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Being the Buzzkill

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 8, 2016

I’m not sure if I’ve been hypnotized into staid indifference with all of these Warrior wins but beating the bejezus out of the Dodgers yesterday didn’t stir the same “knowing dude head nod” reaction inside of me that it would have in years past. Is winning really getting this easy? That’s a game we would have lost in years past and not only did we win but we bent those art dealin’ chumps over the dugout out and doubled them up.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about the win. But there’s a part of me that misses the faults and the failures of pre-2010 Giant teams. I’m tired of seeing every other person I pass on the street decked out in fresh Giants gear. And I liked it when no one believed in us. Wins are sweeter and better savored when the doubters are exposed.

Which was more exciting, Mike Ivie’s grand slam or Hunter’s from yesterday?

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2 Flappers, representing.

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  1. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Panik is off limits for trades, IMO.

  2. wilcojoe said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe Roberts pulled him. Unreal.

  3. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Now I’m having a Clay Kirby flashback…

    • Flavor said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      the graveyard stat guys at google are scrambling around right now trying to figure out why the needle is moving on a *clay kirby* search…..

      • wilcojoe said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm

        Ha ha! Yeah I googled it too. Good call Loo!

  4. Irish Kevin said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Typical Cain game, he pitches damn good and no run support!!

  5. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    WHOOP!

  6. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Trevor WHO?

  7. wilcojoe said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    What can Brown do for you!!!

  8. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Downtown Trevor Brown!!!

  9. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Un-fucking-real. And Cain definitely gets Cained again!

  10. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    But MOST IMPORTANT for tonight is to “BEAT LA!”

  11. wilcojoe said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Where is Zum and his Dodger fan responses?

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      No shit! Queue ’em up Zume!

  12. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    The shots from the dugouts after Brown’s bomb was priceless!

  13. alleykat69 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Trevor Brown goes Downtown!!!
    Dodgers are just so fucking stupid it’s amazing.
    The kid is tossing a no hitter and you yank him?
    And now nothing but a work out and no decision to boot, Love it!! Fuck LA

  14. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Dave Roberts has “some learning'” to do…

    • Flavor said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      he wasn’t going to be able to let him finish the game considering pitch count shit and it’s his first start and all. I don’t really fault him for yanking him, it just seems like an awful decision because of the immediate outcome.

  15. Flavor said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    dave roberts, brian johnson, trevor brown….for some reason, those 3 names sound and seem related to me. Not kidding around.

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      I am with you, Flav. I cannot put my finger on it, but agree….deja vu all over again…

  16. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Overlooked in all the excitement is that the Giants have switched to the matte finish on their batting helmets.
    Not sure how I feel about this…

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      I mentioned those a few days ago. I like them.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        Yeah, me too .. but I like ‘powder’ finished cars too.

    • Flavor said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      dislike. It’s like when they went from dirt to clay on the infield. It looks better but I miss the messy, unkempt, disheveled shit….

  17. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    We need a simple knock here…nothing more, nothing less…

  18. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    And this is the kid to do it…

  19. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Dammit! Regardless, I expect BIG things for number 12.

  20. bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    excuse me .. I was so slow to respond to TB’s homer ’cause I was busy wipin’ up the spluge off my TV.

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Do they have TV sludge in New Mexico?

      • bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        Amazing I can do that with a prostate the size of a medium coconut … about as hard too!

  21. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Span the MAN!

  22. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Spanning the globe…

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Loo – shoot me an email at chipower9@hotmail.com. I want to talk to you re: Blade and my trip to NY in July. I think I might have a ticket for you for at least one of those Yank-Mee games. (If you do not already have better seats, that is.) 😉

  23. bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Span the MAN!

    • bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Sorry Chi .. Ya beat me to the punch!

  24. wilcojoe said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Everytime I see Cody Gearrin now I think of Clockwork Orange thanks to Unca.

