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Zito’s Law, In All it’s Inglorious Glory

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 15, 2010

Man, was his Law ever in more effect than last night? Look at my 9/13 post and see how many theorems out of the 6  he had checked off:

1) “He’ll get outpitched by the opposing pitcher”: check

2) “Our bats will go silent”– double check

3) “”We will commit some dumbass defensive miscue”— ugly check. This one was the best because God (who hates Zito and the Giants) stepped into the game for just a moment to make sure Theorem #3 kicked into play: Blake hit a certain base hit up the middle–except that it bounds off the mound and changes course directly to the Uribe. We are saved, inning over. Whoops. God just wanted that inning to hurt a little more– a simple, clean base hit up the middle wasn’t gonna do it………..

4) “Opponents hardest hit balls are always in the direction of our slowest athletes”– I wouldn’t call Uribe slow or not athletic but he’s hardly a deft gazelle out there at SS. I’d give this a 1/2 check.

5) “If we ever score a run Zito will walk the first 2 hitters of the next inning”– we never scored a run but he did manage to screw up the 6th inning in classic Zito style: hit batter, walk, walk to load the bases. No check here, though. OK, maybe a 1/4 check.

6) “The opponents game winning hit will always come from their worst hitter”– substitute “most hated current Dodger” and this one gets a full check………..

Heart breaking game. Who loses when their team throws a 1 hitter? Zito’s Law, baby. You can’t escape it. Every 5th day like clockwork………..

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  1. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Don’t do that.

  2. bigflavor said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I have a back to school night to hit, I’ll catch you guys for some of the game later…

  3. bigflavor said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    You are the one obsessed with talking about him. If you want to talk with him head on over there. I don’t want you or anyone else trying to incite those lunatics….

  4. bigflavor said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    and when I say “incite those lunatics” I mean that I don’t want them over here and will delete them and any posts that tries to smoke them out. But I’ll have to do that later, I gotta bounce.

  5. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    That’sd bullsit. And stop deleting my posts.

  6. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    You’re the fuck who let the cocksucker in here. TWICE. Knowing he’s fucking insane.

  7. ferrethead said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I have to say I’m a little disappointed I didn’t make POTD…Didn’t I capitalize all of the right words?

  8. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    The Giants have come back to win their last four series that began with a loss in the opener.

  9. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    As per Baggs.

  10. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Pat just turns and plays it off the wall.

  11. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Well, Velez kept it on the ground at least.

  12. delmardennis said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Was that Velez or Rowand leading off, I couldn’t tell the difference. Jesus. H.

    • DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      Velez’ bat splinters in a different direction, Denny.

  13. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Giants suddenly sound a little banged up…

  14. delmardennis said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Biggest AB of the year for President Taft.

    • TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Gave himself no chance. Really hard to understand how he can just decide he’s going to swing no matter where it is.

    • delmardennis said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

      Impeach! Impeach the fat bastard. That was just horrible. Just exactly where was he going to hit that first pitch, the 17th hole at Pebble? That shit was already in the bunker.

  15. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    The only strike he saw, he didn’t swing at…

  16. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Goddamnit.

  17. alleykat said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Just another clueless approach by Panda.Fucking Pathetic AB.

  18. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Jay Gibbons? Cleanup? Really?

    I understand he’s having a career month, but thanks, Joe … really.

    • delmardennis said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      Joe said earlier that Buster will “get his vote” for ROY. Thanks Joe, but since when did you get to vote?

  19. xootsuit said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Pablo has vision problems. Has to be. He can’t pick up the spin on breaking balls. He can see the fucking pitches up around his eyes. Compare his blind swinging approach to Posey’s focus.

  20. wswinb4igo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    They’ve had to check his vision….regulary. I would think.

    • xootsuit said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      Well, yeah. He started wearing (and stopped wearing, and re-started wearing) glass in ST. They can check all they want to. Fixing the problem’s another issue.

      • xootsuit said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

        “glasses”

  21. Bozo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Chad? I mean really, Chad? You don’t suppose that his friends call him Chaz?
    I don’t like that guy.

  22. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I’m hoping Velez’ speed will help manufacture a run when he leads off the 3rd…

    • TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      You’re such a dreamer. I was just hoping he’d see 2 pitches, so imagine my delight.

  23. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Eliezer Alfonzo?

  24. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Just reminding myself … Billingsley just isnt this good. 21 baserunners in 28 innings … not too many are

  25. bigflavor said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    If u are holding a sign that says “authentic giants fan” you are a tool and a fool….

  26. wswinb4igo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    wow..

