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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 13, 2014

Not gonna see the game but wanted to give you guys a game time thread. If you can bring yourself to watch this stuff. 

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Go Giants!

  2. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Time for Peavy to get his first win as a Giant today. Get into that shitty ChiSox pen and do some damage. GO GIANTS!

  3. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Go Giants!

  4. Flabloxxxl said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

    At McCovey Cove, I can be found with my knee pads on. My nickname is Sausage Swallower…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Wow. How ingenius is that? Smarmy dickishness is your redeeming quality?

      You keep rear-ending all those ambulances you are chasing.

    • Alleykat said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      How about you head over to the Castro Fuckwad. The Rear Entry Bar needs you!!!

  5. Flabloxxxl said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Realism is not highly valued here, apparently.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

      True. We’re all delusional here, so take a hike Maalox. There’s a Dodger village asking for their idiot.

    • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Realism is HIGHLY VALUED here. And everyone here REALLY wants to see your sorry ass GONE! Now just go away FUCKHEAD.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I’m starting to suspect this is performance art by Flav. 😉

  7. zumiee said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I won’t be able to see the game until later; I’ve got it DVRed.
    For all my bummed-out-ness about the Giants these days; the bottom line is it’s still all about GO GIANTS!! Let’s get a win today. Let’s see something to build on.

  8. Irish Kevin said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I have to say that these are depressing times for Giants fans. But I still go home and turn on the game. Hope is a hard thing to crush as long as there is time. and even when/if the Giants are ever out of it I will still watch if there is a chance to knock some West team out of the playoffs. GO GIANTS. And even though the Giants will not be able to knock out the Dodgers, I will be rooting for any team that plays them.

  9. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Here is the latest on Belt, Sanchez, and Scoots…apologies if this is a duplicate that has already been posted.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/bochy-belt-just-out-sorts-concussion-symptoms

  10. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    When Giants times are tough (and this season’s position of the team so far is not at all very bad in historical terms for us long-time vets that have seen seasons where the dog days start about May 15), I just focus on game to game. “Enjoy the game” as Kent said once. Look for a good play here and there, a small rally, something to break up the overall situation that may not be that good. Hell, they very well could somehow limp into a WC berth, and anything can happen in a one game deal. If they made it past that into a real post season series, at this point I’d consider that a minor miracle. But, with 40+ games to go, they might somehow develop some momentum if two guys, maybe three, could actually start hitting…

  11. salty said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I can’t believe they are considering Hector catching again this season, let alone Timmy’s next start. That is crazy, IMO.

    • snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Totally agree. How many more head shots after a couple of concussions do they want him to take in one season? Belt still has headaches from his concussion and Bochy calls that being “out of sorts”. Yet when Buster sweats a little in a night game, apparently he needs to take the next day off. Hmmm…

    • Alleykat said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Giants medical staff at a new low, if they bring Hector back.
      Maybe management and PR have a new gimmick coming up ” .Hector Sanchez Piniata Bobblehead night”

  12. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I love this. Scutaro is owed about $8 million still for this season and next, combined, but Bochy must have scratched him off his iPhone list. From the Baggs article:

    “As for Marco Scutaro, Bochy was asked for an update and said, “Gosh, I haven’t talked to Scutaro in awhile.” He wasn’t sure if the second baseman was in Arizona or home in Miami, either. Kind of tells you all you need to know, right?”

    • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I know Tom. I read that and said to myself “WTF!?”

  13. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    It sure would be nice to get a First inning run.

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Ok, some runs in the second then.

  14. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Giants out in first inning on 11 pitches. Since they can’t seem to score swinging early, I’d like to see a determined effort to grind out some ABs by these hitters. Unfortunately, from appearances that doesn’t seem to be an issue at all with Giants management, despite a 20-36 record the last two months…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      This is the peeviest of my pet peeves with this team. They all approach every AB like it’s their first ever call-up to the bigs. If a guy has walked 2 guys in front of batter 3, do they take a pitch? See a guy they’ve never faced before, do they take a couple? Nope. Swing from the heels every goddamn time.

      • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        But but but Charlie…chicks dig the long balls. Point well taken. It IS frustrating.

  15. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    FUCK Adam Dunn!

  16. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Dunn has seemed to make hay against the Giants regardless of the laundry he wears.

    Posey with a triple? WTF…is that a first???

    • Macdog said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      And Morse with a strikeout — hardly a first.

