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24 Seconds of Nonsense

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2015

In case you missed it, here is the 24 seconds of the stare down between Bum and Joe West. this is pure gold. I’ve never seen anything like this on a baseball field.

My favorite part is Posey punching his glove a couple of times and then just looking back and forth at West and Bum like he was the 3rd wheel on their blind date……

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  1. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Joe West is a tool , has been for years. Exhibit A for robot umps…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Joe West has always been a “TOOL”!!
      Always thinks he’s better then the game, and just looks for the wrong twitch or snarl to toss a guy out!
      Dug the stare down from Bum who was probably thinking I wish he was back at my farm, so I could take him behind the wood shed and beat the crap out of him and then throw him in the pig corral slop..
      You know after the stare down, finally ended, and Bum was ready to throw, it looked like he called T.O again?
      And yeah like Chuck said, coming out the next inning to pitch, Dickwad West, was stalking him between the plate and 3rd to see if he would blow up at him so he could toss, which Bum didn’t bite on!! Fuck Joe West!!!

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Snarkk: I prefer the human element. Enough robots as is. That said, MLB needs an umpiring czar who reports directly to the commissioner and has, perhaps, an ability to appeal to the owners directly. The czar would have the ability to fire umpires who consistently fail (or refuse) to adhere as closely to the rule-book as possible. He would also have the power of determining regular eye-tests for umps.

  3. eddacker said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    When I was listening to that on my radio I added a visual fantasy scenario which was:
    Bum shakes off Posey until he is expecting one down and in. Bum releases the fastest pitch he has ever thrown, like a dart. Caught by surprise Buster’s mitt doesn’t quite get there and it strikes Joe West’s mask and goes to the backstop.
    “oops”

  4. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Don’t want robots . . . Love the comedy, so they need to stay. What they do need is a dietician czar and PT czar to get their fat asses in shape. Sheesh, just increasing their carrot intake will improve their apparent blindness.

  5. Bozo said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Keep your neck up, Joe. Wait, um, I mean…

  6. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    The craziest part to me was West waiting for Bummie to come out of the dugout standing 20 feet up the 3rd base line. Bummie walked right past him without making any eye contact.

    West begging for Bummie to react and therefore give him cause to throw him out is especially ludicrous when the Giants are still (kinda) in the pennant race, and Bummie is going for 20 wins.

    The guy should be demoted to AA ball.

  7. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Was LMAO last nigth when this happened. Best stank-eye stare down between an ump and pitcher I have seen in a long time.

    I too want them to keep the umps, but ONLY if the following happens:

    a) EVERY FUCKING UMP calls the strike zone as it is written in the rule book.
    b) Someone (the czar you guys mention) reviews umps AND holds them accountable.
    c) Those who do not abie by rule A get fined, and for multiple shittily called games, they get suspended.

    Bottom line, the rule on strikes/balls must be called consistently by all umps, per the rulebook, and if they don’t they are held accountable. Right now, the strike zone across MLB and the umps is a fucking joke.

  8. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Yeah, by the 7th inning I was half expecting Posey to ‘miss’ a fastball and thus nail West south of the border.

  9. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

    This is a pretty good one, too:

  10. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Bumgarner is not only good, he’s entertaining…

    • xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      He’s toned it down. Remember how he got suspended in June 2010 in the minors, and that delayed him a bit from joining the rotation in SF? I think this was the incident.

  11. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Kershaw and Donnie Two trips got into it yesterday as well . . .

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/151460900/clayton-kershaw-don-mattingly-exchange-words

    Course some fucking scrub hit a grand slam and it game Opie the win . . .

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on September 25, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    How far could it all have gone? Reductio ad absurdum. If West called some sort of delay of game Ball 1, Ball 2, Ball 3, Ball 4? (Minors, yes, but not in MLB, right?) I wish MadBum had gone a full minute or two. Stare him down!

  13. sandog said, on September 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I was there, sitting about 50 yard behind Joe West, but I only caught the tail end of the staredown live. I don’t like Joe West, I’m ALL for a laser strike zone, but for some reason I can’t help but laugh watching West stand there next to Buster and get into a stare-down with Bum. He evens make sure not to blink or break eye contact while putting on his mask. Too funny.
    I left when it was 4-3 Giants. Warmest night game I’ve ever been to at Petco—felt like the fricking jungle.
    The highlight was being there for Crawdad’s 20th—-as Crawdad hitting 20 bombs was one of my wild Marty Lurie predictions at the beginning of the year. The other two were Belt winning NL MVP and Crazy Horse playing in 150 games.
    Oh well, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad.

