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Win Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2015

Doesn’t it feel like this every day that MudBum goes out there?

Marlon Byrd flies into the starting line up tonight and one less hologram takes the field.

Remember the day Kevin Mitchell arrived? Day after July 4th, he shows up in Chicago and bangs out 2 home runs. Maybe Byrd only hits one tonight but I think we’d all take that.

Did it get any better than the Kevin Mitchell trade for the Giants? At least in terms of in-season deals?

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I’d settle for a game winning bomb and a barehanded catch down the left field line. #oldmanstrength

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Only competition for the Mitchell trade was the one in which SF got Jeff Kent.

    Something in Mitchell clicked immediately when he became a Giant. I don’t expect a Byrd Bomb tonight ~ maybe goes one for 4. But his addition to the lineup restores some respectability to it. Marlon is ever a threat. Pitchers always fear his kinda power and it may well open opportunities for other hitters.

  3. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Brilliant statement by Subway:

    “Jared Fogle’s actions are inexcusable and do not represent our brand’s values,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.

    Glad they clarified that…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Between Jared and Cosby who’s worse? I’ll go with Cosby due to the length of time and number of women he’s victimized (allegedly). Jared will be getting all the foot longs he can stand soon enough.

      • Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:55 am

        That was yesterday’s NY Post front page: ENJOY A FOOT LONG IN JAIL

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:05 am

      lol, fucking kids doesn’t fall under their brand of values, huh? What an important, information packed statement that was.

  4. Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Huge Kevin Mitchell fan here, so I loved that trade, but that 2002 in-season Kenny Lofton trade almost got us a trophy. I’ll call it a tie.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

      And of course Scutaro and Pence, but for a good old-fashioned in season blockbuster, the Chicago 7 deal was probably the best.

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

        And Loo, thanks again for the Kevin Mitchell flip card set you sent me years ago.

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

        Your welcome, Bozo. Never know what I might dig up if I can get around to cleaning out a few things around here…

    • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

      The Cody Ross trade may have been the best block trade ever and should be up there for the in-season trades.

  5. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Interesting read on how misinformation about the Giants finances is put out there regularly (this has started to change over the past couple of years). We all knew it was pure bullshit, but those who were not in the know ate it up…

    My favorite part of the article: “As I’ve said before, Giants ownership could buy the Dodgers and the Yankees franchises between brunch and the cocktail hour on any given day. The difference between the Dodgers and the Giants: the Giants have more money, the Dodgers spend more money.”

    http://tinyurl.com/noaeu75

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Nice link, chi. I imagine snarkk is doing a slow burn somewhere. There are some valid points raised in the post but I don’t necessarily agree with the tying of ownership net worth and franchise worth. Just because Johnson and other Giants owners are extremely wealthy doesn’t mean they are obligated to dump money into the franchise. Like any prudent business person they take revenue from the business and either spend it or keep the profits. We can argue about how they spend the money that the franchise generates but I can’t say I fault them for pocketing some money. Its part of the reason guys like Johnson are wealthier than other team owners. I like the way Baer has had a focus on making the club a global brand since he took over. Whatever that results in is probably where more spending will come from.Besides, didn’t the club break into the luxury tax threshold this year? Not exactly cheap skates.

    • chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

      dirt – I agree on the ownership net worth and franchise net worth comment you made. And yes, the Giants hit the luxury tax this year (when they signed Leake) for the first time. My understanding is that it was a calculated, one-time move this year, and will not be repeated in the upcoming years. It isn’t like the team isn’t in decent shape with about 50 mil or so coming off the books this year.

  7. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Subway sandwiches suck. I didn’t need the news about sicko Fogel to sway me this way.

    • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:37 am

      agreed.

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Who the heck eats at Subway anyway? Less people do now I imagine.

    Togo’s is way better and they don’t put that yoga mat compound in their bread.

    • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Although I see Subway’s everywhere I go (even in New Orleans, go figure) I never really liked them. They opened up a Jersey Mike’s here this year and I guess they are popular on the East Coast, but to me it was maybe a step up from a grocery store deli sub . Local small shops are the way to go if you can find them. A guy I know from South Philly just opened up a shop here called, It’s all Gravy. I haven’t had his Philly steak yet but man, I have had his Italian Hoagie and the Roast Pork Market Sub (roast pork with Salami, Grilled Peppers, Provolone and Gravy) and both were insane.

      • Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

        Lots of Jersey Mike’s where I am in, uh, Jersey (duh), definitely a step up from Subway, but I agree, local sub shops are always preferable. No lack of ’em here. In South Jersey, they’re called hoagies.

      • eddacker said, on August 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm

        I eat at Subway 6 times a week. I have not landed anywhere since I returned to Califoornia and there is always one near by. I have tried Togos and the SF Giants supporters “Eddies” and I am a long time submarine sandwich lover. But these days I order the chopped salads. Lots of veggies little calories and the chopping mixes all the flavors together so well it is a taste treat. I started feeling guilty because how hard is it to buy some veg and make your own, but I still love the subway. Haven’t had a sandwich there since before I left England.

  9. zumiee said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Regarding sandwiches, and lots of food really, the more flavor in the food generally means more calories. Subway’s selling point is a pretty good sandwich, at a decent price, and not a ton of calories. (Although I never heard about this “yoga mat compound” in their bread. That doesn’t sound good….)

  10. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    That was one of the best steals of all-time Kevin Mitchell,Dave Dravecky,Craig Lefferts, for Mark Grant, another player I don’t remember , And my High School (San Carlos)friend and teammate, on our baseball team Keith Comstock,who grew up a big Giants fan like Everyone in the Bay Area.He was bummed he got traded, but that’s baseball he said and I had my cup of coffee with my homegrown team at least..

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      The other player was Chris Brown who had at least one very good season for the Gigantes and was regarded as an up and comer. Somehow he wilted in Dago and slipped outta MLB after a couple seasons or so. So that trade ended up as an absolute steal.

  11. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Byrd batting 5th. I like moving Aoki back up top:

    Aoki RF
    Duffy 3B
    Belt 1B
    Posey C
    Byrd LF
    Crawford SS
    Tomlinson 2B
    Blanco CF
    Bumgarner LHP

  12. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    The latest on Panik…

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/6752/joe-panik

    Sounds like he could return before the end of the month…that would be huge (if he is indeed healthy).

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Tomlinson .343 avg with a .361 OBP so far in The Show (35 ABs). Sure its a small sample size but not a bad start. Other than some misplays in the field I can’t say that I’ve really noticed him.

  14. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Mariucci’s in Walnut Creek is the bomb. Go at lunch and expect to wait 35 mins for a sando.

  15. Irish Kevin said, on August 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    The trouble with the Chain deli is that there sandwiches are thick on bread with very little meat, that is why it is best to look for a local mom and pop, I don’t know if this is a chain or not, don’t care cause they make great sandwiches. Beach Hut Deli is my choice for sandwiches.

    I would have loved to have seen Kevin M play at AT&T!!

  16. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    One of the best sandwiches I have had for some time is, believe it or not, from the deli counter in Raley’s (grocery store). Large selection of breads and veggies, and they are very generous with the meat.

    • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      That is what she said…

  17. sandog said, on August 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I was in Cape Cod of all places, when the Kevin Mitchell trade went down. Kinda funny, cuz now im known as a guy who never leaves Cali or Baja ever. At the time, it seemed like a pretty equal deal, then Mitch became a superstar.
    i’ve said this before on here, but Mitch is a San Diego boy and his younger broer DeAngelo was a guy I knew at SDSU. Good dude, played on the football team for a bit at SDSU. Every now and then he would have a thick stack of cash on him, courtesy of Kevin. We had some good times when that cash came in.

    I too, love the Byrd acquisition. All things considered (mainly teams possibly cock-blocking us), I think that was a high quality dumpster dive…almost Louganis-like.

    Speaking of TV pitchmen….anyone seen the Direct TV Ad with “Arts and Crafty” Tony Romo? I think he nailed that and it basically now makes Tony Romo a made man in my book.

  18. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Giants switched outfield spots: Aoki in LF, Byrd in RF.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Arm considerations?…

      • Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm

        Only info is this tweet from Steward: Bochy talked to Aoki and Byrd, weighed several factors before deciding Aoki in left, Byrd in right.

