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LOL at the Dodgers and Me

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 31, 2015

What a fabulous Sunday evening it was. We had barbecued salmon and I did it brilliantly. Nice Pinot to go with it. And hey, the Dodgers got no hit again. I guess that’s not really news. First Mike Fiers *Adrianza Cubed* them, then Jake Arrieta did it. There is debate about the second no hitter. The official scorer gave a error on ball hit in the 3rd inning that was probably a hit. But hey, after reading about how Halicki got his no hitter I suppose you just go with whatever an official scorer says about it. They are *official* it says it right there in the name….

Something I wish a reporter would ask these no hitter pitchers: How many does that make for you? Go all the way back to Little League. Ballpark it if you don’t know exactly. I’d be very interested in the answer and yet no one ever asks that.

Without question this is the biggest series of the year but we have played LA well this year and you’ve got to think that taking 2 of 3 is a possibility. Instead of stress out on what happens if they take 2 of 3 from us (or worse) here’s a pic for you to laugh at of me and my sister in front of the Birge Clark my parents owned in the 70’s. 1440 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. I posted it on facebook yesterday and it got some pretty creative comments. Feel free to fire away here too. Life is too short, laugh at yourself as often as possible. But remember, that dork dressed like a clown has thrown a no hitter before…….


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  1. Lurker John said, on August 31, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Sweet outfit, Flav. Especially like the high-water pants, but it’s the belt that brings the whole thing together.

    I thought the error should’ve been a hit. That ball was smoked. But since it was the Dodgers, I’ve got no problemo with the scorer’s decision. The G’s need to start making their move by grabbing 2 of 3 this series. It’s getting to be a little late.

  2. willedav said, on August 31, 2015 at 7:58 am

    2 out of 3 would be good, but vs. everybody. Dodgers have owned the other teams in division last couple years while SF has not. AZ is 7-6 vs. SF this season, 3-9 vs. LA. Getting much help from the Pads and Sherps unlikely, but they could certainly derail SF chances.

    AZ a different story, as detailed in column by Shea yesterday. Sept is where a team like that can “serve notice” that they aren’t that far away, by making life difficult for top teams in division. AZ has a good young OF plus Golds and young IF, and young pitching that they like. Giants will see them for 3 each at tail end of this road trip and at end of homestand that follows.

    Kroichick story today said in August Bum went 5-0 with 1.43 ERA. Other SPs (Leake did miss a couple) 5-12 with ERA over 5.00. Ouch.

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Well, since both AZ and SD were sniffing .500 they’ve both sunk to the deeper depths of mediocrity. Not that we’re lighting things on fire, but at least we are in hailing distance. Thought SD would stay relevant, but their schitzoprenic season continues.

    Fuck the Dogs. Sweep the bitches. We are so far in their heads, this would send them into a tailspin.

    Cue Slim Pickens.

    • chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Great clip, Charlie. I like Kong’s quote earlier in the movie:

      “Well, boys, I reckon this is it – nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies… I reckon you wouldn’t even be human being if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” Swap out Roosskies with bums and call it “nuclear baseball” and it works.

  4. willedav said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Zum started a comment last night with, “Dodgers fans who haven’t been paying attention…”. Which would include millions of them unable to actually watch the Dodgers due to the Time Warner induced Battle of the Titans.

    I’d be the last person to defend a monopolistic enterprise like Comcast, and their customer service sometimes resembles talking to Manila or Bangelore, but I can watch as much sports as I want up here. Every single Giants and A’s game is on, all year either on csn or local channel. Same goes for Warriors and Sharks.

    College football has a free Pac-12 channel if not csn or national channel, and college b-ball has even more coverage of Pac-12, West Coast and Mtn. West. That covers every sport I enjoy watching, year round 24/7.

    • chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Yep…I have the same via Dish…poor bastards in smell-a…almost feel sorry for them…ALMOST. :-p

  5. Lurker John said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:25 am

    ^^^Now that’s a bloody good movie. Peter Sellers’ finest work.

