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Looking Back at Our First One

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 19, 2013

I could watch this video till infinity finally just runs out of steam and gives up.


The thing that now blows me away more and more each day are the position players who won us that World Series. Think about it, after 2010 they were mostly all freaking done: Huff, Glass Sanchez, Renteria, Rowand, Torres, Burrell, Ross, Sandoval (who was done THAT YEAR and re-invented himself the next year), Uribe. Well, Uribe cobbled together a nice season in 2013.

But think about that. Our position players were almost all a bunch of ragged guys on their last legs. Their last breaths. It makes that magical season that much more unreal. Did 2010 really happen?

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  1. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    The Warriors have gone about 25 possessions without ever trying to go inside. They turned a 14 point lead to a 3 pt deficit.

  2. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Look at that. A layup

  3. sportdude said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    That was just plain awesome! I have not seen that before, and that song is one of my favorites. When i see how dominant Timmy was I wonder if it was better for him to stay, and now we see the lesser version, or go, so we have that as a lasting memory…

  4. sportdude said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Ubca..Re Dubs…hard to come to the realization that they are not as good as we thought we were going to be. At the start of the year we were picked by many as the 5th best in the west. If playoffs started today we are out..

  5. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Yeah, they’ve gone down the floor and turned the ball over on 8 out of the last 10 possessions.

  6. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    They finally have Bogut healthy and they refuse to use him inside. Igloudala isn’t down low. It’s run and gun and pray. Thompson has missed all of his 3s and they still refuse to go inside.

  7. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Throw in a few bad calls and there you go.

  8. sportdude said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Agonizing. Wonder why we have become so lose with the ball. Curry never elite re turnovers, but this is ridiculous.

  9. sportdude said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    For a team that thinks it has the game to reach the next level…losing a home game to Spurs with Parker and Duncan in suits is a joke. We could come back, but seems like we are behind after 3 in every game the Dubs play

  10. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    And Ginobli

  11. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    The turnovers always kill them. And they refuse to play inside. I understand Lee not being a banger. but Igloudala and Bogut should be slamming inside. Why don’t they run anything through Bogut down low? I know he’s a good passer, but still he should be able to score down low.

  12. chipower9 said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    And that is why they were The Band of Misfits. That video is just fricking awesome. It was an unreal run. Huff and his rally thong, Ashkon and his “Don’t Stop Believin'” video. My daughter and I got tattoos on a rain-out day in Scottsdale that spring training. Just an unreal year. Thanks for sharing, Craig. I got chills watching that.

    Here is Ashkon’s video to add to the glory of it all…

    And this fricking video is awesome, too.

    Fuck yeah…that was a bad ass year. What great memories…

  13. chipower9 said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Not sure if anyone shared this on the last thread, but Dirty Sanchez signed with the Cubbies today.

  14. unca_chuck said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Bazemore? Bazeless . . .

  15. Celeste Johnston said, on December 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I could watch that video over and over so beautiful. Timmy pitching right to the glove. Beautiful. It was an amazing team. The Giants do better lately when nobody is expecting anything from them.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 20, 2013 at 5:24 am

      like SU hoops

  16. snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 1:42 am

    The 2010 nameless position dudes got just enough done to make it happen. The historic, best, most dominant, kickass playoff pitching since the ’70 Orioles is what won the title…

  17. Nipper said, on December 20, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Success is fleeting. Baseball careers seem to end in SF. We all get another year older. Our World Series teams are a memory. Is there any future in SF? I hope so but practically everything has to break right. It’s five am and the Yuban warms the cold morning air.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on December 20, 2013 at 5:33 am

      true, instead of Breaking Bad, a team needs Everything Breaking Great. All the more precious, those two rings.

    • snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

      If Yuban can play second base without going on the DL with a bad back, get him out of Cuba right now…

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on December 20, 2013 at 5:27 am

    As I said moments ago on the Candlestick thread, without the duo of exorcisms, yes, right word, eh?, of 2010 and 2012, the Tresh catch and ’62 WS loss would still send me reeling downward today. But the angels have spoken, in more than a whisper, placing two precious and timeless diadems upon the Giants and their fans. Hosanna, hosanna.

