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Cleveland Finds Out How Good They Are This Weekend

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 24, 2011

I’ll be honest, I don’t follow the Indians all that closely. But when I look at their roster, I have a hard time understanding how they are in first place. Their starting pitching is painfully average. They don’t have an ace on the staff. Perez is an ok closer, I guess–certainly not dominant. And their best hitter (Hafner) hits the bench for this series. I like Michael Brantley a lot, he’s a nice young hitter to watch. All in all, I think our pitching is going to completely shut down the Indians this weekend. They’re going to leave here dazed and confused, wandering through the rest of their inter-league trip racking up the losses……

Weird offensive series for Minnesota. They drop 8 on us in the first inning of Game 1 and then score 3 runs over the next 26 innings……..

Torres needs to get it going this weekend. He was given 2 days off to clear his head and it’s time to start producing. He’s not injured as far as I can tell. Our outfield production is just a joke this year. In fact, if you’re Sabean you could make a case to make a trade for a new starter at the following positions: catcher, shortstop, second base and outfield (maybe 2 outfielders). He might only end up doing a deal to fill one of those slots but it really is discouraging to look at so many gaps in our line up……

 

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  1. snarkk said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

    When you’re last in MLB in scoring, by definition your roster is full of holes. The all world pitching, of course, covers it up. Torres OBP at .704 is right there with Schierholz at .700, Nate gets skewered for his OBP, Torres has gotten a pass so far.. He needs to step it up offensively as a leadoff guy, which he really isn’t, but has been pressed into that role. Defensively, he’s gold, but offensively, a .231 BA for the CF position sux…

  2. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Since this will be a “rematch” of the 1954 WS, how many times will we see the same old tape of “The Catch”?
    The least they could do is show a couple of Dusty Rhodes’ 250 foot homers.

  3. Giant Head said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I have not watched much in the last week, so have not reeally seen Hall play. What is everyone’s analysis of Hall so far? I saw him swing with basesd loaded and I thought at first it was going to go out. Does Mark Ellis really make this team any better?

    I say no to Hanley Ramirez. Mya come cheaper than would otherwise would have been thought, but the tag on him is that his mobility to play short has greatly declined. Jose Reyes to me is still the home run because it gives us the pure leadoff guy that Torres is not likely to be next year and beyond…

  4. Flavor said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Ellis can’t hit anymore but he’s still a stud defensively. Agreed, *no* to HanRam. And I haven’t seen much of Hall either. He’s been a weird pick up. Bochy hasn’t given him any real playing time at all–seems strange considering the failures of the players already on the team when he got here…….

  5. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Has anyone looked at Chris Stewart’s career numbers? 75 ABs just 3 RBI and this line…173 .225 .213 .438
    He makes Whitey look like Johnny Bench. “But he calls a good game, though…”

    • Nipper said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Stewart is coaching material.

  6. Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Get ready for those 1-2, 2-1, 3-2 games. Worst than torture

    Dennis, don’t know if you keep up with the York’s, but here is an article for you

    http://www.49ers.com/news-and-events/article-2/Catching-Up-with-Jed-York/4dac6435-cf26-4249-8993-fef32fd93cba

    • zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

      I would take those scores.That’s the Giants winning 2 out of 3. (grin)

  7. Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Flap Fantasy, holding steady at lucky #13.

  8. willieD said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

    hall at 2b isn’t going to make anyone forget about mark ellis, that’s for sure, but ellis would be redundant here as an IF, unless you plan on cleaning house. bochy so far has given burriss a lot of time to show what he can do while Font is out. Couple dominoes have to fall when he returns
    Thx for pointing out what happened to the twins not counting the bum meltdown…and SF wins 2 of 3. Great pitching, yadda yadda…it never gets old. Unlikely suspects (burrell and tejada) produce the first run, and Huff and ross get wilson some insurance.
    There is so much opportunity for PT in all the positions flav mentions…if you hit consistently, job is pretty much yours. If Nate was at .290 and .800 OPS, Rowand and burrell would be afterthoughts. Same goes for crawford and stewart re tejada and whitey.
    I like the Thompson kid a lot, he’ll be a big help to the over all depth at G. And he can spot up shoot and be a good outlet for curry to drive and dish to. GS bench guys were awful last year; williams law and lin need to be replaced with better talent.

