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Derby Day and Another Giants Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2013

My current biggest problem: While I should be pouring over data trying to figure out who’s going to hit the bottom rungs of the super in the Derby, I find myself consumed with the question of when to take down Anna the Slutty Real Estate agent. I know, I know, no one knows *third world* problems like I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

She’s 12-0 as the BBOTD (8 wins to close out last season + the last 4 played this season). Part of me wants to take her down so I could use her during the dog days of August. Part of me misses searching the internet for a new BBOTD. And then part of me says, *leave her up there till we lose. Squeeze every last win out of her that she’s got to offer.”

Pfffftttttt…..I can’t decide. Maybe a poll:

I was gonna do a Derby thread but I really don’t have the time. If you read yesterday’s thread you know I’m alive in the Oaks/Derby Double with 3 live longshots today (#6, #12 and #19). The field is 19 strong and the weather is gonna be bad–a certain recipe for chaos. The best thing about this live ticket is that I can leave all three out of my pick 3 and pick 4 as well as the win end of my tri’s and super’s. Anyway, it promises to be a weird, wild race, as it often is. I’m excited.

Oh, and the Giants won another one late with a bomb, This one was a walk off by Posey. Yawn. So predictable. And Salty, you’re going to have to tighten up your predictions if you want to hang with this crew. League instead of Belisario? WTF is up with that mistake!?!?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Ryan said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Is that Salty from Clovis you speak of ? Pretty awesome if it is The Salty.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Not sure, he can answer that though

  2. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I don’t know where Salty is from but he’s a great contributor here.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Agree (too bad we don’t have a “Pepper” also to contribute).

  3. willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Thoughts on Warriors: Jackson, just like his players, is learning as he goes when it comes to playoff ball. He’s probably channeling the best advice he got as a player from coaches he respected. Sometimes simplest is best—take care of the ball, keep a body on people for rebounds, and talk and communicate on D. There’s nothing wrong with being positive and helping everyone stick together, esp when things don’t go right.
    What I like best—their balance and the fact they can go with 7 different guys that can get into double figures in different ways even without Lee. As Thompson and Barnes get more confidence attacking the basket and Green learns some post up moves that will help make them less of a perimeter/J shooting team.
    What I don’t like—all the turnovers and careless ball handling from jack and curry. They need to be more patient and careful with the ball, make better decisions and not dribble themselves into difficulty.
    You need to attack the Spurs better players at the defensive end and make them stop people. Since they have run their sets forever, they know what to do and where open players will be—if you do this they automatically do that. They are completely different from Nuggets. To stop them you need to communicate and have rotations down no matter who is in there. You also need to cut down t/os and take advantage in open court when you get them. Win or lose it will be fun to watch and good experience for the entire team and org.
    I loved the Spurs of the Iceman Age, with Johnny Moore Mike Mitchell Rod Brewer Gene Banks Artiste of the all Fro team and Oakland’s own Wildman Edgar Jones. They were fun to watch and capable of putting up 140 any night. Cool road unis too, the white and black with the diamond on the hip.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

      I’ll preface this comment by saying I dislike ALL Denver teams. In fairness to the Nuggets, the Warriors were very lucky to face a team without injured star, Danilo Gallinari, who came into his own this season before he was injured and eliminated from the playoffs. Frankly, he is the biggest reason the Nuggets won 57 games this season. In fact, I had him and 3 of their players (Igoudala, Lawson and Faried) on my FL team and was in 1st place until he got injured. Lawson also got injured just before Gallinari, but returned. My team sunk after that happened, mirroring what happened to the Nuggets in the 1st round.

      That being said, injuries are part of NBA basketball, but I would have bet dollars to donuts that if Gallinari had not been injured, they would have won more than 57 games and they would have been a dark horse contender for the NBA title. Just my take . . . New post on my blog.

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

      The Spurs of the late 70s also were fun to watch, playing in the Eastern Conference and winning with players from the ABA days, including the Iceman, Larry Kenan, the great PG James Silas and Billy “The Whopper” Paultz.

  4. willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    As for Anna, my guess is if she is on top, she will stay there until the ride is over.

  5. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I don’t know what took me so long- maybe it dawned on me when I noticed Zeke having a full meal from what was between the keys on my desktop keyboard… but I finally ordered a Logitech washable keyboard- it is awesome. And it’s not one of those roll up jobs. Get one if you’re a frigging slob like me..
    http://tinyurl.com/bvkcbzo

    • Nipper said, on May 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Good advice

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I thought I saw Anna at the park last night getting eaten up by ground balls on the 3rd base line.

  7. Bozo said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Anna is a Goddess. I think you have to ride the streak as long as she’s willing. I’m pretty sure she has a Real Estate Expo and convention coming up soon.

