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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 25, 2015

Here’s a photo taken at Pawlie’s day with Willie and the Gang yesterday


Apparently, Panik was going through some type of dehydration issue….


And here is a picture of Boston’s new 300 pound….er, I mean, “100 million dollar man”. This was taken yesterday. I love the look of the kid behind Sandoval. He’s like, “Fuck. We’ve been had. Get the Dodgers on the phone stat to trade this dude”


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  1. blade3colorado said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Top breakout candidates for 2015 per David Schoenfield of ESPN . . . scroll down for his take on Belt (I like it).


    • snarkk said, on January 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Schoenfield’s a notorious Giants basher, so at least he’s throwing a bone there…

  2. paulinasia said, on January 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Wow, I had the weirdest dream last night. I dreamed that the Giants brought back Bowker and Hicks. Whew, so glad that would never happen…… This deflated football thing is so stupid. Actually, it’s making *football* look so stupid. I’m sorry, but, don’t the refs handle the football, like, after every play? …. And yeah, really?, each team “provides” its own footballs for a game? Wouldn’t that kinda be like allowing a baseball team to control the humidity of where balls were stored before a home game? Oh, wait a minute…. Right, Petit, he of the great number of no hits allowed over almost uncountable innings, shouldn’t start, but Voggie should…. Pawlie, is there really someone on the Giants staff named Bryan Srabian?….. and finally, speaking of Pawlie, THAT was amazing. And yes, Willie Mays was the greatest baseball player of all time.

  3. DJLoo said, on January 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Great captioning, Flav…

    • James said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Everyone trusts that Panik will be a star because he looks like Buster.

      • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:13 am

        ha, didn’t even realize that mistake till just now.

  4. Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I’d say that unless Pablo completely ramps up his conditioning like TODAY he’s gonna be huge in 2015. Guys can’t work out and train during the season, it doesn’t work that way. You get yourself in shape in the off season, at whatever point that is but for Pablo I’d suggest about a week after the season ends, and then you try to maintain something close to that baseline throughout the season.
    From the looks of it, that baseline is gonna be more like a *waistline* right from the get-go in Boston. And Red Sox fans don’t give a fuck about the 3 WS’s he won with SF. He’ll get no rope with them. “What have you done for me lately? besides eat lots of donuts?”

    • Hargesheimer said, on January 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Actually, he’s opening an arepa stand in Boston.

  5. willedav said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Pretty cool stuff from East Coast, Pawlie/DZu and the Mac/Loo get togethers. Nothing wrong with enjoying a Guiness to celebrate anything. Neat link to NY Giants preservation society from PK too–did the trophy on hand make it to Finnerty’s?

    I would have balked at giving Sandoval $100 mil for 5 yrs, but, as I’ve said all along, I didn’t give a flying F what he looked like, only how he played. And I really don’t even care what he does for Red Sox, only how his departure affects the Giants.

    It seems like Sabes has taken dumpster dive approach to roster this year with exception of re-signs for Romo and Peavy. Sometime this has worked out brilliantly and made him look like a genius; other times it has been an epic fail.

    A C “Tom” Jobim’s b-day today. Always liked his music, much of which remains hauntingly beautiful.

    • DJLoo said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Yes, Willie one trophy and no waiting at Finnerty’s. The Guinness was good quality, too. You never know with most places.
      Gonna miss Panda’s underrated defense big time I think…

      • Macdog said, on January 25, 2015 at 11:07 am

        Though serving it in plastic cups was a bit strange.

    • elcap said, on January 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Justin Maxwell maybe a dumpster find, but otherwise all solid adds. Think they have left themselves some payroll wiggle room for a nice deadline buy if warranted.

  6. willedav said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:39 am

    On MLBTR there is a column on West Notes that has a link to something on Brandon Crawford from BASTA, Bay Area Sports Talk. Interesting read followed by insightful comment from blogger.
    Maybe continued improvement at plate from Crawford helps Giants to score runs from bottom end of LU and he becomes more recognized for what he can do in the field…and the 2 Brandon’s blog has a lot of highlights.

  7. Hargesheimer said, on January 25, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Just when we were worried than Sabean would fail to make a big splash in the off-season, Bowker and Hicks are back in the fold!

