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What’d He Say?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 12, 2016

Flipped on KNBR on the drive home last night and was greeted with contrarian radio voice of Marty Lurie. Felt like  baseball was back. He was interviewing Josh Osich who literally has nothing to say. Marty spiced up the interview a bit by accidentally saying “O-shit” two times. Seriously, who names their kid “Josh” when they have the last name of “Osich?” I mean, you’re just asking for that, right?

Mavericks and Pebble streaming all morning and it doesn’t get much better than that……

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  1. sfsarge said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

    When I switched to KNBR and heard Marty Lurie on, that just did it for me. BASEBALL IS BACK!! Nevermind that I’ve had the date on my Google calendar for 2 months already, but ummm. Ok I’ll let Chi say it.

  2. chipower9 said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Here ya go, Sarge and Flap Universe…

    Only FIVE days until pitchers and catchers report!

    I missed Marty Lurie on the waves last night. I love hearing the man’s voice…because yes, it is synonymous with baseball…San Francisco Giant baseball, being back!

  3. zumiee said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    A lot of talk on the MLB Network about 7th and 8th inning relievers getting paid much more these days. The Giants were trend-setters on this. I remember some of the pundits raising their eyebrows at the contracts the Giants gave Affeldt and Lopez.

    • sfsarge said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

      When you have effective, lock down guys you gotta hold on to them. This is no coincidence with their run of success. I was listening to Flan yesterday on an interview with a station in San Diego and that’s what he said. They get good guys and they keep them. It reminds me of a lyric from Notorious B.I.G. in a rap about his success his closing line was “this situation ain’t accidental” Fitting

      • zumiee said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

        Well said.

  4. xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Now two more different sports are hard to imagine. Redbull.tv says there’s a fog delay. Free glimpses, in between ads, are available here: http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/mavericks-northern-california_4152/
    Tide’s rising toward near 5 ft just after 1 pm and then plunging toward sunset. The swell will build all day. The best waves should be late afternoon early evening, as the ebb sucks out and the waves roar in a bit bigger and bit more consistently than mid-day. The wind will pick up in the afternoon, but only to about 8 knots. Look for some great rides in the later heats.

    • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Btw, I’m relying on windguru.cz for some of the info. Their free page for San Francisco/Marina Green has great weather analysis for the coast. (Why it’s called Marina Green I can’t fathom, because it definitely focuses on the ocean and not the bay.)

  5. blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Didn’t a Great White bite someone or their board last year? I’m a diver and have dived while in the midst of predator sharks. However, they are mostly very shy and keep their distance. Moreover, most of my dives have been with clear visibility (more than 100′ +). Nevertheless, there are 2 areas I will NEVER dive – South Africa and Mendocino/Monterey for different reasons . . . The former because unrelated tourist “white shark” cage boats use chum to attract sharks in the area; and, the latter areas off the coast of N. California due to kelp beds, which decrease visibility tremendously. The other big reason is that Great Whites fear no one. This incident a dozen years ago clinched it for me . . .

    http://www.celebrationsca.com/infosharkestimated16-18feet.htm

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Shark-attack-kills-diver-off-Mendocino-coast-2701177.php

    • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:56 am

      A big school of great whites hung out near the beach breaks just south of Santa Cruz/Captiola last year. I was out near Pleasure Point a few summers back, enjoying a good clean south swell with my younger son, and a kayak got hit by a great white just on the other side of the kelp bed. We saw some ruckus, but didn’t know any details until the news reports.
      http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/ZZ/20120707/NEWS/120707911
      When I was a kid, we never worried about sharks of any sort at Santa Cruz.

      • unca_chuck said, on February 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

        Yup. Used to sped a lot of time at Manresa and La Selva beaches years ago down the coast a ways.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:11 am

        Zimmerman, the guy who was in the water with Fry, did one of those lengthy Sunday magazine features in the Chronicle about what happened to Fry and how it affected him psychologically. The Sunday feature was so graphic insofar as his description of how Fry died, what Zimmerman did afterwards (essentially, got the fuck out of the water in a nano second after what he observed) that the Chronicle pulled the SF Gate online version. Both of these guys had dived for abalone for decades and I think this had such a chilling effect on Zimmerman, that he hasn’t dived since.