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 20, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Lincecum brimming with confidence. Wilson when the beard was trim and tight. That video still gives me chills. I could watch it all day long.

    Is it just me or does Rowand seem like the guy who records all his sets in a little notebook while at the gym? 🙂

  20. Flavor said, on December 20, 2013 at 6:55 am

    giants designate Surkamp to make room for Morse. I was no Surkamp fan but it seems like a curious move especially when you take a look at the random 40 man roster they have:

    So they ditch Perguero who promptly scores a major league deal with Baltimore and now they’re getting rid of Surkamp? Do they really have THAT much depth down below to be doing this?
    Does Sabean ever try to trade these guys? If Peguero could get a major league deal that is evidence that he could have been traded and not just released.

    • snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

      Head scratcher, were it not the Giants. Sabes does this with frequency. Seemingly one minute a guy has some sort of future with SF. Next minute, boom. Shoulder surgery with Franchez. Or,the dude is DFA’d. Gamer cut loose with a year left on his deal, nobody got near picking him up, did they? He never played again. A year earning $12 million in his backyard taking 500 swings a day…

    • gianthead said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:14 am

      other teams know they just have to wait Sabean out and a waive is likely coming…

    • Bozo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I thought I read that the Orioles wanted Peguero as part of the Monell deal but the Giants held him back because they were working on another deal, that apparently fell through.

      In 7 starts for us, Surkamp only managed 29.1 innings, he had a 7.36 ERA, a 1.98 whip and teams hit .345 against him. I imagine the only plans for him were in trade discussions and now they picked up DePaula and Cordier, so yeah, maybe they do have a surplus on pitchers that will be part of future trade discussions.

  21. willedav said, on December 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Pawlie’s 5:33 *breaking great* says it all tho. Don’t forget the last of J. Sanchez winning the clincher in final game of reg season, and then melting down in the playoffs, unfortunate harbinger of things to come. He was rolling up to that point and like so many others mentioned by flav…
    Ross uneventful reg season with SF, only getting in there to replace Jose Guillen (ugh).

    The Tresh catch vid and pix of the old old Stick remind me of couple things. My first game ever, 6-19-60 featured HR by big Cuban 1b of Phillies (the late) Pancho Herrera who clubbed one out that hit off the top of the railing and bounced over CF fence off Billy O’Dell. SF came back to win 2-1, Mays threw out Bobby Gene Smith at the plate late to save game, and rest is hist.
    Does anyone else remember Cuban winter league baseball on TV, obviously pre-Fidel? That’s where I had seen Herrera, who hit 30 HRs in 2 years for Phils and then dropped off the map, play. They used to have a rule that batters only had so long to get in the box, and I remember demonstrative Cuban umps calling a strike on guys who dawdled. I remember guys like Tony Gonzalez, team from Camaguey…

    • James said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Actually, WillieD, the single most overlooked performance of the 2010 post season was Sanchez’s start against the Braves. He was fantastic. He also pitched well in his first start against the Phillies.

  22. snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Timmy was dealing that night, as usual.
    It seems obvious to me, for what it’s worth, when you compare Tim on that vid with vid of him in 2013 (youtube him for 2013, lots of him there), in 2013 he definitely is more off balance when he finishes his delivery. For the POV of centerfield, in 2013 he clearly falls off to the left of the mound on almost every delivery as he lands on his front foot. If he doesn’t actually fall off left, he’s leaning left, as his motion takes him that way. Whereas the WS vid, he rarely does that, his left foot landing much more out front and towards the catcher, leaves him much more in balance as he finishes the delivery. He isn’t torqued to the left at the finish. Does this mean anything? I dunno, but it’s definitely different than when he was dominating and in control of his pitches…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

      I noticed that too. I don’t want to say completely different but definitely different. Now he often seems to clutch at his hip or sort of try to stretch it out or something after he finishes a pitch. I wonder if getting his delivery back to form would result in increased velocity for him or if not that maybe better control.

