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Giants Win, OBD Lose

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 9, 2016

Not much to say about last night’s win. I was positively slayed by DJ Loo and his “stall shower/Tilex”exacta.

And it was *cha cha ching!* for San Diggity and *his* Cleveland Cavaliers.

Zumiee got tickets to the game? How’d HE get tickets to the game!?!?!?!!?!? He walked into AT&T like the Godfather, said “win the damn game” and the Giants made it so.

That makes Zumiee 293-0 in his career of attending Giants games……

Random thought: how many Giants games do you estimate you’ve been to in person? I’ve never had season tickets. I’ll say 200 but might alter that number as I ponder it on my drive in to work this morning……

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  1. sandog said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Great question. Home games? I’d say about 75 for me. Total Giants games? In the 150 range.

  2. Bozo said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:10 am

    350+ at the Stick, around 325 at Pac Bell, probably 10 on the road.

    • Flavor said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:16 am

      You came in awfully strong with that 325 call. You keep your tickets or something? I have downgraded my total to 150 at the Stick/AT&T combined.

      • Bozo said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

        Yeah
        At the stick I had a 20 game plan from 86-99 (but would go to extra games along the way, I think I was 40+ in 89). At SBC/Pac Bell/AT&T, I was a full season ticket holder from 2000 through 2007 and averaged about 40+ games per year.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Awesome total Bozo! Not certain if I am more envious of you living in San Francisco or attending that many games. I still regularly check home/condo prices there . . . wasted endeavor. Sigh.

      By the by, what was the reason you sold your home in SF and moved to the East coast?

      • Bozo said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        I sold my home in SF because of a divorce (My season tickets were named in the divorce). Sold my seats, took a early retirement package, quit my band (of 23 years) and moved 3,000 miles away to be with my current wife. All worth it IMO.

      • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

        Yes, after seeing where you live, I would definitely agree.

      • Bozo said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        Hah, where I live had nothing to do with my move.

        I lived in SF for just under 30 years (Humboldt County before that), I sometimes miss the music scene, Giants games and some friends that are still left there. But really, if I had a choice on where I’d want to move, SF isn’t very high on the list anymore.

  3. blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I’d say just under 100 for home games, with 85-90% having occurred in the 60s, 70s, and 80s (moved to Monterey in 1989, Old Shasta/Redding area in 1992, and out of the State in 1997).

    Games at Coors involving the Giants? Maybe 15.

  4. blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Great synopsis of the Giants Red Sox series, especially the tactics and strategy of Farrell and Bochy during the 9th inning last night. Really looking forward to the July matchup against them in Boston with Chi.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/49530/after-two-entertaining-games-red-sox-and-giants-leave-us-wanting-more

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Yes! Catching these games in Boston and NYC is going to be bad ass! Definitely looking forward to it, and hope some of the East Coast Flappers can join us.

  5. Carstie Clausen said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:32 am

    We just got through back to back series with the two hardest hitting teams in baseball with our pride and honor generally intact despite the fact that we were without 3 of our five best hitters and that our starter facing off vs the heaviest hitting team in the game had recently come out of AAA to replace our #5.

    Banged up or not, i think we’re ready to take on the LaBumbos.

    • Flavor said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

      the Dodgers aren’t very good. I take them on with confidence every game this year.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Nice of zummie to get the win last night.

    I’d say somewhere around 50-60 games between Candlestick and the Phone Book. I’ve had season tickets for about 4 years now but only get 5 home games. One year I had 15 games and that was really difficult to do. I’d like to have around 8-10.

  7. Lurker John said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Nice bounce-back win by the G’s last night, beat David Price, Big Mac with his first big league dinger.

    Meanwhile back at stately Wayne Manor, the Warriors shit a big, steaming turd right on the Cavs logo at center court. Read your press clippings, don’t show up to play, you get your fucking ass kicked. I put this one on Kerr and the staff.

    Time to jerk your collective heads out of your asses and get back to W’s basketball. Better show up Friday, boys!

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Friday in a big game. I would feel a whole lot better about this series if they come back 3-1, as opposed to tied at 2. Yes, a big part of this has to be on the coaching staff, but the flip-side is that these guys are professionals and know what the fuck they need to do. I was at a concert last night so saw NONE of the game, so it is hard to speak to specifics.

