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Turn Out the Lights

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 10, 2015

This comment says it all:

Macdog said, on September 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm (Edit)

Noonan, Williams, Perez = easiest save in MLB history.

When you’re running those 3 chumps out there, either strung together or spread out across baseball time continuum, your team is in trouble. I’m not really down on this year, but the reality is we just don’t have enough major league players to make a run in September. Not news, I know, but…..

we needed a new thread.

🙂

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  1. zumiee said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    And in other cheery news, the owner of Fox News bought National Geographic magazine; the magazine has been one of the voices warning of the effects of too much carbon going into the atmosphere and global warming.
    Hey, it’s record-breaking heat in the Central Valley this week; but hey, not to worry. Murdoch says global warming ain’t real. But he promises not to mess with the magazine, and he wouldn’t lie…..
    Here’s some of the happy comments of National Geo subscribers at the National Geo page on Facebook:

    Laurie Morrison
    Sad day indeed when National Geographic sold out to Murdock. There goes my belief and support. I will not be renewing my subscription.
    Like · Reply · 30 · 1 hr
    1 Reply

    Jorge Neal
    You are no longer a trustworthy source of information. Your integrity has been compromised. Goodbye, National Geographic.
    Like · Reply · 18 · 45 mins

    Yvonne Viner
    RIP National Geographic.
    Like · Reply · 10 · 47 mins

    Michael Fraser
    The almighty dollar has won again. What a sad day to learn that National Geographic has sold out to the enemy.
    What hope is there that we have a chance?
    Like · Reply · 8 · 53 mins

    Robin Farrell
    RIP National Geographic

    • eddacker said, on September 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Does this mean no more pictures of half naked local indigenous people?
      J/K
      Murdock and his global ‘news’ empire spreads far and wide with many people getting their only source of news from those outlets. Why would they buy a company that did not show profit? Which must be true if they are not going to mess with the magazine? If the magazine is making money why would they sell? Enquiring minds want to know. It does seem and incongruous move.

  2. zumiee said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

    In baseball yesterday, Votto showed the fine art of getting right into an umpire’s grill, and yelling furiously, without actually touching the umpire. It was quite theatrical.

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:45 am

      that Votto meltdown? WTF? It wasn’t even strike 3. He must have been having a bad day personally or something because nothing else explains that embarrassing display.

  3. Paul Sorensen said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    11:48pm Thur. night, Saigon, 9:48am Thur. morning Bay Area: I love you Flappers, really. Especially those of you who are still posting comments about “if this happens or that happens”….. dudes.. it’s over. Seriously. Here’s something approximated from the next to last episode of Breaking Bad: Saul: “It’s over.” Walter White: “It’s over when… cough cough.. I say it’s…. cough cough… cough cough cough cough cough”…. Saul: “It’s over.”

    If you still don’t believe that, then read this: http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Buster-Posey-gets-odd-intentional-walk-in-6494855.php

    Actually, I’m glad it’s over. It was not a bad penny year…. the team was in place, ready to rock, ready to roll. Unbelievable, the injuries. That’s what Big Headed Bruce said in the aforementioned story, and he’s right: it’s unbelievable. I’m actually a little excited about the off season, allowing the boys to get some much needed rest, and seeing what the brain trust does to make 4 in 7 come true. 3 in 5 will do that. Knowing dude head nods for the past 5 years will do that. Let whoever will be the pretenders to the throne win it all this year. They will lose it to the Orange and Black next year anyway. I think MadBum and Buster and Underpants are all ok with this.

    Here’s what galls me: I was sitting in a bar tonight and Fox Sports Asia was showing the YankMees vs. Baltimore, they always show the YankMees here, and A-Hole (sorry, A-Rod) was the final Yankees batter in the bottom of the 9th, and he most pathetically struck out on 3 pitches to end the game, and all I could think about was Wilson’s K of Howard in the NLCS in 2010 and of Cruz in the Series in Texas, and Romo’s K of Migg-fucking-y in 2012..,. and the YankMees will be in the post-season this year and the Giants won’t. That hurts. A little. But actually… not that much. Knowing dude head nods will do that. Personally, I will spend this entire playoffs nodding. Sometimes nodding off… sometimes nodding at the bargirl at Tequila bar on Pasteur Street to bring me another Petrona shot…. but definitely nodding. “Wait til next year” is always a sad battle cry for fans who live in cities not named San Francisco…..

