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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 17, 2016

AL game tonight, if anyone is interested. Today is the 27 year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. I was in Portland, Ore attending the esteemed Lewis and Clark college. Where were you?

I’ve been keeping loose tabs on our Flap-buddy in the clink and came across this article from Oct 6. I’m no lawyer, but representing yourself and ordering the court to do something is probably not the fast track to freedom. Maybe Snarkk or Xoot can chime in on this.

Clausen Pushes To Drop Charges In Helicopter Shooting

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  1. gianthead said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Jury Trial Dec 12? Sounds like a Flap Road Trip…who is with me??? Flapalooza ’16 2.0….

    I think when you start breaking out questions about about Admirality Law and your shit is in Minnesota…your ass is in big trouble!!!

    But why not represent yourself…no one saw you shoot right Stix??? It is all hearsay Free Stix!!!

  2. gianthead said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:40 am

    And know what is really bothering me??? Snubs Fans…I do not recall one time at a home playoff game in three World Series runs our fans going ape shit over every fly ball.

    These Snub morons are showing they dont know anything about a knowing head nod. When Baez hits that ball in the bottom of the 7th, the entire Snubs nation loses their shit. Dont they know how the park is playing and that is simply a long fly ball??? Dumb shits…maybe they dont deserve it. Indians all the way but we still need the Snubs to beat down the FHead Fodgers…

  3. blade3colorado said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Fascinating! I would probably agree with you Flavor, except for the area in which Stix lives (i.e., jurisdiction). Specifically, if the charges are not dismissed, he goes to trial by a jury of his peers. I can only imagine his “peers” would likely sympathize with Stix, especially if they all have similar opinions about government “over reach” as does Stix. Conversely, if this had gone down in East LA, he would have been shot (most likely scenario) or they’d convict him and throw away the key.

    Also amazed that jail house lawyer Stix came up with an obscure 1935 law. I will be curious to see what our Flap solicitors have to say about all this.

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

      maybe now that he’s not stoned out of his goard he’s thinking more clearly. Because that’s the only way he comes up with, as you said, “an obscure 1935 law.” Or maybe he’s had this one under his wing the entire time waiting to spring it on the government–the same way people stockpile weapons in preparation for the end of the world. Who knows. I am fascinated by this though. Snarkk/Xoot: how much of a reach is this defense he’s concocted?

  4. willedav said, on October 17, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Best of luck to Stix. In some of the original vids posted here he had a lot of support. Seems like he’ll need it.

    The Big One…I was at work in a big whse. near Happy Hollow park in San Jose. Buddy standing near me freaked out and ran outside. Not much damage where we were but driving home soon after power and signals out everywhere. Luckily my small apt in Sunnyvale never lost power tho the aftershocks went on for days.
    Toughest part was phone lines and trying to get in touch with others as communications were sporadic.

    Lot of people in surrounding areas were not so fortunate. Near our store in Los Gatos was significant damage to downtown, houses off foundations, stores closed for cleanup, etc.

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:18 am

      That was a lot closer to epicenter than the game

    • gianthead said, on October 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Did I miss something today???:)

  5. willedav said, on October 17, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Fun fact: Alex Smith is now 8-1 vs. Raiders.

    • sandog said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:53 am

      That IS a Fun Fact! Nice win the Chiefs yesterday.

  6. sandog said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

    During the earthquake, I was working on my teaching credential and had a night class that evening. Didn’t even know it happened until I got in the car to drive home. My brother Mark was actually AT the freaking game. A few of you met him at Flapalooza 1.0. Not only was he at that game, but he is the only person I know who has been to a Giants game at Seals Stadium, Candlestick, and ATT.

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

      That’s another fun fact. gH is king of fun facts as well as bomb ass naps

  7. pawliekokonuts said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Well, Stix is sure articulate and clever. We all know that here.

    As I related in the selling-like-seismographs-after-a-quake CHASING WILLIE MAYS, I was in Syracuse in ’89, enduring my own painful seismic disturbances.

