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Don’t Get Hurt

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 15, 2016

I’m surprised Belt’s clown feet don’t get hit more frequently. They make quite a target. As much as I have to grudgingly admit it, we can’t lose him for any extended period of time. We’ve kinda used up our passes on guys getting hurt, haven’t we? Name a current starter who could go down and we’d be fine with a replacement player. Can’t do it.

So let’s just hope nobody gets hurt the rest of this season and I can’t even finish typing this sentence without worrying…….

John Shimmey goes today. I like our chances……..

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  1. zumiee said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:04 am

    It’s a day game. 🙂

  2. Lurker John said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Glad Belt doesn’t have a fracture, but bone bruises can be painful. Hopefully he doesn’t miss too much time.

    Giants are rolling again with Cueto on the hill today. Sweep ’em out of town.

  3. unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Thank God for that. I really thought Belt was done for a couple months. Was at one of the games Matt Williams fouled a ball off his foot and he missed 2 months.

  4. willedav said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:32 am

    If SF really just wanted a stop gap kinda guy, I’d be in on Martin Prado who’d be a lot easier to pry away from Marlins than Marcel Ozuna. He can play everywhere and is conga line type on base guy. Can give a rest to Duffy and Panik and better hitter than Ramiro Pena and probably Pagan too for that matter.

    “Grudgingly” lol. Even those who can’t stand Belt have to admit he’s been Giants top hitter by a wide margin so far. He’s still a bargain too at $6 mil.
    As the F/G said, it’s possible Belt sold himself short on his big deal (insert yada yada).

    • Flavor said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:40 am

      love this pick up. Realistic too.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Belt has been a blessing this year but it seemed inevitable that, for whatever reason, he would not remain healthy.

      Im hoping Posey is finally putting it together as we really need someone to step up and carry this team offensively.

      Here we are half way through June and no sign of the Swoon … im knocking on wood as I write.

      Willedav, saw Bob Cranshaw with Sonny at Lincoln Center outdoors concert 4 or 5 years ago … amazing, of course!

      I attended Max Roach’s memorial at Riverside Church in NYC, Sonny was there. Bill Cosby delivered a very poignant & funny eulogy.

      • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:28 am

        I’ve enjoyed seeing Sonny a bunch of times (was it the SF Opera house where he put all the stage mics on the floor and just blew acoustically for about 10 minutes?), but still my most favorite was seeing an interview with him at New Orleans Jazz Fest a few years ago. Man the stories were incredible.
        Saw Max a few times, once with him and Elvin Jones on the same bill at the old Keystone Korners, and also another time when Max did his high hat tribute to Papa Joe Jones there (that absolutely floored me). Was hoping he’d play at an Abbey Lincoln show I saw but I guess they had already broken up by then.

      • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

        I never saw Abby Live .. but toured with her former drummer John Betsch .. he had lovely stories about her.

        Saw Max at Storyville in NYC (1977 or 78) with his band (Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman,) that had just returned from a State Dept. tour of South Africa. Max opened the evening with a drum solo, of which he announced the title as “South Africa, GOD DAMN!” … me saying it was one of the most powerful pieces of music I ever heard is an understatement.

      • djloo27 said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:03 am

        Nothing beats a eulogy delivered by a funny and poignant rapist…

      • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

        Yep, you are right, nothing quite compares .. although the thrill of the experience could not be savored to its full extent because it was long before any such inkling of Cosby’s proclivities were of general knowledge.

    • chipower9 said, on June 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Prado is a guy I have mentioned numerous times in the past. I like this idea, too, but would love to have Ozuna.

  5. willedav said, on June 15, 2016 at 8:45 am

    What a surprise, Eric Surkamp of A’s gets shelled for 7 runs by 3rd inning.
    Lincecum is supposed to pitch for Angels in Oaktown this weekend right?
    wouldn’t the A’s, whose pitching is flat awful, have been a good fit?
    Relative obscurity (13K last night), favorable weather big yard (plus foul territory) no pressure situation…might have drawn some crowds too even if mostly in Giants gear.

    • chipower9 said, on June 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Timmy is slated to start Saturday’s game.

  6. bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I sure hope the Giants do something to acknowledge the contribution Bum is making. They got him at such a bargain price, it would be nice if they did something like picked up the feed bill for his cattle for the next few years, bought him new fancy saddles for all his horses, a lifetime supply of boots & spurs, etc … some nice small gestures to say “we appreciate all you are doing”

    • sandog said, on June 15, 2016 at 10:16 am

      How about letting him participate in the Home Run Derby???

  7. Lurker John said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Incredibly, halfway through June, Buster Posey still does not have 30 RBI. He seriously needs to pick it up for a sustained period of time. This team is starved for steady RBI production and he’s fully capable of providing it. With Pence gone for who knows how long, Buster needs to step it up.

    • Lurker John said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:13 am

      And Belt has been great, but it takes more than one guy to carry the load. Crawfish has been good too, but he could use a nice streak also. Duffy, Span and even Panik, the list goes on. Those guys are better than .250 hitters.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Could not agree with you more LJ.

  8. Flavor said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Bum makes what he makes. he’d probably look at a “small gesture” as some sort of slap in the face. Giants can sign him to an extension and make it up that way. If he stays healthy he’ll make 200+ million in his career. If not, sorry, not interested in paying for another guy who’s going to break down.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Oh yes, definitely give him the extension. Im just saying, in the meantime to be sure he knows how much he is appreciated and to do it in a way that says “you are family, we are aware of what is important to you, and we want to support you in ALL your interests” I dont think he would be offended by that.