  17. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Same fucking shit! You get a god damned runner on third with no fucking outs, and you cannot score a fucking run??? This offense is beyond fucking pathetic.

  18. Macdog said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Fucking unbelievable, leadoff triple and still can’t score.

  19. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I am about ready to throw a very large and heavy object through the nearest wall.

  20. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    When Panda and Morse can’t get a guy in from 3rd with nobody out and one out, respectively, it’s hard to criticize these young guys for not hitting. In fact, Panik is 12 for his last 29, and looks like maybe he’s figuring things out. I’d rather he hit right now with men on board than Morse…

  21. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Who’s pitching for Chi-town? Is it Warren Spahn or Denny McLain?

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Cy Young.

  22. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I can’t believe Peavy has gone so long without a W. Dude gets it done and keeps the club in the game.

  23. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    The Giants tip their caps to the opposing starters so much, they’ve been issued new caps with spring-loaded hinges…

    • stickman said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Good one. You win some kinda prize.

  24. Irish Kevin said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Damn, just reading paly by play on ESPN. Posey triples, no outs and they can’t get him in??? WTF. awful. How low can this go??

  25. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    It’s time to quit fucking around, put up a crooked number.

    By the way, I’m blaming the centerfield garden on Home hitting woes. It opened up on June 24th, our home record before was 23-16 after the 24th it’s 6-15.

  26. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    7 SO through 6. Sweet jebus. Time to try easier boyz.

  27. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Giants have lost every game since Pagan came back…

  28. Alleykat said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Put a fork in it were “DUNN”

  29. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Usually have nothing good to say about Blanco, but that was excellent base running by him.

  30. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    If the call goes against the Giants, I take back what I said about that MOFO Blanco. 🙂

  31. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The teams and coaches have had months to figure out how to deal with this blocking the plate rule, so I don’t get why catchers are still blocking the plate without the ball…

  32. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    My problem with replay is the whole rinky dink process. Come out on the field with a magic box and headphones and stand around listening like its pirate radio. Come on! Is this AA or MLB? There has to be a better way to do this.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      In Roman times, there was no instant replay when the Christians were fed to the lions. All decisions were final. 🙂

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

        Hey, god would’ve saved them if…ahh never mind.

      • snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Well, Bochy still looks for the thumb up or down from Wotus on the replay. The thumbs up/down signal hasn’t changed in 2000 years…

      • stickman said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm

        Lions 7 Christians 1. One old lion threw up because of a bad taste in his mouth and couldn’t stomach any more born agains.

  33. Macdog said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    That’s about the only way the Giants can get a run.

  34. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Score one for the good guys

  35. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Haha, Ventura. Suck it pal.

    Blade, how about your boy Blanco? 🙂

    • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Blanco is the White Knight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Love this shit.

  37. Rooster said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    That’s a terrible rule – good for the Giants in this case, sure, but just a shitty rule.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Which part of the rule? Blocking the plate without the ball?

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      I thought it has been a rule for a long time. Scioscia just never got busted for it so maybe that’s why it seems new.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        Honestly, looking at that replay it didn’t look like it his leg in front affected the outcome.

      • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        To me it looked like Flowers leg was planted in front of the plate (before the ball got there) and Blanco didn’t have a lane. I’m very glad NY also saw it that way, still, this will get a lot of looks on the Sports shows.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        Agree that his leg was in front of the plate but Blanco hadn’t arrived to take the lane. I would think as long as the catcher moves it should be okay to be in front of the plate. I guess that’s what leads to the human missile aspect but that is more when the catcher entire body is in front of the plate.

  38. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Hey, when you are scuffing as hard as our boys to score runs, you take ’em any fucking way you can get ’em. Add on!

  39. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    On MLB.com, their video highlights used to be about a minute long for each featured play, with two or more replays of the same play, from different angles and maybe even from both teams’ TV feeds. Now, they only show one feed, usually less than 30 seconds in total. Annoyingly short. Yet, when there is a disputed replay call, they will show the entire 3 minute or however long the process takes, including showing the umps standing around waiting for the call. It’s nonsense…

  40. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Time for a wild pitch. Why the fuck not….

  41. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Humm Baby!

  42. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Salute.

  43. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    WHOOT! Pa-gone! There is that crooked number John!

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Yes.

  44. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Pagan!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Macdog said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Getting awfully subdued in the WGN booth.