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      No shit, Wilco…I am with you! Thanks, Charlie! I owe ya one…or you owe all of us a brew!

  25. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Gearrin looks just like a girl who beat me up in high school…

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      lulz

  26. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Span earned his coin that inning…

  27. alleykat69 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Just another can of Span..

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Fried Span and Eggs…

  28. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Time to close this damned game out!

  29. Macdog said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I damn near drove off the Garden State Parkway when Brown hit that HR.

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      If I was you, I would have probably done the same, Mac!

    • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Good way to avoid the tolls…

      • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

        Loo, we have got to party!

      • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        We’ll make it happen.

  30. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Well fuck, of course we are playing extras tonight…BEAT LA!

  31. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Hey, I thought we had traded Belt. WTF…

  32. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I feel very good about Crazy Horse getting an XBH in the bottom of the inning…

    • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Well he might’ve…

  33. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Craw!

  34. Macdog said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Walkoff Craw!!!

    • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      A Crawk-off?

  35. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Woo! BEAT LA! Fuck Yeah!

  36. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    How Fucking Appropriate! Local kid drives the stake through the hearts of the losing bumbinos!

  37. alleykat69 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    OH HELL YES!!
    Brandon Send the Fans home happy Crawford!!!
    Fuck LA Always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Giants – 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors.
    Bums – 2 runs, NINE hits, 0 errors.

    JUSTICE.

  39. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Downtown Brown set the table, and Crawford cleared it. Beautiful!

  40. eddacker said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Back2back amazing game. 2 2 play. BEAT LA

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Ed – good to see you!

  41. bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    wow Wow WoW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. pawliekokonuts said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Basking in this W.

    • chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Yes…time to bask Mr. K.

  43. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Pavs reporting a Belt extension…

  44. Carstie Clausen said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    New heroes every game. Tonight its Brown and Crawdaddy + the bullies. 3 runs on two hits in a 10 inning game may not be a major league record, but we’ll sure the hell take it. Feeling sleepy at the beginning of the game, i crapped out for about 2.5 hours. Got back down to the puter for the last out in the bottom of the 9th and caught up on some e.m.’s while LA was at bat. By the time i got back to SFGate coverage it was another W. and two new heroes for the young season. Gotta say that was some nice timing, all quite serendipitously.
    As i noted after yesterday’s contest, the primary difference between the two teams is between the bullpens. Though SF found it impossible to truly solve a mere Stripling, Cain mostly returned to form and the Bullies were airtight,. Love it.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      “mere Stripling…” good one

      • Carstie Clausen said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        Hardly original. Copped it from somewhere literary. But apt in this instance. Thanks for catching that lefthanded screwball.

  45. chipower9 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Supposedly, Belt’s new deal surpasses Craw’s deal.

    • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Maybe the Bumgarners can move into their basement…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm

        ouch

  46. bassbaldy said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    anyone hear the KNBR pre-game Miller/Boch segment? Boch went on and on about how this particular Giants line up is so potent .. Yaddy yadda Yadda … I was just getting ready to rail away negatively in the bottom of 10th .. we had one fuckin hit (of massive importance, admittedly) the whole game … then here comes Craw .. Shut the fuck up baldy!

  47. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Damn. Got to say Roberts screwed the pooch there. Like Matt Williams in the playoffs a couple years ago, you leave the Strippler in for just one more batter. If he walks Brown, or even gives up a bomb, you tip your cap. Even if he walks Brown, he wouldn’t get the loss if he walks him and we take the lead later in the 8th. He wasn’t close to being gassed. Oh well!

    2 hits beats 9. Gotta love it.

    http://nydn.us/20ymoyK

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 8, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Speaking of Anthony Burgess, I’m gonna send you a letter from Hunter Thompson to Burgess. It is not LQTM. It is LLOL (literally LOL). I’d post it here if I could.

  48. unca_chuck said, on April 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Nice! Too funny.


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