  23. willedav said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Lot of cool stuff in threads last couple days, among best ever in flap hist.
    Thx Flav, and all who post here.
    Most enjoyable.

    On SF gate is thread of 54 pix from Stick days including pre-ground breaking. Couple from mid-90s show bonds when he was still thin…hmmn.

  24. gianthead said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Awesome awesome video. You forget how god-damn bloody dominant Lincecum was. I dont remember his absolute dominance that game like this.

    I am still livid about the Warriors game last night. Proof positive of NBA refs being either completely biased, idiotic or bought-off. How can an illegal tip in not be reviewable??? The lack of giving Curry the basket on the finger-roll before the actual charge and then the non-call on the absolute foul on Bogut on the missed shot at the end just makes my blood boil.

    I cannot understand how an NBA coach like Mark Jackson does not go absolute ape-shit through that. I would have laid out each ref and been banned for life and would still think it was worth it…

  25. gianthead said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:11 am

    and even worse is listening to those nabobs on TNT afterward like Shaq saying that non call on the tip-in was the right call or there was no foul there (at least Barkley made the argument) on Bogut. WTF are they watching???

  26. gianthead said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

    and a great video of the Humm Baby-Whitey near fight. That started it all with then the ’87 NLDS, one flapdown and then the huge brawl in ’88 with the Thrill using Oquendo’s head for a punching bag.

    Did you all watch the ESPN story till the end where they then show a fight between the Reds and Mets and Kevin Mitchell throwing a vicious punch??? Loved that Kevin Mitchell…

    • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Yeah! I meant to mention that. Kevin Mitchell was a guy not to be fucked with!

      • Bozo said, on December 20, 2013 at 11:58 am

        I remember a time when Mitch got hit by a pitcher from SD, he starts a real charge to the mound, I can’t remember the pitchers name, but the only thing that saved him was Crime Dog doing a flying body block tackle. I’m pretty sure the pitcher shat himself when he saw Mitch coming.

  27. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    GH, I’m with you. If I’m Curry, I’m beside myself on the charging call. Total bullshit.

    Still and all, the 94 turnovers had more to do wiht the game. The Dubs outrebounded, outscored in the paint, totally dominated 2nd chance points, and still mananged to lose.

    For a team that is supposed to be full of good passers, they get real careless. And I still don’t understand why they don’t use Bogut a LOT more down low. They lose their early lead by abandoning the inside. They must have gone down the court on 20 possessions and didn’t even oncew try to get the ball inside.

    Granted, they can’t draw a foul to save their lives, but still and all they got to do more dirty work inside.

  28. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

    And holy shit, Lee had the game of his life. I know Igloudala is still coming back from injury, but he looked tentative. Lee was flying around out there.

    Dubs need a real point guard. Iggy ain’t it, and Curry needs help.

  29. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

    So, Surkamp must have been outta options. That, or maybe they see something we have not re: his recovery from TJ surgery.

    Not sure if anyone saw it, and not like it is big news, but looks like Pill is headed to Korea (or Japan). (Giants have a deal to sell his contract…pending Pill working out the contract terms.) Not a big deal in my opinion, as I never thought Pill would crack the AAAA realm.

  30. DJLoo said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Without the hair, the iconic picture of Timmy celebrating on the field would be a lot less cool. Wilson’s beard and Tim’s hair were a big part of the whole miSFit thing. Now that he doesn’t have to impress the Yankees, I hope he grows it back.

    I give him credit for his effort but Ashkon just never did it for me.

    • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Outside of his two anthems, I don’t much care for anything else Ashkon has done…but I love both of those videos…well scripted, orchestrated, etc.

  31. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

    What the Dubs need too is depth. When the Spurs can suit up a team that does not include three of their top players, and still win on the road, that is a testiment to the depth of their club (one of the reasons they are 22-5 or whatever the fuck their record is right now).

