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Snake Bit in AZ

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 3, 2016

I’m glad I didn’t have to watch that ending. I read somewhere that the bomb Strick-ny9 gave up was his first to a RH since last August. I don’t think you guys should be so quick to bury him. He’s one of the best relievers we have…..

Ahhhhhh, did my part in cleaning out the ElDo sportsbook with only the Rockies failing me. This morning while running several winning parlays through the machine, the teller coyly smiled and said “you did all these with me!!!” I gave her a weird look having never seen this woman before. But it turns out I had seen her, she was the teller from the day before when I made the bets. Had she had a better rack I bet I would have remembered her…..

Now it’s off to Cactus Pete’s where we will stay the night before a short drive to the July 4th parade in Hailey, Idaho. If you guys want old fashioned Summer Independence day fun, that is the place to be. I’m thankful my 13 year old still gets jazzed about this kind of stuff….

Later.

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  1. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Mac/Parker in the outfield again. Pagan to center. Tejada at 3b vs. the lefty. Green at 2b.

    • snarkk said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Mac/Parker need to play; we know what blanco can/ not do. He can play late innings D as necessary…

  2. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Dodgers’ Urias vs. the Orioles.

  3. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Durant is really tall.

  4. unca_chuck said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Peavy’s dancing with the devil. And he’s blind?

    • djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Is he so broke now that he can’t afford contact lenses? WTF?

  5. unca_chuck said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Fuck. Really?

  6. unca_chuck said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Peavy can’t see where Belt is? Or WHO he is?

  7. djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Ray Charles is getting loose in the pen…

  8. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Really dumb move by Peavy.

  9. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    It’s really stupid that Peavy won’t wear anything to help his vision.

  10. James said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Boch needs to convince Peavy he’d look distinguished with glasses.

    • wilcojoe said, on July 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Peavy’s afraid people won’t continue to confuse him for Blake Shelton.

  11. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Posey going yard!

  12. djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, Angel!

  13. Macdog said, on July 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Fourth of July Salute!

  14. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Angel going yard!

  15. Macdog said, on July 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    At least Peavy ran the right way after hitting that grounder.

  16. chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Some damned fine D being played by our boys. Hey, must be make-up for that horrendous game when Pagan, Parker, and Tejada had fielding brain-farts.

  17. chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I think Panik makes that play that Green just could not handle. I am sure they score that a BH.

  18. eddacker said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    And Jake Peavy the pitcher they wanted to retire 2 moths ago gets a standing O.
    #ficklefans (in honor of pawlie, our main man)

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Peavy stopped sucking.

  19. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Idiotic fan tried to interfere with that crucial foul pop-up catch.

  20. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Peavy really settled down after the first inning. He used the big ballpark well.

  21. Lurker John said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Welcome back Sergio. Looks like he’s got the whole pirate thing going.

  22. blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Regarding the Rockies difficulty in adjusting to sea level, at your leisure read this . . . (a comment and link I posted in the Denver Post):

    http://www.purplerow.com/2014/

    Dating back to 2002 — the dawn of the Rockies’ humidor era — the Rockies’ home-road splits are by far the most extreme in Major League Baseball even by park-adjusted stats like wRC+, which should account for the difference in environment. This leads us to a chilling reality where one of two earth shattering notes almost has to be true. Either wRC+ is wrong when it comes to the Rockies and how it adjusts its formula to Coors Field, or the Rockies are playing a game that’s rigged against them….

    If the second explanation is correct, wRC+ is accurately (or very close to accurately) accounting for Coors Field, and in that scenario the Rockies since 2002 have actually put out an offense closer to the 99 wRC+ number. However, because the Rockies’ hitters have to adjust to the abrupt changes in breaking pitches at sea level, their offense gets considerably worse on the road to the point where it causes them to lose an extra handful of games every season that no other team would lose.

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Makes sense.

  23. Macdog said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Bochy’s Fourth of July parade.

    • chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      No shit…dude can eat up a bullpen in a NY minute…

      But hard to argue with his overall success rate!

  24. chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Regardless of how this plays out, nice play by Green!

  25. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Both LOOGYs got it done today.

    And some stellar D.

  26. chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    WHOOP!

  27. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Wow- that replay could have gone either way.

    • Lurker John said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      One of those whichever way it was called it will stand plays.

      • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        Yeah, the calls the umps make on those close calls are still important.

  28. blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Reynolds is a perfect example of the Coors Field effect, i.e., dude is having an outstanding season . . . umm, at Coors.

  29. chipower9 said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Ballgame!

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  30. blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Now, don’t ya all feel bad about bad-mouthin’ Casilla?

    🙂

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      He owed us a 1-2-3 low-stress outing. 🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        lulz

  31. Lurker John said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Nice and easy, just the way we like it.

  32. Bozo said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    A no Pepto 9th, I love it.

  33. ewisco said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    That was short and sweet!

