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Finally, Baseball…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 2, 2013

Baseball is back and I always forget how much it consumes my life. The one thing that sucks about winning the World Series is that I go from a total focus and obsession with the game and my team to…nothing. My emotions are all over the place and then I’m hit with this unreal rush of excitement and happiness culminating with a deep exhale of completion. But then it all just stops. I get my b-a-s-k on, of course, but quickly I’m hit by a period of withdraw. Voids are created and filled, slowly, with other things in my life. There’s an adjustment of not setting my day around the time a baseball game is played and waking up and NOT checking the box scores or setting my line ups for the different fantasy teams I have. Haiku’s get written, BBOTD’s get uploaded and football happens and it’s darker and colder for a long period of time. And then Opening Day happens again and I get right back into the intensity and the excitement and the overall consumption that baseball brings to my life. I imagine it’s the same for all of you or maybe it’s completely different. I don’t know.

This year I have 5 fantasy teams, my team is defending it’s world championship, I have a full time job and a daughter who’s a year older and I don’t know how I’m going to fit all of this into my life. Except I know I will because it’s part of the cycle of my life. It’s like riding a bike or throwing a ball. I’ll be able to do it because even when it’s gone it’s still part of me. I love all of it and my life really isn’t the same unless it’s all happening at the same time.

So I’m pumped and excited for this season. Winter officially ended yesterday. What the calendar says  means nothing to me.

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  1. DJLoo said, on April 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Nice to see Andres cut down on his swing and go with the pitch…

  2. James said, on April 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    The last, best chance for peace on the peninsula:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Korea-national-baseball-team/103753032996974

    • DJLoo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  3. JBat said, on April 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Fuck yeah.

  4. Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Haha, multiple meltdowns from these clowns

    • Bozo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Hey, the clowns have nothing to do with it.

      • Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        I stand corrected.

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Ground attack!

  6. PawlieKokonuts said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Opposing-pitcher take-that fecking payback (OPTTFB)

  7. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Remember that guy in the white fedora clocking and logging pitches at dodger stadium?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      yeah, didn’t he morph into the “stay thirsty, my friends” dude??

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        Haha, yeah you may be right about that. Stay thirsty my friend.

  8. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Hey, is the Latrine the only yard that has the table tops in the lower boxes?

  9. DJLoo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Their dopey fans over react to any ball hit to the outfield.

    • chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      No shit…by the sound of it, you would think a ball was driven to the wall…but it ends up being a simple grounder right at a fielder…

    • Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Totally. They’re like first year rookie Col fans.

  10. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Wow…nice dig and throw by the Panda!

  11. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Arias is looking pretty damned good around first, too.

    • twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Hopin’ and prayin’ on those scoops but he’s getting it done.

  12. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Whew, Bumgarner is snotrockilicious tonight.

    • Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Great new word. And congrats on your next kid that’s coming into the world in the next day or so. Hope you send that flu out a side hatch at your house
      🙂 🙂 🙂

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        Thanks man. So full of hope for the future right now. Life is beautiful.

    • chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Did not know you had one on the way, Micah…congrats!

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

        Wife and I are going in on Thursday. We’re stoked. Well, she’s not so stoked right now. Really just done and ready to get on with it.

  13. Alleykat said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    1st walk of the season for the Giants and its Pablo go figure.Followed by the dreaded DP ball #4….

    • James said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      The hitters need to work on their clutch strikeouts.

    • twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Not too surprising, really. He had a slightly above average walk rate last year,.

      • James said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        Yep, it’s hilarious how Scutaro, the “professional hitter” is more of a hack than Pablo.

    • twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      High DP rate guys are usually very good hitters. Typical profile is RH. hits the ball hard , doesn’t run very well.

  14. JBat said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I’m digging Arias at first. Good option to go to in a pinch.

    • chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      I agree, J. Better than moving Posey from behind the dish…

  15. TedSpe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    madBum’s still doing that nasty snot hurl.
    Both with the baseball and his fucking boogers

  16. Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Could be time fur 2-trips to make the call for his secret hitting weapon: kershaw.
    All the rest of their shit can’t touch our shit.

    • tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      If all shit is the same as all shit. Just shittin’ ya. Struck out Ethier. That;s the shit

  17. Alleykat said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Bum is dealing a gem..21 the first 24 hitters tonight started out strike one.
    18 straight outs..

  18. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Ain’t no thang

  19. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    99 pitches

  20. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    100

  21. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    see ya

  22. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Fuck yeah! Way to go SnotMeister Bum!

    • tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      SnotMeister Bum. Indeed.
      Gross
      But effective

  23. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Romo’s hopping around, warming up
    Dude should do it with a fucking kimono
    That’ll scare the fuck out of the opposition

    • chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      With obligatory Samurai swords…

  24. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    UNCLE JESSIE??? OUR LAST HOPE??

  25. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Dodgers, huh
    Not so Artful, huh?
    Game over

    • Flavor said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Bust out the Sword….

  26. Bozo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Sergio Romez (Vin Scully call) warming up. Not sure who this Romez is, but I hope he sets down the side.

  27. Alleykat said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    So does Posey just put the fingers down for a snot pitch or a booger pitch?

  28. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    One more! Close these bitches out!

  29. Macdog said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Dodgers win again? SNOT!

  30. Bozo said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Game!

  31. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Boo Yah! GAME! And fucking looking at that!

    Great effort by the SnotMeister Bum.

  32. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    BALLGAME!!! FUCKING MADBUM!!!

  33. unca_chuck said, on April 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    There you go. Without the error-filled 8th yesterday, the only run the Dogs have scored came courtesy of the Kershieser home run.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Murderer’s row indeed. The Dogs look like the same old team that struggles to score. A-Gone is A-Done.

  34. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Mofo’s also got some rbi’s

  35. Alleykat said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Hey Dodgers hope you enjoy your Snot &Booger postgame spread tonight .Yours truly, Madison..

    • tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Uhm…ewww

  36. salty said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Question arises again..just how good can this “young”” guy get? Beautiful to watch him work.

  37. twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Great pitching performance…
    He can lose the snot shtick anytime

    • tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Really.
      Kinda–well–
      gross

  38. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Beauty
    The starting pitching with the fucking Giants is fucking scary
    Beware all ya’ll
    Pen was dubious last night but–2nd game of the season and Romo was lights (semi) out tonight

    • twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Even though he had the great performance in the WS, last year, his velocity was still down, mostly 88/89. Tonight he was at 93/94 early and still at 90/91 in the 8th.

  39. ewisco said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    who the heck would want to shake/high five his hand? and romo licks his fingers 3-4 times before he pitches. no wonder germs spread in the clubhouse. I’ve gone to the knuckle bump. sleep well young flappers. best wishes to dirt and child bride.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      That reads kind of weird but thanks.

  40. unca_chuck said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Crazy that Bummie;s 23 . . . . . He looks, sounds, and acts like a seasoned vet of many more years. But I guess winning playoff and WS games gets you there. . . .

    • unca_chuck said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Andif it keeps him in the win column, blow away, snot-shooter . . .

      • twinfan1 said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        I’m sure that’s the secret to his success.

  41. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Reading the recent comments on MadBum, and reminded me that I forgot to make a comment on the Flap predictions. Not that I doubt it can happen, but I was surprised at how many Flappers had the lad winning the Cy this year. Fuck, after tonight you could see it happening…and I know he had at least one 1 hitter last year. So young….SO good! And he wears the Orange and Black! Fuck Yeah!

  42. chipower9 said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    AND he was only 20 when he started game 4 of the 2010 Series! Gonna be fun watching this dude over the next couple of years…

  43. tedspe said, on April 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I’m a little too jacked from this absolutely outstanding Giants win. It was the bomb and–and–and– too drunk to be articulate for the moment so I shall just say…
    I love the Flap, I love the Giants, I love large breasted Asian chicks
    Goodnight, Gentlemen (Question Mark)

    • Chico said, on April 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      I do too! *motorboat*

      • Flavor said, on April 3, 2013 at 5:33 am

        you motorboatin’ son of a bitch! you ol’ sailor you!

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on April 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

      gulp

  44. blade3colorado said, on April 3, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Sick as a dog in Turkey with the flu. Nice post Flav! I often feel the same. I think that’s one of the primary reasons the last 3 years, I have traveled extensively during the winter, with the RV trip across the western Stares and part of Canada, S. And C. America, and now this RTW trip.

    I see the Giants won this morning when I woke up and I have no idea how my Fantasy League teams are doing, since both are difficult to log into the sites, albeit, I understand that one of my players, Darvish, was lights out.

    I know all you mugs are asleep – except maybe PaulinAsia and the Edster. OK, outta here. 🙂

    • blade3colorado said, on April 3, 2013 at 4:54 am

      Almost forgot – Congratulations Micah! I am praying that your baby will be healthy and your bride will have an easy delivery. Take care, Steve.

    • Flavor said, on April 3, 2013 at 5:34 am

      Yu lost his perfect game with 2 outs in the 9th. Ouch. But fantastic start for you.


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