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Winning Big and Flying HIGH

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 1, 2014

I’m not sure, but I think 15 runs is the most runs I’ve seen the Giants score (in person). I’m guessing I’ve been to 250 games or so in my life. I vaguely remember being at a game in the 80’s where Darrell Evans hit an absolute BOMB into the bleachers (and a second one later in the game) and the team won 18-1. But I might have just dreamed that.

There is a fairly hilarious video taken of me dancing inside the stadium. If my buddy decides to send it to me, I’ll post it here. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself.

Headed into altitude now. And I’m not just talking about Coors Field. This team is flying HIGH these days! 

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interesting observation about the Lincecum appearance. When he got called into the game the crowd went INSANE and gave him what felt like a one minute STANDING ovation. After Braun hit that monster bomb there was barely a low groan from the crowd. But every time he would throw a simple strike they erupted in celebration. It was the oddest scene—40K literally trying to will their former hero back to glory…….

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as many of you know, my daughter doesn’t give much of a shit about baseball. That always makes taking her a bit of a financial grind since I know she won’t appreciate the seat she gets ($350 for the 6 of us to sit in the center field bleachers) and I know going in that I’m on the hook for buying her some gear once inside the park because she likes the “look” of a Giants fan. 

So around the 4th inning she’s bored and wants to shop. Check out how many freaking people are in this store in the middle of the game! If anyone wonders how much dough the Giants haul in with merchandise sales, well, they just shouldn’t wonder anymore….

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I got out of there pretty clean– 1 tank top for $32 and arm socks for $15. At least she LOOKS like a fan. 🙂 Cute as hell too. 

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  1. snarkk said, on September 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Alright, time to break out a spirited beverage for the first time since my surgery.
    I’ll go with a margarita, I can claim it’s got vitamin C. And, I hear tequila helps break up scar tissue…

  2. Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Me likey this Strickland character…..

  3. SanDawg said, on September 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Pitching to contact?

  4. tedspe said, on September 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I think that’s first time I ever actually heard a player saying “I got it, I got it, I got it, I got it…”

  5. tedspe said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Nice throw, Posey. Nice duck, Strickland

  6. snarkk said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I’m sick of this LaTroy Hawkins trying to close out the Giants. I didn’t even like him when he was a Giant, actually especially when he was a Giant, because he sucked.
    Can we finally light this dude up, just once?…

  7. salty said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This is the Hawkins we remember

    • Macdog said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Also the Hawkins I remember any time he came in against the Yanks.

  8. blade3colorado said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I love it when Giants fans take over a stadium. Easy to do at Sherpa Field.

  9. snarkk said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Well, we tied it up on Hawkins, that’s cool.
    And, Blanco is expert at taking called third strikes…

  10. mannyman46 said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Romo doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies like once did when he is in situations like this.

    • Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      more like rashes and hives, right?

  11. blade3colorado said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Coors Field can break your heart. Damn.

  12. Macdog said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Good ‘pen in suspended game, bad ‘pen in regular game. Crap.

  13. snarkk said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Well, Romo’s off the list as the sole closer again. That was brutal…

  14. salty said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Damn….what has happened to the bullpen lately?

    • blade3colorado said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Coors?

  15. OhDB said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    meow

  16. Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    whatev–we won one today, too….

  17. wswins said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    an unforgivable ballpark…

  18. tedspe said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Not exactly an ideal conclusion. Buy they got a win in May today so coulda been worse

    • Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      great way to look at it. I’m not sweating this loss one fuck.
      And now, off to bbq salmon…..

  19. Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Morse is getting an MRI on his hip tomorrow so this obviously wasn’t just a little hip discomfort.

  20. Macdog said, on September 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Ok, so they won’t win 100.

  21. Flavor said, on September 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Gary Brown, among others, just got called up. Yikes. Who’s next? Linden? Bowker? Brian BIGcock?

  22. DJLoo said, on September 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Why not? I loved Ollie Brown and Chris Brown…

  23. wswins said, on September 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I meant unforgiving, but unforgivable applies also I guess… Also from Henry S.

    “One other bit of news. Michael Morse, who felt pain during his left hip during a batting-practice swing, will have an MRI on Tuesday morning. But he said he felt “pretty good, actually, not bad” after the game. He said he was not worried about a larger injury”.

  24. Macdog said, on September 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Alright, the Bums lost. That’s a half-game gained anyway.

  25. sportdude said, on September 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Blew 7-2 lead. Is that 3 rd time in two weeks bullpen has blown a 5 run lead?

    • James said, on September 1, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Second time in 8 days. They’ve been over achievers for most of the season . . . It was a little sad to see Machi emulate Benitez’s wishful thinking pop up gesture towards RF on the HR.

      • SanDawg said, on September 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        Thats hilarious. I forgot about that.

  26. SanDawg said, on September 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Im not taking this one too hard either. It was a Coors game and they got it done. A step back for Romo, but he has still bounced back pretty well after that horrid stretch.
    Not close to Spilbourghs or Neifi on the Gutwrench-o-Meter.

