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Steve Young Standing in the Rubble

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 29, 2015

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  1. 10Boo said, on March 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Never heard of this guy, but is he in the OF mix?

  2. snarkk said, on March 29, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Given Steve’s history of concussions and the size of the rubble around him, he should be wearing a hard hat…

    • Lurker John said, on March 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Boom.

  3. Nipper said, on March 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Damn that looks bad!

  4. Lurker John said, on March 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I know it’s just a building, but I’m sad to see her go. So much history.

  5. Alleykat said, on March 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Look’s like Steve’s standing at Mr. Slates business where Fred Flintstone worked..”Bedrock Quarrel & Gravel Co”

  6. willedav said, on March 29, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    anyone have Sparty in final four? Izzo is just the anti-Bill self.
    Saw a kid I used to coach last night who is now coaching where I am that did. He’s got Kentucky vs. Zags for all marbles, K winning.

    Zags didn’t play anyone in conference with near talent level of duke, but Duke is taking dumb shots and standing around a lot. They should be up a lot more than 5 at half.
    Pangos looks like another in long line of good guards from Zags that are effective college players whose skills don’t translate to pros.

  7. Flavor said, on March 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Andrew Baggarly ‏@extrabaggs 4m4 minutes ago
    Aside from Bumgarner, Ryan Vogelsong has looked the next best among Giants starting pitchers this spring (Heston aside). And it’s not close.

    • Macdog said, on March 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      That’s a little scary.

    • Alleykat said, on March 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Must be that intimating beard Vogs is sporting this spring.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      hardly promising

  8. pawliekokonuts said, on March 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Some photo. Players come and go; stadiums, too.

  9. blade3colorado said, on March 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Duke’s Winslow was the difference in the last few minutes. 3 pointer he made at 2:52 killed the Zags.

    • Macdog said, on March 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      That, and the choke of a missed layup by Zags that would’ve tied it.

      • blade3colorado said, on March 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

        Cut the cord a couple of years ago Mac . . . So, following the game (dots) on ESPN Gamecast. Also, seemed like Duke out rebounded the Zags not only defensively, but also got quite a few offensive rebounds in the last couple of minutes. True? Anywho, my bracket had made quite the comeback @ 83% . . . This loss dropped me to 67%. Sigh 😦

    • willedav said, on March 29, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Played really well vs. Utes too.
      Don’t think I could watch Kentucky vs. Duke; can’t stand either coach.

      • SanDawg said, on March 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

        I don’t care for either guy myself–especially Coach K. I’m curious why you don’t like Coach K. Calipari detractors are easy to find, but most people seem to think K is a great dude.

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on March 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Gigantes, on a streak. Three in a row, right? Mo-mentum.

  11. stickman said, on March 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Those who had dismissed the Giants based on their early ST record may have to do a bit of reevaluation after today’s 21 hit attack against the likes of Carlos Frias and Juan Nicasio ~ hardly the spine of the LaBumbos staff, but part of their array nonetheless.

    Looking more and more that Matt Duffy is becoming a prospect for becoming a serious case of ML hitter. Today, he went 3 for four with a BB to boot. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Bochy makes a spot for him in the outfield. Not much chance of the Duffster wresting 2B from slow-starting Joe Panik. No need to press that button as the suburban Noo Yawker went on a 3 for three tear today ~ first robin of the spring in his a.b.’s to date.

    Other major contributors include usual suspects Buster with a 2-4; Pagan with the same and Belt at 2-2 with a BB as well. Surprise, surprise, Justin Maxwell keeps making his case with yet another 2-4 day at the dish.

    Pitching wasn’t so hot as both Cain and Vogie were hit pretty hard and Kontos made the case for a trade or maybe even getting dropped as he stunk it up pretty good. Loogie Lopez did okay.

    It is comforting seeing the team rounding into some kinda shape as the Season starts a week from tomorrow. With Pagan, Blanco and Maxwell patrolling the outer gardens Pence will still be missed, but not sorely missed.

    • blade3colorado said, on March 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks for the Duffster update Stick. 🙂

      • DJLoo said, on March 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        I was at Citifield for Duffy’s major league debut.
        If only I had grandchildren to tell this to…

  12. 10Boo said, on March 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    • wilcojoe said, on March 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      I was in that crowd somewhere. Sadly, I think that was the last music festival I attended. 2007 or 2008 ACL festival I believe.

      • 10Boo said, on March 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        REK plays every year at Hardly Strictly in Golden Gate Park.

  13. willedav said, on March 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    SanDawg, K has always come off like a holier than thou whiner to me. When he started to get competitive in ACC he used to accuse Dean Smith of having refs in his pocket for games at Chapel Hill–that Smith intimidated refs so much that calls went his way and refs were too scared to confront him so no one could win there.

