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Lost Opportunity

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 16, 2015

The only good thing about last night was that we were all ready so far back in the standings it really didn’t matter if we win or lose. Because otherwise, that one would have hurt. But the Dodgers DID lose in 16 innings so it was a little irritating that we couldn’t close the gap.

Everyone talks about getting it to 4.5/5.5 games for the Dodger series but with 1/3 of our starters spittin’ seeds from the dugout that 4 game series would be more frustration than gratification.

Doesn’t matter. We couldn’t even put the Reds away. Still stuck a long way from first place……

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  1. blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Happy birthday Stix . . . I hope you have fun on your special day! 🙂

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Thanx, Blade. Will continue building a new terrace garden today. Then off to a friend’s for a dinner invitation.

  2. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Chapman with 42 pitches to get 5 outs, so he’s done for today. He was all over the place, but SF pitching, ugh.
    Heston had nothing to start the game, Osich Strick Kontos Romo.

    Should Belt have gotten a closer look after getting whacked at 2b? Error was uncharacteristic…and don’t gimme the “how can you tell whether he’s loopy or not” explanation, lol.

    Side note that has bugged me for a while: all these guys getting hurt diving for a ball Trayce Thompson being latest. Didn’t all you guys do this as kids? I used to do this all the time (head first slides too) in OF playing softball as an adult (80s thru 90s+) on city fields in San Jose and Mitchell Park in Paly and Little House field in Menlo. None of these places compare with pristine OF grass at ml yards.
    Nowadays this keeps a guy from playing ball for a couple days…unbelievable.

    Props to east coast guys who stayed up…xoot too for a 2 AM post on Loo’s robot.

  3. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Belated shout out for b-day of one of my heroes yesterday, Cannonball Adderley.
    Led incredible groups with brother Nat and more than held his own alongside Miles and Trane.
    I listen to his stuff at work every week, without fail.

    • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

      I didn’t know that Cannonball Butler and Herb Adderley had a son…

  4. unca_chuck said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Missed most of the game but caught the comeback in the 9th. Sucked we couldn’t win it there. Switched back 5 mins later and Romo had already given up the bomb. Fucking De Aza would have scored on the double had it stayed in the park. He was half way to 3rd when it bounced into the stands…..

    Oh well. We just started watching Dexter. got a zillion episode to get through. Weird-ass show. Very dark.

    • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

      It was also long gone in any other ballpark on the planet.
      I’m sure it evens out, but it seems like Triples Alley hurts us more than helps us…

      • zumiee said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

        When our pitching was more dominant, it was a big plus; but these days when we have to rely more on offense, it’s not working to our advantage. We need an upgrade in pitching in the off-season, definitely. Our core guys had an awesome run the last several years, but Father Time has caught some of them.

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Happy birthday, Carstie.
    Yes, Magnus, let’s awake from the delusion. We are not going to sweep the Dodgers and it just will not matter.
    Oh. Barry zito called up. They’re talking Zito vs. Hudson, 9/26. That could be fun.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Thanx, Pawlie. Zito vs Hudson could be a classic ~ for the hitters.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

        Too bad they don;t get to hit off each other.

  6. chipower9 said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Happy Birthday, Stix! Hope your day is awesome and that the Giants bring you a win!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Thanx, Chi. My favorite birthday present was in 2010 when SF bested the LaBumbos on their way to Glory.

      • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

        Mine was a Lionel Train Set in 1961…

  7. chipower9 said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Well, the white flag is still tethered to the pole, but no way in hell I am running that fucker up there until we are mathematically eliminated. I am just hard-headed that way.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Keep the faith, baby. And as Irish Rick said to his g.f. “Keep the baby, Faith”. Of course, that was in the 60’s.

  8. giants54 said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Credit them for battling and staying mathematically alive despite the depleted lineup. That’s the good news. The downside is dodgers could clinch at AT&T.

  9. blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

    What’s the Flapper opinion on this new guy, Parker? Putting together some DFS LUs and may “punt” him in a couple of tourneys (good lefty/righty matchup against Lorenzen}.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

      By the by, on paper – we should absolutely stomp this guy in my opinion. Belt, Duffy, Byrd, and Posey (if he plays) are rated highly against this stiff, Lorenzen. Wish we were playing in Cincy against him.