  8. xoot said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:58 am

    http://www.westfargopioneer.com/news/4130964-federal-helicopter-back-action-after-sustaining-gunfire-damage

    Judge Kyle is about 80 years old and on Senior Status, which means he hears few cases now and generally can reject any he doesn’t like. He dumped Stix’s case real quick. It’ll get reassigned. Federal-court juries come from a much different pool of people than do state-court juries. Stix is looking at a jury trial in St. Paul, unless he wins his motion and gets sent back to Clearwater County court. I doubt that the U.S. Attorney’s office would screw up federal jurisdiction, but who knows. Ms. Elkins, the “stand by” defense attorney, has about 10 years experience in state and federal criminal courts. if I get a chance, I’ll check the PACER system later today, see if I can download a copy of the motion. PACER’s pretty cheap and easy to use, if anyone else is interested in searching the docket.

    Clearbrook, in Clearwater County, is about halfway between Fargo and Hibbing. I wonder if our most recent Hibbing-born Nobel laureate (well deserved, imo) would have any interest in Stix’s story? Not exactly Rubin Hurricane Carter, but still . . . .

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      thanks for educating us on this and taking the time to do it. VERY informative!

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I have to say, it’d be pretty amusing, and perhaps salutary for Stix, if #FreeStix went viral.

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Just booked a radio interview for WSTC-1400AM on Thursday. Maybe it will stream. Stay tuned, girls.

  11. xoot said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Craig, I sent Stix’s 10-13-16 motion and the government’s 10-14-16 response to it to a gmail address of yours.

    As to the news article I posed above: 10 years to life? Oh, boy.

  12. chipower9 said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Crazy stuff on Stix. I sure as hell hope he avoids any serious prison/jail time.

    Loma Prieta – I was living in Sacramento at the time. I had just got home, opened a cold one, and sat down to watch the game. I felt the tremor (yep…all the way to Sacto) and then the TV screen went blank.

    One of my most vivid memories was when they finally started streaming live video via the television stations, and seeing the Embarcadero Freeway and going “hey, where the fuck is the second level?!” Yep…the top level had collapsed onto the lower level.

    I had forgot to mention, but I had Stix’s email address, knew he was very suspect of mainstream news sources (especially in regards to politics), and we occasionally swapped political-based articles via email. Some time ago I sent him an email and it came back undeliverable (no shit). Now the federalies probably know that I was an acquaintance of Stix. Fuck ’em…I could give a rats ass. #FreeStix

    • sfsarge said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      I also was I Sacramento at the time. I was wrestling my brother WWF style on the couch and felt something that I attributed to our epic match. I got a call from my grandmother, who worked in the financial district at the time and sounded pretty shaken up. She told us that there had been an earthquake but she was fine. That’s when we turned on the TV and witnessed the chaos.

  13. alleykat69 said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Free Stix! Free Stix! Free Stix!
    Are atleast give him some Tie Stix’s!!

  14. unca_chuck said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I was standing in the parking lot at work in San Carlos having a smoke when the side walk started rippling like a primo set at Steamers. Every car alarm was going off, and I thought all the windows of the AC company I worked for was going to burst. Course I moved quickly away from the 3 stories of sheet metal I was standing next to.

    Buddy of mine was on the 35th story of the BofA building and he said the building was swaying about 25′ in each direction as computer monitors and furniture were flying and crashing all around him and everyone else in his cube farm.

  15. zumiee said, on October 17, 2016 at 11:55 am

    At first, my thought was that Stix is taking the totally wrong approach; he should be remorseful and throw himself on the mercy of the court. But then I thought- well, in the course of doing his own defiant defense, he may say enough crazy things that the judge will rule him in need of mental heath help, and Stix would avoid a prison sentence, and get the help he needs.

    Regarding the big earthquake, I was in a upstairs apartment getting ready to watch the game, and the whole apartment started swaying. It was obviously an earthquake, but what surprised me was how long it lasted. Much longer than the usual earthquake. Even 30 seconds of an earthquake is a long one when you’re experiencing it. My roommate and I rushed down the stairs to the main parking lot, and people were coming out of apartments all over the place. We all just kind of looked at each other without knowing what to say. And there was that sense in the back of all of our minds: a quake this strong must be REALLY be strong at the epicenter. And where was that? We all wanted to know.

  16. xoot said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    The tone of Stix’s most recent motion is very respectful. The final paragraph of the government’s response is a bit blood chilling. I hope BF can post links to the pdfs I emailed to him.

    • xoot said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      and as I suggested in my first post today, trying to get the state-court trial in the backwater to go first is a sensible strategy, just because of the different jury pools. I doubt it’s a winning argument, but it’s a rational approach.

