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Thank you. I love my team.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 1, 2010

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  1. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I am honored to be the first (or the last) to Comment on this immortal video: a humane and warm tribute to our beloved and immortal heroes, true warriors; and to the long and sweet-tortured — and now redeemed — fierce loyalty of Black and Orange Nation. Our hearts are now bursting with wild joy — and our hearts will never again be quite empty (or hungry) quite the way they were. Ever. Again.

  2. Flavor said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm


  3. Giant Head said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    No coincidence that the birth of the Flap leads immediately to a World Championship!

    Where were you 10 years ago Flav? Well done and I am really speechless…Go Giants!

    Some golf tomorrow, some boozing and cigars heading to a wipeout on election day, life does not get any sweeter in a 48 hour period!

  4. ferrethead said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    0:36 – Full count (unh)

    Love it, thanks for sharing this slice of oh-so-good life!

  5. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Just got a sweet and surprising call from a fellow who, with his wife, I waited in line at the knothole with [too many prepositions?] for Game 1. Nice! We ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN REVELRY.

  6. stixwiz said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Drove over to my buddy’s house for a second night of watching the Series. As i entered the driveway, the ELO tape in my ’91 F-150 segued into “Hold on to Your Dream”. Took it as another sign, a good one. Been 56 years since the Giants were World Champs. Fifty-Six happens to be my magic number. The stars were all in alignment. Timmy, RentMAN and the TEAM brought it home from deep in the Heart of Texas.

    This one is totally ETCHED into the memory glands. Wherever he is Huff the Magic Dragon’s dad is smiling. So is my mom’s old classmate Wes Westrum. So is my old schoolmate (two classes younger) Mike Sadek, a Giant from the non-glory days. So is my late dad, whom the neighborhood kids called “Scoreboard”. So is Twinfan’s late father, Ray Scott, whom my dad listened to regularly when he was the voice of the Twins. Presumably, Mike is still around somewhere in NorCal, but the rest of them are partying it up elsewhere.

    Oh, to be in The City tonight. Or to see that parade up Market Street. But i can sure FEEL the vibe from 2,000 miles away.


  7. xootsuit said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Okay, I’ll repost a bit:

    When Wilson blew that last pitch past Cruz, my 13 year old son came running across the room screaming, arms wide, like some sort of supercharged Posey headed for the mound. What could I do? I caught him in mid-air and and hugged him. Few moments later my older son called.

    The Giants are the Champs.

    • delmardennis said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      Sounds like you raised a couple of nice young Giants fans there, counselor.
      Judgement for the plaintiff; fans for life.

    • xootsuit said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      We’re all winners tonight.

  8. Giant Head said, on November 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    And can you believe Bochy and Renteria????

    Without question the two most vilified Giants heading into the season…I thought back in August that Renteria and Rowand would have huge moments, but who could have expected this from Renteria???

    I did not think we would win today…the greatest pitching staff in the last 30 years!

  9. stixwiz said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you, Craig, for this wonderful experience of ONE FLAP DOWN and the great times we have all had together cheering on this team. As Twinfan’s designated Uber Polly, i had this feeling from back at the beginning of the year, but never dared open up about it. Did project back in January that the Giants would make the Post-Season.

    Flavor, i’ll be contacting you at your e-mail addy sometime soon regarding a certain as yet unfinished prize which i had promised myself you would win if the team brought home the big one. Think you might like it. Name of the piece is One Flap Down. Congratulations.

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

      thanks Stix, I can’t wait to see it..

  10. JBat said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    What a season. The San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions. I am so happy.

  11. delmardennis said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Flav, thanks to you, and thanks to one and all here on the Flap for making this season one for the books. I’m numb, I’m completely numb at the moment. I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. Bruce Bochy just told Jaymee Sire he feels numb as well. I know how ya feel skip. I know how ya feel.

    Thanks skipper, and thanks thanks to you all. I just heard Flem’s call of Rent’s HR.
    He had a Peter Brady voice change moment when he said it’s “gaaaaawnnnn.” You guys gotta check it out. It’s a winner. Goddamn. We won. We really, really, won. Let’s start the parade!

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm


      • delmardennis said, on November 1, 2010 at 11:14 pm

        Pawlie, you really and truly are the best. You made me have to look up another word.
        Archaic adverbs, what will you think of next?

  12. Macdog said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you too, Craig. It’s been over an hour and I’m still shaking with joy, speechless and ecstatic all at the same time. I may not sleep tonight and don’t really care. Congratulations to every one of the great Giants fans here. What a special team. Long-suffering no more: World Series champions!

  13. ferrethead said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Now, if I can only get Wednesday off…fingers crossed!

  14. freshtodef80 said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    We are the Champions!!!