  46. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Is gamecast right? Bases loaded, 2 outs?

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      5 run inning so far. 2 outs.

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Wait. What?

  48. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Damn! I had almost forgot what it feels like to see our boys winning a game. It feels REAL FUCKING GOOD!

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Yay~!

  50. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Help me here, this is called . . . umm . . . a . . . uhh . . . Comeback? A big inning? Rout? Sheesh, it’s been so long, I forgot what this is called.

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      I’m hoping it’s called a win for Peavy.

  51. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I said at the beginning of the thread that we needed to get into that shitty Chi Sox bullpen and make hay! Hey hey hey!

  52. Macdog said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    There’s the Dunn we know.

  53. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Pablito with a triple! Whew!

  54. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Dunn shows that gold glove.

  55. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Open a can of Whoop Ass? Fuck that! We’re opening an industrial sized 55 gallon drum! This is way cool. Finally something to be happy about that is Giants related…

  56. wswins said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    chuck …http://www.wiz1.net/channel27

    Hope you can enjoy the rest of the game…

  57. paulinasia said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Well, the last 2 games, they showed signs of *coming back*. Glad to see them get it done today. Hopefully the downward trend will start reversing itself now….

  58. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Good for Peavy, finally with a W opportunity.
    Boy Howdy!, 7 runs is usually good for 4 games…

  59. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I have a feeling one hit batsman or brushback pitch from either side will clear the benches…

  60. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    “That’s a terrible rule – good for the Giants in this case, sure, but just a shitty rule.”

    Glad it turned out in the Giants favor, but if I am being honest – I agree with Rooster. I hate that fucking rule. One more time, watered down baseball.

  61. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Kruk on the vid feed, a classic. As they were showing guys in McCovey Cove hoisting a King Salmon from the back of their boat, and Kruk waxing hungry as a salmon lover:

    “But, if you’ve got eggplant and Tilapia for dinner, I’m goin’ to havta’ fake like I’m sick and go home”…

  62. stickman said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    After that 7th inning cloudburst it would appear that there is no way SF can lose a hundred games.

  63. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I can’t think of one professional athlete that had a big career wearing # 37…

    • DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Except Pat Fischer…

    • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Casey Stengel?

    • blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Lester Hayes too.

  64. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I said it was time for Peavy to get his first win as a Giant. Close this bee-otch out.

  65. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The pitching has been pretty damed good. If these guys can consistently score some runs, they can still make some noise.

  66. chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Ballgame!

  67. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    The play at home was large . . . Not certain we would have had the rout if that hadn’t occurred. Big mojo provided by that play.

    • chipower9 said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Agreed, Steve.

  68. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Feels like a gift…

  69. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Ryu goes for a fifth straight victory tonight against the Braves, who’ve beaten them six times in a row. Damn. Good news is that Santana is pitching for the Braves and he’s been especially tough on Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe and Matt Kemp, holding them to a combined 4 for 36 (.111). Go Braves!

  70. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Giants scoring now like the Wow bird.
    Due to its large alimentary canal, the Wow bird takes a dump only once a year.
    But, when it does, Wow…

  71. Rooster said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    “Which part of the rule? Blocking the plate without the ball?”

    dirt – just the whole damned thing – seriously, take an objective look at that play – forget that it’s the Giants “scoring” the run. If that’s not an out, than that ain’t baseball.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      I agree with you. The WS catcher’s leg in front of the play had no impact on the play. He wasn’t blocking a lane as Blanco hadn’t arrived. Once he had the ball he tagged him out.

    • wswins said, on August 13, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      If the throw was bad, there is a needless collision, that’s why the out call was overturned.

  72. Flabloxxxl said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Sometimes I lick my own nutz.

    • snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Dang, some people have all the luck, er, lick…

  73. Flavor said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Just heard the replay of that homer dipshit Hawk Harrelson react to the replay going against the White Sox. It made me smile a little……..

  74. unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Harrelson’s got to be in the top 5 of worst announcers ever.

  75. DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Panik is definitely showing me something. I agree with swapping him and Pence in the order.

    • stickman said, on August 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      DJL: Glad to get another recruit on the bandwagon. Guess i got pretty loud about that after Panik’s first good game or so. Wondering if there have been some additions to the Giants scouting and development staff for position players over the past 8-10 years.

