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Promises are meant to be kept…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 3, 2010

As we discussed last night, if Atlanta loses today we are in and there will be no 1-game playoff to decide the NL West winner/WC winner–today would be that game. But I don’t think Atlanta is going to lose with Hudson pitching and Charlie Dumbass resting all his players and pitchers. I think Hamels is slated to go 2 innings today.

So, back to our game today…..And who better to have going than the guy who guaranteed it all way back when. Dirrrrty Sanchez. Back in August he guaranteed a sweep of the Padres and a division crown. That prediction didn’t work out then but he’s in a position to make good on the long term prediction of the division title if he can shut the Pads down (and we scratch out a few runs for him). If you think about it, this is the perfect way to end the season—a victory in the final game of the season that locks up the division pitched by the guy who guaranteed all of this for us 6 weeks ago…….

So make it so, young Dirrrrty. Do whatever it takes to fulfill your promise to us. I have an unwavering belief in your foresight and your intuition. But, just in case,  I hope to God you’ve flown your dad in for this game…….

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  1. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    It seems that it was in a different life that they went the playoffs last time. In many ways I guess it was. I feel good about this trip, and opening at home wth Tim and Matt could be huge. I’ll watch today’s game again tonight, then I’m spending a couple days with Lisa. I’ll have Mac’s system shipped Tuesday. Glad we had a new winner.

    • Bozo said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm

      Take care Twin. Big hugs (not a Soph like thing) to Lisa and Zeke, from Johnny Jack and Woody.

  2. alleykat said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Wilson’s Ultimate quote: We have the SICKEST BULLPEN IN BASEBALL!!!!!


  3. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Damn, how big were Javier and maybe even more so, Ramon? And nobody thought Ramirez was anything more than a mop up guy at BEST. He was just fucking superb. The way he attacked Tejada pitch after pitch with AG looming-one of the HUGE outs of the year, perhaps even a season saver. More player tributes later.

    • delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Don’t forget about Gomez. This team would be nowhere without Gomez.

      Oh yeah, our Game 1 lineup stinks on ice. We have NONE chance with that shitty lineup.
      Bochy needs his goddamn head examined. WTF is Guillen starting in RF? Stoopid beyond belief.

  4. max808 said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    That pitch Ramirez struck out Tejada was one of the highlights of the game if not the season. Incredible. Miss and it’s Gonzo w/the bases loaded.

    Casilla had a huge 1 2/3 and should have had Eckstein after a long battle. Pen was the difference.

    Zum, agree with your earlier post re; winning it instead of backing in. No comparison.

  5. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    How many pitchers for the NLDS? I’m thinking lucky yo-leven. Sound good?

  6. max808 said, on October 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m ecstatic we eliminated our nemesis. How sweet for Bochy to beat the org that dumped him.

  7. James said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I feel really, really good about this team in the playoffs. Not sure why exactly, but I’m thinking Warriors 1975.

  8. PawlieKokonuts said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    huge outs

    K or K was right: 9 innings of 9th-inning baseball

    p.s. still happy

  9. James said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I am just incredibly jazzed for J Sanchez. I’ve loved his stuff from the first time I saw him, and was disappointed with the way the Giants handled him over the years. Just stick him out there until he starts to put it together. In the end, they didn’t trade him for Corey Fucking Hart. Thank you.

  10. James said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    209 Martini, 04 Barolo, the stereo is cranked.

  11. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    ok, I now have dyed black hair. I posted a few pics on facebook for those of you who I’m friends with…….

  12. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    and if any of you are on facebook and I can verify who you are, feel free to add me….

  13. Bozo said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    If Flav is happy, I’m happy.
    If Twin is happy, I’m happy
    If Pawlie is happy, I’m happy.
    If Dennis is happy, I’m happy.
    If Chuck is happy, I’m happy
    If FH is happy, I’m happy.
    If Loo and Ted are happy, I’m happy
    If Gh, Chi, Stix, Blade , Xoot, James, Nip, Max, Willie, Paul, Zum, Kat, Snarkk, mac and everyone else is happy I’m happy.
    And, I’m happy.