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Heston sent down. Not really surprised but can’t say I saw that coming. Maybe he’ll try out the Raley’s deli counter in Sac.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      He’ll be back up for Sept. IMO he’s got a tired arm, needs the break to regroup. Good move…

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm

        Yeah, I tend to agree. He’s just hit the wall.

  20. snarkk said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    At least with Byrd in the LU there is a threat of a dinger in Pence’s spot. That was needed. They should have gotten Byrd or some other OFer a month ago, and DLed Pagan then. This move was at least a month overdue , and the delay might cost the giants a division win. Looks to me like a WC spot will be out of reach, unless Cubs or Bucs or both crater beginning soon…

    • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      No need to worry about wild card…two games from first in the division with a lot of games left against the LA Dudheads. Plenty of time to make the move with Byrd and other healthy Giants like Panik on the way back. Leake may be the key.

      Just got our OF seats by the left field foul pole for Sunday night against the Pirates…

    • chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Yep…go back before the deadline…I was calling for Parra (or other OFers…Zobrist, etc.). But, with the way the bums have played, it is not that big an issue (as GH says, we are only 2.5 back of the bums and have seven left with them).

      The Cubs? Until they ACTUALLY get into the dance, anything can happen. WC is less a concern…focus should be to win the West.

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

        Did you want Parra? 🙂 Thing was, most agreed with you, but some of us didn’t think the Giants would make a move until after the deadline, and would be doing more of a dumpster dive for a corner guy.
        Whatever, I do think Byrd was a good pick up. Now if they could only get Chapman. 🙂

  21. gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    God I remember that day of the Kevin Mitchell trade so clearly. That Saturday game was on national tv, was it nbc that had the weekly game, and those were the days when the Giants may have been on just once or twice the whole season.

    I remember going over to my parents house to watch the game before pulling in a shift waiting tables that night. Being summer, I was out of school but living in my fraternity house but knew my parents were out in Santa Cruz. I am sure I was getting some free laundry done as well. So Mitchell shows up in Wrigley and after the second bomb, I remember the great Al Rosen beaming toward the tv cameras knowing they pulled off quite a steal of a trade on the Padres. Kevin Mitchell was so awesome in those years…

  22. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    GH mentioned that Leake may be a key down the stretch. In regards to our games against the Central (Cards, Cubbies, Bucs), here is how Leake has stacked-up against those clubs:

    vs. St. Louis (2 starts, both @ STL)

    16 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
    181 pitches, 127 strikes, 1 HR, 1.12 ERA
    (1-1)

    vs. Pittsburgh (3 starts, 2 @ Pit, 1 home)

    20.2 IP, 19 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 13 SO
    317 pitches, 202 strikes, 0 HR, 2.23 ERA
    (2-0, 1 ND)

    vs. Chicago (4 starts, 2 home, 2 road)

    27 IP, 20 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 2 BB, 20 SO
    387 pitches, 257 strikes, 5 HR, 3.67 ERA
    (1-0, 3 ND)

    With all that said…hope like hell we see Leake on Sunday.

    • zumiee said, on August 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      I’m going to be at Thursdays’ game vs. the Cubs. I’m not sure how the rotation plays out for me for that day.

    • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Good numbers Chi….would be cool to see Leake pitch live on Sunday….Is he not being moved up to Saturday start?

  23. gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    BYRD BOMB

  24. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Byrd takes flight!

  25. zumiee said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Awesome start!

  26. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Are you fucking kidding me Bumgarner!

    Both benches are wearing looks of disbelief.

  27. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    OMG MadBum!

  28. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    He crushed that pitch. Pirates starter looks just stunned.

  29. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Maybe it didn’t need for that little Byrdie tweeting in a pair but when the Carolina Cattleman got a good look at Locke, look out baby.

  30. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

  31. ewisco said, on August 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Have we discussed trading posey?

  32. Lisle Ellis said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda … I truly was gonna post this morning that I sensed Bum was due for a clunker. Because Im sure no one feels more of a profound sense of urgency to get some wins on this particular road trip than he, I was going to add that we would see if he could manage to pull himself together during the game … remains to be seen …

    • Lisle Ellis said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Three run lead … we cannot let this game slip away … we gotta win this one for fucks sake!

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

        Agreed, but it is just the 4th inning, so I’m not stressing yet.

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        OK. Two run lead in the 8th and no one out, stress levels are beginning to rise.

