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What Will Jett Parker do Today?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 27, 2015

Sadly, I won’t see it. NFL today.

I am hoping we push our elimination to the Dodger series. Make them earn it. And if they win, so be it. It would have bugged me pre-2010 to watch the Dodgers celebrate a divisional crown at our expense but not anymore. #3in5 has everything to do with that. Good luck with their #1inlast27

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  1. alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Parker’s not in the LU, due to excessive partying..
    Just kiddin, ( not the partying I’m sure)but he is only batting 7th, maybe if he hit a 4 th bomb he might have moved up?

  2. eddacker said, on September 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

    #1inlast27 ain’t happening this year. And speaking of this season clinched, not clinched I just want to play LA tough. Make ’em earn it, no rest for the weary, stand tall.

  3. Macdog said, on September 27, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I go with #0since88

  4. djloo27 said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    According to my calculations, Madison Bumgarner might have been conceived the same day the Dodgers won their last WS…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Purportedly, three wise men were in his neighborhood trying to find out where he lived.

  5. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    These days, the N(b)FL = Nothing (but) Flags League…

  6. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    This kid Parker has 8 more games to show he can actually hit. He can’t keep this up, but he can show that he’s not a guy that goes from other worldly to can’t get a hit. I think it would be really unusual, weird even, if he’s gotten this far into a minors career (2600 plate appearances, .812 career minors OPS), and all of a sudden the hitting bulb goes off, especially in a late September against questionable pitching. But, hey, not impossible…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Happy for Parker, but to date – all his hits and homeruns have been against fastballs (of mediocre pitchers). Need to see how he does once around the league. Right now, I am thinking not very well, since he hasn’t made any real noise in the minors.

  7. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Today, Pagan will be in his 126th game of the year. I predicted 123. Where are we on the Pagan Predictions?…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      I was over. By the by, Pagan has been playing very well for the past 5-6 games.

  8. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    For me, yesterday/today should be the end of the season. Game 154/155. It seems right. The WC playoff then could go to 3 games, as it should. The fact that the Cubs/Pirates is a one gamer is a shame, the Cubs fans will not get a home playoff game if they should lose, after a 90+ win season. That’s bogus. And, the WS would end in October, as it should be. I really don’t need to see 19 games with the Pads and Rocks and Dbacks…

    • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      The thing that really steams me is the one lousy visit to Citifield per year…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Good point. Agree.

  9. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Good things about this season:
    1. Emergence of Duffy as a real starter for third. He just needs to cleanup his defense a bit, hit into about half as many DPs next season, and we’re good to go for the next few years with him at third. He’ll gradually develop more pop. If Bochy rests him a little better next season, I can see 15-18 dingers from this kid.
    2. Tomlinson. How much better is this kid now and his potential compared to Arias the bellman? Looks like the real deal as a super sub. Needs to work hard on the glove as 2b sub, and also at 3rd as possible sub to give Duffy a blow once in a while. Outfielder? Uh, OK, maybe as an emergency sub. Take a lot of flyballs and practice routes. I don’t see him as an outfielder much.
    3. Osich and Strick. Osich in for Affeldt next season, barring something weird. Strick intriguing, but has to lose the gopher ball, get an out pitch. Probably one more young Pen arm will be coming on board next season. Not sure who it will be. Derek Law off rehab is out there in the mix somewhere. Casilla may not be back, SF has club option w/ $1M buyout. I would move on from him.
    4. Heston. Really a plus the first half. Question is can he replay in 2016?…

  10. blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Palmer and company (Fitzgerald especially) are surgically destroying the Niners. This game might approach the wipeout by the Patriots against the Jags.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Niners are in a down period, only question is how long it lasts. Kapernick looks like he’s not the answer, they can cut him next season with no blood. You can’t win in the NFL without a top 10 QB, he’s just not good enough, especially where the OLine is mediocre…

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Not only are the 49ers getting torched in the desert, Kappy has totally taken my RB Hyde out of fantasy points today..

