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FU Flapalooza Continues to Coalesce

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2014

Still gearing up for tomorrow’s game in KC, we are starting to see the FU Flapalooza come together a bit (but not yet enough for me to send out an email). I can tell you that I am meeting Kokonuts in the City on Friday probably by 1:30. I can only stay for a couple of hours, I have a commitment in Los Altos Friday night, but there was no way I was having PK come out to SF and not drape him in black beads (our customary greeting ritual). He has to leave Sat morning. For those that will be around the yard on Friday, hopefully you can hang with PK after I bail. Location: still not determined.

Sat I will definitely be up there for the game. Probably several hours before the game. And it seems like most of the FU is planning on descending upon The City on Saturday. But I’m basing that just off emails I’ve gotten, if you’re going Friday shout it out so PK knows about it……

I loved Hunter Pence today. He said he didn’t know, until they landed, that Kansas City was in Missouri, thought it was in Kansas. “I wasn’t a geography major.” Now, he had to have been kidding since they played a 3 game series there earlier this year and few people are probably that dumb. Still, awesome way to f**k with the national media.

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I drove across the country in 26 hours once. We stopped at the arch in Stl and in Denver. Didn’t stop in KC.

  2. pawliekokonuts said, on October 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    If I encounter Flappers, fine. I’d love to. If not, it’s a new chapter anyway. It’s all unwritten. Yes, literally a chapter in my ongoing book of my life as a fan. Let’s let it happen organically. And MagnusFlavoris bestowing the beads upon me is now a tradition, inherited from some Hawaiian potentate. I mean, honestly. In our most deranged dreams, who ever thought this’d be the THIRD time to meet for the World Series?!? Not me.

  3. blade3colorado said, on October 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I just completed a couple of posts on my blog https://aroundtheworldwithblade.wordpress.com

    But saw this right below Craig’s intro post and thought it was quite appropriate with the FU Flapalooza meet in the City . . . It is a synopsis description of all the Flap Vets who participated in a Twin PC contest last season. Craig, you need to up date this with a new post, reflecting some of the missing long time Vets (San Dawg, Dirt, James, ect.). Anyway, I cracked up on the descriptions . . . By the by, ya all have fun in the city tomorrow. Go Giants!

    https://oneflapdown77.com/2013/09/30/the-greatest-internet-contest-of-all-time/

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Ah…good memories. I remember that well. And makes you wonder where some of those dudes are now.

  4. pawliekokonuts said, on October 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Well, KC is in Kansas. As well as in Missouri. I have a cloudy memory that I was in both and that the one in Kansas had more to offer in tawdry distractions (ahem).

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on October 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Who knew? http://www.ingramsonline.com/dkc2/taleoftwocities.php

  6. paulinasia said, on October 20, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Yes, KC, KS is “on the wrong side of the river”, as they say. More industrial, and hence more “tawdry distractions.” The 2 or 3 times I went to KC, MO on business trips, I remember liking the city. Nice parks, loads of fountains, and yeah, some good eating and drinking joints. It does seem like more of a football town, but that one time I was there in the Fall of ’85, just before the Series, that town was jumping about their baseball. Decent fans. And… I’m actually now a little worried, because up until now, Flappers in general have sort of had a “whatever happens this post-season is gravy”, but now it’s sounding something like confidence the G’s are winning this thing easily. Actually… it’s how I’m feeling too. Can’t see the Giants losing this now, they have made it theirs. Which scares me …. this Royals team obviously is special in its own right. Agree with Tom, Bochy should be aggressive, make the Royals make plays under pressure, make them make mistakes. That’s how we’ll win this thing… “We score (first), we win” … and we make fewer mistakes, we win too.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      The key to winning this series is in who throws and catches the ball the best…

  7. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I’m still in gravy mode and a bit anxious heading into game 1 to be honest, paul.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Gravy? As in Wavy Gravy??

  8. willedav said, on October 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Catching up, I think Bochy keeping Lincecum around is a very classy move. He is a long guy strictly, but I’m guessing this Series could involve mostly torture games. Would not be surprised more than one went extras, so he could definitely get into one starting off a late inning.

    Saw James email about possible meet up site Saturday. That would be the only one I could catch; train in/out from Jose. See what happens guys.

  9. paulinasia said, on October 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Still sorry some of us couldn’t meet up when I was in the Bay Area this past summer. Hopefully next time. if you meet up, have a GREAT time and bring that trophy home, FU……

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Yes, I was bummed that we did not get a chance to meet when you were in CA, Paul. And sad that I will miss Pawlie this time around, too.

  10. chipower9 said, on October 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Regarding Timmy, if he gets into a game, I predict he pulls a classic gem out of his backside. I mean seriously, in this season what other story could be written about him?

    I was at the local pub talking with good friends about the previous WS teams in relation to this team. Each team has their individual characteristics and make-up that make each of them special. If I had to pick one word that characterizes this team in relation to the previous teams it would be “unique.” From missing Cain and Pagan for most of the year, and Morse, too. to the many ups-and-downs it has been one hell of a ride. From the fast start, to the dismal mid-season, and the emergence of “The Kids” (Panik, Susac, and Duffy) and everything in between and since…this team has persevered through it all to get to where it is today. Four more tortuous wins away from their 3rd World Series title in five years!

    Let’s DO THIS!

  11. DJLoo said, on October 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    One of the big secrets of the Giants’ success in recent years is that they have an amazing ability to play ’em one at a time – and that is what makes them so hard to kill off. A tribute to Bochy.

    I wonder how many Bochy jerseys they sell. Four more wins and I just might pick one up. At least a tee-shirt with his name and number.

  12. unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Right. I mean shit, Remember when Guillermo Quiroz hit a game winning home run?

  13. willedav said, on October 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Pretty good column on F-G about Posey, going back to last season second half struggles and this year’s finish.
    I think he really is the key—he has a crummy Series, Giants are in trouble. Getting heroic efforts from Perez and Ishi isn’t something to count on, tho clutch hits have come from all corners. But I think Posey lights up Royals and maybe even guns a couple of them down on the bases.
    Royals aren’t an offensive juggernaut and Giants pitching has shut down everyone else in playoffs so far. Just like vs. STL, Royals go back to KC but Giants are celebrating by then.


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