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Big Game in Art Dealing Land

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2016

Tonight is the first post season game (non-Giant) that I’ve looked forward to. This pivotal Game 5 in LA will determine the NL rep in the World Series and all the pressure is on….both teams? Lots of second guessing of Roberts who is starting the underwhelming Maeda instead of the short rested Kershaw. I actually think it’s the right decision. If Maeda cobbles together a serviceable outing and LA scratches a win off Lester you have to think the lights get blown out in the windy city this weekend.


#FreeStix! RPOTD!

stixwiz said, on December 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm (Edit)

Joyeaux Noel et un Bon Anee’ pour mes Amis de le Flap. God Jul og Nyt Aar, ogsa. Okay, so we got now German, Spanish, French and Norwegian greetings of the day and season and, oh ya, Bon Voyage Aeriel for Blade and “Muchos Garcias” as some southeast Texans sometimes say in describing south Texas to Flav for his long-running labor of love in keeping this happening happening. No white Christmas up here in the far flung fringes of Minnesota’s Northwoods, but i guess they got em around Denver and Santa Fe. Go figure.

Looking forward to a Giant 2012, making a matched set with 2010. Already champing at the bit to salute the Champs of the new year.

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  1. gianthead said, on October 20, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I think the Fodgers screwed up not starting Kershaw in Game 3 to protect his arm and then he would have gone for them in a Game 7. So I think not pushing his arm for Game 5 is the sound managerial decision. Now he wont be able to go Game 7.

    If you are the Cubs, one would think the pressure is on them because IMO they need to win this game to take the pressure off the next two at home. Losing tonight and then having to face Kershaw in a Game 6 puts all the pressure obviously on the Cubs.

    But with such a big win last night, the Cubs are probably the looser team going into Game 5.

  2. Flavor said, on October 20, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I don’t think the home field really comes into play. At least, not as much as a 3-2 lead with Kershaw on the hill.

  3. chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Another Gold Stix post. So happy you are doing this Craig.

    And speaking of Gold…there was plenty on the last thread…I just caught-up this morn:

    Loo’s “Platinum Blade” graphic in response to my comment on Blade’s post (Platinum, Blade). LMAO. Touche, Mr. Loo.

    Love the Monte Irvin statue story shared by Clown. Thanks, John…I had no idea. That is cool as hell!

    Another Stix gem by Loo – Stix’s story that culminated in a drive into town for a couple of “Grain Belt” brews, and him calling for a 2012 Giant WS to bookend with 2010. Damn we are blessed to have had “Three in Five.”

    Love the SandDiggity gem that Loo pulled about “Goofus and Gallant” from the Highlights books of our childhoods. I remember those, but was more into (as others mentioned, “Mad” and “Spy vs. Spy”). Another couple of rags I really liked in back in the day (my older cousin who I idolized always had them) was “Creepy” and “Erie.” Loved the stories, artwork, AND there was almost always buxom cartoon babes, such as Vampirilla, etc. (What can I say…I had an affinity for the opposite sex at a very young age.)

    So much for those bambinos playing loose, pitching well, etc. I am so happy the Cubbies won yesterday to set-up this pivotal game. I agree with Flav…whoever wins tonight is probably the NL rep. And I know many Flappers are dead-set against the cubbies since they knocked us outta the playoffs, but I just cannot root for the fucking Dodgers…even if they were to go on and get their asses handed to them. No way I want those cocksuckers winning a NL pennant and getting even a sniff at a possible WS title. Fuck ’em. Go Cubbies!

    Now, if it ends up being Tribe-Cubbies in the WS, I will probably park my Senior Circuit allegiance and be all in on The Tribe.

    • Macdog said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I’d root for a Donald win on 11/8 over rooting for the Dodgers to win the NL. Eff L.A.

      • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        Fuck that shit…I would take the bumbinos winning a WS every day, and twice on Sunday, over that asshole being commander in chief.