  9. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    The Ws came close to unloading Andris Biedrins to the Rockets yesterday. Talks will continue I’m told.
    I’d take a ham sammich and a 6-Pack for that POS.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Aaaah, but a 6-Pack of what?

    • Nipper said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

      The worst kind of player, sign for the big bucks and quit playing. Biedrins is typical of a guy just not good enough for the NBA except in a limited bench role. European players are bench guys mostly. A few play well but usually they’re limited at best.

  10. stixwiz said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:21 am

    There is one ~ and only one ~ offensive category where the Giants are respectable: The daily doubles. Yesterday a couple of two-baggers were instrumental in the team’s pair of runs. In fact, it is only in this particular offensive category where the team stacks up pretty good ~fourth in the league with 137 two-baggers.

    The next few weeks will likely see the team continue to hafta rely heavily on its pitching as many teams are still in competition for the post-season and quite a few more feel that they have a shot. Upcoming road trip to Chicago may give us a look at a team which soon may look to unload. I wonder if Kosuke Fukudome would fit into the SF outfield. We just had a look at Michael Cuddyer of the Twins. Many are salivating as he is shortlisted for Free Agency and if the Twinks falter, he might become a rental. Detroit follows the ChiCubs on the schedule. They are loaded with position players. But they are desperate to win now and would not settle for prospects.

    Yes, some production from Torres and this team could look to steadily score 3 runs per game once again. Right now Giants appear to be stuck primarily in the one or two per mode. Fontenot looks close to returning. Burriss would likely go down. Hall may get some more looks and if he doesn’t step it up pretty pronto, then i see him getting released and Ford getting another call. Even as a late inning pinch runner that kid is a weapon. What is it, two or is it three games won largely via his legs?

    So until after the Break ~ about 3 weeks ~ Giants will have to continue reliance on a sterling staff and their hunt n’ peck offense. As long as the team is at or near the top of the West, Sabean is not likely to make any desperation moves. Patience, gang.

  11. Bozo said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I’m not sure how we can match up much in a trade without trading Wheeler, Westcott, or Brown. We have some relief pitching and maybe Ishi or Pill with some trade value but would you be able to get a starter at any positions?.We have six starters but do you gamble one of the current five on Zito being more than a .500 pitcher? I have a feeling there won’t be any trades until the deadline. Font is probably the front runner for second base, SS and the OF will be platoons and revolving doors and young Hector may be up in a couple of weeks (although Sabes and Bengie may kiss and make up).

  12. stixwiz said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Flav: Your inner artist is showing again. At first i stared at that collage. Then i got it. High Larry Us .

  13. eddacker said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Go, Gigantes!
    we need a good run up to the break.

  14. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I like your comment about the outfield Flav . . . They do suck. Of course Fantasy Baseball isn’t reality, but two of our outfielders are at the bottom of the list insofar as “money” leagues . . .

    This is the “cream of the crop”

    $34 Matt Kemp(notes)
    $34 Ryan Braun(notes)
    $33 Jose Bautista(notes)
    $31 Curtis Granderson(notes)
    $29 Andrew McCutchen(notes)
    $29 Jacoby Ellsbury(notes)
    $27 Carlos Gonzalez(notes)
    $26 Justin Upton(notes)
    $25 Jay Bruce(notes)
    $25 Adam Lind(notes)
    $24 Nelson Cruz(notes)
    $24 Drew Stubbs(notes)

    These guys are “USDA Prime Beef”