      • Lurker John said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        You didn’t miss much, chi. Outside of a good second quarter, they were shit. HB was the only one who showed up and I mean the only one. You were right to choose the concert over that abortion of a basketball game.

  8. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Great article, Blade, thanks. Yeah, definitely a playoff atmosphere there last night. With all those Red Sox fans there, the Giants fans REALLY wanted that win. It was awesome to see all the Giants fans in celebration mode after the game, and the Red Sox fans sad-faced. The Red Sox fans there took the loss hard. They really expected it to go their way at the end.
    Some random thoughts:
    The weather was as cold as the proverbial witch’s teat last night.
    Williamson’s HR was as high-hit an HR as I’ve ever seen in person. It really seemed like it was hit too high to have HR distance, but it kept going and going, with the crowd holding its collective breath as Young was right at the fence, looking to make a play. In Club Level section 230, down the leftfield line, this was all happening right in front of us. When the ball went beyond his glove and made a big THUNK sound when landed, the Giants fans went crazy.
    Big Papi is well-named. He’s really big. He looks like Babe Ruth strolling up to the plate. The Red Sox fans were in high reverence when he walked up there. Several of them just stood up, and wanted to stand up during his whole AB, and we told them they needed to sit down, it was blocking peoples’ view. Several of them did sit down, although the looks on their faces were like “But it’s Big Papi.” It’s a little bit ridiculous their over-the-top response to him, but whatever. I can’t even fathom what Cub fans are going to be like if they win the World Series. What winning the World Series three times in the last twelve years has done to Red Sox fans is turn them into, by far, the most entitled-acting baseball fans out there. It was so SWEET seeing them get defeated by the Giants last night. And with an under-manned lineup, too.
    Bum really battled last night, and nice job, overall, by the bullpen last night. I’d cut Williamson just a little bit of slack on that dropped fly last night. It was a big mess-up on his part, but those were challenging conditions last night with the wind, for a guy recently rejoining the team. Kudos to Span for a great running catch earlier in the game that ended a rally-opportunity for the Red Sox.
    I’m going to be at the game against the Brewers next Wednesday. Looks like it’s Cueto pitching. Hopefully the Giants can make good hay against the Brewers that series. In the Dodgers series coming up, there’s only one bad scenario that could happen, and that’s getting swept. Everything else is A-OK. Winning one game is fine; as that only loses one game in the standings, which would be just fine going into the Brewers series. Just do not get swept by the Dodgers. Get at least one win and move on.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Love this post. Great job! Still shooting for Lurie and Beer can (sexual favors?) to use their influence to nab you season tickets; and minimally, a BART pass . . . Better yet, a leased Condo across the street from the Willie Mays statue.

      • zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

        I’m all for it! 🙂

  9. alleykat69 said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Saves picking up table scraps again, signs Chris Defonra to ml deal..
    Scrappy kid but does he have anything left in the tank?

    • zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Did you guys catch the news that Ishikawa was re-signed? He’ll be at Sac-town.

  10. 51dog said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

    How many games? Maybe a hundred? That includes this one exactly one year ago today:

    • zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Very cool!

  11. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:17 am

    With a very rough estimate, I’m going to say I’ve been to about 120 Giants homegames over the years, Stick and AT&T, and saw them play the A’s at the Coluseum once. I’ve been to about five games in Seattle, a couple at the Kingdome, and a few at the new ballpark, and it’s possible that the opponent was the Giants one time, but I just can’t remember.
    I’ve been to about 40 A’s games at the Coluseum over the years.
    I also saw the Cubs play the Dodgers in the only time I’ve ever been to Dodger Stadium.

  12. blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I admire guys like Loo, who remember the gnat that bit his ass while “fill in the blank” obscure player hit a bomb in 1964 or the gal with the big tits hanging over her beer was in Section 4, row 15, seat 8, while Mickey Mantle hit a bomb on such and such date.

    Me? The games mostly all run together . . . 🙂

  13. Irish Kevin said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

    100+ games between the Stick and AT&T. Been to a couple of SD Padre games, grand parents lived in Oceanside, so we would go to games.

