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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 22, 2010

Welll, he wasn’t horrible. He wasn’t all that great, either. Bottom line is that Lincecum got out-pitched again and we get another L for his *efforts*.  Unfortunately, Tim’s starts are starting to feel a lot like the “Zito starts” from his first couple of years with us. Tight. Everyone on edge. All eyes on the MPH board. That’s not the way we want this team playing during a pennant race. Tim’s starts are not only ineffective, they’ve become a distraction to the team…..

Speaking of Zito, today we get to lean on him for a critically needed quality start. Ugh……

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  1. Michael said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Of course the NFL uses our colleges as an “unpaid” minor league system.

    • snarkk said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      Don’t get me started on college football. The players are used and abused up, down and sideways. Coaches make millions, break contracts, make promises to kids, leave for greener pastures at the drop of a hat. Then the kids are left holding the bag, and can’t leave without sitting out a year if they move to another school. And, if somebody pays for their plane ticket home across country, or for a pizza, the kid is violating some dumb ass rule. The NCAA is near a criminal enterprise, with the NFL as co-conspirator…

      • Michael said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm

        Snarkk: Well, that was the rest of my post 😉

      • snarkk said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

        Well, we agree on something then. I love college football, the passion, the pageantry, the kids that play their guts out. But if I could somehow organize a players union for college football and basketball, especially, I would. Too many state and federal hurdles, unfortunately. I hate the stories, and there are too many, of kids like Clarett out of Ohio State. He gets them to a championship, then gets in trouble, they drop him like a hot potato. Maurice who? Kids ends up in jail, and it’s like they never heard of him. There are too many stories of kids ending up in the trash heap with no money, no education, no knee, after giving up 3 or four years of their lives to a school based on hope of a pro career. Sure, some of these kids are no saints to start, but the schools should take some responsibility to work hard to help these kids that are generating millions of bucks. It pisses me off…

  2. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Ross’ 2010 numbers away from Marlins/Pro-player/whatever its called: .223/.266/.343 You sure you want to give this guy any ABs, especially at AT&T? (He was better away 2007-09 at .276/.324/.502)

  3. Michael said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Ed, Ross’ numbers favor him here ( 67% of HR to LF), and he’s hit well at ATT. This park is just as favorable to RH pull hitters as about any. He could be a nice platoon with Andres the rest of the way and/or replace Guillen, who looks near ready to go feet up.

  4. zumarust said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I was in the Sierra all weekend, out of cellphone range. Had no idea how the Giants were doing. Got home in time to see Broxton get lit up again.

  5. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    All good points, Twin, including the ‘feet up’ description of Guillen! I recall you predicted Burrell would do well as a pull-hitter at AT&T and he has–LA can attest. It is so difficult to predict how these players will respond. As I am in DC, I watched Guillen in 2005, and he had a wonderful season, even looked good defensively. Then couldn’t buy a break in 2006. Was it that he wasn’t the big cheese that year (Soriano arrived for a magical 40 HR, 40 2B, 40 SB year)? Got a year older? who knows?

  6. Cal_Stim25 said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Guillen needs time to rest his hammy. Ross could fill in for him and then platoon with andres. It will workout boys, don’t fret.

  7. James said, on August 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    “Sure, some of these kids are no saints to start, but the schools should take some responsibility to work hard to help these kids that are generating millions of bucks.” At last at Cal, the amount of attention these kids get relative to your standard issue undergraduate is what’s criminal.

    • xootsuit said, on August 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      The professors at places like Cal never see the scholarship football players. Somehow those top flight jocks only show up (occasionally) in courses and sections the graduate students teach. I know a few women who taught such courses and sections in the 80s and they hate college athletes, as a result of that experience. Of course, they’re professors now, at several Universities around the country, and they make sure their graduate students deal with the top flight jocks. . . .

      Friend of mine was a football walk-on at Cal in the 80s; made the team and half-way through his first season became a starter. He had an academic scholarship. Went straight to law school afterward. Guys like that still show up on Cal and Stanford teams.

      • xootsuit said, on August 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

        a FEW guys like that still show up . . . .

      • James said, on August 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

        The experience of teaching the scholar athletes as part of this charade would be pretty disheartening. 24 year old GSIs shouldn’t be expected to do an Edward James Olmos number at the university level.

  8. dirtnrocksnreno said, on August 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Not sure what to think of the Ross pick up. Seems like Sabean kind of wanted him but also ended up drawing the $1.1M the short straw.

    The Giants better get their shit together. I’m catching 2 of 3 next weekend and want to see some inspired baseball.

  9. bigflavor said, on August 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I know he says he’s leaving to deal with his ailing mom, and that’s certainly a valid excuse, if true. But if the Cubs were 3 games up in their division, does anyone REALLY think Pinella would be bailing? And if that’s the case, isn’t what he’s doing just a dirty rat-quit job?

  10. blade3colorado said, on August 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    If the Cubs where anywhere near first place, I think his Mom would be the first to say, “Lou, the Cubs need you . . . Now, get your candy ass back on a plane to Chicago and kick some ass.” However, that’s not the case and the way the Cubs are going, one of their “ball dudes” could manager this team just as well . . . and still do their job chasing foul balls.

  11. Nipper said, on August 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Pinella has been in the game long enough to do as he pleases. He should get a medal for putting up with the Cubs. Even Dusty had to flee.

  12. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Cubs made another three errors today. When Soriano came up short on the fly ball in Zambrano’s game against us, I could see why big Z had his earlier tirade at Lee et. al. The effort was lacking.

    By the way, a number of you talked about team’s phoning it in, especially on Sundays. Turns out six of 15 games today were shutouts…

  13. Michael said, on August 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Lou would buzz Mommy if it needed done…
    Geez, I was going to bed a couple hours ago. Got into the Alex Smith Wars. Whatever your stance, the people who think he didn’t solidify his position today are NUTSO. And for reasons known just to them, Singletary is livid with Nate Davis about his work ethic and game prep.
    Anyway, picking up my daughter in the morning early. See ya in a couple.

  14. TedSpe said, on August 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    And by the way, Mike Singletary’s a nutcrackin’, form fitting skinny sweater wearin’ bitch faggot
    (“Really?!? *You* fucking tell him that!! See what he says!!!”::::
    “I will tell him that!! And I’ll hear what he “says” once your cock’s out of his mouf!!”)

    Volquez tomorrow. Against Cain.
    I see…pain. And I see…Posey ain’t got time to bleed…
    Goodnight gentlemen (question mark)

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