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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. raymond said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    keeping the faith! like I said yesterday, they’re scoring runs again…good things will come;)

  2. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:31 am

    The Dude: This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Fortunately, I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.

    • Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

      The Dude must abide.

  3. willieD said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Comeback to deny latos a W with a 5-2 lead, against gregersen too, was great. Huff crushed a ball to deepest part of the yard, and so did ross. Flems said once SF put ross back in the leadoff his OB took a dive, so maybe he’s just not comfortable; torres off the DL saturday, so til then somebody has to bat first (hopefully not named rowand). Radio guys also complained about the blown call at 1b that turned into extra run when Blanks homered.
    Fangraphs article on SF pen couple weeks ago alluded to the fact that ramirez has significantly worse numbers vs. lefties, but that’s not what did him in last night. The Gonzalez kid was hitting .223 before the GWRBI; Sanchez whiff on the WP that eventually led to the insurance run wasn’t good either. without romo and wilson, you can’t blame bochy for trying to get a whole inning out of him.

  4. willieD said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Props to Boz for the nice post too. Koufax always seemed like the quiet classy guy who doesn’t need to boast/brag/show off. He didn’t go after guys like drysdale and stan williams did, he just got you out, over and over.
    SF/LA rivalry was riveting. SF farm system produced a ton of great OF guys, mostly black and latin, who unfortunately often enjoyed their best days in another uni. LA always seemed to be able to restock the great pitching and IF guys, forever. Plenty of cool players on both sides, and an incredible and imo unmatched era for over all talent in the NL during the 60s, but Koufax undeniably one in the pantheon.
    Bowtie could make quite a great bit of theater and excitement by promoting a reunion battle/get together of SF/LA former greats and near greats, led onto the filed of course by the lasagna loving one. esp since the 2011 version of the bums could finish dead last in a season of ignominy.

    • Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Thanks willie. Rivalry aside, Koufax was the best that I ever saw pitch.
      Hey, remember that scene from Major League when the manager asks Vaughn something about Nolan Ryan and points to the picture on his wall. The picture was of Koufax.

  5. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Someone may have posted yesterday, but Rockies claimed Astros’ Wandy Rodriguez off waivers. Not that it’s relevant this year, but…

    • DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

      It’s absolutely relevant. The division is very much there for the taking…

  6. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Yes, don’t forget, SF has only a 30 percent chance of taking it..As Loo-igi said “Each team’s percentage is a stand-alone figure.”
    Anyway, At 8 1/2 back and needing to pass two teams, Rockies have zero chance.It should also be added that claiming Wandy is not the same as getting him. Talks are, as they say, “ongoing”..

  7. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Knowing Dude Head Nods Still Rule!

  8. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

    The Astros want the Rockies to give up a top prospect and take on the remaining $36 million on Wandy Rodriguez’s contract and that’s not going to happen. It’s a longshot because Houston wants catcher Willin Rasario or a top young pitcher in the deal. Colorado is prepared to take on Rodriguez’s contract but is reluctant to give up a young player as well.

    Even if all this comes to fruition, the Rockies have ZERO chance of making a run this year. Jason Hammel’s downward spiral has mirrored the entire team’s. He jumped out to a 3-1 start in April, when his ERA stood at a solid 3.23. But his monthly ERAs since then read as follows: 4.42, 4.31, 7.00 and 9.32. He has lost his last four starts at home, with an ERA of 11.33.

    How about the rest of the staff? Umm . . . They aren’t in the circle of trust either. Chacin walks way too many people and the bullpen is the shits. Betancourt is their most reliable reliever, saving their bacon on numerous occasions.

    Next.

  9. ewisco said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Is it my imagination or has rockie pitching struggled at home since humidigate?

  10. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    We were just awarded the claim on Heath Bell. I wonder if a deal gets worked out. This obviously will depend on the severity of Wilson’s injury.

  11. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Not certain, but if the Rockies win today, I think they are “even Steven” at home . . . a pathetic record. By the by, speaking of records, this year they lost on Sunday 17 consecutive times, an MLB record going back to the dead ball era. Just this last Sunday they finally won. Woo Hoo!

    Ironically, they are talking shit again, especially their clueless manager, Tracy. They actually think they have a chance to come back ala’ 2007 and 2009.

    • willieD said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

      makes you wonder why they bailed on ubaldo, doesn’t it? Wandy is very capable, but not exactly a bargain at $13 mil a pop, and obviously would cost a decent prospect to boot. Ubaldo was under control for x amount of years as I remember. Who would you rather have, esp considering the over all quality of the rest of the SPs?

