since then. Trolls can suck on the fact that the team is one series against the Padres away from brushing them out of the division lead. Rejoice! It’s a good time to be a Giants fan!

  22. DJLoo said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    So, what did Pablo go to Venezuela for? Take-out?

    • snarkk said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      Well, at least Panda is getting a few days off. Hope he deals with his personal divorce business, gets it done, and comes back with some clearing of his head. I told you guys they should give him a day after that last LA game, his D was fine, but he went 1/12 in the AZ series, with 5 Ks — swingin at shit all over the place. When he comes back, Meulens should just tell him to imagine every pitcher is his ex wife, and to concentrate on smoking a good pitch back through the mound…

  23. snarkk said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Posey’s amazing hitting so far emphasizes the point that he should not be playing catcher for more than the next couple of years. His hitting skill looks like ut could translate to a perennial .335 or so hitter. You can’t destroy the legs and late season stamina of a guy that is your keystone hitter by playing him at catcher 145 games for the next decade. Giants need to develop another catcher with good defensive skills and even just mediocre #7 or #8 hitting, if need be, over the next coupla years. Posey must be eventually placed at another position…

    • wswinb4igo said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      coundn’t agree less…He’s the general on the field…He controls the pace of the game. He was born to C.

      • snarkk said, on July 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

        He can play, and did play, virtually all positions in college. He was born to HIT…

  24. stixwiz said, on July 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    One step at a time, Twin. One step at a time. You mentioned Fort Snelling. My dad had more than one operation at the V.A. near there. Your brother is keeping company with both my parents. Funny, the connexions in life. Dad had the nickname of “scoreboard” around the neighborhood in Richfield. Herb Carneal, Halsey Hall and your father, Ray Scott had ownership of his ears and his full attention over CCO’s broadcasts of the Twins. And here we are, hanging out on the Flap, connecting by way of our respective manias with the Giants.

    Got a really good feeling about this team. Couple tweaks here and there and as both of us and a couple others around here have been preaching since before the season even started, this year’s team is something special. I can practically smell those Halloween colors as the season segues into the post. Fifty-six, my magic number and 43, the year i was made are the numbers as Broomhilda swooshes off in a north-northwesterly direction to the City by the Bay. Classic place. Good site for a World Series.

    99 in and 63 to go. Giants go 32 and 31 and they are 88-74. We all know they are a better team than that and that they will continue to turn things around in the divisional series. Like you pointed out, Michael, there is a whole different team which will face the Dagos in their upcoming facedowns. Anyone think Latos and Richard are gonna enjoy pitching to Buster? Kid already is getting mentioned with Jim Ray Hart, Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey. Nice company.

    My January prediction: 94-68. To do so, the Giants need to go 38-25 the rest of the way. If the team plays anything like their just completed road-trip that should be no problem.

  25. TedSpe said, on July 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I just heard about twin/michael being bumped from SFGate and just wrote my fucking (with nice words) qualifier to bring the motherfucker back.
    I won’t put up with this shit!!!
    And fucking Travis Ishikawa (sic)
    HE DUH MAN!!!
    And fucking Posey!!!
    HE DUH MAN!!!
    Fuck it. I love all the Giants.
    And I love you, twin. No idea what good it does supporting you on that fucking Dodger loving Splash bullshit but I put in my two cents
    ( I would have put in three but I just took a paycut)

  26. delmardennis said, on July 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    TF, I know you don’t need my help, but FWIW, I sent an E-Mail to the Gate expressing my displeasure on the Splash matter. Just one fuckwad trying to show his support to another. I didn’t know who to send it do, so I went straight to the top and wrote the head honcho, Bronstein. You didn’t think a guy like me who spends the better part of his day here and plotting O’s assassination would bother with some dumb desk jockey now would ya?

  27. Sportdude said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Although I don’t post as much as I would like, I came here because the knowledgeable Giant fans were here, no longer on the Splash….

    I stayed cause no one has ever called me a fuckwad before! I was hooked…

  28. Unca Chuck said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah, back in the day (i think I started posting in 2006? I’m not even sure), it was no-holds barred, anything goes, and it would get extremely nasty. I will say the majority was directed at Twin, and he took it (for the most part) with humor, and a quick wit. Hawk caused me to get banned for a week due to a bit of an overreaction on my part. Twin never got baited to lose his shit like I did. And, yeah, you did cone to bat for me with Vlae. Thanks. . .

    I was raked thru the coals more than my share of times by Mike on the Splash (here too), and while it was off the wall and crazy, it was a ton and a half better than it is now. The ONLY reason I even posted there and read that blog (or at the Niner Insider) was mainly to read Mike’s shit. In fact, I don;t know about you guys, but these are the only places I blog. None of the other sites anywhere that I’ve run across have anyone as knowledgeable about the game, and about most other things life has to offer.

    Anyhow, hell of a run by the Giants. Just saw the 10th inning, and I have the game DVRe’d so I’m going to check it out.

    Night all . . .

  29. zumarust said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Here’s a video in honor of The Splash:

    • TedSpe said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

      Nice zum.
      And please forgive my language but…
      Fuck the fucking Splash!!! Fuck SFGate!!
      oneflapdown77.com is where it matters!!
      Thanks craig/bigflav for putting this together and getting us all together!!
      This fucking community here kicks orange and black ass!!
      Now, about tomorrow’s lineup…

  30. Unca Chuck said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wait, I musta missed something. You were BANNED, Mike?

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

    Like I said, you are the reason the blog is what is is (or was). Yer probably keeping the paper afloat through that one blog. . . .

  31. Unca Chuck said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Zumie, reminds me of Neil’s anthem to me.

    “Why Do I Keep Fucking Up?”

    I write this as I try to stop the bleeding in my leg cuz I crashed on my dirtbke 3 x about 12 hours ago. Of course I bought my son all the necessary equipment that he grew out of. Did I bother to buy myself any boots? Of course not . . .

  32. Unca Chuck said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    At least my daughter didn’t run me over . . .

  33. twinfan said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I appreciate what all of you have said, thanks. I’ll just see what I hear tomorrow from SfGate, I’m not going to push this. I’m back on or not. As you’ve all seen, it’s just not a good place to talk ball or anything else anymore. Soph’s gonna lie, Barry will do his “reverts to” gig, Lfree will bitch that Bochy didn’t sdend the runner down 5, Fishrot will… well, you get it. It’s a new group there and they’ve transformed the blog. It’s “theirs”, and that’s Ok. The few that know baseball and can talk it sensibly are thumbed out. Man, when the team is 15-3, has scored the most July runs in baseball, has the ROY, the best starting 5 in the game… and all we hear is “fat Panda” and “Botchy ball”.. it’s not a smart group. Sleep well.

  34. Unca Chuck said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    FWIW Mike, I sent Henry a glowing email about all you’ve done for the the Chron in general, and specifically the blog.

    Oh well, nice knowing you . . .


  35. snarkk said, on July 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Anybody really waiting for Walkemeyer to come back? Out of the latest 5 innings with the Grizz, he walked 6, including walking the leadoff batter in 4 of his 5 innings. Up to his old trix. Not exactly a mid-relief wetdream. I don’t want him back, trade his ass somewhere…

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