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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 5, 2015

Pretty locked in with college football today. To be honest, watching all that scoring will be a welcome relief from having to watch the Giants offense operate at glacial pace.

Cardinal…..

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  1. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Yeah … the Cards … It must be nice to be a Cards fan, so relaxing and enjoyable.

    I was checking it out … Cards have had two 3 game losing streaks this year, one in mid May, another in late July. Only once have they lost four in a row. That was in early July. Never more than that so far. They’ve had only one 6 game win streak, never anything longer. Although, they have had six 5 game win streaks, and three 4 games win streaks. The rest of the time it’s been win one, lose one … Win a couple, lose a couple, nice and steady, smooth and easy … Mmmmmmm … So refreshing.

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Great point, Lisle, but BF is talking about the Stanford Cardinal football team. Or maybe you knew that. πŸ™‚
      Yeah, the Cardinals baseball team did a great job getting back to the playoffs, and they had the quietest “best record” season ever, possibly.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

        Actually, I must confess Zum, I did not know that … oops .. I’ve been exposed … I don’t do football .. Especially the college ranks … and rarely any of it …I’m a one sport guy … Its all baseball six months for me … I’m a total maniac for it … every team (when I can) every game, every inning, every pitch, swing etc etc

  2. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    My guess is that Flavor is mentioning his beloved Stanford Cardinals football team Lisle..

  3. Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

    No college football for me. It’s a farce. Those players risk their physical well-being and general health for what? High salaries for college administrators and a slender chance to make the pros where they would pull in the big bucks. Students? Not really. Scholars? Nary a one since maybe Moe Berg.

    To have a scintilla of honesty football needs to follow in the path of baseball and change the college hypocrisy into a minor league system. The colleges could be paid off by the new owners for use of the team names and maybe even be granted a percentage on a residual basis. Gotta be fair. Those young men are athletes who are obliged to fake the college bit to climb that slippery slope. Let’s get real. No wonder so-called higher ed in this benighted culture has become such a money-grubbing farce.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Btw, C.C. … Yesterday, my ‘what’s a conga line?” was merely my poor attempt at sarcasm … But thanks for your in depth explanation it was very entertaining and informative πŸ™‚

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

        L.E.: Okay, you got me on that one. Like i was playing shallow C.F. and it zoomed right over mon tete. Sometimes i am a bit slow. Blame it on containing three quarts of Norwegian.

        As you are relatively new to the blog, i musta presumed you weren’t throwing a lefthanded screwball. Some of the guys who have been here for years and constantly try to work those sliders just off the black, i probably would have apprehended right in the act

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I wasn’t aware of all that about the $$ market and the academia charade in college football C.C. That makes a lot of sense to someone like me who doesn’t know much about it.

      I grew up with Canadian Football. Was madly passionate for it. Also followed AFL closely (for some reason was easier to get AFL TV broadcasts in Canada than the NFL TV). This was way back in the 60’s. Because of the demands of my career I didn’t have time to follow any sports for some years. When I came back, football seemed to have changed a lot (more glitzy & commercial) … but I had changed a lot too in the interim. Somehow, I found baseball – which had never interested me much before – in Montreal in the 80’s … never stopped loving it since.

    • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Game day in North Oakland/Berkeley is one high energy event from 9 am to 2 am. Overall it’s usually a positive vibe, although I won’t be driving to Gilman and 6th for chorizo and fresh tortillas this morning.

  4. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:38 am

    The giants have had only one 3 game losing streak so far, yay! But a couple of 4 game loses, one in Jun & another in Aug. Yet, we also had two 5 game wins! …that was back in May. That month we also had an 8 game win streak. May was a good month … We needed it because we had preceded that with an 8 game losing run in April. And now we are having our second 7 game losing streak (other was in July) We’ve also had a whole lot of 3 game win streaks. There have been five of those. The Cards only had one of those … but they did have six 5 game win streaks … Whew, that’s a lot of them.

    Why have we been so streaky? What has caused that? Injuries? The Cards had lots of those too and they’ve managed to just keep hammering out wins. We seem a lot more tired than the Cards and have played like it all year … Always tired … So tired … Just wanna sleeeeeep … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Like that famous little girl: “When they are good, they are very, very good. When they are bad they are horrid.”

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

        Coincidence, I errantly suppose, that Giants and Mariners travel twice as many miles as the Cards.

        I’d think the team wives of the former two are singing that little girl’s other infamous phrase: “a hard man is good to find” … Ha, in their dreams … Maybe! …. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. snarkk said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Go Bears!

