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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 16, 2016

Blah game. But you know what is astounding? I guess I already knew this, but the number of Giants fans down here is just a non stop parade. They’re everywhere. I didn’t go to the game but I’ve got to think we took over that stadium again.

Ok, one more day in this paradise and then it’s back to Land of Ugly Women. I know I shouldn’t say that about NorCal but I have never, in my life, seen a hotter collection of women in one place. And they are EVERYWHERE. Wandering around in the street at night dressed like they’re going to the party of the year. And no, these aren’t hookers. This is just how it is down here……

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  1. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:55 am

    mm, my theory is that there is a wavelength that gets all of them out at once.
    Thursday was like that downtown where I work, all ages.
    Thank the saints for denim cut off shorts and those that wear them with pride.

  2. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

    B-day of one of my jazz heroes, Cal Tjader would have been 91 today, born in Midwest but spent long time in bay area before his death in 82.
    Vibist and drummer who led seminal band with Mongo Santamaria Willie Bobo Al McKibbon and Vince Guraldi recorded in SF. “Latin Concert” features the great tune “Viva Cepeda” in honor of Giants slugger.
    Mentor also to conguero Poncho Sanchez longtime left coast fav latin jazz artist and bandleader.

    The Kurkjian book I’m reading “I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies” is pretty light hearted stuff full of player anecdotes. He takes on unwritten rules (and gives both sides) and has a funny chapter on superstitions, usually called “routines” by the players and often pretty bizarre. Excuse is this is how they get to where they want to be mentally, blocking out everything and everyone else to focus and concentrate on task at hand which K maintains with some credibility is hardest sport to play by far.

    He makes interesting argument, that many baseball players were great athletes who excelled at other sports in younger days…but chose the hardest one and admit it’s harder than anything they ever did.

  3. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

    File this under ostentatious – Mike Rat Face Shanahan, once an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University, admittedly has come a long way, as this home indicates . . . (slide show can be enlarged)

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/13/mike-shanahans-home-on-sale/

    I think that Shanahan can’t afford the HOA fees, much less the mortgage payments after his less than glowing performance at Washington. Sheesh, this guy takes a bath every time he builds or buys a house, e.g., he paid $16 million for another Denver home and sold it for $7 million in 2010. I suspect Shanahan needs a job bad.

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

      “Homes” like that are so stupid. Tons of rooms that go unused. A bowling alley that was probably used a few times then abandoned for lack of interest. The whole thing a ridiculous monument to soulless wealth.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

        Yeah, I don’t get these people who live in homes that resemble museums. Sheesh, I had 3000 sq. foot homes in Colorado and California, where rooms were not entered for weeks or months. Never again.

        By the by, that home was completed in 2008 I think. Maybe Shanahan spent a few months, possibly a year in it, because he was fired by the Broncos and was already in Washington. Oh, one last point – there is no way on God’s green earth that he will see $22 million on that home. If he gets $7-10 million, he’ll be lucky. Seriously.

  4. wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Laughing my ass off at Loo’s pic of Span at contracts end on the previous thread. So wrong yet unfortunately so true.

    • djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:01 am

      I was hoping someone would…

      • Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

        I did, too.

  5. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Gyros were 9-0 against SD. You gotta lose one once in a while.
    That Span photo — isn’t that his baseball card?…

  6. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Anybody remember a particular Cueto start back in April where he got shelled early and Pence said to him: “if you can hold them right there, we will do the rest” … and he did, and they did! I miss Pence!

    I’m exited about this second half of the season but I’m also feeling some trepidation. Last night was just one game but it seemed like we were never really in it, even with Bum on the bump. They hardly seemed like a team coming back refreshed and ready to go. Belts golden sombrero, Posey’s continuing mini slump … Span … Ugh!

    Maybe it’s just a matter of needing to shake off the holiday fog? The only positives I can think of are that Craw continues to be on a roll and Pena is definitely playing better than expected.