  12. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Not deemed serious, but Cole Hamels of the Phils is on the DL for a inflamed shoulder . . . Supposed to make his start on Monday against Cincy.

  13. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I hate to speculate, but putting in a claim on Bell can’t be good news regarding Wilson’s health.
    A visit to Dr. James Andrews is never a good thing. Might as well go see Dr. Jack.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

      I think they have until Friday to consummate this deal. His salary is 7.5 million, what else does San Diego want?

  14. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Unofficial vote results in Room B.

  15. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    AZ is said to still be looking for pen help- who could possibly trust a putz to close? We could just be blocking them.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Actually, that makes sense Mike.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

      What’s wrong with Putz? 31 for 35 in save opportunities. And no blown chances post All-Star game.
      We need Bell more than the Snakes do at the moment.

  16. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Willied, I wrote the following comment to the Denver Post after Dave Kreiger wrote a sentimental column about Jimenez being traded . . .

    “Dave Krieger equals sentimental fool. Same with most of the comments here.

    The problem with diminished velocity isn’t so much that the guy doesn’t throw as hard as he used to, it’s that diminished velocity, when it happens in such a short period of time, is often a sign of some physical problem. Couple that with terrible mechanics (he never consistently repeated his throwing motion) and you have a run of the mill number 3 pitcher in any organization not named the Rockies.

    As for the Jimenez deal itself, it smacks of desperation on the part of the Tribe. Jimenez is not an ace. With the exception of the first half he put together last year, Jimenez has been a rather average pitcher. Including his first half last season, his career WHIP is just 1.279. If you exclude his first half last year, it balloons up to 1.320. His WHIP during the first half of last year was 1.047. So far this year it’s 1.336. His career performance tells us that, in reality, he’s closer to the pitcher he is this year than the one he was during the first half last year.

    In essence, the Indians have traded away two very talented prospects for a guy who is, at best, a number 3 who can occasionally bring it like an ace. That’s not a good swap. By the by, Ubaldo will be worse in the American League, where they don’t have as many “weak sister” hitters (i.e., utilizing the DH).

    Want more? Ubaldo is certainly a nice man, has a great smile, and would make an outstanding son in law . . . However, he was also weak mentally as a pitcher. I rarely saw him get mad about losing. All in all, this is one trade where the Rockies didn’t get taken to the cleaners as they usually do.”

    Thus far, Jimenez hasn’t shown shit with the Tribe, nor do I think he will. This guy is the proverbial “nice guy who finishes last.” Moreover, quite a few Rockies players were pissed off at him for not getting mad and/or his “oh well” attitude. Frequently, he was playing his music after a loss. This was especially galling to Tulo.

    • willieD said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

      thx blade. Makes sense, and I have a feeling the off field stuff not insignificant.
      Kuiper made comment last night (echoed by Kruk) that if you were laughing in the dugout during a loss, you’d better not let Frank Robinson see you.

  17. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Forget about ‘W’s and ‘L’s, for a moment — it’d be kinda nice to just get through today without YADLE.
    (Yet Another DL Entry)

  18. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Someone, Anyone . . . PLEASE GET ME A TONY BENNETT BOBBLEHEAD DOLL ON SEPTEMBER 27TH . . . a limited-edition Tony Bennett bobblehead with a sound chip that plays, “I left my heart in San Francisco” – the song that we have proudly associated with a Giants home victory for over ten years.

    I will be forever beholden 🙂

  19. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Bullshit Dennis . . . He’s blown 2 since August 8th (the last save he blew on the 21st against Florida, he got a “vulture” win).

  20. willieD said, on August 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I was surprised SD dealt off Adams first instead of Bell. Whether SF gets him or not, everyone else that would be interested, such as Atl, Philly, AZ, Brewers and AL leaders too, is SOL. Plus, we can only block AZ as long we remain behind them.
    In order to qualify for eligibility for playoffs, don’t you have to be on roster Aug 31?

  21. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Putz has been good so far so this year. But he’s been driven out of Seattle (15 for 22, 5 losses in 2008), failed with the Mets,.. he’s the Gringo Benitez…
    Towers would love to get Bell.
    Wlliie- we have 48 hours to do the deal or not..
    .

