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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 24, 2011

Man, I am struggling to find something, anything, to discuss related to the Giants. I don’t remember having that problem the last few years. It seems it’s dead across baseball. At mlbtraderumors they are discussing the relation of a player’s height to performance. Zzzzzzzz……..

As I said on Sat night, anyone who gets their pic taken with the trophy can send it to me. I’ll put together an album if I get enough pics. Send pic to bigflavor77@gmail.com

The Pack v The Steelers. I can’t remember a more popular match up (at least recently). Unfortunately, I tend to agree with Kawakami’s assessment of the game. I try not to align myself with self-serving shit disturbers so I’ll see if I can find another angle over the next 13 days………

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  1. sandykoufax said, on January 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

    How about the need for some sensuous ball girls?…you know…for a ‘topic?’

  2. Bozo said, on January 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I think I was wrong on every free agent prediction I had this year. Hell, I even had Fred Lewis going to the Rays.

    For the Giants, they have had so few holes to fill that there wasn’t much to discuss this off season. That and taking home the BIG DOG trophy makes it hard to bitch. What about Ishi and Nate will they make the final cut out of ST?

  3. snarkk said, on January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Runs scored: 10th
    Hits: 19th
    RBIs: 2nd (by one run to Philly)
    HR: 3rd

    • ewisco said, on January 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

      and that’s your Giants replay!

    • snarkk said, on January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Sorry about the above post just hangin’ there. Well, the above stats (and below) are for SF leadoff position in 2010 compared to the rest of MLB. Comparisons are with the #1 hole of all MLB teams with a player(s) who was in that spot in the lineup for at least 20 games during the season. For Giants, this was Torres at 104, Rohand at 40. The results are mixed for SF. Runs scored good at 10th, HRs near the top, 2OBP at 9th. Other measures of getting on base not so hot. My take is that Rohand’s presence skewed the numbers definitely down on the getting on base metrics, but even so, Torres is not your typical lead off guy. His presence as a speed guy at the top of the Giants lineup really stands out due to the utter lack of speed in the rest of the squad. For these stats and a good discussion on the value of the leadoff spot, take a look at: http://tinyurl.com/482fwqp.

      OBP: 24th
      RER: Dead last (measures ratio of setup events to cleanup events in inning)
      Walks: 17th
      2OPS 9th .7(2xOBP + .slg) = emphasizes OBP as measure of leadoff quality

  4. TedSpe said, on January 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for clearing that up snarkk. For a minute there I thought you lost it

  5. snarkk said, on January 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I accidentally posted before I was done. I would’ve fixed it, but I don’t know how to delete a post on this…

    • TedSpe said, on January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      Me neither. I’m not sure we can

  6. DJLoo said, on January 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Why don’t you take a well earned rest from running this thing, Flav? Don’t even look at it for 2 weeks. You work hard all year on it. Don’t you deserve a break?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      welcome back, Loo;

      yeah, Magnus, if you’re gonna take a sabbatical now is the time

      was minus 13 this morning; nothing compared to Stixwix, I suspect

  7. Kevin said, on January 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Only in Philly???


  8. twinfan said, on January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    National League Average OPB lead off: 328 Torres .343
    NL Ave doubles lead off spot( this is aa significant stat, better than a single orr walk and SB) NL 33 Torres 43
    Slugging NL Ave .398 Torres .479
    OPS NL Ave..725 Torres .823

  9. Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Loo– that’s a good question, I don’t know why i don’t take a break. I think part of the reason people come here is because I change something on it everyday. But maybe you’re right. Oh well, pitchers/catchers are almost ready to report. Maybe I’ll take next December off…….

  10. Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Torres’ OPS is the thing that has confounded me about him. I still don’t know how he keeps it so high. I mean, I get how the number is calculated, he just doesn’t FEEL like a +800 OPS player to me. He does hit an awful lot of doubles, I guess that’s his secret…….

  11. Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    this criticism of Cutler is total bullshit. If you’ll notice from the “hater tweeters” it’s just an opportunity for them to call him a pussy and then talk about themselves: “As a guy who’s had 20 knee surgeries”… “I played nearly a full season on a bad knee”…..”you’d have to pull me off the field”. Total bullshit from the “Look at me” crowd……..

    • twinfan said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Well, you don’t get much flak unless you’ve already got the rep.

  12. DJLoo said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Is everyone aware that Huff’s picture perfect sac bunt was his first in over 6,000 major league PA? An incredibly great moment that got lost in the shuffle. The goofballs around me on line Saturday didn’t know what I was talking about.

    • TedSpe said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      Actually, yeah I think everyone here knew that. At least the Bay ARea media played it up a bit

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      hey Loo, so you went! I pussied out. But I’m sorta interested in the fan club that got mentioned in The Times

  13. Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I think we gave that feat the proper amount of honor at the time it happened. Incredible, indeed. Now why can’t guys like Torres and Velez learn how to bunt again?

    • snarkk said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      With Velez, he’s been in the Giant’s system. At almost 29, he should be able to bunt well, given his speed, yet he doesn’t. With Torres, I can’t hazard a guess. If I had the speed these guys have, and especially from the left side of the plate, I think I’d try to get to the point of being a superior bunter to put more uncertainty into the defense and help get my OBP up…

  14. snarkk said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Yeah, BF, take a well-earned break before Ps and Cs arrive, or even during. Save up your energy for ST and the season….

  15. DJLoo said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Anyone remember if Bonds ever bunted against the shift? McCovey once bunted a double down the LF line on national TV. The shift against McCovey was actually called the “McCovey Shift”.

  16. Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I seem to remember Bonds doing it once, but it’s a hazy memory…….

    • TedSpe said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Yes, but rarely. July 14, 2000 was an instance. And no, I don’t remember the date. I looked it up

  17. Kevin said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I am glad that Bonds was a Giant, but his ego got in the way all the time, with his power he should have been able to hit it out in all fields! He should have been able to break the record long before he did.

    • DJLoo said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      I guess the same can be said for Ripken breaking Gehrig’s record.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        I heard Ripken speak at a fund raiser up here in Cuse about four years ago. I really did not like him. Can’t put my finger on why. Too much of a suit? Self-serving? Too corny-motivational? Too vanilla? Can’t place it. But I was not very impressed. And I’m talking about Cal, not Billy.

  18. TedSpe said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I’m not sure where you’re getting at, Kevin. He *did* hit it out in all fields. And as far as breaking the record before he did…let’s just say it’s complicated

  19. Mega Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Pawlie you didn’t go to the trophy thing? Dude that should be something you’re all over. You fly across the country at great expense to see a gm but bail on the freebie celebration in your backyard? Inexplicable

  20. Mega Flavor said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Ripkin is a tool. The knbr morning guys (also tools) interviewed him this summer and they roasted him after he was off the air. apparently he was quite the dick on the pre-interview thing

  21. Unca Chuck said, on January 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

    It’s easy to be holier-than-thou when you think you can walk on water.

    He of the perfect wife, kids, and life and all. He gets kudos up the wazoo for showing up for work? Wow. How many millions of people do that all their lives for 1/1000th of the scratch?

    • Unca Chuck said, on January 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

      That being said, I don;t know him, I’ve never met him, or barely heard him talk, so . . . who knows?

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