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Pablo Sandoval

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 17, 2011

Not much more to say on this, I just couldn’t stand looking at an A’s post for 2 straight days. That photo looked good, didn’t it? I wonder if he’s taking anything to promote the weight loss. Of course, adderall works as an appetite suppressant but I doubt anyone wants to go there…….

His traps are almost TOO big. He doesn’t need to bulk up anymore or it will likely effect his swing in a negative way……..

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  1. zumarust said, on January 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

    There’s moments sometimes that show me some gaps I have in my Giants knowledge. MLB network has a series going called the best 20 games of all time. And they have the final game in the ’03 playoffs between the Giants and the Marlins at #19. They spend a whole halfhour dissecting that game. First of all, I never saw the game. I was at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival that weekend, and didn’t record any of the games of that weekend. I heard the Giants lost the game and the series, and that was that. I didn’t even read the newspaper account. It just seemed like such a dud series, and a typical Giants flop in the playoffs, especially coming just a year after the awful ending to the ’02 World Series. The only thing I remember about that Marlins series is that Jose Cruz, Jr. botched a fly ball, after playing rightfield so well for the Giants that season.
    So- everything I was watching in that MLB show was new stuff to me. Some clutch hits by J.T., and J.T. getting picked off first, and J.T. getting thrown out at the plate to end the series.
    But the thing that really jumped out at me was Torrealba not hanging onto a key throw to the plate late in the game, and then he went too slowly after the ball, not realizing he was allowing a second runner to score also. I thought, watching that, that could have been the pivotal moment for Sabean’s thoughts about Torrealba. Sabean didn’t see Torrealba as the Giants starting catcher after that, and in the off-season, went for the infamous A. J. trade.

    • Rough Trade said, on January 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

      That was brutal. All downhill after that loss to Fla. But I don’t think Torrealba did anything up to that point (or since really) to suggest he was a front line catcher. He has backup written all over him, except when he faces SF. Definitely in my top 10 for all-time least favorite ex-giants. Thankfully he’s out of the NL West.

    • stixwiz said, on January 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Oops Zoom: My recall is that Torrealba went in the trade to Seattle for Randy Winn. Rest of that season was Randy’s career “year” and he promptly got a nice contract from Sabean. Later, the Rox brought him into the NL West to torment his former team.

  2. zumarust said, on January 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

    “Hey, Zoom, you were there last year to get one of those Lincecum CY posters during the first homestand, as I recall. I like that poster.”

    Yeah, Xoot, that’s a cool poster. And it wasn’t even announced ahead of time that those were going to be given out. The Giants org. sometimes surprises game-attenders with unexpected giveaways.

  3. Rough Trade said, on January 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    What a depressing lot on the FA list. G’s might as well go with a guy like Rohlinger as the backup SS. I see Giambi is coming back to hang with Tulo another yr.

    A’s should improve a lot, but is that still one boring team? I can’t think of one player I’d pay to see play. Of course, with that god awful park, it might take Mays in his prime to get me out there.

    • Nipper said, on January 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      They better bring in the drums to offer some excitement. I hate the Park. Don’t like the drive.

  4. snarkk said, on January 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I will go on record that this Showtime thing is a bad idea, at best, a real nightmare to team chemistry, at worst. If this is not a Larry Baer project, I’d be surprised. He probably thinks this will expand the Giants brand = more licensed products revenue. Never mind it has potential to FUp the clubhouse. I hope the characters are strong enough on the team to keep this thing from being a significant distraction….

    • Rough Trade said, on January 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      What’s one more camera? I can’t see how it affects team chemistry. Maybe a little distracting, but how is it anymore distracting than having the Comcast crew constantly in their face? Judging from Baer’s comments, I’m sure the G’s will monitor this carefully.
      But it also seems contradictory to want to know every bloody detail about Pablo’s quest to be thinner, yet think this is too intrusive.

      • snarkk said, on January 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

        Reporters checking about Pablo’s progress and the Giants attitude towards how to manage it is a far cry from having cameramen on duty every moment in normally private time and private areas for the team during ST and the season…

  5. snarkk said, on January 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I’m imagining a camera in the face of Zitoid as he comes out of the game and into the dugout having just been smoked for 3 walks and 4 runs in the 3rd against the Brewers. The beat down is already enough reality, who needs the camera in the face, too?…

  6. Flavor said, on January 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    The players will barely notice the extra cameras. There will be the individual interviews after/before games that could spark some shit but these guys are professionals, it’s not their first rodeo in front of a camera. I think it will be a great show, appreciated more by us because we know these guys, we’ve lived and died with these guys—-at least as real fans and not just some Nielsen chumps……

  7. TedSpe said, on January 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Nice pitchers and catchers photo, Flav

  8. snarkk said, on January 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This Showtime thing is totally, absolutely unnecessary. It serves no baseball purpose. The WS Trophy is not even cold in the display case, and the Giants brass are crassly trying to cash in on it by subjecting the players to this bullshit. I predict it won’t last the season…

  9. Nipper said, on January 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Yes to the reality show. More exposure for the Giants should be a positive. Most of the guys are media friendly and fan friendly. The camera should love them. TV people can always edit out anything in questionable taste.

    • Unca Chuck said, on January 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Rally thong as compelling TV?

      Uh, some things are better left unseen . . .

  10. Unca Chuck said, on January 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Nip likes it, so it has to be a bullshit idea . . .

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