  22. NoTalent said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I seriously doubt the Madres would trade Bell to us: he has professed his love to the city and they traded Adams away, the remaining few fans would riot if he helped SF win another WS. Sabean knows this, the block is “academic.”

    Meanwhile, old friend Ramon Hernandez finally hit waivers. Do waivers work like a fantasy league? Does the Bell block re-assign SF to a lower priority? He would be the bigger upgrade in my opinion and would likely only cost a B/C prospect and/or picking up his remaining salary.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      If it’s a block, it’s hardly academic- AZ can’t get him. Towers was the Padre GM, remember, he loves Bell, who is about ten times better than that fucking putz..

  23. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Willie, a player acquired after 8-31 can be eligible if he replaces a player of the same posaition who is on the 60-day DL. That is my understanding. I think this came up last year.

  24. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Offer Diego Burriss and Ford for Bell.
    That’ll knock their sox off.
    Bell is a FA after the season. Diego is going to let him go, they’ll gladly take the 2 comp picks for his loss.
    If Wilson’s elbow is trouble after the season’s over, go after Bell then, no need to give up something now.
    Meanwhile, it might be nice if the Giants would actually get into a save situation …

  25. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Ramirez saved Sunday’s game.

  26. Flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I have felt all along that Wilson is done for the year. Maybe this wasn’t just a block-job. Maybe they actually pony up and pay for him.
    Two things I noticed about last night’s game:
    1) Beltran looked like he could have given less than a shit after he popped out. I have no idea what’s going on with this guy but he looks like he’s already looking ahead to the payday that Boras gets him this Winter
    2) Cabrera’s at bat was huge. Not only was it clutch but he didn’t try to do too much, a nice easy swing that was all about contact and just serving the ball into left field. Awesome…..

  27. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    In their situation it could certainly be two fold. Make the claim, try to work a deal, if you can’t…at least AZ doesn’t get him.

  28. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m not throwing in the towel on Beltran, yet. But, it’s not looking good. I suspect, but do not know, that the guy is being dragged kicking and screaming off the DL. Maybe he does not want (or Boras) to bat at 85% or 90%, the reduced success might bring his next contract down a million a year. I dunno, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for a while, not knowing the guy at all, but supposedly a stand up, if not bland, guy. I just would rather have nada to do with Boras clients at all. The silence on Wilson is deafening. They must be worried that he’d hurt himself more, they pretty much said that — he’s a bull, so putting him on the DL is a bad sign to me that means more than just some irritation going on…

  29. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Flav, how ’bout a poll on Saturday’s “#5 starter” slot? Starter By Several non-Starters, Run Runzler Risk, Mystewy Waiver Specwuwation TBA, Surprise Sir-Kamp…

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I’m surprised Mota hasn’t gotten a shot at the 5 spot. He can go 5 innings. I guess they want to keep him for long relief.

    The ‘reduced success’ of Beltran means nothing. He could hit .039 the rest of the way and it won’t mean shit during negotiations next year. As long as he’s going about it the right way. He can blame the injury, the park, the cold. Whatever.

    His attitude, more than anything, would affect his value. If he dogs it and and laughs while the team stumbles and crumbles around him, GMs would notice that shit. Sure, it’s perception vs reality, but he’s got to look like he’s trying. Yesterday’s AB was blehhhh.

    • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      I had forgotten about the Mota possibility, but I like it!

    • stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      Even if he’s an egotistical, me-me-me SOB Beltran has some very pressing personal reasons for getting back to his game. A fluffer in SF would not only exclude future interest on the part of the Giants, but the millions on the line for his next contrast would fritter down considerably from their potential peak with almost any possible suitor out there unless Boras has some really good videogenic dirt on some GM or owner looking over the goods. A one-shot A.B. does not tell the tale, but two or three starting games of “blehhh” might make Carlos look like a bad investment to all concerned.

  31. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Cody Ransom gets the DFA from the Snakes, while the Rox DFA Ryan Rohlinger. Meanwhile SF lays claim to Bell and Sabean has to be all google-eyed over Ramon Hernandez, hoping no lower ranking team in the NL Central or the NL in general gets their claim in first. Things are heating up as August rolls into its last week.

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Stix, the thing is, Beltran, unless he REALLY comes across as a total flake and disinterested team member, can write off his troubles in SF. Cold, wind, stadium, injury, etc. will be trotted out by Boras as the reason for his blip in production here.

    It matters little to the next team waiting in line to shovel tons of money in his direction.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      The correct word is “uninterested” team member. “Disinterested” is what a judge should be, impartial and unbiased. Smarten up and pay attention to Pawlie.

