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Destroying the Helpless

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 3, 2016

The Reds are awful. We need to keep fattening up on them. I heard this morning on KNBR that their bullpen just set a record of giving up a run in the 20th consecutive game. That’s unreal. With someone named Mosrat or Moscat or whatever going today we are likely to get deep into that generous bullpen once again.

I don’t often feel confident or positive about an impending win but I do today. Giants romp 10-2 and Smarge gets the W….

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by the way, Dana Stubblefield, what the hell?

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:13 am

    At first I read the headline as the Giants fattening up on weak (7 of 14 Ws against bottom feeding teams) but you are right. Stubblefield? What a POS.

    snarkk, from the last thread. Thought you might like this.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mccoveychron/status/727286611038232576

  2. willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Like Zum said near end of thread, being ahead of Dodgers is good. With all the bottom feeder teams like the Reds, Brewers, Braves Pads and probably Phils too, lot of opportunity to fatten up the W column for all playoff contenders.
    This is how Dodgers have won division in the past, romping the DBax Rocks and Pads.
    Sherps, another team SF should tcb on, are in for 4 at ATT after road trip ends.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:05 am

      I’m wait and see on Story, as I currently believe he is a “Coors Field creation.” However, the Sherpas finally have a stud pitcher in Jon Gray. He has yet to record a win in 12 outings (this season and last), but he has shown glimpses of brilliance, striking out 11 and retiring 16 in a row against the Padres last night and 10 against the Bums on April 22nd. He’s essentially an “oasis in a desert” pitching staff.

  3. gianthead said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Let’s hope we start getting better stuff out of the back end starters. Did not look like Stratton was setting the world in fire in Sacramento Town….

  4. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I was doubting Pence prior to his hitting streak. I even said he might be getting “old” and this was impacted by being injured last season and not playing much. He’s 34, but I definitely was wrong, as this hitting streak and his overall play seem to dispel that notion. Glad to see him raking, since I do like him a lot (despite those goofy videos he makes with his wife).

  5. willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Bright side to injuries is getting more ABs for Blanco and Specs. Blanco had big PH yesterday and Specs had 2 hits and a well hit out in last AB. Kid’s season obviously got off to terrible start so hopefully he can settle down and feel better and more relaxed in there. It’s tough being a bench guy–the regs are so good and it’s easy to press knowing an 0-4 isn’t going to help your PT.
    Blanco should be important part of OF rotation, again.

  6. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Timmy is not going to the east coast, that needs to get put on the table right away. Dodgers and Pads 2 west coast teams looking at him. If he looks healthy, wouldn’t he just re-sign with the Giants? Why would he go to another NL West team? Especially with the broken down Peavy and Cain currently clogging up our rotation?

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:13 am

      the ? would be what you do with him. Supposedly he wants into rotation right away. Dunno how you can realistically gauge how he would do vs. ml hitters just by throwing on the side.
      I’ve seen how he’s done last 4 yrs vs. them…I just don’t think this would end well. And given all the hype and expectations of fan base over, “Timmy’s back!” I think Kawakami is ultimately right—go somewhere else to restart whatever is left of career.

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:23 am

        my interest in him is totally dependent on Cain and Peavy’s pervasive suckatude. I mean, if he was bad it would just be the same, right? But maybe he could be better than bad. Plus, I’d kinda just like having him around.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, I think whoever is more open to getting him into the starting rotation has the upper hand, but I agree with Flav…he may be a lesser level of suckatude than Cain or Peavy. And I agree…I would love to have him around (if he can contribute), and would like to see him finish his career a Giant.

  7. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Josh Ravin (who?) of the Bums suspended for 80 games. He was taking “supplements” to address a bout of the flu. Hilarious.

  8. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Not certain if the bay area has Sports Authority stores . . . They are going through bankruptcy and they have a significant presence in Colorado. Their main rival is Dick’s Sporting Goods.

    Sports Authority’s naming-rights contract with the Denver Broncos’ stadium in Denver also could be up for grabs. I am hoping that their rival gets the contract and the Broncos stadium is called “Dicks.”

