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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 21, 2016

42 years ago today, Tom Seaver signed a $172,000 contract making him the highest paid pitcher in history.

That is all.

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  1. xoot said, on February 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    42 years ago my total student-loan debt, after 4 years in school, was less than it costs now to rent a studio apartment in Santa Cruz for one month.

    • xoot said, on February 21, 2016 at 8:50 am

      On the other hand, in Feb. 1974 Seaver was coming off a season in which he pitched 18 CGs, 290 innings, with a WHIP of .976 and a SO/BB ratio of 3.92; and he won the CY award. Yikes. I completely ignored baseball that year. The things I missed.

  2. willedav said, on February 21, 2016 at 8:44 am

    In those days I could work and pay for school and be on my own (often with disastrous results); apts were $150 a month ish, school was cheap (Jose St was $150 a semester full load of classes), yada yada. It’s unfortunate everything is so expensive in bay area that kids can’t move out and be on their own til after college, if then.

    Meeting people at work and school and playing ball was where fun was at, right after high school. Fortunate enough to still be in contact with select few of friends from those days.

  3. blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I have an almost new condo in a new residential/retail development, that has just about doubled in worth ($500k plus) since 2010. I’ve frequently dreamed about moving back to the bay area. Specifically, owning a condo near AT&T park.

    Hahaha . . . Ironically, last night I spent about 2-3 hours researching condo costs in SF, along with the entire freakin’ bay area. Basically, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1450 sq. ft., 2 door access to humongous balcony, and secured garage parking and 1 outdoor parking space, would cost upwards of $2.5 million in the city and not much less in the bay area. Ridiculous . . . Sigh. I guess I am staying in Denver.

  4. Macdog said, on February 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

    And Mets fans are always complaining about how cheap their team is . . .

  5. willedav said, on February 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

    in 1970 pete rose became first “singles hitter” to get to $100 grand.
    ’72 Aaron went from $125K to $200K…coming off season he hit .327 with 47 HRs/118 rbis for ATL.
    Slugging pct .669 on way to OPS of 1.069.
    Yes the HR hitters drove the caddys as the expression went.

    @Blade–coaching buddy of mine who grew up in Funnyvale was talking about recently enjoying pineapple milkshake and demise of burger joints around here from old days, ala Foster’s Freeze. We both remember a burger joint at Escuela and el camino in Mt. View that featured Parisian burger and tater tot fries tho neither of us could remember name of it. ?

    • blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Wow! Dunno Willie . . . I only remember 3 things about Mountain View: 1. The 1998 arson fire which destroyed St. James Infirmary, a popular bar and grill that opened in 1967, which was known for its kitchy decor, notably a 30-foot-statue of Wonder Woman (and a place I hung out regularly at prior to quitting drinking in 1986); 2. Mayfield Mall which opened in 1966 or 1967, which was one of the first completely enclosed, carpeted shopping malls in Northern California; and, 3. Shoreline Park, which was a landfill for the 700-acres created from San Francisco garbage . . . I actually attended one of the first concerts, where the grass caught on fire from the methane gas. Hilarious.

    • blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Still thinking about this and the only burger joint I can think of is Clarke’s – that is on El Camino Real and I do not know the cross street. Family owned place (or at least it was) going back to the mid 1940s.

      • ewisco said, on February 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

        i still have lunch with buddies at clarks. but don’t remember a joint on escuela. there was a french restaurant on el camino that my french class went to as a field trip and i had snails. if you put enough garlic and butter on something it’s usually edible. also spent a lot of time at the james. i’m sure we crossed paths there. met many a young lady there. i have a buddy who swore his car knew how to drive home from the james.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        That’s funny . . . Especially since I use to think the same thing about my car. Ha.

      • unca_chuck said, on February 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        Kirk’s was in Sunnyvale and they might have had one in Mtn View. Flame grilled. Great place.

  6. snarkk said, on February 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I laughed out loud on this one. I read an article on Pablo and the RSox manager at odd saying things about Panda’s weight; some poster said the Giants were fortunate to now have Duffy at third — and that Skeeter is in better shape than Pablo…

    • zumiee said, on February 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      The Red Sox can be harsh and relatively quick-triggered. Francona and the GM Epstein were dumped not all that long after winning 2 championships. The next GM Cherrington was dumped not all that long after winning a championship. After winning a championship not all that long ago, the manager Ferrell may be on shaky ground.
      Their patience with Hanley and Pablo is going to be limited this season.

  7. alleykat69 said, on February 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I do remember that hamburger joint on escuela/elcamino my parents use to go there on occasion, it was called Linda’s Parisian Burgers I believe and it was Damm Good!!

