A Place To Talk About Giants Baseball


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 15, 2011

I’m sure most of you have heard hat there is going to be a “reality show” done on the Giants next year. I think it’s a great idea—great publicity for the individuals and the team and with that cast of characters it’s sure to be entertaining. I don’t think it will be a distraction at all. It’s not like the players are directing the show. It’s about time the West coast got a little attention…….

Hopefully the show doesn’t start off with a list of the 22 non-roster invitees–it’s an underwhelming list to say the least:

Casey Daigle, Waldis Joaquin, Shane Loux, Guillermo Mota, Felix Romero, Jason Stoffel and Ryan Vogelsong; left-handed pitchers Wilmin Rodriguez, Ryan Verdugo and Matt Yourkin; catchers Tommy Joseph, Hector Sanchez, Chris Stewart and Jackson Williams; infielders Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Charles Culberson, Brad Eldred and Nick Noonan; and outfielders Gary Brown, Terry Evans and Juan Perez.

I’m interested to see Gary Brown and Belt, that’s about it……..

SanDiggity Dawg and his buddy:

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  1. Rough Trade said, on January 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Heck, I would also like to see Crawford, Culberson, Noonan and Tommy Joseph. Don’t know much about the others.

  2. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Lots of interesting guys, actually. Verdugo K’d 94 in 62 innings in Low and High-A, Joseph is considered a big time power prospect ( he’s just 19 and hit 16 HR at Augusta), Eldred is a fucking MONSTER- 300 pounds, has hit over 30 HR in the minors 3 times,:undoubtedly Steve Bilko grade but interesting, Culberson could very well be the second baseman next year ( he seems to have passed Noonan), how Crawford looks coming off his injury, Perez looks to be a speedster with decent pop..
    But maybe I’m easily excited, 30 days until P&C and all.

  3. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Don’t get why they seem to have no interest in upgrading the 2nd catcher position. Of the guys in camp, Stewart has had a cuppa Joe or two, he doesn’t hit either. Sanchez might be a decent prospect but not near reaady, Joseph is probably 3 years away minimum, Wiliams is a defensive whiz but another no hiit-not one of Sabean’s recent successes, a 2007 1st round pick ( 43rd, a supplemental pick for Schmidt). All the free agents except Bengie and Greg Zaun are snatched up. Zaun is beter than Eli but he’s my age, ferchrissakes…

  4. Nipper said, on January 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Yeah the backup catcher, that’s what they worry about on the BEAT plus what kind of white wine they’ll serve at TARP Stadium.
    I hope my buddy, Ted Spe is in a good mood today. Anger is not good for the heart.

  5. Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’m really interested to see Peguero in ST. He’s probably at least another year away but he’s lighting fast with some developing power…..

  6. ewisco said, on January 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    i’m not sanguine about the tv series. let the doggers with their drama rep the west. the g’s need to focus on playing sound b-ball, not about how they’re coming across on the small screen.

    we’re going to be at a tournament 3/19 and looked into getting tix to dodgers game. sold out by season tix holders before it even had a chance to get to the public. so maybe a’s instead.

  7. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I’m not thrilled about this Showtime deal one iota. We don’t need any goddamn exposure. Stay under the radar. Just like Harbaugh was saying at his press conference, he likes being underestimated. This does nothing to help our estimation. Next thing you know we’ll be making our version of the Bears “Super Bowl Shuffle.”

    Steel Curtain and the Cheeseheads today. Book it!

  8. zumarust said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I totally like the reality show idea, and for all the reasons BF said. America, meet the SF Giants, the 2010 World Series champs.
    And MLB NEEDS the Giants. They need a team that can make baseball cool again for the younger generations. The Giants are the coolest team in MLB baseball.

    • stixwiz said, on January 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      The Ace of Aces Freak getting busted for pot is hardly regarded as uncool in NoCal, or most anywhere else in the country among the under 70 set. Panda got a bit overdone by Baer & Co. last season and that may have contributed to his fall-off in production as some on this blog have suggested. Panda imagery plays exceedingly well to the young family set in particular. So the teeners and even some of the tweeners are drawn in by the aromatic fumes and the kiddies cuddle up to cute and plump.

      So yes, Zum, you definitely are onto something with this cool thang. Nicknames, particularly colorful ones, are almost like money in the bank with serious fans ~ Undertaker, anyone? ~ Getting a bit risque with thongs and things adds a bit of sex appeal…..even if the dude’s frontname is Aubrey. One of the oldest stoner songs out there (early 60’s for chryssakes) is “Puff the Magic Dragon”, combining the sweetness of Myrple Syrple with a certain insider raised eyebrow. Huff the Magic Dragon may not swing it with those who are allergic to hip. Oh well. Now, Drrrrty Sanchez will definitely hold resonance amongst those thirteeners going on twenty who already have advanced adult viewing habits.

      Yes. Cool.

  9. Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Denny, I don’t know how under the radar the defending world series champs can fly…….

