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Bill Murray, What Was That?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 29, 2016

I’m going to nominate Bill Murray’s rendition of “Take me out to the ballgame” to replace Roseanne Barr’s national anthem as *Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen a Comedian Do in Public.” I couldn’t believe what I was watching. Daffy Duck? Are you fucking kidding me? If his goal was to look like a moron, he nailed it.

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#FreeStix! RPOTD

This one was just before one of the 2010 WS games. Zumiee has a pretty great response, so I included it. Stix used to really set those bowling pins up, didn’t he?

stixwiz said, on October 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm (Edit)

Gonna actually WATCH the game tonight at a friend’s place. He was stationed in the Bay area during his Navy stint. They did lose to Philly when i viewed portions of the game at the local pub. But the place was mostly twenty and thirty something badly raised football fanciers who never got educated to the National Pastime. Too many parents employ the boobtoob as their first and primary babysitter, and as we all know, with all the smash-grab action football is very well suited for folks with short attention spans and miniscule appreciation for nuance.

Will be wearing a Giants Tee picked up at a sale somewhere back in time and a cap purchased in The City back in ’89. Not expecting any earthquakes in Texas and hoping that Bochy’s selection of Ishi and Nate works the same magic he has crafted so far this Post Season.

Imagine being front and center on the national stage in the middle game of the W.S. at the ripe old age of just barely 21. Believing that Bumgarner can handle the assignment and that the Giants hit Hunter.

  • zumarust said, on October 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm (Edit)

    “Gonna actually WATCH the game tonight at a friend’s place.”

    Now, we’re talking, Stix! No more of this “I climbed a tree, and hung up a short-wave radio antenna made out of recycled bees hives, and used an ax to fight off an angry grizzly bear in the process” stuff. (grin)

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  1. willedav said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Pretty funny stuff from Zum, lulz.

    Ishi and Nate, talk about 2 guys at opposite ends of Giants hero spectrum. Did Nate play for any ml teams at all this past year?

  2. willedav said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Edd, James can certainly speak for himself, but Fowler vs. Span doesn’t look good for home team.
    Fowler 393 OB 447 slug 840 OPS 126 OPS+
    Span 331 OB 381 slug 712 OPS 91 OPS+

    Fowler had maybe his best season ever as a 4 WAR player @$13 mil. Giants owe Span another $20 mil over 2 yrs and are probably lucky to get 4WAR total out of that. $9mil mutual option for Fowler with $5mil buyout. Can’t imagine they don’t work out something over winter.

    I’m just wondering how to explain Fowler raising his OB and slugging about 40 points each over what he did 2015 for Cubs at this point in his career.

    • James said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

      WillieD, Fowler’s 30, a time when large numbers of players start to decline, although some do also improve during those old school prime years of 28-32. The 2016 numbers weren’t unprecedented in his career, and the jump over his 2015 stats (or his career numbers) wasn’t that exaggerated. He’s always been a pretty ok player, and a good leadoff hitter.

      Span is 2 years older than Fowler, and had similar relatively improved stats at ages 30 and 31. He’s never had Fowler’s eye or OBP numbers, which have unsurprisingly translated well for the latter outside of Colorado. The cynic in me sees Sabes being fooled by the 300 BA, even though I know he’s no longer making the personnel decisions and, for all we know, Fowler was the preferred choice.

  3. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Zumie’s reply to Stix is priceless…

    • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Especially considering it was 6 years ago.

  4. Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’m surprised their isn’t more social outrage at Murray’s imbecilic rendition of TMOTTB. I’ve seen some but there should be more.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

      When people know you’re an imbecile they expect you to behave like one, so when you do it’s not a surprise.
      Take it from me. Plus it was only TMOTTB not the National Anthem…

      • James said, on October 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        If someone sang the anthem ala Daffy Duck, that person would be an eternal hero.

      • snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm

        IMO, the national anthem before every game is ridiculous. Instead, the home team should play the club’s theme song, if it has one. SF could play Bye Bye Baby. National anthem when awarding Olympic medals makes some sense. Or, maybe only at the beginning of a World Series or Super Bowl. Otherwise, it cheapens the sentiment (whatever that is, everyone has their own) into some kind of mindless, rote patriotism. America the Beautiful instead, if we have to continue this nonsense…

      • snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        First highlight of this Series — I watched Murray’s assault on the inevitable TMOTTBG. I’m assuming he was somewhat SWASO, i.e., Singing With A Slosh On. Murray was funny for a long while, now he’s been reading his past press clippings, apparently — substituting stupid and overbearing for inventive and clever. I did like Lost in Translation, though…

  5. snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Well, you know nothing good happens at 3 am. Forensics are in; the late Jose Fernandez of Marlins — he was legally drunk with a .147 and had cocaine in his system. What a waste…

  6. alleykat69 said, on October 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    What a waste of a great talent.
    Lake shakin around double the alcohol level and cocaine never a good combo…

    • snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      No word if they figured out who was piloting the boat. The other dudes had been drinking, but below drunk level, and one had coke in his blood. Driving a speedboat in the dark of night at a high rate of speed is probably not a good idea even if you’re not impaired. Sad to say, but it was a young and stupid move that ended up a disaster.

      Anyway, Tribe is looking more like the 2010 Giants — big time pitching getting them through the playoffs…

      • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        Totally agree with the ’10 Giants comparison.

        Regarding Fernandez, in the outpouring of grief over his shocking tragic death, it kind of got overlooked in the media that, basically, he killed two of his friends, too. Some poignant text-messages were released in the media, where someone was trying to talk one of the friends out of going with Fernandez that night. When he couldn’t convince his friend not to go with Fernandez on the boat, he tells him to “be safe.” The friend promises that he will. I guess it’s common knowledge in that geographic area about how dangerous it is to be driving a boat at night. I’m guessing it’s probably almost 100% for sure that Fernandez was driving the boat. It’s so sad to trust the keys to someone so impaired. I would never in a zillion years get in a vehicle knowingly with an impaired driver. In fact, I doubt that I would be a passenger in a vehicle with a driver that was under the age of 30. I don’t have any kids, so I’ve never had to help train a driver. That has to be a pretty nerve-wracking thing, I’m guessing.

      • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        Well, if they determine for sure that Fernandez was at the wheel, the lawsuits will follow…

      • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        This article has more information about that night, and the text-messages, and his two friends that died with him. I don’t know how accurate all of this is.
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3809194/Try-Jose-cool-Harrowing-text-messages-reveal-friends-Marlins-pitcher-Fernandez-trying-console-distraught-baseball-star-fatal-3am-boat-accident.html

  7. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Cubs fans tonight….

  8. James said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    The kiss of death: any comparisons with the Giants.

    • James said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      The antidote? Pointing it out.

  9. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Lackey always looks like he has to take a crap but is holding it in for some reason…

  10. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    They make a big deal about the Wahoo logo which is an ancient cartoon, but the tomahawk chop is ok?

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      It’s not.

  11. Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Fuck the Cubs. Mr Big Shot Bryant with 2 errors that inning. Nice. I don’t really mind their players. It’s their fans I have grown sick of.

  12. Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The Cubs are set up to be in contention for the WS for the next half a decade. If they lose their fans can suck it. The Indians have some good young players but this could be the year it all came together for them. This might be their only shot.

    • James said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      They will need to replenish the pithing staff. You may also be underestimating the likelihood of major injury and potential hypes like Baez.

  13. xoot said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    tomahawk chop is never ok, but it’s worst when Florida State “Seminole” fans do it. My older kid got drafted in LL a couple of years in a row by a good coach. First year they were the Islanders. My kid was delighted. He found a picture of Barry Bonds in the Hawaiian uniform. Next year it was the Indians and all hell broke loose because LLeague nat’l officials required use of the Wahoo hat. The coach fought it all the way and explained his position to the kids. I think he spent the season with a gold bond foot powder hat on his head.