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

    zum, I saw the Ishikawa signing too. I figured it had been covered by our esteemed colleagues.

  15. willedav said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Great finish. Bum’s pitch count got up there early, lot of full counts. Giants pitching held them down both nights really. Wonder if Ortiz would play 1b in NL yard if this for all the marbles; so what would they do with Hanley?

    Mgr. for Sox will get some heat, but lotta heat given to Bochy night before, here and I’m sure elsewhere over Casilla. Bottom line, the mgr. puts the players out there and they make the plays, or not.

    Maybe this is start of something big for Strick and Gearrin gets longer leash too late innings.

  16. chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I would say around 200 home games between the Stick and AT&T and a handful of Giants games on the road. This total does not include spring training games. I would say I have attended probably 30 or so ST games.

    I have also been to a handful of MLB and minor league games on the road (Rockies, Braves, Twins, Cards), and New Orleans Zephyrs and Oklahoma City Redhawks – now Dodgers (both AAA).

    Also been to a number of Sacramento River Cat games…probably 20-30.

  17. Carstie Clausen said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

    With you on the pair of relievers. Noted last night that Gearrin is fast becoming the most reliable arm outta the pen. Strickland keeps showing more good signs than not. He’s growing into the MLB.

  18. chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I more or less missed yesterday’s game…followed a bit on LameDay (last score I saw was 1-1). We took in a concert last night (Sarah Jarosz in Grass Valley). Fantastic show! This young woman is an amazing singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (two flavors/sizes of the mandolin, guitar, and banjo), so I did not hear the final until we got in the car around 11 or so after the show.

    I sure would love to see Bum be a bit more efficient at putting away hitters earlier in the count. He was damned near at 100 pitches through six innings. I think Price was at 60 or so through six. But a win is a win. Mac with his first ML bomb.

    And was pleasantly surprised to hear the Giants had inked Ishikawa to a minor league deal. Will be interesting to see if he has anything left, and can help until Pence gets back. If he does get brought up, we all know it will be at the expense of either Parker or Williamson.

    Day off and bring on dem bums.

    Sandiggity – never saw a confirmation if you accepted the bet on last night’s Warriors-Cavs game, but if we are at a game together in the future (we should plan another Flapalooza), you have a Cha-Cha bowl (or brew, etc.) on me.

  19. 51dog said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:25 am

    MLB Draft is tonight, but don’t get too excited. Giants won’t pick until No. 59. The White Sox got the Giants’ first-rounder (#26) thanks to the Samardj signing.

  20. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Anyone else see we signed Denorfia?

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Kat mentioned it earlier on this thread, but that was the first I had heard of it.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Yeah I posted the table scrap sigining on my 9:08 post Chuck.

  21. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Yeah, I’d say 2 Cha Cha bowls from me for ya, Dog. With a whiskey back.

    I’d be more concerned but OBDs did the very same thing against OKC.

    As far as games go, what scared me is realizing that I’ve been going to games for almost 50 years, going back to 1968. Even a low estimate of 5 a year puts me at 250.

    So I’d say 300 at the Stick and 75 at Pac Bell/AT&T/ring ring yard.

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Yep…almost 40 years for me, Charlie, and that is exactly how I came up with my number (estimating 5 per year).

  22. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/06/chris-denorfia-signs-giants.html

    Hasn’t played a lick this year . . .

    This isn’t bottom of the barrel. this is under the barrel.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on June 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Ishii is truly a barrel scraping. Denorfia’s numbers last season were no worse than half-bad/semi-okay. I would expect the latter to get the call before the third/fourth time-arounder.

  23. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Plus, 2 games at Wrigley, one in Fenway, one in the old Shea, and one at Quallcom.

  24. Lurker John said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Loo has mystical qualities. Of course he remembers the minutia of the Milwaukee Braves-San Francisco Giants game on August 13th, 1964 at the old Candlestick Park. Spahn versus Marichal, Willie went deep.

    “Loo, did that gnat bite you on the left cheek or the right?”

    “Left baby!”