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      great report. Hey, what did that ticket cost? I’m obsessed with keeping track of ticket prices of games I never go to. 🙂

  14. sandog said, on September 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    At the game, I googled Joe West and saw that he started umping big league games in 1976. I knew he had been in the game for a long time, but not 40 freaking years.

    • Bozo said, on September 25, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      40 years, that’s a long time to wonder why Cowboy West is still officiating games. Makes you wonder what Terry Christman – San Francisco/Oakland Umpire Observer or Randy Marsh – Director, Major League Umpires are doing. Well, it does me anyway.

  15. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Well, the flow of champagne has started around MLB. The Cubs can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a Cubs win or Giants loss, i.e. the Giants being officially eliminated from the Wild Card.

  16. Flavor said, on September 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    not sure if this link will translate, but here’s another mlb player giving the stare down to Jelly Neck…..

  17. twinfan1 said, on September 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Hi again. Saw the house- like ground zero from a nuclear blast- unbelieveble. Found one kitten- still searching for Mickey. Don’t need bucks- our homeowner’s cut a check to get us going.

    The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is a good way to help.Miss you all.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Mike, good to hear you and yours are well!

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Sorry to hear what you’re going through, TF; but very very glad to hear you and your wife made it out OK.

    • Bozo said, on September 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Good to hear TF. The Red Cross brought us some hot meals until we had a temp kitchen set-up after Irene hit us, so I’m kinda a fan. Also, good to hear about your insurance, ours got a little dicey, especially when our mortgage holder was the co-signer to our insurance checks and held them up (fuck you, Wells Fargo). Glad you are both safe and I hope you find Mickey soon and safe.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm

        Mike,
        Grateful to hear from you directly. And thanks for your example of truly living out “the glass is half full”; not to diminish any of your travails one iota. All best; prayers and heartfelt wishes. Will try to call this weekend.

  18. twinfan1 said, on September 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    “Michael and Merna Scott sat at the edge of a parking lot at the Valley Fire evacuation center after they were rescued by a Sheriff’s deputy. The Scotts lost their home and escaped only with the clothes on their backs and their dog Zeke.

    Merna Scott : We saw there was a fire from looking at the sky. Throughout the day watched it move closer and closer to Middletown- eventually we saw flames along the tree lines and then we called and got help to get evacuated. We were stranded. Without any transportation and the Sheriff came and took us to the casino and someone drove us the evacuation center in Calistoga. The Red Cross provided cot and blankets and we made a little home out under the stars. I had been collecting antiques up here. My neighbors tell me its all gone. Plus I’m a painter, so my paintings are gone. I have no paints, no brushes, all gone.

    We did not bring anything with us. We’re going to figure out how insurance is on the house and what we can do with it. Anything that you lose possession wise, it’s not the important thing. I know its trite and cliché to say something like that, but it isn’t – it really, really isn’t. If I lose my painting the I should go out and paint a few more.
    Peter DaSilva / for NBC News – Peter is a foreign press reporter for NBC- we came to be good friends. He’s coming to my Horror Film Bash when we get our new home “under the stars”

    • twinfan1 said, on September 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Too much info? Sorry. I just thought that Merna’s quote was kind of cool.

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Not too much info at all, Oracle.
      Glad to hear you and yours got out alive.
      Watch the insurance company, make sure they do what they’re supposed to do, and if they don’t, ride their ass until they do…

  19. Flavor said, on September 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Twinner– we have all had you in our thoughts, daily. I got your email and am so happy about the good news (motel covered till house will be rebuilt). You and Merna are like 2 goddamn Timex watches. Hang in there…

  20. Flavor said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    2 Shaw time outs in a row. That’s hilarious. Then a td. Fuck I hate him.But I’ll take the TD v a shitty D.

  21. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    A’s fans have to swallow the fact that Hudson and Zito got their rings with the Giants.

  22. xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Why is Leake pitching if he has an elbow injury? (BBRef) Nice to see some fans in the stands at the E Coli. Jon Miller just pegged De Aza’s catch at the 37 yard line. That’s pretty funny. The green paint over the Raiders’ field markings doesn’t really work.