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

      yeah, another one of my fav stores closing. I go to the one in EPA.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

      I’m guessing it’s because people buy more stuff online, but surely also because so many people would rather stay home and play video games, which is kind of sad. I’m not totally against video games, but the way they dominate the entertainment culture now I find pretty sad.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:42 am

        Both of your points are relevant Zumiee. Amazon is primarily responsible for kicking their ass. However, your point about video games or as most people refer to them – as eSports is also responsible as well . . . Geographically, eSports competitions have their roots in developed countries like Germany. South Korea has the best established eSports organizations, officially licensing pro gamers (aka. Cyberathletes ) since the year 2000.

        This is big, big business, e.g., Disney is investing in this big time due to “cord cutter’ losses from ESPN viewership. In 2013, it was estimated that approximately 71,500,000 people worldwide watched competitive gaming. In my opinion, that will double easily in another couple of years . . . Also, I would buy Disney stock on any dips, as they are probably the ones who will benefit big time from the exponential growth of eSports.

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 11:58 am

        Interesting info on that, Blade; thanks!

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      There is a big SA store here in Folsom. And I have heard that there will be a Dick’s opening here.

  9. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I don’t know why people buy clothes/shoes online. I like to be able to hold it in my hands, try it on, all that jazz.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Flavor, what I usually do is this . . . I bought these Keen water sandals 5 years ago from Amazon, but as you pointed out, I wasn’t certain about the sizes, as more times than not, they are inaccurate. Also, the Keens’ were going for $100 a pair at Dick’s Sporting Goods. So, I went to Dick’s tried them on (and I was right, i.e., I usually wear a size 10 or 10.5 . . . however, in the case of the Keens, I was an 11), told them no thanks and then purchased them for $65 online.

      Basically, this is what most people are doing when clothes or shoes are involved.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Unfortunately for brick and mortar stores (like where I work) I think Blade’s experience is all too common.
      People who might have less time to shop at a destination see something they like online, come into retail store to get hands on, and then if they find it cheaper, buy it online.
      There are products and manufacturers that don’t allow it to be discounted even online, but Amazon is trampling everything in its path.

      Wonder why there are so fewer bookstores around these days? What endangered species of retail (ala sporting goods stores) is next?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

        Yeah, the shopping paradigm is changing so quick, as is everything today. All of us can cite the changes, e.g., smart phones versus land lines (and even PCs); Electric cars versus combustion engine; Email versus snail mail; paying bills online versus the aforementioned snail mail; DFS versus traditional sports gambling . . . and on and on.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

      And I do have a pet peeve here—customer (after spending 20 minutes asking questions and seeing products) will ask if our location will match website prices, which more often than not we can.
      Their response is, expectantly, “Well we’d like to shop local.”
      Um, no. You want the best deal, regardless of service, and that’s where you’re buying.

      • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

        I disagree. If I find something “reasonable close” in price, I will spend my money local.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      I buy a ton of shit (clothes and shoes) online, and rarely have an issue. Amazon has such an easy and comprehensive return policy, it is a non-starter for me. This way I don’t have to go out and drive all over fucking creation to find something I want. Online definitely is the way for me.

  10. alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    When the Reds have a relever named JJ Hoover that tells you how bad their pen really is.. The dude Hoovers as much food at the post game spread as Panda use too..