  27. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    God hates SF, that’s all there is to it.

  28. alleykat said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Nice piece of hitting by Fonetnot.Too bad Gibbons is playing Left instead of Manny….Oh that’s right no Manny Damn it.

  29. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Can we catch a frickin break??

    good at bat from Velez and great swing by Theriot and Nate. Can Panda take a lesson?

    He needs a Barry Bonds coaching session stat pronto…

  30. xootsuit said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I would point out that Pablo started celebrating for a moment after everyone else in the dugout saw the catch, but there’s nothing humorous about this series, so far. But there’s no god, either. So I think the breaks will even out.

  31. Bozo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Make em pay, make em pay

  32. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Time for a Uribe homer and end this nonsense….

  33. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hmmm. Panda?

  34. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I will take it…

  35. Bozo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Panda time.

  36. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Hell of a deal, hoping Panda merely strikes out

  37. Bozo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Two out hitter now Ross

  38. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    How the meaty have fallen…

    • TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      Funny.
      Mean.
      But funny

  39. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    WHat is it with these stretches where the entire lineup looks like it’s never seen a breaking pitch before?

    • TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      You ever try to hit one of those motherfuckers? Tain’t easy no matter how many times you’ve seen them.
      Se e, here’s the deal. They don’t look like breaking balls when they come in.
      Hence the tooooooooiiiiiim.
      Breaking ball

      • TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

        That would be fine if the rest of the league were being shut out game after game by this guy. They aren’t. Someone can sure as hell recognize a breaking ball in this league.

  40. alleykat said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    15 innings and still lookin for a run……

  41. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Well said Flav on the goobers holding up signs proclaiming they are “authentic” Giamts fans. If you are a fan, all you need is your Giants, a little anger and a lot of vociferousness.

    Got xoot’s comments about Panda’s eyesight. I said all year there is something wrong…I had predicted come a week after whenever their season ends is that he will get the eye surgery. That last ab cleary shows he is not picking up any spin and is just swinging at whatever the blurry thing is coming his way…

  42. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Mute nostril agony…..

  43. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Or is it Carnevil #5 ??

  44. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Velez is funny. He had that “Oh no you don’t” look in his eyes

  45. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Blake is the one guy that is going to stab us in the eye…

    • TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      What are ya a fucking mafia hit man?

  46. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    The ones holding the signs are usually about 8 years old, Flav . . .

  47. wswinb4igo said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    lets get some runs…

  48. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    OK. Enough of this. There hasn’t been a leadoff guy on all night.

    Build a run. Something, anything.

  49. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    This is a great game. Fucking FRUSTRATING.
    But after seeing that movie preview, if Zito ever tries getting in an elevator I’m getting on…I’ll take the next one

    • Bozo said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      POTD Ted

  50. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Nate’s going deep!

  51. alleykat said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Masterful job of pitching by Matt.Always strike 1,low pitch count,plenty of bullets left in the tank.Now how about a FUCKIN RUN FOR HIM JESUS!!!!!!!

  52. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    JOE!!!
    A Rowand fan

  53. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Bloop and a blast . . .

  54. alleykat said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Fuck pulling Cain! Your a Fucking IDIOT Bochy!!!!!!!!!

  55. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Ishi sighting

  56. freshtodef80 said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Travis!!

  57. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    God hates the Giants but he/she loves Ishi

  58. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    OK!

  59. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Run into one, Geno

  60. TellItGoodbye said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Good time for a bunt (for a hit), but that time has now passed, obviously

  61. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Good God.

    This is fucking brutal. Torture?

    This is more like an inquisition . . .

  62. delmardennis said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    We needed that shit.

  63. DJLoo said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Font-astic!!!

  64. wswinb4igo said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    okay bleeder

  65. freshtodef80 said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Hell Yeah!!

  66. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Fontenot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Little fuck did it.

  67. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Jack this fucker.

  68. stixwiz said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Bochy’s PH with Ishikawa’s strategy works! Fontenot is a keeper for ’11.

  69. Giant Head said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    There’s our break. Now win this for Matt!

  70. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Dude doesn’t look like yer typical ballplayer, but he’s usually making good contact…

  71. Michael said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    As important as the hit, Travis thought double out of the box-nice baserunning.

    • TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

      But Michael…God loves Ishi

  72. TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    HR Huff’n’stuff

  73. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Holy crap. Panda looked terrible there.

    • TedSpe said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      That was a while ago. You are one *slow* typist

  74. unca chuck said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Christ. Hold breath. Watch Velez circle. See ball settle in mitt. Breathe . . .

  75. stixwiz said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Good job Romo!


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