    $23 Matt Holliday(notes)
    $22 Josh Hamilton(notes)
    $22 Andre Ethier(notes)
    $22 Lance Berkman(notes)
    $22 Michael Bourn(notes)
    $21 Hunter Pence(notes)
    $21 Jayson Werth(notes)
    $20 Shane Victorino(notes)
    $20 Chris Young
    $20 Mike Stanton(notes)
    $20 Martin Prado(notes)
    $20 Michael Morse(notes)
    $19 Shin-Soo Choo(notes)
    $18 Carl Crawford(notes)
    $18 Ichiro Suzuki(notes)
    $18 Ben Zobrist(notes)
    $17 Carlos Quentin(notes)
    $17 Brett Gardner(notes)

    The following are “USDA Choice”

    $16 B.J. Upton(notes)
    $16 Howie Kendrick(notes)
    $16 Matt Joyce(notes)
    $15 Jason Heyward(notes)
    $15 Adam Jones(notes)
    $15 Brennan Boesch(notes)
    $15 Melky Cabrera(notes)
    $15 Coco Crisp(notes)
    $14 Alex Gordon(notes)
    $14 Colby Rasmus(notes)
    $14 Jose Tabata(notes)
    $14 Michael Brantley(notes)
    $14 Mitch Moreland(notes)

    “U.S. Standard – Lower quality, yet economical, lacking marbling.”

    $13 Carlos Beltran(notes)
    $13 Michael Cuddyer(notes)
    $13 Bobby Abreu(notes)
    $12 Alfonso Soriano(notes)
    $12 Ryan Roberts(notes)
    $12 Nick Swisher(notes)
    $12 Seth Smith(notes)
    $11 Carlos Lee(notes)
    $11 Torii Hunter(notes)
    $11 Logan Morrison(notes)
    $11 Johnny Damon(notes)
    $11 Rajai Davis(notes)
    $10 Corey Hart(notes)
    $10 Nick Markakis(notes)
    $10 Jeff Francoeur(notes)
    $10 Angel Pagan(notes)
    $10 Austin Jackson(notes)
    $10 Dustin Ackley(notes)
    $10 Corey Patterson(notes)
    $10 Ty Wigginton(notes)
    $9 Ryan Ludwick(notes)
    $8 Vladimir Guerrero(notes)
    $8 Alex Rios(notes)
    $8 Vernon Wells(notes)
    $7 Aubrey Huff(notes)
    $7 Roger Bernadina(notes)
    $6 Jason Kubel(notes)
    $6 Jason Bourgeois(notes)
    $5 Jason Bay(notes)
    $5 Denard Span(notes)
    $5 Allen Craig(notes)
    $4 Grady Sizemore(notes)
    $4 Delmon Young(notes)
    $4 Domonic Brown(notes)
    $4 Charlie Blackmon(notes)
    $4 Laynce Nix(notes)
    $4 Cameron Maybin(notes)
    $4 Chris Heisey(notes)

    U.S. Commercial – Low quality, lacking tenderness, produced from older animals (e.g., entrails, hot dogs, etc. . . . Yes, our two of our guys made this list and the other two (Nate and Rowand) don’t even make this list . . . sigh)