  25. sandog said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:07 am

    WIllieD–you used to regularly call for the Giants to make a move for Denorfia! (Of course that was a few years ago)
    I’m not sure what he has left, but he used to be good for .270 with good fielding, baserunning etc. Not much pop though. His walk up song at Petco was “Bang Your Head,” so that always scored big points with me.
    @Chi: I didn’t see your offer to make our Cha Cha bowl bet official until after the game, so you are off the hook, my friend!
    @Chuck: I appreciate the offer, but no need to hook me up with Cha Cha’s and whiskey. On the second thought……I’ll settle for just the whiskey—-ok?

    I have to be in the neighborhood of 200 Padre games, maybe more. Like Loo, I can remember insane details. For example, I can remember sitting in the upper deck for my first Pad game in 1984 and watching Kevin McReynolds and Carmelo Martinez playing catch between innings and making each other laugh. I remember it was nice day and thinking to myself that I made a good call bringing my talents to this place called San Diego.

    • sandog said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:18 am

      I can also remember going to a game at Comiskey Park in 1987 that got rained out, but not before Kent Hrbek took Richard Dotson deep to dead center in the pouring rain. It was impressive, but in the annals of baseball history, its like it never happened.

    • willedav said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

      yeah I did. One of those guys who always seemed to play well vs. SF.
      This is a dumpster dive tho.
      Loo said something about end of Gillaspie the other night, and I imagine signing of Ishi about seals his demise.

      Didn’t watch your boys but Cavs at least put some interest back in the Finals.

      Kuiper gave an interview that was funny—he tried to get out of being traded to Giants by intentionally flunking the physical, which Tribe docs told Giants he did. Haller told Tribe they would take him anyway and he was crushed because he hated to leave Cleveland which he described as great sports town.

      Admits of course landing here was best thing that ever happened to him. But still feels deeply for Cleveland fans.

      • sandog said, on June 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

        Great bit about Kuip. I’m not a huge fan of his, but that story definitely scores some points with me.
        Driving last night, I heard a Buster Olney interview with Dale Murphy that was real good. He told a great story about Bobby Cox being so old school that they once drilled Reggie Jackson in a spring training game.

      • snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        I think Dale Murphy should be in the HOF…

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

      And you made a great call on keeping your allegiance to the SF Giants!

      OK re: the Cha Cha bowl, but we really should make an effort to coordinate a Flapalloza this year. When that happens (or next time we meet up at a game), you have a cocktail or brew coming on me.

  26. chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Great read that you shared earlier, Blade (on the Giant-Sox series). Thanks for the share, brother.

  27. sandog said, on June 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Did any of you Warrior fans catch Draymond posing for a picture with a hottie with a big smile on his face seconds after last night’s beatdown had ended? That type of stuff doesn’t bother me (he played hard and you can’t win ’em all—why not do something nice for a fan??), but I know some of you are big body language watchers who like to see athlete’s display a sufficient amount of angst and brooding after a poor performance or result.
    DId that rub any of you the wrong way?

    • unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      No. He’s the epitome of hard working guy giving his all all the time.

    • chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Oh hell no. That dude has a monster work ethic.

  28. willedav said, on June 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    SD I noticed game 2 which was garbage time almost all of 4th Q that Iguodala was at far end of the bench chatting up some blonde. No idea who she was or if she was involved with media.
    I was watching bench shots because a guy I know has seasons about 2 rows behind bench.
    I saw him there that night, Chinese guy with round face and glasses, just other side of Warriors coach with the gray flecks in his hair that works out with Curry.

    Used to play with him at Coaches once a week get togethers pick up games to 13 points for 2 hours. Deadeye shooter( best in gym by far tho not very athletic) and really nice guy with incredible range and someone who has had these tickets for a long time, not just a big bucks bandwagoneer.

  29. alleykat69 said, on June 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Gotta love are ex Giants!
    Jean Machi arrested for public intoxication and pissing on a guy’s bumper& and then wanted to fight him!
    No report if he was hanging with the “Groper”

  30. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Latos was DFAed by the White Sox. I think he started the season with a 5-0 record or something like that.

  31. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Dodgers tweaked their rotation in order to throw three lefties at the Giants’ lefty-ish lineup. Kershaw, Kazmir (on the Fox game), the kid Urias (on the ESPN game.)

    • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Which doesn’t make a whole hell of a lot of sense (besides Kershaw). Them switching their starter Sunday at San Francisco from a right-hander (Mike Bolsinger) to a lefty (Julio Urias), makes me think that they could care less about the platoon advantage we’ll enjoy . . . The Giants’ splits vs. right-handers: .244/.324/.385. Against lefties: .274/.338/.413.

      Scratching my head regarding this move. I wonder if Bolsinger is injured?

  32. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Uriah Heep?

  33. gianthead said, on June 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Also, how many different stadiums have you seen the Giants play in outside of The Stick/ATT/PUTRID Field of Alameda?

    I think I am up to to 10 and Fenway this summer will be 11.

    I’ve hit Old Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, the Old Vet Stadium in Philly, the new Philly field (Citizen Bank Park?), old Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, the new Pittsburgh stadium, old Riverfront in Cincy, Camden Yards, RFK and Nationals Park.

    • gianthead said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      I think I am in the 75 range for total Giants games. Not bad considering I’ve been gone from home for 23 years:)

  34. Lurker John said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    “Gotta love are ex Giants!
    Jean Machi arrested for public intoxication and pissing on a guy’s bumper & and then wanted to fight him!
    No report if he was hanging with the “Groper”

    ROFL! Atta kid, Machi! Pissing on the bumper is gold. I may have hit a tire or two in my day…

  35. wilcojoe said, on June 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Probably only 75 or so games at The Stick. What’s really depressing is I have only seen five games at Pac Bell (still sounds so much better than AT&T). I guess I have seen the Giants at Minute Maid about 20 times and I saw them once at the Astrodome. Have also seen the Giants at Dodger Stadium, Jack Murphy (a few times), Ballpark in Arlington (World Series Game 4), Joe Robbie (twice), and Turner Field.

  36. gianthead said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I do not have one iota of problems with Draymond and whether he is focused. If any of you saw his fiery speech during a timeout, that man has no problem with focus…ever…..

  37. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Blade, I think the Dodgers’ logic on the Urias switch is that the Giants aren’t the same right-handed club with Pence out and Posey dealing with his thumb.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Agree, with that part. Still, I question why him? My understanding is that he is under a stringent innings allotment this season and that he was going to be moved to the bullpen . . . This is why I’m wondering if Bolsinger is injured?

      • zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Yeah, in the bigger picture, the move has flaws.

  38. blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Watching the Reds and Cardinals game . . . The one and perhaps, only thing that Marge Schott did right was allowing a day where your pet is allowed into the ball park or at least I think she started that tradition. Otherwise, she was a racist and an idiot, e.g., she was known for not wanting to hire scouts, stating that “All they do is sit around and watch ball games.”

    In any event, it’s quite cool seeing all these dogs at Great America stadium. Not absolutely certain, but I think all ball parks set aside one game where you can bring your furry friend in.

    • djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Do they let the dogs in for free?
      My new chick wants to go to a game and she looks a lot like a dachshund.
      Especially when she does her hair a certain way…

      • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

        No idea Loo . . . Seriously? I saw a photo of you and you’re not bad looking, so hard to believe you would go out with a dachshund. 🙂

      • djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        You sure it was me?
        I make babies cry…

      • blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        lulz

      • unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        THERE ARE PICTURES OF LOO?

        Now you’ll be telling me there’s pics of Buzzsaw.

    • djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      I’d be very surprised if they allow dogs in the millionaire’s palace in the South Bronx…

    • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 8:51 am

      The Giants do one of these days. It is called “The Dog Days of Summer.” We have four dogs, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why the fuck anyone would want to take a dog to a game. To me it would just stress the dog, my Parson Russell Terrorist can be dog aggressive (and I am sure other dogs have this trait), and it just seems like another hassle do deal with during the game. I can guarantee you, you will never see me at a game with my dog in tow…

  39. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    The over-the-top positivity of the MLB Network draft commentators is ridiculous. The majority of these picks will never do squat in the big leagues, and the pundits know that, but they still make every pick sound like a future All-Star. It’s a big PR thing for MLB, though, of course. Similar to the televised NFL and NBA drafts.

