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She’s Fat And She’s Singing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 30, 2015

With 5 or 6 games left for most teams, I’m surprised at how quiet the races are. There really aren’t any. Houston is still fighting for the last wild card spot and if the Angels keep winning that race is over, too.

Regarding the division races, they’re all wrapped up unless you think the Angels can catch Texas. And if that happened, Houston would be out of the final wild card spot.

So, boring week of baseball ahead.

Maybe time to check out some old episodes of One Day at a Time on TV Land…….

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I didn’t read this article but this might be the dumbest headline I’ve ever seen…..

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article36919842.html

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  1. Cardinal70 said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:32 am

    While I’m sorry that our blogs won’t have any great postseason interactions this year, I’d really like to hear more of this singing by an obese female today. Cards may have a magic number of 2 but I won’t feel comfortable until it’s 0.

    • Paul Sorensen said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:39 am

      Mr. Shoptaw, good luck to your Cards. They seem to have stumbled a bit to make it very close there in the Central, some key injuries, etc. If the Mets can’t finish off LA, we’ll all be counting on your Cards to do so once again…. 🙂

  2. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:46 am

    That Piscotty too Hotty crash in left center field was hard to watch. Good to hear he’s going to be ok, I thought he was dead on impact….
    Good luck Daniel, I think you guys are gonna need it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Cardinal70 said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:51 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised if we do! Though maybe all the close, low-scoring games they’ve played all year have them ready for October! 🙂

      Thanks, guys!

      • unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

        That worked for us in 2010. It became ourt slogan. Giants baseball. Torture.

  3. xoot said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Wow, you are right about that headline, BF! Didn’t think I’d feel like laughing so early this morning.

  4. Lurker John said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Oh well, get ’em next year. And go fucking Mets.

    • zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Yeah, definitely!

  5. zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Cubs vs. Pirates is must-see TV. The winner becomes the team I’m pulling for in the NL.

    • zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Perhaps KC in AL.

    • zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Cards over L.A., if necessary.

  6. chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

    I have been dog-assed tired the last couple of days. Monday night I hit the rack after the initial nine were in the books, and woke to the pleasant surprise of our boys winning it in 12. Last night I was even more ragged, and after five or so innings (around 8:30 or 9), I headed for the comforts of bed, and dreams of a young Valerie Bertinelli…

    Giants were down 2 zip and Kershaw had just struck-out the side. I feel a bit bad for bailing (have never left a Giants game early that I was attending), but if ever I am glad to have done so, last night was the night! 8 fucking zero and Opie Ks 13. Good fucking night, Irene. Sing your heart out you fat bearded bitch.

    With that all said, I am really excited about ST next year. The Giants have a handful of players who will be worth watching. Personally, I think Tomlinson is the only one who has a really good chance at cracking the opening day roster (and possibly Brown if the Giants decide to move Posey to 1st, but you never know).

    Now I have to get back to the wood pile and split some wood, as it is about time to fire up the hot stove.

    My dream world series – Mets vs Stros. Second choice: Bucs vs Stros.

    Sorry Daniel – yeah, even with my growing up a Redbird fan, I just want to see some new blood…some teams that have not been there in a while.

    Oh, and “Respect the Rivalry”…FUCK THAT SHIT! I am ready to see ANYONE beat the living crap out of the bums.

    • Cardinal70 said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Oh, it’s OK. As a Cardinal fan in this brave new world, you kinda get used to people rooting against you. 🙂

      • chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:14 am

        I will always have a soft spot for the Cards…just want to see some others get in the dance. If it comes down to you guys and the bumbinos…GO CARDS!

  7. willedav said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Unfortunate Bum had to get the TKO. DOTR error on double play ball to Kendrick really kind of ruined his night.
    And no one was beating Opie anyway. Once I think I’ll throw one right down Broadway and see what happens got in there, you knew season was toast.
    Zero interest in post season, tho I might watch a Pirates-Toronto WS.

    I’m not into long term/expensive deals for FA pitchers, but…I’d definitely ask Reds about Aroldis Chapman.
    Casilla has option that kicks in if he finishes 2 more games, $6 mil I think. Reds are going absolutely nowhere in that division, and for a small mkt team that might lose 100 games to re-sign a closer at $10 mil plus seem out of the question.