    $3 Raul Ibanez(notes)
    $3 Andres Torres(notes)
    $3 Jordan Schafer(notes)
    $3 Brent Lillibridge(notes)
    $2 Jamey Carroll(notes)
    $2 Cody Ross(notes)
    $2 Jon Jay(notes)
    $2 Chris Denorfia(notes)
    $2 Xavier Paul(notes)
    $1 Juan Pierre(notes)
    $1 Omar Infante(notes)
    $1 Josh Willingham(notes)
    $1 Luke Scott(notes)
    $1 Daniel Murphy(notes)
    $1 Marlon Byrd(notes)
    $1 Travis Snider(notes)
    $1 Peter Bourjos(notes)
    $1 Magglio Ordonez(notes)
    $1 Nyjer Morgan(notes)
    $1 Jonny Gomes(notes)
    $1 Matt LaPorta(notes)
    $1 Garrett Jones(notes)
    $1 Hideki Matsui(notes)
    $1 David DeJesus(notes)
    $1 Franklin Gutierrez(notes)
    $1 Juan Rivera(notes)
    $1 Carlos Gomez(notes)
    $1 Emilio Bonifacio(notes)
    $1 Kosuke Fukudome(notes)
    $1 Will Venable(notes)
    $1 Julio Borbon(notes)
    $1 Ben Revere(notes)
    $1 Gerardo Parra(notes)
    $0 Ryan Raburn(notes)
    $0 Sam Fuld(notes)

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

      That’s downright embarrassing. But no need to panic. It’s best to sit tight and not make any hasty moves.
      Let others scream new curse words in the caves about the Giants offensive woes. Jihad!

      • blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

        LQTM Dennis . . . By the by, heading to Las Vegas in a couple of hours (mostly black jack and craps) – However, any “winners” I should be aware of Dennis?

  15. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Anyone man enough to admit how many “U.S. Commercial” grade players they have on their fantasy team?
    I just traded one away. I think I’m Commercial free. But give me time, I welcome new shit all the time…

    • blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

      I only have players that have played like “commercial grade.” See Choo and Suzuki and Tabata (who I just got rid of).

  16. SanDawg said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Yeah, we’ve got some outfielders that are the meat equivalent of hot dogs–that’s for sure. I’m not talking Nathan’s or Hebrew National either. More like Bar-S or those Chicken Franks you can occasionally find on sale for .99 a pack.
    The line-up we put out there these days is very much expansion-caliber—and we don’t even have a Clarence Gaston or Ruppert Jones or Ed Kranepool somewhere mixed in there.

  17. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    In fairness, I did make a mistake not noting Huff in the category above at $7 . . . Albeit, in Fantasy League, they don’t do “Defense” stats. Ha.

  18. xootsuit said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Lincecum struck out the side in the 5th (6, 7 & 8 hitters) and the 7th (5, 6 & 7 batters). He struck out the pitcher and the leadoff batter in the 6th. Casilla and Cuddyer (2 & 3 batters) were the only starters who did not strike out in the game. Very impressive. But best: All 12 SOs were out swinging (couple of foul tips in there). Fucking amazing.

  19. Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

    So you guys are all going to become Kings fans and watch Jimmer mania. If Tyreke can learn to play with him, they should be exciting to watch. In the scoring category anyway.

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Hate to say it, but Jimmer has flame-out written all over him . . .

      • Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

        Don’t be a doomer Chuck! Of course like the NFL, will there be an NBA season??

  20. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Kev, I like Cousins . . . he was part of my fantasy league championship team. Sort of a head case, but he can play ball.

  21. Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Who was the kid with the bad moustache? Supposed to light up the league a couple years ago?

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

      This is for Kevin . . . The kid was the next Pistol Pete . . .

  22. Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Yeah, who was that?? I can’t think of his name. but I remember reading about him. if my son was here he would tell me. It was the guy who had diabetes and taking insulin shots was it?? I just can’t remember.

  23. Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Last name starts with a G?

    • Rough Trade said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

      You’re thinking of the school ..Gonzaga.

  24. Rough Trade said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Adam Morrison?

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

      That’s it. Thanks, RT…

      • Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        Yeah, College Basketball players tough to evaluate into NBA quality players. So many are good in College, see Kyle Singletary?? average to good NBA player. So yeah Chuck, Jimmer could be a bust or he could be the real deal.

  25. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I wonder how important repeating as world champs is to the front office. The moves they make or don’t make will answer that. It’s gonna cost some bucks.

    • Rough Trade said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Loo, I don’t think money is a problem. The bigger obstacle is the cost and risk of key players or top prospects.

