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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 22, 2014

The thing I used to loved about this blog is still the thing I love most about this blog. Yesterday, Zumiee makes a random, innocuous comment about hitting up A&W for lunch before the Giants game:

zumiee said, on July 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm (Edit)

Today I had lunch at one of the original old A&W places, from back when car-hops brought things out to the car. I had root beer in a cold glass mug. Good times.
Now I’m ready for some BASEBALL!

And then, despite a game going on (and a good one at that) the rest of the Flap community bobs and weaves through the baseball related thread with personal stories about burgers and best places to eat, and such. Finally, as the blog was shutting itself down, San Dawg tied it all together with an epic POTD. That one had it all, didn’t it? Sports played, lessons learned, childhood memories, humor and even a “bad ass” reference. It probably had other things, too. And then freaking Loo goes over the top of Diggity’s epic post with some cherry finality that had me laughing out loud this morning…..

So thanks to all of you guys who make this blog the BEST San Francisco Giants blog anywhere on the internet…..

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The Giants beat down big, bad Cliff Lee and tonight we get to face the dude of a thousand names. I always thought it was awesome that when Roberto Hernandez decided to fake his birth certificate to de-age himself he went with “Fausto Carmona”. You gotta have some flair and a little bit of ballsy stupidity to enter the US with a made up name like that. He probably figured that if the baseball gig didn’t work out he could get a job working as a magician at the circus. “The Great Fausto!”. Yes, I know I’ve said that before. I continue to amuse myself. Carry on.

 

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  1. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Better than a K or weak-ass out. Let’s go MudBug!

  2. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Come on Craw . . . Put us to bed.

  3. Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    CRAW!!!!!

  4. Macs of said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Crawdaddy!

  5. salty said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Fuckin A

  6. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Whoot! Clear the fucking bases! CrawPower!

  7. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    HEHEHE . . . Crawford!

  8. SanDawg said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Wow–Crawdad comes though!

  9. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Who pitches bottom of the inning?

  10. Macdog said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Timmy warming up.

  11. willedav said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Yeah money! Hella AB from Blanco tho–he looked really bad on those first two back foot breaking balls, then laid off last two for the BB. Kontos got the bunt down too.

  12. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Giants fans making some noise…Phillies fans are just saying “Oh Shit.”

  13. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Would be sweet to see Timmy close it out.

  14. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Adding on!

  15. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I remember these guys from April and May. Theeeeey’rrrrreeee back!

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    hooray…..so far

  17. snarkk said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Craw with the base cleaner!…
    That calls for a finger of Bulleit bourbon, and I’m gettin’ it now…

  18. willedav said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Nice shot, Hector will sleep good tonite. Poor guy, catching 14 innings in Philly in July for 5 and a half hours ain’t easy.

  19. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Will we see Big Time Timmy Jim? I sure as hell hope so.

    • Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      I hope Kontos can finish it out so Timmy gets his regular start.

      • chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        Would have been nice, John. In reality, it sucks that they are having to use Timmy.

    • Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      You got your wish, chi. Hope we have someone to face the Dodgers. But you’re right, first things first, let’s win this one now.

      • chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        If he can get out of it here, John, it will be nothing different that a short bullpen session. I doubt it would push him out of his next start. But right…let’s get the win, first.

  20. eddacker said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    they won’t let timmy in – it’s not a save situation

    • zumiee said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Unfortunately it became one.

  21. zumiee said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Craw with a huge hit, despite my withering criticism. 🙂

  22. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Here we go…go Timmy. Close these fuckers out!

    • zumiee said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Timmy will be digging a chance to get a save.

  23. Macdog said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    2nd relief appearance by Timmy at CBB.

  24. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    My God. They are using Mr. Lincecum

    • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Still with the soul patch.

  25. salty said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Looks like he needed another 20 warmups

  26. Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Might be the first time I can say that I’m glad Hector is catching.

    • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      That’s a little rough

      • Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        I guess it came out that way. Since Tim prefers Hector as his catcher and he was relieving I’m glad Hector was catching, but normally I’m happy when he’s on the bench. Hmmm, I guess that didn’t come any out softer.

  27. unca_chuck said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    This is getting way too interesting

  28. unca_chuck said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Fuck TImmy a HR is better than a walkl here\

  29. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Gosh. A strike that Sanchez didn’t have to chase

  30. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Oh Lord

  31. unca_chuck said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Wow. I don;t believe this.

