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Electric Word Life

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 22, 2016

Somehow I missed this: Prince died in an elevator. That’s…..crazy.

I was never a huge Prince fan. In fact, since his epic Super Bowl halftime show I hadn’t even thought about him until he showed up at Oracle last month with a freaking scepter or cane or whatever that was. My buddies saw him perform the next night and said their minds were collectively blown.

But even not being a big fan I did walk the earth yesterday with a certain kind of melancholy malaise hovering above me. It was like when Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston died. Not big fans of them, but they were such a huge part of my youth, they were just always around somehow on MTV or on the radio or whatever, it was jarring to know that he was suddenly gone.

Now, back to baseball.

Giants update: We suck.

That is all.

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just for the H of it….

barrystach

 

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  1. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:45 am

    If they ever name a sandwich after me I’d go with “Melancholy Malaise”…

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Hold the mayo

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

        Lulz! And lots of baloney…

  2. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Sometimes I wonder how it’s gonna feel when the great Giant Hall of Famers of my childhood pass on…

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Yeah, thinking about that too. Will the Thrill for me.

  3. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:50 am

    An old buddy of mine lost his 2 biggest heroes within a few days – Mickey Mantle and Jerry Garcia.
    He got through it…

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Yes, the Purple Reign is over. The Prince of persuasion through rock, funk, R & B, pop, jazz in an incredible fusion is gone. Ten thousand Minnesotans partied and danced, singing, laughing and weeping profusely last night in front of the iconic First Avenue club in Minneapolis last night in a celebration of life and love. Prince combined many strains of music and the feelings and realizations that all are one. Bands and fans flew in from many parts of America to be part of the swan song of the Prince of Purple Performance.

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

    First Chyna now Prince? Its been a tough week.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I’ll be there at the game tomorrow if anyone is going. Luck of the draw, we’ll be treated to Peavy. Ugh.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Someone’s got to turn this around, Micah.

  7. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Has anyone ever lost money in the funeral business? If I was young and had any motivation, I’d get into tattoo removal. Can’t believe how many young chicks are wrecking themselves for life…

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Shit, speqking of guitar heroes, Lonnie Mack died yestereday. This is getting ridiculous.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:40 am

      This is unreal all of the monumental folks we have lost this year from the music community. Guys like Lonnie Mack (and the Memphis music scene, in general) gets lost in the shuffle often. Memphis is still on my bucket list (Beale Street, etc.).

  9. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

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    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      I’ll stop posting videos if you do…deal?

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

        Ummmmmmmmm

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:27 am

        It would definitely make Flavor happy, I think…

  10. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

    LJ I agree with you about Green who makes some awful decisions. He’ll wear that last one. Hard to see what they were trying to set up but Klay doesn’t like being point and Livingston not a long range shooter. I still say only team that can beat Warriors is themselves.

    Loo nice shot of Choo Choo Coleman. Was he original Met, with Stengel? Once had a Danny(?) Napoleon card. Guy had like one game winning hit and then was never heard from again.

    Thought on Barry Lamar’s reception? Career as an assistant hitting coach? Gotta admit he looks a lot better in that Marlins get up than Mattingly does. Passan on yahoo has a brief column about him including something on that preseason HR thing—no more than Bonds taking part in a drill off curveball machine where he went yard 4 times without any warmup.

    Like him or not I never saw anyone with such bat speed and discipline at the plate, and who made Greg Maddux look positively ordinary on regular basis. Splash record untouchable.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

      One of the only Warriors I really can’t stand is Barbosa, always dribbling with his head down into traffic, terrible passer and defender. Maybe Clark takes some more of his minutes and they dump B next year. The way Kerr rests Curry and Thompson is part of his plan but getting a reliable shooter and another handle off bench to play with Livingston would be a priority imo. And Green working more on his post up game/drive and pull up (he never jump stops and gets caught in the air all the time) than being a point guard.

      Cal says bye bye to one and done J Brown. He’ll be drafted early but really not an NBA player at this point. If Rabb goes too, Cuonzo might be gonzo too for greener pastures. League will be good again next year; without 3 starters that did most of the scoring, Cal will be in tough.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Choo-Choo was an original Met – obtained in the expansion draft from the Phillies (looked it up, as Casey would’ve advised).