  17. Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Here is the govt response. not sure if this will upload properly. I’ll take it down in a bit, it will clog up the thread I think.
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MINNESOTACriminal No. 16-00256 (MJD/LIB)UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,RESPONSE TO MOTION TO RECONSIDER DETENTIONPlaintiff,v.CARSTIE LEE CLAUSEN,Defendant.The United States of America, by and through its attorneys, Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, and Clifford B. Wardlaw, Assistant United States Attorney, hereby submits its Response to Motion to Reconsider Detention.Atthe Preliminary and Detention hearing the magistrate judge heard the testimony of two government witnesses: Agent J. Kersey and TFO C. Benson. In addition, the magistrate judge was also able to review a detailed report from Pre-Trial Services, U.S. Probation, that addressed the alleged crimes and the defendant’s background. The detention report recommended detention.The United States is opposed to any release on conditions. The issue of detention is moot. The defendant waived the issue of detention on October 5, 2016. Preliminary Hearing, p. 33(hereinafter Prelim.). At thedetention hearing the defendant was represented by counsel. He has now discharged his lawyer and is proceeding pro se. The reason for the waiver of detentionis that the defendant appeared in court pursuant to a Writ that was issued by the District Court. The defendant was in custody at the Clearwater County Jail. He was detained and a bond in the amount of CASE 0:16-cr-00256-MJD-LIB Document 25 Filed 10/14/16 Page 1 of 5
    2$150,000 was ordered. The defendant did not make the bail amount and he would be returned to Clearwater County custody if he were releasedon conditions from federal custody.The defendant has failed to submit any new evidencethat the magistrate judge did not have. De novo review of the issue of detention should result in the same decision. 18 U.S.C. §3145.There are no conditions in the defendant’s motion forthe Court to consider. He wants to be released home. His motion boils down to a request to be released for two reasons: His age and medical condition. He also argues that he needs to be released to properly prepare a defense. None of these requests address the issue of safety of the community. The foundational case on the Bail Reform Act is United States v. Salerno, 481 U.S. 739, 743(1987).Salerno is an organized crime case that involved a Mafia boss calling a medical doctor for an opinion as to his medical condition. Id. The U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the Bail Reform Act was constitutional and that the issue of dangerousness warranted detention. Id. The fact that the defendant is over 70 years old and has medical conditions for a person of that age does not weigh against detention on the basis of dangerousness. The defendant’s motion fails to identify any conditions that would address the issues of dangerousness. The defendant wants to return to his home where this crime was committed. To return to a life that included a marijuana grow.The defendant is an armed drug dealer and a threat to public safety. The magistrate judge found that this case involves a rebuttable presumption of detention pursuant 18 U.S.C. §3142(e). Order, Dk# 7., p. 6. There was no objection to this finding by the defense. The defendant then has a limited burden of production to rebut CASE 0:16-cr-00256-MJD-LIB Document 25 Filed 10/14/16 Page 2 of 5
    3the presumption of detention. §3142(e)(3).Once the defendant has met this limited burden of production, the presumption does not disappear but remains a factor to be considered for detention. SeeUnited States v. Jessup, 757 F.2d378, 382-84(1st Cir. 1985). The burden of proof always rests with the government. SeeUnited States v. Abad, 350 F.3d 793. 797(8th Cir. 2003). The government has met its burden of proof for detention based on dangerousness to the community. The Court must undertake a two-step inquiry to address the issue of detention.See United States v. Friedman, 837 F.2d 48, 49(2d Cir. 1988).The first inquiry is whether there has been a showing that the crime falls into §3142(f)(1). Here, the crime does meet that criteria as it is a crime of violence that carries a maximum term of life imprisonment. The second step of the inquiry is to determine if any condition or combination of conditions will address the safety of the community. §3142(e). The record established throughthetestimony of government witnesses at thePreliminary Hearing showed by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is a threat to the safetyof the community. See Title 18, United States Code, Section 3142(e). Order of Probable Cause and Detention, DK #7, p. 6. Air Interdiction Agent Kersey testified that he was piloting a federal helicopter over the defendant’s property when it was damaged by a gunshot. Prelim. p.6. Clearwater County Sheriff deputies responded to the defendant’s property. Investigator C. Benson, who is assigned to the Headwater Safe Trails Task Force, testified at the preliminary hearing. Prelim. p. 15-16. When the deputies arrived at the defendant’s home they encountered the defendant. Prelim. p. 16. The defendant was the only person on the property. Prelim. p. 17-18. The defendant said that he initially pointed CASE 0:16-cr-00256-MJD-LIB Document 25 Filed 10/14/16 Page 3 of 5
    4his fingers at the helicopter and then said he pointed a hoe or rake at the helicopter. Prelim.p. 18-19. He finally admitted that he pointed a rifle at the helicopter. Prelim. p. 19. When asked if he fired at the helicopter his response was “[h]e said that it was law enforcement’s responsibilityto determine if he fired [at] it or not.” Prelim. p. 19. During the execution of a search warrant,the rifle and 178 marijuana plants were found. Prelim. p. 19-20. The rifle was loaded. Prelim. p. 19.The Indictment charges the defendant with three crimes: Assault of a Federal Agent;Damaging an Aircraft in the Special Aircraft Jurisdiction of the United States; and,Discharge of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence. The first two charges are 20-year felonies. The third charge, a 924 offense, carries a statutory minimum sentence of ten years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The length of the prison terms shows the seriousness of the charged offenses.When considering the seriousness of the offense, this case could have resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer. Prelim. p. 6. Polk County Deputy Larson was injured by flying glass. Prelim. p. 6. The defendant could have shot down a federal law enforcement helicopter which would have resulted in the death of two law enforcement officers and the destruction of the helicopter. The damage to the helicopter kept the aircraft from flying. Prelim. p. 8.The evidence presented to the magistrate judge showed that the defendant was engaged in a marijuana grow operation. He possessed a firearm that was discharged during the crime. 178 marijuana plants were recovered. Prelim. p. 19-20. The evidence in this case showed that the defendant shot at a federal law enforcement helicopter because he CASE 0:16-cr-00256-MJD-LIB Document 25 Filed 10/14/16 Page 4 of 5
    5wantedto drive it away from his marijuana grow operation. He demonstrated that even an elderly man can fire a rifle and pose a threat to public safety.