  26. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I used to love the LSU box scores when Maravich was there. Pete would have 50-60 points followed by a bunch of guys in single digits or zeroes…

  27. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    He didn’t have a 3 point line either . . . Loved another contemporary of his too, Nate Archibald. I was living in Hawaii at the time and saw him completely dominate the Rainbow Classic one year. Loo, I also remember “Pistol” Pete Maravich scoring 53 points against St. John’s in a 1969 game (still a single-game tournament record) at the Rainbow Classic.

  28. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Torres is at .704 after a terrible slump, Nate is there because that’s where he lives. Same story with OBP. It’s undeniable that they miss the spark from last year but this is not a Nate vs.Torres issue. Nate is a corner OFer batting in Ribbie spots. Torres absolutely does have to pick it up but at least there’s some hgistory to suggest that he might do that.

  29. Flavor said, on June 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    there isn’t one guy to point the finger at. There isn’t one guy who you want to see bat in an RBI spot. It’s a collective team wide suckfest. But in the last 3 innings, one guy usually finds a way to make it happen. Last year we did the same thing but it was more than one guy who you could count on (Torres, Burrell, Uribe, Posey, Huff). You read those 5 names off and last year seems like 10 years ago……..

    • zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Last year Posey came in and gave the team a big boost in July. If just ONE of those guys would go on a tear for a month, that would be enough to take this division. But….who?

      • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        Probably someone who isn’t on the team now . . .

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  30. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Well, Huff is .313 BA 6 HR 14 RBI .886 OPS in June
    Ross is .297 2 HR 10 RBI .881 OPS

    With a week to go, those are fine numbers. Of guys who MIGHT hit, it’s Pablo, Torres, Burrell/Nate. The rest are now ferggeddit. So those guys play and who gives a shit about the others.Throw the names in a hat. They’re still better than the rest of the division.Love the puddingheads who say “if it weren’t for the pitching..’
    It was ALWAYS about the pitching, dumbskulls..

  31. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    “With a week to go, those are fine numbers.” But the entire team is both 15th in OPS and runs scored for the month of June.
    That’s on par for April and May. This shit ain’t gonna change. Stop waiting for the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus to show up. It ain’t happening. This team needs help from the outside.

  32. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I simply pointed a fact: Huff and Ross are hitting. You don’t like facts much. Some help would be nice but they’ll win the division without it. Take the Ledger.

  33. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    You know damn well they need help. And knowing Sabean, he’ll do something. May not be a “blockbuster,” but he won’t sit idle. He knows it can’t with this offense. “Oh, there’s just one more thing… ” RIP Lt. Columbo. Peter Falk dead at age 83.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Awww. Peter Falk. Great actor.

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm

        Loved Peter Falk. Two of my favorites were his supporting roles in “The Great Race” as Max. “Push the button, Max.” And as Guy Gisborne in “Robin and the 7 Hoods.” “Somebody go open up a window.”

      • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

        Yeah, after Allen Jenkins’ line in that smoke filled room: “I make a motion somebody open a window”. But, yeah Falk was great in that. Even had a song. Also MURDER BY DEATH, ANZIO, CASTLE KEEP, HUSBANDS, THE CHEAP DETECTIVE, MACHINE GUN McCAIN…lots

  34. Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    The Cab driver in Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      You left out one “Mad.” 😀

      • Kevin said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        That is because I have gone Mad, cuckoo, all of the above

  35. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Just one more thing…

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      …There are a couple of loose ends I’d like to tie up. Nothing important you understand

  36. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    … Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean…

  37. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Get the fucking LU posted, Denny

  38. Denacious D said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    CF Torres
    2B Burriss
    3B Sandoval
    1B Huff
    LF Burrell
    RF Rowand
    SS Crawford
    C Stewart
    P Sanchez

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Ross was in the original lineup, I assume his knee is bothering him. A) If he can’t go, why Rowand > Nate? We know Rowand can’t hit right-handers worth a shit. B) If it must be Rowand, why not flip-flop with Torres in center and right? Bochy is on his own tonight. I don’t want my fingerprints anywhere near this…

  39. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    🙂 the “feature” of typing any freakin’ name in the post box is not really a good UX/Security design idea.