    Giants seem poised to contend for years to come, esp if they can get quality work out of the young pitching.
    I think they have enough talented position players they could go young with Williamson/Parker and maybe even Blackburn joining rotation. Trading Belt or Romo they could add depth, tho I’d rather keep both.
    Good season, lot of promise for next year.
    And yeah, thx again to Flav and all those who contribute here. Flap is always a Good Read.

  8. zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:26 am

    What an amazing championship that was last season. An 84-win team ran the table. Just amazing.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:28 am

      88

      • zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

        I stand corrected. 🙂
        Still amazing!

  9. unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Shit. It ended up 8-0? After Opie shut down the Giants on 1 pitch in the 7th I called it a night at 4-0.

    Bummie had to throw about 35 extra pitches with the errors, and even then, we weren’t going anywhere against Kershaw. In the end their best guy beat our best guy.

    Hard to fault the Giants heart though with all the injuries and shit. Then again, the Dogs helped by staggering badly to end the season.

    Go Cubs!!!

  10. Irish Kevin said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

    The only solace I feel right now is after reading the Headline, Dodgers have won the Division 3 years in a row. And we all have seen how that has worked out for them!! .

  11. Bozo said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Some of you young fellas might not remember this, but back in olden times, when the Giants season ended, we could switch over to football.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Uh, yeah. Go Warriors!

    • chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Foosball?

    • chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Go Sharkies!

  12. blade3colorado said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Up until last night’s game, Kershaw and Bum were pretty evenly matched, as the stats below illustrate:

    Kershaw head-to-head vs. Bumgarner — 42 innings, 13 runs allowed (12 earned runs), 37 hits, five walks, 47 strikeouts.

    Bumgarner head-to-head vs. Kershaw — 39 2/3 innings, 10 runs allowed, 35 hits, 11 walks, 40 strikeouts.

    All in all, I’m not really disappointed. As I said a few days ago, them celebrating on our home turf is no biggie to me. We still have the Triplets and they have zilch. Obviously, I would like to maintain that record going forward. Consequently, I could give 2 shits who wins the World Series, albeit, I have a soft spot for the Pirates. However, my thing is anyone but the Dodgers is fine by me. I do have to give “Mattingly’s Meltdowners” one prop though . . . or, more specifically, Mattingly himself, who was gracious in winning last night. He said, “It feels good to win it,” said a champagne-soaked Don Mattingly, the first Dodgers manager to win three straight titles. “I have so much respect for the Giants and Bruce Bochy. They’ve got a championship-caliber team. Honestly, I didn’t want to lose this game tonight and have to go from there. But our guys really battled.”

    Anywho, I am out of the country tomorrow for the next couple of months. So, take care and let’s get them next season! Go Giants!

    • chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Happy Trails, Steve. Looking forward to hearing about your travels.

    • Bozo said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Safe travels.

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

      where are you headed?

  13. wilcojoe said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I won a lottery for the chance to buy Astros postseason tickets, so I instantly snagged a couple club level and field box seats for the LDS games in Houston. I can flip them for a nice profit if they make it or I get my money back if they don’t. Unfortunately I just don’t see the Astros making it in unless they can find a way to win on the road. After today’s game in Seattle its three in AZ.

  14. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    San Diggity— enjoy the Van Halen show. The first concert I ever went to was Van Halen at the Cow Palace, probably around 1983 or so. I watched David Lee Roth power down an entire bottle of Jack on stage. Afterwards, I started thinking it must have been apple juice or something like that.

  15. Carstie Clausen said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Well, that’s that. Odd year, dontcha know. Baseball gods sure had it in for our boys this season what with the four concussions, three obliques, one elbow and a single hip. That’s nine men. Enough to make up a team. But for a handful of veterans and a bunch of rookies, it still was a matter of give it all ya got. Getting to game 156 with even a sliver of a chance tells you a lot about the guts, the grit and the determination of this team.

    See ya sometime in April, LaBumbos and meanwhile, enjoy your short stint in the Postseason.

  16. chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Craig – thanks again for another memorable season here at THE FLAP. I truly appreciate all you do to provide this place for us misfits of the Orange and Black. You rock, dude!

    And, as always, this group is the absolute best with which to share the passion of the game of baseball, and particularly our Giants…not to mention…

    Hoping to see you all around the hot stove…

  17. alleykat69 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Yeah Craig I second Chi’s inspiring words.Its been an absolute pleasure following the best baseball blog for several years!!! Flap Nation is “AWESOME”

  18. Lurker John said, on September 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Kershaw is just a beast. When he’s one he’s virtually unhittable against any team. No shame in getting beat by that guy,

    • chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Agree…gotta tip your cap.