    • djloo27 said, on October 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Not encouraging if I understood it. Poor Stix…
      I wonder if they’re referring to “Fat Tony” Salerno who was well known back here…

      • wilcojoe said, on October 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

        I was thinking Corrado “Junior” Soprano.

    • chipower9 said, on October 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Agree with Loo, if I read this correctly, it does not sound good. Two felony counts that each carry 20 years, and a third count that carries a 10-life sentence. Sigh…

    • sfsarge said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Now that I actually read this, this does not sound good for our boy.

  18. Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I tried copying and pasting Stix *motion to dismiss* after downloading it (like I did with the govt response) but for some reason it’s not letting me do that.

  19. pawliekokonuts said, on October 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I agree with xoot regarding Hibbing’s Nobel Laureate. Some people are incensed, or mildly irked, claiming Dylan is not a writer. But he is. And a fine poet. (His prose in Chronicles is great.) Besides, all poetry used to be sung. Get over it, folks. BTW, in the current New Yorker, Dylan calls my man Leonard Cohen the number 1 songwriter. The quotes from Dylan are extraordinary. He is a critical genius.

    • xoot said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      People also overlook rock n roll Dylan. When he suddenly reappeared in 74, touring with the Band, this is the song they played to open and close every concert. I saw one in Oakland and another at the Forum in LA. Great memories. (Hope this link works. It starts slow, with the audience applauding as the musicians take the stage.)

      Bob Dylan & The Band – Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on October 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Motion to Dismiss. Good title for an account of my love life.

    • chipower9 said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      lqtm…think we have all been there at least once, PK. 😉

  21. sfsarge said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Oh yeah #freestix!!

  22. Bozo said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Yeah it doesn’t sound good for Stix, at least he won’t have to worry about stoking the stove this winter. I hope someone took his cats in. Damn shame.

    I was sitting in the Upper Boxes at the Stick when the quake hit. It really rocked the place but she held. We saw the blimp turn and head for the Bay Bridge, the first reports that we heard on someone’s radio, was the Bay Bridge had totally collapsed. The electric was knocked out so there wasn’t any announcements made in the park, we knew the game was called when they started to pick up the bases. We took all back roads out of Hunter’s Point, so we were able to bypass the traffic jams. One of the guys I was with was a free lance photographer for the Giants, some of his photos made it into a coffee table book called Three Weeks In October, it has some great visuals of that time.

