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RV’s And Almost NoNo’s

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 26, 2016

I remember being in my backyard on Tennyson in Palo Alto listening to Scott Garrelts try to finish off a no hitter. I think it was ’88, maybe ’89. He had 2 outs in the 9th and someone hit a ball up the middle, base hit. I fell to my knees and screamed out “you have GOT to be KIDDING me!” It was very “John McEnroe”. Last night wasn’t as desperate. We needed the win most of all and we’ve had enough no hitters since then to make Moore’s near miss not sting too badly.

I really enjoyed last night’s posts. I found this photo of the day me, Steve, Chris and Dave (buddy who ran into Kruk at the store) set sail on our meandering trip around the western US. Wanna say the route was LA, Vegas, Grand Canyon, back to Bay Area. Still best friends with those dudes today. Think this was ’92. Goddamn, I wish there was an “after” pic. Cooter.

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  1. Macdog said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Bryant 2-run bomb!

  2. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Football? In August? …………

  3. djloo27 said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Vin says Chapman threw the fastest pitch ever clocked (105 mph) back in 2010 against the “great” Tony Gwynn…

  4. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    yeah, well, let’s see if Chapman can lock down the Cub’s win here….

  5. Macdog said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Cubs win! Cubs win!

    • zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm

        Always happy when Clint can make an appearance.

      • zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:04 pm

        Yep!

        Paul, I was agreeing with you earlier about Parker. I accidentally wrote Williamson because I manage to mix up those two guy’s names quite a bit.

  6. djloo27 said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Rooster ordering seconds…

  7. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    My new official mailing address in the US is about to change to Chippewa Drive. So, I’m going with it’s time for the Giants to continue to chip away….

  8. zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Blanton, Jansen, and Libradore all gave it up for the Dodgers. That’s their big 3.
    Jansen’s 6th blown save. Amazing.

  9. zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Heyward got a big double in the ninth inning. He must have heard me ragging on him. 🙂

  10. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    If the Giants play as we *know* they can, not what our eyes have seen lately, they catch and pass LA easily in September. And yeah, Zum, I’d take Williamson AND Parker both at this point…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Oh, who am I foolin’, ok, maybe not “easily”…. nothing’s ever easy…..

  11. zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    The Dodgers now 0-2 since trading Ellis. That would be cool if that became a “thing.”

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      I think it has a lot more potential to be “a thing” for them than trading Duffy was for us…..

      • zumiee said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:30 pm

        Yeah, I can imagine Ellis bucking up the team with positive encouragement after Kershaw went down, and then he gets traded after they take the division lead. That’s pretty cold.

    • Macdog said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Cubs radio announcers said it should’ve been a passed ball on Ruiz that scored the tying run in the 9th.

      • djloo27 said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm

        See my 9:15 PM, Mac…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm

        Yeah, huh, and now LA fans are probably all lamenting that “Ellis would’ve blocked that”…..

      • Macdog said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm

        The one Heyward scored on was a bit high and outside, but Ruiz should’ve caught it. I think the wild pitch that got Heyward to third was in the dirt.

  12. mrsprtdude said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Trading Ellis definitely gonna be a “thing”!!! Trade a clubhouse fav and Kershaws best friend for an extra hit or two in 5 weeks. Dumb!!

  13. mrsprtdude said, on August 26, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Funny how quick the optimism came back! We will be tied by Sunday night. maybe even up one!

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 27, 2016 at 12:07 am

      It’s up to the players now, with one month left. They marched on a slow drive to hell for 6 weeks, now it’s time to reverse course. And yeah, either we’re suckers to fall for it again, or.. we’re just good, knowledgeable head-nodding Giants fans….. 🙂


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