  6. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Cardinals laying a turd on both sides of the ball.
    2 TD favorites?
    Yeah right, been sleepwalking the whole game.Shaw way to conservative play calling..

  7. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Cardinal doing their version of giants baseball in Coors field. Smoking copious amounts of pole, especially the offense

  8. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My college alma mater doesn’t have a football team.
    (sad trombone)

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      my running lifetime joke is when someone asks if I went to Stanford I say “I did go to Stanford….long pause…..FOOTBALL GAMES!!!!” Baha, it gets a good laugh every time. I went to Lewis and Clark in Portland, Ore and our football team was an afterthought. But I grew up going to Stanford games so they will always be my college team….

      • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        I think I’ve only been to one Stanford game, in the mid or late 1990s. They beat USC; it was great. The Stanford band did a great half-time routine, mocking the USC band as mindless robots. The Stanford band depicted a big moving robot assembly line. It was hilarious.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm

        In 1980 or 1981, I was living with this “older” woman (she was 37 and I was 24 or 25 – I think I was some kind of “Pygmalion” experiment for her. lqtm).

        Anywho, my best friend, Danny – who she hated – called me up, asking if I wanted to go to a Stanford football game. He had 2 tickets and they were playing USC . . . I said, “Fuck yeah, let’s go.” I had previously made plans to spend the day with her and I told her I wanted to go to the game instead. She went ape shit when I told her this . . . She was still yelling and cursing at me from the apartment balcony when I left with Danny. πŸ™‚

      • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm

        You were a challenging project for her. (grin)

  9. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Arrieta is dealing again today. Pirates have their work cut out for them in the Wild Card game.

  10. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Yeah Zum, he sure is … Jake the Snake!! strikes … literally & figuratively .. Scattered 4 hits (1db, to Saltamacchia of all people) 7ks … his confidence must be stratospheric at this point and well it should be.

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      It’s all about being hot going into the playoffs.

  11. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats to Hayne, the rugby guy, making the Niner roster. Nice story.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Yeah, but can he play buzkashi?

      • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm

        Yeah, let’s see what he can do moving a headless goat carcass down the field.

  12. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Gee Gosh … A little over 3hrs until game time and I’m sitting here wondering what could possibly be in store for us tonight …hmm? I wonder which Jake Peavy will show up tonight? Whichever one it is I’m hoping he doesnt forget that he needs to stake our opponents to at least a 3 run advantage in the first inning …

    Gee Gosh … and it certainly has to be done by way of the obligatory 30 pitch post warm up, warm up … er … just to be clear, what I mean is that after Jake ‘warms up’ then he must continue to ‘warm up’ on the mound during our opponents first at bats …

    After all, this exercise is quickly becoming a time honored tradition, or so I feel with our Giants. I’m trying to roll with it and enjoy the process … Because we are the Defending World Champions and to be fair to other teams – the inconsequential plebeians that they are – they need to have a handicap and we have discovered a nice way to give it to them …

    Gee Gosh … Go Giants!!!!

  13. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I beg to differ, my good man! We are Canuckleheads Sir! … and you may address me as MR. CANUCKLEHEAD … and will responded with a hearty … “At your service, SIR!”

    It’s all rather ellafitzgerald to us who hail from the wintery climes. πŸ™‚

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Wintery climes, eh? You are hereby on notice that at 47’56’ North latitude i happen to live winterwards of roughly half of the population of Canuckania. My closest big city is the Peg. But i don’t go there anymore because onaccounta the NWO securitystate crappola insists on passports.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm

        No doubt about it C.C. .. Weather regions are strange things … Thailand is not known for its Winters, I don’t think. Canada, however certainly is. Latitude is not merely a state of mind

  14. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    “I will respond …” Mutherfucking auto correct … Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  15. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    No 000. But there is a nOOnan. He’s playing first base. lol, I wonder if he’s ever done that before? No Posey/Belt. This LU is god awful. It’s as if Bochy is secretly hammering the under……

    Pagan
    Blanco
    Duffy
    De aza
    Craw
    Specs
    Hector
    Noonan!
    Peavy

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      I think this line up is taking the ‘handicap’ thing a bit too far … I protest! … hitherto & forthwith!!!

      (sung in a loud garish Canucklehead baritone) “What’s it all a BooooT …. ehrie …”?