  15. TedSpe said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Flav spares no expense.
    Obviously hired Scorsese for those final moments brilliant.
    But was has been brilliant and, frankly awesome, is…
    The Flap
    Let us take a moment to thank Big Flavor/Craig for the existence of the Flap and his ongoing brilliance in creating a venue that created a forum of true fans, and some not so true, to endure what used to be called torture.
    Think about what Craig did. Every fucking single day Flav/Craig wrote a brilliant intro. A subject smattering of thoughtful thoughts, humorous humors and intriguing intrigues….and remember
    Big Flavor kept us all focused. This was not easy and at times, not fun. But he endured. He held up. And thanks to his efforts, here we all are.

    In prison being anally raped…wait, that’s not right!

    No, seriously, Craig, oneflapdown77.com has been an oasis. I have learned more about baseball and laughed more than I have the right to. There’s been ups and downs but I’m a believer in karma and cosmic energy. The Giants suffered the curse of Candlestick until Craig/Big Flavor created this blog.
    He broke this curse. He brought us all together. With the power of the Flap, the Giants broke through that barrier.

    I truly believe that. Then again, I’m sort of a space case but I want to thank you all for your cosmic/karmik power to allow the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS to have and hold their first World Series.

    And I truly believe, in a spiritual way, this is because of 4 things. Good Flappers, good karma, good baseball and NO Whitey!!!!

    (BTW, Vern and Vera are still waiting for a cab outside Citizens Bank Park. Anyone wanna lend a hand?)

    Goodnight ladies and gentlemen (…not tonight)

  16. twinfan said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Good night to all. I’m going to watch it again, and maybe once more after that… after I check on Myers…

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      sweet dreams…is this for real? is it?

    • TedSpe said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      BU pu pu
      BU pu pu
      BU pu pu
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      BU pu pu
      BU pu pu

  17. twinfan said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Lee paid for his pricklishness: he did not want to pitch around Edgar.. give McCarver credit: he ragged on it from the get go. McCarver’s best inning ever maybe…

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm

      yeah, either Lee or Washington: their hubris sunk them; classic

  18. Sportdude said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I echo every word Te said.

    Just watched your video. I started laughing and laughing at the pure joy of it all. Thanks for letting us all get together..

    The Flap made it all the sweeter for this SoCal Giants fan..

  19. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Got this on-the-scene poetic rendition from my friend PeterMac:

    Down here at North Beach’s North Beach Hotel,
    near the intersection of Broadway & Columbus —
    where porn and Beatnik interact w/ I Chinq and I-Tie —
    the orange-tipped Transamerica pyramid spears the sky,
    Venus (or Mars?) aligns atop, and the orangey Coit Tower
    stands proud, erect, as around vehicle horns blare and human
    fanatics shout, claiming WE DID IT.

  20. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Don’t know if this link will work; from the WashPost. Nice job. The writer actually watched our team a few times:


  21. xootsuit said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Believe it or not, I’m working tonight, getting ready for a big day tomorrow. Had to cut back on the celebratory beverages. But I intend to bring my black and orange SF cofee cup with me tomorrow; I’ll sip water from it during the proceedings. I’m sure I’ll kick ass. I’m sure all of you flappers will do just as well in your lives tomorrow too. What a season!

  22. stixwiz said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Twin: McCarver definitely got it. It occurred to me too at the time. Why pitch to RentMan, one of baseball’s great clutch hitters with two outs and Row-Row on deck. It was Lee’s hyped-up pride that did him in. Fitting, in a way, for the Ace of Texas.

    Ted: Yes, it was cosmic, Karmic and written in the stars. 56 years. One of long, agonizing and torture-filled years. But Kuiper grabbed the torture theme like a Russian Thistle and made “Giants Baseball = Torture” a reverse-psychology theme for this team. Bruce Bochy did his bit with the “Castoffs and Misfits”. Bunch of us Flappers hit on the concept of a bunch of characters creating team character. And it all morphed into a team like none other the Giants have ever known, a team that truly became a team, a team like the Three Musketeers: “All for one and one for all.”

    Indeed. We are the Champions, my friends of the Flap and of the entire Giants nation, whether Bay Area denizens; Friscojoe in Texas; Pawlie in upstate New York; Blade in Colorado; Paul in Asia; EddAcker in England; those faithful old New York Giants fans from the Big Apple; or anywhere on the planet who have longed for another Black and Orange October and a World Champion Halloween Machine.

    With the most wins in MLB history and with more Hall of Famers than any other team; the Giants of 2010 have added some more notches to their glorious history with their 19th NL Pennant and sixth World Championship as their Series MVP Edgar Renteria joined the company of three Yankees immortals, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra with his second World Series game-winning hit.

    This season, this post-season and this World Series victory is not the end. It is the beginning of a Giants Dynasty based on the most dominant pitching staff the game has seen in more than a generation. There’s a new Big Dog in town. Colors are Black and Orange.

  23. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    NYTimes.com has a very good slide show [only 11 images] of Giants championship history. Love history and baseball? Check it out.

    You’re right. It is 1:14 a.m. and I am awake. Got a problem with that?