    • Irish Kevin said, on September 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      That was excellent!! It is definitely time for the head nod to acknowledge the Giants are done, put a fork in them, let the fat lady sing, two weeks ago they looked strong being only 3 1/2 back, injuries and sending out bench players as starts was not going to cut it. The years the Giants won the WS everyone was healthy and ready to go. This year was just one major injury after another. Some of you say if they reach the playoffs magic could happen. I don’t think so with injured players the Giants have. You might not need to be the strongest team to win it all but you definitely have to be the healthiest.

      • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm

        I could give a fuck if they got their asses blasted in a one-game wild card, or got swept in a divisional series…I would still love to see them do the unbelievable…

        Like I said, my white flag is on the flag pole, but I haven’t run that fucker up the pole, yet. You fucking doomers get to me…. 😉

  4. willedav said, on September 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

    OK, I’m resigned to LA winning the division, but it’s not like that has happened before.
    what happens after that should be very interesting…surprised cubs walked in and slapped couple Cards SPs around in their own yard, before their pen melted down yesterday and Cards came back and salvaged final of 3 game set.

    Bozo, thank for those links other day. The Sonny Rollins page had a live version of “It Don’t Mean a Thing” recorded in Sweden 1959 with pianoless trio that was amazing.
    So was John Booker, what a powerhouse rhythm he creates on solo piano.

    • Bozo said, on September 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      I’m sure I’ve already mentioned the time I saw Sonny at the War Memorial Opera house in SF. It was back in the early 80s. It was a star studded night but Sonny came out and just blew everybody away (IMO). He walked out put all the mics on stage onto the floor and blew a 10+ minute acoustic solo that included Meet the Flintstones, TV commercial jingles and some incredible riffs that were just awesome. It was a great night of music, at various times that night you had my old teacher, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, jaco Pastorius (not a good night night for Jaco), Charlie Haden and more, but Sonny’s solo was it for me.
      Cheers.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Betcha Rollins ’59 trioin Sweden was Henry Gimes (bass); Joe Hunt (drums).

  5. Macdog said, on September 10, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Ruben Amaro fired as Phils GM. And there is much rejoicing in Philly.

    • Paul Sorensen said, on September 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Ruin Tomorrow. About 4 years too late. Philly fans are among the toughest in sports. Talk about “what have you done for me lately”…. they make it seem like “BOO!” was invented in Philly along with the cheesesteak… but they deserve better, hard to believe Amaro lasted that long. My Father, die hard Phillies fan for decades, is happy in heaven, he fucking hated Amaro…

      • willedav said, on September 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

        yeah, should ignite another outpouring from long suffering (few years anyway) Phils fans, making for a good read in blogosphere next few days.
        K and K were both surprised at how yard was only half full last time SF was in.

  6. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Okay…I have my white flag mounted on the flag pole, but I have not run that fucker up the pole, yet. Yeah, I am an optimist to a fault, and hard-headed to boot.

    I still, at a minimum, would love to see the G-men close the gap to, at a minimum, five games prior to our last battle with the bumbinos of the latrino. Just let our boys in the Orange and Black play one more meaningful series against those fuckers, please.

    Sounds like there is quite a bit of interest in (thanks for this, Loo) the Koko-Mac-A-Flap-A-Looza. It would be cool as hell if we could get a handful of us Flappers from the left coast to make that trip, and hang our hats in the same hotel. Let’s make it happen…something else to ponder in addition to the hot stove.

    And if we lose another fucking 2-1 game…just shoot me, already.

    • Irish Kevin said, on September 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Give me your address Chuck I will be over on Friday night, I don’t own a gun can you provide me one?

      • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        Sorry Kev…will be in Grass Valley seeing Marcia Ball live Friday night.

        And it is all good…I’ve got a gun and know how to use it. Maybe I will just go shoot-up the town if we lose another of those fucking games. 😉

      • Bozo said, on September 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

        I hope her voice holds out for ya Chi. Love Marcia, but for the last few years it seems that every time I’ve seen her, her voice has been pretty shot. Probably because she gigs a bunch when she’s in NOLA. Have fun.

      • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        I have not seen her in some time, John, so will let ya know how it goes. This is a great little venue in Grass Valley that holds about 300 max. Not a bad seat in the place.

      • wilcojoe said, on September 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm

        Used to see Marcia Ball quite a bit in the late nineties at a great little bar in Austin called Ego’s. My good friend (who we named our second boy after) would open for her on the occasional Saturday night. He had some great Saturday night gigs there opening for the likes of Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Dale Watson, Redd Volkaert, Floyd Domino, Jim Lauderdale, and countless others. Those were some of the best memories of my life. Now the fucking place is a karaoke bar.

      • chipower9 said, on September 11, 2015 at 8:07 am

        That is a cool story, Wilco. I have never been to Austin, but want to go just to check out the music scene (and the BBQ).

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Whaz da mattr wid ya boy? It weren’t over til Kennedy dropped da A bombed on Berlin and declared “itchy bum Berlin” … everybody knowd dat!

  7. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I agree it ain’t happening, but who would be our likely competition in a bidding war for Cespedes?
    Just the usual suspects?

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      probably. LA or one of the NY teams. Texas SHOULD go after him. But they probably won’t. Actually I could see Texas getting him…..

  8. zumiee said, on September 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Cards are cooling off at the wrong time of the year.

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      this is how it goes, right? What baseball team ever goes wire to wire?

      • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        Not many do it without a bump or two. ’84 Tigers come to mind…

      • xoot said, on September 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        D Evans at 1B and hitting HRs. I remember joy here in the bay area when the tiggers started out 50-0 or whatever it was.

      • Paul Sorensen said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        Yeah, I think Detroit started out something like 35-5 that year, then kind of coasted. Lost the 1st game of the Series to SanD and then quickly took care of business. ’93 Orioles were pretty good too, if I remember correctly, but not sure about wire to wire.

      • Paul Sorensen said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

        Oops, I think I meant ’83 Orioles….

  9. xoot said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Darryl Evans had better years for Detroit, but somehow he managed to get into the center of the Tigers’ celebration that year as they rushed the mound. jeezus, what a dead pull hitter, a strong dead pull hitter

  10. Lisle Ellis said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Anyone noticing that majority of contenders sucking wind at this point, especially in the AL? KC and Houston 3-7, 4-6 in their last 10 respectively. Jays & Yanks only 6-4 and that’s about as good as it gets it that league. Cards hammered tonight 11-0 by Reds. They’re 4-6 as is Pits. Cubs and Mets working respectable 7-3, and at the top of the heap is LA (8-2) … and we are wipin up the rear with a 3-7 record in the last 10.

  11. mrsprtdude said, on September 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve been busy, and frankly not motivated. The Kershaw lose was the nail. How quickly I forgot how much of a bummer to out of it after so many years of being used to it..
    IMO Gmen should shut down all the starters with even a hint of injury, and Mad Bum too after one more home start. After 270 innings last season what he has done this year was great, but a notch below normal. Lets wrap it up and see if any of the young kids can play.
    I always thought Posey belonged behind the plate, but now split with 1st a better choice knowing his ankle is still messed up. Belt in left. Pagan / Blanco Pense are the center and right. Infield is set. Get a veteran catcher, and another OF ( Byrd?). Spend all the money on Greinke and the bullpen.

    • ewisco said, on September 11, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Greinke and the bullpen. wasn’t that a british punk band back in the day?