    As others here have stated, I too am concerned by the amount of innings accumulated by Bum and Cueto. If those guys are worn down we certainly wont be able to count on a constipated offense to pick them up. With Sam going tonight, and us losing Bum’s start last night, we could easily lose this series, and just as easily be swept. That would be unfortunate because waiting for us just over the horizon are a bunch of tough teams. It would be nice to ‘pad’ our lead, so to speak, while we can.

    Yet, the Giants rarely do things the easy way. It wouldn’t shock me all that much if, over the next few weeks, we were to get clobbered by the Pads, Reds, and Phils, and end up blowing away Boston, O’s and the Nats … that seems feasible for this team or, for that matter, any Giants team of the past six years.

  7. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

    No confidence in Alphabet pitching tonight, but I do have him starting in a Fan Duel tourney (mostly because the alternative choices in MLB tonight do not inspire confidence as well). I also have stone face Gillaspie, Pena, and Parker against this kid, Perdomo – he of the 7.48 ERA. We’ll probably make him look like Cy Young.

    I’ve also got Wainwright and Cole going in other tourneys, but I may pull Cole because it looks like rain in Washington. Decisions, decisions . . .

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Yeah, Spaminajar is … Well, neither inspiring or appetizing.

  8. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    That manager tirade on vid last night’s thread was amusing. But, seriously. I don’t miss manager blow ups. Talk about waste of time. I’d much rather have a robot-ump calling strikes strikes, and balls balls, with chicks in hot pants yelling out the calls; rather than Joe West types calling whatever they feel like calling, and having players and managers getting pissed off as they have no idea what to swing at and what not to swing at. They’ve had robo umps call minor league games in Marin, and they’ve gone just fine…

  9. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Rare hiccup for Giants management — due to some issue with ESPN losing rights, there is currently no Spanish radio broadcasts of the Giants’ games…

  10. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I read Baggs’ game article and a post-game note talked about Pence (the one I might even vote for as a VP) coming back to rehab very soon. I hope they are not allowing Pence to push this faster than is warranted. I would be extra cautious with a hamstring injury this serious, and a guy his age…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Would be shocked if the med team didn’t get that one right. 2nd and 3rd opinions from outside doctors would be totally called for. Should something untoward happen, that whole crew would deserve instant canning ~ and i do not mean in glass jars.

      • snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

        I would not be shocked if they got it wrong. They used an expert, third party doctor for the surgery, so that was good. Rehab management is another story. The fact that the med/training staff let Panik fake them out for quite a while about his concussion symptoms is not good…

  11. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Per Baggs:

    Panik, Pence, Duffy and Cain have announced that they are leaving for Vietnam tomorrow to seek further medical treatment…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      They must be seeing Dr. Huyen Nguyen or Dr. Linh Hoai.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      The sponge baths alone would be worth it.

  12. Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    lulzmao

  13. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Nate Thurmond passed away…

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Saw that, DJ. He was my favorite Warrior. I was heartbroken when he as traded. Classy all the way. RIP, Nate.

  15. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Yeah that is sad to have lost Nate the Great. Fierce defender (ask Kareem) and rebounder, developed mid range J for pick and roll with Barry. Once averaged 20 pts and 20 boards for an entire Warrior season.
    Only 2 guys I ever saw fake him off his feet were Chet Walker and the great Connie Hawkins.

  16. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Span CF
    Pagan LF
    Belt 1B
    Posey C
    Crawford SS
    Parker RF
    Gillaspie 3B
    Pena 2B
    Samardzija P

    Pagan should lead off, Pena should bat second, Span eighth.
    Panik targeting Yankee series for return…

  17. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Does every home run friendly ballpark have to be called a band box?
    Is there no other way to describe it?

