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How do the Fans in the Stands Watch these Games?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 30, 2011

For most people, it’s a lot of work to get to and afford going to a Giants game. Maybe some people are season ticket holders who don’t work and who have no family responsibilities, but for most fans, there’s a lot of effort put in on their part to attend a game. I continue to marvel at the number of people who keep turning out for these game. The announced crowd is clearly less than the number of fans in the stadium. But there are still a lot of fans in the stadium……

Last night I wondered how many innings over the last month the Giants have scored 2 or more runs in an inning. I don’t have the time to go through all those box scores right now but I just went through this current homestand’s box scores. We’ve played 66 innings on this current hommey. The hommey that was supposed to be the beginning of the steam roll that I saw so clearly in my mind’s eye on August 23rd. Of those 66 innings we have scored 2 runs in 3 innings. We exploded for 3 runs in one single inning—the 8th inning of game 1 of this home stand. That leaves 62 of 66 innings where we scored 0 or 1 run. And I didn’t count them up, but most of those 62 were zeroes. That is an awful lot of futility to sit through. The kids and the female fans have their panda and giraffe hats to amuse themselves with. The dudes have their beers, at least until they are turned down when the bottom of the 7th ends. There are the views and the pretty concourse to walk along. Lou Seal is there to giggle at you. Day games offer ample racks in tank tops to slyly glance in the direction of….. But after that? Not much. My hat is really off to the fans who make it out to the games, at great time and expense, to watch the utter boring failure that this offense produces game in and game out…..

They have to win the next 5 straight games or this season is toast……..

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  1. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Though down 3 runs I continue to watch. It’s almost like driving by a car accident. We have no chance of coming back. Yet I continue to watch…

    • Nipper said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Good boy!

  2. paulinasia said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Hey Loo, you’d be surprised at all the things I can see at the pubs here…. but yeah, not Giants games. But hey, Friday is a national holiday, Independence Day. Uncle Ho declared independence from France on Sept. 2nd, 1945. I’m getting out of country, too crazy with everyone traveling. Going across the border to Cambodia. Some wicked bars in Phnom Penh….

  3. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Fuck, saw that coming.

  4. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    OK,Dog..

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Shit. Our newly acquired “Dog” needs to be adopted by Michael Vick.

  5. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Torres is a dude I want getting on base right now. As his last at bat showed he’s not the guy you want with men on base. Kepp just made this a wee bit interesting

  6. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Anyone else but Tejada would have scored too.

    • DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Monty Stratton would’ve scored standing up…

  7. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Beltran is a fucking worthless piece of fucking shit

    • Nipper said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      BLEEP HIM!

  8. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Vungo and Fifi… man, MVP may be a September call up.

    • willieD said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      a hit from either of them and the game is probably tied up.
      couple bad ABs in the clutch.

  9. stixwiz said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Time to bench Beltran? It would send one helluva message.

    • snarkk said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      The message if they benched him? The team is being run now by Randall McMurphy…

  10. snarkk said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Maybe the Giants haven’t been getting paid, so they decided not to hit…
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/30/BAVM1KU1DK.DTL

    • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Someone linked to that awhile ago, we’re just waiting for the great jokes.

  11. paulinasia said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    “The poodle bites… c’mon, Frenchie….”

    • willieD said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      good one ! couple weeks ago at the jose jazz festival, one of the headliners was Zapps old buddy keyboardist George Duke….who also is listed under “vocal drum imitations” and of course trombone on “Rudy wants to buy yez a drink”.

      • paulinasia said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

        Wow, didn’t know George Duke was even still alive….cool.

    • Bozo said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      poodle chews it, snap it

    • unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Dweezil couldn’t save this mess.

      Is that a real poncho, or is it a Sears poncho?

      So, how did we score our oned glorious run? I went on a quick bike ride w/my son . . .

      Bad news?

  12. James said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Beltran has not swung at a strike in his last 2 ABs. 2 BBs since he joined the team. I’ll bet he has not had another stretch of hacking like this in his career.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      So who are you blaming?

      • James said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Bengie, of course.

    • snarkk said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      He’s slowly turning into a Giant, temporarily that is…

  13. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Garza is a one man wrecking crew.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      As Joe Erie told Lonnegan, “Shoulda had you money on Wrecking Crew!”

  14. DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I heard Carlos has alienated his teammates by giving Mambo lessons to their wives…

  15. snarkk said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Garza the pitcher with 2 hits, after striking out 2 out of every 3 ABs on the season.
    He’s had two consecutive hacks better than most of the Giants’ hacks over the past week…

    • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Yeah, those two hits have nothing to do with the pitchers.

