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Opening. Day. Finally.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 31, 2014

Still can’t get enough of that meme I posted last night….

And opening day is finally, ultimately, upon us. I think the Dodgers just hit the all star break. Not sure, someone should check on that.

Predictions? A prediction thread used to be one of the most polarizing threads I would run each season. Now? Eh, not so much. Last year I think everyone took about 92 and look where that got us.

How many wins will the Giants have this year? I’ve come to realize that predicting wins for a season is ludicrous. The opening day line up is usually nothing like the line ups in August and especially September. If you don’t know who’s going to be playing for the team in August and September how can you rationally predict a win total for the year?

While I’d like to go contrarian and say 75, I just can’t bring myself to do that— not with the potential of this current team. They are one or two injuries away from 75 wins, make no mistake about it. And no one gives up quite as easily as “Bad Penny” Sabes. Last year, I think he waved the white flag in June. But I digress…….

Here’s the bottom line reason why I can’t go with 90+ wins for the Giants this year (even assuming good luck with good health all year): The NL West is rock solid from top to bottom. And while we did have the best record last season against fellow NL West opponents, all the teams in the division have improved themselves over last year. We don’t have anyone to “Astro-slap” along the way this year. No breaks. No one to pad our stats against. I just think this year is going to be a grind in our division. Not to mention that, on paper, the Dodgers are probably the best team in the National League.

So I’m gonna go with my old faithful “88” and hope for the best.

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anyone want to guess the collective IQ of the 2 chicks in the bottom left of this pic? 180+/-?

dumbchick

Thoughts?

 

 

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  1. DJLoo said, on March 31, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Looks like we’ll be sellers at the trade deadline…

  2. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Another salute, yeah baby.

  3. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Say hello to my little friend, Kung Fu Panda.

  4. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Game sure got interesting now!
    Panda’s monster jam job hit !!

  5. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Oh yeah, new game.

  6. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Bring on the Beast.

  7. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Wow. AZ’s pen is a bit shakey.

  8. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Never a doubt for this comeback right Boys&Girls?

  9. ewisco said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    it’s certainly an entertaining first game. it’s all there: drama, pathos, a certain je ne sais quoi.

    • Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Je ne sais quoi? So that’s what you call what’s growing in that centerfield hot tub.

  10. DJLoo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Morse reminds me of the big Indian from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…

    • Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Chief? Do you wanna watch the world series, just raise your hands Chief, just raise your hands.

    • tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Mmmmmmmm. Juicy Fruit

    • Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Could be Billy Bear(Sonny Landham) as well in 48 Hrs…

      • tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        Character actor, porn star and senate candidate. A true over achiever

  11. blade3colorado said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Yeah, what ewisco said. πŸ˜‰

  12. TedSpe said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Holy crap. What an inning

  13. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Nice comeback, boys. Shutdown inning would be nice

  14. ewisco said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    and now, javier lopez in his greatest role: enter the loogie

  15. ewisco said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    apparently a guest appearance.

  16. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Snotrocket to Loogie to Machi?

    Not quite the elegance of Tinker to Evers to Chance.

    • Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Maybe if you add Petit?

  17. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Posey. Dunnit!!

  18. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Strike out throw him out, works for me.

  19. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Machi’s packing a few extra burritos more then Panda right now…

    • unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      It’s the conservation of matter at work.

  20. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Bam! Strike m out throw m out.

  21. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful strike-‘im out, throw-‘im out.

  22. willedav said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Nice, K and CS on back end. Bad as they have looked at times, a comeback W would be impressive.

  23. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Bum ended with a weird line in the boxscore. 4 runs, none earned, and a no-decision.

  24. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Speaking of weird lines in the boxscore:
    Cliff Lee. 8 earned runs, a 14 ERA, and the win.

  25. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    And, of course, we’re all grooving on Wilson’s 0-1, with an 18 ERA.

  26. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

  27. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    A fine job of pitching by Machi. He quieted some critics, which would include me.

  28. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Belt with another hit. Who says he ain’t winning the batting title? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  29. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    POSEY says enough of this shit!!

  30. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    FUCKING POSEY!!

  31. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Buster Baby Huge Blastoff!!!!!
    .Crushed!!!!

  32. Macdog said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    YAHOO!!!

    • Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Now that, is POTD (IMO).

  33. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The D looks like Torture, but not the Offense Thank God…

  34. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Uhm…

  35. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Yikes. FUCK!!!!

  36. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Romo hung the frisbee.

  37. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Give it away give it away give it away now.

    For you RHCP fans.

    I’ll take an out any way any how

  38. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I say we use that new replay rule for that last homer

    • zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      And use some creative editing.

      • tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        Indeed

    • snarkk said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Ted! Good to see you’re back…

      • tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm

        Good to be back, thank you

  39. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Twin’s GG Panda should have 3 errors tonight..on pace for 386 for the season…

  40. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    PHEW

  41. Macdog said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Ballgame!

  42. Alleykat said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Woo Hoo, Yahoo!!

  43. unca_chuck said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Jeeeeeesus. Another mundane opening day.

  44. blade3colorado said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Awesome game.

  45. zumiee said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Ballgame! One down, 161 to go! πŸ™‚

  46. tedspe said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Ballgame.
    Christ.
    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark) And a big Happy Birthday wish to Christopher Walken

  47. Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Great pitching and defense won this game.

    It’s in the books 1 and 0, on pace for 162 – 0.

    • Bozo said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Oh yeah, Go Gaints!

  48. snarkk said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Missed the entire game, I was cooking then eating a Julia Child recipe with friends for Coq au Vin. Julia knew what the hell she was doing. Awesome stuff, accompanied by a nice Cote de Beune Burgundy and ultimately a fine Giants victory. Go Giants!…

    • James said, on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Missed much of the game, too, saying goodbye to friends who are moving back to France. Rib eyes and a 2003 Sociando Mallet, followed by tart tatin and Poire Williams brandy from the Loire. I did see that Bumgarner was at 90 mph. I’m worried.

      • snarkk said, on March 31, 2014 at 11:10 pm

        After a bottle of Sociando, I wouldn’t be worried about a damn thing. πŸ˜‰ We finished off our meal with a nice Sauterne with, of all things, apple pie. After that, how could the Giants lose?…

  49. sportdude said, on March 31, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    NICE!!!!!!!!!

  50. snarkk said, on March 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Posey smoked that 9th inning dinger. That thing was TAGGED…

  51. snarkk said, on March 31, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Did I say the Giants would get 700 runs this season? Screw that, how about 750? With that defense, they may need it…


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