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Three Outrageous Predictions

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 30, 2015

Marty Lurie does a bit on KNBR every Spring called “Three Outrageous Predictions.” Callers call in and make “three outrageous predictions” for the upcoming season. It’s not as bad as it sounds. The goal is to predict something that *could* happen though is not likely to happen. Before you decide this is a stupid thing to do, if I had predicted last July that the Giants would beat the Royals in Game 7 of the World Series that year you would probably declare that an outrageous prediction….

#1: Tim Lincecum will throw another no hitter in 2015. Hey, he just needs to cobble it together for one game and we all know he’s got no-no’s in that arm…..

#2: Hunter Strickland will be the closer by Aug 1 and he will dominate. Lots of things will have to happen/fall apart for this prediction to come to pass.

#3: Matt Duffy will garner some rookie of the year votes. Like prediction #2, some things will have to fall into place for him to make this happen. But I really like Duffy and if he gets a shot at an infield position for an extended period of time in 2015 I think he’s going to run with the chance……

What are your *Three Outrageous Predictions?”

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  1. blade3colorado said, on March 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Well, you took #3 out of my mouth, so I’m down with that too. My numero 2 prediction is Steve Okert will be called up to CLOSE GAMES AND NOT STRICKLAND. For #3, I’ll go for the gusto, with Giants winning 4 in 6 World Series and break the every other year jinx.

    By the by, add a “be” to “Hunter Strickland will be the closer by Aug 1 and he will dominant” or the word “dominate” vs. “dominant.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 6:16 am

      thanks.
      h2h today at fanduel?

      • blade3colorado said, on March 30, 2015 at 6:34 am

        Yep, sounds good . . .

  2. SanDawg said, on March 30, 2015 at 6:46 am

    1. Belt wins the NL MVP award.
    2. Crawdad hits 20 homers.
    3. Pagan plays in 140 games.

  3. willedav said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Cain gets un-Cained and gets unprecedented run support, goes 18-4.
    Bum does not, goes 17-15.
    Belt hits 30 HRs.

    Btw, I think Baggs is dooming it up over the rotation. All 5 projected SPs are vets who know what they are doing and at this point hitters are always ahead of the pitchers. First month or so you see guys batting .390 that soon come back to earth. I think at least 4 of them will be fine, esp if D behind them holds up and it should.

    No, I don’t think TL has “figured anything out” and will eventually wind up in pen, but #5 guy on most teams is a crapshoot. I can see SF in a lot of torture games but who better than Bochy to manage those, and his bullpen?

  4. Nipper said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    1. Wille D gives up coffee and switches allegiance to the American League
    2. CHI will fall in love with the DH
    3. SF will rebuild a hockey arena on the ruins of the Stick and it will be called “The Stick.”

    • willedav said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

      How about a Nip sighting at Flapalooza?
      I’ll even bring the Yuban. Irish, of course.

    • Chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

      There is ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING WAY IN HELL that number 2 comes to be.

  5. Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Twin should love this thread

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

    1. Hudson gets 20 wins
    2. McGehehe hits 20 bombs
    3. Pain (someone had to say it).

  7. Bozo said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

    1. Crawford’s 2015 line .278 BA, 13HRs, 77RBIs. Wins ESPN’s Defensive Play of the Year and Defensive Blooper of the Year, for the same play.
    2. Hector Sanchez retires by June and SF stuns the Flap by calling up Jackson Williams to be the backup Catcher.
    3. Romo ends the season with 21 Saves. I will forget I predicted this and by seasons end will do a little Closer dance when no one is looking.
    Lagniappe- Justin Maxwell has one hell of an April with 6 HRs and 14 RbIs but only hits .212. By year end he has changed his first name to Brandon and has become the toast of Sactown

  8. twinfan1 said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Alrighty then, some not outrageous

    * Panik comes back to earth and Duffy gets second base
    *We go to playoffs again and this time Maxwell hits the big HR
    *Blanco doesn’t hit a fly ball all year.
    * KC picks up a couple fast wide outs, they actually catch some TDs, the Chiefs win the Super Bowl led by league MVP Alex Smith
    * MadBum wins 20 and the CY
    * Belt, Posey, MadBum, and Cain picked for ASG
    * But Timmy shows what a great teammate he is and gets them all shit faced the night before the game. All 4 pass out in the dugout.
    * Finally, the most outrageous prediction of all- Amy G goes national and asks Obama if he’s ever slept with a man Obama pleads the fifth..

  9. wilcojoe said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This is a cool thread.

    1. Maxwell plays his way into an everyday role. .275, 18 HR, 65 RBI, 12 sb
    2. Belt finally has his “breakthrough” year and wins a gold glove.
    3. The Astros “my other team” finish with a better record than the Giants.

