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Giants Win!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 3, 2014

Once again, another fantastic report from my main man on the scene, WilcoJoe. If you missed his game summary, check the last thread (6:51am).

I’m not sure which stupid tradition I would boycott quicker: the tomahawk chop or the wave. The run for both of them should have ended a long time ago….

Voggy goes today vs Julio Teheran and I foresee a dark turn of events in this road trip….



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  1. DJLoo said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:50 am

    As much as I’ve always despised the Bums, I don’t think I’ve ever hated a team for one season more than the 1993 Braves every night on TBS.

  2. Nipper said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

    At least their unis look good. Remember those powder blue outfits?

  3. Alleykat said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Speaking of uni’s Nipper:
    The Giants tonight are going back in time and are going to wear a replica “1946 San Francisco Sea Lion jersey that has a cub emblem on the front, it sure will be interesting to see that look on TV….

  4. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Just watched the vid of Damon Lillard (Oakland’s own) hitting the game winner for Blazers. Takes cojones to set that play up wit 0.9 seconds left, win it all or lose; they got shot they wanted and he hit it.
    West series are all great theater–Mavs take Spurs to 7, Memphis-OKC and Dubs Clips. Whomever makes it to face LeBron and Co. will either be battle tested and ready or burnt out.

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

      it was just an amazing shot. I have a couple of buddies that were at this game and one of them texted me simply “I’m weeping” as soon as the game ended. lol

  5. snarkk said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Voggy’s been on and off so far. He’s due for off. Not good in this park, where the off sign can mean a dinger deluge. I’m hoping Mrs. Voggy sent an extra big enchilada care package…

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Looks like Nicole worked her magic…it wasn’t pretty, and the D really picked him up, but he did battle his ass off. I’ll take that any day, especially from Vogey…

  6. Macdog said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

    What, no Derby picks?

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      California Chrome with the late surge to win it…that’s my prediction…

  7. salty said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Stumes put the hex on Calif Chrome who I’ll be rooting for but not betting.

  8. WilcoJoe said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Just met a couple in the hotel lobby decked out in Giants gear, so I introduced myself. Turns out they are going to all 81 road games this year…The best part is that he is 93 years young. Check out their blog at

    • WilcoJoe said, on May 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      He told me he has scored every Giants game since 1920 something…Sold his home in Lafayette and ended up buying a condo two blocks from AT@T.

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        That guy is the coolest 93-year old in the history of planet Earth.

      • snarkk said, on May 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        I’m hoping to hit 63 without needing a supply of Depends…

      • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm

        That is so damned awesome. I am so damned envious. Everyone who knows me, knows that if I ever hit the lottery, I would do the same…follow the Giants for the entire year. Way cool…93, wow…

  9. zumiee said, on May 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I guess the Braves are hoping their new ballpark will help them draw better attendance. Last night’s attendance was about 29,500. The fact that the Braves don’t draw better seems a bit puzzling. I wonder if the tomahawk chant drives some of their own fans away from the ballpark.
    But I don’t mean to minimize the issue of the ballpark being in a sketchy area. Who knows how much that affects attendance.

  10. zumiee said, on May 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    One of the goofiest events in baseball these days is when managers argue the call AFTER the replay center in NY has made its ruling. The manager then gets thrown out, by rule. What is the manager hoping to accomplish in these situations? To fire up his team? To show that he “always has their back”? Madden did it last night vs. the Yankees. MLB should fine the managers $25,000 when they do that. Or even $50,000. It’s nothing less than the manager challenging the entire integrity of MLB officiating. What other sport would allow that? I’d like to know what Madden was telling that ump during his meltdown. I can’t imagine what he could be saying.

  11. zumiee said, on May 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Some video of Tampa Bay’s manager, Madden, arguing after the NY replay center made their ruling:

  12. zumiee said, on May 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    This has been mentioned already, but here’s a little more info about the Giants’ unis today:

    “The Giants will revive a little-known chapter of their city’s baseball past by wearing replica uniforms of the 1946 San Francisco Sea Lions of the West Coast Negro Baseball League during Saturday night’s game against the Braves.
    The wardrobe change is part of the Braves’ Heritage Weekend, which celebrates ongoing efforts to promote civil and human rights.
    Fans watching on television must avoid confusion, since the Sea Lions’ jersey sports a bear cub on its front. Research revealed that the Sea Lions purchased uniforms previously worn by the San Francisco Cubs, another semipro Negro League team. Thus, to preserve the integrity of history, the Giants designed their replica jerseys in similar fashion.
    The Giants will donate one of their game-used uniforms to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.”

