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Game Time Thread Once the Game Starts

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 12, 2015

Out and About today. You guys hold down the fort with the dignity and class that this place is known for.

Bahahahahaha!!!!!!

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  1. djloo27 said, on September 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I hope Lisle will re-post his “Ode To Belt” from the end of the last thread.
    It’s damn good!

  2. Lisle Ellis said, on September 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    By special request (how can I resist?) … reposting from the end of last thread .. couple of minor changes ..

    All that you say is so very true Loo … It still doesn’t change my gut feeling … but it does help a bit … thx for that!

    I will fashion a ‘mantra’ of sorts for next year … something to the effect of:

    Belt is a bargain at twice the price,
    Dingers on the road & Doubles at home will have to suffice.
    He’s a badass with the glove! Watch him snag.
    And once in awhile he’ll even steal us a bag!
    So what if he craps out with the bases loaded,
    He keeps our payroll from becoming too bloated!

    I’ll work on it some more …

    Reply

    • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      this crowd leans a little more to the Haiku but I like this too.

    • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      so much depends
      upon

      a Belt at
      bat

      frozen by heat
      on

      the black
      again

      • Lisle Ellis said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:28 pm

        You knocked that one outta the park Xoot …!!!
        Tis a most excellent morsel sir!

  3. zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Storen gets the Affeldt Award. Storen broke the thumb on his pitching hand, slamming his hand in frustration against something in the clubhouse.

  4. zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Man, all those empty seats in Yankee Stadium. Late-arriving crowd?

    • zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Rain issues, but still….

  5. mrsprtdude said, on September 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Storen was one of the top closers in NL. Allstar. Dumbass Nats trade for A hole Papelbon, and he loses his job. Giants should trade for him. He could be a Joe Nathan for us…

    • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      I never really liked Storen except when he was at Sunken Diamond.

  6. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I am not moaning about injuries. I say it is the weak bench that got us. The bench we have tonight: Aoki, Crawford, Panik, Pence, Susac. Now that is a bench. No giant this year, with Posey, Duffy and Belt the most games started, have missed less than 10 games during the season.

    The pitching was hurt by getting the getting mostly the downside of Hudson, Voglestrong and Lincecum. But the non-return of Cain had to be something management did not factor in this season.

    So, yeah, we still have a team, a team that fights and a team that hates odd numbered years.
    Go Gigantes!

    • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Ed, you’ve always been one of the few voice or reasons here at the Flap. I salute you.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        True. I still think of eddddd in the U.K., though, adding a British cachet to the Flap. I picture him sitting by a shortwave radio in a large wooden cabinet.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        well, the radio in the cabinet, not eddddd

      • eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        Yes, pawlie, but it is a Sony transistor just like my dad had.

  7. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    xoot, oh my friend, xoot,
    Your 4:49 pm post is one of the most exquisite, erudite, brilliant, and clever posts here. Ever. Oh. I get it. Sweet. Many thanks for your genius. Do me a favor. Send it to bardball. At http://www.bardball.com. Run by James Finn Garner. Tell him I sent you. BULLETIN! Celeste Johnson posted a Giants poem there! Wow. Check it out! (She’s visited here.)

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Celeste’s poem there is a very sweet tribute to one Tim Lincecum.

      • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        I’m headed to that site as soon as the Giant finish pounding the Pods in the 5th. Could be a while.

    • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Pawlie, your generosity of spirit is humbling. I will gladly send my little parody on to see what happens. wth. More important, I greatly appreciate your note. I’ve spent many years considering that great poem from every angle I can find. My focus, however, on Mr. OPS (especially on his 2015 splits) seems like a limiting factor. 😉

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

        The NYT this spring or past winter, who can remember?, did a piece on William Carlos Williams. They found the home in Paterson mentioned in the poem. I had a girlfriend 20+ years ago enduring some health challenges. I’d ask if she were in pain. She was not. “So much depends,” she would say. The infinite distance between pain and no pain. She told me the wheel barrow poem was about a kid tottering between life and death. (Williams was a pediatrician, or at least a family doctor.)

      • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

        oh yeah, he was a doc. He kept a typewriter in a desk drawer so he could work on his poems between examinations. His ability to describe the gaps (or “disconnects” as many would say right now) between oblivion and risk and between fear and inevitability must’ve had roots in his treatment of patients. We’re all so vulnerable, yet so many of us survive so long. I saw the article that exactly located the African American neighbor who kept chickens and had a wheelbarrow. Yet “no ideas but in things.”

        This is a helluva Giants game, huh?

  8. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Winning baseball games is so simple.
    Timely hits, baby!

  9. Carstie Clausen said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Tomlinson is SUCH a keeper. Already his 3rd triple. Kid can fly as well as hit. Byrd may be good to hang onto as well ~ if nothing else a major threat from the bench and a fill-in who is a threat. Adrianza seems to be coming around a bit with the stick ~ up to a buck-seventy-five now with the Mendoza line almost into focus. Not too excited about De Aza, though. He may be a Junior League type.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Agreed. Byrd — his strength and stance — remind me a bit of Mays and Mitchell.

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    This week my buddy and minor-league baseball game viewing companion and raconteur Hart Seely got a book deal to do “the poems of Donald Trump.” It will be brilliant. And wickedly funny. He did this with words of Phil Rizzuto (“Holy Cow,” a NYT bestseller) and Donald Rumsfeld. Of course, Trump gives him ample material, but he’s got his work cut out for him to shape them into poems. (Hart introduced me to his agent; we shall see….)

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Like I mentioned in yesterday’s game, this manager Pat Murphy is the dumbest replacement dude I’ve ever seen. Bud Black has to be laughing over a cold one possibly watching this moron try and coach!!!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      speaking of which, even the devoted Nats fans I know — quite a few here, owing to the AAA connection — say Matt Williams must go, can’t stand him…. but I think it goes well beyond him, which we have discussed here

  12. Bozo said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I guess I can’t go to bed yet.

    • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      I would recommend a nice cup of tea and a full game before shut eye. Or tequila.

  13. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    The Snakes are showing the real Giants.
    As it should be. A real Bum night

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Kelbulator!

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    MadBum!!!!!!

  16. alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Belted baby!!

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    xoot,
    Belt must’ve read your poem.

    • xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      that was a great rip. I give it all to him.

  18. snarkk said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’m not getting excited about this Bum thing until/unless end of 8th…

  19. snarkk said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, and trade Belt!…

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    All we need now is for AZ to overtake the Dawgs. And we’ll be talking HOPE, Emily Dickinson’s poem.

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    000 makes the play!

  22. alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    OOO making a big league play..

  23. Bozo said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    MLB TV has switched over to the Giants game.

  24. xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Ehire fills in for Crawford very well. Good job.

  25. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    When I saw the game was on NBC against the pads I thought, damn, show a good game!

  26. Macdog said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Damn.

  27. alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Fuck the Upton brothers. They had the best AB’s as it turned out..

  28. Bozo said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    MLB TV jinxed it, the bastards.

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I’m not crushed or anything. I love how MadBum kept his composure after the hit. #warrior

  30. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Bum certainly looks like he is giving it his all.

  31. alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Really think Jon Miller needed to STFU, he jinxed the no no by keep mentioning it..

    • eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      There has been a attitude shift in baseball announcers everywhere. Because they have to say _something_ along the way they now ignore the jinx and mention it too much. go figgure.

  32. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Still love the name conjured by Stix, in the 2010 WS, for Bumgarner: THE UNDERTAKER.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Thanx, Pawlie. It was one of those rare nights when i managed to see the game on t.v. He simply, at the age of not yet legally able to drink that champagne, had that look.

  33. Macdog said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I guess a Pagan HR and MadBum perfecto were just too much to ask for one game.

  34. eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    9 SO no walks one hit shutout no errors and 8 runs.
    And that is your San Francisco Giants

  35. zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Bum at 18-7, with a great chance to win 20.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Yeah a great chance Z, and I say he gets it. And I believe their was some flappers that wanted to shut him down. Yeah like that was gonna happen…

  36. xoot said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    The end of last year’s WS showed it clearly–the connection between Posey and MadBum–but tonight showed it too. Those guys get along.