  27. Nipper said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Nice daughter.

  28. willedav said, on September 2, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Only saw very end of second game. Romo made a decent pitch, Blackmon went down and got it.
    Coors is just one of those yards where shit happens.

    When Panik was having big day week ago, I saw Fred Lewis name come up as guy who got 5 hits, and it happened
    here too, as I’m sure James is well aware.

    ? about Strickland: Does he have another pitch? Power arm is nice, but it’s gonna take more than that to survive. Or else you got Merkin., who’s fastballs often left the yard even faster than they came in.

  29. Phlabloxxxl said, on September 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Can somebody provide a link to the video highlight of Flablo breaking his belt? I missed it, unfortunately, but heard it was even better than Machi’s infield popup call.

  30. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 2, 2014 at 8:48 am

    My daughter is just now understanding what is actually happening when we watch a game together. I can’t tell if she is really interested or just thinking that Jessie will come on if she stares at the TV long enough. The pic in the thread is pretty much my future so I may as well accept it.

    Not holding down the Rockies was disappointing but picking up the 1/2 game was still pretty rad.

    Egg salad in yo face?

  31. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Two of the sillier things in BB…pitcher pointing to the skies on a pop up (dang thought it was a line drive) and the pitcher and catcher covering their faces when talking at the mound (oh those fiendish lip readers)

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Greg Maddux disagrees on that whole cover your face thing. Just ask Will Clark.

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

      They’ve been doing that ever since it came out that Will the Thrill read Maddux’ lips in the ’89 NLCS and jacked that fastball for a grand salami out of Wrigley…

      • salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

        More silly superstition.

  32. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Sliders just don’t work well at Coors altitude, period. So, Romo may not be the best guy to close or come in when the game’s on the line. His slider flattens out, and he’s got a cupcake fastball. Not the best combo for Coors. Get a least a split of these 4 at the House of Horrors and move onward to Detroit. They’ll need arms ready there, those guys can hit, but aren’t the greatest in the field and their Pen sucks…

  33. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

    As others have said, I am not sweating this one. Fuck it…it is the pinball arcade referred to as Coors Field.

    The one pause for concern of late is the bullpen, though. We will need them to tighten shit-up down the stretch if they want to play ball into October.

    Wash that shit off and get ’em today.

    Petit on the bump today, and Vogey tomorrow. A split of the remaining two will be OK, but they need to take both to make a statement.

    Off day for travel to the Motor City Thursday, and then another off day on Monday. That will be the LAST off day of the season. We’re coming down the stretch…should be exciting as hell! GO GIANTS!

  34. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Fwiw

    Romo career #’s at Coors

    17 in, 16k’s, Era 3.06….rocks Ba .222.

    Lifetime against the Rockettes.. they are hiting 2.46. Era 4.54. That says he’s actually been worse against them at home. Go fig
    .

  35. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Anytime you in blow a big lead it’s harder to take a loss. I don’t care what park it is. They have the same op’s on offense as the rocks. And we have a superior pen. Bad loss.

  36. James said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Dang, Salty, even I believed the Clark/Maddux story 🙂

    Willie, my life will be complete when K and K finally proclaim Fred a “Good Giant.” 🙂 🙂

  37. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I don’t remember who it was, but on another team, I saw a guy point to the sky at first after legging out an infield hit, or maybe it was a muffed grounder. Sheezus…

  38. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I wonder how fewer hrs Mays and Ruth et al would have if P had been covering their mouths.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Well, considering Clark said he clearly saw Maddux say ‘fastball up and in’, I tend to believe Clark.

      Besides, they didn’t have as many mound meetings in the 60s. . . .

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

        I didn’t ever hear there was any question Clark’s story was the truth. Kevin Mitchell has backed it up, as far as I know, since Clark told him near the on-deck circle before batting…

  39. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Typical p/c Conversation

    Well, he hit the curve last time..whaddya think?

    Well my change is working….

    We could cross him up and go with the fastball

    He might be looking fastball

    Wait? He’s reading my lips. So I’ll say let’s go C UR VE BALL…but ahem…you know (wink) …we’ll go with the pitch that is working…

    OK got it…on 1… Three fingers then 4 then two… in case the guy at second is stealing signs…

  40. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Strickland supposedly has a pretty good slider. So, evaluating his upside on just one Coors performance, “where sliders go to die”, is more than a bit premature. A good slider and a 98 mph fastball, even if straight, is a pretty good combo at sea level, if you can command them. I’d like to see some more of him at sea level and after a week or two with Rags and “Gardy” coaching him up. They can probably work with him to get some more movement going on the fastball…

    • DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

      There’s something about his delivery I don’t like. It’s the way he takes the ball out of the glove before he throws it. I think he gives the batter too good a look at it. Just an observation.
      – Loo Mazzone

  41. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Second round of callups…
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-promote-gary-brown-brett-bochy-three-others


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