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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 19, 2014

Jeff Passan is an idiot. He’s been gnashing his teeth about Bonds for years. He hates the Giants and I hate him. Total hack pussy as far as I’m concerned. But this article made me smile….–dodgers-and-their-crazy-tv-deal-top-mlb-s-biggest-disappointments-053835872.html



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  1. paulinasia said, on May 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Yeah, read that, what a mess in LalaLand…. By the way, James, I didn’t mean for my post last night to seem contentious. I never said you were wrong about anything, I just said you disagree with the facts. 🙂 Different facts for different folks, I guess.

    • James said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Paul, I usually try to suppress the temptation to use lines like “that’s a fact” to underscore my interpretation of something. It often means that I’m annoyed with another’s take. But, different folks 🙂

  2. chipower9 said, on May 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Just to clear up one point from the last thread on the potential of the Grizzlies moving to Sacramento. Both city’s agreements with each franchise expires at the end of this season, and each city is then free to negotiate with any team that is available (such as the Griz). Hoping like hell that I get to catch a few Sacramento Grizzlies games.

    Great game going on between Spurs and Thunder. Thunder UP!

    • zumiee said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      I wouldn’t claim to know how it all works, but basically minor league teams have their own names independent of the big league team if they so choose, so if the Giants’ AAA moves to Sac, they would likely still be called the RiverCats.
      And no one should feel sorry for big league teams in these situations; a while back the A’s swooped into Stockton and displaced somebody’s else’s team in order to have the A’s Single A team in Stockton. In fact, Stockton built a new ballpark, and entertained suitors, and the A’s paid the highest amount of money, I guess. The A’s Single A team had been in Modesto, which left Modesto in a lurch, but fortunately for Modesto, the Rockies were looking to place a team in the Cal League, and Modesto got a new team. Modesto then changed it’s name from the A’s to the Nuts, to reflect the agriculture in the area. The Stockton team kept its name, the Ports, which reflects the Delta area. I think Stockton’s team before that was a Brewers’ affiliate.
      When I was a kid, the Modesto team was called the Reds, even though they were a Cardinals affiliate! They had been a Reds affiliate before that, but when Cincy pulled out, and St. Louis came on, Modesto chose to keep the name Reds. Kinda strange, but I was a kid at the time, and I never questioned it.

    • Macdog said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      103 points for the “boring” Spurs, and the 4th quarter isn’t even half over.

  3. Macdog said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    That article clears up something for me. I have DirecTV, and they have a channel, MLB Extra Innings, that shows up to 8 games at one time — except any game that involves the Dodgers.

  4. paulinasia said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    So, this might be a really stupid question, but…. if the A’s and Giants were to “trade” AAA teams — Sacto becomes property of the Giants, and the Grizzlies become the A’s team — do all the players and coaches move, or do they remain part of the original team? ….

  5. unca_chuck said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    The players and the teams move. . . .

    • DJLoo said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      They once traded the Rams for the Colts…

      • unca_chuck said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        Hah! Yeah, I vaguely remember that, Rosenbloom and Irsay?

  6. willedav said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Blade, I might be able to make the Jose Giants game Friday night after work. If so I’ll look for you and Snarkk. Traffic heading south that time of day can be slow…if I was coming from Sunnyvale I’d likely try and get to 87 by the Airport from 101 and slide over to 280, where you are only an exit or so away from turnoff to hit the ballpark.
    280 south usually sucks, even past 17 where it’s 4 lanes.

    Gal I know who lives in Long Beach and (unfortunately) likes LA is beyond pissed she’s been unable to watch them. And isn’t about to donate anything for Time Warner.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Hey Willie . . . That’s fantastic. No need to look for us though. We will be at a certain place (which you might be able to help us out with, i.e., my cousin is going to get back with me insofar as a landmark inside or outside the stadium. Me? I was thinking of that barbecue area . . . Perhaps, you have a suggestion?).

    • blade3colorado said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Willie – I will be accessing 101 from Fair Oaks or Mathilda . . . Question – what is the best way to the ball park from there (or should I go another way such as central expressway)? Not being familiar with rush hour here anymore, what time should I leave (I would like to be there by 6:15)? Thanks . . .

    • snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Sounds good if you can join us, willied…

  7. blade3colorado said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Great name Passan gave the Lost Again . . . The Los Angeles Invisibles. LOL. I’ve tried to follow the LA Times reporting of this TV package fiasco and the difference in those articles versus Passan’s column – is that the LA Times continues to give equal time to the Dodgers saying, “Everything will be worked out . . . It always is.” Not too fast Bums! As Passan points out, not everyone wants to pay the additional $4 in scratch to watch something they may not be interested in. I hope Direct TV hangs tough. Moreover, I hope this is the crack in all or nothing cable packages. In short, it is time for a la carte cable programming. For me personally, this is the main reason I have joined the “cut the cord” movement. Don’t get me wrong – I can afford their outrageous cable package bills, but it’s the principal of the issue. No way, no how, should anyone have to subsidize sports programming. End of rant . . .

    • snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Canada is moving towards ala carte cable TV. In the US? Our gov’t is bought and paid for by the corporatists. It will require moving mountains to get cable TV ala carte in this country. One reason why I no longer have cable TV in my house…

  8. snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Basically, these minor league park owners/organizations sell themselves to the highest bidder, they don’t really care that much who the ultimate MLB team affiliated team is, unless there’s some kind of close tie that the city has with a particular team that might drive more attendance. Fresno is historically a real Giants town, they’ve had a Giants affiliate team there for 50 years, off and on. I think if the A’s move into that Fresno stadium, they’ll have trouble drawing as many fans as the Grizzlies. If the Giants move their AAA to Sac and Raley Field, I think they’ll do lights out there…

  9. blade3colorado said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    This is for Flavor and snarkk, as I know you have daughters that are going to be dating soon . . .

    10 Rules for Dating my Daughter

    Get a job
    Understand I don’t like you
    I’m everywhere
    You hurt her, I hurt you
    Be home 30 minutes early
    Get a lawyer
    If you lie to me, I will find out
    She’s my princess, not your conquest
    I don’t mind going back to jail
    Whatever you do to her, I will do to you

    The next set of 10 rules are more specific for those boys who are a bit more dense . . .

    • snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      I told blade the other day, something like: If my daughter has a dipstick boyfriend wearing a baseball cap backwards show up to pick her up at my front door, I will kick his idiotic wrongway wearing cap ass until the cap moves into proper position. Then, I will tell him to leave and come back at a more opportune time, such as in another decade…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2014 at 6:19 am

        That you did . . . God forbid the “backwards hat” MOFO that pulls into your driveway. lqtm.

  10. DJLoo said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I seem to remember Schierholz hitting some major bombs at Coors.
    This year he’s homerless in 141 PA…

  11. snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Speaking of minor league ball, this is an interesting article…

    • paulinasia said, on May 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      A good read, thanks for the link.

      • snarkk said, on May 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

        bú yòng xiè 不用谢…

  12. Bozo said, on May 20, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Although I like my Flying Squirrel topper, I miss my Phoenix Firebirds cap. I loved that logo.

    We Score (More)
    We Win

    Now that’s a fact, Jack.

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