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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 2, 2013

This may have been brought up in the last few days, I’m not sure, I’ve been down with a pretty bad flu. Pawlie sent me a short video from the Giant’s website detailing the trip the trophy took through New York–the party was at Finnerty’s, a place that both Pawlie and MacDog have told us about. Here’s a screen shot of Kokonuts in line:


LOVE IT. Click on the picture of the trophy below to see the entire video at mlb.com, it’s fantastic (and it’s only 2:24). I got a two-flap salute for the first guy to send me a screen shot of Loo:

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  1. Bozo said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I think taking the trophy on tour is a great idea. Both for the fans and the Giants organization as well. I read somewhere that the Giants topped the merch sales this off season. Underdogs winning the WS and letting the fans see the trophy is apparently a good marketing strategy. Whatever it takes to top the Yanks, BoSox and Dodgers in getting fans on the Giants bus, is a damn fine idea in my books

    • Bozo said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Oh and Flav, as your Doctor and Lawyer, I suggest drinking heavily to get rid of that nasty flu.
      Take care man.

  2. twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I haven’t noticed- do other teams do this? It’s certainly a good marketing strategy…
    Anyway, I find this Cactus League one of the most interesting in years, with so many legit candidates for so few spots. As I posted on the last thread, with the other utility infielders still hibernating, Bond has given himself a chance in the *very* early going. And it’s my just hunch that LF might open up for Peguero or Brown. And I’m not 100% sold that Hector stays. As mentioned, Mijares’ injury might open up a spot, for Runzler or someone else and RRamirez is opening the door for Proctor, Otero, or another long shot..
    Damn, I wish I was there. My late Bro-in-Law, a big league scout for many years, used to shoot the breeze about the comings and goings over a few cocktails and a culotte steak at El Chorro in Paradise Valley. OMG- I just checked their current menu- don’t do it..

    • TedSpe said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:28 am

      I haven’t noticed other teams doing this. The first time I thought it was kind of tacky. But considering the Giants originally came from New York it kind of makes sense

  3. Macdog said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Good times in NYC. And Pawlie making the final cut, very cool.

    Here’s another video of the trophy tour at Finnerty’s. It’s got interviews with Baer, Magowan and Finnerty’s owner Dieter Seelig. Funny, in one of the shots of fans posing with the trophy, there’s a guy I’m pretty sure I recognize as someone I used to come across from time to time some 20 years ago and remembered was a Giants fan.

  4. salty said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Yeah from ball dudes to trophy hoopla, its all good marketing.

    After reading the Henry piece today on Proctor, I’m betting he’s going to be the Mota replacement.

    • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Some have even objected (mostly Splashers) to the player reunions before we’d won a WS- I wish there were more of them, and more features in the papers and media about the players of the past-especially the fringe guys. There has been tragedy- Chris Brown, Frank Williams, Urrrrrribbbbbbbe! And sometimes they just meander away- perhaps running fast food restaurants, telling the kids about a big moment, reliving their cup ‘o Joe- guys like Ed Goodson- “After a career cut short by injuries, Goodson returned to Southwest Virginia and started working as a teacher, He was a coach at the former Independence High School and continued to do so when the school consolidated with Fries to become Grayson County High in 1990.
      Goodson no longer coaches a team, but he gives batting lessons at a facility on a lovely Grayson County mountaintop that is a home run from the North Carolina border…”
      I’d bet that a neighbor brings a fine Ambrosia Salad to the Thanksiving potluck every year…

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I was living in Reno when they brought the trophy to UNR after 2010 and it was pretty cool. At one point two young guys came up to the stage for a picture. One had a dodger jersey on and the other a Giants jersey. It looked like a lost bet for the dodger fan. Everyone in the line waiting razzed him. It was pretty funny. Im sure he’ll never live that one down and that picture has come out on many a drunken night.

    Speaking of the dodgers, did anyone else see that Crawford is being held out with numbness in his arm? I wonder if that dude will even get back on the field?

  6. Flavor said, on March 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I went to the tour in Palo Alto back in 2010 (although I think it was in Feb of 2011). Waited in line about 45 minutes, not bad at all. It was cool, fun to touch it and talk shit with the other fans. But once was enough. i didn’t even follow the tour dates this year. I don’t remember hearing anything about it coming close to my home.