  16. DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Our 2012 outfield had 3 vacancies…

    • DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      has

  17. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    They’re all past tense, Loo, you kinda had it right the first time

  18. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    pawlie, got the CD. Thanks

  19. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Schierholtz and Belt could still be 2 of the 3…

    • James said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      If Huff continues his pattern, or Zumie gets his wish.

  20. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Pawlie– cd received will view it soon

  21. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Good gravy. The baseball Gods are pissing on us.

    Every pitcher we face is on. Every hard hit ball finds a mitt. It takes 3 games to score a run.

    Every game is a loss. More desultory than the last.

    • DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      I blame you, Chuck. They were doing fine till you fell in love with double spacing your posts.

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      stupid double spaced posts

  22. Bozo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Ok back to bed and dreaming of a good Polish dog. Bring home a wiener Flappers. I have a feeling the Giants will win this one.

    • unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      I think yer on your own with that one, Bozo . . .

  23. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Belt should go back to 1st.

  24. Big flavor said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Huff could easily find himself with an 11 mil seat next to rowand next year

    • DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      Hopefully it’s on the space shuttle…

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      If Rowand is on the 25-man roster next year, WE DESERVE TO LOSE!

      Flav, I apologize, I know you don’t like that phrase but that’s how I feel.
      Just how I feel this year with the 49ers with Alex Smith at QB…WE DESERVE TO LOSE!

  25. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hopefully they are both in the bleachers . . .

  26. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    The pen is wobbly as well . . . when it goes bad, . . .

  27. DJLoo said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Which was better, Twin?

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Funny. I’ve always asked which was the better twin

  28. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I dated a girl named Tuff Shed back in the ’80’s.
    Big Ramones fan

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

    “Tuff” as in first name and “Shed” as in last name?

  30. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Fan took one for the team . . .

  31. snarkk said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    G’nite Flappers. This one looks done…

    • Nipper said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Bite something, Snarkk.

  32. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Hey! On the bright side, they finally got Garza out.

  33. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    When do pitchers and catchers report?

  34. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Good news is that Matt Garza came back down to Earth.

  35. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Rowands got a bat.
    I have absolutely no response to that

  36. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Garza with his best effort of the year,

    • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Actually, it isn’t. He has two 7 inning shut outs and a 9-inning one run game.

      • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

        Now it’s his 6th or 7th best.

  37. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Rowand should put 0-2 on the back of his jersey

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      …or a Brad Pitt knife thang on his forehead

    • James said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      2 straight ABs swinging at the first pitch, though. There’s always something to make this game we love interesting.

  38. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo . . .

    If I;m at this game, I’m boooing for all I’m worth.

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Jokes is jokes but too far, chuck. AT THE GAME????!!!!!
      I’m fucking rooting all the way

    • Nipper said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Don’t forget the profanity, Chuck. Let out a few loud BLEEPS with gusto too!

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Go fuck yourself, nipper.
      Feel better?

  39. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Methinks Torres got an infield hit

  40. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    A run! Do you believe in miracles? YES!

  41. Macdog said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Belt(also)ran.

  42. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Yes, Ted, I’m,, booing that shit.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      You best be booing our Niners this year or I’ll know you’re a goddamn mook…

      • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        A mook? What’s a fucking mook?

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

        make that a “reaffirmed” mook.

        speaking of Affirmed, fuck that horse! I don’t care what the record books say, I’ll take Alydar and his progeny over the 1978 Triple Crown Winner any day of the week and twice on race days.

      • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

        You missed the MEAN STREETS joke, my friend

  43. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I advocated for that 1-pitch out shit Beltran? Fuck me.

  44. stixwiz said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    On a positive note, kinda, Cubs still have one helluva climb to reach .500. Giants do not have to drop very many more to hit that level.

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Mr. Rodgers

  45. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Huff’s been swinging like a fucking ballerina all year.
    Must’ve switched to boxers

  46. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    On the unofficial Boo-Meter, leaders are
    1. Beltran (huge lead)
    2. Rowand
    3. Huff

  47. stixwiz said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This may well be DeRosa’s swan-song. But he is not going out with a whimper. His line-out was one helluva lot noisier than most of the futility. So far as i can tell he’s been giving it his all lately. He should replace Beltran for tomorrow’s game anyway.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Not sure why you would say “he’s been giving it his all LATELY?