  19. chipower9 said, on September 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Thoughts on number 55’s potential return next year???

    http://tinyurl.com/nsecuxu

  20. unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Hey anything’s possible. Dude’s made bank for being fairly sucky lately.

    Maybe he’ll sign a one year make-good deal. Throw in some incentive bonuses.

  21. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Predicting Leake will pitch a great game tonight. Now that we’re out of it and he’s down to his last start before he hits free agency, he’s gonna go “me-time” on the Art Dealers……

  22. unca_chuck said, on September 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Might as well win one for the Giants.

  23. zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I have mixed feelings about some kind of re-signing of Lincecum. I lean more towards not, though. At the most, a one year deal for a low amount, with incentives.

    • zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Love the guy, though. Cain and Lincecum in their prime was awesome. A unit: Cain and Lincecum. Throw in Bumgarner, and you do things like winning championships.

  24. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Chi or anybody have a good mailing address for Twin? Got a box to ship out to him. Wouldn’t fit in a P.O. Box.
    Thanks,
    Loo

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I just emailed him

  25. zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    White flag lineup tonight.

  26. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    hey can you guys help one of our main men out? Kokonuts has a problem…
    http://thelaughorist.blogspot.com/2015/09/staples-for-life-mystery.html

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      hahahahaha … I hope you saw it all as tongue in cheek. Ouchy! I needed something to write about and spotted those staples. A Proustian topic.

      • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm

        I did. And while we really did call Dave’s girlfriend “Staples” behind her back, I hope you know it wasn’t to be mean. Maybe it was tongue in cheek but I don’t really know when to use that phrase……

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      can you text me with that number to call Twinfan? or put it out here again, if you feel comfortable? thanks

      • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        Chi had it I think

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

        yeah, he posted it at the Flap; I’m too lazy to search; Chi can email me too, if preferred

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

        I just saw your Staples nickname comment, which got a no Comment from me. Anyone know where Blade is going?

  27. pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I’m just kind of relieved it is all over. It feels like late November. It is possible I may not watch or listen to ANY baseball from here on out. I tend to be like that. 2013 was like that, mostly. Hey, after watching Greinke and Kershaw, I was struck by their differences. Greinke is Baryshnikov in his liquid, elegant delivery motion, Kershaw is, what?, Sylvester Stallone in his herkyjerky almost violent (positively balky) delivery. And Kershaw is mentally severe on himself. He missed on a pitch. It was a flyout to left. But he was talking to himself, furious that he had missed. Fierce competitor.

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      I’ll watch, although probably just because I’m playing fantasy. I have little interest in seeing any other team win and I can’t really bring myself to root for the Mets (or anyone else) just to see the Dodgers lose. I want them to lose but rooting for a team I don’t even like to beat them seems manufactured. If they lose, it’ll just make me happy….
      Notice how Rooster and other old Dodger trolls don’t come around anymore? It’s pointless and they know it. 3in5 changed it all. They can say literally NOTHING. Nothing we could possibly care about anyway…..

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

        I have a mild interest in the Mets just by virtue of: a) I went to more games at Shea than anywhere else, taking the 7 train with Loo b) Willie Mays played with them c) I hear a lot of their games on radio. But the interest is passive, not even remotely manic like some of my Mets fans. Heard their announcers talking about the streaky Lucas Duda tonight. It dawned on me. Brandon Belt is not even Lucas Duda.

      • Bozo said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        I think Rooster is just into long dinners and slow walks on the beach, or is it slow dinners and long walks on the beach? Whatever, I’d still imagine the dude will cluck in at some point.

      • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

        regarding Belt, it is beyond time to cut bait with this guy. All this concussion stuff isn’t worth the trouble. I feel bad for him but this is a business and I am a big fan of the business so it’s time to say bye bye to Belt…….

  28. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    And @bozolay let him cluck away. Again, what’s he gonna say? “Um, dinner is over. It was a long one. 5 years or so. And haha! We just won the NL West! And the Giants lost, again. Now we’re going to the playoffs to try to win our first world series since Reagan was President! What have you bitches won!??!!?! Oh, uh….I gotta go back to dinner……”

    • Bozo said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Damn dude, you nailed it.