      I read a quote sometime back where he said, to the effect, he had more than enough money and didnt care that others at his level were being paid considerably more. With that in mind, and if it is true, im sure he would be pleased with some small gestures of appreciation along the way .. and the big bucks extension would be the icing on the cake.

  9. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

    If Belt is out for any extended time, do you think Ishi will get the call? Imagine the standing O for that.

  10. unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 10:17 am

    What about Susac?

    • willedav said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Good ? man. According to stats on the widget for River Cats, he’s only caught 26 games 88 ABs 21 hits 1 HR 5 doubles. Doesn’t sound good; no idea as to current state of his health.
      Brown’s job looks safe for a while anyway.

  11. Flavor said, on June 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Ishikawa has to be able to at least do what he could do before. Replacement level ho hum shit with a big ol’ bomb thrown in at the exact perfect moment…….

    • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Yeah, not sure how he could top his last stint. Still, I can’t help but pull for that guy and I’m glad he’s back with the organization.

  12. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Hey Flav, if this jersey has #70 on it, you might want to check in with Daniel.

    • djloo27 said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Feel bad for the guy but….LULZ!

      • zumiee said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:26 am

        If ever you could have empathy and still lulz at the same, that’s when. Kind of like when the homeplate umpire gets hit with the ball.

      • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 12:12 pm

        Ya gotta give him props for not losing the jersey.

  13. willedav said, on June 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Cueto better be on, getaway day LU…Posey in there but Blanco leading off in CF Pagan Parker Gillaspie 6-8.
    Brewers giving Braun day off, Nieuwenheis (sp) in CF batting clean up. Wasn’t he a speed leadoff guy for Mets?

    Odd as they seem to us, Bochy has pretty good luck with them.

  14. chipower9 said, on June 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    6. Angel Pagan (S) LF
    7. Jarrett Parker (L) RF
    8. Conor Gillaspie (L) 1B
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  15. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    An UNassisted caught stealing by Cueto of the current NL SB leader? Now that’s not something which happens every other day of the week and twice on Sundays.

    • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      That was pretty cool.

  16. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    That works. WTG Buster.

  17. unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    anyone else having problems with mlb.com? I get stuck on their ad for MLB.TV

    • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      I used to when I accessed it using Firefox, but I’ve been getting a good feed when I’m using Chrome (knock wood, it continues to work)

      • unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm

        All good. My work laptop died, and with it went all my auto load settings.

        Had to navigate thru which email I used to set up the account.

        Hey, Todd Rundgren.

      • Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        Todd Rundgren? Did I mention I’m, ahh, not a big fan?

      • unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        Heard it in the background of the broadcast. Not a huge fan, but Utopia is a pretty wild album. Black Mariah is a great song as well. He, Bowie, and T-Rex had the glam shit down.

  18. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Even lacking the presence of either of the two too tall Texans the Giants are speaking Congalese today.

  19. Macdog said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Gotta love the Duffster always hustling.

  20. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Four runs in an inning and with Cueto on the mound are not a bad couple of signs as we enter the middle innings of the game.

  21. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Hitting in the leadoff slot today, El Tiburon Blanco es en fuego.

  22. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    There sure has been some weird plays for the Brewcrew’.

  23. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hey now, these guys go and play the Dodgers so don’t wear em down too much.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      LaBumbos may be a welcome relief after getting unraveled by the Giants.

  24. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Blowout. Cueto looks pretty likely to cop his tenth win today.

  25. wilcojoe said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Pretty rough week in Orlando. But the 2 year old getting snatched by a gator on Disney’s top dollar resort may be the most shocking. I have actually been to that resort (haven’t stayed there just visited) but never in a million years would I have been worried about a gator eating my kid on that sandy beach.

    I can only imagine how much Disney is going to pay out on this one.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Wasn’t the singer girl shot in Orlando?

  26. djloo27 said, on June 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Zumiee: Regarding the Summer Of Sam movie, it was okay but what I found exceptional was the how Spike Lee captured the overall incivility, desperation and ugliness of the city at that time. Remarkable in that way. The critics hated it despite what is possibly the funniest scene ever filmed:

    • Lurker John said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      LOL!

  27. unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    This looks like a Seinfeld episode.

  28. unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    This Brewcrew broadcaster is doing all he can to sound like Harry Caray.

  29. djloo27 said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I wonder how many dogs auditioned for that role…

    • unca_chuck said, on June 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Hard to find a dog that sounds like George Costanza.

  30. Macdog said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Own Milwaukee.

  31. Bozo said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Sweep that shit up.

  32. Carstie Clausen said, on June 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Was a bit concerned that Stratton would have a bit of a meltdown moment there in the top of the 8th with a couple cans of Old Mil on the basepaths, but he worked his way out of that and now they are down to their last out in the 9th. Good low-pressure opp for the kid to face some ML batters.

  33. Lurker John said, on June 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Sweep-a-Roni, baby, the San Francisco treat.

  34. Flavor said, on June 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    shit I forgot Zumiee went to this game. Hell this was in the bag the entire time

    • zumiee said, on June 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Dirt was there, too. Flappers were in the house!

  35. djloo27 said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Where are they now?

    • bassbaldy said, on June 15, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      drunk, in bed … or both .. Too much celebrating another series win.


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