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

        We should forfeit this game and tomorrow’s … Blow off the series with the Snakes … Let the boys relax, and all meet up in San Diego on Friday ready to go … What would we be, 13 back of the bums? That seems fair … sorta.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Pathetic LU.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      This White flag LU has as much of a chance for victory as Davy Crockett had at the Alamo…

      • djloo27 said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm

        He was smart to turn it into a car rental company…

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm

        Aw, common Kat ..don’t be like that .. Just think … Airhead 000 can come off the bench to knock in some runs when we most need them … yay (whimper) … go (whimper) g .. i … ants … (whimper, whimper …bawl ..)

  16. snarkk said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    So, WTF is going on here? No Posey, no Belt? This lineup is a joke.
    If Bochy has given up, what are we supposed to do?…

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      But Snarky Poo, evweebody got da bad boo boos .. It huurt so baaad ..

  17. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Andrew Baggarly ‏@extrabaggs 1m1 minute ago
    Nori Aoki called trainer this morning. Had more concussion symptoms. Getting examined now. Possibility his season is over.

  18. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Belt did look like death warmed over in the dugout last night…….
    John Shea ‏@JohnSheaHey 1m1 minute ago
    Belt could still be added to lineup depending how he feels near game time. For now, Noonan is figuring out how to play first base.

  19. blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Rotogrinder synopsis for our LU:

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Pagan has a well-hit average of .098 against pitchers with similar repertoires as Bettis in the last two years.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Blanco has no hits against Bettis in their last 8 head-to-head PA’s.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Duffy is slugging .536 and hitting .429 (12-for-28) against pitchers with similar repertoires as Bettis in the last two years.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Bettis has allowed a batting average of .170 (8-for-47) versus other left-handed batters who are near league average in most categories in the last two seasons.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Crawford is batting .100 (1-for-10) against Bettis in their last 10 head-to-head PA’s.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Tomlinson is slugging .538 and hitting .385 (5-for-13) against other middle-tier righties in the last two years but has a well-hit average of .133 against right-handed pitchers with average groundball rates like Bettis (in his last 37 PA’s).

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Sanchez is batting .164 in his last 67 AB’s against middle-tier righties like Bettis in the last two seasons.

    Matchup vs. Chad Bettis: Matchup data is limited but it favors Bettis considerably.

    Right-handed flyball pitchers (Peavy) have an ERA of 5.07 against the Rockies this season.

    . . . and that’s your Giant replay.

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      ….and I haven’t owned a single Giant yet this series……..

      • blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        Nor I.

  20. blade3colorado said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Actually, not true – I think I had Tomlinson in one tourney yesterday.

  21. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Trouble in Metts-ville: Harvey might shut himself down. Could be a big break for the Dodgers.

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      this is so stupid that this is just now getting dealt with. Why weren’t the Mets told about this until now? Boras is a snake, the Mets are run by idiots and Harvey is probably not a guy you’d want in your foxhole……..

  22. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Most of you might not care at all about college football but I can’t get over Portland St beating fuckface Leach’s spread WSU offense. I didn’t even bother to check the spread but WSU had to have been expected to win that one easily. I mean come on, PORTLAND STATE? My freaking school (LC) could have beat Portland State! That’s not true, we used to have to go all out to beat Simon Fraser. If you know anything about Simon Fraser you know how hilarious my college football experience was……

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Simon Fraser: a British explore who discovered a larger river flowing through the southwest section of the province of British Columbia and empties into the Straight of Juan De Fuca (Pacific Ocean) …Juan de Fuca: a Spanish explorer who … Oh, forget it …

      Simon Fucker is a University located in Vancouver, Canada. My home town.

      Always had a shitty football program … U.B.C. Thunderbirds were better, barely. High school ball .. At least it was way back when.

      Junior Big Four was the U.S. college football equivalent in Canada.

      • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        I’m betting all the money that you are the only Flapper here who has heard of Simon Fraser, explorer or school…..

      • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        I have to admit I’ve never heard of him, and I’m a pretty big history nerd.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm

        Yeah Flav, you’re probably right … It is embarassing … In general Americans are known in other regions of the world for being unabashedly geographically challenged.

        I recall as a student in NYC on my first trip there, I had travelers checks (remember those?). I tried to cash one in a store and the clerk asked me for identification. I showed him my British Columbia drivers license … He responded with a suspicious snarl …” You ain’t no South American!!”

      • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

        imagine the quality of their football team back in the early 90’s…..

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        He was the British equivalent of Lewis & Clark … Looking for the same thing, a continental route to the Pacific.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        Flav, I have no idea of what the quality would have been in the 90’s I was long gone by then … I returned from NYC after graduation in 80, only to be gone for good within a year.

      • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

        we were usually drunk as fuck in the stands that had about 300 people in attendance so I have no idea what the quality was either. The quality of the whiskey in my bota bag was poor, but effective…….

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm

        What school Flav? LC? Whazdat?

      • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm

        Lewis and Clark College, P-Town Ore

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        #1 history nerd here. Actually heard of the man and well aware of the university, though the UBC has the better location as it sits atop Wreck Beach, which in 1978 and even in 89 contained many a sight to behold. Clothing extremely optional and the most amazing cookies sold by vendors in the latter year.

      • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        Stix, that’s solid inside info that I would bet ALL THE REST OF THE MONEY that no one anywhere on the planet has shared that same news with anyone else today or ever…….

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        I was a frequent admirer at Wreck Beach back in my youth. πŸ˜‰ Simon Fraser doesn’t have the spectacular setting of UBC (locals always say it without a “the” in front) but the architecture is amazing …was used for the set of a number of Sci Fi movies, one quite renowned film whose title alludes me at present. It is situated in the municipality of Burnaby, on the top of Burnaby Mountain affording incredible views of the city and surroundings … Lisle is my name, and I’ll be your tour guide this evening.

  23. xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    It’s pretty tough to gauge things in a game where the home team leads 52-0 at half time, but Cal’s QB, one of its WRs and one of its RBs sure look talented. Goss, the QB, has poise and a helluvan arm; Lawlor, the WR, cuts like a knife; and the RB, who I’ve never seen before, looks like the fastest guy on the field.

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Goff is a stud.

      • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        yeah, that’s the spelling. πŸ™‚ And he really does look exceptional. But that skinny WR Lawlor, man the speed, moves and hands seem good too. The big mysterey today, I guess, is line play. No way to evaluate it at all, on either side of the ball, for Cal.

      • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        and Muhammad is the RB

  24. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Here’s what dipshit Scott Boras said about Harvey: β€œThis is the thing the doctors are most scared about,” Boras said. β€œMatt Harvey threw zero innings in 2014. He will be the only player in history ever to go from 0 to 200 innings.”
    So I decided to do some research on this bold claim and I just looked up exactly ONE player and here are my findings: Tommy John went from 0 innings in 1975 to 207 the following year.
    Closed up the laptop and stopped the research after I read that.

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Boras went to the Dick Cheney School of Truth-telling.

  25. xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    sorry, the QB is Goff

  26. djloo27 said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I think me, Xoot and Snarkk are all in at making a big run at Cespedes in the FA market…

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      I’m 100% in on that, our outfield after Pence sucks shit. Guys who are home run hitters hit home runs at ATT. see: Barry Bonds. Plus Cespy has the arm of a true champion…….

    • alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Join me in as well Loo..
      Cespedes would pepper the cartoon cars in LF along with the Coke Bottle, and his arm is already Clemente worthy…

  27. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Dumb play by Pagan.

  28. Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    The Baseball Gods are frowning on the Giants of late. Pagan leads off with a double and Blanco LINES into a McDP. Anyone else been noticing lately how many times the Giants have been set to rally and then somebody lines out? My take is that this pattern is waaaaaaay beyond the possibilities of chance.

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Some of it is bad baserunning.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I’m with you on this C.C. Beyond all the shitty pitching, hitting, base running etc … these guys cannot buy a break … It’s been a long, long time since they got a lucky bounce, bloop, whatever .. nothing of chance is falling in for them.

  29. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Giants are going to lose this review.

  30. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    If only humans had invented things that could help Peavy see better.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      sorry, comments that indirectly (or directly) denigrate gay people are moderated here. I like you even though I did not like this post. πŸ™‚ –Flavor

    • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Krukow talks constantly about Peavy’s bad eyesight, the halloween paint on the catcher’s fingers so Peavy has a clue what the pitch call may be, etc. Yet Krukow never mentions how stupid it is, if he’s really so short sighted, for Peavy to challenge an ump’s call on a very close pitch. (“You dumb sob, my arm slot was perfect on that slider it must’ve been a strike!”)

  31. Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    The River Cats, with back to back doubles by Noonan and Sanchez, take an early 1-0 lead vs the Sherpas.

  32. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    How about that?
    The Human Piniata and The Lunchtime Nooner produce a run!!

  33. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Hey, ain’t that against the rules? Aren’t the Giants disallowed from getting early leads in games?