  4. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Stix in prison stripes… Trump… seriously? Dodgers still playing…. life sucks. Except it doesn’t. Maybe I’m just suffering from baseball withdrawal because these games mean nothing to me. Aw hell, I’ll settle for a good full body oil massage by 2 local lovelies. Then life improves by the minute.

  5. zumiee said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about when you talk about “Highlights” and Goofus and Gallant. Never heard of it. But, this morning, I read this in a column from the online magazine Paste, regarding last night’s debate:

    “Obama and Bernie had revealed her weak spots, but Trump was the man to remedy that vulnerability. The man’s indifference, boorishness, and unpolished, I-just-woke-up approach make the Secretary’s tone-deafness seem like the cultivated air of a Renaissance cardinal. Standing there in a uniform stolen from Chairman Mao’s closet in heaven, she batted Trump aside as if this was all old hat to her. The same up-yours act that worked so well against the ghastly chorus of Koch eunuchs in the Republican primary fell flat against someone who, rumor had it, had once read a book cover to cover.
    Trump demonstrated again and again the key flaw of his entire campaign, and his life: He cannot control himself even when it is in his obvious, concrete, stone-cold self-interest to do so. There was a way to take down Clinton, but he could not make the jump. In every decent rom-com, there’s almost always a montage set to thoughtful, up-tempo pop rock where the heroine gets thoughtful, and gets all her quirky ducks in a row. That will never happen to Donald Trump. There will be no winsome series of quick cuts for him, just long, lingering takes of him staring off into space, daydreaming about bankruptcy and sexual predation.
    The entire event made me suspect that God himself had been a fervent reader of Highlights for Children’s “Goofus and Gallant” series and had decided, who knows why, to illustrate this morality tale on the largest possible stage: A contest for control over the nuclear arsenal and climate change.”

    • zumiee said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

      I looked up Goofus and Gallant, and suddenly Dawg’s retro-post from yesterday became much funnier to me. 🙂

  6. unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Divide and conquer. Brought to you by Ronald Reagan.

    Trump is literally the biggest idiot to ever run for president. And the country is littered with plenty of blithering idiots gunning for the job. He had a few golden eggs handed to him last night and he whiffed. All he could do was deflect and interrupt. His talk of ‘I’ll wait and see’ about the election results makes it sound like he’s on a reality TV show trying to drive up ratings.

    The fallout from all this could be generational. Trump wants to start another TV network. Likely what this whole thing is about. When he loses, he’ll call it a lark that he wasn’t serious about and announce Trump TV. You think Fox is hard Right? get a load of ME!!! Like the Tea Party, it’ll have a couple years of fervent support, but like the No Nothing party, it’ll crap out in a couple years.

  7. unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Shit, the kid even has trump hair. This is from 1967.


    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      I do remember Highlights rags laying around in dentist offices and in the school library, but as I mentioned before, I was more into Mad magazine, and also the Creepy and Eerie rags, too.

  8. sandog said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Did you add that part about Goofus and Gallant, or was that part of the article? If the latter is the case, that is pretty wild.
    I actually don’t remember making that post,Loo found, but I have been fascinated by G and G since I was problably 5, and to this day and I can’t see a copy of Highlights mag without looking up the Goofus and Gallant bit.
    I agree with Lurker that the Dodgers have “the look” this year and are going to win it all. I really hope we are wrong about that though.
    These Stix reposts are great. I must confess I haven’t read the great majority of his posts over the years, simply because they are too darn long. But now with everything that has happened, I’m loving these daily reposts.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Criminy. it’s a pain in the ass to post pics on WordPress.

      I certainly remember Children’s Highlights as a kid for every dentist visit. I don’t remember Goofus and Gallant though. The only thing I remember was the picture with al the hidden stuff in it.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      The bums sure as fuck didn’t “have the look” last night. New series…I think whoever wins tonight, wins the NL pennant.