      • Macdog said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

        Maybe De Aza also? If he can’t hit this guy, there’s no hope for him.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

        Yep. Actually Mac – I just changed one of my LUs with him added to Belt and Duffy. I wanted Posey too, but I doubt he will play (too many games in a row), as well as cheaper options (V. Martinez, Flowers, and Gomes) who I think will also rake tonight at catcher.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

        Pagan is another good matchup too.

  10. Macdog said, on September 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I know it’s highly unlikely the Giants, given their current state, would be able to sweep four games from the Dodgers. But, they had a chance to win every game under similar circumstances in that 3-game sweep two weeks ago, Since I’m one of those who cling to the last thread of hope until they’re mathematically eliminated, I just want to see that next-to-last series have some relevance. That means getting to no worse than five games, although that doesn’t look too promising either.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Dennis Zucchino hopes for the same, for his AT&T pilgrimage.

  11. Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

    just kicking around who I remember as our worst mid season pick up. I think I’m gonna roll with Orlando Cabrera back in 2011. Just in terms of how little he accomplished in his short time here. He was done on arrival…….

    • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Garko and Guillen were pretty comparable.

      • Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        both good ones.

      • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

        I forgot about Uggla. Maybe that visit was so transitory it doesn’t even count.

    • chipower9 said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Ruben Rivera was pretty awful. This is just one testiment…

      • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        great clip, and my sons and I were lucky enough to be listening to Jon Miller’s call live at the time. But I believe Rubén was a FA signing over the winter and actually made the opening day roster. Let go soon after the memorable moment above, however.

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

    Happy Birthday Stix!!!
    Enjoy your day, and have a few of the Northwest Beers, that one that starts with a L, you know the one..🍺

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Thanx, Kat: 77 degrees and muggy here today so just had an Angry Orchard hard cider. Oops, just noticed on the label that it’s produced in Cincinnati. When it’s hot and muggy i like something spritzy. Will atone for the gaffe by having a Grain BELT Nordeast later. Nordeast is comparable to anything i’ve had from the NW or even Sierra Nevada stuff. Totally Naked from New Glarus, Wisconsin may be the current runner up for a warm or moderate season beer. Winters i like a chocolate stout or something akin. Also drink some booze come the cold weather.

      • alleykat69 said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        I like Angry Orchard too Stix.
        Great in a glass with ice, and if you want a little more kick add a shot of fireball which now makes it a “Angry Ball”😀

  13. djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    After last night the new BBOTD should be actress Parker Posey…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      boom

  14. blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Barry Zito is back in the show. Not certain which Flapper said something about it being great if Hudson vs. Zito . . . Ha. It may happen during the Bay Series coming up.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Hudson wants that matchup to happen Blade, it would make a fitting final for both careers.
      However, Dickhead Billy is saying for now Zits is only coming out of the BP..
      Makes no sense at all with both teams out of it to screw Zito over a final curtain call start against Hudson…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

        Agree AK. Nice send off for both.

    • snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      I did. A’s said repeatedly they weren’t bringing up Zito, bbasically a middle finer to A’s fans. Now they’ve relented. Supposedly it’s going to cost the A’s a lot to bring him up. Why, I have no idea…

  15. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    If A’s bring Zito up and don’t start him v Hudson, it would be vintage A’s. Tone deaf to their fans. I wouldn’t be surprised if they Started Zito the day before or after Hudson’s start, just to screw with the fans…

  16. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Play this Parker kid, see what he can do. At least he’s got pop, has more ABs now than when he came up in June. Seen enough of Perez, we know his MO…

    • giants54 said, on September 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Over 2200 abs in the minora and .261 career avg… Kieschnick lite?

  17. xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    the a’s beat writer says that Zito can’t start because he’s pitched only one inning in relief since coming off 4 weeks (or something like that) on the DL (shoulder tendinitis). Still, if the Giants blast the a’s starter in Hudson’s game, why not bring Zito in for a batter or two? The E Coli generally sells out Giants games–it’d be the best game of the year for the a’s and their fans, and for the 30,000 Giants fans attending, too.

    • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      “and GOOD for the 30,000 Giants fans” (we’ve had some great games this year).

    • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Xoot, sure he can . . . Snarkk and I saw him do a 45 minute long toss session and other exercises/warm ups before his start a few years ago. Yes, he left everything in warmups, but that 70-80 mile “butterfly” fastball he throws will be no problem for him in a start against Hudson. Shit, just cut out the 45 minute warm up and the dude is good to go. 🙂

      • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm

        I know what you mean. I used to watch that long-toss warm up both at the E Coli and later at China Basin. First time I saw it (Little League Night at the Oakland park, vs. Seattle) Zito then took a no hitter into the 8th. I was relatively hopeful when the Giants signed him.

    • snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Then give him a one inning start. A’s are toast, who cares. The integrity of the game isn’t compromised, just have the real starter get ready as soon as Zito goes to the mound…

  18. Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I’m not a “keep hope alive till we’re mathematically eliminated” kind of guy. If we have almost no shot I’d rather focus up on studying college/pro football. I’m all for hitting a long shot (like in 2010) but we had the horses back then. We do not have the horses right now. Not a big deal, can’t win every year…….

  19. blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Off topic . . . Trippin’ on these Republican warmongers acting like the world is the board game Risk. According to their bizarro world view, we’ll be at war with Russia, Iran, and Syria . . . Maybe China too. Hilarious.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      can’t watch it; disturbs my alleged serenity; that’d be just as true for Dems, mayhaps

    • zumiee said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      Debate-strategy-wise, the candidates aren’t accomplishing what their main goal was: to take down Trump. They keep attacking Obama, but that’s dumb strategy. They need to be going after Trump. Before the debate, Rand Paul said he was going to go after Trump and he’s not really doing that very aggressively. It’s funny how the GOP candidates always talk so aggressively about each other on the campaign trail, but once they’re onstage together, they rarely can stomach going after each other. Trump must be kind of amazed how easy it is to lead that pack of light-weights.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Too many candidates on stage. Sheesh, I think I have heard Carson once. I actually think the earlier “also ran” debate with 4 people is the one that you want to be in, i.e., more exposure and if you’re half way decent at making your point (e.g., Lindsay Graham IMO), then it is a ticket to the main debate.

      • zumiee said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:17 pm

        I agree. 11 people onstage is pretty ridiculous.
        Somebody put this gif together from tonight’s debate. Trump truly is a pretty rotten person.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm

        they call it the kids’ table or the undercard — the debate with the ones with low numbers, allegedly

    • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      That’s some funny shit Zum. 🙂

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm

        byootiful, just fecking byootiful

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I found out a few weeks ago my brother, a bigwig in radio, knows John Kasich. My brother lived in Ohio, and I think Kasich was a congressman then. There was a Bob Dylan concert. My brother’s wife didn’t wanna go. So he took Kasich. I tellya, Johnny, the Flap has it all.

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Back to baseball. Are the Asstros about to do a fast fade?

    • Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      boy, they sure got their asses handed to themselves tonight.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    “Hope” is the thing with pennants*

    “Hope” is the thing with pennants –
    That perches on the heart –
    And sings the tune without the words –
    And never stops – till done –

    And sweetest – in the Yard – is heard –
    And sore must be the arm –
    The tiny splash of one ball’s arc
    Scribing wingèd Victory –

    I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
    And on the foggiest Cove –
    That – never – in Eternity,
    Did three-ringed Giants swoon – nor fold.

    *with apologies to Emily Dickinson

    • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Very nice. btw, did you know that most of Emily D’s poems can be sung to the meter and tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas? Damndest thing. She was a great one, though.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

        Man, the things I learn here! I find her inscrutable, but that’s half the magic, right? I saw your poem at Bardball. I threw this one out there, too.

      • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        I mentioned your name in my first email. Must’ve tipped the scale. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ll look for yours.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I’m just not a huge fan of David Ortiz. There. I’ve said it.

  24. djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Votto just turned 32 and has almost $200 million coming to him between now and age 40.
    Horrific.

    He still hasn’t shown all that much, but I kinda like De Aza.
    If Aoki ever wears a Giant uniform again, he’ll be doing it in Yomiuri.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      the ever quotable DJLoo….I actually love the Yomiuri Giants caps. I know someone who has one.

  25. djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what kind of reception Panda gets when he comes back to ATT next June with Boston.
    I would give him a standing O…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Me too. I am very grateful he took their offer.

      • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        lulz! And thanks for the e-mails, Blade…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

        you guys having an Internets tryst?

      • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        He’s my latest.