  40. are you kidding me? said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    That’s some slippery surface!

  41. TheGreatMephisto said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    That’s the greatest and best lineup I’ve ever seen.

  42. Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve decided that “Unca Chuck” is not a good screen name for a guy who mainly throws 70 MPH “heaters” straight down the pipe. From now on . . . .

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Wow, stealing names, Xootie?

      isn’t that some sort of violation, flav?

      • xootsuit said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Calm down, Chuckles.

      • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

        Spoken like a true flake, Xootie.

        Is that a siren?

      • Unca Chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        Yer the lawyer, skippy. Misrepresentation is a no-no . . .

        And a pussy-ass move to boot . . .

        But you knew that . . .

      • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        Chuck, we were just having some fun with a wordpress flaw that I pointed out. Chillax

      • xootsuit said, on June 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

        Chuckles, you’re acting like a whiny chump. Your FB velocity has fallen to 60 mph, at best. Your tears are pathetic. Coach, coach! Get that kid off the mound. He’s done.

  43. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    That is one horseshit lineup…

    • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Baggs didn’t offer any commentary or clues on the LU. It’s just copy/paste from his 3:30 post. And yeah, it’s not my fave LU either. But hey, it’s Orange Friday. Maybe Boch’ has some kinda secret premonition.

  44. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Serpentine Shelly! Serpentine!!!

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      I loved that movie. But I found it hard to believe that Vince had never seen The Price is Right before.
      You can’t work for the CIA and have not watched TPIR.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Shitty remake as well

  45. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    He wants to give Kemp and Tulip a breather…

  46. 6-man rotation + 13-man staff = said, on June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    New curse words!

  47. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hey, this Carrasco cocksucker is on some hot streak. Something like 1 ER in his last 21 IP. Our shitty lineup needs to, to, to, to stop being so shitty.

    Baer on KNBR…”Nothing (trades) in June or early July.” “Not going to mortgage the future…” “depends on what’s available…” He basically said nothing. Thanks for the WS, Larry. Now go back to selling those luxury suites…

  48. zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Glad someone mentioned “The In-Laws.” A totally perfect film. Couldn’t have been better.
    Giant tze-tze flies carrying away people. The Guacamole Revolution….

    • zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Actually spelled tsetse, I think.

  49. DJLoo said, on June 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Greatest comedy I ever saw…

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      “Don’t shoot me, I’m a dentist!” HI-fucking-larious.

      Brian Fuentes takes ANOTHER L for the A’s tonight. Boo-fucking-hoo.

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

        Great game, however. Expertly pitched on both sides. I couldn’t stand losing 1-0 in the BP9 on a high chopper over third.
        Better them than us…

  50. Rough Trade said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Putz on in the 9th…pesky D-backs up 7-6

  51. zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    “Dad and his phone calls.”
    -“Those phone calls put you through college, you ungrateful twerp!” or whatever he called him.
    —-
    “Did you see that? He was going to rip his head off.”
    -“He wasn’t going to rip his head off, dear.”
    “He was going to rip his head off…”

  52. zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    “So….what’s the plan?”
    -“What do you mean?”
    “You know….the plan to save us….to get us rescued….”
    -“Shel, I’m wide open to ideas. Whatta ya got?”

  53. zumie said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  54. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    “My car has flames!”

  55. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Jesus H. That 3-0 pitch was a strike. Best test here to see if Sanchez can shake that off…

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      I guess not. Son of a bitch. Walks will kill ya every time. But you know, time for the offense to p/u the staff when they give up a few.
      Score some goddamn runs tonight for a change…

  56. unca chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Pitching out of self-made jams . . . Keep it to 2 and hope for the best.