    Other expressions that never seem to go away:
    Playing phone tag
    It’s not rocket science

  18. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Tough day with the loss of Nate Thurmond! RIP 32 a true Warrior!!
    Like Willied mentioned…Kareem said “Nate was the toughest defender in the post then anyone I ever played against”!
    Dating myself here but the team with Nate Thurmond,Rick Barry,Jeff Mullins,”Jumpin” Joe Ellis,Clyde Lee, Tom Meschery, Fred Hetzel etc etc etc were pretty exciting teams, just couldn’t get pass the more talented Laker teams back then…

  19. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I saw Thurmond hangin’ loose by the player’s entrance at Shea Stadium around 1971. I always wondered why.
    Was he a big Giant fan and went on road trips with them or was it just a coincidence?
    Now I’ll never know…

  20. gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    What the Fuck Giants…wake up….

    • gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      This is the most nervous I have ever been with a 5.5 game lead in the division…we’ve got hitters coming back but I just feel we have a slide coming…

  21. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Has the guy down 0-2, can’t put him away, and hangs a pitch for an HR.

  22. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Bassbaldy’s 11:44 may be prescient about this series. Team seems flat. SamEtc with control problems and ditto Buster’s throw gets the Dagos 2 on ONE hit. RISP remains a frozen zone for the Giants so far tonight. Will somebody let off a firecracker on OUR side?

  23. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    To date Span seems outta synch with the team.

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      He’s the main reason the Giants are one of the worst teams at scoring in the first inning.

  24. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    So “Pagan Baby” ~thanks John Fogarty ~ was the one to light the firecracker. Maybe that wakes the team up. In any event we are now actually in the ballgame vs the Mouse that Roared.

  25. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Line-outs by both Brandons. The BBIP gods do not appear to have come around to our side yet. I mean, WTF, didn’t the Pads win last night?

  26. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    The Giants get two runs, and Smardj has to crap all over it by immediately giving up an HR. This guy really sucks.

  27. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the acknowledgement Stix. I also agree with Loo’s 5:15 on needed batting order adjustments & GHead’s .. “I just feel we have a slide coming.”

    Giants were in a rare “zone” the way they were consistently winning on slippery slope before the AS break … It was like some sort of magic spell. Now, the enchantment has been broken … Boch needs to shake things up, especially with the batting order to set things in motion again.

    • gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Not how I expected to come out of the all star break….

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

        I think it was Stix that said a couple few/weeks ago that the Giants were due for a “correction” … I agreed then, and still do. They only thing I would add is that it is probably overdue. I sense there is hell to pay down the road and the way Spaminajar is pitching lately … well … We better pray PV is feeling good.

  28. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Any way we could trade this Smardj guy? Yeah, I know, no one would want him at that price. We’re stuck with him. Oh joy!!

  29. gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Again what the Fuck Giants…watching last night’s game on DVD and tonight, when have Padres fans ever been this animated…roll over and play dead you fuckers…

    • gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      DVR…DOH!

  30. gianthead said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Are Drunk 1 and Drunk 2 Flav and San Dog???

  31. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Pena definitely needs to be moved up in the order, Span down or to the bench.

  32. sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Uh uh. I’m at home being a good boy. Flav, I can’t vouch for. He may be one of those guys!

  33. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Spam in ajar already over 80 pitches by the 4th… Again

  34. sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    ..and hey, I never said my van was a piece of crap. I only said it has 196,000 miles on it and a lot of stuff has gone down inside of it and I had to drill a hole in the console because a spiderweb was impeding my speedometer needle! Wilco got it right when he said it was in a semi-decent shape. I WILL say that it contrasted pretty extremely with all the other cars coming out of Valet at Del Mar– which was a scene straight out of The Flamingo Kid.
    Great to see Flav at the races. Listening to him break down a horse race is something else. I was doing pre-algebra picking my horses while he was doing AP Calculus.

    • snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      My recent experience with horses: watching the older snarkkette ride them (English); watch her clean out stalls, clean tack, rub down, clean and shove horses around in the riding barn; stare back at the creatures when they stare at me as I walk down the stalls, laughing at me for paying for their hay and oats; and cut multiple checks to the barn owner for the older snarkkette’s riding lessons…

  35. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    If you’ve gone 9-0 against a team, that’s tough to keep going. The worm has to turn a little…

  36. sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Anyone watching Pads feed? Absolutely horrendous bit just now talking about how Mark Grant is too fat to ride in the Navy jets. I can totally see why the Bisox fired Don Orsillo now.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      No, cant get it .. I really like the Vasergian & Mud combo back when I was living in SD.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        “liked”

      • sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        I love Mudcat too. Vasgersian is a talented guy, but a bit smug for me and avowed LA guy who hates the Giants.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:39 pm

        Didn’t know that about Vasectomy’s allegiances … Yeah, he was pretty smug (perfect description sdog) but those two together we’re something … Always felt they had a lot of fun and truly enjoyed working with each other.

      • sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        Yeah, they had some real funny bits together for sure. The smugness factor also causes me to not be a huge fan of Costas or Al Michaels. And yes, I know Flemming is a bit smug as well and I worship the ground he walks on, but I would argue that his ego is not nearly as large as those other three guys.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        That’s interesting that you like Fleming so much … Me too … I highly respect that he is not afraid to criticize when it is deserved and doesn’t candy coat stuff with the Giants which must be very difficult to do when you are traveling with the team and forming inevitable relationships with players.

      • sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

        Totally agree with you, but I don’t think his fan club around here goes much deeper than you and I!

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm

        Yeah, I’ve sensed a bit of animosity toward him here … which, I don’t really get, but its cool … I also, think Flem is in a tricky spot being the ‘newish’ guy and obviously acquiesces to the other three but I always think he does it in a self-respectful manner, without losing face … And the last couple of years I’ve sensed he is tending to stand up for himself more which he also does In a very dignified manner without belittling anyone … That’s a tight rope to walk … I also think he is a very engaged and knowledgeable baseball guy. I probably like him more than the others just because I can imagine the position that he is working from …,and I simply enjoy his voice, delivery, and spirit.

  37. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    OH shit .. There was a wasted opp

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      My bad … Thought Belt was third out … yay Posey!

  38. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Do NOT trade these guys. He and Parker got to be part of the future.

  39. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Scut junior either.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      And you can get an Amen from me on that WD!!!

  40. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Yes! I mentioned earlier that I had Pena in a stack . . . That just guaranteed money for me in DFS.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Huge congrats Blade … Brilliant selection!

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

        Scoring is complex, but in simple terms, he cost almost the DFS minimum for a 2nd baseman and equally important, his usage % tonight is only 1.3% in the tourney I’m playing in. Also, I didn’t win a lot of money, but now it’s all gravy (potentially more money) based upon other players I have remaining to do their part.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm

        Sounds like “rocket science” πŸ˜‰ (that’s for Loo)

  41. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Damn it! Are we just gonna give it right back to them?

  42. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Giants have shot themselves in foot with all these walks. As someone pointed out the leadoff guy is a puffball speed guy that Samrdz walked twice, now they walk Alexi Ramirez to lead off another inning.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Yep, that’s 5 walks as opposed to 0 for the Pedophiles.

  43. wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Dawg, I caught some of the Pads telecast last night and the play by play guy was really giving it to Mark Grant. Called him fatty or tubs or something like that. When your as bad as the Padres, I have no problem with the broadcast crew trying to liven things up a bit.

    • sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      I can handle some of that silly stuff, but earlier, I shit you not, he poked Grant in the stomach 10 times on camera with a pointer and was cackling like a stoner in his dorm room the whole time. It was embarrassing. Plus, Orsillo could stand to lose 20 pounds himself. It was too much and I’d be surprised if you didn’t agree if you saw it.

  44. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    First liked v1.0 of our SP much better than this recent update … Another scary outing: 5innings, over 100 pitches, 2HRs, and a triple …starting to remind me a bit of earlier versions of those other two, Pain & Skeevy.

