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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 13, 2015

The Will Ferrell thing was fantastic. I can’t imagine anyone who didn’t enjoy that. And I’m not a big Ferrell fan. He’s ok. Does some things epic. But all in all, I don’t go out of my way to see him in a movie. But what a treat he gave the fans and the players yesterday. And it’s tough to go against anyone raising money for anything that has to do with cancer.

Check out all the highlights at mlb.com if you missed any of it.

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buddy just walked into my office, he’d been at spring training. Dude likes to get his hats signed. Here’s how Miller signs his autographs now. Pretentious? Or is that how you’d sign a hat if you were in the HOF?

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    He’s just a big hairy American winning machine, you know?

  2. willedav said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Pawlie, the Bill White bio is a really good read.
    He talks about how Mays took him under his wing in NY, and White stayed in his house for a while. Said when they were on their way to a game Mays would give him advice about SP they were facing that was unfailingly accurate.
    I remember reading same thing in Aaron bio from Ralph Garr and Dusty Baker, who said Aaron knew how he was going to be pitched before he ever got in the batters box. Belies all that nonsense that blacks didn’t have enough smarts to play or manage as others.

    He also said Selig and Reinsdorf of ChiSox, once they forced out Vincent, got everything going their way as owners so that the “business” of baseball would run how they wanted it to, and that they were good at it. But that they didn’t do what was best for the game itself.

    • chipower9 said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Selig as commish not doing what was in the best interest of the game??? What a fucking surprise…

  3. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Willie, that’s Gary Brown playing the part of the drum in that video.

  4. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Others have mentioned before that Henry Schulman and Twitter have not been a good match. Schulman went on a rant yesterday about how bad the ballpark lighting was at the Giants’ late afternoon/early evening game, for several tweets in a row, before realizing he was watching the game through tinted glass in the press box. D’oh!

  5. Alleykat said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Will looked liked a gamer on that line drive base hit to center. Had to move a little toward right, gloved it, crow hopped his throw to the cut-off man,a tad short, but held the dude to a single. Bravo Will😄

  6. chipower9 said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I will have to check out the Ferrell stuff. I had no problem with it, as I agree, anyone doing something in the name of raising money for cancer research has my vote.

    RE: autographs from HOFers…the few I have gotten (Baby Bull and Gaylord Perry), also on hats, were signed “HOF and the induction year.” So, maybe it is pretty standard…

    • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:26 am

      thanks. I don’t seek autographs so i didn’t know this

      • chipower9 said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

        I don’t do the autograph thing regularly, either. These were very spur-of-the-moment situations that presented themselves during ST in past years…

  7. unca_chuck said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I always thought it dumb that guys put their uni number on their sig. But year of induction?

    Montana just has his sig on the damn jersey I ended up winning at a school auction. One guy bid in front of me 5 minutes in. And I went $5.00 higher. No more fucking bids on it. I didn’t really want it, but now I have it. Cost me nearly as much to get it framed.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      When you’re the best of all time the HOF is assumed.

  8. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I like when autographs are legible. A lot of the old-time players were big on autographs being legible, and that’s very cool. Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, etc., you can read the names clearly. Not that I have any of their autographs. 🙂
    Nowadays, good luck. You might get a legible one, you might get total gibberish.

  9. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Looks like MLB Network might be broadcasting the Yankee/Red Sox game live today at 4:00. Maybe a Sandoval sighting.

  10. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Morse hitting .385 this Spring so far for the Nats, but the number that kind of jumped out at me was 6 RBIs. Not that the Giants had a spot for him anyway. He’s at firstbase for the Nats. He wasn’t going to be an outfielder anymore.

    • Nipper said, on March 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      I hope not. Even at 1st he’s stealing.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Is Nipper signing them for you?

      • Nipper said, on March 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        I’ll take checks that don’t bounce from some of you. That’s an autograph I can get behind!

    • chipower9 said, on March 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      I would love to have the seats autographed by Joe and Dwight. Those would look damned fine in my shop/cave…

  11. Alleykat said, on March 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I’d take a seat autographed by Gaylord Perry, except I could never sit in it cause of all the grease😄

  12. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Peavy got taken yard today by Joey Gallo, considered by many to be THE #1 prospect in baseball.
    Several of the Giants pitchers are sporting hefty ERAs at the moment.

    • Alleykat said, on March 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Any relation to Jerry Gallo, Joe Pesci’s character in “My Cousin Vinny”?

      • DJLoo said, on March 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm

        If they don’t nickname him “Crazy Joe” then they just have no respect for history.
        See ya at Umberto’s…

  13. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    On the ‘Aoki watch’: He’s 0 for 2 so far today, now “hitting” .059.

    • wilcojoe said, on March 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      I didn’t like what I saw of the guy in the WS, and even though it’s ST, he is not doing anything to improve my perception of him…I mean really, the guy is a slap hitter with no power, what’s his March excuse? Is he working on trying to pull the ball?

      • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

        He spent two hours in the cage to make sure he wasn’t pressing. Pressing? In spring training games?

    • Macdog said, on March 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Now 1 for 3 — Baggs said his “first non-bunt hit as a Giant” — and up to .111!

  14. chipower9 said, on March 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to Will the Thrill! Still, and always, one of my all-time favorite Giants!

    I remember 1986 like it was yesterday…”You Gotta Like These Kids.”

    • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      My favorite player of all time, as you probably know, not really a close second.

  15. stickman said, on March 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Jury still out: Contrary to his miserable start stats a few days back, Ty Blach p;itched the final 3 for SF today, giving up a pair of hits, 2 K’s, 0 BB’s and 0 Runs. So those who figured he was toast after one bad start had better do some rethinking. Reminds me of a totally horrendless start Bumgarner coughed up a few years back when the Twins played at Willie Mays Field. This may not mean a clean bill of health for probably the leading immediate starting help in the pipeline, but today’s effort gives him some needed breathing room.

  16. willedav said, on March 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Box score in the Chron on yesterday’s game said O-O-O (out of options) Adrianza made his 3rd error of ST yesterday…in 10 games.
    Adrianza is not gonna make anyone forget Robinson Cano, so ” E” is not a stat you want to lead the team in.

  17. willedav said, on March 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Helluva finish to Nova vs. Providence Friars Big East semi game.
    Nova is tough, lot of balance, plenty of shooters and D.
    Coach is right, game like this is good for them, better than blowing someone out and winning easy.
    My fav weekend for college b-ball, lot going on, off to great start.

    • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Looking forward to your March Madness breakdown. i’ve watched a lot of college bball this year, way more than in other years.

      • willedav said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        I usually don’t do too well so I’d bet your picks are more informed.
        Fun contest I used to have with some buddies was to wait until Sweet 16 and then we each picked Final Four. Winner got taken to dinner by the losers.

  18. Alleykat said, on March 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    You know WillieD, I totally agree with you about Mr. No (not the Bond flick) Options Andrianza.
    It’s one thing to be a useless hitter,and another thing to supposedly be a good/ great glove man,but he’s neither consistently,yet no matter what,he will be on the team, which frustrates me to know end considering how weak are bench always is..

  19. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Yeah, like the POTD says, it was easy to pull for the Yankees tonight. Plus, Nick Noonan (!) at shortstop. Or as Jerry Remy, the Red Sox analyst with the thick Boston accent said “Noonan is playing “shat” tonight.” Yeah, playing some smooth shat.
    Yankees won, and Sandoval went 0 for 3. Some good shat.

    • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      I don’t have any interest in seeing Pablo do poorly, nor am I pulling for him (unless I own him in a daily game). I suppose if you put a gun to my head and said I had to pick one I’d pull for him for everything he did as a Giant. But he’s not a Giant anymore, and frankly he was kind of a pain in the ass with all the weight problems over his career here and his regular season production was always overvalued. So I’m fine with him gone and if he eats himself out of the league I will give a super small, nearly unidentifiable “lqtmaitys”
      laughing quietly to myself and I told you so……
      If he wins, good for him. He’s clearly a winner, those are undervalued sometimes, too. Bottom line is that I really don’t care what happens to The Panda’s career. I’ll cheer him wildly when he comes back for a WS reunion game

      • zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        I have to admit, his “I took less money, to get out of that hell-hole” quotes have turned me towards rooting against him. But I probably would have anyway, because it’s the Red Sox.

  20. DJLoo said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Have you seen this?

    • Flavor said, on March 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      not bad. If I was directing it I woulda kicked that beat up at the end but whatever. very cool idea for a commercial and Affeldt is almost too cool of a off-off-broadway guy to go with.

    • willedav said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Affeldt said, “It’s incredible how accurate I was at 52 miles an hour.” Plus, “I told Susac,’Feel good about it, but you got asked just because you look like Buster’.”

    • snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Yeah, as MacDog says, that’s the Who on the music.
      Eminence Front….

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    what a gem! plus, the music reminds me of The Sopranos opening music

    • wilcojoe said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      I lterally just finished watching the final episode of the Soprano’s. I had seen most but not all of the show during it’s original run and we recently purchased a Kindle Fire which gives you the entire series for free. I spent the last month and a half watching every episode in order. I can say, without hesitation that it is the greatest tv series of all time. In fact before I played the final episode, I became saddened at the thought that this was the end, and thinking of Gandolfini’s death, knowing that there would never be a reunion conclusion , only added to my dispair. During the final scene where Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” is played, I couldn’t help but think of the parallel narrative of the series finale and the Giants battle cry during their first world series run. What a great fucking show!

    • Macdog said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      That’s early 80s Who.

    • snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      wilcojoe, I enjoyed the Sopranos tremendously. The Season #1, Episode 5 “College” where Tony takes Meadow on the college tour and the Pine Barrens episode were two of the best shows in TV history, IMHO. I thought it was the best show until Breaking Bad. Hands down, I enjoyed BB more than Sopranos, and BB is now my GOAT show, so far. I haven’t seen a lot of these more recent shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men, so that’s a caveat. I thought BB was better written, and better acted than Sopranos, and the final episode was great, unlike the final episode of Sopranos. Just IMHO….

      • wilcojoe said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm

        I saw the first of episode of Breakng Bad and it did nothing for me, whereas Sopranos got me from the get go. I couldn’t get the character from that kids show out of my head. I will give it another chance. I have yet to see Game of Thrones. Mad Men is outstanding and Iook forward to the Series finale next month.

      • Macdog said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

        The “Pine Barrens” episode also was a favorite of mine (whatever happened to that Russian?), even if — fun little fact — it hardly resembled the real Pine Barrens in Jersey:

        The forest scenes for the episode were filmed at Harriman State Park in New York after, at the last moment, the production team was denied a permit to film in New Jersey (at the South Mountain Reservation) by the Essex County commissioner who called The Sopranos a “disgrace to Italians.” The same commissioner was later incarcerated for corruption. The actual New Jersey Pine Barrens have a significantly different landscape than the area where the show was filmed. The barrens are vastly more forested with pine trees (hence the name) and flat, while the woods depicted in the episode were with hills and covered less with any kind of trees.

      • snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:21 pm

        wilcojoe — give BB a chance the first season. It picks up quickly after the first episode. If you don’t like it by the 6th or 7th show, well, that’s OK. The 2nd season onward is simply some of the best TV I’ve ever seen. It gets pretty darn violent, it has that in common with Sopranos, but that’s not the attraction. The personalities are. As for Sopranos, I still miss Paulie Walnuts and Carmela. What a piece of work she was. I often wonder where the show would have gone if Tony’s mother had lived longer in the series, the actress actually passed away. She played the newspaper publisher/owner in “Lou Grant”…

  22. blade3colorado said, on March 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    One hundred years from now, smart phones will be cited as the reason for the Zombie virus infecting the world . . . This person is already infected I think.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I thought Morse signed with the Marlins. He WAS with the Nats.

    • zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Yeah, I glitched on that. He’s the Marlins’ firstbaseman. Until he pulls his oblique. Oh no I didn’t! 🙂

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Sandoval’s latest (“Who is Aubry Huff?”) has me wishing he and his team finish last. There. I’ve said it. I may have a different view tomorrow, but that’s how I feel now. #4in6

    • wilcojoe said, on March 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Wow, what a piece of shit. I don’t think I have ever disliked an ex-Giant as much as I do Sandoval.

      • DJLoo said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

        Now you can really embrace McGiggles (official nickname – can”t remember who came up with it)
        At least till July when we get Beltre to replace him…

      • Macdog said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        With Darvish out for the season, have the Rangers already been eliminated?

  25. wilcojoe said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    That fat fuck wins three World Series rings and he has the audacity to mouth off like that? Then he repeats himself talking about his work ethic? He obviously has major self esteem issues. Maybe he uses that to his advantage, I don’t know. If so, keep that chip on your shoulder to yourself, Pablo. You have officially made yourself look like a major tool.

  26. snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Huff reamed Panda to the nth degree on the local FM sports station in the Bay Area. 95.7 the Game, probably has a podcast of it. I’ll give it to Huff, he disclaimed his rip of Panda by saying he (Huff) wasn’t ever in the greatest shape either, but not as bad as Panda. And, that a lot of teammates bit their tongues on ripping Panda about being fat, and still are doing it now since they are still with the team. He had no qualms now about rippin Panda, and particularly for post season 2010 when Huff felt Panda let down the team by being so far out of shape he couldn’t be played much. Basically, Huff said he didn’t know what the big leagues were till he played with SF, and that Panda’s insults of the Giants are way outta line. I’m not that surprised at what Huff says — I suspected there was a ripple of teamwide discontent with Pablo for disrespecting his teammates by being fat and out of shape. I have no reason to doubt Huff…

  27. snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I feel sad more than anything that Panda feels he needed to rip his time in SF. I don’t understand why he feels he needs to do that. Curry favor with the Sox fans? Panda had a great vibe with SF fans for years, now he’s done a lot to burn bridges when there was no need. Maybe it’ll be forgive and forget at the inevitable reunions…

  28. DJLoo said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I always thought the late Tony Gwynn could’ve hit .415 if he was in shape. He was probably fatter than Panda. Wonder if anything was said behind his back…

    • snarkk said, on March 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      The last few years he definitely was more rotund than Panda. But, he had 10 years on him (compared to Panda now) at that point, too…

    • James said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm

  29. zumiee said, on March 13, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Clark vs. the whole Cardinal infield. The Giants would later end up beating the Cardinals in the ’02, ’12, and ’14 playoffs. Interesting how things all turned out.

  30. Hargesheimer said, on March 14, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Ferrell would be an upgrade on at least half the OFers in camp.


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