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Who do you think is MOST Thankful this Morning?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 25, 2010

I’m trying to imagine what it would look like if every Giant woke up at the exact same time this morning. Which one of them would be most thankful for what has happened to them in the last year? It’s probably Huff–the guy with no job last Winter takes what amounted to a standard veteran one year deal— just a flier really, see if he’s got anything left in the tank, see if he’s marginally better than whoever-the-Hell else Bochy had to plug in there. And then BOOM! Dude has a monster year, gets his best bud from college to join him in a WORLD SERIES WIN—-has a kid. Gets 22 million. For a guy like Huff, I have to believe that at this point in his career he is quite aware of what that money means to the rest of his life. Contrast that with Jeter who is ignoring the 3 year/45 million dollar offer the Yankees put on the table….

Anyway, it’s probably Huff but how about Andres Torres? This dude HAD NOTHING. No leverage. No playing time. He barely had a job. After he started the season 1 for 16 or whatever it was he was probably another strikeout or two away from being banished to AAA to party it up with The Bowker Gang. And yet he starts hitting, becomes the catalyst of the team, wins a World Series ring; at age 32 having done literally nothing at all in his MLB career before last year.

How about Cody Ross? That guy HAS to be waking up thankful this morning. Toiling away in Florida, no one outside that fan base barely knew his name and then BAM! He’s getting interview by national media, fans are screaming his name, he’s dumping champagne on Tim Lincecum and he, too, finds a World Series ring in the most unlikely of seasons……

Edgar Renteria? In August I wonder how many dreams Edgar had about being the World Series MVP in 2010. If he did, he probably just half-chuckled to himself as he drifted back to sleep…….

There are others, obviously. But those are the 4 that came to me first. I know one thing, I’m thankful. I’ll never spend one second doing anything other than honoring this ring that I spent literally my entire life wanting. Our fan base is so proud right now, so happy, and so deservingly thankful. I bask, we bask, in the eternity of  The 2010 Baseball Season. It’s a supernova that never fades.  Happy Thanksgiving, Flappers……

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  1. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I’m reposting this frm Room B. Hope it works for you.
    “Baszm probably would like to inform you that you’ve won something… you haven’t. I figgered this is as good a day as any to remind you about E-Mail scams, malware, and such. Malware in particular has become more and more sophisticated and harder to detect, practicaly none of the antivirus programs work against these. I’m not sure if my licecnse for the paid version of Malwarebytes will work for you, I think it will-I’ve installed it on dozens of systems. This is the best program out there. Download it here:


    After you’ve installed, choose the option to update and launch. Don’t scan yet. Go to “Protection” and choose the register option. Enter this :

    ID: 7UQ68-G38MB
    Key: 9FPQ-BMR0-R0MU-XP86

    Then enable “protection mode”. It will actively monitor for malicious websites. Give it a try, let me know if you are able to register it using my key. ( It’s not pirated, I bought it, don’t know of limitations. As I said, I’ve used it on many units)…”

    • blade3colorado said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

      Mike, I will check when I get home, but am almost positive that you added this to my system (along with a free anti-virus program – I forgot the name of it . . . I added my Norton Anti-Virus protection along with the one you installed, since I recently paid for the annual subscription update).

      On my old system, I was using the “free” Malwarebytes program and it was good, but you had to remember to do it manually versus your enhanced version which as you pointed out, actively monitors your system for malware.

      • twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

        If you have Norton installed, you should uninstall the antivirus I put on. With malware protection, the more the merrier but one antivirus is all you should have. The can cause each other problems..

  2. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I took a look at Uribe’s numbers and came away with this: they MUST sign him. It’s simple: he loves hitting at ATT, it’s a perfect fit for him. Home in 2009:
    .346 BA .967 OPS Away: .241 .701
    Home 2010: .280 .813 Away: .215 .685
    Career he now has played the equivalent of a full season at ATT. He’s hit better here than even at Coors when it was a TOTAL launching pad, and better than he did in Chicago. His ATT total ( includes before he was on the team) :
    150 Games .285 BA 23 HR 74 RBI .817 OPS
    The term “perfect storm” is apropos here. We hear so much talk of this being a pitcher’s ballpark, it’s forgotten how RH power hitters can and do thrive here. Rowand, BTW, has always hit a high percentage of his HRs straight away and opposite field ( 61 of his 132 total 46 percent ), it was ( or should have been) predictable that he wouldn’t produce well here… Uribe, by comparison, has hit 53 of 151 35 percent straight away and opposite field…

  3. Dirtnrocksnreno said, on November 25, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Wasn’t Uribe’s only opposite field shot this year the one against Philly in the PS? Amazing. I really hope to see him back. If not that sucks but if he signs with LA dude is dead to me.

  4. stixwiz said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I’m thankful for the Flap and all the good companionship here. It’s a warm, homey place to come to this morning as the ground temp here in the Northwoods is an unexpected eight below zero, with an 18 mph NNW wind coming straight from the Canadian Arctic. Don’t wanna know the windshield factor.

