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Don’t Stop Believing in…..Ugly

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 16, 2014

I continue to force myself to not have any expectations about this post season. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying the ride. I just don’t understand the ride. But I absolutely BELIEVE in the ride. And when it comes to *magic* that’s about all you really need, right?

What do the Giants do best? Before this series started, I said “they compete.” And while I still believe that, what they really do best is “whatever it takes.” That’s not a very sexy quality to have until you realize that you can make up for a lot of shortcomings when you do “whatever it takes.” In some ways, it’s all you need.

So I accept, without reservation, the imperfections of the 2014 San Francisco Giants. I celebrate their heart and soul. And I honor their innate will to do….”whatever it takes.”

And whether they lose 3 straight or win 5 more games this year, or do something in between, this is one of my favorite teams of all time. Make no mistake, it’s certainly one of the ugliest. But it’s the easiest one in the world to believe in…..

#heartofaGiant

#whateverittakes

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  1. stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    NLCS MVP. Second guess does not count.

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, some rare emotion from Sabean. You the man Sabean. You da man!

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      I saw that too. I actually had to rewind it just to make sure that was Sabean..,Awesome moment!

  3. blade3colorado said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    LOVE THE COCKROACH ANALOGY SABES! YA JUST CAN’T KILL US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Macdog said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    My wife is LHAO off over Sabean’s cockroach comment.

  5. wswins said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    at the end of May I thought they couldn’t lose at the end of July I thought they couldn’t win in the middle of October I don’t know what the f*** to think

  6. blade3colorado said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Zum, when you get a chance – give us the Dodger “crying in their beer” take . . . Love those posts. 🙂

  7. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Told you guys what time it was into the bottom 9th — time to WIN and go the World Series!
    WHY THE FUCK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I mean, does life get any better than this, really. I know it’s just sports, but, off the ash heap — well, not quite — and then THIS?!

  9. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    • stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Sweet. Got a lot of memories of cracy K.C. Hoping to add to the list. Thanx, Snarkk.

  10. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Bum’s wife cracks my ass up. Big ‘ol country girl, smacking on her gum. Love this fucking team!

    • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      She is a healthy girl…

  11. stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Savoring a Nocello walnut liqueur from Tuscany and the fact that this TEAM has won their third NL championship in a 5 year span. This team may have become the most magical dynasty ever. Not just talent. Not just luck. Everything.

  12. John said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Ishi, instant Giants legend. Wow.

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Well, my daughter has a great track record of picking the right games to go to.

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Only thing that would make the night better would be for sandawg’s son to propose to your daughter with Panik’s home run ball in place of a ring 😉

  14. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I’m hitting the Laphroaig Scotch HARD!
    Damn, 3 World Series in 5 years.
    These are the GOLDEN YEARS, Flappers!!!!

  15. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Broke out the Bulleitt.

    Ishi with the long road travelled. Jesus Christ, this is unreal. This road ust seemed so much more difficult that even the torture years

  16. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Giants with three dingers in this one. How much Friggin LUCK is that!????…

  17. Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I see Snarkk already posted one, but I’m going with Muddy.

    • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Dig Muddy, Clown!!…

      • Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Yeah, I almost put up a live Beatles one, because of the screaming but Muddy had the right feel for me. Cheers man.
        Let’s go Giants.

    • stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Nice, Bozo. Seeing Pinetop Perkins on that video was something special. Caught one of his very last gigs at the Fargo Bluuz Festival a few years back.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Like . . . +1 whatever. That’s great stuff John.Staight fto facebook

  18. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hey, Phlaboxtop.
    Giants are in the World Series, ace.
    PHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU!!!!!!!!

  19. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the KNBR home run calls!

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Speaking of Cockroaches, to use Sabean’s term of endearment, I wish that some of the ol’ regulars would return here like cockroaches scurrying when a light is turned on.

  21. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    All I got is some Tito’s vodka and club soda. That will do…Cheers flappers!

