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Cubs Lose! Again!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 30, 2016

Watching Dan Otero finish off the Cubs brought back a lot of those old (3 weeks) bullpen feelings. Before the 9th inning started last night the scoreboard guy in Chicago played this:

….I actually don’t find this funny, I find it irritating and another reason why I want the Cubs to lose this thing as soon as possible……

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#FreeStix! RPOTD:

stickman said, on April 1, 2014 at 10:30 am (Edit)

WordPress was acting up so i did a shorty. This year’s offense looks to be the virtual opposite of the one the Giants trundled out in ’11. Belt is a basher and Buster a blaster. Dynamic duo at the plate, i think. Pence and Panda pop those peas too. Contributions from Crawford, Pagan and Adrianza cannot be overlooked either. Morse is a masher, Blanco a dasher and Perez an up and comer.

All in all there are no perceivable holes in the SF attack. Defense will come around. Last night was a combination of Opening Day heebiejeebies combined with parking lot field conditions.

Have the feeling there will be at least one position player making apologies to Bumgarner ~ either already last night or before this evening’s game. Hard to be an Ace with a swisscheese defense. Bochy pulled him for Blanco’s bat and that worked out a bit. Petit coughed up hairballs and then uprighted the liferaft before things got totally out of hand. Machi EARNED the win. Romo so-so but held on. Pitching is bound to improve, particularly when the team plays in venues more kind to the moundsmen.

Important thing is the Giants lead off with a win vs a powerful offensive team in their own Snakepit. Get on top and stay there. How do you do that? Beat up on your closest rivals. Snakes will be desperate tonight. Cain’s gotta make sure nobody’s on base if he reverts to surrendering taters. A vintage performance by the Horse would calm a lotta nerves around here.

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  1. blade3colorado said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:17 am

    As a few Flappers have noted about themselves, I haven’t watched one minute of this series either. Season ended for me once I knew the Bums were eliminated. However, I still would like the Indians to win. For a myriad of reasons (perhaps talking to a few Cleveland friends I have), they are just so much more humble and appreciative of what this means to them. Anyway, my good friend, Tristan (a Giants fan) posted this on his FB page. Says it all, eh?

  2. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:28 am

    The latest thing to get on my nerves is everyone in the media constantly calling them the “Cubbies” like that’s supposed to make them cuter and more lovable…

  3. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I hated this little motherfucker when I was a kid. I used to dream about stomping his guts out..

    • blade3colorado said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Interesting Loo . . . I always wondered why I got gypped (by the by, anyone from the 60s remember that word?) by being placed in my dysfunctional family and not Leave It To Beaver’s family.

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:16 am

        “Gypped” was big, Blade. I think Felix Unger uses it on the Password episode of The Odd Couple…

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

        So was “rooked”
        Now it seems everything is “fucked”

      • blade3colorado said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:55 am

        Yeah, rooked was big. Don’t know where it was derived from, although it usually was associated with card sharps. Gypped, unbeknownst to me, goes back to the 1800s and was a racial epithet related to gypsies (obvious, but I never thought about it).

    • Bozo said, on October 30, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Gotta give the drummer some… The dude toured with Spike Jones, so major props for that.

  4. willedav said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Stix rarely had anything bad to say about Belt.
    I think Belt’s 2016 was good in that he stayed healthy, but also shows what he needs to work on to get to next level. He’s a fine 1b and arguably Giants best hitter last year, tho AS might be a bit of a reach. Next year salary takes a big jump as contract kicks in. Trading him for pen help without getting a potential good bat I don’t think helps much.

    A full year of Nunez I don’t think is going to make that big difference; he isn’t an AS 3b like he was for the Twins.
    You could move Belt to LF and Posey to 1b, but finding a C who can hit is unlikely, so again it’s not bringing much more offense to the table. Posey at 1b is not going to be an AS there either.

    • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

      I was very interested in signing Justin Turner for 3B and moving Nunez to LF until I saw how inexperienced he is as an outfielder. Still wondering if there’s a way to make that work somehow. Maybe sign Turner and package Nunie? Think Turner could whack 25 at ATT?

      • willedav said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

        Hell yeah. I think he’d make more of a difference in Giants being 9th best in the league at scoring runs than Nunez.

  5. willedav said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Not to spoil anything for those intending to read Passan’s book about pitching and arm injuries, but Trevor Bauer was a part of the story. One of the things that comes out of it is a look at different approaches to injury prevention.
    He was a physics and engineering nerd who left HS early to go to UCLA, and follows very unconventional warmup and training regimen.