      Milt Pappas also died the other day. Mostly remembered for being on the wrong side of the Frank Robinson theft, but had a solid career. His W-L record was almost identical to Drysdale. Pappas was a “baby bird” too…

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

        Drysdale, who I consider a very borderline HOFer averaged 272 IP from 1957-1968.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

      I found your Danny Napoleon highlight, Willie. Of course it was against the Giants. I must’ve blocked it out of my memory…

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN196504240.shtml

  11. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Barry will get a huge ovation. Especially with the team not hitting…

  12. wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Are the Giants planning on recognizing Bonds at all? It’s not like hitting coaches really ever leave the dugout.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:46 am

      It would be cool if he took BP and splashed a few…

  13. Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:55 am

    KNBR is running some bullshit ad about welcoming back Barry. It’s nonsense. The Giants actively ignored this guy for years because of pressures from MLB. There is NO REASON he should be employed with the Marlins and not the Giants. It’s awful. And the Giants shouldn’t get away with promoting his return for their own gain……

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

      I wouldn’t get too twisted over it. It’s all business anyway…

      • Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:28 am

        I’m way more twisted about the idea of light baloney/heavy mayo MM sando that they fucked up at my local deli. I’d send that shit BACK and demand an apology………

  14. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Bob Mould was in a great alternative rock band in Minneapolis in the 1980s called Husker Du. He then went on to have a terrific solo career. I saw him in concert at the Fillmore in SF in the late 1990s. Awesome show.
    He posted this today on Facebook about Prince. It’s fairly long, but interesting, IMO, regarding the music scene in Minneapolis. He recorded at Prince’s studio, Paisley Park, as many others did, too. REM recorded their huge-selling album “Out of Time,” there, the one that had “Losing My Religion” as its hit single.

    “I never spoke with Prince. He always struck me as a private guy. Maybe he was shy around strangers. We never had much actual interaction – a couple nods in passing, but no real words were exchanged.
    The Twin Cities of the 1980s was a very special time for all of us local musicians. There were the North Minneapolis R&B artists, the South Minneapolis guitar rock bands, and in the center of it all was First Avenue/7th Street Entry.
    I’ve seen Prince perform sold out shows with The Revolution at First Ave, he and a rhythm section jamming as a guitar/bass/drums three piece in the Entry for 30 people, and was selfishly frustrated when he took over “the main room” for 25 days of filming Purple Rain.
    I had the pleasure of spending seven days recording the basic tracks for my first solo album at Paisley Park in December 1988. It was the most professional studio I had ever seen at that point in my life. On the seventh day, I moved from the B room to Studio A, which was Prince’s primary room. I remember seeing Sheila E’s percussion in one of the isolation booths. The large control room was decorated with several of Prince’s scarves. It certainly felt like Prince’s home.
    Prince was an artist through and through – always pushing himself to new levels, often creating controversy through his actions and words, and ultimately creating a lifetime of wonderful memories for the world with his incredible volumes of published (and unheard) works.
    I heard the news while driving from Tomah WI to Minneapolis. I immediately flipped on The Current 89.3 FM to make sure what I was hearing was true. Sure enough, there was a live report from outside Paisley Park confirming the sad news of Prince’s passing.
    I’m two blocks from First Avenue as I write these words. Friday and Saturday nights, I will walk that same stage we all know from the movie. The exterior walls of First Avenue are covered with stars to honor the musicians who made an impact on music fans in Minnesota.
    Make no mistake: Prince was the brightest star in these Northern skies. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow musicians. Prince’s music will give consolation and comfort to the collective grief. Godspeed.”

    • wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Great article. Thanks for sharing Zum!

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Awesome. Thanks for sharing, Zume.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Mould may have his Minneapolocentric point of view, in his otherwise wonderful encomium for Prince, but i disagree as to the identity of the musical Star of the North. You need to go a couple degrees north of the 45th parallel up to Duluth and ultimately, Hibbing for that. Though not fractionally as great a performer as the Reigning Prince of Purple, that Zimmerman kid who took on the alter-ego I.D. will go down as the single greatest poetic genius writing in the English language during the 20th Century. “Desolation Row”, which few music fans have even heard, much less understood, is singularly more powerful than anything written by Yeats, Eliot or Pound.

  15. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:31 am

    “Electric Word Life” is a terrific title, BF. Very cool.

