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Best. Game. Ever.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 21, 2010

ROY with 4 hits……….Rowand’s throw……Posey’s catch…..Panda double…..A lead……A lost lead……A lead…..A lost lead……Uribe….it doesn’t sound so hot when I write it like that but my God, what a game. And Pablo at 2nd base, clapping so hard I thought his hands might shatter, had me fighting back tears as I thought about the season he’s endured. As far as I’m concerned, that single at bat shed him of his burdensome nickname, “Pablo Strands’em-all”…..

There’s a perfect symmetry to the date “10/20/10”. And from the beginning to the end, that’s what this game felt like. For every perfect thing that happened last night there was an imperfect thing that happened. But the end result was this: I don’t need to ever watch that game again. Every play is burned into my brain. My memory. My soul. It was the absolute blend of glory and destiny. I can’t stop shaking me head and smiling…….


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  1. Bozo said, on October 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Beach Blanket is a JINX. 89 – now. It used to be Val Diamond but now I’m sure it’s the stupid fucking hats. If I still lived in SF I would disrupt every play by singing GBA while they do their crap. I swear to fucking god McGowan (and yes he is still involved), you jinx our team every time you bring that tired act on the field. Hey Steve Silver, FUCK YOU. Now we need to get Dirty in Philly and Silver please keep your bitches away from our field.

    • zumarust said, on October 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      Man, that’s rough, Bozo. Beach Blanket is a good show.

      • Bozo said, on October 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

        Zum – They have jinxed us every time that brought those fucks out. At least this time there wasn’t an earthquake.

  2. twinfan said, on October 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Well, they better get to the series-I have a Gamer planned for that one, what else? Quad, monster graphics card, all that..

  3. twinfan said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Hell, I’ll do the system regardless- it WILL be the Giants but even if it weren’t we need a World Series contest. I’ll work out the details later. But it wil be an AMD quad CPU, 4 gigs RAM, 1 Tera Hdrive, high end graphics, etc. Not an HTPC..for serious graphics apps, gaming, etc.

  4. TedSpe said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    My last post cracked me up. So I’ll repeat it:

    In the words of the town drunk in BLAZING SADDLES:
    “REVFROM!! I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin’ bushwackin’, hornswagglin’ cracker croaker Philly is gonna rouin me bishen cutter. REVFROM. Dang nabbitt freefoolin’ game 7 ishish musht be…REVFROM”

    And TedSpe says….Who can argue with that?

    • zumarust said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      That’s some genuine frontier gibberish!

    • delmardennis said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      “I think we’re all indebt to Gabby Johnson for stating what needed to be said. I am particulary glad that these lovely children are here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed the courage little seen in this day and age.”


  5. shaman_138 said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    That was vagic inside. What a shitty game…..we knew this would happen, though. Total motherfucking torture. Game 6 is so pivotal. And now we have to watch those stupid ass white towels again. Ugh

    • TedSpe said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm


    • shaman_138 said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      I guess “vagic” is a poor choice of a word but I’m still pissed off about this game. Fat boy needs to be benched. Period.

  6. twinfan said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I’m well past being upset with whatever happens. These guys have given us a season to cherish. Two great matchups in Philly- bring it on.

    • shaman_138 said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

      It only gets better after this season, IMO. As badly as I want the WS this year and as heartbroken as I’ll be if we somehow lose this thing to PHI, I still won money on the Braves series, this has been a hell of a season, and we’ll be contenders for awhile. Things are just going to get better for the Giants for at least a few more years.

  7. snarkk said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Pablo absolutely has to get in shape over the off season. If he doesn’t, they should start him in Fresno and make him sweat. Watching him stab step with those chafing thighs going backwards towards 3rd was not a thing of beauty. Last night was fun seeing him get a hit with RISP, but he just looks like the damn Michelin man out there…

  8. shaman_138 said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    And give credit where it’s due to PHI for being on top of their game tonight. There’s a reason why they’re two time NL champs and right back in the hunt for a reason. Also, give credit to the idiot transgender fraud for staying away from the Splash tonight because I was ready to go off on “it” if “it” showed up with the usual bullshit sob stories.

  9. zumarust said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Pablo gets a bit of a rough deal, in a way. He came up through the Giants system as a catcher, and was asked to play third and first, out of necessity. Maybe they need to look to trade him in the off-season to somewhere he could play catcher. His numbers on offense would be good for a catcher. I don’t know if he’ll ever hit .300 again, but he could be a solid .270- hitting catcher.

  10. TedSpe said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:48 pm


  11. delmardennis said, on October 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Defensive miscues aside, the one simple fact remains: our lineup sucks Daffy Duck’s dick. We avg. exactly 3 runs/gm in the postseason in 9 gms. It doesn’t matter if it’s been Lowe, Hamels, Oswalt, Doc Halladay or Elmer fucking Fudd–we can’t hit.

    And God do I ever hate losing. Last night I couldn’t get enough of the postgames, both TV and radio. Tonight? I didn’t wanna hear. Reruns of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” were watched in hopes of easing the pain–no such luck. I still ain’t laughing. There’s nothing phucking phunny about losing to the Phucking Phillies.

    • TedSpe said, on October 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      Nice use of the “ph”

  12. TedSpe said, on October 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I say these small thoughts as a coda for the evening.
    In order of importance.
    Michael/twinfan: REVROM!!
    Giants: REVROM!!
    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  13. xootsuit said, on October 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    No Panda hats tomorrow, I suppose. But don’t so cursorily write off the big kid. That double last night was classic Panda pop. He hasn’t played regularly in quite a while. His D at 3B, never perfect, is rusty now. Still, he’s capable of delivering the big hit and the big play. He could do a lot more of both if he weren’t so big. That’s an issue for later. For now, he still needs to play against RH pitchers.

  14. Sportdude said, on October 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Go Panda! pinch hit Rent in 8th when we need a single, and leave the hackers on the bench. NOT WORRIED. We have done this all year, and we will win tomorrow and start WS with Cain…

  15. twinfan said, on October 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    This has been quite a week. Good night to all and thanks to all. Love has many permutations…

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