  9. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Fun to read about Highlights here, and I spoke recently with someone in the US and I was surprised to hear they still bought Highlights for their kids… It was certainly not the most intellectually challenging series of publications, and quite likely conservative in message (aforementioned Gallant always getting the upper hand on the rude crude Goofus, and I must say, I always sort of sided with Goofus sometimes just ’cause I liked his “wrong side of the tracks” look with holes in his sweaters and jeans, etc.). Yeah, dentist offices, etc. I always liked trying to find the faces or objects hidden in the tree branches. I still do that, actually, in real life…. These days I’m looking for a closer or a powerhitting outfielder……………

    • sandog said, on October 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Double Platinum Post!

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

        Wow, thanks, Dawg, I woulda settled for gold… 🙂

      • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        Loo – any double platinum razor blades to share? 😉

  10. zumiee said, on October 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Yeah, Dawg, that Goofus and Gallant reference is in the article. Another of those cool Flap coincidences.

  11. willedav said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Trump is just in the wrong country–if he had a party like the PRI of Mexico behind him he’d be a shoo in.
    . He reminds me of the old style caudillos of South America… General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla of Colombia (’53-’57) used to hold rallies and had his henchmen bludgeon those in the audience not sufficiently enthused.
    Not surprisingly, he left the country $500 mil in debt after his short reign.

    Btw, I have a feeling flav is right—giants big power hitting LF will be J McParker Williamson.
    And hey, those 2 held down the fort admirably in Pence absence, as James predicted they might.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      I agree, Flav is probably right about the PHing OFer (named J McParker Williamson, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. For just once, I would love to see the Giants go out and get a fucking REAL PHing OFer…you know, like they did when they went out and landed Barry Lamar.

  12. willedav said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    When Cal hosts the winless in conference so far Fighting Ducks of Oregon tmw night, the over/under is set at 87. Doable.

  13. alleykat69 said, on October 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Damm right Chi!
    But we all have been preaching to the choir on are outfield situation for years and this management “NEVER TAKES THE UTMOST TUTELAGE OF THE FLAP UNIVERSE SERIOUSLY!!”

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Fuckers! They need to listen the fuck up to the voice of reason that is Flap Universe.

  14. willedav said, on October 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    well, don’t forget 2014 LF rotation at the end was Blanco Ishi and Juan Perez.

    and the big news 2015 was the acquisition of Aoki for LF and MacG for 3b.

    Idk, given strength of the SPs, maybe just one more decent hitter puts SF over the top. Just mind boggling that LA overcame obstacles this year with all the HRs but didn’t score that many more runs than Giants did.
    Right now I’d still say Giants have superior rotation.

  15. chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Are Goofus and Gallant related to Beavus and Butthead? Just curious…

  16. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Needs no introduction:

    stixwiz said, on December 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm (Edit)

    Greetings from the frozen North where the current temp is twenty-six degrees BELOW zero ~ almost professional level cold with only four more to drop. Both stoves going here so my league is one of the hottest around. Wood cookstove sporting a stovetop ‘bread’ or loaf containing several types of grain flours and grinds as well as onion, apple, peppers, spinach and one can from my slowly dwindling stash of pre Fuck You Shima (3-11-11) canned Alaskan pink salmon. Also a decent glop of minced garlic, salt and a dash of balsamico. Base is a blend of butter and olive oil. Cooking it slowly. Needing to flip it every now and then cus the mass is over 3″ deep. Will eat it with a raunch dressing dip.

    Earlier today necessitated the rescue of a 6 month old outdoor kitten who had evidently thought a pan of warm water i’d set out for them last night was the place to warm up a bit. Her tail-section and back legs were frozen in when i wondered out there. Thawing-out process was gradual, with judicious use of stove-top and hot water. After the release i left her in a shallow pan of warm water. Not too afraid of that cause she was holding her head up strongly. After about half an hour i took her outta the now cooled water and wrapped her in a thermal longjohn bottom. She passed out for a couple hours. Incredibly, she is walking around just fine and is both eating and drinking. Curiously she tends to wanna sit right by the stove.

    Life in a Cathouse is adventure enough. The outside pussy can sometimes throw you a lefthanded scewball. Amazing creatures, wot?