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Doing well in NFL DFS today, but I can relate AK . . . With baseball, it is totally, 100% stat driven; and, consequently, you get a true representation of your team’s success or failure. Conversely, with an NFL fantasy league team (daily or season long), you’re at the mercy of other factors, e.g., QB’s success or failure, impacting use of that team’s running backs or receivers. Today, I had Brady in most of my tourneys and his score, which was good, could have been so much greater, had he not handed off to Blount, whom I didn’t have. I had Gronk on my team too and he did well, but one or two TDs could have really made his day outstanding.

      Consequently, this is why I like to play baseball DFS much more then football.

      • alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        Yeah Blade it gets frustrating in Fantasy Football leagues with injuries.
        This week had to pull Drew Brees& Ladrius Green with concussions, but my next guys stepped up especially Devonta Freeman 3 TD’s and 37.30 pts and Deandre Hopkins 2 Tds and 19 pts out of Brady’s FG kicker.. I’m 2-0 so far and up today with 96.00 pts so far with still Jamal Charles, Richard Rogers TE, and Matthew Stafford still to play🏈

      • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        Got a fairly good score going in DFS with Brady, Fitzgerald, Brady’s kicker and Gronk, Murray, and Freeman. Still have D. Thomas and Montgomery (tomorrrow) going.

  12. Paul Sorensen said, on September 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Surprised no chatter here about the meltdown in the Nat’s dugout between Papelbon and Harper. One’s an asshole, the other’s a child. Interesting to hear the post-game interviews. Williams has totally lost control of that team. Stuff like that would never happen in SF.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Matt Williams will probably be fired an hour after the season is over…

  13. alleykat69 said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I did see that Paul, 2 cry baby’s going at it after Pap Smear ragged on Bryce from the dugout steps for not running out his popular.. Yeah this will be it for Matt Williams, he has totally loss the respect of his players..

  14. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I think BF nailed it well a while back about Matt Williams when he said that Williams is such an out-of-control hot-head himself sometimes, that it makes it hard for him to get self-discipline out of his team.
    It was always Billy Martin’s problem as a manager, too, and why he ended up moving around a lot. Probably the same with Jim Harbaugh. It wouldn’t surprise me if Harbaugh’s stay in Michigan is only a few years.

  15. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Cal yesterday with its biggest win in years. Beat the Huskies in Seattle. Bent in the 4th quarter, but didn’t break, and held on to win. Next week in Utah looks really tough, probably another shootout, but Utah is a top 10 team now. The Utes are more than the real deal after destroying the Ducks yesterday in Eugene…

  16. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Parker 2 for 3, Williamson 2 for 3. These guys are getting some good ABs. Just play ’em the rest of the year…

  17. blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I rarely have watched the 49ers the last couple of years, but it seems like Kaepernick will never fulfill his promise from 2012 and 2013. Dude is fool’s gold in my opinion.

  18. Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Papelbon choking out Harper on the dugout steps has to be one of the lowest worst acts between teammates I can recall seeing. This isn’t some September call out he’s choking out. I don’t care what Harper said. Paplebon just can’t do that. And the Nats owe him 11 mil next year. lol.

  19. Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Zum, I appreciate you noting my comments about Williams from earlier this season. You got led by a hothead you will lead hotheads. The *manager of the year* is done…..
    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266/v505505983/phiwsh-harper-papelbon-separated-after-dispute/?cid=mlb

  20. unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Can we see a clean 9th?

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Define clean 😉

  21. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Idiocy of the day:
    1. Papelbon v. Harper.
    2. Tulowitzki, with a cracked shoulder mending, joining the rest of Jays in Donaldson’s post-walk off HR celebration scrum…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Seriously? I knew Tulo was accident prone, but I didn’t know he was a complete imbecile too.

  22. unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Consistency is a problem, Blade. He wasn’t the problem last week, but he was throwing off his back foot all day today and it cost him 2 pick 6s.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Good thing Kap spent all that time in the off season fine tuning everything with Kurt Warner…

    • unca_chuck said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Well, they have to move on. Gabbert won’t be doing better behind this line.

      • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm

        The line’s bad, but 2 pick 6s? Come on. Guys open and Kap doesn’t throw, or throws OB. Ryan on radio is usually pretty accommodating, but he was begging for Gabbert, and that Kap and the WRs have no chemistry whatsoever…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Dunno, since like I said – I rarely watch them play . . . That’s why I pay attention to you and a few others here, who know what’s going down.

  23. Macdog said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Whaddya know — Giants win, Rox are piling it on the Bums, and we have a pulse going into Monday. If they can make the Dodgers sweat this out for even a couple more days, that would be oh-so-sweet.

    • Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      totally agree.

    • zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

  24. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Well, nice job by Gyros taking 2 of 3 from A’s at the Toileseum.
    Parker and Williamson are looking pretty good.
    What are the odds of winning a 4 game string now from the Doghairs? If Parker jacks one off of Greinke, right then I’d give him a Walk of Fame plaque next to Marvin Benard…

    • zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      1/2 x 1/4 = 1/8?
      Actually, I have no idea if I set that up right.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        Where is James when you need him?

      • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

        That is a correct calculation, zum. What does it mean?

      • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

        I think to calc that probability you need to use a Fibonacci string sequence calculation.
        That, or use some Fibonacci tomato sauce…

    • xoot said, on September 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      true thing: my younger son’s HS math book used commonplace examples to demonstrate the spectrum of probability. Absolutely certain? “You will die.” (And have a nice day, kids.)

  25. Paul Sorensen said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Well, Tom, other Flappers have said they won’t mind if LA wins the division at China Basin, but I don’t want to see that, so yeah, I’m going with the sweep…. 🙂

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      As Lon used to say, “What a story it would be”…

  26. snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Pagan made a coupla misplays in CF today, including not backing up Parker when he hit the wall going after the flyball. Don’t know if the brain trust is going to put up with that much more…

    • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      As in the old commercial, he was conserving energy…

  27. Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I still can’t get over how bad the Niners have been the last 2 weeks. Jed York set this up by hiring Sweatsula and saying the reason he sacked Harbs was because he’s all about the Super Bowl. Well what are you about now? And I’m sorry, but Kap’s gotta go. Forget the players losing faith in this guy. THIS GUY has lost faith in this guy. He’s completely fucked in the head right now…..
    I’m all in on Snarkk’s idea to go 1-15 and nab Goff with the first pick. He’d look great in a Niner uni.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Looks like it. Guy can’t pull the trigger, and if he does, it’s the wrong time. Amazing how far he’s fallen from that first Monday night game v. the Bears. Crabby gave him a shot last week in the media for not being able to get the ball to him — sounds like the other receivers are getting to the same opinion as Crabby…

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      This Niner team is going nowhere this year. I predicted a 9-7, but now, hell, they might win 5. So, yeah, what’s wrong with 1-15 and pick Goff? I’m guaranteeing Goff will be better than Kap within the first few games Goff starts in the NFL. He will get throws off to the first and second receivers. Thing is, Goff has not had a very good OL his first two seasons, better this year — he’s not close to as mobile as Kap, but he hasn’t been out there throwing pick6s left and right and staring down the first progression receiver…

      • djloo27 said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        The pre-season O/U was 7 wins according to a friend…

  28. Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Here’s what the Niner coaching staff and OC think of Kap:
    Arizona’s Tyrann Mathieu, postgame: “Their passing game has been simplified so much, it was easy for us to anticipate routes.”

    • zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Hey, isn’t that the Honey Badger dude? Did the nickname stick in the pros, or was he happy to jettison it?

      • Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        haven’t heard him called that since Musburger sat up in the booth weirdly whispering his name into the mic over and over in that bowl game……..

