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Where’s Mulder?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 21, 2015

Looking like Huddy vs Zito on Saturday actually might happen. Do any of you care even a little bit about seeing this come together?

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  1. ewisco said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

    sure. I think it would be kinda cool and what the heck else do they have going on?

  2. blade3colorado said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

    “Do any of you care even a little bit about seeing this come together?”

    Apparently not. 46 total comments yesterday and maybe a dozen on the Giants . . . Ok, ok, ok – a few for Lou Seal. 🙂

  3. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I think the Giants broadcasts this weekend broke their own records for the amount of camera shots of the Cove. They WERE beautiful camera shots.

  4. snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

    The idea is more intriguing than the actual execution of it /- seems likely both will get hammered early…

    • unca_chuck said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

      As will I.

      • Bozo said, on September 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

        I’m in.

    • chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Yeah, great idea Charlie. If it happens, great idea to get hammered with those two!

  5. sandog said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’m totally down with the idea of Zito v Hudson and give it a huge thumbs up. There’s a slight chance I might even tune in or watch…..

  6. chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Absolutely Zzzzzzzero.

  7. djloo27 said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I’d rather see Marichal vs. Blue Moon Odom…

  8. eddacker said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Only us older guys who can appreciate any swan song.

    • chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Edd – Not age based, IMO. I am old enough to remember the Zito, Hudson, Mulder days…I just have no interest in seeing this match-up. That ship sailed a long time ago. I would rather watch re-runs of the Home Run Derby (Mays vs Mantle, etc.) show…even though it was before my days as a baseball fan.

  9. Flavor said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:37 am

    San Diggity. I still loath David Shaw. You would too if you had to watch his stubborn, boring ass offense game after game. Still can’t believe they beat USC. I never believe it when they beat USC. How do they ever do it?

  10. unca_chuck said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Shaw is Harbaugh. Power run regardless of the situation, or whether its working or not.

    To the point of throttling your own team. Maddening at times though it works on most opponents.

  11. unca_chuck said, on September 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    The only thing I wanted to see was them trying to hit off each other. Too bad the games are AL.

    • snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I heard where the opposing managers can waive the DH if both agree. On radio, can’t confirm. If true, Zito and Huddy could hit off each other, assuming they last through the first 8 they face…

  12. Macdog said, on September 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Only if they pitch while wearing their World Series rings.

  13. Bozo said, on September 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Can’t wait. I know it will be the best game I watch that day.

  14. chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Hey all – I was in Tahoe for the weekend (visiting with some of Gail’s family) and after getting back and settled-in, I finally had a chance to give Twin a call today. So, here is a brief update:

    While at the shelter near Calistoga, he met a vet who was there to do wellness checks on the animals. While providing a check-up for Zeke, Michael and the vet hit it off really well. Ended up that the vet and his wife offered Twin and Merna the use of their cabin on Clear Lake. So, he has been there since yesterday. He said it is a beautiful setting right on the lake. The only drawback is they cannot get out, and the vet and his wife have said they will drop in and check on them ever several days (the vet lives in Santa Rosa, which is a bit of a hall to Clear Lake). Michael said he is actually getting better doctor service from the vet than he gets from most of his regular doctors.

    They have no Internet at the cabin, but a neighbor said Twin was welcome to try and user her wireless signal. Twin is awaiting a laptop from his sister, so he hopes to be online sometime soon. One reason he mentioned needing to get online is to explore the details of the insurance on his house (he still does not know what is covered or not).

    The other thing is that he said, in retrospect, that perhaps he and Merna could use some help. He gave me a P.O. Box through which he is getting his mail now. So, if you would like to send something along, here it is:

    Michael Scott
    P.O. Box 360
    Middletown, CA 95461

    We talked a bit of baseball, and you could tell he was loving that, as he said he could find no one with an interest in baseball at the shelter (other than a guy who was a Dodger fan, and they decided it best to keep baseball out of the conversation). I was LMAO on that one. I can just see Michael choking the living shit out of some poor dumbino fan.

    I asked Twin if it was OK to share the phone number he is currently using, and he said absolutely. I believe he would really appreciate a call from those who have grown to know Michael over the years. If you feel inclinded, give him a call at 1-707-529-9041.

    Anyway, wanted to share the latest.

    • eddacker said, on September 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      thanks, chi, one step towards recovery for our dear friend.