  16. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Prince died in an elevator in his own mansion. Imagine having your own elevator. Pretty cool.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

      I’d settle for my own can opener…

      • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:52 am

        Ha! 🙂

      • Carstie Clausen said, on April 22, 2016 at 10:05 am

        No electric can opener in this old shack. Still got my original Swingaway, designed and manufactured by Idus Rhodes of Cuthbert, Georgia, with plants in Atlanta, St. Louis and Stockholm, Sweden. One of his nephews, Carl, was my fraternity brother at Washington University back in the 60’s. Unfortunately, it does not work particularly well on many of today’s cheapshit, thin-hulled cans. Works just fine on my slowly dwindling stock of pre-Fuckyoushima radiation Alaskan salmon cans. Good steel in those containers.

  17. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hey, Zumie? Have you heard of Têtes Noires? They were an all-girl punk/folk band in Minneapolis in the early 80s. I work with the keyboardist/producer. She was sharing stories about all the times they crossed paths with Prince, and Morris Day and the Time.

    And yeah, loved Husker Du. The only band named after a Danish board game.

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

      I hadn’t heard of them, Chuck. I’ll look for them online.

  18. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Flav – thanks for updating the BBOTD. She IS worthy! Too bad she didn’t stop the slide for our Gigantes. Fuck!

    Maybe Micah being at the game today pulls us out of our doldrums. NO pressure, Dirt. 😉

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 10:50 am

      if it’s any consolation, her record is still 0-0. I popped her up after yesterday’s loss

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

        Cool! There is still hope…

        And she is definitely fun to look at, regardless.

  19. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

    All you Right Coast Flappers:

    Blade mentioned this briefly on the previous thread. Blade and I will be making the pilgrimage to Mecca (NYC) to catch some Giant-Red Sox and Giant-Yank games:

    We fly into Boston on July 19th. Will get settled and grab a bite…may check out the scalpers and catch the game that evening.

    July 20th we are definitely going to the game. Will be taking in the city during the day.

    July 21st travel day to NYC. I want to hit Finnerty’s on this day. Would be COOL AS HELL if Pawlie has a signing party going on for “Chasing Willie Mays.”

    July 22nd we are definitely going to the Giant-YankMee game. Maybe hit Finnerty’s on this day. I want to check-out the site where the Polo Grounds used to stand. I heard there is some type of small memorial/plague there? Does anyone know details on this?

    July 23rd we fly out late…may try to squeeze in the game, but if not, will be kicking it in the City.

    It would be awesome to meet up with as many of you as possible.

    • Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

      I’m pretty sure I can make it to one. Not sure both is do-able, but I’ll absolutely look into it. If it’s only one, man, what a tough choice. I saw the Giants play the Yanks three years ago, and seeing them at Fenway definitely is a bucket list kind of deal (only been there once, 25 years ago). But then the Yanks game looks like the possibility of a full-on East Coast FlapaLOOza, so there’s that. If I do Fenway, then meeting up in NYC that Thursday wouldn’t be hard since it’s on my home back, too.

      • Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

        … on my way back home.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        Hope you make at least one John . . . Really enjoyed our Philly lunch and wished we could have spent more time together.

  20. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 10:19 am

    There’s a tiny possibility that I may make the NY piece of this east coast swing with my son. He’s dying to go to Finnery’s. I wish I was going to the old Yankees stadium.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Blade and I talked about that last night (wishing it was the old Yankee Stadium).

      Make it happen, Charlie! Be there, brother!

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

        I’m sure I’ll catch up with you guys somewhere along the way.
        I almost never plan anything more than a day or two in advance.

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        The new Yankee Stadium sucks. Even Yankee fans hate it. The only good things about it are that the sinks in the bathrooms actually work and the corridors are really wide so you can get the fuck out of there faster…

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

        lulz, Loo. Well, after visiting, I can, by first-hand experience tell folks that “Yankee Stadium SUCKS!” Definitely hope to meet up with you so I can buy you a beer, or three.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Make it happen Chuck . . . Besides baseball Mecca, we’re on a quest to locate Loo’s lair.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        I always figured DJ lived in some sort of art deco walk-up in Tribeca. Something he scored in the late 70’s when they were cheap.

  21. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Mac Williamson back to Sac,
    Conor Gilapsie up. Does it really matter?
    Rick Barry my idol back in the stone ages..(And looking dapper before his Dr Rosenelli hair plugs)

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Also, Agent Zero moved to the 60 day DL…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:51 am

        I never, ever thought I would mouth these words . . . “We need Ehire!”