  8. pawliekokonuts said, on February 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I was never that big a Seaver fan. Hard to explain. I sure watched him a lot, growing up. I recall the very nasty public spat Dick Young of the Daily New had with Seaver over contract stuff. Of course, as outlined in “1954,” Young sparred with Jackie Robinson, too — which made for some juicy reading.

  9. zumiee said, on February 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve seen several concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mt. View, although none in the last 10 years; and it’s not a comforting thought thinking of toxic fumes oozing up from the trash piled underneath.

  10. zumiee said, on February 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    The MLB Network comedy special about “mis-remembered events” is a painful hour of TV. It’s Bob Costas trying to be funny, which is about as painful as TV can get.

  11. Macdog said, on February 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Since there’s been some Pablo talk mixed in with burger joints, well, here’s Sandoval ready for 2016 (click ‘continue reading’ and scroll down for the gut shot): http://tinyurl.com/hlwjfpk

    • snarkk said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Wow, Panda has a good boiler going already, and he’s just back from the offseason workouts. Who knows how he’ll hit with this belly? Whatever, not the Giants problem any more. For sure, we know this is not good for his defense…

      • zumiee said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        Makes his manager look like a doofus claiming that Sandoval had lost 20 pounds over the off-season and was really making an effort to be in shape this season. I wonder who told Farrell that?
        As usual, it won’t be a big deal if Sandoval performs well; but if not, the hook may come pretty quickly for him, or the injuries. And then he’ll be a very pricey bench player with very little trade value.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm

        Almost, though not quite, feel sorry for Sandoval. He had it so easy with the fans and media in SF and jumped into the Boston broiler. He’s a kid who never hit thirty homers, making millions, smiling all the way to the ATM.

      • snarkk said, on February 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

        I thought that “no facial hair” discipline blather was debunked when the A’s won 3 titles in a row in the 70s…

    • blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Saw the gut shot . . . Seriously, is that hair or stretch marks? Dunno.

  12. zumiee said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Mattingly is laying down the law already:

    “When Don Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982-95, beards were not allowed, so Mattingly sported a mustache for most of his career. As a manager, Mattingly has been clean-shaven and the new Marlins manager won’t allow any facial hair for his players.
    “Guys may or may not like it,” Mattingly said, via the Miami Herald. “I just think when we all get together, this is what we want and this is the way we go.”
    The Marlins had a no-facial-hair policy in place until 2012, when then-manager Ozzie Guillen lifted the ban, and the team has since allowed varying degrees of beards, goatees and mustaches.”

    • pawliekokonuts said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      who gives a shit…this ain’t 1972…..wait….maybe it is….Nixon….Trump…..

  13. blade3colorado said, on February 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Mac, I like this comment from the Red Sox fans:

    sisyphuslaughs02/21/16 12:52 PM
    I think it is courageous for a man obviously eight months pregnant to work so hard at his career. Most men his size would be taking paid pregnancy leave. Bravo Sandoval.

    • Macdog said, on February 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Ha, didn’t see that one.

  14. snarkk said, on February 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Panda better have a good start to the year. If not, he’s in for a buzzsaw of scorn in Boston. He knew it going in that Boston’s a tough place, but knowing it might happen and taking it are two different deals…

  15. willedav said, on February 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah, Linda’s…way cool thx guys.
    AK’s right those were really good.

  16. snarkk said, on February 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    On paper, this 2016 Giants squad should be more balanced than the 2010 championship team. Certainly better offense, probably better defense. The big question is will the starting pitching be nearly as good as 2010…

  17. Flavor said, on February 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    if Sandoval doesn’t want The Globe running pics of his gut spilling out onto the field he should do something about the fat. I said this when he signed with them, he isn’t going to get the rope he got with Giants fans. He won rings for us. All he’s done in Boston is take 100+ mil, eat small children and produce DICK. If he doesn’t get it going right away in April he’s done in that town……..

    • pawliekokonuts said, on February 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      he must be eating them whole, no chewing

  18. unca_chuck said, on February 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Didn’t realize this is still around . . .

    http://www.kirks-steakburgers.com/

    My mom loved this place.

    Never seen a Panda with stretch marks. Jesus.

    • alleykat69 said, on February 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Oh yeah Kirk’s is the bomb Chuck!!
      Use to go with some buddy’s when they use to be on Univeristy St PA, killer steak burgers on French rolls to die for!! Didn’t know they moved,thanks for that link! Hell town&country square near the Stanford entrance is easier on parking then University!!
      I will certainly hit up the new Kirks again someday soon!!!

  19. xoot said, on February 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Lincecum’s upcoming showcase is a lot more interesting than Pablito’s belly. It’d be fun to see Timmy revive.


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