    Oh yeah, this is being played in Denver isn’t it … It doesn’t matter what the score is early on … We’ve lots of time to find a way to loose … 19-12 anyone?

  34. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Shit, finally we have a first baseman who can drive in a run! lqtm

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Belt gets Pipped?! πŸ™‚

  35. djloo27 said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    first HR in 698 at bats for Pa-GONE. So, clearly, he’s back.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Yeah. That time out and a nice recovery room at the Box of Rox elicited a ringing double followed by the Angel of the outfield’s first tater since the Moon Landing or some such ancient history.

  37. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    My Bad Flavor,
    Typing without thinking, and you are totally right to delete it. My apologies..

    • Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      100% all good. I’ve typed the same stuff and regretted it later. And in the scheme of everything not ok that gets typed here, that really wasn’t that bad. But I have too many gay friends to let that one go. They read the blog too and really, it’s just not cool to use those words anymore. It was probably never cool.

  38. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    fat man smarts

  39. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Speaking of politically incorrect … I’ll try this .. The “bums” are getting ready to molest the Padophiles … Bags are loaded .. so to speak … πŸ˜‰

  40. xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    if it wasn’t for bad luck, real bad luck, we wouldn’t have no luck at all

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      I got a picture of me with Albert (Born Under a Bad Sign) King when I was 17 … sits over my piano

      • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        that is nice. I saw him a couple of times, once in Oakland in the early 80s at a short-lived club called the Omni. AK smoked a damned pipe during the show, in an avuncular way, but that v shaped guitar blazed.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        I met him in 67 or 68.

      • xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:11 pm

        your musical career is fairly astonishing. I’m a fiction/poetry guy. I only listen to music, but I dug into jazz and the blues in the late 60s. Along the same lines, I have my favorite painters. Harder to quote them.

  41. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    So much for Posey’s day off.,
    Sanchez sure is a hard luck baseball player with his injuries. Must be something with the name Sanchez along with Mr. Glass

  42. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    This will always be one of my favorite plays of all time. I love the knowing dude head nod Pagan gives Flan as he rounds 3rd. I love how Torres gets to home plate to celebrate a nano second before Pagan crosses it. You can see the head nod best at 2:07/8

  43. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Miller just announced Giants lead the league in hitting into double plays 121 .. padophiles have least 84

  44. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Next catcher up, I’ll go with Jackson Williams,Richmond Flying Squirrels.
    Has some BL time in, including a cup of coffee with the Giants..
    2nd Choice.. Ben Turner Rivercats..

  45. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Bochy’s son, Peavy, burns him again in the 6th inning.

  46. alleykat69 said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    On clue every time in the 6th inning,the bomb with 2 outs, and yes a pitcher is warm and needed one batter to late.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Guess we all pretty much know Peavy’s limits: Right around 90 pitches and six innings ~ well 87 and 5 2/3 this evening.

  47. Lisle Ellis said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    How does that old definition of insanity go …?

    “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”

    Something like that.

  48. Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    White shark attack. Great on El Tiburon Blanco.

  49. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    The scrubini’s have done well so far tonight.

  50. Paul Sorensen said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Not sure if it’s been mentioned or shared yet, but reading Shea’s piece (link here) just makes me shake my head. You really almost can’t even make this stuff up about the state of the 2015 SF Giants…
    http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Check-this-Giants-lineup-it-s-one-of-a-kind-6487361.php

  51. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Speaking of history, and the northwest, I read a review of a book today that sounds like a good one. “The Oregon Trail,” in which the author takes a mule-team on the Trail on a modern day quest.

    • zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      The author’s name is Rinker Buck which is kind of a cool name.

  52. xoot said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    thank fucking god. a win

  53. Macdog said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    To quote Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah.”

  54. Carstie Clausen said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Whodda thunk it: A lineup which probably had the Rox drooling. A pitcher who has a hard time going 6. And yet another player down, as in what the Hector? But SF has this thing about even numbers and it simply was NOT in the cards to lose 8 strait. That magical and elusive 70 win barrier has been transcended and the Carolina Cattleman is going tomorrow. Can you imagine two straight wins? Well, two is an even number.

  55. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Doesn’t look like any help coming from the Pads tonight. No big surprise.