  10. willedav said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:54 am

    due to malfunction at the pool, giants -Dbax forced to play double header late season and bum wins both games.

    despite being ordered not to swing, Casilla gets his first last and only base hit and then while pointing to 4 corners of the sky is picked off first base.

    Bum, who does play some LF this season, winds up hitting more HRs than any other Giants LF.

    Extra uncredit: Rockies finish 3rd and Walt Weiss gets some mgr of year votes.

  11. zumiee said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Belt wins All-Star Game MVP.

    Panik finishes in the top 10 in NL batting average.

    The Giants win the World Series again, and during the clubhouse celebration, Brent Musberger (having heard a rumor) asks Bochy if he’s managed his last game for the Giants. Bochy starts crying, and puts his head on his son’s shoulder. Belt asks Bochy if he wants a beer. Bochy squints his eyes at Belt, wondering if Belt is trying to be funny.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

      HAHA, “You wanna beer? Grab a beer.”

  12. zumiee said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:15 am

    The Giants/Cubs game (supposedly) is live on MLB Network today at 1:00 Pacific Time.

  13. 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

    So whoโ€™s the No. 2 starter, Timmeh or Yusseh?

  14. chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:45 am

    1. Posey hits 30 bombs.
    2. Chris Heston is in the rotation by mid-season.
    3. Pagan plays in LESS THAN 100 games.

    • Irish Kevin said, on March 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      #3 is not a prediction, but a fact. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        Wake the fuck up, Kev. That is an outrageous prediction (six of 10 Flappers predict Pagan plays in OVER 100 games).

  15. chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Big news of the day…Trevor Noah is announced to replace Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.

  16. Macdog said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

    1. Giants beat Kershaw and Greinke in the same series.

    2. Sandoval says something nice about the Giants.

    3. I get a picture with DJ Loo at the Mets-Giants game.

  17. unca_chuck said, on March 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Timmy wins 14 games

    Mad bum wins the Cy Young

    Belt, Posey, and mcgeeheehee win GGs

    And, in a random encounter, Nipper and DJLoo meet. When they shake hands, both vanish off the face of the Earth.

  18. chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Happy birthday to one of the best guitarists ever…Eric “Slow Hand” Clapton…

  19. gianthead said, on March 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

    #1 the wife does the deed more than once a quarter. ..totally outrageous….

  20. gianthead said, on March 30, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Oh you are talking baseball…

    #1 Massive brawl with the Dodgers over Puig pulling some type of shit. Not too implausible.

    #2 Hudson throws the no-hitter.

    #3 Cole Hamels is the #3 starter by trade deadline.

  21. Irish Kevin said, on March 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    1. Hunter Strickland gets called up and does not give up a homer in his debut
    2. Blanco is picked for the AS game
    3. Mad Bum hits two grand slams just to show last year was not a fluke.

  22. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I’m gonna amend my #3

    #3 Susac is traded for a front line pitcher.

  23. vogelsheiner said, on March 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    maddbum winning the Cy wouldn’t outrageous at all. he’s probably 5-1 ml.

  24. vogelsheiner said, on March 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    timmy winning the cy
    peavy winning 10 games
    belt not winning a GG

  25. 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Anybody have an issue with this prediction? http://media.fyre.co/tkqQe37yRdqlavxsHhBa_Screen%20Shot%202015-03-30%20at%2010.17.41%20AM.png

    • chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      I predict a 2nd place/wild card for the Giants.

  26. unca_chuck said, on March 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    How many handles you you have, skippy?

    Travel brochure business slow these days?

    • chipower9 said, on March 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      lqtm…

  27. 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Hudson sure looked sharp today. No. 4 starter behind Yusseh and Timmeh?

    • zumiee said, on March 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Here’s Tim Hudson celebrating winning the World Series last year. Cool clip.

  28. 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    So, Darren Ford’s back in the picture…

    • zumiee said, on March 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Did you know that Ford got a World Series ring? Or maybe it was two. It’s hard to keep track, because the Giants have been winning the World Series so often.

      • 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        So?

      • 10Boo said, on March 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        So will Uggla…

      • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        10Boo you’re gonna have to start bringing more to the table or it’s byebye troll time. I suspect you have *no more* so this will likely not end well for you.

  29. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Zum, I saw that the Cubs sent their super star prospect Bryant down despite .425 and 9 bombs in 40 ABs this spring. The move was likely happening anyway if you buy the cost control aspect of it but Boras shooting off his mouth probably didn’t do the kid any favors.

    • zumiee said, on March 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      I can see the Cubs organization’s point of view. It’s just that…..the Cubs play the Cardinals on opening night, Sunday night, and if the Cubs lose by a run or two, that’s just a tough pill to swallow for the Cub fans. But it’s only for a couple of weeks, so the Cubs should be OK, I guess. If I was a Cubs fan, I wouldn’t like it, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • unca_chuck said, on March 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

        Yeah if the cubbies end up out of the playoffs by a game or two they’ll be real pissed.

