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Yasiel Puke

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 13, 2016

That tweet I posted early this morning still has me chuckling. What are they going to do with that guy next year?

Rain. Lots of rain. Feel like Andy Dufresne after crawling through that shit line, only less happy.

Zumiee, you guys have to be getting hammered out there. How do the crops look?

 

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  1. chipower9 said, on January 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Topping worldwide news headlines this morning, it is being reported that pitchers and catchers for the San Francisco Giants will report to camp in 35 days…over.

  2. alleykat69 said, on January 13, 2016 at 7:54 am

    4 in 7 Baby!!
    Just like Johnny Cueto’s New Jersey number, think he knows something?

  3. zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 7:58 am

    The rain is good for the almond trees now. Not good a month from now when they’re blossoming.
    And no trees have fallen over lately, which can happen in windy storms. Almond trees are top-heavy.

  4. zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I’ve been reading a new book about the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal called “The Betrayal.” Pretty interesting book.

  5. willedav said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Puig, unbelievable. I’ve been courtside for NBA once or twice ever, incredible scene. You realize how big all these guys are (including the “small” 6 foot guys), how fast ball moves and speed of the game.
    Lakers won too, vs. the Brow.

    Parra got $27mil from Rox for 3 yrs plus option. wow, just no way I would have paid him near that much. They have glut of OFs so someone likely on move.

    So does LA, and unlike Rox (or AZ OF) every single one of them is a ?. Wonder what they do with Trayce T who showed some potential with ChiSox.

  6. willedav said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Nice to hear tributes from Mays about Irvin. One of the telling things for me is Mays saying, “He taught me a lot of things about the majors when I came up in .’51” Obviously different times esp for what few black ballplayers there were, but message is the same–you have to learn how to be a mler (on and off field), and there needs to be guys who take you under their wing and help you along.

    That’s where LA has been total fail with Puig, who despite his early success 2013 was a disaster in clubhouse, with media and routinely late to the yard, even on game days. Maybe he’s uncoachable and will never learn to be a good teammate and will ultimately squander all that talent. And maybe Hanley wasn’t exactly a great choice as someone to follow, although even he admonished Puig not to be like he was and have all his teammates hate him.

  7. unca_chuck said, on January 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Picking up some supplies . . .

    Cool pic of Mays and Irvin.

    • Flavor said, on January 13, 2016 at 9:50 am

      that’s fuckin awesome. I typically just follow people on twitter for up to min news but one dude I follow called @super70ssports posts great, random pics like this although he adds hilarious captions. Still very cool to see pics like this that you don’t ever see anywhere else.

    • zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Gallo, headquartered in Modesto, CA. My dad drove a truck for Gallo for about 20 years.

    • chipower9 said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Very cool…

      • zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:20 am

        The Ernest and Julio Gallo story is interesting. A couple of brothers who went to the small downtown library in Modesto in the 1930s, and checked out a little book on how to make wine, and started their winery from scratch, and built it into a major global company over the years. Their brother Joseph became a hugely successful owner of a cheese company.

    • djloo27 said, on January 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Ii wonder if this was the same liquor store held up by their former teammate Hank Thompson…

    • djloo27 said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      According to paragraph 3 on page 240 below, the photo above might’ve been the only time this venture had them smiling…

      http://tinyurl.com/zrwsu7n

  8. Bozo said, on January 13, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Speaking of the Dodgers, I’ve got to take my hat off to them. Damn man, they just added another…. GM. With Anthopolous, they now have 6 . I ask you, how will we ever compete against that?

    Yup, had to take my hat off because I was convulsing with laughter so hard, I was afraid it would fall into the muck.

    http://tinyurl.com/hcso7cy

    • zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

      6 GMs, and still no lead-off hitter for their batting order. That’s pretty funny.

  9. zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Cool posts on Pawlie’s blog. I like to think of life as a journey. We’re all on a journey. Pawlie’s journey took him to Iceland. It’s interesting to read about it; but also how he’s figuring out why he needed to go there. That may be a question answered on his trip, or later in his life.

  10. zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, was on the Hot Stove show this morning via phone call, talking about Monte Irvin. It was really cool. Kendrick has a vast knowledge of Negro Leagues history, and tells it in a very engaging way.

  11. Flavor said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Lawrence Phillips: dead.

    • zumiee said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Very sad; but sadly, not shocking.

  12. ewisco said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:31 am

    hue Jackson to the Brownies. bit of an insult to the niners.

    • Macdog said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Was set to interview with the Giants, too. Apparently he’s getting a big say in personnel with the Browns, something he wouldn’t have had in SF or NY.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 13, 2016 at 11:07 am

        I’m sure this is why Adam Gase bailed last year. Baalke is killing our chances at getting a good coach. This is why I wanted Baalke gone after the disaster that was 2015.

      • chipower9 said, on January 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

        Baalke has to go for there to be any chance of success in the future. I think he should have been shit-canned, too.

  13. unca_chuck said, on January 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This si kids site has a ton of ‘rare’ pics of Willie Mays. Pretty cool…

    http://www.sikids.com/photos/31653/rare-photos-of-willie-mays/1

  14. Macdog said, on January 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    A co-worker last night brought in a Monte Irvin autograph he had on a crumpled piece of paper from the early 70s, Said one of his Little League managers worked with Irvin at Rheingold beer, and got the autograph when Irvin was the guest at their Little League banquet. Incredible that my colleague still has the autograph over 40 years later.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on January 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    met a Giants fan at Pingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, UNESCO World Heritage site. Dustin from Sask.