  7. snarkk said, on March 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

    The tour is a good idea for the outlying areas where lotsa fans reside. As far as the trophy goes, I saw it up close and personal at ATT, it’s OK, but it looks like a mini merry go round or something. Not the best looking trophy, IMO, but the meaning is the thing. I’m more interested in what ring #2 looks like. Ring #1 was fab; going to be hard to top that one. I like the Lombardi trophy, I’d like to see that one close up; I suppose they may have them set out at the new Niner’s park in Santa Clara in that HOF section…

  8. snarkk said, on March 2, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Timmeh scratched from pitching 2day due to finger blister…

    • tedspe said, on March 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Well, if you’re gonna call him Timmeh-it should be “fingehh blistehh”

      • snarkk said, on March 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

        You’re right, tedspeh… 😉

  9. JBat said, on March 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Very cool vid. It makes me happy that Giants Nation is better and stronger than ever.

    • zumiee said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      I had to do a little shopping today, and saw all kinds of Giants swag being worn. The swag looked darned cool on all those people. I was wearing some Giants swag myself. (grin)

    • xoot said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      I had a delivery to sign for at the office this morning. The guy showed up in a brand new classic black Giants hat. He’s ready for the season.

  10. twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Very good outing for Mr. Petit, who’s definitely in the running for a job, and a good inning for the Boofer, who isn’t..

  11. zumiee said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    “it should be “fingehh blistehh”

    Ha! That reminded me of Jerry Remy doing the Red Sox game yesterday. Setting aside the fact that he’s the worst analyst on an MLB broadcast (he makes McCarver look like Einstein), with Remy they also have a former Red Sox player who has the thick Boston accent, so a win/win as far as Boston fans are concerned. Remy was talking about the air conditioner in the broadcasting booth yesterday. “Air conditioner” came out as “Eh Kandishna.”

  12. zumiee said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Speaking of accents, I once accidentally embarrassed a woman with a Southern accent who worked at a place I used to work. One day she asked me to take something to “May-yole.” I had no idea where she wanted me to go. I gave her a blank look. She repeated it. “May-yole.” So I just repeated it as a question: “May-yole?” And she actually blushed. She changed her accent for the moment and said “Mel.” Well, I had no idea a guy named Mel worked there, so she directed me where to find him. And I felt bad for having made her feel embarrassed. I didn’t mean to. She was a nice older lady.

    • tedspe said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Speaking of accents Part II: I just finished being in a couple of one act plays and one was The Long Voyage Home by Eugene O’Neill. He literally wrote the diologue incorrectly so the actors would be forced to speak in whatever accent he was aiming for. My character was Irish (and drunk. Go figure) so the lines were literally written like:
      “Oye remember, twas foive or six years back that oye was shtripped of me last schilling whoile oye was aslape”

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        O’Neill? Booze? Next you’re gonna tell me Hemingway and Faulkner and Dylan Thomas were boozehounds, too.

  13. Bozo said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    This is way off topic and flav, if it’s out of line, please let me know.
    This is a video called “Walking Back To New Orleans”. It’s basically about not being able to find Fats Domino after Katrina. Even though he was found by the time I went by his house (5 months after the storm), the RIP Fats was still spray painted on it. The neighborhood (Lower 9) was destroyed and so was I. That April at Jazzfest, Fats was supposed to close it out but he could only come on stage to wave.
    If you have an hour, like Fats or New Orleans in general, I strongly recommend watching this, he may perform again but there is footage from his last filmed performance (at Tips no less, I think in 2007?).

  14. xoot said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I heard an Al Gore interview on the radio last weekend, while I was driving around running errands, and he was both brilliant and straightforward. At one point, as a qualifier to a point he was about to assert, he said, of course, capitalism is inherently unfair. He addressed about half a dozen topics with great knowledge and passion, concluding, naturally, with global warming. (Very scary stuff when he lays it out.)

    I considered, while listening to his Tennessee accent, and down-home metaphors, how smart some of our southern politicians. Gore and Clinton are just the most obvious.

    On the other hand, when I attended one year of high school in Florida, my history “teacher” spent a great deal of class time discussing the third-party campaign of the great George Waaaaaaaas. This was about the time he installed his wife Lur-leen in the governor’s mansion so he could both run Alabama and run for president.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Funny, I had seen the video Macdog refers to, but not this one. Macdog and I HAVE TO find a video of Melanie’s necklace. Her necklace has all these doodads and she gives a fabulous narrative explaining which trinket stands for Timmy or Pence or Pablo or Scutaro, etc. It’s great, and funny. Larry Baer loved it so much he took his own picture on his cell, for his kids.

  16. tedspe said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    What’s upsetting me right now is that xootsuit had to be in the office this morning

    • xoot said, on March 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Well, I have time to go see the improv group 3 for All tonight at Ft. Mason. I refused to sit through Leonard Cohen. See youse lader.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

        I love Leonard Cohen. Saw him in 2009 in Canada. hope the improv is funny, though. Where’s Leonard playing?