  22. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Stix, I’m sure Mould has super high reverance for Dylan, but probably looked at it more like Dylan left and wasn’t identified with that geographical area as much. Dylan went to NY City and became part of that folk scene in the early ’60s, and made his name. The folk scene depicted so well in the Coen Bros. movie “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

      It’s one of the interesting and counter-intuitive things in American music that the whole folk music revival, starting in the 1950s or so, continuing until now, was more of an urban niche type of thing. It would be folk groups singing songs about the hard-scrabble life of a coal miner in Kentucky, performed in a club in NY City or Boston.
      Nowadays, if you want to see people singing songs about the coal miners of West Virginia, you’re far more likely to see it in Berkeley than in West Virginia.

      • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        In fact, folk songs about coal miners starting unions is not appreciated much in right-wingy West Virginia.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Yeah, quite true for the TC music scene, per se. As a resident of the P.C. term “Greater Minnesota” ~ actually less than half the state’s population as something like 56% is constipated in the metro area i’ve been pretty outta touch with the scene in the Sitties since the days when Leo Kottke and Spider John Kohrner played gigs at the core of Minnesota’s late 60’s hippy scene, the Coffehouse Extempore. It was really first general exposure for both of them and later fed into the Westbank bar scene and then expanded further into South Minneapolis ~ rapidly gentrifying like so many liveable core cities and now more recently, into an area north of downtown Mpls called Nordeast.

      Twin Cities are getting pretty culturally vibrant anymore in the cores, but the traffic is getting totally insane ~ reminding me of Denver and Dallas but not yet up to SoCal madness. Most of the burbs ~ particularly exurbia are totally nowheresville.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

        One of the best times I ever had “a la Stripes” was hijacking an Air Force Reserve bus for an evening of carousing in St. Paul and Minneapolis back in 1980. My buddies and I went bar hopping and finally scored 4-5 stewardesses at this night club. They didn’t believe we had a full size bus from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station parked near the club . . . fast forward an hour later, we had quite a party on that bus. 🙂

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

        I was in Minnesota not long after they opened the big mall there. Had to be late ’92 or early ’93 because I bought a Barry Bonds Giants t-shirt there and he hadn’t played a game for them yet. I remember being on line at Cinnabon wondering if Tony Oliva had ever stood in the same spot I was…

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm

        Notice how wholesome I am compared to Blade…

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        I think we all are compared to Blade.

  23. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Missed that Rick Barry shot. Fun fact, Barry was a gay porn star on off nights from basketball.

    He went by Dick Buried.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      But was it buried as frequently as “Wilt and his Stilt?”

  24. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Tough crowd tonight.

  25. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    That is hilarious about the AF Reserve bus, Blade. I pulled a lot of shenanigans in my 30+ years with the AF, and am surprised I never got thrown in the brig! Hey, I am pumped about our trip to NYC! Fuck dude, I can’t wait!

  26. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Loo, the opening scene of the first episode of Better Call Saul is at a Cinnabon.

  27. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Paul Westerberg, of the great Minneapolis band The Replacements, gives his thoughts about Prince:
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-westerberg-remembers-prince-i-cant-think-of-anyone-better-20160422

  28. wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    The kid pitching for the Marlins tonight grew up in the same neighborhood where we currently live. If memory serves, the Giants roughed him up pretty good last year at AT&T.

  29. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel interviewed the doofus fan who picked up the ball in fair territory. Turns out the woman who hid her face is his fiance.
    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2016/04/22/173880636/jimmy-kimmel-interviews-giants-fans-removed-from-game

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Scroll down for the Kimmel show link.

  30. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Anyone in touch with Twin?

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      a few emails here and there.

  31. Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    HOUSTON – The NBA said Friday that Houston’s James Harden should have been given an offensive foul for pushing Golden State’s Andre Iguodala before his winning shot Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      How do all 3 refs miss that?

  32. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Chi, we were on our 2 week summer camp gig . . . I had never been to Minnesota before and between their State bird the mosquito and the humidity – I dunno which was worse. No AC in the barracks, so the only relief was night and constant cold showers. Pure torture. When we took the bus, we were fucking fed up with all things Minnesota, albeit, the Twins game we caught at the old Metropolitan (?) Stadium was cool. Back then, not too much was off limits . . . drugs, alcohol, women, and song . . . hehehe. Unfuckingbelievable how boring I have become today. Coffee and women are my only vices. 🙂

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      I also thought these glass tunnel bridges were quite cool. Saw them all over Minneapolis. I hadn’t really experienced snow before meeting my future wife (who was an amateur champion skier), so I didn’t know what the fuck these were for. Looked pretty futuristic to me.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

        Those are all over downtown Houston as well, in addition to underground tunnels with restaurants and shopping. Well worth it in the middle of summer when your wearing a suit.