    • DJLoo said, on May 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      How generous of them…

      • snarkk said, on May 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

        Yeah, “one” jersey for donation? Selling the rest in the Dugout store?…

      • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        In almost every instance like this (throwback unis), the game-worn items are auctioned and sold. Proceeds go to charity. Aurilia said on the pre game that the players typically get one for their personal collection, too.

  13. Macdog said, on May 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm


  14. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Fucking strike zone is as small as a BB.

  15. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Example A of Morse looking the water buffalo part…

  16. Macdog said, on May 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm


  17. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Not his biggest fan obviously but Vogs did a nice job of limiting damage with 2 Ks and the CS by Posey.

    Last broadcast of season by Barnett, because Comcast does not get playoff games past first round. I thought he was *retiring* of his volition but that is not the case. WTF? He’s the best one out there, followed closely by roye and Tolbert on radio. The other TV guy (Fitzgerald?) is annoying and awful.

    Posey makes no mistake and Vogs has another lead…

    Yeah, the Stumes hex is broken. His column was pretty funny acknowledging he’s never right about Derby.

  18. Flavor said, on May 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    to the *credit*, I guess, of Braves fans— they couldn’t look less into the chop this inning. They’re just on brain dead auto pilot…..At least they’re not still really into it.

  19. James said, on May 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Delayed comment here — had to get those short ribs a braisin’ and cocktails a shakin’ — but Fleming is the only analyst who has called out Belt’s weakness against the up and away fastball, whether in the strike zone or not. Belt’s take of the high strike in his last AB was a good sign.

    2 good starts in a row by Vogey . . . . damn, I wish that September NYC series was happening this year!

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      Yep…wish I would have made it back last year (Mets and YankMees in the same week…would have been sweet)…

  20. Alleykat said, on May 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    You know Nicole must be on this road trip helping out with Vogs balls, cause he’s dealing a great game!!
    The Beast with a big fly,God Nicole you are awesome on our or Giants!

  21. Macdog said, on May 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    The Beast!

  22. James said, on May 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I just checked the league splits on solo HRs. The Giants have 4 more solo home runs than they “should” have based on the league wide numbers. In other words, there’s nothing particularly unusual going on.

  23. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    wow what a way to end it. Torture games…gotta love em.

  24. wswin said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    congrats…you have to love it when TL and RV go to Atl and give up only 1 run…

  25. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    The wave is dumb as hell, but it AIN’T generated by any scoreboard. The chop is. Therefore, axe it.

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Hey, Vogie and Tim Tim both get wins. on the road,in a tough place to win.

  27. Macdog said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    California Homerin’.

  28. salty said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    that’s just 13 e runs yielded by starters in the last 8 games..

    • salty said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Actually been just 12 earned

    • James said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      They’re doing a good job of providing ERA support to the hitters of late.

  29. WilcoJoe said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I would have given 100-1 odds that the Giants would not win the first two of this series. When I think of road games that I fear the most, ATL is at the top of my list…Was able to negotiate a scalper down to $40 on a $100 face value seat, five rows behind the Giants on deck circle. Most impressive considering the stadium looked pretty damn full. Not a lot of empties on the lower level…My God, I have never seen so many beautiful women at a baseball game…I almost didn’t go as I was tempted to hit Buckhead or Midtown after seeing how many girls in short shorts were out on the patios of the local watering holes this afternoon. Some parts of this city really remind me of Austin and that’s a good thing. Spent too much money , otherwise I would hit the finale tomorrow. instead I will sleep in and head back to Bama in hopes that I miss the Talladega traffic on I-20.

    • SanDawg said, on May 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Your reports are awesome WJ. A couple of great wins and you paint a pretty picture of attending a Braves game. Sign me up!
      LOL “Talladega traffic” Is that the “track too tough to tame,” or am I confusing it with Darlington?

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Agree with SanDiggity – great reports from Hotlanta. I will have to pick your brain on Austin…we’re planning a trip for next year.

  30. Bozo said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Flav, you’re talking up Buckhead? Man, that’s like staying in SF and spending your time in Walnut Creek. For those of you in Walnut Creek, sorry but that’s not SF. Haven’t read comments for a few days, Stopped in Savannah Georgia last night while driving back from NOLA. The game was on the local TV, awesome. Buckhead? Flav, the next time you’re there, I’ll drive the 10 hours, or fly the two hours, and show you some cool bars and neighborhoods.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Hey man good to hear from you. Thx for the recommendation on Steve Rushin that’s a good one.

      Btw heard fragments of interview on local jazz station with Andre Thierry and couple cuts. Nice sound…familiar with him?

