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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2016

Very sad news about Jose Fernandez. His start had gotten pushed back to Mon. Just wonder if he would have been out on a boat speeding through the night at 3am if he had to pitch today. One minute you’re shaking a hoe at the feds the next minute your boat is crashing on rocks. Life is precious. Don’t fuck it up.

 

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Sad news about Fernandez. He was a great talent whose life story is pretty amazing. RIP

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I checked the standings this morning for the first time in a while. 7 games back in the west & 0.5 up in the wild card. Wheeeeezing to the finish.

  3. willedav said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Too bad in those columns re:Stix there aren’t any comment sections.
    I bet he’d have a lot of support and not just from lunatic fringe.

    Does Calif handle this differently (large swath of land devoted in part to cultivation), or not?

    Cal game did get to the over which was 82. If not for 2 bad picks at the end deep in their own territory and giving up 6 on onside kick, score might have been lower. Gonna be long year, but hardly unexciting for Bears.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Here’s a YouTube video with some comments. I’d assume that at least some of the commenters are locals.

    • wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:54 am

      I did come across a gun fanatic blog that had mentioned Stix’ story. Everyone was up in arms (pardon the pun) that the news media was calling Stix’ rifle a “high powered” weapon. There must have been at least 50 comments calling out the media for using such a term.

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:42 pm

        Maybe it was a “high powered” rake…

  4. wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 9:43 am

    That Marlins press conference was tough to watch.

  5. gianthead said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Stunning and sad news to wake up to…what a horrendous moment for that franchise which will likely devastate them for some time to come…

  6. gianthead said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

    It is disconcerting to go from the Jose Fernandez tragedy to the I can’t believe what I am reading from yesterday’s Flap about Stix…is this possibly the one and the same? Stix is Carstie??? Hasn’t there been Carstie postings separately from Stix?

    If anyone is getting Free Stix tshirts, I’m in…that would be frickin hilarious…lulz…WORD!

    Tshirt has to be in Orange and Black…good jail colors…

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Stix changed to his real name Carstie when he had some log-in issues with WordPress.

  7. snarkk said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Not much to say about Fernandez, other than devastating loss.
    The details will come out in the wash, but that won’t change the result.
    Will be tough for Marlins to play the rest of the season. I’m trying to imagine something like this happening to Timmy when he was in full swing. Frankly, I don’t want to imagine it…

    • gianthead said, on September 25, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Odd snarkk..I thought of Timmy as well…

  8. snarkk said, on September 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I pulled this off of Baggs twitter feed. Thought this was quite telling:

    3 hours ago
    After ’13 AS Game at Citi Field 2 members of NL team tipped cooks who prepared spreads: #sfgiants mgr Bochy and Jose Fernandez #RIP

  9. Macdog said, on September 25, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Awful news about Jose Fernandez. Oscar Taveras two years ago, and now this, two young stars gone way too soon.

  10. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Real tragic news about Jose Fernandez,just devasting your life is cut short that quickly.RIP
    Eerily reminds of the boating accident back in 1993 with the 3 Cleveland Indian pitchers Steve Olin, Tim Crews, and Bobby Ojieda who ran into a pier at dusk. Olin& Crews were killed Ojieda survived.

  11. wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Rosenthal said it he was the best active player to pass away since Thurman Munson.

  12. Lurker John said, on September 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t believe the story about Jose Fernandez. Fuck. So senseless. A good guy by all accounts, escaping a communist regime to make a better life for himself in the U.S., a rising start in MLB. This one stings. Speed on water in low light is a stupid, stupid thing. I remember that accident, Kat, very similar circumstances. Holy shit.

  13. gianthead said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Great pitch!!!

  14. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    The balk was ridiculous and obvious.

  15. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    The kid did a good job limiting damage.

  16. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Law was warming up in the bullpen, which further emphasizes how worthless Cain and Peavy are on the roster these days.

    • Lurker John said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      One can hope that neither is on the team in 2017.

  17. Lurker John said, on September 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Atta kid, Buster.

  18. Macdog said, on September 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    6 innings needed by the ‘pen. Let us pray.

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      And no rhyme or reason to the bullpen anymore, if there was any this season. Law in the 4th inning? Sure, why not.