    World’s first parliament. 930AD.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Actually originally a bit more democratic than your standard-grade parliament. The Allthing began as a “Thing” for “All” ~ in other words every free man on the Island had the right to participate and be heard at the gathering ~ much like the central council at the Rainbow Peace Family gatherings here in the 70’s through the early 90’s when i made it to 3 of them. In other words there were NO representatives. You represented yourself. Cool, eh? Maybe a bit hard to pull off for 230+ million people, yet inspirational.

      Also, Iceland, got nailed hard as a result of the bankster takedown of much of the world economy 8 years ago. The Icelanders got pissed at their banksters, ended up jailing a good many of them and now have popular control over the workings of their central bank. Also their economy has popped out of the deep recession they had suffered at that time as well.

      Perhaps Denmark learned a thing or two from the Icelanders during their hundreds of years running the place. The Danes have become very big on what they call “Samfold” and the Norwegians, “Samhold”. It has a vague resonance with the Italian term “Cosa Nostra” (our cause?) But the reverberations are quite otherwise as the significance of the term means something like “we’re all in this together” ~ the cooperative spirit of a population, still not quite totally stamped out in the Scandihoovian nations.

  16. unca_chuck said, on January 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Yeah, the Hue Jackson hiring by the Browns is a bit disconcerting.

    We are a shittier destination than Cleveland? Ouch.

    • ewisco said, on January 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      we’re not the glamour job Jed thought. go figure.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 13, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Looks like we’re on the outside look g in. Again.

      • djloo27 said, on January 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        I always wondered why Billick and Fassel never got HC jobs again…

      • unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 7:14 am

        Fassel especially.

  17. Macdog said, on January 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Still wheelin’ and dealin’:

    SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants have traded right-hander Cody Hall to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named or cash considerations.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Hall got surplussed out with the acquisition of Span and his addition to the 25 and 40-man. Strange to deal within the division and particularly with perhaps their now closest rival in the NLW. Guess we’ll see how that turns out.

  18. xoot said, on January 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Dubs without Green lose in at the high altitude arena in Denver, but just barely. Interesting comment from Tom Tolbert on KNBR about how much he hated playing in Denver. The first 4-5 full speed game minutes on the floor, he said, were hell. Most guys adjusted. Some didn’t. Be interesting to see if the Warriors sit Green for another rest game now but roar back the way they did after sitting Curry for a game.

    • snarkk said, on January 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      They’ve got 1 loss now for every 12 wins. That’s heading for about 75-7…

  19. willedav said, on January 14, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Ostler today finally takes a few pot shots at M Davis. Bout freaking time; I don’t understand why this guy gets a pass. Raiders finally have something good going on, climbing back into mediocrity and he wants:

    A–a free stadium from city of Oakland (dream on), whose residents are still paying for Mt. Davis or
    B–free land near Coliseum for a development (did you win last night?) or
    C–a move to LA (again) to share with another team, which he refuses to do here.

    He talks openly about “Raider Nation”—where does he think they live, San Antonio?
    They’re in Oakland, East Bay South Bay and they’ve been paying their way and sporting your gear for years.
    Go out to the next tailgate, have a shot of patron with em and look em in the eye.

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Neither the Raider or the A’s are going to realize their dream of tax payer subsidies in the bay area. That ship has sailed. I guess they could go to Santa Clara or Fremont but that isn’t happening. I feel bad for my friends that support both of those clubs.

    I’m not the biggest basketball fan but I caught the tail end of Tolbert interviewing Jerry West last night and it was awesome. Tolbert was tossing out anecdotes about his playing career and how this Warriors team plays small ball with defense as opposed to the Nelson led wide open small ball Warriors. It was one of the few times that I have listened to Tolbert and been sort of like dude you’re in the presence of greatness and you’re talking about your scrub NBA days? STFU. I almost expected him to ask the logo about his favorite session IPA. West was gracious as ever. I could listen to him talking about basketball all day long.

    • willedav said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Agree on West, wholeheartedly.
      What I’d like to see is a sit down with documentary footage from back in the day of two guys now on the same side who played against each other, Al Attles (nicknamed Destroyer for a reason) and J West.
      Attles had the unenviable task of guarding West every time they met and approached it with resoluteness, giving West as physical a challenge as possible. West didn’t back down from anyone and Warrior-Laker rivalry featured some other good players too that didn’t mind mixing it up to establish turf and position on the floor.

      Game was a lot rougher in those days, and fights were common.
      Hand check touch fouls 40 ft from the hoop? No way.

      Attles, remember, after his playing days were over, left bench and went on the floor after Mike Riordan in ’75 finals game when he went thug like on Rick Barry.

    • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

      that’s hilarious. Yes, Tolbert has one speed and he travels it the same way every single day of his life.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Yeah, I’m sure West is like, “Tell me again about your playing days at Cerritos College . . .”

  21. blade3colorado said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Interesting and timely comments about West (by the by, he started as a shooting guard and only later in his career, moved to point guard). ESPN has ratings on the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards I think the old timers get short thrift as does Magic Johnson – see his Twitter comments about Isaiah Thomas. I have to agree with him – Isaiah was one of the best and this list does him a disservice by ranking him below Curry and Stockton . . . I love Curry, but let Curry finish his career first. Thomas is way better than Stockton IMO. I think much of the Thomas negativity is due to Jordan hating Thomas and influencing the media about Thomas’s greatness, e.g., Jordan reportedly kept him off the Dream Team. Anyway, these lists are quite interesting and give a great synopsis of some of the best NBA ballers ever. I think either Power Forwards or Centers are tomorrow.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankPGs/ranking-top-10-point-guards-ever

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankSGs/ranking-top-10-shooting-guards-ever

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankSFs/ranking-top-10-small-forwards-ever


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