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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 23, 2016

I’m sitting here typing this in a worn out, black, long sleeve Giants shirt. No frills, just “Giants” emblazoned across the front. There are multiple holes in it. The “black” has faded to almost gray. At this point, it’s probably only good for sleeping in. I think I bought it in 1998.

It got me to wondering about the gear we all own. Outside of a hat, what’s the oldest Giants gear you own and still wear? This is probably the oldest for me. I wear shit hard so it’s no surprise that I don’t have anything older than this.

Good win last night. When Barry got his curtain call didn’t it seem like the entire Marlins dugout was ignoring it? I wonder how they feel about Barry and his fame. Do they listen to him? Or do they think he’s a diva?

 

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  1. alleykat69 said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Damm Cain you can’t give Stanton a BP FB right down Broadway..

  2. Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    They don’t go all the way, they’ll be forever ridiculed for the 73 win season. I honestly believe that Kerr doesn’t have a clue at this point. Curry’s injury looked serious.

    • djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      This is what it sounds like “When Dubs Cry”…

      • Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        OK, that’s pretty good, Loo.

    • willedav said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Wow, you’ve said this before and I’ll have to disagree. Kerr finds a way to use a lot of varied LUs and work guys in while exploiting match ups. His team can be effective in half court and transition, with Bogut in or going small. He adjusts based on what’s working and what else he can do good enough to win a title last year and keep his team focused this year–usually every one gets selfish and shot hungry in that situation.

      Like it or not his hack a Howard the other night paid off and forced Bickerstaff to take him out of the game. What he wants to do his team doesn’t always make work, but clueless, no.

      • Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:20 pm

        The team is ragged right now, sloppy and the offense isn’t flowing at all. That’s on the coach. He does a good job with his rotations, and that’s great, but the team hasn’t looked good since the end of the season, and really for a month prior to that.

        Curry looks to be done, so they’re going to have to do it without him, maybe for the rest of the postseason.

      • willedav said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

        since the end of the season–when they smoked Spurs twice got the record and won twice at home vs. Rockets? The “ragged” play involves maybe 1 or 2 games at most. How he handles that is one thing, how his players (the guys with the ball and playing defense) do another.
        They came within a point the other night on winning playoff game on the road without the MVP of the league.
        Let any other coach try that. Could Rockets contend without Harden? Clips without Paul? Cavs without LeBron? OKC without with Westbrook or Durant?

        I think most of the blame (and credit for sure) for how they are playing is on players, but if you think different I understand.

  3. willedav said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    That Posey at bat is why I love the sac fly. Panik hit one almost 400 ft, yet Posey hits a groundball to the IF that is inning ending GIDP. Curious decision by him not to go after Gordon at the plate imo on ball hit right at him.
    And then Stanton goes yard and Giants are behind.

  4. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Well, my 12:26 on Cain popped up. Hard to keep Stanton down in 3 games, but Cain seems to throw gopher balls. Pence with the return jack to tie – yes!…

  5. alleykat69 said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Pence!!
    458ft Dead Center Bomb!!
    Shit that one was impressive!!

  6. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    What happened to “tie goes to the runner”?

  7. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Curry slipped on a wet spot on the floor, no word on what actually is the issue, but he’s not playing. Time for everyone else to step up…

  8. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    The Reds lost to the Cubs, 9-0, the same score if the Reds had just stayed home and forfeited the game.

  9. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Cain is in the kryptonite 5th, get the Pen ready…

  10. Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Sprained right knee. Anyone who’s had one of those knows they’re a lot more serious than they sound. They can take weeks to heal.

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      At least he may have time to rest the ankle…

  11. wilcojoe said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t know why Kerr allowed Curry to come back in this series. The Rockets blew their wad playing a good first half, especially on defense. There is no way in hell they keep that up for two straight halfs. They are already killing themselves by trying to match the Warriors behind the the point line. Problem is, they are a medicore 3 point shooting team. They have no chance of winning two in a row, with or without Curry.

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Looks like the slip was a total accident where a Houston guy had also slipped before; unrelated to the ankle…

  12. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Man, Panik is good.

  13. willedav said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Man if Posey had done that last time, Panik would have scored easy.
    Looks like pen game from here, Bochy vs. 2 Trips…should be interesting.

  14. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I don’t care what K&K say, Kelley blew that. That ball was hit too hard to send him with one out.

  15. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Kelly is still trying to figure out how to coach 3rd. Pagan should never have tried that, regardless of Yelich having an average arm — he wasn’t even at the bag yet and Yelich had the ball in the glove…

  16. ewisco said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Those sunglasses sure looked good on top of Hus hat

  17. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Pagan with the glasses on his head, can’t see the ball for a two base screw up. Why can’t the coaches tell these guys to wear your damn glasses?…

  18. djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    And of course Krukow says that sunglasses wouldn’t have helped. Then what the fuck are they for?

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Sometimes Kruk just can’t resist blowing past the FOS line…

  19. wilcojoe said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    The Rockets have already thrown in the towel. Their game plan is to miss threes and then not play transition defense. Curry should never have gotten on that plane to Houston.

