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Coors Fielded

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 2, 2014

Romo’s slider doesn’t slide in Colorado and even though Bochy knew this he was forced to have to use him. Predictable results ensued. 

I had a fantastic Labor Day dinner and didn’t sweat that loss one bit. 

We still won a game yesterday. 

And my glass half full approach to life continues on……

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

    Personally, I’d prefer not seeing Romo pitch at all at Coors.
    Set him loose at Detroit against those big swingers, that’s fine.

    Second round of callups…
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-promote-gary-brown-brett-bochy-three-others
    I’d guess this month Brown gets a max 5 ABs, and at best gets a few stints as a pinch runner and late inning defensive replacement …

  2. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    There was a time when it was a big deal if you could get Coors Beer in New York.
    For some reason it wasn’t available anywhere. I remember getting hold of a 6 pack around 1976 and thought it was fantastic stuff. We mostly drank Rheingold and Schaefer back then. It was pretty easy to find a cool grown-up to go in the store and pick it up for a bunch of 14 year-olds. Now they’d go to jail.

    • willedav said, on September 2, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Yeah, for a while story was you couldn’t get it outside of West. I had a union job in those days, and to most of my radical buddies Coors was anathema.

      True story: In one stretch of softball days (late 80s+) I was on a league team with a bunch of guys who were evenly divided in beer tastes btw Bud and Coors, each continually disparaging the other when they mistakenly poured a glass from pitcher of the wrong beer.
      Softball was fun–you played for an hour or so ( league games during weeknights were on time limit, at Twin Creeks complex or some dump on the East Side Capitol Expwy) and then everyone partied and drank and ate pizza for hours.

      • willedav said, on September 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

        Lucky Lager I think was $1.19 for 6, and had those riddles on the bottle caps.

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

        Olympia, or “Oly” was a low quality lager that used to be in regular cans, and I remember they used to put also into small little 6 oz. cans, or something like that. Pretty unremarkable stuff, but “it’s the water” was a pretty good tagline. Wiki says that the Tumwater brewery was closed in 2003, now they still make some under the Olympia label, but Miller/Coors owns it makes it in Irwindale. “It’s the smog” maybe is the new tagline…

      • James said, on September 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        The Irwindale brewery signals we are 15 minutes from Mrs. James’ splendid family estate near the West Covina DMV. It’s always such a welcome sight, after the long journey.

  3. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Beers of choice in high school were Colt 45 Malt Liquor tall boys (16 oz), as they really packed a punch, or Schoenlings “Little Kings.” We of course would drink Coors, Bud, whatever we could get our mitts on. Also could get Coors in the 6 oz. can. Would poke a hole in the bottom with a Phillips screwdriver, hold a finger over the hole, pop the top, and “torpedo” the beer in about 1 second. Of course there was Mad Dog 20-20, Boone’s Farm, and all that awful swill that we used to catch a buzz, too.

  4. unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Schlitz malt talls or Mickey’s big mouth beers . . .

    urrrrp . . .

    What’s the word? Thunderbird.

    What’s the price? 50 twice.

    If you haven’t seen this, check it out. Hysterical.

    http://www.bumwine.com

    • sfsarge said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      Fantastic trip down memory lane…cisco and md 20/20, and throw in the odd jug of carlos rossi and we had the beginnings of a “wine” fueled excursion to hilltop mall or a short bart ride down to telegraph for some alcohol fueled teenage shenanigans

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      My liver spasmed at just reading that article…

      • unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        Yeah, rode the night train a few times back in the day . . .

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm

        I had a few, not many, Thunderbird experiences in the distant past. Paint remover stuff.
        Ernest & Julio could be considered aiding and abetting thousands of drunken, wasted lives, making tons of money off them. They were corporate icons. Guys that sell a coupla ounces of pot — into the slammer.
        What a country…

      • Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        Forgot about Night Trains and Thunderbird. Yeah, I had my drunken daze with most of these. Part of the story where you look back and say “how the fuck and I still alive?!”

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Pagan CF
    Panik 2B
    Posey 1B
    Sandoval 3B
    Pence RF
    Blanco LF
    Susac C
    Crawford SS
    Petit RHP

    Morse out again with the hip. Maybe he had too many PBRs. Sure woould be nice to have Belt in the LU.