      • Bozo said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

        Hey willie, I haven’t heard about Andre Thierry, I’ll check him out. A lot of good stuff this year, but we were only in town for the first weekend and the Thursday of the second weekend. Great food, good friends, solid to outstanding sets (some disappointing ones as well), I could go into details if you like. All in all, a damn fine trip.
        Cheers man.

    • James said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      I think it was Snarkk who recommended Buckhead. There *are* some really good eats there.

      I’ve done the obligatory trip to Blind Willie’s, Bozo. If I ever go back, where to?

      • Bozo said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:57 pm

        James, I just saw Flav’s topic on the Buckhead Braves, didn’t see the recommendations, you do know that the locals who don’t live in Buckhead call the folks there, Fuckheads? Because of work I stayed in Buckhead for a few weeks in 93. it was OK but I’m not a mall kind of guy. I liked Mid town a lot when it was a punk and gay area, the downtown businesses (FRB for example) have moved there and the Vortex turned into a Disneyland kind of place but it’s still not that bad. That area still has the Fox and some cool boutique hotels, but for me I like hanging in Little Five Points. If you are a SF guy, Little Five Points is like Haight street before it became hate street. For a burb kinda thing, we stay in Decatur because we still have friends there and there are some cool places there . What’s your favorite places to hang in Atlanta?

  31. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Yeow nice start for GS. Take care of the X*&^%$ball and you can get good shots for everyone.

  32. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Draymond, is hitting every shot he throws up, but he has 4 turnovers and really dumb foul on Crawford 3. Be smart!

  33. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Crunch time here.

  34. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Jordan Crawford, the Hunter Pence of the Dubs . . . monster trey there.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      more like Hector Sanchez with his defense and shot selection.

  35. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Two kick ass games in a row in Hotlanta. Fucking intense game between the Dubs and Clips.

  36. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Iggy! Trey!

  37. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Keep attacking the basket force Clips to foul you and take advantage of match ups. “So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and attack what is weak.” Sun Tzu

  38. willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    “Barnes in Lee out.” Man would have liked to have seen more of that tonite. Lee can’t guard anyone and a dumb turnover after Jordan blocked his shot.
    No answer for Griffin tonite.

  39. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Lee fucked up badly late. And I tell ya here’s to the Floppers losing to OKC.

  40. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Warriors battled. Close…they could have won this thing. Will be interesting to see what happens with Jackson in the off season, etc.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      If Lacob dumps Jackson, there will be a huge backlash.

      • willedav said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:04 pm

        agreed. The West is just full of good teams (and ultimately all will be eliminated except one) and Dubs have battled health issues all season to get to this point, which was a well played hotly contested series after winning 50 dang games. Two pretty good seasons under Jackson’s watch, rather uncommon ground in Oakland.

  41. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Now that the Dubs are eliminated, all I can say in relation to the NBA is Thunder UP!

  42. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Jordan killed the Dubs. Bogut would have help some with getting his ass off the boards.

  43. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    But how ’bout them Giants! Damn…I like the way they are playing. Awesome D over the past several games, packaged with some clutch hitting and decent starting pitching.

  44. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    For those who did not see the end of the game (I heard it on the radio coming back from dinner)…Crawford is just dirty in ending the game.

    • DJLoo said, on May 4, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Crawford has been superb. Good job pointing it out, Chi.

  45. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Hell of a play there. Shit that warriors game was nuts. They are tough. They need their big guy. Or another one.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Well, it could very well have been a different outcome if Bogut had been healthy. And it sure as hell did not help to lose to Jermaine to that cheap-shit hit. Not making excuses…just saying that the Dubs, even without some important pieces, took it to the wire.

      Now that our four and five got wins, Bum is do for a good outing (he has struggled quite a bit of late).

  46. snarkk said, on May 4, 2014 at 12:55 am

    anybody see Lincecum take out the lineup card? Click on video and then scroll down the right side highlights ’til U see Lincecum, then click on it…

  47. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2014 at 8:24 am

    The Candlestick farewell flag football game is July 12th. Not sure how much tix are but they go on sale May 10th.

    The Paiul McCartney concert is some time in August. Might have to check that out as well . . . My mom took my older bro and sister to see the Beatles at the Cow Palace. Musta been ’65.

  48. WilcoJoe said, on May 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

    At the Vortex right now, Bozo.

    • Bozo said, on May 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

      The one in Mid Town or Little Five Points? Burgers with attitude, the first location was at another spot in Mid Town and was a bit smaller (had a neighborhood bar feel to it, even had a cat lounging around). Even back then they had an awesome beer selection. I think one of the owners was from the Bay area But I could be wrong about it.
      Hey, the chop is weird at the ballpark isn’t it? I couldn’t get over how out of sync everyone was, that distracted me more than the chant itself. Have a good time Joe, bring home a sweep.

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