  22. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Storybook stuff.
    I ripped Ishi up and down when he sucked.
    I bow down before him right now.
    He’ll live forever in Giants memory for this precious moment…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      he really will; since it was so dramatic and final, he really will; that can never be erased

  23. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      It goes on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!

    • stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Crazy wow phun.

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Just got a classy congrats text from Dathan, a Cardinals fan featured in Baseball’s Starry Night.

  25. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Did you see the clip of Sabean when Ishi hit it? Looked like he was sobbing. A man after my own heart.

    • DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Me too.
      MAC-A-LOO-ZA POWER!!!!!!!!!

  26. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Dig that for Ishi.
    Screws up earlier on that fly ball, lets in a run.
    Makes up for it, in spades…

  27. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    • SanDawg said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Nice. I remember I used to think he was saying “Jeremy’s broken–clear as the day”

      What a game. I still don’t think it has fully sunk in—and then you throw the home run ball deal on top of that. Too much.

  28. zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    From the True Blue L.A. blog, after Ishi’s HR:

    Of course.
    Fuck everything.

    by Catherine the Blue on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM reply

    Can’t believe this shit.

    by koufaxrules on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM reply

    Go Royals
    That is all. That is very, very, very much all.

    by MarshalltheIrish on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:13 PM reply

    We get to watch the Giants

    😦

    by Hollywood Joe on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:13 PM reply

    hahaha this game man, this fucking game.

    by HabemusPuigam on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:15 PM reply

    • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      zum, LOVE that stuff!
      Hilarious…

      • unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm

        Zumie, how can you not post there?

      • zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        🙂

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Those are great!

  29. stickman said, on October 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Can you spell Walk off Win? I S H I K A W A

  30. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Ishi nearly retired at one point while in Fresno. Unreal, just unfucking real.

  31. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    This season was beyond torture. I’m still in disbelief. The whole thing was just get to the playoffs. In y mind I believed that, but in my heart I didn’t think they’d get past Washington, After that? Shit. I did think we stood a shot after taking them down. I picked 5 BTW!!! Unfuckingbelievable. Unfuckingbelievable.

    I have no idea how we’ll do vs KC. This series was a fucking rollercoaster on every goddamn pitch.

    5 days off though seems pretty ludicrous.

  32. Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    You know, I really don’t know shit about the Royals but they do wear blue and white, so I hate em already.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      Yup

    • unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      No shit. It was kinda weird watching the Os and the Royals as they looked like the AL versions of the Dogs and Giants

  33. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Sometimes the females in my life just crack me up.

    Morse hit the bomb and while he’s celebrating in the dugout my daughter goes”wow, he shows off a lot”. A fan is born

    The Giants win and the wife “oh, no. Again!?” such a German.

    Humm baby, boys. Humm baby!

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Today’s our 10 year anniversary. My present was getting to watch the entire game on the big screen, as she took the kids to bed…Best present ever!

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:28 pm

        Happy anniversary my man. See you in SF for game 3? 🙂

      • WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        It’s a possibility. Would love to treat my Dad to a World Series game or at least be able to watch it close by.

  34. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Shit, my wife and son were screaming. I lost my voice for this game. Jeeeeeesus.

  35. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Bumgarner going to torpedo a dozen brews tonight?

  36. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Glad to see espn is showing the Giants post game press conference instead of regurgitating every play in the Pats-Jets game.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Catching the CSN feed. What a moment for Ishikawa.

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Sleep eluding me.

    • Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Yeah pawlie, I think it’s going to be a long night. I’m fired up right now.

  38. paulinasia said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Ishi rising. He had his biggest career hit the other day. Just topped it. More to come. And… nothing ugly about this, my friends. Winning beautifully. And yet another “better” team heads home, shaking their heads, wondering “how the hell did we lose to those guys…. again…”….

    • Flavor said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      you said it so well, my man.

  39. Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    So the last time two Wild Card teams made it to the WS was in 2002. I’m thinking If Russ Ortiz throws out the first pitch for us, no way does he get to keep the ball.