  6. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I wonder how many NFL fans can accurately answer this 2-part question without looking it up or turning on the game:

    What yard line does a team kick off from and what yard line is the ball brought out to on a touchback?

    I wasn’t sure till just now…

    • alleykat69 said, on October 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

      I know it comes out to the 25yard line on touchbacks, kickoffs 35?

  7. alleykat69 said, on October 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Cub media looking for any highlight in a lowlight W/S trying to inspire a losing team..

  8. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I’m ready to give up on the stupid fuckin’ NFL. Kelce makes a great catch, has complete control of the ball, gets both feet down in bounds, goes completely out of bounds, then drops the ball while falling down out of bounds. Ruled complete on the field and overturned. MORONIC COCKSUCKERS!

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Cornfield Schwarber (from Magnus, a day or two ago). That is brilliant. Perfectly Midwest. LNSQTM. [laughing not so quietly to myself].

  10. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    The Saints went into that awesome prevent defense that allows the other team to march right down the field and almost cost the Saints the game.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      True.. Then again why is the stupid fade play always fade out of bounds?

      • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 1:36 pm

        Offensive coordinators fell in love with the jumpball pass in the last several years. I hate it on 4th and goal with the clock running out. Very low percentage play, IMO. I’m having a Harbaugh flashback….

  11. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Matt Ryan with a perfectly thrown TD pass on a 45-yard post pattern. So that’s what real QBing looks like. Watching the Niners, I’d forgotten that.

  12. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    The Raiders are now 6-2 (!) I liked David Carr when he was at Fresno St. I saw several of his games on TV. Since then, the Fresno St. football program has struggled.

    • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Derek Carr, I meant.

      • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

        David Carr was good in college, not so much in the pros.

      • Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 3:04 pm

        he threw for over 500 yards today. lulz

      • alleykat69 said, on October 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm

        Yeah wish it was David.Cause his brother Derek helped kick my ass in fantasy with his 30+points!!

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        Anyone old enough to remember Henry Carr?

      • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Never heard of him. Looked him up. Gold medal athlete in ’64 Olympics. Very cool.

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

        Played pro football after the Olympics – just like the more famous Bob Hayes, Zum…

  13. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Will drone-finger pitch well tonight? It’s only the biggest baseball game of his life.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Drone-finger lulz

  14. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    After the damage he did against the Giants, watching a dumb hitter like Baez be dumb is a pleasure.

    • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Sheesh, even Heyward did damage against the Giants, and that’s just flat-out embarrassing.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    ‘Cubs Have Their Backs Against the Ivy’ — good hed at nyt

  16. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Buck kinda called it…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      talk about timing

  17. Macdog said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Rizzo admiring his hit, even an okay throw nails him.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      paltry toss

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    is that Marlins Man with the pink hat?

  19. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    we could use a Zobrist or two

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I like the bunting.

    • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Beautiful Red White and Blue.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        boom!!!

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

    The pitching coach comes out and says: “How about get somebody out, Meat, alright?”

  22. willedav said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Henry Carr played DB in pros (NY Giants?) didn’t he? Bunch of sprinter guys tried to follow Bob Hayes act into NFL, which usually didn’t end well. Remember Nehemiah getting destroyed?
    Most of these guys were track stars first, whereas many football guys like Cliff Branch also did college track in spring.

    • xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      No one who saw it will ever forget Renaldo getting knocked out as he sped across the middle and just touched the pass. One of those Bill Walsh experiments that didn’t work out.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I live pretty close to the Onondaga Nation. Sovereign territory. The “reservation,” or the “res.” I know several Native Americans. It is not uncommon to see members of that community wearing Redskins gear or car decals as a show of pride. Admittedly, this is anecdotal data.

    • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Not smart on their part. They just don’t get it. The key to political strength is unity, and Native Americans are divided into tribes. ‘Divide and conquer’ has been the strategy against Native Americans from when Columbus first landed in North America. Native Americans could get rid of all the offensive team names and logos within a short time if they could unify over it. But I guess it’s not going to happen. Black people and hispanics gained political power by unifying over causes. What if 100,000 Native Americans went to the Lincoln Memorial to demand the Redskins change their name. It would be awesome.

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

        Who would man the casinos?

    • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Does the Dugan’s truck still come around there, Pawlie?