  14. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Catchers have become nothing but ball blockers and pitch framers.
    You know where this is going…

    • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      give me robot or give me death…..

  15. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Today, the Louisville QB calmly led his team on an 80-yard winning TD drive with about a minute and a half left in the game. Very impressive. I had been hearing about him, but hadn’t seen him play yet. He’s fun to watch.

  16. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I could be wrong, but my impression is that Cleveland is just playing looser than the uptight Cubs. The media was picking the Cubs to win it all, and Cleveland flew easily under the radar. The Giants have had success doing the same thing. There’s no need to be the media favorite.

    • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      absolutely. It’s nearly a jinx.

  17. Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    What did Flannery call those gift runs? The Indians have one of those tonight. This all looks very familiar…

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      RTI? Runs Thrown In.

      • Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        That sounds right.

  18. alleykat69 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Francona has the Bochy mojo going.He will be 12-1 postseason after this win tonight! Indians in 5 Book it!

  19. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Cleveland has psycho not-always-good base runners; but it seems to work for them.

  20. Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    A new twist to the pointless in-game interview: A-Rod!

  21. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    When did David Ross become must see TV?
    Sick of him, too…

    • wilcojoe said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      David Ross looks like he could be the love child (to steal from Jimmy Fallon) of Cody Ross and Snarkk.

  22. snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    zum’s saying the Cubs are playing uptight gets me PO’d again about Bochy and that game 4 decision to bring in the gas cans instead of leaving Moore in. The Cubs were ripe for a game 5 choke job against Cueto, but Bochy put an end to that. One of these days I will go full rant on Bochy for that, i’ve had time to ruminate and read other viewpoints. I’m convinced it was his worst managerial decision ever as Giants manager, and many called him on it at the time before the roof caved in. By all rights, this game tonite should be at ATT…

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      It definitely would have been fun to see that series go to a Game 5.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I’m not over it yet, either. I watch NY Ranger and KC Chief games with a blank stare…

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      The Dodgers getting knocked out of the playoffs made it easier for me to take.

    • xoot said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      the problem with the Giants bullpen, especially at the end and in the PS, was that everyone there was a potential gas can. Bochy had to guess constantly based on a bunch of information none of us had access to. There is no way that the Giants could’ve made it to the WS with that bullpen, no matter who was managing.

      • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        Exactly.

      • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:10 pm

        Probably, but we can never be sure of that…

      • xoot said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

        that’s a philosophical view

      • snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

        I believe they could have made it to the WS, the Giants played the Dodgers very tough in the season…

  23. xoot said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Go Coco go!

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Yeah, you give those Cleveland base-runners a little opening and they go for it.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        You have very impressive Seinfeld knowledge. 🙂

      • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        I’m a real intellect…

  24. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Hustling out of the batter’s box.
    What a concept!

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Soler got roasted a bit on the MLB Network today.

  25. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Rajai Davis in the World Series. What a wild journey his career has been.

    • xoot said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I remember that early season with the Giants when he was, briefly, their designated pinch runner. He got dfa’d and picked up by the a’s. I mean, after all, with Fred Lewis filling LF, how could they envision a role for him?

      • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:47 pm

        Krukow was pretty rough on Fred. I remember him one time saying that Lewis plays leftfield with a frying pan instead of a glove. Ouch.

  26. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    That reminded me of Gillaspie’s WC homer…

  27. gianthead said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    The look of horror on these Cubs fans is worth the price of admission…

  28. alleykat69 said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    And it goes to 109 years and counting!!