  11. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Willie, I think the decline in bookstores is similar to the sporting goods store decline. People are buying a lot of books online, and a lot of folks who might be book-readers are reading stuff for free online at various websites and blogs. Like this one. 🙂 I like to think people can do both. 🙂
    The paper magazine and newspaper businesses are also taking major hits. The subscription prices for magazines are so ridiculously low, as magazines get so desperate for subscribers, so they can draw more advertisers. A year’s worth of Time Magazine can be had for about $20. I think they have about 50 issues a year. I won’t do the math on that, but that’s not much per issue. And that’s just one example; there are many. And the situation will only get more dire, because “millenials” don’t want to pay for ANYTHING. I don’t know how musicians are going to make a living in another generation. Concerts, mainly, I guess. Festivals may save the day. Millenials seem to like music festivals.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Electronic readers, like the Kindle and the Nook, are helping to save the book industry, overall, but don’t do a lot to help brick and mortar stores. Although an article I read (online) said that people who use Kindles and such are still reading a lot of paper books, too. I like both formats, and I think that’s fairly common out there.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      A sadly humorous exercise: ask a millenial-type how many albums they’ve bought over the years. First, you have to explain to them what an album actually is. Then watch their incredulous look as they try to fathom the concept of actually buying music.

  12. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    New starting pitcher for the Reds tonight: John Lamb, a lefty. Geez, I hope the Giants handle him better than the other Lamb.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Silence of the Lamb…

      The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway…

  13. willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Since Trump was just here lot of election talk nationally in local press.
    Read a story in Chicago trib that references a report on recent poll about Florida that shows Clinton beating the T there by 13 points.
    Their point? If Clinton wins every state (19 of them plus DC) that has voted for Demo candidate in last 6 elections–MN, WI, MI,IL,PA,NY,CA, OR WA and a few small NE states- then gets FLA, she’s got 271 electoral votes and is in.
    The traditional GOP states only guarantee 100+ votes so regardless who their candidate is they face a tough sled unless they can turn that around. Inability to attract women and minorities of course won’t help there.

  14. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
    8. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
    9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      thx. That’s a good LU. You saw what Pence can do away from ATT, like blast one out to RCF at Shea and the everyone else I’m sure feels good in a yard like this one especially after yesterday. Get as many runs as you need, today and tmw.

  15. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    A bit off topic, but comments about online shopping and Zum’s comments about millennials had me thinking about this opinion piece I read this morning about millennials not having any “grit.” I know the ball game is coming up, but any opinions one way or the other? Personally, I know quite a few millennials and I find them to be hard working, nose to the grind stone types. One buddy of mine is like a little brother – he owns the largest Jeep Wrangler used parts store in the United States and he is nothing like the millennials I read about. Any who, most of my info is anecdotal, so I don’t know for sure . . .

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/opinions/grit-is-a-gift-of-age-duckworth/index.html

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Interesting article, thanks. I think all generations tend to be disappointed in the generations following them. There are quotes from Ancient Romans complaining about “kids these days.”
      So I guess it’s easy to be judgmental and I fall into that sometimes. I do appreciate how more tolerant, in general, the younger generations are. But they are inheriting a planet that has a lot of issues, so they’re going to need to develop their grit in the future.

  16. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    From my friend Mike (whom we call Rain Man), who comes up with all kinds of sports knowledge:

    Today in 1980, Willie McCovey hit his 521st, and final HR. This made him only the second player to hit HRs in four different decades. Wow.

    Hey, do the Giants have Big Time Timmy Jim in uniform, yet?!

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Does your buddy Rain Man know that McCovey’s 521st homer happened to tie him forever with the first man to hit HRs in four different decades?

      • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:14 pm

        Probably not, Loo. I will have to ask. But on the flip-side, if he did know, it would not surprise me.

  17. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    The Dodgers are playing in an AL park, so they have a DH; but a glance at their starting lineup batting averages tonight show the struggles of their offense.
    .255, .239, .277, .238, .143, .265, .237, .266, .238
    Puig is the .239 and Turner is the .238. The Dodgers’ concern-o-meter has to be buzzing a bit at the moment.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      No tasty nuggents from Dodgerdom? I don;t know where you get your stuff, but they are usually classic!

  18. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I think I paid more for my SI subscription in 1975 than I do now.

    I tell ya, if Cainer continues his 3 inning ‘mastery’ of hitters, he becomes to long relief guy and Big Time Timmy Jim comes back with a venegance in full regalia.

    Not that it’ll ever happen, but, hey I like to dream.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I am a dreamer, too! If he has the goods, lets bring back 55!