  33. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Chuck, I’d never heard of Lonnie Mack, but that song you posted is dope! He was a seriously good guitarist. I’ll have to see about tracking down some of his music. Sorry to hear he passed.

  34. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I read the posts following Chuck’s video. Are we not supposed to post vids here? I’ve posted a few in the last few weeks and I’m always on the lookout for more baseball related stuff. If it’s not cool, I’l stop.

  35. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Hey, Willie, yeah Green had a bad night turnover wise last night. The last one was a total breakdown on his part. He’s a very good passer, which is likely what Kerr was thinking, that he could feed a shooter for a desperation heave. The win was right there. Green’s gaffe combined with fucking Harden’s blatant push off on Iggy on the last basket just pissed me off. Worst of all, they wasted a great effort by Ian Clark, who teed up the win with some great plays. Harden gets away with murder almost every time he drives the lane.

    Draymond still struggles with getting too wound up (IMO) but that’s also part of what makes him good, his energy. Chuck and others accurately mentioned last night that the W’s style of play can lead to a lot of turnovers, but that explanation only goes so far. They made a lot of sloppy, lazy passes last night, which they don’t do when they’re on.

    Dray just needs to be smarter in certain situations. He and the team will bounce back with a good effort tomorrow. As it stands, the Rockets barely beat them at home and without Curry and it sounds like Steph may play tomorrow. Bye, bye Rockets.

  36. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    LJ, I just reviewed the Flapper Code of Conduct. Not too much there on what you can and can not post. I thought Magnus had something about prohibiting porn videos (or promoting them????), but maybe I’m imagining that. 😉

    https://oneflapdown77.com/flap-code-of-conduct/

    • Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks blade. I was thinking maybe it was a bandwidth thing or something. It’s hard to resist posting a good baseball vid when I find one. I’ll let Craig weigh in.

  37. Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    videos are fine, I post them too. I just don’t like several of them in a row, it clogs up the page. But if they’re good, really good, fire away. The *code of conduct* isn’t relevant anymore. Ever since I made people sign in to post there hasn’t been a single problem…..

  38. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Our posts crossed in cyberspace. Thanks for the info Flav.

  39. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Oh, and thanks for the Rick Barry pic. He and Jeff Mullen were my favorite players on that ’75 team. Barry is right there with the greats in NBA history and a seriously underrated passer. He could really dish.

  40. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Sandoval is getting Pipped in a big way so far. His replacement is hitting .358 so far.

  41. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Pablo is getting a serious dose of reality. The Giants come off as pretty smart for not making that move, even though I know they tried. The difference is they wouldn’t have tolerated the continuing obesity shenanigans whereas Boston seemed oblivious.

  42. Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Amy G is just such a dope. She just ended her segment by saying “How much did Barry Bonds impact here? NO ONE has worn #25 since he’s left.”

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      I wonder if she writes all her own stuff…

  43. Flavor said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    My #1 reason for wanting mlb to go to robot umpires is to get Krukow to shut the fuck up about all his *inside* info on the strike zones of each particular umpire….

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      It’s pure baloney.

    • Lurker John said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      “Robot umpires.” LOL

    • wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      If Kruk hadn’t gone into broadcasting he would have made a killing in sales. He is as good a bullshiter as I have ever heard.

  44. Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    First-inning runs!

  45. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Conga line back in bidness.
    Duffy with one of my fav stats, the SF.

  46. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Ah, baseball. Now all the grounders and dinkers are finding holes.

  47. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Loo thx for finding the Napoleon highlight. I love the old boxscores. I remember looking at back of his card and his BA was under Mendoza line.
    Jesus and Matty in the LU flanking Mays in the OF.
    Bob Shaw was one of those journeyman guys that on his baseball card wore some generic cap or just not the one of the team he was currently playing for.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I like looking up that kind of stuff. Did you notice that the Mets used 44 y.o. Warren Spahn as a PH in the 9th?

  48. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I think Gordon screwed that up with the flip. He pivots and guns that to SS the ball would get there faster and they might turn the DP on Crawford.
    Panik screwed one of those up too when he and Specs were the DP combo that couldn’t turn one.