  33. gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Couple of things I would like to note. One of the things I miss most of my teen and college years is Togo’s. The one near my parent ‘ s in Santa Cruz closed. Wtf. So every time I have been back I have not had any Togo’s. They tried to expand to east coast but one location here in DC area was half Togo’s half Baskin Robbins…wtf? So it was nothing like the original. Jersey Mikes is decently good as a chain but just not the same.

  34. Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Has anyone mentioned that Flav basically called the Byrd HR? Maybe it was a kinda, sorta call, but Damn Craig, you are the prognostication king in my book.
    Hell yeah.

    • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Not until Byrd hits two do I sing praise Flav:)

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

        “Maybe Byrd only hits one tonight but I think we’d all take that.” Come on GH, ya gotta give him credit for that.

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      yeah, I felt one, coulda called it a little stronger. Didn’t feel two so that will really surprise me if he hits another one. 🙂

  35. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    After his promotion with the Melk Maids turned a bit sour does anyone think that Baer will come up with a Byrd Herd?

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      They had a section in Pittsburgh called the “Byrd Cage”, maybe we go with “The Byrd Man from Alcatraz?”
      Actually Hac Man Leonard could help getting that section going since he was also called “Penitentiary Face”
      Wow,now a double and he’s only a triple away from the cycle, wow that’s some debut he’s really hitting the birds eye tonight..

  36. gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Topic 2 is that interesting post by Chi about Giants ownership. Just wanted to point out that it is an opinion/blog piece and not hard news. In the last few years, I have tried to track down any info on the ownership group I can find and nowhere can I find any story that mentions exactly how much of a percentage Charles Johnson owns.

    It does not matter if he is worth $6 billion. If he owns just 25% of the team that may make him just the leading stock holder rather than majority owner. I get the impression that is roughly what the situation is that he has the biggest share but the rest of the ownership group has a significant block of 70 or 75%. Therefore Johnson is not emotionally invested to just throw in whatever it takes to keep winning but that he is more as the passive lead investor.

    When Magowan led the investment group, there was certainly a cap on salary during the Bonds years that never exceeded $90 mill. At least ownership, whomever is making the financial decisions, has doubled that amount and kept us competitive but I see no sign that Charles Johnson is going to push salary to $200-$220 million….

    • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      I think there is a number around 30 with an ownership stake (including KNBR, Magowan etc..). When Harmon Burns and Sue Burn died their shares were split between their kids, splitting up the principal ownership shares. When Bill Neukom’s shares were sold out, Johnson became the principal owner with 25 percent. This article will probably give you a better idea on Johnson’s ownership http://tinyurl.com/okvm2yd
      This link to the Giants Executive Office will give you a better idea of the ownership group. http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=sf

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

        By the way, I think the Giants have at least 3 LLCs which all the owners may or may not be part of. There is at least an LLC for the Baseball team, a separate one for the ballpark and I think there is another for merch. So profits by the Giants as a whole are not distributed to all owners. It is very difficult to find out all the ins and outs of this ownership.

      • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        My guess them that he had a quarter – stake in the team is dead fucking on then:) thanks

  37. Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Double up, MR. Belt.

  38. Larry Mantooth said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    “Give me a Iron CIty, a shot, and a Giants win.”

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I don’t know what this means but I will defend to the death your right to say it….

  39. Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Nice catch Duffman.

  40. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Gutty effort by Bum who is not real sharp…

  41. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    If Byrd could pull off a debut cycle that would have to be a ML first…

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      the cycle isn’t even an discussable issue until you get the triple…..

  42. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    actually I re-read what I wrote in the main thread, I absolutely called one HR tonight. (responding to a Bozo post from earlier)

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Absolutely!

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        if he hits another one I’ve lost my mojo.

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm

        Yeah, but if he gets another chance and gets the triple, it’s all good right?

    • Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I’ll really be impressed if you call a triple.

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm

        I’ll be really impressed if he hits one. 🙂 He’s got 37 of them in his career but….

  43. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Is “Larry Mantooth” a real name? Because if it is, that’s a pretty rad name. Bet he and BuzzSaw or Aubry Hill woulda busted some skulls together….

  44. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    “What’s your first name?”
    “Larry”.
    “Last name?”
    “Fucking Mantooth, bitch….”