  34. blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Speaking of “bad mouthin'” . . . I have a mea culpa to make towards Peavy. Dude has been outstanding. for over a month and a few days, with hiccups against the A’s and Cards the only blemishes. Nice comeback from a truly horrible first 2 months of the season.

  35. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    The Rangers lost today; the Giants take the MLB lead in wins with 53.

  36. blade3colorado said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Some funny Durant Tweets . . .

    Paul Pierce ‏@paulpierce34 6h6 hours ago
    If u can’t beat um join um 🤔
    34,021 retweets 29,712 likes
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    Isaiah Thomas ‏@Isaiah_Thomas 5h5 hours ago
    If you use the warriors in 2k17 your automatically weak lol.
    30,797 retweets 29,614 likes
    Reply Retweet 31K
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    Rudy Gobert ‏@rudygobert27 5h5 hours ago
    Wow.. Only problem there’s only 1 ball…
    2,557 retweets 3,023 likes
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    Jeff Teague ‏@Teague0 6h6 hours ago
    The Splash family lol
    8,623 retweets 6,160 likes
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  37. Lurker John said, on July 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Interesting take on the Durant signing:

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16766273/the-warriors-makings-all-super-team-addition-kevin-durant

    • James said, on July 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      FWIW, this was the point of my ill-founded Curry injury post earlier: “He [Durant] is a hedge against an ill-timed injury to Curry, Thompson or Green in a way no seventh or eighth guy ever could be.” I assumed it was part of the calculus of the signing.

      • Lurker John said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        You nailed it, James.

  38. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The Dodgers/Orioles game will be on the MLB Network.

  39. alleykat69 said, on July 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Getting Kevin Durant makes my bbq party fireworks even better!!!🇺🇸🍻🇺🇸🍻
    Btw who’s the top Closer, our chump Casilla or “The Man Jerry West” who got this deal done!!!

    • djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      I still remember the sick feeling I had when West did this:

      Nobody noticed that Wilt had illegally inbounded the ball.
      Fortunately, the Knicks won this game in OT…

      • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

        Mr. Clutch, they called him.

      • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        It’s amazing how many of those types of shots that Curry has made.

  40. djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    3-0 Orioles still batting in the 2nd.
    There was a time when nobody scoreboard watched till September…

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      We can see so many of the games now on TV.

  41. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Ump is squeezing Urias a bit, but I’m not complaining.

  42. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Puig and Grandal go yard. Gotta limit Dodger HRs. The Giants usually do.

  43. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Orioles are waiting too long to yank this pitcher.

    • djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      That’s an understatement.
      Is Showalter fuckin’ senile?

      • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        I’m not impressed with ‘the great Showalter.’

  44. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Scully is showing no mercy with his relentless July 4th history lessons.

    • djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      It’s fuckin’ agony.
      I dropped out out of school to avoid this shit…

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      I’m starting to flinch every time he says: “Did you know….”

      • James said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:10 pm

        Well, did you know? 👹

      • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:16 pm

        Sometimes. 🙂

  45. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    One of the most interesting and disturbing facts about the Founding Fathers is that many of them were slaveowners, but Vin’s not going to mention that. But he told us the Founders’ average age.

  46. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Vin just mentioned the Founders’ average penis size. He’s really doing some research.

    • djloo27 said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      and now let’s get back to this one…

    • Shel Scott said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      drunk, zoom or is that your woody poking out?

  47. zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Gift run to the Dodgers, because of a botched doubleplay.

  48. Carstie Clausen said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    MLB leading 53 wins coming outta the 4th of July weekend with the starting roster currently occupied by fill-ins and call-ups who are, to some degree playing outta their heads. Could the Giants actually be developing into a Dynasty the likes of which has only been overmatched by the Yankees of yore and not even by the Big Red Machine?

    Winning can be contagious. All those wounded warriors and the Giants just keep on choogling. One can reason out the success of this team ~ but it is stretched and strained reasoning of a type rarely seen outside of major Giants fanatics. By all purely logical, strictly mathematical projections while considering the current on the field roster, San Francisco should NOT be arching upwards like a roman candle over Pine Lake on the night of the 4th. But here we are ~ having bypassed both the America’s Darling Chicago Cubs and a strong and resurgent Texas Rangers ~ with six more games leading into the Break and more than half the season already in the books.

    With Romo leading the pack, the bulk of those wounded warriors will be back by the end of the Break. Some of those subs and fill-ins will get the bus ride back to Sacramento or a plane ticket to wherever our PCL entry happens to be roading it. They have already earned better, but perhaps they realize that there could be a nice payoff for their contribution to the skein of victories…come certain bonuses in November.

    Giants just keep bouncing back. There is a certain something about this team.

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      That’s good because the Dodgers don’t seem interested in losing games lately.

  49. sandog said, on July 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I have been wanting to see a pitcher catch an infield fly for about 40 years. Jansen just did it.

    • zumiee said, on July 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      He made the Orioles look like amateurs that inning.

  50. Flavor said, on July 5, 2016 at 6:57 am

    new thread


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