      • macdog said, on August 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

        Webster’s #2 definition for disinterested says, “Not interested : indifferent.”

      • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        Loo-igi doesn’t like those second definitions either. You can bet that Gloomin’ Denny is trying to find some crock of shit “Dickhead’s Dickshonary” to support his BS…

      • TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        dis·in·ter·est·ed   /dɪsˈɪntəˌrɛstɪd, -trɪstɪd/ [dis-in-tuh-res-tid, -tri-stid]
        adjective
        1. unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives: a disinterested decision by the referee.
        2. not interested; indifferent.
        3. couldn’t give a flying fuck

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        Pawlie sent me an e-mail over a year ago correcting me for my same mistake of the word.
        Trust me, the correct word in that sentence should have been “uninterested.” Period. End of sentence.

      • TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        un·in·ter·est·ed   /ʌnˈɪntərəstɪd, -trəstɪd, -təˌrɛstɪd/[uhn-in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid]
        adjective
        1. having or showing no feeling of interest; indifferent.
        2. not personally concerned in something
        3. couldn’t give a rat’s ass

      • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        We all love Pawlie, but we’ll go with Webster on this. disinterested: “no longer interested”.

  33. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Mota is too valuable as is, IMO. I ‘m not even a little bit confident in Runzler as the long guy. That guy isn’t just used for blow outs, he’s generally the first guy out of the pen up to about the 6th inning, even in close games. Just move Zits to the 60-day, put Surkamp on the 40 man and return Edlefsen or Runzler to Fresno..

  34. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Absolutely ridiculous of anyone thinking that Beltran would “dog” it with millions on the line (as Stix and others have correctly pointed out). More important, this guy has a lot of pride, e.g., he was very upset when told he would be playing a corner outfield spot in NY this year. He only grudgingly accepted that he couldn’t play center field . . . at least for the time being, due to his legs not being totally rehabbed.

    Personally, (and I have said this many times) I don’t want him here next year if it means a long term contract with Boras being his agent, i.e., that usually means – Bend over GM, because you are about to get corn-poled without lubricant. So far, no one can say that him coming here has been a failure . . . We will all know that at the end of the season. Hey, if he gets us the key hit that gives us entry to the “dance,” than he is a hero. Anything more is gravy.

  35. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    By the by, anyone paying attention to the Rockies and Astros game? Not absolutely certain, but the Rockies brain trust might be reconsidering their waiver claim of Wandy Rodriguez . . . His line today: 4.2 innings, 7.71 ERA and 2.57 WHIP.

  36. Kevin said, on August 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    BF, more like sucker punched, I cannot image what the players must feel like after a game like that. To know that they have been struggling of late and to make a come back like that and then to lose!! Gut wrenching!!

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Don’t fuck with me, Dennis. I know my English. And it’s better than yers.

    My point is, it won’t really matter what Beltran does here in the grand scheme of his deal next year. The facts are:

    a) It won’t be with the Giants (barring a miracle of a change of heart)

    b) Unless he REALLY flakes it and acts the dog, his numbers here will have VERY little bearing on what he gets from team X next year.

    I’m in no way insunuating that Beltran is a contract-year wonder, or a me-me hotdog type. Just that, if his numbers here aren’t that good, Borass will simply blame the poor numbers on the park, the cold, the wind, and the degenerative effects of the SDan Francisco lifestyle. It’s little more than a blip on his record.

    • DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      He should blame the rain, the park & other things, and let the Cowsills do the negotiating for him…

      • unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        Incense and peppermints? No, that’s Strawberry Alarm Clock. The Cowsills?

  38. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    . . . insinuating . . .

  39. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    New leadoff hitter du jour is Cabrera, and Beltran’s back in the starting lineup…

    Cabrera SS, Keppinger 2B, Beltran RF, Sandoval 3B, Huff 1B, Ross CF, Belt LF, Stewart C, Lincecum P.

    • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      As LUs go, we’ve had worse. This might actually work tonight. Your mileage may vary. See participating dealer for details.

  40. big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I know this might strike some as insane, but of all those guys in the LU I think I’d rather see Belt lead off. He takes pitches and walks and he’s got decent speed. Cabrera’s OBP is .257 for Gawd’s sakes. Belt can be frustrating to watch when he forgets to swing the bat but the fact is, he’s more likely than most of the guys on our team to get on base and he can run ok once he gets there……

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Others have said it as well, and I don’t think it’s too much pressure for the kid.