  32. DJLoo said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I know it’s the 5th time I’ve posted this, but to me this is the definitive 2010 San Francisco Giants celebration video.

    • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

      It’s ALL good, Loo. I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have shared Ashkon’s video here. This is good, but I still prefer Ashkon’s.

      I do miss Brian Wilson…wish he was still rocking the Orange and Black. Appreciate all he did for our club, but he is the ENEMY now…he’s a Bum…fuck him.

  33. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Gail and I were in Pleasanton for an agility trial with the dogs during the NLCS. I found a cool little sports pub and we watched game 6 there. During the 7th inning stretch, they put Askon’s video up on all the TVs (they had on projector unit that had to be 25′ x 10′ …fricking huge. The place went absolute nuts. And once the Giants won the game…I was high-fiving and hugging folks I did not know/had not seen before that night. It was surreal…so cool to sit there and think “Wow. We’re going to the WORLD FUCKING SERIES. What a magic time.

    Once the series started, I wore by “Steal Your Face” Grateful Dead/Giants shirt for each game (would not wash it between games) and had a beard going for the entire playoffs. Superstituous? Me??

    Was at one of my local watering holes (Placerville Brewery) for the clincer with my daughter, Gail, and a bunch of friends. Remember hugging my daughter and crying like a fucking baby once they won (yeah, that’s right…I fucking cried a river), and am down with sharing that with all you mugs (and lady). GRIN

  34. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Cannot stand Joe Buck, but how sweet is that one line from him “And for the first time since 1954, the Giants are World Series Champions.”

    Agree with Willie…the past couple of days have been awesome. Talking about the Stick…sharing playoff/World Series stories…great stuff.

    And as I mentioned on one of the earlier threads, I sure hope we can get a bunch of Flappers together to hit the Fan Fest type thing that is supposed to happen at the Stick before they knock her down.

    • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

      Defintiely. Whatever they do. I’ll be there.

      One game I’ll never forget (even though I got absolutely hammered) was the 1994 NFC Championship game. Young’s victory lap was incredible, ED’s 1st quarter pick 6 was about the loudest I’ve ever heard the Stick. We were sitting in the pullouts near the 10 yard line. The perfect spot to see Rice’s TD right before halftime. Ana bsolutely perfect pass from Steve to Jerry. When they let everyone onto the field after it was all done, I dug up a piece of the north end zone near where The Catch was made, and planted it in a planter box at home. Red-painted grass thet I kept alive for almost a year.

  35. DJLoo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Did the dogs have to hire an attorney?

  36. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Finally watched the video, and jeez, Flav’s right. Lots of those guys pretty much dropped off the planet after that WS win. Funny, I don’t remember Torres playing RF.

    I didn’t cry, but I felt a HUGE sense of relief and flat out joy that these guys won it all. And I was a bit jealous that my son got to experience this at such a young age! The heartbreaks of ’71, ’87, ’89, ’97, 2000, and lastly (and most devastatingly) ’03 were all too close in my mind to ever feel that anything was done until it was actually DONE.

    That they were able to do it again with a markedly different team was even more incredible in it’s own way.

    • DJLoo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

      I’m sure you meant 2002, Chucky although 2003 was a nightmare ending as well.
      1982 was quite painful to me. Morgan’s homer was just a minor consolation.
      The 60’s were full of agonizing near misses.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

        Yeah, 02 fucked me up so much I forgot what year it was. ’82 sucked as well. .

        Was ’78 the year we got Vida Blue and made a decent run at it? Cool in that it was so unexpected, but still heartbreak in the end.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

        So many close calls. What was the year we won 103 and still didn’t make the playoffs? it was somewhere around the strike. Musta been ’93? That and the strike almost turned me off the game for good.

      • DJLoo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

        Thought we had ’em in ’93 when Fulton County was in flames. I think it was the day they stole McGriff.

      • unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

        Yeah, fricking crime dog put them over the top. They were like 12 behind in June?

  37. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I’ve watched that video about 5 times this morning. I was at my place in Reno watching the game with the wife and kid. The significance of it all was lost on them. The thing I remember most about Lincecum’s performance that night was the inevitability of it all. He wasn’t going to be denied. Then Wilson coming in with the most drama free 9th he pitched all year. When it was finally locked down the first call I got was my brother. He never liked baseball when we were kids. Never played. Never followed it. Nothing. Even he was stoked. We both just yelled the Rick Flair WOOOOOOO at each other for like 5 minutes.

    Lincecum in top form is amazing. The way he burst on to the scene with talent brighter than a super nova, making pros at the top of their profession look like fools….man.

    • Flavor said, on December 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      I totally and completely agree. The look of determination on face (esp when he came off mound in 7th/8th) was scary. Where did that look go?

  38. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Not really the Stick, I just think this one is funny.

    • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Seen this one before…and it is still fricking hilarious…

  39. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Dirt – Agree with your 10:32 on Timmy. He was unreal that night. Here’s the Giants pitchers’ lines for the night:

    Big Time Timmy Jim – 101/71. 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 Ks, 3.29 ERA.

    It was November 1st…and this game made it a “November to Remember.”
    Fear the Beard – 11/8. 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 Ks. 0.00 ERA.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Don’t forget Cain basically went the whole PS without giving up anything. It is crazy that his 2-0 0.00 ERA performance is overshadowed. The life of Cain.

      • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        As someone (think it was snarkk) mentioned earlier the pitching overall was just phenominal…seriously a staff for the ages.

        And to Charlie’s comment – Timmy had the complete game shutout in game one (Giants 1-0). 2 hits, 1 BB, 14 Ks. Un-fucking-real. You look up domination in your Websters and it has a reference to Timmy’s performance in this game.

      • snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        Chi, IMO that first game against the Braves at ATT was Tim’s best overall game pitched as a Giant. Given the situation, game 1 of playoffs, against a quality opponent, he mowed ’em down like they were high schoolers. Set the tone for the run to the WS win…

      • snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

        Yes, it was me, Chi. I don’t have the stats in front, but I remember after the WS was over there was reportage done about the Giants pitching in the 2010 playoffs being better than the Orioles staff in 1970 as that badass staff also made its way to a WS win. The best, most dominant playoff pitching in 40 years, and that includes an extra series played that the playoffs didn’t have in 1970…

  40. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Wasn’t it game 1 vs Atlanta where Timmy struck out 15 guys? Unreal game. Used to have it on my dvr but we moved

  41. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    And what about Madison “Big Country” Bumgarner in game 4 where he and Buster were the first rookie battery since 1947. Bum – 8 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 Ks.

    It will be a loooong time before you see a staff comprehensively dominate the way our boys did in 2010.

  42. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    On a separate, but baseball related note. Was sitting around last night, channel surfing and dropped into the middle of “The Seventh Inning” of Ken Burns “Baseball.” The entire middle of “the inning” is dedicated to Willie Mays. Good stuff. It ends detailing the move of the Bums from Brooklyn to LA (and to a lesser degee), the Giants to SF. Good stuff…going to have to go back and watch the entire thing again at some point…

  43. snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    If you look closely at the thread vid, I think you’ll see a side shot of Geno Velez headin’ out of the dugout to celebrate. Wow…

    • Flavor said, on December 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Ha, I noticed that immediately. Loved it. Pretty tough to miss Count Chocula storm the field. 🙂

  44. Bozo said, on December 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Not sure if anyone already posted this but it’s the Giants picks for Candlestick highlights.

    • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      I just saw this and was going to post it. Nice video of highlights at the Stick. Unreal that she’ll be gone before long.