    • djloo27 said, on September 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Great work, Chi – although I think a call from me would be a setback…

      • chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        I don’t know Loo…I think Twin would like to hear from you. You have one of the higher baseball IQs I know, and from that standpoint alone, I think he would dig talking with you.

    • Flavor said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      thanks Chi, great work.

  15. chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    The seven most disappointing players from 2015. You might recognize the guy at number 1…

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/the-seven-most-disappointing-mlb-players-of-2015/ar-AAezuVC

    • Flavor said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      I feel like this is the one thing we got right in near unison at the Flap. I can’t remember a single Flapper who wanted us to sign this guy to a 100 million dollar deal…..

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm

        Gee. Casey McDeepee didn’t make the list? Well, our hopes were too modest to yield true disappointment.

  16. Flavor said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    There are few things more annoying than the talking heads on pre game shows for football games. I long for the days of Musberger and Greek. Today, you’ve got as many as 6 guys on tv at once with ALL OF THEM fighting over air time to blabber out their predictions. It’s pompous testosterone. Who cares what they think is going to happen? Are there guys watching tv who hear who Keyshawn predicts to win the game and then race off to their bookies to make the bet? Could anyone possible care what Berman has to say? It’s just unreal to me that the pre game shows have turned into this utter nonsense…….

  17. unca_chuck said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    No shit. Miss the days of actual game highlights after a game, not fucking Deion Sanders telling me what I see. Fucking pisses me off no end.

    Back when CNN gave a shit they have a great sports desk. Fred something ran it and it was concise and informative. No blather. No jocks. Actual fuckng highlights.

    • djloo27 said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Yeah, ya gotta miss Fred something….

  18. unca_chuck said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Berman’s shit got old in the 90s so what’s left?

  19. djloo27 said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Very relevant to refer to tonight’s game as a rematch of Super Bowl III…

    • djloo27 said, on September 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Maybe this time around Morrall won’t miss a wide open Jimmy Orr before the half…

  20. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Sandoval with a negative WAR, ouch.
    The Giants look like geniuses in how they handled him over the years.

    • Macdog said, on September 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Would that be a RAW?

  21. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Fred Hickman, formerly of CNN Sports. Wikipedia says he’s now the sports director for a Fox affiliate in New Orleans.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    In theory it interests me. But not a lot. Sort of. I’m not sure. Is my ambivalence showing?

    • zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Yes and no.

  23. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race after scoring 0% in a national poll.
    0%. Lqtm.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      I am pleased he did so poorly.

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Talking heads, whether sports pregame or postgame or pre- or post-debate or pre- or post-election or pre- or post-erection, bore the whatsis outta me. Yup. Testosterone blather syndrome. TBS.

  25. pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Chi, thanks for that Twin update, brother.

    • chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      You are welcome Mr. Kokonuts. I sent you an email earlier re: your memoir. Good stuff.

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

    ALERT: I have one of my antic-crazy-goofy East Coast fan stories to relate…….

    • zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Do tell!

    • chipower9 said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      The suspense is killing me. I can’t take it any longer. Do tell.

  27. willedav said, on September 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    No problem if yesterday was Hudson’s last start.
    But even if you give the kid Blackburn a start it’s just as meaningless, whether he throws 6 shutout innings like Hudson did or he’s gone after 4 like Hudson also did a few to many times this season.
    Kid will likely get a long look anyway in ST, and if Sabes brings back healthy Cain plus Peavy Heston Bum, he could easily land the #5 spot as a cheapo option.

  28. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Dodger lineup is a little weird tonight. Utley at third? What happened to Turner, Mr. bush-face?
    Pederson now hitting .217.
    Rollins is injured. Puig still not back. Seager looks good, but he’ll get scouted. His defense isn’t great. He’s there for his bat.

  29. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Anderson giving up five earned runs will cause them concern.

  30. zumiee said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Bush-face was getting an MRI on a knee. I wonder what’s up with that.

