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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 24, 2011

Well, there’s “August 23rd” and then there’s “August 23rd!!!!!!!!!”. Turns out I put too many exclamation points in that bad boy and it turned into an earthquake on the east coast. Didn’t know my own strength……

But seriously, if yesterday’s game knocked you out then you are basically *Michael Spinks*.  Come on, did anyone appreciate that comeback? Ramirez completely failed but that’s going to happen over the course of 162, you are gonna have your gut punched a bunch of times. Do you go down like Spinks or do you get up and git after it?

August 23rd was not a day that I predicted a win. It’s a day I marked as an opportunity for change. And as I pointed out last night, only to the dimmest of the dim does change happen overnight. I reserve the right to stand up like a man and admit being dead wrong about this team but today I stand strongly behind them. We will win this division and we will win it fairly easily. If you doubt me all I can say is that The Knowing Dude Head Nod knows more than you……

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  1. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Tim has hurt himself by not doing things to *help* himself. This is common knowledge.It’s not the big fucking deal you’re making it out to be though. He needs to hit better than he has to help himself. See, that’s not so fucking revolutionary, now is it?

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      Little thing? You mean like covering first base or backing up home plate? Nah, dirrrrrty never forgets those things.

    • TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Twin, I agree with you 100% when folks crawl on their knees to smoke pole on ALL AMERICAN guys like Posey and Belt, constantly forgive their trespasses and are so quick to call JSanchez a head case or PSandoval a fat fuck. It’s wrong. But to talk shit about Lincecum’s batting proclitivity?

      That’s like saying my girlfriend doesn’t suck dick as good as a porn star.

      No. I like it better and think you’re in your element when you let assholes know their criticisms are simply wrong. Not to point out minor flaws on good players flaws that have no concrete stayings on their value to the team.
      You’re right, they’re wrong. But not to the expense of quality players. Even if they happen to be white boys.
      But…I respect what you’re trying to do

  2. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    FUCKING LINCECUM!!! YOU CALL THAT AN AT BAT??!!

  3. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Shit, Timmy’s a good enough bunter. That’s about all that is asked of a pitcher these days. Or any days.

  4. James said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Those panda hats are really fucking asinine, but I may don one of those ultra cool Baby Giraffe hats when I go to the game tomorrow night.

    • unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Shit, I have a garage full of water buffalo hats . . .

      • James said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

        Latino or white?

  5. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Plus, since he’s been pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Timmy’s holding runners better.

  6. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I mean really. 9 starts with 0 run support isn’t really based on Timmy’s lack of hitting.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      Well, if it holds, he has the game winning RBI tonight. It’s really idiotic to be arguing that a young, good athlete shouln’t be better than ( now) 5 for 48.

      • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

        Why don’t you start arguing why your young, good Hispanic athlete doesn’t start being better than he’s been instead of using his shit year to accuse everyone of being racist….

  7. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Speaking of hitting, Juan Marichal popped into my brain housing unit . . . I’ll preface this by saying he was my favorite pitcher of all time, but he couldn’t hit his way out of a paper bag, much less break a papier-mâché pinata.

    • DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      I don’t remember Juan being all that bad.
      I think Ron Herbel was 8-208 lifetime…

      • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        His stance wasn’t as bad as gamer, but weird nonetheless. He had a .165 average.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        But you’re right . . . Herbel batting average was a robust .029

      • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        Herbel also had a four year non-hitting streak going 🙂

  8. Macdog said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Timmy’s not alone as far as stinking it up at the plate: Matty’s 5-51 (.098) and MadBum’s 5-44 (.114).

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      I wasn’t going to mention them. Bein’ white and all. What’s funny is hearing how Cain is a good hitter. Over and over…

      • zumie said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        Cain’s hitting gets over-rated because of the 4 homeruns. He’s actually not a good-hitting pitcher overall.

  9. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    One thing he did do tonight is throw one helluva game. Nine baserunners in 8 innings, five of them by way of walks. A hefty 124 pitches. May the BP survivors do right by him. With an average attack behind him, Lincecum would be looking at about win #18 tonight.

  10. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    8 innings 124 pitches: absolute man effort. Dirrrrrty throws 124 pitches before he gets out of fucking bed in the morning….