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

        none that I’m aware……still exist? …. was I reasonable to now assume some shtupping?

      • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        I’d say so Pawlie. I know UPS guys that are having some fun.
        The book’s great, BTW…

    • xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Pawlie, isn’t that Onondaga REDHAWKS gear they’re wearing? Admittedly, the Native American silhouette does resemble the DC football logo.

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I’m not sure 3 runs is enough for the Cubs.

  25. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I may have just seen the dumbest graphic ever…

  26. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Lester with the snot rocket.

  27. pawliekokonuts said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Guyer CANNOT take that pitch.

    • Macdog said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Ball 2 was the same pitch.

  28. alleykat69 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I remember Ernie Ladd who played for the KC Chiefs in the 60’s / early 70 ‘s also was a big time wrestler with the likes of Pepper Gomez& Ray Stevens back one day. Think Ladd had a teammate Curley Culp? who was a college wrestling champ as well..

    • djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Damn right, Kat!

  29. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Drone-finger, doing what he can to keep hope alive in Chicago. He can spend the off-season playing with his drone, contemplating how he let his team down.

  30. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I may have just seen an umpire make a pompously inaccurate strike 3 call for the 2,623rd time.

  31. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Does Timmy get credit for starting the long hair trend for pitchers?

    • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      He should. True long hair, and not those ridiculous mullets that players like Randy Johnson had.

    • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      With mustache soon to follow. And Wilson for the cretinous beards.

      • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

        The beard thing is so tired. It needs to go away. I’m starting to think the Yankees have the right idea.

    • xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Johnny Damon let his hair grow long after he left Oakland. Lincecum had the spotlight, however, on the mound, a couple of years later. What a great Giant he was. He strode into Texas’s stadium and made sure that WS ended in game 5. Bauer didn’t have that power tonight.

  32. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I doubt this will be an 8 out save. Shouldn’t they run for Napoli?

  33. Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I just spoke with someone who thought Murray’s TMOTTBG was funny. I literally wanted to kill him. I still might….

    • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Before you do, remember there are millions of the “disappearing middle class” out there who are ready to risk fucking up the good life you and I enjoy. Is this person one of them?

      • Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        this person is someone with the worst sense of humor I know, Therefore, I let him live. It’s a worse sentence to have to walk the earth alive with no sense of humor than it is for me killing him for laughing at that nitwit.

  34. Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    i wonder how Bum would grade this one

  35. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Kipnis is certainly no Gillaspie.

  36. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    What a framing job on the 1-0!

    • xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      the high outside slider?

      • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        Yes, that the catcher lunged at . . . unbelievable.

      • xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        fox is pretty selective with its use of that strikezone box graphic

      • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:28 pm

        Yep

  37. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    How about swinging the fuckin’ bat?

    • Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      i mean, what was he waiting for?

  38. Flavor said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    from that dude who measures how hard balls get hit, the arc of the ball, the % of time it’s an HR, etc and blah blah blah….
    Daren Willman ‏@darenw 7m7 minutes ago
    Francisco Lindor batted .429 (6 for 14) vs pitches 98 MPH+ this season.

  39. unca_chuck said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Crazy strike zone. This been going on all night?

  40. unca_chuck said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    It’s like Mystery Science 3000. Anyone’s guess is as good as anyone else’s.

    Baez was all-world till the WS. Now he’s a schlub…

  41. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Baez combines the worst of Pablo and Pence.

  42. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Chapman looks like Daryl Strawberry up there…

  43. unca_chuck said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The Cubs are doing to Chapman what Dusty did to Nen.

  44. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I had to explain the electoral map to several people this week, and why the number 270 is important. Bill Maher said the other night that Americans will spend an hour on the internet researching the best place to buy a taco, but they can’t be bothered to know much about how our government functions or basic foreign policy issues.

  45. Macdog said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Did Smoltz just say “unnormal?

    • unca_chuck said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      He was talking about Super Bowl VII. He said Earl Morrall.

    • James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      He’s got a blglier vocab than you.

  46. xoot said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    did Joe Buck just soil his pants and those of Smoltz too? I’ve developed a dislike for the cubbers

  47. zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Chapman guns ’em down. Oh bad choice of words.

  48. James said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Zumie, how jazzed are you about the full blown return of The Schwarber Factor?

    • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      It’s going to be crap-tastic.

      • zumiee said, on October 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  49. djloo27 said, on October 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    The Indians accomplished what they wanted tonight.
    They rested Miller.


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