  19. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Blade, all the blather about ‘this generation vs that generation’ usually amounts to a large pile of ‘get off my lawn!’

    The older gen invariably thinks the younger gen is a bunch of entitled lazy fuckups. Coming from a fuckup supreme, I have a lot of hope for this younger crowd.

    I mean, look at where the votes that Bernie is getting come from. He’s got the support of the youth of America. It’s good to see that an old fart can garner support, and it’s also good to see a true independent bucking the system (and this also explains the rationale on the other side of the aisle and why).

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Yeah, I tend to agree with both zumiee and you . . . Eventually, they’ll get old and turn into the “get off my lawn” generation as they all do. lulz

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        The world has changed so much in just the last decade that I think it’s almost pointless to make comparisons.
        When someone starts a sentence with the words “I used to” – I usually stop listening. If it’s a friend and I’m in a bad mood, I might tell them to shut the fuck up – no one cares…

  20. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    These two Dodger fans react to today’s Dodger lineup:

    No Seager
    Howie batting 5th

    Patience is for those who die waiting for something to happen

    by Phil Gurnee on May 3, 2016 | 11:17 AM

    Ugh

    by soolongfrankie on May 3, 2016 | 11:19 AM

  21. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Looks like it’s “All Fans Get A Foul Ball Night” in Cincy…

  22. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Score early. Score often!

  23. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This short bench shit really sucks – too many goddamn pitchers…

  24. gianthead said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I am with Chuck on the millennial issue of whether they are pansies or not. The world around them has probably changed far more than any generation since the WWII/Great Depression generation. And I think they will carry on our nation just fine. They are a transformative group more willing to break down traditional barriers.

    Shit, look what we have given them for presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We continue to Fuck them over….

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Contraire . . . Or at least I didn’t give them Clinton or Trump. They were assholes when I first heard of them and remain assholes IMO. Both were spawned by aliens.

      • gianthead said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm

        Cruz may also be a robot or alien….

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Yep or the grandpa in the Munsters.

      • gianthead said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Not that he really had much of a chance in hell, Cruz confronting the Trump voters yesterday will go down with Dukakis in a military helmet and Carter’s Playboy interview as the worst all time decisions in presidential politics…

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        yeah, that Cruz confrontation thing was just absurd.

  25. gianthead said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    For willedav…I think Hillary ends up winning easily…you can easily add in CO, NV, NM, VA and maybe even NC into her column. I could see pulling Florida in the end but Trump is fooled into thinking he can win the old industrialized states like PA, MI, NJ and he certainly will feel he can win NY…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      As much as I dislike Clinton, she is going to win on a scale not seen since Reagan annihilated Mondale or Johnson destroyed Goldwater.

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm

        Clinton’s entire platform seems to be “We can’t let the presidency fall into the hands of Donald Trump.” While I agree with her, I’d feel more comfortable knowing what she’s going to do rather than who we shouldn’t vote for. Young people have it figured out, that’s why Bernie had the following he did. And they will reluctantly vote for Clinton now because, again, the alternative is insane……

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        I think McGovern took a bit of a beating in ’72 also…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        Yeah Loo, that was another one that should of been called if there had been a “mercy rule” for political contests.

  26. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Have we traded Belt yet?*

    I kid, I kid . . .

  27. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Here’s the baseball card of tonight’s Reds pitcher. Never seen one quite like it:

    http://tinyurl.com/j9orkce

  28. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    fab catch by Pence there

  29. James said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Smardzija and Lamb look like Errol Flynn victims.

  30. mrsprtdude said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    6 hits, 1 run. Augh

  31. mrsprtdude said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Shit!! Dumb

  32. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Posey wanted the pitch low and away, and Smarge threw it middle/up.

  33. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Trayce Thompson is having a nice game for the Dodgers. He was a good pick-up for them, Klay’s bro.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      He was part of a 3-way deal that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox. I think the Reds ended up with Dodger prospects, as part of the Reds’ rebuilding effort.

  34. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    super irritating that we didn’t get to this blond girl on the mound. This is easily his best career start….

