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Voter Fraud?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 15, 2016

Could be time for Jill Stein to raise another 4 mil for a re-c0unt. Barely 1/4 of the voters got the correct answer (way under .250). Two voters were high as fuuuuuuuuck (.280+). So let’s revisit the Span issue after the votes are counted again.


#FreeStix! RPOTD

DJLoo said, on August 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm (Edit)

Hope it doesn’t distract you from the antelope marinating in your living room…

  • stixwiz said, on August 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm (Edit)

    Sorry, no antelopes in Minnesota. Try Why oh why oh Wyoming. If you were here i’d invite you in for some fresh spaghetti made from scratch outta the garden including tomatoes, basil, peppers, onion, zucchini and oregano. Heading for the kitchen right now to fire up the wood cookstove. Evenings are getting cooler here now so that’s a comfort rather than a bother. Improves the cuisine too.


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  1. willedav said, on December 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    If you are gonna compare leadoff hitters to Rickey Henderson, one of best ballplayers I’ve ever seen, 99.9% of the rest in the last 30 yrs will fail miserably.
    I thought Twin’s comments end of last thread were spot on. Span took a lot of undeserved heat here imo compared to others; it got old quickly for me. James post with the splits was interesting; obviously Span had good months and bad ones. But hey most Giants (Posey Belt Craw Pence) are pretty streaky too.

    Other than one great full season from Torres in 2010 and a good one from Pagan in 2012 leadoff hasn’t been a special position for Giants hitters in a long time. Neither of above of course were able to duplicate what they did. I don’t think Nunez belongs there either.

    Interested to see the Bricks and Clyde in town tonight. The kid really is good but Warriors right now much the better team, getting contributions from many off the bench and awfully tough at home.

    • blade3colorado said, on December 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Good post Willie. I also liked Mike’s comments yesterday (on Span and other Giants). I thought the entire team disappeared after the All Star break for something like a couple of months. Even Belt and Craw disappeared for long stretches of time. I was surprised, even shocked, that they were able to nab that Wild Card spot and even more so – make a little bit of noise in the playoffs. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at how well we recovered at the end of the season . . . That being said, Cubs deserved to win it all. No problem with that at all.

  2. chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I too enjoyed Twin’s posts yesterday. Hope we see him here more frequently. Don’t be a stranger, Michael!

    James mentioned he would be good if Span topped .750 OPS. Span has had a .750 OPS only twice (.771 in ’14 and .796 in ’15), so don’t hold your breath.

    Lifetime averages:
    .284 .350 .393 .742 with 7 HRs and 58 RBIs.

    So, if he hits .270 and has an OBP around .350, and is near his averages on RBIs and HRs, I am good with that.

    • Irish Kevin said, on December 15, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Story to be late to the party…but don’t hold your breath? That would be like betting Pagan playing in 100+ games!! Lutz…

  3. chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 8:43 am

    ~64 daze until pitchers and catchers report. Giddy up, let’s Play Ball!

  4. zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Willie, you’ve ripped Aoki a lot, and his numbers on offense were better than Span. Aoki’s season was ended by a broken foot from an errant pitch; hardly his fault.
    Defensively, I would give the edge to Span, but not all that big of an edge. Neither of them have a throwing arm to speak of.

    • zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Well, numbers on offense better, in my opinion. Span had more HRs, and Aoki had the better on-base %.

      • zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:23 am

        Aoki with the slightly better OPS, .738 to .712

      • Flavor said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:23 am

        both suck and neither should be starting anywhere.

      • zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:27 am

        Oh slam! 🙂

      • willedav said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:58 am

        Aoki was one of those guys who had a style I just couldn’t stand to watch at the plate, though he did have his moments. Span’s stance bugs me too tho (that awful front foot move looks painful), along with Parker’s. I could never understand how Aoki, coming from Japan where they practice fundamentals endlessly (even before and after games) could be such a terrible OF.

        Also, 2015 Pagan was rated worst CF for defense iirc; this was main reason Span was signed/Pagan moved to LF. He had a nice season last year, but pls let him play elsewhere (and NOT in CF).