  20. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Looks like Dubs got ticked off in the 3rd quarter and put pedal to the metal. Need to keep it going…

  21. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t know if Giants management is OK with Cain for the season to basically be able to only go maybe 4 decent innings, and then it’s time for the Pen. I don’t think that is sustainable…

  22. wilcojoe said, on April 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    How many more years is Cain under contract? I am too lazy to look, plus it will just piss me off.

    • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Next year can be the last on the full contract. They can buy-out in ’18 with 7.5 million.

  23. Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Willie, I’m cool with contrary opinions. The team simply didn’t play as sharply over the last 3 weeks than they had the first part of the season. Now, whether that’s due to the increasing pressure from chasing the record, teams getting up for them or whatever, they just weren’t as sharp. More turnovers, lazy passes, lapses in offensive flow.

    The good news is that they regained that cohesion as soon as Curry went out. It just goes to show that missing a few games can knock a team out of synch. Even Steph Curry can’t necessarily be plugged right back in with no lingering effects on the team. no effect. A 41 point quarter is utter domination. And I wouldn’t trade Kerr for any coach in the league. My periodic frustrations with him certainly don’t change his abilities.

    Harden and Howard have vanished in the second half. Green, Thompson and Iggy have gone off on the Rockets.

  24. Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Snarkk, how about this. Maybe the players can stop worrying so much about fashion and more about function. Go back to the flip down glasses, which are as perfect piece of baseball gear as there is. Ken Griffey Junior wore them his entire career and he looked pretty cool to me. I can’t think of one guy who uses them today. Pretty sad.

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I’m glad you mentioned that. I was thinking after Pagan did that of the “old days” with the flip dark glasses. They weren’t pretty, but hey, they worked just fine. Now, these guys have to wear them to start, or put them on their head, which is the definition of stoopid. At least Pagan made up for it with this RBI…

    • djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I would’ve killed for a pair of those when I was a kid…

  25. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Belt with the RBI duck snort !
    Baseball is a funny game. Belt can hit a couple of 418 foot outs to death valley, then gets the RBI with a doinker. Things average out…

  26. Macdog said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Ray-Ban Pagan delivers!

  27. Lurker John said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Pence absolutely crushed that homer. Wow.

  28. alleykat69 said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    You know you look like an idiot, like Henry Wolford just did ,when you say Steph Curry did not return after injuring his ankle again, which in fact was a right knee sprain! Jesus can’t they get competent sport reporters?

  29. djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wine and cheese on a boat? People really do this?

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      I’ve heard they even do it on land. Cuhrazy.

  30. pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    On Twitter, I’ve got a Buckeye fan tweeting superstitious tho’ efficacious good luck.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      um, not so much. GIDP.

  31. Macdog said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Can I take back my 3:08?

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      egads; even a GIDP to anyone else but the pitcher and we might get a run

  32. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Seriously, the Giants making it very frustrating when they have men on base…

    • Macdog said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Which is pretty much every inning.

  33. ewisco said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    That was fun.

  34. pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I always say if you can’t score with the bases loaded and no one out, you simply do not deserve to win.

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      What if you can’t even load the bases?…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

        well, then it’s just slightly less torturous but same result.

  35. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m thinking Casilla needs to hold the Marlins to zero here to keep his closer job…

    • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Hey, he comes through, despite muffing a grounder he should have fielded. Nice job, he lives to close again…

  36. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    About time for a Posey dinger…

  37. bassbaldy said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Ramos with 32 saves last year .. He is good .. Chips are down but we got our blue chips, Posey, Pence .. We need those guys to step up, especially Posey, he ain’t showed much so, far this year.

  38. pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    SF hitters flat flat flat…flat as Olive Oyl’s chest. Use whatever analogy you want.

  39. Macdog said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Dammit, they really needed a sweep.

  40. bassbaldy said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t get to see much of this one .. Got the feeling i didn’t miss much .. Pawlie seems to have said it all .. Yet, wondering if this was another winnable one that we let slip away? Damn, there has been a lot of those so far!

  41. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    2 wins outta 3 is fine at home. It’s the getting swept by Dbacks that make this loss hurt more. You simply can’t get swept in a series at home, especially a 4 gamer. I’m still down on Cain, the guy has nothing past the 4th inning. That can’t continue all season. Cain has become the new Zito with an albatross contract. If he were a kid trying to hang on from the minors, he’d be close to being handed a ticket to Sac after his 4 starts. Pagan blew that fly ball, but hell, Cain gave up 9 or 10 hits. That sucks. That ball he threw Stanton for an HR was a cupcake. As expected, the post-game wrap is wrapping Cain up like he did fine. Bulldust…

    • bassbaldy said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      I’m going to err on the side of patience with Cain. As I’ve said before, he is coming back from a long lay off but if anyone can over come this tribulation it is Cain. It is not helping that he is getting no offensive support of any consequence. In each of his previous starts, a couple of timely hits, some focused clutch at bats and we could have easily given Cain a decent 2 or 3 run cushion. Looks like it was the same thing today. Dating back to last year, how many times have we seen this habitual zero runs produced from one out , or less, bases loaded situations?

      • snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm

        I’ve no patience with Cain. The guy has been a zero for going on 3 seasons. He needs to start getting it done and earn his $20 million. Or get the hell outta the way for a minor league arm to take his place…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Maybe its time to bring up Blackburn as the #5 starter. He has been doing excellently well for Sactown. If Cain is consistently decent for 4, why not Petit’s old role as longman. Granted, that would make for an expensive long-reliever, but perhaps he could do that around twice per week with about the same mileage on the arm as a single start over that time.

  42. blade3colorado said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Finally appreciating the side benefits of jet lag, e.g., missed most of this fiasco this afternoon napping.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      welcome to Amerika, once again, honorable-san

      • blade3colorado said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

        TY . . . Is Trump president?

  43. snarkk said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Kuiper again eating and smacking his lips thru the post game wrap. Anybody have the balls to tell him that’s totally bogus and unprofessional?…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      so btichin’

  44. blade3colorado said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Who’s the dude anchoring the post game with the female? Probably a player, but no idea who . . . Anywho, if CSN can’t afford a make-up person, maybe they can afford to give this guy a 50 cent comb.

  45. bassbaldy said, on April 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    If any one is interested .. I looked back at my journal/log and count 8 ‘shoulda/coulda’ games so far. That number is offset by 2 games that we won but probably should have lost. 15-5 would have us in possession of the beat record in MLB. Instead 9-11’puts us near the bottom .. The Reds have a better record!

  46. bassbaldy said, on April 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Also looked back at how we went about it in 2014 .. If you remember, we crushed it early on .. April & May we were spectacular. June was a terrible swoon, July not much better … we evened out in August and managed to play close to .500 ball. We had very good early September but had to hang on again by the end of that month .. Managed just enough momentum to get us into the post season and .. well, you know the rest.

  47. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    It’s possible we have the worst thirdbase coach in MLB.

    • djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Maybe we can pick one up at the trade deadline…

      • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:28 pm

        Screw-ups by Pagan and Kelly today, 2 games screwed up by Tomlinson, 2 blown saves by Casilla, the Ghost of Matt Cain. And the regular season is now a little over 10% done.
        Can we hit the re-start button? 🙂

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        potd

    • wilcojoe said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Astros fans might disagree. Their third base coach (Gary Pettis) has made some terrible calls this year. Not that he has anything to do with their early season sucktitude, but it certianly hasn’t helped.

      • djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

        Pettis was considered one of the best defensive outfielders in the game for a time.
        Guess it doesn’t help…

  48. Bozo said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    First game I’ve seen in awhile was last night, I like triples. I missed the losing streak, and haven’t read the news here so I’m out of the loop, but goooo Giants.
    I’ve accosted many (if not all) fans wearing SF gear here, most of the ones I’ve talked to might as well be Red Sox fans.

    Chi – Rhiannon Giddens probably did the closest thing to a perfect set that I’ve seen in many years. She had her solo touring band plus the guys from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, they fucking killed it, dude.

    I haven’t had time to read the posts of the last week or two (I’m sure I’ve missed some classics), but I’ll try to catch up later. Cheers y’all.

    • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      I saw the C.C. Drops in concert at a festival. They were awesome.

  49. willedav said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    LJ same things that bug you bother me too, esp turnovers. I think grind got to them end of season but that W in SA was great. I think Kerr creates situation where everyone can thrive and his players keep it together. NBA is so much a players league I can’t fault him for too much. I’d blow up at Green sometimes if I were on bench.
    I honestly don’t know how anyone could coach guys like Harden and Howard, who fold up like old cardtables.

    RH are batting now over .300 vs. Osich. I thought he was type of guy who could go solid inning regardless of LH or RH. I hope he can turn it around. Law I could see getting more action.

    Yeah even during game K and K were lauding Cain and I thought that was way wrong. After early going there were constantly runners on. Peavy handled both Gordon and Stanton last night and both those guys did Cain in today.

    Bum vs. Pads tomorrow. I’ll be out of town for a few. Good luck to Zum at game this week

    • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Willie, I finally started reading the Billy Martin biography. I had been reading a very long novel by Neal Stephenson.

      • djloo27 said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        Well. I won’t spoil the ending for you. Let’s just say it wasn’t the best Christmas…

      • wilcojoe said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        😂

      • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        I saw some Oakland games during the Billy Ball period. No one could angrily kick dirt on homeplate as well as him.

      • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

        Loo, Martin’s death is told on the first page of the book. The author starts with it. At Christmas-time, you are accurate!

      • zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 8:16 pm

        12/25/89.
        The year of the earthquake Series.
        And another Niner championship.

  50. zumiee said, on April 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Born and raised in the hard-scrabble neighborhoods of West Berkeley during the Depression.


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