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Pete Rose, Come on Down?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 23, 2015

Pete Rose is going to attend and play a public part in the 2015 all-star game. Wut?

He’s not allowed in the Hall of Fame but baseball is cool with making some dough off him at an all-star game?

Rose will do it, it’ll be a boon for his gambling habits. He’ll sign so many balls and jerseys he’ll have to switch to his left hand to sign. When that one quits he’ll stick the pen in his mouth and….you get the drift….

I’m fine with it, too. More Pete Rose at real, sanctioned baseball events is all good in my book. But all this does is continue to make the HOF look like a joke. Which it is……


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  1. Flavor said, on January 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    and for the record, regarding the topic kicked around on the last thread, here’s my take: If Petit is entering the game as a long reliever during the regular season, you have to expect we are losing or going to lose. I agree with James on this 100%. Long-guys in the reg season come in after the SP has been ineffective by pitching too many pitches or they got blasted. The tiny sample size of him coming in and holding sway in the post season is not how long relievers are usually used or what the outcome usually is.
    I do think he’s better suited for long relief, for whatever reason. And that shit is a major weapon in the post season.
    But to think that Petit is some kind of secret weapon in the regular season as a long reliever is misguided, at best……

    • snarkk said, on January 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you.
      In the reg season, Petit’s coming in when Timmy just got pummeled in the 3rd. He’s not coming in during the 12th or whatever in mid June to hold a tie through the 18th to get to Belt’s HR to beat the Nats in a playoff game…

  2. DJLoo said, on January 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I agree, and assuming everyone is healthy and based on salary (which is definitely a factor at least in the regular season) Petit is 7th on the starting pitcher depth chart and will be in the bullpen full time.

    • Flavor said, on January 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      assuming health, here’s how the Dirrrrrrty 7 shake out:
      #1 MadBum….um, it’s scaring me that it’s taking so long for me to come up with #2…..Cain? Peavy? Huddy? Voggy? Timmy? Yuzzie-Pet?
      After MadBum that’s a wild ride. If Cain checks out health-wise you have to think he’s our #2. And regarding Peavy/Huddy/Voggy—- those are 3 old guys who will struggle as the innings pile up in 2015 (as it happened in 2014 and the PS). Maybe that’s where you get a “Enter-Petit”. Bochy will have to take on the mindset that those 3, if they’re starting, need to go 5-6 MAX. And then…”Enter Petit”
      And then there’s Timmy who, I think, is probably done as a starter. He’s just never going to be able to gett that wild contraption of a motion into a regular 7-8 successful innings at this point in his career. He didn’t get to find a role as a reliever last year because shit was flying by at warp speed in the PS last year and there was no time to find him a role, but I really do think that’s his calling. Not as a closer. 7-8 guy. He could do it as long as he came into the game tight and focused and just break off one inning (though I think 2 would be totally doable if he had his shit focused up and that could really be a major secret weapon for Bochy during the regular season……

  3. Macdog said, on January 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I hope like hell everything works out for Vogey, there might not be another Giant who’s shown as much heart and grit during this glorious run. But . . . I have this bad feeling that of the three aging starters on the staff, Vogey is the one with the least left in the tank and the most likely to be let go midseason.

    • Flavor said, on January 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      totally. And if that happens at least we’ve got 2 guys not names *Kickham* ready to go. I think he got released last year but his name will always be a metaphor for shit starting pitching, at least to me. I don’t think he ended his career with us with an ERA in single digits….

  4. DJLoo said, on January 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Ernie Banks passed away…

  5. giants54 said, on January 23, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Petit can certainly come in alot when they are ahead.
    Ex: Fifth inning, giants up 4-0, Lincecum Hudson Peavy suddenly lose it….now 4-2, no outs, bases loaded.
    Enter Petit. Retires the side and goes 1-2-3 in the 6th.
    Now they have Romo Lopez Affeldt Casilla to close it out.
    Or 2-1 Giants in the 5th, bases loaded…..same result.

    • DJLoo said, on January 23, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Throw in Machi and that’s 12. How many more?

  6. Macdog said, on January 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Klay Thompson really scored 37 points in the 3rd quarter? That’s unreal.

    RIP Mr. Cub.

  7. snarkk said, on January 23, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Sorry, but I’m not thrilled to see Voggy back, after I said my goodbyes. I think this will not turn out well.
    Agreed, good bye to Mr. Cub. One of the best players never to get to the WS. Hell, did he ever play in a playoff game? I think not. Yet Blanco has 2 rings? Baseball is a strange game…

    • zumiee said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Blanco has 3 rings. Javier Lopez has 4! 🙂

  8. snarkk said, on January 23, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Maybe I should change my mind about Pete in the HOF.
    The idea of the HOF has turned into such a joke, they might as well put him in there. He’ll probably be found shooting craps in the hall with all the busts of the HOF members…

  9. zumiee said, on January 23, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Klay Thompson!! Comcast Bay Area is replaying the game right now. He didn’t miss a shot in the 3rd Quarter. He “only” had 10 points at the 6 minute mark of the quarter, and proceeded to score 27 in the next 6 minutes!
    I wasn’t pleased that the Kings were the opponent, but oh well. 🙂

  10. zumiee said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Speaking of Pete Rose, a new biography of him, by Kostya Kennedy, was recently published. I haven’t read it, but I did read Kennedy’s book about DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, and liked it a lot. I might read the Rose book eventually. Those Reds teams in the ’70s were pretty cool. Pete, himself, doesn’t seem like a likable person, but he had a tremendous baseball career as a player, obviously. He ruined his legacy by gambling while manager of the Reds, which is stupid and sad, and goes to show how destructively addictive gambling can be for some people.

  11. zumiee said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Loo, I think that makes the Giants ’15 pitching staff complete now, warts and all. 🙂 Bum, Cain, Peavy, Hudson, Vogie, Lincecum, Affeldt, Lopez, Romo, Casilla, Petit, and Machi.
    Strickland and Kontos start the season in Sacramento.
    12 pitchers on the staff leaves 13 position players- Aoki, Pagan, Pence, Blanco, Ishi, McGehee, Crawford, Panik, Belt, Arias, Posey, Susac, and one other guy. Perez maybe, but then that leaves the subs thin on utility infielders. So maybe Adrianza makes the squad, and Perez starts the season in Sacramento. There was that whole issue with Adrianza’s lack of options so I don’t know how that affects things. I’d put Duffy ahead of Adrianza, but Duffy has minor league options left. Big decisions on Adrianza coming this season.
    There’s a chance Ishi could start the season in Sacramento, but that would be kind of rough for the NLCS hero. I think Ishi starts the season with the big club, and they see how things play out.

    • snarkk said, on January 24, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Sorry zum, but I disagree with you on Adrianza. Any decision re: him is not “big”…

  12. zumiee said, on January 24, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Speaking of the NBA- you never know what might happen when the camera is on the fans….

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