    • Macdog said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Pelfrey threw 125 pitches today at Philly — in 6 innings! The big one was 42 pitches in the 2nd. And he still got the win.

      • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        Well he could be dirrrrrty’s fuvking life coach

  11. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Tim has pitched great and tonight he DID help himself.

  12. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    TET [Tension Envelope Time]

    • Macdog said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      You’re still up!

  13. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Cigar to lips . . . ahem . . . should I light it?

  14. Macdog said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Casilla later!

  15. zumie said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    A much needed victory.

  16. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Woo Hoo!

  17. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Outta here . . . good night gentlemen 🙂

  18. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Ballgame~~~!!

  19. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    caught the last 2 outs via Kostaz…oh yeah …oh yeah

  20. Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Time to do a little happy dance on my front porch.
    Night all

  21. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Tonight totally makes my case. He got his first RBI and it won the game. I’m going to repeat this- it had nothing to do with Sanchez. Flavor is the one making it about Dirty. My comment was true. There ain’t no argument..

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      You completely miss the point. Here is the fucking point….I will type slowly for you….still following? You…..dot dot fucking dot….rail away on idiotic details like timmy’s hitting and never…fucking…ever….dot dot dot …say one fucking bad thing about….dot dot….dirrrrrty’s actual performance or stats. That is fucking….dot dot….racist….sorry dot dot…. If you can’t fucking handle that. Dot…..fucking…..dot.

  22. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I’m out too, gotta get up at 4am for an airport run for katie’s grandpa. I hate the Kkk and others for throwing a blanket on a group. I hate it even worse when they take an individual and throw the blanket on their critics.

  23. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Timmeh.
    Any questions?….

  24. Sportdude said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Twin is correct. If Tim worked at it maybe he gets one more win this year.We might miss the playoffs for one win. The logic that it doesn’t matter is the same shit people used to use when they said Shaq didn’t have to hit his free throws because he was dominating in other areas. Dumb.

  25. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    No, Mike. What’s idiotic is to argue that Timmy should be a better hitter when 99.5% of the other pitchers in the league are in the same boat. Timmy bunts well, fields his position well, has improved at holding runners, and is a lights-out pitcher.

    To dog him for not improving his hitting is ludicrous. Sure, he’s young, he’s a talented athlete, but what of Matty? Or Ian Kennedy? Or Kershaw? Or every other NL pitcher?

  26. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    watching the Franchise on kostaz…kewl…I should be sleeping

  27. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Good game. Good game. And I wrote this earlier but in case it was missed, allow me to repeat.
    Twin, I agree with you 100% when folks crawl on their knees to smoke pole on ALL AMERICAN guys like Posey and Belt, constantly forgive their trespasses and are so quick to call JSanchez a head case or PSandoval a fat fuck. It’s wrong. But to talk shit about Lincecum’s batting proclitivity?

    That’s like saying my girlfriend doesn’t suck dick as good as a porn star.

    No. I like it better and think you’re in your element when you let assholes know their criticisms are simply wrong. Not to point out minor flaws on good players flaws that have no concrete stayings on their value to the team.
    You’re right, they’re wrong. But not to the expense of quality players. Even if they happen to be white boys.
    But…I respect what you’re trying to do

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      I did not even infer jackshit about racism in my comments on this.I’ll say so when I am..I said Linecum could and should help himself more. They won 2-1. Without his hit maybe he has another no decision, and they’re in the twelfth..
      A pitching staff where most can handle the bat is HUGE..

  28. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Tonight’s win only makes the case that the Giants don’t score any fucking runs, Mike. Not that they should be relying on their pitchers to get timely hits.

    Maybe he needs to take 400 practice swings a day like Row Row does.

    Ludicrous.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      We’ve seen pitchers beat us several times over the last couple years. It’s not that they should rely on it- but what kind of fucking idiot would argue that the pitcher being a decent hitter isn’t an asset for him and the team?

  29. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Good choice by Bochy. Castilla did right by Timmy, smoothly closing out the game. This was another of those “must win” situations and the Giants do it, reverting to form by bringing home another squeezer. All this torture could serve the pitchers well come the post-season.