  57. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Was that a missed H&R, bunt and run on Burriss’ part? Or just a shitty jump by Torres? matters not.
    Carrasco looks to have some nasty stuff tonight. Good luck with this offense.

  58. unca chuck said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Bunt and run I guess, Manny pulled back from a strike no less.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Baggs reported that Bochy had a “few words” for Burriss when he returned to the dugout.
      Safe to assume he fucked up somehow…
      Sheesh, our offense is impotent. 1-pitch out by Rowand vs the right-hander. Can’t we give him like half a vasectomy?

  59. TheGreatMephisto said, on June 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Loo—they hooked you up with Dusty Rhodes 250 ft HR highlights!!

  60. Flavor said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    the GREAT Mephisto has made an appearance at my blog! I’ve finally fucking made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Was that a little retaliation for that inside pitch to Pablo? Sandoval was more than a little peeved in the dugout after he got buzzed. Maybe Sanchez got the message. Good for him. I believe in and condone revenge. Shoo got hurt? Boo-fucking-hoo. Shit happens.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      You’re a regular fucking Mother Teresa

  62. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Raise your hand if you think we can win the division with this offense as currently constructed?
    Twin, put your fucking hand down.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      NL West? Yup. Weak division.

  63. TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Andres Torres!!!

  64. Flavor said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    excellent to see Torres bringin’ it tonight. Someone has to…….

  65. paulinasia said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Revenge for HBPs makes sense sometimes. But with our lack of offense, our pitchers cannot keep “giving” the other team free bases by walks and HBPs. Love Jonny’s batting-average-against, so difficult to hit. The free passes often coming around to score are killers.

  66. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Piłka pożegnanie!

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      What the hell does soccor have to do with this?

      • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

        Since Miller does the “Adios Pelota” thing, I figger Krukow (career baseball nickname: “The Polish Prince”) should join in appropriately.

      • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

        Truth be told…I had no idea what your post meant 🙂

      • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        Soccor?

      • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        Same as “Adios Pelota!” … err, “goodbye ball”… more or less

      • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        Oookay. Thanks

  67. TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    What the fuck’s up with tagging the baserunner as opposed to throwing to the guy at a base? Pablo yesterday, Emmanual today

  68. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    It’s schizophrenic performances like tonight from Jonathan Sanchez that would make me pull the trigger if *I* were the GM.
    Jesus H. Christ. Another fucking walk. You guys know I HATE trading away pitching, especially SP, but Jonathan, you’re time is up.
    Let’s trade this SOB for a goddamn bat. I’ve had it with his shit.

  69. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Sanchez for Reyes, straight up. Who’s with me?

  70. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Careful, Sanchez — Zito’s back and looking for your job.

  71. Rough Trade said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Reminiscent of Zitzoid.

  72. Bozo said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Before you trade Sanchez, I say get RJ to come on board as a special assistant and have him be the guy going out to talk to Dirty.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      How’s Robert Wagner gonna help Sanchez? 😀

      I still miss Natalie Wood.

      • Bozo said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        Head and Shoulders?

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Funny, Dennis. You know, I once worked with the husband of Robert Wagner’s cousin. He used to always name drop…”Yeah, I was out at the Olympic Club on the weekend. Just shooting a few holes with RJ…”

  73. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Good morning, good afternoon and good night. WTF is Aaron Rowand starting vs the right-hander?
    I don’t blame Rowand, he can’t help it if he smokes major pole vs right-handers. It’s Bochy’s fault for starting him in the first place.

    Jesus H. Christ. 52 pitches for Carrasco thru 5. I want a damn trade. No, I demand a goddamn trade.

    • TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Demand? Whatarya, fucking soph?

  74. Bozo said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Stew baby.

  75. TedSpe said, on June 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Torres is fucking on!


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