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Nate’s on the Block Pittsburgh Time and Unfortunately the Sharks Won

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 26, 2011

According to a tweeter, the Giants are making it known that Nate is on the block. Tough to decide if he’d bring any value at all. He’s more productive than Bowker and Franny. Freddy put up much better numbers than Nate did last year, but Freddy was starting full time. We got very little for those 3 guys. Cash? Something like that. With Ishikawa slipping through waivers untouched, a guy who’s basically the same as Nate (can hit a little with great defense) I really have no idea what we could get from Nate. Probably more cash, that’s about it…….

I hate hockey. The year they sat out was the greatest year of my life. I love pretty much all sports, I just never got into hockey. Bummed they won last night, it means my facebook news page will remain cluttered up with Sharks shit…..

I am intrigued by the Pirates this year. Not only do they have a ton of stud position players who are fast and who have power but they’ve got a closer who throws harder than Wilson–with location. The reason they aren’t winning their division right now is easy to pinpoint: Kevin Correia is their ace. We should beat them but man, if that team ever gets any starting pitching, watch out……..

The Flap Fantasy  League Standings (Denny makes a move, Kevin free falls, FH continues to do her best impersonation of Jim Marshall and Ed almost unbelievably drops another point (the lowest point total any team  can have is 14)…..

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  1. Bozo said, on April 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    WOW

  2. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Damn, speed really does kill. You guys know the real reason why we scored that run, don’t you?
    The Pirates brought in their closer in a NON-save situation. You can thank me later.

  3. twinfan said, on April 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Seen enough? This is why Ford is valuable even if he never gets a hit in his life..

    • DJLoo said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      He’s on pace to achieve that.

  4. stixwiz said, on April 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    The Speed Weapon. Gotta keep this kid around. Electric doesn’t even say it. Simply ~ Wow!

  5. xootsuit said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Let’s not forget that excellent play in CF, either.

  6. macdog said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Off the schneid!

  7. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Ballgame!

  8. Bozo said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Go Giants. The save should go to Ford.

  9. xootsuit said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    “a nice play by Miguel Tejada” Hang in there, Miguel. I’m very pleased I got to see the second half of the game. This team never quits.

  10. stixwiz said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    .38 Special Drama Queen reels in another one. He’s not this sure death, nearly automatic Closer. Uh, uh. Edge of the seat all the way.

  11. PawlieKokonuts said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Just saw the video clip of Ford scoring the winning run. I dub him “Mustang.”

  12. DJLoo said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Not to quibble, but shouldn’t he have been running on contact?

    • unca chuck said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      No. Ball hit right to 2nd? He ran on the lob throw to 1st.

    • xootsuit said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      He’s so fast he could force a look from the 2Baseman and THEN run. Kept the safe at first possibility slightly alive.

  13. PawlieKokonuts said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Jints 90 runs scored; 90 runs against; 0 differential — not true for any of 29 other teams.

    Colorado best record in baseball. I for one am not prepared to concede even the division to them.

    • mrmrbill said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      “Nothing will stop us from being WS Champions again.” errr… wait a minute… better check with the marketing guys on that one.

  14. Flavor said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    gutty ass win. Walker completely fucked that play up with his tap-tap of the glove and then the lazy throw over to first but Ford did what he does—make things happen. I’ve said repeatedly that he has value NOW on the MLB roster even if he never hits. Just fucking plug him into the game whenever you want–Win.

    • xootsuit said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      I think a number of us called for Ford on the 25 man roster out of ST.

      • Unca Chuck said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        Taking who’s spot?

      • willied said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        yes. and if he can do what he did tonite in limited role of a couple innings, why not put him out for 9 and see what happens?

      • xootsuit said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

        Out of ST? Whose [notice the grammar, pinwheel] spot? Nate’s.

  15. mrmrbill said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Nothing is different from last year.” Marcom department likes this one better, but I still have my doubts.

  16. twinfan said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “Not to quibble, but shouldn’t he have been running on contact?” Not his decision, that’s called by Bochy.

    • DJLoo said, on April 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      OK. Just wondering what “the book” says. Extra innings- tie game- on the road- one out- speedball at third – # 3 hitter on deck…..

  17. willied said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Flav, re: “pirates all time HR leader”…is that Ralph Kiner? He was a mets broadcaster known as a master of malaprop, wasn’t he? East coast fans must have a reservoir of Kinerisms.

    • Flavor said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      willie–I guessed Kiner and never bothered to see the results. Stargell and Parker were the other 2 choices. I think the Pirate broadcast crew thinks they are dealing with morons…….

  18. Flavor said, on April 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    The roster spot will work itself out. But Ford’s play tonight was undeniable. He’s a weapon that Nate/Ishikawa/Bowker Gang/etc just can’t match. He wins games. You find a way to put a guy like that on your roster……..

  19. mrmrbill said, on April 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    D’Backs killing Phillie 2 nights in a row?

  20. dirtnrocksnreno said, on April 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    How long until Sandoval is back in the 3 hole?

  21. willied said, on April 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Don’t have a problem with Sf trying to jettison Nate, but that would make Fontenot the only LH PH on the bench as long as Belt’s in fresno, correct?

  22. blade3colorado said, on April 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Thinking about Starlin Castro’s horrendous fielding last night . . . a trifecta. Well, at least he didn’t do a Bob Brenly, who screwed up 4 times in one inning back in 1984 or 85 and should have been called for another one that was ruled a hit. Of course, Bob was playing 3rd base and should never have given up his “tools of ignorance” (catchers gear).

    • Bozo said, on April 27, 2011 at 4:58 am

      He was responsible for all the runs in that game, for both teams. I think his errors scored 3 or 4 unearned runs and he had the 4 or 5 RBIs to win it.


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