        Ironically Xoot, I’m more likely to dive in an area where sharks are (sans the 2 areas I already mentioned) versus swim, surf (which I did in Hawaii when I was younger living there), snorkle, or wakeboard for the simple reason that I can see everything around me when I am diving. Doing that other shit, you’re basically oblivious to what is going on around you and believe me, sharks see those “dangling morsels” of legs and arms. 🙂

  6. chipower9 said, on February 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Okay Flap Universe – I have been providing the countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting for our SF Giants. Here are some more dates just to keep in mind:

    19 days: first Giants Cactus League game

    52 days: Opening Day

    55 days: Home Opener.

    Giddy Up.

  7. gianthead said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

    These are the reasons why when we were in high school in the 80s we always stuck to staying on the beach in Santa Cruz.

    I was in grad school in Kentucky came home drunk at 3 am and headline news has a story about a shark attack at Davenport Landing rand parent’s live in Davenport…that was a little eerie. I have never been all the way in the water at Davenport Landing and only a few times in Davenport. Parents Sent me that story of the college kids getting swept out at Bonny Doon…amazing how naive some people are about the dangers of the surf and riptides in that area….

    • blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Boony Doon and 4 mile beach were my stomping grounds GH. Some great parties back in the day.

      • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:16 am

        4 Mile is a great break. Steep takeoff, though.

      • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:19 am

        in other words, this old man doesn’t mess with 4 Mile any more

      • gianthead said, on February 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm

        I could only imagine your parties Blade and that you survived!!!

        We tried a couple late nights on those beaches and one attempted overnight in a tent…way too frickin cold…

    • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Davenport Landing is about 14 miles outside Monterey Bay and it’s within the Red Triangle–the great white hit zone that encompasses the Farallons and runs all the way up to Stinson (etc.) Even back in the old days we knew about that stuff. Personally I think the people who surf at Stinson are crazy.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:17 am

        Agree.

      • unca_chuck said, on February 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm

        I can’t count the times we body surfed all day from Pajaro dunes up to Santa Cruz. Wasn’t until high school that a guy I knew got killed surfing near Hurricane Point down toward Big Sur. His board (with a huge bite out of it) was used as part of a cautionary tale at the Monterey aquarium.

  8. Macdog said, on February 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    A weird coincidence? This story just popped up on my Twitter feed: http://tinyurl.com/jtgnffw

  9. xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Maverick’s final heat is starting soon.

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on February 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I feel so out of your West Coast loop: Marty Lurie, Pebble Beach, surfing, bikini babes.

  11. wilcojoe said, on February 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Love hearing these shark stories. We lived at Stinson for a few years when I was a kid in the eighties, went to school in Bolinas. Some of the best memories of my life were body surfing after school with some of the older, “cool” kids. Never once thought about sharks back then. I did remember an older dude once tell us that he had a close call with one the day before at Dillon Beach.

    Closest I came to a shark encounter (that I knew of at least) was when we would catch baby leopard sharks in the Lagoon between Stinson and Bolinas.

    My wife and I did one of those deals where you snorkel inside a shark cage surrounded by Galapagos sharks when we were in Hawaii. That was fun, but not real exciting.

  12. willedav said, on February 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Mac, MU live vs .Rider on ESPNU right now.

  13. zumiee said, on February 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    We all remember Batman’s intense encounter with a shark.

  14. xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Have you ever sat between waves, resting, waiting for the next set, and had a dorsal fin rise up and cut the water right next to your leg? Then the flukes fly out and fling water in your face and you realize the damn dolphin scared the shit out of you just for fun. True story.

    • blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Great story! I might have already mentioned this here before . . . While diving in Belize, the dive master told us prior to going in the water, that he would bring a bag of chum with him and within about 3 minutes of us descending down to our dive depth (45 feet), we would have dozens of nurse sharks around us. As most of you probably know, nurse sharks are harmless. They are bottom feeders. However, when it happens – I don’t care who you are – you initially freak out. I literally had a 5 foot shark swim between my legs, with numerous other sharks on each side of me. I had to keep reminding myself that these sharks were harmless . . . I’m usually the one that has the most oxygen left over at the end of a dive, i.e., usually I’m calm and collected, wanting to stay down in the water as long as possible. However, during the first couple of minutes after those sharks showed up, I was gulping oxygen. I updated my gravitar with a photo from that dive . . . Only 2 sharks in this photo, along with me and the dive master, so it really doesn’t capture the scene I described above with literally dozens of sharks around us.

      • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        That kind of diving always amazes me. There’s a great chapter in Robert Stone’s A Flag for Sunrise in which one of the main characters goes diving in the Caribe, off the Central American coast, and after a bunch of interesting encounters finally gets deep enough to be terrified of something he can only feel circling in the dark. Sent a chill through me. (Stone was a serious waterman.)

      • xoot said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

        Oh, and that type of diving amazes me mainly because I’ve never done it.

  15. willedav said, on February 12, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    The Robinson kid for MU is fabulous; didn’t realize he was small guy. Hawks (and bench mob) fun to watch.
    Reminds me of former Warrior “Mister” Jennings out of East Tennessee St.

  16. Flavor said, on February 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Bill Walton is just the absolute best. He’s been talking about his trip to the Galapagos Islands for the last 5 minutes of the UCLA/Arizona game. He’s freaking hilarious.

  17. Flavor said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Pac 10 bball is a joke this year. Every *good* team gets blown out the next game they play.

    • willedav said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      esp on road. Some of these “in” teams are gonna have a lot of losses, very questionable.
      the team Monmouth is playing hit 7 3s in a row and are blasting them in second half.

      • Flavor said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:53 pm

        Colorado and their altitude should reinforce this take tomorrow. Even without Josh Scott who might not play.

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on February 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I can’t figure out why Blade is not telling us about the shark-induced diarrhea. YIKES.

  19. willedav said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    massive comeback by MU with 14-0 run to tie game in last minute.

    • Flavor said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      same with AZ. Not surprised though, these refs have decimated both teams with an absurd amount of foul calls.

  20. blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia received a permanent suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday after his third performance-enhancing drug violation.

    • Flavor said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      …in the last 12 months. What a fucking dipshit

      • blade3colorado said, on February 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        Players don’t earn salaries while suspended, so Mejia lost out on most of his $2.595 million deal last season. He was set to make $2.47 million this year. Prior to 2015, Mejia only banked roughly $1.13 million. I’m thinking this imbecile probably blew all of that dough on broads, booze, bling, and drugs.

  21. willedav said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Robinson kid with clutch gw 3 with 3 seonds to go. They were down 14 with under 4 minutes to go and pull it out.
    Bryce Alford HOF all annoying team (laettner, wojo…)

    • Macdog said, on February 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Incredible comeback, that game was a lost cause with 4 minutes left. And yes, Robinson is the real deal.

  22. snarkk said, on February 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Years ago I was diving off a live aboard in the Great Barrier Reef about a day off of Cairns. A group of us were diving on a structure of coral bommies, starting about 50 feet down, and circling around it gradually on the way up, seeing the different layers of life around and on it. Suddenly, there was a small group of adult black tips, maybe 5′ long, swimming slowly at right angles towards us, slowly, checking us out. Then they kind of swam with us as we kept rounding, keeping distance, but with us. Then, suddenly, they disappeared, and I thought that was that. About a minute later, I turned around for some reason, and there they were, about 20 feet directly in back of us, slowly getting closer. They had double backed on us. There was likely never any real danger with black tips, but I got a chill. They were certainly cunning and smart about their movements. Impressive actually…

    • blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Snarkk, you see a lot of them in the Caribbean, mostly in shallow water around reefs (as you did). Ironically, this is the species of shark I was referring to above – when I said most sharks are “shy” around divers. However, you were quite right to be wary, as they can be aggressive if food is involved. They are quite fast and agile.


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