  5. alleykat69 said, on December 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Only Brett Butler was the only true lead off hitter this team has ever had imo!
    I know a lot of Flappers can’t stand the dude but on the field he made it happen leading off…

    • djloo27 said, on December 15, 2016 at 11:28 am

      I agree, Kat. Only other guy I can think of is Lofton for a few months in 2002.
      Mays never had a real good one in front of him – at least in the ’60’s.
      Probably cost him hundreds of RBIs in his career. …

  6. willedav said, on December 15, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Speaking of guys lotta people can’t stand, I always liked current Knicks coach Hornacek from when he played with Utah alongside Karl Malone and Stockton. They ran the coolest offensive sets under Sloan, with great precision and a tremendous 3 man game from triangle set. Pass to post screen/back door…Warriors today do some similar stuff too.

    Bricks have a backup big man K O’Quinn, from Norfolk St. Only guy I ever remember in NBA from there was the great Bob Dandridge of Bullets fame. I always dug guys like that, small forward types with great turnaround Js, 6-5 or 6-7.
    I practiced that stuff over and over, drive stop pull up fake/ shoot/fadeaway. Of course, since it took me 18 years to hit 5-7, um, had to pick your spots or get your shot whacked back over your head in opposite direction.

  7. gianthead said, on December 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Wind chill in our corner of Virginia was bloody 2 degrees this morning….must be way worse in Stixwiz’ rural MN but at least he has some warmth in the kline. Has he taken over the kitchen there yet???

    • zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

      That could be the worst feature about being locked up for him….the prison food. Having to eat (or refuse to eat) the gruel they’re serving up is going to be a big challenge for him.

  8. Bozo said, on December 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hey – I owned up to being one of the votes for .280+, and I’m sticking with it.

    As I recall our CF choices for last year were Pagan, Parra, Fowler or Span, I’m good with Span.
    We probably could have signed Henderson but rumor has it that he’s lost a step or two.

    • chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      I voted .270 and am sticking with it, too.

  9. alleykat69 said, on December 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Loo’s pics of Span brings him down to the “Mendoza line for me”

  10. chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Girls – I am going to send Stix a couple of books. He requested baseball (really?!), history, or science fiction. I read a lot, but know there are a number on here who are big-time readers, so I would welcome your suggestions.

    • Bozo said, on December 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      You might want to stay away from Philip K Dick books. Imagine the confusion if another inmate asked if he liked Dick…

  11. unca_chuck said, on December 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land) is a good one.

    I think he’d be interested in the older guys (Asimov, Clarke, etc).

    • chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Stranger in a Strange Land is a good one. Thanks. (I read that in high school – Loved it.)

  12. sandog said, on December 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Is that Bobby Jones throwing one DOWN on Larry Bird?? I LOVE IT!

    • zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Yes! Bobby Jones’ greatest NBA highlight clip.

  13. chipower9 said, on December 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Odds for teams wining the world series:

    Wonder what the Giants odds were in 2010???

  14. Macdog said, on December 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Re Loo’s Porzingis photo yesterday, that’s about all the Knicks will have going for them vs. the Warriors:

    Carmelo Anthony (sore right shoulder) and Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will both be unavailable tonight at @warriors

    • Flavor said, on December 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      They were 14 point underdogs BEFORE those guys got listed as out

  15. zumiee said, on December 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Chi, Pawlie’s “Chasing Willie Mays” jumps to mind. And here’s another Mays-related book that I enjoyed in the last couple of years:

  16. James said, on December 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I suspect Stix would love this one:

    Really good stuff, and very doubtful he’s read it.

  17. djloo27 said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    You think Clyde and Willis would’ve sat out tonight? Carmelo and Rose are gutless pussies.
    And speaking of gutless pussies, my NY Rangers watched their star goalie get assaulted and failed to retaliate.
    I may be done with them…

    • Flavor said, on December 16, 2016 at 6:21 am

      i don’t watch hockey but that looked extremely dirty. Or is that normal for hockey?

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