    Most special thanks to you, Flav, for the incredible labor of love you have married yourself to in keeping this site going and even perking. Also thankful to Twin for the puter. Thankful, of course, for the team and the amazing and totally magical season they put together for us Giants fans everywhere. Yes, and i’m sure those four you cited, Craig, are Basking even more than most of their teammates and maybe as much as those of us who have been Giants fans for 50 years or more.

  5. Unca Chuck said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Happy Thanksgiving one and alll.

    Yes, still in bask mode. This one won’t go away. No matter what, 2010 will go down as something very special. Even from an outsoder’s pointot view. How can you not like this team? No superstars, no egos, no roid-rippled mashers, just a bunch of battle-tested vets, and young studs who bought into Bochy’s mix-and-match ever-changing lineups. Throw in a mostly home-grown lights-out pitching staff, and there you have it.


    • delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:46 am

      What do John Forsythe and Joan Collins have to do with the Giants?

      I don’t think they had any hits this year.

  6. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Flappers. Here’s wishing you and yours a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

    I’m gonna go with Javier Lopez as most thankful this morning. The dude started off the season in Pittsburgh and ended up on the World Series Champs. Getting outta Pittsburgh would be thanks enough, but our LOOGY got an extra special thankful bonus. And besides, I just like saying LOOGY. So our LOOGY is my guy to be thankful for, and I think our LOOGY is very thankful as well. LOOGY!

  7. SanDawg said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
    Special thanks to Flav for creating and running this awesome blog. Big time thanks also to Twin for his generosity. Not only do I (and several others) have a kick-ass computer (and now printer) thanks to Twin, but he took the time to call me a couple of times to help set it up.
    I too am very thankful for everyone I get to interact with on this blog and for this incredible season our team just provided us.

    Have a great day everyone…

  8. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

    TF, silly computer question. Is this a new version of Malwarebytes? I took your advice and bought it earlier in the year. Should I add this one as well?

    • twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:41 am

      The one you have is fine, just be sure to do the updates, they’re free.There’s a tab for that when you open the program..

  9. Dirtnrocksnreno said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I would have to go with Torres as the most thankful. Who can even remember their childhood dreams? Torres held on to his dream despite having it stepped on an run over by club after club. How did he react? He gripped it tighter and kept himself ready. Finally getting the shot he cashed in big time and burned the path to glory? I was down on the dude last year and the start of this year but seeing him succeed has been amazing.

    Personally I am thankful for many things. The Giants victory and The Flap are just a few.

    Happy Turkey Day Flappers.

  10. blade3colorado said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Flappers! As a few of you have noted, a special “gobble gobble” to Flav for setting up this site (I still unequivocally believe that some sort of “force” or collective “mind meld” via this site was instrumental in the Giants march to a World Series title AND NO ONE CAN PROVE THAT I AM WRONG ON THIS POINT). Also a big thank you to Twin with regard to the PC contests . . . As SanDawg pointed out, I will have many years of use out of the PC and Webcam I received via his contests.

    Most important, I am grateful for my family and friends . . . Old quotation about being thankful – “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Enjoy your day Flappers . . .

  11. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Andres woke up, stretched, and declared “It’s a bless”….
    he’s definitely the man I first think of when I contemplate this unlikely group and their magnificent season. I recall Spring Training last year, I was like most, I’m sure: why the hell are they keeping this 30+ minor league journeyman? It didn’t take long to see: the Little Giant can PLAY… early this year Craig and I had a running spat as he played against LHers ( for Bowker). Kinda funny that he ended up hitting RHers, not the lefties. All credit to Craig for finally realizing that I’m always right 😉 Anyway, is there a better story this year than Andres? And I’ve never ever enjoyed cliches as much as when he speaks them, he’s a joy. So, in the spirit that Torres would bring to it, I’m going all out 100 percent this afternoon. The bird has no shot…

  12. zumarust said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Great picks by everyone for most thankful. I would just add, in an odd way, how thankful Zito and Rowand might be. The weight of expectations and fan disappointment is off their shoulders. They contributed to a World Series championship for the SF Giants, and they will forever be a part of that.

  13. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

    OK- my only cheat was the pumpkin pie-I went with Mrs.Smith… got an organic Diestel turkey, yams, apple-sausage dressing, green beans with bacon and shallots, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, whole berry cranberry sauce. Pretty much totally traditional. We’ll eat at three…

    • Dirtnrocksnreno said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

      Nice looking bird Mike.

  14. snarkk said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I’m thankful for the WS win. I wanted it, yeah. I was one game at a time in the playoffs, but deep down, I wanted it badly. We all did, right? And we got it. The victory parade’s torrent of love and pride proved how badly this fan base wanted it, deserved it. From a group of dudes who individually in the MLB world, other than Timmy, Wilson, Cain, proabably aren’t worth much more than a bucket of turkey baste. But as a team, the “Magic Inside” really happened. In some ways, I still can’t believe it. A veritable lifetime of fan loyalty, with all the ups, downs, frustrations and torment we can all voice — wiped away in a fortnight of amazement. The whole post season now seems a blur, a surrealistic freight train of adrenalin, apprehension, and euphoria, perhaps like a climb to the top of Chomolungma in unexpectedly benign weather. The gods were with us, for once. The championship air up here is crystalline, fine, it smells deservedly sweet. I knew it would be. It’s even better than I ever imagined…

  15. freshtodef80 said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Flappers. I’m thankful for The World Champion San Francisco Giants.