  10. zumarust said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I want maximum exposure for the Giants. I don’t want to be one of those teams that wins a championship and then is sort of forgotten. You think America has a strong memory of the ’05 White Sox or the ’97 and ’03 Marlins?
    We make fun of the ’85 Bears’ cheesy video (and rightly so) but we’d all have to admit the ’85 Bears are REMEMBERED by a good portion of the nation.

  11. zumarust said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

    It’s time for MLB network to retire the Evan Longoria “Hey, he’s got my cap” commercial. Every commercial has a reasonable span of time before it becomes really annoying.

  12. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    It’s time to retire the commercials where the snotty bairmaids insult the customers..here’s the deal, toots: serve the drink and shut the fuck up..

  13. Rough Trade said, on January 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Happy to see Baltimore leading Pitts. Can’t stomach Rothliscumbag.

  14. Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    twin, that 1:00 pm post is POTD material…….
    I just popped a pic of San dawg and his fallen mate into the main thread. Check it out. Again, sorry for your loss, my man….

  15. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Someone needs to tell Pittsburgh that Christmas was three weeks ago.
    They’re giving the kind of gifts to Baltimore found only in a Tiffany box.

  16. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I picked both dogs today, both favorites tomorrow. Like GB and Ravens for Super Bowl

  17. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    And the Ravens give one right back. Lots of turnovers last week and again today. Not the best playoff caliber football on display. Very sloppy at times.

  18. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    The Ravens can’t even execute the center/quarterback exchange. Playoffs my ass.

  19. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    3rd and 19, that cannot happen.

  20. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Like I’ve been saying, shitty football.

  21. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Steelers throw an inc. on 1st down followed by a defensive holding on the next play.


  22. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    It’s getting worse by the minute. 15 yds for the personal foul. Good field pos. awaits.

  23. Mega Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    WTF happened to the ravens? I left at halftime and I was good to go. Btw, coached basketball this afternoon and Steve young watched the gm. I think his kid was playing on our court the gm after ours. Pretty much of a tool, very little eye contact and didn’t talk to any of the other parents. I posted a pic of him on facebook

  24. Unca Chuck said, on January 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Are you kidding, Flav. Under the radar? Ask any 15 national sports guys, and the Giants aren’t even in the top 5 teams. ESPN did a show, and of the 6 guys talking,. ONE had the Giants as the 3rd best team. The rest didn’t have them on it.

    Like I said, B-Weezy already learned this lesson. A TV show is a big fucking distraction.

    • Rough Trade said, on January 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Wait, I don’t get how Wilson was distracted. Didn’t the show precede them winning the WS?

  25. Mega Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Chuck, if you’re looking to espn for analysis u need to broaden your media hits. Look, the giants are 9-1 to win the nl pennant. Cards are 8-1, phills are the favorites. No one else under 10-1. The giants have respect and they’ve been noticed. They can’t fly under the radar in 2012. And bee-wheezy’s show got shit ratings, that’s why it was cancelled.

    • unca chuck said, on January 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Vegas? Sure. The talking heads out there don’t believe it.

      This is only more fodder for the grist mill that these guys ain’t for real.

      They fluked into it.

  26. Mega Flavor said, on January 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Well, we’ll see about 2012. But 2011? They are one of the favorites to win the Nl pennant. As they should be

  27. ewisco said, on January 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    they do NOT, repeat, NOT need to be doing a show. period.

    they are the ws champions. they somehow managed that without a show.

    show = drama.

    let the doggers do that.

  28. unca chuck said, on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Wilson himself said it was a distraction.

    I don;t know. The lovable looneys deal is great and all, but you turn it into TV and you worry about the wrong shit.

    All it does is draw more attention to you for the wrong reasons.

    Dumb idea.

  29. TedSpe said, on January 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It’s actually an excellent “idea”. If there’s a negative part it would be if they fuck up the presentation. That’s why Cain was right to bitch about the…er…premature announciation.
    As he said, details need to be worked out. But there are a lot of +’s to the organization and the individual players’ financially and historically if handled properly. And if your complaint is that they’re pushing the World Series Champion angle to a tacky, crass element, well, what the fuck would you call putting the trophy on a national tour? Right or wrong, the crass line has been crossed.
    Crass is crossed.
    No, it’s a good “idea”. Let’s just hope it’s handled right.

  30. twinfan said, on January 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I could give a shit about the show either way. Night, boys.

    • TedSpe said, on January 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      Night twin

  31. delmardennis said, on January 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    From Baggs: Twit Pic of Pablo. Dare I say Orson Welles is svelte?


  32. twinfan said, on January 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

    The Bears suck, Seattle winning would not be a huge upset. Then the’yd get the Pack in Seattle. Seattle-New England Super Bowl?

  33. Flavor said, on January 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I don’t know about the Bears sucking. They have a very good defense. And I just keep coming back to that game at Candlestick—the Niners DESTROYED Seattle. Hassleback looked horrendous, like the worst QB in the league. I just don’t see them pulling this off, in fact I expect them to get executed. I laid the pts on both the favorites today. Bellichick probably wants to beat the Jets by 50…..

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