  8. salty said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Your resident psychic checking in from just across the bay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Bf- thanks for the acknowledgement!. I expected Ted’s hilarious riff . Good luck today.
    Do I feel lucky now? Definitely want to play some races now. Itsmyluckyday was my horse in the derby but then Larry Stumes picked him so I’m torn.

    Twin, thanks for the kind words.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Stumes picked him? Fuck!!!!! I liked that horse.

      • salty said, on May 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

        Lol. Maybe this is Larry’s year.

  9. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Maybe not . . .

  10. ewisco said, on May 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Giants lineup posted on csn. Usual suspects with belt still in 8 hole. I’m in mistlin watching boys play. Won first game 4-3 on two run double on top of 7th.

    • twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Gonzalez back in for the Bums, and Uribe at third.

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, the LA Times blog is getting weird itself. Not as bad as the Splash and all the unwanted posts being deleted, but lots of gloating Giants fans.

    http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/la-sp-0504-dodgers-giants-20130504/10

    • xoot said, on May 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness blog is funnier. The mixture of self-loathing and denial exploded last night in the 9th. Strange group of dodger “fans” who seem more intent on being Giants haters.

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Man, it would have been GALVANIC to be there for the walkoff. I love the celebration, Love it. Notably Pagan, Pence, Belt, Pandoval, Posey himself. But this time? Loved Pagan the best.

  13. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I haven’t read any of the Dodger blogs. But having a bunch of Giants’ haters would seem to be expected. As to the LA Times blog, I can’t imagine why a real Giants’ fan would want to troll and gloat there.

  14. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I feel sorry for the Derby horses.
    Their faces were all muddy…

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    My fantasy team is batting 0.75 today, so far. Buster is on my team. But he can’t go 14 for 16 tonight.

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Buster! Helping us in 3D life and in my delusional world. MVP Redux!

  16. Flavor said, on May 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    This first inning has improved my mood.

  17. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    3-run first inning? Is that a good thing? Seems to be “They score, We win” this year..

  18. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    White Shark 2 RBIs 2 DAY, WTG
    MudBug bring ’em home!!

  19. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    been feeling lethargic and low in 3D (real) life. Yesterday and now today the great game played by my team is a bright spot to lift the spirits. So lift some spirits and GO GIGANTES!

    • twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Ed, have you checked the “Who will stop the pain” page? A horrible song sung horribly always lifts my spirits..

      • eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        I could use some cheer – shoot me a link.
        P.S. always have LOVED CCR

  20. willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    blanco with another nice AB right there, getting the SF to drive in another run (his second of the night) and this one off the LHP.
    I dreaded the platoon in LF before season began, but Blanco is doing everything expected–high OB, decent avg and excellent defense.
    Peguero might get Andres PT, but he is going to have to show a lot to take the job full time. Maybe, as Twin mentioned, P is our RF next year.

  21. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Who the fuck picked the dogers to win the NL West?

    I have a theory the betting shops pay these guys to skew the pre-season betting

  22. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    most flappers predicted the dogers were in danger of injuries and team cohesion

  23. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Miguel Cabrera .390/.467/.627 in 28 games with 2 HRs today

  24. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    YIKES!

  25. Macdog said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    One month into the season and not a good start yet by Vogey. And now an inning from hell.

  26. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    these 7-, 8-, or 9-run innings our pitchers are yielding are OBSCENE

  27. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Torres, as spoken by Twinfan1 “hits ’em hard”

  28. SanDawg said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Holy Mark Olberding Batman! What the hell happened? I go to eat dinner with the kids and all hell breaks loose!
    ps Way to go Andres!

  29. Flavor said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Is anyone even remotely worried about this? Down by 1 in the 5th? Bahahaha ha!!!!!!

    • eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      only slightly disappointed. Loving the ideea of humiliating the dogers

  30. xoot said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Vogelsong’s FBs, two-seamers and four-seamers, were very consistently 90-91 mph in the early innings, occasionally 92. In the 5th, he was consistently hitting 88 mph with them.

  31. Flavor said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    How could anyone possibly give a single shit about what Estes has to say?

    • twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      He’s the worst they’ve tried. And that’s saying somethig.

  32. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    noonan or arias?