  45. unca_chuck said, on December 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm


  46. Flavor said, on December 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I’ll tell ya what, I cannot get through this video without some of that wet stuff bubbling up a little bit. And I don’t like Coldplay, I think all their songs sound the same. But I said it earlier in response to Dirt’s post, but I just can’t get over Timmy’s look of determination coming off the mound in the 7th and 8th innings. And was there a cooler cat than Wilson on the mound in the 9th? I needed this vid to remind me of why I love that dipshit so much. 🙂

    • chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Yep…I mentioned earlier (this thread or a recent one) that I miss him a lot, and wish he was still rocking the Orange and Black.

  47. snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Sabes outta kick the tires on Balfour. Orioles vetoed their 2-year deal supposedly from a failed physical, he says he’s fine, has a coupla doctors that back him up. He was throwing 95 last October, so get the MRI machine cranked up. Go in and swoop him up for a reduced price, after you have the Giants medicos check him. If they can be trusted, that is. Sabes loves the injured dudes, this is made for him. I’d sent him to Fanton at Stanford, good shoulder guy, for the look see. Balfour is a nutjob, we need one now that the Beard has totally gone hardcore LaLa Blue. If the shoulder checks out, get Balfour for 2 years at $11M with incentives, down from $15M the Orioles backed out of. Then, spin Romo off (he’s on his walk year now, at $5.5.M) with somebody else packaged, and trade to get another OFer. I don’t want to sign Romo again, I’m thinking he’s got limited shelf life as the closer. If Balfour craters, it’s a short deal, and Hembree looked last September like he should be ready to make some noise out of next Spring Training anyway for late relief…

  48. twinfan1 said, on December 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Just a note for Craig- Just in case I post here again, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave me as an editor. The rest of you guys: stop by my blog every once in a while. Mostly food. Probably have a new thread tomorrow, kicking around some ideas. Don’t read most of the threads but I saw that a couple of you talked about how good the comments have been recently, so I read some- good stuff. Nitey-nite.

  49. chipower9 said, on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Good to see you here, Twin.

    • twinfan1 said, on December 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Good to see you, thanks for the kind words on my blog. You might want to bookmark my blog if you’re interested.
      Best to you, Gail, and all of your family and loved ones. Have a great Holiday.

  50. snarkk said, on December 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Kruk said this morning on KNBR that his favorite memory of the Stick was the game where Brenly made 4 errors in one inning, then hit two dingers, including the walk off to win the game. Also said his favorite season was ’87 when they embraced the nastiness of the Stick, at the urging of Rosen and Craig, and made it their friend, not their enemy, and used it against the opposition. Also his favorite memory of his career was pitching the win in game #4 NLCS ’87 at the Stick, beating the Redbirds 4-2 in a complete game…

    • Flavor said, on December 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

      I wish someone would ask Kruk about the fight Chuck posted earlier. That black and white thing? I have no recollection of that, do any of you guys?

  51. willedav said, on December 21, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Agree with Snarkk, I’d talk to Balfour right now.
    Curious move by Beane re:closer. He makes a deal to get Johnson, pays him more and gives up player(s) to O’s besides. Balfour kicked ass took names and brings the heat, and obviously loved the team and the yard (road splits a little funky). What was not to like?

    • snarkk said, on December 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Maybe Beane knows something about shoulders?…

  52. Nipper said, on December 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

    After having my Yuban I think I would pass up on this Balfour fella especially if he wants top dollar. But of course I would pass up on cars from Frontier Ford as Beane pushes them on commercials. He’s one slippery dude.

  53. twinfan1 said, on December 21, 2013 at 11:34 am

    New post:

    Hey, it’s good stuff. The Likker, anyway.

  54. willedav said, on December 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Props to SC (ugh) for upholding dignity of Pac 12 football and stuffing Fresno. After losing today and giving up a zillion points to 6-6 Jose St., FSU has to rank no higher than 5th best team in the state behind furd and uclans.
    BCS? pls…tho only off by one letter.

    • Flavor said, on December 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      I was surprised by that and could have cared less about that game but I’m not gonna lie, when I saw that score I smiled and thought of you. 🙂

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