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Name That Giant!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 1, 2017

I can’t fire the retro Stix posts back up because….I just can’t. And we obviously need something to get the blog through to P/C’s reporting. So from here on out we will play “Name That Giant”. First one correct wins the day, I’ll keep a running tab of who’s in the lead. This obviously favors the early birds. I made today’s fairly easy, depending on how quickly this guy gets guessed will impact future croppings.

First up: Who is this?

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  1. chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Oh hell, I don’t know! WAG – Mike Krukow…

  2. chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Only 12 daze until pitchers and catchers report.

  3. wilcojoe said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Looks like a 1b mitt or is that a cathers mitt? Definitely from the 70’s. I was either not born or was way too little to remember.

  4. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Garry Thommason? He played 1st & OF and was a lefty iirc. He was part of the All Gary outfield with Gary Maddox and Gary Matthews.

  5. sfsarge said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Johnny Lemaster

  6. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:36 am

    He’s a lefty, Sarge

    • sfsarge said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:40 am

      This picture looks like it was taken around the year I was born. I’m just throwing something against the wall and seeing what sticks. Outside of the hall of famers, I couldn’t name many Giants before 1988 or so.

    • chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

      DOH. I swung and missed on the lefty aspect. That would have taken my guess (Krukow) out of the mix.

  7. zumiee said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:42 am

    It looks a little like Darrell Evans, AKA Howdy Doody.

    • zumiee said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Baseball nicknames are pretty rough sometimes.

  8. zumiee said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Loo from the last thread: “And it is the year of the rooster…”
    Yikes! 🙂
    On the MLB Network Hot Stove this morning they did some analysis of the NL West. They pointed out the Giants have done well against the Dodgers, head to head, but it’s the rest of the division, of course, that keeps getting steam-rolled by the Dodgers. I thought it might be a little different last year, with Greinke going to the D-Backs; but no, Greinke had an atrocious first-half of the season, including getting absolutely lit-up by the Dodgers.

    • chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Hey, watch-out boys…I am a Fire Rooster. Cock-a-fucking-doodle-do!

      Not related to the “troll” bambino fan, Rooster. 😉

  9. Lurker John said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:51 am

    It’s Gary Thomasson.

  10. blade3colorado said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

    • snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:28 am

      From Sean Spicer:
      No. That’s Darrell Evans. If you disagree, you can leave the Flap…

  11. Flavor said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Props to Lurker and Blade but UncaChuck got it first! Unca: 1 Everyone else: 0

    • blade3colorado said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Actually, I didn’t see Unca’s post . . . Did see LJ’s and found the image you used online (after I saw LJ’s answer).

      In short, I had zero idea who it was.

      • Lurker John said, on February 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

        I got it from the email notification. Thomasson was one of my faves from the 70’s era, so I guess that made it easier. I haven’t got a clue for today’s guy.

    • chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Fuck you, Unca. 😉

      • unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

        Hah! I don’t remember what i had for dinner last night but I can tell you Chris Speier’s rookie stats.

    • Bozo said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Did anyone guess Ken Rudolph behind Thomasson?

      For those of you that have ESPN Insider, Keith Law has a Giant’s top prospect report that has some interesting stuff in it. It was sent to me in an Email and it is pretty long so I’m not sure if I should copy it here, but I will if someone wants to read it.

      • chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:59 am

        I would love to read it, John. If nothing else, send it to my email: chipower9@hotmail.com.

      • Bozo said, on February 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        On it’s way. Chi.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

        Me too . . . blade3colorado@yahoo.com

      • Bozo said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        On the way, Blade.

      • Lurker John said, on February 2, 2017 at 7:30 am

        Now that’s a fucking good call.

  12. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Hah! My big advantage is waking up at the crack of fuck-me to catch bart.

    Shit, the All Gary outfield rivalled the All Alou outfield. Sort of. The fact we had Maddox and Matthews in the same OF with Bonds is still crazy to me. This was when they traded George Foster.