    Go Giants!

    BBBBBBurppp….

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Would be nice to have a fully available 25 man for at least a week. Blanco in the 6 hole is not optimal…

  6. zumiee said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    When Arias is playing firsbase, have you ever seen a player worse at making the catch of a foul ball at the railing? He turns into Mr. Alligator Arms.
    Krukow said: “He’s not used to playing firstbase.” Yeah, but he’s played a lot of thirdbase, and it’s sorta similar regarding foulballs.

    If I’m Bochy, then Romo is done facing Colorado this season. It just ain’t happening.

    Nice moment at the end of the Dodger game last night. The (somewhat) grizzled veteran Soriano facing the young minor league phenom Joc Pederson, who represented the winning run at the plate, and Soriano struck out Pederson on a 3-2 breaking pitch that faked Joc out of his jock.

  7. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Cycling back to the comment of Romo and not using him at Coors (think it was snarkk). Actually, his splits in Denver are not bad: 20 games, 17.2 IP, 3.06 ERA/1.245 WHIP. He has given up two bombs there. He has better splits at Coors than any of the following yards: PNC, Wrigley, Busch, both Miami parks, Citi Field, Shea, Turner, and Safeco.

    So, if they need him, WTF…I say trot him out there.

  8. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Romo’s next “best split” before Coors? Phone Park. Go figure…

  9. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Brews of preference, now that I have aged and matured (yeah, right) a bit are IPAs (doubles, triples…I’m a “hop head”), Belguims are good, on a hot summer day where the mercury is pushing 100, I like something light. Have been really digging Coors’ Summer Brew. Winter my taste change and I prefer a nice porter or stout, and for those cold nights when you need a bit more antifreeze, a big bourbon-barreled barleywine fits the bill. I love beer.

  10. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Chi, I’m a firm believer in recent events dictate direction. Romo was hammered in the last visit to Coors, I think that was a precipitating factor for Bochy pulling him from the closer role. Yesterday, pretty bad. I don’t care what he did there 2 or 3 years ago. It ain’t working for him at Coors right now, so I’d put him down the list to perform there right now…

  11. Chipower9 said, on September 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Well, if you are going recent (2014), they yeah, he has sucked there this year (13.50 ERA and 3.00 WHIP). So, I would probably agree. He would be in the pecking order after Machi, Guitierez, Casilla, etc. for RH relievers…

    • salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Perhaps more accrate to just say Romo hasn’t done well against the Rocks *this* year, regardless of the park. His ERA at ATT is about 11 against them. Of course, there offense did lead the league before the injuries.

      But last yr he had a 2.35 era against them. At Coors, he only faced 9 batters and didn’t give up a run.

  12. zumiee said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    What a long, strange journey this season has been. And now, 2 games out, and a month to go. And already leading the Wild Card. As always, the future is unwritten. One game at a time, as the cliche goes. Great times ahead, hopefully. 🙂

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Yeah, zum, I’m a real believer in the one game at a time thing. You can’t count on much from week to week. Example, now Morse is suddenly down for some hip thing, and just as he seemingly was getting his stroke back, for doubles and triples anyway. Who knows, maybe one of these callup guys will shine, or even Belt might come back over the last week or two to help. I don’t see anybody except the Nats running away from the rest of the better teams, including the Giants. So, anything can happen over the next 25 games, really. Krukow said he expects the NL West to go down to the last week, I tend to agree…

  13. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Speaking of one day at a time…
    If the SFs had to do the one game WC dance, who would you guys rather face?
    Cards, Braves, Brewers, Pirates?
    I’d go Cards. Always enjoy beating their ass, and the Giants have done that pretty well recently. Don’t want to face Pirates, the Giants just don’t seem to do well against that team for some reason…

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      well, Brewers would have the least experience so I think I’d favor taking them on. They’d be shitting in their 1 game pants.
      Plus, we just scored about 136 runs against them in a single series, so yeah, I’d go with them….