  14. PawlieKokonuts said, on October 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    and Eddddd is happy

    and Paul in Asia, wherever he is

  15. TellItGoodbye said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Couldnt see the game today (I need to rearrange my priorities, I know), but how wrong I was about Sanchez. Expected nothing from him and Zito, but he did all he needed to do — got the game to this bullpen, which Bochy has humming along perfectly.

    So glad I was wrong, and a big congratulations to all fellow Giants fans. Many of you, like me, half-expected the worst. Many others are better fans (or just deluded, I dunno), and never let on that there was any doubt. Bravo to all of you … honest, open and Giants fans for all of the right reasons.

    Live it up, all … 3 days to bask in a championship and contemplate What Might Be.

  16. TedSpe said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Sorry, lads. Been away from a computer all day. So if it makes Bozo feel any better:
    I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    we might need to have a Haiku of the Day Contest to celebrate the day. I’ll consider all the entries and pick one tomorrow am. I’ve got some rib eye’s to go bbq so I’m out. Great day, great team, great fans, BEST.BLOG.EVER…..

    • DJLoo said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      Elvis has left the building…

  18. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Loo, how bout you go print up a few thousand “Fear. The Weird. Beard” shirts, meet me in the City and we’ll fucking clean up. Those would sell like motherfuckers. Oh well, I toss out free money making ideas to the universe and if no one takes advantage of them that’s on them. Zin/Rib eye time……..

    • DJLoo said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      Then why don’t we just sell motherfuckers and save all that trouble?

  19. TedSpe said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Drrrrty haiku:
    (dirty haiku):
    Giants are de best
    All others can suck my dick
    World Series is next

  20. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Got your Email, Mac, It will go out Tuesday… I’ll send the tracking # then. It will be FedEx, proably 4-5 working days. You’ll love it. Congratulations..
    OK, more players:
    Rowand: the big hug he gave Buster today was a heart tugger. From the new face of the franchise to 25th guy. Quite the come down, seems he’s handled it with class.
    Nate/Travis: addressed it the other day. Became top notch role players.
    Guillen: Yeah, he’s not been what they hoped. But his slam is one of the defining bombs of the year. A memory to share with his grandkids…
    More to come, like it or not..

  21. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    hahhahaha, ted I’m not sure if that fits the specifications of the Haiku rules since you didn’t go 5/7/5. BUt dude, at THE Flap there are no rules so as it stands, you’re winning the Haiku *contest*. let’s see if anyone else enters. Pawlie usually blows this shit out of the water……

  22. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Ok, here goes……

    “Doubt. Posey. Pat. Thong.
    One hundred sixty two games.
    Torture. Then. Rapture…….”
    I know I stole some of this from an earlier post but I was flipping steaks and thought I’d get my Haiku in tonight. Nothing like a good Haiku……..

  23. stixwiz said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    What a joyful time to be a Giants fan. Even for those of little faith. Those of us who predicted a Championship team way back in midwinter caught quite a bit of scoffing. Somebody even dubbed me “UberPolly” for my 94-68 prediction. Okay, so it was a couple games over the top ~ maybe minus the one that ump Cuzzo It stole from the Giants on Ishi’s slide against the Mutts. So i was a game off way back in the day and someone on the Flap probably nailed the 92-70. Kudos to him.

    Kudos to all of us who stood by our guns from the beginning. It’s doubtful there were many true believers on the Splash or at Extra Baggs. To those of you who persevered, hosannas and props.

    Today the Giants finally nailed their greatest nemesis, the Padres. In a postgame interview Adrian Gonzalez graciously congratulated SF, describing them as a very good team, amongst other accolades. Spoken like a real gentleman. After finally besting the Dagos ~ in game 162, no less, this team is ready for anyone. And i mean anyone.