  19. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The Mets had a pretty clear-cut victory today, 17-0. Tomorrow they play a Marlins team that is devastated emotionally. Not that it will be easy for the Mets to play either in such tragic circumstances.

  20. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Predictably our bullpen can’t meet the challenge.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      They did fine Zum – no offense to help them out…

  21. Macdog said, on September 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    San Diego blows a late lead . . . to Indy.

  22. Macdog said, on September 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Go Cubbies, I guess.

  23. zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    The Giants finish with a 2-8 record vs. the Padres in the second half. An embarrassing, unacceptable, pathetic performance.
    Post-game Bochy press conference: “Bad breaks…..hiccups…..our guys battled…..”

  24. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I wonder who’s taking care of Stix’s cats?

    • wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      I was thinking the same thing Steve.

  25. mrsprtdude said, on September 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    As a Giants fan I hate the Dodgers, but the way they always come back is amazing. I wouldn’t bet against them winning it. Down 8-1, no problem, 6-0 no problem. Today down one in the 9th. Homer to tie it, another in the 10th to win it. Fuck.
    Anyone reading this think the Giants were going to score in the 9th against Rivera? Oh wait..Hand??

  26. mrsprtdude said, on September 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Still hard to believe we have been so bad for so long that we were eliminated from NL west with a full week to go. Shit

  27. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Arnold Palmer dies at 87…

  28. wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    What a shitty day for the world of sports.

  29. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard an exact description of the color of the Dallas Cowboys uniform pants…

  30. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Al Michaels sounds like his mouth is still numb from Novacaine or something…

    • wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      I just noticed that Loo. You have to listen very closely. It almost sounds like he had a minor stroke or something. It’s definetly not right.

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        “Witten will be on the shteps of Canton shumday”

  31. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Cards down 2-0 in 6th.
    That’s all we got…

  32. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Although very different circumstances, Jose Fernandez’ passing feels more like Lenny Bias to me than any of the other tragedies of this type in the past…

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      It gave me similar feelings as the death of Kurt Cobain. Back in the ’50s, it would have been James Dean or Buddy Holly. That feeling of the world being cheated out of seeing the greatness ahead in their talent.

      • zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 7:23 pm

        I wasn’t following college basketball very much during Bias’ time there. He was unknown to me, basically, when he passed away.

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        Bias was considered more of a sure fire superstar than Michael Jordan…

  33. wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I can’t remember a year where so many celebrities (and non celebrities) have passed. Those end of year “in memorium” news segments may require an entire hour to get thru all the names.

  34. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Ali, Howe and Palmer would get a lot of support as the greatest of all time in their respective sports. Certainly in the top 3 on most lists. Not many left from the 60’s that would fit that description. Mays, Aaron, Koufax, Jim Brown, Nicklaus, Oscar Robertson – a few others borderline….

  35. snarkk said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    RIP to the King, Arnold Palmer.
    All these tight ass, dark glassed young golf pros should thank their lucky stars Arnie came along in the 50s and 60s to bring golf into the real world of sports — and pushed golf to the place it is today. He was a blue collar guy that didn’t forget he was blue collar when he hit it big. He was the people’s choice, that’s why they called it Arnie’s Army. He would sign autographs, shake hands, hang out and talk to fans, stuff long gone today. Hitchin his pants up, chargin up the fairway, smokin a cig, canning putts. He smoked, had his share of booze and broads, oh yeah. He flew his own jet, founded the Golf Channel, and had commercial endorsements out the wazoo, for good reason. He wasn’t the greatest golfer ever, but he made the game of golf great. He earned the title The King…

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      my grandpa’s favorite golfer. The last 24 hours have been weird as fuck….

    • wilcojoe said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Well said! I was able to get his autograph and shake his hand once when he played the Senior tour up in Napa at Silverado. He had one of the coolest looking signatures of all time. You could tell he put a lot of effort into signing his name, instead of just scribbling some chicken scratch. I always thought that was pretty cool.

  36. Macdog said, on September 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Cubs win, yippie.

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  37. snarkk said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I listened to the Giants game, off and on.
    No need for a comment here. I’ve said it all before…

  38. snarkk said, on September 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Meanwhile, Doghairs won the division on a Culberson walkoff HR in the bottom of the 10th, for Scully’s last game call at the Latrine. Holllywood script stuff…


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