  40. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    According to Schulman, tentative return dates are:
    Cain, 6/13
    Pagan, 6/17

  41. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    The Dodgers just drafted a shortstop.

  42. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    A Glass Sanchez sighting! He’s at the Pirates draft table.

  43. blade3colorado said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Parmalee of the Yanks just did an unbelievable split at first base reminiscent of the one Pablo did about 4-5 years ago when he was playing first base (I think he was injured doing the splits too).

  44. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    According to the MLB Network, the team with the most homegrown players on their 40-man roster is the Giants with 23. The Cards are second with 19.

    • snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      What is the team with the most homegrown players that are any good?…

  45. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    The Padres have Dick Enberg at their draft table. Cool.

  46. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    A grumpy-looking Lasorda is at the Dodger draft table.
    With their second pick, they drafted a catcher.

  47. Carstie Clausen said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Couple of my gardens drafted sprouting cloves of garlic this afternoon. That took place after Christine toured the polderlands for a place to board her miniature horse. 85 degrees for recorded high. Intense northern sun but not so intense as higher altitudes and latitudes. Don’t know how long i can hang around for the game tonight. Days have been incredibly busy on the hills and dales of Echo Ridge.

    Here’s for Dreddylocks nailing down his 10th win tonight. He will need some support vs Opie who has gotten just a tad gun-shy around the Giants recently, though he’s probably delighted that 3 of the 5 biggest sticks in the lineup are not in it tonight. Maybe some unexpected Giant will give him a nice surprise.

    • zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      You’re living in the future; the game is tomorrow night!

  48. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Tomorrow tomorrow I’ll love ya tomorrow.

    It’s only a day away!!!

  49. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Hey, we got a cucumber in our garden. Along with arugalu, some tomatoes, and carrots.

    First time qarden attempt. Thanks to my daughter.

  50. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    The A’s just drafted a Central Valley guy. Cool. A pitcher from Atwater, CA.

  51. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    The Dodgers have their 3rd pick already, and drafted a pitcher.
    This is a pick they got because their first round pick last year chose to remain in college.
    The Dodgers’ second pick was compensation for Greinke signing with the D-Backs.

  52. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Sharkies win!

    • djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Good!

  53. zumiee said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    With their first pick, the Giants take….an outfielder!

    • djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      They should’ve just passed…

  54. pawliekokonuts said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    My number of Giants’ games attended is low, abysmal, embarrassing. But up to 21-22 ballparks.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Impressive. I got 4 out-of-towners. Hopefully 5 soon. Starting the wheels in motion.

  55. djloo27 said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Famous “nexts” that I can remember:

    Cesar Cedeno: Willie Mays
    Kirk Gibson: Mickey Mantle
    Daryl Strawberry: Ted Williams

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Bobby Bonds: Willie Mays

      • unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        That doesn’t count. They played together.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Chiki Davis . . .

      Bobby Murcer . . .

  56. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Cue Buffalo Springfield (for what it’s worth)

    http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2016/6/9/11899630/sf-giants-draft-bryan-reynolds-pick

    Got to like the name though.

    • snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      OK, lots of folks had him ranked higher than a 59th pick. So, why did he go 59th then? I hope like hell he becomes a major league Giant OFer, since nobody in 20+ years has…

  57. Paul Sorensen said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    1st round pick from Vanderbilt. Wasn’t Tyler Beede 1st round pick last year also from Vandy? Giants’ scout hanging out down yonder in Nashville is a busy guy….

  58. chipower9 said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Sharks live to skate another day. Backs against the wall, all elimination games. One day, one game at a time. Reminds me of our boys a couple of years ago…Champion Blood!

    Hoping to see the Sharks set the hockey world on it’s ear!

  59. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Yeah, saw the 3rd period. Good stuff. Sharkies should be able to pul this off.