  45. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Never understood Padres color combos, and while this one has 4 different colors in it with the blue hat, it’s not bad for home.
    Any idea what the old PCL Padres unis looked like?

    • sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Brown based. Maybe some gold trim. I feel strongly that the Padres should have brown-based uniforms. The blue makes them look like Dodger wannabes to me–even if it is a different shade of blue.

      • willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        zactly. You got the Bums hated division rivals right up the road–why go there?

  46. sandog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Jankowski kind of looks like the dragon chick’s brother from Game of Tnrones.

  47. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Giants batting 1.000 in these reviews, all of which could have benefited Padres big time.

  48. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    What a waste.

  49. Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    D-Backs tie it in 9th on Lamb double.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Yep.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Miller’s confused.

    • willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      off Jansen?

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

        Yeah.

      • Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

        Yes.

  50. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Wrong. AZ just tied it.

  51. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    nice scoop there by the ball gal.
    No idea what rest home Giants get theirs out of, but they wouldn’t have picked that one up til it stopped rolling.

  52. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    No idea how this has a good outcome. Giants muffed having at least a 1 run lead last inning.

  53. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Me? I walk the next batter and hope for a double play.

  54. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Wow that was nice comeback by Suarez and Osich.
    Flems and Kuiper had interesting convo earlier about rest and days off. imo, you can’t have it both ways. If Giants pitchers are being overworked then they needed the days off.
    By same token everyone knows the schedule and they are not 3000 miles away, so when baseball resumes and bell rings you gotta be ready to answer it, no excuses.

  55. Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Great escape.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      WoW! What were the odds of Oshit NOT taking a dump there?

  56. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Now, that was funny – if you saw the Giants feed – the fan with the sign that said, “Hey Kruk, we’re on assignment.” πŸ™‚

    • bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Oh man … Your kidding, right? That is amazing … I wonder if they’ve been following the Flap?

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

        Nope. Giants fan actually had that sign.

    • wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      That’s awesome!

  57. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This guy Pena ain’t fuckin’ around … that seemed like a very nice at bat.

  58. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Borracho!

  59. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Old Man River’s second hit tonight plus couple line drive outs. Hope he can get that OB and BA back up where it was earlier.

  60. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Seeing that ball girl and thinking about Willie’s related comment, I have a brilliant idea for the next All Star HR Derby . . . Instead of those youngsters in the outfield, let’s have our ball boys from Sunnyside Rest Home out there. They can be supplemented by other rest homes around the league (or wherever they get their ball dudes from).

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      I figure if one of them gets conked in the head or worse . . . Not as big a problem as a youngster getting concussed by one of those shots. In short, they’ve already lived full and productive lives. πŸ™‚

    • willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Brutal…unless you have your money in stretchers.

    • muchosereno said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      now that is the quintessential flap comment. let’s mock them old timers and see if they kill themselves while entertaining us!

  61. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Yeah Buster!

  62. willedav said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome! This guy Quack sucks , 6th HR given up out of pen. Get some insurance!

  63. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Ca-see-ya later, alligator … Dismal abysmal mutherfucker!

  64. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Casilla is nothing but a piece of shit!!! He has had plenty of rest and he throws crap pitches!! Fuck you Casilla

  65. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    What the fuck? Wow! Unbelievable.

  66. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    If Bochy does not bench him….

  67. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I hope Casilla has lost th closer roll!!! Get him out of there! I am so tired of his shit!!

  68. wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    What an utter embarrassment. Pull the trigger on that Andrew Miller trade. Throw in Parker to get it done.

  69. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Waste of an evening. Entire team battles back and Casilla blows it.

  70. bassbaldy said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know what is worse … this piece-o-shit cassilia or the fact we are 1-10 risp tonite against this 7.+ era starter for the Pads? Does not bode well when we have to rely on HRs for offense.