    • alleykat69 said, on February 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      That was the fastest OF we ever had!
      Bobby Bonds RF Garry Maddox CF Gary Matthews LF,
      They would eat up all linedrives at ATT for sure!
      Love your Waking up to Fuck me to catch Bart quote Chuck Roflo…

  13. Irish Kevin said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Cool article on MLB
    1. Dodgers-Giants
    It’s a rivalry loaded with history, and I’m talking about recent history. The Dodgers and Giants have finished first and second in the NL West standings in four of the past five seasons, for crying out loud. Los Angeles has four division crowns in that span, while San Francisco “only” has one … to go with its three World Series championship rings. The Dodgers have mastered the art of depth-building and 162-game-grind survival, while the Giants have mastered the much-more-enduring art of saving their best ball for fall and absolutely terrifying their fellow October entrants (if you get a chance, ask Joe Maddon how he felt about the potential prospect of a Game 5 winner-take-all in the 2016 NLDS with Johnny Cueto looming).

  14. Irish Kevin said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Sorry on my iPhone will only let me copy a paragraph at a time

    That these two will do their best to get in each other’s way en route to October is a given. The projections once again love the Dodgers to win the West and, as usual, see the Giants as capable of another Wild Card shakeup (if FanGraphs’ projections are right, this time Madison Bumgarner will start the NL Wild Card Game at home!).
    All projections aside, we know the baseball gods like us because they gave us three Clayton Kershaw-Bumgarner matchups in 2016. But if they love us (and how could they not?), in 2017, they’ll give us what no prior postseason has — a Dodgers-Giants series on the October stage.

  15. chipower9 said, on February 1, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Kev – why not just share the link to the article?

    • Irish Kevin said, on February 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      It was from the MLB app on my phone,

  16. alleykat69 said, on February 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Yeah been busy at work to post!!
    Definitely Gary Thomasson!
    Darrel Evans is butt ugly with a pot mark face that shouldn’t be allowed on a baseball card…

    • zumiee said, on February 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      I wonder if he grew to like that Howdy Doody nickname. I think his teammates just called him “Doody.”

    • Lurker John said, on February 2, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Yeah, but he could hit the bejesus out of a baseball. Another one of my faves from an otherwise forgettable era.

  17. gianthead said, on February 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    The contest is biased in favor of you ancient goat Flap fans…☻ is that a racist emoji???

    • sfsarge said, on February 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      It depends on who says it

      • gianthead said, on February 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        Good point…strikes me as a little close to the line.

    • djloo27 said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Contest is also east coast biased as you guys say a lot. Coincidentally, Thomasson is part of a well known racially-based trivia question about Game 6 of the 1978 World Series…

  18. Flavor said, on February 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I can tell you right now, all of the players will be coming from the 70’s. Some time next week I might bump it up a decade.

    • sfsarge said, on February 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Welp if that’s the case, I don’t stand a chance.

      • Flavor said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        somewhere along the way I will slip a Rikkert Fanyete in there so stay at your post at the ready. 🙂

  19. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Sitting in Lefty o’Douls for one last round and one last dinner.

    • Macdog said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      One last round/dinner?

    • Bozo said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I’ve had a few skinks in that place. Wish I was having one with ya unca.

  20. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Leftys is closing tonight. The owner and the mgr are in a fight. All the fucking memorabilia is off the walls.

    • wilcojoe said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      That’s awesome you’re there tonight Chuck. I read about its impending closure. My dad and I would go there on every one of my trips back to The City. Got to know some of the bartenders pretty well over the years. Frank O’Connor, the longtime piano man is a legend. Many a drunken night was spent signing along to his version of Danny Boy.

      The Handelry guy that owns that whole block (along with the Hotel with the same name) is really trying to fuck the owner over. He screwed him over on the Gold Dust as well. Long live Lefty’s!

      • unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        Yeah the oldntimers were here. Talked to leftys nephew for a bit, reminiscing.

    • Macdog said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Aw man, that stinks. I was there once on a visit to S.F. sometime in the 90s. I might even have a coffee mug from there.