  30. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    As a P.S. my girlfriend does *NOT* suck dick as good as a porn star but she apparently learned how to have sex from watching pornos so there’s a lot of “CALL ME A BITCH!! CALL ME YOUR BITCH!! YEAH DADDY!! DO ME DO ME DO ME!!!” And after about ten minutes…I have to ask…”So…are you still at work or are you ready to meet for dinner?”

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      LQTM but really it’s louder than that …

  31. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Ted. Good post. I promise everyone saw it. If twin wants to take his rants of suggested racism he should hit a different blog. If I felt even a hint of it I would delete shit here. But I dont and any objective observer would say the same. But some people, sadly, always have to have a cause (or a target?) and that is what I am fuvkkmg tired of here…

  32. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    None of them have an excuse, Chucklefuck- Look I brought it up after he got the hit to point up he should be better. If you read the goddamn post you’d see I remarked about the dumb ass pitchers playing HR derby in BP. They should be working on slapping to the OF,, the chop hit, etc. It ISN’T just Timmy, must I list every fucking one?

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      No. Your post was actually inciteful and correct. I am just sick and fucking tired of you railing away on lincecum. You never, ever in a million years would have said that about Sanchez had he been the one pitching lights out for the last several weeks

  33. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Nothing I said had shit to do with Sanchez or racism. NOTHING. Read it.

    • unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Right, Mike. Timmy’s hitting keeps him out of the hall. Have you even seen Timmy hit BP? Do you know how he approaches it? I didn’t think so.

      Besides, if BP meant so much, fucking Rowand would be an all star.

      Shut the fuck up already. It’s a stupid premise. He’s been a pitcher since HS, so he hasn’t batted much since then.

      It’s reverse racism by omission, Mike. Gawd, don’t you ever tire of your endless tripe?

  34. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Sic transit gloria. 1979 Cy Young winner with the Baltimore Orioles, Mike Flanagan, was found outside his home today, dead at age 59. Rest in Peace.

  35. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I love The Franchise. Actually some touching moments w/ Zito and his dad, with Posey and his wife.

  36. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I was happy he got the motherfucking hit and said he should hit better.That’s 100 percent correct and I would say the same about any pitcher hitting .087 with ZERO RBI. And I’m hardly saying the fucking burden of hitting should be on him- but it’s kinda nice that he did. We’ve sure as fuck have seen guys do it to us…

  37. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    No fucking shit. I brought Sanchez up (I could have said Torres or an of the other Latin guys) because I am sick of your constant defense of their failures all the while you ard busy calling out our best pitcher’s hitting skills. It’s absurd. Look, I call out a player if they suck sick or eat shit. I don’t let their ethnicity sway me. Try it sometime…

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Actually, that’s complete bullshit. If you can’t appreciate the value of the pitcher helping himself , I can’t help you, pal. And sorry, but zero motherfucking RBI was pathetic. I criticize all players when they don’t perform, including Dirty and Torres. I don’t do it 24/7 is all, that seems to be the standard.
      Timmy is a great pitcher, you might recall you went postal when I said he’d win his first CY. Ballistic. We all know he doesn’t get a lot of run support. I’d think a smart guy like you would figger out that a pitcher who can hit becomes an even greater asset then.

  38. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Timmeh is the best, most electric Giants player since Bonds.
    He’s now arguably, if not surely, the best Giants pitcher since Marichal.
    He doesn’t hit well. Big deal. Neither does the rest of the team. And they’re paid to hit…

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Wasn’t it you bitching about pitchers on other teams beating us? Don’t answer, it was. You have a problem with our guys being able to do that every once in awhile?

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      You’re twisting into pretzel logic now. The other Flappers have done well calling you out tonite on your asinine ripping of Tim’s hitting in the middle of a 4 hit tour de force win to stop team bleeding. You’re now in Room Bellicose for a 72 hour hold for observation…

      • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

        Dumb fuck- I was correctly criticizing him. And happy as hell that he helped himself and his team by driving in the game winning run.The stupid fuck notion that he and the other starters shouldn’t be expected to do the secondary things that can help themselves win is totally idiotic.

  39. ewisco said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    haven’t caught up on the earlier drama here, and probably won’t. but nice WIN by the giants. wins are important. comparing wins, well, it’s like comparing blow jobs. Let me tell you about the worst one . . .