  71. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Time for a Casilla visit to the DL.
    This mental meltdown crap has to stop…

  72. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Saving grace? Dodgers just lost. HAHAHAHAHA!

  73. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    BTW, Casilla isn’t the only Pen guy on the squad who ignores guys on first, and basically gives away steals. To me, that is not entirely on the pitcher. The catcher, or the bench certainly have the the capability of calling for the pitcher to throw over there if the pitcher has his head up his arse regarding paying attention. Are they scared that Casilla will throw the ball away at first?…

  74. Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Can’t spell Casilla without an L.

  75. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Could’ve been a very telling evening, whereas both SF and LA were playing inferior division opponents, tied in extras, and a potential 2-game swing in the standings should one of them win and the other loses. As it turns out…. not very telling afterall. But yeah, a 5-1/2 game lead has never really felt so unstable. 2 weeks left before the trade deadline. This is not the roster at this time that I would feel comfortable with entering the post-season… or, as I think I said before, even entering August… Sabevans, be bold, the time to win it all again is now…

  76. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Casilla continues to be awful. Surely even stubborn Bochy is tired of it now.
    We’re not going jack-anywhere unless a trade or two is made to improve this situation.

  77. wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I know it won’t be a popular idea around here (especially for Blade) but if the Yankees wanted Duffy along with a prospect and say Strickland, I would make that move for Miller and Chase Headley.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Actually, I would have a problem with Strickland going to. He has been very good this season overall. I think he is beginning to figure it out. Duffy? No way. I abhor Headley.

      • wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        I knew you would be the one to hate this move the most. I just don’t think Duffy ever replicates what he did last year. I certianly hope I am wrong but if he goes on to have a nice career with someone else and we win our fourth and likely last World Series (for some time to come) I am totally fine with that.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:11 pm

        Yeah Joe, I’m down with WS wins, but Duffy is such a high character guy and did so well last year. I think he deserves our (Giants) loyalty. I also remember what an abyss 3rd base was before he came on the scene. I would much rather deal minor league chips who haven’t done jack shit in the show versus players (Duffy) who have.

      • wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm

        I don’t know about using the world “loyalty” right now. I think most here would feel that managment is using that very term to justify Casilla as still being our closer. I am all for high character guys, but I don’t think losing Matt Duffy is going to cause anyone in the clubhouse to raise a stink if it means helping us get another ring. The sad fact is our minor league system may not allow us to land an Andew Miller type arm alone. We may be forced to part from within the big club.

    • wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      I am not saying Headley is our answer at 3b but he is better than what he have now. This move is strictly about winning it all this year while we still can.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      However, I do want Miller. Especially over Chapman – who is a free agent after this season.

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      At this point, Yanks could throw in A-Rod if it meant getting a new closer and kicking Casilla to the curb.

  78. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    And again I’m grateful Bum was able to go 5 innings in Game 7 in 2014. No way Casilla would have gotten a save that night.
    I’m real tired of the “he’s our closer because he’s all we got.” That’s just so over. How about Evans do some GM work and get it done? Earn whatever salary he gets.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      My preference going forward is Bochy has a team meeting and announces the “closer by committee” competition and may the best man win. Try that for a couple of weeks and if no one shakes out as the closer, then Plan B kicks in with SabeEvans doing their magic before the trade deadline.

      • zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        As long as Casilla is not part of the committee.

    • snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Well, in the meanwhile, Casilla can be tossed down the ladder. Romo can take the closer role. You can’t continue to have Casilla blow a gasket when things start to unravel a bit. The guy is mentally F’d up now. He almost threw a wild pitch to Posey, who had a great save. Then, the balk. Yeah, he tripped or caught a cleat, but that’s due to lack of focus. The guy has lost “it” for the 9th…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:20 pm

        Agree . . . Bochy needs to say something to the team (and I guess Casilla too privately). Bottom line is that there can’t be any intrigue. Get this shit out in the open and lay it out for them. As Zum said, the team battled tonight and was rewarded with a Casilla shit sandwich. That can’t stand going forward.

