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Masters Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 12, 2015

Tough day for me to watch baseball with the Masters on. Even with Spieth’s big lead I would never miss a Sunday Masters. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to get the hell out of San Diego. Doubt things change today with Peavy trying to nurse his back through 5 innings. And Ross is a beast. But hey, that’s why they play the game, right?

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  1. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:48 am

    This is a transition year, as I’ve said before. Maybe they’ll get a WC spot, maybe not. I’m not swettin’ it. The thing I want to see is progress to a new stability. McGehee seems like a guy with a one year address here. Maybe the Duffman is the next 3rd baseman, who knows. The whole rotation next Spring Training could turnover other than Bum, likely some of it turns this year. So, this is the year the next page is turning in the Giants book. Next year, the page will have turned, and we’ll see what’s in store for the next chapter…

    • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

      I haven’t dubbed it a turn-the-page year yet because I actually like this team. I like the position players and if they all stay healthy (a huge *if*) I could see this team making the playoffs and we all know what happens when the Giants make the playoffs. Another key will be Sabean adding a P to bolster a staff that will probably leak oil all year.
      I like this team as good or better than any of the 3 that won the WS, at least comparing all 4 Opening Day Line ups. I might do a thread on that coming up just so we can compare and contrast unless someone here beats me to it. 🙂

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 11:29 am

        Respectfully disagree.
        This looks like the worst rotation in the last 6 years. As now constituted, that is. Sabes couldn’t get Lester and Shields, so he settled for Voggy redux, Cain elbow hope voodoo, Timmeh’s pop set lose on him again, double shots of Geritol for Huddy — essentially go with the 7-headed crapshoot strategy. The thing the Giants have had going for themselves more than anything as they entered the past 3 playoffs is pitching. Historically great (2010) then very good (2012), then one For the Ages guy + the Pen (2014). If Heston actually sticks around, and/or Sabes brings in somebody else mid-year, the current uncertainty changes. As it looks now, this rotation is just highly suspect, and too old to last through the Dog Days. And, as James has weighed in, Bochy won’t bring Petit into it, for some reason. Such as he doesn’t trust Petit to have a starter mentality? Dunno. The one big thing I do like in this set of position players is that their ABs look to be way better, as a whole, than in the teams of the recent past. With Panda gone, nobody left of the regulars that takes a regular, crappy AB. Only Pence fairly often and occasionally Craw and Blanco take a bad AB. Which is good, because there’s hardly any pop on this team. The bench is still weak. I suspect this Maxwell dude will fizzle out at some point, you typically don’t suddenly go nuts at the plate at 31 after a career of journeyman-level success…

  2. wilcojoe said, on April 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

    As much as I would love to see a fellow UT alum (though much like Kevin Durant, Spieth turned pro as an underclassmen) win, I would much rather see a close Sunday finish. 18 holeswith Woods, Mccelroy, and Mickelson on his tail would make for historic Sunday. The last thing I want is one of those “nobody wants to win it Sunday’s” where the leader runs away from the pack with a ho-hum finish.

  3. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Good news:

    McGehee knee injury — bone bruise only. Hurt it opening night, he/Giants/medicos/whomever/all of ’em kept it on the down low (of course) until yesterday. Cortisone shot this morning, good to go — supposedly in a few days.
    So, given experience with Giants medicos, he’ll probably be ready mid-May. 😉

    Susac — X-rays negative on his fingers, he’ll be good to go in a few days.
    After the amputation heals. 😉

    Bad news:

    Voggy is still available…

  4. Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Presuming everyone is healthy, I think Arias, Duffy, Blanco and Maxwell comprise a pretty good bench, not a weak one. You have a lot of positional versatility, good hitting and smart base running with Duffy, speed with Arias and Blanco and some pop with Maxwell.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Ok, I’ll split the bench between weak and pretty good, and call it “fair”. Best I can do…

  5. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    This date in Giants history per KNBR:
    1960: First game ever at the Stick. Giants over Cards, 3-1.
    1985: Kruk pitches complete game 4-1 win over Doghairs at the Latrine. HacMan goes yard for 2-run bomb over the CF wall for the Gmen.