  16. TedSpe said, on November 25, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I’m thankful that the vibes and karma of the Flap brought a championship to the San Francisco Giants.
    So in essence, I’m thankful for oneflapdown77.com and all the ridiculous, nutcased, loony, freakazoidial, committed, zanish, beautiful, ugly, smart, stoopid, grateful, selfish, marginal, titanic…FLAPPERS!!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving All!!!

  17. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Love this:

  18. ewisco said, on November 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Before I get buried in the details of having family over, I wanted to touch base (get it?) and wish all of the flappers a Happy Thanksgiving (look pawlie, capitals!). I’ve enjoyed my time here and


  19. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    A total bummer: last year I provided a link to a really neat Santa and his reindeer singing- Torme and others did the voices. That site is now dirty, it gets blocked as malicious by Malwarebytes. Disgusting… And I didn’t save it on my hard drive..

    • xootsuit said, on November 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      I remember that. The drifters version of white christmas. That was v cool

      • twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

        I thought Mel was in on it, too. Maybe I’m wrong. I’m going to try to find it again, I loved that.

  20. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    How the hell could something done by the Velvet Fog be considered dirty?

    I dunno what this world is coming to. It’s turning into one gigantic Room B. God help us.

  21. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    What happens is the original site is highjacked by malware and you get redirected to a malicious site. It’s pretty common, unfortunately.

  22. unca chuck said, on November 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I have a bunch of reindeer farting We Wish you is a merry christmas

  23. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Here we go:

  24. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Mediacom doesn’t have the NFL network. Anyone know if one of the sites that show blacked out baseball are showing tonight’s game?

  25. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    atdhe.net has it on its schedule.

    Half the country has probably finished eating by now. Me? I haven’t even started to cook yet.

  26. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    KNBR will replay, in their entirety, our four clinching games beginning with the Padres tomorrow at 6 AM.

  27. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Well, I’m ready to waddle and roll over to the couch for the rest of the Cowboy/Saint game. Pretty good contest…

  28. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Cowboys playing some inspired ball since they fired Wade. Niners have passed the point of diminishing returns for shit-canning Singletary. I hope coach is finding some time on this joyous holiday to “watch the tape.”

  29. Flavor said, on November 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Lost 4 football bets so far. I think cincy has no chance whatsoever vs the jets so I just bet on them….. Reggie bush is a fricking moron….

  30. unca chuck said, on November 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Dallas loses in the end. All is good . . .

  31. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful Danketag to all, or however it’d be said in German. I know this: I am blessed. As are we. And, as Magnus said, eternally and baskingly grateful.

  32. PawlieKokonuts said, on November 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks again for this place, this forum, this venue, this porch, this living room with fireplace.

    • delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      One of the greatest ideas, IMO, was to televise the yule log accompanied with Christmas music. I’ve been hooked ever since its inception. Jim Gabbert on KOFY TV 20 was the first to do it out here. I believe the idea might have originated in your neck of the woods on a NY station.

  33. twinfan said, on November 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    She said she was 18!,.. .uh,oh, er…OK,,,, I’m awake now… Oh yeah!@ Pie! More pie… talk to ya…

  34. delmardennis said, on November 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Major props to the inventor of Stove Top. Even I can’t screw that up. And I just love the idea of “fluffing with a fork.” Now there’s an occupation for ya, a fluffer. A fluffer incorporating some Stove Top in their handwork. Now that takes some talent.

  35. TedSpe said, on November 26, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Just got home from my second Thanksgiving/Birthday celebration.
    Last night was with my immediate Chinese family
    Today, with my bestest oldest friend…but in fucking Manteca!! (Just fucking got home!!)
    Tomorrow night with my lady friend (just Goddamn gorgeous but…we got issues)
    Saturday, conflicting lunches…one with an ex-coworker who I *wish* was my lady friend (just Goddamn gorgeuous…HUGE Giants fan but not sure she likes white boys (Filippina)) whilst I also need to show up to my extended (all the Aunts, Uncles and Cousins included) Chinese family’s Thanksgiving/Birthday lunch (gotta juggle)
    And Sunday, Mommie Dearest is buying me brunch and taking me to a movie and then turkey sandwiches with my brother and her.

    Life is complicated.. but good. And no matter how you slice it…one thing is absolutely for sure…no denial…
    The San Francisco Giants Won The World Series!!!!

  36. TedSpe said, on November 26, 2010 at 2:11 am

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on November 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

      Thanks a lot, Ted. I enjoy all manner of these celebrations. This one really showed how it felt in the upper stands, very close to where I once sat.

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