  45. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    So I see Byrd’s wearing JT’s old #6..
    If they hang together and migrate north for the winter, will they be considered Snow Byrd’s?

  46. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Romo’s frisbee fling worked a bit of magic and we’re into the 8th. Time for the Giants to get that four-run lead back.

  47. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    So the Pirates have a broadcaster named John Wehner who they say played 9 seasons in the bigs, had the last hit ever at 3 Rivers and who I never heard of…

  48. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Damn, Giants should have 10 runs.

  49. zumiee said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    You just knew McCutcheon would do something at some point.

  50. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Got lucky with that low strike call bullshit v Kang. Here’s the deal, pitchers can’t have BOTH the low strike bullshit AND the Maddux off the plate bullshit. It’s impossible to hit consistently if the pitcher gets both those calls…..

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Bread&Butter pitches for Glavine&Maddux for their whole careers in Atlanta.

  51. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Morse a couple of hits, one a double,has to be pleased against his old mates..

  52. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    There are the same number of players in the majors named Arquimedes as there are Willie…

  53. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    One thing which frustrates me about this team is their frequent inability to pile it on during later innings once they have started out with a nice, comfortable lead. Frankly, i’m no big fan of torture.

  54. Bozo said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Closing time.

  55. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    can’t recall a bigger Casilla save op this year. This is huge. Let’s see what happens

  56. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    “the hardest ball hit all night”– Kuip. What the fuck was he talking about?

  57. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Whew! Man, Pirates were relentless.

  58. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    OOO with a real sharp play on a smoked grounder for the deuce!!
    Giants win!! Theeeee Giants Win!!!
    Big night for the ByrdMan from Alcatraz!!

  59. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    good win. Couple of breaks, Giants could easily be 5-0 on this tough road trip

  60. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Byrd’s a good interview. He’s like a poor man’s Ellis Burks…..

  61. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Dodgers are getting no hit thru 8 by an average pitcher, by the way. lol?

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Hey now, I wanted that average Joe, Fiers at the deadline, he’s as good as other 6 inning guys.

  62. wilcojoe said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Fiers no-no thru 8 against Dodgers.

  63. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    mlb network has the game if you guys have it…..
    If you don’t have it and you’re at Wilco’s house, you’re still good to go. 🙂
    Fiers has never recorded an out in the 9th inning before so this should be interesting….

  64. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Yeah I’ can see a little combo of Ellis Burks& Glenallen Hill in Marlon Byrd..
    He’ll maybe some Reggie Sanders as well..

  65. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    That new Dodgers DH 0-4 tonight.

  66. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    NO HITTER for my guy Mike Fiers!!!
    Against the Dogpile even ”
    BETTER”
    Well done my man, This Buds for you!!

  67. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    No-no Fiers zone in Houston!

  68. wilcojoe said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Houston Fiers a no-no!! 134 pitches

  69. gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    What a day….awesome to watch Fiers no-hit those bastards….

  70. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Mike Fiers was fiddle-de-doin’ his way through another snoozefest season in Milwaukee and tonight he throws a no hitter v the Art Dealers with 134 pitchers. I give those dudes who throw a bunch of pitches tons of credit, they are gassed and on nothing but adrenaline at that point. And watching Fiers celebrate each of those outs in the 9th was special man, he loved it. He needed it too, since the Stanton beanball. He was devastated by that. Great, great no no against no better team in the world to do it against…….

  71. zumiee said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    LOL Utley.

    • gianthead said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I sure hope Bum hits Utley first at bat he sees him….

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      difference maker, right? LOL

  72. Carstie Clausen said, on August 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Interesting statistical point: Run differentiation: SF 66: LA 57. Giants are also a considerably better road team than the LaBumbos. Ain’t even close. Being no-hit by a so-so-good pitcher will add to their recent wilting. But we do need to win at least one of the next two this weekend. A 3-4 roadie vs the two NL teams with the best W-L records would be somewhat of a moral victory ~ particularly considering all the injuries and such.

    Sabevans sure can pick em. Byrd was exactly the booster-shot the team needed. Also looks like AOKI is A-okay with being back and leading off. Should Panik make it back before the month is up the offense should be supercharged. Question now is can we take a Leake on the Buccos? We had a Locke on em tonight.

