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Just for the Hell of it…….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 9, 2011

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  1. Kevin said, on February 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Nice to see someone have faith in the Giants to repeat

    http://tinyurl.com/4mt2tpp

  2. Bozo said, on February 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Fuck Yeah Flav.
    I will never, never get tired of saying YOUR WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS.
    Say it loud and say it proud, Flappers and Flaperettes.

  3. Flavor said, on February 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Totally agree with whoever wrote that article (I didn’t find an author’s name). The Phillies don’t scare me one fuck (“Let it Ride” semi-reference if you don’t get that). Roy Oswalt? He had a great revival year last year (that 1.03 WHIP is scary) but he’s 33, he could easily start to decline. Hamels? He’s the scary one, the Phillies scored 2 runs or less in 8 of his 11 losses. But we’ve already proven that we can beat Halladay AND Lee fairly handily. And losing Werth was huge. Lidge is an implosion waiting to happen……
    The NL East needs to worry about the Phillies, not us. The Phillies should win their division but once they hit the playoffs I’m not worried about them. We beat all those starting stud pitchers multiple times last year…….

    • Bozo said, on February 10, 2011 at 6:24 am

      Without Werth, the heart of the Phillies line up is left handed. We have the arms to shut them down. The Phillies might not even get by Atlanta this year (wouldn’t that shut those fuckers up).

  4. Kevin said, on February 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Oh I meant to add besides us on the flap

  5. unca chuck said, on February 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    The dude is from LA of all places.

    Blake Kearny is a retired baseball scout (34 years) from Los Angeles, California. He currently runs a baseball school for children in Los Angeles.

  6. unca chuck said, on February 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    It all works to the Giants advantage to not be looked at as the favorites.

    Have fun, kick ass, take names along the way . . .

  7. Unca Chuck said, on February 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

    In other words, no pressure. The baseball world has written them off as the likable loonies who lucked into it, so keep the vibes rolling.

  8. zumarust said, on February 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Yeah- the underdog role is actually pretty cool. The Phillies will be under heavy media scrutiny after all the hype. Their “fab 4” starting pitchers the greatest 4 in major league history? Man, sometimes the media has short memories. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Phillies stumble a bit, and Atlanta takes that division.

  9. xootsuit said, on February 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Just saw a magazine stand with GQ’s cover displaying Lincecum as one of the 25 coolest athletes of all time. It’s the famous pic of him following through in his windup so his right foot is pointing to the sky. They could’ve done a much better job with the background, providing more contrast for the portrait of the ace at work. But still . . . Lincecum’s the coolest guy on the coolest team. Most people are still baffled by how they dominated the post season. It’s part of their cool. Underdogs, now? Cool.

    • TedSpe said, on February 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Cool

  10. swickman said, on February 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

    That article sounds like it might as well have been written by someone from the Flap. It’s great to see somebody neutral backing the Giants, but for those of us who really follow the team, we’ve all seen the same basic comments posted on the Flap or the Splash regularly.

  11. stixwiz said, on February 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Kevin: Thanx for the info. It’s evident that Kearny is on top of his game and he appears to be an objective observer. He has done his homework on the team and shows respect for the Giants.

    For those of a betting disposition it appears that there is money to be made, even more so betting against the Yankees at the stated odds than for the Giants. Though to the football-type mentality, they Yanks are IT on paper, their pitching staff is one Mariano Rivera arm-injury away from total implosion. With Pettit’s retirement, their rotation is already in tatters.

    Giants are a winner, hallmarked by that light and flippant, but yet all for one and one for all attitude. Above all they are a TEAM. Kearny gets it right about them being offensively superior to last season’s gang and FAR superior, i might add to the bunch they trotted onto the field last April. This is not only true for the position players but also for the bullpen and the rotation. Just take a look at their #5 starter comparison. Most teams would take Zito in a heartbeat over their current five-man ~even the Fillys who feature Joe Blandton. Who among the Flappers would not rather have Zitmeister than Wellemeyer? Every now and again Zito does throw in a markedly superior performance. There also are times when he looks like shit, but name me a #5 who does not.

    Yeah, its not bad being cast in a role other than the team to beat. But when push comes to shove, my suspicion is that people who closely follow the game realize that only a reversion to form in the bad luck department will keep the World Champs from doing the big bifecta.

  12. Billy mays said, on February 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Let’s make sure the giants win the west first and foremost . The head to heads with the phils in the regular season will be huge though

    • zumarust said, on February 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      We’ve talked about this before on the Flap, but it’s something the pundits missed before the playoff series with the Phils, and that is the Giants had played the Phils real tough during the regular season the last few years, splitting the games. There was a track record of Giants’ success against the Phils. A lot of sports is about match-ups, and the Giants match up real well against the Phils, especially in our ballpark.

  13. swickman said, on February 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Does anybody have an update on Michael?

  14. dirtnrocksnreno said, on February 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Nice article from an obviously superior mind. See a lot of talk about The Giants arms falling off this year. I don’t buy it. I think it is all conditioning and these guys are all young. Bumgarner’s steep increase does concern me but maybe he comes out of the pen early or Soup Man gets some of the starts at the beginning of the season. Sabean and Bochy will probably go for the old school approach though and just run him out there.

    Is it opening day yet?

  15. Billy mays said, on February 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Giants signed Edgar gonazalez to a minor league deal

    • Billy mays said, on February 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      *Gonzalez


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