  21. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Lefty O’Doul opened it in 1963 and filled it eith tons of Giants memorabilia. It’s cafeteria style dinner with a couple bars.

  22. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    In union square

  23. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Reuter was howdy doody too.

  24. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Nevermind he was woody. Catching s buzz here.

    • Flavor said, on February 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      hey, I got nuthin’ going on tonight, keep posting.

  25. blade3colorado said, on February 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    John, thanks for sharing the Law analysis of our prospects. Is it just me, or does it seem like we really don’t have any impact prospects? He definitely doesn’t seem high on Arroyo or on our success with international prospects, saying:

    “Angel Villalona and Rafael Rodriguez took in
    over $4 million between them and never advanced past Double-A,
    with Rodriguez retiring in June of 2015 and Villalona still
    playing after missing several years due to a murder charge (he was
    eventually acquitted) in the Dominican Republic. The latest flop
    has been Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell, who got $1.4 million
    in June of 2014, was kicked off the 40-man 15 months later, and
    hit .284/.348/.384 as a part-time player in High-A San Jose last
    year.”

    lulz

  26. blade3colorado said, on February 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Anyone catch the ‘Imbecile In Chief” (Trump) paying tribute in the present tense to Frederick Douglas?

    Trump also announced he is looking forward to reading Anne Frank’s next book, whenever she releases it.

    • snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      I read that just now, blade. About Douglass.
      Drumpf turned a talk on Black History Month into a diatribe about himself.
      He is an absolute narcissistic moron…

      • unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        I’m at the point where I can’t deal. I’ve called my congressmen, senators, Kamili Harris, and anyone who will pick up. It is up to the fuckers n place to stop this disaster. The Democrats have to grow a pair of hairy balls and stonewall everything.

        Until Garland gets in, fuck Trump and gorsuch.

      • snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        I don’t see how this country can survive 4 years of this putz. Not only is he a fascist fool, but he may be a damn Russian plant. I thought Nixon was bad. I’d take Nixon in a NY second over this Drumpfahole…

  27. unca_chuck said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Walked my daughter through the tenderloin and got her to her car. Leftys was too packed to eat so i scarfed a double bacon death bomb at Burger King on Powell. Come claim my corpse at the end of the line in Piitsburg.

    • snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Too bad about Lefty’s closing. Why do things have to come to that? People need to check their emotions at the door, and think. Is the world better with Lefty’s there, or not?…

    • djloo27 said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      There’s nothing wrong with eating at Burger King now and then.
      Relax, Chuckie – don’t worry about Trump.
      You could use a nice NY Flapalooza…

    • Flavor said, on February 2, 2017 at 5:03 am

      lol, I’ve always wondered what was at the end of the line in Pittsburg

  28. snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Drumpf insults and hangs up on the Australian prime minister, the head of one of our closest allies.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/malcolm-turnbulls-approach-vindicated-by-president-donald-trumps-madness-20170202-gu3yjp.html

    http://tinyurl.com/hasd25c

    I’ve got a long-time friend over in Queensland, Aus. He emailed me the other day and asked what the hell is going on over here? I told him that “alternative facts” were going on…

    • djloo27 said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      One of our closest allies? What did they ever do for us? Fuck them and their prime minister who I wouldn’t know if he was sitting in my lap…

      • snarkk said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm

        Loo, if you don’t consider Australia one of the closest allies of the US, I can’t help you with that. Google the history. For an American president to insult the head of the Australian government is just batshit crazy…

  29. djloo27 said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Maybe they’re allies on paper. When was the last time they stepped up?

  30. djloo27 said, on February 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Bunch of kangaroos and whores on beaches…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Sounds like fun to me….

    • Macdog said, on February 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      And they run a helluva good major tennis tourney.

      • eddacker said, on February 2, 2017 at 2:32 am

        Stunning tennis this year, eh?
        Ditto to Paul, ‘roos and aussie whores sounds like my crowd.
        Oh, gads, it’s late and I am bored. But blessed as spring sun and training will be here after a busy Feb of hiking day trips.


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