  6. chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Craig – that is a classic pict…had some fun with that one of FB. And I didn’t know that you had thrown a no-no. From pocket-pool (or is there a rosin bag in that pocket???) to a no-no…that is sweet.

    Poetic justice to see the bumbinos get no hit again (2nd time in 10 days or something like that…and first time ever they have been no hit twice in one season).

    Well, it certainly isn’t the end of the world if we go 1-2, but it would be key to take at least two from the bums. The bums adjusted their rotation last week, and I am sure that much of the reason was looking ahead to this series. I think today’s game is key to taking 2 of 3…hoping Peavy has his A game and the boys back him up with some runs.

    • Flavor said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Little League. But still. It was legit. No question about it.

      • chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

        Hey, a no-no is a no-no. That is bad ass that you tossed one.

  7. sandog said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I don’t even know where to start on that outfit Flav, but far and away the coolest thing is that funky belt-type deal that goes above the navel and looks like it is actually built into the shirt!

    That IS a classic photo!

  8. James said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:48 am

    To get an idea of how good Posey has been, you can look up the stats for Yogi Berra, Gary Carter, Roy Campanella, Johnny Bench, and Carlton Fisk. Assuming he doesn’t break down, Posey will be joining them in the HOF, and not just because of the 3 WS rings.

  9. James said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Wearing your sister’s dress would have been a better look than what your mom punished you with.

  10. willedav said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Nice clip, Chuck. “What a load of commie bullcrap.”
    One of the reviews I read on Strangelove, there is a comment made by a guy who used to see Pickens at rodeos and western shows. He and his buddy once told him, “Last time we saw you, you had an H-bomb btw your legs.”
    And Slim replied, “Son, ah still do.”

  11. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 31, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I find this picture disturbing on many levels. Nice kicks. Hush puppies?

    • chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Hush puppies? I’ll have a side with my fish and chips…

  12. Carstie Clausen said, on August 31, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Today’s LA Times has a fascinating piece by Kevin Baxter on the big money spending Dodgers and the smart money Giants. Definitely NOT a homie piece.

  13. James said, on August 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I looked up the 2015 payroll numbers for SF and LA. The big ticket salaries are interesting to compare in terms of relative value:


  14. Carstie Clausen said, on August 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Peavy has to give it his all tonight. Roster expansion tomorrow will take some of the sting out of the Giants currently missing Panik, Pence, Pagan and Crawford. CrawDaddy should be back soonest and with a filled out bench and some more guys for the mound, the team will begin their recovery from their recent attenuation. Pagan and Panik should be back fairly soon and maybe we get the Reverend during deepest crunch time.

  15. Carstie Clausen said, on August 31, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Here’s what’s visible in the pipeline ~ the higher quality possibilities. No infielders or catchers listed, though Hector would get the call most likely.

    Outfielders include three from Sac-town. Seen them all, but not bad stats: Jerett Parker has a nice .891 OPS with 25 doubles, three 3-baggers and 20 taters. Ryan Lollis at 3 levels in the pipeline with a composite OPS of .869 (OBP at .399) with 29 doubles, 4 triples and 5 dingers. Mac Williamson at 3 levels has a .796 OPS included in his hit parade are 28 doubles a pair of triples and 10 long-balls.

    Pagan, BTW has torn it up in just 7 ABs in AAA with 3 runs on seven hits and 3 BB’s vs.2 K’s for an OBP of .556. Looks ready to return and contribute.

    Looks like shit for pitching at Sacramento, but Richmond could contribute with Joe Biagini at a 2.46 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Kelvin Marte is close to his teammate with a 2.38 and a 1.18. Both are starters. From the stats the best reliever appears to be Pedro Rodriguez with a 2.47 and a 1.08.

    Hard call to tell if anybody gets the nod from San Jose or Augusta, though both have plenty of quality arms including several with excellent stats.

    Most of the above should join the roster tomorrow.

  16. zumiee said, on August 31, 2015 at 11:53 am

    The Dodgers have now been no-hit 19 times in their history, the most of any team in MLB history.
    But my favorite all-time team stat is:
    World Series Championships:
    Giants: 8
    Dodgers: 7

  17. zumiee said, on August 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Barbecued salmon is an awesome meal. I’d like that with some rice on the side, and a steamed vegetable please. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      bbq’d the salmon on its skin with corn surrounding it.