  23. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    From Gray to Dull?
    Is this a put-on?

  24. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Wow! Could that have gone 450???

  25. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Parker is making some noise!

  26. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    454 for Parker.
    Maybe we have ourselves an outfielder for 2016 — with more than a little pop.
    And, Williamson with 2 hits tonight so far.
    Let’s see these kids play…

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      What a rocket that was….and I think it’s obvious Duffy read our comments last night, Snarkk…

  27. xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    the a’s amphibious pitcher Venditte is in the pen, I believe.

  28. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    More bullpen failure.

  29. willedav said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    zzzz Giants pen again…how did Stanford guy catch that one?
    Both Oregon St guys were in front of him and he snags it for a TD and 28-17 lead..
    Good game.

  30. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Another pitcher from the ZZ Top Baseball League…

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      I’m sure young black inner city children can really relate to these guys…

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        On the other hand, me and my little white friends a half century ago worshiped the black and Latin players.
        We even rooted for the Sharks in West Side Story…

      • xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        ZZ tops debt to John Lee Hooker was something they readily acknowledged. John Lee didn’t file the copyright lawsuit, the guy who stole the copyright from him did. haw haw haw haw

  31. willedav said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Leake continues to unimpress. Let LA (over)pay this guy.

  32. xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Doolittle’s comeback is interesting. The a’s have him locked up for years at a pittance. Have any of you attended a’s games? The fans who show up never stop drumming or hooting or waving their flags. It’s like a effing soccer game.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Give ’em credit. Yankee Stadium is a millionaire’s morgue…

  33. willedav said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Sanders Jr. scores, nice run and good finish in the end zone.

    Like to see Cal keep pace and rack a W on Huskies tmw.

  34. sandog said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Good news Twin—glad to hear it.

    @Flav= last night’s tix were free. A friend works for a company that rents out those temporary elevators they put up on skyscrapers being built (Does a lot of business in SF) and they have Premiere Club season tickets that he taps into from time to time. Face is something ridiculous, like $87.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Do you mean ridiculously low?

  35. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve never understood A’s fans. They seemingly cheer at random times for no particular reason.

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Like Beane.
      He trades future MVP candidates at random for no particular reason…

  36. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Next year a sample OF lineup, LF to RF?:
    Byrd, Parker, Pence…

  37. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Frandsen de aza Tomlinson.

    50,000 monkeys typing for 50 years couldn’t come up with that.

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Sounds like a S. American dictator…

  38. xoot said, on September 25, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    shee it

  39. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I’d bowl over Ray Fosse too, if I had the chance…

  40. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I switched back and forth a bit on radio from the Giants to the A’s broadcasts.
    It’s like switching between a top California cab and Thunderbird…

  41. Lurker John said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Umpires have no business inserting themselves in confrontations like that, but it seems to be the norm these days. If West wanted to toss Bum, then fucking toss him. Otherwise put your mask back on you fat fuck and get behind the plate. He should’ve retired 10 years ago anyway. Posey letting one get by him and clock that fucker in the cherries would’ve been a perfect conclusion to that situation.

    Bum’s stare-down was epic. That is not a man you want to mess with. I love the fierceness and competitiveness.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Well said, LJ…

  42. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    How about giving each team one protest per inning concerning a called third strike?…

  43. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Cubs get to uncork champaign.
    Breaking Pence’s arm worked out well for them.

  44. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Leake has fallen flat.
    Unless he’s hurt, I don’t see what the fuss is about.
    Do we really want to pay this guy $100 million?
    I don’t…

  45. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Hopefully the Zito/Huddy thing turns out OK. Zito’s got about 50 pitches tops in him. Wouldn’t be cool for both to be crushed early…

  46. zumiee said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Fleming called the Boise St./Virginia game tonight. He did well.

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Maybe it’s just me, but Flemming constantly stepping out during the season to do other stuff for a night or two rankles me, for some reason…

  47. Macdog said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    At this rate, the question now is whether the Giants can even finish above .500.

  48. snarkk said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t really care where they finish now.
    To me the goal is get these young position players and arms as many reps as possible in these last 9 games. 40 big league ABs and a few innings of pitching under MLB pressure is experience you can’t manufacture, you just have to do it…


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