  40. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Listened to the KNBR post game en route for more booze. Miller pointed out that Ishikawa had 7 RBI in the series and the series winner. He could have just as well brought home the MVP.

  41. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I’m thinking about that grounder in the 9th that Panda deflected over to Craw and Craw with the quick throw to second for the out. Should have known right there that something good was going on…

    • Flavor said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      it really was a sign, right? Just like the 3 hit base hit from Pence in 2012.

      • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

        And the Kinsler “homer” that bounced back into play off the top of the wall for a double in 2010…

    • Bozo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Agree, that was an awesome play.

  42. SanDawg said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Where the hell is James???

  43. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    And ted

  44. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I can’t believe Chi missed this game for a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. Somehow I don’t think the dots were doing it for him.

    • DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I warned him…

  45. Macdog said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Couple factoids for the upcoming Series:

    This is the first time, not including a strike season (’81) or war-shortened season (’18), that both World Series teams did not have 90 wins.

    The winner will set a new single postseason record of 12 wins.

  46. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    If Matheny had pulled Wacha to bring in a LHP, Bochy would have pulled Ishi for Susac or another RHB pinch hitter. Matheny must have figured Ishi was the easier out. Matheny will get hammered for bringing in a guy under super pressure who hadn’t pitched in over two weeks…

  47. twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    As good and exciting game that I’ve seen. Heroes galore. Feel badly for Wacha, though. Just unfair to put him in there having not pitched in 3 weeks..
    But I’ll get over feeling sorry for him.. OK, I’m over it ;- )

  48. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I still can’t believe this game.
    Panik rips an HR off Wainright. On the radio, Blanco said Panik before the game was watching old video of Bill Mueller hitting an HR off Mariano Rivera’s cutter, because Wainright threw a tough cutter — so he was ready for it, and kept his arms in as he swung, like Mueller did.
    Morse rips a tater. No clue how he did that, he looked pretty bad his last few ABs. Just crazy.
    Then, Ishi with the mind blower pennant winning walk off…

  49. WilcoJoe said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Flav mentioned it earlier, but it’s worth repeating. Twin has to be feeling pretty good right now. He was probably Ishi’s biggest supporter thru the years…I can’t wait to hear his next post. It might be Pulitzer worthy.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      I’m workin’ on it, Joe. Truly a great story. Cut by 5 teams since 2011- after TWO at bats by the Yanks last year. But what a great game with so many contributions from so many guys.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Happy anniversary, Joe.

  50. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I wonder if we’re favored in the series…

    • unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      I doubt it.

      At some point someone might figure out that you shouldn’t bet against Bochy in the playoffs

  51. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I hear Royals and I think Oscar Robertson and Connie Dierking…

  52. twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I asked Pav about Ishi when Sabean signed him to the minor league contract. Alex said it was just for depth if there were more injuries. When he did come up the consensus was that he’d just be up for a few days until Belt was back. Then he surprised everyone- including me, by becoming an instant contributor. Travis, Susac, and Duffy instantly turned a weak bench into a very good one. Then this. Awesome

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      that summary says so much; it encapsulates a turning point (or points) in the season, when you think of it

  53. Macdog said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I just watched a replay of Ishi’s homer for the 387th time.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      We East Coasters be all hypercaffeinated adrenalinized.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Slacker-I’m at 400 😉

  54. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    The Cards SB blog is too funny.
    Matheny is taking a major major beating. The Wacha move into the 9th, naturally. The Redbird fans are lamenting the Giants “black magic”…
    http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/st-louis-cardinals-2014-game-threads-discussion/2014/10/16/6991445/nlcs-game-5-overflow-1-gamethread

  55. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Well we’ve got a few days to debate what to do with Tim and Strickland. Gutierrez?
    I can’t even remember who Morse replaced…

    • Macdog said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Brown, I think.

  56. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Wow. 2 ABs for the Yanks. Storybook.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Struck out both times. Must have been epic K’s.