  14. wswins said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Here in L.A. Puig not in the starting LU…Triple AAA phenom Joc Pederson in CF…

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      they should sit his ass, he’s sucked for months now….

      • wswins said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

        Yes…before yesterdays game “Puig entered the night 2-for-27 over his prior eight games, striking out 10 times and lowering his average to .298. He batted .216/.296/.247 overall in August”.

  15. unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Yeah, Morse out with the dreaded oblique strain.

    I’ve heard of an oblique reference, but I can be opaque about oblique injuries . . .

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      They say he’s out for a few days. I’d change that to a few weeks — obliques are notorious for taking time to heal. Bummer. Just as he seemed to be getting back some production…

  16. Macdog said, on September 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Brad Penny is getting lit up by the Mets. I can’t believe that guy is still pitching.

  17. paulinasia said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    All the beer talk, great stuff. Growing up in Joisey, our high school actually had “gangs” (not violent or Crips-like, just friendly cohorts) defined by the beer they drank. The Rolling Rock Crew, oddly enough, were the tough guys and girls. There was a Schlitz gang (assholes), a Bud gang (the jocks), and a Pabst gang (the Poor Boys). I was in the Freaks: our choice of entertainment and attitude adjustment was more of the herbal variety than hops and grains, although we pounded the brewskis as well, just not loyal to one brand. Personally, not sure why, but I preferred Schmidts of Philadelphia. And I always liked the jingle for Shaeffer on their TV commercials: “Shaeffer… is the…. one beer to have when you’re…. having more than one!” Burb indeed. I also seem to remember drinking Ballantine Ale from time to time, but from my recollection, now that I’m completely an IPA devotee, that shit tasted nothing like “ale”….

    • Macdog said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  18. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    That “more than one” concept was extremely fascinating to an 8 year old. Sure got me curious.
    I liked the Schaefer commercial where the guy chiseled a block of ice into a beer mug.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      Loo, I am surprised you (and Pawlie) didn’t mention Ballantine beer, especially their pale ale. Not certain, but I seem to recall them sponsoring the Yankees at one time.

      WillieD was spot on about Coors “piss beer” being one of the last choices for beer back in High School (circa early 1970s). Back then, I gravitated between the “heads” and the Chicanos . . . The latter group hated Coors, but loved Budweiser. If I recall correctly, six packs could be had for $2.00 approximately. Whenever we ran out of money (and/or someone to buy it for us), standard operating procedure was to have 3-4 of us go into the 7-11, get 2 six packs a piece; and, then someone would ask the cashier for cigarettes and as soon as he turned around . . .

      We ran like hell. 🙂

      • DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        Absolutely, Blade. Yankee homers were referred to by Mel Allen as Ballantine blasts, but us kids in the neighborhood never drank it. The 3 rings of the Ballantine logo each stood for something. I think “quality, purity and flavor” not sure. Not quite the mystery of the Rolling Rock “33”

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        I was too young to hear Allen call those HRs live, but I have seen YouTube video of those calls (fairly certain they were late 1950s???).

      • DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

        We used to call Piel’s Real Draft “piss water”.

  19. Phlabloxxxl said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Will Flablo’s new belt survive the last 24 games of the season?

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      dunno. Maybe you should lend him yours just to give him some leeway.

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Probably last at least through all his ABs in the World Series…

  20. ODBBB said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I love me some Panda…

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I’m positive the douchbag who posted this masturbates to Panda hats. I mean, going off what we know about him, how could he not?

      • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

        lol, he’s in the filter system right now admitting to beating off while WEARING a Panda hat. That’s fantastic ODB, thanks for sharing. Now, back to the game.

      • DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

        Seems like a harmless vice to me…

      • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

        I thought your dream was to bang a chick wearing one, not you wearing one……

      • James said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        ODB is kinda like a Tres Equis Nipper. The subtle variations within his minimalist approach are admirable.

  21. Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Snarkk, I’m not sure why some of your posts are going to spam but I *restore* them if they do. Sorry about that. I check spam probably 3 times a day (unless ODBidiot is on a roll, then I check it more frequently for the laughs)

  22. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    It really is. I don’t know if I will ever make it happen…
    Gotta get the hat and really put my mind to it.
    It’s important to have goals in life.