    • chipower9 said, on September 11, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Heard this morning on the radio (via Baggs) that Giants are probably not going to be in on any of the BIG FA pitchers (Greinke, Price, Cueto, etc.), and that they are probably more likely to be sniffing at the likes of Samardzija and Zimmerman (in additiona to making a hard run at Leake). I agree on the need to get another OFer. Bench also needs a good upgrade (I can see Tomlinson vying for a spot as a utlity guy next year).

  12. willedav said, on September 11, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Didn’t the A’s have a season like that, tremendous start and then coasted in playing .500 ball rest of way?
    Lansford days?

    LE, Henry Grimes on bass yes drummer listed as Joe Harris. Great exchange trading fours with Sonny Rollins, who is all business on that tune. Lotta music packed into 4:25.
    Live at Village Vanguard part of permanent CD rotation at work and I’ll pop it in there today.

    Pianist Bozo linked to James Booker, great solo N/O sound.

    Understand the sentiment, but I disagree about making it kiddies day at the yard until SF is eliminated.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on September 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Oops, I meant Joe Harris! Joe hunt was a drummer that played with George Russell.

      I attended a Conference of Jazz Journalists at Columbia University in NYC several years ago organized by George Lewis, (trombonist/composer, head of Jazz Dept at Columbia.) A Swedish TV guy brought rare video tapes of Sonny performing for Swedish TV that had never been seen before outside of Sweden. Amazing!

  13. chipower9 said, on September 11, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I agree with WillieD (not making it “kiddies day” until the Giants are eliminated). There is still a chance that our boys can rip off a run, and the bums could falter. As I have said before, I just want to see that final series against the bums be relevant…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 11, 2015 at 10:06 am

      As i see it, the relevance would be 100% in getting the LaBumbos outta their game and into a tailspin which would carry into the post-season.

  14. willedav said, on September 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Read through Beane’s excuse for not bringing up Zito, 90% BS. A’s used over 20 pitchers this year all young except for Kazmir, including 2 separate stints on mound by Ike Davis. Beane talks about Zito adding vet presence and experience, but kept him in Nashville and AAA all year. Would have been great op for Zito to show all the young A’s what it is to be a major leaguer, and how you handle your business day in/day out at ML level on and off the field.

    The 10% that does absolve the guy that took his team from playoffs last year to worst record in entire league this year: since Z was not on 40 man, any team could have picked him up.

  15. snarkk said, on September 11, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I don’t want to see Doghairs jumping around ATT celebrating a division win, unless a miracle happens and Giants pull within 4 at the series start. Since Giants are toast, let them come in 5 games out into that last series to prevent Doghair defilement…

  16. unca_chuck said, on September 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    In unrelated news, and more proof that Roger Goodell has to go, Aldon Smith signs with the Raiders.

    Thus proving you can live above the law in the NFL.

  17. unca_chuck said, on September 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Beane’s just pissed that Zits won a couple rings with the Giants.

  18. chipower9 said, on September 11, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Pawlie – started reading your draft last night (Chasing Willie Mays). Damned good read so far…looking forward to getting back into it sometime this weekend. Thanks for the share.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 11, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Thanks, Chi/Chuck.

  19. pawliekokonuts said, on September 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I think, for my mental health, or to delve more deeply into my fan-psychosis, I’ll again start to read the 2014 official WS book, the hardcover coffeetable thing, as well as the memorable issues of The Chron that Tedspe generously sent. I do not wanna know nuttin about the real baseball stuff.

  20. unca_chuck said, on September 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Just found out my work is taking us to the Dodger game on Oct 1.

    Anyone else out there going? I have a very slim hope that this will mean something, but I’m not holding my breath. But I rest comfortably in the fact that we are the defending champs until the END of October.

    Methinks the Giants need to retaliate for Aoki’s broken leg and all the various beanings and injuries to our players this season. We’ve lost Aoki 2x, Pence, Crawford, and a few others I can’t recall to plunkings this year, and have yet to retaliate.

    Maybe a 99 MPH fastball to Grienke’s ribs would soothe my soul a little.

  21. Flavor said, on September 11, 2015 at 10:50 am

    new thread.


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