      • xoot said, on March 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

        The high-brow lounge croaker was at the Paramount in Oakland. The improv was ok. The SRO audience was amusing. Turning curmudgeonly in my old age, apparently.

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Another two installments of my East Coast encounters with Giants swag. 1. Got my muffler and catalytic converter fixed earlier this week. Beforehand, standing in line at the Firestone counter, I see a young fellow wearing a baseball cap. It looks as if it has an orange button on the top. Black. Black and orange? All right. Why not? I tap him on the shoulder. A young Asian kid turns around, smiling. He is indeed wearing a San Francisco Giants baseball cap. I jibber-jabber about his hat and hand him a postcard promoting WORLD SERIOUS. He is smiling, opaquely. After he leaves, I notice he left the promo postcard on the counter. “He didn’t understand a word I was saying,” I grumpily declare to the service counterman. Reminds me of Blade’s encounter with the Korean lady in N.Z. At least she was pretty. 2. Today I was at the Shamrock Run on Tipp Hill in Syracuse. Great event. Look it up. I see a young fellow with wife and kid unmistakably wearing our hat. Caucasian, if you must know. I point to my knit cap. “I don’t see anything,” he says. I turn it around. Oh. We have a great old time talking giants. He went to AT&T last summer; likes to go annually. I told him about Game 1 and gave him a postcard about WORLD SERIOUS as well as one for my forthcoming TIPP HILL LITANIES, about the neighborhood. Poetry. Andrew and I seemed to connect. I have no idea if I will ever hear from him. Often I do not hear back. Doesn’t matter. Simpatico. Cool. No, it was warm in the 25-degree snow-flurry air.

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Magnus, hope you feel better. If it is truly the flu, nothing to fool around with. If it isn’t the flu, fool around all you want.

  19. twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nice stuff from all of “y’all” today..

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Bozo, I just watched 20min of that Fats Domino vid and just love it. No, lie, I have loved him since I was — I don’t know — 7-8 years old. Thanks for alerting us to it. It’s a gem.

    • Bozo said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Pawlie, like the Giants, it brought back both good and bad memories for me.
      A friend of mine was picking me up at the New Orleans airport in the 80s. He found himself standing next to Fats on the escalator. My friend wasn’t sure how to address him so he just stuck out his hand and said “Hi, Mr. Domino”, Fats shook his hand and just said “Hi, how are you?”. I always loved that story, you’re standing next to a God and he asks you how are you doing. Damn man, I love that town.
      Thanks again for watching.

  21. DJLoo said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Jon Heyman, who I have said time and again is a worthless idiot was interviewed here on WFAN this morning. He said Sandoval looks “50 to 75 pounds overweight” and that he is amazed that he is even able to play. He also said that after the 1988 Dodgers, the 2010 Giants were the worst team he’s ever seen win a World Series.

    • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Baggs says Bochy set a weight limit and Sandoval surprised him by meeting it…

    • blade3colorado said, on March 3, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Worst team? What a fucking jerk. I would put the 2010 Giants against all previous winners of WS and THEY WOULD DESTROY 75% OF THE TEAMS. My logic is faulty too – not that I am wrong about them beating 75% of the teams, but the fact that they would have an overwhelming advantage against pre-Jackie Robinson teams. This is the same type of fucked up logic Heyman and other writers employ when they “hate” on a team to sell their fucking blog or newspaper. Dipshit.

  22. twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    One of the hottest bands I saw live was Clifton Chenier at the old Club Zayante in the Santa Cruz mountains. I think it was New Year’s Eve but, hell, it might have July 4, Labor Day, who knows? Had a blast..Wild man Stu Blank played too.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      I never saw him, and know him and his work only a little, but you reminded me: in 1983 I worked at an AT&T HQ facility in NJ. One guy there, not even sure he was from N.O., introduced me to Clifton Chenier. Not sure how the subject came up. Maybe I mentioned clogging or Allen Toussaint or Jimmy Cliff. Can’t recall. But, man, that guy loved him some Clifton Chenier. I think maybe not long afterward, Clifton was on SNL.

    • Bozo said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Clifton was the King, unless you were a Boozoo fan. I thought they both kicked ass, but, Boozoo That’s Who!

  23. DJLoo said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Why is it so hard to find a clip of Willie Mays brief farewell speech at Shea Stadium in 1973? I was telling someone about it yesterday and the only place I can find it is buried in the middle of some ’73 Mets season re-cap film. I love that speech, and how he steps back afterwards with his watery eyes…

    • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      I’ve been looking for that pic of Soph on his lap.

      • DJLoo said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

        I don’t know if anyone ever figured out for sure who was behind Soph, but I thought “she” was actually lots of fun. This place could stand a little youth and a few females -even make believe ones.