  32. salty said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Just knew the tying run would come to the plate

  33. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Ballgame!

  34. unca_chuck said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Hoooooo doggies . . . . .

  35. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Way to go Timmy! Good night Flappers . . . Signing off from Colorado Giants Regional Head Quarters!

    • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Keep the faith, baby

      • blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        Always . . . ‘Nite Ted 🙂

  37. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    And a winning road trip!

  38. Macdog said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Brown out, ballgame.

  39. pawliekokonuts said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    epic

  40. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    So, do those 21 pitches push him off his next start? And if so, who goes? Do they just skip him, or do they bring someone up for one game (like a Kickham)?

  41. Alleykat said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Giants Win Baby!! Timmy Power!!!!
    Gotta love it!!!!!!!

  42. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Well, two Cy Youngs, two no hitters and now…one save

  43. Macdog said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    And over just in time to catch bottom of the 9th Mets @ Seattle.

  44. Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Now that was a grinder, a true team win, I mean, a whole team win. It’s a win.

    • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Not just a win but a win win that won. It’s sorta like your W’s W’s two, they went in to win, they wanted to win, they won

      • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        Don’t just read my post above. Say it out loud. It’s kinda fun the faster you get

      • Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        Can I just go to bed instead?

  45. willedav said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Done…one up on LA…just stay there.

  46. eddacker said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    and a GIANT win, !

  47. unca_chuck said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    That was a glorified bullpen session for Timmy, right?

    • Bozo said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      I would probably say it was a bit of a stressful bullpen session. I think his normal bullpen would have been today or tomorrow, so maybe he’ll be OK for LA, I sure hope so.

    • chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      I asked the same thing earlier, Charlie. On the post game they are saying he will go on Friday against the bums.

    • eddacker said, on July 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      He needed practice working from the stretch.

  48. Macdog said, on July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Cain goes on DL, Kontos comes up and in two days gets as many wins as . . . Cain.

    • tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Now now

  49. pawliekokonuts said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    stellar

  50. sportdude said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Nice win! May be 1st time in 20 years NL will have full blow races. Of the 6 teams on top one will have the best record ( us after already having our horrible patch) while some one a game out will miss the playoffs..

  51. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    bums lose…Giants GRIND OUT a huge win. Life is sweet in the baseball world.

  52. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Genius. They just said on the post game that Timmy skipped his bullpen today (thoughts were they might need him tonight since they got deep in the bullpen last night).

  53. tedspe said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    This game reminds me of an historical story that occured during the…well one of the many Mexican revolutions some time just before or in the midst of the 20th century. Pablo Sanchez was brought before a firing squad, having been condemned to death for treason. The conquistador, (sic) Miguel Santos, in charge of the execution, brought the condemned Sanchez to the wall where he was to be shot:
    Santos: Do you wish a last cigarette?
    Sanchez: No
    Santos: Do you wish a blindfold?
    Sanchez: No
    Santos: Do you have any last words?
    Sanchez: Yes, I have a few last words. I find the entire firing squad a bunch of pigs. I find you a pig. I find the entire government filled with pigs. I find your women pigs. I find your pigs, pigs. I find all who support you pigs I find…
    Santos: HEY, HEY. You keep that up you’ll be in real trouble!
    (This story was translated from the Spanish language by Kim Jong-un)

    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

    • chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Classic. If pigs could fly….G’nite, Ted. Good to see you here again.

    • Flavor said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      epic.

  54. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Goodnight ladies. Great game. First place kicks ass…

  55. zumiee said, on July 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Speaking of history, today I learned that James Garner’s original last name was Bumgarner.
    Mind = blown.

    “The son of an Oklahoma carpet layer, James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner) dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Merchant Marines. He worked in a variety of jobs and received 2 Purple Hearts when he was wounded twice during the Korean War. He had his first chance to act when a friend got him a non-speaking role in the Broadway stage play “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1954)”. Part of his work was to read lines to the lead actors and he began to learn the craft of acting. This play led to small television roles, television commercials and eventually a contract with Warner Brothers.”

  56. chipower9 said, on July 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Cool stuff on Garner. I was aware of much of his past (fellow Oklahoma boy), but not the Bumgarner name. Wow. Very cool…

  57. eddacker said, on July 23, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Yeah, he had been a part of my life. In the beginning his manner and looks reminded me of my father. In my later years his on-screen persona and aspects of his personal life were role models for me.
    Really loved ‘Murphy’s Romance’.


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