  40. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Sorry about the typos from my ph and I can’t edit it unless I go to the desk top and I’m not doing that. Tired. And I got an early wake up call. Peace out

  41. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Right, Mike. Timmy’s hitting keeps him out of the hall. Have you even seen Timmy hit BP? Do you know how he approaches it? I didn’t think so.

    Besides, if BP meant so much, fucking Rowand would be an all star.

    Shut the fuck up already. It’s a stupid premise. He’s been a pitcher since HS, so he hasn’t batted much since then. It’s an indictment of the institution of baseball because no pitcher is expected to do much more than bunt a runner over.

    It’s reverse racism by omission, Mike. Gawd, don’t you ever tire of your endless tripe?

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      K and K discuss batting practice..look, shithead- I’m praising the fucker for getting the game winner and pointing the obvious- he could help himself more. That’s not some outrageous slam.
      Reverse racism by omission? What the fuck is that? I’m going to repeat this- it didn’t have shit to do with Sanchez- not even inferred.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Unless it’s changed in the last five years I know exactly what pitchers do in BP- try to hit home runs. The perrnt is that they should be working on bat handling skills. This was no outrageous slam against Lincecum, so YOU STFU.

  42. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Belt sure making his case for full time starter now. Looking more comfortable up there. The kid looks like he can get it done. And, hey, Beltran made it happen with the HR. Though the play in right basically cost Timmeh the run. Now maybe we can give Beltran a little space and see if he can get some momentum goin’. I for one, want to see the guy go off on something like a 20 for 50 tear with 7 dingers. That’s why he’s here…

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      We’ll see if he gives a shit at this point in his career to

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      I dunno why I’m covering Beltran’s ass.
      I didn’t even want him in the first place.
      But, he’s ours now, so let’s start earnin’ that cash, Beltran….

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      “maybe we can give Beltran a little space ” So he’ll hit if the bloggers lay off?

  43. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks, Flav.
    And Twin, you’re right about double standards. But BF wouldn’t allow overt shit here. From either the KKK side or the “any one of color is right, all white folk is evil” side. Even if it’s simply to temper a supposed off balance from one side or the other.
    oneflapdown77 is color blind.
    There’s only one racial thing we can all agree upon.
    Philippinos mix up their p’s and f’s. And mix up “he” and “she” all the time.
    Frankly, I find it charming and in some lovely ladies…endearing

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Ha. There’s a man somewhere in Asia named Paul who might agree with you (and yes I fucking where Paul is in relation to the fucking Philippines…..

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      If I want to talk about Dirty and racism, I will. Clearly. I didn’t say or infer squat about it.

      • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm

        I will say this again so you can understand it: if durrrrrrty had been lights out the last month instead of the shit he’s been all year the last fucking thing in the world you would do is complain about his hitting. But you have a crusade and you stick to it. Support the Latin guys no matter how they do and find a way to hammer the white guys even when they are doing well. Try not looking at ethnicity for once, your posts will be much more credible…

      • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        Repeating bullshit doesn’t make it true- and you have no way to suppoprt what you fucking claim I’d say. STFU about Sanchez on this- what I’ve objected to is that he gets exclusiive rights to “basket case” and “head case”. I think you finally allowed that Runzler might be one. But listen up_ it’s a brain fart head case stupid fuck mistake whether he does it or Tim or anyone else. There ain’t no leashes for mental fuck ups.
        Dirty is hitting .207 with 4 doubles, so no, I wouldn’t complain about his hitting if he was David Fucking Duke..

      • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        I SUPPORT every fucking player on this team. Don’t even begin with crap that I don’t. Obviously Tim is much the better pitcher between him and Dirty. But he’s not a fucking God. Fact is, he could very well have cost the team the division last year with his terrible August. And still many here wanted him free from criticism. And the 1.01 4-1 September Sanchez was still a “basket case”. You should fucking ban THAT instead of a Latin surname..Dirty is a very talented pitcher with control and concentration issues. He is not a fucking basket case.

  44. DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  45. Sierra Nevada said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    You guys are funny.

  46. twinfan1 said, on August 25, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Pear Butt and Burger Boy… outrageous .
    Bonehead and Basket Case… descriptive


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