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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 2, 2014

NFL day. Had a fun interaction yesterday. I was in a sportsbook, turned a corner and literally ran into 2 dudes also turning the corner. They were both totally decked out in Dodger gear. At first I put up my hands to give out a halfhearted “my bad” but I think it looked more to them like I was pointing to the jersey I was wearing. One of them just shook his head, said “fucking Giants” and both kept on walking. I’m sure they heard me say “3 in 5” as they got further away.

I’ve said “3 in 5” a lot this weekend….

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  1. twinfan1 said, on November 2, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Pollyannas are now a dynasty!

    • stickman said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Twin, as a fellow convicted Polly i delightedly second that emotion.

  2. willedav said, on November 2, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Flav that’s pretty funny. 3 in 5 LA fans. As opposed to what, 3 in 40? 0 for 26?

    You know I think Twin is right about the Giants FO and mgr./coaches in comment on the *D* word. Sabes has reinvented the team a couple times over, made great trades (and so far avoided signing big FA deals to outsiders), and Giants have developed a ton of in house talent at C/IF. Yes nothing from the OF, but acquiring Pence and Pagan to fill 2/3 is pretty dang good.
    Bochy is finally getting national attention for how well he runs the club and his pitching staff, esp pen, from reg season to playoffs.

    Hope Snarkk was watching last night as Cal held off Oregon State on road with running game and some timely 4th Q defense. 1 game away from bowl eligible; even if they wind up in Peach Pit Bowl it’s a long way from where they were. Coach Dykes’ kids gotta feel pretty good about themselves.

    • stickman said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Don’t know if the HOF has a category for General Managers. If not they should. Sabean would be a shoo-in.

    • snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks willie, but I missed it. Saw some highlights this morning. As usual, Cal had the lead, then the defense coughed it up with the usual horrible play in the 2nd half. But, this time, the offense came back and defense held enough to win on the road. Beavers aren’t very good, but hey, a road win is hard to get in the Pac12. If Cal could just get some defensive players this offseason, they would be a viable team. Desperately need quicker/smarter D backs, and a D line rush…

  3. stickman said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    “Bumgarner’s effort was one for the Ages” heads Dan McGrath’s encomium in the Chicago Sun Times. Yahoo just ran the piece. Well worth reading from an outside source. McGrath’s statements on Bochy are also worth the price of the read. He understands what Bochy has done and segues from that to link to his hopes for the Cubbies getting Joe Maddon.

    • zumiee said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I’m pretty sure you buried Bochy a few times this season, Stick, and I only say that to point out that we ALL are both pollies and doomers to some degree during a season. The main point is that we all stuck with the team, even those of us, like me, whose dauber got very low in the middle of the season. I still watched the games, and posted my concerns and frustrations on the Flap. That’s not giving up on a team. Giving up on a team is when somebody becomes apathetic and indifferent. I didn’t see that on the Flap from any of the regulars. Everyone was grinding with this team the whole way, and we all celebrate the Giants’ amazing accomplishments.
      The MLB network was showing highlights from the ’54 Series this morning. The last play was a foul out to the 3B. Who knew it was foreshadowing? šŸ™‚

      • DJLoo said, on November 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

        Interesting, zum. I remember Yaz fouled out to 3B Nettles to end the Bucky Dent playoff game in ’78 and 3B Charlie Hayes catching a foul pop to end the ’96 series…

  4. DJLoo said, on November 2, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Buzzsaw woulda double-clotheslined those 2 Dodger clowns, Flav.
    They’d still be laying there…

  5. snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    If 3 for 5 is NOT a dynasty, then what’s 0 for 26?
    A loooozasty?…

    • DJLoo said, on November 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      A “Loooozasty” is over 50 years.
      Trust me.

      • snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        I haven’t forgotten the Giants Loooozasty.
        But the 3 of 5 has rendered it more than a distant memory…

  6. snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I’m pretty sure during the parade Panda had a chew or a dip in. He had what looked like a spit cup in his hand the whole time, pretty sure he wasn’t drinking out of it. If so, concerned about the dude. Given the cancer realities — see Schilling and the late Tony Gwynn — it’s concerning Panda may have a smokeless tobacco problem. There’s a reason your spit runs like a dog looking at a steak — that crap is poison in your mouth. If you can’t get through a parade without a chew going and a spit cup, that’s not a good sign IMO…

    • DJLoo said, on November 2, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      You may be unnecessarily alarmed, snarkk. I did a little research:


    • pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      The Schilling ESPN writeup was alarming. I know some young guys who dip. I’m leaning on them hard. One guy called me today to say he stopped, yesterday. One day at a time. I’m encouraging him, hard. I hope I am helping to save his life.

      • snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        Nice, pawlie…

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  8. pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    3 in 5
    still here
    the best non-haiku haiku of all
    soaking in the success

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Saw Pat Driscoll, who runs Say Yes to Education here in Syracuse, at a frigid lacrosse game. He congratulated me and the Giants. He’s a Yankees fan. Said he was rooting for the Giants. Get this: partly because he shined Bochy’s shoes as a kid, or cleaned his cleats. Yup. Pat was equipment manager for the visiting teams who played the Chiefs. Bochy was on Norfolk, Mets’ organization (we think). Said the man is deep. We know.

  10. twinfan1 said, on November 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    CK is buying Kale Steaks for his offensive line tonight.

  11. snarkk said, on November 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Niners stinking it up show why the windows are important. They had a window in that three year period of NFC championship games and one SB appearance. Couldn’t get it done once. Giants have had window for 5 years, and jumped through 3x during that period. I think the starting pitching decline will happen in the next few years, and the Giants window will close for a while. Kudos for them jumping through it while open…

  12. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Yeah, good to see the Niners come out of the bye week so strong.

    This is starting to look like the Singletary era. False starts, penalties, mass confusion, offensively at least. Utter garbage. If this team has locker room problems, this should bring things closer to a head. I[m seriously wondering what is going on here. They can’t figure out how to counteract the blitzing they constantly face. Kappy has to feel the pressure better, and know when to throw the ball away rather than take a sack, but way too many times both tackles were offering no resistance to the oncoming rushers. They should have gone up the middle on 1st down, when they had more WRs on the field.

    • zumiee said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      The Rams defensive line really shoved the Niners offensive line back into Kap’s grill on that last play.

  13. zumiee said, on November 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    MLB Network keeps rolling out the Giants playoff replays. What a first inning of the World Series: Pence hits a 2-run HR, and Bum catches Aoki’s line-drive. The tone was set from the get-go!
    On a different note, this is kinda funny:

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