  29. gianthead said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    BTW, who is the last NL world series champion??? That’s right…our Giants and our Giants again!!! Screw the rest of the NL…

  30. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    The Cubs fans think their team is a bunch of lovable fascinating characters, and the Cubs are just not that interesting. Maddon is kind of interesting, but the team is a bunch of guys that aren’t particularly interesting to the rest of the nation.

  31. Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I missed Murray’s antics last night, but I’ll take the worst rendition of TMOTTB over God Bless America every time.

  32. James said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I would have liked our chances against LA in the NLCS with our shitty bullpen. That had to be the most miserable TMOTTB experience ever for those fans.

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      I muted the sound in a preemptive strike.

    • snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Exactly, I would have loved to have played LA in the NLCS. They were total crap against lefty starters, and we had plenty…

  33. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Not to worry Cubs fans, you still have the incredible Schwarber on the bench! He can hit a 7-run home-run to win the game!

  34. James said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Miller has given up about 4 or 5 bullets the last couple of times out. He’s not only been dominant, but pretty lucky of late, too.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      I think they’re over using him…

      • Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

        Then there’s the under-used Zach Britton, who won the AL Reliever of the Year award today.

  35. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    The Marlins Man was spotted by the broadcasters….

  36. Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Bill Murray took over the curse from Billy goat with that absurdity from last night

  37. Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Vince Vaughn was bad tonight but at least he didn’t embarrass himself.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      It’s a no-win situation that should’ve been buried with Harry…

      • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        ok, but then why agree to do it? It seems like career suicide at this point.

  38. alleykat69 said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Nobody can butcher a National Athem are better then Roseanne Barr imo..

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Yeah, she was not awesome.

  39. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Otero, a former Giant. I kind of barely remember him.

    • Flavor said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      he was a very shitty relief pitcher for us back in 2012. Would have probably fit in fine with this years crew….

      • Macdog said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:35 pm

        Bochy would’ve lifted him after the one-out single.

  40. willedav said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Watched first half of Twolves at Kings. Sac coach yanked all 5 starters off the floor in first Q as TWolves got up a dozen. Andrew Wiggins best player on the floor. DMC is fine but their Gs suck.

  41. willedav said, on October 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    wow McCaffrey breaks TD drought with a nice long run and Stanford scores! Maybe the new QB gets something going for them.

  42. snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    BTW, how does Cal have to play a road game v. USC on a Thursday night after playing a Friday night game against Oregon that ends at midnight, and SC has a bye week before playing that home game? Total crap scheduling by the Pac 12 — Cal got totally hosed by the powers that be…

  43. snarkk said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Tribe definitely looking like 2010 Giants now. And, they’re looking to break the decade long trend of the team that waits the longest between LCS clinch and start of the WS being the loser of the WSeries….

  44. James said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Dang, I nearly missed those earlier Fred Lewis references! Let’s see

    Fred Fielding Percentage in LF, 3000 innings: 976
    Rajai Fielding Percentage in LF, 2900 innings : 974

  45. djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    The Indians better hope they haven’t burned out Miller.
    Without looking it up, I’m pretty sure the Giants unnecessarily used their bullpen in the Game 5 rout of the Angels back in 2002…

  46. James said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Oh, and to be clear, I wasn’t ragging on VV’s performance — it was the 7-1 score and being down 2-1 that would have made listening to that song intolerable, if I were a Cubs fan.

    • djloo27 said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  47. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Sac Kings with a 9 point lead in the 4th quarter.

    • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      And poof, it’s gone; tie game.

      • zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        Wiggins is good.

  48. zumiee said, on October 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Kings win!

  49. mrsprtdude said, on October 30, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Clevelands year? All the little things like a pitcher getting on base with a squber to score the go ahead run. I was on the 3rd vase side at the exact line of site with the left field wall when Kinsler hit a ball that hit the top of the wall and bounced back in the field of play. A huge break for us in 2010. Similar

  50. blade3colorado said, on October 30, 2016 at 4:31 am

    For James – not Daffy, but Donald singing the National Anthem:


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