  60. unca_chuck said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Big Joe gonna get his cup

  61. snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Over the years, I’ve seen maybe 25+ Giants home games. Not a lot. Having grown up in Central Valley, and living out of state for a while, not a lot of chances. Try now to get to one or two per season, it’s just difficult with work and the effort to get there, not to mention the cost. I don’t know how season tix holders do it — do they have a life? I’ve seen Giants at the Stick, ATT, Wrigley, the Latrine, Astrodome, Philly, and Petco, plus Scottsdale stadium a few months back. I’ve seen other games at Oakland, Camden Yards, Minute Maid, Rangers, and most recently at Chase Field in Phoenix. First game ever was game #2 of the ’71 playoff at Stick vs. Pirates. Saw the NLCS game at ATT in 2012 that Bum pitched vs. Cards — and lost…

    • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I had season tix for the first three seasons at the new yard. I would try to go to 10 games a year, and that was always a real chore. I would then try to sell-off the remainder (scalpers hanging out before games were always a good way dump some tickets). We had Bleacher section 138 tix and the face value for those tickets back then was TEN BUCKS! But I tell you, if you had an Expo mid-week series, good luck…you could not give those fuckers away.

  62. snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Giants took an OFer as their first pick?
    The chimp must have thrown the dart in the direction of the OFer list…

    • alleykat69 said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      The kid was so excited to be picked by the Giants he blew out his hamstring running to the phone..

      • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

        lulz

  63. snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Looking forward to a series win against LA. They should be able to do it. BTW, supposedly Pence had his surgery today. If he actually plays this year in a reg season game, I’ll eat my Giants cap. Or, instead, drink a beer at the Public House in his honor…

    • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Let me know what game you go to snarkk…I will make sure to get tix, AND bring my camera. I want to see you eat your hat brother.

      With the tendon removal (procedure Pence had done by the Dallas Cowgirl’s orthopedic surgeon who was the one who developed this procedure), the recovery time is supposedly much less than a repair of the hammy. They are saying six to eight weeks recovery for this procedure.

  64. mrsprtdude said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve been to maybe 50 games total, having lived in So Cal since 1985 when I started college. Crazy but since i moved to so cal and maybe seen 15 games. I’ve been lucky to see some great ones including Joe Morgan homer, and Brian Johnson homer games. Snow homer in 2000. Game 2 of 2010 WS the most fun ever at a game. Tense 1 run game till 8th inning explosion! among them. Cool stuff!

    • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

      I was at the Brian Johnson homer game, and also the playoff game in which Snow homered (but Giants lost in extras).

  65. mrsprtdude said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Snarkk is on the mark. 8 weeks is wildly optimistic. As a orthopedic physical therapist I too will be shocked if if plays before September, and not surprised if his year is done…being able to sprint full speed after a bad strain is a reach…

  66. snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Last photos of Ali.
    I would never have guessed this was him. Still, a quiet dignity…
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/1234680/muhammad-ali-raises-his-fists-for-the-last-time-in-his-final-ever-photos/

  67. alleykat69 said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    So are all the bets on the table for Posey’s breakdown after they given him basically 5 days off?
    Suppose to go tomorrow, then the crack staff will finally diagnois a fracture with possible season ending gang-green…

    • snarkk said, on June 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Kat, you should join the Giants crack medicos staff. Ho ho.
      At least they sent Pence to a hamstring specialist in Dallas, the guy is the orthopaedist for the Cowboys. They’re making sure the surgeon doesn’t end up stapling Pence’s hamstring tendon to his elbow. If he’s got a football type injury, that ain’t good…

  68. zumiee said, on June 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Giants game is also on the MLB Network tonight in parts of the nation.

    • zumiee said, on June 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

      All three games have national broadcasts. Sat. on Fox, and Sun. on ESPN.

      • chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

        Fuck – I HATE ESPN games.

      • zumiee said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

        It seems like the Giants have an abysmal record over the years on those Sunday night games.

  69. chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Okay – regarding the Pence injury and rehab. Yes, the surgeon is the Cowgirl’s orthopedic surgeon. He is the one who developed the procedure that Pence had done (removal of the tendon). Many are pessimistic on his return before September.

    And everything I have heard is that the recovery is much less for the procedure (as opposed to trying to repair/rehab the injury). 12 weeks is August 25th. I say he is back well before then, and will bet anyone a beer who wants to take that bet.

  70. chipower9 said, on June 10, 2016 at 9:09 am

    So, I say Pence is back before August 25th. Here is your chance to win a cold one boys. Bring it on…


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