    Giants LU that day:
    Dan Gladden
    Manny Trillo
    Chili Davis
    Jeffrey Leonard
    Bob Brenly
    David Green
    Chris Brown
    Johnnie LeMaster
    Mike Krukow

    We’ll mercifully just ignore the rest of that 1985 season right now…

    • Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Man, whatever happened to Chris Brown? I know he flamed out, but he showed some serious promise, both with the bat and in the field. Gladden went on to win a couple of World Series titles with the Twins and Chili didn’t do so bad himself, one of the most prolific DH’s ever.

      • Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        Even in the lean years, you could never say the Giants didn’t have talent coming through their system. The problem was, most of ’em seemed to go on to success in places other than S.F.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        “Flamed out” is more than right. Brown bopped around various jobs after baseball. Drove an 18-wheel fueler in Iraq for Halliburton, took enemy fire in several convoys he drove in. Died in Houston in 2006 after getting burned in a house fire. Per Wiki. I knew he drove in Iraq, and that he had passed quite a while ago, but didn’t remember the tragic circumstances. Some guys just seem to live a life with a bullseye on their back…

      • Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

        I had forgotten about that, snarkk. Too bad. He seemed like a decent kid.

  6. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Belt was supposedly at 70% Friday, now he’s starting 36 hours later.
    Hope they know what they’re doing, a re-injury to a groin pull is no bueno.
    I had a bad groin pull in high school when I ran track.
    I walked like a penguin for 6 weeks…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      By the by, are we going to a baseball game when I hit the SF bay area next week? Let me know if you or anyone else is interested. I will be in town for 3 weeks.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

        Yeah, let’s hit the email and figure it out…

  7. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Disagree with snarkk’s assessment. Way too early to be making predictions on how the Gmen will do this year. In fact, I can make an analogy – After yesterday’s games, 2.5% of the season was completed. It’s like judging the 49ers season after 1½ quarters of football.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      blade, that’s my assessment as presently constituted. This rotation is not good. It’ll be different mid-season, has to be. Sabes will make a move/moves. If they make the playoffs, and I’ve guessed they’ll get a WC #2 spot again, I don’t see how their rotation will be good enough to go deep, without major re-tool somehow this season. Counting on a Bum domination effort again seems problematic…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        The Phone park is a great equalizer and if the Giants can somehow perform close to a .500 record on the road (they ranked 3rd last year on the road), then this may get them close to the trade deadline, where Sabes can work his magic. Like I said – too many ifs at the moment. The Bums are face planting out of the gate. I bet none of the geniuses in Vegas thought that was going to happen.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:01 pm

        Blade the Dodgers starting 2-3 is hardly face planting. Btw, it’s nice to see Snarkk being more, how do I put it, like his handle…snarky. This blog is much more interesting when he plays the role of the antoginist er realist.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        Hell yes. I’m always for keepin it real.
        They won the WS 3X in 5 years?
        Well, whatinhell happened the other 2 seasons? Friggin’ Slackers…

  8. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Nice to see that Paul Goldschmidt is an equal opportunity “tormentor” and doesn’t just pick on the Giants and Timmy. He has also tormented the Dodgers for years, and last night, clobbered a two-run home run off Kershaw in the seventh.

  9. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Duffy with the RBI single, takes second, after a great AB. This kid is a keeper…

  10. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Belt with the RBI knock. Nice…

  11. Macdog said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Welcome back, Belt.

  12. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Nice play Max!

  13. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Peavy melting down with Petit warming up. Bochy rolls dice to get the inning over, and gets snake eyes. Grand slam. Not a good paradigm for the season coming up. Bochy needs to play the hook with these old guys, not give them more rope…

  14. Irish Kevin said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Once the bases were loaded Peavy should have been yanked!! Same way with Hudson!!

