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Reporting to Camp

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 17, 2016

Chi said *make it so* and finally that has happened. As one of 8 mlb teams that require their pitchers and catchers to report on February 17th, the Giants have made some news today.

Here’s hoping most of them don’t look like that web.com wannabee Ty Blach.

Let’s just keep everyone healthy, ok? Long way to go to get to #4in7

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  1. zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 6:51 am

    When the opposing team brings in minor league pitchers, take your regulars out of the game.

    • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 6:57 am

      probably difficult to do as a regular practice but in principle I agree completely with you.

    • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Remember Hunter Pence!

  2. unca_chuck said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:11 am

    As long as we avoid the Cubs this spring.

  3. chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:15 am

    ZERO days until pitchers and catchers report!

    12 days until the first SF Giant ST game.

    47 days until the first regular season game.

    FIFTY days until Opening Fucking Day!

    Four in Seven!

    Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

  4. chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Flav – Hey, this is a milestone day (well, not really, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it). So, I think it only appropriate that you satisfy the thirst that many in Flap Universe have for an update of the BBOTD page.

    Give us a Daisy, a Sundressed Goddess…

    Make it so…please…

  5. blade3colorado said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I set my watch to Chi’s Spring Training, Opening Day, and Giants World Series championship announcements. Fucker is good as Greenwich Mean Time. 🙂

    • chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Thanks, Steve – you have to sort things out and get the priorities all dialed-in. You know what many in the know say:

      “Baseball is Life – The Rest is Just Details.”

      Now if we can just get our Main Man to update the BBOTD with a scrumptious, gorgeous babe, all will be right in the Flap Universe. 😉

  6. willedav said, on February 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

    F/G has nice rundown on 2b (hitter stats only) in both leagues. Panik grades out as 2015 top OPS+ for NL ahead of Gordon and Kendrick. Numbers heavy analysis as per F/G, but gist of it Panik makes a lot of solid contact , doesn’t K much and uses whole field a lot. Last year lot of preseason projections didn’t like him very much and he outdid them by far.

    I know Gordon had hella season last year, but he doesn’t walk much and Ks a ton. Very extreme gb hitter.
    Interesting to see what this guy does—column writer compared him to Vince Coleman.

  7. Carstie Clausen said, on February 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

    That Chi just never is satisfied. Give him just a tad of baseball and next thing he’s asking for eye-candy. Some people simply never have enough.

    • chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

      I blame our esteemed leader, Flavor, for getting me hooked on BBOTD…and I have just never been able to “shake the itch.” 😉

  8. Carstie Clausen said, on February 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Thank goodness for the return of horsehide and ash. No more pigskin for months and now real fans can forego boobsketball and start focussing on the real deal. Bring it on!!!

  9. Macdog said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Baggs tweet: Bumgarner not chafed to be SF’s lowest paid starter: “That’ll come along in due time. I’m not worried about that.”

    How the hell did we get so lucky to have this guy on our team?

    • blade3colorado said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Great ball player, better man.

    • chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I don’t know, but we owe his Mom a lot of credit for him STILL being on the team. I think it was after his first year up, and he struggled out of ST, and was seriously considering hanging ’em up, but his mom “had a talkin’ with that boy” and the rest is history…

      Blessed beyond belief to have the man representing in the Orange and Black.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Baggs has become something of a shit stirrer since getting 86ed from Comcast.

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        But that’s why he got fired from Comcast.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

        haha, true. He seems more vindictive about it now.

      • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm

        I like baggs but he’s had kind of a “fuck you” attitude ever since he had that public issue with Pagan and all the Giants refused to speak with him for the rest of the season. Maybe 2 Septembers ago?

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

        yeah, that’s what got him canned. He was right about Melky, breaking the story no one else would touch, and he took a chance reporting on the clubhouse fight (between Dunston and someone? Pagan ultimately enforced the cone of silence around Baggs.) I’ll take that sort of all in disturber any day over Lowell Cohn or Ratto, etc.

  10. Bozo said, on February 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Chi – Its Belly Button Bingo time, my friend.
    Thanks Flav.

    • chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Pitchers and catchers report.

      BBOTD is back.

      Life is GOOD!

  11. chipower9 said, on February 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the BBOTD update, Flav!

    • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      gotta drip feed your addiction 🙂 !

      • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:11 am

        You DA MAN! Keep it Drippin’ brother!

  12. zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    The clubhouse fight was between Dunston and Romo, which seems weird. After that, Romo had that scar on his face.
    I’ve forgotten what the situation with Pagan and Baggs was.

    • zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Was it that Pagan was the leader in punishing Baggs for breaking the story about Dunston and Romo?
      It seems kind of petty of the Giants; but then again, if it was 2014, the team probably used that as some kind of rallying thing. Or in retrospect, it’s given more importance than it was worth.

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

        yeah, Pagan led the boycott of Baggs. Everyone went silent when Baggs came around. He couldn’t do his job anymore and the dispute interfered with other writers taking interviews, etc. Comcast canned him after the season ended.

      • zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        I thought the Comcast gig wasn’t that great anyway. It had to be a little dreary for him to be answering on-air, daily, what the status of Scutaro’s back was, and things like that.

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        merely blogging for the Merc isn’t what he aspires to. He worked pretty hard to get his tv gig. He sometimes posted his video practice sessions on his blog before Comcast picked him up. Oddly enough, I think his successful (2, 3 time winner?) on Jeopardy made a difference there. (His defense of Bonds’ HOF credentials on J was very cool.)

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        actually, Baggarly jumped to Comcast a couple of months before his Jeopardy appearances aired.

    • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      I think he’s a good writer. I sat behind home plate at an Orioles/Giants game and walked past the writers a bunch (hot day, cold beer). Baggarly was working on his laptop the entire game. The other writers did nothing but tell stories and laugh until the 5th or 6th inning. Then they got to work.

      • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

        he’s an unquestioned hard worker and, as you said, a good writer. I wonder how the run on Jeopardy affected him, if it did at all. I want to say he won 4 straight times.

      • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm

        It was 3 or 4. He lost in final J on a sports question–the Olympics. Answer was “the trampoline event.” Later that year many people tweeted him with updates of the Olympic trampoline scores. He re-tweeted the razzing. Seems like a good guy.

      • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        that’s hilarious, I hadn’t heard the story of the tweet-razzing

  13. zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    One thing I’ll say about Baggs, and I’ve said it before: his new book is very good. I have no idea how it did sales-wise, and I don’t know how “Band of Misfits” did either, but I hope he did well with them.

  14. Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Baggs is probably not best suited to be a beat guy. He’s a reporter who’s not afraid to report actual news. Beat guys have to sit on a lot of the good stuff if they want those guys to talk to them. Schulman is a guy who doesn’t ruffle any feathers. Of course, he doesn’t report anything of interest either……

  15. snarkk said, on February 17, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    IMO, Baggs is by far the best beat writer. The guys out works the rest. That’s obvious. When he was with CSN, his writing got lost on that disaster of a website. I always check his game story first. His writing skill kicks butt on the competition, too. I don’t mind him stirring up some S , he’s actually doing his job. And the Giants occasionally need some S stirred to keep Baer’s fantasy land grounded a bit in reality…

    • Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      yup, totally agree. I think he might have a higher calling nationally. But maybe that wouldn’t be of interest to him

    • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

      I agree on Baggs, too. He was a beat writer for other teams (or at least A team) before hooking-up with the Giants. Not sure if he would resonate nationally, but I hope not, as I like having him in the mix with our Giants.

  16. Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    don’t care that everyone says this isn’t Duke’s year, I am totally stoked to watch this Duke/Tar Heel game…..

    • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      It is a great rivalry. KY went to Duke in Nov., when the Cats were still trying to find themselves, and KY whipped Duke pretty easily. For Bay Area b-ball fans, keep an eye on big Marcus Lee of KY, a Junior (yes, at KY) out of an East Bay HS. Lee’s been coming on strong lately.

    • xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Wow. You were absolutely right about that game.

    • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Even though they dropped one to Texas Tech last night, don’t under-estimate the Sooners of Oklahoma!

      Also, St. Mary’s @ Gonzaga Saturday night on ESPN2. Go Gaels (my alma mater)!

  17. Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    half the reason I prefer college bball to the pros has to do with the venues and the maniacal fans. Love the vibe…..

  18. Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I have absolutely no idea how Duke won that game. But man, what a game!

  19. Flavor said, on February 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Coach K is just a significantly better coach than Roy Williams. Nothing else explains that Duke win…..

  20. xoot said, on February 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I don’t know exactly why this seems so funny. The final sentence of Schulman’s first ST report: “Position players report Saturday, but several, including Panik, Ehire Adrianza and new outfielder Denard Span, already are in camp.” Are they sure that Ehire?

    • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I have heard Adrianza put on 15 pounds over the winter in hopes that it helps with his bat. I am not holding my breath.

      Dude is out of options, cut bait, already…

  21. zumiee said, on February 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    But is college basketball as exciting as roof-surfing?

    • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

      That is fricking hilarious. Hope the kid is OK.

  22. twinfan said, on February 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    A little off topic,perhaps, but not really. I just talked to my Mother and the memories rushed in…
    Of Moms, Apple Pie, and Baseball..

    You’ve heard of how my Mother was my backyard catcher and of the momentous day when we watched Maz end the 1960 World Series with one of the legendary Walk-Offs in MLB history.

    But probably the best day I ever had with her was in Petaluma when I was preparing to open my restaurant there. We had a wood burning hot smoker and I was smoking some sides of ribs and as I took them from the oven we ate them standing up. Mom said they were the best she ever had. Actually, her’s were the best.

    We drank a few beers and listened to the Giants’ game on the radio. I had a jukebox so we danced to Patsy Cline and talked and laughed the night away. It was a wonderful evening.

    She’s in assisted living now, stooped and frail, but what I remember is her movie star beauty, and and her loving ways.

    • chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:38 am

      Great story – thanks for sharing Mike. Hope this finds all well for you and Merna, and that you two are getting settled into your new digs.

  23. alleykat69 said, on February 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Nothing like Mom’s to bring out the best in all of us Michael!
    Very nice tribute to her from you!
    I can sense your compassion about her in your post and same goes for your Dad,Ray Scott,a sports icon broadcaster legend I vaguely remember but he was brilliant back in the 60’s 70’s.
    You take care of yourself and Merna my friend, and still occasionally a “Dickwad”

    • twinfan said, on February 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      That’s funny. I was typing “F-wad” and spell check came up with “Duckweed”,. Perfect. So now the wad fellows are Duckweed’s…

  24. chipower9 said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:08 am

    12 days until the first Giant spring training game.

    46 days until the first regular season game.

    49 days until the home opener!

    Speaking of the home opener, how many of you plan to be there? I know Sarge has said he plans to be there, and he and I have exchanged contact info with the plans to meet up and knock-back a cold one together. Would be cool if opening day ended up being a Flapalooza of sorts.

    Four in Seven!

    Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

  25. Flavor said, on February 18, 2016 at 7:44 am

    new thread


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