  35. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Arrieta’s just nuts. You’d think Gibson’s 1.12 ERA is safe, but maybe not.

  36. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Belt, jesus, so fucking stupid…..

  37. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Doubt they’ll overturn. First base coach’s fault or Belt’s?

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      100% Belt. First base coach has like the littlest impact possible. He’s there to say *get back* and high five the guy on obvious home runs

  38. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Updating James’ baserunning stats: Over his career, Belt has made 7 outs at second.

    I wonder if any were more dumb than that one.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Yes. I was at the game where Belt got caught in a rundown, was safe at second, but assumed he’d run out of the baseline and was out, even though the ump hadn’t called it. So he walked off the base and was tagged out.

      • Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm

        Thanks Zum. I figured there was some tough competition for most dumb.

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      that was, situationally, the worst.

  39. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Specs comes through!

  40. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Cool for Kelby. He didn’t let his dauber get down a few weeks ago.

  41. alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    That was a Specs special dribbler for the lead!

  42. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Blanco might be my favorite Giant. A pure baseball player through and through.
    I don’t think he cares about or thinks about anything but baseball.

  43. alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    So much fun getting into the Reds Bullpen😀 21 straight games they’ve coughed up runs..

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Yeah, if you’ve got a lousy bullpen, you basically got nothing.

  44. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Samarj sure takes his ABs seriously.

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      that was so awesome.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm

        Not if he accidentally fractures a kneecap…

  45. Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    SPeaking of awesome, how awesome is Smarge? Where would we be without him?

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Think he starts the 9th?

      • Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

        At 115 pitches, doubtful.

    • James said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Throwing 96 in the 8th. Fantastic.

  46. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    When I saw him in person, he was bigger than I thought he was going to be. He stood next to Pence and Pence looked like Little Brother.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Not just height, but across the shoulders, the whole deal.

  47. bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Just tuning in … looks like I’ve missed some special happenings?

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Not especially…

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Strong outing from Smarge.

  48. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    A triple double!

    • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      .. Just as I hit ‘post’ for my last comment he doubled!

  49. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I once saw an over-the-hill Ken Boyer collect 3 doubles in a game as a NY Met…

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      I first learned about Boyer from a baseball boardgame as a kid.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      How do you remember this shit? Your mind is a steal trap. Mine? Oatmeal.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm

        I was a kid. It freaked me out that an old guy could get 3 doubles in a game. Can’t remember if it was vs. SF…

  50. bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Duvall got that singular pitch from Smarge? The ‘one’ our pitchers seem to cough up at the most in opportune times? In retrospect, I wish we’d kept him instead of what we got out of Leake.

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Duvall sucks. I agree Leake gave us next to nothing but you aren’t going to miss Duvall. At all. Before he hit that fat pitch Smarge threw him he looked foolish on a couple of swings.

      • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

        Hmm, not sure I agree .. I suppose we’ll see overtime .. ‘Adam Duvall’ sounds like a NL Central slugger.

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        Come on, he’s a fringe player. He’s nothing. If he was playing for us you’d be complaining about how often he strikes out. lol. He’s on the worst team in the league or he wouldn’t even get at bats and he still hits like shit unless the pitcher throws one right down broadway. He’ll be out of the league in a year.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        Flav should be his agent…

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        i call em as I see em.

      • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        He reminds me of Scheirholtz .. maybe with more upside. Like I said we’ll see .. you might be right, you might not.

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm

        Nate had a significantly better arm and didn’t strike out nearly as much. Dude, if that’s you’re guy I’m not going to stop you from supporting him (how could I?) and he will hit the occasional HR as pretty much everyone in the league not named “Kuiper” will do. But Duvall is not a major league player. Not for long anyway.

    • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Your point well taken .. I saw Duvall play in Fresno many times .. I cannot say he impressed me all that much .. I think I liked him better at 3rd .. I’m certainly not saying ‘he’s my guy’ .. Oh my, how you like to embelish & escalate! I just like the sound of his name more than anything .. Sounds French Canadian .. Meant more as a joke .. At 27 it’s getting late for him but if he’s gonna ever figure it out, the Redsmare giving him a great opportunity to do so.