  33. eddacker said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    noonan is hot but arias is the lefty
    doing the “take one for the team”

  34. TedSpe said, on May 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    This is one weird fucking game

  35. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Lopez has pretty much been worse than awful so far this year. That appearance he just had was putrid. What the heck — to lead off, he walks a speed guy (Gordon) on 4 friggin pitches — a guy who can’t hit the broad side of a barn? And, that guy scores, of course. As for the last inning, Gyros have bases loaded and basically can’t even hit a ball in play? Wow…

  36. willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Gordon’s given SF a couple runs tonite with his shaky D, but he got one back there. Man, their (LAs) left side of the IF is sure funky.
    SF could have gotten more out of last inning with more plate discipline from Brandons….neither swung at many strikes with bases loaded. Belt K’d earlier on a pitch he chased up and out of the zone too.
    Final could still be 12-11.

  37. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Javy cannot walk fucking dee dee there

  38. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Then again, we’ll figure a way to come back.

  39. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    You could call this a typical Giants/Dodgers tilt. Or, a really badly played, poorly pitched game. Or, both…

    • unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      I missed the 7 run Dodger inning. Did Vogie go off the rails??

      • snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        Pretty much…

  40. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Peguero! Scoots!

  41. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Poesy for the lead . .

  42. salty said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t be too harsh on the Brandons. That was one funky loogy they were facing.

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      sure, but they helped the guy out by swinging at bad pitches..unlike Gordon vs. Lopez who let them go.
      great D on the DP by both of them tho…often the good D leads to rally.

  43. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Krikey! WTF is it with our Pen walking the leadoff guy? I thought the Beard was in LA…

  44. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Now, THAT is some defense. Great pick and throw to 2nd by Belt…

  45. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    They should give RBIs or something for plays like Belt made. That was frigging awesome. Nobody makes that play.

  46. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    About any other first baseman in the league just hopes the bunt goes foul. The phrase “guts of a cat burglar” fits.

  47. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    That was an outstanding play. He charged hard and went no hesitation.

  48. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Yikies . . . I guess the pen deserves a squirrelly night. But let’s end this now . . .

  49. tedspe said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    do it

  50. tedspe said, on May 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    si habla Pablo

  51. tedspe said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Did it. Weird fucking infield hit.
    END THIS

  52. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    ouchhhhhhhh

  53. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Buster buster buster. Pablo worked it better than you.

  54. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    C’mon, Buster. What do you think we are, losers with nothing better to do on a Saturday night / Sunday morning (Allan Sillitoe)? That was the time to wrap it up into a shiny win.

  55. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I’d rather not have to go to an 11th, either. Timmy is out of practice as Secret Weapon.

  56. Macdog said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    That stupid kid in the panda hat didn’t exactly help the cause there.

  57. Bozo said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Come on Giants. I was hoping to get to bed before 2:30 tonight.

  58. Bozo said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE!!!

  59. Macdog said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Q-SHOT!

  60. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Sheezus, Anna had time to get to Quiroz, too?!!!
    Beat LA, Beat LA, Beat LA!!!!! …

  61. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Now that was a very cool thing..

  62. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Quiroz! A new hero every night! As Twin said, they score, we win. EVENTUALLY. Holy mackerel. (Does anyone still say that?)

  63. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    That was so awesome. Quiroz!

  64. willedav said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    just another happy ending courtesy my girl Anna.

  65. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Hey, they used to be 3-2 wins. Now, they’re 10-9 wins. They count just as much…

  66. Yogi Barrister said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Mo Guillermo! Another good off-season acquisition by Sabean. Nothing better than a post-game interview by Amy G.

  67. snarkk said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    The post-game highlights are going to take an hour…

  68. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    man oh man oh man oh man The Giants have added a whole new existential dimension to torture this year — and it has a whole different pedigree and drama from what the torture was in 2010. Holy mackerel. Talk of comeback kids!

  69. salty said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    OK, so I was off by a night on the League part. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      we’re big-hearted here

    • twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Salty, when we have a frigging no-hitter prediction to top, the pressure is enormous.

  70. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hey, Quiroz ties Buster for career walk-offs ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Seriously, nice interview with Amy. “I just want to be part of it”.. you certainly are..

  71. PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Another crushing loss for the Dodgers to mull over this lovely night. How you like that magic, Johnson?

  72. Bozo said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    That was so awesome, Quiroz will be bathing in beer tonight. That was fucking great.

  73. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I woke up in the middle of the night and read an email from my mom, where she said the Giants were leading 5-0 in the 3rd. I wake up again this morning and see the crooked number Vogs allows and all the other subsequent drama, with a frickin’ win in extra innings. MAMA MIA! WAY TO GO GIANTS!

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      We just have lotsa LUCCA.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

        By the by, excellent article about your daughter’s lacrosse team. Thanks for sharing.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        you’re welcome

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Wella this isa what a happenda. We was bueno . . . ah, just another walk-off homer by Guillermo Quiroz.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

        Issa lova me some Quiroz!

  74. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Pretty cool how Scooter gave him an escort to the home plate party..


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