  42. big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Reason #269 why baseball players are out of touch with normal people and vice versa: Everyone is heaping praise on Jered Weaver because he ONLY took 85 million dollars today. I get that he could have gotten more, Boras client, etc and I think it’s as refreshing as the next fan to see a guy like this but come freaking on. He just scored an 85 million dollar deal today……

    • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      If it helps, I also did not take any 9-figure deals today. I just wanted to keep it real, hangin’ with my peeps, as it were.

      • big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

        dude, that was fucking gold.

      • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

        You know Boras is cryin’ in his Chivas tonight. Slimeball.

  43. snarkk said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    It matters very little who gets pushed into leadoff. Because there is no leadoff hitter on the squad, it’s just a list of who is worse at it than the next. Cabrera should be pretty bad at it, too…

  44. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    It’s going to be Torres leading off starting leading Sunday anyway.

  45. big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    good. We will welcome him back with open arms. Ross, Rowand and now cfucking Cabrera are a beyond a bad joke in that slot…..

  46. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Belt/Torres/Beltran against RHs, Nate back to super sub, Ross subs for Andres against LHers.That leaves Rowand- I’m not real thrilled if he and Ross both both play against lefties. If Belt keeps hitting, maybe he gives Huff a breather against the LHers. Soon Burrell back. Just PH?

  47. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Didn’t we go over this last year? I favor what the Associated Press Stylebook says:

    “disinterested means impartial, which is usually the better word to convey the thought
    uninterested means that someone lacks interest”

    So, “Webster’s” is merely reflecting current usage, including sloppiness. And I have lectured you fuckwads on this before: what do you mean my “Webster’s”? It’s actually now generic, as is Roget’s. One must specify the dictionary: Merriam-Webster (a very good dictionary) or Random House Webster’s (also good; they may’ve dropped “Webster’s), or the estimable American Heritage Dictionary. Those doorstopper dictionaries you get for $5.99 called “Webster’s” are typically outdated and rather lame, as dictionaries go.

    I want Heath Bell. Insurance.

    • big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      I’ve been ruined by the Urban Dictionary. I no longer care how to spell a word or what the pedestrian definition is that you get from one of those listed above. I want to LQTM when I look up a word. I get that X 10 at the urban dictionary. 🙂

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

        I like it too. I love slang dictionaries, and in fact in the 1980s was paid as a freelancer to read Time, Penthouse, and the New York Amsterdam News, combing for slang — got a couple bucks for each hit (citation) — for an update of the Dictionary of American Slang. I got a mention in the preface. Imagine that. Paid to *read* Penthouse. And, yes, with slang, and more so now with the Internet, a dictionary is nearly obsolete when it comes out. Bringing it back to baseball, I once tried to get the late William Safire to comment on the new use of “scuffling” as used in baseball. It used to mean fighting, now it means, what, struggling.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      As per Merriam-Webster (“a very good dictionary”)…one of the defintions for “disinterested” is “no longer interested”. It would seem that Chuckles’ usage was correct..
      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinterested

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

        With modern dictionaries being descriptive rather than prescriptive, yes, both, or all, definitions are “correct.” But some fussy purists (moi) might hold on to an older usage, an earlier distinction now being lost.

  48. big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I think Burrell would just PH. He gives you zero defense. At least Ross and ROwand can do that. Plus with this *strained foot* that’s taking a year to heal, I would think they wouldn’t want Burrell running around too much, starting and stopping in the OF, that kind of shit.
    I could see Belt in LF, Torres in CF and Beltran in RF for more than just a few games together…….

  49. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Speaking of fuckwads, I mistakenly benched King Felix, missing out on a win.

  50. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Somebody at the Chron made last night’s loss sound as if it was the worst, as if it was beyond recovery or repair. What did it look/feel like? I bailed at 5-2.

    • That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Missed it by –><– that much, tied at 5s. Then we kinda fell apart at the very end.

    • DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Like a humiliating kick in the crotch…

  51. big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Last night wasn’t even in the top 5 losses of the year. Maybe 6th.

  52. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Call me crazy or stupid, but I think the NL West top to bottom could end up with a difference of fewer than 10 games. Be ready for the Rockies. They’ll sputter, surely, but they’ll make things temporarily interesting. The Padres too. Not so much the Dodgers.