  51. bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Oh-oh .. Cadillac man … My auto correct always puts in ‘Cadillac’ when I type ‘Casillia’ .. I’m going with it …

  52. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Phillips ran to first like one of our pitchers.

  53. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Panda out for the year with re-constructive shoulder surgery…

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      so which way do you see this going? Sitting on the couch getting fatter than fuck or working on everything he can work on while on the shelf? This is going to get ugly, his life is probably at stake and no one even considers that. If Pablo keeled over from some fat related embolism it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      That’s a tough thing to come back from.

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm

        The shoulder surgery.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm

        Oh. I thought you meant the “fat related embolism” zum.

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        That would be bad, too.

  54. zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Keeping our hold on first place! 🙂

  55. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, Lowry with a Curry shot to force OT in Toronto.

  56. sandog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    My brother has owned and used one Rawlings baseball glove since the late 1960’s. The autograph inside? Ken Boyer. I was just camping with him this past weekend checking that sucker out. It is damn near as old as I am.

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      His ’64 WS slam is one of my earliest baseball memories…

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        That was the beginning of a dark period for the Yankees.

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:51 pm

        And New York, in general.

      • sandog said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        My bro tells the story of my dad taking him to Bello’s Sporting Goods in San Luis Obispo and they had the same glove with either Brooks Robinson or a Ken Boyer endorsement–the 2 MVP’s from 1964. Being a Giant fan, he went with the National League guy.
        Bello’s was an awesome place and the kind of store that got blown away by the big boxes like Sports Authority.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm

        SanDog, aren’t you and I linked forever to Ken Hunt (first glove)?
        Or was it someone else here?

  57. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Specs is doing a nice job filling in. Duffy back in a funk…probably could use a day off.
    Do we have a back-up 3B?
    Guarantee Panik and/or Pagan retro-actively hit the DL any minute…

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Gillaspie can play third.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        Thanks, Zum. Forgot about him. He should start tomorrow if the Reds are throwing a righty…

    • James said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      I should probably leave this alone, but Duffy — hard nosed, tough, a *smart* player — has been thrown out 3 times at second trying to take an extra base this year.

  58. sandog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I bought my second pack of baseball cards yesterday and one of the guys I got was Pablo. The picture is less than flattering—and I am a Pablo apologist.

    • Flavor said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      clue me in again on this baseball buying card thing. Second pack? Since when? Did you just start buying baseball cards like you started frying fish? You had to have bought baseball cards as a kid. Put em in your spokes. That’s a San Diggity staple that I will go to my death believing. Don’t tell me it’s not so.

      • sandog said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        Second pack, this SEASON, my man. Probably the 700th pack of my life. I was never a spokes guy though. Studying the backs for hours and organizing them into teams—that was my jam.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        I didn’t do the spokes thing either. It slowed you down…

    • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Anyone want to buy my Pablo bobble head … Super cheap?

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        I’ll give you $95 million for it…

      • Paul Sorensen said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

        lulz

      • bassbaldy said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        SOLD to LOO! How will you be paying, sir? …through the nose?

  59. Paul Sorensen said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Chris Haft on the MLB page says this about tomorrow’s game: “Jake Peavy, who began the trip by allowing six runs last Friday at New York, will seek improvement and redemption.” Yeah, “he stank redemption”…..

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Peavy in the rain tomorrow, seeking redemption….

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

        This may sound sacrilegious, but I’m kinda hoping that Peavy gets blown away tomorrow and he disappears to the DL or better yet, released. Probably not going to happen. Instead, it will be the “death of a thousand cuts” a la Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, and Aaron Rowand, where they barely do jack shit and hang around ad nauseum.

  60. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve had it with Peavy too, Blade, but every guy you named including Peavy still contributed to those 3 titles.
    That’s always gonna count for something.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Absolutely, but they had team mates that compensated for them. Not certain this team can cross the finish line with the “ball and chain” of Peavy and Cain.