    • eddacker said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Didn’t I notice a couple of times during the game Posey didn’t even put down a sign, just a look did it.

  37. Carstie Clausen said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    So the seemingly inevitable got delayed again, this time by ann 8th inning pinch hit. Oh well. a CG, one-hit shutout and his 18th victory means that the late James Garner’s kinsman remains a force.

  38. Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    missed almost all of this. Flipped the tv on to see the last out, a fly ball to RF. I started the celebration and no one else came to the party. Realized shortly that he had given up a hit that I hadn’t heard about. Bummer. Time to shut this stud down. And I’m on board with Loo, tear up his contract and pay him whatever to stay in SF forever…….

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      like leading a parade and no one behind you….my mom was at the front of a picket line in the Seventies and looked back. Everyone was gone. Norma Rae.

      • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        that’s hilarious.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Why shut em down BF?
      He still has a great shot at 20 wins, this was only his 29th start, 4 fewer then last year, with less innings pitched. It’s a big goal to get 20 wins in these days of BS specialist that cost wins for starters, so let the Undertaker go for it!! Which I’m sure Bochy will..

      • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

        i dunno. less pitches the better? What the fuck, let him go. I really don’t care one way or the other since it’s all speculation what COULD happen (good or bad)

  39. pawliekokonuts said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    They just don’t make them like Madison Bumgarner anymore, or so it seems. Shrugs off fame, pressure, win, loss, hit, no hit. Zen master. He’s the Sensei. The Roshi of Hurling.

  40. Lisle Ellis said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Fuck! I love being WRONG!

    Last night I predicted a one run lose tonight. So, I’m staying with the negativity.

    Tomorrow, Leake gets leaky, and after 17 runs in two games our offense sinks while taking on serious water facing Cy Young Jr. (a young unknown we’ve never faced).

  41. Lurker John said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    What more can you say about Madbum? Just sit back and enjoy his talent and competitiveness and let the superlatives pile up. His whole career has been stellar, from his remarkable 2010 playoff performance, to last years history-making playoff record to back-to-back 18 win seasons, maybe more this year, he’s a generational pitcher, IMO, and he’s just 26 years old. A lot more fun to come. I really hope the Giants find a way to keep him a Giant his whole career.

    • Flavor said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      agreed. But if they tear up his deal and go big and he gets hurt, that’ll be 0-4 on the big P deals……

  42. snarkk said, on September 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    If that were not a perfecto in progress, but only a no hitter, Bum doesn’t throw that pitch where he threw it. Down the middle, mid thigh high, on a 2-1 pitch. If he throws a cutter or a slider there and risk going 3-1, Upton doesn’t get that knock…

    • zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Good point.

      • zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm

        I think Posey wanted the pitch higher.

  43. zumiee said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Stanford #20 is very fast.

  44. snarkk said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Speaking of Stanfoo, the Cal Bears are now 2-0.
    On to play Texas next week at Austin. Winnable game, if they keep mistakes to a minimum.
    Much better defense this year…

    • wilcojoe said, on September 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Yeah should be a very entertaining game to say the least. I could see Cal winning big unless Texas can find a way to compete in the trenches. Horns line on both sides has been attrocious so far. They fianally pulled the plug on Swoopes after last weeks disaster in South Bend and the freshman Heard looked good last night. He will need to use his arm and not just rely on his legs if they have a chance.

  45. Macdog said, on September 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    A couple ex-Giants made some noise today in tightening NL Central race. Adam Duvall 2-run bomb to give Reds the win over suddenly slumping Cards. And the Beast with a grand slam in Bucs’ win over the Brew.

    • snarkk said, on September 12, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      I hope Duvall sticks with the Reds. I think the kid just needs a consistent amount of playing time, IMO he’s got an MLB quality stick. BTW, on the highlights, Heyward made a totally lame effort at grabbing the homer, it was on top of the wall…

      • Macdog said, on September 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

        Yeah, Duvall 3 HRs so far with the Reds while Leake has zero wins, hopefully he finally gets that first one today.

  46. blade3colorado said, on September 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Joe Buck needs to shave and lose that new look . . . lulz.

  47. Flavor said, on September 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

    new thread


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