  30. wilcojoe said, on March 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Congrats to Chris Mullin on being named head coach of his alma mater.

  31. Irish Kevin said, on March 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Oh and for those who are watching ncaa basketball the Irish lost that game!! Kentucky did not beat them! So now it is go Duke

    • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      The Irish played about the best game they were capable of playing and still lost to a Kentucky team not playing their best. So even with that perfect storm, Kentucky still moves on. I don’t see how they lose at this point…….

    • gianthead said, on March 31, 2015 at 12:02 am

      As a Kentucky fan, I’ll take it…

  32. blade3colorado said, on March 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Hey Flappers . . . I just came across this outstanding Word Press blog via a Hardball talk interview with one of our Giants minor league players, Matt Pare. If you get a chance, read this blog post he wrote (I commented on his page). I hope this kid makes it to the show.

    http://homelessminorleaguer.com/2015/03/30/redefining-sportmanship-my-brothers-story-dealing-with-casual-homophobia/comment-page-1/#comment-125

    • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      shared on facebook and twitter, thanks.

  33. Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Chris Mullin is one of my top 5 basketball players of all time but I’m not feelin’ too + about his new gig at St John’s. Maybe he’ll help with recruiting I guess. But he has no coaching experience, he was a nightmare in the front office for the Warriors and the thing that made him a great NBA player—working harder at the game than anyone else—is not something you can really teach. Not sure what Mully is gonna bring to this new venture but I wish him well….

  34. DJLoo said, on March 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Vivid memories of Mullin as a teen getting loaded in the many bars along Flatbush Avenue in early 80’s Brooklyn. A dive named Gallagher’s (long gone) was his big hangout. I didn’t really know him but he seemed like a friendly kid and a pleasant drunk…

    • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      I remember when it came out he was going to quit drinking. Not looking it up but it was very early on in his Warriors career. As Warrior fans we were all worried, lol. But it worked out. Mully was as genuine as they come. Like I said, I wish him well I just don’t see a hint of evidence that he qualifies to coach a storied program like St John’s

      • DJLoo said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

        He was born into a drinking culture – a drinking neighborhood…

      • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        totally get it. I’d rather read a book about his life though than watch his train wreck coaching career at St John’s unfold. And by the way, what qualifies as a *drinking neighborhood*. I think those lines are pretty blurred across all neighborhoods…….

      • willedav said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm

        Be surprised he knows what he is doing; it’s just not easy even in watered down (minus ND ‘Ville and Cuse) Big East.
        This is about convincing recruits he can prepare them for NBA.

      • DJLoo said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm

        Irish bars galore at that time. Down to a precious few. The ethnic makeup of Brooklyn has been completely overhauled in the last 20 years or so…

      • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

        I’d love to visit out there sometime. Or maybe I’d love to jump in a time machine and go back and party with you and Buzz Saw and Mullin! I’m still totally fucking pissed off that I never met Buzz Saw……

      • DJLoo said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:47 pm

        Pack your turban and come on over…

    • Macdog said, on March 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      A co-worker who’s a Mullin and St. John’s fan brought up a quote from Mullin made before the ’84 Olympics, but was actually written by Mullin and others on the wall at a Bloomington, Ind., bar :

      “If the beer is cold, we’ll win the gold.”

  35. willedav said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Unpaid intern at Levi’s stadium breaks news of video evidence Jed York finalizing deal with Mark Davis to swap stadiums and move Niners to LA.
    He is then forced to sell team to Steve Young consortium. Young names himself offensive co-ordinator, hires Seifert Rice and Haley as coaches. Haley promptly retires and Tomsula is returned to d-line coach.

    Dubs coach Alvin Gentry is ejected during NBA championship game for running onto court to confront Washington player who submarines Steph Curry shooting a 3. Dubs complete sweep to gain second title and Bogut is named MVP for a quadruple double–10 points, rebounds, blocks and assists.

    In unfortunate development for franchise hexed since inception in Rochester, Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins and coach George Karl engage in shouting/shoving match at training camp. Cousins demands to be traded, and is dealt to OKC for newly healed Kevin Durant and Thunder 2 top draft picks.
    After announcing himself fully healthy, Durant re-injures foot in second game and promptly retires.
    The 2 draft picks, college room mates, get married and in their first east coast road trip are denied room service in Indianapolis hotel and flee the NBA to play professionally in Europe.

    • Flavor said, on March 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      I read your first sentence and started doing a slow burn till I realized you were doing a bit. Nicely done.

  36. 10Boo said, on March 31, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Does anybody agree (or disagree) with Brisbee? http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2015/3/30/8315739/sf-giants-pitching-stats-cactus-league


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