  79. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    The team scraped and fought to come back tonight, to overcome Smardj’s lousiness. Too bad their tenacity wasn’t rewarded tonight.

  80. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    No way you trade Duffy for the very reaso Blade pointed out, do we really want to see a McGee or Uggla come through again?? Oh hell no!! Yeah I know Uggly was a 2nd baseman but you get my point.

    • wilcojoe said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Chase Headley is a means to the end, essentially just a throw in for us. He still is better than the status quo, though not by much. What isthe status on the Duffster anyway?

      • Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm

        Last I heard his foot was still giving him problems

  81. zumiee said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    The Giants are surely frustrated that Strickland never seized the opportunity. Ol’ thick-neck. πŸ™‚

  82. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Yeah, if I was unclear – sorry . . . Casilla is officially in the dog house. Mop up duty or whatever “no harm” situations come available.

  83. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I was on the PC watching the game and consequently, they shut down after the broadcast, i.e., what the hell is Bochy saying about this situation? Or, is he being circumspect at the moment?

  84. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I seem to remember Dusty Baker being frustrating now and then because he just wouldn’t change things up when clearly something needed to change. Boch is sort of doing the same thing now, what, hoping that doing the same thing (Casilla) will eventually net a different result? I guess it’s a helluva lot easier for us fans to sit here and watch and think we would know what is best than it is to actually manage a team, huh…. πŸ™‚ Boch is the man. But it’s not *early in the season* anymore, and at some point soon, there won’t be more time to see who can win the auditioning that it sometimes feels is going on for those crucial late innings. Bold. I want to see bold by July 31st…..

  85. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Title of the next thread should be “Fuck Casilla and the horse he rode in on”

    • blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      lulz

  86. blade3colorado said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    As heartbreaking as tonight’s loss was for us, it was probably worse for the Dodgers, who gave up the tying run in the 9th (their closer Jansen blowing it) and then lost it in the 12 inning. Worse – the Dodgers had the bases loaded with two outs in the top of the 12th, but Randall Delgado (2-1) retired Yasiel Puig on a groundout to end the threat. The Dodgers stranded 15 runners on base. Talk about a bitter loss . . .

  87. Flavor said, on July 16, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I land in SF and turn my ph on. We are winning in 10th. Good. Say goodbye to my friend, take piss, wander off to bus to long term parking. Check ph on bus. We lose. WTF?!?!!? Gonna re-read Flap and then catch mlb highlights of 10th if they’re up yet…..

  88. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:10 pm

  89. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Pence got pulled in the 1st his first rehab start? Fuck.

    This team needs to get to some form of health. Thankfully I missed the game tonight.

    • Lurker John said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      It was in the 3rd and evidently after he was hit by a pitch in the leg. The Giants don’t seem to think it’s too serious.

  90. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    And the Dodgers appear to be getting healthier faster than us.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Romo back in the closer role cuz Casilla HAS to be shelved from than for the time being. He’s fucking treading in the tire fire territory of ineptitude.

  91. snarkk said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I heard on Lurie post game that Pence was going to first and grabbed the back of his bad leg. They say it’s ok, maybe it’s scar tissue. Uh, yeah, I’m re-assured…

  92. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I like WJ’s thinking, but they won’t trade Duffy – they want to keep the home-grown IF together forever.
    It’s gonna be Huston Street who won’t cost anything but a few bucks and maybe some veteran OF in case Pence ain’t right…

    • zumiee said, on July 17, 2016 at 3:40 am

  93. eddacker said, on July 17, 2016 at 5:28 am

    When Casilla was announced my first thought was “He could be hot or he could be cold. No in-between for his brand of closer torture.” And my always half full thinking thought hot – for the win. This is why I don’t gamble.

    Magic number is 65.
    Go Giants!


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