    I also remember how we went off on Corey Maggette when he left school to go pro, that the kid was trying to “ruin my program.” Nowadays of course, he and Cal go after the same Top 50 prospects only, most of whom aren’t sticking around long either if the opportunity arises.

    The more these guys win of course, the more powerful they become. I’m not saying they aren’t good coaches that run solid programs, but given the quality of kids they continue to attract, it’s a big advantage.

    Cal is actually more likeable, tho a pretty shameless self promoter of Kentucky brand as the be all end all of college b-ball. His take is NCAA should allow players a stipend and should generally allow schools to treat them better, esp given all the billions in revenue the kids generate for the NCAA.
    . Also to turn investigations over to independent branch and that investigators should not know whom they are investigating, only what happened. In other words, he thinks NCAA has it out for some schools and lets others slide.
    He also foresees the day when there are only maybe 4 big SuperPower conferences and these schools basically take over the Tournament for themselves, kind of like D-1 football.

    As for annoying players, it’s personal, but wow Duke has sure had way more than their share.

    • SanDawg said, on March 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Great points. I agree with you on Coach K. I don’t know if you recall the deal several years ago where the Duke student newspaper published grades for each player. K was pissed and called the college kid writer and his peers into his office to “talk” to them about the program. Then he launched into a profanity-laced tirade behind closed doors in front of his coaching staff. I thought it was a real crappy thing for an adult in a position of power to do. That really bugged me, but generally speaking, I am a “hater” who roots against anyone who wins a ton and whom the media fawns over relentlessly. Coach K, MJ, Tiger, Ali all are examples of people I pull/pulled against–hard. Andrew Luck is the latest addition to the long line of athletes in this collection for me.

  14. snarkk said, on March 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Right now, this starting rotation looks shaky as hell.
    Won’t be surprised if we see some minor league starter making starts for the big club sometime mid season or even before. This Pen may get worked beyond recognition by the time August rolls around…

  15. snarkk said, on March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Adrianza with another error today, his 5th of ST.
    I don’t get why this guy is considered a possible MLB player, even a utility guy.
    He’s done very little to convince me he deserves anything but a ticket back to the minors, whether in the Giants org or some other team via waiver claim. If about 3 or 4 infielders ahead of him get hurt, I guess he’d be useful. Otherwise, cut the cord with Adrianza and play Duffy, that kid is a player and can hit…

  16. snarkk said, on March 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I’m hearing sportstalk radio say stuff like if Kentucky wins it all, going 40-0 for the season, they will be the greatest college basketball team ever. Several of Wooden’s UCLA teams with Wicks&Rowe, then Walton, Wilkes, Greg Lee, Meyers and Co. went on an combined 88-0 streak over 2 1/2 or 3 seasons, that’s well more than twice the streak Kentucky has been on. That included Walton’s 44 point NCAA Tourney final game against Larry Kenon and Memphis State. I’m of the opinion those UCLA teams would destroy this Kentucky team with disciplined play and defense. Has everybody forgotten that streak?…

    • Alleykat said, on March 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Snarkk,Well I certainly haven’t forgotten UCLA’s dominance in basketball under John Wooden.And yes under Wooden,UCLA would of destroyed this Kentucky team, but unfortunately we will never know.
      ” The Wizard of Westwood” will always go down as the greatest coach in history IMO.
      He won 10 NCAA Championships
      ,4 30-0 perfect seasons along with that insane record streak of 88 straight wins.
      No coach stacks up against him,that includes Dean Smith,Coach K,Rick Pitino etc

  17. paulinasia said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Snarkk, agree about loosing Adrianza and keeping Duffy. Maybe there are some stats that say he’s as good a back-up as anyone, but from what I’ve seen, he sucks, and he has been given a lot of chances to not suck. “Out of options”? I tend to think anyone who sucks *should* be out of options….

    • blade3colorado said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm

  18. paulinasia said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    And yeah, the bullpen is going to be very key (duh.. it’s always key, but this year, so far, looks even more so). Cain says his elbow has been “achy and heating up”, and Peavy says he’s got dead arm. They’re both pros, they’ll probably be fine….

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Haha. Yeah, snarkk. Even Miller was saying today re Adrianza that he’s got great a great glove and range but not much of an arm. I was sitting there thinking add zero offense to that and you’ve got jack shit. Duffy should get the nod already.

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Susac being optioned was obvious a while ago. They never even gave the dude catcher’s gear with the orange piping.

  21. 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 4:11 am

    So who’s the No. 2 starter, Timmeh or Yusseh?


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