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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 27, 2016

This makes a lot more sense to me:

Contrary to Drellich’s report, the Giants have not talked about reacquiring Sandoval, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com. General manager Bobby Evans expects Nunez to serve as the team’s primary third baseman next year and is focusing his efforts on finding a closer, writes Haft. Club executives aren’t allowed to discuss acquiring players who are under contract elsewhere, but Evans did address the Sandoval situation, telling Haft, “I’m not aware of any consideration of a reunion, but we’ll never forget all that he meant to the Giants organization.”

Now maybe Evans is engaging in damage control, not wanting “internal discussions” to hit the papers. Or maybe they discussed it internally the same way they discussed what sandwiches they should get for their Monday afternoon meeting. Who knows? I would take Pablo back for depth and if Boston picked up most of the rest of his deal. But it seems everyone is forgetting the bridges he burned on the way out of here. I doubt Bochy and everyone else forgot about that.

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Had to go with this post for #freestix! RPOTD. Instead of torches and pitchforks you could substitute “fake gun fingers and rakes”….. lqtm.

stickman said, on January 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm (Edit)

STRIKE ONE on the new commissioner. If he backs the Dink Hitter rule for the NL that will be strike four and time for torches and pitchforks.

 

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  1. djloo27 said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Who has “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac?
    Or who doesn’t?
    I think at one time it might have been the greatest selling album ever…

    • blade3colorado said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Do Generation Y (millennials) people even know what an album is?

    • snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 11:09 am

      I have the LP, and the eponymous “Fleetwood Mac” LP that came before it, which arguably is as good or better than Rumours. I remember when Rumours came out, and KNBR was still an AM music and general hijinks station, Frank Dill for months seemed to play “Dreams” about once an hour during his morning shift. He had a Cialis hard on, before it was even thought of, for Stevie Nicks…

  2. willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Also wonder how many of those millions who wore that LP out knew of Mac’s Peter Green days/earlier stuff like Comin Your Way?

    there is a guy who has a high end vinyl shop near where I live where you can play what you want to buy on his equipment. I think it is making comeback but only in an elitist type of way.

    • djloo27 said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:48 am

      My 33 year old nephew wants all my old albums. Not to sell, but to play. I can’t understand how the sound can be preferable to what is available now.

      • willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

        You can also convert them over with those ion turntables. I’m sure there is a way to do this with just cuts you like to whatever device you use most often.
        Back in the day I used to make cassettes out of L fav cuts off LPs and bring them to work or listen to them at home so you didn’t have to change LPs all the time.

      • Bozo said, on November 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

        From what I understand, most of the digital formats are compressed and you lose some of the lows and highs. I guess when you’re using high end equipment they say you can hear the difference. I still have a shit load of LPs, most of them I don’t listen to anymore but some I’ll never get rid of. I even still have some 45s and 78s.

  3. willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Watching a college b-ball done by Dick Vitale the other night he brought up a valid argument in re: the graduate transfers like Davis Webb is at Cal this year.

    This allows seniors who have graduated (after redshirting say) with a year of eligibility remaining to transfer and play D-1 immediately. The original intent was that it would be in pursuit of a masters degree.
    Instead it’s become a recruiting tool for coaches looking to land an elite player for a year without penalty.

    At Cal (or wherever he winds up if he leaves/is fired), under an offensive genius like Dykes, you can see where he could do this forever. In b-ball these guys are all over the place, including Gonzaga which stole Jordan Matthews, premier 3 pt shooter, away from Cal.

    Vitale contends the way it’s being used is wrong and needs to be addressed.

    • snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Anything good for kids is of course, not good for the NCAA or its coaches…

  4. Flavor said, on November 27, 2016 at 9:17 am

  5. Bozo said, on November 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

    And down in Dodger town, it seems MLB wants them to cut some costs.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-debt-payroll-20161126-story.html

  6. willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Rumors (Not True) also a fav cut from the great Steel Pulse, Caught You from early days on Island Records.

  7. willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 10:18 am

    wow nice start for Kap and Niners, TD on first drive.
    His politics are his business tho I’m sure any praise for Fidel isn’t going to endear him to Miamians, lol.

    ? for Wilco: who do you think is best college QB available for Niners (assuming Kap bails as his new deal allows) to draft?