  17. zumiee said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Blanton hung a slider.

  18. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    If you agree with what Buck just said about pitch counts, then you have to believe Moore should have been left in to pitch the 9th…

  19. alleykat69 said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Just amazes me Roberts still trust a doofus like Blanton to pitch in any big game? The guy sucks donkey dick!

    • unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Same can be said about Boch and Left Eye.

  20. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    This is not an anti-social individual whatsoever…

    stixwiz said, on January 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm (Edit)

    Chi: My favorite Blues venue is the Fargo (Maris’ hometown) Blues Festival, held at the Newman Outdoor Field (home of the Northern League independent Redhawks). This year it is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 15-16. Info at fargobluesfest.com. Caught Mayall there a couple times. Last year Walter Trout made another appearance and Charlie Musselwhite was the other featured performer. Been there 8 of the last 9 years.

    Over the years features have included the Jeff Healey Band; Lamont Cranston; Canned Heat; Eric Burdon and the New Animals; Marshall Tucker; Coco Montoya; John Lee Hooker Jr.; Johnny Winter; Pinetop Perkins; Maria Muldaur; Tab Benoit; Ray Manzarek and Bernard Allison.

    Real laid back venue. Camping available. Have met folks from three Canadian provinces, half a dozen states and several Indian reservations. Bring your own lawnchair or blanket. Move around as much as you like. Backstage passes are a steal of a deal. Great photo ops.

    Stickman has become a backstage and around the crowd fixture at the Bluuzfest, sometimes carrying on like a crazy kid, occasionally making the moves with the original Bo Diddley Dancing Stick which got initiated at one of the great performer’s last ever appearances where he was featured at the annual blues fest sponsored at the Seven Clans Casino.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Damn! Another gem, Loo! I miss taking music and politics with that dude. That is quite the line-up they had at that fest over the years. Free Stix!

  21. unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Baez is pretty damn impressive.

  22. gianthead said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Hahaha…let’s go Snubbies…

  23. willedav said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    well. doesn’t sound like much of a threat when he was around blues people and music at least.

    I just found at local lib a copy of Mayall’s second release, featuring: Peter Green who replaced “God” aka Clapton on guitar, J McVie on bass (both who later started F-Mac) and drummer Ansley Dunbar.

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      That is one bad ass record. I saw Mayall a couple of years ago at the Blues Harmonica Blowout in Folsom. Dude can still blow an amazing harp!

    • xoot said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      The Supernatural. Maybe the first sign of Peter Green’s mystical side.

  24. Macdog said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Finally pulling away after so many missed opportunities.

  25. chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    So much for the bums playing loose and having the momentum. Sure, this series is not over, but if the cubbies close this bad boy out, it will be one tough road for dem bums.

  26. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    The older the Cub fan, the more certain he is that they will blow this series…

    • chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      lqtm…probably a whole lotta truth there, Loo. More than those old cubbie fans would ever want to admit, I’m sure.

  27. gianthead said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    One thing we have seen in these playoffs is how many f’n calls the umps have gotten wrong. When there was no replay, I don’t remember any playoff year with this many missed calls…do they just suck or do they now know hey whatever the replay will get it right…

  28. gianthead said, on October 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I think the Fodgers are done…Kershaw will be the playoff Kershaw of old. And Indians I think will have the Snubs number…

  29. alleykat69 said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    So ya think the umps after games going back in their cubicle area after another night of fucking up calls and taking the wrath from fans / media/ any high authority baseball committees sit down and just say”What the Fuck pass the Jack Daniels”!!

  30. chipower9 said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Stick a fork in dem bums…

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I got a little disgusted with the baseball media after Kershaw finally had a good playoff performance. “Kershaw’s legend grows”, etc. etc. Yeah, he pitched 7 innings of shutout ball in 1 game. Woo-fucking-hoo. I hated the over-hype for the Cubs too, but at this point, fuck LA and Kershaw’s legend.

  32. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Love how the cat stops and stares down Durocher…

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