  49. Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    It took the Pirates all of three innings to score more runs vs. D-Backs than Giants did in the last three games.

  50. zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Tonight Amy G. is looking like Cher in the movie “Mask.” I’m not saying it’s a bad look.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      I wish I could see her. That made me LOL. One of my favorite movies. Great soundtrack as well!

  51. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Alphabet is dealin’

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Lots of movement on his stuff tonight.

  52. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Shit. Turn on the game at 7:30, and I missed the 3 runs . . .

  53. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Loo I noticed Spahn’s name near bottom of the box, but just assumed he pitched, not pinch hit.
    What was general inside on Stengel during his years with the Mets? He had managed for many years before that and had been a player since the 1920s, right? I can’t imagine he much enjoyed being laughably bad.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      A drunken clown from what I remember and read since.
      I can relate…

  54. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    New channel in the Bay area: E-Span

  55. snarkk said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Time door Buster to start earning his cheddar at the plate. He looks off balance so far…

  56. snarkk said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Sittin here at a Brewpub in LMore pounding a Kolsch and watching Gyros. Waitress wearing pony tails like the Dutch girl with her finger in the dike ( hold the jokes) , except sporting a pair of 36Ds and a nice smile. Nice bowl of clam chowda, too….

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      I’m always transported to a Bogie movie (Casablanca bar scene???) when you post from a bar snarkk.

      • snarkk said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm

        Well, I tried but Ingrid Bergmann told me to get lost…

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      You’re becoming quite the authority on bra-cup sizes…

  57. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Reminiscent of Manny Sanguillen bad pitch hitting. Regardless, nice to see Hunter finally get off the schneid.

  58. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I love it when our offense erupts for a bases loaded walk.

  59. snarkk said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    SF should be pounding this Cozart guy…

  60. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    4 hits and 5 walks in 3 innings and we’ve got 3?

  61. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    In Ball Four, Bouton tells a story of Seattle Pilot manager Joe Schultz getting ejected for taking off his eyeglasses and offering them to the umpire during an argument…

  62. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Way to pitch out of trouble, Yanni…

  63. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    This time he’ll clear the bases…

  64. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Twice in a row the pitcher comes up in the 8 hole with the bases loaded.

  65. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Alphabet helping himself out. Nice.

  66. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    That’s the Giants clearing the bases, Loo.

  67. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Paaaaaagan!

  68. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Conga line runnin’ like a train on a cheap ho . . .

  69. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    The slowest conga line. but it works!

  70. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Mattingly must have seen this one coming.

  71. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Penitentiary Face!

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      You probably couldn’t get away with that nickname nowadays.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        Correctional Facility Face?

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        You got it!

  72. Macdog said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Good to see the Bums get Coors’d tonight.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Good to hear Mac . . . Last I checked, it looked like they were going to win.

  73. willedav said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Another line drive in the scorebook for Pence. Whatever works I guess.
    Pirates bringing DBax back down to earth too.

  74. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Love the Bum impersonation. So does Bochy. In fact, Bochy is probably thinking, “hmm . . . Maybe I’ll start batting the pitcher clean-up.”

  75. Carstie Clausen said, on April 23, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Went to a bar in my old hometown. Met up with previously unmet family members of my best buddy back in the latter 50’s ~ Shorty. He was into Mantle and the Yanks and Willie was my man. The amount of history and interrelationships (often literally) in small burgs can be totally amazing. One of my late buddy’s nieces and her hubby figure their 10 y.o. is another Shorty. He seems to have all the athletic chops.

    On a nice spring evening i was not gonna hang at home and frustrate over another loss by the Gigantes. Didn’t even check the score when i got home kinda lateish. Pleasant surprise when i hit SFGate on the puter this morning. Alphabetsouperman ~ SamWhatAm ~ may be setting out on quite a career as a Giant. Obviously he made a hit with the homecrowd and likely with the recently overtaxed Bullies as well. Also nice to see something like 4 Giants in double figures for hits as well as dress rehearsals for their possibly resurrected congalines.

    Let’s hope the recent slumbering slump was but a blip on a balmy season. We’ll know more tonight.

  76. snarkk said, on April 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Giants benefitted from bad pitching from Cozart, that guy isn’t very good. Tonight they’ll need to bear down, Fernandez is nails. Pen should be rested, with Samardz’ fine game last night, and that’s good. With Peavy going, there should be an early Pen call…


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