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      fuckin’ right. And I support this dream, from a safe distance, with great enthusiasm and hope you share the ultimate victory if it ever happens……

  23. blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    “ODB is kinda like a Tres Equis Nipper. The subtle variations within his minimalist approach are admirable.”

    Poor taste to compare a Flapper to this stupid %#$$*% . . . I get your drift about “minimalist approach,” but Nipper is cool in my book and actually, has some great things to say. Conversely, this troll is a worthless piece of shit, which makes me wonder when I am going to read about him on the front page of some newspaper for some maniacal crime he’ll undoubtedly commit some day . . . sigh.

    • James said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      No diss on Nipper intended. In fact, I seem to have my own limited set of concerns, Blade :-).

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

        In my book, you are AOK James like the rest of the Flappers here (who else do I have to question my stats accuracy/veracity?). 🙂

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      He’s just some loser old man who sits in his apartment all day ( or a library) being a troll because he’s got nothing else to do. Personally, I think he’s The Hanger but I don’t really care enough to find out. His day means something to him as soon as he gets a random post past my filter. He high fives himself wildly and then it’s back to the grind of trying to get posts past the many, many filters that are on this dude across the internet.

  24. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    It may be in poor taste, but would it be poor sportsmanship later this week for Giants batters to wear a Kate Upton photo mask while in the on deck circle in the game Verlander pitches?…

  25. SanDawg said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Not good when your long-reliever needs to be rescued by another long reliever.

  26. salty said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Holy crap

  27. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    May I ask why Bochy is putting runners on via intentional walk in this place where they sneeze and 3 runs score?…

  28. Phlabloxxxl said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    How’s Cy Yus doing tonight?

    • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      this one was actually one of your more creative posts yet.

  29. Macdog said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I need something a helluva stronger than Coors.

  30. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Six runs is no big deal in this park. Hold ’em here and start chippin’ away.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Agree with you Loo . . . Nevertheless, I’m surprised this stiff Lyles not only still hanging after 4 innings, but shutting us out.

      • DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

        I’m old enough to remember Lenny Lyles…

      • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        Ron Lyle, too, the boxer…

  31. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Down by 6? Hell, got ’em where we want ’em now…

  32. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Maybe Pence sits a few innings for Gary Brown…

    • snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      What a story it would be…

    • Macdog said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Or maybe Bochy’s kid, but then having his debut at Coors might be considered child abuse.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        LOL

      • Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        potd

      • blade3colorado said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        Thank you Flav, but I think Macdog’s post is better then my “LOL.” 🙂

  33. SanDawg said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Kickham when they’re up, Kickham when they’re down
    Kickham when they’re up, Kickham when they’re down
    Kickham when they’re up, Kickham when they’re down
    Kickham when they’re stiff, Kickham all around.

  34. snarkk said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I remember Kickham now.
    The opposition running around the bases on him jogged my memory…

    • SanDawg said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Quite possibly the least effective pitcher in San Francisco Giant history

  35. unca_chuck said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Back to beer. My favorite beer ad

    • SanDawg said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Did he have a 12 pack strapped to the back of his bike? Very nice!

  36. James said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    The Giants with 40 runs scored in their 4 previous games and a journeyman pitcher on a hot streak as their starter tonight made this one inevitable.

  37. James said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    The game’s best moment: Kruk referring to Petit as a “fixture” in the rotation.

  38. SanDawg said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Damnit Chuck! You got me distracted with that beer ad and I burnt my last Ciabatta roll in the toaster! It was my last one and now I have to put tomorrow’s sando on regular bread—a huge letdown. I hope it doesn’t “affect my performance.”

  39. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Wasn’t Kickham the Paul Splittorff lookalike, Dawg?

  40. James said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    One of the programmers who works with me is from Belgium. One Friday, he brought in a single bottle of this stuff to share a taste of:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westvleteren_Brewery

    After I downed my two swallows, I declared it tasted like Malzbier, a favorite from my childhood:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_beer

    I meant no offense.

  41. Flavor said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    new thread.

  42. DJLoo said, on September 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Su-Smack!!!


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