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

        Oh, I’ve been kind to the dearie for a long time.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        I not only believed Soph was real, but. . . . never mind. I can’t bring myself to say more.

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        `Oh, she’s real. I’ve come to like her/he/it. It helps that I don’t post there much.But I’ll be there more often this year. Help is needed.Maybe I can lure the Clubber out of his mysterious time zone..

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      I’m not sure I have ever seen it. I was just conversing today with a guy about Willie in ’73. This guy, a Yankees fan, said it was sad watching Mickey Mantle at the end. I said, “You want sad? How about Willie Mays tossing the ball to George The Stork Theodore in the outfield in the ’73 Series because Mays could not throw it in?”

    • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Almost all the Mays stuff is owned- try this and go from there

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm

        Brutha, pretty deep sleuthing. I hit a brick wall after this. That’s okay. It’d just depress me anyway. G’night, girls. I’m out.

      • DJLoo said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

        Can’t seem to get it there, Twin, but you can see it here at the 2:20 mark. Unfortunately they cut away when he finishes speaking so you don’t see him well up.

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        I wasn’t looking for it, I was trying to help you. Sorry.

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        I’ve written to a couple people I still know at NBC, we’ll see.

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        They’re both dead so it might take a few days..

      • DJLoo said, on March 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        Thanks for trying. I’m having a personal Mays renaissance (?) lately. I could watch him chew gum all day and not be bored.

      • tedspe said, on March 3, 2013 at 12:33 am

        They’re both dead so it might take a few days..
        Yeah. That’s a minor hindrance

  24. unca_chuck said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    She’s ninergal on the insider.

    • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      She’d been that for a long time on the splash, as well.But I think she’s banned right now.

  25. Flavor said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Pfffftttt. Been sick as fuck this week. Decided to do something with my downtime so I grew a beard– cut it all “Clooney” and shit. Pffffftttt….still don’t feel any better.
    Heard a Brock Bond interview today. Marty Lurie talked to him for 20 mins on Knbr and I never heard him discuss the fact that he was an accidental draft pick–giants fucked up, drafted the wrong Bond. How does anyone draft the wrong Bond?
    So, here I sit, waiting for my beard to get a little radDer.
    I’ll check in with you guys tomorrow. 🙂

  26. twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    There’a great haircutting scene in a very underrated film, The King of Marvin Gardens…

    • Flavor said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      I’m watching a dumb Harry Potter movie with K8 right now (yes, they’re dumb and boring). I’ll watch this later.

      • Flavor said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

        I’ll watch this LATER!!!!!!!!!

      • twinfan1 said, on March 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

        Well, it’s best in the context of the film, but you can tell she’s freaking out.

  27. tedspe said, on March 3, 2013 at 12:06 am

    My God, Soph? Bryn Mawr Soph? Haven’t heard/read that name in years.
    MOVE IT !!!!

  28. tedspe said, on March 3, 2013 at 12:18 am

    King of Marvin Gardens. Thanks for that reminder, twin. Underrated? I don’t know. Frankly I think it’s overrated in that “The ’70’s were the greatest period of American film ever” way. But I will grant you, it’s a good film that most folks don’t remember or haven’t seen. It’s definately worth watching for the performances alone. Nicholson. Bruce Dern. The great Ellen Burstyn who you showed in the clip. Wonderful moments.
    As a film fan, thanks again for bringing the film up

  29. Chico said, on March 3, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Soph is now going by alliemeadows21 http://www.sfgate.com/profile/?User=alliemeadows21&plckUserId=alliemeadows21

    And his ninergal1 account is still active http://www.sfgate.com/profile/?User=ninergal1&plckUserId=ninergal1

    He’s not funny at all, imo..

  30. Chico said, on March 3, 2013 at 1:15 am

    The video link of the WS trophy at Finnerty’s was great. I have a friend who recently moved to NY and fell in love with Finnerty’s for obvious reasons. Work was tough to come by for her here, but a culinary arts degree goes a long way in NY, apparently.. She sent me a video of them celebrating the WS win at Finnerty’s and another one of a bunch of inebriated Giants fans in New York running around the streets after the win and for some reason, ended up storming the Brooklyn bridge and yelling ‘lets go Giants’ at the top of their lungs in the middle of the night… When I find it, I’ll post it.

  31. blade3colorado said, on March 3, 2013 at 2:03 am

    New post on my blog . . . 🙂

  32. twinfan1 said, on March 3, 2013 at 8:11 am

    New Post

  33. DJLoo said, on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

    It is now post time.
    -Fred Capossela

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Robert Klein does a routine on him.

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