  26. Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I’m now for Byrd getting his option picked up. Yes, he’s 38, no he’s not a huge difference maker, but he’s a professional ballplayer and 8 million really isn’t much and he’s gone at the end of the year. We need pro ball players, especially in the outfield.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      I’m with ya. He has done relatively well everywhere he has gone. And once again I salute our Alabama hurler for his grit and tenacity and passion.

      • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:11 pm

        Psychic Flav strikes again…

    • Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      all I said is we should keep him and then he backed up Pagan’s missed catch and hit a triple. No prediction there. But it was a nice sequence reminder of what we need. The dude is just a good, pro ball player. 8 mil is nothing, especially if it’s just a year. It’s either that of a guy who costs $650K who more closely resembles a hologram than a pro ball player.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

        holograms are the thing, aren’t they. they creep me out. is whitney houston alive or dead? the hologram thing confuses me existentially.

  27. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Peavy has steadily lowered his E.R.A. Now down to 3.97.

  28. djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Vungo!!!

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    PEAVY. HR. Somebody look it up: is this the most homers ever by Giants pitchers?

  30. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    000 always seems to accept his frequent outs with a knowing equanimity. How can he do that in the face of pitchers hitting all these dingers, like Peavy just did ?…

  31. Macdog said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Are you kidding me?

  32. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Nice to see Torres at ATT , in the stands. And with a smokin hot Latina next to him…

    • djloo27 said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      While Lowry’s stuck with Baer…

      • xoot said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

        Noah Lowry looks like a “mixologist.”

  33. Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Knuckle ball or not, Pagan is a shell of himself out there. Even he has to be embarrassed by his outfield play this year……

  34. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Kinda surprised Bochy did that–he’s had pretty quick hook lately, but Peavy gets the pop out and finishes 6.

  35. pawliekokonuts said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I haven’t seen it but have heard about the Mets’ quick pitching. Apparently Hansel Robles does it. PREDICTION: It causes a fight in the postseason.

  36. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Another good AB from D/A—counting the 2b he cracked last night that’s 5 in a row.
    Given what SF has had out of minors, he’s making a case to stick around.

  37. Flavor said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    all of this “Pagan almost got it” nonsense we keep hearing from Kruk and Kuip? They just don’t understand this. Elite athletes lose their edge, this is what it looks like. They don’t turn into me or Loo out there overnight. They miss by a foot. But they miss it by a foot now all the time. Saying “he almost got it” is actually the nail in his coffin. And they couldn’t be more clueless about that…..
    And how many times do we have to question Bochy for leaving Peavy in too long? Is he afraid or him or something? Jesus……

    • willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      classic “lost a step” which of course he ain’t getting back.

  38. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Well, gotta admit I was surprised Bochy let Peavy hit there, and sure enough 2 gappers from bottom of order guys later, he’s finally out the game. This game is hardly over and Reds showed last night they’ve got plenty of pop in the LU.

  39. willedav said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Adrianza is finding a nice comfort zone because the guys he’s hitting off are at the same level he’s been at, AAA.

  40. Macdog said, on September 16, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Broadway flop.

  41. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Game shouldn’t even be this close.
    Bochy blew it by letting Peavy stay in to give up 2 in the 7th. Peavy must have pictures of Boch with farm animals. I was yelling at the radio, Peavy was at 85 pitches or some such — no no no, don’t let him start the 7th! If we all can see this, and there are tons of arms in the Pen, what the F is Bochy doing if he supposedly hasn’t raised the white flag yet…

  42. Macdog said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Is it still a nail-biter when you’re 7.5 games out?

  43. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Well, good win. Any win now is a good win. Solid game all around, kept the Reds bats pretty much quiet — “scattered” 10 hits. Peavy with the dinger was cool…

  44. snarkk said, on September 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I didn’t see this earlier.
    Today the Giants put Panik on the 60 day, he’s done for the season.
    Used the space to call up Mac Williamson (they’re listening to me 😉 ).
    Also, they called up Trevor Brown, another catcher, to give Posey a break.
    For Brown’s spot, they DFA’d Carbonell, the guy from Cuba. Shows what a great pickup he was. My guess is he probably won’t get claimed this time of year, and will be back with Richmond …

    • xoot said, on September 17, 2015 at 6:03 am

      Carbonell tanked in Richmond and got demoted to San Jose back in June. I saw him play LF, very well, and hit a bomb in a game just after he arrived in SJ. But he never made it back to AA. Villalona’s still chugging along in San Jose, too.

