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Home Run Derby: Just Say No

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 13, 2016

Great game last night. The theme for that series started and ended with the word “battle.” So close to sweeping those be-atches…

Ok, now to a topic that doesn’t seem to want to go away: Bumgarner in the home run derby. I haven’t worried much about this since I didn’t think there was a chance Bochy would ever let it happen. But there seems to be a swell of support for this gimmicky idea and I want to know what you guys think about it.

My take: I’m 100% against it. I don’t want any non-baseball related activity to ever possibly injure one of our star players. For instance, I want Hunter Pence to screw his fiance much more gently during his DL stint so he doesn’t injure his remaining hamstring. Make love, Reverend! No hard fuckin’ till after you get back on the field…..

I get it, that’s pretty cautious. But I care more about the Giants overall performance than some dumb ass exhibition. Ask Apollo Creed what he thinks about exhibitions. Oh, I’m sorry, you can’t. He’s fucking dead!

Having your pitcher win the home run derby is something a dopey city like Cleveland should celebrate. If your city doesn’t get to celebrate actual championships those are the things you spend your time getting jazzed about.

But not here. Not this area. We are about flags flying forever.

Not dumbass exhibitions where our star player could easily screw up a lat swinging as hard as he can for 45 minutes…..

 

 

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  1. zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Dodgers lost!

  2. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Dogs lose! Grienke gets his 9th…

  3. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Parker is playing pepper out there.

  4. chipower9 said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Damn. How long has it been since we had a laugher with the Giants?! Nice change of scenery.

    What a quagmire with the Warriors. Actually not. They were without Green, and the Cavs just played the kind of game you must play if you are facing elimination. Hoping the Warriors regroup and close this fucker out in Cleveland. Wash it off and get ’em next game…

  5. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Yeah I don’t think LeWhine gets 41 with Green in there.

  6. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    There was talk that Bigut was coming back tonight but I just hope he’s ready for 7 should it come to that.

  7. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Jesus. Parker is quite the adventure out there in LF.

  8. zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Great job, Suarez, all things considered.

  9. zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Oh-shat.

  10. zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    The Law ends the 8th inning threat.

  11. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    • zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      It would take me a long time to describe how much I love that album.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm

        🙂yup. Saw them a couple times. Their shows were killer

      • zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:54 pm

        Never got to see them in concert. I regret that.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        Funny thing is that song ain’t on that album.

      • zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

        Yeah, I think that song was only a single.

  12. bassbaldy said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    This might be it Flappers! THIS might be THE game, the moment in this season weve all been waiting for! When this fucking offense finally pulls its collective head out of its ass and begins to finally play like its capable of playing … no more … no less!!!

    • giants54 said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      It’s the Brewers

      • bassbaldy said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:21 pm

        Check your facts, the Crew has been playing quite well lately l

  13. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    For one night anyway.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Im the perpetually negative guy Chuck … and I gotta say Im feeling like something happened in those last two games vs LA … something powerful occured and the team has turned the proverbial corner .. damn, I cannot believe im talking like this … truly, im feelin’ IT .. the GIANT has awoken! Even if we lose the next two games, im still vibeing this team is destined to do something remarkable this year …I have not felt that since the first wek of April.

  14. unca_chuck said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    As Ted Sed, ballgame!!!

  15. zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    6 game lead over the Dodgers. Very cool.

  16. snarkk said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    What the hell has happened to Ezeli? The guy looks a step an a half slow, and lost out there. Verizausow or however you spell it is a body out there, that’s all I can say…

    • Lurker John said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      The whole team looked a step slow in the 2nd half.

  17. snarkk said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Belt 2-4 w/ 2 RBI, now hitting .300…

  18. snarkk said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Didn’t see game, sounds like Cain not sharp. He gets a pass, I guess, from being just off the DL. Next time he’s got to get some control, can’t keep going less than 4 innings and that’s it…

    • zumiee said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      He could have been sharper, but also the ump had a small strikezone. It was a good night for the hitters, overall, with that strikezone.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Yep, Cain looked like he did in April. I still think he can pull it together but he will need another month or so.

      Ohshit has got to go though .. there must be somebody in the minors that can do at least as poorly as him?

  19. Lurker John said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I don’t think Bogut is coming back. The injury looked bad. And Green’s talent isn’t going to disappear if he learns to channel his emotions. That’s ridiculous. Be passionate and be you, just keep it in check when the situation warrants it. Getting in the face of officials is going to get you technicals, period.

    The Giants are in a nice position right now. I hope they don’t end up coughing up some top prospects for Braun unless the wheels come off. If I were them I’d wait and see how Pence’s rehab is coming along by the middle of July or so. Great game tonight for multiple guys.

  20. snarkk said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Bogut looks like he might have an ACL, at minimum a hyper-extended knee. Surprised if he’s back for the series. The guy seems to have a penchant for getting hurt….

    • Lurker John said, on June 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

      The way his leg bent back it looks like a hyper-extension, but with his luck it’s a torn ACL as well. That’s a lot of weight coming down. He’s done.

  21. snarkk said, on June 13, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Since they wouldn’t take Melky back, why would the Giants take Braun? IMO he’s arguably as bad, or worse than Melky — at least Melky didn’t throw a FedEx guy under the bus — that was inexcusable, and showed a horrendous character flaw as wide as the Grand Canyon. I don’t want a guy around that is capable of that…

  22. Lurker John said, on June 14, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I can’t find any 2016 stats on Garza, is this his first start? Gotta keep fattening up on these cupcake teams. Go Madbum go Giants.


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