  8. willedav said, on January 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Wow, just saw on Yahoo that new commish, in an effort to promote offense supposedly is open to restricting defensive shifts.
    F-ing BS—how can you tell a mgr. where his fielders can or cannot be? If a hitter more often puts a ball in play in a particular area, you’d be a fool not to have your fielders there and pitch him accordingly.
    Wonder if this idiot is working to get the DH into the NL too?

    • xoot said, on January 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Jenkins and Baggarly had some funny tweet exchanges on this. “Mandatory zone defense,” wrote Baggs. “Opoosite of the NBA.” And Jenkins wondered if this would mean teams couldn’t guard the lines in late innings. If Manfred’s open to this proposal, he might be open to other idiotic things, like an AB clock testing time between pitches or time out of the box.

    • stickman said, on January 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      STRIKE ONE on the new commissioner. If he backs the Dink Hitter rule for the NL that will be strike four and time for torches and pitchforks.

  9. Alleykat said, on January 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Dog days of summer will really kick in for Panda in Boston once the humidity kicks in.

    • Hargesheimer said, on January 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

      He’ll be able to sweat off 30 lbs and still be obese.

  10. snarkk said, on January 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Shitz, Snitz and Fitz:
    -Yeah, Panda’s got an epic boiler going and it’s less than a month to go ’til STraining starts. Pablo’s first slump is going to be interesting theater at Fenway. He’ll get no honeymoon. None. Looks like on the day he signed the deal he walked out of the work out room for the winter.
    -Willie always seems to wear the “G” script Giants cap, which is my least favorite of the cap types.
    -Panik shilling for some bottled water outfit?
    -Restricting D shifts is the most idiotic thing I’ve heard from MLB since Budster was commissioner. 😉 15 years of rampant steroid use is cool, but 3 infielders to the right of 2nd — that will destroy the game. Just like it did when shifts against Stretch were SOP his entire career.
    -There’s 7 possible guys for the squad’s starting rotation, and 4 of ’em could be leaking major oil by July 1.
    – Belt needs to hit 25 dingers, and not get hurt.
    – I dunno how many games Buster will play at first, but when he does, whither Belt? Makes no sense to me to put Buster at first and sit Belt 30+ games. I assume there’s a better plan for that.
    – Will Buster play any 3B in STraining? I say no.
    – Will Belt play any LF in STraining? I hope yes.
    – Angel’s trips to the DL in 2015? I’m optimistic. Two 15-day versions.
    – Duffy is going to turn out to be the go-to, primary utility dude on the team — assuming they don’t trade his ass.
    – Klay Thompson was on fire the other night. But, note to BF — his GF Hannah Stocking is an inferno. A 4-point play. Worthy of a month of BBOTD listings. She’s well aware of her best assets. There’s no better caboose in the entire Southern Pacific / Santa Fe inventory…

    • xoot said, on January 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Southern Pacific’s long gone. I know. I worked as a brakeman on SP freight trains through the 80s so I followed its demise. It’s all UP now, which works, too, for Ms. Stocking’s fine fundamentals.

    • SanDawg said, on January 25, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Is that a box of Cheese-Its on the bedside stand? I think I’m in love!

  11. Alleykat said, on January 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah that kid behind Panda looks bummed out, “has a baseball to sign but’s afraid Panda’s gonna eat it”!

  12. SanDawg said, on January 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    What the hell is Harold Ramis doing up there on stage with Buster and Willie Mays?

  13. willedav said, on January 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Any idea which Giant played in most games/most ABs beside Ironman Pence?
    Pablo–157 games played and 588 ABs. Which tells me he was in at least good enough baseball shape going into 2014 and kept it up for 6 months. And whatever he weighed in at, he played a dang good 3b.

    While he neither started nor finished reg season well, each of the other 4 months he hit over .300.
    And of course lit up the post season at .360 clip, lighting up every team except Nats for over .400 avg, while most important games were on line….none of it occurring vs. the Rox pitching staff either.

    bloggers here doubted his commitment to getting in shape coming into last year. So doubt him more if you like, but I’d be more worried about his replacement.

    • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      I don’t think you’re giving enough credit to the 100 mil now in hand and how that might affect him. Plus, his reg seasons have been underwhelming recently. We love him because of what he did in the last 2 post seasons.
      But an older, fatter, wealthier Pablo Sandoval is, IMO, going to suck balls for Boston

      • SanDawg said, on January 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        I won’t be surprised if Pablo ends up back on the Giants. I agree with Willie by the way, but I don’t think it is going to go well in Boston. Not hard for me to envision Boston paying us to take him back at some point.
        This coming from the same guy who immediately predicted JoePa would be fired and that Ohio State would trounce Oregon.
        BTW @ Flav–still waiting for some blog love from you for me nailing that call.

      • willedav said, on January 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        No, sorry, I don’t give it any credit at all. All these guys have money. What’s really the difference btw $10 and $15 mil?
        Older? He’s 28, not 38. He played all last year without advantage of being able to DH and I think it just as likely he can continue to do so.
        What I liked about him was he played hard, stayed healthy and played fine D during the reg season.
        Let’s see how his replacements do, regardless of whether physically they look like Arias or not.

      • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

        well shit, I’m not about to compare his freaking replacements to him. And when I said “older” I mean “as he ages”. I’m not basing my call on how he does in year one. But that’s an old 28, as I’ve said many times. Things will go south quickly for him. And it COULD start this year, based on how serious he looks to be taking this so far……
        San Dawg– I completely spaced that. You are the man and I should have given you massive props for your call. The fact that you had to troll for it makes me feel like a complete loser. Sorry.

      • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm

        ‘Dawg— I too hold out hope that the Panda returns with Boston paying a good chunk of that deal. He’ll recognize how rad he had it here and I will always believe his best baseball will be in San Francisco not on the east coast. Regardless of his age, contract, weight, etc…

      • DJLoo said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm

        He ain’t coming back and it would be pretty sad if we don’t have a first rate guy entrenched there within the next couple of years…

  14. Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    San Diggity, I had to lol at the inclusion of JoPa getting fired as the call you chose to pair to the Ohio St call. You’ve had many fabulous calls before and after the Jo-Pa call.
    Question for you: where do you stand on your “Puig: this guy’s gonna be a problem” call? Because I’m reveling quite nicely in his stalled progress. I hope that’s a call that continues to be wrong!

  15. DJLoo said, on January 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Panda may set a record in Boston for highest WAR (Weight Above Replacement).

    • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Gold, as usual…….
      Look, I’m tired of people giving me shit about ragging on the Panda–especially now that he’s gone. I will marginally wish him well but he plays for the Red Sox now. You think he care about us? Remember that tweet I posted about him eye googling his love for Hanley to come play with him? Here you go if you missed it:
      I love him for what he did for my team. What he does for his next team is really of no consequence to me unless I decide to play him in daily fantasy baseball at fanduel which I probably will if the match up looks good and his price his right……..

  16. SanDawg said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Yeah. I’m not looking so great on my Puig call. I thought he’d have an MVP trophy on his mantel by now. Glad to say I’ve been wrong on him up to this point. I still think he bears watching though, and man would I still love to see him in our colors.

    • Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      the Puig call would probably come true if he’d stop being such a fucking d-bag. Guy could win 5 MVP’s in a row if he’d ever decide to stop driving 500 miles an hour, throw the ball to the right bag and stop swinging at sliders bending 10 feet from him………

  17. Flavor said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    and I’ve looked at that first pic 20 times, that’s freaking Buster Posey. lqtm

  18. zumiee said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I hope MLB doesn’t restrict infield shifts. That’s a big change that could really mess with the stats. What if they made the change, and somebody went on to hit .400 because of that rule? Ted Williams would roll over in his vat of liquid nitrogen.

  19. zumiee said, on January 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Speaking of Puig, how many major leaguers can do this? Or even want to?

  20. zumiee said, on January 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    One of the funnier names in MLB history:

  21. giants54 said, on January 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Loo is right. Pablo ain’t ever coming back. He’ll have to DH somewhere. But you don’t blow off the Giants and get asked back. And if he falls apart in Boston, why the fuck would they want him back?

    • blade3colorado said, on January 25, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      One day retirement contract. 🙂

      • snarkk said, on January 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        That’s the only day Panda’s comin back.
        Other than a roadie by the RSox at ATT…

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