      • stixwiz said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

        He has been playing lately.

  48. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Win or lose, after this game I’m watching a Sam Peckinpah movie. Anything to calm me down.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      That’s weird Ted . . . Or ironic – his movies have the same effect on me. I can live vicariously through one of his characters without actually having to kill anyone.

      Psychiatrists should use this as a treatment for the psychos out there . . .

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      …like you and me

      • blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        Yes . . . Clockwork Orange was my life story.

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

      BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA is probably too intellectual tonight. As well as PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID. CROSS OF IRON as well. THE WILD BUNCH? Too perfect and classy. THE GETAWAY. Love it but too Hollywood. But maybe KILLER ELITE or his swan song. Name’s leaving me but it’s with Rutgar Hauer(?), Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster, Craig T. Nelson, John Hurt…..

      Fuck it. The Giants just lost.
      BUT!!!!
      We’re in roster lifting September.
      I’m still in for the Giants. Not giving up yet. Ask me in mid-September what I think

      • blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        The Osterman Weekend

  49. paulinasia said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Runaway train never going back… wrong way on a one-way track…

  50. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    He’s as much to blame as Vera Whiteside, but Bam-Bam will undoubtedly get the axe regardless of how they finish…
    Unless he’s gone completely south, I’d expect them to try Burrell again, Belt sits- he has maybe one more day to avoid that.

  51. Macdog said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Blade, it’s Marmol! There may be hope yet!

    • blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      With Marmol, there is always hope.

  52. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    NO Whitey leading off for us here in the B9… Shit, I think I’d rather have one of TF’s NO Caucasians batting leadoff…

  53. Del Mar Dennis said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    WTF are you lookin’ at, Whitey? Fuck him and Vera sideways till it hurts…

  54. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,………………………………….

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

      Chuck’s catching some winks zzzzzzzzz

  55. James said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Edgardo Alfonzo was good for the Mets, too . . .

  56. unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Wow.

    It’s dead inside.

  57. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Oops, caught Beltran ( on my Remote Car-Ko Cam) praying that Keppinger would make an out…

  58. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    They’ll be 2 or 3 out after Sunday..

    • TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Oddly enough…I agree

    • unca_chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      2 or 3 over .500 I’m afraid.

      • twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

        Bailing now doesn’t give “I told you so” privileges if they don’t make it. Everyone here was all in. ( even Loo had their chances better than AZ ). I’m thinking of another voteon my page before the AZ series.

  59. unca_chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    6/36 3 1 2 0 .167

    4.2 0 0 5 15.43 2.14

    Yes, those are my FL numbers.

    I appear to be following the Giants into the abyss.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Chuck, how about that Stauffer?

      NOT! I had the asshole earlier in the year and he fucked me good. Just recently have exited the abyss.

      • unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

        I can’;t do anything right. I dump Soriano for average, and he goes wild.

  60. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Loo: “Which was better, Twin?”
    Don’t know what you’re asking.

  61. TedSpe said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Yup. They lost. But now….we’re in September!!!
    A new day, gentlemen (question mark), a new day.
    See ya’ll in October

    • unca_chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Uh, Ted? There’s 31 days in August . . .

      • zumie said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

        Ted doesn’t recognize Augustus Caesar as being worthy of the extra day. Plus, the day was stolen from February, which doesn’t seem right.

  62. blade3colorado said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Goodnight all . . .

  63. unca_chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    AND we play the juggernaut that is the Cubbies tomorrow.

    They giveth last year, and they taketh away this . . .

  64. paulinasia said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Well, since I have contributed nothing but quotes today about how bad the team looks, I’ll finish with a more positive quote:

    I hope I can get across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. 2 or 3 out, huh?

    • unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      From Peckinpah to Stephen King.

      Excellent.

    • unca chuck said, on August 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      One of my faves, BTW . . .

      That from Four Past Midnight?

  65. twinfan1 said, on August 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Go to the “Vote Now” link on the right side of this page and predict how many games SF will be behind after the AZ series.

  66. ewisco said, on August 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    wow, that blew.

  67. shaman138 said, on August 31, 2011 at 8:46 am

    It’s from “Shawshank Redemption”, unclechuckle–the novella from “Different Seasons” that the movie was based on. And this season’s reminding me a lot of one of King’s latest novels, “Under the Dome”–in that particular book, the story is great and it’s an awesome read until the last 100 pages or so and then the book just kind of gives up and falls flat on its face in a swoon of crushing disappointment.


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