  8. snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

    ‘Tween Mrs. snarkk and I, we’ve got well over 400 vinyl LPs. They sat in the lower reaches of our entertainment center for years, as my Sony receiver, of late ’90s vintage I think, would not connect with my old mid-70s direct drive Marantz turntable. Then, a few months back for my birthday, Mrs. snarkk along with oldest snarkette got a pre-amp at a fix it place, as our older CD machine was being repaired. I hooked up the pre-amp, brought the Marantz out of storage, which started running like new, and voila — 400+ LPs of music are now coming back to life. I’m diggin’ it. Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Joe Sample, Howling’ Wolf, the Stones, Lee Ritenour, Mozart, Frampton, Telemann, ELO, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Guaraldi, BTO, and the rest — the gang is all baaaack! The snarkettes are diggin’ it, too — hearing stuff never heard before, they’re pulling LPs out on their own and cuing them up…

    • willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 11:27 am

      very cool. I have an old Yamaha turntable I use occasionally. There are just some LPs that are unavailable on any other format, unless combined with other less desirable stuff on it.
      And as Bozo said earlier, I think the sound is great, esp in small room.

    • snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      I remember getting that Marantz 6100 turntable at the old Pacific Stereo chain. Thing is 40+ years old. Also, my first major speakers buy were Acoustic Research 11s, very nice three-way speakers. Checked my LP stash, I’ve got 6 Linda Rondstadt albums — she could belt ’em out, and when I was in college, IMO she was beyond hot. Never went to college, but smart as a whip. She and Jerry Brown were an item for a while at the time he was running for Pres, they hit the cover of Time magazine. I was PO’d at and jealous at the same time for Jerry schtupping Linda, though I wasn’t sure he actually was…

      • blade3colorado said, on November 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        This is one of the best posts ever! Love it!

      • blade3colorado said, on November 27, 2016 at 11:39 pm

        Sheesh, I read this wrong (or too fast), i.e., I thought you were referring to your wife, Mrs. Snark . . . This is about Linda Ronstadt whom you’ve admired from afar. Still a great post. Hahaha

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on November 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    The post-exit comments from Sandoval are more troubling than the financials. I’m sure SF would make Boston pay for most — if not all. Why should we pay for any of it? I’d first like to see an 8 x 10 glossy of the Panda chomping on a plate of Humble Pie with an olive branch in each hand. Besides, I can’t see him taking a backup role. Let’s just say this looks ill-advised.

    • snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      IMO, the Pablo train left and is not coming back. Let somebody else baby sit his diet. He burned his bridges with the Giants, no need to rebuild them…

  10. snarkk said, on November 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    U of Houston coach Tom Herman up and bails mid-contract to go to UT, hey, no big deal. But, if his recruits wanted to go with him, hey, no way. They’d have to sit out a year. Total BS treatment by NCAA for the “student-athletes”, aka indentured servants. I would like to see UH take Sonny Dykes off of Cal’s hands, but that’s unlikely…

    • wilcojoe said, on November 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Dykes is being mentioned as a candidate for Houston but I don’t see it happening. I think they either go with Dana Holgorsen (lots of Houston ties) from WV or a coordinator ready to turn head coach like Lincoln Riley from OU.

  11. wilcojoe said, on November 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Willie to answer your question about the top NFL QB prospect, I just don’t see any one guy being a standout. This seems like an especially weak year for QB’s. The thing about guys like Webb and Mahomes that concerns me is their ability to transition from an Air Raid, spread system to one in which they actually have to stand directly behind the center. I just think guys like that will take a bit longer to be ready and would be better off sitting for a couple of years behind an established veteran as they learn the pro style offense.

    That being said, QB’s are a freaking crapshoot, in large part due to the reasons I mentioned above. If I had to pick one guy to make an immediate impact, I would probably go with the Kizer kid from Notre Dame.

  12. Irish Kevin said, on November 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Bring back Pablo…that would be like bringing back Bonds as a hitting coach, talk about a cancerous club house!!

  13. willedav said, on November 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    wow Chiefs win in OT on a doink shot FG that hits upright and goes through, hella good ballgame.

    Btw, I read through comments below the long Madden interview on mercnews site, and I couldn’t believe how much negativity from bloggers at “leftist agenda” of athletes yada yada. almost every post had something negative to say about the league, it’s athletes, commercials, too many rules and stoppages, etc.


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