  45. willedav said, on September 17, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Kruk wa actually pretty funny during the rain stuff, esp when the camera went to those kids running around with no shirts—“Hey they’re 10 years old they’ve never seen rain.”
    Sounded like K and K had each had a couple cold ones.

    Pirates in the Latrine this weekend. Um, magic # down to 10.

  46. wilcojoe said, on September 17, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Anyone going to see Flannery and Peavy at Slims tonight?

    • chipower9 said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:27 am

      I would have loved to catch that show. Did any Flappers make it?

      This will have to do, for now…I love this rendition…in a hotel stairwell nontheless…

  47. willedav said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:03 am

    So Alex Wood shuts out the Sherps (sea level) for 8 innings last night allowing 1 hit 0 BBs.
    One of the takeaways for me this year has been Giants inability to whack the other chump teams in division.
    After finally sweeping Pads last weekend SF is 33-30 vs. division, while LA is 39-23.
    Flipping DBax (8 games under .500) are in next and they’ve done well this year at ATT.
    Unacceptable. AZ and Pads are 69-77 69-78 and Sherps 61-85.
    LA owns these teams, and Giants have missed out all year on chances to do same.

  48. chipower9 said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:22 am

    If nothing else, our boys are making it interesting (tortuous) down the stretch. Jeez, I thought the game was over with the strikeout/throwout DP, but NOOOOO…let’s add a few more base runners and a bit of suspense. Fucking bums won again, as did the cubbies.

    And NO, I am not putting up the white flag, yet!

    Agree with your comment WillieD on the Giants inability to take care of the crap teams in our division. Add just a couple of more wins with each team, and we are breathing down the necks of the fricking bums. Coulda, shoulda, woulda…but it isn’t over yet…

  49. willedav said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I would never watch a Republican debate. But what struck me seeing all the huzzahs over a Fiorina rant about Planned Parenthood was her plan to revive H-P when she took over. Which was to lay off ten of thousands of employees no matter how long they had been there.
    Yesterday in Chron was a pic of Meg Whitman, who announced the same thing–H-P will lay off 30 thou.
    So this is going to help the economy how?
    Funny that GOP is always talking about how the actions of regulatory agencies esp environmental ones, cut jobs, but once their pols get ahold of businesses this is what they do-throw people out of work.

    One of their long time rants is always how first thing a new Prez would do is dismantle Obamacare.
    OK fine, and you will replace it how? How many millions actually now have some form of health care that never did before? And this is somehow bad?
    I’m lucky enough my work provides it (taken out of paycheck every 2 weeks), otherwise I’d be screwed and never see a doc or dentist, ever, until an emergency arose.

    • chipower9 said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:29 am

      I caught some highlights on the news last night, and that was enough (too much) for me. Republitards…

  50. unca_chuck said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Carly took a top-heavy struggling computer giant and merged it with another top-heavy struggling computer giant to create a company that in the long run was competing with itself in a lot of areas, and was insanely redundant in about half of the employees positions.

    I was there when Carly was ousted, and there were 2 notable things.

    1) People literally dancing down the aisles
    2) They immediately put guards up in front of all the pics of Carly in the buildings.

    By noon, the pictures were gone. The SAP guy who succeeded her (Apotheker?) was no great shakes either (let’s get in to the tablet game late and buy Palm for 2.3 billion and dump it off as a loss in 18 months!) but Carly was fiercely hated by the people who had been at HP since the good old Bill and Dave days.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Mark Hurd had actually gotten things turned around a bit by laying of the thousands of redundant teams between Houston and CA, but he got caught up in a stupid expense account snafu.

      Fun times . . .

      OK, no more HP stories.

  51. wilcojoe said, on September 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Anyone know what’s up with Henry Schulman? He has been absent from the Giants beat for quite some time.

    • djloo27 said, on September 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

      • wilcojoe said, on September 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

        That’s too bad. Thanks for the news, Loo.

  52. djloo27 said, on September 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Willie Mac Award?

    A) Duffy
    B) Posey
    C) Bumgarner
    D) Crawford

  53. djloo27 said, on September 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

    If Angel ain’t cuttin’ it in the leadoff spot next year I’d give Duffy a crack at it. He might be the fastest guy on the team and it would cut down on his GIDPs. He doesn’t walk much, but who does?

  54. Flavor said, on September 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Fresh. New. Thread.


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