  24. ewisco said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    i’m just now starting to come down. the boys and i went busting out onto the street and just howled.

    bless the flappers (and the splashers).

    the giants are the world series champions.

    i burst into tears when i first said that (surprised the boys! heck, it surprised the shit out of me).

  25. snarkk said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    San Francisco Giants. World Series Champions. I’ve been waiting to say that for over 45 years. It looks and sounds even better than I ever imagined. I called my best friend since we were in second grade. Giants fans together. He saw my number on his phone. He picked up the receiver and greeted: “Fucking Giants – World Series Champpppppppsss!” Priceless…

  26. mrmrbill said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    anybody got an update on the game? I’ve been working late.

  27. snarkk said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    My wife is in Texas right now near Austin. Here mom has been very ill in the hospital for over a week. I called her after the win, and she congratulated me, knowing how much the Giants mean. I told her, “next to our wedding, this may be the happiest day of my life”. She said, “Oh really?” Then I said, “we better make this call short, because if it goes too long, I might reverse the order”…

    • delmardennis said, on November 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      That was such a good line by Snarkk, it deserves a real, gay-ass smiley face front and center. 😀

  28. mrmrbill said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    gay ass smilie face, here.

  29. mrmrbill said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Can’t believe how Lince’ was even fooling Molina on 3rd strike swinging … after he’d been catching him for 3 yrs. Amazing fireworks display tonight — the glove kind, not bottle rockets.

  30. mrmrbill said, on November 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    The real losers were the Faux announcers. Rangers at least managed second place. (those Buck and McCarvemyheartoutifIhearhimAgain guys really played baseball? Really??!!

  31. EdGdsnInExile said, on November 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I can’t even begin to know how the players must feel–I know I am emotionally and physically exhausted.

    Since I can’t verbalize it to them, I will say it here before my friends in Giants-dom: Dad, Grandpa, they won! They won!

  32. World Spinner said, on November 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you. I love my team. « THE San Francisco Giants Blog…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  33. delmardennis said, on November 2, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Hey, guess what? I’m watching the CSN World Series Special rerun for the fifth time now and the Huffster still looks good in his black spandex shorts, and his black knee-high spandex socks. Some rednecks just wear it well I guess.

    How bout them Giants!

  34. zumarust said, on November 2, 2010 at 12:57 am

    The World Champion San Francisco Giants.
    I’m still trying to absorb that. That’s going to take some time to sink in.

  35. mrmrbill said, on November 2, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Can’t believe I lost my Twin-ster computer bet on 20 runs — that got shut down in two games. Congrats to whoever won it. Gave it my best math. 🙂

  36. zumarust said, on November 2, 2010 at 1:11 am

    How dominant is our pitching? Josh Hamilton, 2-20.

  37. zumarust said, on November 2, 2010 at 1:32 am

    There’s a lot of feelings that would take a long time to express. But I’m too exhausted to say any of it. And yet I can’t sleep, and I’m watching MLB network still. I can’t get enough of it.

  38. eddacker2 said, on November 2, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I thought the Yankies were the best team in baseball

  39. xootsuit said, on November 2, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Anybody still wondering about how Willie Mays is doing, this article from the Chronicle offers some reassurance:

    Lot of stars in the sky this morning. Looks like a beautiful day ahead. The Giants are the Champs!

  40. Bozo said, on November 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Woke up this morning on the North East coast of North Carolina and the SF Giants were still the World Champions. Went back and watched the highlights and started tearing up all over again.
    Thank you Flav, thank you Flappers and most of all, thank you the 2010 World Champion San Francisco GIANTS.

  41. 3bagger said, on November 2, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Fantastic Craig. I think you’re goofy laugh after strike three will live in my memory along with game 5. Thanks for sharing and keeping this blog going the way you did. You’re the MVP for a lot of us flappers.

  42. bigSarge said, on November 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Like I’m sure many of you did, I had to check the interwebs again when I woke up this morning to make sure this wasn’t some cruel, sick joke. It’s not! The San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions! Getting teary eyed again just typing this.

  43. slo_roll said, on November 2, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Just some personal ramblings about this team. To me it seemed like they started jelling last year when with that crap offense they made a run at the PS with mainly pitching and determination. I liked that about the team and I remember spending many a night blogging over at bagg’s site trying to defend against the hate against Sabean, Bochy, Renteria, Rowand, Zito, Franchez, Benji, well the list goes on.

    And I remember wandering over to the splash at the end of the year and reading one of Micheal’s great essays on what it meant to be a fan— feeling bad for your hero’s when they failed not hating them because of that failure. Well that rang so true to me. As they have scaled the heights, we the fans who wallowed in the failure with them, now can rejoice in the success with them. You guys are deserving of that.

    Bozo where you from? I’m living down by Carolina Beach

  44. Ih1978 said, on November 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Anyone read Jeff Passan on Yahoo MLB. This fucker has written hateful, shitty articles about the Giants for years. Even his article on their WS win is laced with digs against this team. What’s his fucking problem?

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