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Agree. Petit is totally rested, what the hell is Bochy waiting for? That was a Dusty non-move…

      • Irish Kevin said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

        I was so pissed I didn’t clarify what I meant, once Peavy or Hudson pitch into the 4th, 5th , or 6th inning and they load the bases they should be yanked immediately or sooner!!

  15. Macdog said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    The backup fuckin’ catcher. Peavy is so done.

  16. James said, on April 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    In defense of Peavey and Bochy, Kemp’s ball was fisted and the fly ball to center should have been caught. It was the number 8 hitter, a hacker. Peavey wasn’t exactly getting roped. But, yeah, if you’re gonna do the Petit long man save thing, then follow through with it.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Agree with you James. Also, Bochy will have a better “feel” for yanking these guys after their first couple of starts. Bochy didn’t become stupid over night. What’s the saying? “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

      Bochy may be facing a brave new world here, where he’s finding out who he can trust and who he can’t trust.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

        Peavy was laboring, going to 3-1 or 3-2 on 3 straight guys, I believe. He was done. Bochy rolled the dice to see if Peavy could finish the inning, and crapped out…

  17. giants54 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    you won’t see him remove a vet guy in the 4th with a shutout, especially with the 8 hitter up. Diff if he had allowed a couple of runs.

  18. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Not to crap on a Giants rally going on here, but with the pitching spot coming up, now Bochy had to make the decision to keep in or pull Petit after he throws one inning, when he’s supposed to be the long guy. Instead of coming in for 3 or 4 innings to protect a 2 run lead, he comes in to pitch one inning down 4-2. Now, Bochy decides to keep Petit and take a putrid AB with the tying run on third, and he Ks. Total clusterF of a move by Bochy to keep Peavy in when the wheels were obviously coming off. Its a reg season game, and it’s in Diego where Peavy hasn’t pitched in years and it’s a semi big deal today, but still, I don’t like this approach. Might as well have Petit start and let Peavy be the long guy, since he’s out of gas at about 60 pitches. The salami came on around pitch 70. BTW, Peavy is signed next year for $15 million…

  19. Bozo said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    The seventh game of the season and this team is already being written off? Folks have been calling it a “transition year” since the start of the 2012 season, maybe this year they’ll be right, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you John.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      This is the first time I’ve called it a transition year, and I’m not betting against it…

      • Bozo said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

        Snarkk, I get it that you like to complain about the players, ownership, medical staff, coaching staff, the TV/radio guys and probably the fucking ushers each and every year, but it is the 7th game of the season, excuse me if I don’t write this team of just yet.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        I’ve guessed ’em to take the 2nd WC berth, Bozo, in a transition year. That’s not exactly writing them off. If you want to pick ’em to win the division, go ahead…

      • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        I’ve been through transition decades with this team…

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

        After ’71, I transitioned from my early teens through my late 20s waiting for this team just to return one time to the playoffs …

  20. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    This Aoki cat is interesting.
    Looks like a bit of a questionmark fielding out there, but good at getting those slap hits and getting on base. Blanco should pay attention to how this guy hits…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      He seems to make most of the plays, but his routes are disconcerting (to say the least).

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

        I wonder if there is a language barrier thing going on with the wacky routes, getting picked off first, running through stop signs at third? Giants haven’t had a Japanese player since Shinjo, maybe it takes a bit to figure that out…

      • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        Never seemed to bother Ichiro who still can’t say hello in English after 15 years…

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        I’ve read where Ichiro can speak English real well if he wants to, but won’t…

      • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        Amazing how many immigrants can’t seem to speak English except when it comes to money…

      • willedav said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

        fred lewis school of OF.