  61. blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. Never imagined this happening when the primary season started. Just saw his Indiana victory speech, surrounded by 3 hammers – wife, daughter, and (I think) daughter in law. Wow! If he wins the White House, we might as well rename it Playboy Mansion East.

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      It’s icky just thinking of a convention hall full of Trump-supporters. A bunch of ignorant goobers getting easily fooled by a snake-oil salesman.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        I always thought the “ignorant goobers” were all located in the south, especially after seeing Easy Rider. Vowed I would never go to a Southern State. Ever.

        Lo and behold, it turns out they’re located all over the United States, as Trump is proving every day. They must be hiding under a rock because I broke my vow and have visited most Southern States, but haven’t seen too many of these “ignorant goobers” during my travels. Actually, just the opposite – mostly good people. Go figure.

  62. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Great win tonight. Shark with a killer game. Spec’s swinging bunt, another key hit by Blanco, and the early doubles by Posey and Pence. Solid. Now let’s sweep these fuckers tomorrow.

  63. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    This fucking Warrior game is crazy!

  64. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Draymond is unconscious…both ends of the court…

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Chi: You might find my 4:45 interesting. Then again you might not.
      Goodnight everybody.

      • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        Loo – that is very interesting. Thanks for letting me know. I commented above, but the short of it is I doubt he did. But if by chance he did, it would not surprise me. Dude pulls all kinds of stuff outta his ass regularly. Fucking walking sports encyclopedia (cartoons, too). Crazy shit.

  65. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    It’s all Warriors when it counts the most.

  66. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Great comeback to turn that 10 point deficit into a big win. Warriors kicking it! Sharks got their asses whooped tonight.

  67. chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    G’night, girls.

  68. Macdog said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Blazers 87 thru three quarters — and still don’t get to 100. Lillard zero in the 4th. Excellent D.

    • chipower9 said, on May 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      No shit. I love watching the Warriors when they have that D going. Draymond was getting it done on both ends of the court. Love the heart that dude brings to the hardwood.

  69. Paul Sorensen said, on May 3, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Loo, that was me, first glove a Ken Hunt glove….

  70. snarkk said, on May 4, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I saw the game highlights. That play where Belt tried to take second — not the smartest base running, but after two replays, it seemed obvious to me the second sacker didn’t tag Belt’s foot, he missed and tagged his knee area, but by then Belt’s foot had hit the bag = safe. Clearly. I don’t understand this season what is going on with these replays — what I see seems obvious, but takes these umps in New York 3 minutes to figure out, and then they make the call the oppo of what looks obvious…

  71. snarkk said, on May 4, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Great Dubs comeback…

  72. chipower9 said, on May 4, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I heard an amazing stat this morning on the drive in…

    Last night’s Warriors game, 4th Q points scored: Warriors – 34, Portland – 12.

    I knew while watching the game that the Warriors had their lock-down D working big time, but man, I did not realize there was such a disparity in points scored. Also mentioned was the last time the Warriors had this type of point advantage in a playoff game 4th Q was 1985 (or ’87)…either way, a long fucking time ago!

    Only bummer on the sports scene last night was the Sharks taking a 4-1 loss, but they still lead the series 2-1.

    Bust out the Brooms! Cain is due (fuck…I keep saying that)!

  73. willedav said, on May 4, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Loo, your 4:45 was in reference to Ted Williams (521 HRs), right?

    Ken Boyer I do remember as MVP 3b of Cards, but brother Clete Yanks 3b was an excellent fielder tho not hear the same type of hitter. Yanks IF defense when they were dominant was very good in those days. I think Giants IF over all is solid defensively; if they can keep it together, OFs are gonna be easier to find and bring in.

    Peavy seems to pitch well when least expected. Wouldn’t surprise me he does well enough to pick up a W today. LU, as always on getaway days with Bochy, could be a little funky–tho that also often provides good result.

  74. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Rusty Staub. . .


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