    Imagine for a minute that you’re Bobby Cox and your first two games in the NLDS are at an address of #24 Willie Mays Plaza and your hitters get to face Tim Lincecum followed by Matt Cain. After that nice little airing of the bats its home to Hotlanta to come up against the man with the lowest Batting Average Against in all of Baseball, today’s Western Division championship winner, Jonathan “Drrrrrrrty” Sanchez. Talk about triple threats! Should the Braves eke out a victory against that trio and be able to play a second game at home, my guess is that they would be looking at a 21 year old Tarheel who has maintained an ERA just over 3.00 in his first ML season.

    No, it doesn’t look easy for the Giants postseason opponents. Many teams have a good starter or two, but hope like hell they have a monster lead before the other side gets to their Bullpen. Philadelphia kinda comes to mind and so do the Yankees. Up against the Giants they will be facing a relief corps with 24 innings pitched over the past six games. That pen has given up exactly ZERO earned runs over that stretch. Yes, you read that right. Giants relievers are positively FILTHY! If its the 9th inning, the man on the mound is Brian Wilson, sporting the highest number of saves in MLB this year and an ERA below 2.0.

    Oh, and the Giants lineup does have a bit of pop. Facing starting pitchers who do not regularly toil in the NL West, Giants hitters bring enough to the plate to match up with most teams. This afternoon against tough Padres reliever Luke Gregorson, SF’s ROY candidate BusterOpen Posey clocked his 18th big fly of the year for the team’s 162nd in game 162. Coincidence? Nope. The gods of baseball are smiling on the Golden Gate and on the Halloween Machine.

  24. unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Well, I was never more happy to lose a cumputer in my life.

    Hell of an effort. I ll read the posts later, and some one probably said this,. but how cool is it that Sanchez, and his prediction earlier in the season, and Latos, with his whining about not his OWN team’s #3 and #5 midseason acquires, but ours, end up on the last day facing each other.

    Sweetness and redemption all rolled into one . . .

    What a ride!!!!!

    Atl doesn’t stand a chance.

  25. zumarust said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Not that matters, but when Aurelia was wanting to take a little credit on the postgame show for having an infuence on the team this year, because he played with them last year, who was he actually talking about?
    Huff? No
    Franchez? Doubtful
    Uribe, a guy who was a World Series winner, doubtful
    Pablo? Pablo had a worse year this year than last year.
    Burrell? No
    Torres? Possibly. The most likely candidate.
    Guillen? No
    Posey? In the month he was called up last year? Seems doubtful, but possible.
    The pitching staff? Seems doubtful.
    It just seemed like Aurelia made a statement that people would accept casually, but doesn’t hold up that well on closer inspection.

    • zumarust said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      I guess it’s possible he had more influence on the pitching staff then I would think, as someone offering encouragement, and the occasional veteran’s advice.

  26. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    If it’s 11 pitchers:

    Then the toughie: Ray and either Zits or Bumgarner. Or both starters. I now think they’ll carry MadBum AND Zits. Bum is up in the pen if Zito goes to a 3 ball count. I just don’t see them going to a 3 man. Tim and Matt would both have to go on 3 days if it went 5. It’s a dilemma: Bum’s inning count, Zito’s ineffectiveness and contract, it would take major guts to leave Zito off.Real difficult decision.

    • zumarust said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      Can they justify keeping Rowand instead of Ross? Ross is more versatile.

  27. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Shit, I knew I forgot somebody. Ross has to be on it… I’d probably cut Guillen loose.

    • zumarust said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      I agree that Guillen didn’t earn a post-season spot. I’d give Rowand the slight edge over Guillen just because Rowand can play good defensive centerfield if needed as a defensive replacement, and I like his chances of getting a pinch-hit as much as Guillens.
      If the Giants keep Guillen on the roster, and start him in some playoff games, it would be my only serious disagreement with them.

      • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

        I just don’t see them leaving Eli off. If they did, Guillen makes it. They just don’t seem like they consider Panda an option behind the plate if Buster is hurt. It’s a bummer because Vern and Vera’s boy is a wasted spot.

    • wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm


      • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

        He will absolutely be on it, IMO.

      • wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm

        if he’s there rent isn’t

    • delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      I know they won’t, but why have Whitey? The ONLY way he plays is if Buster literally dies.
      Whitey is nothing more than an insurance policy. If we have to collect on that policy, we’ll all be dead.
      No Whitey.
      And NO goddamn Zitshit.

  28. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    leather, dirt, maple
    hearts pound–anticipation
    October baseball

  29. zumarust said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Just watched the Giants game highlights on ESPN. I tell ya- on the final out, Buster’s leap out of the crouch, and sprint to the mound is one of the great visual moments in SF Giants history. It’s pure joy of victory.

  30. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    No Whitey. And who’s starting for the Braves in Game 1, I’ve seen both Hanson and Lowe.

    I say go with a 3-man rotation (but they won’t) Tim-Horse-Dirty. If they go with a 4-man, I’d add Bum, but they’ll add Zitshit and I’ll blast both Sabean and Bochy till the cows come home. Fuck him and his unicorns. No Zitshit.

  31. wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    fellas, keep in mind the 25 will change from series to series… the match ups dictate that…for example, no need for a lh ph in the 9th against wagner for atl…

    • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Might be the best thought you’ve had this year.

      • wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

        dont rty to irritate you jealous fuck….im wrong about as often as you admit when you are…

      • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

        Now, now. If you’re right, you still have the wrong guy out. Guillen would replace Travis. Nate is used for defense more, he can run a bit, and has a good history against Lhers if need be.

      • wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm

        and i was responding to your 25…not mine …er thiers

      • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm

        It’s not my 25, it’s what I think they’ll do. As I said though, you had a decent thought. But Guillen would not replace Sherholtz. Nate is on for the reasons I patiently outlined.

    • delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      I’m not worried about Wagner as much as I am about Johnny Venters. Lefties have NONE chance vs his wicked shit. Maybe no Shitholtz or Ishi. I could see them going right-handed heavy with Rowand and Guillen.

      When are rosters due?

      NO Whitey.

      • wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

        you got that right 2 lhp strentgh in atl pen…Guillen will be on the 25 v atl

  32. Flavor said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    No way Guillen is on the PS roster. They danced their way through that mine field, he didn’t work out and no one blew up. I guess that’s a victory. Bye bye Guillen.

  33. blade3colorado said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Until raised to Heaven
    I’ll go to fields of green
    Carrying my glove.

  34. unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Bozo, you musta missed Timmy dropping an f-bomb with Amy G right after the game.

    Classic. It wasn’t the Will Clark fingernails-on-a-chalkboard screech, but he snuck it in right at the end.

    And leave it to Rich Aurilia to take credit where none was due when he said he was an influence on the young kids on the team. Are you fucking serious Richie boy? I’m thinking, uh who?

    I threw up in my mouth when I saw where he was heading with that little speech.

  35. unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Bobby and Buster
    The Giants win the pennant!!!
    Two thousand one oh

  36. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Zito has very good career numbers vs Atlanta. 3-1 (2.45) 33 IP just 21 hits allowed.
    But as we all know, that means absolutely NOTHING now. If he starts Game 4 I’ll be fantasizing about Jane Fonda.
    NO Whitey.

  37. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “Just seeing their faces, it looks like a bunch of 12-year-old kids at the Little League World Series,” said Buster Posey, a 23-year-old rookie who helped lead the playoff charge in his first full season. “How often are you going to see 32-, 33-year-old men with these types of expressions on their faces?
    “It just doesn’t happen.”

    Buster was expressing genuine satisfaction for the vets first and foremost. Even seemed to revel in their joy before his own. Re realizes the time and effort put forth by the Huffster, little runt and others. Pretty good stuff coming from our own star. The kid just gets it, and has it.

    • xootsuit said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      You see the interview with Posey after the game? Pinhead reporter: “Did this last series prepare you for the playoffs?” Posey: “This last MONTH prepared us for the playoffs.”

  38. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    The problem guys are Eli because he’s worthless, Bumgarner because he’s already at 35% over last year’s innings, Zito because they’d have to kill him, Rent( health), and then Guillen. WSW is probably right that they keep him for Venters/Wagner but he would not replace Nate. Nate is a lock. I guess it could be Rowand but I doubt it. Travis or Rent ( if his whatever is acting up)probably.