  21. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Posey with a nice dinger. He’s got pop when he’s not catching every day…

  22. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Spieth looks old enough to be cleaning members’ golf shoes in the locker room, not winning the Masters…

  23. djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I wouldn’t second guess Bochy about leaving the $24 million dollar man in there. He almost wiggled out of it before putting the ball on a fuckin’ tee…

  24. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Giants really need to tighten up the outfield defense. No way Kemp should have gotten to 3rd on that…

    • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Outfield coach suggestion: Archie Bell

  25. Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Speith carved up Augusta like a Thanksgiving day turkey.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      I hope they don’t go tricking up the course some more to keep the scoring down. I’ve never understood that. If guys are good, let them make birdies. It’s more fun to watch. The course isn’t human, it’s not embarrassed. The way they trick up courses for the US Open is dumb, IMO. It results in dullard players like Scott Simpson and Andy North and Lee Janzen winning the US Open, and not much else in their careers…

  26. djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Snarkk, I did think of one journeyman outfielder who suddenly put it all together at 31:
    Andres Torres

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      He did have one really good year…

  27. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The Padres’ yard is playing surprisingly small today. Must be favorable wind currents.
    —-
    In absolutely shocking news, Hillary Clinton announced she is running for President. I haven’t been this surprised since, like, never.

    • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Jints will miss Obama who they’ll visit for the 3rd time this season.
      “Barry” has been quite the good luck charm for us.

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

        Not all that many years ago, the idea of the Giants in the near future celebrating three World Series championships during the presidency of the first black President in the White House would have seemed extremely hard to believe. Quite amazing it has been these past several years.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I hope Warren or Sanders run . . . Clinton is a democrat in name only.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        I wouldn’t vote for Hillary, except the only other choice will be an idiot, the Florida brother of one, or some pseudo-religious pandering nutjob. I’d take Bochy for president, wotus can be chief of staff. “Mmmm, no, mmmm, we’re not putting boots, mmmm, on the ground, there”…

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      zum, that marine layer / aka high fog comes in early evening and really makes the air heavy…

  28. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Not certain you all saw the same Comcast Giants commercial which transitions from black and white to color after Pablo catches the last out for the WS win. Awesome! – Best commercial ever.

  29. Bozo said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Get em next year Giants.

  30. Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Hunter Pence, get well SOON.

    • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      seriously.

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

        Pence says: “Aw, shucks, guys.”

  31. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I have to admit the Masters golf tournament goes off-the-charts on my “I don’t care” o-meter. 🙂

  32. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Division is tight. Colorado blew a sure win against the Cubs in the house of horrors (otherwise known as Coors Field).

    • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Yeah, all packed together. The Giants, unfortunately, for the moment, take the last place spot. Lots of flip-flopping going on.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

        Yeah, but the good news Zum, is that they have the Friars, Bums, and Snakes for company in that last spot. In other words, they are in 2nd place. 🙂

  33. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Chris Brown was mentioned on the blog today; he’s rarely, if ever, mentioned by K & K, because they didn’t like him when they played with him. Brown was perceived to be a bit of a slacker, opting out of the lineup for a wide variety of injuries. He had some talent. I think he made the All-Star team one year. But a frustrating player for the fans, too. It’s hard to believe how his life turned out after baseball. Driving a truck in a war-zone? How many people have the courage to do that? People are complex and multi-faceted.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Let’s see, Brown drove an 18 wheeler loaded with thousands of gallons of gasoline through a war zone loaded with Islamic fanatics with RPGs — Kruk threw inside a couple times to Pedro Guerrero to back him off the plate. Brown or Kruk — who had bigger cojones?…

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        Well said.

  34. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I think they miss Morse, on and off the field…

    • djloo27 said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      Panda even more, I would think…

  35. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Sandoval and the Red Sox are off to a good start; their schedule was favorable to start with. They’ve played two teams probably destined for last place; the Phils and the Yanks. But, gotta give the Sox credit, they’re doing what you gotta do: beat up on the bad teams.

  36. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    If Flannery painted his head blue, he’d make an awesome member of the the Blue Man Group:

  37. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Last 9 games of the season look rough: 3 at Pads, 3 at A’s, 3 at ATT vs. Doghairs….