    • djloo27 said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      I have the book, Bozo. It’s in near mint condition.
      If you would like it, I would send it to you…

      • Bozo said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        I have it too Loo. There is a picture of a crack in the street in the book that my friend took as we were trying to get home. The crack had probably been in the street for years but he stopped us to get a shot of it.

      • djloo27 said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm

        Looking through the book is sad. I’ve always felt nobody can really understand something unless they go through it themselves…

  23. Macdog said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Part of reading the government’s response angers me: “The defendant is an armed drug dealer and a threat to public safety.” I’m pretty sure in one of the stories I’ve read that until this incident he had had no criminal record, that the worst he had on his record was a speeding ticket. While there’s no defending what he did, prior to this summer he appears to have been a law-abiding citizen. One thing I’d like to know: I highly doubt this was the first time the feds conducted one of these flyovers, and if that’s the case, what made — or even provoked — him to do what he did?

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      he had no criminal history. While I think he was probably provoked you still can’t go shooting down, or shooting at, helicopters no matter who is in them.

    • djloo27 said, on October 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      From the folks who didn’t think there was anything suspicious about a dozen Saudi Arabians taking flying lessons who didn’t care a thing about learning how to land them…

  24. Macdog said, on October 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    This was my post for last year’s Earthquake Remembrance thread:

    I was living in a house up in the hills in San Carlos at the time, had just come home from work and was taking a nap — yes, taking a nap — because I had gotten zero sleep after what started out as a good time drinking with co-workers the day before turned into one of the more bizarre nights of my life. I was soon jarred awake by the quake. Being new to the SF area, I had just about gotten used to the occasional temblor, but it quickly became obvious that this wasn’t one of those. After it was over, I stepped outside and talked to some neighbors — everyone it seemed went outside — but since there was no damage where we were, I went back in and turned on the TV — incredibly, the house still had power. Not long after that, I saw the Bay Bridge and knew there sure as hell wasn’t going to be any baseball played. The rest is kind of a blur, other than calling my parents back east to let them know I was okay. I might have drove around some, but I probably didn’t get too far.

    I still think back and wonder why I wasn’t at the ‘Stick after attending all three NLCS games. My thinking was probably that it would be a very tough ticket — first World Series game since ’62 — so I decided to wait for Game 4 or maybe 5. (I did end up going to Game 4 when the Series resumed.) That weekend, still a little unnerved by the aftershocks, I drove to San Diego to go to a football game just to get away for a couple days.

  25. gianthead said, on October 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Ok I was consumed by #FreeStix! I missed the anniversary reference.

    I was in our fraternity house downtown San Jose and amazingly, downtown was only about 10-12 miles away from the epicenter.

    We were just sitting down in the TV room with a couple of the bigger Giants fans to watch pre-game, I actually had a mid-term at 6 pm. We had our annual charity 24 hour toys for tots rock-a-thon going on out front (the thing lasted a full week and we usually got channel 11 to cover it live – who was the hot hispanic looking reporter eberybody crushed on???).

    The first wave hit and the three of us in the room looked at each other all with the look, was that just a big semi rolling down the street, and the literal next split-second we felt the big, real fucking big, jolt. As they say to everyone, never run outside during a quake because of falling glass. Well fuck that….

    Well my guess is that since I had been a little kid on that I had felt at least 30 quakes with maybe what 4-5 over 5.0 and probably dozens of aftershocks with the bigger ones, in that split second of the three of us looking at each other from – is that a semi to the big jolt startimg, we were up and running for our lives. We could hear chimneys crashing and in that instance I did not see how the 3 story fraternity house was going to stand. The ground was shaking a good 30 seconds after. Then everything started to settle and people began streaming out of the house all with a look of I cant believe we just all survived that.

    I started to head to class to make sure he was cancelling the mid-term and walking past the campus pub which had a generator and was the only place on campus with electricity, I could see for the first time pictures of the Bay Bridge.

    I get to class and the bastard made us take the mid-term outdoors…thanks to that damn beautiful California weather…

  26. giants54 said, on October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    His only defense might be insanity. And he must be off his freaking rocker.
    This guy just got 20 yrs for this
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/17/us/george-zimmerman-matthew-apperson-road-rage-sentencing/

  27. gianthead said, on October 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    And forgot to mention that August before the Big One, we were renting a house in south San Jose for our senior year at State that was probably close to 5 miles to the epicenter. Well I had fallen asleep around 1am…not a nap damnit…and woke up suddenly around 2 am and within 30 seconds we got hit with a tremor that may have only 5.2 but in the still of the night and being that close, shit shook.