  56. Flavor said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    you guys, not to throw shade on the basking, but the year for us is completely over. Done-zo. The Rockies suck shit, our shit LU beat theirs today and that’s about 6 wins less than we needed today. And that’s ok, you can’t win every year. And I’m not bailing on the season, I’ll be here till the end posting funny shit and stupid shit and just nonsense to keep the line moving. And if by some bizarre miracle we make the dance feel free to celebrate without me since I didn’t *believe*. I believed most of the time during the 3 in 5 September runs, maybe I hit my *believe quota*. I’m not gonna sweat anyone for dreaming, I just don’t have it in me to dream this Fall. Writing is on the wall. It’s over……

    • Paul Sorensen said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      When Saul Goodman said “It’s over in season 5, episode 15, he was right… it was over.

      • Paul Sorensen said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

        sorry, bad post. “It’s over” in season 5, etc. whatever…

      • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2015 at 12:13 am

        One of my happiest memories was being at MSG in 1970 for Game 5 Semi. Knicks wasting Milwaukee with Alcindor. Crowd chanting “It’s All Over Now! (Clap- Clap) Again and again…
        I paid the gateman $ 3.00 to let me in with no ticket.

  57. Paul Sorensen said, on September 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I’m with you, Craig, sorry to say, but as I posted yesterday, 3 in 5 makes it tolerable. 4 in 6 woulda been sweet, but I’ll be happy with 4 in 7.

  58. zumiee said, on September 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    This Harvey thing kind of puts the nutty Nats back in play, sort of.

  59. ewisco said, on September 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    nice win. i don’t have any real expectation that they’ll succeed but haven’t reached the point that i’m conceding. i’m just hoping they stay in the hunt because that’s where the fun is. when you think about it, all the post season is is validation/verification that “you’re in the hunt”. by definition, you make the post season and you’ve still got a chance. and that’s where the real fun is: day by day, pitch by pitch, waiting, watching and wishing for something to happen.

  60. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Me before 2010:

  61. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Fuck it!

  62. Paul Sorensen said, on September 6, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Loo, great clip from one of the greatest films ever (at least about that generation). “What’s it like over there?” “Fuck it.” Actually, when someone from the US asks me that now, I give the same answer. More or less. Re: the Giants, I do much prefer “Fuck yeah!” ….. but, well, it’s an odd year. In so many ways.

  63. willedav said, on September 6, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Flav, a week ago Friday( playing Cards before LA series) a delivery guy buddy of mine asked me if I thought SF could make playoffs, and I said No, not enough pitching and too many injuries to important guys in LU. So I’m not feeling it either, but some nice stories yesterday, despite Hector and Susac and Aoki going down again, Panik back Monday, Cain to the pen, yada yada.

    As I remember, the last line of Albert King’s tune starts “If it weren’t for Real bad luck…”

    Pagan clip was great, but…3 years in a row now he’s been hurt somehow or other, he’s in mid-30s when legs start to go anyway for speed guys, very diminished returns this year with low .600 OPS and spotty D. Even with some kind of arthro or whatever in off season, what could SF reasonably expect next year for $10 mil?

    Imo, any talk of who you go out and get for the OF (and I’d look forward to discussion there eventually) has to start with what Giants plans are for Pagan. Personally I wish they could find a team to do a Kemp deal with, Giants paying his salary for him to play elsewhere.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 6, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Willedav, check out Xoot’s AKing post from 6:22p last nite.

  64. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Cespedes is a fuckin’ monster. 6 years/ $ 150 million?

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Imagine that guy playing at Coors 9 times a year.

  65. Lisle Ellis said, on September 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I’ve become fascinated with the cause of the Giants streakiness. Early yesterday I posted a couple of comments comparing the Cards win/lose streaks with the Giants. Today I checked out LA’s. I won’t post all the details but will pass on that they’ve been pretty damn steady too. Not as steady as the Card’s but much steadier than Giants. Very, very few long win streaks. Very, very few long losing streaks. My conclusion is our overall poor and inconsistent pitching has been the cause, not injuries. Injuries didn’t help, but every team has had their share of them.

    Therefore, lets make fixing our rotation the priority.

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

      I agree Lisle.
      But I still want Cespedes…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Dodgers lack of long losing streaks has to do with the fact that they have TWO aces instead of our one. If Bumgarner loses 2-1 and so does Opie, they always can count on Greinke bailing them out as their stopper. A second Ace may be more than the bean-counting mega-investors owning SF may wanna go. But they could go in for a high Deuce and a Cespedes. That might do the trick.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

        C.C., I agree 1000% percent. Bum had a few bad games but so did Opie. When Bum was off we had nothing to follow him .. The bums had Greinke.

        And btw, Loo … just for the record, I want Cespedes too.

  66. Flavor said, on September 6, 2015 at 11:15 am

    new thread.


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