  57. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    KNBR asking a good question of where this walkoff event rates in the history of the Giants.
    I’m going top 5, easily, in my lifetime. Could be top three. And, that’s without thinking about it…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      certainly top 5 for SF, and maybe for franchise…idk…who’s counting, really, right?

  58. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Joe Panik faved my tweet.

  59. sportdude said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Just spectacular! Matheny pulling Wainright an epic fail. Worse than Wacha. Ishi homer the best possible ending. Can’t believe we won with Morse and Ishi homers. You can’t make this shit up!!!!!

  60. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    House money my ass.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Palace moolah??

  61. sportdude said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    @ Pawlie…NICE!

  62. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    All together now: you. can. not. make. this. up.

  63. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Just heard Bochy give a Harbs shout out to the fans: “Nobody’s got it better than us!”…

  64. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Ishi. Walk. Off. Jack.
    Giants. Win. The. Pennant.
    This. Is. No. Dream.
    Why. The. Fuck. NOT?…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      poetic

  65. DJLoo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Bochy was playing expert level Sodoku.
    Matheny was playing Wonderword.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      gold gold gold gold gold, Loo

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Yep. Matheny was a step behind throughout the series. Wonder if it costs him his job?

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        Ron Washington needs work.

  66. twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Harold Reynolds gets a lot of flak but he nailed it on Ishi’s AB. Wacha had thrown 6 straight balls and I think Buck was talking about taking a pitch. Reynolds said no- be aggressive and look for his pitch. And that he did. That was right in his wheelhouse, no way you let that go by..

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      I had a Fox feed on with KNBR, but I did catch that from Reynolds later on as I did a replay. As William Carlos Williams of Paterson, NJ put it: “…so much depends.” So much depended on swinging rather than taking. Well, everything depended on it, at that point. (I may not be making any sense at 1:42am.)

    • twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Goodnight guys. I was late to the party because I pret near scared the hell out Merna, Zeke, Mickey,and 8 feral cats when I was screaming. I’ve revived them all…

      • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        Goodnight Oracle.
        Your Ishi came through in the most memorable way imaginable.
        Good for him…

  67. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I stink with the sweat of WorldSeriousBound emotion pouring out of my pores. But will I shower and go to sleep. Hardly.

    • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Rest well, dream well…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        I can’t. Is this a dream? And what time was the HR? If Oct. 16 still, my mom’s birthday. Well, it certainly was Oct. 16 in your time zone.

      • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm

        I think per some tweets it was around 8:10 pm. Certainly still on the 16th East Coast time…

  68. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Ishikawa spiking his helmet as he rounded third, grown men from different parts of the world embracing. Won’t see that anywhere else in life. It’s why I love baseball.

  69. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    No matter what happens in the WS, Bochy has to be a lock now for the HOF…

    • zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Yes.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Yup, pour the concrete pad and cast the bronze for a prime spot at 3rd and King.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        You have to.

      • zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

        (insert joke about amount of bronze needed for his head) 🙂

  70. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I just read that Peavy was one of the dudes out there between 2nd and 3rd almost grabbing Ishi. I saw a couple guys in Giants unis out there and wondered WTF? Peavy said he thought it was just a double, and was about to tackle Ishi, and Ishi told him to get away, it was an HR!…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Is that who? Imagine if it ended up that Peavy prevented Ishi from making his appointed rounds. No, let’s not imagine that. No. Let’s not. Let’s celebrate instead. Maybe if I take out the garbage, read a book, take yoga, I can become a normal human being. But maybe not.

  71. pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Yes, to all above. And goodnight, Oracular Fan de Twin.

  72. twinfan1 said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    5 years ago. on October 13 I had my lung cancer surgery., It was the 49th anniversary of Maz’s walk off HR that beat the Yanks. Now 54 years apart I get to see another incredible moment in the game we love. I’m a lucky man.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      I’ve never seen that movie but always loved the title. Tnx.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        Sadly, no one would ever make a movie today with such unalloyed optimism not tinged with irony or satire (not knowing the context, I’m concluding that it is indeed portraying joy).