    • big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      September is going to sort a lot of shit out. Once teams expand rosters and start playing all that shit the teams playing regular mlb players usually rack up the wins…..

  53. zumie said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Atlanta has a slightly better Zito named Derek Lowe.

  54. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Loo, Macdog, EdGdsnExile, do I stay up tonight or not? Fighting a cold. But, hey, this my time. Night. Owl time. ‘Course Eddddacker and PIA put me/us to shame.

    • DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Blanks could decide it for you right now…

  55. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    True, my diction can get a bit airy at times, but rarely do i garble the syntax. Rarely too, do i consult one of those things due to a firm belief in the evolution of the American language away from the bloody Quean’s English. Gotta consider actual usage by everyday folk in common conversation as having more streetcred than the vaporings and snifflings pronounced and pronouned by pundits, prognosticators and general poobahs. Now, i’m not proffering suchlike syllabilizations to be wrong, per se ~ just not my cuppa lapsang souchong to go with smoked provolone and a thin slice of cucumber on a club cracker.

  56. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Well, if you like ex-Giants two are available: Cody Ransom, DFAed by Zona and Ryan Rohlinger, by Colo.

    • stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Another ex-Giant, Jason Grilli, (yes it’s been awhile) got his first victory of the year in a successful relief effort for the Pirates over the Brewers. Decent ERA of 3.15. Seems like the pitchers developed by SF and ultimately working elsewhere have a significantly longer shelf-life than the position players.

  57. DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    These lefties look like they’re trying to get jammed…

  58. Sportdude said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Sure would be nice to get a win. Playing bad at home sucks! Hard to go into the 3rd game of every series lately needing a win to avoid a sweep.

  59. DJLoo said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Somewhere, someone named Webster just yelled “I got your fucking uninterested right here”

  61. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I think Beltran’s swing from the left side looks OK to me. But he’s dogging it and doesn’t give a shit, remember?

  62. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Good to see his first ever HR here…

  63. Flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Is that stat on Timmy correct? 25 starts and in 10 of them the Giants scored 0 runs? That’s what the Morning Idiots were saying the other day…..

    • unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      9 starts. Bummnie’s 3rd with 8 starts, 0 runs

  64. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Triple! Very undisinterested . . .

    Carlos and Brandon. The Belt Brrothers?

  65. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Got to give my son credit for that one. . .

  66. Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Way to help yourself out Timmy.

  67. Flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Seriously. Timmy has had it with this shit offense and he’s just gonna do it himself……..

  68. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    There’s been no excuse for Tim to hit as shitty as he has. He’s a good athlete. Don’t know how it is now but I was always pissed to see the pitchers taking BP and just swinging for the fences.

    • Bozo said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Chicks love the long ball?

  69. Flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    that is an absurd comment. What are your thoughts on fucking Dirrty’s hitting skills?

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      See Chuckle’s comment- Sanchez used to be terrible, he worked on it.Tim should hit better than he has, that’s not absurd at all. But this wasn’t meant to have anythingto do with Sanchez. 4-46 before tonight is awful. He’s capable of better if he worked at it..

  70. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    At .207, Mr Clean’s doing better than half the position players.

  71. Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Complaining about a 2 time cy young award winner’s fucking hitting is absurd and only done because you are looking for something to bitch about. In your language, it’s something Dennis or snarkk would do (sorry dudes). And then you would unleash a tirade on their posts. Gonna unleash one on your own? Or do you just target Timmy because you can’t stand to look at dirrrry’s 2011 numbers anymore?

  72. stixwiz said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    With his second hit of the night Belt just upped his average to .243. At the rate he’s going, it could be hitting average BA for NL outfielders by mid September ~ maybe a week sooner.

  73. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    There’s been no excuse for Tim to hit as shitty as he has.
    —————————————————————————————————
    hahahahahahahahahha
    twin, you kill me. Always talking shit about the white boys to temper the marginal, perhaps subconscience stabs at the hispanic players.

    • Big flavor said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      And that is an absolute fact…

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

        It’s absolute bullshit. The post had nothing to with Sanchez. .
        Tim has been a poor bunter, poor hitter, and poor at holding runners. He’s hurt himself. Again, it’s common knowledge. Tonight, he might win the game because of getting that first RBI.Otherwise, he probably leaves with a no decision..

  74. TedSpe said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Giraffe hat works on that chick…cuz she’s cute. I surely do not want to see that look on my auntie

  75. unca chuck said, on August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Timmy goes yard . . .


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