  38. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Speaking of Iraq….the place is even losing some of its own history.
    This kind of stuff is so stupid. Attacking knowledge itself shows incredible stupidity:

    “ISIS released a video Sunday that purportedly shows the terrorist group destroying the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
    Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced in early March that ISIS had “bulldozed” Nimrud, and the video appears to show militants breaking down walls with sledgehammers, knocking over artifacts and blowing up buildings.
    Nimrud, once a capital of the Assyrian empire, was founded more than 3,300 years ago, according to the director of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Irina Bokova. “Its frescos and works are celebrated around the world and revered in literature and sacred texts,” she said in a statement condemning the destruction of the site.”

  39. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Speaking of boner pills….does anything give ESPN a boner like a Yankee/Red Sox game?
    A bit of a mis-match this year, though.

    • Macdog said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Duke-North Carolina comes close for the ESPN hysteria coverage.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Brett Favre coming out of retirement pushes the ESPN boner-meter up to the Extenz zone…

  40. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Good point about the marine layer in the evening, Snarkk. All of the west coast ballparks play differently in the day than in the evening. SF, Oakland, SD, LA, Anaheim, and Seattle. In the evening they are hugely favorable ballparks for pitchers, but in the daytime, less so.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Yeah, I’ve seen two games there, zum. Both at night. Nice sunny day, as good as it gets maybe mid to high 70s, have a nice pre-game dinner in the Gaslamp district, then the marine layer rolls in an hour or more before the game. It gets downright chilly in Petco, and flyballs go nowhere. Dawg can probably give the details on that…

  41. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    The Dodgers won today, and I can’t sneeze at that; but it has to be kind of disconcerting to the Dodgers that their bullpen gave up four more runs, and Hatcher, the guy who’s starting the season as their temporary closer, now has an ERA of 33.75.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Exactly.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Early season ball is fun. Nobody knows what’s going on. As the English say, things need to be “sorted out”. Even the Cubs have hope…

  42. blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Wilco, regarding your 3:01pm post, I said “out of the gate.” Dunno if that will continue. Did you see today’s game? The Bums almost blew it in the 9th inning, giving up 4 runs to the Snakes, with Pollock at 2nd and Goldie on deck. Enciarte (sp:) battled Peralta, but couldn’t keep the rally going. IMO they aren’t exactly a juggernaut.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      blade, what about first weekend in May — Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland? Trout and Poooholes….

      • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

        Just saw your email . . . Countered with the Dodgers on that business man’s special (Thurs, 21st, @ 12:45pm)?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        The one with the Bums is a get-away game for them . . . Would love to see that game.

  43. Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    For you guys that have MLB.tv what do you think of it? Worth $130?

    • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      I would say yes. The games are archived also. So, if you use it a lot, it’s worth the money. Plus you get radio broadcasts of all the games, too, which is a nice feature. The only negative thing is that once in a while a game is blacked out for inexplicable reasons.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        I have never had a game blacked out except for the Saturday FOX games of the week. Zum, you being in the Central Valley, may have something to do with the occasional blackouts. The rule of thumb Is if you can get the broadcast via your local cable provider, you likely will not get the game on the package.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Lurker, for about $30 more you can get the extra innings package (directv or comcast) and it now includes the mlbtv.com package. i think if you order before the end of today you save about $10-$15 on the package.

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

        Cool. I didn’t know all that.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm

        Of course you could probably just order the MLB.com package and steam the games on your tv. I just haven’t figured out how to do that on mutiple TV sets.

    • Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks guys.

  44. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Yankees 7-0 after one inning. Ouch. Talk about a ballpark that can play ‘small.’

  45. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Speaking of Pujoles, he hit his 522nd HR today, taking him to 18th all time past Stretch, Ted Williams and Frank Thomas. Another guy who we’ll likely never know for sure whether he used PEDs. He says he didn’t…

  46. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    2 of the Giants’ recent World Series opponents are off to good starts. KC and Detroit are both 6-0.