  73. zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    From the True Blue L.A. blog:

    Man, there’s not one thing on tv worth watching, tonight. The movie channels are all showing crap. The news channels are full of moronic Ebola freakouts. The sports channels are all talking about . . . well, you know.

    by urbino on Oct 16, 2014 | 9:33 PM reply

    • snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      Again, absolutely Hilarious, zum.
      As a Giants fan, it doesn’t get better than this…

      • zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm

        Oh, yeah, definitely.
        When the Dodgers won that 17-0 game, and they had that bubble machine going in the dugout, and the Dodger fans were at the height of their cock-of-the-walk (no Rooster pun intended) attitude, those were some tough times. Oh how things have changed! 🙂

  74. sarge said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I have no words. I had to DVR the game and OH WOW!!! LUCK THAT!!! See you in KC!!

  75. snarkk said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Gnite Flappers.
    A huge salute to the Giants…

  76. zumiee said, on October 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Some of the Giants players made an obstacle course for Ishi as he ran around the bases, but that pales in comparison to what Chambliss had to go through to get around the bases after his big homerun. Unreal! Talk about a different era:

  77. paulinasia said, on October 17, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Interesting to read the posts on that Cardinals blog. Some of them, of course, could have been lifted from the Flap (allusions to drinking, heart attacks, etc., universal baseball maladies in tight games). My favorite was this one, posted by someone just as the 8th inning was starting: “Could someone please kidnap Matheny for about the next 45 minutes?” Ah, we’ll never have to deal with that, having Yoda Bochy at the helm. A lot of references to “devil magic” (the devil himself directing the deflection from Pablo’s glove to Crawford’s). Mostly, I feel for those fans, they seem genuine. And then there are arseholes who said things like this: “They’re a mediocre franchise that’s 4 wins away from fluking to a THIRD FUCKING WORLD SERIES TITLE IN FIVE YEARS I CAN’T EVEN FUCKING BEGIN TO EXPRESS HOW FUCKING ANGRY THAT MAKES ME FUCK THOSE FUCKING FUCKS…”

    Huh, I suppose that also could’ve been lifted from the Flap under different circumstances… 🙂 And most of them will be rooting for KC and they’re saying they think the whole country will also be. Well, game on, gentlemen (?)…… KC obviously has some mojo going on, but no way will the Series be like those 3 games the G’s lost in KC this past summer….

  78. zumiee said, on October 17, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Video of the Giants’ 9th inning, at Finnerty’s. Ishi’s HR is at the 7 minute mark.

  79. […] The rest of the article can be found here: THE San Francisco Giants Blog […]

  80. snarkk said, on October 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t know if zum was going to post any more of his Dodger blog capture stuff, so here’s a little more, right at the time immediately after the Ishi HR last night. Good stuff, zum. Hilarious. I often accuse Doghair fans of not giving an S, really, about their team or baseball, but these guys are obviously into ball and the rivalry, I’ll give’ em that…

    _____
    Of course. Fuck everything.
    by Catherine the Blue on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM reply
    _____
    I think it was pretty incredible. I showed it [the highlight] to my wife and said, “if this would’ve happened to us I’d still be running around the house”
    by kinbote on Oct 17, 2014 | 8:41 AM up reply
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    Can’t believe this shit.
    by koufaxrules on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM reply
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    If this POS of a major league baseball player wins the game for the Giants I am done with this game
    by Phil Gurnee on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM reply
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    Go Royals
    That is all. That is very, very, very much all.
    by MarshalltheIrish on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:13 PM
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    I’m done slamming them. they are good. fuck!
    by kinbote on Oct 17, 2014 | 8:42 AM up reply
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    hahaha this game man, this fucking game.
    by HabemusPuigam on Oct 16, 2014 | 8:15 PM reply


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