      Had he not gone under for injury over the best part of the season we might be looking at Mac Williamson joining the outfield in a couple of weeks had his season continued and gone on as great as it started. Duffy and Susac are looking like keepers too. Still seeing Duvall likely to become a trade chip unless the worst case scenario develops with Belt. Also looking at Crawford bringing in something decent as part of a trade package, Slick-fielding shortstops who have had bursts of good hitting and who can drive in runs are probably at quite a premium.

      • DJLoo said, on August 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        I am still waiting for Panik to publicly credit MacDog and I for getting him going…

  76. Phlabloxxxl said, on August 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Perhaps, to immortalize No. 28’s enduring contribution to the game, all plays at the plate should be force-outs (SF-only rule).

    • unca_chuck said, on August 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Perhaps to immortalize your contributions to society, you should be tarred and feathered and dragged down Locust Street.

    • Chipower9 said, on August 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Fuck you, you fucking fuck. You need a serious old fashioned ass whooping.

  77. snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    So far, baseball replay has had 924 reviews, with 47.3% of the protested calls overturned. As this program moves along, I think somewhere over 50% will eventually be the long term overturn rate, as the replay coaches get better at selecting the plays that look like they are “*overturnable”…

    • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      It’s kind of a false number isn’t it? Yes, of the reviewable calls about half have been overturned, but I’d kind of like to see the percentage based on all the calls. So far we have about 120 games played per 15 pairs of teams with a possible 27 outs per game. Wouldn’t that put the umpire out calls at somewhere around 48,600 so far? And that doesn’t count the safe calls, so I bet the math on that puts the overturned calls percentage bellow 1% of all the calls made, which doesn’t sound that bad to me (as far as umpire rulings).
      Today’s call at the plate also adds a twist to the numbers, whereas a judgement call overturned a judgement call.

      If my math is wrong I’m sure I’ll hear about it, but if the percentage of overturned calls versus all the calls that are made is at one percent or lower, I’d have to think the umps have been doing a better job than any of us have given them credit for.

      • snarkk said, on August 13, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        IMO that kind of analysis gives the umps far too much credit.
        The only calls that are protested via replay review are close calls. There is no reason IMO to give umps credit for properly calling a runner that is out or safe by two steps, or a hitter that hits a pop up called out by the infield fly rule or a fly out to center. Any idiot can correctly make those calls, and are no source of controversy. Umps get paid for making the tough, close calls, and calling balls and strikes. So, IMO the most reasonable evaluation of umps’ performance is close call reviews — and how many of those close calls get overturned — which is nearly half, so far…

      • Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        Sorry snarkk, I disagree with your opinion. I believe you have to compute all calls, each and every mundane call as well as the difficult ones, to evaluate the true performance of the Umps. You can’t disregard a mistake slider that a hitter hits for a HR from his stats, or a broken bat single, it’s all included in the statistical evaluation Look, I understand calling a pop up out is a no brainer but it is part of the thousands of calls these guys make, so I don’t think they should be discounted. My argument excludes the safe calls, which are part of the reviewable statistics, so I am leaving out thousands more calls that should be included for a true performance percentage. Which if included I still believe you are talking one percent, or less, of overturned calls

        Also, your percentage is based on reviewable calls, the ones where Ron Wotus gives Boch the thumbs up. The close calls that Dunston is reviewing in the van but gives it a thumbs down are not included in the reported stats, those are close calls not Infield fly rules. Sorry man, I don’t think this process is as successful as MLB would like us to believe.

  78. wswins said, on August 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    just when it looked like they were gonna win, dodgers lose…

  79. Flavor said, on August 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    to me, what replay has shown, is what dipshits managers are. They used to run out there kicking shit, yelling, acting like fools. Turns out they were only correct 47% of the time.
    Seems to me, energy spent like that could get used elsewhere……

  80. Bozo said, on August 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t know about the Giants, but I’m looking forward to a day off. Nite all.

  81. blade3colorado said, on August 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Tulo season ending hip surgery. lqtm.

  82. James said, on August 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Basically 50/50. That’s not surprising, because the calls they make seem like guesses on many of those close plays. Between the sheer speed of the plays and the chance that you don’t quite get a clear line of sight, I don’t see how any ump, no matter how skilled, can reliably make those judgments. It’ll be interesting to see if some individual umps are overturned more frequently than others. I’m betting there won’t be a pattern.

    Calling balls and strikes is a different matter.


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