  29. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Some Dodger ERA’s during the past month or so.
    Anderson 6.04
    Bolsinger 6.88
    Liberatore 6.00
    Nicascio 7.56

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Does Liberatore play piano?…

  30. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Dodger fans contemplate their team getting swept in Colorado, and now going to SF.

    now we just have to win where this team has yet to win in 2015

    by Grumpa81 on Sep 27, 2015 | 4:36 PM reply

    Guys, WGT.
    We’re taking this thing to SF, where we’ve had great success and scored tons of runs this season.

    by AJL13 on Sep 27, 2015 | 4:37 PM reply

    I think we do got this in SF, but beyond that things look pretty sketchy.

    start passing out smelling salts
    prior to boarding westward plane

    recap: shameful

    by Alexp11 on Sep 27, 2015 | 4:38 PM reply

    Bring on the gifs of sad Giants fans.

    by Catherine the Blue on Sep 27, 2015 | 4:44 PM up reply

    Their 3 WS trophies in the Obama administration will probably soften the blow of not winning the division a little bit.

    by AJL13 on Sep 27, 2015 | 4:48 PM up reply

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      That 4:48 is amusing.
      It’ll be fun to see their posts when the Mets beat them…

  31. Carstie Clausen said, on September 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Something i just noticed looking over team stats is that Giants are third in the league after St. Louis and Pittsburgh in run differential at 81+. Labumbos are exactly 20 behind at 61+. The win differential is the downside of all those one-run games. Had we gone .500 in those contests we’d either be leading the NL West, tied or just a game or two back.

  32. pawliekokonuts said, on September 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Sorry for my absence and tardiness. It has probably been noted, but wasn’t yesterday’s game one of the absolutely STRANGEST in Giants history? Sheesh. I watched the first inning, which was indicative and predictive of nothing that followed. Then I followed a bit of it online via the dancing dots. I went out to dinner, came back, and discovered the 14-10 final and the Parkermania. Good Gawd! I am very glad the G-men are making the Dodgers sweat a little. Hope Dennis Zucchino has a great time out there.

    • Flavor said, on September 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      agreed. Only followed it through the box scores and mlb video later, but one of the weirdest, wildest giants games of all time.

  33. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Loo, I’m calculating that the Giants have a 1/8 chance of sweeping the Dodgers. It’s a chance! 🙂

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Per ESPN, .1% . . . Of course, if you convert 1/8, it works out to 0.125%

      • Macdog said, on September 27, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        But if you then factor in 3/5, that make it, uh, 0.075%.

  34. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    A-Gon is having back issues.
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-84527269/

    • zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      “But Gonzalez acknowleged his back problems were affecting him.

      “My whole left side — my hamstring, my calf, my quad — everything feels weak and kind of dead, in a sense,” he said. “When I’m hitting, I feel like I have no backside. When I’m running, I feel like I can’t really push off my left leg.””

      This is so total opposite of the way the Giants talk about injuries, which is not at all basically. The Giants go into cone-of-silence mode.

    • snarkk said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Maybe the LA media actually ask specific questions about the players’ health. As in: what’s wrong exactly, with his back? That seems difficult for the SF beat writers to do…

  35. blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    A-Gon . . .

    • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      and at bat . . .

      • blade3colorado said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        and when he is playing other sports . . .

  36. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I didn’t know that Williams put Papelbon into the game to pitch after he choked Harper. That’s nuts. Williams just totally doesn’t get it.

  37. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Managing Harper would not be fun, though. That’s true.
    https://nesncom.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/harpernohustle041914.gif?w=468&h=256

  38. Dennis Zucchino said, on September 27, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Coming to SF again after 44 years, enjoying the beauty of it, seeing black and orange all around, taking the tour of The Park, and best of all…..being at 2 games. vs LA is priceless…
    I can only imagine the euphoria I will feel with the rest of the 41k fans as we hopefully witness the Dodgers failure to pull out 1 more needed win.
    Odds are obviously long, but I’ll put a little money down on the Giants chemistry vs the Dodgers self centered dysfunctional attitude.
    Go Giants!


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