  29. Carstie Clausen said, on September 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Giants just revealed that Belt had been playing all year with a torn meniscus. Like he was kneecapped but toughed it out. Operation a success and recovery time is 4 weeks or so.

    • djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      For a 4 week recovery, he could’ve had it fixed during the season. Think he was asked to tough it out?

  30. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Don’t say “all year”, no one knows how long Belt played with that little knee issue and it was never reported that it was “all year”. It’s could have been a week before he got yet another concussion. All I ever hear from Giants fans is excuses for Brandon Belt. He’s a big boy. Let him sink or swim on his own…..

  31. Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Andrew Baggarly ‏@extrabaggs 42s42 seconds ago
    One more RBI would be Matt Duffy’s 77th this season, and that would be the most by a Giants rookie since Dave Kingman (83) in 1972.

  32. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    That Willie Mac Award is gonna be a dogfight. Very hard to separate Craw, Duff, Bum and Posey.
    Co-winners maybe? Is it any more ridiculous than the ’81 Dodgers having 3 co-WS MVPs?
    Gotta feeling Duffy gets it. A little zinger to Massachusetts Fats….

  33. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Would you eat this?

    http://www.bk.com/menu-item/a1-halloween-whopper

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      no, but I don’t eat fast food. The color of the bun wouldn’t bother me though. Hey, fire up a pretzel bun burger and you’ll thank me later…….

  34. willedav said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Flav would you say bye bye to this guy?
    Player A has .354 OB .487 slugging OPS+ 132 BA of .276.

    Belt: .356 OB .478 slugging OPS +129 BA of .280

    #A has 34 doubles 0 triples 28 HRs
    Belt has 33 doubles 5 triples 18 HRs (13 on road)

    Player A= Adrian Gonzalez, salary of $21 million

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      with all of his concussions and injury problems, yes I would say goodbye. Don’t care about what he’s done, care about what he’s gonna do. Or not do going forward. I’m not denying Belt’s contributions to the past.

  35. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    K & K talking about Chili Davis. Seems like no one ever does. He’s kind of a forgotten Giant…

    • xoot said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      as the hitting coach for the Oakland a’s Chili got some local attention recently. The lowly a’s hated to see him to, apparently. I still remember one particular HR he blasted into CF in the Astrodome. b/w tv, but still.

  36. snarkk said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Giants medicos.
    Belt with word now of a successful surgery on the knee with cartilage issue for some time, not real sure of how long he played with it. Stellar sleuthing by the local media, as usual. I wouldn’t doubt it if a player had a sex change surgery during the season, but we won’t know until the middle of the hot stove season when Sabean casually mentions, “Oh BTW, ______ has been a woman since July 16th, that’s why she’s been dressing in the hall closet”…

    • djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      lulz!

    • Flavor said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      lol!

  37. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Psychic-Flav nails another one at 1:07 PM…

  38. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Maybe one day we’ll ride that 7 train up there together, Pawlie…

  39. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    NO ONE?????????????
    I was just about to start complaining again about him wearing #21…

  40. snarkk said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Apparently Giants going cheap-ass on Byrd. They won’t give him the ABs to vest his $8M option. I get playing Williamson and Parker, I want that. But, I hope they don’t lose Byrd, when they could have him locked up. He’s better IMO than Morse, and they paid Morse $6M last year. Byrd is RH pop, which they need, he’s clutch, and he’s still a better OFer at 38 than Morse was. RH pop in the OF, which works at ATT, is hard to come by…

  41. snarkk said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Yep, BF had Leake pegged. World beater tonight, with nada on the line against a half ass LA lineup. I’d give the guy max 4 years at $60M. Otherwise, bring up some of these minor league arms and test ’em out. Look at Panik, Duffy, Tomlinson, even Brown now. Who actually heard of these guys other than Panik, knew anything about ’em, before they emerged? All of a sudden, given a shot at some consistent play time, they blossom. I’m into that with the pitching staff. Let’s see what arms we’ve got below, and let ’em prove they CAN’T cut the mustard…

  42. djloo27 said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I was gonna go to bed but I’ll stay up to see if the Giants knock someone down in the 9th.
    They fuckin’ better…

  43. zumiee said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    It’s not the same; but a measure of payback tonight.

  44. Macdog said, on September 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Jeez, if Leake had an earlier start even close to this one, this game might’ve meant something.


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