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Deploy the Nets

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 4, 2016

Giants being forced to put up more netting in front of the good seats. I haven’t sat down there in years so this doesn’t really affect me. But I’m wondering if you’d be more or less likely to pay the fat dollarage to sit behind the dugout if you had to peer through thick netting.

Personally, I think this is a complete overreaction. Pay attention to the game, you will be fine.

Oakland is NOT one of the teams required to add more netting as the league decided that flying bats hitting rows and rows of empty seats is not that big of a deal…..

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on March 4, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Whew, Flav. Into my inbox at 5:37 your time. Didja stay up that late or are you functional that early? If the latter, i am most envious.

    • Flavor said, on March 4, 2016 at 6:20 am

      we get up early here at Casa de Flavor

  2. xoot said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I got invited to sit right behind home plate one night last season and the net was just fine (especially when foul tips screamed back off LH swings). Nets down the lines may make the seats there even more enjoyable — fans will be able to pay attention to what’s happening all over the field without concern. Sound is the thing the impresses me about the seats close to the plate. You can hear so much.

  3. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:08 am

    My season tickets are in the area behind home plate but just above the net line. The one negative aspect has been the poles holding the netting being in the site line. From what I have read it is changing to some sort of cable set up to anchor it. I’m interested to see how it looks. Generally I think the netting is a good idea.

  4. wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I used to be dead set against the thought of sitting behind a net but having two very young boys who don’t really pay much attention to the game (yet), I have changed my tune some.

    I do wonder how this will impact a kids abilty to get balls tossed by players, autographs before games, and such. If it pops up at first pitch, then problem solved. I guess I would want to know if it’s retractable?

  5. unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:34 am

    How much more coverage is there?

  6. unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:37 am


    The Giants further detailed the changes in an email to The Chronicle, saying the new design “extends protection to the home-plate edge of each dugout, while also raising the height of the net from 20 feet to 25 feet. Sight lines have generally been improved by removing several of the vertical support poles and the horizontal cross bar, in favor of much less obstructive cables.”

    • wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Well that’s not too bad. I figured it would extend all the way down the dugout.

  7. unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:38 am

    At least they didn’t do the old cover the whole lower deck like Shea had.

  8. willedav said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Nice W for Warrior last night after getting down by 9 at 80-71. Great job by second unit with good ball movement and more balance in scoring. I think Curry missed every shot from floor in 3rd Q and it didn’t matter.

    Afterwards, Barkley said Thunder who blew 17 point 4th Q lead at the clips night before do not play enough D to win, and Smith noted how many easy baskets Warriors get off screens and backdoor cuts where Thunder are just lost out there and generally had to work harder to get shots. Westbrook way too selfish with all the 3s.

    Paul, let us know. Haven’t made a Flap meet up in couple years, would be great to see everyone.
    Speaking of whom, quick shout out to Mr. Oliver (james): listened to latest sonny rollins Road Shows Vol. 3, taken from various live performances around the world from last 10-12 years. He has added in some cases percussionist , piano (Stephen Scott who played on Joe Henderson Strayhorn music CD) and guitarist. 6 great cuts including 20 energetic minutes of “Why Was I Born.”

  9. alleykat69 said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Why can’t Stadiums go with clear plexiglass from Tap Plastic?

    • Irish Kevin said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Ha ha think about the summer and sitting behind that plexiglass, probably get a little warm

    • wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

      “Tap, tap plastic, the fantastic plastic place…” Thanks Kat. Now I can’t get that jingle out of my head.

      • unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm

        Funny thing is, when that place first opened up in San Mateo, me and a buddy proceeded to make bongs out of the lovely colored plastic tubes. Very lucrative side biz . . .

  10. Bozo said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

    The netting never bothered me when I sat in those areas, my eyes always adjusted to it. We would get some heat seekers in the Club section that didn’t afford much time for a reaction but most folks could at least defend themselves. Some of the ropes I’ve seen down lower, well your first reaction better be the right one. I saw a lady with a baby in the 1st row by the visitors dugout take one to the side of the head, as she was going down she was able to pass the baby off to her husband(?). It was a brutal hit, she was taken out by stretcher after being down a long time. It was fucking scary.

    • zumiee said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:20 am

      I was at a Single A game a few years ago when the top half of the batter’s bat broke off and flew towards our section. The jagged shard was helicoptering right toward a guy walking down an aisle carrying a small child and everyone was screaming “LOOK OUT!!!” and that grabbed his attention. In parent-protect mode, he instinctively, without fully knowing what was going on, cradled the child close to his chest, and turned his backside towards the field, and took the impact of the side of the bat (not the jagged part) on his thigh, and didn’t seem to be too bad off afterwards. Close enough to tragedy, though, to leave everyone momentarily rattled.

  11. willedav said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I think there is a lot to be said for Snarkk’s 10:14 post on last thread.
    I was going to make a crack yesterday about Peavy just wanting to get in some work out of the stretch with runners on base yesterday, but it seems Giants really do have some depth and options available from Sac in rotation.
    Heston came out of nowhere to be more than adequate last season. He talked about being better prepared this year based on a full season at ml level last year and all the help he got.
    If for some reason Giants had to plug someone else in too, they would have advantages of pitching at home in friendly yard behind great D and a LU that can score runs. Add in advantage Posey Bochy Rags Gardner.

    • snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Absolutely. If Peavy plays guitar better than he pitches, being up a young arm. IMO arms only have a limited number of pitches in them, so wasting pitches in AAA on a guy that’s ready seems wrong…

  12. zumiee said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:26 am

    In addition to Anderson having back surgery, and McCarthy not returning until late in the season from Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers had a setback with Ryu. He had his throwing shoulder operated on last year and missed all of last season, and he experienced some pain while throwing the other day, and they are shutting him down for a while.
    They have a couple of low-minor league prospects that they are very high on, and those guys might be having to take the fast train to the bigs.

  13. chipower9 said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:42 am

    LMAO on Oakland and flying bats comment Flav, and you guys had me rolling with your comments on the repubs near the end of the last thread.

    Chuck made a comment: “Like I keep saying we are one ill-timed scandal by Hillary to having the Donald for Prez.” I do not think so. In EVERY major poll that has the democrats against the repubs, Bernie actually does better than Clinton against all of the republitards.

    I usually will not shell out that big coin for seats behind the dugout. My daughter and I do enjoy sitting down around sections 127-130 (in front of the bullpen). Only problem there is it does get hotter’n hell on a sunny day. One reason I really dig the Club Level…it gets hot, you go inside.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Chi, hate to say it but Bernie isn’t going to win. I’d love to see it but it isn’t gonna happen.

  14. snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Hey, in Scottsdale is the Giants dugout on the first or third baseline?

    • wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

      According to Stubhub, the Giants are on the first base side.

    • chipower9 said, on March 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      The Giants dugout is on the first baseline…

  15. Flavor said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Actually just got a more accurate even more confirmed report from MLB that said they aren’t requiring the A’s to put up netting because the team just completed tarping over every seat in the building thus rendering netting moot.

  16. Flavor said, on March 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I’m not taking much out of the Peavy outing. He threw all fastballs and it’s early March……..

  17. Bozo said, on March 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Cueto scratched for tomorrow. The Giants are “backing him off a little”.


  18. Flavor said, on March 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Jesus Fucking Christ man

  19. wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    As of May 1st, Daily Fantasy Sports will be banned in Texas. What a joke.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      You can buy a gun if you are 10, but you can’t make a bet as an adult. Brilliant!

    • snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      The two major players must not have spread enough cash around the statehouse in Austin. They need to ante up to get it done…

  20. unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Cueto is expected to throw a bullpen session this weekend and then make his Giants debut next Wednesday. Bochy said he has “not had a setback with the arm.”

    Right. I guess we’ll see when we see . . .

  21. Paul Sorensen said, on March 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Zum and WillieD (and Craig, we’ve talked about this before but haven’t made it happen yet) about my visit to the Bay Area in mid-April: I chatted with Steve, who’s in Thailand at the moment, and he will also be in the Bay Area at that same time. He gets in just a few days before I head back to Saigon, so we’ve tentatively identified the evenings of April 19th or 20th as evenings we could meet up to watch the game somewhere (D’Backs in town), either going to the game itself (pricey…) or just meeting at a good pub to watch. So, that’s kinda what we’re looking at right now….

    • snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      I’d like to attend, add me to an email chain if one develops. Thanks …

  22. willedav said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Just watched dramatic finish of Ohio Valley conference semi game. #1 seed and reg season champ Belmont was down a point in OT put in a rebound of missed shot at the buzzer that was initially ruled good and then (correctly according to vid) ruled too late and #8 seed Austin Peay wins right to play for the invite.

    This is the conference where Kenneth Faried played at Morehead State of Ky. Tough break for Belmont who is likely on it’s way to NIT at best. Montgomery when he was at Stanford used to campaign against conference tourney for just this reason, but I love to watch them.

    Paul thx for heads up!

  23. Paul Sorensen said, on March 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Yeah, maybe we should figure out who wants to try to meet up, and tri-angulate where everyone would be coming from to find the perfectly convenient pub for all…. 🙂 Me, I’m coming from Saigon, so we should meet in Hawaii … Haha. I’ll be in Sonoma. Can spend the night in the city if the meeting place is, say, way south on the Peninsula and I don’t want to drive back.

  24. Paul Sorensen said, on March 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Per the link from Bozo about players with whom the team is being “cautious” at this point: Yikes. I know it’s only early March, but clearly injuries are everyone’s main concern for this team, especially after being rather decimated by ill-health last season. Cueto, Pagan, Pence, Romo, Crawford, Span, Cain …. Here’s hoping a few more weeks in the Arizona desert start to ease the pains.

  25. snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Looks like I’m in Phoenix early next week. I’m looking to hit the Giants game in Scottsdale Tues night with the Reds…

  26. snarkk said, on March 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Who the F is Gorkys Hernandez, and why should I care? Chances are the dude will play in the game I’m going to next week — so I guess I better know…

  27. unca_chuck said, on March 5, 2016 at 7:42 am

    There’s a park in Russia named for him . . .

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