  39. ewisco said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I have to say, the “zito because they’d have to kill him” was worth a chuckle.

  40. wswinb4igo said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Rent’ health is the ?…they have a few days to figure the 25. As I’ve always said, I have more faith in what the staff does, than any of the “predictions” that so many here love to make.

    • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Well, they usually do about what I think they will. Rent’s health is always a question lately.
      Good stance though-if you never make a call, you’re never wrong.

    • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      “Rent’ health is the ?…”
      Not what I said, anyway. It’s *a* question mark.

  41. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    OK, I need to get up early- predictions, calls, guesses.. it’s what fans always discuss and throw back and forth.What kind of fucking moron disrespects a tradition as old as the game itself?

  42. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    *I* would leave Rent off the roster regardless of health. My BFFF (best fat friend forever) Orson, Juan-Gone and the little runt start every game regardless of match ups. Braves starters are all right-handers, no? Hanson, Hudson, Lowe and Kawakami. No relation to Tim from the Merc.

    That allows Orson to bat lefty every time. He’s been taking some very good swings lately from the port side. And as much as we all (most) dog the little runt, he *should* start every game as well. Even vs. all the right-handers. Fontenot is the lone b/u for middle infield.

    Jesus, ex-mayor Willie Brown is horrible on this Niner post-game. I’m talking Bill Walton HORRIBLE. And speaking of horrible commentary, Dick Stockton will be broadcasting our game(s) Thursday. Did you catch him this morning for the Niner/Falcons? Holy Mother of Pearl. Stick a fork in Dick. That’s my 2 cents for now.

    Oh yeah, NO Whitey and our lineup sucks.

  43. delmardennis said, on October 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    2 more cents. I’m not advocating it, nor am I particularly gonna like it, but Jose Guillen will not only be on the roster, but will start Thursday night in RF and bat 7th.

    Got to have sumthin’ to bitch and moan about. Wouldn’t be right if we didn’t.
    Our lineup sucks. WTF is Bochy thinking starting Guillen in RF?

    NO Whitey.

    • Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

      Maybe it’s just you and me tonight, Dennis. What a fucking pair. Can’t sleep and I forgot how much shit I ‘ve taken. A lot of Norco, temazepan.. others.
      Enough that Rowand in ceneter, Torres in right is sounding pretty good.

      • delmardennis said, on October 4, 2010 at 12:30 am

        Rowand in center? Please cut back on you milligrams. Rowand in center is definitely not what the doctor ordered. 🙂

  44. snarkk said, on October 3, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Well done, lads. Well done…

  45. Michael said, on October 3, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    OK, and Snarkk.

    • delmardennis said, on October 4, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Can’t sleep either, TF. This team has really got me excited. Not the usual kind, it’s different. I really feel a connection to the guys. I like ’em. There’s an obligation for rooting for the team, but when you add the individuals, it just makes it special.

      I’m listening to the midnight replay right now on KNBR. I can’t get enough. I’m getting that feeling. You know the one where you just know. You just know. It’s a great feeling.

  46. wswinb4igo said, on October 4, 2010 at 12:46 am

    all right you owls…im listening to the replay with knbr online…and michael i meant to say, i never feel the need to gloat, by predicting or whatever. I do gloat and bask today with the 2010 Giants WTFN.

  47. delmardennis said, on October 4, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I still can’t get over the tremendous bullpen performances today, yesterday, past week, month, etc..etc…I kept crying at the deadline, “we need another arm, we need another arm.” Well, when we acquired Lopez and Ramirez, my first reaction was, “who, what, who?” I thought we basically just got two arms, a LOOGY and Sox reject. Who fucking knew? Lopez is the LOOGY extraordinaire. And Ramirez has the goods. Our pen is locked and loaded each and every goddamn day. The ERAs of the guys we used to close the door today was…
    2.18 and

    Fear the goddamn beard is right.

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