  47. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Here’s the deal: if you thought the Giants were gonna suck this year, the first 7 games of the season shouldn’t have changed your mind. If you thought they’d be a playoff team and defend their crown, nothing about the first 7 games should have changed your mind. They’re 3-4, they have been playing on the road w/o their best players, to me, the first 7 games of the season have proven nothing. And really, when HAS the first 7 games of a season ever proven anything?

  48. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Blade and Snarkk and whoever else, I’m already going to be at that game on May 21st with another group, so I wouldn’t be able to sit with you guys, but I could hang with you guys before the game or something.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      No Zum – 21st of April. 🙂

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      blade’s talking about the April 21 day game with Doghairs. I can’t go to that one…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I’ll be back in my Colorado hacienda by then. 🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        Yeah, so anyone wanting to go to any of those games, give me a shout. Also, I am down with the Rockies series. Snarkk and I are looking at the Angels series first weekend in May, but I don’t know if I have to be somewhere with my family. Will know more later.

  49. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    You guys are mixing up two Giant/Dodger games. April 21st is a Tuesday night game, first game in a series. May 21st is a Thursday, day game get-away game.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Ahh, you are right.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Doghairs are at ATT April 21-23, with the get away game a biz man’s special at 12:45 on Thurs the 23rd. That’s the one blade’s talking about…

  50. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Whatever game Voggy is pitching, let’s NOT go to that one…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      With our luck, we will get Zito again.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        Dude, don’t even go there.
        But, if he’s in Nashville, that might not be a bad idea to blow air mileage on. I wouldn’t mind going to a country music “club” after a game. Never know what singing “talents” will be our cocktail servers. And, I could do a one day tour of the nearby Tennessee sour mash whiskey distilleries for educational purposes…

  51. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    blade and I are just about agreed on going to the May 2 game v. Angels at ATT. 1:05 start.
    Anybody interested in joining for a Flap get together of some sort?…

    • Lurker John said, on April 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      How do you guys work the tickets?

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

        Usually get stubhub shortly before the date, as prices go down. Depending on how many guys come, we may get cheap as possible club level just to get in, then we mostly meet in the Public House, have a beer, then into the yard to wander around the club level during the game, watching the action, drinking, BSing, sitting occassionally, sweet talk the ushers for standing in good spots to see the game, etc…

  52. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I can’t do May 2, it’s the Derby and I’ve got people in town for that. That sucks I wish I could join you guys.

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      If we wear Derby floppy hats will you come to the game?…

      • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        Nope, but I’d lol at the pics you’d send me….that’s just a really shitty weekend for me–Fri thru Sun I’ve got people in town and shit to do.

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

        I understand the pull of the Derby.
        Floppy hats, sundresses, mint julips, horse manure, and short dudes wearing silks.
        Oh, and there’s gambling, right? That’s a little bit of it…

      • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

        There’s no floppy hats or mint J’s. It’s me and a couple of my old buddies drinking bud lights, betting on tvg.com from my couch and lol at bad jokes we made from 20 years ago….

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        If I ever go to Churchill Downs on Derby Day, I’m pounding Mint Julips until the race is over, or until the floppy hats stop moving…

      • James said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  53. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    2 days into the new Flap filter with having to register and I think we would have to declare it a success in terms of losing the dickless troll pussy fucks who have nothing better to do with their loser lonely lives than fuck with good Giants fans……
    If they decide to register it’s infinitely easier to block them so this should be a good thing for all. It also gives me some tasty personal info about troll losers. For instance, dickhead ODB is affiliated with the Little Tampico restaurant in Soquel, Ca. I did’t know that until his failed attempts to post here yesterday. I’m actually hoping he keeps trying, I’d like more info on him…….

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Wow, BF you are a super sleuth. You’re not working for the NSA, are you?
      We should have a lunch down there and all walk in wearing our Flap T-shirts…

      • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        I’d like to meet this fuck face 2 face but wouldn’t waste the time on his loser ass to drive down there. But a short film of the 10 of us wearing our oneflapdown.com jerseys in slow motion set to the Reservoir Dogs movie intro? Priceless……

  54. pawliekokonuts said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Just trying to see if I’m still alive and well as pawliekokonuts here.

    • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Score! Hope things are good Koko, you’ve been distant lately.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        I was laid out with the flu, or something like it; getting back to normal; tnx.

      • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        I think the Giants had that same affliction this weekend in SD

      • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

        Here’s to getting well, pawlie…

  55. snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Well, whatever happens this season, nobody can take away that third WS trophy. Incredible playoff run, incredible pitching by Bum and the Pen guys. Great defense, timely hits, championship managing by Bochy and crew.
    Tomorrow will be another great day for the organization and fans everywhere. Marty Lurie today had people fantasizing about Bum riding around ATT on a horse waving the championship banner before it gets raised up the pole. That WOULD be so cool, but couldn’t possibly happen, could it? That would be a video for the ages…

  56. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    here ya go Snarkk. This is how we’d roll into Soquel. No ties. Just the fucking shirts. And slower motion……

    • snarkk said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Nice.
      I’d like to think I’m Harvey Keitel.
      But, hell, I’m more a cross between Tierney and Bunker…

  57. Macdog said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Hey, the last time the Royals lost a game . . .

  58. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I’m off work for a week. Was gonna be outta town but the personal stuff is keeping us here. So look forward to some skillfully penned threads, a shit load of posts and if any of you knuckleheads are in the area, some beers, too…..

  59. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    tomorrow we see the ring….

  60. Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    his final post. Someone play that taps song
    odb123
    littletampico.wordpress.comx
    littletampico@gmail.com
    71.198.221.247 Cleared by Akismet
    Submitted on 2015/04/11 at 6:23 pm
    Game over. Lousy twat licking cunt faced mother fucking anus eating pussy face

    Not Spam | History | Delete Permanently

    • Flavor said, on April 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      and I’m tellin’ ya, while I can’t support this type of language at the blog, the dude was really starting to grow in me in a “DJLooCouldAppreciateIt” kinda way. lol

      • James said, on April 12, 2015 at 9:21 pm

        The endless variations on a theme, as similar yet distinct as, say, cunt lips, were admirable in their way.

  61. James said, on April 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    The 5/2 game is some championship T-Shirt promotion, so tix are already and will continue to be at a premium. The ignorant masses will not yet realize that the season is already lost 🙂

    The 5/1 Friday night game will certainly be cheaper on the club level, FWIW.

  62. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    James, I meant to mention that I’ve never seen the movie “Mafioso.” I somehow missed it along the way.

    • James said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      You won’t regret checking it out, Zumie. It’s pretty great.

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm

        I’ll see if NetFlix has it.

      • zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

        They do!

  63. sandog said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Soquel! McGehee is from Soquel. Could ODB be his alter ego dealing with his uneven start?
    Any of you ever see the baseball field at Soquel High? It is pretty damn nice with tree packed foothills rising up just beyond the outfield fence.

    Rough night at Petco last night for SanDawg and son.

  64. zumiee said, on April 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    There’s a nice article about Frank Robinson at the Baseball Hall of Fame website, honoring the 40 year anniversary of his hiring as the first black manager in MLB history, as manager of the Cleveland Indians. He, of course, later managed the Giants in the early to mid-’80s.
    According to the article, half of the teams have now had at least one black manager in their team’s history. Although, currently, only the Mariners have a black manager: Lloyd McClendon.
    http://baseballhall.org/discover/breaking-baseball-barriers-from-one-robinson-to-another

  65. sfsarge said, on April 13, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Been far too long since I chimed in, thought you might like to know our old friend Nate the great just signed with the Hiroshima Carps.

    • Flavor said, on April 13, 2015 at 5:06 am

      I heard that. Saw a pic of him and his hot wife on twitter in the airport headed to Japan. Didn’t you spend time out there?


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