  31. pawliekokonuts said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    So, I was parked in front of my daughter’s dorm, at Syracuse University, just getting ready to leave. I had just delivered some medication she needed. On the sidewalk I spot a kid walking wearing what looked like a sweatshirt with the word GIANTS in black with orange borders against a gray or white background. Could it be? Of course. I step out of the car and approach the fellow. He was walking to my left. But as this kid drifted out of range, gone, escaped without a word, BOOM!, another young guy comes by, to my right, in bright orange with black letters GIANTS on a pullover, and SF gym shorts. Since it’s the Syracuse ORANGEmen, it is easy to get thrown off, easy to take a more sane and cautionary approach. By that I mean, ignore the kid. “Hey, are you a Giants fan?” I ask. “I am. There aren’t many here.” “You’d be surprised,” I say, and launch into my shtick about WORLD SERIOUS, my being a fan since the NY days, Mays, etc. He was Ian, from South Jersey. I related my being in Philly when Ryan Howard took that called third strike. He knew well what I meant. A sports journalism major. Yadda yadda. These things happen. I’m not crazed. Or not diagnosed as such.

  32. snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Doghairs have gone on their winning spree the last month of so without Puig.
    That sounds to me like an offseason trade very well could happen shipping him off to a risk taking outfit with the risk lowered by LA eating a ton of his salary…

  33. snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    With Colts and Seattle 0-2, suddenly the Niners don’t look too bad at 1-1, and losing to a good team in the Steelers. Colts losing to Jets in Indy? Looks like NFL is aiming for where everybody ends up 8-8…

  34. snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    IMO this playoff stuff in MLB has to be fixed.
    Reg season is too long. Throttle back 4 to 8 games, so the WS doesn’t start practically in November.
    The WCard should be changed to best 2 of 3, assuming reduction of reg season to 156 or thereabouts.
    Once the WC winner is known, do a seeding of the 4 remaining teams so that what looks like will happen this year (WC gamesis Cubs v. Bucs, both with better records than LA v. Mets div winners) where a better team than the division winners gets pushed to face the #1 seed …

  35. snarkk said, on September 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    You guys that play fantasy league ball — this is basically gambling gone legit, right?
    What is the chance, if any, of the money in this driving some sort of player scandal? Can players be tainted or at least tempted to do something or stop doing anything (that is not legal) that some fantasy league players(s) would like to see to see happen or not happen?…

    • wilcojoe said, on September 22, 2015 at 5:30 am

      I think the same thing every time I play. No doubt in my mind these guys are playing themselves. It will be interesting to see how and when the first scandal takes place.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2015 at 7:25 am

        “No doubt in my mind these guys are playing themselves.”

        I disagree WJ, if you mean a large percentage of MLB players. MLB has “lumped” DFS with their gambling prohibition – this is the numero uno sin – you get caught gambling and you are out of baseball. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

        However, similar to Pete Rose, yes – I do think there are a few “lone rangers” that might be playing. If they get caught, they will be out of baseball so fast, it will make their head spin.

  36. blade3colorado said, on September 22, 2015 at 7:14 am

    To the first part of your question snarkk – DFS is not “gambling.” In fact, this is why the Congress passed laws legitimizing it as a “skill” and not pure gambling. Anecdotally, Wilcojoe, Flavor, and myself have all won money in DFS. I will not tell you how much, but I have won far more money, then I have lost. However, my thing is the stock market and I only play DFS for “shit and giggles,” as I do not have time to do both. Flavor on the other hand, plays exponentially more tourneys then I do, and as a result, has especially done well, insofar as total winnings. Consequently, if you know baseball, including Saber stats, etc., and are familiar with all baseball players (not just the Giants), you can make money doing this.

    I do agree with the 2nd part of your statement – MLB players are no different then other people who enjoy baseball, gambling and DFS . . . They would play and BE TOTALLY ADDICTED TO IT, if allowed to do so. However, MLB has prohibited the players from doing so. In my opinion, MLB is straddling a precarious perch . . . They want it both ways. They love the fact that DFS is adding millions of fans to the game of baseball, so they have a close relationship with DFS; but they absolutely do not want ball players playing something they privately think is associated with gambling. So, yes – I do see a scandal occurring in the future.

  37. wilcojoe said, on September 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Blade, I would like to think that players aren’t playing DFS, but I just think it is so prevelant now and so easy to do, that there has to be players out there doing it. In large numbers. I just think it would be so easy to do without getting caught. Of course it is just a matter of time before someone does and then the shit Storm will ensue.

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  39. Flavor said, on September 22, 2015 at 7:55 am

    nice take Blade, new thread. Feel free to copy and paste into the next thread.

  40. unca_chuck said, on September 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Hickman. That’s it. Back when highlights were highlights and MTV played music videos.

  41. unca_chuck said, on September 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Hey! POTD! Sophomoric sex jokes are my wheelhouse . . .


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