    I turned on the am radio as everyone was trying to guess where that was centered, I thought it was close but not that close. And maybe 45 minutes later we had an aftershock in the 4.5 range. We did not know at the time that these were all pre-tremors to the big one.

    I eventually drifted to sleep and I shit you not, woke up about 9 am and within 30 seconds, we had an aftershock. There must have been a half dozen more in the next week. I was so freaked out by them I wrote a letter to my grandparents in Ohio going through every detail almost as a premonition worse was awaiting us…

    • sfsarge said, on October 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Hey man, a 5.2 is a pretty decent quake. I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night by 3 pointers.

  28. Macdog said, on October 17, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I guess the drone hobbyist didn’t last too long in Game 3.

  29. Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t understand what the Indians were thinking tonight. Dude just got a bunch of stitches in his PITCHING hand and they thought he could pitch today? Were they just praying that would work? Dumb. And counting on that longshot completely fucked up their ALCS rotation….

    • alleykat69 said, on October 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Doesn’t look like it shaking them up to much as Cleveland continues to lay the hammer down and put another nail in Toronto’s coffins in a attempt to go up 3-0..

  30. zumiee said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    What’s so dangerous about a pitcher handling one of these? Looks totally safe to put your hands on.

  31. Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Loo, I forwarded you an email, just FYI

  32. zumiee said, on October 17, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Bauer’s bleeding finger not for the squeamish.
    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/206397954/indians-trevor-bauer-exits-game-3-in-first/

    • snarkk said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      As if more proof needed that ballplayers are dumb, even those with an engineering degree. Yeah, I make my living with my throwing hand, and the ALCS is coming up where I’ll be called on to pitch. Sounds like a good time right now to go out and work on my drone. Bauer must have gone to the Affeldt / Cain School of Accidents & Numbskullery…

  33. Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    when was the last time there was a no brainer call on a steal at 2nd base?

  34. theroooster said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    That Zimmerman guy is a real piece of work. And that kook that shot at him sounds nuts as well :
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-matthew-apperson-sentence-20161014-story.html
    This story is much more informative, and the ending is hilarious.
    Pissing on his neighbors front door? Priceless.

  35. Macdog said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Hey Flav, remember how much you touted Bauer when he first came up with the D-backs? Haha, just busting your chops.

    • Flavor said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      well, he was one of the best college pitchers I ever saw in person, so….
      Also, San Dawg gave me a great idea: this off season I will be doing a “RetroStixPostoftheDay” feature at the blog. I went through some threads from a few years ago to get started. He’s definitely one of a kind. Anyway, that starts TOMORROW. Something to do other than watch the Cubs kick the shit out of the Dodgers.

      • djloo27 said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:49 pm

        Outstanding idea!
        And thanks for the e-mail…

      • James said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm

        Someone should collect his recipes and publish them.

  36. James said, on October 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Stix always liked Belt . . . .

    I was at Aqua Azul, Mexico, in the middle of a two-month bicycling trip from Cancun to Guatemala City. We were watching CNN and at first it looked like all of the bridges had collapsed and San Francisco was burning to the ground. After watching the same clips repeated for 45 minutes or so, we ordered another couple of margaritas and then rested up for the next day.

  37. snarkk said, on October 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Just read some of the thread on Stix.
    Looks like he’s going to need Miller or Chapman; Romo isn’t likely to get it done…

  38. snarkk said, on October 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Of the four teams left, I’ve got no dog in that hunt.
    Looks like Cleveland is likely to be the AL team.
    As for the NL, of course it’s Cubs over Doghairs.
    Of the two, I’d take Cubs over Cleveland, first for being NL, next for having the longest suffering fan base without a WS win. I know what it’s like for 40+ years of fandom futility including a brutal near miss. 108 years is another level altogether…

    • James said, on October 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      If ever there was a year a team from Canada deserved to win, this was it. The stupid Kershaw is Bumgarner narrative is exactly the kind of aggravating nonsense that gets rewarded in this cruel, irrational world we live in. Kerhsaw’s horrible post season stats are in for a dramatic correction, is my bet.

      • snarkk said, on October 17, 2016 at 10:47 pm

        I’m not saying Cubs will win, I’m saying i’d prefer they win. The Giants, had they gotten past the Cubs, had a real shot to derail LA and get into the Series…


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