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    Mattingly calls no-hitter the “icing on the bad part of the cake.”

    think about what he just said. That is just about the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever heard anyone say. Your team just got no hit, what does that even mean?

  74. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Btw Flavor,
    Larry “BadAss” Mantooth was talking about a beer “IronCity” from Pittsburgh, unfortunately not distributed on the west coast or we would have to hookup with the tooth, the Buzzsaw, the Aubrey? For a cold one🍺

  75. James said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    The Fogelsong

    http://tinyurl.com/pkryxeq

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      hoping he gets a few surprise unordered footlongs in prison…….

  76. wilcojoe said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    We just got our first Jersey Mike’s in my burb a couple weeks ago. Their subs are about as good as you will get anywhere in Texas, so obviously that doesn’t say much….As a kid growing up, Luigi’s in Concord across from the BART station was a regular weekend tradition. I still dream about their hot pastrami and Swiss on an onion roll. That and a hot dog and tamale from Caspers. I almost always make it a rule to go to Caspers whenever I am back in the East Bay.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      I had a JMike’s sub a few months ago. Meh. Every so often I get a sando at a Safeway deli counter. For 5.49, I pick what I want, and it gets loaded up with goodies. Pastrami or beef on some rye with all the fixin’s — pretty dang good…

  77. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    GH, there’s a Togo’s in Campbell. Prune Yard area.

  78. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    1.5 back in the standings, 2 in the loss column. Donny two trips making uninspiring statements. Are the dodgers hearing Giant footsteps? Perhaps. Meanwhile The Flap debates the finer points of hot, juicy meat.

  79. Flavor said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    when I was around 10 years old I had a dream that I died. In the dream I wanted to live to 95 but I died exactly halfway there at 47 and a half. I’ve had that dream several times over the course of my life since then, it always trips me out, wakes me up in a cold sweat. Anyway, today is that day. Still kicking. It’s funny how shit can fuck with you.
    I’m out tonight, if the dream somehow comes true in the next 3.5 hours, someone tell the world this story cause I’ve never told anyone this. And what a fucked up way it would be to go out like this as the Flap-declared “master prognosticator”. as always, lqtm and Go Giants…..

    • Lisle Ellis said, on August 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      hmm … it’s going on 11pm and I’m wondering if you are still with us Flav? I sure hope so! Please, don’t split yet! Things are just starting to get really interesting with this Giants season … not that you are necessarily, or, in any way shape or form, maintaining an ‘interest’ in merely ‘interesting’ things at this milestone of aging – 47 years of planetary occupancy – where by ‘curiosity’ supplants the all purpose cop-out of “oh, that’s interesting.” In any case, hitherto, so on and so forth, and as-it-were … HAPPY 47.5 BIRTHDAY!!! … if it is indeed this very last of hour of the advent of your first emergence … and wishing you many more (at least another 47.5)!

    • eddacker said, on August 22, 2015 at 5:40 am

      First I celebrate your prognostications, then I cringe at your politics and now I love you for trusting us with this dream story. Awesome, dude.
      Keep on keeping on.

  80. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Dodgers payroll…309 mil
    Astros payroll… 79 mil
    Dodgers money still owed to players not on team…89 mil
    Astros still at 79 mil for their whole team..

  81. Macdog said, on August 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Cespedes 5-for-5, 3 HR, 7 RBI at Coors tonight.

  82. willedav said, on August 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Byrd in Flight one of the better blue note CDs by trumpeter Donald Byrd (w/ bari sax guy Pepper Adams). Good stuff. Nice to see Mr. Marlon get off to good start…those were cool names Alley brought up at 7:35 post.

    OK, if Heston does not come back up until Sept. 1, is he ineligible for post season?

    Flav might have been right when he said SF buried the Nats too—Scherzer lost to Sherps and Gio got lit up by Brewers last night. Back under .500 and 5 back of Mets.

    Dodgers continue to have problems with decent teams. Just hope SF can tcb on under .500 teams in West if LA cleans up on rest of division.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Heston: Got a funny feeling that if he recovers his mojo with a bit of rest, then the least effective starter will come down with some kinda owwie and Heston will again get the call.

  83. Flavor said, on August 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

    nuevo


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