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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 24, 2013

I should call this “Sandy’s Thread” since he’s the one who inspired me to do these…..

Non-Game Thought:

Which former Giant would you most prefer acquiring at the break? Nate or Cody Ross. The answer should come to you rather quickly if you’re following their seasons.

Really looking forward to Puig’s first at bat tonight. Bum don’t play around with the inside of the plate.

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  1. zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Nate or Ross? Bleh. Nate, I guess, because it would be painfully annoying watching Ross throw bats into the stands.

  2. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Per Bochy, Pagan to have leg surgery tomorrow in LA…

    • Alleykat said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Which leg?
      Does our top crack Giant medical staff know for sure?

      • Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        lol. There’s probably a scope or something they can do on the *good* one just let ’em be… πŸ™‚

  3. Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Why did they throw this fucking guy a ball into his wheelhouse outside? So fucking stupid

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      You told Bum in the thread not to pitch Puig inside. πŸ˜‰
      At least we didn’t have to wait long for the first Puig dinger against us…

      • Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        I absolutely did not say don’t pitch inside. I said “Bum don’t play around with the inside” as in “Don’t fucking lean over the plate or you’ll get your ass drilled”, Sorry if it didn’t come though in text. Bum owns the inside part of the plate except tonight when he inexplicably decided to throw him a meatball into his wheelhouse on the outside part of the plate. I actually blame Posey more since he called the pitch.

      • snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        OK, I misread your intent on that one…

  4. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Pagan supposedly out 12 weeks post surgery. My translation = he’s done for the season…

    • Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      absolutely. This “6 week fantasy” shit that first came out was always a hoot.

  5. eddacker said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    During the course of a seasson we are going to see all these problems:
    RISP
    fielding errors
    opposing pitchers
    Pablo swinging bunt to load the bases
    Posey cold streak
    Belt not maning up
    stupid pop-outs after visit to the mound

  6. Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Incredible finish to the hockey game. In the time it took for Scutaro and Posey to bat, the Blackhawks scored twice late to rally from 2-1 down and win 3-2 to take the Cup.

  7. eddacker said, on June 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    and Yungo, doing the defense dance, WTG

  8. Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    What the hell is going on with running the bases at Dodger Stadium? First Arias hurts his hammy, and now Posey almost takes himself out while stumbling around third.

  9. paulinasia said, on June 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Pushing midnight here on the east coast, and relatively quiet on the Flap for a Dodger game… Interesting…. Yeah, Pagan is indeed likely PaGONE for the year. The team didn’t really handle that one well, did they. I love the guy but I’m completely fine with Blanco in CF and lead-off the rest of the way. Until I’m not. Pablo’s back, that’s good.. Buster seems a bit cold these days, that’s not good… Crawdad forced to play with bad fingers… Under Pants could be the key guy against Ryu tonight. June can’t be finished soon enough for the Gints, me thinks. Here’s hoping for a great July.

    • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Great post. Who is UnderPants? Not to be confused with The Undertaker, I presume. Who came up with “The Undertaker” for Bum? That was a nice call, surprised it didn’t catch on.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        HunterPence=UnderPants

      • zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

        Pence, with his super-hero long socks.

      • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        Gotcha-makes sense. Thanks Chuck.

      • James said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        Stixwiz

      • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        Really? He came up with The Undertaker AND gave out a killer recipe for mashed potatoes.
        That’s impressive.

  10. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    4 walks and 7 hits in 5 innings, and the Giants have amassed ONE run? Epic fail.

    Torres is comporting himself nicely in the OF though.

    • James said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      We are batting 667 w/ RISP tonight.

      • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

        How does our body language look? I’m listening, so I can’t tell.

      • James said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        I feel we are manning up, but it could be that we are just suffering from a cold streak. These things are difficult for me to discern.

      • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        …only a select few have the gift.

      • blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

        lqtm

  11. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Shit, Buster, didja not notice the location of the home run pitch? It was right where you called that 1-2 pitch.

    • Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      It’s completely unreal how they’re calling this game to him. It’s like they’ve never seen a scouting report on him

  12. SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Not one of Miller’s better innings. He had Puig rung up on strike two and called that play like a straight-up double play.

    • zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Krukow screwed up, too. He said Puig hit the first pitch he saw from the Giants for a homerun. It was the third pitch.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        He said first swing . . .

      • zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        Hmmm….you sure about that? πŸ™‚

      • unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        I think so! Too lazy to go back . . .

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      All three older guys on the broadcast crew are showing a little age. Not as quick on the descriptions, missing substitutions here and there, mispronunciations, etc. have been happening on a noticeable level compared to the past…

  13. Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    The ESPN announcer just got excited about Puig trying to go to third even though the Giants had gotten the third out.

  14. Flavor said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    2 hits for Puke, O for the rest. One man can only inspire so many

  15. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I forgot for a moment, too.

  16. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Can someone inspire the Giants to score some runs?

  17. paulinasia said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Ah, so Puig (Puke!) is human afterall…..

    • zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      That’s right at the spot where Harper did his face-plant.

      • snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

        I said that Harper crash might have been due to that weird scoreboard-on-the-wall out there. I’d find all that brightness very distracting going after a ball. At least I think I would…

      • zumiee said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

        There could be something to that. Puig seemed to think he had more room

  18. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    PuiGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

    Shit. The whiff . . .

  19. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Can we do anything about it?

  20. xoot said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    What’s the deal with these five-tool OFs who don’t know what the warning track means? Puig’s error should’ve led to a run.

    • xoot said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Oh. Now the LA scorer calls that error a double. I disagree.

      • PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        I totally agree. I can’t believe how the ESPN2 drones were prattling on about no error. Of course it was an error. Ask Puig. Ask his face.