      • zumiee said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        That’ll work, too. 🙂

  18. zumiee said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    What a huge series with LA.
    After the series, the span could be somewhere from 1/2 game behind to 6 1/2 behind. Winning 2 out 3 and coming out of the series 2 1/2 games behind would be great. 4 1/2 behind is bearable. 6 1/2 behind feels like “let’s get ready for 2016.”

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Do or die time? Could be. Though Greinke is one tough M.F., you want a big game pitcher, you pick the Carolina Cattleman. Leake vs. Kershaw? Hypothetically a mismatch, but bear in mind the Giants have had their way with Opie this season. Crawford and Pagan returns might make the difference in the matchup. Key may be tonight’s game with Anderson going for the laBumbos and Peavy for SF. Betcha Jake will be on the make tonight at the La Trini Lopez. A win tonight and chances are better than 50-50 we take the series. Bear in mind that the Dog-Hairs are a bit shellshocked from Arrieta’s no-no. No chemistry or cohesion in that bunch.

      Belt has warmed up considerably. Posey is picking it up. Byrd drives them in. If a rebounding Crawford can plate Byrd a time or two things could be looking sweet. And we should not overlook Pagan. He tore things up in AAA ~ albeit with singles and walks (he should bat second moving Duffy to 6th or 7th after Byrd or Crawford) which would make for a nice long conga-line.

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Just being 3.5 behind at this point feels like an accomplishment with all the injuries. 2 of 3 is fine, but I’m diggin’ on a sweep. Skull-fuck these bastardos.

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Good question about Little League or HS or Babe Ruth or college no-hitters. Did Kanye West or Miley Cyrus ever get any (ahem)? I had a good arm, but was so terrible I walked in runs when they had me pitch.

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I pan-seared salmon last week since I have no grill in my post-marriage apartment. Came out great.

  22. Lisle Ellis said, on August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Say Flav … that outfit you’re wearing, wasn’t that something a ‘British Invasion’ band from the sixties wore? I’m thinking Dave Clarke 5 or some such … very, very hip for the period, I’d say your mom musta been totally dialed into the fashion vibe of the time.

    • zumiee said, on August 31, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Unfortunately, I think the photo is from the ’70s. 🙂
      Aww, it’s a great photo.

  23. alleykat69 said, on August 31, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Yes indeed that’s one sweet outfit Flav..
    Are those bell bottoms as well?
    You&Sis heading to Church,Easter egg hunt or the circus?
    Yeah to your no- hitter, I can join you too, had one at 14 in Babe Ruth. Still feels great today going back in the time machine remembering it..

  24. chipower9 said, on August 31, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Welcome back B-Craw!

    1. Nori Aoki (L) LF
    2. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
    8. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
    9. Jake Peavy (R) P

    BEAT LA!

  25. Flavor said, on August 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Alex PavlovicVerified account
    Pence took 20 swings off tee today, it didn’t go well. Oblique injury is worse than Giants first thought, it’s going to be a while.

    • djloo27 said, on August 31, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Sure not looking like our year. Then again it never has. I guess Byrd is the word…

  26. Flavor said, on August 31, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    unca_chuck said, on August 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm (Edit)
    Just being 3.5 behind at this point feels like an accomplishment with all the injuries. 2 of 3 is fine, but I’m diggin’ on a sweep. Skull-fuck these bastardos.

    Chuck, not counting the skull fuck that went on with Chi’s drowsy lady, I’d say we haven’t seen a good *S-F* in quite some time around these parts……

  27. alleykat69 said, on August 31, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Why do we always have to be the team not to pull a wavier wire deal for a healthy competent player?
    Cubs grab Austin Jackson for chump picks and we sit on asses. Theirs plenty of ways to work the 40 man roster and a extra stick, especially if Pence will be out for an extended period of time..

  28. Flavor said, on August 31, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    new thread

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