  21. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I’m a late-arriving, after-round-midnight refugee from the preceding thread. Found out the game is on ESPN2. Let me declare how much I LOATHE their color guys: I think they are Aaron Boone and Rick Sutcliffe. Dreadful. Unlistenable.

  22. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Yes, I am pretty sure that Stixwix came up with The Undertaker during Bum’s performance against the Rangers in the 2010 WS.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      He did. Anyone know how Kemp did tonight in Albuquerque? If he didn’t stub his toe or worse, he should be back in the Dodgers’ lineup tomorrow. He has just one hit and has struck out five times in eight plate appearances in his two rehab games. Smokin’!

      • SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        “Smokin’, Smokin’ we’re cooking tonight, just keep on tokin’
        Smokin’, Smokin’ I feel alright mama, I ain’t jokin'”

  23. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Paco Rodriguez sounds like the name of a character in “Desperado.”

  24. SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Pawlie! Good to have you here and thanks for the tip about ESPN2. My cheap ass has an extremely limited channel selection that includes The Deuce, but no regular ESPN. So now, I’m doing the bit where you listen to Giants radio guys on the TwinFan 6000 and have the game muted on the Magnavox. I’m having Jack Buck/Hank Stram MNF flashbacks with this set up.

  25. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Don’t have a good feeling, Gyros wasted a bunch of hits to get only one run. Of course, I never have much of a good feeling when SF is in LA…

  26. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    #fuckme #theunraveling

  27. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Fuck. I was concerned about Bum going back out there after 107 pitches. I never thought to worry about his fielding.

  28. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Oh dear. You can see the faith Bochy has in his pen here.

  29. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    TV is slow . . . This guy Punto is going to get a double.

  30. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Kontos is back?

  31. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Oh joy. Fuck this.

  32. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Fuck me.

  33. salty said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    They miss Casilla more than Pagan.

  34. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    To my eyes, Bruce Bochy had a barely perceptible limp as he walked to the mound. That’d be about right.

  35. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I may need another break from this shit. These guys are playing like the 2008 version. 15 baserunners and one run.

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      With so many guys hurt, the team’s chemistry has been really thrown out of whack…

  36. Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Kontos should’ve just served the suspension.

  37. Bozo said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Welcome back Kontos. Sounds like a 70s comedy sitcom, without the comedy.

  38. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The home-erotic, bulging pants (or is it teenage-girl-crush) drivel about Puig from these ESPN guys is embarrassing.

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      make that homo-erotic. Who cares. homo. home. What.ev.er.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Well, it changes the phrase, “Hi honey, I’m home!”

    • unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      At least I don’t have to listen to that. Not much else is going right though.

    • Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      I agree, Pawlie, it got very, very annoying at the end.

  39. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Fat pitch to Puig by Kontos. Maybe he needs more seasoning back in Fresno. Puig really squares up the ball if it’s anywhere hittable…

  40. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    House of Horrors. Sheesh, saw that one coming (all’s ya had to do was look at his grip on the pitch. Wild. Pfffft).

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      and Papelbon — one of my few saves guys on FL — is flaming out again

  41. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Bruce is about to “channel” Casey Stengel with his bull pen . . . “Can anyone play this game?”

  42. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Oh Lord, now Tim Kurkjen is joining the circle jerk for Puig. I mean, hell, it’s not like he’s blasted three homers. And they were aghast at the idea he committed an error. THIS IS AWFUL. Pablo dropped that ball. Puig was out. Awful.

  43. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I’ll replay what I said up above to Chuck. I think with so many guys in and out due to injury, there’s no chemistry to this team right now. There you go, Pablo just whiffs on that tag, that should have been an out — his defense is getting suspect…

    • sandy said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thought you were joking.

      • James said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

        That would have been me.

  44. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Very, very slim chance with Jansen closing.

  45. snarkk said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Night night…

  46. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Even if we tie this game it’d be ginormous.

  47. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Amazingly, that’s exactly what happened with the Padres against the Phils a few minutes ago. Same score too. However, they may lose it in the 10th, with Rollins at 3rd base, with 2 outs.

  48. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    There you go, the K rally.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      hahaha πŸ™‚

  49. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    What a fucked up game.

  50. salty said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Tonight probably their best shot at a win.

    • salty said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Kid Kickham tomorrow, then Kershaw….ugh.

    • Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Is that for the Dodger series or the entire road trip?

  51. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Scutaro, inches away from a double.

  52. Bozo said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I’m concerned, why are all those people still at Dodger stadium?

  53. Bozo said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Fiddlesticks! Nip, that was for you.

    • Nipper said, on June 25, 2013 at 2:34 am

      BLEEP!

  54. blade3colorado said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Yawn. ‘Nite all. 😦

  55. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    G’night, girls. For my mental health I may have to start watching 2010 or 2012 postseason DVDs during real-life games. Or rereading the memorable issues of The Chron that TedSpe graciously sent me. Don’t laugh.

  56. Macdog said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Puig really can do it all: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/news/20130624/wimbledon-monica-puig.ap/

  57. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Kontos giving up a hit to Puig was hardly the sin- the double to Punto was the screw up.

  58. SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Good night fellas. I’ve got a hunch Kickstand is gonna hang a Quality Start on the board tomorrow. And if Ex #1 does me a solid, I may be in the house for Wednesday’s game. I feel great about that one with Timmy taking on Kershaw—who really struggles against us.

  59. SanDawg said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    …yes that was a joke

  60. paulinasia said, on June 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    With all due apologies, Pawlie, but… we (don’t) score, we (don’t) win… Ugh.

  61. eddacker said, on June 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    The visitor’s dugout I saw tonight looked very un-teamly. and that was when the score was tied.

  62. Nipper said, on June 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

    sniff…..


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